littleBits + NYC Department of Education: STEM Summer in the City 2016

May 10, 2016
As announced earlier this spring, we’re super excited that the largest school district in the country, the New York City Department of Education, will be using the littleBits STEAM Student Set this summer! littleBits will be one of the learning tools for 2,100 students in grades 2-5 for the NYC DOE’s Summer in the City STEM enrichment program.
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STEM Summer in the City is a free program designed to provide 2nd – 10th graders the opportunity for an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

In addition to weekly STEM challenges involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program includes trips to NYC cultural institutions and will pilot a Minecraft track this summer.

For NYC residents with children in 2nd – 10th grade, enrollment is open through May 20, 2016. More details below!

  • Students are accepted into this program via a lottery.
  • Program runs from July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
  • Monday through Thursdays from 8:30 – 2:30 (the only Friday scheduled is July 8, 2016)
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Metrocards are provided
  • There are two sites in each borough, one for the elementary program and the other for middle and high school students.