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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 - 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
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: 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.

Register



Mon - January 28, 2019
MakerSpace Monday-January 28, 2019

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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19016

Dates: Monday, January 28, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

Register



Wed - January 30, 2019
The Coding Teacher Series: Intro to Micro:bit with Intro to JavaScript programming concepts

Description: Learn how to write code that controls hardware! Plug the micro:bit into the USB port of your computer, save your code to the micro:bit and immediately see the results of your coding. Learn the basic structures of coding and quickly see the results. The Micro Bit was designed to encourage students to get actively involved in writing software for computers and build new things; encouraging students to become producers rather than consumers of media.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19011

Dates: Wednesday, January 30, 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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Mon - February 4, 2019
Makerspace Monday with Electrical Engineering-Sewable and Paper Circuits

Description:

Create paper and textile circuitry with hands-on activities and see how it successfully engages students in STEM through art and making, and explore teaching resources for your classroom. Paper and textile circuitry are creative learning tools that blend making and personal expression with engineering and technical problem solving. Make personalized, physical artifacts as part of learning to make electronics

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

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: W19019

Dates: Monday, February 4, 2019

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 - February 7, 2019
Preparing for ELA PARCC: Teach Your Students to Write With SPICE

Description:

This 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. 

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.

This 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 3-8, Middle School ELA Teachers and ELA Coaches

Workshop Code: W19012

Dates: Thursday, February 7, 2019

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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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: TCT19019

Dates: Thursday, February 7, 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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Tue - February 12, 2019
Blogging 101- Blogger for the Beginner

Description: In this workshop, you will learn to customize your blog’s design and layout to suit your audience (using blogger platform’s available templates), create a short online bio, establish specific goals for your blog and post text, photos, videos, links, and more. In addition, we will set up widgets that connect your blog to your social media platforms and create a list of keywords that you will use for search engine optimization. Finally, we will explore how to interact with readers on your blog to build a sense of community.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: W19026

Dates: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 12:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

Register



Mon - February 25, 2019
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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19021

Dates: Monday, February 25, 2019

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 - February 27, 2019
Discipline Disparities: Problems and Potential Solutions

Description:

This workshop will explore disparities in discipline among racial/ethnic minority students.  Participants will understand several factors that lead to discipline disparities in classrooms at all levels.  Participants will work on discipline plans and classroom management plans that will alleviate racial disparities with regards to racial/ethnic minorities being disciplined in inordinate ways.

The workshop will be presented by George Guy
George is the principal of the Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill, NJ. He has presented various workshops and has acted as a consultant with school districts on equity issues including cultural proficiency and restorative practices.

Audience: All K-12 Educators

Workshop Code: W19013

Dates: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: George Guy

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 - February 28, 2019
The Coding Teacher Series: Scratch- Ready to Code

Description: Join us for this workshop where we will explore the ins and outs of Harvard/MITs easy-to-use, open source program called Scratch. You’ll learn to create in a simple drag and drop environment, and explore limitless resources to help you get closer to using Scratch in any learning environment. This workshop introduces you to Scratch and its advantages in your classroom, evaluates the features and functions of the Scratch interface, and introduces coding using the Scratch software application.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19013

Dates: Thursday, February 28, 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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Mon - March 4, 2019
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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19020

Dates: Monday, March 4, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

Register



Thu - March 7, 2019
The Coding Teacher Series: 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: TCT19020

Dates: Thursday, March 7, 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.

Register



Tue - March 12, 2019
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: W19015

Dates: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 2:00

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

Instructor: Amy Hassa

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 - 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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Fri - March 15, 2019
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: TCT19016

Dates: Friday, March 15, 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.

Register



Mon - March 18, 2019
MakerSpace Monday-March 18, 2019

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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19017

Dates: Monday, March 18, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

Register



Mon - March 25, 2019
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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19023

Dates: Monday, March 25, 2019

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 - March 27, 2019
Promoting Higher Level Mathematics for Historically Underserved Students at the Middle Level

Description:

This workshop will explore the use of data, scheduling, professional development, math mindsets, adaptive leadership, access and equity frameworks, in moving historically underserved (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Special Education & Low SES) Grade six math students into a higher Grade seven math class. This acceleration model includes professional development supports for Grade seven math teachers.   This work in schools is ongoing. It is the hope that 7th grade students will get a strong pre-Algebra background in order to take Algebra in grade eight.  This math “trajectory” will set them up to take Calculus by their senior year.  Research shows that indictors of high school and postsecondary success can be achieved when students take Algebra in grade eight and Calculus in grade twelve. 

The workshop will be presented by George Guy
George is the principal of the Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill, NJ. He has presented various workshops and has acted as a consultant with school districts on equity issues including cultural proficiency and restorative practices.

Audience: Middle School Math Educators, Middle School Administrators and Curriculum Supervisors

Workshop Code: W19014

Dates: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: George Guy

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 - March 28, 2019
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: TCT19017

Dates: Thursday, March 28, 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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Mon - April 8, 2019
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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19025

Dates: Monday, April 8, 2019

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 - April 11, 2019
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: TCT19018

Dates: Thursday, April 11, 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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Mon - April 29, 2019
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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19022

Dates: Monday, April 29, 2019

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 - April 30, 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: TCT19015

Dates: Tuesday, April 30, 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.

Register



Mon - May 6, 2019
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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19024

Dates: Monday, May 6, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: Michelle Wendt

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

Register



Fri - May 10, 2019
The Coding Teacher Series: Intro to Micro:bit with Intro to JavaScript programming concepts

Description: Learn how to write code that controls hardware! Plug the micro:bit into the USB port of your computer, save your code to the micro:bit and immediately see the results of your coding. Learn the basic structures of coding and quickly see the results. The Micro Bit was designed to encourage students to get actively involved in writing software for computers and build new things; encouraging students to become producers rather than consumers of media.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19012

Dates: Friday, May 10, 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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Mon - May 13, 2019
MakerSpace Monday-May 13, 2019

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 Educators

Workshop Code: W19018

Dates: Monday, May 13, 2019

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 - 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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Tue - May 21, 2019
The Coding Teacher Series: Scratch- Ready to Code

Description: Join us for this workshop where we will explore the ins and outs of Harvard/MITs easy-to-use, open source program called Scratch. You’ll learn to create in a simple drag and drop environment, and explore limitless resources to help you get closer to using Scratch in any learning environment. This workshop introduces you to Scratch and its advantages in your classroom, evaluates the features and functions of the Scratch interface, and introduces coding using the Scratch software application.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19014

Dates: Tuesday, May 21, 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 - June 6, 2019
The Coding Teacher Series: Rock your Code With Earsketch

Description: Earsketch is a free, online STEAM learning environment that was developed at Georgia Tech with the intent of teaching coding. Students will create Garageband style musical compositions using Python or Javascript. The environment is motivational because students are driven by the desire to create their own music. No musical experience is necessary but, after this session, you will walk away with music remixing and computer science skills such as functions, arguments, variables, integers, strings and loops. Bring your music teacher with you for a fun, cross-curricular STEAM project.

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: TCT19021

Dates: Thursday, June 6, 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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Tue - July 30, 2019
Google Classroom Kickstart with John Sowash

Description:

** NOTICE ** This Workshop will be charged from the New 2019-2020 Allocated ETTC Hours.

Google Classroom Kickstart
During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore Google Classroom and develop a system to manage assignments, documents, assessment, and provide timely feedback to your students.

With so many amazing classroom tools at our fingertips, managing and organizing them can rapidly become an overwhelming task. Furthermore, our students can quickly become confused and overwhelmed by all of these resources. Cut through the confusion and clutter by making Google Classroom command central for you and your students, helping you organize and simplify all of your course content.

A highly experienced Google Certified Trainer will guide participants through various activities and classroom examples and will provide web-resources for future learning.

Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  1. Understand how to create and configure a new class in classroom
  2. Confidently post assignments and announcements.
  3. Use the question tool effectively
  4. Managing posts throughout the school year
  5. Using the “send to classroom” extension
  6. Understand how Classroom interacts with Google Drive.
  7. Explore Google Drive Add-Ons
  8. Explore ways to provide feedback to students.

Suggested Agenda

  1. Why every teacher needs Google Classroom
  2. Initial Classroom configuration and setup
    1. 2018 Classroom Updates
  3. Using Classroom with students
    1. Understanding assignment types
    2. Managing and evaluate student work
    3. Connecting with parents
  4. Advanced Classroom features and ideas
    1. Exploring Classroom Compatible Chrome Apps & Extensions
    2. Classroom mobile apps
  5. Lesson ideas
    1. Elementary lesson ideas
    2. Middle school lesson ideas
    1. High School lesson ideas

Audience:
All Educators looking for ways to streamline and improve digital classroom resources.

Individual participant requirements:
Computer with web access (Tablets not recommended)

Instructor: John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology to connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come and share with them. 

John is a a Google Certified Administrator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher.

 

Audience: All Educators

Workshop Code: S20000

Dates: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: John Sowash

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 - July 31, 2019
G Suite for Professionals in the K-12 Front Office with John Sowash

Description:

** NOTICE ** This Workshop will be charged from the New 2019-2020 Allocated ETTC Hours.

This is a BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - Event. Laptops or Chomebooks. No Pads Recommended.

This is a BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - Event. Laptops or Chomebooks. No Pads Recommended.

G Suite for Professionals in the K-12 Front Office with John Sowash
During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how Google Apps for education can be used as a platform for communication and collaboration by professionals serving in the front office.

A highly experienced Google Certified Trainer will guide participants through hands-on activities and examples to help them effectively transition to Google Apps for Education.

Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  1. Understanding the 3 laws of Gmail
  2. Creating and managing calendars
  3. Using hangouts to collaborate and communicate
  4. Managing documents in Google Drive
  5. Creating and sharing documents in Google Drive
  6. Converting MS Office files into Drive documents.
  7. Using Add-ons to automate common tasks

Suggested Agenda

Getting Started with Google Apps

  1. Gmail - Email 2.0
    1. Basic configuration
    2. Customizing your inbox
    3. Using Hangouts and chat
  2. Google Calendar
    1. Configuring your personal calendar
    2. Events, invitations, and resource reservations
    3. Creating shared district calendars
  3. Google Drive Foundations
    1. Creating and sharing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.
    2. Finding and organizing files
    3. Converting MS Office files
  4. Google Drive Productivity Tips
    1. Curating staff resources with shared folders
    2. Automating common tasks with Add-ons
    3. Using Forms to collect data

Audience:
All Front Office Professional Support Staff, All Educators and Administrators.

Individual participant requirements:
Computer with web access (Tablets not recommended)

Instructor: John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology to connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come and share with them. 

John is a a Google Certified Administrator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher.

 

Audience: All Front Office Professional Support Staff, All Educators and Administrators.

Workshop Code: S20001

Dates: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

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

Instructor: John Sowash

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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