You’re on an airplane, flying over a turquoise sea dotted with tropical islands. Suddenly, confusion erupts in the cockpit and the next thing you know is that you are in the water with the other passengers and the crew members. The group makes it to the island safely, but the plane is gone and, with it, all modes of communication.
That was the task charged to the seventh and eighth graders of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Summer Learning Lab, an enrichment program co-sponsored by the Yonkers Board of Education and the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) at Fordham’s Graduate School of Education (GSE).
Revolving around the theme of survival, the 17-day program, hosted by Paideia School 15 in Yonkers, offered 250 Yonkers students instruction in the STEM subjects.
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