Jennifer Brandon, Professional Development Specialist, Science, K-12
440 Beverly Rancocas Road, Country Club Administration Bldg., Room 22
Office: 609.835.8600 ext. 1035
What's Happening in Science??
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Science Curriculum and Instruction:
"Today more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation" (Obama, 2008).
"The Willingboro Public School science program is dedicated to bring our students an innovative hands on science program. Our program supports the State vision that scientifically literate students will gain the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts as required for personal decision-making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity. "
Other Science Department Partnerships:Rowan University - ACES Program
Mathematics and Science Partnership Program
Robinson Hall Room 230
201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028
The Articulation of Content, Expectations, and Standards in Math and Science (ACES) project is a mathematics and science partnership among Rowan University and four regional networks ofschools that span grades K to 12. The participating districts, grouped by consortia, are Berlin Township, Clementon, and Pine Hill; Folsom, Hammonton, and Waterford; Galloway, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School, Hamilton,Mullica Township, Port Republic, and Washington Township; and Willingboro.
The purpose of the three-year project is to provide professional development to teams of mathematics and science teachers in grades K to 12. Each year, 80 new teachers will participate in the program. The primary goal of the program is to increase student achievement in mathematics and science by developing teachers’ understandings of the content in the revised New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for mathematics and science. As part of the 150 hours of professional development that the project provides, teachers will be updating mathematics and science curricula to be aligned with the revised Standards.
Faculty from the Departments of Mathematics, Biological Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry and Biochemistry at Rowan University will provide the professional development.
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LINKS TO HELPFUL WEBSITES:
National Science Teachers Association - NSTANext Generation Science StandardsAdvancing Science, Serving Society : AAAS
Science Learning Hub
The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for teachers of school years 2-10. It is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and managed by the University of Waikato.