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Creative University-School Partnerships workshops

Available ONLY to CUSP participants of 2010, 2011 or 2012 summer institutes. Follow-Up Program:

To assist in the implementation of new classroom approaches, the program includes year-long follow-up in the districts and on campus. The Follow-Up Team is composed of former classroom teachers and STEM faculty who assist in planning science and math teaching.

NSTA Learning Center online provides CUSP participants the opportunity to earn professional development credits at their own convenience.

PRISM workshops are offered in science and math for CUSP participants to attend at NO COST.

We are proud to announce Virtual Experts as part of the follow up program.

One year NSTA and NCTM membership is available for ALL CUSP participants FREE of charge. Contact Colette Killian to arrange for membership.

Virtual Experts on Call

CUSP: Creative University-School Partnerships
Funded by the NJDOE and USED
Montclair State University staff available by Webcam
Call PRISM for appointments: 973-655-7753
No charge to CUSP Academy Teachers!

We are available to answer STEM technical questions, advise on teaching approaches, help plan lessons, talk with K-12 classes that would like to discuss science or math content, and generally help connect the University community with CUSP partner schools. If you cannot decide who would be best to call‌ visit the Virtual Experts on Call page to learn more about participants.

To qualify, you must be a participant of the 2010, 2011 or 2012 Summer institutes.

If you have questions, please contact us. We can be reached at 973-655-7753.

TOPICS for CUSP 3 year Math Science Partnership Grant

2010-2011 Topics:
  • Mathematical Processes
  • Number and Numerical Operations
  • Science Practices
  • Organization and Development
  • Matter and Energy Transformations
  • Interdependence
  • Heredity and Reproduction
  • Evolution and Diversity
2011-2012 Topics:
  • Mathematical Practices
  • Algebra (including Expressions and Equations)
  • Functions
  • Models
  • Science Practices
  • Properties of Matter
  • Changes in Matter
  • Forms of Energy
  • Energy Transfer and Conservation
  • Force and Motion
2012-2013 Topics:
  • Mathematical Practices
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Geometry
  • Objects in the Universe
  • History of Earth
  • Properties of Earth Materials
  • Tectonics
  • Energy in Earth Systems
  • Climate and Weather
  • Biogeochemical Cycles

PRISM located in the BMS Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Blanton Hall