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Tue - July 26, 2016
Coding for Elementary Teachers

Description:

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

This is a beginner's course. No previous experience with coding or computer science education is required.

Audience: All Educators, all content areas.

Workshop Code: S17008

Dates: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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.

Register



Thu - July 28, 2016
School Leader Training - Student and Staff Rights & Responsibilities Module

Description:

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

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

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

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

Workshop Code: S17019

Dates: Thursday, July 28, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: William Donio

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

Register



Mon - August 1, 2016
Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: S17024

Dates: Monday, August 1, 2016

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.

Register



Tue - August 2, 2016
All Things Google Summer Camp 2016 "The Google Infused Classroom"

Description:

**NOTICE** ETTC Hours will be charged against the district's 2016-2017 newly allocated hours.

The All Things Google Summer Camp “Create, Share and Collaborate!” A one-day conference presented by the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University. This event introduces participants to innovative ways Google Tools and Google Apps are being used in education. Using Google Apps in Education motivates students and increases learning. Participants will dive into a full day of exciting hand-on sessions including: Amazing GAFE, Little Known Google Apps and Tools, Surprise! Surprise! It’s Google Classroom!, Amazing Chrome Apps & Extensions For Students & Teachers, Chrome the Cloud, 21st Century Storytelling, Create Searchable Databases Using Google Forms, Sites and Add-ons (Advanced), Google, Grading, and Rubrics Oh My!, Around The World In Eighty Days - Virtual Field Trips With Google, The Google EDU Ecosystem, Bringing Google's 20% Time To Your Classroom, Gmail Can Do That? (Beginner), Impress them with your Website!, Apps & Add-Ons: Get More Out Of GAFE, Google Maps Street View Across the Curriculum, Level Up Your Classroom Using Gamification, Advanced Google Classroom Workflows, The Sweetness of Google Drive!, Beyond Presentations - Discover The Power Of Google Slides, Going Paperless with Google Classroom.

LOCATION: This conference will take place on the Campus of Stockton University. Visit the website at http://www.ettc.net/AllGoogle, for conference details, directions, and parking.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: S17003

Dates: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

From: 8:00 to: 4:00

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

Instructor: Richard Kiker

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

Register



Wed - August 3, 2016
2-Day GEAR UP Summer Institute (ONLY FOR PARTICIPATING DISTRICTS)

Description:

** ATTENTION**
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING

The 2-Day GEAR UP Summer Institute is ONLY available for Educators in the following participating schools:

Pleasantville
Pleasantville Middle School
Pleasantville High School

Atlantic City
Dr. MLK Jr. School
Sovereign Avenue School
Uptown Complex
Atlantic City High School

Bridgeton
Broad Street School
Buckshutem Road School
Cherry Street School
ExCel
Indian Avenue School
Quarter Mile Lane School
West Avenue School
Bridgeton High School

Camden
All Schools

AGENDA

DAY 1 (Wednesday, August 3, 2016)

Coding for the STEM Classroom
Michelle Wendt – (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

Coding in the classroom leads to improved problem solving and analytical reasoning.  Students who develop a mastery of coding, develop abilities to construct, hypothesize, explore, experiment, evaluate, and draw conclusions. If you have no experience in coding, this beginners session will allow you to explore coding basics and learn tools you can use the next day with your students. No experience necessary for this session. Come as you are and be ready to learn.

Electronic Circuits in the STEM Classroom
Michelle Wendt – (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

Discover the thrill of creative productivity!  littleBits is the easiest and most extensive way to learn and prototype with electronics.  They have a magical force to open creative doors, especially within students. Come brainstorm, design, prototype, and learn the design process that includes engineering, inventing and making. This hands-on workshop will serve as a launchpad for discovery about electronics, circuits and the gadgets that surround us in our everyday lives. Become familiar with many of the available LittleBits modules and use them to create fun STEM projects.

 

DAY 2 (Thursday, August 4, 2016)

Incorporating 3D Design in a STEM Environment
Meredith Martin – (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

3D printers are all the rage in classrooms these days, but how do we keep them from becoming simply another expensive toy?  In this workshop, you'll learn how and why to incorporate 3D design and printing in a STEM classroom.  You will learn about the fundamentals of 3D design using free, web-based software such as Tinkercad.  You will also walk away with a selection of lessons and ideas on how to start using this amazing technology in your classroom right away.

Extraordinary Problem Solving in STEM Classrooms
Meredith Martin – (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

Problem solving is key in the STEM classroom.  We want our students to become more independent learners, to know how to collaborate effectively, and develop research and design skills.  In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Design Thinking to foster those skills and more in your STEM students. Learn how tools such as the Extraordinaire Design Studio can help your students increase their creativity and innovation skills.  You'll finish up with a toolkit of free and low cost design thinking activities you can use right away.

 

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. Participants will receive a stipend of $75 per day contingent on full attendance for that day.

Audience: All GEAR UP Participating Schools ONLY

Workshop Code: GRUP17000

Dates: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | Thursday, August 4, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: Free and open to the general public.

Instructor: Meredith Martin

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.

Register



Thu - August 4, 2016
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: S17004

Dates: Thursday, August 4, 2016

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 - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

Register



Mon - August 8, 2016
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 2016-2017 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: S17002

Dates: Monday, August 8, 2016 | Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | Wednesday August 10, 2016

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.

Register

Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: S17025

Dates: Monday, August 8, 2016

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.

Register



Thu - August 11, 2016
School Leader Training in Social Media, LGBT Rights and Inappropriate Student Communication

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop Code: S17018

Dates: Thursday, August 11, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Amy Elco

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

Register



Mon - August 15, 2016
Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: S17026

Dates: Monday, August 15, 2016

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.

Register



Tue - August 16, 2016
PARCC Prep and Common Core Assessments Using Edcite

Description:

Edcite is a free platform for teachers that allows them to find, create, and send out Common Core aligned assignments to students.  Teachers can search through a teacher-curated library of existing assignments, create their own unique assignments, or even modify existing ones for the best of both worlds.  With over 45 different question types, including PARCC and Smarter Balanced, teachers can engage students in an authentic and rigorous practice.  Edcite also saves teachers time with auto-grading features for many of its question types.  Teachers will find, assemble, or create tailored learning exercises for their students.  These exercises can be sent to students as assignments, and automatically scored and reported for early feedback in the learning cycle.  With a growing library of interactive educational content, the Edcite framework provides students with essential practice and feedback on how they are doing. Edcite allows teachers to get a more detailed knowledge of each students learning, allowing earlier adjustments when needed.

Bring your curriculum with you! This course is 100% hands-on enabling participants to walk away with resources to use in their classroom!

Audience: Educators Grades 3 and up, all content areas

Workshop Code: S17009

Dates: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

Register



Wed - August 17, 2016
Google Apps for Beginners

Description:

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

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

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

-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.

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

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

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All educators, all content areas.

Workshop Code: S17006

Dates: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

Register



Thu - August 18, 2016
Danielson Framework for New Administrators

Description:

This workshop will focus on developing a working knowledge of the Danielson Framework that includes a comprehensive collection of components of teaching within four domains of teaching responsibility including planning and preparation, the classroom environment, classroom instruction and  professional responsibilities. The collection of evidence and scoring will be a major emphasis.

Lunch will provided at this session.

Audience: New K-12 School Administrators

Workshop Code: S17020

Dates: Thursday, August 18, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Carmine Bonanni

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

Register



Mon - August 22, 2016
Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: S17027

Dates: Monday, August 22, 2016

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.

Register



Thu - August 25, 2016
Danielson Refresher for Experienced Administrators

Description:

This workshop will include a brief review of the domains. A major focus will be on scoring, particularly the difference between a 3 and 4. Participants will discuss the challenges faced in implementing the Danielson model and the impact of this model on instructional improvement.

Audience: Experienced K-12 School Administrators

Workshop Code: S17021

Dates: Thursday, August 25, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Carmine Bonanni

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

Register



Mon - August 29, 2016
Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: S17028

Dates: Monday, August 29, 2016

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.

Register



Mon - September 12, 2016
Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F17067

Dates: Monday, September 12, 2016

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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Mon - September 19, 2016
Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F17068

Dates: Monday, September 19, 2016

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 - September 20, 2016
Google Apps for Beginners

Description:

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

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

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

-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.

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

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

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All educators, all content areas.

Workshop Code: F17053

Dates: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - September 21, 2016
Global Journeys

Description:

Move beyond technology integration to develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners from other cultures. Digital technologies and new pedagogies make it possible for teachers and students to participate in global collaborations with shared curriculum outcomes.  Learn how to break free of the walls of your classroom and become a global educator with strategies, best examples and resources at all levels of education from leaders who are implementing global learning. Discover global learning and how your students can access a global education.  Explore technology infrastructures and learning habits needed for global connections and collaborations.

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F17004

Dates: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - September 22, 2016
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.

Audience: K-12 Mentors

Workshop Code: F17008

Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: James Giaquinto

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

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You Can Do WHAT with a Google Spreadsheet?

Description:

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

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will explore ways to best utilize the grid-like format of the spreadsheet for creative things like checklists and lesson plans.
-Participants will learn how to teach logic and programming skills to students with the use of formulas and functions.
-Participants will gain a variety of student activities that develop decision making and higher level thinking.

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All Educators, Grades 4 to 12. All content areas.

Workshop Code: F17049

Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2016

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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Mon - September 26, 2016
Makerspace Monday

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 !

This workshop is FREE to all GEAR UP Participating Schools. This includes the districts/schools listed below.

Atlantic City: Dr. MLK Jr., School Sovereign Avenue School, Uptown Complex, Atlantic City High School
Bridgeton: Broad Street School, Buckshutem Road School, Cherry Street School, ExCel, Indian Avenue School, Quarter Mile Lane School, West Avenue School, Bridgeton High School
Camden: All Schools
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville High School

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F17069

Dates: Monday, September 26, 2016

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 - September 27, 2016
3D Printing for Newbies

Description:

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

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will gain a working knowledge of 3D Scanning for reverse engineering as well as 3D designing your own simple 3D object from scratch

-Participants will learn to initialize and set up the Makerbot 3D Printer with basic settings

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

Audience: All Educators, Grades 3 to 8. All content areas.

Workshop Code: F17046

Dates: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Danielson Framework for Novice Teachers

Description:

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

Audience: K-12 Novice Teachers

Workshop Code: F17009

Dates: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

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

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Wed - September 28, 2016
Classroom Management

Description:

In this exciting and informative workshop participants will address classroom and behavior management issues, and learn specific strategies to use to increase teacher effectiveness. After the workshop participants will be able to go back to the district with tools to implement in their classrooms the very next day.

Participants will learn about:

  • Principles of behavior management
  • Analysis of the functions of behavior
  • Antecedent–based strategies
  • Discipline vs. punishment
  • Establishment of rules and procedures
  • Strategies for difficult students

Participants will have time to work and brainstorm together about discipline strategies and policies. Participants will also have adequate time to ask questions about what strategies work and why.

This workshop is beneficial for K-12 Teachers, ESL, SP ED, Supervisors, Student Support Staff, Counselors, CST, Administrators, and Supervisors struggling with student behavior issues.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, ESL, SP ED, Supervisors, Student Support Staff, Counselors, CST, Administrators, and Supervisors struggling with student behavior issues.

Workshop Code: F17010

Dates: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 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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Screencasting Skills: Teacher-On-Demand!

Description:

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

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

Workshop Code: F17045

Dates: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - September 29, 2016
Google Educator Certification Boot Camp (2 Days)

Description:

Audience: All K-20 educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status

Workshop Code: F17000

Dates: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Friday, September 30, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 4:00

Cost: $350 OR 13 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Richard Kiker

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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Three Things Administrators Can Do Today To Get More Out Of Their Teachers Tomorrow

Description:

This engaging workshop will focus on three areas: Rapport, Instruction, and Classroom Management.  In each section the presenter will provide strategies which can be implemented immediately after attending the workshop.  The strategies are applicable across all content areas grades K-12.  They are proven strategies evidenced by data as well as situational examples of proven success in the classroom. 

The presenter will tie the three topic areas cited above to the NJDOE approved teacher evaluation instruments (Danielson, Marzano, etc.) stressing the importance of utilizing language that ties directly to the rubric.  This simple strategy, utilized consistently, impacts teaching and learning by providing appropriate feedback and promotes instructional growth for teachers. 

This workshop will provide a renaissance of educational beliefs to some and a fresh perspective to others.  Activities used in the workshop are hands-on and engaging (graffiti charts, turn and talk, think pair share, etc).  The presenter believes in eliciting feedback from attendees, engaging the audience in meaningful dialogue, and providing important strategies to achieve optimal learning outcomes.

Presented by Karen Wood, Superintendent of Schools, Barnegat Township School District

Audience: All K-12 School Administrators

Workshop Code: F17006

Dates: Thursday, September 29, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Karen Wood

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - September 30, 2016
Dyslexia 3

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. A definition of dyslexia must now be written into special education code and a yearly 2-hour professional development requirement for dyslexia is now mandated for all teachers in grades PK-3, special education, reading teachers, ELL teachers, reading specialists, learning disabilities teacher consultants, and speech-language consultants.

Dyslexia 3 will continue to build upon the skills and content learned in Dyslexia 2. The participants will increase their knowledge in the characteristics and signs of dyslexia, interventions and accommodations, assessment and screening, and use of technology. Instructional techniques for PA, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing will be emphasized. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and share strategies.

Audience: Administrators, Pre-K to 3 Educators, Special Education Supervisors, and Child Study Team members

Workshop Code: F17037

Dates: Friday, September 30, 2016

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 Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Mon - October 3, 2016
Create an E-Portfolio Using Google Drive and Google Sites

Description:

In this workshop participants will learn to create an ePortfolio and student presentations using Google Drive and Google Sites. Educators will learn how to build an ePortfolio template and share it with students, so that students can collaborate and share projects online with the community. This workshop is most appropriate for fourth grade and higher.

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

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will learn to integrate Google Drive Apps with Google Sites

-Participants will create an ePortfolio template to share with students

-Participants will learn about copying and sharing rights in Google Drive and Google Sites

-Participants will practice populating an example ePortfolio template with content from their own Google Drive and from other resources on the web

-Participants will be introduced to copyright and plagiarism guidelines for posting content to the web

-Participants will learn to provide feedback to students via Web 2.0 tools

-Participants will learn to distinguish between process and product based portfolios

Registrants must have access to Google Apps for Education.

Audience: All Educators, Grade 4 and Up

Workshop Code: F17051

Dates: Monday, October 3, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - October 4, 2016
Google Classroom

Description:

Google Classroom eliminates workflow hurdles to student creation. Teachers are able to push resources to students, and collect their creations, in an efficient and organized manner. You are not limited to Google-only tools, learn how to app smash your way through the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model (SAMR) model!

Google Classroom is the learning management system (LMS) by Google, and is free for all Google Apps for Education users. Google Classroom is a game changer for educators and students alike. Learn how to create a course, add students, and send assignments inside of Google Classroom. Plus, get a look at the class from your students' perspective.

Participants must have a Google Apps for Education account.

Audience: Educators Grades 3 and Up, All Content Areas

Workshop Code: F17042

Dates: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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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Response To Intervention - Implementing RTI in the K-8 Classroom

Description:

The RTI process is a multi-step approach to providing services and interventions to students who have learning, behavior, or other challenges. The student’s progress at each level of intervention is closely monitored. Results of this monitoring are used to make decisions about the need for further research-based instruction and/or additional interventions in general education or special education.

This workshop will focus on the core principles of RTI beginning with the belief that all students can learn. Emphasis will be placed on focus and prevention rather than remediation, universal screening of academic, behavioral, and social emotional indicators of success, data based decision making, multi-tiered systems with implications of evidence based instruction, and ongoing progress monitoring of the students.

Participants will be exposed to Tier 1, 2, and 3 interventions and leave with a plethora of academic and behavioral strategies. They will also have an opportunity to work together to proactively anticipate challenges to creating and/or updating their RTI programs, and then brainstorm and discuss solutions. Our presenters, both experienced practitioners, will provide participants with proven, practical strategies for RTI implementation.

Workshop will be presented by Judy Feinberg & Chris Fuhs
Ms. Feinberg is the former Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction at Linwood Schools and an Education Specialist at the SRI&ETTC. Ms. Fuhs is a former Special Education Teacher and Teaching and Learning Facilitator from Galloway Township Schools and a presenter for the SRI&ETTC. 

Audience: K-8 Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Special Ed. Directors and School Administrators

Workshop Code: F17065

Dates: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

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

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Wed - October 5, 2016
Effective and Beyond: Best Practices for Teachers of Students with ADHD

Description:

Students with ADHD want to do well and succeed in school. They don’t want to be consistently inconsistent in their daily performance. Yet, poor performance is a predictable result for students who struggle with inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, disorganization, forgetfulness, losing things, restlessness, and emotional reactivity. 
These challenges often impair the student’s motivation and the resiliency needed to keep trying through adversity.

As many teachers know, the challenges created by ADHD can impact the performance of an entire classroom. Fortunately, the educational interventions used for ADHD are best practices that have a positive effect on most classroom environments and student performance.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:

- Understanding ADHD and the “why” behind the performance problems.

- Recognizing the educator’s role in prevention and intervention.

- Working with strategies that manage ADHD-related problems.

- Managing reactions and other behavioral difficulties.

- Learn how to teach students to use “If-Then” goals.

Workshop will be Presented by Mary Fowler
Ms. Fowler trains educational staff on effective strategies for working with students with behavioral, social, and emotional issues. She specializes in ADHD and related disorders, traumatic stress, and childhood adversity. She is the author of numerous books and articles on ADHD and related disorders.  She frequently contributes to the NJEA Review and the ASCD Express. A former NJ educator, Ms. Fowler has been training educators and parents for over twenty-five years.

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

Workshop Code: F17064

Dates: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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 - 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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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: F17002

Dates: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - October 6, 2016
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: F17044

Dates: Thursday, October 6, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - October 12, 2016
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: F17011

Dates: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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 - 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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Why InfoGraphics?

Description:

Infographics are an important tool for communicating a complex story. They're accessible, attractive, and memorable. Infographics burst through text noise and give students a chance to use alternatives to traditional documents.

See how classrooms use infographics to organize information into easily understood narratives, and show insightful and often unexpected relationships between ideas or data.

Explore the free and paid tools used in classrooms to create infographics.  Discover what kind of information makes sense to visualize, how to develop a system for communicating messages, how to make aesthetic decisions to set the correct tone, and the Key elements of a successful infographic.

Audience: Educators Grades 4-2

Workshop Code: F17031

Dates: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - October 13, 2016
Social Studies Strong: Using Technology and Literacy to Enhance Grades 6-12 Social Studies Instruction

Description:

Engaging students while delivering instruction is crucial to implementing an effective social studies program. Join us for this full day workshop as we present a variety of teaching activities to add to your repertoire. We will offer strategies in developing content reading skills by using close reading. In addition, the integration of technology will be presented with a special emphasis on the iCivics program.

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12

Workshop Code: F17066

Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Rebecca Garofalo

Location: SRI & ETTC - 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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The Next Generation Science Standards: Rethinking and Redesigning Science Instruction and Learning (K-12)

Description:

The NGSS has catapulted the “E” in STEM (engineering) into a prominent place in all classrooms where science is taught, be it every day or only twice a week. Educators attending this engaging workshop will experience for themselves how engineering can be easily embedded in their curriculum.  Through a team-based approach to solving engineering challenges, participants will realize what engineering should look and sound like in a classroom setting.  The focus on engineering as a discipline where science and math concepts are applied, rather than engineering as “building fun projects” will be explicit.  Specific outcomes for educators include:

  • Solving engineering challenges as part of a team
  • understanding and being able to facilitate their students’ understanding of the iterative nature of engineering
  • planning the successful implementation of engineering activities
  • Ensuring that students realize the connections between concepts and practices in science and engineering.

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

Audience: K-8 Science Educators

Workshop Code: F17013

Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2016

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 - 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 - October 14, 2016
Formative and Summative Assessment: Tech Tools to Support ELA

Description:

Not only do we need to keep our 21st century learners engaged, but we also need to motivate them.....and technology tools do the trick. More importantly, they are invaluable tools for our assessment needs to "take a temperature" on our students' understanding to drive our instruction.

As a participant you will be engaged in learning about:

- Learning Experiences: Consider the "learning pyramid" as you explore the ELA and ELL technology resources and how and why you would like to implement them.

- Instruction Strategies: Choose from a variety of instructional strategies which are helpful for classroom management of technology integration as well as for differentiating instruction.

- Forms of Assessment: Determine the purpose of the tools - for formative assessment or summative assessment (quick check or end of unit project). 

Finally, participants will:

-Create: Use a lesson plan template to create a technology integrated lesson that engages and motivates learners with effective formative and summative assessment tools.

A website of all referenced resources will be provided at the workshop.

Audience: K-12 ELA, ELL, and Special Education Teachers

Workshop Code: F17017

Dates: Friday, October 14, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Jamie Saponaro

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

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Mon - October 17, 2016
Digital Games for Middle School Science

Description:

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

Audience: Science Educators, Grades 6-8.

Workshop Code: F17055

Dates: Monday, October 17, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - October 18, 2016
3D Printing for Newbies

Description:

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

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will gain a working knowledge of 3D Scanning for reverse engineering as well as 3D designing your own simple 3D object from scratch

-Participants will learn to initialize and set up the Makerbot 3D Printer with basic settings

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

Audience: All Educators, Grades 3 to 8. All content areas.

Workshop Code: F17047

Dates: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Bridging the Math Gap

Description:

Partial sum? Partial product? Array division?  This session will demystify these and other topics by building a bridge between the procedural methods of traditional mathematics and the conceptual approach stressed in today’s math.  The time will be divided between instruction and application in order for participants to develop and explore practical classroom strategies for teaching the skills covered. 

Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers, Math Coaches, Curriculum Coordinators

Workshop Code: F17018

Dates: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Joseph Jones

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Wed - October 19, 2016
Academic and Behavioral Fallout: Strategies Every Teacher Can Use to Manage Emotional Challenges in the General Education Classroom

Description:

Decades of brain and learning research show that when children have emotional hurt, their educational performance hurts too. Their ability to learn and to remember is affected. Behavioral problems increase. Attendance decreases. Tardiness increases. Suspensions go up. So does the risk for inappropriate coping strategies, lower achievement scores, and school dropout. Whole classroom environments and schools are impacted.
This workshop is for every classroom teacher who needs to reach and teach students with these challenges.
Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:

- how the brain and learning are affected by emotional challenges

- essential strategies for safety and stability in the classroom

- how to increase academic buoyancy and resilience

- how to train students to use “If-Then Goals” to manage daily performance

Workshop will be Presented by Mary Fowler
Ms. Fowler trains educational staff on effective strategies for working with students with behavioral, social, and emotional issues. She specializes in ADHD and related disorders, traumatic stress, and childhood adversity. She is the author of numerous books and articles on ADHD and related disorders.  She frequently contributes to the NJEA Review and the ASCD Express. A former NJ educator, Ms. Fowler has been training educators and parents for over twenty-five years.

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

Workshop Code: F17063

Dates: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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 - 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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Close Reading & Text Analysis in Social Studies and Science Classrooms

Description:

Social Studies and Science texts and readings can be very difficult for many students. They need strategies to be able to read, comprehend, and analyze them to complete daily class work and research projects that will also enable success on PARCC and other assessments. Content teachers need strategies to guide their students to success. This workshop will be a hands on interactive workshop that covers step by step strategies to implement Close Reading, text analysis, vocabulary instruction, and adaptation to various content units and lessons. It will trigger strategies for varied learners and levels in the classroom including tiered instruction models to guide struggling students.

Audience: Upper Elementary Teachers, Middle and High School Science & Social Studies Teachers

Workshop Code: F17019

Dates: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michele Barto

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting 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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Student-Led Virtual Field Trips

Description:

Virtual field trips that feature geographical sites can enhance world-wide learning and understanding; using online tools students can see the correlation between places and events. In this workshop educators can observe samples of student's research as they explore countries and cities around the world. Participants will learn how Google Slides, Google Maps, Google My Maps, and National Geographic as well as a few other key tools can help your students create a virtual field trip that integrates location, politics, culture, and much more into everyday lessons.

Audience: Educators Grades 4-2

Workshop Code: F17033

Dates: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - October 20, 2016
Coding for Elementary Teachers

Description:

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

This is a beginner's course. No previous experience with coding or computer science education is required.

Audience: All Educators, all content areas.

Workshop Code: F17058

Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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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Collaboration Strategies for the Math Classroom

Description:

Now more than ever, we need students who can think critically in the math classroom. Learn about collaboration strategies that will motivate students to discuss, share, and challenge each other to think critically about math. Attendees will participate in modeled activities that they can implement in the classroom immediately.

Audience: Grade K-5 Teachers, Middle School Math Teachers, Math Coaches

Workshop Code: F17020

Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Richard Czyz

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - October 21, 2016
Get ‘Em Moving – Then Get ‘Em Writing: Active Student Engagement Strategies for ELA

Description:

This session is jam-packed with strategies to get students actively involved in reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and oral communication lessons. As students interact with one another, they build foundational skills which help them easily master complex literacy concepts.  Participants will learn several Get-‘Em-Moving engagement and writing strategies which can be used in a variety of ways throughout the year.

Audience: English Language Arts Teachers (Grades 4-10), Literacy Coaches, Supervisors

Workshop Code: F17021

Dates: Friday, October 21, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Janice Malone

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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PARCC Prep and Common Core Assessments Using Edcite

Description:

Edcite is a free platform for teachers that allows them to find, create, and send out Common Core aligned assignments to students.  Teachers can search through a teacher-curated library of existing assignments, create their own unique assignments, or even modify existing ones for the best of both worlds.  With over 45 different question types, including PARCC and Smarter Balanced, teachers can engage students in an authentic and rigorous practice.  Edcite also saves teachers time with auto-grading features for many of its question types.  Teachers will find, assemble, or create tailored learning exercises for their students.  These exercises can be sent to students as assignments, and automatically scored and reported for early feedback in the learning cycle.  With a growing library of interactive educational content, the Edcite framework provides students with essential practice and feedback on how they are doing. Edcite allows teachers to get a more detailed knowledge of each students learning, allowing earlier adjustments when needed.

Bring your curriculum with you! This course is 100% hands-on enabling participants to walk away with resources to use in their classroom!

Audience: Educators Grades 3 and up, all content areas

Workshop Code: F17060

Dates: Friday, October 21, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - October 25, 2016
Integrating Engineering and Science in the K-8 Classroom

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 STEM resources.  This workshop provides that time!   Educators will explore the best online web sites for STEM lesson plans, activities/projects, videos, simulations, articles and assessments/rubrics.  Time will be provided for teachers to independently search and gather resources relevant to their specific grade level and student population, but to also discuss and share ideas with workshop colleagues.  Specific outcomes for educators include:

  • becoming aware of the wealth of online resources for STEM education
  • identifying resources that are grade-level and  student population appropriate
  • planning for the curricula integration and classroom implementation of the STEM resources they discover
  • leaving with a toolkit of high-quality STEM resources

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

Audience: K-8 Science Educators

Workshop Code: F17014

Dates: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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

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Wed - October 26, 2016
Enhance Your School Makerspaces with Littlebits

Description:

Foster group problem-solving and teamwork with design challenges and project-based learning. This hands-on workshop will serve as a launchpad for discovery about electronics, circuits and the gadgets that surround us in our everyday lives. Participants will become familiar with many of the available LittleBits modules and use them to create fun STEM projects.

Participants will learn how to use LittleBits magnetic building blocks to create circuits that turn on lights, sounds, movements, and more. The intuitive, color-coded Bits encourage exploration and innovation. Learning by doing provides in-depth understanding of concepts with application for real-life scenarios. We hope you join the SRI&ETTC in fostering the next generation of problem-solvers and tinkerers!

Audience: Educators grades 4-12, all STEM subjects.

Workshop Code: F17057

Dates: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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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Super Strategies that Strengthen Content Area Literacy

Description:

This interactive workshop will provide exciting, practical, and easy to implement activities that support students' overall literacy and help them to succeed in the PARCC tests.
        

Some strategies include: Techniques to help students determine key facts, author's purpose, summarize,use evidence from the text, and engage in real-life writing.

Audience: Teachers Grades 4-9, Literacy Coaches

Workshop Code: F17022

Dates: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Charlotte Jaffe

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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The Calm and Connected Classroom: Adverse Childhood Experiences and The Social Neuroscience of Learning

Description:

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the behind-the-scenes world of their students, and the emotional and biological effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on the developing brain. Participants will learn techniques to manage stress in the classroom through mindfulness and social-emotional activities such as Social-Emotional Wheels, Finger-Breathing, Take 4 Before, and The 1-Minute Calm Down Challenge. Participants will also reconnect to their legacies as educators, and learn best practices for incorporating Social Emotional Check-Ins to create calm and connected classroom experiences for all students.

Audience: K-8 teachers, CST members, Guidance Counselors

Workshop Code: F17039

Dates: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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 - October 27, 2016
Leading with Mindfulness

Description:

This hands-on workshop is designed to assist the busy administrator who strives to improve his/her  school or district and is driven to succeed while balancing the other challenges we face as working professionals. 

Attendees will leave this workshop with strategies that can easily be implemented in the daily school setting.  Strategies will support organization/appropriate use of delegation in a school setting, mindfulness, and work/life balance.  The presenter utilizes research-based strategies as well as collaborative activities to achieve optimal learning outcomes for attendees.

You should consider attending this workshop if you desire to lead successfully, be efficient, delegate successfully, become and remain organized, improve school climate, model wellness to others, balance a busy work/home schedule, influence your staff in a positive way and effect positive change in your school

Presented by Karen Wood, Superintendent of Schools, Barnegat Township School District

Audience: All K-12 School Administrators

Workshop Code: F17007

Dates: Thursday, October 27, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Karen Wood

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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Tue - November 1, 2016
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Description:

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F17061

Dates: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - November 2, 2016
Lib 2.0 2016 - A Media Specialist's Symposium

Description:

NOTICE: This will be charged to the New Allocated Hours for 2016-2017 School Year


The Lib 2.0 2016 Media Specialist’s Symposium is a one-day conference presented by the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University, and designed specifically for the School Librarian. Participants will dive into a full day of exploration of current trends and innovations in school libraries, new and emerging technologies, Reading motivation, Common Core Learning Standards, and best practices. Develop new skills, and connect with colleagues all across New Jersey Schools.

For additional information on Instructors, Workshop descriptions, Schedule, Directions and Parking , visit the Lib 2.0 2016 website at http://www.ettc.net/lib20.

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

Workshop Code: F17035

Dates: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

From: 8:00 to: 4:00

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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Thu - November 3, 2016
You Can Do WHAT with a Google Spreadsheet?

Description:

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

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will explore ways to best utilize the grid-like format of the spreadsheet for creative things like checklists and lesson plans.
-Participants will learn how to teach logic and programming skills to students with the use of formulas and functions.
-Participants will gain a variety of student activities that develop decision making and higher level thinking.

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All Educators, Grades 4 to 12. All content areas.

Workshop Code: F17050

Dates: Thursday, November 3, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - November 15, 2016
Connections to PARCC Testing in the Elementary Math Classroom

Description:

The CCSSM content, as reinforced by the Standards of Mathematical Practice, is taught through a conceptual approach that demands understanding and rigor. During this workshop, participants will explore reasoning strategies to strengthen students' development and understanding of the CCSSM. The ready-to-use activities and rich set of problems used successfully by teachers will actively engage students with strategies for a deeper understanding for the concepts and skills tested on the PARCC test.

Participants will receive a comprehensive packet of classroom-proven activities that can be used with their students, and will explore valuable instructional internet resources.   

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers, Math Coaches

Workshop Code: F17023

Dates: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Frank DeStefano

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Why InfoGraphics?

Description:

Infographics are an important tool for communicating a complex story. They're accessible, attractive, and memorable. Infographics burst through text noise and give students a chance to use alternatives to traditional documents.

See how classrooms use infographics to organize information into easily understood narratives, and show insightful and often unexpected relationships between ideas or data.

Explore the free and paid tools used in classrooms to create infographics.  Discover what kind of information makes sense to visualize, how to develop a system for communicating messages, how to make aesthetic decisions to set the correct tone, and the Key elements of a successful infographic.

Audience: Educators Grades 4-2

Workshop Code: F17032

Dates: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - November 16, 2016
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: F17016

Dates: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

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

Instructor: Dennis Burd

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room 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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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: F17001

Dates: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

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

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

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 - November 17, 2016
The Best STEM Education Web Resources

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 STEM resources.  This workshop provides that time!   Educators will explore the best online web sites for STEM lesson plans, activities/projects, videos, simulations, articles and assessments/rubrics.  Time will be provided for teachers to independently search and gather resources relevant to their specific grade level and student population, but to also discuss and share ideas with workshop colleagues.  Specific outcomes for educators include:

  • becoming aware of the wealth of online resources for STEM education
  • identifying resources that are grade-level and  student population appropriate
  • planning for the curricula integration and classroom implementation of the STEM resources they discover
  • leaving with a toolkit of high-quality STEM resources

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

Audience: K-8 Science Educators

Workshop Code: F17015

Dates: Thursday, November 17, 2016

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

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Fri - November 18, 2016
Flipping the Classroom

Description:

Using a flipped classroom approach takes the whole class instruction to a technology based format, allowing the students to watch, listen, learn, question, communicate, and collaborate from either home, a library or media center, OR from their handheld phone or device.  Then different forms of small group instruction can target student learning needs through hands-on concept mastery, student discourse of content, student collaboration, or teacher conferencing.  Students can work at their own pace through mastery learning, or simply through a collaborative, small group setting. The teacher is then able to effectively differentiate by using the time more efficiently as a facilitator and coach and not as the "sage on the stage."

 

To experiment with the flipped experience, check out the concept by reviewing the infographic at  www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom. Then log your questions and commentary at  www.todaysmeet.com/fliptheclassroom for us to discuss when we meet.

When we flip, we will:
-consider a variety of instructional strategies to support the model
-experiment with the tools that support the model
-address your questions and concerns
-spend time creating your own flipped lesson!

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Workshop Code: F17024

Dates: Friday, November 18, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Jamie Saponaro

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

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What Schools Need to Know About 504 Plans to Ensure Compliancy

Description:

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

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

Workshop Code: F17036

Dates: Friday, November 18, 2016

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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Tue - November 29, 2016
Blended Learning Using Edmodo

Description:

See how other classrooms are using this wonderful, free tool for class and content management. This workshop will give participants a chance to examine and experiment with Edmodo; a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students and schools. Edmodo provides educators with a safe and easy way to connect and collaborate offering a real-time platform to exchange ideas, share content and access homework.

In this workshop participants will learn to create digital backpacks and a secure online learning environment for student collaboration. Participants will also learn to use the online quiz feature that automatically grades and places scores into your grade book, and learn ways to take advantage of unlimited digital library space.  Learn all the ways this free service allows you and your students to connect and share all things digital.


The workshop will include the creation/management of groups, posts, the library, assignments, quizzes, and the creation and awarding of student badges as well as access to teachers around the world who are using Edmodo successfully.

-What is Edmodo-An overview of core features
-Creating/ managing groups and small groups
-Exploring safety and security features
-Understanding the Post Bubble
-Creating assignments and quizzes
-Adding to and sharing your Content Library
-Using and maintaining the Gradebook
-Investigating Communities and Content Library
-Google docs and Microsoft 360 integration
-Using Mobile access
-Snapshot
-The app store and managing apps

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F17062

Dates: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - November 30, 2016
Google Apps for Beginners

Description:

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

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

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

-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.

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

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

Before attending this session, please create a Gmail account.

Audience: All educators, all content areas.

Workshop Code: F17054

Dates: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Strategies to Reach Reluctant Learners

Description:

Reluctant learners are a common issue for all districts, creating frustration for teachers who wish to see all students engaged in the learning process.  Introducing new ideas to lesson plans does not always address the root causes contributing to the behavior of the reluctant learner.  Based on the work of Eric Toshalis and Michael J. Nakkula, this workshop will allow participants of all content areas to explore the myths surrounding the behaviors of reluctant learners and provide participants with strategies to debunk these myths and develop new connections with reluctant learners.  Participants should bring a unit or lesson plan they wish to improve using these new strategies. 

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Workshop Code: F17025

Dates: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Dorian Giorgio

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Thu - December 1, 2016
3D Printing for Newbies

Description:

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

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will gain a working knowledge of 3D Scanning for reverse engineering as well as 3D designing your own simple 3D object from scratch

-Participants will learn to initialize and set up the Makerbot 3D Printer with basic settings

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

Audience: All Educators, Grades 3 to 8. All content areas.

Workshop Code: F17048

Dates: Thursday, December 1, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Fri - December 2, 2016
Create an E-Portfolio Using Google Drive and Google Sites

Description:

In this workshop participants will learn to create an ePortfolio and student presentations using Google Drive and Google Sites. Educators will learn how to build an ePortfolio template and share it with students, so that students can collaborate and share projects online with the community. This workshop is most appropriate for fourth grade and higher.

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

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will learn to integrate Google Drive Apps with Google Sites

-Participants will create an ePortfolio template to share with students

-Participants will learn about copying and sharing rights in Google Drive and Google Sites

-Participants will practice populating an example ePortfolio template with content from their own Google Drive and from other resources on the web

-Participants will be introduced to copyright and plagiarism guidelines for posting content to the web

-Participants will learn to provide feedback to students via Web 2.0 tools

-Participants will learn to distinguish between process and product based portfolios

Registrants must have access to Google Apps for Education.

Audience: All Educators, Grade 4 and Up

Workshop Code: F17052

Dates: Friday, December 2, 2016

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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Presto Plans: Quick and Easy ELA Lessons for Multi-Level Learners

Description:

Whether you are working in a regular education, special education or gifted classroom, you will find easy-to-implement English Language Arts lessons in this workshop, designed to boost motivation and increase participation. Low-prep, whole-class lessons will be featured, along with high-interest learning stations.

Participants will leave the session with a full set of standards-based print-and-go materials

Audience: English Language Arts Teachers (Grades 3-10), Literacy Coaches, Supervisors

Workshop Code: F17026

Dates: Friday, December 2, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Janice Malone

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Mon - December 5, 2016
Coding for Elementary Teachers

Description:

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

This is a beginner's course. No previous experience with coding or computer science education is required.

Audience: All Educators, all content areas.

Workshop Code: F17059

Dates: Monday, December 5, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - December 6, 2016
Connections to PARCC Testing in the Middle School Math Classroom

Description:

The CCSSM content, as reinforced by the Standards of Mathematical Practice, is taught through a conceptual approach that demands understanding and rigor. During this workshop, participants will explore reasoning strategies to strengthen students' development and understanding of the CCSSM. The ready-to-use activities and rich set of problems used successfully by teachers will actively engage students with strategies for a deeper understanding for the concepts and skills tested on the PARCC test.

Participants will receive a comprehensive packet of classroom-proven activities that can be used with their students, and will explore valuable instructional internet resources. 

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers and Math Coaches

Workshop Code: F17027

Dates: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Frank DeStefano

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Google Classroom

Description:

Google Classroom eliminates workflow hurdles to student creation. Teachers are able to push resources to students, and collect their creations, in an efficient and organized manner. You are not limited to Google-only tools, learn how to app smash your way through the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model (SAMR) model!

Google Classroom is the learning management system (LMS) by Google, and is free for all Google Apps for Education users. Google Classroom is a game changer for educators and students alike. Learn how to create a course, add students, and send assignments inside of Google Classroom. Plus, get a look at the class from your students' perspective.

Participants must have a Google Apps for Education account.

Audience: Educators Grades 3 and Up, All Content Areas

Workshop Code: F17043

Dates: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - December 7, 2016
Dyslexia 3

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. A definition of dyslexia must now be written into special education code and a yearly 2-hour professional development requirement for dyslexia is now mandated for all teachers in grades PK-3, special education, reading teachers, ELL teachers, reading specialists, learning disabilities teacher consultants, and speech-language consultants.

Dyslexia 3 will continue to build upon the skills and content learned in Dyslexia 2. The participants will increase their knowledge in the characteristics and signs of dyslexia, interventions and accommodations, assessment and screening, and use of technology. Instructional techniques for PA, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing will be emphasized. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and share strategies.

Audience: Administrators, Pre-K to 3 Educators, Special Education Supervisors, and Child Study Team members

Workshop Code: F17038

Dates: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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 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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Global Journeys

Description:

Move beyond technology integration to develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners from other cultures. Digital technologies and new pedagogies make it possible for teachers and students to participate in global collaborations with shared curriculum outcomes.  Learn how to break free of the walls of your classroom and become a global educator with strategies, best examples and resources at all levels of education from leaders who are implementing global learning. Discover global learning and how your students can access a global education.  Explore technology infrastructures and learning habits needed for global connections and collaborations.

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F17005

Dates: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - December 8, 2016
Changing Thinking About Childhood Challenges-A Joint Program Between the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University and AtlantiCare Healthy Schools, Healthy Children

Description:

This full day event focuses on the challenges faced by today’s students and ways educators can assist students while providing support to the entire family.  This four-part program will include educational sessions for school staff on understanding the effects of nurture and poverty on school performance, PIP, and making schools safe for all students.  The program is geared towards K-12 Teachers, Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, Special Ed. Directors and School Administrators looking to affect change in their school environments.

Presentations will include:

What Happened to this Student? The Effects of Nurture on School Performance
Presented by George Scott, EdS, LMFT, Center for Counseling Services

An enlightening analysis and discussion highlighting how the factors of trauma and stress affect student learning and behavior. Educators play a key role in being able to identify affected students, and developing and implementing effective thinking and intervention plans and connecting students with the resources available within the family, the school and the community.

Psychiatric Intervention Program:The Conversation Continues...Services Available for Children in Crisis
Presented by Maureen R. Vitullo, BSN, RN-C, MHS Clinical Manager and Andretta Randall, MSN, RN, NE-BC, MHS, Clinical Manager - Screening Coordinator – AtlantiCare

Explore how schools, families and PIP can best address the needs of a student in crisis in a cohesive process.

Campaign Connect - Making Schools Safe, Supportive, Engaging & Inspiring for All Students
Presented by Kristina Knight, MSW, and Catherine Nti, M.Ed, Executive Director, Center for Supportive Schools-NJ

When students are immersed in safe, supportive, engaging and inspiring environments where they feel connected to their school community through relationships with adults and peers, they come to believe people in their schools value them and want them to succeed. Research indicates this belief is an important prerequisite to greater academic achievement, reduced bullying, lower dropout rates, improved grades, fewer discipline referral and fewer high-risk behaviors.

Teaching Children Who Live In Poverty
Presented by Judy Feinberg

An insightful look into the characteristics of at-risk students living in poverty, and the brain based research that describes and explains reasons for indifference, violence, helplessness, and lack of attention. The newest research on resilience and grit will be discussed, examining how it pertains to these students, and how teachers can foster this within their classrooms. The session will stress the three major achievement factors shown to promote student success: executive function, student attitude, and student engagement.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Please note: If paying with ETTC Hours, the hours will be deducted from the 2016-2017 allocated ETTC Hours

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

Workshop Code: F17041

Dates: Thursday, December 8, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $60 OR 2 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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PARCC Writing

Description:

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

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

Workshop Code: F17028

Dates: Thursday, December 8, 2016

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 Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Fri - December 9, 2016
Teaching Children Who Live in Poverty

Description:

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F17030

Dates: Friday, December 9, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #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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Tue - December 13, 2016
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: F17012

Dates: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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 - 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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Student-Led Virtual Field Trips

Description:

Virtual field trips that feature geographical sites can enhance world-wide learning and understanding; using online tools students can see the correlation between places and events. In this workshop educators can observe samples of student's research as they explore countries and cities around the world. Participants will learn how Google Slides, Google Maps, Google My Maps, and National Geographic as well as a few other key tools can help your students create a virtual field trip that integrates location, politics, culture, and much more into everyday lessons.

Audience: Educators Grades 4-2

Workshop Code: F17034

Dates: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - December 14, 2016
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: F17003

Dates: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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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Writing Tasks in the Content Area Classrooms

Description:

To improve in writing students must write not only in Language Arts class, but in all content areas. This workshop will model strategies on how to infuse writing into the Social Studies and Science Classroom. Teachers will practice many hands on strategies that align the Common Core and PARCC writing tasks to their Social Studies, Science, and other content classes. They will design lessons and activities as well. They will learn how to use rubrics to grade and analyze them and receive suggestions for Peer Review and Writing Conferences.

Audience: Upper Elementary Teachers, Middle and High School Science and Social Studies Teachers

Workshop Code: F17029

Dates: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michele Barto

Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Room #128
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205. If you have any questions or concerns, send email to: ettc@stockton.edu.

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Wed - January 18, 2017
Further Along the Road of the Calm and Connected Classroom

Description:

This workshop follows up on material from The Calm and Connected Classroom, while also delving into the topics of how attachment-theory in the classroom shapes interactions, especially for children impacted by trauma and ACES. During training and support training sessions, teachers practice social-emotional competencies such as reflective and empathetic listening, effective feedback and effective requests, de-escalation, and whole-brain communication. Participants will also take a look at specific classroom techniques designed to help children (especially those exposed to trauma and ACEs) deal with difficult emotions and make a plan to incorporate them in their classroom.

Audience: K-8 teachers, CST members, Guidance Counselors

Workshop Code: F17040

Dates: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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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