5 Questions with Cynthea Traverso

Posted by James McEvoy on Nov 28, 2017 2:30:35 PM
The Educational Forum for Families with Intellectually Curious Students on Saturday, December 9, 2017 is a day of fun and learning for families with students in grades 4-12 and open to all on the campus of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey. Presentations for parents include sessions on technology in education, emotional intelligence, the relevance of learning history, gifted and talented advocacy, and much more. Interactive workshops for students include 3-D printing, public speaking, the magic of modern tinkering, creating a virtual world and more. Click here for more information and to register.
 
Ahead of the Forum, we are interviewing some of the presenters who will inspire our parent and student attendees.
 
Here, we caught up with Cynthea Traverso, Upper School Math Teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child:
 
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1. What is the topic of your student session at the Educational Forum for Families?
3-D Printing!


2. What will attendees learn during your session?
Attendees will learn how 3-D printing is being used to make some really cool things. They will also learn how to use Tinkercad software and will design something that can be 3-D printed in my session.


3. Why should someone attend your session?
Someone should attend my session to see what 3-D printing is all about and understand it better.


4. Who is your session geared toward?
My session is geared toward anyone who is curious about 3-D printing. Anyone (all ages) can learn to do this, but this session is geared toward students grades 4-8.


5. What book are you reading now?
I just finished reading “Mindset: The Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck. I love teaching my students about what growth mindset is and how we can each change our thinking to become growth mindset thinkers and be more successful at anything we want to learn.

Cynthea Traverso is an Upper School Math Teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child. She was one of just 75 teachers from around the world to be selected for the 2017 Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers at Columbia University. She earned two degrees in engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, and received her teaching certificate from Caldwell University. Traverso has also embraced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, having presented on 3-D printing in April 2017 at the #LeadLikeaGirl conference at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton. Traverso has taught math at Oak Knoll since 2012.

Topics: STEM, technology, educational forum, education