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Laycca Umer

Laycca Umer, while working as a NYSCI Explainer, earned a B.S. in Childhood Education/Psychology, a NYS Teaching License, and a M.S. in TESOL from CUNY City College. Her research focused on subtractive bilingual education in High School ESL classrooms. During Summer 2015, she worked in an NSA funded critical language program teaching Urdu in Brooklyn. With SciPlay, she works to bridge the gap between the informal, playful, and creative museum education experience and the often more structured, disengaging traditional classroom learning experience, by integrating new curriculum and technology in the classroom in purposeful and meaningful ways.