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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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Mon - October 28, 2019
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


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.

Register



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) (full)

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 Room #128
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 - January 14, 2020
Getting Started with Google’s CS First

Description:

Want to teach coding to your 4-8 learners 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: Educators, Grades 4-8

Workshop Code: W20020

Dates: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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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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
LGBTQ Inclusive Pedagogy workshop for K-12 Educators, Presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers

Description:

Beginning in Fall 2020, state law requires New Jersey schools to include the “political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people” in middle school and high school curricula. Through discussion and hands-on activities, we’ll explore gender and sexuality as socially constructed categories that shape history, science, literature, and tools for measuring social change over time. Teachers in all fields will develop practical applications to build cultural competency, strengthen students’ critical thinking skills, and enhance school and classroom climate.

This workshop is presented by Betsy Erbaugh, a sociologist with research and teaching specialties in intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class in health promotion and social change. She conducts community-based research on women’s and LGBTQ+ health in New Jersey. In partnership withlocal LGBTQ+ organizations, sheis studying the impact of LGBTQ-inclusive curricula on school climate and student well-being.

The LGBTQ Inclusive Pedagogy workshop for K-12 Educators is presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers.

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

Audience: Middle and High School Educators

Workshop Code: W20008

Dates: Thursday, January 16, 2020

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 Campus
See workshop description for details about this location.

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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

From: to:

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 - January 23, 2020
G Suite for K-12 Front Office Professionals

Description:

During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how G-Suite for education can be used as a platform for communication and collaboration by front office administrators and support staff. Please bring your questions and challenges so our instructor can help your district be best prepared. A highly experienced Google Administrator will guide participants through hands-on activities and examples to help them effectively transition to Google Apps for Education.
 
Learning outcomes for this workshop include: 
1. Use Gmail to optimize your inbox, by prioritizing messages, categorizing topics, creating email templates and sending canned responses. 
2. Creating and managing personal and shared calendars and migrating Outlook calendars. 
3. Managing and organizing documents in Google Drive. 
4. Creating, sharing and importing documents in Google Drive. 
5. Converting MS Office files into Drive documents. 
6. Using Add-ons to automate common tasks. 
7. Protecting the privacy of students and district data. 

Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

The workshop will be presented by Michelle Wendt.

Michelle Wendt is an experienced Technology Integrationist and G- Suite Administrator, who guides Southern New Jersey school districts in the adoption and implementation of G-Suite for Education. She works with students, teachers and all district personal to maximize their use of the Google Apps for Education.


Audience: All Front Office Professional Support Staff-Educators, Administrators and Support Staff.

Workshop Code: W20018

Dates: Thursday, January 23, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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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Mon - January 27, 2020
Makerspace Monday with Electrical Engineering-Sewable and Paper Circuits

Description:

Create paper and textile circuitry with hands-on activities and see how it successfully engages students in STEM through art and making, and explore teaching resources for your classroom. Paper and textile circuitry are creative learning tools that blend making and personal expression with engineering and technical problem solving. Make personalized, physical artifacts as part of learning to make electronics

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W20011

Dates: Monday, January 27, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $150 OR 6 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 - January 28, 2020
Teach Python Coding with Carnegie Mellon‘s CS Academy

Description:

Are you currently teaching Python to your students or would like to start? Do you teach Python but need more ideas on moving forward with it? Are you new to teaching coding with little or no coding experience? If the answer is yes to any of these, CMU’s CS Academy is for you.  The academy is an online, interactive high school computer science curriculum that is entirely free. Every lesson is already created for you. There are built-in capabilities for accommodating students of various levels of experience and backgrounds. If you are an experienced programmer, you will love it. However, if you have never programmed before, you will be able to facilitate this curriculum in your classes with ease. All of the exercises are online which means that students can code from Chromebooks if necessary. No programming software needs to be downloaded. This curriculum is ideal for bridging the gap between middle school, block programming, and high school AP classes. Get up and running fast with this full-day hands-on workshop.

Audience: Middle & High School Educators

Workshop Code: W20021

Dates: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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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Wed - January 29, 2020
Autism Awareness in the Classroom

Description:

Join us to learn more about Autism in the classroom.  In addition to an overview of Autism, this workshop will include information regarding the communication, socialization, and behavior deficits that our students struggle with every day.  You will leave this workshop with instructional strategies and behavior management techniques that you can implement immediately to support your students.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mary (Bonnie) Sebastian, EdD.  She has 40 years of experience working with and supporting special needs students through classroom and administrative roles.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: W20019

Dates: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Bonnie Sebastian

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 - February 6, 2020
Create Android Apps with MIT App Inventor and iOS App with Thunkable

Description:

MIT's free online coding application provides students in Middle and High School with an interface for developing small Android apps that can be tested and used on their devices. This user-friendly, drag and drop interface starts with basic concepts but allows for growth into Javascript programming. Don't have access to an Android?  No problem. The app inventor provides a free Android emulator for Mac or PC. AND… for your iOS users, we will cover Thunkable which is virtually the same thing but for the Ios platform. This content can be applied to an Hour-of-Code session. It is most suitable for advanced Middle School and High-School learners.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor.

Audience: Middle and High School Educators

Workshop Code: W20022

Dates: Thursday, February 6, 2020

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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Google Classroom Kick-Start

Description:

Is your district new to Google Classroom? Need to make sure your new staff is up-to-speed? During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore Google Classroom and develop a system to manage assignments, documents, assessment, and provide timely feedback to your students.

Streamline your Google docs work-flow and eliminate Google Drive clutter by making Google Classroom command central for you and your students, helping you organize and simplify all of your course content.

Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  1. Creating and configuring new classes in classroom

  2. Posting assignments and announcements

  3. Effectively using the question tool

  4. Providing timely feedback and managing the gradebook features

  5. Organizing posts and topics

  6. Using third party extensions

  7. Interacting with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms

  8. Exploring Google Drive Add-Ons

  9. Connecting with other classrooms and teachers

This is a BYOD event-please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

The workshop will be presented by Michelle Wendt.

Michelle Wendt is an experienced Technology Integrationist and G-Suite Administrator, who guides Southern New Jersey school districts in the adoption and implementation of G-Suite for Education. She works with students, teachers and all district personal to maximize their use of the Google Apps for Education.


 

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W20012

Dates: Thursday, February 6, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
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 - February 10, 2020
Makerspace Monday with Little Bits

Description:

In this workshop participants will learn to build prototypes and invent devices to solve real-world problems with technology. Participants will create elaborate moving animatronics that will teach your class to work together to communicate ideas, and give and receive constructive feedback about their inventions. Working with LittleBits can help students develop perseverance and creative confidence as they encounter a problem, struggle with it, and experiment with possible solutions. Explore the Bit-O-Pedia, LittleBits Classroom, and Lesson Planning resources.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W20013

Dates: Monday, February 10, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $150 OR 6 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 - February 11, 2020
Unplugged Computer Science

Description:

Did you know that you can incorporate Computer Science with AND without technology?  Join us to discover ways to incorporate computer science activities into your classroom.  Participants will gain hands on experience with sample lessons as well as discuss how these activities can be utilized in a variety of content area lessons.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor.

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W20023

Dates: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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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Thu - February 20, 2020
Classroom Journeys Using Google My Maps, Earth and Tour Builder

Description:

Flatten classroom walls using the most under-utilized tool your students have in their G Suite accounts. Learn how students are creating exploratory and student- constructed maps to create NEW content.

Maps can be extremely powerful tools to help students visualize real world and fictional events and journeys. With interactive tools like My Maps and Tour Builder, the days of projecting a static image are over. Now you and your students can create custom maps and map tours that are interactive and engaging.

Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W20014

Dates: Thursday, February 20, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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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Teach SQL with Google Sheets

Description:

SQL (pronounced sequel) skills are the number one most important, yet neglected requirements necessary in almost all computer science jobs. SQL is a  language that is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. We use it for reporting and extracting data in order to analyze and simplify large amounts of information. The skills covered here can be applied to any subject area. No special software is needed as we will be utilizing the “Query” function in Google Sheets.

This is a BYOD event-please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor.

Audience: Middle & High School Educators

Workshop Code: W20025

Dates: Thursday, February 20, 2020

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 - Meeting Room #128
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 - February 24, 2020
MakerSpace Monday, Open Exploration Session-February 2020

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.

In these open sessions, participants will have the opportunity to explore whatever ideas meet the needs of their classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to explore:

  • Fabrication and the use of Cricut Design space and the Cricut Maker
  • Design Thinking
  • Cardboard and More (MakeDo and Rolodex)
  • 3D Printers, 3D Design, 3D Scanning Claymation, greenscreening and Digital Storytelling
  • Soft Circuits (eTextiles), paper circuits and
  • Makey Makey
  • Little Bits Circuits and Circuit Scribe
  • Drones
  • Programming and Hour of Code using Scratch, Tynker, Bitsbox, Bloxels, and more!
  • K’NEX
  • Legos and Cubelets modular robots
  • Ozobots Bits and Evo, Koov, Vorpal, and Root programmable Robots
  • Finch Robots and Lego Mindstorms EV3
  • Google Cardboard, Expeditions, and Virtual Reality in the Classroom ...And much more!

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W20015

Dates: Monday, February 24, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $150 OR 6 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 - February 25, 2020
Python Coding with EarSketch

Description:

If you teach music or computer sciences and would like an option for a musical/STEAM activity for your classes, this workshop is for you. We will be using EarSketch (a free web-based app developed by faculty at Georgia Tech) to learn how to code in Python or Javascript while assembling sound loops to create music compositions. This is a fun and easy way to for a novice to learn coding as well as musical form. No experience is necessary to start but there is plenty of room to grow if you are already advanced in one of these areas. So if you are a computer teacher wishing to funkify your “Hour of Code” or a music teacher who would like to teach musical form and structure in an interactive way, this workshop is for you. EarSketch is also wonderful for a music/computer science integrated project. This workshop is best suited for grades 5 and above.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor.

Audience: Educators, Grades 5-12

Workshop Code: W20024

Dates: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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
701 Route 50, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Call (609) 625-6040 for directions.

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Thu - February 27, 2020
Using Hyperdocs in the Classroom

Description:

In this workshop participants will create inquiry based lessons which enable students to learn through exploration. A HyperDoc is a term used to describe a G Suite document that contains a lesson for students. It can have instructions, images, and hyperlinks, but it is much more than some links in a document. HyperDocs do more than just repackage lessons, they can inspire curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. The inclusion of add-ons and web tools give students a voice and a chance to join forces with classmates. HyperDocs encourage students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through linked tasks that ask for authentic products to be created and shared digitally. Let us ease you into the HyperDoc creation process by bringing your lesson plans with you, and you will leave with a HyperDoc lesson that promotes deeper engagement.

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W20016

Dates: Thursday, February 27, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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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Mon - March 9, 2020
Makerspace Monday with Micro:bits

Description:

Learn how to write code that controls hardware!  Plug the micro:bit into the USB port of your computer, save your code to the micro:bit and immediately see the results of your coding. Learn the basic structures of coding and quickly see the results. The Micro:Bit was designed to encourage students to get actively involved in writing software for computers and to build new things; encouraging students to become producers rather than consumers of media.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W20017

Dates: Monday, March 9, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $150 OR 6 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 - March 10, 2020
Literacy Across the Content Areas

Description:

Literacy extends thinking skills for students. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to experience model activities to support 21st Century Skills and Standards to best prepare students for continued learning. Join us for an interactive workshop to discuss and explore the importance of literacy across the content areas. We will examine listening, speaking, writing, and reading standards as they apply across all content areas. Time will be provided for participants to work together, share ideas, and identify strategies that can be used in their classroom.

The workshop will be presented by Kim Tucker.
Kim has more than twenty years of experience in K-12 education and has held the roles of Teacher; Curriculum Coordinator; Supervisor of Pre-K – 3, State and Federal Programs; Supervisor of Special Education; and Principal.  Kim currently serves as the Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction for the Somers Point School District as well as the Principal of the New York Avenue School.  Kim is responsible for overseeing all academic subjects at all levels (Pre-K – 8), planning and executing professional development opportunities for professional and support staff, and overseeing federal programs and the district assessment schedule.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W20026

Dates: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Kim Tucker

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 - March 11, 2020
Physical Computing with Scratch

Description:

This workshop focuses on using micro:bit, Makey Makey, and sensors extending the programming experience in Scratch 3.0 for all grade levels.  Hands on projects will offer attendees the opportunity to have their scratch code interact with the physical world of controllers, light, motion, and temperature sensors.

The workshop will be presented by Gary Schafer.

Audience: Educators, Grades 3-10

Workshop Code: W20027

Dates: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Gary Schafer

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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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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Mon - March 23, 2020
Mental Health and Resilient Classrooms

Description:

This workshop, Mental Health and Resilient Classrooms, is designed to help teachers incorporate specific techniques in assisting students to deal with difficult emotions and develop resiliency strategies. This full day training will combine Further Along the Road of the Calm and Connected Classroom with the Balanced Teacher & Resilient Classroom.

Further Along the Road of the Calm and Connected Classroom follows up on material from The Calm and Connected Classroom while also delving into the topic of how attachment theory shapes classroom interactions. During this training, teachers practice social-emotional competencies such as reflective and empathetic listening, effective feedback and effective requests, de-escalation, and whole-brain communication. Teachers will also take a look at specific classroom techniques designed to help at-risk students deal with difficult emotions and make a plan to incorporate them in their classroom. 

The Balanced Teacher & The Resilient Classroom training tackles the issue of student and teacher resiliency. In this training, teachers learn about and practice evidence-based techniques from the field of mental health and positive psychology to plan for the inevitable challenges and successes of the school year. Teachers are also coached on how to incorporate these resiliency techniques into their classroom in order to encourage students’ emotional intelligence, problem-solving, self-regulation and resiliency. Teachers leave this workshop with personalized techniques to set and follow up on goals, as well as strategies to help students. 

The Mental Health and Resilient Classrooms workshop will be presented by Joanna Schwartz.
Ms. Schwartz is a family counselor and the founder of Toolbox for Teachers. Ms. Schwartz holds a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling with a concentration in holistic studies. Ms. Schwartz’s interest in professional development for educators comes from her experiences as a K-8 teacher in Philadelphia.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: W20009

Dates: Monday, March 23, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Joanna Schwartz

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 - 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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Tue - April 7, 2020
Unique Methods for Teaching Young Children Empathy

Description:

Empathy is a difficult idea to teach to young children. Understanding empathy and appropriate behaviors is more important than ever. Training in empathy needs to be developed and nurtured. Developmentally, an abstract idea such as empathy is difficult for young children to understand. This workshop will provide teachers with the tools to teach young children empathy. Demonstration lessons using hands-on activities will be presented. Participants will leave with lesson plans, copies of materials presented, manipulative ideas and techniques to teach young children appropriate behavior towards others.

The workshop will be presented by Karen Patterson.
Ms. Patterson is a retired elementary teacher. Her interest in teaching empathy to teachers, staff and young children developed through experiences as a mother of a special needs child and through her teaching experiences of twenty-five plus years.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: W20010

Dates: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Karen Patterson

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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