Leaders of Learners in STEM

Leaders of Learners in STEM – Facilitative Professional Development


When it comes to professional development in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), consider the expert resources offered at the Center for Pre-College Programs (CPCP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).   For more than 40 years, CPCP staff and NJIT faculty have been providing professional development and technical assistance in STEM for elementary and secondary schools and districts through three distinct, but interrelated components of teaching and learning:

·         INSTRUCTION: How should we teach?

·         CURRICULUM: What should we teach?

·         ASSESSMENT: How should we measure student learning?

All components are designed in alignment with the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) adopted by New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in mathematics and language arts, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

A Personalized Approach to Professional Development

Recognizing that professional development is not a “one size fits all” matter, CPCP staff will work with school professionals to customize professional development plans and technical assistance to address the unique needs of schools/districts in targeted STEM-related areas such as standards alignment, curriculum development, restructuring course sequences, and assessment of student achievement.  We will provide services at the school/district site to accommodate scheduling requirements.

Empower your teachers and students in STEM content skills, knowledge, and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and New Jersey Technology Standards through the professional development and technical assistance opportunities provided by NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs.

CPCP staff will be happy to meet with you at your school/district site to discuss your needs and how we can provide services to your teachers and students.  Feel free to contact us by telephone (973) 596-3550 or email as follows:


Dr. Jacqueline L. Cusack                           Dr. Levelle Burr-Alexander

cusack@njit.edu                                          burr-alexander@njit.edu