Bridging the Gaps(BTG)/ Science, Technology, Entry Program (STEP)

BTG/STEP

PROGRAM CONTACT

Bridging the Gaps Program/STEP Program

250 Jay Street
M-208
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:718-260-5207

Fax:718-260-5503

Courses

Math Advantage/ Pre- Algebra (7th to 8th)

In this course, students will develop intermediate to advanced level of skills in math. This course will enhance the basic math skills, number sense & operations, using formulas, and problem solving. The students will also be studying probability and statistics where they will learn how to analyze and interpret graphs and data.

Algebra Prep (7th to 8th)

In this course students will learn mathematical practices such as: how to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, model with mathematics, use appropriate tools strategically, attend to precision, look for and make use of structure, and how to look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Our course focuses on math concepts, common core goals and test taking skills.

Algebra 2 & Trigonometry Prep (9th to 12th)

In this course students will learn mathematical practices such as: how to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, model with mathematics, use appropriate tools strategically, attend to precision, look for and make use of structure, and how to look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Our course focuses on math concepts, common core goals and test taking skills. Students will also learn mathematical practices such as: how to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, model with mathematics, use appropriate tools strategically, attend to precision, look for and make use of structure, look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Geometry Prep (9th to 12th)

In this course students will learn mathematical practices such as: how to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, model with mathematics, use appropriate tools strategically, attend to precision, look for and make use of structure, look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

ELA Prep (9th to 12th)

In this course students will develop critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help them understand and enjoy complex works of literature. Students will learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. The standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person who is prepared for success in the 21st century.

ELA/Critical Thinking & Writing (7th to 8th)

In this course students will learn to appraise information and influences, discuss controversial topics intelligently, and construct well-reasoned arguments on a variety of topics. The students will build confidence and practice to communicate their ideas to another; hear the ideas of others and; listen to one another’s point of view and to develop critical, abstract and visual thinking skills. The course will focus on group discussion and written analysis. This is writing and reading course.

Robotics (7th to 12th)

In this course, students will learn how to conduct research using industrial design, including robotics and simulation to design and construct a robot. Learning technical research skills and how to write a research paper are skills essential for success in college. Getting an early start in STEM fields, Math, Science and research will give students an academic advantage. Conducting their research in conjunction with robotics gives a meaningful context for students to acquire these skills.

Intro Programming/Coding and Web Developing

students will be able to create their own simple website that can be utilized as an example project in addition to posting their portfolios and other interesting projects and activities that they have done.

SAT Prep (11th to 12th)

In this course, student will practice test skills for the new SAT Test.

Living Environment

This course introduces the students to a variety of biological topics fundamental to living organisms, with a focus on a set of themes that connects the concepts of biology. Students will explore the diversity of life and trace evolution of this diversity. Students are expected to develop the concepts of physiological processes in order to understand the living world. They will also begin to use experiments to answer their questions about life.

PSAT Math and English Prep (Only for rising 10th and 11th Grade)

In this course, students will focus on the fundamentals skills and strategies to succeed on the PSAT exam. Students will receive a course book in which the professor will use for the duration of the class. Students will take pre-exams to help best prepare for the PSAT exam. Our goal will be focusing on how best to approach the test in order to get the highest score possible.

Cyber Security

This course will teach students how to select and protect passwords, computer safety at and away from home. Class will cover blue-tooth, gaming, and social media safety tips, phishing what is it and how to identify it. The students will learn what is hacking and will be taught safety for technical devices.

DNA Workshop, Facilitated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

In spring 2021, the DNALC will offer a modified 6-session biotechnology Laboratory program for high school students. In each session, high school students will be immersed in hands-on explorations of concepts and laboratory techniques in biotechnology. Students are immersed in an environment of hands on activities and laboratory experiments designed to increase genetic literacy, encourage critical and creative thinking, and spark interest in the field of biotechnology. The Biology kits will be provided.