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April 2017

NJCTE presents their annual Spring Conference: “Great Literacy for All”

April 1 @ 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Montclair University–Student Center Ballrooms, United States + Google Map

The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English will be putting on their annual Spring Conference entitled, "Great Literacy for All."  Participants will have the opportunity to earn 7 PD hours.  With a full day of valuable learning and literacy tools to help create better readers and students, you will also hear from award winning speakers, Tom Rinaldi and Andrew Smith! This conference has so much to offer!  In addition to the full day of sessions, continental breakfast and lunch…

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When Reading is Difficult: Using iPad Text-to-Speech as a Reading Support

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Dr. Luis Perez in this webinar as he discusses how to integrate students with reading difficulties, vision challenges & English Language Learners through the use of text-to-speech on iPads. Discover “how to use features such as the pronunciation editor, highlighting options to help tracking, scanning for contextual clues, and more”.

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“‘OMG! That’s My Song!’: Integrating Popular Music with Orff Schulwerk”

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
William Paterson University (Hunziker Hall Room 203), 300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470 United States
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Learn how to understand current music and the impact it has on your students. Discover how you can incorporate content from students’ cultures into your classroom plans. The workshop will describe how to “tap into the knowledge that students have of popular music and culture” allowing for culturally relevant lessons. Led by Dr. Martha Vasil, her research interest in combining popular music and the K-12 classroom seeks to better prepare music teachers to teach and create current music in authentic…

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FREE Online Event: “Do You Know the Best Ways to Use Chromebooks and Laptops in Your Classroom?”

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

So you have Chromebooks and/or Laptops in your classroom and you use them for a few certain tasks, but is there more?  Learn the best, most engaging ways to use them!  Learn new Apps and Extensions along with the tools and tips to utilize this technology in your classroom. Schedule of sessions (directly from the website): 10am - 10:30am ET with Presenter Matt Bergman Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for Teachers Using Chromebooks and Other Devices  11am - 11:30am ET with Presenter…

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Survival Tips for Teaching Kids English

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you an ELL teacher looking for ways to motive your students? Join Shelly Terrell, cofounder of the award winning #Edchat movement and #ELTChat, as she shares survival tips and resources for ELL educator. Learn how to engage parents and “create lasting memories with your learners”.  This webinar is open to all members of simpleK12.

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Equity, Access, and Achievement in the Math Classroom

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover how to give your students a strong mathematical foundation beyond elementary school. The webinar will “examine how learning trajectories can be used to monitor and support mathematical growth during engagement in rich, vibrant math workshops in contrast to the use of textbooks, and how technology can be a powerful tool in providing differentiation and professional support”. Join Cathy Fosnot, CEO of New Perspectives on Learning, Fran Roy and Stefani Kauppila, curriculum designer from DreamBox Learning, as they discuss how…

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Bomb Threat Assessment: Awareness and Response

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Essex County College Punlic Safety Academy, 250 Grove Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 United States
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This three hour training session seeks to educate district administrators, teachers, and security personnel on the adequate steps to respond and understand bomb threats. Led by the State Police Bomb Unit, topics covered in the session will include, “responding to a bomb threat, conducting a threat assessment, evacuation procedures and bomb threat response planning”. Registration is open to all school administrators, including those outside of Essex County. Participants must register by April 14, 2017. For more information contact Thomas Gambino…

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Increasing Your Students’ Mastery of Math Facts and Mental Math Skills

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Mansion on Main Street-Voorhees, 3000 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ 08043 United States
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Help your students increase their math fluency by learning practical strategies and lessons that will help you student’s master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.   Receive resources filled with ideas and lessons that you can use in your classroom, learn about timesavers and shortcuts that will help you meet the diverse needs of your students.

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Urban Teaching Matters Conference 2017

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rutgers Graduate School of Education, 10 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ United States
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Take part of workshops, discussions, relationship building and more during the 3rd annual conference by and for urban educators. Meet with allies and dedicated educators, share ideas and gain inspirations. The conference will focus on “progressive pedagogy in urban settings, youth participatory action research, advocacy and public policy, integrating current social movements into the curriculum, and building relationships with students and communities across race and class”. For more information contact Kendra Gamble kedra.gamble@gse.rutgers.edu  

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Rutgers Center for Literacy Development offers workshop series: “Kelly Gallagher: Teaching Practices and Instructional Strategies That Position Students Closer to Reading and Writing Excellence.”

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Double Tree Hotel, 200 Atrium Drive
Somerset, 08873 United States
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Take your skills to the next level and learn more about what should be included (and not included) in the classroom to help your students succeed!   From the website: "How do we decide what and what not to teach? With increased expectations and so little time to meet them, we might heed the words of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Seger, who asks us to carefully consider our 'deadlines and commitments—what to leave in, what to leave out.' …

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