Noticing by NYSCI

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
MS-104 Simon Baruch Middle School, MS-319 Maria Teresa Marabal Middle School, New York Hall of Science

As a leader in the science museum field, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is a destination for hands-on, interactive exhibitions and innovative programs. NYSCI’s Design-Make-Play (DMP) pedagogical approach to STEM learning recognizes that what is essential is not only the content—what is being taught—but how teaching and learning are imagined through the curriculum. This commitment to practice builds off of interest-based learning research, which emphasizes that all learners should feel a sense of efficacy and possibility. The hallmarks of this approach include deep personal engagement, personal choice, iterative design practices, and improvements on existing work (Honey and Kanter 2013).

This approach, which is used to tackle concepts that are often the most difficult or abstract for students to master and where they often lose their enthusiasm for STEM, has guided the development of the Noticing by NYSCI initiative.

Noticing by NYSCI was developed to foster deeper learning and deeper engagement through DMP, using a suite of five specialized, iPad-based mobile apps called Noticing Tools.

Publication Name: 
Connected Science Learning

Team Members

Amanda SolarshAmanda SolarshAuthor
Gina TesorieroGina TesorieroAuthor
Michaela LabrioleMichaela LabrioleAuthor
Tara ChudobaTara ChudobaAuthor

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