Special Projects

  • Current Projects
  • Past Projects

From My Classroom to Yours Conference: Every year, the ETTC holds an annual conference that brings together educators from around the state.

Immigrant Newcomer Project: For several years, the ETTC has provided technology training to immigrant students from the Atlantic City High School. These workshops build important life skills to help these young adults become successful beyond their high school education. Check out the student work from the Summer 2008 Tech Camp.


The New Jersey Educational Technology Institute (NJETI): NJETI will be a one-day conference targeting the educational technology community in the state of New Jersey including technology directors, supervisors, coordinators, technicians, technology educators, server administrators and technology infrastructure staff. The goals are to provide a venue in which the educational technology community in New Jersey is exposed to current educational technology trends, best practices and emerging technologies that positively impact the educational environment and improve school technology implementation and deployment, consequently opening the doors for equal student access to technology and enhancing the process of integration and infusion of technology into curriculum.


Online Training In-Service Seminars (OTIS): The Southern Regional Institute & ETTC has teamed up with Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission to provide you with a wonderful way to complete Statewide Mandatory Inservices online. Topics include: Bullying/Harassment.


Online Workshops - CyberSafety and Information Literacy: The SRI & ETTC has created a certificate series to help teachers understand the connection between the online world and the real world. Presented in real time through web-based interactive presentations, these workshops will help participants understand the value as well as the dangers associated with today’s “online” community.

Atlantic County Task Force on Response to Intervention (RTI): Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to providing instruction, services, and interventions at increasing levels of intensity to struggling learners. The ETTC will be providing workshops and consulting with school district administrators in implementing meaningful systemic change.


Teaching American History: The One Nation, Many Americans Project (ONMAP) is a three-year initiative designed to strengthen the content knowledge and instructional strategies of United States History teachers at the school district’s two high schools, Oakcrest and Absegami, as well as history teachers from its six K-8 sending districts.


Teachers as Scholars: A new seminar program providing scholarly content in the arts and sciences for teachers.



Intervention & Referral Services (I & RS) Technical Assistance Project: The I&RS Technical Assistance Project provides technical assistance, consultation, professional development, networking opportunities and resources to support school district and school building staff in the effective implementation of N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8 Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) and the New Jersey Department of Education's (NJDOE's) best practices. The I&RS Technical Assistance Project provides programs, services and guidance that support the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of these building-based problem-solving teams of I&RS.


Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program, Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (South Jersey Coastal Consortium: Using the natural environs of the South Jersey coastal region as a backdrop, the Stockton University has designed a three-year initiative that provides eligible high-need local education agencies with tools to promote student achievement and with comprehensive professional development activities to yield “highly qualified” teachers in the content areas of mathematics and science in Grades three to eight. 


4th Grade Math Challenge: The ETTC holds an annual competition for fourth grade classrooms where teams of students solve open-ended mathematics questions that are posted on the ETTC website weekly. The competition is always intense!


Social Justice Conference: Stockton University in conjunction with The Journal of Educational Foundations will hold its 3rd Annual Equity and Social Justice in Education Conference on Saturday, March 28th, 2009.  The Conference will focus on topics relevant to Equity and Social Justice in Education.


ACE grants: The ETTC partnered with and provided professional development to three ACE Centers - Atlantic City School District, Buena School District and Oceanside Charter School District in 2001 and 2002. The Press Clips page provides some highlights.


ACE + grants: The ETTC partnered with several ACE+ Centers to provide professional development, mentoring, and/or evaluation services.The vision of ACE+ was access, collaboration, and equity with a focus on language arts and literacy. ACE + Centers that ETTC worked with included Asbury Park Public School District, Millville Public Schools, the Pleasantville Charter School of Academic Excellence and Woodbine Public Schools.


Best Practices Academy: The ETTC was chosen to serve as the Best Practices Academy for Southern and Central New Jersey in 2001.

CPD: A Model for High Quality Teachers: This program enhanced traditional teacher training and provided customized professional development to meet the needs of both students and their teachers.

Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM) - Building on the Everyday Mathematics principles, Integrating Technology into Everyday Mathematics (ITEM) focused on the integration of technology with teaching strategies, classroom activities, and community connections.

NJ Elite - NJ ELITE Core Institutes at the Southern Regional ETTC were part of the statewide NJ ELITE grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for leadership in technology.

NJSSI Specialty Site - The ETTC was awarded funding to serve as a specialty site for NJ SSI. Highlights included the development of the Technology Integration in Math and Science Education (TIMSE) Certificate for math and science teachers. The ETTC also hosted the NJ SSI Regional Showcase on May 8, 2001

Open Heart, Open Mind - A $145,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities created Open Heart, Open Mind - a project that brought together middle school teachers from Somers Point and Mullica School Districts. Activities included graduate courses on Holocaust and genocide education, monthly discussions, and action-research projects culminating in curricular reform.


Pairing and Sharing grants: The ETTC partnered with and provided professional development to two Pairing and Sharing projects: Atlantic City School District with Asbury Park Schools, and Wildwood School District with Stafford School District.

StarW: The Students Using Technology To Achieve Reading - Writing (STAR-W) grant program was designed to increase student achievement in language arts literacy in Grades three through five by providing classroom teachers ongoing professional development and in-class support that focused on integrating technology into the curriculum and instruction.


Technology in the Classroom Contest - For nine years, the ETTC organized a Technology in the Classroom contest to reward teachers for original lessons that integrate technology and meet the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content standards. The contest site also provides a great source for ready-to-replicate lesson ideas.


The World Comes to Your Classroom - A $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation is one of five awards statewide in the Edlink New Jersey program. The project will help schools nationwide better use their video-conferencing facilities. The ETTC will offer K-12 schools a rich array of content that schools can register for – as in-class experiences for students, and professional development opportunities for their teachers.


Whole School Reform - The NJ DOE awarded a grant to the Atlantic County ETTC to concentrate on Whole School Reform at Pleasantville Middle School. The grant facilitated the use of technology by teachers to directly improve their ability to address New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards and improve the implementation of the Co-nect model. Highlights include a multimedia CD (available from the ETTC at no cost) and partner website featuring digital portfolios.