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Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics (PRISM)

Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics

PRISM serves the state as a New Jersey STEM Professional Development Provider supporting school districts by improving the way the sciences and mathematics are taught. PRISM scientists, educators and classroom teachers are content-area specialists in curriculum, professional development and pedagogy. PRISM programs emphasize inquiry-based and constructivist teaching strategies, deep content knowledge development, effective curriculum planning, and instructional technology to improve learning outcomes in science and mathematics.

PRISM staff members work closely with administrators in diverse districts. The goal is the design of professional development programs that are strong in content and standards-based teaching.

Services

  • Exemplary curricula endorsed by the NSF
  • Summer institutes that model best practices
  • Constructivist lesson design
  • Inquiry-based and problem-solving approaches
  • Planning programs to aid implementation
  • Videoconference programs with scientists
  • School team development
  • School year in-service programs
  • Website support and distance learning

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning is dedicated to teaching teachers, equipped with programs for experiential learning and video-chat connections for distance learning.

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