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Dorothy Bennett

Dorothy Bennett

Director of Creative Pedagogy
New York Hall of Science

Dorothy Bennett is NYSCI’s Director of Creative Pedagogy, leading R&D efforts to create inclusive museum design activities, digital tools, exhibit experiences, and outreach programs centered on computational thinking, human-centered engineering, and STEM learning.

Through decades of work in ed tech at EDC’s Center for Children and Technology, Bank Street College of Education, and Sesame Workshop, her passion continues to focus on how technology can support children and families’ agency as designers and shapers of their world.


Dorothy Bennett will be speaking at the MuseumNext Digital Summit 2024:

Bringing Playful Learning to Classrooms

While formal schools are generally affiliated with traditional curricula and pedagogy, playful learning and exploration are being more heavily integrated into classrooms throughout the world. Learn how the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), a hands-on science museum in Queens, NYC has transformed one their exhibits into an open-world game, and discover how the affordances of informal environments can be leveraged to shift perspectives of students and teachers in formal settings

Dorothy Bennett