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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts (Online Workshop)

Description:

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

 

Audience:

Workshop Code: OD18000

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

Cost: $29 OR 1 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Robert Heinrich

Location: On-line
N/A

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

Description:

Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core                           
Target Group: All teachers trained in the Phonics First® Foundations program.
Prerequisite:  Completion of Phonics First® Beginnings, Basic or Foundations Level I.

During the Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core workshop, teachers look at the decoding and fluency-related standards of the common core and determine the Phonics First® instructional components that ensure success for beginning, struggling, at-risk, ELL and LD students.

DESCRIPTION:
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) means schools must immediately and rapidly gear-up struggling readers. The demands of the CCSS' higher-level comprehension skills require students employ accurate decoding and fluent reading in order to be able to comprehend increasingly complex text. Consistent implementation of specific Phonics First® strategies in the classroom and intervention settings allows teachers to accurately target specific skill-deficits and to support and strengthen student decoding and fluency.

During the Connecting Phonics First® to the Common Core workshop, teachers look at the decoding and fluency-related standards of the common core and determine the Phonics First® instructional components that ensure success for beginning, struggling, at-risk, ELL and LD students. Teachers will then review and practice strategy implementation for classroom and small-group instruction at the prevention, intervention and remediation levels. Workshop will also include an introduction to Reciprocal  Teaching, a powerful tool for deepening comprehension through a process of clarifying, questioning, summarizing and predicting.

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

Where:                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Speaker:                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:                           Part One- 1 hour and 27 minutes       
                                       Part Two-1 hour and 17 minutes

Audience:

Workshop Code: ORC18000

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom Web-based Workshop

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

Audience:

Workshop Code: OD18001

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

Cost: $29 OR 1 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Robert Heinrich

Location: On-line
N/A

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Dyslexia 2: Building on What We Already Know

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: OD18005

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

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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Dyslexia I, Online Course

Description:

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

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

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

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


Audience:

Workshop Code: OD18002

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

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Basic (Online Version)

Description:

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

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

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


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

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

Total Length:  13 hours and 40 minutes

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

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

Workshop Code: ORC18001

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Level I (Online Version)

Description:

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

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


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

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

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

Total Length:  21 hours and 22 minutes

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

 

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

Workshop Code: ORC18002

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Phonics First® Foundations Level II (Online Version)

Description:

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


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


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

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

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

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

Total Length:  16 hours and 13 minutes

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

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

Workshop Code: ORC18003

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness (Online Version)

Description:

Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness
Target Group: Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Special Education teachers, Title I teachers, ELL teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors, Paraprofessionals and Parents.

Prepare beginning and young at-risk readers by providing a strong foundation of critical phonological awareness skills taught through fun and engaging games and activities

DESCRIPTION:
Research demonstrates a direct correlation between a child developing strong phonological awareness skills and becoming a highly-skilled reader. This workshop will       cover the background of knowledge for early reading development, the progressing levels of phonological awareness instruction critical in developing successful readers         and a range of targeted and purposeful activities to teach these critical foundational reading skills. The content corresponds to the English Language Arts focus areas in the Common Core State Standards Foundational Reading skills for Kindergarten and beginning of first grade.

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

Where:                                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Materials Included:                   Phonemic Awareness; Phonemic Awareness in Young Children - A Classroom Curriculum; Getting Ready to Read
Speaker:                                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor

Length:                                           1 hour and 54 minutes

Audience: Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Special Education teachers, Title I teachers, ELL teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors, Paraprofessionals and Parents. Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Spec

Workshop Code: ORC18004

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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

Description:

Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers- Greek & Latin Roots

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

Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT. 

DESCRIPTION:

Learn how the study of prefixes, suffixes and Greek and Latin root morphology provides a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding to middle and high school students. Approximately 65% of all reading done at these levels comes from the Greek and Latin layer of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT. 

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

Where:                                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.

Recommended Materials:       Word Roots A1 and B1

Speaker:                                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor

Length:                                           Part One-1 hour and 27 minutes

                                                          Part Two-1 hour and 31 minutes

             

 This class coupled with the Syllabication Strategies workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

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

Workshop Code: ORC18005

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Teacher Effectiveness Institute--Web-based Workshop

Description:

The Teacher Effectiveness Institute is a series of four webinars designed to support the novice teacher on important topics that they will need to know throughout the school year. It is appropriate for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year teachers.

Participants will review the rudiments of educational practice and explore the many roles a teacher may be expected to play during a typical day as an educator in the school community. Practical suggestions and proven classroom strategies on varied topics will be discussed during each session.


Part 1: Preparing for the School Year
Part 2: Strategies for Increased Parent Support
Part 3: The "Good Kind" of Assessment
Part 4: Supporting Special Education Students in the Classroom

Audience:

Workshop Code: OD18003

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

Cost: $87 OR 3 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

Location: On-line
N/A

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Unlocking Unfamiliar Words-Syllabication Strategies for Success (Online Version)

Description:

Unlocking Unfamiliar Words-Syllabication Strategies for Success
Target Group:  Teachers grades 2-12, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors and Parents.

Help students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word.

             
DESCRIPTION:
Syllabication instruction teaches struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word. This workshop provides teachers with an understanding of the syllabication process and in-depth instructions for teaching structured, sequential, and cumulative lessons to students. A packet containing documents pertinent to the workshop will be emailed once registration is complete. It is required to have 10 index cards, pen or pencil, and scissors. 

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

Where:                                           Anywhere with an Internet and phone connection.
Materials Included:                        Phonics First® Foundations Syllabication Guide, Syllabication Reference Cards, Student Worksheets and Answer Key
Speaker:                                         Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:                                           Part One-1 hour and 27 minutes
Part Two-1 hour and 34 minutes

This class coupled with the Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers: Greek and Latin Roots workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

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

Workshop Code: ORC18006

Dates:

From: to:

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

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line
N/A

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Windows Movie Maker, Online Course

Description:

In this online course participants will learn how to create movies and to tell stories with images and text using Windows Movie Maker. Movie Maker is a video editing software that comes standard with Windows 7 operating system. Create professional video projects with transitions and effects. The goal of the workshop is to make a simple video project and to understand the multiple publishing options included in Movie Maker (YouTube, HD Video, DVD)

Course Content:
Movie Maker (Windows Movie Maker in Microsoft Windows XP) is a movie and slide show creator. With Movie Maker, students can experiment with the best ways to arrange their photos to tell a story. In doing so, they learn which elements hold the viewer's attention and make for good storytelling. Students can add titles, effects, movement, transitions, and even a music track to create a finished product. After saving the final movie, students can upload their work to a site such as YouTube or their Windows Live Space and share it with you, their families, and others in their class.

Learning Objectives:
- Importing photos, video, and audio from a camera or other source
- Trimming and splitting video clips
- Adjusting music volume, fading, splitting, and timing options
- Adding and modifying titles
- Creating transitions between clips
- Panning and zooming photos
- Exporting/Saving You Video
- Posting Your Video to YouTube via Movie Maker

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: OD18004

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

Cost: $29 OR 1 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

Location: On-line
N/A

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Wed - August 23, 2017
Organize with Google – Mail, Calendar and Forms

Description:

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

  • Gmail-Participants learn how to filter incoming messages to increase productivity and steal back valuable prep time.  Send emails with attachments, set up recurring, scheduled or self-destructing emails- manage contacts and contact groups.
  • Calendar-Participants will create a new calendar, set up mobile alerts, and create a new event that contains a link to a document to simulate how they can use Calendar to share their lesson plans
  • Forms-Participants will get an overview of examples of Google forms and learn to create custom templates and manage form responses.

Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: S18018

Dates: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - August 24, 2017
Danielson Refresher for Experienced Administrators

Description:

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

The workshop will be presented by Carmine Bonanni
Mr. Bonanni is a retired school superintendent with over 40 years’ experience in public schools. He is a Student Teacher Supervisor in the School of Education at Stockton University, and an instructor for the SRI&ETTC.

Audience: Experienced K-12 Administrators

Workshop Code: S18014

Dates: Thursday, August 24, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Carmine Bonanni

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

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Mon - September 18, 2017
McKinney-Vento 101- An Introduction and Review of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

Description:

Please note: This program is being presented by the Atlantic County Office of Education and registration is free to eligible participants.

The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  It ensures that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.  Gloucester County Special Services School District (GCSSSD) operates the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program for Atlantic, Camden and Gloucester Counties. 

This workshop will provide a review of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program regulations and provide information on strategies for identifying and providing services for homeless students and youth within Atlantic County.  It will also describe the supplemental services available for homeless students and youth through GCSSSD.

The workshop will be presented by Ms. Joan Geraci, GCSSSD Director of Special Projects.  Ms. Geraci is also the Regional Director of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program for Atlantic, Camden and Gloucester Counties.

Audience: Atlantic County District Homeless Liaisons, School Registrars, School Secretaries, School Administrators, School Personnel and interested Atlantic County Agency Representatives

Workshop Code: F18020

Dates: Monday, September 18, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: Free and open to the general public.

Instructor: Joan Geraci

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

 

Audience: K-12 Mentors

Workshop Code: F18005

Dates: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

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

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Wed - September 20, 2017
Dyslexia 3

Description:

Dyslexia, the most recognized of reading problems, is a neurological disorder that is often characterized by difficulties in recognizing and decoding words, leading to lower comprehension and fluency. A definition of dyslexia is now written into special education code and a yearly 2-hour professional development requirement for dyslexia is mandated for all New Jersey teachers in grades PK-3, special education, reading teachers, ELL teachers, reading specialists, learning disabilities teacher consultants, and speech-language consultants.

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18006

Dates: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Judy Feinberg

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

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Fri - September 22, 2017
Incorporating Yoga into the Classroom

Description:

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

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


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

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

 

Audience: K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18004

Dates: Friday, September 22, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Samantha Notos

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

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Mon - October 2, 2017
MakerSpace Monday-October 2017

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18012

Dates: Monday, October 2, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Phonics First® - An Accredited Orton-Gillingham Program

Description:

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

What is Phonics First® ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18019

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

From: 8:30 to: 3:30

Cost: $1295 OR 54 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

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

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Phonics First® Classroom Student Kit

Description:

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

Audience: For registrants of the PhonicsFirst program

Workshop Code: F18019M2

Dates: Monday, October 2, 2017

From: to:

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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

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Phonics First® Small-Group Student Kit

Description:

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

Audience: For registrants of the PhonicsFirst program

Workshop Code: F18019M1

Dates: Monday, October 2, 2017

From: to:

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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

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Wed - October 11, 2017
Differentiate Instruction and Assessment Using Google Forms

Description:

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

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

Participants must have a Google account

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

Workshop Code: F18018

Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) One Day Team Training

Description:

Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) One Day Team Training is designed to provide schools which have new or reorganized (e.g, new members, new structure) school building I&RS teams with basic information, materials and skills to help them fulfill the regulatory requirements for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs of I&RS (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8). Workshop focus will include identifying and addressing academic, behavior and health issues and developing effective intervention strategies and action plans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18007

Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Dennis Burd

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

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

Description:

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

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F18014

Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Teach Your Students How To Write with Spice for PARCC

Description:

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18001

Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Mike Devono

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

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Mon - October 23, 2017
Makerspace Monday with Little Bits

Description:

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18010

Dates: Monday, October 23, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - October 25, 2017
Google Draw and Google Slides - You don’t know what you are Missing!

Description:

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

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

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

Please create a G Suite account before attending this session.

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

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F18015

Dates: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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What Schools Need to Know About 504 Plans to Ensure Compliancy

Description:

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18003

Dates: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: John Hannum

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

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

Description:

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18011

Dates: Monday, November 13, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Tue - November 14, 2017
Planning and Implementing a Successful I&RS Program for School Administrators

Description:

This training program is specifically designed to provide administrators of schools which have new or reorganized (e.g., new members, new structure) school building I&RS teams with basic information, materials and skills to help them support the effective implementation of N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8. Professional development credits will be offered to participants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

c. The characteristics of an effective consultation model.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Audience: I&RS Team Leaders and School Administrators

Workshop Code: F18009

Dates: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

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

Instructor: Dennis Burd

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

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Wed - November 15, 2017
K-5 Technology Centers

Description:

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

Audience: All K-5 Educators

Workshop Code: F18017

Dates: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Thu - November 16, 2017
Science and Engineering: Perfect Together

Description:

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

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

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

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

Audience: STEM Educators

Workshop Code: F18000

Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Fri - November 17, 2017
Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18016

Dates: Friday, November 17, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: George Scott

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

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Mon - November 27, 2017
MakerSpace Monday-November 2017

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: F18013

Dates: Monday, November 27, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Mon - December 4, 2017
Makerspace Monday with Programmable Robots

Description:

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W18007

Dates: Monday, December 4, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - December 6, 2017
Implementing NGSS Science & Engineering Practices

Description:

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

Educators attending this interactive and engaging workshop will:

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

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

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

Audience: Science & Engineering Educators

Workshop Code: W18000

Dates: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

Workshop Code: W18009

Dates: Friday, December 8, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Joanna Schwartz

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

Workshop Code: W18006

Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

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

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MakerSpace Monday-December 2017

Description:

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

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

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W18008

Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

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Wed - December 13, 2017
Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) One Day Team Training

Description:

Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) One Day Team Training is designed to provide schools which have new or reorganized (e.g, new members, new structure) school building I&RS teams with basic information, materials and skills to help them fulfill the regulatory requirements for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs of I&RS (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8). Workshop focus will include identifying and addressing academic, behavior and health issues and developing effective intervention strategies and action plans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop Code: F18008

Dates: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Dennis Burd

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

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

Description:

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

Click HERE to see the Syllabus and detailed information.

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

Workshop Code: W18005

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

From: 9:00 to: 4:00

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

Instructor: Jeremy Moskowitz

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Audience: All K-2 Educators

Workshop Code: F18002

Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Audience: STEM Educators

Workshop Code: W18002

Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

From: 12:30 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Integrating ELA in Your Science Lessons

Description:

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

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

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

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

Audience: Science Educators

Workshop Code: W18001

Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 11:30

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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

Description:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audience: Science Educators

Workshop Code: W18003

Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Barbara Mammen

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

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Mon - February 12, 2018
Mindfulness for Teachers

Description:

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

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

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

Workshop Code: W18010

Dates: Monday, February 12, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Joanna Schwartz

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

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