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PISA2 is an $11.5 million National Science Foundation Math Science Partnership grant program designed to increase student learning and motivation, teacher preparation, and administrator and district capacity to deliver high quality, standards-based and research-based STEM programs.
The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology, along with St. Peter’s College, Columbia University/Teachers College, the NJ Department of Education, the National Science Resources Center (NSRC), Education Development Center (Program Evaluator) and fourteen K-12 partners (Bayonne, West New York, Jersey City, Hoboken, Morris, Lakewood, Margate, Red Bank, Princeton, Camden, Toms River, Cherry Hill, Howell, Brick, and the Mustard Seed School in Hoboken) are participating in this multi-faceted grant program.
Over the course of the grant, 400 Grade 3-8 teachers from the district/school partners will participate in graduate coursework (PISA2 Scholars) or professional development institutes (PISA2 Teacher Leaders) and related classroom support visits and workshops to strengthen their science content knowledge in physical and earth sciences. In addition, teachers will improve their understanding of how students learn STEM subjects, their use of science inquiry and engineering design, and their ability to facilitate student learning of 21st century skills such as innovation and creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork. School and district administrators will benefit from leadership training and strategic planning efforts to chart a course for strengthening STEM programs in their districts.
In addition, PISA2 will impact Stevens' science and engineering undergraduates by providing the opportunity to take additional coursework in Education through St. Peter's College, which will lead to provisional teaching certification. PISA2 will also extend Stevens' faculty participation in a learning community centered around effective, research-based teaching practice and data-driven education research.