CONsortium for New Explorations in Coherent Teacher EDucation
Established in 2003, CONNECT-ED is a Consortium of 13 central NJ districts/ independent schools, Rider and Princeton Universities, Raritan Valley Community College, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company dedicated to providing a coherent, sustained system of professional development for K-12 teachers of science and math that models the inquiry approach to teaching/learning, organizes content around the Big Ideas in science and math, and makes concept connections across grade levels and among disciplines.
Rider University serves as lead institution for the Consortium.
Phase I is a two-tiered professional development model organized around the Big Ideas in science and mathematics and the science practices from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Phase II established CONNECT-ED Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in each Consortium district.
Phase III aims to expand the Consortium to additional districts to bring the CONNECT-ED approach to more teachers, while continuing to support existing PLCs in partner districts.
For more information or to schedule a presentation in your district, contact:
Dr. Kathleen M. Browne, CONNECT-ED Project Director
Phone: 609-895-5408 (direct) or 609-896-5333 (reception desk)
e-mail: email@example.com (direct) or firstname.lastname@example.org