The Center is located at: 1515 Broad St, Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Room 2103, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003.
The Center has implemented several large-scale reform projects, including e-CUSP, a project funded by the Math-Science Partnerships Program of the US Department of Education and the NJ DOE.
The Center is dedicated to professional development for teachers and strategic planning for school district administrators. A generous donation from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporate Philanthropy program made it possible to build the facility and furnish it with state-of-the-art equipment and materials for professional development in mathematics and science. The example below illustrates one model used in PRISM applications of educational research to school improvement.
See the feature article, Bristol-Myers Squibb Centers for Science Teaching and Learning helping school districts prepare to implement Next Generation Science Standards. Specifically, we work to help school districts in New Jersey prepare to implement the Next Generation Science Standards.
Bristol-Myers Squibb STEM Team Awards
STEM Professional Development Award Opportunity
The Bristol-Myers Squibb awards enabled schools to send teams of teachers to a Bristol-Myers Squibb two-week (six days, 30 PD hours) program. The Summer Institute focused on strategies to teach to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and enable teachers to incorporate Workplace Skills into their STEM curriculum. These combined foci are designed to support student learning for success in the workplace.
Fifty-six teachers from 11 districts attended the summer institute for grades 3-6. They will continue to be supported throughout the school year. In the planning stages are follow-up institutes during summer 2015.