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Access 2007

Description: For Access beginners or those with limited proficiency, this class presents basic Access concepts in an Office 2007 environment. Learn the essentials of good database design, through hands-on development of a simple database using basic design elements such as tables, forms, and reports. You will learn how to simplify data entry, maximize efficiency, and decrease the potential for error by exploring design fundamentals such as input masks, validation rules, indices, required properties, default values, and combo boxes. Using a combination of design elements and Access wizards, we will learn how to create forms to enter data, and how to structure simple queries to retrieve data from our database. We will also create simple, yet powerful reports to analyze or present specific areas of data. Since we will be working in the new Office 2007 environment, we also will use the new Access Ribbon options as well as powerful new Access features not available in previous versions! Pre-Requisite: Basic Computer/Windows Skills

Administrators Only: PDAs

Description: This hands-on workshop will provide you with tips and tricks for using personal digital assistants. The workshop will be devoted to exploring many software applications, to scheduling your calendar, and to enhancing your teachers' curriculum.

Audience: Administrators Only.
Adobe Acrobat Basics

Description: Learn about Adobe Acrobat, the standard in portable document files. Adobe Acrobat will allow you to turn any print job into a PDF file. Learn about Acrobat Distiller and how you can keep your Internet links alive and your dynamic tables created in Word. Create digital forms for filling out and printing on-line. Scan current paper forms for the same purpose. Combine documents into one and use the table of contents feature.

Adobe Illustrator: Getting your Feet Wet

Description: We will explore Adobe Illustrator Version 10 and introduce you to the creative options and powerful tools for artwork production. You will learn how to produce superb graphics using symbols and innovative slicing options. You will also explore publishing and other productivity features.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
Adobe Photoshop for the Web

Description: Explore the use of Adobe Photoshop for the creation of images for website design. Participants will scan photographs and original artwork, and explore the use of Photoshop to improve the appearance and reduce the loading time for images. Learn techniques for creating original buttons, clip-art, and banners and explore how to get the most out of digital cameras.

Audience: Assumes prior experience with Windows graphics programs such as PhotoEditor and Windows Paint.
Hosting Needs: Adobe Photoshop, Internet Access
Adobe Photoshop for the Web

Description: Explore the use of Adobe Photoshop for the creation of images for website design. Participants willl scan photographs and original artwork, and explore the use of Photo

Adobe Premiere

Description: Adobe® Premiere® is an adaptable DV-editing and desktop video editing tool. Whether you want to edit digital video on your laptop or work with multiple layers of analog footage on a professional, hardware-based, real-time system, Adobe Premiere is the hands-down choice for desktop video editing.

Advanced Access 2007

Description: For those already proficient in Access, this class delves into some of the more complex design elements of a database. We will focus on database relational issues by developing and exploring various types of relationships, including concepts such as referential integrity, cascading options, and sub datasheets. We will also build calculated fields in queries, and will explore complex “and/or criteria” in query design. In addition, we will design advanced queries, including Append, Cross Tab, and Delete queries. Forms and reports will also involve more advanced options, such as calculated fields, sub forms and sub reports. Other complex design topics include differentiating between bound, unbound, and calculated controls, setting control properties, and alignment of controls in both forms and reports. Other important topics include changing the tab order in forms, and grouping and printing options in reports Since we will be working in the new Office 2007 environment, we will also encounter powerful new Access features such as enhanced look up field lists, the attachment data type, and tabbed documents. Other new exciting changes include the new Layout feature in Reports that will allow us to sort and group our data, as well as configure the report for printing. We will also discover newer easier ways to collect data using a powerful integration with other Office 2007! Components. Pre-Requisite: Good working Knowledge of Access

Advanced Dreamweaver CS5 and CSS

Description: CSS or Cascading Stylesheets are now the design standard for the web. Style sheets allow us to break free of many of the restrictions of HTML and provide us with dynamic visuals that were previously only available with the use of graphics. Learn how to create entire pages using this advanced method of coding design. This course is designed for users who are already experienced with web design.

Audience: Audience: Moderate to high comfort level of web design, HTML or Dreamweaver.
Hosting Needs: Computer, Dreamweaver, Internet Access
Advanced Excel 2007

Description: For those already proficient in Excel, this course is designed to take you beyond mere data manipulation. Take your workbook from ordinary to exciting, with the addition of special and complex formulas, automation techniques and specialized formats. Using advanced level concepts, we will explore worksheet links, three-dimensional formulas, special types of conditional formats, data validation, and much more. We will work in the new 2007 environment using a ribbon full of styles, themes and galleries to add punch to your Excel projects and place your data on automatic pilot! Pre-Requisite: Good working knowledge of Excel, including basic familiarity with formulas.

Advanced Excel Functions

Description: Tap into the power of the Excel Function Library. Why reinvent the wheel with your spreadsheet calculations, the Excel Function library has pre-designed calculations for statistical, date/time, and data analysis. This workshop will provide hands on practice interacting with Excel functions and identifying which functions provide you the tools to make your spreadsheet work for you. * How to access the function library This lesson covers how to access the Excel function library and use the help function to decide which function matches your needs. * Interacting with functions This lesson gives an overview of how a function works and how to provide data to the function for processing. * The following function categories will be covered: Statistical analysis Date/Time calculations Conditional spreadsheet results using the If function Data lookup utilizing the Vlookup and Hlookup functions Hands on practice using sample spreadsheets and examples of all functions covered in class.

Advanced Macromedia Flash with Action Scripting

Description: In this workshop, participants will explore the more intricate details of Macromedia's Flash using action scripting. We will work on programming, interactivity, animation and controlling sound and video within Flash. This is the ideal workshop for tapping Flash’s true potential as a multimedia authoring program. This workshop is offered to individuals that have completed the basic Flash workshop or that have an understanding of Flash animation and timelines.

Audience: Participants must have completed a basic Flash workshop.
Advanced PowerPoint 2007

Description: For those who have mastered PowerPoint basics, this class will take you into a whole new realm. Working in the 2007 environment, through a major design project, we will learn how to develop and edit slide masters for maximum efficiency, how to use graphics to enhance presentations, and how to automatically set and arrange custom animation for a powerful impact. Discover how new ribbon options put transition and animation effects right at your fingertips, and how pre-built themes can open an exciting new world of available styles and formats. Other topics covered include summary slides, custom slide shows, action buttons, hyperlinks, and integration with Excel and other Microsoft Programs. If you’ve worked with Power Point and longed for more, this course is for you. Unleash the Power! Pre-Requisite: Basic Working Knowledge of Power Point

Advanced Word 2007

Description: For proficient users of Microsoft Word, this course will expose you to a whole new repertoire of skills. Learn advanced formatting, resourceful shortcuts, and amazing new features in document creation and management. All in the new Office 2007 environment with its incredible array of styles, themes and galleries to automate your document, and give you specialized document formatting in just a click or two. Explore how the new office integration features gives you the power of Excel in Word charts, and discover a whole new world of automated features, including Quick Parts and Building Blocks, complex styles, themes, and advanced layouts. Discover how to manipulate page-flow controls, section breaks and document formats, and how to work with advanced level documents like columns, newsletters, tables, forms, mail merge, and much more! Pre-Requisite: Good Working Knowledge of Word.

Augment your Classroom with Podcasting

Description: Podcasting is quickly becoming a teaching tool for K-12 and College classrooms. A teacher can create podcasts for students or have them create podcasts as projects. In this workshop we will learn how to create podcasts using a free shareware application. We will learn how to distribute them and make them accessible to the world. We will also look at finding podcasts on virtually any topic.

Audience: K-12 educators
Hosting Needs: Apple computer, access to shareware application to create podcasts
Blogging: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How!

Description: Come find out about the who, what, when, where, why and how of blogging. It's estimated that more than 30% of all students have their own blogs. How much do you know about blogging? If you depend on media reports, your picture needs adjusting. While some schools are worried about blogs, others see them as a powerful educational tool. What's the story? As educators, you need to learn about blogging, what they are, how students are using them, and how you can harness them for education. Come find out about the who, what, why, when, and where of blogging. You'll set up your own blog and learn about setting up educational blogs for students and walk away with a set of resources that will help prepare you and your students for purposeful educational blogging.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Computer Teachers, Technology Coordinators
Hosting Needs: Computer, Internet
Buying a Home Personal Computer and Securing your Home Personal Computer

Description: Are you ready to buy a new computer but are feeling intimidated by the process? Does the jargon and complexity of the latest technology throw you? Are you wrestling with the decision to buy a laptop or a desktop? More importantly, are you concerned that once you get your new computer, it will be overrun with spyware and viruses? Come to this workshop to learn how to identify the right computer for your needs, get it at a great price, and keep it running safely and securely using freely available antivirus and antispyware utilities.

Camp Dreamweaver

Description: Dreamweaver is the software of choice by many professionals for web site design. Learn how to use this software program to build a simple site. Create a template, navigation bar, several web pages and add links, images, and rollover effects. Look at Dreamweaver's capacity for layered pages, placement of objects on a page, fixing broken links, administering a large site and seamlessly handling site-wide changes.

Audience: Familiarity with web page design assumed.
Camp Flash

Description: Flash is the hot way to animate for the web, for presentations and for multimedia CD's. We predict that it will change the classroom use of technology! Participants will create animations with geometric shapes, 3-D objects and text, generate flash animations for web publication, and look at educational examples.

Audience: Experience with web page design required.
Cold Fusion Basics

Description: We will explore the creation of an Access database for the back-end of a website. We will look at Cold Fusion's ability to create interactive forms and dynamic web pages. We will use Dreamweaver to build forms and drill-downs, and write basic Cold Fusion code.

Audience: Familiar with Dreamweaver or other web design software
Compaq iPAQs in K-12 education

Description: The iPAQ Pocket PC H3650 is designed to fit in your pocket. It's not much bigger than a calculator and comes standard with applications like Microsoft Pocket Word™, Excel™, Outlook™, Internet Explorer™, and Windows Media™ Player. We'll explore the many uses a personal digital assistant has in the classroom and a teacher's planning. Handhelds will be available for workshop use.

Audience: All teachers!
CourseBuilder: Get Your Feet Wet

Description: Macromedia's CourseBuilder software allows you to create multimedia educational materials that will wow your students! This software works with Flash and Dreamweaver, and allows easy incorporation of instructional design principles.

Audience: Familiarity with web page design
CPD White Board Worshop

Description: Coach / Mentoring will be designed based on the needs of the teachers as lesson plans are created to integrate the use of the Smartboard into their curriculum.

Audience: Elementary School Teachers
Hosting Needs: Smartboard, Internet connection, flash, and laptop computer
Creating Animated GIFs using Fireworks

Description: It is very easy to create animated GIF files in Macromedia Fireworks. Participants will learn to create symbols and instances using Fireworks to design simple web animations. Follow these basic steps and your Animated GIF will be ready before you know it.

Audience: No experience necessary.
Creating DVD and CD ROMs

Description: This workshop explores the various ways to create CD and DVD ROMs. We will use Roxio Toast to burn audio and data CDs as well as data DVDs. We will prepare video files for playing from a CD ROM using Cleaner 5. Cleaner 5 provides the necessary tools for preparing video for multimedia. We will make a simple video DVD using Apple’s iDVD software.

Creating Video DVDs

Description: This workshop is the finishing stage for video production. We will learn how to create an interactive DVD that is playable from any DVD player. We will go through the process of exporting video, converting video files to MPEG-2’s, and assembling them in Apple DVD Studio Pro. We will use Adobe Photoshop to create interactive menus. Our final product will include multiple angle shots, multiple audio tracks and the ability to include sub-titles.

Curriculum Connections with Pixie

Description: During the Curriculum and Creativity workshop, you will explore ideas and strategies for using and integrating Pixie in your classroom. You will learn how to use Pixie to create a variety of cross-curricular creativity projects. You will manipulate images with effects and stickers, and paint pictures using the paint tools. You will explore ideas as to how these creative expressions can be connected to the curriculum and showcased to others. Goal: Gain expertise using Pixie and integrating it in the classroom. Outcomes: • Software Skills – develop software skills so you can identify features that can enhance instruction and support classroom use of Pixie. • Curriculum Integration – identify and plan curriculum integration opportunities for using Pixie in the classroom. • Lesson Design – collaboration with participants on the design of lessons meeting content area standards. Melinda Kolk - Melinda@tech4learning.com Melinda Kolk is the author of Teaching with Clay Animation and has been helping educators integrate successful clay animation projects in their classrooms for over six years. Melinda has led hundreds of presentations and workshops around the United States, and has been a featured speaker at the MACUL, VSTE, and MICCA conferences. Melinda was the keynote speaker at the 2004 VSTE Conference in Roanoke, Virginia.

CyberBullying

Description: CyberBullying – Online bullying is on the rise. Bullying has moved from the classroom and the playground to the Internet. It’s not just children who are victims. Schools and adults including teachers, and administrators are now fair game. How do you deal with this phenomenon in the classroom? How can schools balance discipline in light of the First Amendment. Learn more about what you can do by attending this one-hour online presentation

Audience: Administrators, Supervisors, Technology Specialists, Media Specialists, K-12 Teachers,
Hosting Needs: Computer, Internete Access
CyberBullying Round Table Discussion

Description: CyberBullying Round Table Discussion – A short presentation on cyberbullying will be followed by a real-time interactive forum in which the instructor will lead an online discussion of cyberbullying. You will need a microphone and speakers (or headset) to participate. A web camera is optional. Enrollment is limited to ten participants. High speed connection such as cable, DSL, or T-1 is recommended.

Audience: Administrators, Superivsors, Technology and Media Specialists, K-12 Teachers
Hosting Needs: High Speed Connection such as cable, DSL, or T-1 is recommended along with microphone and speakers. A web camera is optional.
Design Online Training With Captivate

Description: Adobe Captivate is a state of the art software that allows the user to create animated, narrated screencast demos of anything you might want to teach on a computer. Captivate gives us the ability to make interactive demos, tutorials and even quizzes. These animations can be posted to the web or run on any computer.

Digital Cameras

Description: If you have not made the jump to a digital camera or you just want to understand more about pixels, mega pixels, memory cards, and more, this is the class for you. In this workshop we will attempt to answer all the questions you never had a chance to ask. Participants will experience hands-on training with a variety of cameras. We will explore printing photos, saving photos and editiing photos. We will also discuss software and hardware that might enhance your experience. Join us to solve the mystery.

Audience: All Educators and Administrators
Hosting Needs: Digital Cameras, Computers
Digital Photo Galleries

Description: This workshop utilizes the simple and affordable Swish application to create dynamic and interactive photo galleris. We will start with simple Photo editing and assemble our photos into an animated gallery that can be viewed from any computer or the web. Almost too much fun to call professional development. (Bring your photos!)

Audience: All K-12 educators
Digital Photo Galleries and Yearbooks

Description: This workshop utilizes the simple and affordable Swish application to create dynamic and interactive photo galleries. We will start with simple photoediting and assemble our photos into an animated gallery that can be viewed from any computer or the web. Almost too much fun to call professional development!

Audience: K-12 Educators
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab, Swish
Digitall Photo Galleries and YearBooks

Description: This workshop utilizes the simple and affordable Swish application to create dynamic and interactive Photo Galleries. We will start with simple Photo editing and assemble our photos into an animated gallery that can be viewed from any computer or the web. Almost too much fun to call professional development.

Audience: All K-12 Educators
Hosting Needs: Swish, Computer, Pictures
Dreamweaver for Beginners

Description: Dreamweaver is the software of choice for many professional webmasters. It allows the creation of "layered" pages, the placement of objects any place on the webpage, the creation of rollovers, and other cutting-edge web design features. It also facilitates the management of websites. Create a variety of sites and explore site management options. Participants will learn to use tables, insert graphics, and text, create links, design templates and create navigation in your web site. Learn how to troubleshoot and publish sites as well.

Audience: Familiarity with Internet use assumed. Teachers and general publlic.
Hosting Needs: Dreamweaver software, Internet Access
Dreamweaver: Get Your Feet Wet

Description: Dreamweaver CS5 is the software of choice for many professional webmasters. It allows the creation of "layered" pages, the placement of objects anyplace on the web page, the creation of rollovers, and other cutting-edge web design features. It also facilitates the management of websites. We will explore designing a simple site.

Audience: Familiarity with web page design assumed.
Dreamweaver: Website Creation Tools

Description: Dreamweaver is the software of choice for many professional webmasters. It allows the creation of "layered" pages, the placement of objects anyplace on the webpage, the creation of rollovers, and other cutting-edge web design features. It also facilitates the management of websites. We will create a variety of sites and explore site management options. Participants will learn to use tables, insert graphics and text, create links, design templates and create navigation in your web site.We will learn how to troubleshoot and publish sites as well.

Audience: Familiarity with Internet use assumed. Teachers and general public.
DVD Studio Pro

Description: DVD Studio Pro is the professional solution to creating interactive DVDs. This workshop explores advanced DVD authoring that reaches beyond programs like iDVD. We will view all the important stages of creating an interactive DVD with dynamic menus. We will add multiple camera angles to scenes and build DVD photo galleries. We will discuss file conversion and different ways to approach it.

Audience: Familiarity with video editing using Premiere or Final Cut Pro.
Dynamic PDFs with Adobe Acrobat

Description: With Adobe Acrobat you can share electronic versions of your documents with others in a format that will allow them to view, print, and even review the content of your document even if they don't have the original software you used to create the file. In this workshop, you will use Adobe Acrobat to convert documents to portable document files (PDF), and will customize those PDF files for your needs and the needs of your audience.

Evaluating Online Projects

Description: Perhaps the only thing more disturbing than a student accessing and using inaccurate information in research is having them make a PowerPointless presentation with it. In this workshop you'll be provided with tools to help you teach students how to evaluate the content of Internet web sites and make effective PowerPoint, web or multimedia presentations, as well as tools to help you evaluate their work.

Audience: Technology and Media Specialists, Computer Teachers, K-12 Teachers
Hosting Needs: Computer with Internet Access
Excel For Secretaries and Administrative Staff

Description: For those proficient in Excel, this course is designed to take you above and beyond mere data manipulation. Take your workbook from ordinary to exciting, with the addition of special formulas, automation techniques and non-routine formats. Working with a workbook design project, we will explore worksheet links, three dimensional formulas, special types of conditional formats, data validation, and much more. We will discover little-known tips and tricks for adding zing to a spreadsheet, and for placing your data on automatic pilot!

Final Cut Pro

Description: This course is best suited for video instructors or teachers running School TV Stations. Final Cut pro is a professional level video editing software that is made by and exclusively for Apple Computers. It has the perfect combination of a user friendly interface and incredible flexibility. Learn how to capture, edit and enhance your digital video.

Audience: Teachers K-12 working with Apple Computers and video.
Hosting Needs: Apple/Mac Computers, Final Cut Pro installed
Final Cut Pro - Beginner

Description: Final Cut Pro is the cadillac of software programs for video-editing! We will be introduced to how to trim and edit video clips, add titles, soundtracks and transitions, and make video magic. This workshop will focus on becoming comfortable with the tools and interface, as well as learning basic editing.

Audience: Assumes that participants have substantial experience with computers and multimedia.
Final Cut Pro - Intermediate

Description: Building upon skills learned in the beginner workshop, we will continue to explore editing video clips, adding titles, soundtracks and transitions, and making video magic. This workshop will focus on using special effects, exporting, experimenting, and applying screen effects.

Audience: Assumes that participants have substantial experience with computers and multimedia.
Fireworks: Get Your Feet Wet

Description: Fireworks allows you to create and prepare images for web use. We will combine images, and bring in images from other sources. We will learn how to create JavaScript rollovers and actions for webpages. (For an example of Fireworks in action, visit www.ettc.net).

Audience: Familiarity with web page design required. Teachers and general public.
Flash: Creating Web Animations

Description: Flash enables you to create vibrant, dynamic web pages that integrate sound, animation and video in unique ways. We will explore the graphical options Flash offers, and build a series of pages featuring ever more complex animations and action possibilities. We will bring in sound, video and interactivity through buttons. We will peek into the programming possibilities as well.

Audience: Familiarity with web page design required. Teachers and general public.
Flash: Get Your Feet Wet

Description: Flash enables you to create vibrant, dynamic web pages that integrate sound, animation and video in unique ways. We will explore the graphical options Flash offers, and explore animations and action possibilities.

Audience: Familiarity with web page design
Format Video for DVD, CD-Rom or Webstreaming

Description: Do you want to format and move your edited video to a DVD, CD-Rom, or even the Web? This workshop will help you learn more about compressing your video for the appropriate transmission in digital format either for your DVD, CD or for Webstreaming your home-grown productions. This workshop offers an overview of how to use Discreet's - Cleaner 5 professional streaming video solution software and Roxio's Toast Titanium. Macintosh X Versions of both programs will be demonstrated.

Audience: Familiarity with using video.
GIS in K-12: why, how, and when to use GIS in Education

Description: A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based system for capturing, mapping, and visualizing geographically referenced information. For schools, GIS provides the opportunity for students to deal with real life problems, improve critical and higher-order thinking, expand their spatial ability, and learn how to problem-solve in collaborative situations. We will give an overview of GIS, how to use GIS in K-12, and provide case studies, as well as teachers' resources. Participants will have a simple hands-on experience with ArcVoyager designed for schoolteachers, middle and high school students, librarians, and parents. If you aim for an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment, and a global education for your students, GIS is the right tool to use.

How to Select and Prepare for Virtual Field Trips Using Video Conferencing

Description: This workshop will provide participants with a successful process designed to streamline communication and assist in the planning of video conferencing activities with museum educators as well as other schools. Presenters willl aslo share activities and projects which have already taken place. There will be handouts!

Audience: All Teachers K-12
Hosting Needs: Video conferencing equipment, computer, projector
iLife for Mac lovers

Description: This workshop covers the basics of Apple’s iLife package. We look at what the various applications can provide and how they integrate to make working with multiple forms of media fun and easy.

iMovie and iDVD

Description: We will explore the features available in Apple's new iMovie program. We will show various editing techniques for iMovie as well as how to implement graphics, transitions and other special effects into the video. We will finish our movies with iDVD which gives us the ability to create interactive DVDs ready for television viewing.

Audience: Mac users
Hosting Needs: Computer, iMovie, iDVD
Integrating Macromedia Web Tools

Description: You know Fireworks and you know Dreamweaver. However, effective web design is a result of combining these two powerful applications. Learn how to move back and forth between Dreamweaver and Fireworks to get the most out of your Macromedia Studio package.

Audience: People with web design or Dreamweaver experience. Prior knowledge of Fireworks not necessary
Integrating Web Design Tools

Description: We will explore a variety of web tools including Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and Cold Fusion. We will discover how these programs can work together when creating a website. We will explore making images, rollovers, banners, drop-down menus, navigation bars, animations and database management.

Audience: Requires experience with web design and multi-tasking. Teachers and general public.
Integration of MS Office Applications

Description: There are remarkable levels of compatibility among Microsoft Office applications, and this class helps you learn some of the most useful elements of smart, efficient integration. Explore how to: • Use Access, Excel, and Outlook Source Data to do Mail Merges in Word • Use Sophisticated Excel Charts in Power Point Presentations without “reinventing the wheel” • Create an entire document in Word and convert it to a Power Point presentation • Insert text from Word as individual Power Point Slides • Save Power Point presentations in Word for added flexibility with hand-outs and update options • Import only specific fields from an Access Database into Excel • Bring data or files from any application into another and create links to automatically update changes • Use Outlook to activate reviews of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations These are only some of the exciting topics we will explore as we look at practical ways to put all the pieces together!

Interactive Tablets and Student Responders

Description: What if you could: • Control your computer and projection screen from anywhere in the classroom. • Take notes directly on your lessons, save them instantly and email them to your students. • Measure class participation / assessment and get immediate feedback. • Grade exams and quizzes in seconds. This session is not a “nuts and bolts” session but rather a real time teaching scenario. We will simulate being a teacher today and how to use (implement) the Interactive Tablets and Student Responders technology in the classroom on a regular basis. We will also discuss how using the right mix of products provides scalability as this will help with developing an implementation strategy for these kinds of technologies.

Interactive Writing Prompts

Description: Interactive Writing Prompts – If you know how to use a word processor, you can create online writing props. Your students can do the prompts and then send them to you via e-mail with the click of a button. All you need to begin cranking out prompts by the dozen is Word or Appleworks, an internet connection, and this course. You’ll learn how to create the prompts and how to access dozens of others that you can use or modify for your own use.

Audience: Language Arts Teachers, Reading Specialists, Medica Specialists, Teachers 3-12
Hosting Needs: Computer with Internet Access
Internet Safety/Social Networking

Description: Much has been said in the media lately about social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, Xanga, MyYearBook and more. The threat is real; recently published studies offer insight as to the true dangers as well as credible research upon which to base everything from lesson plans to district policies. Come to this workshop for the latest news and information on this critically important topic.

Introducing Active Server Pages (ASPs)

Description: Active Server Pages (ASPs) are Web pages that generate HTML code only when the specific page is called allowing for more dynamic content and interaction than standard web pages. This workshop will introduce the purpose of ASPs, and how to create them using Microsoft Access and Macromedia Dreamweaver.

Audience: Participants should be familiar with web design and database.
Introduction to InspireData™ by Inspiration Software

Description: InspireData™ , made by the developers of Inspiration, builds critical data literacy skills and engages students. They actively explore and analyze data using dynamic Venn, bar, stack, pie and axis plots to interpret information and draw conclusions. We will look at integrating this affordable technology into the classroom. Suitable for grades 4-12.

Introduction to Blogging

Description: It's estimated that more than 30% of all students have their own blogs. How much do you know about blogging? If you depend on media reports, your picture needs adjusting. While some schools are worried about blogs, others see them as a powerful educational tool. What's the story? As educators, you need to learn about blogging, what they are, how students are using them, and how you can harness them for education. Come find out about the who, what, why, when, and where of blogging. You'll set up your own blog and learn about setting up educational blogs for students and walk away with a set of resources that will help prepare you and your students for purposeful educational blogging.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Computer Teachers, Technology Coordinators
Hosting Needs: Computer with Internet access
Introduction to Microsoft Access

Description: This 2-day program will be fast-paced and is intended for those who have experience with Microsoft applications.

Audience: Teachers with experience using MS applications.
Hosting Needs: Computer, MS Access installed
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2007

Description: Intended for participants who are considering upgrading to Office 2007 and want to learn more about it, and for experienced Office users who simply need to learn how to navigate in the new interface and take advantage of the new features. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the new Office 2007 interface and learn how to use some its new features. Compatibility issues and file formats will also be discussed

Introduction to Podcasting

Description: Podcasting is quickly becoming a teaching tool for K-12 and College classrooms. A teacher can create podcasts for students or have them create podcasts as projects. In this workshop we will learn how to create podcasts using a free shareware application. We will learn how to distribute them and make them accessible to the world. We will also look at finding podcasts on virtually any topic.

Audience: Intermediate to advanced computer users
Introduction to SQL

Description: This mini–course is designed to give a database user the ability to start to harness the power of SQL (Structured Query Language). Microsoft Access© and Ocelot© (a relational database management system (RDBMS)) will be used by the student in hands–on projects to illustrate the concepts learned. The student will receive a copy of all the material for the course, including a fully functional copy of Ocelot on a CDR. The topics covered will include: Data types in SQL, Creating tables in SQL, Creating indices on tables, Inserting/modifying information in SQL records, Selecting, grouping, and sorting data from an SQL table, Creating and using views with SQL.

Audience: Beginners are welcome.
Introduction to SQL - Structured Query Language

Description: Structured Query Language (SQL) is used to access and manipulate database systems. SQL statements are used to retrieve, update and manipulate database systems. This workshop covers the American National Standards Institute version of SQL. When organizations store much data, SQL is the tool of preference used to manipulate and analyze such data. This course is designed for those students who are familiar with how data is stored in a data table and wish to be able to manipulate it for updating and analysis. Data stored in Microsoft Access databases will be used in conjunction with the SQL language. Basics of SQL This lesson covers the basic command keywords in SQL. The student will code simple SELECT statements. Comparison Operators and Multiple conditions This lesson gives an overview of how a record set can be filtered using the WHERE keyword. Boolean operators and multiple filter conditions will be executed. Null Data Characteristics and Selecting Null Data This lesson explains what criteria are necessary to address blank fields in the data tables. The student will identify records based on whether a field contains data or is empty. IN, BETWEEN, LIKE and Negation in Where Clauses This lesson covers keywords used in conjunction with the Where clause to filter data ranges and subsets of a data field's content. ORDER BY and SELECT DISTINCT Clauses This lesson examines how to sort filtered record sets and eliminate duplicate records from a record set. GROUP BY and HAVING Clauses This lesson covers SQL commands that can group a filtered record set. Demonstration of the difference between sorting with the ORDER BY and grouping with the GROUP BY keywords. Joins This lesson explains how separate data tables can be joined drawing a relationship between two tables to return a record set containing data from both tables. INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE Statements This lesson uses SQL keywords to insert, delete and update data table records.

Introduction/Intermediate Visual Basic .Net

Description: Visual Basic Express provides a powerful WYSIWYG visual design environment to quickly and easily create interactive Windows applications. Visual Basic 2005 Express is designed for hobbyists, first-time developers, and students looking for a fun and easy way to build Windows applications. This course is designed to introduce participants to the developer's interface and demonstrate the tools available for development of windows applications. Participants can download the FREE Microsoft Visual Basic Express from the following site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/download/ Participants will be introduced to: •Creating the Windows Application User Interface •Writing Code to Handle Events and Set Properties •Working with Variables, Expressions, Statements, and Operators •Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals •Databinding Data to User Interface Controls •Using Branching and Recursion •Handling Exceptions •Using the Dialog Controls •Compiling completed Application

Java Programming Fundamentals

Description: This course is designed for any person who wants to learn or know more about the Java Programming Language. Whether you are in the process of switching from teaching C++ to Java for your AP course, introducing a Java course, increase your ability in Java, or want the ability to include Java applet's on a web page; you shall learn about it. The instructor, Harry Benson, introduced Object-Oriented Programming (using the C++ language) at The Richard Stockton College in 1991.

Audience: Familiarity with web page design assumed.
Know Your iPod and iTunes

Description: This workshop is created for Mac or PC users who want to learn how to best utilize iTunes software and their iPods. We will explore purchasing music, capturing from CDs, transferring files and the use of play lists. We will demystify some advanced functions like file compression, authorizing iTunes for multiple machines, and sharing playlists over a network. We will discuss how iPods can be used as a classroom tool.

Audience: Intermediate to advanced computer users
Hosting Needs: ipods and itunes
Macromedia Director

Description: Director MX 2004 is a multimedia tool for building rich, interactive content and applications for CDs, DVDs, kiosks, and the Internet. Director MX handles the widest variety of media, letting you build compelling, high-performance content—such as learning applications, corporate demonstrations, and games—that delivers measurable results.

Making Buttons and Rollovers in Macromedia Fireworks

Description: Fireworks allows you to create and prepare images for web use. This workshop will guide participants through the creation of aJavaScript rollovers and buttons for webpages. (For an example of Fireworks in action, visit www.ettc.net)

Audience: Familiarity with web page design required. Teachers and general public.
Hosting Needs: Fireworks, Internet Access
Making DVDs, CDs, & more

Description: You can use the DVD format for many creative projects, including making your own home video DVD, making a DVD-based photo album, creating a DVD-based yearbook for your school, and showcasing your graphic design, 3D animation, and digital video creations. Learn about the most efficient DVD authoring methods using DVD Studio Pro and the necessary hardware (digital camcorder, firewire, and DVD recordable drive) involved. Learn tips and techniques for burning CDs.

Making Flash Animations with Swish (New!)

Description: Swish is a very affordable and useful program that can be used in a limited way as a substitue for creating Flash animations. It can also be a great enhancement to Macromedia Flash when used as a tool to automate text animations. Swish will definitely help add dynamics to any web site. Participants will explore some of the best features of this new software.

Audience: Moderate Knowledge of web graphics and web design.
Hosting Needs: Swish, Internet Access
Making GIF Animations and Web Banners in Macromedia Fireworks

Description: Use Macromedia Fireworks to create and use animated graphics and GIF's for your web site, e-mail, and presentations.

Audience: Familiarity with web page design required. Teachers and general public.
Hosting Needs: Macromedia Fireworks, Internet Access.
Making Photo Galleries and Digital Yearbooks with Macromedia Flash (New!)

Description: This workshop will focus on the multiple capabilities of Macromedia Flash. Learn how to make photo galleries by importing images and displaying them on timelines. Explore and use Flash's animation and interactivity capabiltiies. Projects created can be displayed on the web or saved to CD ROM's. Related Courses: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, and Swish.

Audience: Moderate knowledge of web graphics. Previous knowledge of a graphics application like Fireworks or Photoshop is advantageous.
Hosting Needs: Macromedia Flash, Internet Access
Managing Electronic Resources for your Classroom with Moodle

Description: Congratulations, you’ve incorporated Powerpoint presentations, webquests, internet resources, and multimedia files to supplement your classroom books. But how do you organize and distribute these electronic resources? Moodle is an online classroom program that allows you to store and manage access to those electronic resources you utilize. Students sign on to access the resources from any computer with internet access at school or at home. All attendees will be set up with a complimentary classroom account provided by the SRI-ETTC. This complementary account expires two weeks after the completion of this workshop. This is a great introduction to distance and online learning management utilizing the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. Accessing your Moodle Classroom Account This lesson gives an overview of how to access your Moodle classroom account. Course creation and layout modification This lesson covers the basics of creating courses and modifying the course appearance. Editing On, Editing Off This lesson explains how to edit the course information and control the display of course elements. Adding Course Resources This lesson explains how to add resources to the created course. Create webpages, link to files and websites. Enrolling Students in your Class This lesson explains how to give your students access to the class resources. Enrolling students in your class will be covered. Managing Course Resources This lesson will cover how to use Moodle’s file management system and how to display resources by task or my date range.

Microsoft Excel 2007 - Beginners

Description: We will learn how to select, move within a spreadsheet, change text alignment, edit, delete and format text. We will learn how to add, delete, and change the size of rows and columns. We will explore filling, formatting text, adding simple formulas. We will learn how to create and format simple charts. We will discuss classroom applications of Excel - gradebooks, pie-charts, attendance rosters, basic formulas and bar / line graphs.

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Description: Combining foundational concepts in Excel with information about the Office 2007 environment, this course is designed to provide a solid foundation in Excel along with a discovery of the features and enhancements of a brand new user interface. The course will provide a thorough introduction to the intricate Excel 2007 interface; including the Microsoft Office Button, Ribbon tabs and Ribbon groups, contextual ribbons, galleries and themes, dialogue box launchers and the Quick Access toolbar. We will explore important Excel concepts, including: • Formula Building o Math Formulas o Function Formulas o Linking Formulas o Relative and Absolute References • Worksheet formatting and modification in the new Excel 2007 environment o Applying cell styles o Themes o Galleries o Live Preview o Contextual Ribbons (used for charts and other objects) o Transposing column and row data • Data analysis (simplified by Excel 2007’s new table options) o Enhanced options for Simple, Custom and Advanced Filters o Database functions • Structured referencing (Excel 2007’s clever new method for automating formulas) o Table Auto Expansion o Automatic population of formulas in cells o Automatic table name propagation in formulas These are only a few of the areas we will cover as we look at a wide array of Excel topics in a brand new exciting environment geared towards automation, ease of use, and greater efficiency.

Microsoft Publisher

Description: This class will attempt to teach everything you need to know about MS Publisher. We will learn the essentials to create newsletters, posters, brochures, and more. Text, images, word art, borders and shading along with other techniques will allow participants to create wonderful publications ready for print. We will discuss ideas on how you can use Publisher in your classroom. Be ready to start your new project!

Audience: All K-12 Educators and Administrators
Hosting Needs: MS Publisher, Computer
Myspace: Train Wreck or Iceberg?

Description: Parents are quaking in their shoes, administrators are barring the doors, teachers are not sure what to do. MySpace and social networking has taken the adult world by surprise and put us in a reactionary mode. As disruptive as the current social networking sites are, they may only be the tip of the iceberg that is floating right into the path of the educational Titanic. We have to plot a change of course or suffer the consequences. What's hype? What's reality? What's coming down the line? "What can we do today?" and "How can we prepare for tomorrow?" are a few of the questions we'll address in this workshop.

Audience: All teachers, supervisors, and administrators, as well as parents and the community
Hosting Needs: Computer connected to the internet
Network Security Issues

Description: We will discuss district-level technology decisions and provide guidance on technology planning. In particular, the lecture will discuss: Why have a firewall or a proxy or router translation? Do students need to have server space? Discussion of server-based programs or client-based software, license count control, and security problems you may not know about.

Palm Pilots for Teachers - High School

Description: This hands-on institute will provide you with tips and tricks for using Palm OS hand-held computers: Datebook, Address Book, ToDo and MemoPad. This workshop will be devoted to exploring many software applications, and peripherals such as the PalmPix camera, mini-keyboard, and science probeware that can ease your paperwork load, excite your students and enhance your curriculum. BYOP (Bring your own Palm or Visor if you have one) Handhelds will be loaned for classroom use to those who do not have one.

Audience: High School teachers
Palm Pilots for Teachers - K-8

Description: This hands-on institute will provide you with tips and tricks for using Palm OS hand-held computers: Datebook, Address Book, ToDo and MemoPad. This workshop will be devoted to exploring many software applications, and peripherals such as the PalmPix camera, mini-keyboard, and science probeware that can ease your paperwork load, excite your students and enhance your curriculum. BYOP (Bring your own Palm or Visor if you have one) Handhelds will be loaned for classroom use to those who do not have one.

Audience: K-8th grade teachers
Penny-wise or Dollar-foolish

Description: Every non-profit organization struggles with decisions on connectivity - to the Internet, to the phone system, etc. We will look at general guidelines and questions. When does a leased line make more sense than multiple dialup accounts? How can your fax link in with your computer system? What options are available for Internet access? Does joint purchasing make sense for you?

Photo and Image editing with GIMP

Description: Gimp is a free open-source photo editing program that provides similar functionality to that of Adobe Photoshop. Use Gimp to create and edit images for print, web-design or multimedia presentations. Gimp is powerful enough to edit your school’s year book. So if you have never done high end photo-editing or you love Photoshop but it is not within your budget Gimp is a great application for you.

Audience: All Audience
Podcasting for the Mac User’s Classroom

Description: Learn how to use Gargeband, iMovie and iWeb to create exciting podcasts and video podcasts. There is no easier solution to creating podcasts than an Apple computer with iLife. PC users can only stand in awe.

Podcasting in the Classroom

Description: Podcasting has become a powerful teaching tool for K-12 and College classrooms. A teacher can create podcasts for students or have them create podcasts as projects. In this workshop we will learn how to create podcasts using a free shareware application. We will learn how to distribute them and make them accessible to the world. We will also look at finding podcasts on virtually any topic.

PowerPoint 2007

Description: This class is for you if you want to develop a strong set of foundational skills in PowerPoint 2007. Since we will be working in an Office 2007 environment, you will learn how to navigate through the intricate set-up of Ribbon tabs and Ribbon groups, contextual ribbons, styles, themes, and galleries that have replaced the old menu commands in previous versions of Microsoft Office. Plus, discover how easy it is to apply formats with a style gallery, or format an entire presentation using themes. You will learn how to create, arrange, and rearrange slides, and how to use design templates and custom slide layouts. Using Smart Art tools, custom animations and slide transitions, you will explore an array of Power Point tools. From simple text slides, to logos, graphics, clip art, and picture files, you will learn how to work with many different design elements in PowerPoint to help you build an exciting and professional presentation! Pre-Requisite: Basic Computer/Windows Skills

PowerPoint Presentations and Digital Photography

Description: Participants will explore how to create a PowerPoint presentation on a classroom-focused topic as well as learn how to enhance their presentation with the use of digital photography. Bring your ideas and leave with a finished product!

Audience: Teachers K-12
Hosting Needs: PowerPoint, Digital Cameras, Internet Access
Presentations Using Microsoft Producer

Description: Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint 2003 is an add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint XP and 2003 that makes it easy for teachers to capture, synchronize, and publish audio, video, slides, and images. You will learn aobut the different tools available to create multimedia presentations using video, sound, images, html, and PowerPoint Presentations. You will also learn how to create screen capture

Audience: Teachers and General Public
Hosting Needs: MS Produce for PowerPoint, MS PowerPoint XP and 2003
QuickTime Virtual Reality

Description: Create your own virtual reality tour! Learn how to take pictures that can be stitched together to give a 360 degree panoramic view. QuickTime VR movie technology will be demonstrated, including the necessary equipment, and you’ll have the opportunity to create your own panorama.

SmartBoards in the Classroom

Description: Using a SMART Board interactive whiteboard is as simple as touching, writing and saving. This workshop will teach you how to use your finger as a mouse, write on the interactive whiteboard, convert handwriting to typed text, edit text with the on-screen keyboard and save in Notebook™ software. You will also have the opportunity to explore SMART board uses in the classroom.

Super Excel 2007

Description: For those who are already quite proficient in Excel, this course takes you to even higher levels of Excel knowledge through a series of super topics geared to help develop competency in useful advanced applications. From complex logical statements (nested logical functions, if, and or), to expert calculations (sumif, sumifs, averageif, averageifs), to advanced lookup features (match, index, advanced Vlookup and Hlookup), to analytical tools (data validation, one and two variable data tables, goal seek, solver and scenarios), to automated applications such as custom views and macros, this course gives you the super skills needed to create and maintain super-quality, highly efficient spreadsheets and workbooks! Pre-Requisites: Before you can do the Excel Super class, you must be highly proficient in Excel and be quite competent in all the skills in all previous levels in Excel, including the skills in the Transition to 2007 class.

Super Excel 2007

Description: For those who are already quite proficient in Excel, this course takes you to even higher levels of Excel knowledge through a series of super topics geared to help develop competency in useful advanced applications. From complex logical statements (nested logical functions, if, and or), to expert calculations (sumif, sumifs, averageif, averageifs), to advanced lookup features (match, index, advanced VLookup and Hlookup), to analytical tools (data validation, one and two variable data tables, goal seek, solver and scenarios), to automated applications such as custom views and macros, this course gives you the super skills needed to create and maintain super-quality, highly efficient spreadsheets and workbooks! Pre-Requisites: Before you can do the Excel Super class, you must be highly proficient in Excel and be quite competent in all the skills in all previous levels in Excel, including the skills in the Transition to 2007 class.

Super Word 2007

Description: For those who are already quite proficient in Word, this course takes you to even higher levels of Word knowledge through a series of topics geared to help develop competency in highly useful advanced applications. From managing document formats such as columns, lists, and outlines, to inserting and applying automatic features such as multiple headers and footers, complex tables, forms and form controls, automatic tables of contents, charts, picture watermarks, shapes and diagrams, to managing long documents, to complex document navigation using features such as document maps, thumbnails and outlines, to using reference tools such as, footnotes, endnotes, bookmarks, to developing amazing automated features such quick parts, building blocks, advanced mail merges, and macros, this course can give you the skills you know to create super documents in Word in a super efficient way! Pre-Requisites: Before you can do the Word Super class, you must be highly proficient in Word and be quite competent in all the skills in all previous levels in Word, including the skills in the Transition to 2007 class.

Super Word 2007

Description: For those who are already quite proficient in Word, this course takes you to even higher levels of Word knowledge through a series of topics geared to help develop competency in highly useful advanced applications. From managing document formats such as columns, lists, and outlines, to inserting and applying automatic features such as multiple headers and footers, complex tables, forms and form controls, automatic tables of contents, charts, picture watermarks, shapes and diagrams, to managing long documents, to complex document navigation using features such as document maps, thumbnails and outlines, to using reference tools such as, footnotes, endnotes, bookmarks, to developing amazing automated features such quick parts, building blocks, advanced mail merges, and macros, this course can give you the skills you know to create super documents in Word in a super efficient way! Pre-Requisites: Before you can do the Word Super class, you must be highly proficient in Word and be quite competent in all the skills in all previous levels in Word, including the skills in the Transition to 2007 class.

Tablet PC 2-Day Boot-Camp

Description: The ETTC Tablet PC Boot-Camp is a two-day workshop for middle school teachers who want to learn more about how to use tablet PCs in teaching and learning. Whether you currently possess a Tablet PC or are just considering this technology for you or your school, the Tablet PC Boot- Camp will offer you the following: • Practical applications for integration into the classroom • Ways to increase student engagement • Productivity tips • Knowledge to share with colleagues • Collaboration with other professionals The Tablet PC Boot-Camp will be run on two days during the summer of 2008: both days are required for registration. • Thursday, July 24th – 9am to 3pm • Thursday, July 31st - 9am to 3pm Both sessions will be held at the Alder Avenue Middle School in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The Tablet PC Boot-Camp combines engaging instruction with hands-on practice and the opportunity to discuss instructional techniques with teachers and colleagues. MPC –Gateway’s Regional Services Consultant will also offer guidance for troubleshooting technical challenges. Over the course of two days, participants will learn to navigate a tablet PC classroom by participating in the following opportunities: • Practice pen-based navigation • Discover ways to individualize the tablet for each discipline • Use the tablet as a productivity tool • Observe tablets in operation • Practice with the help of regional technology consultants and educators • Take part in question and answer sessions

Tech For Less

Description: This session will provide participants with an overview of some of the "free" technology tools that can solve some of your creative challenges without hurting your budget.

The "Myspace" Phenomenon: What District Admnistrators, Teachers, Parents and Parents Need to Know

Description: Social networking sites (Myspace.com, Xanga.com, Facebook.com, etc.) are enormously popular, user-designed, multimedia-rich, immersive online environments that are profoundly changing the way young adults interact. While district admnistrators, teachers, parents and kids may feel differently about these sites, all will likely agree they are not going away. Come to this workshop to learn about the phenomenon ... how districts, families and users are reacting to it ... and what actions are necessary to protect under-18 users.

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, and Parents
Hosting Needs: Projector
Time Travel with Photoshop

Description: Adobe Photoshop is a key tool of 21st Century technological revolution. With a little practice, one can merge and edit images, retouch photographs, design sophisticated print and electronic materials, and produce computer art. In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will learn Photoshop foundational skills. You will capture and transfer images with a digital camera; use Photoshop’s selection and painting tool palettes; and take a picture of yourself and blend it into an image of the past. You will be working and having fun throughout the session.

Transition to Office 2007

Description: For those trying to make the transition to Excel, Word, Access, or PowerPoint 2007, this class is essential. We will fully explore the new Office Interface, including the Ribbon, the Office Button and the Quick Access toolbar. You will learn how to recognize and use new Office features such as tabs and groups, dialogue box launchers, and the mini toolbar. You will also learn how to customize the Quick Access Tool bar, and how to access features in multiple ways. The many new features in Office—Live Preview, Themes, Galleries, Program Options, will be examined along with carry-over concepts from earlier versions of Office. We will also explore how old Windows concepts such as Window arrangement, sizing and moving Windows, File and Folder Management, etc. fit into the new environment. For those looking for an introduction to Office 2007 combined with a powerful boost in Windows concepts, this is the class for you! NOTE: The skills learned in this class are a pre-requisite for all other Office 2007 classes. You must either take this class, or score a 4 or 5 in all areas of the Transition Competency Self-Assessment to take other Office 2007 classes.

Audience: K-12 educators
Understanding The Internet, Networks and their Capabilities

Description: This workshop will introduce you to the Internet, Data Communications and Networking Concepts. We will look at how client/server networks work and examine how these networks are designed and built. We will focus on strategies for keeping unauthorized outsiders from prying into your computer when you're sharing resources with the outside world as well as additional steps you should be taking to keep your computer safe from viruses. Not only will this information prove to be helpful at home, by gaining this background knowledge it will help in interacting with the information technology professionals responsible for configuring and maintaining the network in your school.

Using Inspiration or Kidspiration to Develop Concept Maps

Description: Using Inspiration or Kidspiration, you can easily create and modify concept maps, webs, and other graphical organizers. In this introductory workshop, participants will design a visual outline and dynamic graphic organizers. Inspiration and Kidspiration help students understand the interrelationship of ideas and how they need to be presented for greatest clarity and effectiveness. Come with ideas for your own graphic organizer and leave with a finished product. Kidspiration is the K-5 alternative that is kid friendly and fun to learn!

Audience: All Grades
Using the new Dreamweaver and Fireworks CS3 with CSS styles

Description: The style and technology of the web has changed before our eyes. Accepted design styles are no longer valid and practical ways of creating new web pages. The new Dreamweaver CS3 and Fireworks CS3 address these issues by providing simpler approaches to creating pages with the “new” CSS styles. We will look at this new design approach using Dreamweaver’s pre-written layouts and customizing them to our needs. This workshop will be equally useful for veteran Dreamweaver users and also for beginners.

VBA with MS Access - Visual Basic for Applications (2-Day Workshop)

Description: 1st DAY ******* The ability to customize your Microsoft Access projects is right under your nose! MS Access and MS Excel contain the Visual Basic for Applications programming environment. This workshop covers the basics on how to utilize the tools and objects in VBA. Macros are a powerful tool but VBA allows you even greater flexibility in controlling the user interface and interaction with your database or spreadsheet project. How to get to the VBA environment This lesson covers the basics of the Visual Basic for Applications Development Environment. Topics include the Project and Property windows, as well as controls such as the button, label, MenuStrip, and Textbox. How macros write VBA code This lesson gives an overview of how a macro that is recorded creates VBA code. Creating Modules This lesson explains what a module is and how to use them in your applications. Code generated by a macro will be modified, tested and debugged. Using Breakpoints to Test Code This lesson explains how to use breakpoints to view variable values as you step thru the code that you've written. The Object Browser One of the goals of VBA programming is to control program objects with the code that you've written. The Object Browser is a library of all the objects and their methods and properties that you can control with your code. Programming Structures This lesson reviews VBA syntax for basic programming structures such as if…then, do…loop, for…next, etc. 2nd DAY ******* Turn your databases into programs. Visual Basic for Applications is the glue that can take your individual Access database tables, reports, and queries and turn them into an interactive program where you control the user interface and program flow. How to get to the VBA environment This lesson covers the basics of the Visual Basic for Applications Development Environment. Topics include the Project and Property windows, as well as controls such as the button, label, MenuStrip, and Textbox. How macros write VBA code This lesson gives an overview of how a macro that is recorded creates VBA code. Creating Modules This lesson explains what a module is and how to use them in your applications. Code generated by a macro will be modified, tested and debugged. Controling your data with the ADODB object This lesson explains how to the ADODB object to make a connection to your data and control recordsets with SQL commands. VBA functions VBA has a full library of predefined functions to help you manipulate user input and recordset data. This lesson covers the many categories of functions such as, String, Date/Time, Numeric, etc. Creating your own functions This lesson demonstrates how to create your own functions to supplement the built in VBA functions. Functions save coding as they can be reused over and over. Setting Access Object Properties with VBA code When creating table, reports, forms and queries, properties are set. This lesson demonstrates how the properties of all Access objects can be manipulated in code.

Video Tips and Techniques

Description: Video Tips and Techniques – What’s the difference between a good movie and a bad one. Anyone watching them can tell which is which, but do they know why? What different camera, sound, or lighting techniques could have been used? What do your students have to know before they pick up a camera? This course will cover film making basics and a variety of simple yet powerful tips and techniques that will make a significant difference in the quality of student video products.

Audience: Technology and Media Specialists, Computer Teachers, K-12 Teachers
Hosting Needs: Computer with Internet Access
Web 2.0 Tools for Educators

Description: Course Description: Manage your precious time and stay ahead of technology trends by learning how to control your classroom projects. Communicate effectively with your peers, collaborate with other teachers and support your instruction using web 2.0 tools like Evernote and Trello and weTransfer. Some of these tools can also be used from your Smart Phones or Tablets.

Web 2.0 tools for teaching, learning and sharing content

Description: Course Description: How can a class stay excited to learn? Get access to the latest and greatest web 2.0 tools. Keep your content fresh by incorporating the free interactive response system, Socrative. Give your lessons more punch by adding interactive websites and presentations such as Visual Dictionaries, Prezi, Cacoo, and Slideshare. Make your internet resources work better, by using more effective, visual communication support tools.

Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

Description: "Web 2.0" refers to an exciting new class of Internet based applications that are dramatically changing the way people use computers. Made possible by the rapid growth of high-speed Internet access, Web 2.0 applications give you all the "look and feel" of software running on your PC, but over an Internete connection. Come to this workshop to explore a plethora of these tools, both for use in the classroom, as well as for your own personal organization and planning.

Web Design

Description: Learn how to use Macromedia Studio, particularly Dreamweaver and Fireworks to create and manage a website. Special attention will be paid to creating and using templates, rollover images and disjointed rollovers. Creating graphics, banners using layers and converting layers will also be covered. Some knowledge of web design is helpful but not necessary.

Audience: All K-12 Educators
Hosting Needs: Computer, Internet Access, Dreamweaver, Fireworks
Web Design Basics with Dreamweaver

Description: Participants will explore basic web design aspects, the creation of "layered" pages, the placement of objects anyplace on the web page, the development of rollovers, and other cutting-edge web design features. It also facilitates the management of websites. Participants will design a simple site.

Web Design Summer Camp with Macromedia Studio

Description: Macromedia Studio provides a complete combination of web design tools for all of your design needs. Create and edit graphics in Fireworks then assemble them into your webpages using Dreamweaver. Learn to create and use Dreamweaver Templates and Library objects to reduce repetitive tasks. We will also take a peek at the web's latest design trend CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

Audience: K-12 Educators
Hosting Needs: Computers with Macromedia Studio installed. Fireworks/Dreamweaver, Internet access
Wikipedia Friend or Foe

Description: Wikipedia: Friend or Foe - Wikipedia is the world’s largest, most cited online encyclopedia. It is praised by many, but surrounded by controversy. Is it best thing since sliced bread, or another major headache in the fight for information literacy? If you are familiar with Wikipedia you’ll learn more, be able add your offer your thoughts, and present your questions. If you are not familiar with Wikipedia, you’ll find out what you need to know in order to deal with it and how to handle students who cite is as research source.

Audience: Administrators, Supervisors, Media and Technology Specialists, K-12 Teachers
Hosting Needs: Computer with Internet Access
Windows Movie Maker

Description: Edit your digital movies into professional looking film using the easy-to-use "Windows Movie Maker." Combine music titles and even still images to enhance your video. Edit out that shot of your father's feet that you got when you accidentially left your camera on. Your final product can be played on computers or even on your TV.

Audience: K-12 Educators
Hosting Needs: Computer with Windows Movie Maker installed.
Wireless Labs and Your Classroom

Description: Wireless technology is on the hot spot today. Wireless laptops with Internet access can fundamentally change your classroom. Try out a full classroom setup, while exploring management and lesson ideas hands-on.

Audience: All teachers
Wireless Networking in the Home

Description: If you have high-speed internet and more than one computer in the home (or are considering adding one, particuarly a laptop), this workshop is for you. Wireless technology has never been easier to implement. Come to this workshop and find out what equipment to buy, how to get it all working, and how to secure it so that you - and only you - have access to the wireless signal, your data, and your network resources.

Wireless Wonders

Description: Today's technology is rapidly becoming smaller, more powerful and wire-free. Join us for a hands-on exploration of some wireless technologies that will change the way you think about computing. The session will feature wireless laptops, palm-based devices, wireless keyboard and mouse gadgets, and more.

Working with Macromedia Studio MX 2004

Description: Haven't used Macromedia Dreamweaver or Fireworks lately? Stumped on a Flash movie animation? Wondering what's new in MX 2004? This workshop will review many basic features of Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash, refresh your Macromedia skills and answer any of your questions. Bring a school project that is in progress and devote class time to enhancing the project.

Audience: Current users of Macromedia products; Must have completed SRI/ETTC workshops on Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks or Flash.


Core Curriculum Content Standards
"Low and High Preparation" Differentiated Activities

Description: One of six workshops in a series featuring Differentiated Instruction. “Low and high prep” differentiated activities will give participants the opportunity to review low and high preparation activities for the differentiated classroom. Learning centers, compacting curriculum, cubing, jigsaws will be explored.

1-Day Wilson Reading System Seminar – Fundations K-1

Description: Wilson Fundations for K-1 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. The one-day seminar will focus on carefully sequenced skills including print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding , vocabulary, fluency and spelling. Participants will learn Fundations principles of instruction, using Fundations materials in multisensory, interactive learning, use of the Teacher’s Manual and interactive CD, planning a Fundations lesson and lesson procedures and activities. The seminar fee includes all materials, breakfast and lunch.

Audience: Regular education teachers, special education teachers, Reading Specialists and supervisors and administrators interested in implementing Wilson Reading System programs.
A Discipline Plan that Works in the Elementary Classroom

Description: This seminar will help educators to build a discipline plan that works in the classroom. Participants will learn practical tips, tools, and techniques for addressing disruptive behavior. Participants will explore the hows and whys of effectively managing and transforming difficult classroom behavior. Based on a new twist to Lee Canter’s “Assertive Discipline”, Mr. Jack Mandel will present updated “best practices” for managing student behavior and maximizing student learning.

Audience: Elementary School Teachers
A Discipline Plan that Works in the Middle School Classroom

Description: This seminar will help educators to build a discipline plan that works in the classroom. Participants will learn practical tips, tools, and techniques for addressing disruptive behavior. Participants will explore the hows and whys of effectively managing and transforming difficult classroom behavior. Based on a new twist to Lee Canter’s “Assertive Discipline”, Mr. Jack Mandel will present updated “best practices” for managing student behavior and maximizing student learning.

Audience: Middle School Teachers
Adapting Content for English Language Learners

Description: Under the No Child Left Behind Act, all teachers are responsible for the academic achievement of all students. This workshop will provide teachers with models and resources for adapting and differentiating content instruction for English language learners. Teachers are encouraged to bring a lesson, textbook chapter or other piece of written text that they would like to develop for English language learners.

Audience: Grade level and content area teachers K-8
Aligning Math Instruction With NJASK

Description: -NJASK coordinated math activities for your classes -Strategies for improving your students understanding of critical test items -Group Problem Solving as a technique for success -Relieve test anxiety This interactive workshop will help you help your students! Valuable activity filled booklet for each participant.

AlphaSmart

Description: The AlphaSmart is a portable keyboard that brings language and technology together for your students. Learn how the AlphaSmart allows you to adapt a number of its functions to meet the particular needs of the students in your class. New and experienced users will be provided with ideas for integrating its use into classroom lessons. Participants will come away with ways to utilize the technology of AlphaSmarts in the language arts curriculum, while differentiating instruction to meet the learning levels of all students.

Art, Music and Technology

Description: This workshop will explore the cross-content values of art and music. We will look at websites for teacher and student resources. We will discuss ways to integrate art and music with academic subjects like history. There will be a hands on portion that will include using PowerPoint to compile and present our discoveries.

Assessment for the Differentiated Classroom

Description: One of six workshops in a series featuring Differentiated Instruction. Because on-going assessment is a major component of the differentiated classroom, functional formative assessments shall be addressed. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own rubrics for specific lessons.

Authentic Assessment

Description: We will discuss examples of authentic assessment for various classroom activities. Authentic assessment engages teachers and students in the process of evaluating true student learning. We will look at examples of student and teacher portfolios in digital formats, as well as student publishing and peer-reviewing strategies. We will discuss the use of rubrics and collaborative grouping. We will review trends in authentic assessment, and their relationship to statewide testing trends.

Bookmarks and Simple Web Design

Description: Organizing Internet resources through bookmark lists and simple web pages can be a fast and effective way to guide students on the net. Learn how to bookmark and search effectively on the web. Learn how to use bookmark lists in your classroom through low-tech methods that teachers can control and update easily. Create a simple web page using Microsoft Word.

Audience: All teachers
Brain Based Learning

Description: Brain Based Learning

Building Technology Resources and Online Collaborations in the Content Areas

Description: During this two-day workshop series, participants will actively explore free and accessible content and grade level-specific resources; learn how to cultivate successful global online teacher and student collaborations in their content area; apply effective search techniques; and build content resource engines with the goal of turnkey training teachers under their supervision.

Audience: Content Area Supervisors, Department Chairs, Lead Teachers
Building the Mentor-Novice Teacher Relationship

Description: This workshop is for mentors and novices. Participants will continue to explore the strategies for building successful, trusting mentor-novice teacher relationships. Topics include collegial communications, empathic listening, time management for beginning educators, as well as mentor-novice teacher needs and expectations. This is a follow up program to the Good Mentor program provided to the mentors.

Audience: Both mentors and novice teachers are invited to attend.
Character Education

Description: We will discuss the new focus on character education in schools. We will look at historical aspects of character and values education, and have an open discussion on how best to bring values into our classrooms.

Audience: All teachers. Please come ready to discuss your views!
Classroom Management

Description: This hands-on seminar presents practical applications of instructional skills used to manage classroom routines, develop positive student behavior and maximize academic learning time. Research has demonstrated that teachers who have well-managed classrooms have fewer disciplinary problems and increase the time students are successfully engaged in academic work. Students in such positive instructional environments reach higher levels of achievement. Every minute devoted to proactive classroom management will pay off for you and your students. Join presenter Nicholas Mitcho to learn how you can improve student achievement through a more effectively managed classroom.

Audience: Teachers and supervisors
Classroom Management

Description: One of six workshops in a series featuring Differentiated Instruction. Classroom management will focus on the management of the differentiated classroom. Techniques and strategies will be shared.

Classroom Management - An Academic and Behavioral Management Process

Description: Most of us think Classroom Management is just about behavior and behavior problems. It is, rather, both-- an academic and behavioral management process. Many children do not do well in school because of risks they bring to school. These risks create interferences with their ability to fully attend to and engage in instructional activities. While our children may well have risks, there are well documented, researched-based models of academic and behavior instruction which can minimize and/or eliminate the effects of these risks. Developmentally appropriate instruction and classroom management help children to be successful in school. Much of the presentation focuses on preventing problems by improving academic and behavior achievement opportunities through effective planning and implementation of curriculum, instructional strategies, and behavior interventions or services for struggling learners. Even after addressing these issues barriers some children continue to struggle and need more intense intervention but these models of appropriate academic and behavior instruction can help us meet the academic and behavior needs of most children. Differentiated Instruction, Positive Behavior Intervention and Problem Solving Strategies are the specific strategies we will talk about.

Coach / Mentoring

Description: The Coach / Mentoring session will focus on the identified needs of the district.

Audience: Teachers
Collaborative Projects

Description: Learn what an internet project is, where you can join projects and effective ways to use internet projects in the classroom. We will explore different types of projects (including keypals, collaboration, webquests, distance learning and more). Methods on how to prepare and use projects in the classroom will be discussed.

Collaborative Teaching

Description: One of six workshops in a series featuring Differentiated Instruction. Collaborative Teaching will focus on the need to change one’s approach to instruction. Participants will participate in a self-examination of one’s teaching style and study models for collaboration.

Collaborative Teaching (EIRC)

Description: This workshop is designed for regular education, special education, basic skills teachers and/or related service providers (K-12 working together in one classroom). Workshop presenters will provide many examples of how to implement co-teaching strategies. They will also become familiar with the personal qualities, attitudes and skills necessary to maintain a collaborative working relationship. Strategies and methods for working with a diverse group of students will also be presented. Teachers will develop unit plans for their classroom. It is recommended that participants attend as a team.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Title I Teachers, and Related Service Providers
Comprehension and Understanding for the Second Language Learner

Description: In this workshop, participants will explore practical strategies to improve comprehension and understanding with second language learners in all content areas, specifically language arts. Participants will review and discuss theory into practice. Additionally, participants will preview modeled lessons and practice techniques that will work with all second language learners in Grades K-8 classrooms. Participants will leave the workshop with lessons and strategies that they can adapt to any curriculum. The strategies and lessons will also be aligned to the state core curriculum standards and the state testing programs for New Jersey Ask and GEPA.

Audience: Grades K-8 Teachers
Copyright and Fair Use in the Classrooom

Description: Do you know what you can and can't do in the classroom under copyright law and fair use guidelines? You might be surprised to learn that in some areas you have more leeway than you think and in other cases you are breaking the law. You'll get to test your knowledge against other participants as the teacher takes you through an anonymous interactive quiz inolving classroom situations and you see the results real time.

Audience: All Teachers in Grades K-12
Creating Lesson Plans for Effective Internet Use

Description: Search the Internet for curriculum connected resources and integrate them into interdisciplinary thematic units. NJ Core Curriculum Content standards will be addressed. Web sites providing free online projects will be identified. Classroom management and internet safety practices will be provided.

Criterion-Based Holistic Scoring: Registered Holistic Scoring Rubric (RHSR)

Description: Criterion-based holistic scoring has been used since 1986 as the scoring method for state-developed writing assessments in New Jersey. Participants will be trained as registered holistic scorers using the rubrics that are used to assess the writing portions of the NJASK, GEPA, and HSPA. Participants will also examine the use of holistically scored student samples to guide writing instruction for students.

Audience: All Teachers
Cross-Cultural Communication

Description: It is very difficult for both teachers and students to 'understand' one another in a classroom setting when there is cultural and language diversity. BAFA' BAFA' is a cross-cultural communication simulation that actively engages participants in the task of communicating successfully in multi-cultural settings. The goal of the program is to prepare teachers to more effectively communicate with their students to improve and sustain high student achievement.

Audience: School district staff, both professional and support staff, that work with students from diverse cultures and language backgrounds
Cultural Arts and Humanities

Description: Searching the Internet, participants will discover resources for cultural entertainment, spirituality, religion, holidays. Then using Word, participants will design activities for a multi-cultural festival and/or cultural celebrations for use in the classroom or school.

Audience: ESL/Mainstream staff of any grade interested in enhancing the cultural compatible classroom with rewarding activities
Cultural Awareness 101

Description: Using interactive techniques, participants will experience cultural differences in spatial and time relationships. Key legal issues of ESL reform will also be introduced. Handouts of interactive activities will be available to help develop awareness and build cultural compatibility in the classroom.

Audience: ESL/Mainstream staff of any grade interested in cultural awareness and building cultural compatibility in the classroom
Curriculum Design and Delivery

Description: Examination of current curriculum literature and major educational philosophies with implications for curriculum design. This workshop will include styles and approaches to creating workable curriculum that will be implemented into the classroom. Curriculum processes encompass valuing and decision making in developing, using, and evaluating curricula. The output of these processes are products or projects with different designations (e.g. guides, courses of study, and resource units). Educational change requires that individuals develop their own meaning of social phenomena. Unless they do, there is little likelihood of change. Curriculum design should be fun and fulfilling . . . not tedious and boring. It is what we represent and what we do. This workshop will highlight some key approaches to successful curriculum design and writing. It will be fun and enlightening! Many handouts will be provided along with samples.

Curriculum Follow-up - Custom

Description: C/M will work on district curriculum.

Audience: K-12
Custom Inservice

Description: This custom inservice will be designed according to the needs of the district.

Audience: Teachers
Developing High Quality SGOs: It's Easier Than You Think!

Description: Program Description: The development of high quality SGOs will focus attention and facilitate discussions on student learning and effective classroom practice. This workshop will review DOE state guidelines for SGOs, and participants will learn how to identify learning objectives aligned with common core standards and to use established assessment procedures in order to create SGOs that will guide instructional practice and foster student progress.

Developing Thematic Units

Description: Interdisciplinary units allow for more connected learning through their cross-curricular subject matter. Select a topic from your curriculum and bring a colleague to gather ideas from existing thematic units found online. Then create your own thematic unit using web-based resources and post the finished product online.

Differentiated Instruction

Description: All schools today need different techniques and strategies to enhance learning for students. In this way, all students, including those with disabilities, can learn together in general education classes. In this workshop, teachers will learn the basic principles and practical applications of differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities, in mixed ability general education classes. Through participation in hands-on activities, teachers will learn how to use flexible grouping, tiered assignments, and varied levels of questions to enhance learning. A variety of differentiated instructional strategies that can be applied to subject learning in the elementary grades will be presented.

Audience: Elementary Special and General Educators Grades K-5
Hosting Needs: computer, large screen, projector
Differentiated Instruction: working with students with special needs

Description: Special Request: Working with students with special needs, Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Strategies for Writing for NJASK and GEPA (Special Education Teachers Grades 3 to 8)

Description: This workshop will incorporate many modeled strategies and lessons for success on NJASK and GEPA writing portions of the test. Techniques to motivate struggling writers will be a large focus and modeled lessons to incorporate many differentiated strategies for diversified learners. The presenter will also share tips and strategies that have proven successful with many levels of learners. Each teacher will leave with a vast array of strategies and lessons.

Differentiation in the Language Arts Block

Description: How do we structure our language arts block to meet the needs of our varied learners? How do you manage the entire group while you teach small groups? What do you teach whole group and what do you teach small group? This workshop will be a hands on, interactive training on how to incorporate novels at varying levels to small groups, literature circles, book talks, writing assignments and conferencing with individuals and small groups, differentiation for small group and whole group instruction, and ideas for specific needs and general planning for those who attend. Hands on modeling and practice of strategies presented including technology integration and many valuable resources for immediate use will be given to each participant as well. All Language Arts, Reading, Writing, and English teachers in grades 3 through 12 would benefit from this workshop including ESL, Title One, and Special Education in both a push in and pull out setting.

Digital Portfolios for Grades 5 to 12

Description: Teachers will learn about an innovative school-wide digital portfolio project. PowerPoint templates for portfolio creation will be provided. Student examples and experiences will also be discussed. Learn how to create a portfolio assessment process at your school.

Audience: All teachers
Ease into Guided Reading in the Primary Grades (K-3) PART I

Description: This will be a hands on, interactive workshop and training for teachers who work with students in Grades K to 3 in Language Arts Literacy. All teachers will participate in hands on lessons and strategies to use in our classrooms. All teachers will leave with a wealth of strategies and lessons that they can use immediately in their classrooms. Key topics that will be covered are: What are Guided Reading Models? How do we pick and choose among them? What types of lessons will fit for our learners? What materials can teachers use to teach Guided Reading? How can teachers include technology in Guided Reading lessons and for Differentiation? Time will also be spent on Reflection including Questions and Answers as we wrap up. Audience: All teachers including Special Education, Title I, and ESL will find strategies useful to them.

Ease into Guided Reading in the Primary Grades (K-3) PART II

Description: This will be the second hands on, interactive workshop and training for teachers who work with students in Grades K to 3 in Language Arts Literacy. All teachers will participate in follow up hands on lessons and strategies to use in our classrooms, including many Differentiation strategies and plans for our diversified learners in the classrooms. Key topics that will be covered are: What else do we want to know about Guided Reading? How do we implement Differentiation for individual learners in the classroom? How do we group for Guided Reading Instruction? How does Guided Reading differ in various grade levels? What problems arise when we start to teach ime will also be spent on Reflection including Questions and Answers as we wrap up. All teachers will leave with a wealth of strategies and lessons that they can use immediately in their classrooms. Audience: All teachers including Special Education, Title I, and ESL will find strategies useful to them.

Easy Techie!

Description: How to be a "techie" without really trying! Create a web page, and a presentation then organize your bookmarks using free, EASY and FUN software programs. This workshop will introduce you to eboards, PhotoJam's and Clickmark software programs.

Audience: Beginners welcome! All grade levels.
Economics and Children's Literature

Description: The Central and Southern regions of the New Jersey Department of Education are joining with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's economic education specialists to present a workshop introducing elementary teachers to economic concepts and how to teach them through language arts. Emphasis will be placed on active-learning techniques devised to help educators meet state and national standards in economics and language arts. Each lesson is related to a children's book commonly used in the K-6 classroom. No prior knowledge of economics is needed. Participants should make checks or purchase orders payable to SRI/ETTC - 701 Route 50 - Mays Landing, NJ 08330 (Please note, however, that the session will be held at the Gloucester County Office.) Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and two curriculum/activities workbooks.

Effective Instructional Practices

Description: Based on Robert Marzano's "Classroom Instruction That Works", this workshop identifies and models nine different strategies that teachers should use to provide more effective instruction. They include: - Identifying Similarities and Differences - Summarizing and Note-taking - Refining Effort and providing recognition - Homework and Practice - Representing Knowledge - Learning Groups - Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback - Generating and Testing Hypotheses - Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers Teachers can use these strategies to guide classroom practice so that they can maximize student achievement. Teachers will receive planning guides and self-assessments.

Audience: Teachers Grades 2- 8
ELA Common Core: Science, Social Studies, and ELA all working together!

Description: Course Description: The ELA Common Core Standards specify that reading and writing need to take place in the content area classrooms as well as the Language Arts classes. This workshop is designed to give a brief overview of the ELA Standards, and then provide an opportunity for district teams of ELA teachers and Social Studies and/or Science teachers to work together to create meaningful cross curricular lessons. For those districts and grade levels that are not departmentalized, the workshop will support and structure teacher efforts to create multidisciplinary lessons within their classrooms. Each teacher and/or district team will be able to implement their ideas the very next day in their classrooms! Course Content: The workshop will start with a synopsis and overview of the ELA standards and its implementation in Social Studies/History and Science. Once all participants are comfortable with the expectations of the standards in the content areas, district teams and/or grade levels will have opportunities to brainstorm, plan, and write interdisciplinary lessons to implement the ELA standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening in the content areas. Learning Objectives: Each participant will become familiar with the ELA Common Core Standards, and how their instruction can change in order to implement the standards. Teachers will spend significant time working together, either in district teams or in grade levels, to create cross curricular lessons and units that can include reading expository and informational text, writing in the content areas, speaking and listening in the content areas, and using the different kinds of writing specified in the Common Core. Subject area teachers will become more comfortable with reading and writing in their classrooms, and teachers that are not in departmentalized settings will learn to make efficient and effective use of their classroom time as they implement the ELA Common Core.

Audience: K-8 classroom teachers, Special Education and Basic Skills teachers, Supervisors, Math and Literacy coaches, administrators
Hosting Needs: Computer, projector, screen, internet access, tables to work together and in small groups
Enlivening Science through Real Time Data Resources on the Internet

Description: Using dynamic, “real time” data from the Internet, teachers engage students in the processes of collecting and recording real data, finding patterns, using algebraic and geometry concepts to solve problems, and exploring the natural and technological world with information that is constantly updated and publicly available through the Internet. Example phenomena include volcanoes, earthquakes, weather patterns, ship navigation in the world's ocean, planes flying in the U.S. skies, etc.

Audience: High School Science Teachers
Enriching Classroom Lessons Using Memoirs and Non-Fiction Literature

Description: Books written by Holocaust survivors and other memoirs will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to Holocaust Survivors who will share their stories. Classroom activities will be presented. This workshop is part of the Integrating Holocaust and Genocide Studies Across the Curriculum presentation series.

Audience: Grade 4-12 Teachers
ESL in the Mainstream

Description: The workshop will be a hands on workshop with modeled techniques and practices to create successful learning experiences for the ESL/Bilingual student in the academic classroom across the content areas. Participants will explore practical strategies to improve comprehension and understanding for second language learners in all content areas, using literacy as a base. Participants will review and discuss theory into practice. Additionally, participants will preview modeled lessons and practice techniques that will work with all second language learners in Grades K-12 classrooms. Participants will review strategies and models that can be used across the content areas to enable the ESL student to succeed. Strategies for success in NJ ASK, GEPA, and HSPA will be presented as well. The workshop is appropriate for all teachers who work with LEP and Bilingual students, particularly classroom teachers, content area teachers, including Title One and Special Education teachers as well.

Audience: K-12 Teachers
ESPA General Preparation

Description: ESPA General Preparation is a workshop designed to help educators design lesson plans and assessments for the state-wide assessment program. We give the Hint, then How the Hint Helps (we look at Web Sites to support the ideas). After that, we do a hands-on Exercise (you choose the topic). There are five Helpful Hints. Each Exercise builds on the previous one - so we ensure a true adult learning experience.

Fifth Annual Conference on Bilingual/ESL Special Education

Description: Join us for the Fifth Annual Conference on Bilingual/ESL Special Education. A panel of national leaders will share their expertise on current issues in the field of bilingual and ESL education. Schedule includes: Dr. Peggy McCardle, Associate Chief, Child Development & Behavior Branch National Institute of Child Health and Human Development What we know and what we need to know Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary Office of Special Educational and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education The impact on children and their educational prospects Kathleen Leos Associate Deputy Under Secretary Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education NCLB and the opportunity for changing the situation Break out sessions will follow the panel presentation.

Audience: Districts are encouraged to send at least two staff members: one Bilingual/ESL teacher and one Child Study Team Member.
Fishing for Funds - Grant writing for beginners

Description: Participants will learn how to search the web for grant opportunities at both the state and federal levels, and will learn how to decipher the application process. Grant funding to implement NJ standards will be highlighted.

Audience: All teachers and beginners welcome
For the Love of Writing - Strategies for Writing as an Expression of Self

Description: The Southern Region of the New Jersey Department of Education is sponsoring a comprehensive writing workshop presented by Judith Kristen, local author of young adult books. Ms. Kristen is the author of "The Purple Hat Gang" and "Olivia Twist - A Quest for the Glass Half-full." She has toured over 100 schools in Philadelphia, offering writing workshops, classes, and feedback sessions to students. She has also addressed the National Honor Society and was the banquet speaker at The Pennsylvania School Librarians Conference. In addition, Ms. Kristen has been a guest speaker at The National Beta Club inductee celebration and The Annual Philadelphia Teen Summit. Participants should make checks or purchase orders payable to SRI/ETTC - 701 Route 50 - Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Please note, however, that the session will be held at the Gloucester County Office (see above). Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and one of the author's books. Open to 50 middle school and high school level teachers from the Southern Region, this workshop should be as informative as it is fun!

Freebies for Teachers

Description: The Internet offers hundreds of resources to assist teachers! Learn how to use bulletin boards, chat rooms, online lesson plan design tools and sharing spaces to make the most of the Internet.

Audience: All teachers - designed for beginners!
GEPA General Preparation

Description: GEPA General Preparation is a workshop designed to help educators design lesson plans and assessments for the state-wide assessment program. We give the Hint, then How the Hint Helps (we look at Web Sites to support the ideas). After that, we do a hands-on Exercise (you choose the topic). There are five Helpful Hints. Each Exercise builds on the previous one - so we ensure a true adult learning experience.

GEPA Writing Ideas 1

Description: We will discuss the Language Arts and Literacy portion of the GEPA test and provide guidance on strategies for improving writing skills of middle-school students.

Audience: Middle School Teachers
GEPA Writing Ideas 2

Description: Building on GEPA Writing Ideas 1 workshop, we will examine software and hands-on exercises to improve writing skills.

Audience: Teachers
Grade K to 4 Literacy

Description: Special Request k to 4 Literacy Skills

Graph Club, TimeLiner and Other Software Gems

Description: Graph Club shows students in grades K to 5 how to visualize and portray mathematical information in various ways. TimeLiner is a great easy way for social studies and language arts classes to display historical information - it integrates pictures, text and Internet images onto a timeline, and prints bulletin-board size banners! We will explore these, as well as other software gems from Tom Snyder Productions.

Audience: Teachers in grades K to 5.
High School Math and Economics

Description: The Central and Southern regions of the New Jersey Department of Education are partnering with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's economic education specialists to present a workshop for high school (grades 9-12) teachers. This session will introduce economic concepts and how to teach them through mathematics. Emphasis will be placed on active-learning techniques designed to assist educators in meeting state and national standards in economics and mathematics. Each lesson contains student activities, visuals, and background information on economics content and how it relates to mathematics. No prior knowledge of economics is needed. The program is open to mathematics, social studies, business, and consumer science teachers. Participants should make checks or purchase orders payable to SRI/ETTC - 701 Route 50 - Mays Landing, NJ 08330. (Please note, however, that the session will be held at the Gloucester County Office.) Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and a copy of the National Council on Economic Education's "Mathematics & Economics: Connections for Life, Grades 9-12" curriculum book.

Holistic Scoring and Strategies for NJ Ask Writing

Description: The workshop will be a hands on workshop on implementing the teaching of Writing Prompts and scoring them for New Jersey Ask. Strategies will be demonstrated, modeled, and practiced including how to raise scores on all writing tasks required on NJ ASK grades three through six. We will practice using lessons and models, work with scoring rubrics and break down strategies beginning at the kindergarten level to increase the successful writing experiences of students’ performance on NJ ASK. Each teacher will also leave with many resources to guide them through a plan for success on the writing portion of the test.

Holocaust Education Across the Curriculum

Description: This workshop will assist teachers in grades 5 - 12 to implement the NJ Holocaust/Genocide mandate across the curriculum. Participants will discuss the implementation of the NJ Holocaust / Genocide curriculum in Social Studies, Literature, Film, Philosophy, and Art. Creation of lesson plans will be discussed. Teaching and resource materials will be distributed. Come see what our Holocaust Center has to offer! Presented by faculty and staff associated with Stockton’s Holocaust Resource Center.

Audience: Teachers in grades 5 to 12
How do we teach Open-ended Questions to Middle School SCIENCE Students?

Description: Open-ended thinking is an important part of science learning, but how can it be taught to Middle Schoolers? This workshop will show how. The format for the NJ GEPA Science open-ended question will be the model. Teachers will learn a set of reading, writing and thinking strategies to solve open-ended questions using activities based on the NJ Core Curriculum Standards. Creating original open-ended questions tailored to particular classroom needs will follow. Teachers will then leave the workshop with a bank of open-ended questions for ready use with their students.

I.E.PWorks/Clicker 4.0

Description: I.E.PWorks: Are you always burdened with hours of paperwork for the Individual Education Plans? Well I.E.PWorks (with the power of FileMaker Pro) is the solution for you. I.E.PWorks is a user-friendly, timesaving, IDEA compliant special education program that will make your life easier. Enter information about a student one-time and the information will automatically be saved on all the reports thereafter. I.E.PWorks Pro comes with several state forms as well as a generic form. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this program! Clicker 4.0: A Powerful Multimedia Writing Tool Do you want to raise the level of literacy in your classroom? Do you have students with a diverse range of needs? Clicker 4.0 is a powerful multimedia writing and creativity tool designed to motivate and support children as they learn to read and write. This program encourages students to have fun with language, providing them with new ways to express themselves. Come try Clicker and get hooked for yourselves.

Implementing the New Jersey Holocaust and Genocide Mandate Using Art

Description: Art and memorialization focused on the Holocaust and other genocides will be explored. Websites will be introduced to enhance lesson plans for middle and high school classrooms. Student projects featuring art will be discussed.

Audience: Grades 4-12 Teachers
Implementing the New Jersey Holocaust and Genocide Mandate Using Film

Description: Films appropriate for classroom lessons and discussion will be presented. The films will focus on victims, rescuers and bystanders during the Holocaust. A teacher’s guide will be distributed. This workshop is part of the Integrating Holocaust and Genocide Studies Across the Curriculum presentation series.

Audience: Grades 4-12 Teachers
Implementing the New Jersey Holocaust and Genocide Mandate Using Rescuers

Description: The film and book, "The Courage to Care" will be presented by its creator and author, Dr. Carol Rittner. Some topics to be discussed: heros, rescuers during the Holocaust, and the influence of one person in our world today. Classroom suggestions will be shared. This workshop is part of the Integrating Holocaust and Genocide Studies Across the Curriculum presentation series.

Audience: Grades 4-12 Teachers
Intellectual Development of Young Children (PreK and Kindergarten)

Description: Go beyond teaching isolated academic skills. Learn how to take advantage of the passionate interests of the children and teacher(s). Encourage children to develop the disposition to be life-long learners. This workshop will introduce the Project Approach. You will leave this session with a long list of ideas, which you will want to begin implementing on your next day in the classroom.

Audience: PreK and Kindergarten teachers
Internet and Software for World Languages and ESL

Description: Special Request: Internet software resources for world language and ESL

Internet for Lesson Plans

Description: Special Request for finding lesson plans on the Internet.

Audience: Teachers
Introduction to Curriculum Mapping: You are Here

Description: Feel like you are in a curricular river that is a mile wide and an inch deep? This workshop will introduce the concept of curriculum mapping, an ongoing process that generates living, useful documents including lessons, units and years of study. Want to see your school’s offerings as a “big picture?” We will explore curriculum maps that eliminate gaps, while increasing communication and collaboration. Participants will learn to view curriculum analysis and revision as an ongoing team process. If your present curriculum guide is a doorstop, or collecting dust, this is the workshop for you.

Introduction to Differentiation

Description: One of six workshops in a series featuring Differentiated Instruction. Introduction to Differentiation will focus on the basic tenets of curriculum differentiation. Meeting the needs of a heterogeneous student population by differentiating content, product and process shall be explored.

Kid Pix for Self-Expression

Description: Learn how to use this popular drawing program. Create still or animated pictures, presentations and more. KidPix is a great software program to help students in grades K to 4 absorb and interpret content material in different subjects. We will look at lesson ideas using KidPix in math, science, social studies and language arts. We will learn how to post KidPix creations on the web, and look at websites where teachers have integrated the software into lesson units.

Audience: Designed grades K-4.
Kidspiration

Description: Kidspiration is a software program that enables creative brainstorming in your K-3 classroom, and appropriate for meeting the NJ Standards. We will learn how to use Kidspiration to guide classroom discussions, coordinate group projects, and help your students better visualize their work.

Audience: K-3 grade teachers
LEP Writing Round-Up

Description: Using experiential techniques, participants will learn various writing strategies to help the LEP student successfully develop and strengthen English writing skills that utilize standards aligned with NCLB. Handouts will be provided for activities that include cloze, dialogue, descriptive, and journal writing, as well as Greeting Card Capers.

Audience: ESL Teachers of any grade
Lesson Plans With Pizzazz…Made Simple – Incorporating Critical Thinking Skills into Lesson Plans

Description: This workshop presents an in-depth look at Lesson-Planning, part one of the Fourth Foundation of Total Teaching. Teachers will learn the technique of writing dynamic lesson plans in a simple timesaving manner. Teachers will learn to use the "What… How… What… How… Method." This is a simple yet powerful way to write meaningful lesson plans that are complete and concise. This method incorporates Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), the taxonomy of learning, teaching strategies that address various learning styles, and evaluation of student achievement. Teachers will be able to write effective plans, and administrators will be able to review these comprehensive plans quickly and efficiently. Teachers will leave this workshop with a user-friendly template in which to write dynamic plans and a vocabulary list of “power words” to add depth and specificity.

Lesson Plans With Pizzazz…Made Simple – Incorporating Critical Thinking Skills into Lesson Plans

Description: This workshop presents an in depth look at Lesson-Planning, part one of the Fourth Foundation of Total Teaching. Teachers will learn the technique of writing dynamic lesson plans in a simple timesaving manner. Teachers will learn to use the "What… How… What… How… Method”. This is a simple yet powerful way to write meaningful lesson plans that are complete and concise. This method incorporates Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), the taxonomy of learning, teaching strategies that address various learning styles, and evaluation of student achievement. Teachers will be able to write, and administrators will be able to review these comprehensive plans quickly and efficiently. Teachers will leave this workshop with a user-friendly template in which to write dynamic plans and a vocabulary list of “power words” to add depth and specificity.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12.
Letter & Sounds with KidPix

Description: KidPix is a popular program for drawing in grades PreK to 5. Learn how to use KidPix to improve students’ reading, listening and writing skills. Lesson ideas and hands-on training will be provided.

Audience: Teachers in grades Pre-K to 5
Linking Math and Language Arts (Gr. 2-8)

Description: In this interactive workshop teachers will learn strategies for using children's literature and writing activities as a springboard to success in math. Presenters will model math activities based on topics from a variety of popular children's books. They will also show examples how writing about math improves math comprehension. A collection of high-interest, easy to use handouts will be included.

Audience: Teachers in Grades 2-8
Hosting Needs: Overhead projector, VCR & TV
Literature Circles

Description: Marge Wetherill will guide this session, which will provide teachers with practical ways to implement Literature Circles. Roles will be explained and demonstrated. Teachers will participate in Literature Circles and will discuss ways to use and adapt them. Lots of ideas for culminating activities and choices of books to use will be provided.

Audience: Grade 4-8 Teachers
Hosting Needs: TV, VCR, and an Overhead Projector
Make and Take - Free Web-Based Tools

Description: The Internet is filled with free tools that teachers can use to enhance their lessons. These web-based tools make the development simple and rewarding! Participants will be exposed to these sites and will "make-and-take” activities of their own.

Audience: All Grades
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab, Internet Access
Make It, Take It!

Description: The two hours will be spent making cooperative learning activities and center activities related to Terra Nova Skills. The focus is on 1st and 2nd Grade skills. Please bring markers and scissors.

Audience: Elementary School Teachers
Make your classroom website

Description: This ten-hour workshop will teach how to make simple webpages and upload them to free hosting sites on the Internet. We will explore basic HTML use and learn about the pros and cons of various web-publishing software including Word, FrontPage and Dreamweaver. We will learn how to add images, links and bullets to a webpage.

Make Your First Webquest

Description: Webquests are a wonderful way to guide your students' Internet experiences. We will explore what is available on the Internet, and build our own using Microsoft Word. We will learn how to use them in the classroom, and explore new ways of working with Internet sites. We will publish our webquest to a free Internet website so that it is ready to use, and available to update from home or school, 24 hours a day. Come and build a webquest to use with your class!

Audience: Beginners welcome!
MarcoPolo Training (Day 1)

Description: This comprehensive, interactive and hands-on two-day Train-the-Trainer Session will prepare educational leaders to become Field Trainers who will be able to provide MarcoPolo training to fellow classroom teachers. Participants will explore a range of resources and delivery strategies that they may use to train others and begin to develop their own Field Training Agenda. In addition, participants will learn to guide teachers in their schools through lesson development and standards-based curriculum-enhancement activities. Day 1 will explore the MarcoPolo website (http://marcopolo.worldcom.com) and Content Partner websites, which contain standards-based, professionally written and blue-ribbon-panel-approved lesson plans and links. The agenda also examines the skills necessary to effectively integrate Internet content into the classroom. For information on the MarcoPolo Training Incentive Program visit www.ettc.net/marcopolo.htm

Audience: District and building-level education leaders, classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, Internet integration specialists, and others who are responsible for the professional development of classroom teachers.
MarcoPolo Training (Day 2)

Description: Completion of Day 1 Marco Polo Training required for Day 2. Day 2 will focus on curriculum development where participants will learn to analyze Internet-based learning activities, and produce Internet-based learning activities/lesson plans that focus upon state or national educational standards. To gain the most from the session, come to the training with several ideas for lesson plans you want to enhance with a technology component.

Audience: All attendees of a Day Two MarcoPolo Training Session must have previously attended a Day One MarcoPolo session.
Math Preparation for NJ Standardized Testing

Description: This workshop is designed to help educators design lessons plans and assessments that will help students prepare for the state-wide assessment programs. Long-term quality instruction is the way for all students to do well on tests such as NJ ASK, NJ PASS and GEPA. The workshop is designed to form the foundation for building student understanding and top performance not just on these standardized tests, but for future work in student assessment.

Meeting the Challenges of Middle School Science

Description: Teaching middle school students is a challenge. This workshop for middle school science teachers provides a set of classroom activities that maintain high interest for students of this age level while giving them the thinking and content skills which they need to succeed. A set of original hands-on experimental and written activities matched to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards in Science will give teachers a bank of classroom resources and the skills and knowledge to create even more on their own!

Mentoring / Coaching

Description: Teachers can request one-on-one mentoring/coaching program with the Southern Regional ETTC. Topics, content, pace and scheduling will be at the mutual convenience of the teacher, the school district and the ETTC.

Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Preparation Review

Description: This 3-hour workshop with review session the materials necessary to pass the test for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) EXPERT exam for Word 2000, PowerPoint 2000, and Excel 2000. Our syllabus exactly follows the outcomes and indicators set by Microsoft.

Middle School Math and Economics

Description: The Central and Southern regions of the New Jersey Department of Education are partnering with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's economic education specialists to present a workshop for middle school (grades 6-8) teachers. This session will introduce economic concepts and how to teach them through mathematics. Emphasis will be placed on active-learning techniques designed to assist educators in meeting state and national standards in economics and mathematics. Each lesson contains student activities, visuals, and background information on economics content and how it relates to mathematics. No prior knowledge of economics is needed. The program is open to mathematics, social studies, business, and consumer science teachers. Participants should make checks or purchase orders payable to SRI/ETTC - 701 Route 50 - Mays Landing, NJ 08330. (Please note, however, that the session will be held at the Gloucester County Office.) Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and a copy of the National Council on Economic Education's "Mathematics & Economics: Connections for Life, Grades 6-8" curriculum book.

Mosaic Mainstreaming

Description: Participants will learn how to help the Limited English Proficient (LEP) student succeed in the mainstream classroom by differentiating between social and academic language acquisition skills and aligning the standards with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations. Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) will be also be examined.

Audience: ESL/Mainstream teachers of any grade
Neighborhood Map Machine

Description: This software allows students to "map" out their own communities, adding landmarks, demographic information, pictures and puzzles. It addresses mathematics, geography and social studies, and collaborative learning. We will learn how to guide students in effective use of the software and the Community Construction Kit. Both are available for loan from the ETTC.

New Jersey English Language Proficiency Standards

Description: The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that limited English proficient students meet English language proficiency standards and core curriculum content standards. In order to assist teachers in the task of preparing their students to meet language and content benchmarks, the New Jersey Department of Education has developed English language proficiency standards that are aligned to the revised New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Language Arts Literacy, the TESOL standards and incorporate the content areas. During this workshop, we will walk through the new standards and discuss how to incorporate the activities suggested into language and content instruction. Participants are asked to bring a copy of one week’s lesson plans as well as one textbook for any content currently taught. Participants will receive a copy of the standards on CD.

Audience: Any grade level teacher who works with English language learners
New Teacher Institute

Description: What you need to succeed in the classroom! Students of all ages assess their teacher, fellow classmates, and their classroom from the first minute they walk in the door on the first day of school. This two-day actively engaging institute will provide novice teachers of preschool through high school level with strategies, techniques, and ideas to be an effective leader in the classroom. Teachers should bring a written list of challenges and/or activities they would like to change, or improve upon about their teaching style or skills for the 2004- 2005 school year. If your school has a handbook or agenda for students please bring that as well. Teachers will create their own plan of action for September and have a professional support system to lean on, at the completion of the institute. Day One: What is an effective teacher? I.Classroom Management: organization, preparation, expectations, procedures, discipline, climate, and seating arrangements II.Teaching and Learning- actively engaged lessons, brain based research, multiple intelligence, differentiated instruction, learning styles III.Parental Involvement- insight into what prohibits parents, and ways to encourage more involvement Day Two: IV.Technology Integration- websites, resources and hands on practice with equipment V.Professional Support – creating a network, mentoring process, organizations

Audience: New teachers.
NJ ASK Preparation for 3rd & 4th Grade Test

Description: NJ ASK Preparation is a workshop designed to help educators design lesson plans and assessments for the state-wide assessment program. Long-term quality instruction is the way for all students to do well on the NJ ASK. Designed to form the foundation for building understanding and top performance not just on the portion of the NJ ASK, but for future work in assessment.

NJASK Strategies 2010 for Grades K through 8

Description: Let’s prepare our students for any tasks that may unfold on NJASK 2010. It is important that we begin the process from Kindergarten on up! This will be a hands on interactive training for strategies and tools for students who struggle with responding to and analyzing text, vocabulary, comprehension strategies and open ended response on the reading portion of the NJASK. Also, what do we do with students who can reach Advanced Proficient and are not? Modeled lessons and activities will be presented and shared. Teachers will brainstorm and design a program that will help them improve scores and overall literacy instruction for students including differentiation to meet the needs of individuals, both the students who are scoring Partially Proficient and those who should be scoring Advanced Proficient. Key areas of focus will be integrating comprehension, vocabulary, informational text, writing to produce logical arguments across the genres in narratives, persuasion and information and explanatory writing as indicated in the new 21st Century Language Arts Standards. Teachers will receive activities, lessons and strategies to support critical thinking and metacognitive skills necessary to read and analyze in reading in all tasks focused on NJASK and success in middle school reading and response tasks across content areas.

Orientation on Project-Based Learning

Description: A Project-Based Learning workshop, presented by TechKNOW Associates, developed to provide teachers a hands-on experience to the potentials of Project-Based Learning. Participants will learn how to utilize and leverage technology and information available to them in a manner that is retainable and directly related to their class work. Participants will be taught how to: establish essential questions, utilize Inquiry-Based Learning to reflect research, decisions and answers to essential questions, employ cooperative and differentiated learning techniques, develop engaging thematic activities through collaboration, creativity and decision making.

Paraprofessional Test Preparation Seminar

Description: New legislation requires that all current paraprofessionals and aides within school districts meet specific criteria for continuation of employment. One way to satisfy this requirement is to show demonstrated ability in basic reading, writing, and mathematics, as determined by a new assessment offered through ETS. This seminar will offer: - Refresher modules in reading, writing, and mathematics; - successful test-taking strategies; and - tips for reducing test anxiety. The Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC) and the Southern Regional Institute and ETTC have partnered to provide a special preparation seminar to prepare current and future aides to pass this 2 1/2 hour exam. Please note: Completion of this seminar does not guarantee passing the test.

Audience: Paraprofessionals and aides
Plan Your Classroom Website

Description: Plan out your classroom website. We will provide guidelines for student publishing, and discuss the development of a "look-and-feel" for your site. We will visit sites that provide graphics and clip-art, and also explore model classroom websites.

Audience: Beginners Welcome!
Play Workshop for PreK-3rd Grade Educators

Description: Educators of young children will experience first-hand how children learn and process information by engaging in their own play. In this three-hour engaging workshop, teachers will have time to actively play, reflect, and share their experience. Play: o Builds the foundation for problem solving, persistence and collaboration. O Provides opportunities to explore and imagine a broader range of possibilities. O Integrates learning experiences in mathematics, science, literacy, and social skills. O Provides an avenue for children to understand and cope with their emotions. O Requires a safe environment for hands on activities, reflection, and dialogue for learning to take place. O Offers a powerful medium of concrete and open -ended exploration. O Generates the child’s interest and developmental skill level Educators will learn how to facilitate play appropriately, understand why it is important for a young child’s development, and be able to implement new teaching and learning strategies. Through this constructivist learning approach, educators will also become reflective practitioners. True learning takes place when children and adults begin to reflect on their own learning experiences. Please bring a notebook and pencil for journaling and a mat or towel to sit on!

Audience: Designed for PreK-3rd Grade teachers
PowerPoint use for student projects

Description: National Endowment for Humanities- We will explore the use of PowerPoint for student projects and promoting self-expression. We will cover PowerPoint skills as well as classroom management and project ideas.

Audience: 3-6 Teachers
Practical Strategies in Literacy for the Primary Classroom

Description: Now that you are back in school, what are some strategies that are working and where do you need help? What have you tried in your balanced literacy program? What has worked? How can you modify strategies to help all diversified and struggling learners succeed? This will be a brainstorming and sharing workshop of strategies that have been implemented in the classroom, how to modify them for all learners, and incorporate technology. You will leave with some clarification and hands-on suggestions to help all learners succeed in the areas of phonics and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.

Audience: Grades K-3, ESL, Title I, Special Education and any teacher who works with children at these levels.
Principles of Professional Learning Communities: Introduction to Collegial Coaching and Educator Study Groups

Description:

Audience: All teachers K-12
Hosting Needs: computer, projector, screen, flip chart
Promoting Early Childhood Education: Children, Families and Educators

Description: This symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss and explore the various ways families and early childhood professionals can improve public understanding, support and funding of high quality programs. Topics include efforts within the classroom, legislative and regulatory processes and local and state opportunities. Invited to participate: Cecila Zalkind, Executive Director - Association for Children of New Jersey Dr. W. Steven Barnett, Director - National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Frank Blee, New Jersey State Assembly - District 2 (Atlantic) Odessa Davis, President - New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) Lorraine Cooke, Public Policy Chair & Past President - New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) This symposium is being sponsored by the Atlantic Bay Association for the Education of Young Children and has been endorsed by the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Dinner will be provided.

Audience: This symposium is geared for educators in public and private schools, family providers and center-based programs.
Pro-Social Skill Development in the Preschool Classroom

Description: Friendship and a sense of belonging are essential elements in student achievement and successful preschool outcomes. Unfortunately, there are many children who exhibit a variety of social behavioral challenges in the preschool classroom. They often have difficulty in many of the following areas: sharing; handling frustration; and controlling their temper. If the child also has developmental delays, the problems may be compounded. This workshop will address social skills strategies desgined to help children develop and maintain positive social relationships in the early childhood classroom. Teachers will participate in collaborative discussions on strategies to embed social skills within learning centers, play activities, and throughout daily routines.

Audience: Preschool and Early Childhood Educators
Hosting Needs: Computer, large screen, and projector
QuickReads - A Research-based Fluency Program

Description: Build fluency and comprehension in 15 minutes per day! In a motivating and interactive format, the QuickReads Technology Edition provides a research-based and classroom-validated approach to increaing fluency and comprehension. Teachers will see first-hand how QuickReads provides extensive reading practice for students in a high-interest format, motivates students, allow students to work independently and helps teachers to monitor each student's progress, reading accuracy, reading rate, and comprehension.

Audience: QuickReads is intended for Grades 2-6
Raise Reading Scores in the 2005 NJ ASK, GEPA and HSPA

Description: The American Reading Company introduced the 100 Book Challenge Independent Reading Program six years ago. The program is designed to support balanced literacy programs through classroom libraries. All aspects are aligned with the No Child Left Behind “access to print” mandate as well as the National Reading Panel’s five essential reading components. Brightly colored baskets are delivered to classrooms with appropriately leveled books. The books are accompanied by skills cards that coordinate with the lessons from the core reading program. The books and skills cards go home with the student. The program encourages strong parental involvement. At any time, teachers, parents, administrators and reading coaches can tell on what level the student is reading. The 100 Book Challenge works for many New Jersey districts in the classroom and then as an extended day and summer program. Come and find out more about this NJ DOE approved program and how to fund it for your school. Jane Hileman, the founder of American Reading Company will be presenting and Dena Hartigan, grant writer, will discuss appropriate entitlement and discretionary funding resources.

Audience: Grades PreK-12 teachers, supervisors, curriculum coordinators, principals, superintendents and assistant superintendents
Readiness for Writing

Description: Teachers will explore how to prepare students to become effective writers. Participants will learn about: ·Connecting students’ educational and personal experiences to the writing process ·Helping students take an idea through the process of thinking, reading, writing, and revision. ·Guiding students to write about personal experiences in various formats – biography, diary, simulated experience, etc. ·Creating concept maps and designing narrative portions based on the purpose, procedure, structure and audience for the writing piece ·Guiding students through mechanics such as punctuation, spelling, syntax and word selection. ·Teaching techniques that address grammar skills - sentence diagramming tools and learning-by-example models. ·Exploring the usefulness of pre-writing and concept mapping in helping students write quickly and efficiently. The workshops will integrate the use of educational technology and bring in the relevant NJ CCCS. We anticipate the use of Microsoft Office software, digital cameras, and specific software titles such as Inspiration for some of the workshops.

Registered Holistic Scoring for NJASK Writing Prompts

Description: Participants will learn how to score writing samples with accuracy using the New Jersey Registered Holistic Scoring Rubric. The purpose of the workshop is to prepare teachers to use the rubric to assess their students' writing tasks as an indicator of success on NJASK writing prompts. Strategies for using the rubric with students in an instructional setting will be presented.

Resources for Teaching Character Education and Prejudice Reduction

Description: The “Different and the Same” film series and literature for elementary school will be presented. These materials greatly enhance character education and prejudice reduction in the elementary classroom. Additional materials and resources will be provided. This workshop is part of the Integrating Holocaust and Genocide Studies Across the Curriculum presentation series.

Audience: Grades K- 6 Teachers
Revised NJCCCS

Description: The NJDOE is collectively accelerating education reform to become aligned to college and workplace expectations, rigorous in content and application, and internationally benchmarked. During this 3 hour workshop the Common Core State Standards Initiative and NJDOE 2009 Standards Revision Project will be introduced and discussed. Can the 3 primary goals of these initiatives be achieved? Will the NJ Statewide Systematic Model for Continuous Professional Learning and Growth create 21st Century Schools by 2011 for all stakeholders? Will you initiate a “habit of mind” for technology use and understand your students as “digital learners”? How do we prepare 21st Century thinkers, workers and leaders”? Join us to prepare for Phases I-II and “Sustain the Change” by 2011 and become “models of School Success”. Audience: All teachers and administrators PreK-12 (regular education, Special Education, Title One, ESL and Bilingual).

Revising ESL Curriculum using the 2004 English Language Proficiency Standards

Description: Has your ESL curriculum been revised with the new English language proficiency standards as required by No Child Left Behind (NCLB)? This workshop will guide district personnel through the new standards and present examples of aligned, updated curricula, including a English language proficiency standards template in Microsoft Word format that can be easily incorporated into your revised curriculum document. The three-year (2005-2008) Bilingual/ESL/ELS Program Plan is due July 15, 2005 and a curriculum is a requirement of the plan. A follow-up work session will be held in mid June during which participants can bring materials and ideas and actually work on the curriculum document with assistance from the presenter.

Rubrics for Your Classroom

Description: This workshop is designed to implement strategies for creating rubrics across the content areas. The focus will begin with creating rubrics in writing and expanding to strategies and uses for rubrics across the content areas. Please bring a sample of a child’s work. We will create rubrics to the individual needs of the participants. Sample rubrics and models will be shared as well. Also, many different websites that include rubric makers will be explored.

Audience: Grade K to 8 classroom teachers including Title I, ESL, Special Education
School-Sport Connection

Description: This workshop will focus on the use of a prove method for students to identify their own personal priority strengths and challenges within a reference that appeals to the great majority (92%) of students – SPORTS. Methods are tailored for the specific grade levels and students who are not even interested in sports enjoy the process for reasons explained in the workshop. Other applications taught in the workshop include: character development, goal setting, work readiness, and literacy development. This method utilizes the book, “The School-Sports Connection,” published by SCALE (Student Character and Leadership Education) Programs and Publications.

Scientific Problem Solving Lessons for Middle School Science Students

Description: This workshop will introduce a format of science lesson plans that support student earning of the problem solving skills required by the NJ Core Curriculum Standards in Science. Lessons will consist of a variety of activities and experiments matched to each of the different content areas of the NJ Core Curriculum Standards. Teachers will leave with a set of detailed lesson plans that support student learning in preparation for both multiple choice and open-ended questions of the NJ GEPA test and with a set of skills that they can use to create new lessons on their own.

Scientific Problem Solving: How can it be taught to Middle School Students?

Description: Solving scientific problems is an important skill for science students, but how do we teach it to middle school students? This workshop will show teachers a variety of ways to do just that. Teachers will be introduced to a format of science lesson planning that leads students through scientific problem solving. A variety of high interest activities and experiments matched to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards will be used to model the format. Teachers will then practice creating their own lessons and will leave the workshop with a set of activities ready to be used with their students throughout the year.

Software Evaluation for Elementary School

Description: Custom

Software Evaluation for Secondary School

Description: Custom

Standard 9: 21st Century Life and Careers PreK-12

Description: During June of 2009 the NJDOE drafted standards to be adopted in Phase I: 21st Century Life and Careers, which will prepare our students as a world class workforce in an era dependent on new technologies. Stressing reasoned decision-making, cultural sensitivity, financial literacy, entrepreneurial thinking and ethical values 21st Century Life and Careers begins in Preschool with emotional development and culminates in Grade 12 through the acquisition of career interests within one or more of the State’s 16 Career Clusters. This 3 hour workshop will include discussions concerning the Framework, National Standards in K-12, Personal Finance Education, and the States 16 Career Clusters. All of which reflect industry-validated knowledge and skills for success. Audience: All teachers and administrators PreK-12 (regular education, Special Education, Title One, ESL and Bilingual).

Start School Successfully

Description: This presentation will help you to become a more effective teacher by: - establishing credibility with your students - designing a discipline plan that works - creating procedures and routines that will have your classroom running smoothly - maximizing learning time First year teachers, experienced teachers, and administrators will benefit from the practical and easy to implement techniques offered in this workshop.

Audience: All educators and administrators
Strategies and Techniques for the Differentiated Classroom

Description: Meet the needs of all learners in your classroom through differentiated instruction. This workshop will explore the principles and learn many strategies needed to set up a differentiated classroom. In a differentiated classroom, students are regularly offered choices, and students are matched with tasks appropriate to their readiness levels, interests, and learning profiles. This workshop will enable teachers to design differentiated lessons for their students.

Strategies for Preventing Plagiarism

Description: This workshop covers term paper mill sites, teaching strategies that discourage plagiarism, using search engines to detect plagiarism, and commercial detection services.

Strategies for Success on NJASK Language Arts and Math

Description: This will be a hands on interactive workshop on strategies for success on NJASK on the Language Arts and Math portions of the test. Teachers will view modeled strategies and participate in many hands on lessons. They will leave the workshop with many resources that they can put into daily practice in classroom lessons to raise achievement and motivation on NJASK of all students.

Strategies for Success on the GEPA Science Open-Ended Questions

Description: NJ GEPA Science open-ended questions have a format that is unique and difficult to duplicate. This workshop provides a detailed description of the format of NJ GEPA questions and introduces a set of reading, writing and thinking strategies for students to use in successfully answering them. Sample open-ended questions, each based on a different content area of the NJ Core Curriculum Standards, will be provided to demonstrate solution strategies. Teachers will leave the workshop with a bank of open-ended questions to use with their students and will have a set of skills to allow them to create new questions on their own!

Successful Academic Learning Experiences for ESL in the Mainstrean For K to 12 Learners

Description: The workshop will be a hands on workshop with modeled techniques and practices to create successful learning experiences for the ESL/Bilingual student in the academic classroom across the content areas. Participants will explore practical strategies to improve comprehension and understanding for second language learners in all content areas, using literacy as a base. Participants will review and discuss theory into practice. Additionally, participants will preview modeled lessons and practice techniques that will work with all second language learners in Grades K-12 classrooms. Participants will review strategies and models that can be used across the content areas to enable the ESL student to succeed. Strategies for success in NJ ASK, GEPA, and HSPA will be presented as well. The workshop is appropriate for all teachers who work with ESL and Bilingual students particularly classroom teachers, content area teachers, including Title One and Special Education teachers as well.

Take the Fear out of Writing District Performance Targets that Comply with NCLB

Description: This workshop will teach you to write performance targets that satisfy school wide and district wide (NCLB) No Child Left Behind initiatives. After writing the performance targets based on your needs assessment, you will learn to align them with scientifically based programs and activities. Come prepared with a past NCLB parallel application. Schools in need of improvement and districts undergoing CAPA reviews should bring "approved plans".

Audience: Administrators, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction, Title I Teachers, Special Projects Teachers, Grant Writers
Tech Ideas for Language Arts - Grades K-8

Description: We will explore software tools and Internet resources perfect for teaching language arts. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of age-appropriate educational software. Participants will receive collections of Internet resources ready to be used in the classroom. We will explore topical webquests, and learn how to evaluate websites. We will include time for technology integration into your existing lesson plans.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-8
Tech Ideas for Language Arts - High School

Description: We will explore software tools and Internet resources perfect for teaching language arts. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of age-appropriate educational software. Participants will receive collections of Internet resources ready to be used in the classroom. We will explore topical webquests, and learn how to evaluate websites. We will include time for technology integration into your existing lesson plans.

Audience: English Teachers in grades 9-12
Tech Ideas for Middle School Social Studies

Description: We will discuss software tools and Internet resources perfect for middle school social studies teaching. We will explore software hands-on and explain strategies for evaluating and purchasing software on a school level.

Audience: Social Studies teachers, grades 5-8
Tech Ideas for PE and Health Education

Description: Special Request: Physical Education and Health Education technology resources

Tech Ideas for Social Science - Grades K - 12

Description: We will explore software tools and Internet resources perfect for social studies teaching. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of age-appropriate educational software. Participants will receive collections of Internet resources ready to be used in the classroom. We will explore topical webquests, and learn how to evaluate websites. We will include time for technology integration into your existing lesson plans.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-8
Tech Ideas for Social Studies - Grades K-8

Description: We will discuss software tools and Internet resources perfect for social studies teaching. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of software. We will provide Internet resources for use in the classroom.

Audience: Social Studies Teachers in grades 9-12
Tech Ideas for Visual and Performing Arts - Grades K-8

Description: We will discuss software tools and Internet resources perfect for teaching visual and performing arts. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of software. We will provide Internet resources for use in the classroom.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-8
The Common Core ELA Classroom: How to “ramp up” ELA instruction

Description: Course Description: The new ELA Common Core Standards must be implemented in all New Jersey classrooms K-12 starting this current school year. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize the participants with the Four ELA Common Core Anchor Standards: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language such that all teachers are prepared for its implementation. All four standards will be discussed and participants will learn specific ways of introducing more “rigor and complexity” into the ELA classroom. Teachers will have opportunities to work together in district teams as well as grade level teams to create lessons that are “ramped up” according to the new Common Core requirements. Course Content: After an overview of the four Common Core Anchor Standards in English/Language Arts, the teachers’ pre-existing units in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language will be analyzed and specific examples and ways to “ramp up” instruction will be discussed to comply with the new requirements. Teachers will have opportunities to work with one another and in district teams to brainstorm and plan instruction. Learning Objectives: Each participant will have a thorough understanding of the ELA Common Core standards and then will have an opportunity to analyze their grade level curriculum and identify the specific changes to implement such that it reflects the “rigor” mandated by the new standards. Participants will learn new questioning techniques and specific teaching strategies for each Anchor Standard such that their instructional practice can be more rigorous.

Audience: Classroom teachers, Special Education and Basic Skills Teachers, Supervisors, Literacy Coaches
Hosting Needs: Computer, projector, screen, internet access, room capability for group work as well as lecture.
The Global Net

Description: Using the Internet, participants will review and discover ESL tutorial websites, software and literature. Then using Word, participants will design an ESL literary and/or informational newsletter for use in the classroom or school.

Audience: ESL/Mainstream staff interested in enhancing the cultural compatible classroom with rewarding activities
The Math Common Core Classroom: What should it look like in 3rd -5th grades?

Description: Course Description: This course will consist of a Math Common Core presentation in the morning, with a discussion of grade level specific standards. Grades 3-5 have started just to implement the Common Core this year, and participants will understand the intent and composition of the standards. The afternoon session will be devoted to planning and mapping math instruction for the year. Participants will be able to work together in district teams or with others in their same grade level to create curriculum maps for enhanced and updated classroom instruction. Course Content: A PowerPoint will be shown for understanding of the Common Core, and specific grade level objectives and standards will be discussed for grades 3-5. Curriculum maps will be provided or participants can bring the suggested curriculum map template from their district. Support, guidance, and structure will be provided on an individual basis for each participant for the afternoon mapping process. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand the intent of the Common Core, and the differences between them and the former NJCCCS for their grade level. They will know the specific topics that they need to add and/or delete from their grade level instruction, and will create a curriculum map to guide sequencing and pacing for the school year.

Audience: Classroom teachers grades 3-5, Special Education teachers, Basic Skills teachers, Curriculum Supervisors, math coaches
Hosting Needs: Computer, projector, screen, internet access, room capability for small group work as well as lecture
The Math Common Core Classroom: What should it look like in 6th-8th grades?

Description: Course Description: This course will consist of a Math Common Core presentation in the morning, with a discussion of grade level specific standards. Grades 6-8 will implement the Common Core starting in September 2013, and this workshop will give them the opportunity to start planning and become familiar with the upcoming changes to their curriculum. The afternoon session will be devoted to planning and mapping math instruction for the year. Participants will be able to work together in district teams or with others in their same grade level to create curriculum maps for enhanced and updated classroom instruction. Course Content: A PowerPoint will be shown for understanding of the Common Core, and specific grade level objectives and standards will be discussed for grades 6-8. Curriculum maps will be provided or participants can bring the suggested curriculum map template from their district. Support, guidance, and structure will be provided on an individual basis for each participant for the afternoon mapping process. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand the intent of the Common Core, and the differences between them and the former NJCCCS for their grade level. They will be ready for implementation, know the specific topics that they need to add and/or delete from their grade level instruction, and will create a curriculum map to guide sequencing and pacing for the school year.

Audience: Classroom teachers grades 6-8, Special Education teachers, Basic Skills teachers, Curriculum Supervisors, math coaches
Hosting Needs: Computer, projector, screen, internet access, room capability for small group work as well as lecture
The New Horizon…Language Arts Standards and Instruction 2010

Description: We have been waiting for the new Standards. On June 16, 2010, the State Board of Education approved the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. Now how do we integrate them into our Language Arts and overall instruction? This workshop will cover the increasing complexity of what students must be able to read and tackle in challenging texts including text across all subjects, literature including both contemporary and past, multiple genres, and the higher order comprehension skills and vocabulary instruction needed to respond to them critically. Students must be taught the strategies to write logical arguments, write informational/explanatory texts, and narratives in the various grades. Research and vocabulary must be infused in all instruction. It is pertinent that content teachers must be trained as well, especially in the middle and high school levels. All of this must be infused with thematic teaching, differentiation, project based learning and technology to become a successful learner in the 21st century. This will be a hands on workshop designed with activities, lessons and interpretation of the new Standards. Cross integration with content teaching will be covered as well. Anyone who teaches language arts, middle or high school content area subjects, especially social studies or works with curriculum will benefit from this workshop and training.

The Role of the Teacher Aide in the Inclusive Preschool Classroom

Description: This workshop will assist teacher aides to understand their role and responsibilities in working with preschool children with disabilities in general education programs. Participants will gain an increased understanding of young children with disabilities and will learn how to support their participation in classroom routines and activities. Strategies for working with students who demonstrate challenging behaviors will be incorporated into the presentation.

Tiering Assignments

Description: One of six workshops in a series featuring Differentiated Instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare a tiered lesson. All participants in this workshop are requested to bring materials for which they would like to tier a lesson. Grade level teams, content area teams or collaborative teaching pairs will benefit by participating in this workshop.

Tips for Power Point and Internet Use in the Classroom

Description: Special Request: Helpful Power Point Tips

Using Computers to Enliven Middle School Science Class

Description: This workshop is for middle school SCIENCE teachers who want to enhance student interest and learning by expanding the use of computer technology in their classrooms. High interest activities matched to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards in Science will be presented. Teachers will learn how to use the computer applications of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and the use of digital cameras to involve their students in rigorous, but fun, science learning. Science internet websites will also be reviewed. A CD containing all the day’s activities will be given to each workshop participant so that they can return to their classrooms with a bank of lessons ready to use with their students.

Using Innovative Speech-Recognition Technology to Support Fluency, Comprehension, & Content Knowledge

Description: Participants will learn how to improve students' reading skills in fluency, comprehension, and background knowledge by incorporating QuickReads Technology Edition into the reading curriculum. Bring together a research-based, classroom-validated Fluency program (that meets Reading First requirements) with the latest student-engaging, interactive technology and easily implement it in your classroom or computer lab. This software enables all students to achieve reading success and independence quickly and systematically while allowing teachers to hear results and monitor students’ progress at the click of a mouse.

Audience: Designed for on-level classroom teachers in Grades 2-5 and middle-school teachers with below-level readers
Using Instruction to Impact Student Behavior in the High School Setting

Description: Teaching practices can impact student behavior. After learning how cognitive, emotional and social disabilities as well as transient adaptational problems can impact student behavior, suggestions will be presented as to how your teaching practices can help to redirect student behavior. Alternative forms of instruction, practice, and assessment can AND will impact the behavior of students with and without identified disabilities.

Audience: Grade 9-12 teachers
Using Instruction to Impact Student Behavior in the K-8 Classroom

Description: Teaching practices can impact student behavior. After learning how cognitive, emotional and social disabilities as well as transient adaptational problems can impact student behavior, suggestions will be presented as to how your teaching practices can help to redirect student behavior. Alternative forms of instruction, practice, and assessment can AND will impact the behavior of students with and without identified disabilities.

Audience: Grade K-8 Teachers
Web Resources for Social Studies

Description: We will explore webquests and web resources for teaching social studies. We will provide lesson ideas and classroom management guidance.

Web Resources for World Languages

Description: We will explore webquests and web resources for teaching world languages. We will provide lesson ideas and classroom management guidance.

Webquests for Beginners

Description:

Audience: Designed for Beginners!
Webquests for Social Studies

Description: We will explore webquests available for middle school social studies. We will look at components needed for a good quality webquest, and discuss classroom management of webquest use - long versus short webquests, making webquests into an interdisciplinary experience, etc. We will overview the process needed to make your own webquest, and feature webquests created by teachers in South Jersey, including two locally created webquests that won prizes in this year's ETTC Contest.

Audience: Social Studies teachers grades K -12
Welcome to XP

Description: Welcome to the newest Windows operating system. If you're upgrading to XP or you have recently purchased XP, you won't want to miss this class. The workshop will provide a brief overview on the benefits of using XP. Then we'll explore how XP differs from Windows 98 and Windows 2000. Bring your questions.

Audience: Beginner users of Windows XP
What's wrong with this? I found it on the Internet

Description: As more and more students become connected and use the Web for information gathering, the instructor will need skills to help students analyze their findings. This session offers techniques for evaluation and selection of websites, shows how to apply standard evaluation techniques to web sources, and helps the participants be aware of the pitfalls their students face when doing Internet research.

Audience: All teachers.
Why Study Black Studies: The Status of the Discipline in the State of New Jersey

Description: This half day conference (and reception) brings together faculty, students and local educators in the State of New Jersey to examine the various curricular offerings in the field of African American Studies. It focuses on the challenges these programs face in their efforts to educate the public about the history and culture of African Americans. In a series of panel discussions, participants will be engaged in discourse with the academic leadership responsible for the development of the discipline, as well as scholars who accept responsibility to deliver on core areas of knowledge. In addition, attention will be focused on how local educators and students are enriched by these program offerings. In light of the recent passage of the Amistad legislation in the State of New Jersey that requires local educators to expand upon their teachings of the Black experience in America, this conference also raises a fundamental question: How ready are we for Amistad?

Winning With Difficult Parents

Description: This seminar is designed to help teachers understand and “win over” difficult parents. Participants will learn reasons for difficult behavior, “win-win” conferencing techniques and skills for communicating even the most negative reports. Learn appropriate concepts, phrases and terms that establish your credibility and build lasting partnerships with parents. This workshop has all the essential information for teachers and administrators who deal with parents.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12
Writing Across the Curriculum

Description: Teachers will explore how to introduce writing skills in mathematics, social studies and science classrooms. Participants will learn how to: ·Identify common writing needs (“constants”) in different subjects ·Identify writing needs that vary across disciplines (“variables”) ·Integrate writing in the teaching of various subjects ·Use concept maps to organize and streamline thinking before writing process begins ·Use Models for cooperative writing, collaboration among students to create a single finished project, and group-based writing activities. ·Compare examples of writing in different subject areas. ·Guide vocabulary and word choice to meet the subject material and audience constraints. The workshops will integrate the use of educational technology and bring in the relevant NJ CCCS. We anticipate the use of Microsoft Office software, digital cameras, and specific software titles such as Inspiration for some of the workshops.

Writing to the Point

Description: Teachers will explore how to guide students to become effective and concise writers. Participants will learn about: ·Writing skills and techniques that help students to define and solve problems ·Writing techniques that frame issues and present competing points of view ·Writing techniques that persuade or convince the reader ·Writing projects and techniques to document and chronicle events – journals, mock news articles, scripts, etc. ·Writing techniques to analyze or review literary material and present a student’s analysis of a written work ·Learning from examples in magazines, newspapers and websites about different writing styles. ·Exploring lesson ideas that provide “debate-style” topics for students to write about ·Interactive classroom projects such as referendums where students must write and persuade their classmates of a particular point of view. The workshops will integrate the use of educational technology and bring in the relevant NJ CCCS. We anticipate the use of Microsoft Office software, digital cameras, and specific software titles such as Inspiration for some of the workshops.



Custom
AAGP Conference - New Jersey Chapter

Description: A full day of Grantsmanship professional development. Sessions include: proposal development, communications skills, grant construction, research/resources, professional ethics, evaluation, management and reporting, peer review process, trends in education and non-profits. Luncheon Panel features representatives from Robert Wood Johnson and Geraldine Dodge Foundation. Visit the conference website at: http://www.grantadvocate.com/njaagp.htm

Audience: Grant professionals from non-profit, education, faith-based, government, and business.
Arjuna’s Dilemma: The Baghavad Gita, Star Wars, and the Nature of Good & Evil

Description: The human condition is wrought with conflict. What are our responsibilities in this “new world order”? Are “action” and “inaction” one in the same? In this era of globalization where diverse cultures are forced into close proximity, questions of ethics and social justice are hotly contested. The set of seminars will draw from the classic Indian epic The Baghavad Gita and the popular culture it has birthed in an effort to understand universal dilemmas of the modern world. Conflicts arising out of cultural differences and traditional values on the one hand, and modernization on the other will inform the discussions. The connection between ancient practices and current events will be explored, along with our present “duty” as citizens of the world. These seminars are based on the crossdisciplinary scholarship in anthropology (Joseph Alter 2004), philosophy (Elizabeth DeMichalis 2005), and Indian literature (Ian Whicher & David Carpenter 2003), Steven J. Rosen 2007). (3 sessions)

Assessing Early Childhood Environments with the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale

Description: The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale—Revised (ECERS-R) is a structured observation tool which will assist supervisors in evaluting the level of care and education provided in their early childhood classrooms. The ECERS-R can be used for self-assessment or for program monitoring and/or program evaluation. This training will provide you with an overview of the subscales and items of the ECERS-R, information about the multiple uses of the ECERS-R, and some practice using the instrument. Audience: Early childhood professionals working in general education or special education programs This workshop is presented by the LRC-South through a partnership with the Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)

Consulting Services

Description: ETTC provides custom consulting services - on database design, web design, grant-writing, technology planning, technical assistance on E-rate and many other topics.

Cooperative Learning Projects

Description: Custom workshop for Woodbine Elementary School on Cooperative Learning Projects.

Audience: K-8 Teachers
Developing and Implementing Meaningful IEPs (Grades K-12)

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of required IEP components and considerations as mandated in IDEA 2004 and the newly adopted amendments to the New Jersey special education regulations. Participants will gain an understanding of the IEP decision making process and learn how to create a coherent document that brings together the collective perspectives of educators, families, and students. Particular emphasis will be placed on the following IEP components: present levels of academic achievement and functional performance; behavior intervention plans; annual measurable academic and/or functional goals; supplementary aids and services; supports for school personnel; transition; and placement in the least restrictive environment. Audience: General and special education administrators, child study team members, general and special education teachers, related services personnel Grades K-12 This workshop is presented by the LRC-South through a partnership with the Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)

ELL Online Resources for Technology Integration: PreK-12

Description: Technological Literacy’s emphasis on computer and information literacy and technology education presents a horizontal organization of areas, which indicates continuation and reinforcement of activities in a “spiral curriculum”. PreK-12 learning experiences require the development of website and/or webpage documents, appropriate information literacy language and information access and research. This workshop will showcase the development and use of Blogs, Wikis and WebQuests, which will develop a relevant online standards-based curriculum with instructional lessons for your ELL PreK-12 students. Audience: All teachers and administrators PreK-12 (regular education, Special Education, Title One, ESL and Bilingual).

ELL Research Based Strategies: PreK-12

Description: The NJDOE has reported that as of 2009 there were approximately 300,000 language minority students representing 168 languages enrolled in New Jersey’s public schools. Learn what research based strategies can promote and ensure the effectiveness of the education of ELLS as prescribed under NJ’s Bilingual Education Administrative Code and assessed by statewide tests. During this 3 hour workshop we will introduce skills in SIOP, discuss CREDE’s Five Standards, overview WIDA levels and standard integration, scaffold academic content and the create formative assessment models. Through these the development of the full range of linguistic complexity required by your ELL students for both social and academic purposes will be enhanced. Audience: All teachers and administrators PreK-12 (REGULAR EDUCATION, Special Education, Title One, ESL and Bilingual)

Fall Economic Education Workshop

Description: Stockton Center for Economics Education Presents Teaching topics and concepts in international economics: This workshop will introduce teachers to topics and teaching materials in international economics. Topics to be included are introduction to international trade theory, understanding outsourcing and immigration and global poverty and aid. Sample lesson plans will also be demonstrated. This workshop is primarily intended for High School teachers, but Middle School teachers are welcome to attend.

Finding the Muse: A Five Canon Approach to Reading and Writing Poetry

Description: How do poets turn inspiration into art? Why do some poems resonate from one generation to the next? Though one cannot unlock the genius or magic of a particular poem or poet, one can learn respect for the craft and the techniques for reading and writing it. Using the five canons of rhetoric—invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery—participants will read a variety of American and international poetry, acquire language to participate in poetic discourse, explore how and why the poems work, and compose their own initial drafts to guided writing prompts. (3 sessions)

I Believe We Can Fly: An Introduction to American Sign Language

Description: This workshop wlll teach educators how together we can make a difference. The presenter will also incorporate the use of American Sign Language and song.

Audience: Educators K-12, Special Education Teachers, and Therapists
Hosting Needs: large screen, projector
I&RS Webinar: Growing Your I&RS Program

Description: ** FREE WEBINAR ** Web-based forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the organization and management of your Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) program and to share best practices with other I&RS team members from around the state of New Jersey. Discussion topics will include: scheduling and compensation, administrative and staff support, program planning and development, evaluating your program, and team challenges and successes. This webinar would be most beneficial to I&RS team members who have attended either the team or statewide individual two-day I&RS training. Computer Requirements: This webinar will be moderated by Dr. David Dunlevy utilizing Adobe Acrobat Connect. You must have a broadband internet connection and have a computer with audio capabilities.

Key Changes in New Jersey Special Education Regulations: Focus on Parental Involvement (Preschool – Grade 12)

Description: New Jersey spepcial education regulations underscore the importance of parental involvement throughout the special education process. This session will highlight key changes in the regulations with regard to parental involvement that became effective on September 5, 2006. Discussion will focus on requirements for the following areas: ?Special education parent advisory group; ?Parental consent, notice, participation, and meetings; and ?IEP development and implementation. Audience: Parents, special and general education teachers, child study team members, related services personnel Preschool – Grade 12 This workshop is presented by the LRC-South through a partnership with the Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)

Native American Literature: Conflict & Exchange, Tradition & Renewal

Description: This seminar will examine personal narratives, fiction and poetry by American Indians writing in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to careful consideration of the form, language, and imagery of the texts, we will be exploring their cultural contexts and discussing the importance of context in the study of literature. In our discussion of 19th and turn of the century narratives, we will use the idea of the “contact zone” to explore how writers such as William Apess (Pequot) and Zitkala-Sa (Dakota) negotiated cultural conflict and exchange in their writings, and we will consider how Indian identities were constructed in the literature of the contact zone. We will then turn to Renaissance and post-Renaissance writers (1970’s to the present), such as N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), and Luci Tapahonso (Navajo), focusing on the literary techniques Native American writers use to translate traditional oral narratives and stories into print, the cultural and historical contexts from which oral and written texts emerge, and the significance of storytelling and oral narratives to individual and national identity and sovereignty.

New Jersey Volunteer Master Naturalist / Certified Interpretive Guide Certificate Programs

Description: The 40 hour certificate program is based on a national model, currently offered in over 20 states, to develop volunteer citizen stewards of natural resources through science-based conservation, education and service programs. The program, with both classroom and field-based learning components, will offer a broad range of natural resource and wildlife topics, delivered by field experts in environmental education.

Parents are Teachers, Too! - A Child's First Teacher is their Parent!

Description: A three part workshop that addresses the needs and issues that children face in today's educational system and how parents can help their child achieve success will be offered to the parents in the Woodbine community. Each workshop will address the basic skills needed to be involved in a child's education with special emphasis placed on early childhood in workshop one, the elementary level in workshop two, and middle school in workshop three. Parents can attend one or all of the workshops!! Research has shown that children are more successful in school if their parents are actively involved in the child’s education. This workshop will present ways that parents can be involved in classroom activities and support student learning. Practical ideas that can be used by parents to support classrooms and schools will be shared.

Audience: Designed for parents
Paying Attention: The Benefits of Mindfulness

Description: Mindfulness is the practice of being fully attentive in the present moment without judgment. Recent research in clinical psychology and medicine demonstrates the utility of mindfulness-based interventions for stress reduction, depression, anxiety, relapse prevention for substance dependence and relationship enhancement. While rooted in Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness techniques are secular and do not require any specific religious beliefs or orientation. This seminar will introduce participants to mindfulness exercises and emphasize recent research on the physiological and psychosocial benefits of purposefully observing experiences in the present moment with a nonjudgmental attitude. Current cognitive and psychological theories will be complemented by historical lessons from the long-standing practice of mindfulness in cultures around the world. (2 sessions)

Student Data Reporting for ASSA, Fall Report and DRTRS

Description: The October count of students is an important data gathering activity for school districts. Federal and State funding formulas use this information to distribute money to schools. E-Rate, NCES, ASSA, NCLB, Free & Reduced Meals… are influenced by these counts. This session will answer many technical differences related to state and federal funding. Terminology regarding self-contained classes, program type, grade level, and classification will be defined and explained. In addition to the details associated with student counts, the latest changes regarding the ASSA will be presented. DRTRS highlights and ASSA work papers will be explained. Materials will be distributed.

Test Out Session

Description: Test Out Session

The Role of the Teacher Aide in the Preschool Classroom

Description: This workshop will assist teacher aides to understand their role and responsibilities in working with preschool children with disabilities in general education and special education programs. Participants will gain a better understanding of young children with disabilities and learn how to support their participation in classroom routines and activities. Strategies for working with students who demonstrate challenging behaviors will be incorporated into the presentation. Audience: Teacher aides working with preschool students with disabilities This workshop is presented by the LRC-South through a partnership with the Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)

The Vietnam War

Description: We will examine the most contemporary scholarly accounts and evaluations of the legacy of the Vietnam War. Our focus over the three seminar sessions will be: How and why did the United States decide to send American combat troops to fight in Vietnam? How do we evaluate the behavior of American G.I.s, particularly in terms of events such as occurred at My Lai? How do we understand how Vietnam War veterans were treated when they returned from the war? In what ways is it appropriate (and not) to compare our present efforts in Iraq with what happened in Vietnam? (3 sessions)



Databases
Beginner MS Access

Description:

Creating Databases with Filemaker Pro

Description: Learn to use the incredibly powerful database software at the heart of the ACE Center Web Site. Filemaker Pro is an easy to use software package enabling quick conversion from Office applications as well as quick conversion to the Internet.

Creating Forms and Reports in Microsoft Access

Description: A database can be a powerful tool for you - learn to maximize your Microsoft Access database by creating efficient, appropriate forms to assist in data management and entry and by designing effective, informative documents for accurate reporting.

Audience: Prerequisite: Microsoft Access - Beginner or prior database experience.
Database Structure and Design

Description: Design your own database in Microsoft Access. From the design basics, through table constraints, database table creation and adding data to the database, this workshop will give you the opportunity to develop a database and customize its structure. Relationships, planning and performance will be discussed.

Audience: Minimal familiarity with database programs is recommended.
Introduction to Access 2007

Description: This introductory level workshop will provide basic skills in Access 2007. Topics include creating and modifying tables, finding and filtering data, creating relationships, using simple queries, and creating basic forms and reports.

Microsoft Access - Advanced

Description: We will explore advanced topics in Access use, including report and query design, database backup and restructuring, database use over a network, and the creation of data entry forms and pages.

Audience: Prerequisite: Introduction to Access or prior database experience.
Microsoft Access - Advanced for the Secretary

Description: This course will build on the basic knowledge of database terms and concepts. Participants will plan a simple multi-table database, learn to relate the tables, and create queries and reports with and without the use of wizards. More advanced features will include options, list boxes on forms, custom reports and more!

Audience: Administrative assistants who are currently using Microsoft Access
Microsoft Access - Beginner

Description: This course will introduce participants to potential uses of databases, define basic terms and concepts, and take them through a database planning exercise. Participants will explore the use of the available table form, report and query wizards to create their own single-table database.

Audience: Teachers
Microsoft Access - Intermediate

Description: This course will introduce participants with basic knowledge of database terms and concepts, to the concept of relational databases, contrast them to spreadsheets. Students will plan a simple multi-table database, learn to relate the tables, and create queries and reports with and without the use of wizards. More advanced participants will learn to include option and list boxes on their forms, create custom reports.

Audience: Teachers
Microsoft Access 2010 For Beginners

Description: Course Description: Information is all around us and it can often be messy, difficult to keep track of and difficult to find. Those who collect, analyze and use information wisely tend to be much more organized, less stressed and well ahead of the rest. Microsoft Access 2010 is merely a tool, but one that will help you capture, organize, query and report on your information. This course gives you a solid grounding in using this powerful application. Course Content: • Creating Databases; designing & structuring • Working with data • Printing a Table View • Creating a Query • Using reports • Using forms • Masking and filtering data Learning Objectives: Hands on creating data tables, basic queries, basic form, and basic report.

Audience: Novice Users who would like an introduction to Access and be able to create and manipulate basic databases
Microsoft Access for Secretaries

Description: Participants will explore Microsoft Access, and learn how to set up tables, define fields, and sort our information. We will look at sample and template databases for office and school district use. We will build a multi-table database, and learn about queries of various types, reports, and forms. We will create forms to access and protect our data, and build reports to present information to various audiences.

Audience: Administrative secretaries
Microsoft Access Forms

Description: A database can be a powerful tool for you - learn to maximize it by creating efficient, appropriate forms. Forms assist in data management and entry.



Distance Learning
Distance Learning for Teachers

Description: Teaching "over the waves" in a distance learning classroom requires patience and some new presentation skills. This course will begin with hands-on practice using all the aspects of a typical distance learning classroom. Teachers will visit several distance learning classrooms and practice teaching each other online. Teachers will participate in "virtual field trips" to national resources (which may include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Liberty Science Center, etc.) Teachers will explore changes needed to existing lesson structure to accommodate the new teaching medium.

Audience: Teachers
Distance Learning Overview

Description: This workshop will focus on the basics of using videoconferencing with high school students. The session will include a demonstration of distance learning in the classroom, as well as hands-on practice for participants. We will include a live demonstration.

Implementing Global Education in your Classroom

Description:

Do you need support to help prepare your students and teachers for the global realities they will face in the real world?  Do you think global education is important, but don't have the resources to implement a new program?

The Global Education Lab was developed to help educators deal with the challenges and complexities facing our schools, our country, and the world - without the cost of starting a brand new program.

“Eye opening! Easy to follow guide to implementing global education in your classroom”

was just one of the glowing comments following our recent full-day Global Education Lab hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Center, African Studies Center, Center for East Asian Studies, and Middle East Center.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING . . .

 

“Comprehensive, insightful, thought provoking, well organized, interactive and eye-opening.”

“Great day jammed packed with pragmatic tools along with a lot of inspiration.”

“Great overview of the field with excellent supporting materials and opportunities to learn from other teachers.”

“Fast-paced workshop inspires K-12 teachers to bring global connections into their classroom; fosters global awareness and a positive view of the future.”

“Well worth the time. Easy to implement in classroom.”

“Very practical and useful. Informative, exciting, inspiring.”

One of the reasons for this enthusiasm was the Global Education Lab’s “amazing” handout DVD that was loaded with:

  • Over 250 of the latest state-of-the-planet reports, books, and documents on everything from • energy • climate • economics • children  •  women/gender issues • communication • environment • water • health  •  human rights • poverty • and a host of other topics.
  • Along with another set of global education materials on  • assessment  •  global service learning • globalization • lesson plans and curriculum • plus over 15 movies ready for classroom use • and over 120 websites loaded with additional global education materials.

 

The Lab provides you with the information, background, tools, and techniques to use in helping your students understand the new world we find ourselves in and to better cope with the responsibilities and prerogatives of global citizenship. It includes how you can use videoconferencing to link your students with students around the world, attend conferences at the UN, and other innovative uses of technology. The program is delivered by the global education organizations BigPictureSmallWorld  and Global Education Motivators. Visit www.globaledworks.com for a complete description of our program.

Audience: K-12 educators
Teaching Techniques and Classroom Management for the Distance Learning Classroom

Description: Teaching "over the waves" in a distance learning classroom requires patience and some new presentation skills. This course will begin with hands-on practice using all the aspects of a typical distance learning classroom. Teachers will visit several distance learning classrooms and practice teaching each other online. Teachers will participate in "virtual field trips" to national resources (which may include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Liberty Science Center, etc.) Teachers will explore changes needed to existing lesson structures to accommodate the new teaching medium. Homework assignments and electronic communication will provide continuity across sessions.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12
Videoconference Right From Your Classroom Computer

Description:

Verizon Access New Jersey will demonstrate two new products that they will make available to any New Jersey school district. These two products; Elluminate Live and Vidyo Personal Telepresence will allow the classroom teacher to conduct videoconferences right from their classroom.


Elluminate Live provides a rich, education-oriented virtual environment that features high-quality audio, multi-point video, polling, quizzes, whiteboard, application sharing, file sharing, rich media plus recording that supports multiple platforms and low-bandwidth connectivity over the Internet. Verizon Access New Jersey's VidyoConferencing™ solution brings IP Multi-point Video Conferencing to desktops or laptops from any broadband connection. All the participants need is a computer, webcam and a headset!



Early Childhood
Authentic Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom

Description: In order to assess the value of play and creative learning activities, participants will take part in play lessons and will then identify the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards that apply to each play scenario. Teachers will learn how to assess the whole child through creative play activities. Samples of other forms of assessment, such as digital photographs, checklists and the value of observation will be included.

Audience: Early Childhood educators (preK to Grade 1)
Reading and Writing With Young Children, Grades PreK-1

Description: This workshop focuses on the basics of running an outstanding early literacy program. In this workshop, you will learn proven strategies for helping every child in your classroom become a more successful reader and writer. Topics discussed include: •Research that will validate a child-centered curriculum •Ideas that have new twists to add spice to your themes •How to use reading to teach writing and writing to teach reading •What brain research says about early literacy •Tricks to help struggling readers and writers •How to edit young writers to help them grow as writers •Different types of writing to help children read •Teach and learn sight words that makes reading easier •Reading Groups and how to do multiple text reading •Journal Writing •Reading comprehension

Teaching Struggling Learners, Grades PreK-2

Description: Explore effective, teacher-tested strategies to help you tackle the challenge of meeting the needs of your struggling learners. In this workshop, you will learn special ways to adapt your instruction when working with children who learn in different ways and at different rates. Topics discussed include: •How to identify a struggling learner •When to seek outside help •Practical ideas to help all learners succeed •Strategies to help each child’s progress •Enhancing what you are already doing to target the struggling learner •Developing insights into the struggling learner’s capabilities and needs



Health & Physical Education
Baby Steps: Teaching about Family Life in Grades K-2

Description: This workshop will include strategies for teaching about family life education with young children, techniques for answering questions from young children and information on normal childhood sexual development. The workshop will include the following topics: teaching about family diversity, teaching about gender role stereotypes, teaching about sexual abuse prevention and handling teachable moments. Aligned with the revised standard in comprehensive health and physical education, this workshop will model effective lessons to help educators become more comfortable and confident when teaching family life education.

Audience: Grades K-2 Classroom Teachers
Coaching the Pole Vault - Safely and Effectively

Description: This workshop will educate coaches in how to teach the pole vault in a progressive and safe manner. The vault will be taught in 4 basic phases: Run, Take Off, Swing and Push Off. Other topics that will be discussed include safety precautions, proper pole selection, drills, the coach’s box and spotting athletes. Athletes will demonstrate drills and full run vaults after which the coaches will discuss potential problems and how to correct them.

Audience: High School Track and Field Coaches
Integrating Life Skills to Support A Healthy, Active Lifestyle

Description: This workshop will focus on specific life skills designed to enhance the required health content of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Health Education. We will look at examples of effective lesson plans and technology resources for meeting the standards. A portion of the workshop will be spent in the computer lab exploring available resources.

Audience: Grades 5 – 12 Health teachers and school nurses
The Zone Learning System: Making the School-Sports Connection

Description: As part of the Camden County Connections program, the Zone Learning System: Making the School-Sports Connection prepare adjudicated and pre-adjudicated youth in a work readiness program. We have also witnessed improvements in the areas of attendance, self-confidence, goal setting, literacy and test scores. Overview: Students learn to identify and develop their personal responsibility for achieving their own potential in school and life. It becomes personal when students choose their own priorities from a collection of positive traits and skills. Students can choose from topics that include: academic performance, teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, peer pressure, time management. There are 80 topics in all. Students are given the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills, setting goals, monitoring their activities and effort, evaluating their results, adjusting their goals, and affirming and committing to reaching their goals. We use the most widely accepted exposures in young peoples lives: Music, Movies and TV, Video Games and Sports. We concentrate on the sports references as it's an area known for its value to teach important positive traits and life skills. It's a perfect activity for students to make the "School Connection." In addition to Camden we have also delivered programs in Atlantic City, Evesham Collingswood and Haddonfield.

When Sex is the Subject: Teaching about Family Life in Grades 3-4

Description: This workshop will include strategies for teaching about family life education with young children, techniques for answering questions from young children and information on normal childhood sexual development. The workshop will include the following topics: teaching about family diversity, teaching about gender role stereotypes, teaching about friendships and handling teachable moments. Aligned with the revised standard in comprehensive health and physical education, this workshop will model effective lessons to help educators become more comfortable and confident when teaching family life education.

Audience: Grade 3-4 Classroom teachers


Internet
10 Things You Didn't Know About Using the Internet

Description: Participants will learn the "basics and beyond" when searching the Internet. Techniques will be demonstrated to make searching easier and more efficient. Strategies on locating and using specialized search engines and directories will be included. In addition, participants will find images and edit them.

Audience: K-12 Teachers
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab, Internet Access
Administrators Saving Time with GroupWise 6.5

Description: Are you making the most of the Novell® GroupWise® 6.5 email and scheduling services? GroupWise also offers task-, contact- and document-management services that increase productivity and save you time. GroupWise provides tools that help you manage daily activities more efficiently and extend your communications. To help you work smarter, GroupWise includes efficiency-enhancing features that enable you to: * Manage items on your to-do list (or checklist) right in your GroupWise mailbox * Group and prioritize checklist items and messages * Record and track contact information * Block*or automatically move to a special folder*time-wasting spam * Build a shared calendar

Audience: All school staff who use GroupWise are invited to attend such as superintendents, principals, curriculum supervisors, and administrative assistants.
An Introduction to Blogger

Description: Want to start your own personal blog or classroom blog? Learn how to create a blog using the Blogger web site.

Audience: K-12 Teachers
Camp FrontPage

Description: FrontPage is Microsoft's easy-to-use software for website creation and web administration. Participants will build a basic site with several pages, a template look and a consistent navigation structure. Add images, links, advanced mouse effects and explore customized looks and frames. Explore FrontPage's capacity to handle broken links.

Audience: Assumes familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and the Internet
Comcast Personal Web Pages

Description: Have a Comcast broadband connection and still not using your personal web page space? This workshop is for you. Learn how to create, edit and post to your Comcast Personal Web Space to create easily editable pages. Create up-to-the-minute communications for your classroom from home at your convenince. We will look at multiple ways of creating and posting your web pages from the wizards provided by Comcast to publishing via FTP for the more experienced users. Lab time will be provided.

Audience: Any user with access to Comcast Broadband
Hosting Needs: Internet Access, Projection Screen, Projector
Contribute - Making web pages

Description: Macromedia Contribute is the easiest way for anyone to update, add, and publish web content in minutes with no HTML training or experience required. With Contribute, nontechnical users can make changes to any HTML website while automatically maintaining site standards for style, layout, and code. Whether you're a content provider or web professional, find out how Contribute can save you time and streamline your web-content maintenance process.

Audience: Beginners welcome! This program is perfect for school technology coordinators.
Design Your Own Interactive Internet Scavenger Hunt

Description: Scavenger Hunts are a great way for teachers to introduce a unit and integrate the Internet at the same time. Scavenger Hunts (sometimes called Treasure Hunts) are a guided set of questions that prompt students to search for their answers using the Internet. When developed as an online form, the students can use the Internet to find the answers, type them into the provided form, and then click a “submit” button to send them directly to your email. Participants will come to the session with a topic in mind, learn to use searching techniques to find appropriate and related web sites as well as develop questions.

Audience: All Grades
Finding the Needle in the Haystack

Description: The majority of students are using the Internet as their primary source of information. Therefore, it is important that they are able to sort through the irrelevant to get to the valid information. This workshop explore intermediate to advanced techniques for finding information on the Internet. Topics include but are not limited to: online library resources, assessing sources, and project based information literacy activities.

Audience: Grade 2-12 teachers are welcome.
Free & Easy Websites for Beginners

Description: Free web services like Yahoo! Geocities, Angelfire and Tripod make it easy to design and build basic websites. They use predefined templates for page design, assume no knowledge of HTML, and include free hosting. If you are interested in learning how to use these tools to design and maintain a simple (free!) website, this course is for you!

Audience: Beginners welcome!
Free Web-based Management Tools

Description: The Internet offers hundreds of resources to assist teachers! Learn how to use bulletin boards, chat rooms, online lesson plan design tools and sharing spaces to make the most of the Internet.

Fun with the Internet

Description: A guided tour through several fun places on the Internet. Explore the latest exciting websites for shopping, meeting new people, radio stations from around the world, fantasy sports, and Internet-based games. Bring along your favorite sites to share!

Genealogy searching on the Net

Description: Find your long-lost relatives on the Internet! We will explore a variety of genealogy sites and learn how to collect information as we search the net.

Google Camp: Two full days

Description: Day One: Google Tools and YOU, the Teacher 1. The Google Account: Where It All Begins (Set up accounts, familiarize people with basic operations & capabilities) 2. Behold the Googleverse! 3. iGoogle: Your Google, Your Way (Customized Start Page & why you need it) 4. GMail: Do you NEED another email account? (explain pros and cons of gmail as it pertains to Google tools) 5. Google Docs & Spreadsheets (Using D&S to organize, collaborate and improve lessons and lesson planning) 6. Google Pages (Building your own web presence, either for a class, a project, or yourself personally) 7. Google-Oriented Learning Communities for Educators (http://groups.google.com/group/google-for-educators, http://googleusers.ning.com/, http://gearthblog.com/, http://www.infinitethinking.org/, others) 8. Google Search (Tips, tricks & traps - getting the most out of Google searches with minimal effort) 9. Google Checkout (Yes, you get to go SHOPPING!) 10. Google Notebook (This will change the way you do research!) 11. Google Calendar (Why you should consider using a single, live, online calendar) 12. Google Reader (What is RSS and why should you care? Google Reader makes it easy!) 13. Google Maps (Using this tool to make your personal and professional life easier!) 14. Google Groups (Create your own personal group "presence" on the web [also: compare/contrast vs. Nings]) 15. Google Images (Including copyright/fair use, use of SafeSearch, etc.) 16. Google Alerts (Keep up-to-date on the things that matter to you most) 17. Blogger.com (Covered if time & interest permit) Day Two: Google Tools and YOUR CLASSROOM (more hands on, less content) 1. Google Earth (What it is; how it works; great lesson ideas; tips, tricks and traps) 2. Google Maps (What it is; how it works; great lesson ideas; tips, tricks and traps) 3. Google Search (Helping your students find what they want quickly and effectively) 4. Google Images (Including copyright/fair use, use of SafeSearch, etc.) 5. Google Apps (Docs & Spreadsheets for your classroom!) 6. Google Sketch-Up (Covered if time & interest permit) 7. Google Notebook (From a student's perspective) 8. Google Mashups (Various best-of-breed mashups like http://www.communitywalk.com/ and others with classroom applications)

Google for Educators

Description: Google for Educators: a Three Hour Tour - Google has so many rich and powerful tools it is difficult to keep track of them all, much less understand their potential for the K-12 classroom. Come to this fast-paced, hands-on workshop for an exhaustive (but exhilarating!) review of the best Google has to offer educators. Learn about advanced features and functions you've never used before with staples like Google Search and Google Earth; find out how classroom teachers are revitalizing projects and fostering collaboration with Docs & Spreadsheets; learn how to create great-looking websites with NO knowledge of HTML using Google Pages; and finally, review a comprehensive list of Google resources to explore as your own time and interest dictates!

International Mail

Description: Send email to partner teachers around the world, and break down your classroom walls! Assistance in finding international classroom partners, net-etiquette, internet safety, and classroom management will be provided. Sample projects will also be shared.

Audience: All teachers
Internet Fun

Description: The internet can be a lot of fun! We wil explore many of the fun sites the Internet has to offer. See world-famous sites for education, business, entertainment and more. We will walk through a guided tour, and provide participants with a bookmark list on diskette to take home and share. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of various search engines and learn how you can make searching easier and more effective.

Audience: Beginners welcome.
Internet Safety

Description: This workshop covers the basic principles for parent supervision of Internet use by children and teenagers. Participants will learn about guidelines for safe use of the Internet, the capabilities and limitations of Internet filtering software. Explore techniques for determining how children should be using the Internet.

Audience: Teachers and parents
Internet Safety and Ethics

Description: This workshop covers the basic principles for supervision of Internet use by children and teenagers. Participants will learn about guidelines for safe use of the Internet, the capabilities and limitations of Internet filtering software. Explore techniques for determining how children should be using the Internet. Participants will also learn about appropriate, wise and ethical use of technology and the Internet in their classrooms.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
Internet Searching

Description: With millions of web sites available, it may take a very long time to find what you need on the Internet. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of various search engines and learn how you can make searching easier and more effective.

Internet Use in the Office

Description: Become Internet searching savvy, save time and find resources at your fingertips! Participants will learn about URL addresses, how to go to a web site, browser buttons, downloading documents and building favorites. Participants will also explore hypertext links, search engines, sites of interest, and setting up free e-mail accounts. Participants will learn about Internet searching, safety, and much more!

Audience: Administrative assistants
Make Your First Web Page

Description: This workshop will teach beginners how to make simple webpages and upload them to free hosting sites on the Internet. We will explore basic HTML use and learn about the pros and cons of various web-publishing software including Word, FrontPage and Netscape Composer. We will learn how to add images, links and bullets to a webpage.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
Making a Webpage with Angelfire

Description: Angelfire.com is a free website creation and hosting place. We will use Angelfire to create professional-looking homepages and publish to the Internet. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to easily create, design, and edit a website. We will walk through the process of deciding what should, and should not, be featured on your website. We will build a simple site and learn to select background images, import graphics, animate, make links, create e-mail links, and add tables and sound. Angelfire sites allow the inclusion of your own pictures and multi-page sites.

Making a Webpage with Expage

Description: Expage.com is a free webpage creation and hosting place. We will use their “dummy-proof” system to create professional-looking homepages and publish to the Internet. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to easily create, design, and edit your web pages. We will walk through the process of deciding what should, and should not, be featured on your webpage. We will build a simple site and learn to select background images, add animated graphics, make links, create e-mail links, and add tables and sound.

Making Connections through eBoards

Description: Using eBoard educators will be able to: • Post classroom activities online for students and parents • Share classroom information with the public • Provide a reference site for students and parents Come learn how to use eBoards! We will learning using the free online trial program.

Audience: K-12 Teachers welcome.
MarcoPolo Internet Resources for Science

Description: Participants will explore a range of internet resources provided by MarcoPolo. The session will focus on locating and integrating subject-centered Internet content for Science. Participants explore the MarcoPolo gateway (http://marcopolo.worldcom.com) and six discipline-specific Content Partner Web sites (soon to be seven content sites with the Fall 2002 launch of a new reading/language arts site), which contain standards-based, professionally written and blue-ribbon-panel-approved lesson plans and links.

Audience: All teachers welcome!
MarcoPolo Internet Resources for Social Studies

Description: Participants will explore a range of internet resources provided by MarcoPolo. The session will focus on locating and integrating subject-centered Internet content for Social Studies. Participants explore the MarcoPolo gateway (http://marcopolo.worldcom.com) and six discipline-specific Content Partner Web sites (soon to be seven content sites with the Fall 2002 launch of a new reading/language arts site), which contain standards-based, professionally written and blue-ribbon-panel-approved lesson plans and links.

Audience: All teachers welcome!
Maximize K-4 Math Test Scores With the Internet

Description: This session focuses on targeting four clusters of math to enhance and improve math test scores for students in grades K-4. Examples of math lesson plans that incorporate the use of interactive webstites that strengthen students' abilities in the mathematical field will be demonstrated.

Audience: K-4 Teachers, Technology Teachers, Supervisors of Curriculum, Testing Coordinators
Hosting Needs: Computer, Internet Access, Projector, Screen
Microsoft FrontPage: Beginner

Description: We will learn how to use Microsoft's powerful web publishing and web administration program. FrontPage allows you to create a web page, check for missing or broken links, use templates, create frames and use advanced mouse effects. We will start by building a few pages and then create a site with internal and external links. We will explore use of templates for consistent site appearance.

Audience: Teachers and Office Staff - Should have basic knowledge of computer, word processing, and Internet
Microsoft Outlook: Beginner

Description: Learn how to use Outlook - Microsoft's powerful scheduling program. Outlook can schedule your calendar, send appointment reminderss, set up address-books for broadcast fax and email, coordinate reservation of rooms, arrange group meetings and much more. We will explore hands-on the basic use of Outlook for personal and professional use.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
On-line Collaboration with Netmeeting

Description: Learn to set up and use Windows Netmeeting. Learn how to use video, audio, chat, white board, file transfer, and application sharing. Learn how to find your friends and co-workers by using a directory server. Learn the pitfalls of public ILS Servers and receive a free customized version of Netmeeting which logs on to the ACE Center's Directory Server.

School Administrator: Good School Websites

Description: Administration

Audience: School Administrators
School Administrator: Internet Search

Description: Internet searching for administrators.

Audience: School Administrators
Shopping on the Internet

Description: A guided tour through buying smart on the Internet. Explore shopping (and haggling!) online, finding the best airfares, online auctions, and Internet-based purchasing. We will discuss e-commerce, security for credit-card transactions and general tips for shopping online.

Speedy Webpages with Word

Description: We will create simple webpages with Microsoft Word. We will explore the webpage wizards, and background options. We will create lists and headings. We will add pictures and artwork to our webpages. We will bring in material from the Internet and from existing Word documents.

Audience: Assumes familiarity with Microsoft Word
TIPS Series: Smart Searches

Description: Course Description: Build your own Google custom search engines on reading and grade level using advanced search options. Narrow the range of materials your students have to sift through in this step- by-step workshop using free internet resources. Customize your search engines by content area. Use specialized search engines created by other educators. Course Content: Search engines can be tailored to meet your student’s needs. You can decide which websites to include and exclude from your classroom searches. Establish relevant, teacher approved results, and save your student’s time and energy. Learning Objectives: • Compare search engine features • Conduct SWOT analysis of existing custom search engines created by educators • Establish reading level of websites your students use or will use by calculating the readability and using the lexile conversion chart. • Create your own custom search engine based upon student’s content needs and reading levels.

Audience: Recommended for: Teachers of Grades 4-12
Hosting Needs: Room 127 computer lab
Unearthing the Collaborative Power of Google Apps

Description: Course Description: In this workshop participants will learn to use the collaborative power of Google to work more effectively. Through the exploration of Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets and Forms, explore Mail, Contacts and sharable Calendars. During this full day, in-depth workshop participants will create and share online documents, presentations and forms, search available templates, and learn how to create and subscribe to Calendars. See first-hand how educators and organizations maximize the potential of Google apps. Course Content: This workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about Google Apps, and explore the features of multiple Google Applications. Learning Objectives: - Managing e-mail - Managing interruptions - Organizing information - Managing competing priorities - Collaborating effectively - Working with Calendars - Working strategically

Using a Website as an Engaging Instructional Tool

Description: Come to this make-and-take session to create curricular-based webpages that motivate your students and provide for a time efficient way to integrate the Internet. You will learn how to easily create a webpage tailored to your curricular needs. No web design experience is necessary.

Using Online Databases in the Elementary School - Searchasaurus to the Resue

Description: Help your students develop search strategies for online databases using Searchasaurus®, an EbscoHost product that is especially geared for elementary and middle school users. An animated interface with a dinosaur theme provides a fun way for students to gather reliable information online from age-appropriate periodicals and reference books. (Note: All schools that are members of the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative receive a free subscription to EbscoHost.)

Audience: Elementary School Teachers
Using Social Media to Connect to Your School’s Community

Description: Course Description: Your district is full of students, parents and community members who use social media on a daily basis to share information and events. Many people get their news first via mobile devices and apps. Tap into free social networks to responsibly promote your school’s initiatives, events and important information. Course Content: School administrators will learn and explore the key features of powerful and flexible social media tools such as facebook, twitter and pinterest. Discover the potential and pitfalls of using these communication tools. Learning Objectives: • Using Facebook and twitter as “broadcast” accounts • Using Pinterest as a pinboard for sharing web resources that students will find interesting or relevant • Celebrate student success by posting their achievements, awards and honors • Create and share events, breaking news and back to school tips with your community. • Comment moderation and archiving • Administration of a facebook page • Reach underrepresented community members who own smart mobile devices instead of computers. • Copyright basics of posting on social networks

Audience: Administrators of K-12 schools
Hosting Needs: Lab or laptops
Using the Internet - Intermediate

Description: We will discuss Internet searching techniques and will look at a variety of search engines. We will learn how to bookmark sites and organize our bookmarks. We will learn how to move our bookmarks from one computer to another. We will download and save webpages, graphics and pictures from the Internet. We will use Microsoft Word to create a simple webpage that includes links.

Audience: NEH Master Teachers Teachers Teachers
Web 2.0 Digital Imaging

Description: Extend, Enrich and Engage - Digital cameras are everywhere these days (even the classroom!) Digital images are the perfect starting point for creative projects across the curriculum. Bring your favorite photos on CD (or your digital camera & USB cable) to see how easy it is to turn ordinary snapshots into internet-based multi-media projects including timelines, collaborative presentations, digital scrapbooks, inspirational posters, trading cards, and more. We will also review some photo storage sites (e.g., Picasa and Flickr) and explore how they work in conjunction with these new Web 2.0 services.

Web Design for Beginners

Description: We will discuss the basic principles of webpage design. We will visit sites and critique their look-and-feel. We will learn the jargon of web pages, and become familiar with the coding. We will walk through the process of deciding what should, and should not, be featured on your website. We will build a simple site that includes links, images and formatting of text and backgrounds.

Audience: Teachers
Web Design with Netscape Composer

Description: Using Netscape Composer, we will discuss the basic principles of webpage design. We will visit sites and critique their look-and-feel. We will learn the jargon of web pages, and become familiar with the coding. We will walk through the process of deciding what should, and should not, be featured on your website. We will build a simple site that includes links, images and formatting of text and backgrounds.

Web Searching Tips and Tricks

Description: With millions of web sites available, it may take a long time to find what you need on the Internet. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of various search engines and learn how you can make searching easier and more effective.

Audience: Community
Web Surfing for School Business Administrators

Description: This workshop is a hands-on web experience that guides school business administrators to the many web-accessed resources available for effective management of the business office.

Audience: School Business Administrators, Superintendents, Business Office Staff, CPAs/RMAs
Weblogs - An Introduction

Description: Weblogs, or "Blogs," are a bonafide Internet phenomenon. This course will attempt to define Blogs, illustrate examples of Blogs for academic, literary, historical, political, and personal use, and show attendees how to create their own Blog using one of the several free Blog services available on the web. This workshop is a recommended pre-requisite for the Weblogs in the Classroom workshop.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
Welcome to the Internet

Description: We will teach techniques for browsing the Internet and using search engines effectively. This is designed for beginner-level users, and will include techniques for bookmarking sites and saving pictures and text from a web-page.

Audience: Community
Wonders of the Internet

Description: Explore the best that the Internet has to offer. See the world-famous sites for education, business, entertainment and more. We will walk through a guided tour, and provide participants with a bookmark list on diskette to take home and share.

Audience: Designed for Beginners!
Working the Web for Education: From Hotlists to WebQuests

Description: This workshop developed by Tom March will provide teachers with an understanding of how to take advantage of the unique aspects of the web, through the creation of five different kinds of web-based activities that meet different curricular needs from factual acquisition to transformational student-centered learning. The presenter has been an associate of Tom March, co-creator of WebQuests, Filamentality, and Pac Bell Blue Web’n, since 1999

Audience: Beginners welcome!


Intervention & Referral Services
I&RS Behavioral Management Strategies for Creating a Productive Learning Environment and Minimizing Behavioral Disruptions

Description: This workshop is designed to supplement the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) team trainings provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and to support the ongoing professional development of I&RS team members, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8.2(b)5. Schools are regularly confronted with diverse student populations and significant numbers of students with learning, health and behavior problems. These developments suggest the need for innovative responses for remediating mild to severe behavioral disruptions in the classroom. Participants will examine the relationship between student behaviors, class activities, and teacher behaviors in order to determine the factors that successfully increase students’ engagement in the learning process. This analysis will assist in identifying the factors that negatively influence students’ learning and that can contribute to inappropriate behaviors. Using a hands-on approach, I&RS team members will learn innovative, research-based strategies and methods for creating productive learning environments and minimizing behavior disruptions. Course Content: The workshop will address the topics listed below: 1. Characteristics of a positive, safe school and classroom climate. 2. Positive responses to verbal and physical outbursts. 3. Relationships among student behaviors, teacher behaviors, and time on task (active engagement in the learning process). 4. Increasing engaged time through effective behavior modifications. Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this session, participants will: 1. Have a practical understanding of techniques for maintaining a positive, safe classroom environment that is conducive to learning. 2. Be able to develop effective responses to classroom outbursts, such as verbal abuse or unanticipated physical actions. 3. Be able to identify disruptive student behaviors that result from factors in the instructional environment. 4. Be able to adjust the instructional environment to maximize students’ engagement in the learning process. 5. Be able to implement the behavioral strategies through I&RS action plans. 6. Be able to identify situations where the use of intervention techniques, such as verbal and physical calming of out-of-control students would be effective. 7. Be aware of data gathering techniques to use in assessing the achievement of the goals and objectives identified in the I&RS team action plans. Training programs are available at no cost. Professional Development Certificates will be issued.

I&RS Data-Driven Decision-Making for Teams of Intervention and Referral Services

Description: This workshop is designed to supplement the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) team trainings provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and to support the ongoing professional development of I&RS team members, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8.2(b)5. Data-driven decision making is a system of teaching and management practices that provides better information about students to classroom teachers, administrators, and I&RS teams. Data is important for analyzing classroom environments; improving teaching and classroom management strategies; addressing learning, behavior and health difficulties; identifying “SMART” objectives for I&RS action plans; selecting appropriate interventions to address learning, behavior and health difficulties, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions. The first purpose of this workshop is to increase I&RS team member understanding of data-driven decision making and its relevance to the I&RS process. The second purpose of this workshop is to increase I&RS team member knowledge of data collection and analysis procedures and effective goal setting principles. Course Content: The workshop will address the following topics: 1. Identifying target behaviors. 2. Setting SMART objectives for I&RS interventions. 3. Collecting and analyzing data for behavior and learning issues. 4. Selecting appropriate interventions based on data. 5. Utilizing data to evaluate progress toward achievement of objectives. Learning Objectives: As a result of participation in this workshop, I&RS participants will be able to: 1. Articulate the essential elements of effective data-driven decision making. 2. Understand the importance of establishing SMART objectives. 3. Develop SMART objectives based on data. 4. Develop and establish data collection systems to measure and monitor the success rate of I&RS action plans. 5. Define behavior in specific, observable, and quantifiable terms. 6. Determine which type of data-collection and charting system is appropriate for a given behavior or learning issue. 7. Describe various types of data-collection and charting procedures and their functions. 8. Utilize data to select interventions and to determine the effectiveness of interventions. Training programs are available at no cost. Professional Development Certificates will be issued.

I&RS In Class Supports for Students Struggling Academically in Grades K-4

Description: This program is designed to supplement the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) team trainings provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and to support the ongoing professional development of I&RS team members, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8.2(b)5. Special note: Individuals who have attended “One Size Does Not Fit All: Developing Strategies to Address the Learning and Behavior Problems of Students in Grades K-4” should not register for this workshop. School staff are engaged with a diverse student population with varied learning and behavior problems. As a result, school staff can benefit from learning about interventions that can help these students to achieve success in the general education classroom. The emphasis of this course is on providing I&RS team members serving kindergarten through fourth grades with a framework for identifying critical skill deficits in reading, writing, math, and classroom behavior. Participants will expand their capacities to generate and apply innovative school-based strategies aimed at enhancing academic achievement and social competence. Using a “hands-on” approach, I&RS team members will be provided with innovative, research-based strategies and widely implemented methods for helping students to be more successful learners. The workshop includes explanations of teaching and learning strategies, strategies for their application, and information on additional resources (e.g., experts, books, websites). Course Content: The course will address the topics described below: 1. Understanding the reasons student labels matter and their effects on learning. 2. Understanding the effects of brain research on pedagogy. 3. Identifying learning styles and memory strengths. 4. Identifying critical academic sub-skill sets in reading, writing, and math. 5. Developing proactive intervention strategies that create a productive, disruption-free classroom environment. Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify essential academic skills for student success in reading, writing, and math. 2. Design individual interventions based on a differentiated model of instruction. 3. Identify the important skills for students to exhibit productive classroom behavior. 4. Develop an optimal learning approach for each student based on his or her unique learning needs. 5. Develop and design interventions to improve academic performance and achieve a disruption-free classroom. 6. Increase their repertoire of “tricks, tools and techniques” to be utilized in the I&RS action planning process. 7. Help their colleagues accommodate diverse learning styles, skills, and abilities in the general education classroom. Training programs are available at no cost. Professional Development Certificates will be issued.

I&RS In Class Supports for Students Struggling Academically in High School

Description: This course is designed to supplement the I&RS team trainings provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and support the ongoing professional development of I&RS team members, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8.2(b)5. Special note: Individuals who have attended “One Size Does Not Fit All: Developing Strategies to Address the Learning and Behavior Problems of Students in High School” should not register for this workshop. This course will provide I&RS team members in the high school setting with a fresh perspective on important skills necessary for promoting the academic success of high school students. Participants will learn to identify critical skill deficits typical of high school learners, while expanding their capacities to generate and apply innovative strategies to complex learning and behavior problems. The program will demonstrate specific strategies for building critical skills intended to help students in grades 9-12 overcome barriers to learning. Participants will be provided with innovative, research-based strategies and successfully implemented methods of helping students to be more successful learners. The workshop includes “hands-on” activities and explanations of teaching and learning strategies work, strategies for their application, and information on additional resources (e.g., experts in the field, books, websites). Participants also will learn about the relationships between systems that encourage collaboration among staff, students, and parents. Course Content: The course will address the topics described below: 1. The reasons high school students benefit from “hands-on,” life-related learning activities, integrated instruction and cooperative learning groups. 2. The reasons labels matter, and their effects on learning. 3. Understanding the effects of brain research on pedagogy. 4. The impact of alcohol use on adolescent brain development. 5. The ways high school students present their learning deficits through alcohol and other drug use, absenteeism, tardiness, homework incompletion, and disruptive, distracted and disengaged behavior. 6. The critical sub-skills of learning in the content areas, and in general learning at the high school level. Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this session, participants will: 1. Match educational strategies with anticipated behavior improvements. 2. Identify critical educational strategies for high school students - a. Attention and learning; b. Memory; c. Motivation; d. Note taking; e. Organization; f. Test taking; g. Test preparation; h. Reading comprehension; and i. Writing and proof reading. 3. Identify ways homework-related issues can be addressed through the I&RS process. 4. Develop a framework for matching educational strategies with specific content areas in order to - a. Identify the “skills within the skills;” and b. Strengthen reading in the content areas. 5. Explore how a combination of traditional teaching methods and creative, accelerated learning techniques can positively impact student learning. Training programs are available at no cost. Professional Development Certificates will be issued.

I&RS In Class Supports for Students Struggling Academically in Middle School

Description: This program is designed to supplement the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) team trainings provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and to support the ongoing professional development of I&RS team members, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8.2(b)5. Special note: Individuals who have attended “One Size Does Not Fit All: Developing Strategies to Address the Learning and Behavior Problems of Students in Middle School” should not register for this workshop. In a rush to complete homework as quickly as possible and deal with the stress of passing high-stakes exams, many middle school students experience education as mainly an “information transfer process,” rather than as a vehicle for learning “how to learn.” This course will provide I&RS team members in middle school settings with a fresh perspective on the skills necessary for promoting the academic success of students in the middle grades. Participants will be provided with skills and strategies for identifying students’ critical skill deficits, while expanding their capacities to generate and apply innovative strategies for resolving complex learning and behavior problems. Participants will examine the ways these skill deficits are manifested in the behavior of middle school students (e.g., homework deficiencies, attention, and motivation). Differentiated instruction skills and strategies will be applied to address students’ skill deficits and related behavioral issues. Using a “hands-on” approach, I&RS team members will be provided with innovative, research-based strategies and widely implemented methods for helping students to be successful learners. The workshop will include demonstrations of teaching and learning strategies work, strategies ofr their application,, and information on additional resources (e.g., experts in the field, books, websites). Course Content: The course will address the topics described below: 1. The reasons middle school students have the developmental need for “hands-on,” life-related learning activities, integrated instruction and cooperative learning groups. 2. The reasons labels matter, and their effects on learning. 3. Learning styles and memory strengths that are essential for optimal learning among middle school students. 4. Identification of students’ critical core content deficits. 5. Characteristics of effective learning communities. 6. Differentiated instruction. 7. Proactive intervention strategies that can create a productive, disruption-free classroom environment. Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this session, participants will be able to: 1. Define differentiated instruction. 2. Develop strategies for the differentiation of instruction in terms of - a. content (what the teacher plans to teach); b. process (how the teacher plans instruction); and c. product (how student learning is assessed). 3. Identify the interaction between traditional teaching methods and creative, accelerated learning techniques for helping students improve their abilities to learn. 4. Create leadership road maps for the “challenged” students. 5. Develop middle school educational strategies that address - a. Attention and learning; b. Memory; c. Note taking; d. Organization; e. Test taking; f. Test preparation; and g. Reading comprehension. 6. Identify ways homework-related issues can be addressed through the I&RS process, and ways I&RS teams can increase their efficiency in resolving homework problems. Training programs are available at no cost. Professional Development Certificates will be issued.

I&RS One Size Does Not Fit All: Developing Strategies to Address Students in Grades K-4

Description: One Size Does Not Fit All: Developing Strategies to Address the Learning and Behavior Problems of Students in Grades K-4 School staff today are engaged with an increasingly diverse student population and an increasing number and proportion of students with learning and behavior problems. These developments have contributed to a tremendous need for interventions that can help these students to achieve success in the general education classroom. The emphasis of this course is on providing I&RS team members serving kindergarten through fourth grades with a framework for identifying critical skill deficits in reading, writing, math, and classroom behavior. Participants will expand their capacities to generate and apply innovative school-based strategies aimed at enhancing academic achievement and social competence. Using a hands-on approach, I&RS team members will be provided with innovative, research-based strategies and widely implemented methods for helping students to be more successful learners. The workshop includes a description of how the teaching and learning strategies work, how they can be applied, and where to find additional resources. Course Content, The course will address the topics described below: 1. Understanding why student labels matter and how they can significantly impact learning. 2. Understanding how brain research is redefining teaching. 3. Identifying learning styles and memory strengths. 4. Identifying critical academic sub-skill sets in reading, writing, and math. 5. Developing proactive intervention strategies that create a productive, disruption-free classroom environment. Learning Objectives, As a result of their participation in this session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify essential academic skills for student success in reading, writing, and math. 2. Design individual interventions based on a differentiated model of instruction. 3. Identify the important skills for students to exhibit productive classroom behavior. 4. Develop an optimal learning approach for each student based on his or her unique learning needs. 5. Develop and design interventions to improve academic performance and achieve a disruption-free classroom. 6. Increase their repertoire of “tricks, tools and techniques” to be utilized in the I&RS action planning process. 7. Help their colleagues accommodate diverse learning styles, skills, and abilities in the general education classroom. Please note that due to the high demand for Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Training there is a STRICT NO REFUND POLICY for I&RS workshops.

I&RS One Size Does Not Fit All: Developing Strategies to Address Students in Middle School

Description: One Size Does Not Fit All: Developing Strategies to Address the Learning and Behavior Problems of Students in Middle School In a rush to complete homework as quickly as possible and deal with the stress of passing high-stakes exams, many middle school students experience education as mainly an information transfer process, rather than also as a vehicle for learning how to learn. This course will provide I&RS team members in middle school settings with a fresh perspective on the skills necessary for promoting the academic success of students in the middle grades. Participants will be provided with skills and strategies for identifying students critical skill deficits, while expanding their capacities to generate and apply innovative strategies for resolving complex learning and behavior problems. Participants will examine how these skill deficits are manifested in the behavior of middle school students (i.e., homework deficiencies, attention, and motivation). Differentiated instruction skills and strategies will be applied to address students skill deficits and related behavioral issues. Using a hands-on approach, I&RS team members will be provided with innovative, research-based strategies and widely implemented methods for helping students to be more successful learners. The workshop will include demonstrations of how the teaching and learning strategies work, how they can be applied, and where to find additional information (e.g., experts in the field, books, websites, other resources). Course Content, the course will address the topics described below: 1. Why middle school students have the developmental need for hands-on, life-related learning activities, integrated instruction and cooperative learning groups. 2. Why labels matter, and how they can significantly impact learning. 3. Learning styles and memory strengths that are essential for optimal learning among middle school students. 4. Identification of students critical core content deficits. 5. Characteristics of effective learning communities. 6. Differentiated instruction. 7. Proactive intervention strategies that can create a productive, disruption-free classroom environment. Learning Objectives, as a result of their participation in this session, participants will be able to: 1. Define differentiated instruction. 2. Develop strategies for the differentiation of instruction in terms of - a. content (what the teacher plans to teach); b. process (how the teacher plans instruction); and c. product (how student learning is assessed). 3. Identify how traditional teaching methods and creative, accelerated learning techniques can work together to help students improve their abilities to learn. 4. Create leadership road maps for the challenged students. 5. Develop middle school educational strategies that address - a. Attention and learning; b. Memory; c. Note-taking; d. Organization; e. Test taking; f. Test preparation; and g. Reading comprehension. 6. Identify ways homework-related issues can be addressed through the I&RS process and ways I&RS teams can increase their efficiency in resolving homework problems. Please note that due to the high demand for Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Training there is a STRICT NO REFUND POLICY for I&RS workshops.

I&RS Planning and Implementing a Successful I&RS Program

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.

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. Please note that due to the high demand for Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Training there is a STRICT NO REFUND POLICY for I&RS workshops.

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.



Language Arts
2-Day Summer Institute: The New 3 R’s Reading, ‘Riting, and RTI

Description:

What is Response to Intervention? The key to helping the struggling reader and writer is early intervention. When students first begin to struggle it is the best time to prevent them from falling behind.  If we can catch them early, interventions can significantly help. If we have not, it is not too late with meaningful instruction. This presentation may be one of the most important for NJ public school teachers, directors, administrators and educators.  At a time of increasing mandates and reform models, more New Jersey schools are implementing RTI.   Intervention is critical to student success and recent data released by the state Department of Education show an increase in the number of New Jersey schools that failed to meet adequate yearly progress performance indicators, especially in the economically disadvantaged and special education subgroups.   657 total schools fell short on "adequate yearly progress" reports during the 2010-2011 school year representing an increase of 199 schools.  This data suggests a need to be addressed for those subgroups to become proficient in the core academic areas.


Literacy is a school wide and teamed effort. How can we manage this without going crazy?  Spend two days learning how we can develop and use an RTI model to help struggling readers and writers at all grade levels K to 12. How can we scaffold support for students and gradually release them to become independent and successful readers and writers? How can we collaborate in our school community to help struggling students before they really fall behind? How do we implement flexible grouping, differentiated instruction, tiered instruction, individual planning, and on going assessment to drive instruction? How do we increase motivation? How do we integrate literacy across the content areas? How do we increase parental involvement? How do we help our ELL students? This will be a hands on two day workshop where we will help with developing and expanding an RTI program that will work in your educational setting. Each participant will leave with strategies that are proven to work and will raise the reading and writing levels of all students. Each participant will bring back activities, plans, collaborative teaming and problem solving interventions, and lessons to implement with all children who are struggling in their classrooms.


Who Should Attend: K to 12 teachers, literacy coaches, administrators, special education, and ELL teachers. Every educator will find value in attending this training. Attendees will be able to ask questions directly of the presenters and come away from this workshop with strategies to address the needs of all learners. 

Balanced Literacy

Description: Delivering a Balanced Program where all students can succeed and be successful in all academics is the key. A successful integrated program includes Guided Reading instruction and much more. How do we run a successful integrated program? What does it entail for Early Literacy and the middle grade learner? This session will be a hands on interactive session for strategies in planning and implementing a successful balanced literacy instructional program for all leveled learners. All learners do not fit in one box. We need many bags of tricks to make them successful in all literacy experiences to carry them across the content area. This session will also address needs of ESL, Bilingual, and Special Education students. Audience: K to 8 Classroom and Language Arts teachers including ESL, Bilingual, and Special Ed.

Data Driven Instruction for Success on NJASK Three thru Eight

Description: DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION for NJASK Language Arts GRADES THREE THRU EIGHT Let’s look at and analyze the data, the scores, the clusters, the strengths, the weaknesses. Where do we go from here? What do need to know to teach for success on NJ ASK. Receive many practical tips and strategies to help teachers plan and implement their program for the year to increase success on the test. Audience: Curriculum supervisors, principals, vice principals, reading specialists, literacy teachers, coordinators or team leaders, guidance counselors, and anyone key in working with teachers and instructional plans for NJASK

Enhancing the School Newspaper through Better Layout and Editorial Practices

Description: Start the presses! The Southern Regional Institute and ETTC in partnership with the Atlantic City Press is offering a workshop that will take teachers beyond the basics of newspaper publishing. Teachers will explore several design aspects of producing a school newspaper and learn about the importance of story placement, headlines, image reproduction and more. Teachers will also explore best practices for layout, color and duplication/production. Teachers will discuss approaches to writing columns, feature stories and editorials. Participants are asked to provide a copy of their school paper to be sent in advance as a constructive critique and sharing exercise during the workshop. Copies of school papers can be mailed to Dina Abbamondi, 701 Route 50 Mays Landing, NJ 08330 or emailed to ettc@stockton.edu

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-12 who are involved with the school newspaper
Holistic Scoring, Designing Rubrics, and Writing Pieces

Description: For students to have success, they need to see how to obtain it. In this workshop, we will design rubrics, match writing pieces, score sample writing pieces, and demonstrate tips for scoring in the classroom. Strategies will be modeled and shared on facilitating holistic scoring that is both student-generated and teacher-generated.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 3 to 8. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
How Can I Set Up An Effective Writing Workshop In My Classroom? Grades 4-6

Description: Confused when setting up a Writing Workshop lesson or unit? No wonder! With the myriad of formats and programs available, you may have wondered: - How can I best teach the program my school is using? - How can I set up an effective Writing Workshop in my classroom if my school has no formal writing program in place? - How can I get my students engaged in Writing Workshop lessons? In this hands-on workshop, we will review the basics and how you can adapt almost any published writing program for use in your classroom. As an active participant, you will gain a clear understanding of what a Writing Workshop is, how it works, and how you can set it up. Participants will learn how to plan and execute several target lessons for immediate use in their own classrooms, as well as samples, student lesson handouts and a list of resources to help you continue to plan successful lessons and units on your own. Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Word/Internet is helpful.

How to Motivate Reluctant Readers and Writers

Description: We all are aware that motivation is a key ingredient to successful learning. Many factors, including personal interests, attitude, and engagement, contribute to a student's motivation to read and write. All children are motivated to do some things, and to read and write in certain contexts. This program is the first in a series of hands-on interactive workshops that will give teachers strategies on how to teach and motivate reluctant readers and writers who are struggling for a variety of reasons. These reasons may include: ability, second language issues, lack of motivation, learning disability, or simply a lack of desire to succeed in school. What can teachers do? In this workshop, participants will: • Look at trends, research and new developments in teaching reading and writing • Share individual issues and brainstorm ideas from our classrooms • Actively incorporate strategies from the research that can work in the classrooms both in language arts classrooms and content area classrooms • Promote activities towards a lifetime love of reading and writing in children • Find the key to improving self-esteem and success for the reluctant reader and writer. • Discover how to implement lessons that change an indifferent student into an engaged and motivated reader and writer. • Develop and leave with strategies and lesson ideas that can be used in any reading and writing classroom across the content areas. • Discover many lessons and ideas that are on the WEB to help teach and motivate struggling readers and writers

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 4 to 12. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
Improving LAL in Middle and High School Classes

Description: Enhance your Language Arts Literacy lessons with exciting, practical, and easy ideas that will motivate your middle and high school students and improve skills. This interactive workshop will help you teach your students the essential English skills in meaningful and lively ways. You will enjoy learning some new critical reading strategies as well as craft of writing techniques. A comprehensive packet of handouts will be included.

Audience: Middle and High School Teachers
Improving LAL in Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School Classes

Description: Enhance your Language Arts Literacy lessons with exciting, practical, and easy ideas that will motivate your upper elementary, middle, and high school students and improve skills. This interactive workshop will help you teach your students the essential English skills in meaningful and lively ways. You will enjoy learning some new critical reading strategies as well as craft of writing techniques. A comprehensive packet of handouts will be included.

Audience: Teachers in grades 3-8 and High School
Hosting Needs: TV and VCR, Chart Paper Markers, and Writing Paper
Improving Those LAL Scores

Description: During this comprehensive workshop experienced presenters will discuss and model many strategies and ideas that are designed to boost both the reading and writing portions of the NJ Ask tests.Participants will be shown proven techniques and tips for responding to multiple choice and open-ended questions and for constructing well-written essays. Watch your students scores SOAR! Classroom demonstrations are also offered. All participants will leave with a wealth of new understandings as well as a resource packet of easy to use activities.

Infusing Literature with Technology using Weblogs

Description: Do you want to know how to incorporate technology into your literacy program and still accomplish your literacy goals? This program will highlight a successful project involving a core piece of literature and a free software program that facilitates online student interaction. During the first hour, presenters will feature a literacy project Sarah, Plain and Tall: An Online Collaborative Project which included students in New Jersey and Texas. The model is an example that can be duplicated using any piece of literature. The second hour of the workshop will focus on how to use Wordpress, an open-source content management / weblog system, for this purpose. Wordpress makes it easy to organize, present, manage and involve students in focused, moderated online discussions.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 3 to 12. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers and technology instructors.
Interactive Writing for Primary School

Description: This workshop is filled with practical information on how to implement an interactive writing program in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to the basics of interactive writing. They will learn a variety of effective strategies that can be used in small groups or with the whole class. Teachers will have an opportunity to explore the relationship between reading and interactive writing through the use of classic books and favorite stories. Interactive writing activities that correlate with state standards will be modeled. Practical handout materials will enhance this presentation. This workshop will be presented in a collaborative format for the entire preK-3 Group.

Audience: Teachers Grades preK-3
Just Right for Grades Five and Six

Description: Why should those not quite GEPA kids be left out of the mix? Here is a workshop especially geared for them. This will be an interactive workshop of Language Arts strategies and modeled lessons for Reading and Writing across the Content Areas. We all know about the struggle to survive content area text that children have after fourth grade. We need more than survival, we need success. This workshop will include modeled lessons for fifth and sixth grade students including the standards for Language Arts. Each teacher will leave with many hands on lessons and interactive technology websites that they can implement into instruction. Each teacher will leave with customized lessons and strategies to work with fifth and sixth grade students to increase their success in reading and writing in all of the content area disciplines.

Audience: All teachers who work with grade five and six students in all disciplines, including Special Education, Title I, and ESL.
Language Arts Standards for All Learners

Description: Description: Teachers can teach to the language arts and literacy standards and ensure that all of the learning needs of their students are met. Covering the standards does not mean teaching has to be boring. We can teach and prepare children for state testing with fun and motivating activities. We must engage all students to help them succeed in language arts. This hands-on, interactive workshop will offer engaging activities to teach language arts through the standards. Lessons, units, and strategies for students of all levels K to 12 will be modeled, demonstrated, and explored to teach the language arts standards and incorporate them across the content areas. Strategies for NJASK, GEPA, and HSPA will be threaded through and integrated into the Balanced Program. All children can succeed (ESL, Basic Skills, Gifted, Special Education, Regular Education) in the classroom. Teachers will leave with many hands-on activities including technology-rich projects and websites to help with their language arts instruction. Audience: K to 12 (Classroom teachers, Language Arts teachers, Basic Skills, Special Ed.)

Literature Circles in your Language Arts Classroom

Description: This hands-on workshop will provide pracitical strategies to help you incorporate literature circles into your reading and writing program. Several models of literature circles will be presented. Handouts will be provided for use in your classroom. Highlights include: - steps to prepare students for participation in literature circles - classroom set-up - book selection (lists provided) - assessment tools and techniques - using writing to help students think actively By using literature circles as part of your language arts curriculum, students will gain an appreciation of literature. They will also: - develop inquiry and thinking skills - become aware of details that enrich vocabulary - appreciate the author's unique style of writing - learn the elements of literature - develop social skills - improve oral and written skills - increase vocabulary, both oral and written - evaluate literature - improve questing techniques

Audience: Teachers Grades 3 - 8
Make Writing Exciting

Description: Many practical strategies and techniques to improve and enhance creative writing will be presented in this interactive workshop. Ideas for classroom writing and projects will be shared. Activities will include those for the whole class, small groups, pairs, and individual students.

Audience: Grades K-8
Meet the Language Arts Standards for All Middle and High School Learners

Description: Teachers can teach to the language arts and literacy standards and ensure that all of the learning needs of their students are met. Covering the standards does not mean teaching has to be boring. We can teach and prepare children for state testing with fun and motivating activities. We must engage all students to help them succeed in language arts. This hands-on, interactive workshop will offer engaging activities to teach language arts through the standards. Lessons, units, and strategies for middle and high school levels will be modeled, demonstrated, and explored to teach the language arts standards and incorporate them across the content areas. All children can succeed (ESL, Basic Skills, Gifted, Special Education, Regular Education) in the classroom. Teachers will leave with many hands-on activities including technology-rich projects and websites to help with their language arts instruction.

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers, Language Arts Supervisors, Curriculum Supervisors, Title I and ESL Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Basic Skills and Gifted and Talented Teachers.
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab with Internet Access
Meet the Language Arts Standards for All Primary School Learners

Description: Teachers can teach to the language arts and literacy standards and ensure that all of the learning needs of their students are met. Covering the standards does not mean teaching has to be boring. We can teach and prepare children for state testing with fun and motivating activities. We must engage all students to help them succeed in language arts. This hands-on, interactive workshop will offer engaging activities to teach language arts through the standards. Lessons, units, and strategies for Primary School learners will be modeled, demonstrated, and explored to teach the language arts standards and incorporated them across the content areas. All children can succeed (ESL, Basic Skills, Gifted, Special Education, Regular Education) in the classroom. Teachers will leave with many hands-on activities including technology-rich projects and websites to help with their language arts instruction.

Audience: All Primary School Teachers, Special Education Teacher, ESL, Gifted and Talented, Title I, and BSI Teachers
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab with Internet Access
Meet the Language Arts Standards Through Motivating and Engaging Strategies for All Elementary School Learners

Description: Teachers can teach to the language arts and literacy standards and ensure that all of the learning needs of their students are met. Covering the standards does not mean teaching has to be boring. We can teach and prepare children for state testing with fun and motivating activities. We must engage all students to help them succeed in language arts. This hands on, interactive workshop will offer engaging activities to teach language arts through the standards. Lessons, units, and strategies for the elementary school level will be modeled, demonstrated, and explored to teach the language arts standards and incorporate them across the content areas. All children can succeed (ESL, Basic Skills, Gifted, Special Ed., Regular Ed.) in the classroom. Teachers will leave with many hands-on activities including technology-rich projects and websites to help with their language arts instruction.

Audience: All Elementary School Regular Education, ESL, Title One, and Special Education teachers are invited to attend.
Meet the Language Arts Standards Through Motivating and Engaging Strategies for All Middle School Learners

Description: Teachers can teach to the language arts and literacy standards and ensure that all of the learning needs of their students are met. Covering the standards does not mean teaching has to be boring. We can teach and prepare children for state testing with fun and motivating activities. We must engage all students to help them succeed in language arts. This hands on, interactive workshop will offer engaging activities to teach language arts through the standards. Lessons, units, and strategies for the middle school level will be modeled, demonstrated, and explored to teach the language arts standards and incorporate them across the content areas. All children can succeed (ESL, Basic Skills, Gifted, Special Ed., Regular Ed.) in the classroom. Teachers will leave with many hands-on activities including technology-rich projects and websites to help with their language arts instruction.

Audience: All Middle School Regular Education, Language Arts Content Specialists, ESL, Title One, and Special Education teachers are invited to attend.
New Strategies for Success…NJ ASK Language Arts 2008

Description: Speculative, Narrative, Persuasive, Informative…. These new buzz words are part of the NJASK grades 5 through 8. We now need strategies. This will be a hands on, interactive workshop for anyone who works with students grades 5 through 8. Modeled lessons will be demonstrated, scaffolding and differentiation strategies for ESL, Special Education, and Differentiated needs for all learners will be presented. Many resources and lessons will be shared. Teachers will leave with strategies and resources for all learners to succeed on the NJASK grades 5 through 8 including the changes made for spring 2008.

New Trends in teaching Balanced Literacy….What’s Hot and What’s Not

Description: Book Talks, teaching and modeling the process of various forms of writing, reflection and responding, discussion groups with student and teacher generated questions, making meaning to teach reading strategies, building vocabulary and spelling through reading and writing, conferencing with individuals and small groups, sharing rubrics, facilitating learning as a springboard to independent reading and writing. These are the trends that will enable students to be successful lifelong readers and writers. This workshop will be a hands on, interactive modeling, doing, and sharing of resources on these topics. Audience: All new teachers from K to 12 will leave with many valuable resources. All populations welcome: Classroom, Language Arts, English, ESL, Special Education, Title One

NJ ASK STRATEGIES for Language ARTS….What’s New …grades 3 through 8

Description: Speculative, Narrative, Persuasive, Informative, Explanatory, and other genres? Working with and analyzing text? Open ended response? These new buzz words are part of the NJASK grades 3 through 8. We now need strategies. This will be a hands on, interactive workshop for anyone who works with students grades 3 through 8. Modeled lessons will be demonstrated, scaffolding and differentiation strategies for ESL, Special Education, and Differentiated needs for all learners will be presented. Many resources and lessons will be shared. Teachers will leave with strategies and resources for all learners to succeed on the NJASK grades 3 through 8 including the changes made for spring 2009.

Peer Editing Techniques

Description: This workshop will consist of ideas for peer editing on many levels.This workshop will include strategies for editing drafts as well as final published copies. Motivating children to edit is not always easy. The workshop will also focus on techniques for motivation. We will practice and model many strategies and brainstorm others to share.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 3 to 8. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
Phonics First – Foundations Level II

Description: This Orton-Gillingham based program is a comprehensive and highly intensive course providing teachers with the necessary strategies and tools to deliver high-quality Phonics First™ lessons. Foundations – Level II emphasizes the advanced concepts of decoding and encoding through Greek and Latin roots and affixes, multisensory comprehension, and written expression techniques. This class also provides extensive review and refinement of Level I multisensory teaching skills. Level II course content is necessary for teachers working with special education students grades 5-12 and adults. Dates: April 8, 9, 22 and 23, 2008 Foundations Level I is a prerequisite for this course.

Phonics First - Level II

Description: This Orton-Gillingham based program is a comprehensive and highly intensive course providing teachers with the necessary strategies and tools to deliver high-quality Phonics First™ lessons. Foundations – Level II emphasizes the advanced concepts of decoding and encoding through Greek and Latin roots and affixes, multisensory comprehension, and written expression techniques. This class also provides extensive review and refinement of Level I multisensory teaching skills. Level II course content is necessary for teachers working with special education students grades 5-12 and adults. Foundations Level I is a prerequisite for this course.

Audience: Phonics FirstTM is appropriate for Grades K-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, and Special Education Teachers.
Phonics First® Foundations Basic (Online Version)

Description:

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

This on-line version of our traditional introductory course provides teachers with a solid understanding of the basic elements of the Phonics First® multisensory reading and spelling approach (based on Orton-Gillingham methodology). Course content includes: alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies; the three-part drill for structured review; tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words and beginning syllabication for multisyllabic words. Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, learning disabled students including dyslexia or other specified learning disorders. 

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.


Where:    Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:   Session A1- 2 hours and 11 minutes

Session A2- 2 hours and 26 minutes
Session B1- 2 hours and 16 minutes
Session B2- 2 hours and 22 minutes
Session C1- 2 hours and 9 minutes
Session C2- 2 hours and 16 minutes          

Total Length:  13 hours and 40 minutes

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

Audience: Teachers grades K-2; K-3 Resource and Special Education Teachers, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.
Phonics First® Foundations Level I (Online Version)

Description:

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

 
According to the International Dyslexia Association, the principles of instruction and content of a multisensory structured language (MSL) program are essential for effective teaching methodologies. This course meets the IDA standards as evidenced by our accreditation through the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).  Based on Orton-Gillingham methodology, this highly comprehensive course provides teachers with the essential strategies and tools to deliver high-quality MSL lessons using the Phonics First® Foundations curriculum.  Because MSL is diagnostic in nature, teachers of reading have the ability to monitor student’s progress quickly in addition to using their own formal and informal assessment tools. Course content includes: alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies; tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words; syllabication for decoding multisyllable words; structured and systematic review of concepts; and guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation.  Participants have opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants.  Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, learning disabled students including dyslexia or other specified learning disorders. 


All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where:    Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:   Session A1- 2 hours and 11 minutes

Session A2- 2 hours and 26 minutes
Session B1- 2 hours and 16 minutes
Session B2- 2 hours and 22 minutes
Session C1- 2 hours and 9 minutes
Session C2- 2 hours and 16 minutes          
Session D1- 1 hour and 42 minutes
Session D2- 2 hours and 32 minutes
Session E1- 1 hour and 51 minutes
Session E2- 1 hour and 37 minutes

Total Length:  21 hours and 22 minutes

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

 

Phonics First® Foundations Level II (Online Version)

Description:

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


Phonics First® (based on Orton-Gillingham) provides teachers with a hands-on, multisensory approach to teaching reading skills to beginning, struggling, at-risk and learning disabled readers. This course emphasizes the advanced concepts of decoding and encoding through Greek and Latin roots and affixes and encompasses instruction in multisensory comprehension and grammar techniques.


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

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where:    Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:   Session A1- 2 hours and 11 minutes

Session A2- 1 hour and 59 minutes
Session B1- 1 hour and 44 minutes
Session B2- 2 hours and 8 minutes
Session C1- 1 hour and 58 minutes
Session C2- 1 hour and 32 minutes            
Session D1- 2 hours and 27 minutes
Session D2- 2 hours and 14 minutes

Total Length:  16 hours and 13 minutes

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

Phonics First™ - Level I Foundations Group A

Description: This Orton-Gillingham based program is a comprehensive and highly intensive course providing teachers with the necessary strategies and tools to deliver high-quality Phonics First™ lessons. Course content includes: alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies; the three-part drill for structured review; tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words; syllabication for multi-syllable words and guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation. Participants have opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants. Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling and learning disabled readers, teaching reading to beginning and struggling readers in grades K-5 and struggling and learning disabled readers in grade K-12, and is also appropriate for K-5 classroom teachers, K-12 reading specialists and special education teachers. The 30-hour series will require attendance at 4 full-day sessions. Group A will meet on October 22-23, 2007 and again on December 3-4, 2007. Group B will meet on October 29-30, 2007 and again on December 10-11, 2007. For more details visit http://www.ettc.net/cal

Phonics First™ Level I Foundations (Group B)

Description: This Orton-Gillingham based program is a comprehensive and highly intensive course providing teachers with the necessary strategies and tools to deliver high-quality Phonics First™ lessons. Course content includes: alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies; the three-part drill for structured review; tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words; syllabication for multi-syllable words and guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation. Participants have opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants. Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling and learning disabled readers, teaching reading to beginning and struggling readers in grades K-5 and struggling and learning disabled readers in grade K-12, and is also appropriate for K-5 classroom teachers, K-12 reading specialists and special education teachers. The 30-hour series will require attendance at 4 full-day sessions. Group A will meet on October 22-23, 2007 and again on December 3-4, 2007. Group B will meet on October 29-30, 2007 and again on December 10-11, 2007. For more details visit http://www.ettc.net/cal

Preparation for the Language Arts GEPA

Description: This workshop will be focused on activities to promote success in the Language Arts portion of the GEPA test. Strategies will be presented and modeled. Activities will be designed to implement in the classroom. Key issues regarding ESL and Special Education populations will be addressed as we plan lessons and activities for differentiation and success for all populations of students. Technology sources and web based lessons will be shared as alternative strategies as well. All educators grades five through eight will benefit from this workshop.

Audience: Teachers in Grades 5-8, ESL Teachers, and Special Education Teachers
Hosting Needs: Laptops in the afternoon
Preparation for the Language Arts NJASK

Description: This workshop will be focused on activities to promote success in the Language Arts portion of the NJASK test. Strategies will be presented and modeled. Activities will be designed to implement in the classroom. Key issues regarding ESL and Special Education populations will be addressed as we plan lessons and activities for differentiation and success for all populations of students. Technology sources and web based lessons will be shared as alternative strategies as well. All educators who work with children in grades K through four will benefit from this workshop.

Audience: Elementary School Teachers, ESL Teachers, and Special Education Teachers
Preparation for Writing Pieces for Standardized Tests

Description: This workshop will be focused on activities to promote success in the writing portion of standardized tests, particularly the NJ ASK and the GEPA tests. Strategies will be presented and modeled. Activities will be designed to implement in the classroom. Key issues regarding standardized tests including strategies for struggling and second language writers will be addressed.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 3 to 8. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
Promoting Effective Literacy Instruction for All Readers in the Primary Classroom

Description: What is effective literacy instruction? What does it include? Strategies will be demonstrated on how to design a comprehensive balanced literacy program for all children to succeed. The workshop will include: • Designating the levels of readers and writers in your classroom and strategies for assessing them. • How to teach to the levels in your primary classroom. What methods work? View an array of molded methodologies and strategies for all phases of literacy instruction. • Design lessons and participate in activities for phonics and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension instruction. • How to integrate technology and use the web to find lessons and activities appropriate for your leveled learner.

Audience: All primary teachers in Grades K-3, ESL, Title I, Special Education and any teacher who works with children at these levels.
Promoting Effective Literacy Instruction for All Readers in the Primary Classroom

Description: What is effective literacy instruction? What does it include? Strategies will be demonstrated on how to design a comprehensive balanced literacy program for all children to succeed. The workshop will include: • Designating the levels of readers and writers in your classroom and strategies for assessing them. • How to teach to the levels in your primary classroom. What methods work? View an array of molded methodologies and strategies for all phases of literacy instruction. • Design lessons and participate in activities for phonics and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension instruction. • How to integrate technology and use the web to find lessons and activities appropriate for your leveled learner.

Audience: Primary School Teachers, Title I, ESL, and Special Education Teachers
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab
Promoting Writing Across the Curriculum

Description: The Language Arts period cannot do it all. For students to be successful writers they must Write, Write, Write. They must have tools and strategies to carry them through all genres and purposes for writing. Participate in modeled lessons and strategies that will help guide students in writing in all content areas and give them success on NJ ASK and GEPA. This will be a hands-on, interactive session. All participants will leave with strategies, lessons, and resources to aid in the instruction of writing in all content areas. Technology will be demonstrated as a resource as well. Consistency in teaching models, strategies, and the overall writing program will also be addressed. We will share and discuss issues, dilemmas, and seek solutions.

Reading in the Content Areas

Description: This workshop will include a vast array of strategies and modeled lessons for implementing reading across the content areas. Teachers will leave with sample teaching techniques and lessons that they can implement across the content areas.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 4 to 12. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
Rx for Improving Test Scores in LAL

Description: In this workshop, experienced presenters will discuss, model, and demonstrate many strategies and ideas that are guaranteed to boost Language Arts Literacy scores in the ASK, GEPA, and HSPA to a higher level. Participants will be given proven techniques and tips for responding to multiple choice and opened ended questions and for constructing well –written narrative and persuasive essays. Motivational activities and technology tools will also be discussed. Watch your students’ scores soar! Classroom follow-up demonstrations are also offered.

Six Plus One Writing Traits- Grades K-8

Description: Learn valuable strategies to help you develop confident and creative writers. The Six Plus One Writing Traits are flexible and easy to implement, and they work well with existing curriculum and materials. Strategies for integrating technology into the lessons will also be included. The Six Plus One Writing Traits will help to guide and assess writing instruction and prepare students for success in state and standardized testing.

Six+1 Writing Traits

Description: Learn valuable strategies to help you develop confident and creative classroom writers. The Six+1 Writing Traits are flexible and easy to implement, and they work well with existing curriculum and materials. These strategies will also help you to guide and assess instruction so that all students can meet their writing goals successfully. A variety of writing activities will be demonstrated, and participants will be provided with many helpful handouts.

Audience: Teachers
Small Steps to Success on NJASK Three and Four

Description: The road to success on NJASK can’t begin in grade three. To assure that students do well on NJASK strategies for reading response, working with and analyzing text, writing strategies for writing on demand we must begin in Kindergarten. This workshop will be a hands on, interactive one with modeled demonstration lessons, strategies, differentiation techniques for all learners including Special Education, ESL, and Bilingual students to infuse into your overall language arts instruction from Kindergarten through grade four. Audience: K to 4 teachers including: Classroom, ESL, Bilingual, Special Education, Literacy Coaches, and anyone who works with students in K to 4 on NJASK goals.

Strategies for NJASK 5 thru 8

Description: Let’s prepare students for the many tasks that may unfold on NJASK including: Responding to and Analyzing Text, Working With Text, Vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies, and Open Ended Response, Writing on Demand for speculative, narrative, persuasive, informative, explanatory, or other genres of writing. Modeled lessons and hands on, interactive strategies will be demonstrated and planned to meet individual needs of the teachers and population of learners, including ESL, Bilingual, and Special Education. Differentiation, scaffolding, support, and meaningful strategies for all populations of students will be planned for students to succeed all year as they build their long term skills to be successful readers and writers including NJASK. Many resources, lessons, and activities will be shared as well. Audience: classroom teachers, Basic Skills, ESL and Bilingual, Special Education, Reading Specialists, and anyone who works with students to help improve NJASK scores is welcome!

Strategies to Move NJASK and GEPA Writing Scores to the Next Level

Description: Aim for the top. How do we bring our AYP’s to the next level? This will be a workshop that will discuss, model, demonstrate, and plan program ideas and strategies to bring the Language Arts scores, particularly writing into the advanced proficient level. We must not forget the children at the top. Through differentiation and a team effort in all grades we can move children into this level

Audience: Curriculum Supervisors, Principals, Reading Specialists, Language Arts Teachers
Hosting Needs: computer, projector
Summer Literacy Institute

Description: WE HAVE So much to do…teach skills, improve test scores, reach leveled learners, differentiate, improve test scores, and yet keep our learners motivated and actively engaged. How can we accomplish this all? The Summer Literacy Institute will include morning sessions that will provide strategies to develop and integrate a Comprehensive Language Arts Program and hands-on afternoon sessions that will introduce some of the ways technology can be used to enrich a comprehensive literacy program in your classroom. AM Sessions DAY ONE: We will explore Strategies for a Comprehensive Language Arts program, including topics such as: reaching all levels of learners (special ed. populations, Gifted, ESL), open ended response and increased comprehension, creating a comprehensive writing program when they can’t even write a paragraph, strategies to improve overall literacy performance in content areas, literacy centers, literature circles (for content areas as well), scheduling it all, and YES, IMPROVING TEST SCORES. We will practice modeled lessons and hands on activities. DAY TWO: We will focus on implementing a fully integrated Language Arts Program. (Those who attended DAY One will fine tune and add strategies, resources, and modeled lessons). Those who are new on Day Two will bring their current program ideas and work on modifying them to help meet the needs of all learners. Differentiation and various strategies through scaffolding and supporting learners to modify lessons will help you to customize your programs. Each participant will also be able to look at and develop many resources that will help to customize their individual Language Arts Literacy program in the Language Arts classroom and content classrooms as well. Each participant will leave with a wealth of ideas and strategies that can be used immediately as the new school begins. PM Sessions How can the incorporation of technology help you with your many levels of readers and writers in the classroom? How can you implement strategies with little or no cost to the classroom? Scheduling and overall performance can increase in your language arts and content classes by just learning a few new strategies. The workshops will focus on motivating and engaging all levels of students by incorporating blogging, podcasting and mp3 players, moviemaking, and using wiki and Comiclife to increase vocabulary, comprehension, and overall reading and writing skills for all learners. Struggling learners will be motivated to improve as they are able to succeed using technological tools and work at their individual levels. DAY ONE- Investigation: We will investigate and discuss appropriate uses of technology as it relates to content. We will brainstorm together to match key literacy concepts across curriculum areas to the available technology and establish suitable assessment strategies. There will be various examples of content blogging, wikis, and podcasts, along with student movies and the use of mp3 players as centers or a scaffolding device. DAY TWO- Application: Attendees will acts as students with different levels of ability to create or participate in using free wikis, blogs, and podcasts. These “students” will then collaborate with one another and the teacher to further their understanding of language arts concepts.

Summer Literacy Institute - Engagement and Motivation in a Comprehensive Literacy Program

Description: WE HAVE So much to do…teach skills, improve test scores, reach leveled learners, differentiate, improve test scores, and yet keep our learners motivated and actively engaged. How can we accomplish this all? The Summer Literacy Institute will provide strategies to develop and integrate a Comprehensive Language Arts Program as well as hands-on sessions that will introduce some of the ways technology can be used to enrich a comprehensive literacy program in your classroom. Engagement and Motivation in a Comprehensive Literacy Program Topics will include: reaching all levels of learners (special ed. populations, Gifted, ESL), open-ended responses and increased comprehension, creating a comprehensive writing program when students can’t even write a paragraph, strategies to improve overall literacy performance in content areas, literacy centers, literature circles (for content areas as well), scheduling it all, and YES, IMPROVING TEST SCORES. We will practice modeled lessons and hands on activities. Participants will learn to support learners by modifying lessons through differentiation and scaffolding. Each participant will also be able to look at and develop many resources that will help to customize his or her individual Language Arts Literacy program in both the Language Arts classroom and content classrooms as well. Each participant will leave with a wealth of ideas and strategies that can be used immediately as the new school year begins. Hands-On Technology Each Day! How can the incorporation of technology help you teach many levels of readers and writers in the classroom? How can you implement strategies with little or no cost to the classroom? Scheduling and overall performance can increase in your language arts and content classes by just learning a few new strategies. Technology and Language Arts: Meaningful Connections for All Learners The workshops will focus on motivating and engaging all levels of students by incorporating technology for literacy. Using technological tools, struggling learners can work at their individual levels and will be motivated to improve. We will look at blogging, podcasting, and mp3 players and how to use them in a classroom. The incorporation of moviemaking, wikis, and Comic life will increase vocabulary, comprehension, and overall reading and writing skills for all learners. Multimedia Poetry Projects, Acrobat Connect for Distance Learning, building websites, and parent communication will also be presented.

Teaching Writing with SPICE

Description: This workshop, featured in The Press of Atlantic City on 1/12/09, will demonstrate how to identify and apply Core Curriculum skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities in grades K-12. Many of the techniques presented have been designed through years of practical use, and have proven successful in improving state assessment scores. After a review of numerous compositional risks, participants will learn and practice unique assessment tools, skill application strategies for all prompts, test timing awareness and encouragement tips. The focus will be on teaching students to simply “learn how to write” for any type of assignment or prompt. This is called writing with SPICE, and is designed for immediate classroom use. Writing with SPICE builds lifelong student skills, and has actually made both the teaching and learning of writing skills less stressful.

Teaching Writing with SPICE

Description: This workshop, featured in The Press of Atlantic City on 1/12/09, will demonstrate how to identify and apply Core Curriculum skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities in grades K-12. Many of the techniques presented have been designed through years of practical use, and have proven successful in improving state assessment scores. After a review of numerous compositional risks, participants will learn and practice unique assessment tools, skill application strategies for all prompts, test timing awareness and encouragement tips. The focus will be on teaching students to simply “learn how to write” for any type of assignment or prompt. This is called writing with SPICE, and is designed for immediate classroom use. Writing with SPICE builds lifelong student skills, and has actually made both the teaching and learning of writing skills less stressful.

Audience: K-12 Reading Teachers
The Write Site

Description: Do you still complete the writing process in the classroom and then take completed papers to the computer lab to be typed? Stop using the computer as a typewriter and start integrating its valuable tools in every step of the writing process. In this workshop, learn to make prewriting diagrams in Microsoft Word, use word processing functions to help students revise and edit their work, and publish professional looking documents. We will also discuss visual design and classroom management techniques. Directions that are easy for your students to follow and a companion website will be provided.

Audience: Teachers Grades 3 to 8
Trends in Teaching Balanced Literacy for New Teachers – What’s Hot and What’s Not

Description: This second in our series of New Teacher Workshops for the 2008-2009 school year will focus on trends that will enable students to be successful lifelong readers and writers. Topics will include Book Talks, teaching and modeling the process of various forms of writing, reflection and responding, discussion groups with student and teacher generated questions, making meaning to teach reading strategies, building vocabulary and spelling through reading and writing, conferencing with individuals and small groups, sharing rubrics and facilitating learning as a springboard to independent reading and writing. This workshop will be hands on, emphasizing interactive modeling and doing and sharing of resources for these topics.

Two Day Literacy Institute

Description: Plan, Individualize, Differentiate, Motivate and still Prepare for NJASK and HSPA How can we implement a balanced program including: Reading and Writing workshop, whole and small group lessons, individualized instruction, centers into the plan, accelerated teaching of concepts and skills, literacy across the content areas, literature discussion circles, technology projects to incorporate new Language Arts standards, and still prepare our students for NJASK and HSPA? Join us in a two day interactive, hands on learning experience that will enable you to begin September with many lessons and strategies ready to implement the needs of all learners. We will cover Differentiation, Motivating the Struggling Reader and Writer, and other topics customized to fit your needs. The second day will be designed to follow individual needs in your specific literacy programs. All participants will leave with many strategies and lessons to begin the school year. Audience: All teachers and administrators K-12 (regular education, Special Education, Title One, ESL and Bilingual) NOTICE: Please contact Dr. Michele Barto at michelebarto@comcast.net if there is anything special you would like added to the training!

Uncovering "Complex Text" , Transitioning Language Arts Instruction from NJASK and HSPA to the Common Core

Description: Course Description: Participants will learn many strategies for working with “text” as defined in the Common Core. These strategies will help prepare students as the NJASK and HSPA transition to changes that are spelled out in the Common Core. This workshop will help teachers with daily classroom instruction and scaffolding text complexity for at risk readers and writers. It also will provide guidelines for raising “rigor” with text for all students. How do we teach multiple levels of text and forms of text? Course Content: Strategies will be presented for students to work with text in books, visual text, technical text, informational, narrative, multiple genre and subgenres, and to respond to text with evidence. Participants will also explore strategies for deep analysis and responding to all of these text formats. Performance assessment will also be addressed as an integral piece of diagnostic instruction. The participants will be presented with many hands-on lessons and strategies that they can use in daily instruction and that will help to prepare their students for NJASK, HSPA, and other required benchmark assessments. Learning Objectives: • Teachers will define and review anchor examples of “text” as shown in the Common Core. • Teachers will practice, develop, and share strategies to teach multiple modes of text as presented in the Common Core (drama, text sets, poetry, genres, technical texts, etc.). • Teachers will review lessons, activities, and mini lessons to use in classrooms on text complexity (responding to text in writing, providing evidence, and writing genres). • Teachers will adapt specific lessons and strategies to their own students and classroom needs. • Teachers will look at sample assessments and anchor models dealing with all forms of text designated in the Common Core. They will analyze, scaffold, and adapt to classroom and assessment models that will be part of the new assessments.

Audience: Teachers who teach language arts and all content areas in grades K-12, special education, and ELL, curriculum supervisors, literacy coaches
Using a Writer's Notebook to Teach the Common Core Standards

Description:

If you want to see an immediate improvement in student writings, add the Writer’s Notebook to your curriculum. A Writer’s Notebook is a blank book where a writer gathers ideas and plays with language. Minimal preparation is required for teachers to execute lessons which provide big payoffs in literacy improvement for students. Participants will create and leave the workshop with easy-to-execute lessons that will engage even the most reluctant writer.

Learning Objectives:
Teachers will learn how to…

  • Set up Writers’ Notebooks.
  • Use Collections to revise writing pieces throughout the year.
  • Assign Quick Writes to teach grammar skills and to promote writing fluency.
  • Help students internalize writing conventions by Scaffolding lessons.
  • Try free internet resources designed to integrate the CCSS into any ELA curriculum.

Course Content:

  • The Year-Long Benefits of Keeping a Writer’s Notebook
  • Getting Started
  • Building and Adding to Living Collections
  • Assigning Fluency-Based and Skill-Based Free Writes
  • Teaching Common Core Writing Conventions
  • Internalizing Grammar and Mechanics Rules
  • Conducting Easy and Effective Conferences
  • Making Connections to Literature
  • Writing Through the Genres

Activities:
Teachers will …

  • Participate in interactive lessons.
  • Set up and create personal Writers’ Notebooks.
  • Design visual reference pages. 
  • Receive a year’s worth of lesson ideas.
  • Leave with hundreds of CCSS resources.

Audience: Literacy coaches, English Language Arts teachers, administrators, and professional developers responsible for the academic achievement of students in grades 4-12
Web-based projects for Language Arts

Description: There are many wonderful web-based lessons and ideas that can help with the teaching of Language Arts. Find many useful strategies and lessons to use. All participants will design their own webliography of resources for lessons and strategies to customize their language arts classroom. Tips will be given on how to search for topics in all phases of literacy instruction. The presenter will share many resources as well.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades K to 12. The workshop will be customized for any grade level. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
What's New on the Internet for Language Arts?

Description: Take a guided tour of exemplary web resources for the language arts content area. Resources will include primary sites, teacher-created sites, real time data lessons, virtual trips, and multimedia/animation sites that feature new software such as Flash. Teachers will identify web resources to expand existing lesson plans, and will learn how to evaluate web sites.

Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers
Writer’s Workshop

Description: Writer’s workshop can be paired with reading activities in all content areas to motivate children to write. To become successful writers, children must write on a daily basis. We must make writing a meaningful part of the curriculum. The presenter will model lessons and demonstrate how students can become actively engaged and motivated to write as they choose topics and expand them through the steps of Writer's Workshop: planning (including peer conferencing, brainstorming, webbing, questioning), revision, editing, and direct instruction in mini skills lessons. Participants will leave with hands-on lessons that they can implement across the content areas to create successful writing products. Flexible strategies incorporating learning styles will also be demonstrated. These strategies will help teachers succeed with all students including ESL learners, struggling learners, and gifted learners. Writing samples for New Jersey Ask and GEPA test preparation will be provided.

Audience: Grade K to 8 classroom teachers including Title I, ESL, Special Education
Writing Across the Content Areas

Description: The Language Arts period cannot do it all. For students to be successful writers they must Write, Write, Write. They must have tools and strategies to carry them through all genres and purposes for writing. Participate in modeled lessons and strategies that will help guide students in writing in all content areas and give them success on NJ ASK, GEPA, and HSPA. This will be a hands-on, interactive session. All participants will leave with strategies, lessons, and resources to aid in the instruction of writing in all content areas. Technology will be demonstrated as a resource as well. Audience: K to 12 Teachers in all content areas including ESL, Bilingual, and Special Ed populations.

Writing for Varied Purposes

Description: We all write for many different reasons and for many different audiences. In this workshop, we will share and practice strategies on how to teach description, narration, persuasion, and exposition…just to name a few. Participants will leave with sample strategies and lessons that they can implement immediately in their writing classrooms.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 3 to 8. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
Writing in the Content Areas

Description: This workshop will include a vast array of strategies and modeled lessons for implementing writing across the content areas. Teachers will leave with sample teaching techniques and lessons that they can implement across the content areas.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 4 to 12. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
Writing Reports - Using Traditional Research and the Web

Description: This workshop is designed to give participants an array of strategies and tools to conduct research in content areas for reports. Various websites will be explored and tested for their reliability. Organization for writing reports will be covered (outlines, webbing, lists, brainstorming). In addition, student integrity issues will be explored in creating researched documents.

Audience: Any teachers in Grades 4 to 12. The population can include: classroom, ESL, special education, basic skills, and content area teachers.
Writing with SPICE for Grades 9-12

Description: This expanded version of this very successful and popular workshop will provide a full day of SPICE training demonstrating how to identify and apply skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities at the high school level. Language Arts teachers, special education teachers and ELL teachers will learn and work with a variety of grade appropriate techniques designed through years of practical use. SPICE strategies have proven successful in improving state assessment scores. After a review of numerous compositional risks, particularly those that high school students would be expected to include in their writing, participants will learn and practice unique assessment tools, skill application strategies for all prompts, test timing awareness and encouragement tips. The focus will be on teaching students to simply “learn how to write” for any type of assignment or prompt. This is called “Writing with SPICE,” and is designed for immediate classroom use. Writing with SPICE builds lifelong student skills, and has actually made both the teaching and learning of writing skills less stressful. This full day workshop format will allow for more participant interaction and application of newly acquired skills.

Audience: Grade 9-12 teachers of language arts, special education and ELL; supervisors and principals
Writing with SPICE, Grades 3-5

Description: Description: This expanded version of this very successful and popular workshop will provide a full day of SPICE training demonstrating how to identify and apply skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities in grades 3-5. Language Arts teachers, special education teachers and ELL teachers will learn a variety of techniques designed through years of practical use. SPICE strategies have proven successful in improving state assessment scores. After a review of numerous compositional risks, participants will learn and practice unique assessment tools, skill application strategies for all prompts, test timing awareness and encouragement tips. The focus will be on teaching students to simply ?learn how to write? for any type of assignment or prompt. This is called writing with SPICE, and is designed for immediate classroom use. Writing with SPICE builds lifelong student skills , and has actually made both the teaching and learning of writing skills less stressful. This full day workshop format will allow for more participant interaction and application of newly acquired skills.

Audience: Grade 3-5 teachers of language arts, special education and ELL; supervisors and principals


Math & Science
Active Learning = Success For All

Description: This unique program is an on-going series of two workshops in which the presenter employs the constructivist approach with hands on activities for the teaching and learning of mathematics. Activities, games, simulations and more for all areas of math will be presented in Session One. Participants will be asked to conduct activities in their classrooms and share results during Session Two. A comprehensive packet of materials will be disseminated during both sessions.

Activities for Middle School Math Success

Description: This workshop for Grades 5 through 8 math teachers and supervisors provides you with information and materials to support developmental achievement in students as they prepare for Grade 8 GEPA testing. Details of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and the GEPA test will be reviewed and we will then investigate a large set of activities including hands-on and computer resources that can be used with your students.

Audience: A Workshop for Grades 5 through 8 Mathematics Teachers and Supervisors
Activities for Middle School Math Success

Description: This workshop, designed for Grades 5 through 8 math teachers and supervisors, will provide information and materials to support developmental achievement in students as they prepare for Grade 8 GEPA testing. Details of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and the GEPA test will be reviewed. Participants will then investigate a large set of activities including hands-on and computer resources that can be used immediately with their students.

Audience: Grades 5 through 8 Mathematics Teachers and Supervisors
Adopt-A-Stream

Description: This three-session workshop will introduce participants to the Adopt-A-Stream Program in the Egg Harbor Township School District. After an overview of the program, participants will go on a nature walk to the headwater of Miry Run, and participate in a macroinvertebrate assessment at Patcong Creek in E.H.T. Cross-curricular activities/ideas, a web site, and a sample budget will be available for any schools that are considering incorporating this program into their curriculum.

Audience: Science Teachers
All about the NJ End-of-Course Biology/Life Science Assessment

Description: This workshop will describe the many aspects of the end-of-course biology/life science assessment which will be administered for the first time in May of this year. Participants will be offered both teaching strategies for student success and administrative details of the test. Teachers will be able to review sample test questions including those of the open-ended type, performance assessment prompts and a set of essential questions relevant to the test. Newly devised test specifications will be introduced and the structure and scoring of the test described. Activities which support success on both the written and performance assessment portions of the test will be presented. Both teachers and supervisors will benefit from attendance at the workshop.

Authentic Assessment in the Middle School Science Classroom

Description: In accordance with the National Science Education and New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards in Science, a variety of alternative student assessment techniques have become popular among science educators and their students in recent years. Authentic Assessment Techniques for the Middle School Science Classroom describes a number of these techniques and shows how these techniques allow teachers to better measure the true learning of their students. The workshop will consist of a variety of hands- on and computer activities that match to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards in Science and use authentic assessment for their evaluation. Such assessment techniques as rubrics, portfolios, concept mapping, science journaling and student-self assessment will be included. Each science activity and its assessment will be presented in a way that it can be adapted to local curricula and implemented easily within the classroom.

Audience: Grade 5-8 Science Teachers
Basic Science Techniques for the Elementary Classroom

Description: Teachers will review basic scientific method for the elementary science classroom. Participants will explore how to take their science lessons to the outdoors. Using Dr. Helen Ross Russell’s best-seller, Ten-Minute Filed Trips - A Teacher’s Guide to Using the Schoolgrounds for Environmental Studies, participants will discern new dimensions of familiar spaces and objects. Brick walls, rock outcrops, lawns, broken pavement, weeds and trees are all targets for exploration. The workshop will provide a teacher’s guide with pre-trip classroom activities, teacher preparation, and a list of trip possibilities. Teachers will participate in a sampling of recommended environmental activities and will explore field trip opportunities available to them in their own school yard. The workshop is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (5.1 Scientific Processes, 5.5 Life Science and 5.8 Earth Science).

Audience: Grade K-6 Science Teachers
Bass River State Forest - A Nearby Resource

Description: One of two “Pines to Shore” Summer excursions will available to teachers this summer. Bass River State Forest is a perfect place to explore Pine Barrens natural and cultural history as it is New Jersey’s first state forest and located just off the Garden State Parkway in southern Burlington County. Established in 1905, this nearly 27,000 acre state-owned site is crisscrossed by well defined trails, shaded by stands of towering Atlantic white cedar trees, as well as a variety of pines and oaks, and home to a pristine “lake” created in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Instructed by Cynthia Coritz, the Superintendent of Bass River Stat Forest and her staff, participants will be able to test the forest’s soil and water, learn why certain plants and animals thrive in these highly acidic conditions, and discover why fire is an important component of the forest landscape including the Pygmy Pine forest. Participants will create classroom activities and field trips with the help of instructors. The workshop is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (5.1 Scientific Processes, 5.5 Life Science, 5.8 Earth Science, and 5.10 Environmental Studies). Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Other recommended items include: sneakers or water shoes, a hat, binoculars, bug spray, and sun block.

Audience: Grade K-12 Science Teachers
Calculators for Middle School Math

Description: We will examine a variety of examples for using calculators in the middle school math classroom. We will integrate examples from the NJ Math Framework.

Audience: Math teachers in grades 6 to 12
CCC STANDARDS Fair, Flexible, Focused & Fun (5.1 – 5.4)

Description: The revised 2009 NJ Core Curriculum Content Science Standards have defined Science as “both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based, model-building enterprise that continually extends, refines and revises knowledge.” This workshop is designed to examine and clarify the first four (of twelve) NJ Standards and to provide practical interpretations and hands-on strategies for implementing them across the Grade 1-12 educational continuum. The NJ CCC standards have relevance by providing an organized, unified transition and progression of scientific knowledge from elementary to middle to high school. These standards are also designed to prepare students for proficiency in the high stakes testing of the NJ ASK standardized testing programs and the ACT. Participants will be encouraged to participate and develop customization strategies during the seminar. Audience: elementary and secondary teachers.

CCC STANDARDS Fair, Flexible, Focused & Fun (5.5- 5.8)

Description: The revised 2009 NJ Core Curriculum Content Science Standards have defined Science as “both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based, model-building enterprise that continually extends, refines and revises knowledge.” This workshop is designed as a continuation of the previous workshop and extends the examination and clarification of the middle four (of twelve) NJ Standards, with practical interpretations and hands-on strategies for implementing them across the Grade 1-12 educational continuum. The standards continue to define what all students should know and be able to do as they grow towards scientific literacy. A guiding principle of these standards is that an understanding of fundamental scientific principles and the development of science-related skills are not limited by gender, economic status, cultural background, or ability. Participants will be encouraged to participate and develop customization strategies during the seminar. Audience: elementary and secondary teachers.

CCC STANDARDS Fair, Flexible, Focused & Fun (5.9- 5.12)

Description: The revised 2009 NJ Core Curriculum Content Science Standards have defined Science as “both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based, model-building enterprise that continually extends, refines and revises knowledge.” This workshop is designed as a conclusion to the previous two workshops and presents detailed analysis and application of the last four (of twelve) NJ Standards with practical interpretations and hands-on strategies for implementing them across the Grade 1-12 educational continuum. The development of critical thinking skills, positive attitudes and the development of qualities inherent in the practice of science are emphasized and expanded. Participants will be encouraged to participate and develop customization strategies during the seminar. Audience: elementary and secondary teachers.

Climbing the Ladder of Success: Supporting Grades 5 through 8 Student Math Achievement

Description: Providing Classroom Activities with Content and Rationale to support the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Mathematics This workshop for Grades 5 through 8 math teachers and supervisors provides participants with information and materials to support developmental achievement in students as they prepare for Grade 8 GEPA testing. The new NJ Mathematics Core Curriculum Standards represent a new philosophy of mathematics that will result in a mathematically literate society in its full implementation. This workshop describes not only the content of the new standards, but the educational rationale that explains its importance to students. In addition to details of information about the NJ Core Curriculum Standards, the workshop makes available a large set of activities and curriculum resources that will be useful to teachers at the different grade levels, 5 to 8.

Audience: A Workshop for Grades 5 through 8 Mathematics Teachers and Supervisors
Climbing the Ladder of Success: Supporting grades 7 through 12 Student Math Achievement

Description: This workshop will emphasize problem solving, communication, and writing constructive responses to math problems. Participants will explore a variety of activities to help students master the NJCCCS in Mathematics as measured on the NJASK and the HSPA. Teachers will receive a comprehensive packet of classroom-proven activities that can be used Immediately with their students and you will have time to explore excellent internet resources.

Coach / Mentoring - Mathematics

Description: This is coach / mentoring which will focus on Math and include the following: Observations of Teaching Strategies, conferences, development of pacing charts, and modeling teaching strategies.

Audience: K-8 Teaching Staff
Come Fly with Me - Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Description: The Forsythe refuge is a major resting area for waterfowl and other water birds on their journeys to and from nesting areas in northeastern and east-central Canada. Situated on one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway, this refuge’s landscape is carefully managed so that it can provide suitable food in a mix of emergent and submergent plants along with open water and mudflats. Explore nearby areas, grasslands, and wetlands habitats to observe how they are managed to provide a healthy, self-sustaining population of many wildlife species including mammals, resident birds, reptiles amphibians, and insects common to our state’s southern coast. Discover how these animals have adapted this coastal environment. Participants will create a classroom activity to incorporate into their science instruction. The workshop is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (5.1 Scientific Processes, 5.5 Life Science, 5.8 Earth Science, and 5.10 Environmental Studies). Participants will meet at the Richard Stockton College Campus in Pomona, NJ in Parking Lot 1 and will be shuttled over to the Forsythe refuge. Participants will have a guided exploration of the refuge with Art Webster, Chief of Visitor Services, until 12 PM and then they will return to the Stockton campus for an afternoon session on developing a lesson plan based on the resources discovered at Forsythe.

Audience: Grade 2-12 Science Teachers
Computer Technology to Support New Jersey Science Core Curriculum Standards

Description: When computer skill activities are carefully matched with specific science concepts, technology can enhance and expand student learning. This workshop will show how to match computer skills with the concepts and skills described in the NJ Science Core Curriculum Standards. Using examples of computer activities as models, you will be shown how to create science activities which match your particular classroom needs. Bring curriculum guides or textbooks and leave the workshop with several activity designs ready to use with your students.

Audience: A Workshop for Grades 5 through 8 Science Teachers and Supervisors
Computer Technology to Support NJ Science Core Curriculum Standards

Description: When computer skill activities are carefully matched with specific science concepts, technology can enhance and expand student learning. This workshop will show how to match computer skills with science concepts and skills described in the New Jersey Science Core Curriculum Standards. Using examples of computer activities as models, participants will be shown how to create science activities which will match their particular classroom needs. Bring curriculum guides or textbooks and leave the workshop with several activity designs ready to use in the classroom.

Audience: Middle School Science Teachers and Supervisors
Digital Imaging for Middle School Math

Description: We will scan images and take pictures with digital cameras. We will learn about different picture formats, and conversion between the formats. We will download images onto computers, and learn how to edit the images as well as insert pictures into a variety of documents. Using a simple photo editor, we will learn how to apply fancy effects to pictures to use with classroom activities. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Educational Software for Middle School Math

Description: Math teachers will take a guided tour of software programs relevant to their classroom, such as Inspiration, Geometer's Sketchpad, TI-InterActive!, and more. Teachers will master math software programs hands-on, and will design a lesson to use in their classroom. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Exploring Discrete Mathematics, Probability, and Data Analysis in the Classroom

Description: These mathematical concepts will make math topics come alive for your students. They are excellent tools for improving reasoning and problem solving skills and are appropriate for students of all abilities. This workshop is designed to illuminate the ways in which Discrete Mathematics, Probability, and Data Analysis can help students conduct hands-on activities, explore math concepts and investigate topics to broaden their perspective of the study and applications of mathematics. A comprehensive packet of activities for immediate use in the classroom will be given to all participants.

Geometer's Sketchpad

Description: Sketchpad allows students to construct geometrical shapes on a computer, and derive geometrical relationships instead of memorizing them! Teachers will learn how to use Sketchpad to guide students in geometry and visualization of spatial concepts. Lesson ideas and hands-on exercises will be provided.

Audience: All teachers
GEPA Math Exploration

Description: The session begins with a Teacher Needs Assessment and GEPA Test Analysis. Much of the material covered on the GEPA was never formally learned by most middle school teachers (wasn’t and isn’t part of standard college undergraduate curricula). Examples include data analysis, tessellations and fractals, geometric conceptualization. Teachers will self-assess their own comfort level with different parts of the new math indicators for Grade 8. We will explore in detail the newly adopted NJ DOE math standards and the specific indicators expected from eighth graders. We will discuss the scoring system for the GEPA and explore the expectations of solutions for open-ended problems. We will discuss test-taking strategies that address stress and time management, and will also explore practical ideas for preparing students to succeed on the GEPA.

GEPA Math Ideas

Description: Learn how to stretch a student’s mind through open-ended and creative exploration of mathematics. Participants will explore multiple intelligences and learning styles, and how understanding these concepts can improve math teaching. Concrete examples and lesson ideas will be provided from the NJ Frameworks.

Audience: All teachers
GEPA Math Institute

Description:

GEPA Math: Number and Numerical Operations (4.1)

Description: Participants will review Cluster 4.1 Number and Numerical Operations and will explore strengthening of number and numerical operations content as well as lesson ideas for number sense, numerical operations, and estimation. Sample questions will be explored in groups. Discussion of teaching strategies and technology resources will occur.

GEPA Math: Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics (4.4)

Description: Participants will review Cluster 4.4 Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics and will explore strengthening of data analysis, probablility, and discrete math content as well as lesson ideas for data analysis, statistics, probability, discrete mathematics--systematic listing and counting, and discrete mathematics--vertex-edge graphs and algorithms. Sample questions will be explored in groups. Discussion of teaching strategies and technology resources will occur.

GEPA Math: Geometry and Measurement (4.2)

Description: Participants will review Cluster 4.2 Geometry and Measurement and will explore strengthening of geometry and measurement content as well as lesson ideas for geometric properties, transforming shapes, coordinate geometry, units of measurement, and measuring geometric objects. Sample questions will be explored in groups. Discussion of teaching strategies and technology resources will occur.

GEPA Math: Mathematical Processes (4.5)

Description: Participants will review Cluster 4.5 Mathematical Processes and will explore strengthening of mathematical processes content as well as lesson ideas for problem solving, communication, connections, reasoning, representations, and technology. Sample questions will be explored in groups. Discussion of teaching strategies and technology resources will occur.

GEPA Math: Patterns and Algebra (4.3)

Description: Participants will review Cluster 4.3 Patterns and Algebra and will explore strengthening of algebra and patterns content as well as lesson ideas for patterns and relationships, functions, modeling, and procedures. Sample questions will be explored in groups. Discussion of teaching strategies and technology resources will occur.

GEPA Results Anyalysis Workshop

Description: This full-day workshop is designed for teams of teachers to understand GEPA mathematics scores for their district from Spring 2002. We will discuss the format and content of the GEPA Mathematics test. We will review the test results documents provided to each district and will discuss the clusters and new mathematics standards and indicators that connect each district’s curriculum to the material covered on the statewide test. Each team of participants will analyze in detail the results from their district, and will also work on curriculum coherence and articulation across grade levels to match the new state standards. Specific teaching strategies to address open-ended questions will be discussed. Plan to bring: •Copies of the Cycle I and Cycle II test results for GEPA math for your school. Please bring the detailed student results as well as the aggregated results. If possible, please bring the sample open-ended responses of specific students that are part of the Cycle II results. •Disaggregated results by teacher if available for 8th grade teachers •District Curriculum •List of math topics you cover routinely every year, and how much time you spend on each topic.

Audience: We recommend that schools send teams of classroom teachers (one each from grade 6 to 8).
Graph Club

Description: Students in grades Pre-K to 4 will love using Graph Club to create graphs, pictograms, classroom-size banners and pie-charts. Learn how to use the software to teach a variety of core content topics in science, math and social studies.

Audience: All teachers
How do we teach OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS to Middle School SCIENCE Students?

Description: Open-ended thinking is an important part of science learning, but it’s difficult to know how to teach this skill to Middle School Students. This workshop will show you how to do just that. Using the format for the NJ GEPA Science open-ended questions as the model, teachers will learn how to present the set of reading, writing and thinking strategies needed to solve open-ended questions. Hands-on activities based on the NJ Core Curriculum Standards will be used to supplement the written part of open-ended thinking. Teachers will learn to create open-ended questions tailored to particular classroom needs and leave with a bank of open-ended questions ready for use with their students.

Integrating Literacy into Science and Math Instruction

Description: Link to literacy! Come to learn about the many connections to literature for math and science instruction. Allowing students to explore math and science concepts through literature allows them to relate to the material on a different level. It also exposes them to some real-world, authentic situations in which science and math exist. Come to learn how literature can be used in math and science and leave with a collection of lessons to implement into your classes.

Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics: Assessment

Description: This workshop is one of six workshops for the Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM). Everyday Mathematics provides a variety of tools and suggestions for assessment. Two assessment measures that ITEM can enhance with technology are portfolios and rubrics. Digital portfolios offer instructors new ways of assessing students, as well as strategies for building learner-centered instruction, offers students new ways of demonstrating growth, learning, and competence, combines instruction and assessment, takes instruction and assessment beyond the classroom to the "real world", provides students with sophisticated ways of presenting themselves. Digital portfolios are not only showcases used for assessment; they are also a piece of a knowledge structure (semantic network) that each student builds up. Teachers will be shown sample digital portfolios and explore typical formats for building a student digital portfolio. Teachers will be taught how to scan documents and use Microsoft PowerPoint. Rubrics are frameworks that help teachers gauge progress on various aspects of student learning. Teachers will be taught how to build a rubric in Microsoft Word and how to modify the rubric for various lessons. Teachers will explore websites that provide rubric templates such as http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Audience: K-6 Math teachers and curriculum supervisors who use the Everyday Mathematics series
Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics: Calculators and Manipulatives

Description: This workshop is one of six workshops for the Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM). Based on calculators and manipulatives available to participants and the school districts, ITEM will explore beneficial ways to infuse these technology tools into the math lessons for the Everyday Mathematics Curriculum. Teachers will design a math lesson or a classroom activity using mathematical manipulatives and/or calculators. Calculators have proven to enhance student understanding and mastery of arithmetic, promote good number sense, and improve problem-solving skills. ITEM will review calculator basics and activities introducing calculators to the classroom. Manipulatives are an essential part of active learning of Everyday Mathematics. Teachers will review several types of manipulatives.

Audience: K-6 Math teachers and curriculum supervisors who use the Everyday Mathematics series
Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics: Family and Home Connections

Description: This workshop is one of six workshops for the Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM). Building communication between home and school is a major goal of Everyday Mathematics. ITEM will teach educators how to build an easy website to post classroom activities and assignments, share information with parents, and display family math activities. Educators will build websites using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher or free, online programs such as Filamentality (www.filamentality.com). Participants will discuss other means of communicating information to parents. Web logging, a form of online journaling, or class newsletters created in Microsoft Publisher will be explored.

Audience: K-6 Math teachers and curriculum supervisors who use the Everyday Mathematics series
Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics: Internet Resources

Description: This workshop is one of six workshops for the Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM). The Internet holds a wealth of information. Teachers can find web-based math lessons and classroom activities for students to explore. But where would a teacher begin? ITEM will guide teachers to appropriate websites, discuss website evaluation, and help teachers build a list of online math resources. Teachers will explore the New Jersey Department of Education resources and align activities to the math standards. Participants will also explore distance learning, such as electronic field trips, web-tours, and videoconferencing. By the end of the workshop, teachers will leave with a list of web sites that will help to teach a specific math skill.

Audience: K-6 Math teachers and curriculum supervisors who use the Everyday Mathematics series
Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics: Classroom Connections

Description: This workshop is one of six workshops for the Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM). Teachers will discuss how to teach in the one computer classroom as well as exploring Internet Resources and Webquests for the Everyday Mathematics curriculum. Teachers will discuss technology integration in the One-Computer Classroom. Techniques and strategies will be shared for making technology effective even with one computer. For example, use the computer and Internet to supplement your curriculum. In addtion, Everyday Mathematics provides a Math Message at the beginning of each lesson, which usually leads into the lesson for the day. Everyday Mathematics suggests displaying Math Messages in the following ways: on the Blackboard, an overhead transparency, on a bulletin board, or as a handout. ITEM will teach educators how to display Math Messages in a PowerPoint for class display or posted to a classroom website for family access and review at home. Problem solving is a complex yet very important skill. WebQuests are online curriculum modules which engage students in learning about an authentic topic or problem. Using WebQuests in the classroom, allow students to work cooperatively to solve problems. The Internet is usually the main information resource, although other more traditional resources, such as magazines and journals, can be included. The WebQuest itself provides structure to the investigation of the authentic topic, thereby increasing the ability of students to successfully navigate a highly unstructured environment such as the Internet. Students then develop a product which then demonstrates their knowledge of the problem and its potential solutions. A multitude of WebQuests have already been created. Teachers will explore the math WebQuests available to them and learn how to introduce them into their classroom activities.

Audience: K-6 Math teachers and curriculum supervisors who use the Everyday Mathematics series
Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics: Educational Hardware and Software

Description: This workshop is one of six workshops for the Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM). Teachers will take a guided tour of software programs and hardware peripherals relevant to their classroom and mathematics learning, such as KidPix, Kidspiration, Inspiration, and Microsoft Excel. Based on the educational software and hardware available at the school district, ITEM will explore beneficial ways to implement technology into the math lessons. Teachers will master math software programs and hardware hands-on, and will design a lesson to use in their classroom.

Audience: K-6 Math teachers and curriculum supervisors who use the Everyday Mathematics series
Internet Resources for Middle School Math

Description: A guided tour of exemplary web resources will be provided. Resources will include primary sites (such as the Fractal Generator), teacher-created sites, real time data lessons, distance learning ‘virtual trips’, and multimedia/animation sites that feature new software such as Flash. Web resources will be linked explicitly to the NJ CCCS and Cumulative Progress Indicators. Teachers will identify web resources to expand existing lesson plans, and will learn how to evaluate web sites. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Land Use Problem Solving Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Description: GIS, a computer-based tool that maps and analyzes features and events that occur on Earth, visually introduces students to earth science and environmental issues. David Rickert, GIS Specialist for the Burlington County Office of Emergency Management will demonstrate how to apply this computerized management system to land use problem solving. Discuss and prepare scenarios using GIS that can be implemented in your classroom. Discover why once thriving communities like Batsto Village are now quite historic sites while places like Atlantic City continue to prosper. Participants will create a classroom activity to incorporate into their science instruction. The workshop is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (5.1 Scientific Processes, 5.3 Mathematical Applications, 5.4 Nature and Process of Technology 5.5 Life Science, and 5.8 Earth Science)

Audience: Grade 6-12 Science Teachers
Math Activities to Master the Basics

Description: Accidental, incidental, and structured activities are very much a part of a mathematics program. Manipulative materials are essential and through the use of such activities and materials, the language of mathematics will develop. This workshop is designed for Grade 2 through 6 teachers to explore a variety of instructional strategies to help students master the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in mathematics as measured on statewide assessments. Participants will engage in practical, student-relevant techniques, strategies and suggestions that will enliven your mathematics instruction and help students master basic skills. Participants will receive classroom-proven activities that can be used immediately with their students. Activities will generate interest, enthusiasm and excitement about learning mathematics.

Audience: Grades 2-6
Math Constructions with Geometer's Sketchpad

Description: Discover the Pythagorean theorem for yourself! This program serves as a versatile electronic compass, protractor and straight-edge. It allows students to discover important geometric concepts through hands-on construction. We will complete activities at various skill levels.

Audience: Math teachers in grades 6 to 10.
Math for New Teachers in the 21st Century – It’s Not the Same Old Routine

Description: This is the fourth in our series of New Teacher Workshops for the 2008-2009 school year. Much attention is now focused on teaching mathematics. The United States continues to score below other industrialized nations in K-12 mathematics. The teaching of mathematics needs to keep pace with the changing global math environment. In this workshop we will look at current and future trends in K-12 mathematics and explore ways to improve student learning. Participants will share ideas and experiences with other new teachers, and will leave with practical tips and strategies.

Audience: First and second year math teachers K-12
Math Manipulatives in the Classroom

Description: Participants will develop instructional stratregies and lesson plans that incorporate the use of manipulatives into their mathematics curriculum.

Mathematica for your Classroom

Description: We will explore the uses of Mathematica in your high school classroom. We will demonstrate the powerful symbolic capabilities of the software, as well as its use as a tool for student discovery and visualization. We will explore a website that teaches students how to use this complex software program. Co-sponsored by NJ SSI Regional Center at Lower Cape May Regional School District.

Audience: High School Math teachers.
Mathematics for the Classroom Assistant

Description: Classroom assistants must have knowledge of the core subject areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. This workshop will provide basic knowledge and strategies of assisting with instruction in mathematics. Participants will explore multi-step math problems, manipulatives, and online resources for use in the classroom.

Audience: Classroom Assistants
Meeting the Math Standards for Middle School

Description: Teachers will analyze the standards and frameworks created by the New Jersey Department of Education with a focus on technology integration class management issues. Exemplary lesson plans will be examined and teachers will evaluate their own lesson plans in light of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Microscopes for the Elementary Classroom

Description: Get your students excited about the world of the very small. We'll show you how to use the Intel Microscopes in the classroom and provide ideas for simple lessons. You can even borrow the microscopes from the ETTC for use in your classroom!

Audience: K-8 science teachers
Microsoft Excel for Middle School Math

Description: Math teachers will take a guided tour of Microsoft Excel and various spreadsheet activities for their math lessons.Teachers will master the Microsoft Excel program through hands-on training, and will design a lesson to use in their classroom. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Multimedia for Middle School Math

Description: Teachers will receive in-depth instruction on classroom uses of PowerPoint to create presentations that teach math concepts. They will customize popular templates such as Jeopardy! with existing questions. They will learn how to guide student use of presentation software. They will create at least one presentation that is ready to use in their classroom. Use of multimedia hardware will be reviewed. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Multiple Intelligences in the Elementary Science Classroom

Description: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences describes a variety of types of intelligences in children beyond the logical, verbal and spatial intelligences measured by standard I.Q. tests. He adds to the set such intelligences as bodily/kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal and suggests that to fully educate a child, teachers must consider these all types of intelligence in their day-to-day planning. This workshop, Using Multiple Intelligences to Enhance K- 4 Student Learning, will provide teachers and supervisors with an overview of the Multiple Intelligence Theory and describe a method for organizing a K- 4 classroom containing activities that enhance and activate each type of intelligence in their students. By structuring their classrooms following this method, teachers will learn to tap into students’ intrinsic motivation and thus provide for more stress-free learning.

Audience: Grade K-4 Teachers
New Jersey's Pinelands - What is it? Where is it? Why is it important?

Description: This workshop will define today’s geographic boundaries of the region; describe explorers’ first impression of the Pines; compare and contrast scientists’ and lawmakers’ delineation of Pinelands/Pine Barrens boundaries; look at the federal and state laws that regulate the region; explore the folktales, legends and lore of the Pines; and introduce participants to a basic topographic mapping exercise that can be used for day hikes as well as backpacking in this internationally acclaimed region. Several technology tools that can be integrated into this study will be demonstrated. Participants will create a classroom activity to incorporate into their science instruction. The workshop is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (5.5 Life Science, 5.8 Earth Science, and 5.10 Environmental Studies).

Audience: Grade 2-12 Science Teachers
NJ Core Curriculum MATH Standards:Training for GEPA Success

Description: This two-day workshop, designed for Grades 5 through 8 math teachers and supervisors, will provide information and materials to support students as they prepare for Grade 8 GEPA testing. Details of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards in Mathematics and the GEPA Math test will be reviewed. Participants will then investigate a large set of activities including interactive, hands-on and computer resources that can be used by teachers in their classrooms. The workshop will be presented over a two-day period with each day’s information independent of the other, so that participants may choose to attend either one or both days. Day 1 will cover in detail the New Jersey Math Standards: 4.1, Number and Numerical Operations 4.2, Geometry and Measurement Day 2 will focus on New Jersey Math Standards: 4.3, Patterns and Algebra 4.4, Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Math. Standard 4.5, Mathematical Processes will be integrated into the activities of each day’s work.

Audience: Grade 5-8 Math Teachers
NJ Core Curriculum SCIENCE Standards: Training for GEPA Success: Earth Science, Weather, Astronomy and Space Science, and Environmental Science

Description: This one-day workshop, designed for Grades 5 through 8 science teachers and supervisors, will provide information and materials to support students as they prepare for Grade 8 GEPA testing. Details of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards in Science and the GEPA Science test will be reviewed. Participants will then investigate a large set of activities including experimental, hands-on and computer resources that can be used by teachers in their classrooms. The workshop will cover the New Jersey Science Standard Content Areas: * Earth Science * Weather * Astronomy and Space Science * Environmental Science The Scientific Process and Mathematical Applications’ components of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards will be integrated into each of the content area topics throughout the workshop.

Audience: Grade 5-8 Science Teachers and Supervisors
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NJ Core Curriculum SCIENCE Standards:Training for GEPA Success

Description: This two-day workshop, designed for Grades 5 through 8 science teachers and supervisors, will provide information and materials to support students as they prepare for Grade 8 GEPA testing. Details of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards in Science and the GEPA Science test will be reviewed. Participants will then investigate a large set of activities including experimental, hands-on and computer resources that can be used by teachers in their classrooms. The workshop will be presented over a two-day period with each day’s information independent of the other, so that participants may choose to attend either one or both days. Day 1 will cover the New Jersey Science Standard Content Areas: * Physical and Chemical Science * Life Science Day 2 will cover the New Jersey Science Standard Content Areas * Earth Science, Weather, Astronomy and Space Science * Environmental Science The Scientific Process and Mathematical Applications’ components of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards will be integrated into each of the content area topics throughout the workshop.

Audience: Grade 5-8 Science Teachers
Playscopes: Zoom In!

Description: Come experience microscopes that hook up to your computer. Learn easy lessons to teach and the wide range of activities that the software allows you to do! A hands-on experience that you will just love! This workshop features the Intel Playscope - an electronic microscope that connects to your computer and allows K-8 students to record and display what they see under the microscope - on the computer and on the web. Students can make time-lapse movies of bacteria for example. The ETTC provides 15 Playscopes that can be borrowed as a class set.

Audience: Science teachers grades K to 7
Preparing for Mathematics Assessment in Grade 8 – Strategies for Success

Description: This highly interactive workshop will address math content standards, ways to promote retention of math concepts, and highlight exciting lessons to motivate all learners. Open-ended questions, development of rubrics and other materials and activities for teaching GEPA concepts will be presented. A comprehensive handout will be provided.

Preparing for Mathematics Assessment in Grades 2, 3, and 4 – Strategies for Success

Description: Accidental, incidental, and structured activities are very much a part of a mathematics program. Manipulative materials are essential; through such activities, the language of mathematics develops. This workshop is designed for participants to explore a variety of instructional strategies to help students master the NJ CCCS in Mathematics as measured on statewide assessments. Participants will engage in practical, student-relevant techniques, strategies and suggestions that will enliven your mathematics instruction and help students master their math basic skills. Participants will receive classroom-proven activities that can be used immediately with your students. Activities will generate interest, enthusiasm and excitement about learning Mathematics.

Preparing for Mathematics Assessment in Grades 5, 6, and 7 – Strategies for Success

Description: Accidental, incidental, and structured activities are very much a part of a mathematics program. Manipulative materials are essential; through such activities, the language of mathematics develops. This workshop is designed for participants to explore a variety of instructional strategies to help students master the NJ CCCS in Mathematics as measured on statewide assessments. Participants will engage in practical, student-relevant techniques, strategies and suggestions that will enliven your mathematics instruction and help students master their math basic skills. Participants will receive classroom-proven activities that can be used immediately with your students. Activities will generate interest, enthusiasm and excitement about learning Mathematics.

Preparing Students for the GEPA Experience: A Multi-Tasking Opportunity

Description: By mid-January many teachers face the dilemma of how to make sure most of the skills for the GEPA have been taught before its administration yet they do not want to leave hands-on, discovery-based lessons behind for process step oriented lessons. This workshop will provide practical, cross-strand, high-interest, activities that are designed to maximize student understanding, participation and ability to apply concepts in new situations. The focus of the workshop will be on number sense and geometry, but will include examples of how to expand topics to include many other indicators and skills. Participants will leave with activities and related open-ended questions that they can immediately and easily implement in their classroom.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Preparing Students for the HSPA Experience: A Multi-Tasking Opportunity

Description: By mid-January many teachers face the dilemma of how to make sure most of the skills for the HSPA have been taught before its administration yet they do not want to leave hands-on, discovery-based lessons behind for process step oriented lessons. This workshop will provide practical, cross-strand, high-interest, activities that are designed to maximize student understanding, participation and ability to apply concepts in new situations. Activities will include the use of geoboards and connecting cubes to help augment student understanding of similarity, probability, discrete math topics, patterns and three dimensional perspectives. Participants will leave with activities and related open-ended questions that they can immediately and easily implement in their classroom.

Audience: High School Math Teachers
Readiness for Math in Pre-School

Description: This workshop will focus on children’s approaches to mathematical thinking and problem-solving. Emphasis will be placed on how young children acquire and use strategies to perceive, understand, and act on mathematical problems. Activities that help develop children’s understanding of number concepts and spatial relations will be presented. Comprehensive handouts will be given to each participant.

Refining Mathematics Instruction to Better Prepare Students for Statewide Assessments

Description: Come and engage in dynamic, challenging, motivating, and thought-provoking mathematics activities designed to get you and your students energized and geared up for the NJ ASK and GEPA statewide assessments. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, the development of rubrics, open-ended questions, and calculator activities.

Science Standard 5.10: The Universe

Description: Learn new ways to teach about the planets. Do activities that help kids to understand the universe. Lastly, create a Mission to Mars unit.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-6
Science Standard 5.6: Organisms

Description: Using the state science frameworks, you will learn easy hands-on activities that you use in class. Activities include food models of cells, life cycle studies with real insects, and two learning games.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-6
Science Standard 5.7: Diversity of Life

Description: This hands-on workshop is about genetics. Learn four easy activities that help students learn about DNA, acquired vs. inherited traits and animal adaptations.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-6
Science Standard 5.8: Matter

Description: Learn easy experiments that show changing states of matter. Find out about paper chromotography. Create easy chemical change labs and learn a fun way to introduce the periodic table.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-6
Science Standard 5.9: Earth Science

Description: This hands-on workshop will help to teach basic earth science principles. Learn an easy fossil activity, make an earthquake model, create weather instruments and experiment with density currents.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-6
SCIENCE: Sensing, Comparing, Inquiring, Experimenting, Natural, Confidence-Building, Encompassing and Just Plain Fun

Description: With so much emphasis and pressure on preparing for High-Stakes testing (NJ ASK and HSPA), stressing English and Math skills, is it still possible to teach SCIENCE? The resounding and essential answer is YES: for teaching and reinforcing Math (operational and predictive) skills and English (writing and comprehension) skills; for developing logic, sequence and organizational skills; for developing thinking skills by devising workable and testable hypotheses; for understanding and applying basic scientific concepts; for providing a solid foundation of scientific principles upon which to build; for preparation for future Standardized Tests (PSAT, SAT and ACT) ...and just plain fun, for teachers and students! Simple, effective, easily obtainable and low-cost materials, combined with minimal storage and set-up, make it easy to incorporate Science concepts/lessons within an already crowded elementary curriculum. Participants will be encouraged to participate and develop customization strategies during the seminar. Audience: elementary teachers and administrators.

SCIENCE: Sensing, Comparing, Inquiring, Experimenting, Natural, Confidence-Building, Encompassing and Just Plain Fun

Description: With so much emphasis and pressure on preparing for High-Stakes testing (NJ ASK and HSPA), stressing English and Math skills, is it still possible to teach SCIENCE? The resounding and essential answer is YES: for teaching and reinforcing Math (operational and predictive) skills and English (writing and comprehension) skills; for developing logic, sequence and organizational skills; for developing thinking skills by devising workable and testable hypotheses; for understanding and applying basic scientific concepts; for providing a solid foundation of scientific principles upon which to build; for preparation for future Standardized Tests (PSAT, SAT and ACT)…and just plain fun, for teachers and students! Simple, effective, easily obtainable and low-cost materials, combined with minimal storage and set-up, make it easy to incorporate Science concepts/lessons within an already crowded elementary curriculum. Participants will be encouraged to participate and develop customization strategies during the seminar. Audience: elementary teachers and administrators.

Sharing and Discovering Nature with Young Children

Description: This workshop is geared for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers who want to help children awaken their sense of wonder about nature. Topics will include: ways to enhance the outdoor environment and strategies for providing meaningful nature experiences for children. Participants will leave with practical ideas on how to enhance the natural learning environment in their specific setting.

Audience: PreK-Kindergarten teachers
Soda Bottle Ecosystems

Description: Learn how your students can build a 3-level soda bottle ecosystem. Join this terrarium and aquarium together for loads of learning possibilities. Inexpensive, easy and exciting.

Audience: K-8 science teachers
Soda Bottles and Chicks!

Description: Inspire the naturalist in all your students! First, participants create a complete 3-level soda bottle ecosystem that can be replicated easily with students. Easy, inexpensive and fun to do! Part two of this session explores how to hatch chicks in the classroom. Includes all resources, and the chick incubator can be borrowed from the ETTC.

Audience: Science teachers in grades K to 5
Solutions to the Problem of Teaching PROBLEM- SOLVING to Middle School SCIENCE Students

Description: Solving scientific problems is an important skill for science students, but how do we teach it to middle school students? This workshop will show teachers a variety of ways to solve the problem of teaching problem-solving! Using a variety of high interest activities and experiments, teachers will be introduced to ways of science lesson planning that will gently teach students the practice of scientific problem solving. All activities will be matched to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards to support success on NJ ASK 8 testing. Teachers will have the chance to share and create their own problem solving lessons and will then leave the workshop with a set of activities ready to be used with their students throughout the school year.

Solutions to the Problem of Teaching PROBLEM-SOLVING to Middle School SCIENCE Students

Description: Solving scientific problems is an important skill for science students, but how do we teach it to middle school students? This workshop will show teachers a variety of ways to solve the problem of teaching problem-solving! Using a variety of high interest activities and experiments, teachers will be introduced to ways of science lesson planning that will gently teach students the practice of scientific problem solving. All activities will be matched to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards to support success on GEPA testing. Teachers will have the chance to share and create their own problem solving lessons and will then leave the workshop with a set of activities ready to be used with their students throughout the school year.

StarLab: Explore the Universe!

Description: Visit Star Lab, a portable planetarium,and get a guided tour. Learn about lesson opportunities using this multi-use tool. Try some of the "Universe" activites from Standard 5.11. The planetarium models a variety of constellations and views from around the world.

Audience: Teachers in grades K to 6
Strategies for Success with Problem-solving

Description: Teaching problem-solving is a very difficult task. One of the major difficulties in teaching problem-solving is identifying activities that consider both pupil readiness and curricular goals. This workshop is designed to model various problem-solving strategies as well as giving participants hands-on practice in applying them. Problems will be correlated to the New Common Core Standards in Mathematics. Comprehensive handouts will be given to each participant and you will have time to explore excellent internet resources.

STRETCH: Science Skills and Techniques to Rapidly Ease the Transition into High School Curriculum

Description: Moving from a Junior High School or a K-8 environment to High School can be intimidating and stressful for many students, particularly when these students arrive with varying degrees of academic preparedness. What preparation and which skills do students really need to succeed in High School? How can Science skills, the scientific method(s) and laboratory experiences serve to smooth the transition into High School? Science classes can effectively reinforce the basic skills necessary for optimal success in virtually all other academic curricula. Research studies have shown that by providing elementary students with basic scientific techniques and skill sets, transition and “start-up” times for these same students in later years can effectively be reduced. Using the core principles of Understanding, Generating Evidence, Reflecting, Productive Participation and Learning Progression, students can learn to break down difficult concepts in any subject into manageable and comprehensible portions, enabling them to succeed and build upon their successes. Participants will be encouraged to participate and develop customization strategies during the seminar. Audience: elementary and secondary teachers.

STRETCH: Science Skills and Techniques to Rapidly Ease the Transition into High School Curriculum

Description: Moving from a Junior High School or a K-8 environment to High School can be intimidating and stressful for many students, particularly when these students arrive with varying degrees of academic preparedness. What preparation and which skills do students really need to succeed in High School? How can Science skills, the scientific method(s) and laboratory experiences serve to smooth the transition into High School? Science classes can effectively reinforce the basic skills necessary for optimal success in virtually all other academic curricula. Research studies have shown that by providing elementary students with basic scientific techniques and skill sets, transition and “start-up” times for these same students in later years can effectively be reduced. Using the core principles of Understanding, Generating Evidence, Reflecting, Productive Participation and Learning Progression, students can learn to break down difficult concepts in any subject into manageable and comprehensible portions, enabling them to succeed and build upon their successes. Participants will be encouraged to participate and develop customization strategies during the seminar. Audience: elementary and secondary teachers.

Stretching Student Performance Through Questioning

Description: Learn ways to develop communication skills. Once recall is determined, other questioning techniques to challenge student thinking must be utilized. Comprehension, synthesis, and evaluation questions will be presented to challenge students to pursue in-depth thinking. Open-ended questions appropriate to grade level, as well as techniques that can be employed to create open-ended questions will be presented. Questions will be correlated to the NJCCCS in Mathematics as measured on the NJASK. Comprehensive handouts will be given to each participant and you will have time to explore excellent internet resources.

Survivor - Pinelands Style

Description: Whether plant or animal, surviving in New Jersey’s Pinelands can be tough. Only those that have been able to adapt to highly acidic soil and water conditions, blazing summer sun, wildfires, “wet feet” and possible frost any month of the year can survive. Discover the favorite “address” of each and the physical adaptations that make life possible for plants and animals. For example, do you know why Turkey Vultures have bald heads? Participants will learn the answer to that question, explore the food chain, develop a log book to detail “critter sightings” and much more! Participants will create a classroom activity to incorporate into their science instruction. The workshop is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (5.1 Scientific Processes, 5.5 Life Science, 5.8 Earth Science, and 5.10 Environmental Studies).

Audience: Grade K-8 Science Teachers
Teaching for Success in K to 8 Mathematics: NJCCS 4.4 Statistics, Probability and Discrete Math

Description: The topics of NJCCS 4.4 make up approximately 25% of the NJ ASK Math Assessments but are often unfamiliar to teachers and not well covered in most textbooks. This workshop will describe and define the mathematics behind standard 4.4 and give numerous examples of activities that can be used to make the material comfortable, and even fun, for students.

Tech Ideas for Math - Grades K-8

Description: We will explore software tools and Internet resources perfect for mathematics teaching. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of age-appropriate educational software. Participants will receive collections of Internet resources ready to be used in the classroom. We will explore topical webquests, and learn how to evaluate websites. We will include time for technology integration into your existing lesson plans.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-8
Tech Ideas for Math - High School

Description: We will explore software tools and Internet resources perfect for mathematics teaching. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of age-appropriate educational software. Participants will receive collections of Internet resources ready to be used in the classroom. We will explore topical webquests, and learn how to evaluate websites. We will include time for technology integration into your existing lesson plans.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-8
Tech Ideas for Middle School Math

Description: We will discuss software tools and Internet resources perfect for middle school mathematics teaching.

Tech Ideas for Middle School Science

Description: We will discuss software tools and Internet resources perfect for middle school science teaching. We will explore software hands-on and discuss strategies for evaluating and purchasing software on a school level.

Audience: Science teachers, grades 5-8
Tech Ideas for Science - Grades K-8

Description: We will explore software tools and Internet resources perfect for science teaching. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of age-appropriate educational software. Participants will receive collections of Internet resources ready to be used in the classroom. We will explore topical webquests, and learn how to evaluate websites. We will include time for technology integration into your existing lesson plans.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-5
Tech Ideas for Science - Grades K-8

Description: We will discuss software tools and Internet resources perfect for teaching science. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of software. We will provide Internet resources for use in the classroom.

Audience: Teachers in grades K-8
Tech Ideas for Science - High School

Description: We will explore software tools and Internet resources perfect for science teaching. We will provide hands-on training on a variety of age-appropriate educational software. Participants will receive collections of Internet resources ready to be used in the classroom. We will explore topical webquests, and learn how to evaluate websites. We will include time for technology integration into your existing lesson plans.

Audience: Special Education Teachers in grades 9-12
Technology Hardware for Middle School Math

Description: Beginning with basic technology skills, middle school teachers will become comfortable with an array of technology devices available for classroom use. Teachers will explore graphing and regular calculators, Vernier's Logger Pro, CBL, CBRs and TI-InterActive! Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math
Technology Integration for Middle School Math

Description: Teachers will identify ways to incorporate technology into existing math lessons. They will explore classroom management and technology planning for successful integration. Teachers will build a sample lesson and will incorporate new strategies into the classroom activities. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Tessellations and Fractals

Description: Tessellations and fractals in nature and art provide an interdisciplinary way to explore mathematical ideas. Teachers will visit Internet sites about tessellations and learn how to guide students to create their own using Microsoft Paint and other software. Online resources will be provided, and hands-on activities for GEPA-prep will be included.

Audience: Math and science teachers in grades 4 to 8.
TI InterActive!

Description: Learn how to use TI InterActive! to transfer data from a graphing calculator to a computer or the Internet, and vice versa. Learn how to collect, analyze, process and display math and science data for projects in grades 6 to 12. Experience with TI graphing calculators is not necessary. Calculators will be provided.

Audience: Math and Science teachers welcome!
Tuckerton Seaport - Part of Life’s Web

Description: One of two “Pines to Shore” Summer excursions will available to teachers this summer. Discover how the New Jersey Pinelands’ rivers impact our state’s coastal “nurseries.” Explore life on the edge in and around the Tuckerton Seaport, a major port in colonial times when privateering was an honored profession. Meet horseshoe crabs whose ancestors hark back to prehistoric times. Take a marsh walk to Graveling Point, then seine for aquatic plants and local marine life. Learn how longtime local residents still depend on our coastal waters for their livelihoods. Guided by the Seaport’s Director of Education, Ms. Patricia Schuster, participants will develop a prototype lesson plan. The workshop is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (5.1 Scientific Processes, 5.5 Life Science, 5.8 Earth Science, and 5.10 Environmental Studies). Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Other recommended items include: sneakers or water shoes, a hat, binoculars, bug spray, and sun block.

Audience: Grade K-12 Science Teachers
Use Excel and PowerPoint to Liven and Brighten your Middle School Science Classes

Description: Students love to use computers in their classrooms, but how do we develop activities that are meaningful as well as fun? This workshop will show you how to use Excel and PowerPoint to do just that in middle school science classes. “Tools, not Toys” will be the goal of a number of student computer project activities using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint that will enhance your science teaching. Each computer activity will match the requirements of the NJ Core Curriculum Standards and help prepare your students for GEPA success. Bring a textbook or set of notes so that you can practice creating your own activities.

Using Algebra Tiles to Enhance Math Learning

Description: This workshop is a hands-on approach to exploring Math concepts in Algebra I and II using algebra tiles. Topics include multiplying binomials, factoring polynomials, completing the square, finding x and y intercepts and graphing. Student centered activities will be provided to all participants in order to fully develop student understanding. A complete explanation of algebra tiles and its use in the mathematics classroom will be discussed. Each participant will be able to model the lessons demonstrated.

Using Manipulatives and Games to Enhance Mathematical Learning in Elementary School Elementary School

Description: This hands-on workshop will expose participants to games and manipulative-based activities, which will help students visualize and understand various mathematical concepts. Teachers will explore new ways of teaching math skills.

Audience: Grades K-4 Teachers
Using the Internet in the Math Classroom

Description: We will explore webquests and web resources for teaching mathematics at the Middle School level. We will provide lesson ideas and classroom management guidance.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Using the Internet in the Science Classroom

Description: We will explore webquests and web resources for teaching science at the middle school level. We will provide lesson ideas and classroom management guidance.

Audience: Teachers
Web Resources for the Math/Science Classroom

Description: This workshop will guide teachers in online resources for math and science classrooms. Teachers will explore the Math Forum, online simulation sites for Tessellations and Fractals, and more. Teachers will receive a diskette with bookmarks ready to use in their classroom.

Audience: Math and science teachers
Web-based Activities for Middle School Math

Description: Teachers will explore web-based math activities for their classroom. From weblogs to webquests, teachers will easily integrate online activities into their teaching. Teachers will also learn how to create a simple web page. They will also explore the capabilities of video-editing and Flash to illustrate concepts. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
Web-based lesson for the Mathematics Classroom

Description: We will look at Internet resources including real-time data resources that can be very helpful to you in developing lessons that address the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. We will explore mathematics lesson plans available online.

Audience: Math teachers in grades 6 to 12
WebQuests for Middle School Math

Description: WebQuests are a wonderful way to guide your students' Internet experiences and strengthen math skills. We will explore what is available on the Internet, and learn how to begin building our own using Microsoft Word. We will learn how to use them in the math classroom, and explore new ways of working with Internet resources. Note: This workshop can be applied towards the Technology in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate series.

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers
What's New on the Internet for Mathematics?

Description: Take a guided tour of exemplary web resources for the mathematics content area. Resources will include primary sites, teacher-created sites, real time data lessons, virtual trips, and multimedia/animation sites that feature new software such as Flash. Teachers will identify web resources to expand existing lesson plans, and will learn how to evaluate web sites.

Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers
What's New on the Internet for Science?

Description: Take a guided tour of exemplary web resources for the science content area. Resources will include primary sites, teacher-created sites, real time data lessons, virtual trips, and multimedia/animation sites that feature new software such as Flash. Teachers will identify web resources to expand existing lesson plans, and will learn how to evaluate web sites.

Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers


Mental Health/Social Sciences
Assessing and Counseling Juvenile Sex Offenders

Description: Participants will learn the latest techniques for assessing and providing supportive counseling and psychotherapy for juveniles adjudicated or accused of sex offenses. This program is offered at a discounted rate to ETTC members.

Audience: Social workers, Juvenile Justice System workers, Youth Shelter and Detention Center staff, child welfare and mental health workers, private clinicians
Childhood Obesity Summit

Description: Today’s children face a variety of challenges in their lives. Problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol used to be limited to adults. Now, those health issues are quickly becoming realities for children. Overweight kids suffer emotionally as well, facing increased risks of suicide, depression, bullying and low self-esteem. To address these issues and present solutions for preventing and treating childhood obesity, the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension and Health Sciences and Human Services branch of Professional Development and Continuing Education at the Richard Stockton College, have organized this Children’s Health Summit. Noted speakers from Rutgers University and the New Jersey Department of Education will discuss the issues, present the latest research and offer solutions for parents, teachers, coaches, health care providers, counselors, and all caring adults who work with children. Local professionals will be on hand to discuss community resources. Continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided. Continuing education credits will be available for educators and social workers. This program is offered at a discounted rate to ETTC members.

Audience: Educators, nurses, physicians, social workers, youth counselors
Creating Ethical Environments

Description: This course will count for three Social Work CEU contact hours for Ethics. Decision-making of individual practitioners is the primary focus in much of the professional literature and training in social work and human services ethics. But most social workers and human service practitioners practice in organizational environments – public welfare, services to the aging, hospitals, mental health service centers, institutional care facilities, schools, group practices, and management entities. What are the ethical responsibilities of managers, administrators, supervisors, planners, board members, researchers, and educators? What skills are required to achieve an ethical organizational environment? What are the responsibilities of social workers who work in settings where corporate norms prevail? What are the current ethics protocols in research? Today’s litigious society and high standards of accountability require evidence that ethics have permeated the organizational climate and are exercised on the indirect level of organizational performance. Contemporary models of ethical functioning include ethics in supervision and management, research integrity, institutional ethics review boards, coaching and modeling, and risk management strategy—the creation of an ethical organizational environment. A goal of ethical congruence within an organizational structure contributes to its overall integrity and successful achievement of goals, not the least of which is better service to clients and consumers. This program is offered at a discounted rate to ETTC members.

Audience: Social workers, educators, administrators and other human services professionals interested in promoting an ethical perspective in their work and workplace
Innovative Techniques for Helping Out-of-Control Youth

Description: Innovative Techniques for Helping Out-of-Control Youth: A Live Teleconference from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn more about the successful and innovative strategies to use with explosive and easily frustrated children and adolescents from a nationally recognized expert. Dr. J. Stuart Ablon, Associate Director of the Collaborative Problem Solving Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston will guide the audience through an understanding of explosive/noncompliant behavior and why compliance does not come naturally to all children. He will explain the importance of matching treatment ingredients to the needs of individual children, families, and teachers and will provide information about a conceptual and practical model of intervention that can be used with children at home, school, and in residential settings. The teleconference will be viewed from the Stockton College Performing Arts Center beginning at 8: 00 am and will continue throughout the day. There will be opportunities to submit questions to the host site via email as well as share ideas and comments with a group of panelists at Stockton during the luncheon break.

Audience: Teachers, counselors and health services providers are all invited.
Legal Issues Facing Prisoners

Description: The workshop presents an overview of legal issues confronting prisoners in the New Jersey correctional system. Participants, as first line service providers, will learn to identify violations of the law when they occur, and to help safeguard their clients’ rights. At the end of the workshop participants will have: an overview of the criminal court system; an overview of civil law remedies available to prisoners when their rights are violated; information concerning prisoners’ rights to legal material and access to the courts; information on the appropriate use of force on prisoners by correctional personnel; knowledge of prison disciplinary proceedings and the process that must occur before prisoners are punished for alleged infractions; understanding of when the conditions of solitary confinement and overcrowding violate prisoners’ constitutional rights; knowledge of prisoners’ right to medical and psychological treatment; and understanding of treatment concerns specific to mentally disordered prisoners. Marcia R. Steinbock, MSW, JD, is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She is also a Designated Counsel with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. Before obtaining her law degree, Marcia was a social work practitioner with criminal offenders. Her areas of expertise include prisoners’ right and mentally disordered offenders. This program is offered at a discounted rate to ETTC members.

Audience: Social workers, counselors, administrators, educators and others working in the correctional or criminal justice system.
New Developments in Understanding and Treating Self-Injury

Description: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), University Behavioral HealthCare, and the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth presents "New Developments in Understanding and Treating Self-Injury," a Full-Day Program at Stockton College. One of the most challenging problems for clinicians is dealing effectively with self-injury. Self-injury has recently moved from the clinical population such as those served in hospitals and group homes to the general population including middle, high school and college students. This presentation will focus on understanding, managing and treating diverse forms of self-injury including arm and body cutting, self-inflicted burning, and excoriation of the wounds. Self-injury will be distinguished from suicidal behavior in terms of a number of key characteristics. Eight levels of care in the management and treatment of self-injury will be reviewed. Very practical suggestions in dealing with self-injury will be provided including a protocol for responding in school settings. Instructor: Barent Walsh, Ph.D. Dr. Walsh is the Executive Director of the Bridge of Central Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. He oversees 30 programs including special education services and residential treatment for children, adolescents and adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities and or complex family problems. SEATING IS LIMITED - REGISTER EARLY - SEATING IS LIMITED Registration Deadline: March 11, 2005 Cost: $20.00 Checks and Money Orders Only Make Checks Payable to UMDNJ No Cash or Purchase Orders A brochure and registration form can be found on the SRI/ETTC website or call Nancy Baird, Traumatic Los Coalitions for Youth at 732-235-9342.

Audience: School Counselors and Child Study Team Members, School Nurses, Mental Health Personnel, Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers, Probation Officers and Care-givers Working with Children
Tourette Syndrome: A Seminar for Educators

Description: This course is designed to teach educators about Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. School-related issues will be emphasized. The criteria for diagnosis/clinical assessment of Tourette Syndrome are explained, along with current medical interventions. This course enables educators to recognize students’ difficulties as well as their strengths and potential. Accommodations regarding instruction and testing are discussed, as well as classification and the IEP. Helpful interventions and modifications for behavior management are addressed, along with appropriate forms of discipline. The course offers approaches and strategies that enable teachers to create a learning environment that supports the social/emotional and intellectual development of all students in the classroom. This program is offered at a discounted rate to ETTC members.

Audience: Educators, social workers and others interested in Tourette Syndrome
Youth Gang Symposium

Description: This symposium will provide up-to-date information on the youth gang presence in New Jersey and issues associated with identification and best practices in prevention. Intended for education and mental health prevention specialists, school resource officers, and community youth advocates, this program is sponsored by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission and the Department of Education. The keynote address will be provided by Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. There is no cost for this program but advance registration is required. Contact Cindy McGovern at the Juvenile Justice Commission for registration – (609) 633-7835.

Audience: Intended audience includes education and mental health prevention specialists, school resource officers, and community youth advocates.


Mentoring
Professional Learning Communities: Introduction to Collegial Coaching and Educator Study Groups

Description: Do you want to make professional development fun and meaningful? This workshop focuses upon the paradigm shift which includes movement away from fragmented professional development activities to systemic, organized professional development experiences which are job-embedded. We will explore skills and activities that allow educators to be fully engaged in their own learning, as well as how to integrate principles of adult learning. We will discuss the logistics of creating educator study groups, and how to integrate electronic learning into those groups. Finally, we will explore the principles of team building: How to clarify the team goals; how to identify those issues which inhibit the team from reaching their goals; and how to address those issues, remove the inhibitors and enable the goals to be achieved.

Audience: Teachers PreK-12
The Good Mentor

Description: This program will outline the key characteristics for mentoring success: attitude and character; professional competence and experience; communication skills; and interpersonal skills. Participants will explore the Good Mentor model and will learn the strategies for building successful, trusting mentor-novice relationships that help to prepare and support the beginning teacher. Topics include roles, learning styles, expectations, coaching, and reflective practice. An interactive discussion period will allow for further exploration of strategies and techniques for effective mentoring. Participants will leave the program with a mentoring plan for their novice teachers. A follow up program with both the Mentors and Novice teachers is scheduled for September 2005. Please Note: A similar program was offered in November 2004.

Audience: Mentors of Novice teachers.


Multimedia
Adding your own video to PowerPoint

Description: We will add video clips to PowerPoint presentations. We will take video from a standard camcorder, and "capture" the video onto a PC. We will also capture video from an "eyeball" camera attached to a PC. We will use Adobe Premiere to edit the video clip, and then integrate the video into a PowerPoint presentation.

Audience: Assumes familiarity with Windows programs and PowerPoint.
Administrators Only: Microsoft PowerPoint

Description: Learn to fine-tune a presentation, change the design template, use the toolbar functions, edit the title master and the slide master, etc. We will work with various design layouts and templates, as well as the incorporation of graphics, sounds and animation.

Audience: Administrators Only.
Adobe Photoshop for web design

Description: We will explore the use of Adobe Photoshop for the creation of images for website design. We will scan photographs and original artwork, and explore the use of Photoshop to improve the appearance and reduce the loading time for images. We will learn techniques for creating original buttons, clip-art, and banners. We will explore the use of digital cameras.

Audience: Assumes prior experience with Windows graphics programs such as PhotoEditor or Paint, and familiarity with web design. Teachers and general public.
Animated GIFs

Description: Learn to create and use animated graphics and GIFs for your web site, e-mail and presentations.

Audio Magic

Description: Learn how to add music and voice-overs to PowerPoint presentations, Flash movies and to websites. Participants will look at online music libraries and record our own voices on computer microphones. We will edit the audio and learn how to integrate audio into multimedia work. Audio formats and compatibility will be discussed.

Audience: Assumes familiarity with PowerPoint and web page design. Teachers and general public.
Camp Video

Description: Video with iMovie is simple, elegant and total fun! Turn your computer into a video studio for student and personal use. Practice capturing video and discuss various formats of digital media and how to bring all the parts together into one smooth movie. Analog and digital video cameras will be used to tape short segments before uploading video clips to computers. Participants will edit the video-learning how to clip, trim, edit frames, create simple storyboards and titles and music. Then export video to web-ready formats as well as to videotape. Learn the terminology and technology of video capture and editing.

Audience: Assumes basic mouse skills and familiarity with word-processing.
Choose Your Own Adventure Powerpoint

Description: Learn how to customize, use multimedia features, and hyperlinks in PowerPoint. Then, using a flow chart, design and create your own Choose Your Own Adventure PowerPoint presentation. You will leave this workshop with your completed presentation saved on a disk.

Create Your Own CD-ROMS

Description: Creating your own CD-ROMs is an excellent way to capture multimedia - your best PowerPoint or HyperStudio presentations, your students' artwork or video creations, your favorite music from the Internet, digital portfolios, etc. We will explore the ETTC's two CD-ROM writers - one of which can be borrowed for home / school use! We will create CD-ROMs and discuss different formats available. We will provide blank writable CD-ROMs for class use. We welcome you to bring in your own material on disk, CD-ROM or Zip diskette.

Audience: Assumes experience with Windows programs.
Creating Educational Television for your School or Community

Description: Interested in creating some Local Educational Television for your school or community? In this hands-on workshop, we will review and demonstrate proper techniques for shooting video of school-based events for use on your school cable system or your local community access channel. We will show you how to use your Mini-DV videotaping equipment along with tripods, microphones, cables and camera functions to make very practical videotapes that highlight your school's events and programs. All AVA coordinators and teachers interested in producing video programming are encouraged to attend. Bring your schools' camera gear and/or practice with ours for the workshop.

Audience: All AVA coordinators and teachers interested in producing video programming are encouraged to attend.
Digital Art with PhotoShop

Description: The workshop begins with a demonstration and talk on transforming digital images into art by Stockton Art Professor Wendel White. Topics include filters, masks, scanning techniques and other advanced uses of PhotoShop. Participants will then apply the techniques presented to create works of art. Please bring artwork or photos with you. Intermediate knowledge of PhotoShop is necessary.

Audience: Intermediate knowledge of PhotoShop necessary.
Digital Camera and Videocamera use for student projects

Description: National Endowment for Humanities grant. This workshop will intoduce digital cameras and video-cameras, and show how they can be used for student projects. We will take pictures and put pictures into presentations and documents. These cameras will transform your classroom activities! Free and open to all participants; attendance stipends for teachers enrolled in grant project.

Audience: Teachers
Digital Cameras and Portfolios

Description: We will create a digital portfolio in PowerPoint. Portfolios help you capture your students' progress and accomplishments in ways that excite students, teachers and parents. Learn how to document different types of activities using digital cameras, scanners and other multimedia devices. Then bring the pieces together into a presentation that can be taken home on a CD-ROM that you create.

Digital Cameras and Scanners

Description: Take different types of pictures with digital cameras, and upload them to the computers. Use scanners to transfer and bring in images. Learn how to edit digital images, crop, change contrast, resize, and rotate images.

Digital Imaging - Level 2

Description: Building on the basic Digital Cameras and Scanners workshop, learn how to take pictures of various sizes and quality levels with digital cameras and scanners. We will edit pictures using PhotoEditor or PhotoShop, and create collages that combine pictures from cameras, scanners and the Internet. We will explore OCR software and discuss scanner and camera purchasing as well.

Audience: Assumes completion of ETTC Digital Cameras and Scanners workshop or equivalent experience.
Digital Video-Cameras

Description: Learn to use a digital video-camera. We will video tape activities and put captured video into presentations. You will become familiar with video editing software and the process of getting video from a camcorder into a computer. These cameras will transform your classroom activities.

Discovery Education in the Language Arts Classroom

Description: Course Description: Investigate composition, grammar, literature and reading activities using Discovery Education resources. Learn how to use student’s viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media and use information for research and creative writing purposes. Course Content: Composition: Paragraphs, Research, sentences, writing process and writing skills Grammar: Parts of speech, grammatical exceptions and the use of various parts of speech in writing. Literature: Genre and Literary Devices Reading: Comprehension, decoding, vocabulary development and word development. Learning Objectives: Explore the lesson plan library and match resources to your curriculum Adapt video resource lessons to the Common Core Standards Search for appropriate resources to teach, practice or review Language Arts Goals Unearth teacher created interactive whiteboard activities, audio files, and songs, participate in events, download presentations, all for Language arts curriculum.

Audience: Atlantic AVA members
Hosting Needs: Computer lab w/Headsets Or laptops with headsets
Discovery Education in the Math Classroom

Description: Course Description: Investigate algebra, calculus, data analysis and probability, geometry, measurement, numbers and operations, problem solving and trigonometry activities using Discovery Education resources. Access full videos, video segments, images, teaching handouts, presentations, math explanations, songs and games. Course Content: Algebra: Patterns and Sequences, coordinate systems, functions/equations/relations and the real number system Calculus: Single variable Data Analysis and Probability: data representation, proof, statistical design, data analysis, and probability Geometry: analytic geometry, geometric proof, plane geometry, solid geometry Measurement: area, circumference, concept of measurement, linear/distance, money, perimeter, process, scale, temperature, time, units of measure, volume and weight Numbers and Operations: arithmetic, number concepts and patterns and sequences Problem Solving: communication, connections, reasoning and strategies Trigonometry: cosecant, cosign, cotangent, inverse trigonometric functions, secant, sine, solving trigonometric equations, solving trigonometric identities, and tangent. Learning Objectives: Explore the lesson plan library and match resources to your curriculum Adapt video resource lessons to the Common Core Standards Search for appropriate resources to teach, practice or review math Goals Unearth teacher created interactive whiteboard activities, audio files, and songs, participate in events, and download presentations, all for Mathematics curriculum.

Audience: Atlantic AVA members
Hosting Needs: Computer lab w/Headsets Or laptops with headset
Discovery Education- Planning for Next Year

Description: Course Description: Strategically plan your next year’s curriculum using Discovery Education streaming media and growing library of over 5,600 videos, 45,500 content-specific clips, and more than 100,000 multimedia assets. Integrate multimedia seamlessly into your planning for the new school year. Course Content: Teacher Center tools Digital Literacy Assessment Common Core Standards Professional Development opportunities Learning Objectives: Identify unit plans for the upcoming school year. Select subject matter with video/multimedia content that is correlated with state standards Discover relevant content for lessons utilizing enhanced search tools, such as Curriculum Standards Search, Thematic Focus pages, or the Monthly Calendar. Plan lessons using many of the pre-packaged Lesson Plans Address multiple learners with content that can be delivered in a variety of formats (print, auditory, visual support and interactive experiences) Modify and personalize lessons to different subjects, grades, and learning styles Design your perfect year with Assignment Builder, Quiz Center, Writing Prompt Generator, and other resources.

Audience: Atlantic AVA members
Hosting Needs: Computer lab w/Headsets Or laptops with headset
Discovery Education, DEN for Advanced Users

Description: Course Description: The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. With over 100,000 members providing professional development to over 600,000 educators worldwide, the DEN connects teachers both on-line and in-person. Discovery Educators have exclusive access to a wide range of resources, professional development activities, networking opportunities, exclusive Discovery Educator events and more! Course Content: Voted the best professional development website in 2007 by the Association of Educational Publishers, this website is a place to connect to other educators across the globe. Here, all users can read the blogs and discussion boards. Discovery Educators (any educator that has a Discovery account) have the ability to comment on the blogs, post to the discussion boards, and register for Discovery Educator Network events. Learning Objectives: Read DEN Blogs Comment on DEN Blogs Participate in DEN Forums Search and Download from the DEN Resource Library Upload materials to the DEN Resource Library Attend Virtual Events Explore Personal Blog hosted by Discovery Education

Audience: Atlantic AVA members
Hosting Needs: Computer lab w/Headsets Or laptops with headsets
Discovery Education, DEN for Beginners

Description: Course Description: Come and learn new ways to use and embed Discovery Education streaming media into your curriculum. Learn how to search for content based on a variety of different tags, including standards, keyword, media type, grade level, and more, making it easy to link lesson objectives to up-to-date digital resources. In addition to content searching, this basic level course details the ways in which digital content can be accessed, stored, and used. Professional Development Specialists will show participants the difference between streaming and downloading, how to store content markers in personal folders and share those markers with others in the school, district, or nation. In addition to direct instruction and demonstration, this course provides time for participants to explore several areas of Discovery Education streaming and get started creating their own folders and lesson plans. Course Content: New look and feel of the Discovery Education streaming interface Powerful search tools Teacher Center tools Professional Development opportunities Digital Literacy Assessment Common Core Standards Learning Objectives: Search for content based on a variety of different tags Store content markers in personal folders and share those markers with others in the school or district Explore several areas of Discovery Education streaming and get started creating their own folders and lesson plans

Audience: Atlantic AVA members
Hosting Needs: Computer lab w/Headsets Or laptops with headset
Fireworks: Building Graphics

Description: Use Macromedia Fireworks to create images and graphics that can be inserted into any word processing or desktop publishing program. Create posters using pictures and specialized text. Also, learn to create gif and jpg images for the web or print. This workshop will also review how to import images from the Internet, edit scanned images along with digital photographs and create backgrounds and transparent images.

Audience: All levels are welcomed.
Fun with Images: Editing and Transformation

Description: We will learn how to change images - cropping, rotating, changing color balance, improving contrast, light effects etc. We will learn how to apply fancy effects to pictures using a variety of software.

Holiday Cards with Publisher

Description: We will use Microsoft Publisher to create stunning personalized holiday cards in a variety of formats. We will add our own pictures to the cards and print them out to send to friends and family!

Audience: Designed for Beginners!
iMovie Introduction

Description: We will explore the features available in Apple's new iMovie program. We will explore three different digital video-cameras. We will learn to upload and edit video, and to add titles and transitions.

Audience: Teachers
iMovie3 - Making Digital Movies

Description: We will explore the features available in Apple's new iMovie3 program. We will show various editing techniques for iMovie 3 as well as how to implement graphics, transitions and other special effects into the video. We will also have the opportunity to apply these new techniques with hands-on experience.

Audience: Beginners welcome! Audience: Participants must be familiar MAC computers.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Description: Participants will be introduced to the basic capabilities of this powerful graphics program. They will learn to resize images, correct color, copy and paste sections from one image to create a new image. We will explore the use of layers, masks and clippings. We will discuss graphics types and exporting for the web.

Audience: Basic computer skills necessary.
Hosting Needs: Adobe Photoshop
Introduction to Multimedia via Online Course

Description: Workshop 7 of 8 in the Beginner Technology Proficiency Certificate series is being offered via an online course. One in-person session is scheduled for 1 hour to introduce participants to the online course environment. Then through the web course, we will explore PowerPoint and HyperStudio as classroom presentation tools. We will create slides in PowerPoint, add effects, and assemble a slide presentation on a classroom-focused topic.

Audience: Audience should be able to navigate the web.
Microsoft PowerPoint - Bells and Whistles

Description: We will look at advanced techniques in PowerPoint to wow your most blasé audience! We will learn how to animate, bring in sound and video, choose fancy transitions and effects, bring in clipart, photos and graphics from the web, and custom color your graphics. We guarantee that this workshop will teach you how to dazzle your audience!

Audience: Experience with PowerPoint assumed. Teachers and general public.
Microsoft Publisher: Get Your Feet Wet

Description: Learn to create student projects that connect directly to your curriculum in social studies, science, literature and language arts through the use of Microsoft Publisher. Learn how to use wizards and templates to guide your students through the creation of travel or nature brochures, advertising for play productions or musical events, and an array of accompanying materials. Bring along an idea that you'd like to translate into a desktop publishing project.

Audience: Designed for Beginners!
Photo Restoration

Description: Restore those old pictures! Learn how to digitally edit, enhance and restore your favorite photographs and scanned images. Work hands-on to improve the overall quality of a photograph. Participants will explore a variety of photoediting software programs. Bring photos or scanned photo files to work on.

Audience: Beginners are welcome!
PhotoJam

Description: Collect your favorite pictures and create a video presentation to music. PhotoJam is a software package used to create a musical photo show showcasing your photo memories in new and exciting ways. With PhotoJam, you can create a photo album, a travel diary, a photo collage, photo greetings, music videos or even an old-film-style tribute-the possibilities are limitless. You can publish your slide show to a CD-Rom, post to your own website, incorporate your own music, and add captions.

Picture-Perfect: Image Editing

Description: Building on the basic Digital Cameras and Scanners workshop, we learn how to take pictures of various sizes and quality levels with digital cameras and scanners. We edit pictures using PhotoEditor and create collages that combine pictures from cameras, scanners and the Internet. We explore OCR software and discuss scanner and camera purchasing as well.

Audience: Assumes completion of ETTC Digital Cameras and Scanners workshop or equivalent experience.
PowerPoint Jeeparty

Description: Explore a PowerPoint template created by Cary Harr that makes it easy to generate an interactive game based on the television Jeopardy game. Build your own game from scratch (bring questions or old quizzes with you!). Learn how to guide your students to use the template for collaborative learning projects. Template will be provided on diskette.

Audience: All teachers
Present the School Year using Microsoft PowerPoint

Description: Capture all those school memories in a multimedia yearbook using Microsoft PowerPoint. Participants will learn to add slides, photos, animation and sound to their PowerPoint’s. These presentations are perfect for “end of the school year” presentations.

Promoting Creativity Using Kid Pix

Description: Kid Pix can be integrated into almost any curricular activity in order for students to use their creativity to apply curriculum-based themes, concepts, or skills. Students can create a variety of products, including posters, newsletters, greeting cards, business cards, place mats, slide shows, and booklets. Participants will learn to use the kid friendly program and look at lesson ideas using Kid Pix in math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Audience: All Grades
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab, Kid Pix
Scanners from Start to End

Description: We will learn how to scan in artwork, photographs and various other objects and use software to transform the appearance of graphics. We will discuss image formats and scanner hardware issues.

School Administrator: Digital Cameras

Description: Administrators design digital camera presentations.

Audience: School Administrators
Transforming Photos into Digital Art

Description: We will learn advanced image editing techniques in Adobe PhotoShop. We will begin with photographs and create collages and special effects. We will build composite images and discuss tips and techniques. Bring photos and artwork with you.

Audience: Familiarity with PhotoShop expected.
Video Production as a Teaching Tool

Description: This workshop explores the multiple learning experiences available through student production of their own videos. We will learn how video production can be used across the curriculum as an activity that incorporates math, science, language arts, visual arts, performing arts, and technology. We will discuss the value of problem solving and teamwork that can be experience from such activities. We will look at examples of model lesson plans and review the necessary technology to implement the lesson on various budgets.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
VideoFactory

Description: VideoFactory allows you to capture and edit digital video on your PC. It's perfect for home movies, web videos, music videos, weddings, corporate presentations and much, much more. VideoFactory provides a straightforward, easy-to-use interface that will have you creating videos in minutes. VideoFactory includes precise editing, titling, cool effects and transitions. With you in the Director's chair, it's the closest thing to having your own video production house on this side of Hollywood.



NJ Required
Child Abuse/Child Neglect

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

Audience: All K-12 Personnel


NJCEC Conference
New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children 2011 Spring Conference

Description:

This event aligns with New Jersey Professional Development Content Standard 10 which prepares educators to hold high expectations for the achievement of all students and to support their academic, social, emotional, and physical development in a safe, orderly, and supportive learning environment. Conference participants will receive certificates for four hours of professional development.

Additional CEUs being sought for Physical Therapy (NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and NY State Office of Education – PT), Occupational Therapy (AOTA), Speech and Language (ASHA), Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy (NJ Board of Marriage and Family Examiners), and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Using Ordinary Computer Applications to do Extraordinary Teaching
This keynote address will focus on how education professionals can incorporate readily available technology resources, such as Microsoft Office & Google Docs, to expand their effectiveness working with students with special needs. During the presentation, Ms. Umstead will demonstrate how to use technology and share examples. Conference attendees will be provided with information so that they may independently use the technologies discussed upon returning to work.

Karen Umstead, NJCEC Vice President and Executive Director of Beautiful Minds of Princeton, is a certified general and special educator teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Throughout her work with schools and families, she blends technology with evidence based educational practices. A frequent presenter at Autism New Jersey (COSAC), NJEA, and NJCEC conferences, she has provided trainings and consultations in the United States and around the world to families, teachers (general, special, special area), paraprofessionals, administrators, related service personnel, and child study members.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS IN 3 STRANDS:
Autism

  • Investigating the social service needs of sexuality education curricular development and implementation for adolescents and adults with autism
  • Social Skills Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Use of a Blended Model of Instruction to Increase Educator Repertoires for Instructing Students with Autism

Behavior

  • Managing Behavior in the Classroom
  • Brain-based Education and Emotions: Partners in Learning
  • Promoting Student Competence and Group Cohesion in the Diverse Classroom

Inclusion

  • Teaching and Learning 21st Century Learning Skills for Inclusive Schools
  • Planning to Co-teach
  • Learning centers in an inclusive classroom

Conference Fee includes Keynote Address, Breakout Sessions, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Vendor Fair.

For more information, email newjerseycec@gmail.com or visit www.njcec.org



Online Workshop
Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts! ONLINE

Description: When you and I were growing up, the words Trojans, worms, viruses, and spam had considerably different meanings than they do today. We took a pole and went fishing, but today we encounter phishing expeditions and electronic bait trying to hook us. We are victimized by spyware, adware, and malware of all types. These electronic “parasites” can be sucking your personal data and affecting the performance of your computer. This course will give you a better understanding of these dangers and how you can deal with them. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

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

Description:

Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core                           
Target Group: All teachers trained in the Phonics First® Foundations program.
Prerequisite:  Completion of Phonics First® Beginnings, Basic or Foundations Level I.

During the Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core workshop, teachers look at the decoding and fluency-related standards of the common core and determine the Phonics First® instructional components that ensure success for beginning, struggling, at-risk, ELL and LD students.

DESCRIPTION:
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) means schools must immediately and rapidly gear-up struggling readers. The demands of the CCSS' higher-level comprehension skills require students employ accurate decoding and fluent reading in order to be able to comprehend increasingly complex text. Consistent implementation of specific Phonics First® strategies in the classroom and intervention settings allows teachers to accurately target specific skill-deficits and to support and strengthen student decoding and fluency.

During the Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core workshop, teachers look at the decoding and fluency-related standards of the common core and determine the Phonics First® instructional components that ensure success for beginning, struggling, at-risk, ELL and LD students. Teachers will then review and practice strategy implementation for classroom and small-group instruction at the prevention, intervention and remediation levels. Workshop will also include an introduction to Reciprocal  Teaching, a powerful tool for deepening comprehension through a process of clarifying, questioning, summarizing and predicting.

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where:                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Speaker:                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:                           Part One- 1 hour and 27 minutes       
                                       Part Two-1 hour and 17 minutes

Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom Web-based Workshop

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

Cyber Safety and Information Literacy

Description: This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

Audience: K-12 Educators
Cyberbullying - ONLINE

Description: Bullying has moved from the classroom and the playground to the Internet and anywhere kids communicate electronically. It’s not just children who are victims. Schools and adults including teachers, and administrators are now fair game. How do you deal with this phenomenon in the classroom? How can schools balance discipline in light of the First Amendment? This workshop will help participants learn more about this growing issue. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

Evaluating Information - ONLINE

Description: The validity of information at web sites is an important issue in doing quality research. Participants will achieve an understanding and critical eye for evaluating the validity of information that is found on web pages. Beyond the world of research, the ability to evaluate the quality of information you encounter online can help you avoid scams and predators. This course will provide you with tools and activities you can use with your class tomorrow. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

Forensic Problem Solving and Einstein - ONLINE

Description: This workshop addresses a wide range of core curriculum standards. It demonstrates a lesson for students using fifteen seemingly meaningless clues to track down a hacker who has broken into a movie studio computer and stolen three unreleased movies. Based on a puzzle created by Einstein, students will create complex profiles of all the suspects with seemingly useless fragments of information, and learn that Internet predators can do exactly the same thing with bits of information that children supply. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

How to Avoid PowerPoint Poisoning - ONLINE

Description: PowerPoint can turn mediocre presenters into poor presenters. Design concepts and audience consideration will be discussed for the development of presentations. This workshop will provide simple guidelines and techniques to help make participants better presenters. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

Introduction to the Big6 - ONLINE

Description: The Big6 is the most used problem solving and research method used in the K-12 world. Big6 book author and certified Big6 trainer, Art Wolinsky will give you an overview of the process, how, and why it works and whether it is right for you and your students. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

Making and Configuring a Blog at Blogger.com for Education - ONLINE

Description: This is a step-by-step presentation that shows teachers how to set up a personal or classroom blog at Blogger.com. While Blogger offers a simple three-step process, this “default” setup is not sufficient for educational use. This presentation takes you through dozens of settings and explains their application in creating a secure educational space. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness (Online Version)

Description:

Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness
Target Group: Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Special Education teachers, Title I teachers, ELL teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors, Paraprofessionals and Parents.

Prepare beginning and young at-risk readers by providing a strong foundation of critical phonological awareness skills taught through fun and engaging games and activities

DESCRIPTION:
Research demonstrates a direct correlation between a child developing strong phonological awareness skills and becoming a highly-skilled reader. This workshop will       cover the background of knowledge for early reading development, the progressing levels of phonological awareness instruction critical in developing successful readers         and a range of targeted and purposeful activities to teach these critical foundational reading skills. The content corresponds to the English Language Arts focus areas in the Common Core State Standards Foundational Reading skills for Kindergarten and beginning of first grade.

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where:                                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Materials Included:                   Phonemic Awareness; Phonemic Awareness in Young Children - A Classroom Curriculum; Getting Ready to Read
Speaker:                                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor

Length:                                           1 hour and 54 minutes

Social Networking Today and Tomorrow - ONLINE

Description: Mention the word MySpace and parents quake in their shoes, administrators bar the doors, teachers scratch their heads, and kids just smile. MySpace and social networking has taken the adult world by surprise and put us in a reactionary mode. As disruptive as the current social networking sites are, they may only be the tip of the iceberg that is floating right into the path of the educational Titanic. Get a better understanding of social networking facts and fears. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

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

Description:

Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers- Greek & Latin Roots

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

Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT. 

DESCRIPTION:

Learn how the study of prefixes, suffixes and Greek and Latin root morphology provides a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding to middle and high school students. Approximately 65% of all reading done at these levels comes from the Greek and Latin layer of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT. 

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where:                                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.

Recommended Materials:       Word Roots A1 and B1

Speaker:                                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor

Length:                                           Part One-1 hour and 27 minutes

                                                          Part Two-1 hour and 31 minutes

             

 This class coupled with the Syllabication Strategies workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

Unlocking Unfamiliar Words-Syllabication Strategies for Success (Online Version)

Description:

Unlocking Unfamiliar Words-Syllabication Strategies for Success
Target Group:  Teachers grades 2-12, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors and Parents.

Help students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word.

             
DESCRIPTION:
Syllabication instruction teaches struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word. This workshop provides teachers with an understanding of the syllabication process and in-depth instructions for teaching structured, sequential, and cumulative lessons to students. A packet containing documents pertinent to the workshop will be emailed once registration is complete. It is required to have 10 index cards, pen or pencil, and scissors. 

All RLAC ELearning courses contain proprietary information and are only made accessible with each per teacher purchase. Once registration is complete you will be emailed instructions on how to access the course.

Where:                                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Materials Included:                        Phonics First® Foundations Syllabication Guide, Syllabication Reference Cards, Student Worksheets and Answer Key
Speaker:                                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:                                           Part One-1 hour and 27 minutes
Part Two-1 hour and 34 minutes

This class coupled with the Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers: Greek and Latin Roots workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

Video Tips and Techniques - ONLINE

Description: While PowerPoint is the presentation tool of choice for many, our students live in a visual and interactive world. Visual literacy and videography are important skills to have. This presentation created with the help and permission of Andy Carvin, provides teachers with tips and techniques used by the pros. This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.

Web 2.0 in Education - ONLINE

Description: In today's Web 2.0, users are the creators of content rather than just the consumers. Blogs, Wikis, and social networks are on the forefront but are just one part of an exploding culture of communication. Come find out more about the new interactive web and what's coming down the line.

Wikis and Wikipedia in Education - ONLINE

Description: Wikipedia is the world’s most popular encyclopedia on line or off line and the most visited site on the Internet. It is used extensively by students for research, yet many teachers and students are unaware of the dangers and pitfalls of using it as their main source of information. But there is an entire Wiki World beyond Wikipedia and this workshop will help you explore the possibilities This is a one hour Web-Based Interactive Presentation in Real Time, and it counts towards the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series. The SRI/ETTC has created the Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” communites. The Cyber Safety and Information Literacy Certificate Series includes 12 one-hour workshops that are hands-on guided professional development sessions offered at your desktop. Participants may register for each session individually and after completing 9 of the workshops will be issued a certificate signed by the Southern Regional ETTC and WiredSafety.org. * Upon registration, the instructor will email you with the workshop website and provide you with a logon for this particular session. *Professional development certificate will be mailed to you following the workshop. * The instructor for all sessions is Mr. Art Wolinsky who is a frequent presenter for the SRI/ETTC. As a teacher, technology consultant and certified “Big6” Trainer and Macromedia Educational Leader, he is always exploring innovative ways to utilize technology for instructional purposes. * Material presented is aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, including the newly adopted Technology Literacy Standards, and to the Cumulative Progress Indicators specific to each set of grade levels.



Planning & Administration
The 21st Century Success Mind Set

Description: This 21st century personal develop program consists of six unique and dynamic components. This unique 5 hour workshop will provide attendees with a variety of exercises and resources that they can immediately incorporate into their classrooms. Part One: The Need for a Success Mindset in Today’s Dynamic Global Economy - explains why individuals need to understand the implications of the dynamics of today’s global economy in creating a success mindset. Part Two: Understanding T-FAR - allows participants to realize the relationship between thoughts and feelings and their impact on developing a success mindset. Part Three: Defining The Success Mindset - provides a brief overview of MEAPA’s unique CUP approach to developing a success mindset. Part Four: Communication - a detailed examination of the six key communication traits required for a success mindset. Part Five: Undertake - a detailed examination of the six key action traits required for a success mindset. Part Six: Persevere - a detailed examination of the six key perseverance traits required for a success mindset.

21st Century Collaboration

Description: This workshop will illustrate some of the various online collaboration tools available to students and teachers. Additionally, it will also highlight the various reasons why today’s digital generation is so comfortable collaborating with friends as well as people they have met online. The days of the traditional group project are long gone. Today’s students are looking for teachers to use wikis, shared documents and web site creation. Attendees will learn how to use various online collaboration tools that are free or at a low price point so they can immediately implement this new thinking into their classroom.

Accounting and Auditing ASSA

Description: The October count of students is an important data gathering activity for school districts. Federal and State funding formulas use this information to distribute money to schools. E-Rate, NCES, ASSA, NCLB, Free & Reduced Meals… are influenced by these counts. This session will answer many technical differences related to counting, including the relationship to the Student Register and year-end fiscal audit issues. Terminology regarding self-contained classes, program type, grade level, and classification will be defined and explained. Subtle differences regarding ADA and ADE counts will be discussed. In addition to the details associated with student counts, the latest changes regarding the ASSA will be presented. Materials will be distributed.

Audience: School Business Administrators and Superintendents, Technical Staff
Adequacy, Budget Efficiencies, and Tuition Calculation

Description: This workshop will address: - A school district adequacy budget - School district efficiencies based on the regulations - Tuitions - Calculating school district adequacy budget, efficiencies and tuition

Audience: School Administrators
Amistad Conference - Teaching the Untold Stories

Description: The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host the AMISTAD CONFERENCE "Teaching the Untold Stories." Participants will learn the true story of a group of Africans who were captured in Mendi (present day Sierra Leone) and brought in chains to the Americas - and who revolted, captured their ship, La Amistad, and eventually were seized off the coast of New England. The captives won their freedom in a case before the United States Supreme Court and ultimately sailed back to their homeland in Africa. A welcome address will be provided by Dr. Vera King Farris, President of Stockton College, Dr. William Librera, Commissioner for the NJ Department of Education, and Assemblymen William D. Payne. A keynote address will be presented by The Honorable Regena L. Thomas. Telling Untold Stories will be led by Giles Wright, Marcellus Smith and Dr. Franklin Ojeda Smith. The conference will end with a dance troupe and closing remarks. Please registerby May 2, 2003. Continental breakfast will be available.

Anti-Bullying Conference

Description: The Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America presents its 3rd Annual New Jersey Anti-Bullying Conference 2013 on the campus of Richard Stockton College of NJ. Our theme this year is: How to Create Safe, Positive School Climate and Culture. The conference will serve as a venue for knowledgeable national scholars and practitioners to share their expertise on the prevention of bullying and the creation of safe, positive school climate and culture. During the course of the two days, the conference will focus on moving beyond compliance with the current NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, and even the prevention of bullying behavior, to highlighting national best practices for promoting positive school climate and culture. To visit the conference website go to http://antibullyingconference.com/nj-home.html ETTC Hours Accepted for ETTC Members only. Registrants using check, cash or Purchase Order should go through Beyond Preventing Bullying (http://antibullyingconference.com/nj-home.html/) for registration and payment.

Audience: All school personnel including Anti-Bullying Coordinators, Anti-Bullying Specialists, School Psychologists, Social Workers, and SAC's, as well as personnel from other organizations that work with youth.
ASSA, DRTRS & Charter Schools

Description: The October count of students is an important data gathering activity for school districts. Federal and State funding formulas use this information to distribute money to schools. E-Rate, NCES, ASSA, NCLB, Free & Reduced Meals… are influenced by these counts. This session will answer many technical differences related to state and federal funding.Terminology regarding self-contained classes, program type, grade level, and classification will be defined and explained. In addition to the details associated with student counts, the latest changes regarding the ASSA will be presented. Materials will be distributed.

Business Writing Techniques

Description: Workplace communication techniques, like business writing, are critical to delivering compelling and effective communication. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to master the principles of grammar and punctuation, to effectively organize and write memos, minutes, letters and procedures, to confidently write for their boss(es), using appropriate style and tone, to learn how to write effective e-mail and to understand the entire writing process. Participants will be well on their way to becoming the “office writing expert.”

Audience: Administrative secretaries.
Case Management of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Description: Most juvenile sex offenders belong to a class of offenders that are in need of specialized rehabilitation services while the juvenile is on probation or parole. Probation and parole officers are in unique positions that enable them to detect thinking errors and behaviors that influence a juvenile’s relapse potential. If the offender is in therapy, officers may work closely with therapists as well as school personnel to identify high risk situations and develop methods to ensure the juvenile avoids those situations. This seminar is designed to offer suggestions relative to managing juvenile sex offenders that are assigned to community agencies. The intervention needs of an adolescent who has exposed himself may be quite different from the needs of a juvenile convicted of fondling a young child or raping an adult. The special needs of this highly heterogeneous population, including female offenders, will be addressed during the seminar.

Audience: Anyone who works with juvenile sex offenders within the community including but not limited to parole officers, probation officers, police, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and school-based personnel would benefit from this program.
Conflict Resolution for a School Community

Description: The training will enable participants to learn and practice specific strategies they can use to resolve conflicts within the workplace. They will also discuss the effectiveness of the conflict resolution strategies they currently use and which ones they would like to use more in the future. Finally, participants will learn strategies to resolve conflict with and/or work effectively with difficult people such as how to "go to the balcony" and "change the game."

Curriculum and Instruction Leadership: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Educational Landscape

Description: The positions of Supervisors and Directors of Curriculum have changed dramatically in the past few years, as the demands have increased exponentially. This workshop is designed to address the many aspects of the supervisors’ roles, and offer suggestions, insights, and opportunities for sharing and brainstorming. Topics will include, but not be limited to: professional development (scheduling meaningful PD, making use of the PD Committee, creating PLCs, etc.), how the Common Core has changed curriculum and ideas for implementation, making the best use of resources both in and out of district, creating “master teachers”, managing teacher observations and mentoring, creating an “open door”, reviewing performance data, using the technology directors/department efficiently, budget concerns, etc. These topics will enable the participants to have meaningful dialogue and share ideas with colleagues. Each participant will benefit from the perspectives, suggestions, and ideas of others in similar positions, and be able to implement the applicable ones in their own district for the start of the school year.

Audience: Supervisors/Directors of Curriculum
Developing Effective Staff Evaluations and Professional Improvement Plans

Description: In this workshop, administrators will learn to write effective professional improvement plans based on observations and evaluations of their staff. They will learn to focus their evaluations and professional improvement plans on the most important teaching competencies; the ones that research says really make a difference in student learning. Because teachers perform at different levels of proficiency, participants will learn to develop a variety of professional development plans, PIPs. Deficiency, improvement, and enrichment in PIPs will be presented, developed, and discussed during this hands-on workshop. The framework for this workshop is based on the work of Charlotte Danielson, President of Princeton Education Associates, and Consultant on performance assessment for the Educational Testing Service. Comprehensive hand-outs will be distributed and participants are asked to bring copies of their district evaluation forms and PIPs.

Effective Intervention in Bullying Situations: Strategies to Empower Victims, Mobilize Bystanders and Change Bullies

Description: While New Jersey’s new Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights emphasizes prevention, school personnel are also accountable for effectively intervening should bullying, harassment or intimidation occur. This workshop will focus on best practices for supporting victims and appropriately responding to bullies. Participants will learn how to: enable victims to respond to bullies and gain control with strength and empowerment rather than upset emotions; mobilize bystanders to use peer pressure to act to protect victims and stop bullying; help bullies develop greater empathy and change their behaviors through social/emotional education, guided discipline and restorative justice. Participants will also share challenges and successes in managing bullying situations, and will brainstorm intervention strategies.

Audience: K-12 educational leaders, school counselors, school psychologists, Anti-Bullying Specialists, Anti-Bullying Coordinators and School Safety Team members.
Entrepreneuship Lessons for Administrators

Description: This workshop is designed to challenge school administrators to think like an entrepreneur. Using lessons from a wide variety of entrepreneurs, this workshop will provide attendees with numerous exercises that can consider implementing in their schools immediately and at little or no cost. Today’s challenging and ever changing dynamic global economy demands that school administrators at all levels think in a more creative fashion so as to motivate their staff, educate their students and support their community. This workshop can help you accomplish those objectives.

E-Rate Primer

Description: Don’t know where to start with the E-Rate? Dan Riordan of On-Tech E-Rate Consulting, Inc. will explain the basics of the program: what expenses are eligible, how much funding your district can receive, and how to apply. Try the total immersion approach and register for the afternoon E-rate Update session, too. Recommended for: Business administrators and technology coordinators who plan to file for the E-Rate, but have little or no experience with the application process.

Audience: Business administrators and technology coordinators who plan to file for the E-Rate, but have little or no experience with the application process.
E-Rate Update

Description: Looking to learn the changes in the E-Rate program for this year? Looking for tips on how to increase your funding and avoid the pitfalls? Dan Riordan of On-Tech E-Rate Consulting, Inc. will show you what to do in order to maximize your funding. This session is intended for people who have filed, or tried to file, for the E-Rate before. Bring your specific questions. Recommended for: Business administrators and technology coordinators who have some experience with the E-Rate program or have taken the “E-Rate Primer” workshop.

Audience: Recommended for: Business administrators and technology coordinators who have some experience with the E-Rate program or have taken the “E-Rate Primer” workshop.
Evernote Tools for Administrators

Description: Course Description: Evernote is an amazing, free, cross-platform, cloud-based organizational tool that allows the user to store important information and access it from any device, anywhere, any time. Organize and archive important information on your Mac or PC then access it or update the information from your smart phone. We will cover uses and operations as well as related apps that augment the Evernote Program. Course Content: This information packed workshop which will cover specific Evernote tips, tricks, skills and processes that will make your work-slow process more efficient with Evernote. Learning Objectives: • Setting up an Evernote account • Why Evernote is “Not just your ordinary note taking software” • Support for Evernote • Hierarchy of the application- notebooks, notes, and tags • How to search Evernote to find anything you have saved • File management in Evernote • Adding information into Evernote

Audience: Administrators
EWEG Workshop

Description: This workshop will offer a review of this year's NCLB application and changes in EWEG. Representatives from the New Jersey Department of Education - Office of Grants Management will also be available for questions and answers.

FERPA/PPRA Compliance Awareness Session

Description: A representative from the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) of the U.S. Department of Education will conduct a compliance training session on the requirements of and updates to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), and the military recruiter provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The session is designed to give local educational officials an enhanced understanding of the laws, to answer questions related to issues regarding the requirements, and to provide advice and guidance on compliance. Participants will be better equipped to evaluate the compliance practices of the elementary and secondary schools and they will be able to share their increased knowledge of FERPA, PPRA, and the military recruiter provisions with colleagues.

Audience: This workshop is designed for school officials who make or implement administrative policy or otherwise have responsibility for student records which include principals and vice principals, school attorneys, student records administrators, superintendents
Finding Funding for Educational Initiatives: Writing Grants

Description: Participants will learn how to search the web for grant opportunities at both the state and federal levels, and will learn how to decipher the application process. Grant funding to implement NJ standards will be highlighted.

Audience: Teachers and administrators who are beginners to grant writing
Fiscal Leadership During Tough Budget Times

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of essential information regarding the K-12 budget development process, as well as the various constituencies involved with the formulation of the budget. A case study will be presented to help frame the budgetary process. It will also include a panel consisting of representatives from the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey School Boards Association, a State Legislator, a municipal mayor and a superintendent/business administrator. This workshop is designed for K-12 superintendents, principals, administrative support staff and local municipal officials to increase awareness regarding the state and local budgetary implications. This workshop is part of a series by the Southern Regional Institute for school leaders. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration and Continental breakfast begin at 8:30 AM. Workshop begins at 9:00 AM.

Audience: School Board members, K-12 Superintendents, principals, administrative support staff and local municipal officials
From Cruising to Collaboration to Co-Teaching

Description: This workshop will explore the most effective co-teaching models based on collaboration. Collaboration is a style for interaction between co-equal parties voluntarily engaged in shared decision making as they work toward a common goal. Participants will be encouraged to adopt beliefes and values that would support co-teaching relationships based on mutual trust, mutual respect and establishment of a sense of community. Appropriate for regular education and colleagues such as special education, ESL, Basci Skills teachers who provide in-class support in general education classes or inclusion classes.

Audience: K-12 General Education, Special Education, ESL, and BSI Teachers
Getting Parents Involved

Description: Research has shown that children are more successful in school if their parents are actively involved in the child’s education. This two-hour workshop will help educators understand the fears that some parents may have about getting involved with school matters, the cultural barriers that may prevent parental involvement, and the challenges teachers face as they work to develop partnerships between educators, students and parents. Practical ideas that can be used to bring parents into classrooms and schools will be presented.

Audience: Educators in Grades PreK-8th grade
Google Apps for Educational Leaders: Creating a Virtual Learning Community

Description: Course Description: Establish your district’s virtual learning community through Google Educational Apps. This workshop will introduce administrators to the benefits of using Google Educational Apps. Hands-on activities will equip school leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a Google-based virtual learning community. Course Content: Through interactive, hands-on learning activities participants will gain proficiency in the use of Google Educational Apps. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be proficient in the use of G-mail, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Calendar, Google Sites, and the Google Control Panel.

Audience: Administrators
HSPA Data Analysis Workshop

Description: Please bring your HSPA datafiles from NJ DOE with you. We will import the datafiles into Excel, and learn about the way the state analyzes and stores identifying information about students. We will disaggregate data by various demographic factors, create graphs of specific data sets and learn how to correlate the NJ DOE data files with your internal student information system software. We will explore ways to use Excel and Access to draw meaning from the raw HSPA data, and will also look at clusters and skills of importance in language arts and math scores for your school.

Audience: High School Curriculum Supervisors and teachers
Implications of the No Child Left Behind Act

Description: Senior level representatives from the New Jersey Department of Education will discuss the impact of state and federal legislation, specifically the “No Child Left Behind” Act. Topics to be discussed include accountability, high quality teachers, annual yearly progress and other pertinent items. This workshop is designed for superintendents, principals, coordinators of school improvement, grants coordinators, business administrators, test coordinators and special education directors. This workshop is part of a series by the Southern Regional Institute for school leaders. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration and Continental breakfast begin at 8:30 AM. Workshop begins at 9:00 AM.

Audience: Superintendents, principals, coordinators of school improvement, grants coordinators, business administrators, test coordinators and special education directors.
Institutional Improvement Discussion for Schools

Description: The Institutional Improvement Discussion (IID) is an assessment tool used to identify areas of professional development and training that will create the most dramatic impact on your educational institution’s performance. The discussion is conducted in a 90-minute format facilitated by Dale Carnegie Training. The purpose of this seminar is to identify the following: • The strengths of your educational institution and of the individuals who work in them. • The changes that are occurring in your schools and within the PreK through Grade 12 educational environment • The challenges that these changes create. • How to turn the stress that these challenges may bring in their lives into positive outlets that improve job performance and school success. The information collected in this seminar can be useful in uncovering hidden needs of participants while identifying skill sets that need to be developed, and are essential to designing and implementing customized solutions for your school.

Audience: Building principals, curriculum coordinators and supervisors
Intel Teach to the Future Leadership Forum

Description: What are the most important actions administrators and instructional leaders can take to promote the effective use of technology in their classrooms? The new Intel® Teach to the Future Leadership Forum (www.intel.com/education/teach/forums) offers school principals, district superintendents and curriculum directors an opportunity to explore answers to this question and develop a personalized action plan to lead change in their schools. What are the highest priority leadership actions you can take to improve effective use of technology in your classrooms? Learn from relevant research and case studies how technology integration, when combined with successful leadership behaviors, can improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Sign up for the Intel Teach to the Future Leadership Forum. During this interactive, face-to-face forum, explore supporting research, standards and strategies surrounding the role of the leader in promoting and implementing effective technology integration. Through this free four-hour forum, leaders will: · Examine the critical role educational leaders play in the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning · Apply their knowledge of specific leadership behaviors to create a prioritized list of behaviors that impact the integration of technology as a tool to improve student learning · Analyze the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for School Administrators (NETS-A)* standards and performance indicators · Synthesize their understanding to develop a personalized action plan ready for implementation in their school or district Get involved and learn how you can personally lead instructional change in your schools, enhance professional growth for your teachers, and help your students achieve more.

Audience: School principals, district superintendents and curriculum directors.
Level Tax Planning and the A4F Request for Taxes (S 1701 Impact)

Description: Reduced fund balances and late federal and state aid payments have an enormous impact on local school district cash management. This workshop investigates innovative strategies for both school district officials and municipal officials to keep a stable tax rate in their communities. The goal is to have a successful budget vote resulting from effective utilization of the A4F and payment schedules negotiated by the local school district and municipality.

Audience: The target audience for this workshop includes school district officials and local municipality officials.
Looking Back, Planning Ahead

Description: Spring is the perfect time of year to reflect on your achievements and challenges as a novice teacher – and to prepare yourself for starting off next year with clear goals for doing things better in September. This workshop will help you to identify your strengths and areas of need from your first year as a teacher, and to use those to develop an action plan for improving in your second year. You will learn how to pull yourself out of “survival” mode and begin thinking and planning like a master teacher.

Looking Back, Planning Ahead (FREE WORKSHOP)

Description: This sixth and final session in our 2008-2009 New Teacher Workshop series will provide the perfect opportunity to reflect upon your achievements and challenges as a novice teacher – and to prepare yourself for starting off next year with a specific plan for doing things better in September. This workshop will help you identify your strengths and areas of need from your first year as a teacher, and to use those to develop an action plan for improving in your second year. You will learn how to pull yourself out of “survival” mode and begin thinking and planning like a master teacher.

Audience: First and second year teachers K-12
Manage Your Files Properly

Description: We will discuss how files and folders work, and explore the organization of your computer - disks, hard drives, etc. We will learn how to use Windows Explorer and My Computer to organize your files. We will discuss security issues for student use of networks.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
Mentor Training Workshop

Description: This 2-session workshop is to train the professional teacher to be a 1st year teacher mentor. During this workshop you will be informed about the state guidelines and procedures. In addition you will be given strategies that will enable you to create and provide a comfortable, non-threatening support system for the 1st year teacher while acting as a professional and confidential advisor.

Microsoft Outlook for the Office

Description: Learn how to use Outlook - Microsoft's powerful scheduling program. Outlook can schedule your calendar, remind you of appointments, set up address-books for broadcast fax and e-mail, coordinate reservation of rooms, arrange group meetings and more. We will explore hands-on the basic use of Outlook for personal and professional use.

Audience: Non-profits and office users welcome!
NJ ELITE Core Institute Day 1

Description: An overview of technology trends and their impact on developing a vision for educational technology will start off the session. Technology competencies for school leaders and how to acquire them will be examined, including the implementation of a staff development model to support the use of technology for student achievement. Participants will receive training manuals and resources to be used throughout the NJ ELITE program and will be given an overview of the TAGLIT planning instrument.

Audience: Educational administrators, superintendents, principals, supervisors.
NJ ELITE Core Institute Day 2

Description: Participants will examine the role of technology in the learning process via curriculum design, assessment, and instructional strategies. Technology skills and proficiencies will be identified. Understanding district and building level cultures and support systems to support educational technology will be discussed. How the successful educational leader observes, evaluates, and encourages this technology use will be explored.

Audience: Educational administrators, superintendents, principals, supervisors.
NJ ELITE Core Institute Day 3

Description: Participants will learn about the organizational structures that support the use of technology including community partnerships and electronic collaborations that can be formed. Participants will look at all the various components of a successful school district’s implementation of technology and the costs of this use in terms of time and resources. The culminating activity will incorporate the components of the three days into a plan of action that addresses learning environments, professional competency, system capacity, accountability and effective technology use by school leaders, teachers and students.

Audience: Educational administrators, superintendents, principals, supervisors.
NJ ELITE Institute 4: The Leader as a Planner

Description: This introductory-level course is designed to familiarize educational leaders with three essential tools of information management. Participants will learn the basics of developing and using a simple budget spreadsheet and examine the power of consolidating and communicating information through the use of Microsoft Outlook. The hands-on use of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) will give participants ample opportunity to practice inputting information into their PDA to record contacts, appointments, and additional education applications.

Audience: Educational administrators, superintendents, principals, supervisors.
NJ ELITE Institute 5: Effective Instruction in a Technology Supported Environment

Description: This institute examines a variety of ways educational leaders can support effective technology-infused instruction to meet the Core Curriculum Content Standards. Participants will look at a variety of technology-rich teaching strategies that can be implemented from the one-computer classroom to the fully equipped computer lab. Participants will leave the institute having created a webpage that they can apply to their own school setting.

Audience: Educational administrators, superintendents, principals, supervisors.
NJ ELITE Institute 6: Professional Development with a Technology Focus

Description: This institute identifies ways educational leaders can ensure that all educators are proficient in the use of technology as teachers and managers of the learning process. Participants will explore alternative staff development models and resources available including the latest research in the use of distance learning to expand professional growth. Strategies to increase teacher commitment and accountability will also be presented.

Audience: Educational administrators, superintendents, principals, supervisors.
Organization & Collaboration Apps

Description: Course Description: This workshop surveys some of the newest and most useful tools that can provide efficiency to people in administrative positions. The tools discussed will facilitate collaboration with co-workers and staff. The applications explored will be web based or downloadable to devices such as PCs, iPhones and iPads. Course Content: In this workshop participants will learn about the newest tools to promote collaboration and efficiency. Learning Objectives: -How to collaborate with colleagues, board members and staff via cloud based applications across multiple devices -How to create and share web-based presentations -How to create and share presentations from your iPad -How to locate and utilize iPad apps for teacher evaluations -How to implement Multi-point video conferencing -How to transfer large digital files securely via email (even when your email rejects the large file) -Getting Feedback with forms -Reaching out to large numbers of email recipients and tracking the results -Facilitating digital permission slips and signed agreements BYOD Event! This is a hands-on event and we will have devices available. However, you are welcome to bring your own iPad, Tablet or Laptop with Internet capability.

Audience: K-12 Administrators
Paleobiology: The Evolutionary History of the Amniotes

Description: How do we learn about life in the past? Paleobiology involves the use of fossils in the interpretation of geologic time, ancient environmental reconstruction, and the evolutionary history of life. This seminar will focus on current understanding of major issues in the evolution of amniote vertebrates (e.g., dinosaurs, birds, and mammals). Just how different are dinosaurs from their modern descendants, birds? What were mammals doing while the dinosaurs were around? What is “ancient DNA” and what can it tell us? Just how different are humans from other mammals, including our closest primate relatives? When, where, and how did humans evolve? Participants will examine fossil material and/or fossil casts from all of the major groups discussed. The seminar will end with a discussion of how the past informs both our understanding of the present and our predictions about the future. (3 sessions)

Paraprofessional Certification Test

Description: Paraprofessionals and Aides can now take their Certification test at the Southern Regional ETTC in Mays Landing. The ETTC will provide online testing capability under the guidance of an experienced EIRC facilitator. Participants will receive instant assessment scores upon completion of the test.

Audience: Paraprofessionals and aides
Hosting Needs: Internet Capability
Paraprofessional Test Preparation Seminar 2006

Description: NCLB legislation requires that Paraprofessionals and Aides within your district meet specific criteria for continuation of employment. One route to satisfying the criteria is by having Paraprofessionals and aides demonstrate their abilities in basic reading, writing, and mathematics. The Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC) will provide a special Paraprofessional Test Preparation seminar to prepare existing and/or futures aides to pass this exam. Specific topics to be covered in this 3-part seminar include: •Refresher Modules in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics •Test Taking Strategies for Success •Tips for Reducing Anxiety

Audience: Paraprofessionals and aides
Performance in Theory and Practice

Description: The art of acting before an audience is an essential component of the human experience. It exists across cultures and predates our earliest civilizations. Over the centuries practitioners and theorists have attempted to create and analyze the components and systems that foster stimulating, vibrant performance. This seminar will look at a history of performance theory beginning with Aristotle and culminating with current ground-breaking artists like Ann Bogart and Augusto Boal. The course will have a significant experiential component that will include acting exercises aimed at enhancing the participants’ knowledge of how to perform classical and contemporary works. (3 sessions)

Pragmatism: An American Philosophy

Description: Pragmatism is generally considered to be the one major American contribution to world philosophy. Begun in the late 1800s, it achieved its original fame with the work of Charles Sanders Pierce, William James, and John Dewey. They had enormous influence on our views of science, psychology, political theory, and education theory. After its initial impact, it receded into the background as other schools of thought such as existentialism and logical positivism became dominant. However, since the 1980s and 1990s there has been a revival of the movement led by thinkers such as Richard Rorty, Cornel West, Richard Posner, and Susan Haak. Once again pragmatists are engaged in far reaching explorations of how we should understand knowledge, ethics, science, political theory, and the law. (3 sessions)

Preparing for NJ SMART - NJ Standards Measurement and Resource for Teaching, New Jersey's State-Wide Student Information System

Description: Preparing for NJ SMART - NJ Standards Measurement and Resource for Teaching, New Jersey's State-Wide Student Information This session would cover a general overview, as well as specific data requirements for NJ SMART. NJ SMART is a state-wide database designed to warehouse all demographic, attendance, report card, and testing data for every public school student residing New Jersey. Pilot districts will begin using NJ SMART in the spring of 2004. All school districts will be online by the fall of 2005.

Audience: This should be attended by District data managers, technology coordinators, administrators of pupil services, and any individual involved with state reporting.
Prevention Rocks: Developing a Comprehensive School-Based Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Program

Description: While bullying has been an issue in our schools for generations, the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights has brought renewed focus to the issue. Prevention of bullying involves a comprehensive approach, including not only educating staff and students, but also building a positive school climate focusing on social responsibility. This training will provide participants with a framework for developing an effective bullying prevention program utilizing current research and best practices. This highly interactive workshop will teach participants how to: train staff to build a caring, respectful school community; use classroom based instruction and role-playing to teach students how to teach students how to protect themselves from bullying; develop and implement a system of progressive guided discipline that helps offenders learn more appropriate social behavior; develop support groups helping students to improve their social skills and eliminate their anger/stress. Participants will have opportunities to discuss what they have done, or would like to do to build a peaceful, and caring school climate.

Audience: K-12 educational leaders, school counselors, school psychologists, Anti-Bullying Specialists, Anti-Bullying Coordinators and School Safety Team members.
Principal Solutions - Professional Development for School Administrators

Description: Where do you go to discuss the issues that are important to you? With whom do you speak to solicit strategies to address the tough issues that you face? Where can you pursue worthwhile professional activities that have meaning for you? SRI/ETTC and The Academy for Teaching and Leadership are sponsoring a unique practicum for school administrators. School administrators quickly find out that their position can be a lonely one! Being in charge often means that you are often isolated from the support you might need and the professional advice that you might desire. Just as a medical internist is supposed to know about everything—from cardiovascular functioning, cancer, and hip replacements to dementia — school administrators are generalists, required to know about finance, school law, curriculum, personnel, and school construction, to mention just a few areas of their responsibility. It can be overwhelming! SRI/ETTC and The Academy are conducting a program that fosters discussion among school administrators about the issues that they need to address in their own schools. Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of The Academy for Teaching and Leadership, facilitates the practicum discussions that are based on the input of the participating administrators. The issues identified by participants are addressed during each session. Practicum sessions are focused meetings conducted on mornings five times during the school year. The program begins with an Energize2Lead Profile™ developed for each participant that provides important information to assist you in communicating effectively and building the trust necessary to create a support network. Subsequent sessions focus on the issues identified by the participants and involve collegial discussion and expert opinion. Practicum Schedule: October 3, 2007 - November 15, 2007 - December 5, 2007 - January 30, 2008 and March 19, 2008. Practicum sessions are conducted between eight thirty a.m. and twelve noon and are conducted at SRI/ETTC 701 Route 50, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 (609) 625-6040

Audience: School Administrators
Principal Solutions: A Collegial Program for School Leaders

Description: SRI/ETTC and The Academy are conducting a program that fosters discussion among school administrators about the issues that they need to address in their own schools. Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of the The Academy for Teaching and Leadership, facilitates the practicum discussions that are based on the input of the participating administrators. The issues identified by participants are addressed during each session. Practicum sessions are focused meetings conducted on mornings five times during the school year. The program begins with an Energize2Lead Profile™ developed for each participant that provides important information to assist you in communicating effectively and building the trust necessary to create a support network. Subsequent sessions focus on the issues identified by the participants and involve collegial discussion and expert opinion.

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors, Coordinators and other School Leaders
Professional Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Description: In workshop, participants will explore the main facets of professional communication: respect for others, effective interpersonal communication, quality conversations, and conflict resolution. Understanding interpersonal styles and using team building skills, participants will identify their own behavior style and will also explore other interaction styles. Participants will learn how to adapt their working/interpersonal style behavior to minimize the differences between styles while maximizing the outcomes of the interactions they have with their colleagues. Understanding styles and style differences is fundamental to building effective interpersonal relations. Participants will also learn how to lessen workplace tension by applying newly learned versatility skills, to enhance group relations by recognizing the differing styles between people and to use their own style to strengthen his/her relationships.

Required School Leader Training in School Law, Ethics and Governance

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. Now, all New Jersey school leaders must complete twelve hours of professional development in school law, ethics and governance by June 30, 2013 in compliance with State Board regulations, N.J.A.C. 6A:9-16.7 adopted to satisfy the School District Accountability Act of 2007, N.J.S.A. 18A:26-8.2.

Day 1 – School Law, Ethics and Governance and Student Rights and Responsibilities
Day 2 – Staff Rights and Responsibilities and Special Education Law, Regulations and Due Process Procedures

PRESENTERS

Mr. Joseph F. Betley, Esq.
Capehart and Scatchard, P.A.
Mr. Betley is a recognized education law attorney concentrating in special education and construction law. A graduate of
Villanova University School of Law, Mr.Betley has taught numerous classes and seminars. He was recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” by South Jersey Magazine in 2008.

Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq. Cooper Levenson
Ms. Houck is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law specializing in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey, and is also experienced in small claims court mediation, Holocaust victim asset litigation and health law.

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.

Mr. Louis J. Greco, Esq.
After graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Greco served four years as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge
Advocate General’s Corps. A Certified Civil Trial Attorney, he currently serves as solicitor for eight public school districts and
one community college. Mr. Greco also supervises litigation for four public school joint insurance funds with combined membership of sixty-five public school districts.

Required School Leader Training in School Law, Ethics and Governance

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. Now, all New Jersey school leaders must complete twelve hours of professional development in school law, ethics and governance by June 30, 2013 in compliance with State Board regulations, N.J.A.C. 6A:9-16.7 adopted to satisfy the School District Accountability Act of 2007, N.J.S.A. 18A:26-8.2. Day 1 AM – School Law, Governance, Ethics and Current School Law Day 1 PM - Student Rights and Responsibilities Day 2 AM – Staff Rights and Responsibilities Day 2 PM - Special Education Law, Regulations and Due Process Procedures PRESENTERS Mr. Louis J. Greco, Esq. After graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Greco served four years as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. A Certified Civil Trial Attorney, he currently serves as solicitor for eight public school districts and one community college. Mr. Greco also supervises litigation for four public school joint insurance funds with combined membership of sixty-five public school districts 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. Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq. Cooper Levenson Ms. Houck is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law specializing in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey, and is also experienced in small claims court mediation, holocaust victim asset litigation and health law. Mr. Joseph F. Betley, Esq. Capehart and Scatchard, P.A. Mr. Betley is a recognized education law attorney concentrating in special education and construction law. A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Mr.Betley has taught numerous classes and seminars. He was recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” by South Jersey Magazine in 2008.

Response to Intervention (RTI) - What, Why and How

Description: Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to providing instruction, services, and interventions at increasing levels of intensity to struggling learners. This workshop for administrators will focus on understanding the RTI framework. Participants will leave this session with a better understanding of the use of curriculum-based measurements and differentiated-targeted strategies to meet the needs of all learners in a general education setting along with an awareness of their role as educational leaders in implementing meaningful systemic change.

S-1701 Regulations and Budget Planning

Description: Capital reserve, maintenance reserve, excess surplus, administrative limits and budget transfers are just a few of the topics for discussion at this workshop. Representatives from Ford, Scott, Seidenburg & Kennedy, district business administrators and state officials will share ideas in planning effective budget strategies to maximize local school district spending practices in light of S-1701.

Audience: The target audience for this workshop includes school business administrators, superintendents and school board officials.
School Law Seminar for Administrators

Description: This is a three-part seminar: -Full day – Wednesday, August 15 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Lunch provided) -Half day – Tuesday, September 18 8:30 am – 11:30 am -Half day – Thursday, October 18 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Location: Oakcrest High School – Mays Landing, NJ Multi-Purpose Room Audience: All school administrators Cost: 13 ETTC Hours or $260 per person Today’s school administrators work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day seems to bring 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 practical, interactive seminar will focus on the latest critical school law issues. During one full day, and two half day sessions, participants will study and discuss topics such as laws and legal authorities governing education, school administrator authority and responsibility, student discipline, student residency, special education, employee evaluation and discipline, administrator-Board of Education relations and more. The seminar will feature a unique interactive component. Participants will be invited to shape the agenda for the two half day sessions by e-mailing the presenter their own school law questions, concerns and experiences. This should make for some lively discussion and sharing! The seminar presenter, Mr. Louis J. Greco, Esq., has been a school board solicitor in southern New Jersey for more than thirty years. Mr. Greco, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, currently serves as solicitor for eight public school districts and one community college. He also supervises litigation for four public school joint insurance funds with combined membership of sixty-five public school districts.

Audience: All school administrators
School Leader Training in School Law, Ethics and Governance

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. Now, all New Jersey school leaders must complete twelve hours of professional development in school law, ethics and governance by June 30, 2013 in compliance with State Board regulations, N.J.A.C. 6A:9-16.7 adopted to satisfy the School District Accountability Act of 2007, N.J.S.A. 18A:26-8.2.

Day 1 – School Law, Governance, Ethics and Current School Law
Day 2 – Student Rights and Responsibilities
Day 3 – Staff Rights and Responsibilities
Day 4 – Special Education Law, Regulations and Due Process Procedures

PRESENTERS

Mr. Joseph F. Betley, Esq.
Capehart and Scatchard, P.A.
Mr. Betley is a recognized education law attorney concentrating in special education and construction law. A graduate of
Villanova University School of Law, Mr.Betley has taught numerous classes and seminars. He was recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” by South Jersey Magazine in 2008.

Ms. Amy L. Houck, Esq. Cooper Levenson
Ms. Houck is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law specializing in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Houck is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey, and is also experienced in small claims court mediation, Holocaust victim asset litigation and health law.

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.

Mr. Louis J. Greco, Esq.
After graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Greco served four years as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge
Advocate General’s Corps. A Certified Civil Trial Attorney, he currently serves as solicitor for eight public school districts and
one community college. Mr. Greco also supervises litigation for four public school joint insurance funds with combined membership of sixty-five public school districts.

Sexual Harassment in School Settings

Description: Sexual harassment in the school setting has become a high priority issue with school personnel, parents, legislators, and litigators. Is your institution liable for sexual harassment? This workshop will focus on the education impact of sexual harassment: What is it? How do you recognize it? What steps can an administrator take toward prevention? What steps are necessary to conduct an investigation of an alleged complaint? How can you reduce your institution's liability?

Audience: K-12 School Administrators and Affirmative Action Officers
Social Justice

Description: We live in an age of globalization which brings us increasingly into contact and conflict with other nations and cultures. How are we to render adequate judgment as to whether our national and international policies are just or good? Can this question be adequately addressed without first asking about the nature of Justice itself? What do we mean when we talk about “justice”? This seminar will involve participants in a philosophical exploration of the notion of justice. Taking our cue from Plato’s famous dialogue, Republic, we will critically examine some of the most prevalent ideas about justice: exploring justice as retribution, as law, as a function of political and social power. We will discuss what justice has to do with the life-long development and education of the individual person and how such development intersects with political and social justice. Finally, we will talk about ideal notions in general, whether they have any role in the human project or whether postmodern sensibilities render them obsolete. (2 sessions)

Standardized Testing Result Analysis for Improved Student Performance

Description: This workshop is designed for educators to understand the results of standardized testing in education as well as learn how to interpret GEPA and TerraNova scores. We will explore the impact of NCLB legislation on student testing. We will discuss the format and content of test results by reviewing the documents provided to each district. Teams will have the opportunity to analyze in detail the results from their district. Finally teaching strategies to address standardized testing will be discussed. Plan to bring: - Copies of the Cycle I and Cycle II test results for GEPA for your school. Please bring the detailed student results as well as the aggregated results. These materials will be used for self-exercises. - Copies of the TerraNova test results

Audience: We recommend that schools send teams of individuals that may include administrators, curriculum supervisors and classroom teachers.
State of the School Nurse

Description: This workshop, jointly sponsored by the Atlantic County School Nurses Association and the Southern Regional Institute at Stockton College, focuses on the ever changing requirements and responsibilities of the school nurse. Through a Town Hall/Panel Discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to listen and address issues facing the school nursing profession. Invited panel members include Assemblyman Frank Blee (Atlantic); Marilyn Kent, School Health Services Specialist from the New Jersey Department of Education; Carol McGotty, President of the New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA); & Carole Paladino, New Jersey’s liaison to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). Mary Suessmann, President-Elect of the NJSSNA will be presenting a workshop titled, “Do’s and Don’ts of Delegation in the School Nurse’s Office.” A light dinner will be provided.

Audience: School nurses, athletic directors and school leaders
Strategies for School Leaders Institute

Description: The Southern Regional Institute (SRI) and ETTC and the Academy for Teaching and Leadership are sponsoring a year-long, five-session practicum for educators who are in their beginning years as principals, assistant principals, supervisors, coordinators and other school leadership roles. The Strategies for School Leaders program helps administrators to learn and to practice effective leadership strategies and provides an environment for dialogue among new school administrators about the issues important to them. Dr. Richard Bozza, Past-President of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and former governing board member of the American Association of School Administrators, leads the professional development program. The program content was developed with the input of school superintendents and activities are tailored to the professional development plans of participating school administrators. Strategies for School Leaders sessions are focused, four-hour meetings conducted five times during the school year. The program begins with an Energize2Lead Profile™ developed for each participant that provides important information to assist new administrators in gaining knowledge about their own performance and to learn specific strategies that promote effective work with others. Each session also addresses the current experience of participants in order to discuss solutions to both common school issues and the unique problems they encounter. Participants must select either the AM or PM Track for all five sessions. Please make checks payable to: The Academy for Teaching and Leadership 211 Pennbrook Road, PO Box 97 Far Hills, NJ 07931

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors, Coordinators and other School Leaders
Strategies to Create Civility and Respect within Your School Community

Description: This training will teach participants specific strategies they can use to create civility, increase respect, eliminate bullying, promote sensitivity to other cultures and build community within their school communities. Specific focus will be put in how to mobilize peer pressure to eliminate bullying and provide both bullying victims and bullies with the help that they need. Participants will also discuss what they are currently doing or would like to do in the future to create increased civility and respect within their schools.

Strengthening Relationships between Municipalities and BOEs

Description: School Boards and Municipalities often work together to maintain balance in the community. However, differences in perspective and understanding of responsibities can cause confusion and uncertainty between municipal officials and school board members. This program is designed to highlight the school budget review process in an effort to help understand the roles and responsibilties of each group. The panel of speakers will include representatives from the NJSBA, the League of Municipalities, the NJDOE, and a local BOE attorney. This panel discussion is a collaboration between the Atlantic County SBA and the Southern Regioanl Institute for Professional Development. Cost is $5 and checks/vouchers should be sent to Atlantic County SBA, R. Waganer, Treasurer, PO Box 357, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215 To register: kbernheimer@njsba.org or (856) 346-2500

Audience: All Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland County BOE members and administrators are invited
Studying Birds in the 21st Century

Description: Birds are the most easily-observed and best-studied animals on Earth, and this seminar will investigate the science of ornithology both indoors and out. We will begin with a brief overview of the evolution, taxonomy, and seasonality of birds, then move to a discussion of the biogeography, foraging methods, Migration, and breeding systems of a dozen local species—as exemplars of general principles of avian ecology. Why do male red-winged blackbirds return to their nesting grounds (on campus and elsewhere) each spring more than a month before the females? Why do barn swallows migrate as far away as Argentina each fall? Why do different species build such different nests—killdeer and other shorebirds on the ground, for example, chickadees and owls in tree cavities, and ospreys on telephone poles and channel markers? Why are birds in general more monogamous partners and more attentive parents than virtually all other animals? Which New Jersey species are increasing and which decreasing—and why? As part of the discussions above, we will also examine a number of Internet-based developments in citizen science that have made the study of ornithology more accessible and more open to participation by informed amateurs than ever before. These include S.O.R.A. (the Searchable Ornithology Research Archive), the on-line Birds of North America series, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count archive, the Ebird.org mapping project, Cornell’s Birds In Forested Landscape Project, and others. Approximately 1/3 of each class session will be conducted outdoors. We will be testing some of the tools from the projects above and using them to draw connections from the bird behavior we record in the field to the concepts discussed in the classroom. (3 sessions)

Successful Mentoring of First Year Teachers

Description: This program will outline the key characteristics for mentoring success: attitude and character; professional competence and experience; communication skills; and interpersonal skills. Using the Kaleidoscope Profile, educators will discover how they acquire and master knowledge. Participants will learn how to identify individual learning styles and the implications those learning styles hold for guiding a mentor'’s instructional strategies. With the understanding of learning styles, participants will explore the Good Mentor model and will learn the strategies for building successful, trusting mentor-novice relationships that help to prepare and support the beginning teacher. Topics include roles, expectations, coaching, and reflective practice. An interactive discussion period will allow for further exploration of strategies and techniques for effective mentoring.

Audience: Mentors of 1st year teachers
Sugar and Spice and Not So Nice: Dealing with Relational Aggression and Girl Bullying in Your School

Description: Bullying is an age-old issue that is often difficult to eliminate in the school environment. Relational aggression can be particularly hard to address. It is important to provide school staff with strategies for prevention, recognition and intervention. The new Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Law in New Jersey makes it imperative to do just that. What can educators do to combat “Girl Bullying,” the covert forms of bullying that involve manipulating peer relationships to hurt others? Workshop participants will learn how to recognize the various forms of relational aggression, implement successful interventions to address relational aggression, create a positive and safe school environment to eliminate “Girl Wars,” and assist students to become effective “upstanders”

Audience: K-12 educational leaders, school counselors, school psychologists, Anti-Bullying Specialists, Anti-Bullying Coordinators and School Safety Team members.
Tech Tools for Administrators

Description: We will discuss techniques for using Windows effectively - managing and organizing documents, finding documents by date and content, handling different file types and conversion, copying and pasting effectively and juggling multiple windows. We will explore file storage on different devices, sharing files on a network and password protection. We will explore Groupwise aspects to automate your work schedule and email handling, including email etiquette and security issues.

The 21st Century Success Mind Set

Description: This 21st century personal develop program consists of six unique and dynamic components. This unique 5-6 hour workshop will provide attendees with a variety of exercises and resources that they can immediately incorporate into their classrooms. Part One: The Need for a Success Mindset in Today’s Dynamic Global Economy - explains why individuals need to understand the implications of the dynamics of today’s global economy in creating a success mindset. Part Two: Understanding T-FAR - allows participants to realize the relationship between thoughts and feelings and their impact on developing a success mindset. Part Three: Defining The Success Mindset - provides a brief overview of MEAPA’s unique CUP approach to developing a success mindset. Part Four: Communication - a detailed examination of the six key communication traits required for a success mindset. Part Five: Undertake - a detailed examination of the six key action traits required for a success mindset. Part Six: Persevere - a detailed examination of the six key perseverance traits required for a success mindset.

The Electronic Portfolio for School Administrators

Description: This program is designed specifically for school administrators who are charged with “promot[ing] the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth” (Standard 2) and “promot[ing] the effective use of technology to maximize student learning...” (Standard 7). The three-hour session will focus on electronic portfolios and how they can be used to enhance learning and development for students and teachers. Topics that will be addressed include: ?Assessing classroom-based learning using e-portfolios ?Developmental, capstone, and learning-contract e-portfolios ?The value of e-portfolios for raising students’ self-awareness ?Using e-portfolios as a credential for employability ?Evaluating job performance using e-portfolios Participants in this program will experience the advantages of multi-media in e-portfolios to maximize learning for students and professional development for teachers under their purview.

Audience: 9-12 Administrators
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab wih at least 20 computers, Internet Access, Instructor's computer and LCD projector
The Postcolonial Novel: The Aftermath of Empire

Description: This seminar will consider the novel in the historical and cultural contexts of empire and its aftermath. It will focus on works of fiction by writers from former British colonies and discuss the ways in which these works respond to the colonial past. Works such as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease as well as Bapsi Sidwah’s Cracking India and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children correct and complicate characterizations of the colonial relationships in Africa and India found in earlier British texts, interrogating assumptions about race, religion, class, gender and nationality. These texts also explore questions of personal and national identity, culture, and purpose in the postcolonial era. Other possible texts include works by Jean Rhys and Edwidge Danticat and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o as well as essays by such postcolonial theorists as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Ashis Nandy, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi Bhabha.

They Didn’t Tell Me That! – Roles Teachers Play

Description: The “job” of a teacher actually comprises many, many different jobs and roles each day. This workshop will help first year teachers explore the many roles a teacher may be expected to play during a typical day on the job. You will also develop a deeper understanding of school culture and how every teacher has a place within that culture whether they are aware of it or not. You will be guided through several different frameworks for understanding and analyzing school culture so that you can better achieve your goals no matter where you find yourself within the school culture.

They Didn’t Tell Me That! – Roles Teachers Play (FREE WORKSHOP)

Description: This is the fifth in our series of New Teacher Workshops for the 2008-2009 school year. The “job” of a teacher actually comprises many, many different jobs and roles each day. This workshop will help first year teachers to explore the many roles a teacher may be expected to play during a typical day on the job. You will also develop a deeper understanding of school culture and how every teacher has a place within that culture whether they are aware of it or not. You will be guided through several different frameworks for understanding and analyzing school culture so that you can better achieve your goals no matter where you find yourself within the school culture.

Audience: First and second year teachers K-12
Time Management

Description: Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst. ~Willaim Penn~ Does the clock get away from you often? Do you over feel harried, harassed, overwhelmed or stressed by all the demands on your time? Time Bandits may be robbing you blind! If you are constantly fighting with deadlines, handling crises, “putting out fires,” dealing with interruptions, struggling with procrastination, or shouldering other people’s responsibilities, this class is for you! We will explore Time management strategies to help you: • Distinguish between important and urgent • Budget your time • Plan and Schedule • Prioritize effectively • Deal with time stealers like chit-chatters, cubicle/desk loiterers, and responsibility-shirkers • Say no effectively and graciously when appropriate (even to the boss!) • Seek out and destroy your own personal time bandits like procrastination, disorganization and clutter Sign up now: Time and tide wait for no man….Man waits not for time nor tide. ~Mark Twain~

Time Management Skills

Description: Participants will explore some of the strategies that can be used to enhance and increase both personal and professional productivity.

Title IX: Where are we now and what should the future bring?

Description: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 expressly prohibits sex discrimination by any educational institution that receives federal funds. Since the passage of Title IX, there have been many important developments regarding women’s participation in athletics, access to higher education, and freedom from sexual harassment. During the course of this workshop, we will examine the progress that has been made, explore the current challenges, and discuss strategic improvements. Some areas of focus will include athletics, the educational environment, and sexual harassment. We will use practical scenarios to demonstrate appropriate compliance and discuss possible courses of action to improve gender equity in education.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Coaches, and Administrators
Training to Lead: Introduction to a Framework for Teaching and the development of professional improvement plans

Description: This workshop will enable you to explore the activities included in the Framework for Teaching from a trainer’s perspective. The workshop will cover: your role as a trainer, important concepts to use when teaching adult learners, how to conduct activities, and using reflection questions. By the conclusion of the workshop, you will be able to act as a resource and trainer for A Framework for Teaching in your own school, district, college, or university, as well as write effective observations, evaluations, and professional improvement plans. Comprehensive handouts will be given to each participant.

Understanding Testing in your School District

Description: Testing is an important part of a student’s school experience. Accordingly, parents may have questions about what the tests measure, what the scores actually mean, and how they as parents can help to prepare their children for these tests. Through a videoconference connection, this interactive presentation will explore the goals and terminology of “high stakes” testing as well as present strategies for parental involvement in their child’s test taking. Parents will leave with an understanding of the test requirements under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act as well as New Jersey's NJASK, NJPASS, GEPA and HSPA .

Audience: This program is designed for parents.
Web 3.0 and the Future of Education

Description: This unique workshop illustrates a futuristic view of what the school of tomorrow might look like. By examining educational trends past and present, this workshop looks at what is happening right now in classrooms around the world and online. Doing so allows attendees to think differently about their school and classroom. More importantly, this workshop challenges attendees to ask themselves if what they are doing today will truly prepare their students for tomorrow.

Why Anti-Virus Solutions Alone are Not Good Enough: Malware & Malicious Mobile Code

Description: By design, most virus scanning solutions are reactive and do not adequately address the growing number of vulnerabilites presented by Web browser, instant messenger and file sharing applications. Attacks often arrive on trusted ports and use approved protocols. Many system administrators need new policies, practices and technologies to deal with the increasing threat of malware and malicious mobile code. This presentation will highlight solutions to address spyware, malware, and malicious code.

Audience: Technology coordinators and technicians.
Year End Planning & Management of School Budgets

Description: Many financial options need to be explored by school administrators to strategically plan in preparation for the close of fiscal operations on June 30th. Administrators and Boards of Education need to analyze with the help of fiscal professionals the implications regarding district implementation of Technology Plans, Long Range Facility Plans (LRFP), Comprehensive Maintenance Plans and Cash Management. This session will cover planning techniques including: Estimating Fund Balance, Calculation of Excess Surplus, Utilization of Capital Reserve, Maintenance Reserve and Tuition Reserves, Calculation of Administrative Penalty Limits as well as methods for Administrative Cost Allocation.

Audience: The program is designed for School Board Secretary, Business Administrators, Superintendents and School Board Members.


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10 Things You Didn't Know About Microsoft PowerPoint

Description: Participants will learn about some advanced techniques in PowerPoint guaranteed to wow the msot blasé audience! Learn about animation, sound and video, transitions, effects, clipart, photos, graphics and more! We guarantee that this workshop will teach you how to dazzle your audience! Some experience with PowerPoint suggested.

Audience: K-12 teachers
Hosting Needs: Computer Lab
Adobe Pagemaker: Getting started

Description: Adobe PageMaker® is a page layout program designed for business, education, and small- and home-office professionals who want to create high-quality publications such as brochures and newsletters. Get started quickly with templates, graphics, and intuitive design tools.

Audience: Beginners welcome!
Back to School Preparation

Description: It’s never too early to prepare for the start of a new school year or new semester. Set the tone of your school year. Get a jump start on the planning process by creating and designing ready-made tools to help you in this process. Many tips, documents and suggestions will be shared. Establish classroom etiquette and positive parent communication; write effective classroom rules and consequences; create an organized management system, examine form letters to parents, students and supervisors, etc. these are just a few of the tools we’ll create to make your life easier. The culminating activity will include a great multimedia presentation you can use during Back–to-School Night. Whether you're a novice or experienced teacher, you’ll benefit from the tips and documents acquired in this class.

Board Presentations with PowerPoint

Description: Create a multimedia presentation for formal presentations to School Boards, Parent/Teacher Meetings, School Awareness/Pride Days, Community Awareness Demonstrations, Web Pages, or any production. Create a presentation to document and share with others. Let others know all the marvelous accomplishments of your school and classroom. Make your presentation come alive with: inserted video clips, recorded narrations, animation, pictures, personalized charts and graphs, interactive capability, plus much more. Whether viewed by a large audience or a single user, design and create a multimedia presentation that can transcend all audiences.

Audience: Some knowledge of PowerPoint is needed.
Create a Sample Presentation: Integrating PowerPoint, Word and Excel

Description: This workshop will examine ways to integrate documents created in Powerpoint, Word and Excel. We will explore copying and pasting objects across programs, and learn convenient ways to bring together a composite document such as a report with charts and graphics, or a presentation with a budget and written components. Each participant will create a presentation to share with the class.

Audience: Assumes familiarity with PowerPoint and Excel
Creating iDVDs

Description: This workshop explores the various ways to create DVD s. We will use Roxio Toast to burn audio and data DVDs. We will make a simple video DVD using Apple’s iDVD software.

Audience: Audience: Participants must be familiar MAC computers.
G.E.T. Ready to Serve

Description: Whether you deal with your customers on the phone or in person, and whether your customers are internal or external, the same basic service principles always apply. Each and every customer you interact with expects not only efficient service, but service that's delivered in a courteous and friendly manner. In this four hour workshop you'll not only learn about the basics of service, but we'll also address handling customer interactions both face to face and via telephone. Through interactive exercises, participants will leave with specific service related ideas they can immediately implement in their work environment. We'll also spend time addressing difficult customer interactions where you'll learn a time tested technique on handling them with ease.

Identifying Technology and Multicultural Assets for College Choice Strategies

Description: Participants in this workshop will explore how to merge Internet information resources, market data, planning software and student-family cultural values and life experiences toward the creation of richer, more personalized life planning frameworks for their college-directed high school students. The workshop will include individual and group reflection and practice.

Audience: High School Guidance Co