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What’s Working: Smart Assessments

with Academy Fellows Kim Dempsey, Alice Lurain, and Tamanna Shahid
Monday, February 8, 2021
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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Deadline: February 4.

Online assessment has been tough. Three seasoned science teachers share their inspired tactics for assessments that not only assess, they teach. And their strategies are adaptable to any subject. Join us! 

Kim Dempsey teaches chemistry at East Side Community High School in Manhattan. She holds a Math for America Master Teacher Fellowship and has participated twice in the Columbia University Summer Research Program for Science Teachers. 

Alice Lurain teaches chemistry and organic chemistry at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. She teaches students to work collaboratively, solve creatively, and never give up. She has them assess their own progress and is famous for her high expectations, unrelenting commitment to chemistry puns, and eccentric love of capybaras and the fax machine.

Tamanna Shahid teaches living environment and AP biology at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. She leads an advisory program in which students discuss racial equity in the school system, work to build an engaged community, and process current events.

Puppet by Lexy Ho-Tai made of various fabrics (turquoise, pink, magenta, yellow) sticking its tongue out, a fuschia cloth background is behind it.

Meet the Artist, Make Some Art

with Lexy Ho-Tai
Thursday, January 28, 2021
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration is closed.

Artist Lexy Ho-Tai believes art is a radical act of resistance and that play is a powerful source of artistic inspiration. In this hour-long special event, you’ll learn about Lexy’s art, visit her studio, and then make some joyful, radical art of your own, using everyday materials. 

This program is offered in partnership with the Museum of Arts and Design.

Lexy Ho-Tai is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Queens, NY. Her practice explores world-building, accessibility, craft, and play. She disrupts the elitist tendencies of the art world by working in non-traditional art spaces, repurposing discarded materials, collaborating across disciplines, and engaging with diverse audiences. She has a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School for Design, and residencies have included Flux Factory, ARoS Museum, Everglades National Park, Museum of Arts and Design, and The Watermill Center.

A.I. Explained

with Lawrence Carin
Friday, January 29, 2021 • Friday, February 5, 2021 • Friday, February 12, 2021
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Applications and nominations no longer being accepted.

Artificial intelligence has been studied for decades, but recently it has made significant progress. Advances in analyzing images and processing language are making an impact in many aspects of life, and that impact is likely to accelerate in the coming years. In this class, using almost no math or statistics, the intuition behind A.I., as well as A.I.’s implications for the future, will be presented in a way that anyone can understand. 

This is a three-session master class. In the first two sessions, teachers learn from the master. In the third, participants have a rare and valuable opportunity to exchange ideas with other brilliant teachers. Participants are assigned a small amount of homework to prepare for each session.

Lawrence Carin is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and Vice Provost for Research at Duke University. He researches machine learning, artificial intelligence, and applied statistics, and publishes widely, with over 450 peer-reviewed publications. Professor Carin is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and co-founder of Signal Innovations Group and of Infinia ML. 

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