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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?

It Takes a Mentor (by Thomas L. Friedman)

With millions of students returning to school — both K-12 and college — this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace. That is: What are the things that happen at a college or technical school that, more than anything else, produce “engaged” employees on a fulfilling career track?

Gaming to Learn (by Amy Novotney)

Do educational computer and video games lead to real learning gains? Psychologists say more research is needed.

Maker Madness at Columbia HS (South Orange - Maplewood, NJ)!

Sponsored by the Achieve Foundation of South Orange-Maplewood, Maker Madness will take place on Saturday, May 2nd (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).  This event is free to the public and geared for K-8 students, but all makers are invited!

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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.