Mission of McSiip
McSiip (Mathematics, Computer, and Science Instructional Improvement Program) was originally established in 1984 to improve science and mathematics acheivement K-20, with funding from the New Jersey Department of Higher Education, and now serves as an umbrella for mathematics and science education STEM projects at Rowan University.
McSiip's outreach activities are designed to provide teachers and school administrators with significant professional development opportunities of varying types and durations. Different projects are designed to address specific needs, especially for the southern New Jersey region. All projects involve teachers in hands-on activities that focus on implementing state and national standards, as well as discussions with colleagues that promote more reflection about instruction. Activities also address alternative assessment techniques, use of manipulatives and inquiry approaches, and increasing access to mathematics and science for all students. Between 500 to 800 teachers per year participate in McSiip activities, impacting approximately 20,000 to 60,000 students.
McSiip also has contributed to the development and implementation of STEM fields, including Certificate of Graduate Study in middle school math, middle grades science, secondary math and the math/science liberal studies major for undergraduates.
Current projects include: