PWISTA is an organization and network developed in cooperation with the school districts of
Putnam-Westchester County and local Teacher Centers. It is designed to increase scientific knowledge and enhance
classroom instruction by exposing science teachers and their students to modern scientific technologies used in industrial laboratories.
The Goals and Objectives of PWISTA are to:
Provide opportunities for local educational
agencies to collaborate and partner with STEM education stakeholders to develop
and implement effective professional development models that are based upon the
new P-12 NYS science learning standards.
Include components of science and engineering
practices for pre-service STEM teacher and leader preparation programs and in
continuing professional development opportunities that are based upon the new
P-12 NYS science learning standards for in-service teachers and leaders..
Build the capacity to enhance science education and
ensure career readiness by involving STEM stakeholder partnerships and alliances
between school districts, institutions of higher education, science education
professional organizations, business and industry, informal education
organizations, government agencies, and the larger learning communities: local,
regional, state, national, and international arenas.
Identify science education stakeholders to lead
the development and continued growth of partnerships focused on comprehensive
revitalization of science education.
PWISTA is also a NYC vendor with vendor # MAR019000 01.
PWISTA-Mahopac is a
non for profit 501(c)-3 organization
Initiate, build, and sustain collaborations and partnerships to provide specific
and focused professional development to support the teaching and learning of
core science content, conceptual understandings, and practices P-12.
The organization was established to facilitate the distribution of donated equipment from
industry and business to school laboratories.
Facilitate the distribution of donated equipment
from industry and business to school laboratories.
Provide assistance to science teachers in the use
of newly obtained technology equipment.
Establish linkages between science teachers and
scientists working in industry.
Organize science workshops, conferences and
summer institutes for teachers.
Promote school-to-work connections through the
use of "real" equipment from the business community.
Foods, Westchester Environmental Facilities, Regeneron, IBM and many more
Special Thanks to Consumer Reports for all their support over the years.
PWISTA in the News
- (914) 497-8531
- Putnam County Postal Address
- 67 Fassitt Drive, Mahopac, N.Y. 10541
- Electronic mail
- General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org