Engineering Academy: Virtual Community Showcase

  • Yonkers Public Schools Learning Technology Grant

    During the summer of 2020, students entering 3rd-5th grades had the opportunity to attend the Online Engineering Academy from Tuesday, July 7 through Thursday, July 30, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. Students developed and practiced engineering skills through the creation of virtual 3-D buildings and cities using Minecraft Education, under the guidance of their teachers. Each had a guidance document that outlined features of their culminating projects. Finally, the program concluded with a virtual community showcase that was held on July 30. The event was live so students were able to receive feedback from families, community members, school and city officials, and their peers.