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February 2019

Bringing the Maker Movement to your Elementary School (PD)

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Montclair State University- PRISM Center, Blanton Hall, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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$150.00
Bringing the Maker Movement to your Elementary School

As a wise student once said, “Everything you touch is an adventure”. If you’re interested in discovering new ways to activate your classroom and share powerful ideas, this workshop is for you. With a focus on the Maker movement, participants will have the opportunity to create something using circuits and learn about circuitry along the way. Choose from littleBits, paper circuits, squishy circuits, Makey Makeys and more. In addition to the hands-on experience, student work will be displayed, classroom videos…

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Geometry Investigations with GeoGebra, Grades 2-5 (PD)

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Busch Campus-Rutgers New Brunswick-100 Sutphen rd., 100 Sutphen Road
Piscataway, 08854
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$205
Geometry Investigations with GeoGebra, Grades 2-5

Attention all elementary math teachers and supervisors! Irina Lyublinskaya, one of the most experienced and respected workshop leaders in the state, will be presenting ways to incorporate GeoGebra in the classroom.  Since so few students actually learn from sitting at a desk, listening to a lecture, and taking copious notes, it is imperative to foster an environment in which students can interact with math.  Geogebra is a free, multi-platform software/APP that allows students to think ‘outside the box’ and have…

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Union Middlesex Association of School Librarians- Winter Meeting 2019 – Best Books for Young Adults (PD)

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840 United States
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$15.00
School Librarians

Calling all school librarians and media specialists either working or living in Union and Middlesex counties! If you’re not already a UMASL member, join for the low price of $15/year and enjoy four professional development programs a year. On this special Tuesday in February, Chrissy George, Middlesex Public Library’s Children’s Librarian and Webmaster, will joyfully share “Today’s Best of Books in Children’s and YA Literature”.  Light refreshments will be served! $15 Membership fee/year

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Discipline Disparities: Problems and Potential Solutions

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SRI & ETTC, 10 W. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$178
Discipline Disparities: Problems and Potential Solutions

According to The Washington Post, “Federal data released on April 24, 2018, shows racial disparities in school discipline are worsening”. George Guy, principal of the Rosa International Middle school in Cherry Hill, NJ, will be leading a workshop to discuss equity issues among racial and ethnic minority students. Specifically, what discipline disparities are, what may cause them to occur and what educational professionals can do to ensure students are treated fairly.

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Engineering is Elementary (K-5) [PD]

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305 United States
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$125
Engineering is Elementary

Introducing children to engineering in elementary schools brings a host of benefits. It allows children to apply math and science skills to real-world scenarios, encourages teamwork and problem-solving, and introduces them to a field that could eventually lead to a successful and rewarding career. Attendees will receive professional development hours and access to Liberty Science Center’s general admission exhibits. More importantly, a research based elementary engineering curriculum will be shared for teachers seeking to actively engage students in STEM units.

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March 2019

Multiplication and Division Concepts and Development of Calculation Fluency, Grades 3-5 (PD)

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Busch Campus-Rutgers New Brunswick-100 Sutphen rd., 100 Sutphen Road
Piscataway, 08854
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$205.00
Multiplication and Division Concepts and Development of Calculation Fluency, Grades 3-5

“If you’re looking for innovative ways to teach multiplication and division, this one-day professional development workshop will be a tremendous step-forward. Having the ability to teach the concepts first and guide students into developing strategies will lead to a better understanding over all. The workshop addresses multiplication tables, the use of inverse operation to find quotients, the use of models and standard algorithms and more.  Educators will return to their classrooms with new activities and games that encourage students to…

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Extinctions Late Night

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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FREE
Extinction Night

What are mass extinctions? How many times has it happened? What are the most major extinctions in Earth’s history? If the answers to these questions sound intriguing, it’s time to visit the Rutgers Geology Museum. They are hosting an evolution-themed night for people of all ages to come explore the “Big Five” Extinctions and gain a better understanding of how they caused our planet’s ecosystems to change through time. There’s no need to stay the whole time, but with all…

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Just Say Know: Reframing Our Understanding of Drug Use in Teens (PD)

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Garfield Park Academy, 24 Glenolden Lane
Willingboro, NJ 08046 United States
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FREE
Just Say Know: Reframing Our Understanding of Drug Use in Teens (PD)

To prevent teen substance abuse, adults should set a good example and communicate openly with adolescents. Dr. Sandy Gibson, Ph.D., LCSW, and Associate Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey, has researched addiction, prevention methods, and intervention strategies in order to change the way we speak to teens about drugs. Telling them “Just Say No” is not an effective approach. Rather, parents and educators should be knowledgeable and open-minded. After learning about the reasons…

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April 2019

Parents Empowered! Insider Strategies for Advocacy and Systems Change (PD)

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ United States
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FREE
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For 8 years, the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey has been a key resource for parents, schools administrators, teachers, and child advocates who aim to better understand and access special education programs. This FREE event will discuss advocacy strategies, available services, and system change to support children and teens with disabilities. As described on the site, attendees will be provided with “the tools they need to be informed, engaged and empowered!” Don’t wait, registration is required!

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