K-8 Maker Series: Winter Session

** Little Bits Session is still on for 10:00 today!  Safe Travels!!!
Build your MAKER SKILLS with us as we do projects together that you can take back to your classroom!

K-12 Maker Ed Conference 2016

Save the Date: August 18 & 19, 2016 (Thursday & Friday) @ Rutgers Busch Campus SERC Building

Blog Posts

Computer Science for All (CS4All)

From President Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address: "In the coming years, we should build on that progress, by... offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one."

Learn more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/01/30/computer-science-all

American Sports Institute Has Praise for Director Shernoff's Book

Our director, David Shernoff, continues to receive praise for his book Toward an Optimal Learning Environment: Studies of Engagement at the Moment of Instruction.

Read the review here: https://americansportsinstitute.org/as_bottom_right/

Battlefield Classroom: A New Way to Help Teachers Deal With Disruptive Students

Dr. Elisa Shernoff, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, talks about the game she and colleagues are designing to help teachers think through managing challenging classroom behaviors. Dr. Shernoff was recently awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant through the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Read the full story here: http://news.rutgers.edu/node/47882#.VmUNYWQrIdW

Upcoming NJ Maker Events

Announcing the Jersey Shore Makerfest, Oct 17, 2015 @ Toms River High School North and Pine Belt Arena

Research at CMSCE

Our Center staff, many of which are also education researchers, have published some exciting papers in recent times!  The topics range from student engagement in technology-rich learning environments, teacher transfer of systems thinking skills, and engagement, flow, and immersion in game-based learning.  Find out more about these topics by reading the abstracts and clicking on the paper links below:

Grabbing Students: Researchers have identified easy ways to boost student success by increasing their engagement in learning. (By Lorna Collier)

For many young children, school is an exciting place. Kids in primary grades — especially kindergarteners, first- and second-graders — are eager to absorb new ideas and information.

But how many of them still feel that way about school by the time they've grown into teenagers?


Teacher Professional Development

CMSCE, at Rutgers University, provides professional development for K-12 educators to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in the classroom.  Content and pedagogy experts offer research-based workshops, mentoring and coaching in STEM related disciplines.  Programs are customized to meet your district's needs.  CMSCE partners with school districts around the state on grants and other initiatives including curriculum development.