Upcoming Events
Event Name Date(s)/Time(s) Location(s) Brief Description
Rider Academic Leadership Development ProgramTBD
Rider University
Room TBD
Rider faculty and administrative staff (grade 7 and above) are invited to apply. The goals of this program for participants are the following:
  • Enhance their knowledge of leadership strategies, skills, and practices
  • Self-identify leadership potential for possible formal and informal leadership roles
  • Enhance leadership skills to better position themselves in the higher education landscape
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CONNECT-ED 2013/2014 Big Ideas Learning & Leadership Development Institute (BILLD)Dates TBDTBDBILLD is a year-long program that guides K-12 teachers to help students build an understanding of science big ideas through intentional connection-making strategies. This 2013 program is for K-12 teachers from school districts that have arranged to be included. Contact Kathy Browne for info (browne@rider.edu).
Grants Development Lunch and Learn: Evaluation Strategies for Grant-funded ProjectsFriday, May 2, 2014
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Shapiro Board Room, SRCThis session will share practical strategies on topics such as how to develop a “logic model,” outcome definition, and ways to effectively integrate evaluation content into a proposal narrative. Topics for discussion will include evaluation purposes, reporting needs, appropriate standards of rigor, “project coherence” (tight alignment of project activities and outcomes), and definition of measurable goals and objectives. Emphasis will be placed on the emerging needs specific to evaluating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education projects; however, it is anticipated that such strategies can be carried over and adapted to other areas, as well.
May Faculty Development DaysMay 22 & 23BMS Teaching and Learning Center and Classrooms TBDTwo days of Faculty Development programming.
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At-a-Glance Schedule
Introduction to the NGSS: A One-Day WorkshopJune 9, 2014
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
BMS Teaching and Learning Center, Science 317This one-day workshop will provide a broad overview of the three dimensions—Disciplinary Core Ideas in science and engineering, crosscutting concepts, and the science and engineering practices—described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and discuss the vision for how they should integrated.

We are at maximum capacity for this workshop.  Please check back for future offerings.
Next Generation Science Standards Gap Analysis Project, Cohort 2 (2014-2015): K-12 Administrator Workshop

Next Generation Science Standards Gap Analysis Project: K-12 Grade Band Teacher Workshops
July 23 & 24, 2014
8:00 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.

BMS Teaching and Learning Center, Science 317

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Gap Analysis Project is a year-long program that leads K-12 administrators and teachers through a guided planning process to prepare for the anticipated adoption of the NGSS. Applications have already been reviewed and the second cohort has been selected and finalized.

For more information
Please contact the Teaching and Learning Center at tlc@rider.edu or call 609-896-5333.