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Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core E-LEARNING (Online course)

Description:

Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core                           
Target Group: All teachers trained in the Phonics First® Foundations program.
Prerequisite:  Completion of Phonics First® Beginnings, Basic or Foundations Level I.

During the Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core workshop, teachers look at the decoding and fluency-related standards of the common core and determine the Phonics First® instructional components that ensure success for beginning, struggling, at-risk, ELL and LD students.

DESCRIPTION:
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) means schools must immediately and rapidly gear-up struggling readers. The demands of the CCSS' higher-level comprehension skills require students employ accurate decoding and fluent reading in order to be able to comprehend increasingly complex text. Consistent implementation of specific Phonics First® strategies in the classroom and intervention settings allows teachers to accurately target specific skill-deficits and to support and strengthen student decoding and fluency.

During the Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core workshop, teachers look at the decoding and fluency-related standards of the common core and determine the Phonics First® instructional components that ensure success for beginning, struggling, at-risk, ELL and LD students. Teachers will then review and practice strategy implementation for classroom and small-group instruction at the prevention, intervention and remediation levels. Workshop will also include an introduction to Reciprocal  Teaching, a powerful tool for deepening comprehension through a process of clarifying, questioning, summarizing and predicting.

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase.

Where: Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Speaker:  Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length: Part One: 1 hour and 27 minutes, Part Two: 1 hour and 17 minutes

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval is received. Once ETTC Hours approval is received you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.


Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: ORC20N00

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 3 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Dyslexia 2: Building on What We Already Know (Online course)

Description:

Dyslexia, the most recognized of reading problems, is a neurological disorder that is often characterized by difficulties in recognizing and decoding words, leading to lower comprehension and fluency. Although there is no exact count, it is estimated that one in ten people may be afflicted with some form of Dyslexia.

Legislation on Dyslexia signed in August 2014 prominently recognized Dyslexia in state statute and regulation, mandating a requirement for districts to pro-actively deal with this disability. A definition of Dyslexia is now written into Special Education code and a yearly 2-hour professional development requirement for Dyslexia is now mandated for all teachers in grades pre-K through grade 3, special education, reading and ESL teachers, reading specialists, learning disabilities teacher consultants, and speech-language specialists.

Participants should already have had a preliminary workshop on Dyslexia such that they have a general knowledge about the legislation, definition, warning signs, and characteristics of Dyslexia. This 2-hour training will provide participants with information about specific teaching strategies and techniques used to work with students with Dyslexia, as well as additional information about its characteristics, use of technology, and screening.

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval or payment is received. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.


Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: OD20001

Dates:This is an Online Workshop - What does this mean?

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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Dyslexia: What We Need to Know (Online course)

Description:

This online workshop is intended for educators to provide an overview of Dyslexia.

Dyslexia, the most recognized of reading problems, is a neurological disorder that is often characterized by difficulties in recognizing and decoding words, leading to lower comprehension and fluency. Although there is no exact count, it is estimated that one in ten people may be afflicted with some form of dyslexia.

Governor Christie signed legislation that, for the first time, prominently recognizes dyslexia in state statute and regulation, making it a requirement for districts to deal with this disability. A definition of dyslexia must now be specifically written into special education code and a yearly 2-hour professional development requirement for dyslexia is now mandated for all teachers in grades pre-K through grade 3, special education, reading and ESL teachers, reading specialists, learning disabilities teacher consultants, and speech-language specialists.

This 2-hour (time varies per participant) webinar will provide participating administrators, pre-K to 3 educators, Special Education supervisors, and Child Study Team members with detailed information about this legislation, citing the specificity and requisites that impact the governance and operation of all school districts in New Jersey. The impact that the law will have on special education programs, as well as the specific components that must be included in the required training, will be reviewed during the online course.

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval or payment is received. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.


Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: OD20000

Dates:This is an Online Workshop - What does this mean?

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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PHONICS FIRST® ORTON GILLINGHAM LEVEL I E-LEARNING (Online course)

Description:

Description
Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Level I E-Learning Course Content designed for:
K-3 General Education; K-5 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.

The Phonics First® Level I E-Learning course covers all the content of the in-person course in an interactive and flexible online format. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic/LD readers into skilled learners through our effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Teachers will actively participate in learning modules and connect with Phonics First® Instructors as they learn how to effectively incorporate Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms or small-groups.

Participants learn to teach:
• Alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies
• Basic and advanced phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
• Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)
• Oral reading/connected text fluency
• Higher-level spelling skills

Additional Benefits:
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
• Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic/learning disabled readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology
• Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

Upon completion, participants will:
• Receive a document of completion
• Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-5 students

Benefits of E-Learning:
• Engage with the content. Specifically developed for the online learning environment, this course is much more than a series of video lectures. You’ll be actively involved in learning through built-in interactions, activities and practice assignments.
• Get guidance from an expert. Phonics First® Instructors are there to guide you through the course, answering questions and providing personalized feedback to assignments.
• Fit learning into your schedule. You can access course content and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you.
• Track your progress. With built-in activities like Knowledge Checks, discussions and quizzes, it’s easy to know that you’re on the right track to learning the lesson content, processes and strategies.
• Access a variety of resources. In addition to the standard course content, you’ll find a library of resources developed to support you during and after the course, as well as optional resources to dig deeper into topics of interest. Lesson notes, Checklists, video demonstrations and printable activities are just a few of the tools you’ll find throughout the course.
Prerequisite: None

COURSE MATERIALS: The Starter Kit of course materials is necessary to participate in the course and work one-on-one with a single student.

Starter Kit Materials:
• Phonics First® Curriculum Guide
• Phonics First® Course Manual
• Classroom Phonics First® Card Pack
• 1 lb. Magic Sand®
• Sand Tray with Sand Tray Bag
• Answer Board, Marker, Eraser
• 1 Box Red Crayons/Red Word Screen
• Syllable Division Cards

Where: Anywhere with an Internet connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length: 30-34 Hours
Audience: K-3 General Education Teachers; K-5 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.
Instructor: Brainspring (formerly RLAC)
Location: On-line

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval is received. Once ETTC Hours approval is received you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.


Audience: Teachers grades K-3; K-5 Resource and Special Education Teachers, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.

Workshop Code: ORC20N02

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 34 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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PHONICS FIRST® ORTON GILLINGHAM LEVEL II E-LEARNING (K-12) (Online course)

Description:

Prerequisite: Completion of Phonics First® Orton Gillingham Level I three months or more prior to enrolling in Level II. Current teaching experience with Phonics First® is strongly recommended.

Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Level II course content designed for K-12 general education, intervention, resource, special education teachers who have taken Phonics First® Level I

This rigorous course emphasizes instruction of struggling readers at all grade levels and is critical for teachers working with dyslexic and learning disabled students.

Participants gain expertise in:

  • Instruction of skills taught in Level I
  • Customizing lessons for dyslexic and learning disabled students
  • Advanced concepts of decoding and encoding

Participants learn to customize instruction in:

  • Basic phonics through advanced morphology
  • Syllabication/multisyllable word attack strategies
  • The Reciprocal Teaching process
  • Multisensory comprehension
  • Multisensory syntax (grammar)

Additional benefits:

  • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
  • Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled student at all grade levels using Orton-Gillingham methodology
  • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

Upon completion, participants will:

  • Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-12 dyslexic and learning disabled students

Materials: Participants will need the materials from the Phonics First Level I course
Where:    Anywhere with an Internet connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:   16.25 Hours
Audience: K-12 general education, intervention, resource, special education teachers who have taken Phonics First® Level I
Instructor: Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval is received. Once ETTC Hours approval is received you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.

Audience: Teachers grades K-5, Special Education Teachers, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.

Workshop Code: ORC20N03

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 24 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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PHONICS FIRST® ORTON GILLINGHAM PRIMARY E LEARNING (Online course)

Description:

Description:
Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Primary E-Learning Course Content designed for: K-1 General Education; K-2 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.

The Phonics First® Level I E-Learning course covers all the content of the in-person course in an interactive and flexible online format. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic/LD readers into skilled learners through our effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Teachers will actively participate in learning modules and connect with Phonics First® Instructors as they learn how to effectively incorporate beginning Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms or small-groups.

Participants learn to teach: 
• Alphabet and phonological awareness strategies 
• Basic phonetic concepts for beginning decoding and encoding 
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review 
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words 
• Beginning oral reading/connected text fluency 
• Introductory Syllabication for multisyllabic words

Additional benefits: 
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation 
• Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic/learning disabled readers using
Orton- Gillingham methodology
• Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

Upon completion, participants will: 
• Receive a document of completion 
• Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-2 students

Benefits of E-Learning

  • Engage with the content. Specifically developed for the online learning environment, this course is much more than a series of video lectures. You’ll be actively involved in learning through built-in interactions, activities and practice assignments.
  • Get guidance from an expert. Phonics First® Instructors are there to guide you through the course, answering questions and providing personalized feedback to assignments.
  • Fit learning into your schedule. You can access course content and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you.
  • Track your progress. With built-in activities like Knowledge Checks, discussions and quizzes, it’s easy to know that you’re on the right track to learning the lesson content, processes and strategies.
  • Access a variety of resources. In addition to the standard course content, you’ll find a library of resources developed to support you during and after the course, as well as optional resources to dig deeper into topics of interest. Lesson notes, Checklists, video demonstrations and printable activities are just a few of the tools you’ll find throughout the course.

Prerequisite: None

Course Materials: The Starter Kit of course materials is necessary to participate in the course and work one-on-one with a single student.

 Starter Kit Materials

Where:    Anywhere with an Internet connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:   23-25 Hours
Audience: K-1 General Education Teachers; K-2 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.
Instructor: Brainspring (formerly RLAC)
Location: On-line

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval is received. Once ETTC Hours approval is received you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.

Audience: Teachers grades K-2; K-3 Resource and Special Education Teachers, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.

Workshop Code: ORC20N01

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 30 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness E-LEARNING (Online course)

Description:

Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness
Target Group: Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Special Education teachers, Title I teachers, ELL teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors, Paraprofessionals and Parents.

Prepare beginning and young at-risk readers by providing a strong foundation of critical phonological awareness skills taught through fun and engaging games and activities

DESCRIPTION:
Research demonstrates a direct correlation between a child developing strong phonological awareness skills and becoming a highly-skilled reader. This workshop will       cover the background of knowledge for early reading development, the progressing levels of phonological awareness instruction critical in developing successful readers         and a range of targeted and purposeful activities to teach these critical foundational reading skills. The content corresponds to the English Language Arts focus areas in the Common Core State Standards Foundational Reading skills for Kindergarten and beginning of first grade.

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where: Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Materials Included: Phonemic Awareness; Phonemic Awareness in Young Children - A Classroom Curriculum; Getting Ready to Read
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:  1 hour and 54 minutes

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval is received. Once ETTC Hours approval is received you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.

Audience: Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Special Education teachers, Title I teachers, ELL teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors, Paraprofessionals and Parents.

Workshop Code: ORC20N04

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 5 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers - Greek & Latin Roots E-LEARNING (Online course)

Description:

Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers- Greek & Latin Roots

Target Group:  Teachers grades 6-12, Special Education Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors and Parents.

Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT. 

DESCRIPTION: Learn how the study of prefixes, suffixes and Greek and Latin root morphology provides a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding to middle and high school students. Approximately 65% of all reading done at these levels comes from the Greek and Latin layer of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT. 

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where:  Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Recommended Materials: Word Roots A1 and B1
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length: Part One-1 hour and 27 minutes, Part Two-1 hour and 31 minutes

This class coupled with the Syllabication Strategies workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval is received. Once ETTC Hours approval is received you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.

Audience: Teachers grades 6-12, Special Education Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors and Parents.

Workshop Code: ORC20N05

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 3 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Teacher Effectiveness Institute for Beginning Educators (Online course)

Description:

The Teacher Effectiveness Institute is a series of four webinars designed to support the novice teacher on important topics that they will need to know throughout the school year. It is appropriate for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year teachers.

Participants will review the rudiments of educational practice and explore the many roles a teacher may be expected to play during a typical day as an educator in the school community. Practical suggestions and proven classroom strategies on varied topics will be discussed during each session.

Part 1: Preparing for the School Year
Part 2: Strategies for Increased Parent Support
Part 3: The "Good Kind" of Assessment
Part 4: Supporting Special Education Students in the Classroom

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval or payment is received. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.


Audience: Beginning Educators

Workshop Code: OD20002

Dates:This is an Online Workshop - What does this mean?

Cost: $87 OR 3 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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Unlocking Unfamiliar Words-Syllabication Strategies for Success E-LEARNING (Online course)

Description:

Unlocking Unfamiliar Words-Syllabication Strategies for Success
Target Group:  Teachers grades 2-12, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors and Parents.

Help students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word.
          
DESCRIPTION:
Syllabication instruction teaches struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word. This workshop provides teachers with an understanding of the syllabication process and in-depth instructions for teaching structured, sequential, and cumulative lessons to students. A packet containing documents pertinent to the workshop will be emailed once registration is complete. It is required to have 10 index cards, pen or pencil, and scissors. 

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where: Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Materials Included: Phonics First® Foundations Syllabication Guide, Syllabication Reference Cards, Student Worksheets and Answer Key
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length: Part One-1 hour and 27 minutes, Part Two-1 hour and 34 minutes

This class coupled with the Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers: Greek and Latin Roots workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval is received. Once ETTC Hours approval is received you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.

Audience: Teachers grades 2-12, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors and Parents.

Workshop Code: ORC20N06

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 4 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Windows Movie Maker (Online course)

Description:

In this online course participants will learn how to create movies and to tell stories with images and text using Windows Movie Maker. Movie Maker is a video editing software that comes standard with Windows 7 operating system. Create professional video projects with transitions and effects. The goal of the workshop is to make a simple video project and to understand the multiple publishing options included in Movie Maker (YouTube, HD Video, DVD)

Course Content:
Movie Maker (Windows Movie Maker in Microsoft Windows XP) is a movie and slide show creator. With Movie Maker, students can experiment with the best ways to arrange their photos to tell a story. In doing so, they learn which elements hold the viewer's attention and make for good storytelling. Students can add titles, effects, movement, transitions, and even a music track to create a finished product. After saving the final movie, students can upload their work to a site such as YouTube or their Windows Live Space and share it with you, their families, and others in their class.

Learning Objectives:
- Importing photos, video, and audio from a camera or other source
- Trimming and splitting video clips
- Adjusting music volume, fading, splitting, and timing options
- Adding and modifying titles
- Creating transitions between clips
- Panning and zooming photos
- Exporting/Saving You Video
- Posting Your Video to YouTube via Movie Maker

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval or payment is received. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.


Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: OD20003

Dates:This is an Online Workshop - What does this mean?

Cost: $29 OR 1 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

Location: On-line
N/A

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Writing with Spice Online

Description:

This one hour webinar of the very successful and popular workshop will provide SPICE training demonstrating how to identify and apply skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities at the elementary and middle school level. Language Arts teachers, special education teachers and ELL teachers will learn a variety of techniques designed through years of practical use. SPICE strategies have proven successful in improving state assessment scores.

After a review of numerous compositional risks, participants will learn and practice unique assessment tools, skill application strategies for all prompts, test timing awareness and encouragement tips. The focus will be on teaching students to simply “learn how to write” for any type of assignment or prompt. Writing with SPICE builds lifelong student skills,  makes both the teaching and learning of writing skills less stressful, and can immediately be implemented in the classroom.

The Writing with Spice webinar is presented by Mike Devono.
Mr. Devono is a former teacher and author of Teaching Writing with Spice, the definitive text to identify and apply the skills needed to track and enhance writing abilities.

Please note online workshop access will be granted after ETTC Hours approval or payment is received. Please contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850 regarding this matter.


Audience: Teachers Grades 2-5, Middle School ELA Teachers and ELA Coaches

Workshop Code: OD20004

Dates:This is an Online Workshop - What does this mean?

Cost: $48 OR 2 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Mike Devono

Location: On-line
N/A

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Thu - October 24, 2019
HIB Training for Anti-Bullying Specialists, Anti-Bullying Coordinators, and School Safety Team Members

Description:

New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) has placed important new responsibilities on educators responsible for preventing and responding to harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) in our schools.  This practical and interactive workshop will focus on statutory requirements and best practices for the ABS, ABC, and School Safety Team members, policy requirements, proper conduct of investigations, and the differences between interpersonal conflict and HIB.  Participants will learn how to find resources for assessing and improving school climate as a prevention and intervention tool.  Time will be available for sharing ideas, questions, challenges/successes encountered by ABS’s, ABC’s, and School Safety Team members in the implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their HIB policies, procedures, forms, and resources to share with colleagues.

Audience: K-12 administrators, as well as ABS’s, ABC’s, and Safety Team Members

Workshop Code: F20030

Dates: Thursday, October 24, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: John DiNicola

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Implementing the NGSS (NJSLS-S) Science & Engineering Practices

Description:

Students asking questions to drive their own learning, constructing scientific explanations to enhance their understanding and developing and using models to represent their ideas and the ideas of others are three explicit and essential Science and Engineering Practices called for in the Next Generation Science Standards.  Educators attending this interactive and engaging workshop will:

  • facilitate an approach to deliberately teach the skill of asking questions about observations, data, informational text, misconceptions and the ideas of others (including classmates)
  • actualize a strategy through which students will effectively make claims, support their claims with evidence, construct explanations and engage in argumentation
  • recognize how and why students should develop, evaluate, and revise their own models to optimize learning  in science and engineering

The workshop will be presented by Barbara Mammen, Educational Consultant, and former science teacher, district Supervisor of Science and Technology, and STEM Project Manager at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rider University.

Audience: K-8 Teachers

Workshop Code: F20023

Dates: Thursday, October 24, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - October 25, 2019
What Schools Need to Know About 504 Plans to Ensure Compliancy

Description:

In this half-day workshop participants will discuss the process of creating a 504 plan for a student, including the paperwork and procedures, as well as the legal requirements of a 504 plan. Participants will have a clear understanding of everything a school district needs to know to ensure your school is compliant. The information presented in this workshop is structured so that participants can turn-key the information with colleagues the next day. Participants will have time at the end of the workshop for a question and answer session.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. John Hannum.
Dr. Hannum a retired school superintendent, is now an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and instuctor for the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: F20014

Dates: Friday, October 25, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: John Hannum

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Mon - October 28, 2019
Makerspace Monday with 3D Printing (full)

Description:

What is possible with 3D printing in Makerspaces?  Come find out in our Makerspace session focusing on 3D Printing! Learn how to create functional items in easy to use CAD software, examine the materials schools use, the working and calibrating of a 3D Printer for successful prints, and the slicing of objects into G-code that the printer understands.  In this workshop participants will gain a solid foundation in 3D printing best practices and resources to get your students 3D designing and printing.

The workshop will be presented by Michelle Wendt, Instructional Technologist at the SRI&ETTC.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F20017

Dates: Monday, October 28, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

Location: SRI & ETTC - Library
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

This Workshop is full
Phonics First® - An Accredited Orton-Gillingham Program (full)

Description:

Phonics First®, Level I, 4 days
This comprehensive and highly intensive course provides teachers with the necessary strategies and tools to deliver high-quality Phonics First® lessons. Course content includes: alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies, the three-part drill for structured review, tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words, syllabication for multisyllable words and guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation. Participants have opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants.

What is Phonics First® ?

Once mastered, Brainspring’s flexible and dynamic Phonics First® approach is both a diagnostic and remedial tool that significantly benefits not only the dyslexic student, but also students with a wide variety of learning needs.

Course participants learn about current reading and dyslexia research, rationale for multisensory instruction, the stages of reading development and the Phonics First® instructional elements necessary for delivering quality, multisensory, code- emphasis reading lessons for critical decoding and encoding skill development. Learning is structured, sequential, systematic, cumulative and success-oriented. Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, at-risk, dyslexic, ELL and learning disabled readers grades K-5.

Phonics First® and Dyslexia
With the advent of NJ’s Dyslexia Legislation, schools are seeking ways to enhance teacher expertise in teaching reading.

- Phonics First ® provides a supplemental curriculum that teachers at all tiers can follow with varied intensity to meet student needs;
- Phonics First ® provides the necessary skill-base that all teachers need, regardless of which students they have, in order to effectively reach struggling and dyslexic learners;
- Phonics First ® provides teachers with a common language and seamless approach between regular education and intervention support; and
- Phonics First ® is a powerful, systematic, sequential and multisensory teaching tool used to differentiate instruction and reach ALL students.

Included with registration:
-All Teacher Materials

Additional Materials & Services*:
-Small-Group Student Kit, $295 or 14 ETTC Hours
-Classroom Student Kit, $295 or 14 ETTC Hours
-Classroom Coaching and Consultation available for Phonics First® Teachers
* Can be purchased at an additional cost

Not ALL Orton-Gillingham Programs Are Created Equal...

- - Phonics First ® is accredited at the Teaching and Instructor of Teaching levels by:
- IDA (International Dyslexia Association)
and
- IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council).

Phonics First ® Professional Development presented by Brainspring ®, Inc.
Established in 1991, Brainspring’s Phonics First® has been used successfully by thousands of trained educators in classroom, small-group and one-one-one settings with beginning, struggling, at-risk, dyslexic, ELL and learning disabled students.

Audience: Phonics First® is appropriate for Grades K-2 classroom teachers; K-5 intervention, BSI, resource, reading and special education teachers.

Workshop Code: F20026

Dates: Monday, October 28, 2019 | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Monday December 9, 2019 | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

From: 8:30 to: 3:30

Cost: $1295 OR 56 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 108A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

This Workshop is full


Tue - October 29, 2019
Getting Started with Google’s CS First

Description: Want to teach coding to your 4th to 8th graders but don’t know where to start? Have you been teaching Scratch but keep hitting brick walls or running out of project ideas? This workshop is for you. CS First is a free web-based program that exposes students to computer science through video tutorials and modules that they can complete at their own pace. Every lesson is ready-to-go from top-to-bottom. You simply have to choose your lesson and implement it. Get started right away with this hands-on workshop. Even if you are an expert coder these lessons will be a breath of fresh air for practical classroom applications or after school project ideas.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: F20010

Dates: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

Location: SRI & ETTC - Computer Lab #127
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - November 1, 2019
Teaching Creative Writing: Challenges and Freedoms - Sponsored by Stockton University’s Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers

Description:

In this workshop Stockton Creative Writing Faculty Professors King and Long will guide participants through a variety of accessible and diverse creative writing exercises for the classroom, allowing participants to test out the writing prompts first hand. The workshop will discuss ways to alter the lessons according to individual classroom needs and offer ways these assignments can be scaffolded towards larger projects.  We will also review potential pitfalls and answer questions about each exercise.

Instructors: Stockton Creative Writing Faculty Cynthia Arrieu-King and Nathan Alling Long
Nathan Alling Long's award-winning work appears on NPR and in over a hundred publications. His collection of 50 short fictions, The Origin of Doubt (2018), was selected as a finalist for a Lambda Literary award. He’s the recipient of a Truman Capote fellowship, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conference scholarships, and three Pushcart nominations. He lives in Philadelphia and has been teaching creative writing for fifteen years at Stockton University.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman fellow. Her books of poetry include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (2010), Manifest (2013) and Futureless Languages (2018). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, TriQuarterly, and Bomb Magazine. She has workshopped with educators through the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation, has mentored and volunteered through Mighty Writers in Philadelphia, and has previously led a workshop on material culture as a pedagogical tool for the Why the Humanities Matters Institute at Stockton. 

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Please note: The Why the Humanities Matter Institute will offer three additional professional development workshops during the 2019-2020 school year, including a workshop on LGBT history. Dates and other topics TBA.

This workshop is partially funded by Stockton University’s Office of the President and School of Arts and Humanities.

Audience: Middle & High School Educators

Workshop Code: F20029

Dates: Friday, November 1, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $50 OR 3 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: Stockton University Atlantic City Campus
Academic Center 3711 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Main Phone: 609.761.1200

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Wed - November 13, 2019
Understanding the Law on Special Needs Students, Equity and Disproportionality Presented by the SRI&ETTC and NJPSA, FEA, Legal One

Description:

Students with IEPs are entitled under state and federal law to fully participate in all aspects of school district's educational program, with appropriate modifications and accommodations, as appropriate.  Where barriers exist to full participation school districts are legally obligated to identify and work to alleviate those barriers.  In addition, significant legal issues arise when students in a particular racial or ethnic group are disproportionately identified as needing special education, are placed in certain disability categories, or where students with disabilities in certain racial or ethnic groups are more likely to be disciplined than their peers.  In this workshop, participants will learn about new federal regulations that are now being implemented related to disproportionately, and will also learn about a series of related legal requirements concerning educational equity and students with disabilities. Finally, participants will learn about the specific actions that are required to be taken when these discrepancies are identified, and the legal consequences for failure to take effective action. 

The workshop will be presented by John Worthington, Esq., LEGAL ONE and former director of the NJDOE Office of Special Education.

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors, and Directors

Workshop Code: F20003

Dates: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Visual Storytelling: Imagery & History – Mixed-Media Collage, A “Heritage Collage” Workshop at The Noyes Museum of Art (full)

Description:

This “heritage collage” workshop explores storytelling through mixed-media collage with historical imagery. Participants will learn about the discovery and legitimate use of historical images, observe a demonstration, and view artwork made by the artist instructor. A hands-on session follows, covering the use of mixed-media collage including examples of methods and projects as well as reference materials for the classroom. For grade 1-12 educators and all levels of artists, the workshop is designed for art teachers but can be useful for teachers across disciplines. Use simple and accessible processes that can be taught to students easily and inexpensively. Participants will create collage art of their own. No experience in art making is necessary.

Workshop topics will include:
• Lecture and presentation highlighting storytelling through mixed-media collage
• Visual storytelling: Discovering and refining the story you want to tell
• Researching and finding contemporary and historical imagery for re-use in an artwork
• Practical demonstrations of working methods: Colors, materials, and techniques of mixed-media collage
• Using examples of collage through history to teach
• Hands-on studio work in basic collage exercises useful for all students

Materials needed: Black & white laser print photos and color inkjet print photos of family members, old magazines with animals, flowers or other preferred images, favorite vintage photos, Exacto knife, cutting mat

Optional materials: Wood carving tools, paint brushes, paint markers

Presenter: Lavett Ballard is an artist, educator, art historian, curator, and author whose work has been included in literary, film, and theatre productions, as well as exhibitions nationwide. As an artist-archivist, Ballard recalls and reclaims the history of people of African descent. ‘Prints are collaged, painted, destroyed and reborn to create a reimagined visual narrative to the history portrayed…” Adding paint, charcoal, and oil pastel, images are deconstructed and layered on weathered wooden fence panels. The fences are a symbolic reference, as both border and barricade, to how people are kept in and out, just as racial and gender identities do the same. For more information visit www.lavettbeart.com.

The content and activities of this workshop meet with national standards and are applicable through the Grades 1-12 curriculum. Hands-on art activities will serve the needs of students of all levels. This is an enjoyable workshop and a great opportunity to gather new ideas for enriching the curriculum in the classroom, try creative art activities, and meet other teachers. Light morning refreshments & lunch included.

Light morning refreshments & lunch included.

For more information go to www.noyesmuseum.org or call 609.652.8848.

ETTC Hours Accepted for ETTC Members only. Registrants using check, cash, credit card or Purchase Order should go through www.noyesmuseum.org.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F20027

Dates: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 2:30

Cost: 5 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University
Stockton's Kramer Hall 30 Front Street Hammonton, NJ 08037 609.626.3420

This Workshop is full


Fri - November 15, 2019
Questioning: The Key to Student Engagement and Performance

Description:

This hands-on workshop is designed to increase teachers’ awareness of questioning techniques and strategies in order to create cognitive challenges in their classrooms through their questions. They will understand the different reasons and purposes of questioning (assessing understanding, building understanding, and explaining learning), and will be able to:

  • Utilize higher-level questioning
  • Give (appropriate, meaningful, and specific) feedback
  • Allow for appropriate wait time
  • Use follow-up questions
  • Promote student created questions
  • Understand the difference between open and closed questions
  • Use Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Incorporate Costa’s Levels of Questioning
  • Promote student cognitive engagement

The workshop will be presented by Jamie Saponaro.
Ms.  Saponaro is a former elementary and middle school teacher, and District Technology Coordinator.  Jamie is currently an instructional strategies consultant and educational technology trainer providing professional development throughout New Jersey.

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F20011

Dates: Friday, November 15, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Jamie Saponaro

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Mon - November 18, 2019
Makerspace Monday with Programmable Robots

Description:

Spend a day with our Robots! In this workshop participants will gain powerful knowledge in STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math). Participants can experiment with robots like Ozobots, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Finches and Ollies. These robots are machines that can do three things: sense, act and think. Robots are now accessible for students of all ages and abilities and are an engaging classroom tool to support STEAM. Participants will have the opportunity to develop ideas to engage students with robots that students can either build themselves or transform with maker materials.

The workshop will be presented by Michelle Wendt, Instructional Technologist at the SRI&ETTC.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F20018

Dates: Monday, November 18, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

Location: SRI & ETTC - Library
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Tue - November 19, 2019
What Should the Next Generation of Science Teaching and Learning Look Like in the Classroom I’m Observing?

Description:

Are you responsible for conducting observations in classrooms where science is all or part of the curriculum?  If so, this interactive workshop is for you!  The Next Generation Science classroom is not like the one in which you learned about plants, animals, space, motion, atoms, and weather.  It’s the one where students make claims, support claims with evidence, construct science explanations and engage in scientific argumentation.  It’s the one where students develop and use models to explain scientific phenomena.  It’s the one where students engage in the iterative process of engineering design.  It’s the one where conducting an observation requires a paradigm shift.  District and school administrators attending this workshop will:

  • gain an awareness of the architecture, format and learning progressions of the Standards
  • actualize a strategy to deliberately teach students to ask the questions that drive their learning
  • realize what the NGSS science and engineering process look like in action
  • identify the instructional and conceptual shifts in science and engineering education
  • recognize the “must-sees” in an NGSS classroom
  • discuss the impact on your observational practice

The workshop will be presented by Barbara Mammen, Educational Consultant, and former science teacher, district Supervisor of Science and Technology, and STEM Project Manager at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rider University.

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Directors, Supervisors, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents

Workshop Code: F20024

Dates: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Wed - November 20, 2019
Addressing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo School Environment

Description:

Today’s student is bombarded with nearly 10,000 images over the course of the day, often sexual in nature. Whether through social media, advertising, or other streams of images, the subtle gender directed messages are overwhelming for nearly anyone. This workshop focuses on Title IX Legislation addressing types of sexual harassment, psychological impact, raising awareness, and intervention, prevention and responding strategies.

The Addressing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo School Environment  workshop will be presented by Coach Randy Nathan.
Coach Randy is an international keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. His dynamic approach engages educators and parents on bullying in sports and the power of personal choice.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: F20025

Dates: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Randy Nathan

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Mon - December 2, 2019
MakerSpace Monday-December 2019

Description:

Bring your imagination and creativity! In this exciting and interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to discover how schools are integrating “making” into their classrooms and libraries by spending a Makerspace Monday exploring with us. Participants will have the opportunity to make, design, program and play while exploring the elements that comprise a makerspace. Participants will also learn how to foster innovation and creativity in all curricula, from STEM to the arts to humanities.

Want to know how to create or expand your own spaces? Are you on a tight budget? This workshop will provide a hands-on, interactive maker’s environment for attendees to explore some of the new digital, high tech and low-tech fabrication tools used in schools. Participants will leave full of ideas for affordable spaces AND curricular connections in all areas: Arts, STEM, Humanities, and Languages.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore:
- Fabrication
- Design Thinking
- Cardboard and More (MakeDo and Rolodex)
- 3D Printers and 3D Design
- 3D Scanning
- Claymation, greenscreening and Digital Storytelling
- Soft Circuits (eTextiles)
- Makey Makey
- Little Bits Circuits
- Drones
- Programming and Hour of Code using Scratch, Tynker, Bitsbox, Bloxels and more!
- K’NEX
- Legos
- Ozobots Bits Robots
- Finch Robots and Lego Mindstorms EV3
- Google Cardboard, Expeditions, and Virtual Reality in the Classroom
...And much more !

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: F20021

Dates: Monday, December 2, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

Location: SRI & ETTC - Library
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Thu - December 5, 2019
Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Team Training

Description:

Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) One Day Team Training is designed to provide schools which have new or reorganized (e.g, new members, new structure) school building I&RS teams with basic information, materials and skills to help them fulfill the regulatory requirements for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs of I&RS (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8). This training can also be used to provide review for existing teams. Workshop focus will include identifying and addressing academic, behavior and health issues and developing effective intervention strategies and action plans. In this training participants will also discuss how to incorporate RTI into the I&RS process.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W20007

Dates: Thursday, December 5, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: John DiNicola

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - December 6, 2019
Human Resources Survival Guide Presented by the SRI&ETTC and NJPSA, FEA, Legal One

Description:

Whether you are a full-time Human Resources Director, or it is just one of many hats you wear, human resource management can be a legal minefield.  Major new statutes, regulations and case law affect all you do.  This one day workshop will cover key aspects of human resources where legal issues are likely to arise, including recruitment, hiring, staff retention, employee discipline, renewal and nonrenewal, tenure charges and termination, understanding employee rights (tenure,seniority, family leave, collective bargaining, First Amendment, etc.), responding to affirmative action complaints, outsourcing, and implementing the comprehensive equity plan.  

The workshop will be presented by David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director and Rebecca Gold, Interim Director of Human Resources, Hamilton Township School District.

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors, and Directors

Workshop Code: F20004

Dates: Friday, December 6, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Mon - December 9, 2019
Makerspace Monday With Stop Motion Animation

Description:

Makerspaces easily lend themselves to Stop Motion creativity- in this session learn how educators have maximized their makerspaces to create rich learning experiences by combining techniques and tools that develop the 4 Cs. See what tools educators are using and learn some simple hacks to get you started!  We will explore making animations from found objects, sculptures, and more!  Learn how to make stop-motion animations with or without cameras to retell stories, illustrate original narratives, show the steps of  scientific processes and recreate historical events!

The workshop will be presented by Michelle Wendt, Instructional Technologist at the SRI&ETTC.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F20019

Dates: Monday, December 9, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

Location: SRI & ETTC - Library
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Wed - December 11, 2019
Hazing in Sports: Yes It's Happening in Your School… It's Just Locker Room Talk or is it?

Description:

Bullying is everywhere—in our schools, our streets, and our corporations. But in the world of sports, bullying rules. Whether you realize or not, hazing is very likely happening to some extent in your athletic department. Fifty-percent of college students experience hazing in high school, primarily through sports. The number one location it occurs is in the locker room. This workshop focuses on the old saying “What's said in the locker room, stays in the locker room.” But, what if the comments are abusive, homophobic, and sexually objectify others? Come join in this important dialogue.

The Hazing in Sports: Yes It's Happening in Your School… It's Just Locker Room Talk or is it? workshop will be presented by Coach Randy Nathan.
Coach Randy is an international keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. His dynamic approach engages educators and parents on bullying in sports and the power of personal choice.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: W20004

Dates: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Randy Nathan

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - December 13, 2019
The Interactive ELA Classroom: Lessons That Involve Every Student (Grades 4-10)

Description:

Whether you are working in a regular education, special education or gifted classroom, you will find easy-to-implement lesson ideas in this workshop that will get your students actively engaged in learning. Low-prep and no- prep lessons will be featured.

During this interactive session, participants will learn how to…

  • give students the opportunity to practice revising and editing strategies guaranteed to improve student writing proficiencies.
  • engage every student with interactive lessons using pre-conference reading focus cards, organizers, mini-lessons, and content-driven exit tickets.
  • have students participate in meaningful, collaborative discussions with diverse partners.

Participants will leave the session with low-prep and no-prep materials designed to engage multi-level learners.

Audience: Literacy coaches, English Language Arts teachers, administrators, and professional developers responsible for the academic achievement of students in grades 4-10.

Workshop Code: W20005

Dates: Friday, December 13, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Janice Malone

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Wed - January 15, 2020
NGSS – Two Topics Together!

Description:

In this workshop participants will have the chance to explore two exciting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) topics together.

Topic One: Science and Engineering: Perfect Together!
The NGSS has catapulted engineering education to a prominent place in all classrooms where science is taught.  What should engineering look and sound like in a classroom setting?   During  the first segment of this interactive and engaging workshop educators will:

  • solve several engineering design challenges as part of a team
  • understand and be able to facilitate students’ understanding of the iterative nature of engineering
  • ensure that students recognize the conceptual connections between science and engineering.
  • visit web resources to locate grade/student appropriate engineering design challenges

Topic Two:  Science, Engineering and ELA: Even Better Together!
ELA literacy capacities (reading, writing, language, speaking and listening, media and tech) can support and enhance how students process and make sense of science and engineering concepts.  During the second segment of this workshop educators will:

  • acquire a repertoire of literacy-based activities such as: Word Splashes, Sort Cards, Relay Summaries, The Last Word, Walking Tours, Paired Verbal Fluency, meta-cognitive conversation/writing, and news/article critiques.
  • recognize ways to  implement and modify the activities for diverse learners

The workshop will be presented by Barbara Mammen, Educational Consultant, and former science teacher, district Supervisor of Science and Technology, and STEM Project Manager at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rider University.

Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Science Teachers Elementary Teachers, Middle School Science Teachers

Workshop Code: W20003

Dates: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Thu - January 16, 2020
Teach Your Students How to Write with Spice for NJSLA

Description:

The expanded version of this very successful and popular workshop will provide a full day of Spice Language Arts training, demonstrating how to identify and apply the skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities at the elementary and middle school level for NJSLA.  Language Arts teachers, special education teachers, and ELL teachers will learn a variety of techniques designed through years of practical use.  Spice strategies have been successful in improving state assessment scores.  After review of numerous state standards, participants will learn and practice unique assessment tools, skill application strategies for NJSLA prompts, and time testing awareness with encouragement tips.  The instructor will demonstrate close reading and modeled writing strategies, unique skill teaching techniques, and application of common core and New Jersey’s core curriculum language arts skills used in NJSLA essays.  Written expression including chunking and conferencing will be covered extensively.  Join us for an engaging day of Spice writing and you’ll be prepared to help your students become better writers.

The workshop will be presented by Mike Devono.
Mr. Devono is a former teacher and author of Teaching Writing with Spice, the definitive text to identify and apply the skills needed to track and enhance writing abilities.

Audience: Teachers Grades 2-5, Middle School ELA Teachers and ELA Coaches

Workshop Code: W20000

Dates: Thursday, January 16, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Mike Devono

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - January 17, 2020
26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Description:

The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is a three-day conference where educators hone their creative writing skills and expand their teaching strategies. Now in its 26th year, the Getaway is known for challenging and supportive workshops featuring small classes led by award-winning professionals. Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient Denise Duhamel are special guests at this year's conference.

Participants will:

  • Engage with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards by practicing different types of writing for different purposes and audiences.
  • Choose from workshops including novel writing, memoir, creative nonfiction, freewriting, and poetry. Each offers craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, feedback, motivation, and inspiration.
  • Earn 18 hours of PD credit.

The conference was founded by veteran teacher Peter Murphy in the belief that when writers leave behind the distractions of their busy lives to gather in an encouraging community, they are able to make important breakthroughs in their art. The author of ten books, Peter has received numerous awards and fellowships.

Workshops are available for both beginning and experienced creative writers. Learn more at: http://wintergetaway.com/ettc

Once your school district approves your ETTC registration, Murphy Writing of Stockton University will contact you to confirm your workshop choice and finalize your registration. You will also have the option to add-on a room package if you wish to stay on-site.

Dates: Friday, January 17 to Monday, January 20, 2020
From: 7:00 PM on Friday, January 17 - 1:00 PM on Monday, January 20
Location: Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ

ETTC Hours Accepted for ETTC Members only. Registrants using check, cash, credit card, or Purchase Order should register through http://stockton.edu/wintergetaway.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W20002

Dates: Friday, January 17, 2020 | Saturday, January 18, 2020 | Sunday January 19, 2020 | Monday, January 20, 2020

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Cost: 22 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Location: Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
401 South New York Road Galloway, NJ 08205 800.205.6518

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Thu - March 19, 2020
Sixth Annual SRI & ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference - Engaging & Empowering Students

Description: Welcome to the 6th Annual SRI & ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference. We are excited to host the 2020 conference at Stockton University’s Atlantic City Campus. This year’s theme, “Engaging & Empowering Students,” focuses on the importance of student participation in classroom learning, community involvement, and civics education. Brian Brady of the Mikva Challenge is this year’s keynote speaker. In addition to our 2020 theme, an agenda with relevant topics for middle and high school social studies teachers will be offered. Strands will be available for a variety of social studies disciplines. The integration of technology, use of primary sources, and strategies for effective social studies teaching will be included. The conference is a great way to connect and network with social studies colleagues throughout the area.

The SRI & ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference keynote speaker is Mr. Brian Brady.
Brian Brady has led the Mikva Challenge for almost 20 years with the vision of bringing civic empowerment and political participation to all young people, especially low-income youth of color who are often left out of the democratic process. Harvard Professor, Meira Levinson calls Mikva Challenge the "Gold Standard for civic education", and under Brian's leadership, Brian has grown Mikva Challenge programs from a handful of schools in Chicago to one that now engages over 100,000 youth in sixteen states. Brian coined the term "Action Civics" in 2007 to describe the Mikva Challenge process of teaching civics via authentic experiences in the democratic process.  He actively partners with numerous civic engagement organizations and leaders to build a movement around energizing youth civic engagement and bringing Action Civics to youth around the country. Currently, Brian is spearheading the expansion of Mikva’s unique model of Action Civics to partner districts across the country.  Brian began his career as an educator on the West Side of Chicago teaching in alternative schools and refugee programs and assisting gang involved youth with getting their GED and further schooling or employment.

A continental breakfast and lite lunch will be provided.

Audience: Middle and High School Social Studies Educators

Workshop Code: W20006

Dates: Thursday, March 19, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: Stockton University Atlantic City Campus
Academic Center 3711 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Main Phone: 609.761.1200

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Thu - April 2, 2020
Understanding Boundaries: Appropriate Communication in the Workplace Presented by the SRI&ETTC and NJPSA, FEA, Legal One

Description:

Staff members need to understand the impact of their words and actions on their colleagues, and recognize the boundaries that should never be crossed in the workplace and beyond.  This workshop will review statutory requirements and recent case law regarding sexual harassment and other forms of employment discrimination.  Participants will also review recent cases where virtual boundaries were crossed through the use of social media and electronic communications.  The impact of Healthy Workplace Environment policies will also be discussed.  Finally, participants will consider various scenarios and determine the appropriate course of action to take, in light of state and federal law.

The workshop will be presented by David Nash, Esq, Director of Legal One and Rebecca Gold, Former Director of Personnel and Administrative Services, Lawrence Township.

Audience: Superintendent of Schools, Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors, Affirmative Action Officers, Anti-Bullying Specialists

Workshop Code: W20001

Dates: Thursday, April 2, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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