STEM Professional Development

For more than 25 years, CIESE has collaborated with teachers, administrators, schools and school districts in STEM professional development programs that emphasize high quality, standards-based, technology-integrated curriculum materials and administrative counsel. CIESE offers a wide array of workshops that explore innovative, instructional strategies, and technologies that support school improvement in STEM content. In 2011, CIESE was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in recognition
of our expertise, encouragement, and mentoring of teachers and students in science and engineering.







  NGSS Expertise

Learn how to put the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into action through high leverage practices and engineering design.  CIESE has considerable expertise showing how the engineering design process can foster students’ 21st century skills, such as creativity, innovation, problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. 

  Common Core-Math Expertise

CIESE programs engage teachers in a deeper exploration of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics by examining high leverage math practices that lead to greater student understanding.

In-District Workshops

In-district training is available for any of our Professional Development offerings.  Workshops can be grade level or subject-area specific, and customized to suit specific needs and times. Workshops correlate to the NJ curriculum standards.

In-District Coaching

Experienced CIESE instructors are available to work with teachers to enhance content knowledge, support the integration of exemplary curricula into classrooms, model and critique lessons, implement new technologies or conduct curriculum planning/review.  These programs allow for one-on-one guidance and support over an extended period.

PLC Facilitation and Support

CIESE has extensive experience facilitating school-based professional learning communities (PLCs) for  mathematics and science teachers.  PLCs dig into a variety of topics while examining student work and reflecting on teaching  strategies to improve student learning.

Customized In-District Programs

CIESE offers a variety of long-term professional development programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics that can be customized to meet your district's needs. Programs can also include in-district coaching and district consulting. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Instructional Staff

CIESE instructors possess both deep content expertise in STEM disciplines and K-12 classroom experience. Many have worked as scientists and engineers before becoming elementary, middle, or high school classroom teachers. All have led intensive professional development programs, provided on-site classroom coaching and professional learning community support.

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