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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: OD19000

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 E-LEARNING

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: ORC19N00

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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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: OD19001

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: OD19005

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: OD19002

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® ORTON GILLINGHAM LEVEL I E-LEARNING

Description:

Description
Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Level I E-Learning Course Content designed for:
K-3 General Education; K-5 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.

The Phonics First® Level I E-Learning course covers all the content of the in-person course in an interactive and flexible online format. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic/LD readers into skilled learners through our effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Teachers will actively participate in learning modules and connect with Phonics First® Instructors as they learn how to effectively incorporate Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms or small-groups.

Participants learn to teach:
• Alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies
• Basic and advanced phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
• Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)
• Oral reading/connected text fluency
• Higher-level spelling skills

Additional Benefits:
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
• Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic/learning disabled readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology
• Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

Upon completion, participants will:
• Receive a document of completion
• Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-5 students

Benefits of E-Learning
• Engage with the content. Specifically developed for the online learning environment, this course is much more than a series of video lectures. You’ll be actively involved in learning through built-in interactions, activities and practice assignments.
• Get guidance from an expert. Phonics First® Instructors are there to guide you through the course, answering questions and providing personalized feedback to assignments.
• Fit learning into your schedule. You can access course content and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you.
• Track your progress. With built-in activities like Knowledge Checks, discussions and quizzes, it’s easy to know that you’re on the right track to learning the lesson content, processes and strategies.
• Access a variety of resources. In addition to the standard course content, you’ll find a library of resources developed to support you during and after the course, as well as optional resources to dig deeper into topics of interest. Lesson notes, Checklists, video demonstrations and printable activities are just a few of the tools you’ll find throughout the course.
Prerequisite: None?

COURSE MATERIALS
The Starter Kit of course materials is necessary to participate in the course and work one-on-one with a single student.

Starter Kit Materials
• Phonics First® Curriculum Guide
• Phonics First® Course Manual
• Classroom Phonics First® Card Pack
• 1 lb. Magic Sand®
• Sand Tray with Sand Tray Bag
• Answer Board, Marker, Eraser
• 1 Box Red Crayons/Red Word Screen
• Syllable Division Cards

Where: Anywhere with an Internet connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length: 30-34 Hours
Audience: K-3 General Education Teachers; K-5 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.
Instructor: Brainspring (formerly RLAC)
Location: On-line

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

Workshop Code: ORC19N02

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 34 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® ORTON GILLINGHAM LEVEL II E-LEARNING (K-12)

Description:

Prerequisite: Completion of Phonics First® Orton Gillingham Level I three months or more prior to enrolling in Level II. Current teaching experience with Phonics First® is strongly recommended.

 

Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Level II course content designed for: 
K-12 general education, intervention, resource, special education teachers who have taken Phonics First® Level I

This rigorous course emphasizes instruction of struggling readers at all grade levels and is critical for teachers working with dyslexic and learning disabled students.
Participants gain expertise in:

  • Instruction of skills taught in Level I
  • Customizing lessons for dyslexic and learning disabled students
  • Advanced concepts of decoding and encoding

Participants learn to customize instruction in:

  • Basic phonics through advanced morphology
  • Syllabication/multisyllable word attack strategies
  • The Reciprocal Teaching process
  • Multisensory comprehension
  • Multisensory syntax (grammar)

Additional benefits:

  • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
  • Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled student at all grade levels using Orton-Gillingham methodology
  • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

Upon completion, participants will:

  • Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-12 dyslexic and learning disabled students

Materials: Participants will need the materials from the Phonics First Level I course
Where:    Anywhere with an Internet connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:   16.25 Hours
Audience: K-12 general education, intervention, resource, special education teachers who have taken Phonics First® Level I
Instructor: Brainspring (formerly RLAC)

Location: On-line

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

Workshop Code: ORC19N03

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® ORTON GILLINGHAM PRIMARY E LEARNING

Description:

Description:
Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Primary E-Learning Course Content designed for:
K-1 General Education; K-2 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.

The Phonics First® Level I E-Learning course covers all the content of the in-person course in an interactive and flexible online format. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic/LD readers into skilled learners through our effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Teachers will actively participate in learning modules and connect with Phonics First® Instructors as they learn how to effectively incorporate beginning Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms or small-groups.

Participants learn to teach: 
• Alphabet and phonological awareness strategies 
• Basic phonetic concepts for beginning decoding and encoding 
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review 
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words 
• Beginning oral reading/connected text fluency 
• Introductory Syllabication for multisyllabic words

Additional benefits: 
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation 
• Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic/learning disabled readers using
Orton- Gillingham methodology
• Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

Upon completion, participants will: 
• Receive a document of completion 
• Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-2 students

Benefits of E-Learning

  • Engage with the content. Specifically developed for the online learning environment, this course is much more than a series of video lectures. You’ll be actively involved in learning through built-in interactions, activities and practice assignments.
  • Get guidance from an expert. Phonics First® Instructors are there to guide you through the course, answering questions and providing personalized feedback to assignments.
  • Fit learning into your schedule. You can access course content and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you.
  • Track your progress. With built-in activities like Knowledge Checks, discussions and quizzes, it’s easy to know that you’re on the right track to learning the lesson content, processes and strategies.
  • Access a variety of resources. In addition to the standard course content, you’ll find a library of resources developed to support you during and after the course, as well as optional resources to dig deeper into topics of interest. Lesson notes, Checklists, video demonstrations and printable activities are just a few of the tools you’ll find throughout the course.

Prerequisite: None

COURSE MATERIALS

The Starter Kit of course materials is necessary to participate in the course and work one-on-one with a single student.

                                     Starter Kit Materials

Where:    Anywhere with an Internet connection.
Speaker: Phonics First® Certified Instructor
Length:   23-25 Hours
Audience: K-1 General Education Teachers; K-2 Intervention, Resource, Special Education, Reading Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Administrators and Tutors.
Instructor: Brainspring (formerly RLAC)
Location: On-line

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

Workshop Code: ORC19N01

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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Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness E-LEARNING

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: ORC19N04

Dates:

From: to:

Cost: 5 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 E-LEARNING

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: ORC19N05

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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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: OD19003

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 E-LEARNING

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: ORC19N06

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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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: OD19004

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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Writing with Spice Online

Description:

This one hour webinar of the very successful and popular workshop will provide SPICE training demonstrating how to identify and apply skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities at the elementary and middle school level. 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. Writing with SPICE builds lifelong student skills,  makes both the teaching and learning of writing skills less stressful, and can immediately be implemented in the classroom.

The webinar is 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: OD19006

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

Cost: $48 OR 2 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Mike Devono

Location: On-line
N/A

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Thu - October 25, 2018
Google Sheets - Intermediate/Advanced WEBINAR

Description: Google Sheets Intermediate / Advanced Level

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: WEB19012

Dates: Thursday, October 25, 2018

From: 4:00 to: 5:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

Location: On-line
N/A

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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: F19007

Dates: Thursday, October 25, 2018

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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Fri - October 26, 2018
The View from My Lens: Understanding How Culture Affects Teaching and Learning

Description:

Before we can truly understand others, we must understand ourselves and our own cultural lens. This workshop provides discussion and activities on how you see yourself and others culturally. We’ll discuss the metaphor of “windows and mirrors” to explain the ways children experience other cultures and see their own culture reflected through books they read. Finally, we’ll talk about ways to bring more enriching and culturally relevant literature and ELA activities back to your classroom.

The View from My Lens: Understanding How Culture Affects Teaching and Learning workshop will be presented by Dr. Meg White
Dr. Meg White is an Associate Professor of Education at Stockton University. Her work centers around teaching pre-service teachers to work effectively in urban environments. She encourages anyone teaching middle elementary students who would like a broader sense of how cultural affects teaching and learning attend this workshop. Participants will leave with new knowledge and activities to incorporate into their classrooms. 

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: F19008

Dates: Friday, October 26, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Meg White

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

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Mon - October 29, 2018
Explore Google Apps- Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms

Description:

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

  • Docs-Participants will create documents, share and work on a collaborative document, forms, slideshows and sheets.
  • Drive-Participants will set up their own site, select a theme, add a couple of pages, edit a page, insert a calendar and an item from their drive.
  • Sheets- Participants will explore ways to best utilize the grid-like format of the spreadsheet for creative tasks, like quick data visualizations, checklists and lesson plans.
  • Forms-Participants will see examples of exciting uses of forms and have the opportunity to create a form on their own, with the support of the instructor.

Please create a Gmail account before attending this session.

Audience: All Educators and School Staff

Workshop Code: F19016

Dates: Monday, October 29, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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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: F19013

Dates: Monday, October 29, 2018

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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Thu - November 1, 2018
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: F19006

Dates: Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Friday, November 2, 2018 | Monday December 3, 2018 | Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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: F19006M2

Dates: Thursday, November 1, 2018

From: to:

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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® 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: F19006M1

Dates: Thursday, November 1, 2018

From: to:

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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 7, 2018
The Coding Teacher Series: Raspberry Pi -Set up and Intro to Raspbian

Description: The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages such as Scratch and Python. Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. Participants will explore the steps to install Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi and review all the hardware settings.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19005

Dates: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Gary Schafer

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 8, 2018
Google Slides - Intermediate/Advanced WEBINAR

Description: Google Slides Intermediate / Advanced Level

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: WEB19013

Dates: Thursday, November 8, 2018

From: 4:00 to: 5:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

Location: On-line
N/A

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Tue - November 13, 2018
Corrective Action Plans and Progressive Supervision

Description:

TEACHNJ has rewritten the rules on tenure and evaluation, and there is an emerging body of case law on what constitutes a legally defensible corrective action plan, as well as the other aspects of progressive supervision that are now expected. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with concrete strategies and templates to use in addressing staff members proactively through progressive supervision, in order to reduce the need to impose corrective action plans. Participants will learn how to have necessary, but uncomfortable discussions with staff members about areas in need of improvement. Participants will also learn about the essential elements of corrective action plans and the necessary steps to take to follow through on their implementation.

The workshop will be presented by Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research and Content Development; and Nancy Richmond, Ed.D., FEA Consultant.

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

Workshop Code: F19009

Dates: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

Location: SRI & ETTC - 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 14, 2018
3D Printing & Drawing: An Overview at The Noyes Museum of Art

Description:

3D Printing & Drawing: An Overview

3D printing is a tool offering rich scenarios for making and discovering new sculpture techniques and processes. 3D scanning, 3D drawing and 3D printing allow the artist and student new ways to capture and reinvent images. Robert Roesch will provide an overview and teach the basics of 3D drawing and printing. He will talk about how educators can use CAD programs such SketchUp to allow students to create designs from simple formal line drawings as well as using 3D functions in Photoshop or 3D scanning to create designs for 3D printing. Problems in setting up equipment and its operation and challenges to the perception of sculpture as a handmade object will be discussed.

The workshop includes a lecture and PowerPoint presentation highlighting the breadth of the 3D printing explosion, showing ways that this printing technology has allowed us to bring new ideas to life. Participants will have the opportunity to observe a 3D printer actively printing objects and to view 3D printed objects made by students and artists. A hands-on session will follow in the use of the 3D software program SketchUp, a free downloadable program, that is simple enough for elementary school students to use but can also be used by professional artists.

This workshop includes a visual presentation with lecture, examples of methods and projects as well as reference materials for the classroom. No experience in art making is necessary. Teachers will use a free computer program to work on productive exercises. The content and activities of this workshop meet with national standards and are applicable through the grades 1-12 curriculum. This is an enjoyable workshop and a great opportunity to gather new ideas for enriching the curriculum in the classroom, try some creative art activities, and meet other teachers. Light morning refreshments & lunch included.

Presenter: Robert Roesch and Suzanne Reese Horvitz

About The Presenters:

Robert Roesch is Chair of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he teaches Construction Techniques, Sculpture Composition, Sculpture Seminar, Sculpture Projects and 3D Drawingand Printing. He is a member of the Philadelphia Art and Architecture Commission. He has received 12 grants including a Fulbright Specialist Award that brought him to lecture and exhibit throughout Japan and to represent the United States in the Baku Biennial. His work is in museum collections internationally.

Suzanne Reese Horvitz collaborates with her partner Robert Roesch on large-scale projects. Their work, Transduction, is a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture. Horvitz has received fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts, grants from the NEA and a Masterworks Fellowship from The Center for Creative Glass. Horvitz holds a BA and MFA from The University of the Arts and a Doctorate in College Teaching of Fine Arts from Columbia University. She has taught fine arts and art education at Fleisher Art Memorial, PAFA, Texas A&M and the University of the Arts. Individually and together, Horvitz and Roesch have completed 20 major public art projects.

Light morning refreshments & lunch included.

For more information go to www.noyesmuseum.org or call 609.652.8848.

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

 

Audience: All Arts Educators

Workshop Code: F19020

Dates: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 2:30

Cost: 5 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

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

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Fri - November 16, 2018
What Should the Next Generation of Science Teaching and Learning Look Like in the Classroom I’m Observing?

Description:

Are you responsible for conducting observations in classrooms where science is all or part of the curriculum?  If so, this interactive workshop is for you!  The Next Generation Science classroom is not like the one in which you learned about plants, animals, space, motion, atoms, and weather.  It’s the one where students make claims, support claims with evidence, construct science explanations and engage in scientific argumentation.  It’s the one where students develop and use models to explain scientific phenomena.  It’s the one where students engage in the iterative process of engineering design.  It’s the one where conducting an observation requires a paradigm shift.  District and school administrators attending this workshop will:

  • gain an awareness of the architecture, format and learning progressions of the Standards
  • actualize a strategy to deliberately teach students to ask the questions that drive their learning
  • realize what the NGSS science and engineering process look like in action
  • identify the instructional and conceptual shifts in science and engineering education
  • recognize the “must-sees” in an NGSS classroom
  • discuss the impact on your observational practice

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

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

Workshop Code: F19005

Dates: Friday, November 16, 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 - November 19, 2018
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: F19014

Dates: Monday, November 19, 2018

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 20, 2018
The Coding Teacher Series: Introduction to Python

Description: Python is a programming language used for many different applications. It is used in some high schools and colleges as an introductory programming language since it is relatively easy to learn. This programming language is also used by professional software developers at places such as Google, NASA, and Lucasfilm Ltd. This workshop will access Python installed on a Raspberry Pi. We will explore Python’s syntax and functions for both web development and controlling the Raspberry Pi hardware. Additionally, we will explore the use of MicroPython as well as Python 3.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19006

Dates: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Gary Schafer

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

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Tue - November 27, 2018
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Description:

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

What Will Participants Learn?
The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

Who Should Take This Course?
The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, administrators, staff, coaches). Since 2008, the Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to more than a million people across the USA, including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement, and the general public.

A lite lunch is included on both days with your registration fee.

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Staff, Coaches

Workshop Code: F19021

Dates: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 2:00

Cost: $130 OR 5 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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Thu - November 29, 2018
Computer Science K-8 - Let's Integrate!

Description: Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with and learn from some of New Jersey’s innovative educators that are creatively integrating computer science into their curriculums. This full day event will include workshops designed to help K-8 regular education teachers integrate computer science in the classrooms.

Audience: All K-8 Educators

Workshop Code: W19010

Dates: Thursday, November 29, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 2:00

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

Instructor: ETTC Staff

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

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Google Forms - Intermediate/Advanced WEBINAR

Description: Google Forms Intermediate / Advanced Level

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: WEB19014

Dates: Thursday, November 29, 2018

From: 4:00 to: 5:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

Location: On-line
N/A

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Fri - November 30, 2018
Establishing Communication Systems for Non-Verbal Learners

Description:

The National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (NJC) developed the Communication Bill of Rights (https://www.asha.org/njc/) which states, “All people with a disability of any extent or severity have a basic right to affect, through communication, the conditions of their existence.”

Educators, including speech-language specialists should collaborate to assist non-verbal learners in being able to access their basic communication rights including:  The right to express personal preferences and feelings; the right to make choices from meaningful alternatives; the right to make comments and share opinions; and the right to ask for and give information, including information about changes in routine and environment. This workshop will discuss practical, evidence-based methods for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of non-verbal communicators. Low, medium, and high-tech communication tools will be reviewed. Strategies for successful implementation of communication systems will be presented. As an interprofessional approach is in the students’ best interests, special educators as well as speech-language specialists are encouraged to attend this workshop.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Amy Hadley.
Dr. Amy Hadley is an Associate Professor of Communication Disorders at Stockton and Director of the University’s Graduate Program in Communication Disorders.

The SRI&ETTC is working with the School of Health Sciences to provide ASHA CEUs for these programs.  More information will be available shortly.

Audience: Speech-Language Specialists (SLS), Child Study Team Members educators as well as speech-language specialists are encouraged to attend this workshop.

Workshop Code: F19019

Dates: Friday, November 30, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Amy Hadley

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 - December 5, 2018
Implementing the NGSS (NJSLS-S) Science & Engineering Practices

Description:

Students asking questions to drive their own learning, constructing scientific explanations to enhance their understanding and developing and using models to represent their ideas and the ideas of others are three explicit and essential Science and Engineering Practices called for in the Next Generation Science Standards.  Educators attending this interactive and engaging workshop will:

  • facilitate an approach to deliberately teach the skill of asking questions about observations, data, informational text, misconceptions and the ideas of others (including classmates)
  • actualize a strategy through which students will effectively make claims, support their claims with evidence, construct explanations and engage in argumentation
  • recognize how and why students should develop, evaluate, and revise their own models to optimize learning  in science and engineering

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

Audience: K-8 Teachers

Workshop Code: W19000

Dates: Wednesday, December 5, 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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Phonics First® Level I Refresher Workshop

Description:

The Phonics First® Level I Refresher Workshop is for K-5 teachers who have completed Phonics First® Primary or Level 1
This course is designed to review the Brainspring Phonics First® Level I methodology. Multisensory techniques, strategies and concepts will be reviewed, new insights will be gained, and accuracy of the program will be emphasized.

Participants will review:
- Lesson plan components
- Visual, auditory, tactile-kinesthetic techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
- Syllabication strategies
- Instructor led question-and-answer session

Participants must bring:
- Phonics First® Curriculum Guide
- Phonics First® Course Manual
-Sand Tray with Magic Sand
-Answer Board, Marker, Eraser
-Complete card park organized by Layers

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: K-5 teachers who have completed Phonics First® Primary or Level 1

Workshop Code: W19009

Dates: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 1:00

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

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

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

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Thu - December 6, 2018
Attendance, Residency, and Homelessness Issues

Description:

This workshop will provide guidance on how to address student attendance issues — including what constitutes excused absences, how to address issues of tardiness, steps for developing attendance improvement plans and when to involve the court system. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to properly determine residency, including forms of documentation to be considered, the rights of students not residing with their parents or legal guardians, and the due process involved when there is a dispute over student residency.

The workshop will be presented by Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research and Content Development; Joan Geraci, Director of Special Projects - Gloucester County Special Services School District.

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

Workshop Code: W19004

Dates: Thursday, December 6, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

Cost: $106 OR 4 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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Google Sites - Intermediate/Advanced WEBINAR

Description: GoogleSites Intermediate / Advanced Level

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: WEB19015

Dates: Thursday, December 6, 2018

From: 4:00 to: 5:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

Location: On-line
N/A

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Implementing Just Words in the Classroom

Description:

This three-hour introductory training workshop will focus on implementing the Just Words program as an intervention for identified students.  There will be a review of the program’s components with emphasis on student identification, daily lessons, word study strategies, progress monitoring, and the use of on-line resources for effective instruction.  It is recommended that participants bring the Just Words Instructor Manual if it is available.  Teachers will gain a better understanding of the structure of this program and its application for Tier 2 intervention students.

The workshop will be presented by Christine Fuhs.
Ms. Fuhs is a retired teacher and Teaching and Learning Facilitator with over 30 years educational experience.

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W19007

Dates: Thursday, December 6, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Christine Fuhs

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

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The Coding Teacher Series: Intro to Arduino- Using Arduino IDE

Description: Arduino consists of both a physical programmable circuit board- often referred to as a microcontroller- and a piece of software, or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that runs on your computer, and it is used to write and upload computer code to the physical board. This workshop will explain how to control hardware and sensors by using the IDE to program the arduino. The Arduino language is a set of C/C++ functions that can be called from your code. We will review the process of writing sketches and loading the code into the Arduino.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19007

Dates: Thursday, December 6, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Gary Schafer

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

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Mon - December 10, 2018
Makerspace Monday With Stop Motion Animation

Description:

Makerspaces easily lend themselves to Stop Motion creativity- in this session learn how educators have maximized their makerspaces to create rich learning experiences by combining techniques and tools that develop the 4 Cs. See what tools educators are using and learn some simple hacks to get you started!  We will explore making animations from found objects, sculptures, and more!  Learn how to make stop-motion animations with or without cameras to retell stories, illustrate original narratives, show the steps of  scientific processes and recreate historical events!

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

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W19005

Dates: Monday, December 10, 2018

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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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: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W19001

Dates: Monday, December 10, 2018

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 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 - December 12, 2018
Questioning: The Key to Student Engagement and Performance

Description:

This hands-on workshop is designed to increase teachers’ awareness of questioning techniques and strategies in order to create cognitive challenges in their classrooms through their questions. They will understand the different reasons and purposes of questioning (assessing understanding, building understanding, and explaining learning), and will be able to:

  • Utilize higher-level questioning
  • Give (appropriate, meaningful, and specific) feedback
  • Allow for appropriate wait time
  • Use follow-up questions
  • Promote student created questions
  • Understand the difference between open and closed questions
  • Use Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Incorporate Costa’s Levels of Questioning
  • Promote student cognitive engagement

The workshop will be presented by Jamie Saponaro.
Ms.  Saponaro is a former elementary and middle school teacher, and District Technology Coordinator.  Jamie is currently an instructional strategies consultant and educational technology trainer providing professional development throughout New Jersey.

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Workshop Code: W19006

Dates: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Jamie Saponaro

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

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Thu - December 13, 2018
Google Classroom - Intermediate/Advanced WEBINAR

Description: GoogleClassroom Intermediate / Advanced Level

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: WEB19016

Dates: Thursday, December 13, 2018

From: 4:00 to: 5:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

Location: On-line
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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: W19003

Dates: Thursday, December 13, 2018

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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Fri - December 14, 2018
The Coding Teacher Series: MIT App Inventor

Description: MIT's free online coding application, provides students in Middle and High School with an interface for developing small Android apps that can be tested on their devices. This user-friendly drag and drop interface starts with basic concepts but allows for growth into Java programming. Don't have access to an Android? No problem. The app inventor provides a free Android simulator for Mac or PC. This content can be applied to an Hour-of-Code session.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19008

Dates: Friday, December 14, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Fri - January 4, 2019
The Coding Teacher Series: Debugging Scratch

Description: Have you hit the wall coding in Scratch? This workshop will demonstrate how to troubleshoot your Scratch code projects and introduce you to advanced coding concepts such as: Variables, Arrays, Functions, Sequence, Events, Conditionals, Loops, Boolean Logic, Parallelism, Operators, Remixing, Modularizing, and Algorithms. Unleash these concepts to take your Scratch projects to the next level.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19009

Dates: Friday, January 4, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Gary Schafer

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 - January 10, 2019
Google Accelerated Test Preparation

Description: Google Accelerated Test Preparation

This exciting two-day workshop with Google Certified Trainer, Phil Polsinelli will cover the Google applications and the skills that are specific to the Google Educator Level 1 Certification exam. Participants will gain a higher level proficiency in the Google apps covered as well as being introduced to some classroom best practices and  integration concepts.

  1. Organizational concepts with Google Drive
  2. Class resources and collaboration concepts with Google Docs & Slides
  3. Conducting research with Google Docs
  4. Formative Assessment and data collection with Google Forms
  5. Data analysis with Google Sheets
  6. Task management and organizational strategies with Gmail
  7. Incorporating Google Groups for collaboration
  8. Classroom and personal calendars in Google Calendar
  9. Google Hangouts for communication and collaboration
  10. Putting it all together with with Google Sites
  11. Google Keep for classroom use
  12. Implementing and using Google Classroom
  13. Google Search: Using the advanced searching and filtering

Note: this is an introduction and overview of the necessary skills and resources that are available to prepare for the exam. Participants will still need to review the Google prep resources in order to pass the Level I certification. Completion of this workshop does not guarantee a passing grade.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: W19011

Dates: Thursday, January 10, 2019 | Friday, January 11, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $250 OR 10 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Fri - January 18, 2019
Have You Met Alice?

Description: Alice is a free, open-source 3-D animation software that requires coding to create the animations. It was developed by Carnegie Mellon as a means to teach coding and logic to beginning programmers and aspiring game developers. Strategic use of Alice can help to provide a foundation for concepts in programming including events, methods, functions, conditionals, loops etc. All packaged in a fun, drag-and-drop, interface where the end result is a 3-D interactive animation. This hands-on workshop will introduce Alice's potential uses for your coding classroom.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19010

Dates: Friday, January 18, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Philip Polsinelli

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

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Thu - March 14, 2019
Fifth Annual SRI & ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference-The Power of Information

Description:

Welcome to the 5th Annual SRI & ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference. This year’s theme, “The Power of Information,” focuses on the importance of news literacy in social studies education. Using the news to teach social studies helps students become engaged and knowledgeable citizens. Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project is this year’s keynote speaker. In addition to our 2019 theme, an agenda with relevant topics for middle and high school social studies teachers will be offered. Strands will be available for a variety of social studies disciplines. The integration of technology, use of primary sources, and strategies for effective social studies teaching will be included. The conference is a great way to connect and network with social studies colleagues throughout the area.

The Keynote Speaker is Peter Adams, Senior Vice President, News Literacy Project.

Peter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president for education. He began his career in education as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools through Teach For America. He has also taught in the Chicago public schools and at Roosevelt University and Chicago City Colleges’ Wilbur Wright campus. In addition, he has worked with the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, with After School Matters and as an independent education consultant.

Since joining NLP in 2009, he has coordinated classroom and after-school programs, served as Chicago program manager, worked on organizational strategy and developed NLP’s digital program. He has also provided news literacy training and workshops to educators and others throughout the area.

He was promoted to his current position in January 2014 and oversees NLP’s education team, which develops resources and training for teachers. He and the other team members are based in Chicago.

He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in English and African-American studies and co-founded an independent monthly student newspaper, and has a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Audience: All Social Studies Educators

Workshop Code: W19008

Dates: Thursday, March 14, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: For Instructors See Description

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

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Tue - May 14, 2019
Resiliency and Mindfulness Series

Description:

In this full day workshop that combines both “Mindfulness for Teachers” and “The Balanced Teacher & The Resilient Classroom” teachers are introduced to the concept of mindfulness, with a focus on how to build an effective practice and how to share those tools with students. In the morning session 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.  In the afternoon session teachers will learn about and practice evidence-based techniques from the field of mental health and positive psychology to plan for the inevitable challenges and successes they face. Teachers are also coached on how to incorporate these resiliency techniques into their classroom in order to encourage students’ emotional intelligence, problem-solving, self-regulation and resiliency. Teachers leave this workshop with personalized techniques to set and follow up on goals, as well as strategies to help students bounce back from adversity.

The Resiliency and Mindfulness 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: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W19002

Dates: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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 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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