Brooklyn International High School

Brooklyn International High School has cultivated a partnership with Beam Center over the past four years. Through the partnership, students have had multiple opportunities to learn a variety of technical skills such as soldering, circuitry, electronics, perspective drawing, and programming as well as 21st century skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and perseverance. Teachers benefit from this partnership, as they have been able to conceptualize curriculum projects in new ways through the incorporation of digital fabrication tools. The Beam Center instructors bring a unique perspective to classrooms and are able to work with teachers to create learning opportunities that stimulate students to think critically, collaborate, and begin to understand the inner workings of the digital devices they interact with on an everyday basis.

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Implemented Partnership Program

Partnership Skills Focus

  • Problem Solving
  • Personal Mindset
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Connected Teaching Fellowships

Through in-class collaborative projects, teachers work closely with Beam Center instructors to develop hands­ on projects that support curriculum across an interdisciplinary team of teachers. These projects are developed within the context of Beam Center’s Connected Teaching Fellowship program, which offers technical skill development in electronics, digital fabrication, and project­-based learning, as well as extended support for each teacher to develop a project for a specific unit. Beam Center instructors will work alongside teachers in­-class to implement projects developed through the Connected Teaching program.