A firm belief that economically disadvantaged and underserved minority students should have equal access to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) drives much of the work of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). This year, Camden adopted CTL's Progressive Science Initiative, enrolling all 9th graders in algebra-based physics.
NJEA Review: March 2016
In most of the developed world, all students all expected to study physics in secondary school. About 30% of American high school graduates have completed a course in physics. Edward A. Friedman, Professor Emeritus of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology, describes how The Progressive Science Initiative® (PSI®) developed by Bob Goodman of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is a successful model for meeting the U.S. Physics education challenge.
Black Star News: Mar 2, 2016
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District will begin offering the Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) algebra-based physics to freshmen next year at its three high schools. Egg Harbor City, which sends students to Cedar Creek High School, has revamped its middle school program so that students will be better prepared.
AC Press: Mar 1, 2016
Dr. Robert Goodman was never supposed to be a physics teacher. As far back as high school, his own teachers told him he didn’t have the aptitude for what we now call STEM. After graduating from MIT graduate, he then went on to be the CEO of two companies, and now teaches physics in New Jersey. He’s also the director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which has emerged as a premier program not just for teaching physics, and advancing STEM education, but helping teachers become STEM educators.
CivSource online: Feb 26, 2016
Bringing STEM within Reach of All Students
Bob Goodman describes his unique approach to STEM learning and his belief that majoring in STEM subjects would be within reach for all students.Bringing STEM within Reach of All Students
Black Enterprise.com 2/22/16
The national spotlight was on PSI Physics and the Trenton School District on May 6 when the National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association and the National Action Network brought the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) to visit 9th grade physics classrooms in Trenton NJ and talk to students and educators.
NJ.Com May 6, 2015
PSI Physics began in one classroom in 1999 at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, NJ.
k12.niche.com Sep 25, 2015
The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, an independent nonprofit, surpasses all U.S. colleges and universities in creating physics teachers.
CTL Press Release: Jan 29, 2014
100Kin10, a national network fueling the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers today announced that the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has been accepted as a partner.
CTL Press Release: Jan 30, 2015
The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning® (CTL) has been singled out as an exemplar for the members of the world’s largest professional education association.
NEA: July 19, 2013
City High School Now Among the Top in the State for Students Enrolled in Advanced Placement Physics
CTL Press Release: April 18, 2013
An article in the Asbury Park Press discusses the changes to math instruction. CTL's own Melissa Axelsson and Robert Goodman are featured in the article.
Asbury Park Press: Sep 19, 2012
At Woodstown High School, students in Patrick Chestnut’s PSI Physics class chatted with students in the Republic of Gambia, located in Western Africa, and exchanged stories about life as a student in a country on the other side of the planet via Skype.
NJ.com: Apr 12, 2013
Students and teachers using Progressive Mathematics Initiative at Clark's Carl H. Kumpf Middle School.
NJToday.net: Dec 1, 2012
The Gambian Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in collaboration with the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has begun training 48 teachers in Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) and Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI), two innovative instructional programs developed by CTL that are expected to enhance the capacities of the teachers in these critical subjects.
The Daily Observer: Aug 27, 2012
The city will be the first school district in the state to adopt an innovative approach to science and mathematics education created by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning.
MyCentralJersey.com: Aug 13, 2012
A pilot program pioneered by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning to help reduce teacher shortages primarily in math and science was made permanent under legislation recently signed into law.
CTL Press Release: Jun 5, 2012
Read the latest NJEA Review article about how Englewood math teachers are implementing PMI in their classrooms this year.
NJEA Review: Apr 2012
The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) recently won a Gold Award in a worldwide education competition at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards. The Learning Impact Awards recognizes the work of CTL in advancing mathematics and science education.
NJEA.org: May 25, 2011
The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which was started by the New Jersey Education Association, this summer began a teacher training program with Kean University called the Progressive Science Initiative. It is one of several programs around the state working to fast-track math and science teachers.
The Star Ledger: Oct 24, 2009
Former Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) publishes a column on the nature of the STEM crisis in the United States and how PSI-PMI presents a solution to this problem as he saw on his visit to Malcolm X. Shabazz High School and Technology High School in the district of Newark Public Schools.
Desert News: Apr 23, 2012
Students taking the Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) algebra based physics course, instead of a non-physics science course, along with Algebra I, outscored their peers. On average, PSI students scored 44 points higher on the End of Course test.
CTL Press Release: Mar 25, 2011
The Nation has cause for concern over student performance in science education, according to the 2009 NAEP results released this week. The report revealed that only 21% of the 12th graders tested performed at or above the proficiency level in science. CTL Director Dr. Robert Goodman explains “that for students to be internationally competitive in science, they need access to more advanced science courses, including physics.”
CTL Press Release: Jan 31, 2011
Since its launch in 2009, CTLs Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) has impacted science education across New Jersey and now its reached South America.
CTL Press Release: Feb 8, 2011
According to a comprehensive, nation-wide study published by Learning Forward and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is an innovative professional development organization supporting teacher development in the areas of science and math education in New Jersey.
CTL Press Release: Feb 1, 2011