The MidAtlantic Regional SENCER Center for Innovation (SCI-MA) hosts biannual conferences in area institutions where seasoned SENCER practitioners and newly interested faculty come together to hear nationally renowned teacher-scholars and to share their own ideas and experiences in teaching STEM discipline courses through timely civic questions. SCI-MA programs are open to participants from around the country, but are targeted to participants from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The Directors, together with Leadership Council members, travel throughout the area visiting campuses to speak about SENCER issues. Topics presented and discussed include the reform of undergraduate STEM education, assessment of teaching and learning, opportunities for community college articulation, efforts to coordinate a Consortium for Assessment of Student Achievement, and informal science education arenas, as well as pre-kindergarten through 12th grade STEM education with programs for pre-service teachers.
About the Host Institution: Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education, with more than 50,000 students on campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers has a unique history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. The university’s 27 degree-granting units offer majors in more than 100 fields, with thousands of courses covering the full range of human experience. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.
Civic Engagement and the Next Generation Science Standards
March 25th, 2017
9AM – 3PM
SCI-MidAtlantic will hold a working session at Rider University on Saturday, March 25 about civic engagement and the Next Generation Science Standards. During this meeting, K-12 educators will be supported by veteran SENCER higher ed faculty from multiple science and math disciplines as they begin to infuse civic engagement into their curriculum.
Coffee, lunch, and professional development certificates will be provided to participants in the meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact SCI-MidAtlantic co-director Kathy Browne at email@example.com.
Students in Action
SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director Kathy Browne’s students participate in active learning strategies as part of her SENCER Model Course Discovery Science. View the video below to learn how:
Dr. Monica Devanas
Dr. Kathleen M. Browne
Dr. David Ferguson
Dr. Richard Grallo
Dr. Heide Hlawaty
Dr. Trace Jordan
Dr. Ellen Mappen
Dr. Eliza Reilly
Dr. Patricia Wilson