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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: OD18000

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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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:

Workshop Code: ORC18000

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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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:

Workshop Code: OD18001

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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Dyslexia 2: Building on What We Already Know

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: OD18005

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

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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Dyslexia I, Online Course

Description:

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

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

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

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


Audience:

Workshop Code: OD18002

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

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Basic (Online Version)

Description:

Phonics First® (based on Orton-Gillingham) provides teachers with a hands-on, multisensory approach to teaching reading skills to beginning, struggling, at-risk and learning disabled readers. 

This on-line version of our traditional introductory course provides teachers with a solid understanding of the basic elements of the Phonics First® multisensory reading and spelling approach (based on Orton-Gillingham methodology). 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. 

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:   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: ORC18001

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Level I (Online Version)

Description:

Phonics First® (based on Orton-Gillingham) provides teachers with a hands-on, multisensory approach to teaching reading skills to beginning, struggling, at-risk and learning disabled readers. 

 
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. This course meets the IDA standards as evidenced by our accreditation through the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).  Based on 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. 


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:   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: ORC18002

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Level II (Online Version)

Description:

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.


Phonics First® (based on Orton-Gillingham) provides teachers with a hands-on, multisensory approach to teaching reading skills to beginning, struggling, at-risk and learning disabled readers. 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 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 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:   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: ORC18003

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness (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. Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Spec

Workshop Code: ORC18004

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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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: ORC18005

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Teacher Effectiveness Institute--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: OD18003

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: ORC18006

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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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: OD18004

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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Tue - September 19, 2017
How to Make the Mentoring Process More Meaningful

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.

Workshop will be presented by Judy Feinberg
Ms. Feinberg is the former Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction at Linwood Schools and an Education Specialist at the SRI&ETTC.

 

Audience: K-12 Mentors

Workshop Code: F18005

Dates: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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.

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Fri - September 22, 2017
Incorporating Yoga into the Classroom

Description:

The goal of this workshop is to provide educators with the tools to seamlessly incorporate the foundations of yoga within the daily routines of instruction and classroom management. These foundations include meditation, self-inquiry, and the physical yoga practices.

Participants will engage in an adult yoga class based around self-inquiry in order to develop classroom goals and ideas for the incorporation of yoga into daily routines.  The workshop will also present the latest research about yoga in schools and provide information about how the effects of the simplest use of breath and body movement can change the day of any student.  Kid-themed classroom activities will be introduced and discussed.  Teachers will develop their own list of meditation topics and learn how to thoroughly develop a topic that will create a fun-filled flow for students in their classrooms.


Participants should come ready to practice what you teach by bringing a water bottle, notebook and writing utensil. Mats will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

The workshop will be presented by Sam Notos.
Ms. Notos holds a BS in Education  from the University of Delaware, an MAED in Special Education from Stockton University, and is currently a middle school teacher in Wildwood. Ms. Notos is a yoga instructor in Galloway.

 

Audience: K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18004

Dates: Friday, September 22, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Samantha Notos

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 - September 28, 2017
Unlock the Power of Gmail

Description:

Sure… you know how to get email and send attachments but Gmail goes much further than just simple emailing. In this workshop, participants will learn how to control settings, search mail, create labels, contacts and groups, integrate Google Calendars and Explore Labs that will augment the functionality of your Gmail. Learn how to override network limitations by linking large attachments to your Google Drive. Participants will also learn to personalize the Gmail interface by using themes, create a signature plus learn how control specific messages using filters, and how to streamline the workflow for teachers and administrators.

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor and certified Google Trainer.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18029

Dates: Thursday, September 28, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Mon - October 2, 2017
MakerSpace Monday-October 2017

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18012

Dates: Monday, October 2, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Phonics First® - An Accredited Orton-Gillingham Program

Description:

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

What is Phonics First® ?

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

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

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

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

Included with registration:
-All Teacher Materials
-Free On-Line Teacher Resources

Additional Materials & Services*:
-Small-Group Student Kit, $195 or 8 ETTC Hours
-Classroom Student Kit, $195 or 8 ETTC Hours
-Classroom Coaching and Consultation available for Phonics First® Teachers
* Can be purchased at an additional cost

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

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18019

Dates: Monday, October 2, 2017 | Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Thursday October 26, 2017 | Friday, October 27, 2017

From: 8:30 to: 3:30

Cost: $1295 OR 54 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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Phonics First® Classroom Student Kit

Description:

This registration is for the Phonics First® Classroom Student Kit. Price listed is per kit. If you have any questions please call 609-626-3866 regarding this matter.

Audience: For registrants of the PhonicsFirst program

Workshop Code: F18019M2

Dates: Monday, October 2, 2017

From: to:

Cost: $195 OR 8 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: ETTC Staff

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room 107A
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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Phonics First® Small-Group Student Kit

Description:

This registration is for the Phonics First® Small-Group Student Kit. Price listed is per kit. If you have any questions please call 609-626-3866 regarding this matter.

Audience: For registrants of the PhonicsFirst program

Workshop Code: F18019M1

Dates: Monday, October 2, 2017

From: to:

Cost: $195 OR 8 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: ETTC Staff

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room 107A
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 11, 2017
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 the NEW and Improved 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 a from on their own, with the support of the instructor. Arrive with anticipation and leave with experience!

Participants must have a Google account

Audience: All Educators, Grades 3 and up. All content areas.

Workshop Code: F18018

Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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: F18007

Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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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Mon - October 16, 2017
Social Justice and the Humanities Conference

Description:

This workshop examines the important relationship between the humanities and social justice. Drawing on visual art, literature, and history, the workshop leaders will explore strategies for understanding, critiquing, and challenging injustice and inequality. Participants will be provided with a set of lesson plans and carefully selected classroom resources that support the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

The workshops will be led by Stockton University faculty:
Christina Jackson, Session Title: “Contesting the American Dream
Emily Van Duyne, Session Title: “Poetry and Feminism
Nathan Long: Session Title: “Creative Approaches to Social Issues

Audience: Middle and High School Educators

Workshop Code: F18033

Dates: Monday, October 16, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 2:30

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

Instructor: Christina Jackson

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 17, 2017
Organize with Google – Mail, Calendar and Forms

Description:

Brand new to Google and want to know more? Want to get tech ready for back to school? This is the workshop for you! In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn how to organize using Gmail, Calendar and Forms. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend time exploring the Google products with the guidance of the instructor.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Forms-Participants will get an overview of examples of Google forms and learn to create custom templates and manage form responses.

Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

Audience: All Educators and School Staff

Workshop Code: F18022

Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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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Wed - October 18, 2017
Going Global with Google in the Digital Age

Description:

Modern learning is global, providing intercultural understanding and collaboration to achieve curriculum objectives and bring the world to students.  Google My Maps, Google Earth and Google Hangouts are the go-to tools for connecting your classroom to experts and other classrooms around the world during collaborative projects.  In this workshop participants will learn to transform the classroom experience and cross oceans in seconds, while adopting new pedagogies for flat learning that encourages multiple perspectives.  Participants will learn how to connect with other educators who are working at the same grade level on similar standards.  

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F18014

Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Teach Your Students How To Write with Spice for PARCC

Description:

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18001

Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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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Thu - October 19, 2017
New Google Sites for the Classroom

Description:

The new Google Sites is easy to use and integrates beautifully with all G Suite apps. In this workshop, participants will learn to use Google Sites to create a classroom web page or simply make a site to provide an online presence for a lesson or topic. Participants will learn to insert text, links and images or embed a Google Slides presentation as well as YouTube videos to formulate a web-based, multi-media lesson. If you have been using the older version of Sites you will be amazed at the simplicity and functionality of the new version.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor and certified Google Trainer.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18028

Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Fri - October 20, 2017
Using Social Media to Connect Your School Community

Description:

Improve school communications and community engagement with social media strategies, including tips and tricks from our experts. Participants will come away from this workshop with a comprehensive set of skills to make the most of social media as they develop a branding strategy for their schools and districts. In this workshop, participants will become familiar with commonly used digital tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Google Groups, and YouTube. Network other professionals to maximize professional learning. Participants will learn how to capitalize on the value of social currency and practice content curation as participants develop positive digital footprints.

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

Audience: All Educators and School Staff

Workshop Code: F18024

Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017

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 - October 23, 2017
Makerspace Monday with Little Bits

Description:

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18010

Dates: Monday, October 23, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - October 24, 2017
Paths to Potential-Neuroscience, Trauma Informed Schools, and Resiliency Conference

Description:

Paths to Potential
Neuroscience, Trauma Informed Schools, and Resiliency
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Stockton University, Campus Center, Galloway, NJ

The goal of this conference is to learn to recognize the signs and sources of trauma in children and develop strategies to help them thrive in our schools and communities.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen PhD, MSW (University of Pennsylvania), is an Associate Professor of Social Work and faculty of the Child Welfare Education Institute at Stockton University. Dr. Hernandez-Mekonnen has over 20 years of child welfare experience and has been engaged in research and policy work for the past decade. Her areas of interest are child welfare, system reform, Title IV-E and workforce improvement, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the intersection of child welfare and immigration, Mexican diaspora, and mixed method research and policy. Her presentation will provide an overview of trauma and how community members and educators can identify signs or sources of trauma. Dr. Hernandez-Mekonnen discusses the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, and its many correlates and sequelae. Understanding both local connections and public health implications for communities and educators is key to advancing research, policy, and practices. Developing a conscientious approach to addressing ACEs is key to prevention and establishing a resiliency-based framework to strengthening communities.
Breakout Sessions will provide participants with opportunities to explore how to identify signs and sources of trauma and develop effective strategies that insure all children are able to thrive in our schools and communities.

If you need additional information regarding this conference please call 609-626-3850.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Cost: $178.00 or 7 ETTC Hours
Audience: K-12 Educators including school leadership teams and school security personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement, DCF and Juvenile Justice.    
Location:  Stockton University, Campus Center, Galloway, NJ 08205

Audience: K-12 Educators including school leadership teams and school security personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement, DCF and Juvenile Justice.

Workshop Code: F18021

Dates: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

From: 8:30 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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

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Wed - October 25, 2017
What Schools Need to Know About 504 Plans to Ensure Compliancy

Description:

In this half-day workshop 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.

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

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

Workshop Code: F18003

Dates: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: John Hannum

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 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 26, 2017
What Every Teacher (and Student) Should Know About Coding

Description:

Do you teach coding or plan to? Want to do the Hour-of-Code with your students but you are not sure where to start? This workshop is for you. Weather you use drag-and-drop applications like code.org or straight coding with Javascript, the logic is the same in all languages. This workshop focuses on the traits that are common to all programming languages. In this workshop we will discuss the uses and purposes of variables, parameters, conditionals, loops and functions. Knowing these basics will give you the foundation you need to emphasize what students need to learn from drag-and-drop apps and what they will need to apply to real coding.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor and certified Google Trainer.

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F18030

Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Fri - October 27, 2017
Google Draw and Google Slides - You don’t know what you are Missing!

Description:

Google Draw and Google Slides are FREE, powerful collaborative image creating and editing tools that can be integrated across the curriculum.

In this workshop participants will learn how to cover standards where students must explain, diagram, justify, develop, plan, and describe, using Google Draw.   This powerful stand-alone app in Google Drive is easily integrated into Google Docs, and Google Sheets presentations. It allows users to collaborate and work together in real-time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, concept maps, and many other types of diagrams. Come see how students are using Google Draw to create graphic comic strips, posters, annotated images, timelines, tutorial graphics, infographics, word webs as well as stunning artistic vector graphics.

In this workshop we will also explore animation using Google Slides. Stop-motion animation can be integrated across the curriculum in subjects as diverse as math, social studies and media literacy.  Participants will learn how to make & publish their own animation using Google Slides, while learning basic principles of stop-motion animation. We will discuss various themes/story ideas for animation, problem solve, promote fluency of language and even encourage collaboration and cooperation for group animations.

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F18015

Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017

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 - October 30, 2017
Teach Coding with Music and Music with Coding

Description:

If you are a music or computer science teacher who would like an option for a musical/STEM activity for your classes, this workshop is for you! In this workshop we will be using EarSketch (a free web-based app developed by faculty at Georgia Tech) to learn how to code in Python or Javascript while assembling sound loops to create music compositions. EarSketch is a fun and easy way to for a novice to learn coding, as well as musical form.

There is no experience is necessary to start but there is plenty of room to grow if you are already advanced in one of these areas. So if you are a computer teacher wishing to funkify your “Hour of Code” or a music teacher who would like to teach musical form and structure in an interactive way, this workshop is for you. EarSketch is also wonderful for a music/computer science integrated project.

This workshop is best suited for grades 5 and above.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor and certified Google Trainer.

Audience: Music or Computer Science Teachers, Grades 5 and above

Workshop Code: F18031

Dates: Monday, October 30, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Thu - November 2, 2017
Explore Google Apps- Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms

Description:

Brand new to Google Apps and want to know more? Want to get tech ready for back to school? This is the workshop for you! In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend time exploring the Google products with the guidance of the instructor.

  • Docs-Participants will create documents, share and work on a collaborative document, forms, slideshows and sheets.
  • Drive-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.
  • Sheets- Participants will explore ways to best utilize the grid-like format of the spreadsheet for creative tasks, like quick data visualizations, checklists and lesson plans.
  • Forms-Participants will see examples of exciting uses of forms and have the opportunity to create a form on their own, with the support of the instructor.

Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

Audience: All Educators and School Staff

Workshop Code: F18023

Dates: Thursday, November 2, 2017

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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Wed - November 8, 2017
Writing and the Visual Arts at The Noyes Museum of Art

Description:

A New Teacher’s Workshop – Writing and the Visual Arts
An intensive and information-rich workshop for K – 12 art educators, artists, and writers

Designed to instruct on how art can transform students’ writing and improve literacy, this workshop explores the relationship between the visual arts and language. It will consider how  K-12 visual art and language arts teachers can collaborate, using art to generate creative writing in the classroom and using literature to inspire artworks. Viewing fine art can inspire young students to discover their creative talents. Explore the interconnection of writing and the visual arts. So often excluded from the core curriculum, the visual arts can aid in the acquisition and honing of strong writing skills.

The workshop will revisit the ancient tradition of ekphrasis--vivid, written descriptions of works of visual art--and how it can be a tool for developing and sharpening students' writing skills as well as nurturing empathy, attentiveness, and observational abilities. Ekphrasis allows the visual arts to collaborate with language arts and thus regain their essential role in human knowledge. Participants will be introduced to the history and practice of ekphrasis and will engage in writing, sketching, and empathy activities in the Noyes Museum galleries, stimulating new interdisciplinary ideas and collaborations among teachers.

Workshop topics will include:
- Visual presentation with lecture, examples of methods, and projects
- Exercises in empathy, embodiment, and close-looking through consideration of art in the Noyes galleries
- Interpretation: Observation, sketching in the galleries, writing, and discussion
- Reference materials: Information, resources, lessons, and exercises for the classroom will be provided.

This workshop is for teachers working at all levels and across disciplines. No previous experience with art making is necessary. Teachers will use simple and accessible materials to work on productive exercises. The content and activities of this workshop meet with national standards and are widely applicable throughout the K-12 curriculum. This is an enjoyable workshop and a great opportunity to gather new ideas for enriching the curriculum in the classroom, try some creative art and writing activities, and meet other teachers. Light morning refreshments & lunch included.

The Presenter: Alfredo Franco, Rutgers Creative Writing Instructor, former Curator of Education of the Rutgers Zimmerli Art Museum, past Director of Education of the Delaware Art Museum; B.A., Art History & German, M.A., Art History, Johns Hopkins University, MFA, Writing, New York University

Location: The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, Stockton’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037, 609-626-3420

For more information and visit www.noyesmuseum.org or 609-626-3420.

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

Audience: K – 12 Art Educators

Workshop Code: F18034

Dates: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 2:30

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

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

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

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Mon - November 13, 2017
Makerspace Monday with 3D Printing

Description:

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18011

Dates: Monday, November 13, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - November 14, 2017
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: F18009

Dates: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

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Wed - November 15, 2017
Communicating with Families Across Cultures

Description:

As the student population in American schools becomes increasingly diverse, educators and student support staff must become 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 students and families from varied multicultural viewpoints and convey the importance of children’s emotional health and accessing mental healthcare services without crossing cultural boundaries. We will explore the varied cultural norms and discuss effective ways to communicate with students and families to ensure students receive the assistance they need. We will also focus on how educators can effectively meet the needs of students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender as well as their parent's needs.

The workshop will be presented by Nate Terrell, LCSW
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 also teaches Interpersonal Communication at Temple University and has a private therapy practice at his home office in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. His new book, Achieving Self-Compassion: Giving Yourself the Gifts of Happiness and Inner Peace is in the process of being published.  More information about Nate Terrell can be found at www.organizationalgrowth.com and www.achievingselfcompassion.com.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18027

Dates: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Nate Terrell

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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K-5 Technology Centers

Description:

Transform elementary classroom technology integration using centers. Students develop hands-on experience with powerful learning projects and activities. Attendees will have access to successful lesson templates and examples that address reading fluency, sequencing, cross-curricular research projects, writing skills and conventions. Projects and activities presented will help students develop critical thinking skills in math, science and Social Studies.

Audience: All K-5 Educators

Workshop Code: F18017

Dates: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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 - November 16, 2017
Science and Engineering: Perfect Together

Description:

Engineering – the E in STEM should have a prominent place in the science classroom.  Educators attending this workshop will realize what engineering should look and sound like in their classroom.  Engineering as a discipline in which science and math concepts are applied, rather than engineering as just “building stuff” will be a focus. 
Educators attending this interactive and engaging workshop will:

  • engage in several engineering challenges
  • understand the iterative nature of the engineering design process
  • identify online grade-level and curricula appropriate engineering challenges
  • plan for the successful implementation of engineering challenges

BYOD! Bring your own device. Please bring a laptop or tablet, wireless access will be available.

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

Audience: K-8 Science Teachers, STEM Teachers

Workshop Code: F18000

Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Fri - November 17, 2017
Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Description:

A suicide death is devastating to survivors.  There always remains the question “Why?”, and frequently those left behind are slow to recover, their lives changed forever.  Suicide, a public health issue, is generally preventable.  Research has given us great understanding about risk and protective factors, as well as warning signs and what to do when we are concerned about someone’s safety. 

This workshop will focus on youth suicide in children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24.  The greater our understanding, the more effective we become in prevention.  And if a suicide does occur, responding in a proper way will minimize the possibility of another death or deaths.  The session is designed to enhance awareness among educators and others who have a presence in the lives of these children and young adults. 

Presented by George Scott, EdS, LMFT:  George Scott is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the Center for Counseling in Mercer County, and an adjunct faculty member at The College of New Jersey. 

Mr. Scott served as the Coordinator of the Middlesex and Monmouth Counties’ Traumatic Loss Coalition for many years, and was a Training and Consultation Specialist for the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Project which was managed by Rutgers University Behavior Health Care (UBHC).

Mr. Scott has been certified in Post-Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM) with Robert D. Macy, PhD, and in the CASE (Chronological Assessment of Suicidal Ideation) Approach with Shawn C. Shea, MD.  George is known throughout New Jersey as an engaging speaker, bringing professional staff and parents to a greater understanding of their roles in raising healthy children.

Mr. Scott believes, “All adults have the power within them to improve the lives of children.”

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, Student Assistance Counselors and School Administrators

Workshop Code: F18016

Dates: Friday, November 17, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: George Scott

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 27, 2017
MakerSpace Monday-November 2017

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18013

Dates: Monday, November 27, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - November 28, 2017
Using Coding to Teach Writing with Scratch Programming

Description:

Discover new ways to bring narrative writing instruction in the upper elementary grades into the digital age by using computer programming elements. Students become motivated to produce outstanding narratives through the use of computer programming.  In this workshop participants will review the main story structure and elements in teaching writing.

Reach students through their way of encountering the world, in a multimedia format, with digital age learning in the forefront.  Using computational thinking skills, students can enhance their knowledge of computer science concepts to increase motivation and the desire to develop well-written narratives. Additionally, student writing will become more structured, more detailed, better developed, and thoughtful.  While using logic, analytic thinking, and sequencing, students will problem solve to increase creativity by taking complex writing structures and breaking them into simpler parts using Scratch or Scratch Jr. Combining both fields, writing and computer programming, students will be inspired to go beyond the original assignment, and create written masterpieces that embody storytelling fundamentals in a digital age learning style.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 3-6

Workshop Code: F18025

Dates: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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 - November 30, 2017
Formative Assessment Using Technology

Description:

Feedback leads back to the beginning, linking you to your original objectives, and moves you forward. In this workshop participants will learn to check the status of student learning with technology-based diagnostic assessment tools for both you and your students to keep track of their learning.  Close the gaps in classroom targets and student learning goals based on results. Explore tried and tested formative assessment tools that you can start using today with your classrooms to actively involve your learners in self-refection.

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

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F18026

Dates: Thursday, November 30, 2017

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 - December 4, 2017
Makerspace Monday with Programmable Robots

Description:

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W18007

Dates: Monday, December 4, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - December 5, 2017
Using HyperDocs in the Classroom

Description:

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

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

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

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W18011

Dates: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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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Wed - December 6, 2017
Google and Web Based Tools for the Music Classroom

Description:

Turn your Google Chromebook (or any computer) into a musical learning tool. In this workshop participants will survey and explore a variety of apps that are useful for either General Music, Music History and Performance/Composition based music curriculums. All of the apps explored will be free and available either on the web or from the Google App Store.

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor and certified Google Trainer.

Audience: All Music Educators

Workshop Code: F18032

Dates: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Implementing NGSS Science & Engineering Practices

Description:

Students asking questions that drive learning, constructing scientific explanations to promote understanding and developing and using models to represent their ideas are three explicit and essential Science and Engineering Practices.  

Educators attending this interactive and engaging workshop will:

  • actualize a strategy (the CER Framework) by which their students will effectively construct explanations and engage in argumentation
  • recognize how and why students must develop, evaluate, and revise their own models to facilitate learning in science and engineering
  • facilitate an approach (the Question Formulation Technique) to deliberately teach students the skill of asking questions
  • explore online resources that provide lessons/activities to promote these practices.

BYOD! Bring your own device. Please bring a laptop or tablet, wireless access will be available.

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

Audience: Science & Engineering Educators

Workshop Code: W18000

Dates: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Thu - December 7, 2017
Photo, Audio and Video Editing Apps: Free and Online

Description:

Want to enhance your classroom presentations and student projects with better photos, audio and video? Ever want to create a presentation but when it comes time to insert an audio or video clip you are in a quandary as to how to customize it to suit your pedagogical needs? This workshop is for you!  In this workshop we will examine a few free, yet robust, web-based apps that will allow you to edit your audio/visual media into useful and lesson-specific presentation enhancers. These apps can be used by you and/or your students for projects on any topic while utilizing 21st Century skills. 

The workshop will be presented by Phil Polsinelli, SRI&ETTC Instructor and certified Google Trainer.

Audience: Educators, Grades 4 to 12

Workshop Code: W18012

Dates: Thursday, December 7, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Fri - December 8, 2017
The Calm and Connected Classroom Series

Description:

In this full day workshop that combines both "The Calm and Connected Classroom" and "Further Along the Road of the Calm and Connected Classroom" teachers are introduced to the behind-the-scenes world of students and the emotional and biological effects of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the developing brain. Teachers learn techniques to manage stress in the classroom through mindfulness and social-emotional activities and learn best practices to promote positive classroom culture. In the afternoon session, teachers examine and practice specific classroom techniques designed to help at-risk students deal with difficult emotions and practice related skills such as reflective listening, effective feedback, de-escalation, and whole brain communication. Teachers walk away from this workshop with tools to create calm and connected classrooms, where everyone can thrive.

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers, CST members, Guidance Counselors

Workshop Code: W18009

Dates: Friday, December 8, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Joanna Schwartz

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting 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 - December 11, 2017
Addressing Substance Abuse: Best Practices and Emerging Trends Presented by the SRI&ETTC and NJPSA, FEA, Legal One

Description:

Participants will learn about the opioid epidemic and its impact on public schools as well as the work of the Governor's Task Force on Drug Abuse Control. Participants will receive information on best practices related to drug and alcohol abuse prevention, response, awareness, collaboration with law enforcement, discipline and counseling. Participants will hear from expert presenters from the New Jersey Prevention Network and the Association of Student Assistant Professionals of New Jersey.  Participants will receive information on the latest research and best practices being used in New Jersey school districts.  

This workshop will be presented by David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director, FEA and Lori Todd.
For more information on LEGAL ONE visit www.njpsa.org/legalonenj.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, Student Assistance Counselors and School Administrators

Workshop Code: W18006

Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

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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MakerSpace Monday-December 2017

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W18008

Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - December 13, 2017
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: F18008

Dates: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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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Wed - January 17, 2018
3-Day Accelerated Group Policy Master Class with Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz

Description:

**NOTICE** Payment for this 3-Day Seminar will be charged against the 2017-2018 Newly Allocated ETTC Hours.

Click HERE to see the Syllabus and detailed information.

Audience: Active Directory Architects, Domain Administrators, Server Operators and Administrators, Security Administrators, OU Administrators, Desktop Design Architects and Desktop Administrators, and ALL interested Technology Educators.

Workshop Code: W18005

Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Friday January 19, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 4:00

Cost: $900 OR 37 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Jeremy Moskowitz

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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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic on the Farm! A Math and Literacy Workshop for Teachers Grades K-2

Description:

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic on the Farm!
A Math and Literacy Workshop for Teachers Grades K-2 to Implement Agriculture in the Classroom

Using stories participants will discover a lesson incorporating plans, materials, and Common Core Standards so they can plant the seeds of Math and Literacy in their students using Agriculture. Each of the selected books is an Accurate AG Book, which tells the story of farming with facts, feelings and fun!

One set of books will be donated to each school that sends a teacher to the workshop. All participants will receive the materials needed to reproduce the lessons. Using the Common Core Standards and Strategies flip chart from Mentoring Minds, the appropriate Standard has been assigned to each lesson being presented.

Mathematics titles include:
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
Soybeans in the Story of Agriculture by Susan Anderson & Joanne Buggey
The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara
The Beeman by Laurie Krebs

Literacy titles include:
The Guardian Team by Cat Urbigkit
Gardening for Nutrition by Florida AITC
First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby
My American Farm

This workshop is presented by the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University in collaboration with the New Jersey Farm Bureau.


The New Jersey Farm Bureau is a private, non-profit organization whose goals are to advocate, inform and promote Agriculture in New Jersey. The Women’s Leadership Committee, which is presenting this workshop, tells New Jersey’s family farm stories as they provide America’s safe and affordable food, fuel and fiber to New Jersey and the world.

Audience: All K-2 Educators

Workshop Code: F18002

Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

Cost: $58 OR 2 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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

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Thu - January 18, 2018
Going to the Web to Take Your NGSS Implementation to a Higher Level

Description:

Time is a precious commodity for educators.  Little time exists during the busy school day or at home to spend hours online searching for teaching and learning resources.  This workshop provides that time!  During the afternoon session of this interactive and engaging workshop, educators will:

  • explore the best web sites for STEM lesson plans, activities, projects and videos
  • select resources that are grade-level and student population appropriate
  • share ideas for planning, integrating and implementing

BYOD! Bring your own device. Please bring a laptop or tablet, wireless access will be available.

If you are registering for this workshop you are registering for the Going to the Web to Take Your NGSS Implementation to a Higher Level session in the afternoon!

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

Audience: STEM Educators

Workshop Code: W18002

Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

From: 12:30 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Integrating ELA in Your Science Lessons

Description:

Integrating science/engineering content and ELA literacy capacities (reading, writing, speaking, listening and language) will support and enhance teaching and learning in your elementary or science classroom.  During the morning session of this interactive and engaging workshop, educators will:

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

If you are registering for this workshop you are registering for the Integrating ELA in Your Science Lessons session in the morning!

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

Audience: Science Educators

Workshop Code: W18001

Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 11:30

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Two NGSS/STEM Topics in One Day! Integrating ELA in Your Science Lessons and Going to the Web to Take Your NGSS Implementation to a Higher Level

Description:

Morning Session: Integrating ELA in Your Science Lessons
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Integrating science/engineering content and ELA literacy capacities (reading, writing, speaking, listening and language) will support and enhance teaching and learning in your elementary or science classroom.  During the morning session of this interactive and engaging workshop, educators will:

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

Afternoon Session: Going to the Web to Take Your NGSS Implementation to a Higher Level
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Time is a precious commodity for educators.  Little time exists during the busy school day or at home to spend hours online searching for teaching and learning resources.  This workshop provides that time!  During the afternoon session of this interactive and engaging workshop, educators will:

  • explore the best web sites for STEM lesson plans, activities, projects and videos
  • select resources that are grade-level and student population appropriate
  • share ideas for planning, integrating and implementing

BYOD! Bring your own device. Please bring a laptop or tablet, wireless access will be available.

If you are registering for this workshop you are registering for both the morning and afternoon sessions!

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

Audience: Science Educators

Workshop Code: W18003

Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Mon - February 12, 2018
Mindfulness for Teachers

Description:

The materials from this highly restorative and informative workshop will focus on deepening educators’ practice of mindfulness, with a focus on how to build an effective practice and how to share those tools with students. Teachers will explore evidence pointing to the positive effects of mindfulness including increased lowered stress, greater ability to focus, self-awareness, as well as improvements in physical and mental health. Experiential activities include breathing, visualization and mindful moving techniques. Teachers are provided with many hands on activities and resources to take back to their classrooms and share with students.

This workshop will be presented by Joanna Schwartz
Ms. Schwartz is a family counselor and the founder of Toolbox for Teachers. Ms. Schwartz holds a Master of Education, and a Master of Counseling with a concentration in holistic studies.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, CST members, Guidance Counselors

Workshop Code: W18010

Dates: Monday, February 12, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Joanna Schwartz

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 - February 22, 2018
Fourth Annual SRI & ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference “Social Studies Strong”

Description: Welcome to the 4th Annual SRI&ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference. This year’s theme,”Social Studies Strong,” is a celebration of the primary importance of social studies in helping our students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a democratic society. This year’s conference will include a keynote speaker, panel discussion, and breakout sessions. Strands will be available for a variety of social studies disciplines. The integration of technology, use of primary sources, and strategies for effective social studies teaching will be offered. Various social studies resources and materials will be shared with the participants. Please join us Thursday, February 22, 2018 as you network with colleagues, participate in discussions, and celebrate our subject at ,“Social Studies Strong.”

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Workshop Code: W18013

Dates: Thursday, February 22, 2018

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 - 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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Mon - February 26, 2018
All Things SMART Conference 2018

Description: As educators, our goal is to prepare students for the future. Empowering students to become lifelong learners and provide them with the skills to challenge themselves resourcefully and creatively is critical.

These sessions are designed to use digital tools to support you in your everyday classrooms. From the beginner user of technology to the most advanced user, come learn about gamification, project-based learning, collaborative learning, ways to formatively assess your students, digital creation tools, and much, much more.

Throughout the day please attend sessions that will assist you in learning strategies and techniques for successful integration of technology. We are hoping to give you solutions to level the playing field and provide your students with equitable access to powerful learning opportunities.

Audience: All Educatgors

Workshop Code: W18004

Dates: Monday, February 26, 2018

From: 8:00 to: 4:00

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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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