“The most successful teachers are those who don’t follow a script”
Dr. Margaret Honey joined the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) as President and CEO in November of 2008. Under her leadership, NYSCI has adopted Design, Make, Play as its signature strategy to promote STEM engagement and learning.
The defining characteristics of these strategies – open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance – are the very ingredients that develop inspired and passionate STEM learners.
She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Columbia University and serves as a board member of the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee, the Scratch Foundation, the Concord Consortium, and Post University.
Dr. Honey has shared what she’s learned before Congress, state legislatures, and federal panels, and through numerous articles, chapters and books. She currently serves as a board member of National Academies’ Board on Science Education and on behalf of the National Research Council has chaired the workshop report on IT Fluency and High School Graduation Outcomes, and co-authored a report on Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education.
During her 25-year career, Dr. Honey published scores of papers in the most prestigious education journals; overseen numerous multi-million dollar, multi-year grant-funded projects and initiatives developing, implementing and evaluating creative applications of digital technology and media to K-12 school environments; and testified before Congress, state legislatures and federal panels on education technology policy.
As a senior scientist in the field of education technology, Dr. Honey also supports national educational research and policy initiatives. She worked with Mathematica Policy Research, the American Institutes for Research (AIR), and the Institute for Education Sciences to design a study on the effectiveness of educational technology, National Study on the Effectiveness of Educational Technology funded by U.S. Department of Education.