Teachers take tech fellowships
in state program
May 14, 2001
The Press of Atlantic City
Four area teachers are among 20 named to the state's new Technology Fellowship:
Mentoring and Modeling program. The teachers will be given the year off
from teaching in 2001-2002 to work with the Department of Education and
the county Educational Technology Training Centers to share projects they
have developed with teachers around the state.
The teachers chosen to participate are:
Ensminger is an eighth-grade social studies teacher in the Hamilton
Township school district in Atlantic County. His project is called "Dominoes:
A Dangerous Game?" and is a problem-based learning project to analyze
U.S. foreign-policy decisions in Vietnam from 1960 to 1965.
Faith is a marketing and computer teacher in the Southern Regional school
district in Ocean County. She will develop a Web-based unit on e-commerce
that will show students trends in marketing. Students will interact
with peers in other schools and create an Internet company.
Osei-Tu-Tu is a distance-learning teacher in the Millville schools system
in Cumberland County. Her project, "Exploring South Jersey Wetlands,"
will use video conferencing and Web publishing to study migratory shorebirds
and their effect on the horseshoe-crab population. Students will take
virtual field trips to related sites and publish their final project
on the Web.
Ross is a computer teacher in the Middle Township school district in
Cape May County. She will enhance her own district Web site while developing
workshops to show teachers how to create their own Web pages for specific
Rowan University graduates first doctoral students
Two local residents are among four students in the first doctoral program
at Rowan University who participated in commencement exercises last
week at the college. The four were in the Doctoral Program in Educational
Leadership, which began in 1997 with 15 students. The program currently
has 39 students.
The two local graduates are:
Hammill, assistant principal of the Middle Township Elementary School
No. 1 in Cape May County. Her dissertation was "Influences of Leadership
Theory and Change Process during the Implementation of a Social Skills
Marconi-Hickman of Minotola, Atlantic County, an adjunct professor at
Rowan and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. As part of her
dissertation, she helped develop a leadership-studies concentration
Coastal workshop aims at teachers
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife will host its 22nd annual
Coastal Workshop for Teachers from May 18 to 29 at the Wetlands Institute.
The courses will be offered, with each participant choosing three. The
workshop is designed to increase teachers' knowledge of marine and estuarine
ecosystems and their value. Teachers will learn how to use coastal sites
The cost is $80, which includes meals. An optional workshop, "The Wonders
of the Wetlands," is free and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
May 18. Professional-development credits are available. For more information,
call (856) 629-7214 or Sue Canale at (609) 748-2031.
State DOE honors Stockton students
Three college graduates participating in the teacher-education program
at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey were among 15 honored
by the state Department of Education with "Distinguished Candidate Awards."
The three are Jenna Harmstead, Michael J. McHale Jr. and Paula Roberson.
All plan to be elementary school teachers.
- Education Writer Diane D'Amico+