Professional Development

Center of Mathematics, Science and Computer Education (CMSCE)
IN-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

In-district Full & Half Day Training Ÿ- Mentoring/Coaching Ÿ- Curriculum Development Ÿ- Research

The 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.  The CMSCE partners with school districts around the state on grants and other initiatives including curriculum development and research.  Below is a sampling of professional development topics in mathematics, science and technology.

CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMMING

The below sessions are just a sampling of the types of professional development the CMSCE can provide for your district.  Please contact us if you don’t see something you had in mind.  The CMSCE can customize your professional development training to meet your district’s specific needs. Please contact Dawna Schultz, Director of In-district Initiatives, at dawna.schultz@gmail.com, (848) 445-3025 (office) or (908) 892-0609 (cell).

RATES

  • Full Day: $1400 (if 10+ PD days, the rate is $1300)
  • Half Day: $800

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MATHEMATICS  SCIENCE  TECHNOLOGY

 

Sample PD Topics

Mathematics

  • Math Teacher Circles
  • Math Content Workshops: Increasing Teachers Understanding of Math Content
  • Math Common Core Standards in Action (CCSS)
  • The Engaged Learner in Math- Best Practices
  • Technology Integration in Math
  • Higher Order Math Tasks and The PARCC 
  • Affective Engagement in Math
  • Math Applications in the Classroom - Engineering Design Challenges
  • Informal Algebra in Elementary School
  • Using Games to Engage Students in Problem Solving
  • Manipulatives in the Geometry Class:  Fun With Pattern Blocks and Geoboards
  • Number Sense
  • The Role of Visualization and Bar Modeling in Problem Solving
  • A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Exploring the Interplay Between Visual Representations and Reasoning
  • Problem Solving in Mathematics

Science

  • Getting Started with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 
  • The Engaged Learner in Science- NGSS In Action (Best Practices)
  • Technology Integration & NGSS
  • Cross-Cutting Concepts & STEM Connections
  • The Most Critical Science & Engineering Practices
  • Engineering in the Science Class
  • Phenomenon in the NGSS class
  • Analyzing and Developing 3 Dimensional Assessment in the NGSS Classroom
  • Claims, Evidence & Reasoning (CER) strategies to improve student learning in NGSS classrooms
  • NGSS Implementation Models
  • Math Integration and NGSS-Making the Connections
  • Project Based Learning & NGSS
  • The 5 E's Model
  • The NGSS Storyline Model
  • Citizen Science 
  • The Makerspace & NGSS

Technology

  • Meet the New Computer Science (CS) Requirements
  • Apple Devices & Applications
  • Google Applications
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Digital Art: Photoshop, DoInk, Turtle Art
  • Paper Engineering
  • Automata
  • Sewn Circuits
  • Coding:
    • App Design
    • Web Design
    • Python
    • Scratch
    • Swift
  • Physical Computing (virtual to physical):
    • Microcontrollers Intro  
    • Microbit
    • Arduino
    • Lego WeDo
    • Makey Makey
    • Raspberry Pi
  • Virtual Reality
  • Digital Fabrication:
    • Vinyl Cutter
    • Laser Cutter
    • 3D Printer
  • CAD:
    • Fusion 360
    • Tinker CAD
  • Game Design
    • Intro to Game design with Paper Prototyping
    • Gamestar Mechanic
  • Maker Curriculum
    • Introduction to Makerspaces & Maker Education
    • Designing a Maker Curriculum
    • Unpacking Design Thinking
    • STEM to STEAM: The Power of Critical Making
    • PBL in the Makerspace
  • Technological Affordances & Engagement
  • Digital Portfolios & The Connected Classroom