Professional Development Center

The WSSU Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE), established by the 2003 North Carolina General Assembly, is the newest North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Center. The mission of the NC-MSEN Program is to strengthen the quality and increase the number of teachers in mathematics and science education and to increase the pool of North Carolina high school graduates prepared to pursue careers requiring mathematics and science.

The WSSU CMSTE began its network activities in 2004 with the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program. The CMSTE is a department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The center consists of two components: The Professional Development Center and The WSSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program. The Professional Development Center component held its inaugural event June 2005 with a mathematics teacher workshop for middle school teachers.

The CMSTE Professional Development Center is committed to providing high quality professional development programs in mathematics and science education that enhance teacher learning and support state and national educational guidelines. The Professional Development Center collaborates with local school districts and other programs to meet the needs of teachers in mathematics, science, and technology. Not only will teachers be able to obtain renewal credits for teacher licensure from the center, but it is the vision of the professional development center to offer future graduate courses for mathematics, science, and technology education programs.


Winston-Salem State University

January 24, 2014 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

0.6 CEU’s $20.00 for participants (FREE for full-time college students)

The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (CMSTE) wants to invite participants to a professional development workshop entitled "Project Learning Tree" on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9 am - 4pm.  In this workshop, facilitated by the NC Project Learning Tree staff, the participants will expand their knowledge of natural and built environment, and our human connections to natural resources.

NC Project Learning Tree (PLT)  is an award winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.  PLT is a program of the American Forest Foundation.  The facilitators will share with the participants teaching strategies and interdisciplinary activities that would help them meet the goals and objectives outlined by North Carolina State Standards.  Each person will receive a book of standards based activities upon the completion of the workshop.
PLT workshops are open for any educators, and many of the activities can easily be modified for any age group.  PLT workshops and the materials are also great for the individuals such as park rangers, local teachers, 4-H agents and volunteers, forest rangers, homeschool parents, natural resource professionals, and YMCA educators.

Participants can receive 0.6 teacher CEU's, NC EE Certification credit, or SAF credits.  The application and $20.00 registration fee made payable to (WSSU CMSTE) can be returned to the WSSU CMSTE office.

Light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants.
For more information contact:
Dr. Vincent T. Snipes
(336) 750-2488/2995

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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