Blog Posts

District Administraiton Special Report: Makerspaces

District Administration’s new comprehensive special report on the makerspaces movement is now available for free to school district leaders nationwide.  This 50+ page engaging, tablet-friendly e-book is your go to reference for making the most of your makerspaces.

Core subjects merge with critcal soft skills when schools provide room to build!

Opportunity for K-12 STEM educators!

 Apply by April 11 to become a WGBH/PBS LearningMedia STEM Teacher Advisor. You'll be part of a NASA-funded science education project to design and test new curriculum that includes digital media for STEM education.

CNJ PEMA Teachers featured in district video

The Central New Jersey Partnership to Enhance Mathematics Achievement (CNJ PEMA) is a 3-year, NJ Department of Education-funded professional development program that has worked with upper elementary teachers in Franklin Township, North Brunswick, and New Brunswick on improving the mathematical content knowledge and pedagogy of participating teachers.

Celebrating STEM Women: #stemHERstoryRU

The campaign #stemHERstoryRU, sponsored by Busch Campus Partners, is an initiative to celebrate women who dedicate their careers to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields while also raising awareness to the overall Rutgers community.

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."

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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:

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: