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My Brother's Keeper

Exemplary School Models and Practices Spotlight: FaceLab

We featured this ESMP spotlight in our January 2019 newsletter

FaceLab is a program designed to increase the collaboration between parents, school staff, and educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education through hands-on training and mentorship. The objective of FaceLab is to create a culture shift within school communities where educators and parents engage in meaningful collaboration around student learning.

FaceLab recently hosted an MBK working session for staff and parents from NYC Model Schools. Participants shared and reflected on their experiences with FaceLab, and staff from Replication Schools were able to listen in and ask questions. At the end of the session, participants engaged in "Battle Bots," a robotics task illustrating the benefits of collaborative learning.

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