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January 2019

Mathematics- Effective Teaching Practices for Middle Grades Teachers

January 9 @ 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

The primary focus of this workshop is to understand best practices for teaching math and creative ways to incorporate them in the classroom. Eliza Leszczynski, a practicing mathematics educator of 18 years, will facilitate the discussion of ways to integrate Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices suggested by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Principles to actions: Ensuring mathematical success for all (2014) in the middle grades mathematics classroom. This publication in tandem with Eliza’s wealth of knowledge and experience…

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STEM Activities for Physics and Astronomy — Cell Phone Apps, Astrophotography, and Planetarium Skies (Grades 6-12)

January 11 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rowan-Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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$149

Unlock the STEM potential in the palm of your hand with this exploration of cell phone apps for Astrophotography, Astronomy and Physics. This fully interactive workshop will feature 25 activities that can be applied to a classroom setting.STEMschool  

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Identify & Explore Variability in Your Data (PD)

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rutgers University, 14 College Farm Rd
New Brunswick, new jersey 08901 United States
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$10

When most people think of science, they think of facts; a cause and effect; a problem and a solution. However, science is much more complicated than that. In order to truly understand a set of data, one needs to acknowledge variability. The measure of variability chosen to explain data can determine what story is being told. As part of the Data Literacy Series PD, there will be discussion around graphing data and what educators can do to help students grasp…

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Have You Met Alice? (Coding for 3-D Animation)

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SRI & ETTC Computer Lab #127, 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$178

Spend the day with Alice, an animation software developed by Carnegie Mellon as a means to teach coding and logic to beginning programmers and aspiring game developers. Instructor Phillip Rolsinelli will walk educators through the fun drag and drop interface, with an eye toward preparing classroom teachers to introduce the tool to their students.

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“Ooh NOT Eww!” NGSS-aligned Organism Study for Elementary Students

January 25 @ 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

Here is a science workshop that will allow your students to learn about a living organism through a hands-on experiment. This is their chance to investigate like real scientists and your opportunity to teach them about the scientific method. Students will be encouraged to think out of the box and propose solutions. Once the day comes to an end, each educator will be provided with resources to use in the classroom to supplement their curriculum.

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February 2019

Preparing for ELA PARCC: Teach Your Students to Write With SPICE

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SRI & ETTC, 10 W. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$178

Mike Devono, author of “Teaching Writing with Spice,” will be presenting techniques that have been proven to be successful in raising scores for ESPA, HSPA, GEPA, and NJASK. These strategies are designed specifically for Language Art teachers, Special Education teachers, and ELL teachers. Upon completing this workshop, elementary and middle school educators will walk away with new ways to teach writing, proctor exams, and adapt to students who may struggle with writing.  

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Creating with Encaustic – PD

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sandra Koberlein’s Studio, 167 Lighthouse Rd
Pennsville, new jersey 08070 United States
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$75 – $100
Creating with Encaustic - PD

Grab your smock and get fired up to have some fun with hot wax painting! You can bring up to three collage elements you’d like to try this technique on after learning about the history, materials, tools, and techniques of encaustic painting. With over 30 years of experience, participants will have plenty to learn from Sandra Koberlein who’s a certified K-12 art teacher and encaustic instructor. $75 for Current AENJ Members $100 for Non-Members

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NGSS: Beyond the Basics, Grades 6-12 (PD)

February 15 @ 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
NGSS: Beyond the Basics, Grades 6-12 (PD)

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. This workshop will focus on ways to stimulate student interest through the use of the NGSS. Topics of discussion include the three Dimensions, the Performance Expectations, use of Claims-Evidence-Reasoning (CER), and Prediction-Observation-Explanation (POE). Not only will participants learn new ways to implement the NGSS, but they will receive lessons, handouts, and other resources to continue inspiring students in the world of…

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Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Video Conference-Central (PD)

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:15 pm
Robbinsville High School, 155 Robbinsville-Edinburg Rd
Robbinsville, NJ 08691 United States
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Free
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Video Conference-Central (PD)

In sign language, prosodic features include duration of a sign, pause, eye aperture, facial expression, use of signing space and more. Teaching prosodic features can help lead to successful communication. In this live video conference, Dr. Deborah Cates, PhD, Sign Language Program Coordinator, Iowa School for the Deaf, will discuss the important role prosodic features have in Signed English and ASL. With thirteen years of experience in educational interpreting, Dr. Cates will guide educators to recognize and understand these features…

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