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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts (Online Workshop)

Description:

When you and I were growing up, the words Trojans, worms, viruses and spam had considerably different meanings than they do today. We took a pole and went out fishing, but today we encounter phishing expeditions and electronic bait trying to hook us. We are victimized by spyware, adware, and malware of all types. These electronic parasites can be sucking your personal data and affecting the performance of your computer. This workshop will give you a better understanding of these dangers and introduce strategies on how you can deal with them.

 

Audience:

Workshop Code: OD16004

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: Robert Heinrich

Location: On-line
N/A

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Child Abuse/Child Neglect

Description: New Jersey Administrative Code requires that all Boards of Education provide annual in-service training to all school personnel concerning child abuse/child neglect. This one hour in-service training can be delivered to you through this approved online, video-based workshop. Participants will receive professional development certificates upon completion of the workshop. Only ETTC member schools can register here for this on-line workshop.

Audience: All K-12 Personnel

Workshop Code: OT16OLCH

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 1 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: ETTC Staff

Location: On-line
N/A

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Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core (Online Version)

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. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

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

Audience: All teachers trained in the Phonics First® Foundations program.

Workshop Code: ORC16004

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 2 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Reading and Language Arts Centers, Inc. RLAC

Location: On-line
N/A

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Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom Web-based Workshop

Description: This online workshop is intended for K-12 educators to provide an overview of Copyright Law and how it is applicable in the educational environment. The session will discuss best practices associated with using resources for your classroom to ensure compliance with all Copyright regulations. When evaluating material that you plan to use in your classroom, this workshop will also help in identifying if a work is subject to copyright law, and, if so, applying fair use for instructional purposes.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: OD16000

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: Robert Heinrich

Location: On-line
N/A

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iMovie 11 for the Classroom, Web-based Workshop

Description:

iMovie is the easiest tool to use to create high-quality video projects. This online webinar will cover all of the necessary techniques that you and/or your students will need in order to make impressive video-based projects. In addition to discussing many of the less obvious uses in the classroom, we will go through: Capturing Video, editing video, working with still images, using titles and transitions, adding multiple tracks of audio, recording narrations and even creating animated maps. Once our projects are complete we will explore the many options that are available for sharing our projects including making DVDs. This workshop is a must for anybody who has access to iMovie and has not been using it or has only used it within a limited capacity.

Audience:

Workshop Code: OD16001

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: Philip Polsinelli

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Basic (Online Version)

Description:

Phonics First® (Orton-Gillingham) provides teachers with a hands-on, multisensory approach to teaching reading skills to beginning, struggling, at-risk and learning disabled readers.  (Phonics First® is Accredited by the International Dyslexia Associations and IMSLEC).

 

According to the International Dyslexia Association, the principles of instruction and content of a multisensory structured language (MSL) program are essential for effective teaching methodologies. Phonics First®programs are accredited through both the IDA (International Dyslexia Association) under their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading and through IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) at their Teaching Level and Instructor of Teaching Level.

 

Using the Orton-Gillingham methodology, this basic course provides teachers with a solid understanding of the basic elements of the Phonics First® multisensory reading and spelling approach. 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 and beginning syllabication for multisyllabic words. Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, learning disabled students including dyslexia or other specified learning disorders. 

 

This basic course is the beginning portion of the content taught in Phonics First® Foundations Level I. 

 

All RLAC Elearning courses contain proprietary information and are exclusively accessible for          each paid participant. Content may not be shared or another fee will be incurred.  Once  registration is complete you will be emailed instructions within 24 business hours as to how to access the course.

 

 

               Where:                             Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.

               Speaker:                           Phonics First® Certified Instructor

               Length:                              Session A1- 2 hours and 11 minutes

                                                         Session A2- 2 hours and 26 minutes

                                                         Session B1- 2 hours and 16 minutes

                                                         Session B2- 2 hours and 22 minutes

                                                         Session C1- 2 hours and 9 minutes

                                                         Session C2- 2 hours and 16 minutes          

 

           Total Length:                     13 hours and 40 minutes

              Includes a 30-minute individualized coaching call with a Phonics First® Instructor.

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

Workshop Code: ORC16001

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Reading and Language Arts Centers, Inc. RLAC

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Level I (Online Version)

Description:

Phonics First® Foundations Level I

 

Phonics First® (Orton-Gillingham) provides teachers with a hands-on, multisensory approach to teaching reading skills to beginning, struggling, at-risk and learning disabled readers.   (Phonics First® is Accredited by the International Dyslexia Associations and IMSLEC).

 

According to the International Dyslexia Association, the principles of instruction and content of a multisensory structured language (MSL) program are essential for effective teaching methodologies. Phonics First®programs are accredited through both the IDA (International Dyslexia Association) under their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading and through IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) at their Teaching Level and Instructor of Teaching Level.

 

Using the Orton-Gillingham methodology, this highly comprehensive course provides teachers with the essential strategies and tools to deliver high-quality MSL lessons using the Phonics First® Foundations curriculum.  Because MSL is diagnostic in nature, teachers of reading have the ability to monitor student’s progress quickly in addition to using their own formal and informal assessment tools. Course content includes: alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies; tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words; syllabication for decoding multisyllable words; structured and systematic review of concepts; and guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation.  Participants have opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants.  Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, learning disabled students including dyslexia or other specified learning disorders. 

 

This Level I course includes the same content from the Basic Course and additional content.  If you have completed the Basic Course, you can complete Level I by taking the PF200 course. Contact RLAC directly for more information 800-732-3211.

 

 

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are exclusively accessible for each paid participant. Content may not be shared or another fee will be incurred.  Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions within 24 business hours as to how to access the course.

              

   Where:                            Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.

               Speaker:                          Phonics First® Certified Instructor

               Length:                            Session A1- 2 hours and 11 minutes

                                                       Session A2- 2 hours and 26 minutes

                                                       Session B1- 2 hours and 16 minutes

                                                       Session B2- 2 hours and 22 minutes

                                                       Session C1- 2 hours and 9 minutes

                                                       Session C2- 2 hours and 16 minutes          

                                                       Session D1- 1 hour and 42 minutes

                                                       Session D2- 2 hours and 32 minutes

                                                       Session E1- 1 hour and 51 minutes

                                                       Session E2- 1 hour and 37 minutes

 

               Total Length:                   21 hours and 22 minutes

 

                  Includes a 30-minute individualized coaching call with a Phonics First® Instructor.

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

Workshop Code: ORC16002

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Reading and Language Arts Centers, Inc. RLAC

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Level II (Online Version)

Description:

Phonics First® Foundations Level II

 

PRE-REQUISITE:  Phonics First® Foundations Level I (PF210) must have been completed at least three months prior to enrolling in Level II. Required for those pursuing Phonics First® Specialist certification.

 

FULL DESCRIPTION:

This course emphasizes the advanced concepts of decoding and encoding through Greek and Latin roots and affixes and encompasses instruction in multisensory comprehension and grammar techniques. This class also provides extensive review and refinement of all Phonics First® Foundations Level I multisensory teaching skills and content knowledge. Level II course content is necessary for teachers working with special education students grades 4-12 and adults. 

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are exclusively accessible for  each paid participant. Content may not be shared or another fee will be incurred.  Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions within 24 business hours as to how to  access the course.

               Where:                                Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.

               Speaker:                             Phonics First® Certified Instructor

               Length:                               Session A1- 2 hours and 11 minutes

                                                          Session A2- 1 hour and 59 minutes

                                                          Session B1- 1 hour and 44 minutes

                                                          Session B2- 2 hours and 8 minutes

                                                          Session C1- 1 hour and 58 minutes

                                                          Session C2- 1 hour and 32 minutes            

                                                          Session D1- 2 hours and 27 minutes

                                                          Session D2- 2 hours and 14 minutes

 

               Total Length:                     16 hours and 13 minutes

 

Includes a 30-minute individualized coaching call with a Phonics First® Instructor.

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

Workshop Code: ORC16003

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 23 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Reading and Language Arts Centers, Inc. RLAC

Location: On-line
N/A

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Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness (Online Version)

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

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: ORC16007

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Reading and Language Arts Centers, Inc. RLAC

Location: On-line
N/A

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Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers - Greek & Latin Roots (Online Version)

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.

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

Workshop Code: ORC16005

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 2 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Reading and Language Arts Centers, Inc. RLAC

Location: On-line
N/A

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Teacher Effectiveness Institute--Web-based Workshop

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

Audience:

Workshop Code: OD16003

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 (Online Version)

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.

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

Workshop Code: ORC16006

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Reading and Language Arts Centers, Inc. 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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: OD16002

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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Wed - September 16, 2015
So You’re Going to be a Mentor? Exploring & Understanding the Mentoring Process

Description:

Effective May 5, 2014, the NJ Teacher Mentoring Regulations have been amended to better align with the TEACHNJ Act, and specifies that mentors need training prior to working with novice teachers and guiding experienced teachers that are new to the district. 


In this workshop, mentors will explore the mentoring process and understand the requirements for working with novice teachers. Practical strategies, skills, information, and resources will be discussed that will help them to successfully mentor novice teachers and positively impact their professional growth. Through role playing, communication skills, and knowledge of adult learning principles, mentor teachers will be provided with resources that will not only help them to become effective mentors and role models, but will also expand their own professional expertise.

 

Audience: K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F16004

Dates: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

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.

Register



Wed - September 23, 2015
Google Apps for Google Network Administrators (full)

Description:

**NOTICE** ETTC Hours will be deducted from the 2015-2016 newly allocated hours.

This hands-on 2-day boot camp is designed to help school network administrators setup and configure their Google Apps Domain and begin to explore how Google Apps for Education can be used as a platform for teaching and learning.

Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Create and manage organizational units.
  • Leverage third party management tools
  • Keep your data safe and secure
  • Manage devices within your Domain

Agenda
Day 1

  • Getting Started
    • The Google philosophy
    • What is Google Apps for Education?
    • Signing up for Google Apps
  • Configuring your Domain
    • Domain configuration choices
    • Understanding and setting up organizational units.
    • User management
    • User management tools (GADS, GAPS, Flash Panel, etc)
    • Configuring core services
  • Managing your Data & Systems
    • Creating and managing Google Groups
    • Creating Administrative roles
    • Reporting tools

Day 2

  • Safety and Security
    • Backing up and securing data
    • Configuring Google Vault
    • Data privacy concerns and discussion
  • Device Management
    • Chrome Browser
      • Installing and configuring the browser
      • Limitations in a multi-user environment
    • Chromebooks
      • Device comparison
      • Asset management tools
      • Configuring your Chromebooks
      • Filtering & Security
      • Printing
    • Android Tablets with Google Play for EDU
      • Device Comparison
      • Android deployment
      • Content management
      • Multi-user consideration

Audience: Administrators and IT Staff responsible for providing technical services to the school community.

Workshop Code: F16000

Dates: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Thursday, September 24, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $350 OR 14 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: John Sowash

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


Thu - September 24, 2015
Marzano Evaluation Model for Novice Educators

Description:

The session will focus on developing a working knowledge of the Marzano Model that includes a comprehensive collection of components of teaching within four domains of teaching responsibility including classroom strategies and behaviors, planning and preparing, reflecting on teaching, and collegiality and professionalism.

Audience: Appropriate for novice educators and educators in need a refresher on the Marzano Model

Workshop Code: F16025

Dates: Thursday, September 24, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Lewis Stonaker

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 - September 25, 2015
Danielson Framework for Novice Educators

Description:

This workshop will provide novice educators with an understanding of the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching.  As one of the models of teacher evaluation cited by the NJDOE, Danielson’s Framework is based on empirical studies and theoretical research regarding strategies on practices designed to enhance student learning in the classroom.  The Danielson Model framework provides schools with a comprehensive evaluation system for teachers that embodies all aspects of a teacher’s role in and outside of the classroom. This training will focus on developing a working knowledge of the framework that includes a comprehensive collection of components of teaching within four domains of teaching responsibility including planning and preparation, the classroom environment, classroom instruction and  professional responsibilities.

Audience: Appropriate for novice educators and educators in need a refresher on Danielson

Workshop Code: F16022

Dates: Friday, September 25, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room 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 - September 29, 2015
School Leader Training-Student and Staff Rights & Responsibilities Module

Description:

Today's school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day brings new changes in statute, code and case law. All administrators, whether veteran or new, are challenged to keep up with this change. Disputes and litigation are becoming more frequent and can be time consuming and costly.

This session is the Student and Staff Rights & Responsibilities module. In this session we will discuss staff rights related to employment, responsibilities related to reporting and notification, regulations regarding tenured and non-tenured staff, leave entitlements and technology and today’s educator. We will also discuss student rights and responsibilities as related to student requirements vs. rights, student discipline, free speech, search and seizure, religion and student harassment.

Presenter: Mr. William S. Donio, Esq., Cooper Levenson
A graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Donio chairs Cooper Levenson's Education Law Practice Group.  He has served as solicitor and special counsel for numerous boards of education, and is on the assigned counsel list for two joint insurance funds. Mr. Donio is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law Camden.

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

Workshop Code: F16026

Dates: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: William Donio

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 - September 30, 2015
iPads with Google Classroom

Description:

Google Classroom eliminates workflow hurdles to student creation with iPads. Teachers are able to push resources to students, and collect their creations, in an efficient and organized manner. Using an iPad, you are not limited to Google-only tools, learn how to app smash your way through the SAMR model!
Google Classroom is the new learning management system (LMS) by Google, and is free for all Google Apps for Education users. Google  Classroom is a game changer for educators and students alike. Learn how to create a course, add students, and send assignments inside of Google Classroom on the iPads. Plus, get a look at the class from your students' perspective.

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

BYOD Event!  This is a hands-on event and we will have devices available. However, you are welcome to bring your own iPad.

Audience: All Educators, Grades 3 and up

Workshop Code: F16029

Dates: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 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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Thu - October 1, 2015
School Leader Training in School Law, Ethics and Governance with the added HIB Prevention Requirements

Description:

This workshop is a refresher course for all administrators who have already completed the required training regarding School Law, Ethics, and Governance who, as a result of new requirements and a new mandate necessitating an annual review of training needs for all school leaders, may now need a more timely update. Highlights from previous training on student and staff rights and responsibilities, as well as ethics, governance, and current school law will be included in the review. In addition, because the prevention of harassment, intimidation and bullying, HIB, has been added to the professional development requirements, this topic will also be discussed in detail during this three hour training.  All participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter: Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq., Cooper Levenson

Ms. Houck is a Partner at Cooper Levenson where she specializes in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck also is an adjunct Professor at Stockton University teaching School Law in their Master’s Degree Program. Ms. Houck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey as well as New Jersey State Courts.

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

Workshop Code: F16040

Dates: Thursday, October 1, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Amy Elco

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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Write Like Crazy, Using a Writer's Notebook to Teach Common Core State Standards

Description:

Are you wondering if there’s a simple way to help students meet and exceed the demands of the new standards?  There is.  Get started by having your students to write like crazy while loving every minute of it.


What is a Writer’s Notebook? A Writer’s Notebook is a blank book which a writer uses to gather ideas and play with language. Minimal preparation is required for teachers to execute lessons which provide big payoffs in literacy improvement for students.


Learning Objectives: Participants will engage in a variety of high-interest Quick Writes with emphasis on using: transitions/linking words, sentence variety strategies, show-don’t tell exercises, paragraph formats and more.


All attendees will learn how to…
- set up Writers’ Notebooks.
- use Collections to revise writing pieces throughout the year.
- assign Quick Writes to teach grammar skills and to promote writing fluency.
- help students internalize writing conventions by Scaffolding lessons.
- try free internet resources designed to integrate the CCSS into any ELA curriculum.


You’ll learn how to get students of all ability levels to organize engaging paragraphs and essays. Participants will be shown step-by-step strategies that will challenge strong writers and support struggling writers.  Formative assessment strategies that give students on-the-spot feedback will also be demonstrated. Participants will create and leave the workshop with easy-to-execute lessons that will engage even the most reluctant writer.

Please bring a notebook, markers, colored pencils or crayons, scissors, and glue to this session.

  

Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers, Grades 6-10 Language Arts teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16012

Dates: Thursday, October 1, 2015

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.

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Fri - October 2, 2015
Technology Tools for Teaching to the Common Core Standards in Math

Description:

From a continuous mathematical progression and conceptual understanding in the K-5 setting, to mastering content and hands-on applications in the middle school setting, to applying mathematical concepts toward modeling and real-world connections in the high school setting - the Common Core Math Standards encompass the rigor needed to prepare our students for our global society. The standards are strong, yet often the textbooks are not. Teachers need rich experiences for students to meet the expectations of the Common Core Math Standards.


This workshop will provide quality technology tools and resources that cultivate a deep mathematical understanding in support of the Common Core Math Standards. These resources will include visual resources, real-world, web-based activities, as well as interactive resources. Spending the day in this workshop, participants will use a custom created webpage to:


1. be introduced to visual technology resources that allow students to experience math on different levels and "see" the math taking place through videos, animations, demonstrations, simulations, and tutorials.


2. choose from a variety of web-based activities to implement that connect math concepts to the real-world, creating for students a deeper and more connected, meaningful understanding.


3. experiment with an assortment of interactive math technology resources that either enhance instruction or enrich student practice and comprehension.


4. collect or create lessons that support a variety of standards through technology integration.


Teachers will not only be able to leave feeling comfortable with resources in support of the standards, but also know that they will be fostering the 21st century skills required for students' career readiness, the ultimate intent of the Common Core.

Audience: Grades 6-12 math teachers, Technology teachers, Technology Coordinators, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16006

Dates: Friday, October 2, 2015

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 - 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 - October 5, 2015
Teaching Children Who Live in Poverty

Description:

This full-day workshop will focus on the characteristics of at-risk students who live in poverty, and the brain based research that describes and explains reasons for indifference, violence, helplessness, and lack of attention. The newest research on resilience and grit will be discussed in how it pertains to these students, and how teachers can foster this within their classrooms. The workshop will stress the three major achievement factors that have been shown to promote student success: executive function, student attitude, and student engagement.

Participants will have the opportunity to work together to share strategies with one another, and discuss articles and issues regarding this topic. Most importantly, they will leave with specific strategies that they can use in the classroom the next day to effectuate meaningful change in their students.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F16023

Dates: Monday, October 5, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

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 - October 6, 2015
All Things Apple 2015

Description: Join us at this informative event to get a deeper understanding of how Apple products and digital content are transforming teaching and learning. An exciting day of learning!

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: F16005

Dates: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

From: 8:00 to: 4:00

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

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: SRI & ETTC - All Rooms
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 - October 7, 2015
Sheltered Instruction Institute

Description:

The Sheltered Instruction Institute at the SRI&ETTC will introduce K-12 teachers to research-based strategies that will help them plan lessons that integrate language and content so that English Language Learners (ELLs) are prepared to meet the state’s core curriculum content, the Common Core State Standards, and English language proficiency standards. 

The goal of the 6-day institute is to prepare teachers to implement sheltered instruction in their classrooms during the 2015-2016 school year.

There is no cost to school districts to register teachers for the program. However, registration and district approval is required in order to participate. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required.  The program is open to K-12 teachers on a first-come, first serve basis.

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Workshop Code: F16002

Dates: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | Thursday, October 8, 2015 | Monday October 26, 2015 | Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Monday, December 7, 2015 | Monday April 25, 2016

From: 8:30 to: 2:30

Cost: Free and open to the general public.

Instructor: Elizabeth Franks

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 - October 14, 2015
Differentiate Instruction and Assessment Using Google Forms

Description:

Never created Google Forms before? Come learn how to respond to the needs of all learners by differentiating with Google Forms. We'll create self-grading rubrics, differentiated lessons and assessments, and offer an overview of examples of creative Google forms. You'll create custom templates and learn to manage form responses.

This session is 100% hands on to enable the participants to learn by doing. After a brief introduction to the many uses of Google Forms, the participants will see examples of exciting uses of forms. Participants will create each type of form on their own, with the support of the instructor. Arrive with anticipation and leave with experience!

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All Educators, Grades 3 and up

Workshop Code: F16030

Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 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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Literacy Instruction a Shared Responsibility across the Content Areas - Grades 6-12

Description:

With the demands and instructional transformations necessary to infuse the core literacies and shifts in Literacy Instruction we must all take ownership and infuse the core literacies across all subject areas. This workshop will enable both literacy teachers and content area teachers to learn how to work in teams collaboratively to emphasize reading and writing in their planning and instruction for teaching in their content.

Workshop Objectives:
Teachers will be able to:

- Design, adapt, and develop units with appropriate text sets at multiple reading levels for growth in text complexity across the content areas.
- Increase the ability of students to work with more complex text sets in varied genres and multimedia texts.
- Implement PBL’s, thematic units, and Inquiry Based Lessons infusing
- WEBB’s DOK and Bloom’s Taxonomy to develop questioning and higher order tasks for literacy response and discussion.

Audience: All 6-12 content teachers, Spec Ed teachers, ELL teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16007

Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michele Barto

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.

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Thu - October 15, 2015
Close Reading Strategies for Literary Texts - Grades 4-12

Description:

Because the Common Core Standards emphasize the need for students to improve their literacy close reading skills, this workshop will help educators train their students to reach that goal.  Teachers will  discuss the characteristics of close reading and how to add rigor to their  students’ reading behavior.  They will learn to help their students recognize important signposts in the literature that they read that will lead them to deeper understanding. The close reading strategies presented in this workshop will help to cultivate critical reading habits that will make students more thoughtful, attentive, and independent readers.


Audience: Grades 4 & 5 teachers, Grades 6-12 Language Arts teachers, BSI teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16011

Dates: Thursday, October 15, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Charlotte Jaffe

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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Fri - October 16, 2015
What Schools Need to Know About 504 Plans to Ensure Compliancy

Description:

In this half-day workshop we 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 ensuring 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 of questions and answer session.

Audience: School Administrators, Supervisors, Social Workers, Counselors, Child Study Team Members, 504 Team Members

Workshop Code: F16043

Dates: Friday, October 16, 2015

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 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 - October 19, 2015
Lib 2.0 2015 - A Media Specialist's Symposium

Description:

The Lib 2.0 2015 Media Specialist’s Symposium is a one-day conference presented by the SRI & ETTC at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and designed specifically for the School Librarian. Participants will dive into a full day of exploration of current trends and innovations in school libraries, new and emerging technologies, collaboration and Web 2.0 Tools, Reading motivation, Common Core Learning Standards, and best practices. Develop new skills, and connect with colleagues all across New Jersey Schools.

For additional information on Instructors, Workshop descriptions, Schedule, Directions and Parking , visit the Lib 2.0 2015 website at http://www.ettc.net/lib20.

Audience: Media Specialists, Librarians, Teachers, Principals and Administrators. All Educators.

Workshop Code: F16003

Dates: Monday, October 19, 2015

From: 8:00 to: 4:00

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

Instructor: John LeMasney

Location: Stockton University Campus
See workshop description for details about this location.

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Tue - October 20, 2015
Writing for PARCC

Description:

This workshop will tackle the rigor of the PARCC's PCR sections using unique skill teaching techniques, close reading and modeled writing strategies, and the application of Common Core language arts skills used in PARCCs' essays. You will simply learn how to teach your students how to write using heavy informational text and control the rubric at the same time. Written expression and standard English will be covered extensively. Join us and learn how to break up these essays into small doable paragraphs, use an unequaled  conferencing format that fosters student confidence, and teaching strategies that are ready for next day usage. Classroom demonstration lessons are also available for this workshop. After all, seeing it in action, is believing it works. 

  

Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers, Grades 6-8 Language Arts teachers, Spec Ed teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16013

Dates: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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 - 108A
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 - October 21, 2015
Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) One Day 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). Workshop focus will include identifying and addressing academic, behavior and health issues and developing effective intervention strategies and action plans.

Participants will be able to perform the following tasks as a result of their participation in this program:

1. Summarize the provisions of administrative code (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8) for the implementation of I&RS.

2. Explain the benefits and purposes of using the building-based multidisciplinary team model as a best practice for addressing academic, behavior and health issues for students in grades K-12.

3. Identify the theoretical and research underpinnings of the I&RS multidisciplinary team model.

4. Apply the procedures for identifying and assisting students with academic, behavior and health issues.

5. Employ a systematic problem-solving process for the creative and resourceful resolution of identified educational issues.

6. Provide effective consultations with students? parents and with school staff who request assistance for educational issues.

7. Review information gathered and the actions taken as a result of the building's system of I&RS and make recommendations to the principal for improving school programs and services.

8. Develop a plan of action for I&RS program implementation.

9. Apply research-based principles and practices to the planning, management and maintenance of building-based I&RS teams.

10. Describe the importance of developing collaborative relationships with diverse school and community resources in support of I&RS activities.

11. Describe applications of the I&RS program that support school-wide planning.

12. Describe the importance of collecting data and utilizing data-driven decision-making in the I&RS process.

Audience: I&RS Team Members, School Administrators, Social Workers or Guidance Counselors working with grades K-12

Workshop Code: F16014

Dates: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Dennis Burd

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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Screencasting Skills: Teacher-On-Demand!

Description:

The concept of the flipped or blended classroom wouldn’t be possible without screencasting. Learn how to create screencasts on Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, and iPads.  Take your screencasts one step further and make them interactive! Combine with an online learning platform like Google Classroom or Edmodo, and have a 24/7 personalized learning environment, perfect for absent students and developing a more connected classroom.

Audience: All Educators, Grades 3 and up

Workshop Code: F16031

Dates: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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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Thu - October 22, 2015
Adult Learning, Part of the Training & Development Certificate Program

Description:

In this course we will explore Adult Learning characteristics and strategies for adult learning are addressed in this course. Models are explored with practical application for the design and facilitation of technology-based instruction in the classroom and workplace.

This course runs October 22- December 17, 2015.  Courses are available online as log-in, on-demand courses with optional face-to-face and online classes sessions available.

This class is part of the six course Training & Development Certificate Program.  The Training & Development Certificate Program is a one year program to prepare professionals to increase job performance.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: TDC16002

Dates: Thursday, October 22, 2015

From: to:

Cost: $525 OR 28 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Amy Ackerman

Location: On-line
N/A

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School Leader Training in Social Media, LGBT Rights and Inappropriate Student Communication

Description:

Today's school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day brings new changes in statute, code and case law. All administrators, whether veteran or new, are challenged to keep up with this change. Disputes and litigation are becoming more frequent and can be time consuming and costly.

This session is the Social Media, LGBT Rights and Inappropriate Student Communication module. In this session we will discuss the legal parameters and guidelines for students and educators using social media both in and out of the classroom. The school district responsibilities in regard to the rights of LGBT students. We will also discuss the proper legal handling of “sexting” and other forms of inappropriate student communication.

Presenter: Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq., Cooper Levenson
Ms. Houck is a Partner at Cooper Levenson where she specializes in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck also is an adjunct Professor at Stockton University teaching School Law in their Master’s Degree Program. Ms. Houck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey as well as New Jersey State Courts.

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

Workshop Code: F16041

Dates: Thursday, October 22, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Amy Elco

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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Using PARCC Data to Inform the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Cycle

Description:

As schools prepare for the impact that PARCC assessment results will create, curriculum and assessment work should focus on the role that common assessments can play in the formative evaluation of student achievement and teacher effectiveness. Often, data analysis of assessments focuses on the passing rates of students and ignores the root causes for student achievement gaps.  Participants will develop data analysis processes to identify instructional gaps and their root causes thus integrating the data analysis process into the curricular cycle creating a fluid curriculum, instruction and assessment dynamic.

In this workshop participants will learn to:

- Review the format of PARCC student data and examine results to identify common gaps in student knowledge

- Construct improvement goals that address identified gaps, and align with district, school and teacher improvement plans

- Develop action plans that include common assessments, curriculum revision, professional development and data analysis that target improvement goals



Audience: Grades K-8 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Principals

Workshop Code: F16017

Dates: Thursday, October 22, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Dorian Giorgio

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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Wed - October 28, 2015
Create an E-Portfolio Using Google Drive and Google Sites

Description:

Create e-portfolios and student presentations of learning using Google Drive and Google Sites. Learn how to build an e-portfolio template and share it with students. Students can collaborate and share projects online with the community. Most appropriate for fourth grade and higher.

This workshop is designed to assist classroom teachers with building online portfolios for their students using Web 2.0 tools such as Google Drive and Google Sites. With the advent of Common Core Standards, more teachers are assessing student achievement using portfolios and student Presentations of Learning along with established rubrics in order to gauge student comprehension and achievement. These tools can all be migrated online for authentic audiences to view and even provide feedback when appropriate. Students can collaborate with peers and get feedback from teachers using Google Drive. All created content can be posted online in Google Sites in the form of a website. Issues such as copyright and plagiarism will be discussed during the presentation and emphasis will be placed on educating students about Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
• Learn to integrate Google Drive Apps with Google Sites
• Create an ePortfolio template to share with students
• Learn about copying and sharing rights in Google Drive and Google Sites
• Practice populating an example ePortfolio template with content from their own Google Drive and from other resources on the Web
• Be introduced to copyright and plagiarism guidelines for posting content to the web
• Learn to provide feedback to students via Web 2.0 tools
• Learn to distinguish between process and product based portfolios

Registrants must have access to Google Apps for Education.

Audience: All Educators, Grade 4 and Up

Workshop Code: F16032

Dates: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 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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Thu - October 29, 2015
Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading, Grades 2-5 - AM Session

Description:

In this powerful and interactive workshop participants will expand their horizons and learn to develop student-friendly ways to introduce grade-level comprehension strategies that strong readers use.  In addition to being easy to implement, all shared activities and lessons are standards and research based.

Please note this workshop is geared towards educators of grades 2-5.

Topics include:
- Helping readers to become thinkers

- Equipping students with self-help techniques

- Creating a year-long vision for mini-lessons

- Making inferences, predictions, and connections

- Close reading  (how and why)

- Creating and using anchor charts

- Questioning techniques  (using story elements, and others)

Audience: Grades 2-5 teachers, Spec. Ed teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16008

Dates: Thursday, October 29, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Doherty

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.

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Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading, Grades 6-8 - PM Session

Description:

In this powerful and interactive workshop participants will expand their horizons and learn to develop student-friendly ways to introduce grade-level comprehension strategies that strong readers use.  In addition to being easy to implement, all shared activities and lessons are standards and research based.

Please note this workshop is geared towards educators of grades 6-8

Topics include:
- Helping readers to become thinkers

- Equipping students with self-help techniques

- Creating a year-long vision for mini-lessons

- Making inferences, predictions, and connections

- Close reading  (how and why)

- Creating and using anchor charts

- Questioning techniques  (using story elements, and others)

Audience: Grades 6-8 Language Arts teachers, Spec Ed teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16009

Dates: Thursday, October 29, 2015

From: 12:30 to: 3:30

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

Instructor: Barbara Doherty

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.

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Thu - November 12, 2015
Maximizing the Teacher and Paraprofessional Classroom Experience

Description:

If you are a Classroom Teacher, Paraprofessional, Aide, Basic Skills or Special Education teacher, then this is the course for you. Whether you are new or a seasoned veteran, you will better understand roles and responsibilities of teachers and paraprofessionals in the classroom. This course is intended to bring a fresh perspective on the Inclusion and Title 1 classroom model. Participants will enhance their instruction by learning collaboration and classroom management strategies which will improve student achievement.  An overview of IEP and 504 plans will also be covered.

Today’s teachers and paraprofessionals are faced with enormous challenges and a heavy workload. Through a newer understanding of the roles and responsibilities in the classroom and enhanced knowledge of special education, a more positive and productive classroom will result.

Learning Objectives: Participants will get the latest information on collaboration and instructional techniques in the Inclusion and Title 1 classroom. The course is designed to improve academic output and involvement of both special education and general education students while fostering independence.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

- Understand and define teacher vs. paraprofessionals’ roles and responsibilities in the classroom

- Improve their knowledge of IEP and 504 plans

- Understand learning disabilities and special education classifications

- Improve behavior and classroom management techniques

- Foster teamwork in the classroom

- Improve student independence and family support

Audience: K-12 General Education Classroom Teachers, K-12 Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Aides, BSI/Title I Teachers, In-Class Support Teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Child Study Team members, Support Professionals, Guidance Staff, and Supervisors

Workshop Code: F16024

Dates: Thursday, November 12, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Louisa Vain

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 16, 2015
School Leader Training-School Law Refresher with the added HIB Prevention Requirements

Description:

This workshop is a refresher course for all administrators who have already completed the required training regarding School Law, Ethics, and Governance who, as a result of new requirements and a new mandate necessitating an annual review of training needs for all school leaders, may now need a more timely update. Highlights from previous training on student and staff rights and responsibilities, as well as ethics, governance, and current school law will be included in the review. In addition, because the prevention of harassment, intimidation and bullying, HIB, has been added to the professional development requirements, this topic will also be discussed in detail during this three hour training.  All participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter: Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq., Cooper Levenson

Ms. Houck is a Partner at Cooper Levenson where she specializes in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck also is an adjunct Professor at Stockton University teaching School Law in their Master’s Degree Program. Ms. Houck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey as well as New Jersey State Courts.

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

Workshop Code: F16021

Dates: Monday, November 16, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Amy Elco

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 - November 17, 2015
Planning and Implementing a Successful I&RS Program for School Administrators

Description: This training program is specifically designed to provide administrators of 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 support the effective implementation of N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8. Professional development credits will be offered to participants.

As a result of their participation in this technical support program participants will be able to:

1.Summarize the provisions of administrative code (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8) for the implementation of I&RS.

2.Explain the benefits and purposes of using the building-based multidisciplinary team model as a best practice for addressing academic, behavior and health barriers for students in grades K-12.

3.Identify the theoretical and research underpinnings of the I&RS multidisciplinary team model.

4.Describe and identify the importance of each of the following components of the NJDOE?s best practice model for the implementation of I&RS:

a. Procedures for identifying and assisting students with academic, behavior and health problems.

b. A systematic problem-solving process for the creative and resourceful resolution of identified educational problems.

c. The characteristics of an effective consultation model.

d. The review of the building’s system of I&RS in order to make recommendations for improving school programs and services.

5.Develop a plan of action for I&RS program implementation.

6.Apply research-based principles and practices to the planning, management and maintenance of building-based I&RS teams.

7.Describe the importance of developing collaborative relationships with diverse school and community resources in support of I&RS activities.

8.Describe applications of the I&RS program that support school-wide planning.

Audience: I&RS Team Leaders and School Administrators

Workshop Code: F16016

Dates: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Dennis Burd

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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Wed - November 18, 2015
Math a Mile Deep: Building a Strong Foundation, Grades 3-5

Description:

Take your students beyond the surface of simple calculations as they explore and master the foundations upon which mathematics is based.  Lesson ideas and classroom activities will be presented to help students solve problems and justify their work by continually returning to organizing principles and using sound mathematical reasoning. Using the place-value system and a conceptual understanding of key ideas that interconnect the basic functions, your students will be able to perform simple operations using expanded notation and beginning algebraic expressions.  This is in keeping with New Jersey Common Core standards and those of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand that math is a coherent body of knowledge with interconnected concepts and recognize that as such it is comprised of
    • Concepts
    • Vocabulary
    • Generalizations
    • Principles
    • Structure
    • Methodologies

  • Attendees will qualify the four basic operations as interconnected concepts and demonstrate their subsequent application as such in solving math problems

  • Attendees will identify mathematical concepts and principles as building blocks for future learning that serve as spring boards for new discoveries in the field

  • Attendees will comprehend the need for consistent and accurate vocabulary when discussing the concepts and principles in order to allow for meaningful dialogue and a coherent progression from grade level to grade level

  • Attendees will be able to present lessons that generate a deeper understanding of fundamental mathematics by demonstrating the application of concepts and principles in the context of the place value structure of mathematics  

  • Attendees will be able to develop their students’ abilities to arrive at and justify solutions using sound mathematical reasoning by modeling authentic methodologies in and multiple approaches to the problem solving process  

Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers, Spec Ed teachers, BSI teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16019

Dates: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Joseph Jones

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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Hazing, Bullying and Athletics

Description:

***PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR THIS WORKSHOP. THE NEW DATE IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015.***

This workshop will address the unique challenges that are posed regarding hazing and bullying in the context of school athletics. Key issues to be addressed include:

- Dealing with hazing as a form of bullying
- Engaging in proper supervision of athletics, including during practice, at events, and in locker rooms
- Understanding when to involve law enforcement and child protective services
- Determining how to apply the legal definition of “harassment, intimidation, and bullying” (HIB) in the context of school athletics
- The role of coaches in preventing, identifying, and reporting HIB
- The legal parameters involved in considering suspension or expulsion from athletics as a form of discipline
- The line between demanding coach and adult bully
- The role of the coach in dealing with the aftermath of HIB
- How to deal with student athlete conduct that occurs on the weekends and off school grounds
- Understanding the psychology of students who engage in, witness, or are targets of HIB behavior
- Best practices in addressing school climate through athletics

Presented by David Nash, Esq. LEGAL ONE Director, Michael Borgos, Esq., Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor, Dr. Harry Green, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Ed Canzanese, Former Coach, Principal and Athletics Coordinator 

This workshop is co-sponsored between the SRI&ETTC, NJPSA/FEA and NJSIAA

 

Audience: K-12 Superintendents, Administrators, Athletic Directors and Coaches

Workshop Code: F16001

Dates: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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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Teaching Color in Painting and Drawing: History and Techniques at The Noyes Museum of Art

Description:

An intensive and information-rich workshop for art educators and artists. Take away an enhanced view of the history and practice of the use of color in drawing and painting and participate in hands-on exercises in making artworks in color. The morning session consists of a lecture, examples of methods and materials, a visual presentation and a hands-on exercise. During the afternoon session, there will be a discussion of master copies in painting and drawing, working from photographs, and creativity and color. This is followed by an exercise in making a piece of art in the colors, medium and style of your choice. You will be applying color and style principles discussed during the workshop.

Workshop topics will include:
- History of color in Western painting and drawing including origins, theories, socio-cultural contexts, historical trends and developments.
- The materials of color in painting and drawing: oil, pastel, watercolor, types of materials, palettes, surfaces, processes. The making of paints, brushes and watercolors.
- Products of color in art: styles, aesthetics, painting & drawing techniques
- Demonstrations
- Hands-on art exercises
- Master copy in painting or drawing media
- Working from photographs
- Creativity and color
- Lessons and exercises for the classroom will be provided
- Q & A about the myths, methods and mysteries of color

The content and activities of this workshop meet with national standards and are widely applicable throughout the K-12 curriculum. The 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 some creative art activities, and meet other teachers. Light morning refreshments & lunch included.

Presenter: Al Gury is Chair of the Painting Department of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. A painter, educator, writer, and curator, Gury received his BA in Fine Arts and Humanities from Saint Louis University, a Certificate of Art from PAFA, and an MFA from the University of Delaware. A painter of the figure, landscape, still life and portraits, his paintings have been exhibited at the National Academy of Design, NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Capitol, D.C., and in galleries across the country. He is a recipient of numerous grants and awards for painting and arts education and is a contributor to international publications. He has written two books on the history of color in painting and the history of painting techniques, and he is currently writing a book on the history and practice of drawing.

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: F16018

Dates: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 2:30

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

Instructor: STOCKTON Staff

Location: The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University
733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231 609.652.8848

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Thu - November 19, 2015
Three Cheers for the Tiers: Rising to the PARCC Rigor with Tiered Academic Vocabulary - Grades 6-12

Description:

Can you build a brick home without mortar?  What will hold the bricks together?  All educators know the importance of vocabulary to comprehending text.  Like mortar, vocabulary is the “glue” that enables students to understand what they are reading.  Another major shift of the Common Core is Tier II vocabulary found in all content areas. This workshop will focus on Tier II and Tier III academic vocabulary of the CCSS and how it relates to the PARCC assessment.  Emphasis on learning tiered vocabulary, strategies to incorporate vocabulary in all content areas, student self- assessment strategies, and the effectiveness of tiered academic vocabulary as it relates to the PARCC assessment will be addressed in this session.

Learning objectives:

- Understand the fundamentals of Academic Tiered vocabulary in content areas.

- Compare Tier II and Tier II vocabulary for classroom instruction.

- Create a Tier II vocabulary list to embedded through all content areas.

- Engage in hands on activities to embed vocabulary words in SS classroom instruction.

- Evaluate the effectiveness of Academic Tiered vocabulary as it relates to the PARCC assessment.

Audience: Grades 6-12 Language Arts teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16010

Dates: Thursday, November 19, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Rebecca Garofalo

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.

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You Can Do WHAT with a Google Spreadsheet?

Description:

Learn how to use a Google Spreadsheets to enhance both teaching and learning. From teacher lesson plans to student programming, you'll be amazed at the clever variety of ways to use this simple, yet powerful tool. Students AND educators should be able to use a spreadsheet and/or database to compile and chart data, and to create, store, and query information.

As a result of this session, participants will:
-Explore ways to best utilize the grid-like format of the spreadsheet for creative things like checklists and lesson plans.

-Learn how to teach logic and programming skills to students with the use of formulas and functions.

-Gain a variety of student activities that develop decision making and higher level thinking.

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F16035

Dates: Thursday, November 19, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 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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Fri - November 20, 2015
Digital Games for Middle School Science

Description:

Have fun challenging middle school science students concepts while leverage their gaming experiences. Free modules include digital games and accompanying classroom activities that leverage students’ experiences within the games. The modules are designed to supplement, not replace, teachers’ normal coverage of each topic. Teachers guide students through the process of identifying and exploring the significance of the visualization to the target concept. Teachers will take away a range of support materials to help them build explicit and accurate bridges between students’ digital game play at home and their lessons in the classroom. Explore images and interactive puzzle activities you can project during lectures and discussions, and extension activities that use the visualization as an illustration of a scientific concept. This workshop will introduce teachers to these games and materials, which are available for free, and will discuss how to implement them in the classroom.

Audience: Science Educators, grades 6-8

Workshop Code: F16033

Dates: Friday, November 20, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 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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Tue - December 1, 2015
A Little Bit about LittleBits

Description:

Foster group problem-solving and teamwork with design thinking challenges and project-based learning. This hands-on workshop will serve as a launchpad for discovery about electronics, circuits and the gadgets that surround us in our everyday lives. Become familiar with many of the available LittleBits modules and use them to create fun STEM projects. Please join the SRI&ETTC in fostering the next generation of problem-solvers and tinkerers!

Participants will learn how to use LittleBits magnetic building blocks to create circuits that turn on lights, sounds, movements, and more. The intuitive, color-coded Bits encourage exploration, tinkering and innovation. Learning by doing provides in-depth understanding of concepts with application for real-life scenarios.

Audience: All STEM subject educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F16034

Dates: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 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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Wed - December 2, 2015
Supporting Children & Families, A Joint Program Between the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University and the AtlantiCare Healthy Schools Healthy Children Initiative and the AtlantiCare Healthy Schools Healthy Children Initiative

Description:

This full day event focuses on the challenges faced by today’s families and ways educators can assist students while providing support to the entire family.  This three-part program will include educational sessions for school support staff on understanding an autism diagnosis, the Psychiatric Intervention Program (PIP), and Communicating with Families Across Cultures.  The program is geared towards K-12 Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, Special Ed. Directors and School Administrators looking to affect change in their school environments.

Communicating with Families Across Cultures
Presented by Nate Terrell, LCSW, Temple University and Organizational Growth

As the student population in American schools becomes increasingly diverse, educators and student support staff must become more culturally responsive. Our goal as educators is to create a supportive, safe and engaging environment for all students, regardless of their cultural background.  The challenge becomes how to communicate with families from varied multicultural viewpoints and convey the importance of children’s emotional health and mental healthcare services without crossing cultural boundaries. We will explore the varied cultural norms and discuss effective ways to communicate with families to ensure students receive the assistance they need.

Nate Terrell received his Masters Degree from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1982 and licensure in clinical social work from New Jersey in 1994.   For the past 30 years, he and his wife, Dr. Anita Foeman, have provided training on a wide variety of topics including promoting diversity and achieving cross-cultural understanding, eliminating bullying, creating peaceful schools, principle-centered leadership, conflict resolution and team building through their company, Organizational Growth. Nate teaches Interpersonal Communication at Temple University and has a private therapy practice at his home office in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.

Psychiatric Intervention Program: Services Available for Children in Crisis Mini-Session
Presented by Andretta Randall, MSN, RN, Clinical Manager/Screening Coordinator, Psychiatric
Intervention Program
at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

Understanding the Spectrum of the Autism Diagnosis and Services
Presented by Adrienne Robertiello, Children’s Specialized Hospital


Autism is called a spectrum disorder because it affects individuals differently and by varying degrees. This disorder also encompasses a spectrum of challenges relating to interpersonal interactions, family dynamics, education needs, safety, and supportive resources. This workshop will highlight the diverse characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how these characteristics affect support and service provision. The presenter will provide comprehensive and practical information, tools, and resources to assist counselors, HIB representatives, para-professionals, and others working with ASD youth.

Adrienne Robertiello is the Autism Educator at Children’s Specialized Hospital. Ms. Robertiello has developed and implemented community education initiatives including ‘Autism and Safety – It’s Unpredictable,’ ‘Real Life Tips for Kids with Autism,’ and ‘The Community Hub.’ As part of these and other programs, she continues to provide autism education for educators and administrators, health professionals, emergency response teams, law enforcement, and many other community service providers, agencies, organizations, and families. Ms. Robertiello is also a parent of a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Audience: K-12 Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, Special Ed. Directors and School Administrators

Workshop Code: F16028

Dates: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $30 OR 1 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: SRI & ETTC - All Rooms
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 4, 2015
Algebraic Concepts + Proportional Relations + Geometry + Statistics + Probability + You = Student Success with the CCSSM in Middle School Mathematics

Description:

We are currently on a journey that has the potential to make an unprecedented difference for students if we think purposefully about how to change practice and about the content that we teach.  Teachers are a BIG part of the “we” necessary to realize the potential of the Common Core.

In Grades 6-8 instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and solving equations; (3) analyzing two and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angel, similarity and congruence; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
During this workshop, participants will explore strategies/activities that illustrate problem-solving in these critical areas.

Learning Objectives:

Teaching problem-solving is a very difficult task.  One of the major difficulties in teaching problem-solving is identifying activities that consider both pupil readiness and curricular goals.  This workshop is designed to model various problem-solving strategies as well as giving participants hands-on practice in applying them.

Participants will learn about and experience the types of classroom activities and instructional strategies that support effective learning and problem-solving and ultimately lead to student success.  Questions similar to those that appear on the CCSSM will be addressed in the workshop.  Participants will leave with valuable materials and resources that they can use in their classrooms.

Audience: Grades 6-8 math teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Workshop Code: F16020

Dates: Friday, December 4, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Frank DeStefano

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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School Leader Training in Social Media, LGBT Rights and Inappropriate Student Communication

Description:

Today's school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day brings new changes in statute, code and case law. All administrators, whether veteran or new, are challenged to keep up with this change. Disputes and litigation are becoming more frequent and can be time consuming and costly.

This session is the Social Media, LGBT Rights and Inappropriate Student Communication module. In this session we will discuss the legal parameters and guidelines for students and educators using social media both in and out of the classroom. The school district responsibilities in regard to the rights of LGBT students. We will also discuss the proper legal handling of “sexting” and other forms of inappropriate student communication.

Presenter: Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq., Cooper Levenson
Ms. Houck is a Partner at Cooper Levenson where she specializes in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck also is an adjunct Professor at Stockton University teaching School Law in their Master’s Degree Program. Ms. Houck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey as well as New Jersey State Courts.

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

Workshop Code: F16042

Dates: Friday, December 4, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Amy Elco

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 - December 8, 2015
School Leader Training-Student and Staff Rights & Responsibilities Module

Description:

Today's school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day brings new changes in statute, code and case law. All administrators, whether veteran or new, are challenged to keep up with this change. Disputes and litigation are becoming more frequent and can be time consuming and costly.

This session is the Student and Staff Rights & Responsibilities module. In this session we will discuss staff rights related to employment, responsibilities related to reporting and notification, regulations regarding tenured and non-tenured staff, leave entitlements and technology and today’s educator. We will also discuss student rights and responsibilities as related to student requirements vs. rights, student discipline, free speech, search and seizure, religion and student harassment.

Presenter: Mr. William S. Donio, Esq., Cooper Levenson
A graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Donio chairs Cooper Levenson's Education Law Practice Group.  He has served as solicitor and special counsel for numerous boards of education, and is on the assigned counsel list for two joint insurance funds. Mr. Donio is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law Camden.

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

Workshop Code: F16027

Dates: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: William Donio

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 - December 9, 2015
Google Apps for Beginners

Description:

Brand new to Google Apps and want to know more? This is the workshop for you! We'll cover the most basic aspects of Search, Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, Drive/Docs and Sites.

Learning objectives:

  1. Google Search-Participants will engage in an activity where they will practice the new skills that have been taught.

  2. Chrome Browser- Participants will learn how to set up their bookmark bar to add bookmarks and create folders. They will also learn how to add and use apps and extensions.

  3. Gmail-Participants learn how to filter incoming messages to increase productivity and steal back valuable prep time.  Send emails with attachments, set up recurring, scheduled or self-destructing emails- manage contacts and contact groups.

  4. Calendar-Participants will create a new calendar, set up mobile alerts, and create a new event that contains a link to a document to simulate how they can use Calendar to share their lesson plans.

  5. Docs-Participants will create documents, share and work on a collaborative documents, forms, slideshows and sheets.

  6. Participants will set up their own site, select a theme, add a couple of pages, edit a page, insert a calendar and an item from their drive.

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F16036

Dates: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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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Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) One Day 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). Workshop focus will include identifying and addressing academic, behavior and health issues and developing effective intervention strategies and action plans.

Participants will be able to perform the following tasks as a result of their participation in this program:

1. Summarize the provisions of administrative code (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8) for the implementation of I&RS.

2. Explain the benefits and purposes of using the building-based multidisciplinary team model as a best practice for addressing academic, behavior and health issues for students in grades K-12.

3. Identify the theoretical and research underpinnings of the I&RS multidisciplinary team model.

4. Apply the procedures for identifying and assisting students with academic, behavior and health issues.

5. Employ a systematic problem-solving process for the creative and resourceful resolution of identified educational issues.

6. Provide effective consultations with students? parents and with school staff who request assistance for educational issues.

7. Review information gathered and the actions taken as a result of the building's system of I&RS and make recommendations to the principal for improving school programs and services.

8. Develop a plan of action for I&RS program implementation.

9. Apply research-based principles and practices to the planning, management and maintenance of building-based I&RS teams.

10. Describe the importance of developing collaborative relationships with diverse school and community resources in support of I&RS activities.

11. Describe applications of the I&RS program that support school-wide planning.

12. Describe the importance of collecting data and utilizing data-driven decision-making in the I&RS process.

Audience: I&RS Team Members, School Administrators, Social Workers or Guidance Counselors working with grades K-12

Workshop Code: F16015

Dates: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Dennis Burd

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 - December 10, 2015
3D Printing for Newbies

Description:

3D printing is more than just buzz. It’s a transformative technology that’s reshaping the fields of design, architecture and engineering. Prepare your students for careers being reshaped by 3D printing technology. In this class we'll give you that basic understanding by putting some 3D printers into action. You'll gain exposure to the main facets of 3D Printing including 3D Scanning, 3D Modelling, preparing the file for print, and finally, 3D Printing. The Basics: How does a 3D-printer work? What are the different types of printers and materials you can use? What can I print with a 3D-printer? Is it expensive to use a 3D Printer? and other FAQs

Learning Objectives:

-A working knowledge of 3D Scanning for reverse engineering as well as 3D designing your own simple 3D object from scratch.

-Initialize and set up the 3D Printer with basic settings.

-Introduce your elementary and Middle school classrooms to 3D printing! Even if you don’t yet have a printer, your students can develop the design mindset by creating 3D objects that can be sent to a printer at another location.  Kids will learn to solve problems through physical prototyping in an early stage of their development.

Audience: Elementary and Middle School Educators

Workshop Code: F16037

Dates: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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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Tue - December 15, 2015
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Description:

Leverage the popularity of memes by using them to inspire more imaginative student writing. The concise and generally witty nature of memes will require your students to think carefully about their subject and the visual nature of memes makes for colorful and captivating classroom displays. Using free and available apps, repurpose old shots or take new ones, and let students create the stories that go with them. Whether you are introducing a new topic or trying to add some life to an old one, a meme is a very quick and simple way to inject some fun into a discussion. Use Memes as creative writing  activities, to set class rules, expectations, and/or procedures, as Ice-breakers or "Get-to-Know-You" activities, and to promote (and reinforce) your curriculum.

Audience: ELA Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F16038

Dates: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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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Thu - December 17, 2015
Coding for Elementary Teachers

Description:

This workshop is an introduction to computer science fundamentals and the coding resources for elementary teachers with no former experience. Learn the basics of computer science and how it connects to your curriculum map. Review best practices for teaching these basics to your students, access free curriculum and resources for teachers and plan for how you might get started teaching Computer Science Basics. Connect with a community of fellow educators who are making positive change in their classrooms through coding.

Audience: All Elementary Educators

Workshop Code: F16039

Dates: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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 4, 2016
Social Media in Training & Development, Part of the Training & Development Certificate Program

Description:

Offerings of this course include focus on current topics that influence training and development, such as implementation of social media in workplace learning and performance.

This course runs January 4-18, 2016.  Courses are available online as log-in, on-demand courses with optional face-to-face and online classes sessions available.

This class is part of the six course Training & Development Certificate Program.  The Training & Development Certificate Program is a one year program to prepare professionals to increase job performance.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: TDC16003

Dates: Monday, January 4, 2016

From: to:

Cost: $525 OR 28 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Amy Ackerman

Location: On-line
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Tue - January 12, 2016
Implementing Flipped Instruction in your Classroom

Description:

Understand key considerations in flipped content delivery by learning what works, what doesn’t, best practices, and lessons learned from some of today’s leading flipped instruction teacher-advocates, and from other teachers much like yourself. Get hands-on and flip some of your own content. Try out some free screencasting tools, and learning techniques for creating high quality, engaging screencasts. Learn about other free tools for creating engaging digital flipped learning content.

Audience: All Educators, Grades 4-8

Workshop Code: W16000

Dates: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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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Tue - January 19, 2016
Grant Writing, Part of the Training & Development Certificate Program

Description:

Grant-writing and fundraising is an essential component of building a sound infrastructure for educational technology. Students explore the variety of options available to manage and solicit funds, create grant proposals, and review and revise proposals to meet the needs of different funding organizations. The course includes emphasis on proposal design, writing, editing, and peer-review.

This course runs January 19-May 9, 2016.  Courses are available online as log-in, on-demand courses with optional face-to-face and online classes sessions available.

This class is part of the six course Training & Development Certificate Program.  The Training & Development Certificate Program is a one year program to prepare professionals to increase job performance.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: TDC16004

Dates: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Cost: $525 OR 28 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Patty Weeks

Location: On-line
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Wed - February 10, 2016
School Leader Training in Social Media, LGBT Rights and Inappropriate Student Communication

Description:

Today's school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day brings new changes in statute, code and case law. All administrators, whether veteran or new, are challenged to keep up with this change. Disputes and litigation are becoming more frequent and can be time consuming and costly.

This session is the Social Media, LGBT Rights and Inappropriate Student Communication module. In this session we will discuss the legal parameters and guidelines for students and educators using social media both in and out of the classroom. The school district responsibilities in regard to the rights of LGBT students. We will also discuss the proper legal handling of “sexting” and other forms of inappropriate student communication.

Presenter: Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq., Cooper Levenson
Ms. Houck is a Partner at Cooper Levenson where she specializes in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck also is an adjunct Professor at Stockton University teaching School Law in their Master’s Degree Program. Ms. Houck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey as well as New Jersey State Courts.

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

Workshop Code: W16001

Dates: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Amy Elco

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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