Curriculum Topic Study to Enhance Achievement in
Mathematics and Science

 

C-TEAMS

 

Curriculum Topic Study to Enhance Achievement in Mathematics & Science (C-TEAMS) is a NJ Department of Education - sponsored Mathematics and Science Partnership program consisting of a regional network of 19 local education agencies and nonpublic schools together with Stevens Institute of Technology and St. Peter's College. C-TEAMS will utilize a research-based methodology, Curriculum Topic Study, to provide multi-grade level teacher teams from each district with intensive professional development designed to deepen teachers' science and mathematics content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge through an intensive investigation of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. Key outcomes of the three year project include: increasing the science and math subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of participating teachers; increased understanding of the standards by teachers as demonstrated by development or redesign of classroom curricula; and documented increased student learning of science and math topics.