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October 2017

School Violence Awareness Week

October 16 - October 20

"School Violence Awareness Week – According to N.J.S.A. 18A:36-5.1, the week including the third Monday in October of each year (October 16-20 in 2017) must be designated as School Violence Awareness Week in New Jersey. To help school districts, charter schools, renaissance school projects and Approved Private Schools for Students with Disabilities comply with the requirements for School Violence Awareness Week, please refer to the NJDOE’s guidance."   See NJDOE mandate here

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Energizing PE

October 19 @ 8:30 am
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center, 2 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Calling all Physical Education and Health teachers! This event is going to be highly interactive, fun and educational. The first of two sessions will deal with current technologies being used in classes today. You are encouraged to bring your mobile device (laptop, ipad, etc) to participate in the session.You are also encouraged to dress comfortably and be ready to move for your second session addressing, “Fast, Fun Fitness for the Future. PD in yoga pants sounds fantastic!! What is included:…

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NJEA Urban Education Symposium

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 3:30 pm
Princeton Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 United States
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Understanding N.E.A.R.: Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACES, Resilience –Building Capacity and Creating Self-Healing Communities The objective of this event is to build “self-healing, thriving” people in our urban communities by understanding the role that distress and suffering (both historical and generational) have on children in the prenatal phase until 3 years old and the impact on the subsequent years as they grow and develop. As described on the site, “We will use an Open Space Technology (OST) methodology to explore the possible…

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The 41st Annual New Jersey Science Convention “Bringing 21st Century Science Skills to the Classroom: Weaving NGSS Across the Curriculum”

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Princeton Marriott Forrestal, 100 College Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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If you are looking for the best professional development opportunity in New Jersey (or surrounding areas) for science educators (teachers, administrators, and student interns) -- Then is THE event for you. The Convention is a two day affair in which attendees can attend one of the two days, so that districts are not overwhelmed with too many absent workers. “Each day has over seventy-five sessions of interest to all levels and disciplines in science, as well as over fifty-five vendors…

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AMTNJ’s 27th Annual Two-Day Conference

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
National Conference Center, 399 Monmouth Street
East Windsor, NJ 08520 United States
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This conference is a 2 day event. On the 26th of October, “Growth Mindsets in Mathematics” will be discussed and on the 27th, “Implementing the New NJ Mathematics Standards” will be the focus of the day. As described by the organizers of the event (on their website): There will be “Over 80 total Sessions Scheduled Featured Speakers • Diane Briars Past President, NCTM ‘Strategies and Tasks to Build Procedural Fluency from Concepts’ • Joseph Rosenstein, Director, DIMACS, Rutgers University ‘What…

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Rutgers Graduate School of Education 50th Annual Conference on Reading and Writing

October 27 @ 7:15 am - 4:15 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel-New Brunswick, 2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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As described on the website (, “This year’s 50th Annual Conference offers national literacy experts and authors in a one day conference. Participants select three workshops from over twenty that are offered. There are three keynote speakers: Author Henry Winkler and Literacy Authors, Nell Duke and Lester Laminack. There will be breakfast, High Tea, lunch, vendors, book signing, and networking throughout the day.”

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NJCTE Fall Conference: English Language Arts the Write Way: Transformative and Digital

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Princeton Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10 - $20

This half-day conference will provide a great time to get inspired with interactive writing and mini-sessions to “SPARK” your creative side. You will learn more about literacy, writing, intellectual freedom and publishing via professional workshops and presentation.  And lunch is included…so this is a lunch and learn opportunity! Lunch details: Choose vegetarian or traditional sub-boxed lunch (provided by: Wegman's). Visit: to register Cost: $20 for non-members and $10 for members

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November 2017

Financial Education Teacher Exchange Fall 2017: Share, Curate, Create (Personal Finance Literacy)

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Affinity Federal Credit Union, 43 Mountainview Blvd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 United States
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If you teach personal finance to students, come improve your expertise and  explore new resources to use in the classroom.  This 2.5 hour workshop will provide time for facilitated small group discussion that will enable educators to learn from each other. From the website: “Each teacher is asked to bring 10 copies of a favorite personal finance lesson plan to share with others. A light supper and door prizes will be provided courtesy of one of our program sponsors, Next…

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Classroom Connection Saturdays

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, 1 Memorial Lane
Holmdel, NJ 07733 United States
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The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial (Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center) is offering Professional Development for K-12 teachers who like to know more about the Vietnam Era. Classroom Connection sessions are held on Saturday’s from October-June  (dates listed below) from 9:00 to 12:00 pm and includes breakfast, presentations, lesson plans, as well as an opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues. Participants earn 3 hours of Professional Development credit . Schedule of Meetings and Topics: October 7th : Draft v.…

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