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June 2018

NJSTA’s 2018 Summer Institute: 3D Learning in Today’s Science Classroom: Lessons that Develop Skills and Create Connections

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 4:00 pm
Busch Campus-Rutgers New Brunswick, 604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, 08854
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Free, for educators who are selected

For 5 days, Patti Duncan (distinguished science educator) ,will lead middle school educators to examine implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in the classroom and learn more about the core components of the NGSS-- “three-dimensional learning.” As described on the site, “Middle school educators will explore science lesson planning from a new perspective including opportunities for skill development, making connections to real world phenomena, and the implementation of educational technology.” The goal of this time together is to produce lessons…

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July 2018

Project Adventure Workshops (4 workshops to choose from)

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm
Purnell School, 51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ 07979 United States
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NJAHPERD is an organization that exists to improve programs in NJ schools and communities that encourage healthy active living (specifically in the areas of health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, and athletics). One of the ways the association does this is by providing opportunities for professional development and training that will lead to better education and when implemented, better programs. NJAHPERD has received from the NJ Department of Health, a CDC grant to provide professional development for Health and…

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2018 Summer Institute for English Language Arts Educators: “Teaching Drama Without Fear”

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 3:30 pm
TCNJ, 2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ, NJ 08628 United States
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During this intense four day program, teachers (curriculum designers and administrators) will expand their knowledge and passion for teaching drama in the classroom while being mentored by TCNJ English Faculty experts. While earning 20 hours of Professional Development, participants will increase confidence in teaching drama and learn how teaching it aligns with the New Jersey Student Learning Goals for English Language Arts (grades 6-12). Participants will also benefit from coming together with a community of like-minded educators who can explore the…

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The Calm and Connected Classroom: Social-Emotional Learning & Mindfulness for At–Risk Learners

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SRI & ETTC, 10 W. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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This session will explore managing stress in the classroom by addressing the impact that trauma, hardship and negative childhood experiences have had on the developing brain of students (both emotionally and biologically). Those who participate will learn techniques to manage the stress in the classroom through mindfulness and social-emotional activities such as: Social-Emotional Wheels Finger-Breathing Take 4 Before and The 1-Minute Calm Down Challenge Participants will also learn how to facilitate “Social Emotional Check-Ins” to create calm and socially connected…

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Integrating STEM Lessons in the Math Classroom

July 17 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Ave
Summit, NJ 07902 United States
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This workshop is designed for  8 – 12th grade teachers, specialists, math coaches, supervisors, school & district administrators. In this workshop, teachers who are interested in creating STEM lessons in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and/or Trigonometry, will have the opportunity to do so in a way that is aligned with the Mathematics Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, participants will receive a sample grading rubric to measure the effectiveness of student learning when utilizing…

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Teacher Week at the Beach *Pre-Registration is Now Open*

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 3:00 pm
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, 08742 United States
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Week at the Beach Returns to Point Pleasant Beach! Back for its THIRD year, NJ Teachers’ Lounge is excited to share Teacher Week at the Beach, brought to you by our sponsor, Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ. Teachers’ Insurance is the only auto insurer in NJ dedicated exclusively to educators, and this is just one of the ways that this teacher-focused company works to support and show appreciation for the hard-working educators of the Garden State. Come out to Jenkinson’s…

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Teachers’ School of Ecology Offers an Opportunity to Earn PD Credits and a Stipend?!

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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The New Jersey Audubon, one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, is offering professional development for teachers of grades 4-8 this summer! Participants will be able to experience hands-on, inquiry-based learning involving environmental issues (ecological concepts and practical uses).  Learning that can be placed into already established curriculum while exploring the ecosystems of the Passaic Watershed. Exciting news from the website, Participants will… “—Receive free NJ-specific curricular materials and other supplemental information and resources. --- Earn 30 professional development hours…

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Problem Solving K-12: A Dynamic Workshop for Curious Teachers

July 23 @ 8:30 am - July 25 @ 1:30 pm
Rowan University-Glassboro Campus, 1 Memorial Circle
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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Help your students get their mental wheels turning! This  three-day session will help and support you in working with your students to increase their mathematical problem-solving skills.   Time will NOT be spent looking at math worksheets all by yourself! Instead, participants will focus on using certain tasks and activities designed to spark student curiosity and stimulate their minds to find solutions. From the website: “Come spend 3 days filled with rich problems, 3-act math, dialogue journals, numberless word problems, math…

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Techstock 2018

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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Technology has changed the way that school is done around the country.  Techstock offers an opportunity for Teachers to build their skills using technology in their classrooms. Teachers will be able to choose two, two-hour sessions focusing on the particular technology they are looking to excel at using. Two-hour sessions include: Makerspace Scratch Coding Across Content Areas Google Classroom Chromebook/Chromebook Apps Create Online Assessments using Google

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