Announcing our very special 2014-2015 events!

Rutgers University - CMSCE

Teacher Professional Development Opportunities
In-district & @ The Center


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.  Below are core topics for 2014-2015.

Next Generation Science Standards

NGSS were adopted by NJ on July 9, 2014.  We are here to support you in your planning and implementation with in-district PD and mentoring as well as some upcoming workshops this fall @ The Center. 

  • Overview of NGSS
  • Science & Engineering Practices Series
  • Curriculum Alignment & Gap Analysis
  • Pedagogy Strategies: Project Based Learning & Universal Design For Learning

Maker Education & School Maker Spaces

The best way to engage your classroom and deepen content knowledge is for students to make something. When students have the opportunity to tinker, they build a skill set and a sense of self-efficacy that will serve well in school and beyond! This is why the Maker Movement has sparked a creative learning revolution and Maker Spaces are popping up in more and more schools and communities today! We are here help you set up a maker space or simply bring a maker mindset to your school.

  • Overview of Maker Education & The Maker Mindset
  • School Maker Spaces: Getting the Right Tools
  • Coding with Kids – Scratch & Hopscotch
  • Maker Projects Series


CMSCE specializes in technology integration in the classroom.  We offer training in all areas of technology including: All things Google, Mobile Devices, Learning Management Systems, Website Development, Social Networking, and beyond.  We can customize our training to meet your needs.

For more information please contact
Dawna Schultz at (848) 445-4851 (office) or (908) 892-0609 (cell)

Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $25 processing fee will be issued to the appropriate party if this office is notified in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the institute date. If you cancel within five (5) business days, or if neither you nor a substitute attends without notifying us, no refund will be issued. All institutes are subject to cancellation for insufficient enrollment.

NGSS Professional Development Series

The NGSS were adopted by NJ on July 9, 2014! Rutgers University CMSCE in partnership with NJ State Museum Present: NGSS PD Series to be offered in Piscataway @ Rutgers and in Trenton @ NJ State Museum. Get a jump start on implementing and join us for one or all workshops in this special NGSS PD series.