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Table of Contents Board of Directors
As you plan for improving student achievement, this 2011 training
brochure outlines staff development opportunities reflecting how to meet
I. EIRC is featuring! pgs. 3‐17 The Newark Museum pg. 56 Charles Allbee the instructional needs of your students.
II. Registration pg. 18 Rena Alpert
NBCT pgs. 54‐55 In this catalog EIRC is highlighting our new online education services,
Lynda Anderson- including;
III. Scheduled Events pg. 19
Towns 1. Training schools in the use of public domain software
IV. EIRC Spotlight on Programs pg. 12 Paraprofessionals pg. 52 Bernard A. Becker 2. Coaching for schools to develop and deliver online learning
V. Workshop Descriptions pgs. 20‐72 Daniel Bevilacqua programs
Rutherford Mansion pg. 51 3. EIRC hosting and management of school online programs
Any workshop can be brought to your school or Frank Borelli
can be scheduled at EIRC. 4. Clearinghouse support for evaluation of online programs
School Safety pg. 53 Holly R. Bush
Please review more detail on page 4.
VI. Student Programs pgs. 73‐79 Diane Cummins
VII. EIRC Services pgs. 80‐84 Science pgs. 57‐58 John J. Deserable This is a difficult financial time for our school districts. Consider the new
Art pgs. 20‐21 Geraldyn O. Foster EIRC Service Center (page ) for additional ways in which EIRC hopes to
Social Issues pg. 59 Jack Hill support you. As always, EIRC will make every effort to keep costs low
Assessment pg. 21 Frank J. Orlando and quality high.
Social Studies pg. 60
David J. Piccirillo Instructional programs to improve student achievement must be
Behavior pgs. 22‐24 John C. Quinn constructed around research-based proven systems...this is why EIRC is
LearnDo Earn pg. 61
Drew Smith presenting the well known Classroom Instruction That Works program.
Character Education pg. 24 Trained by McREL in their cutting edge work, EIRC trainers can bring this
Special Education pgs. 62‐63 Judy M. Varallo
research to your schools. Check page 46.
Coaching/ Mentoring pgs. 25 JoAnn C. Walsh
Supplemental Educational Services pg. 46 Helene Welde And check in at www.eirc.org … and learn more about what is new at the
Early Childhood pgs. 26‐27 Karen Wolf Center.
Teachers pgs. 65‐68 Robert P. Wooton
Gifted and Talented pg. 28, 76, 77 Educationally yours,
Teacher Academies pg. 67 Charles M. Ivory, Ed.D.
Grant Writing pg. 28 Directions to EIRC, South Jersey Tech Park at Rowan University,
Technology pgs. 69‐71
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200, Mullica Hill, N.J. 08062
Instructional Strategies pgs. 28‐32
Thinking pg. 72 From NJ Shore and East:
From New York and North: Take the Garden State Parkway to the Atlantic City
Problem Based Learning pg. 31
Travel The World With EIRC pg. 64 Take the N.J. Turnpike South to Exit 2 and follow Expressway. Take the Expressway to Exit 38
Route 322 East (8.5miles) to the South Jersey Tech (Williamstown). Turn left after exiting and follow Route
Integrated Curriculum pg. 33 Student Programs pgs. 73‐79 Park. Turn left at entrance onto Edison Parkway. 322 West (9 miles) to the South Jersey Tech Park. Turn
Turn right onto Gilbreth Parkway. The EIRC is right at entrance onto Edison Parkway. Turn right onto
Leadership pgs. 34‐39 EIRC Services Pgs. 80‐84 located on the second floor of the Samuel H. Gilbreth Parkway. The EIRC is located on the second
Jones Innovation Center. floor of the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center.
Liberty Science Center pg. 40 From Delaware and South: From Philadelphia and West:
Take the N.J. Turnpike North to Exit 2 and follow Take the Walt Whitman or Benjamin Franklin Bridge to
Literacy pgs. 41‐49 Route 322 East (8.5miles) to the South Jersey Tech I‐676 South toward Atlantic City. Shortly after I‐676
Park. Turn left at entrance onto Edison Parkway. becomes Route 42 South, exit right onto Route 55 South.
Mathematics pgs. 50‐51 Turn right onto Gilbreth Parkway. The EIRC is Take 55 to exit 50A (Glassboro/Mullica Hill). Take Route
located on the second floor of the Samuel H. 322 East to the South Jersey Technology Park. Turn left
Jones Innovation Center. at entrance onto Edison Parkway. Turn right onto
Gilbreth Parkway. The EIRC is located on the second
floor of the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center.
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Professional Development Staff
Charles Ivory, Ed.D is the Executive Director at EIRC. His educational experiences over the last forty years
have been varied across many areas of education. As a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent,
superintendent, county superintendent and in positions at the New Jersey department of education, Dr. Ivory
has demonstrated his leadership abilities. His proven experience in curriculum and strategic planning as well
as his innovative work in developing school-based planning models and academic career academies have
influenced the scope of education throughout the state, nationally and internationally.
Sandy Loewe is the Assistant Director at EIRC. Her experiences have included serving as county
superintendent in Atlantic, Cape May and Gloucester counties. Her reputation and influence in the field of
education is well known throughout the state. She has been instrumental in starting many innovative programs
in education at the county level as well as at EIRC. Among her contributions are the New Jersey Network to
Close the Achievement Gaps and Professional Learning Communities. Sandy continues to work on the EIRC
vision to bring a Challenger Learning Center to southern New Jersey.
Jay Dugan, Ed.D is the Director of the Professional/Curriculum Development department at EIRC. He has
been involved in education for nearly 35 years. His expertise and knowledge in this field has been
developed over the years as teacher, building administrator and superintendant of schools. Along with this,
his work mentoring prospective administrators at the college level and monitoring paraprofessional training
has given him the necessary perspective that it takes to develop meaningful curriculum work and
professional development for teachers, staff and administrators. • The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) competitively • The TCPN process includes:
bids and awards contracts for commonly purchased prod‐ ‐ Issuing an RFP for a commodity or service
ucts and services. Their unique contracts cover Facilities, ‐ RFP is advertised for four (4) weeks nationally
John R. Muller, Jr. is the Assistant Director for the department of Professional/Curriculum Development. Food Service, Furniture, Office Supplies & Equipment, Secu‐ ‐Sealed responses are recorded and opened
He has over 40 years of experience in education, twenty-nine of them as a building administrator. In 2000- rity Systems, and Technology to name a few. publically
2001, as Principal of Whitehall Elementary School, he and his staff were identified as a Nationally • TCPN is a national purchasing cooperative, leveraging one ‐ Responses are tabulated and Vendors evaluated
Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence one of six in the State of New Jersey that year and the first of the largest pools of purchasing potential. Contracts offer ‐ Contract is awarded to Vendor
ever in Gloucester County. John brings a wealth of knowledge and innovative techniques to our school districts the purchasing power many are unable to ‐ Awarded contract is ratified by Board of
department to better serve you and your needs. command for themselves—small entities receive the same Directors
pricing as the largest buyers. Yet TCPN national vendors • TCPN is a governmental entity our of Region 4, Houston,
deliver goods and services on a local level. A state contract Texas established in 1997, tasked with assisting public enti‐
or local co‐op does not represent this same level of purchas‐ ties to increase efficiency and economy when procuring
ing power. TCPN is now working in 46 states! goods and services.
JoAnn Weigelt is an Education Specialist for the department of Professional/Curriculum Development. She
• TCPN follow the purchasing procedures mandated by New • New Jersey currently prevents school districts from substi‐
has more than 35 years of experience in education. Much of this experience has been as liaison to the
Jersey state procurement laws and regulations. Contracts tuting the bidding process of national purchasing coopera‐
Gloucester County Office of Education on behalf of the New Jersey State Department of Education. are awarded based on quality, proven performance, and tives for NJ State contract pricing or local bidding. You ARE
JoAnn’s technology skills have earned her the assignment of managing the Camden County ETTC a great most importantly pricing. TCPN procedures have been ISO permitted, however, to include TCPN low pricing as one of
source for technology assistance and innovation for districts looking to enhance their technology programs 9001:2000 certified for the last 6 years, and are independ‐ your purchasing bids or quotes. While EIRC works with
at all levels. ently audited twice yearly...because we know you might be TCPN to change these NJ rules that discourage access to
audited too! best prices. We encourage you to check out the TCPN ven‐
dor and pricing...you will almost always find the lowest
prict options through TCPN.
Contact: Steve Hoffman, CFO, SBA
Raymond C. DiNovi, Jr. is an Education Specialist for the department of Professional/Curriculum • Utilizing a TCPN contract means you deal directly with the
Development. He has served in the field of education for nearly forty years, 25 of them as a school firstname.lastname@example.org vendor as you would normally, using the TCPN contract as
principal. In 2007-2008, as Principal of Radix Elementary School, he and his staff were recognized as a your own. So when you’re ready to buy, ask for our nation‐
ally leveraged pricing. We’ll be with you every step of the
National School of Character, the first school to earn that distinction in Gloucester County. Ray’s Check out the website at:
way to help increase your efficiency, shorten your delivery
knowledge of curriculum and experience as a building administrator are invaluable to districts. www.TCPN.org time, and save tax dollars. Best of all, it’s free of charge, no
dues, no fees, nothing.
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Writing with Spice
Writing has never been so much fun!
“SPICE” is an incomparable “fun and easy” program
for teachers giving them skills and strategies that
will not only institute the proper groundwork for
their students but create a genuine love and joy for
the written word that will serve these children well
for the rest of their lives.
“Adding “SPICE” to our writing program has improved
our students’ writing and our state test scores.” ‐ Susan
“SPICE will move your staff to a new level of understand‐
“...let them remember that you ing and expectations while addressing the needs of NCLB
were the one who taught them
how to write.” in the area of Language Arts Literacy” ‐ Newlin
Schoener, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
MIKE DEVONO spent over a
“Teaching Writing with
quarter of a century as a teacher in Spice”
the Garden State. Currently he is a is now available
top consultant for the EIRC. Mike
lives with his wife Diane, and their at EIRC!
son, Michael in Vineland, N.J. The
Devono clan completes itself with
Get your copy while
two daschunds named Maxie and supplies last!
DJ. Mike is also a huge football fan
and is an NFL Chain Crew Official
for the Philadelphia Eagles.
For more information contact:
Dr. Jay Dugan
856‐582‐7000 ext. 139
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EIRC receives more than $13 million in grant support annually. Our Grant Support Services Program
provides comprehensive support services for grant writing to assist schools and agencies in developing
competitive proposals to federal and state agencies, foundations, and industry.
We can assist with:
♦ Searching available grants that match your priorities TM
♦ Training sessions on effective proposal writing
♦ Consulting for grant proposal development
♦ Editing grant proposals
♦ Developing models to assist in grant proposal development
♦ Third party evaluation of existing grants
Core components of the program are implemented at the
school, classroom, and individual levels.
EIRC can assist you in writing all or parts of your grant proposal such as the review of scientific based
literature, development of goals and objectives, the evaluation plan, organizational capacity, or budget School Level Components
development. EIRC also provides independent evaluations for grant funded programs. Recent • Formation of a Bullying Prevention Coordinating Com‐
evaluations include federal and state funded grants: Safe and Drug Free Schools, 21st Century Learning mittee
Communities, NJ After 3, and Even Start grants. Evaluation services provide onsite start‐up assistance, • Distribution of an anonymous student questionnaire
process and outcome evaluation system development, program monitoring, preparation of quarterly assessing the nature and prevalence of bullying
and annual progress reports, and ongoing technical assistance. • Training for committee member and staff
• Development of a coordinated system of supervision
For more information contact Pat Bruder at 856‐582‐7000 ext. 140 or email@example.com • Adoption of school‐wide rules against bullying
• Development of appropriate positive and negative con‐
sequences for students’ behavior
• Holding staff discussion groups related to the program
• Involvement of parents
Research Services Classroom Level Components
• Reinforcement of school‐wide rules against bullying
Arts, dance and music therapy…. Models for service learning curriculum…Organizational plans for • Holding regular classroom meetings with students to
middle schools…. these are some typical requests for assistance we receive from administrators, increase knowledge and empathy
• Informational meetings with parents
For more information
curriculum developers, students and parents. Information provided by the Information Technology
Service can help busy educators to formulate curriculum, create policy, enhance board reports and
complete post graduate work. Our services provide access to EBSCO, a database of over 1,100 journals; Individual Level Components Dr. Jay Dugan
the EBSCO Professional Development Collection‐ searchable full text for over 750 journals covering • Interventions with children who bully 856-582-7000, ext. 139
the most current topics for professional educators; electronic access to the ERIC collection (Educational • Interventions with children who are bullied firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources Information Clearinghouse) for downloadable EDRS documents, Academic Search Elite, • Discussions with parents of involved children
multi‐disciplinary database offers full text for more than 2,050 scholarly journals, including more than
1,500 peer‐reviewed titles, KCDL Online, a searchable database of curricula bringing together Recognition of the Program
educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program has been recognized by:
covered in PreK‐12 and Adult Basic Education, Infotrac, Gale’s Archival Contemporary Authors
database, INET Classroom ‐ databases on a wide range of subjects, such as American history, science, The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & the Center for the Study
multicultural studies, women’s studies, geography, and careers. Materials can be mailed, faxed or And Prevention of Violence (University of Colorado), as one of only 11 Blueprints for Violence Prevention.
emailed to your site (members only) or you can access information on‐site with assistance from staff. The Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as an Exemplary Program.
Call 856‐582‐7000 extension 140 to request membership information or see our application at
www.eirc.org (click on Research and Grant Development). Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, as a proven program for prevention of bullying
U.S. Department of Education, in its televised show, “News Parents Can Use”
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CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER
academics with the
same enthusiasm that
they take to the fields!
Students gain valuable leadership skills by different STEM challenges that will encour-
attending TEAM’s student one week sum- age brainstorming and problem solving indi-
mer camp which combines athletic train- vidually in their teams. Through the STEM
ing with academics, team building and challenges, participants will identify clues
problem solving to set a pattern for success and communicate with one another to cre-
throughout their lives. Students learn critical ate a plan of action in order to overcome
problem solving skills obstacles. They will
that encourage a posi- race against time
tive attitude that will The TEAM program is designed to and other teams.
serve them beyond this help students prepare for the field This program models
program and the soc- educational experi-
cer season... all year
and life challenges that they
ences that chal-
long! TEAM is designed will encounter. lenge students to
to draw boys and girls work within a team
ranging from 6th through 10th grade who situation now… and in the future!
are involved in soccer and to demonstrate The 5 day soccer comprehensive program
future career opportunities in the Science, teaches individual and team skills, physical
Technology, Engineering, and Mathe- strength, sportsmanship. The skills they take
matics (STEM) fields. The TEAM mission is to away from the camp can help them on the
help develop academic, athletic manage- field, at home and can be applied in other
ment and planning skills for students as challenges and life situations that they will
they work together in teams, both on and encounter.
off the field. TEAM participants will be pro-
vided with opportunities to build exemplary Our students will need a different
sportsmanship, fitness and wellness habits
game plan in order to be
as well as problem solving and teambuild-
ing skills. Every day consists of Athletic in- competitive in the
struction from top-level coaches combined 21st century arena
with fun, yet competitive academic chal- For more information,
lenges. We’ve teamed up with organiza- dates and locations
tions such as NASA, NOAA and Lockheed please contact
Martin to teach students about STEM edu- John Henry — email@example.com
cation. The education portion consists of
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Technology Services NEW!
EIRC’s Technology Department can offer all of the
services listed below without the need for competitive
bids! We are a New Jersey state recognized LOCAL
EZ Email Archive
We have developed a cost effective solution
EDUCATION AGENCY, which enables you to use our for you to comply with the current federal regulations
services without going through the competitive bid
process. Schools, businesses, organizations and
residential clients are also welcome.
which state “...schools, businesses and other
organizations are required to keep tabs on all email,
instant messages (IM), and other digital
Visit us at: www.eirc.org/technology communications produced by their employees.” A cross-curricular assembly program for students...
or for professional development of staff
Services Offered: ELITE Audio Video Design • World population is growing 80 million people per
• Lowest prices in New Jersey on Microsoft® and Interactive technology grabs the attention of year.
Adobe® products! your students. It empowers teachers and engages
• Microsoft Student Select Agreements (This students. From interactive whiteboards to large screen • Global warming and climate change are serious
program offers school administrators, teachers, projection systems with high quality sound, we can issues that result from burning fossil fuels and
faculty & students K ‐ 12 the opportunity to save handle it all. Other products and services we offer are:
up to 85% on Microsoft products for home use) Distributed Audio/Video Systems, Flat Panel TVs,
• Two nations, India and China, have almost half the
• Network Evaluations/Services Projectors, Surveillance Systems, Custom System Design, world’s people.
• Wireless Solutions and Security Evaluations Professional Installation, and more!
• Consultant Placement Services • The U.S., the world’s largest economy, releases
RESIDENTIAL ~ COMMERCIAL ~ more carbon into the air than any other nation.
• PC/Laptop Purchase/Repairs
• Projector Rentals • A sustainable future requires all nations to come
Schedule a FREE on‐site consultation today!
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• Virtualization www.eliteavdesign.com
• Sustainable Earth creates that kind of community.
Copy Center Contact Us:
Our Copy & Print Center has the ability to
Suitable for Grades 4-12 and adults, this interactive simulation engages 50-175 participants. Action
produce a variety of publications from business cards, takes place over several hours in a large room, using large floor maps of the continents, media displays and
brochures, posters, program ad booklets and 856‐582‐7000 presentations by participants and facilitators.
newsletters, to large volume guides, invitations and
Participants are immersed in global, economic, social and environmental issues, with climate change
Jack Calkin—Chief Technology Officer, ext. 175
carbonless forms. State‐of‐the‐art technology offers as an overarching challenge. Teams use communication and critical- thinking to develop solutions. They
clients a choice of one color to millions of colors of ink bargain and compromise. They develop a carbon trading network and are challenged to reduce global
along with numerous sizes of paper. Regardless, if it
Bob McDonnell—Asst. Director of Technology, ext. 181
carbon emissions.The action culminates as players develop personal plans of action for their own lives
is a business card or a poster for your wall, we can and communities. Pre and post-simulation activities extend the skill and content acquisition.
help with your every need.
To complete the finished product we also Jane Barcklow—Administrative Assistant, ext. 180
• “Actively engaged participants!” Erik Mollenhauer firstname.lastname@example.org
offer many options for bindery services. From email@example.com
collating & stapling your conference handouts to
• “Presented complex information in a way
Carolee Baerman—Copy Center Technician, ext. 116 Brian Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
plastic spiral binding your activity books, ending with that was easy to understand”
shipping publications to your office, school or email@example.com
856-582-7000 x128 or 110
business. Visit us at www.eirc.org/copycenter
Contact us for cost and availability www.MonarchTeacherNetwork.org
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The Learning Resource Center—South
Professional Development? Part of a statewide network supported by I.D.E.A. 2004, Part B Funds, administered through the
NJ Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Training/ Consultation Services Workshop
The LRC staff provides regional in‐service say:
“I can use the
w o r k s h o p s, t r a i n i n g i n s t i t u t e s , s t a t e w i d e
conferences, consultations, and technical assistance to strategies I
educators and parents focusing on promoting best heard today
practices in the education of students with disabilities in with my
students in the
general education settings.
Workshop descriptions, dates, times and registration
are now available on the NJDOE website at
At your school
• To register for workshops, call Kathy Duffy, 856‐582‐7000, X 172 The LRC Van Outreach program serves southern
(Elementary/Secondary) or Diane Lehnowsky (Preschool) X 159. NJ, delivering classroom materials and professional
• On your schedule resources (videos/DVDs, games, books, and kits) to par‐
ticipating schools. For more information regarding the
• At reduced cost van outreach program, please contact Jason Verdone at
• Streamlined, once-and-
856‐582‐7000 X 164.
done approval process Van clients tell us,
“The van outreach program
makes it so easy for me to
keep current on my professional
reading. There are so many
great resources from which to
“ I think it’s great that I can access the LRC South choose!”
database of resources from my computer”
School Year Hours: Production Services
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am ‐ 5:00pm
Curriculum development and review? Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am ‐ 8:00pm Ideas are available for teacher and parent‐made
Mentoring? Improved reading or math Summer Hours: learning materials. Services include lettering machines,
scores? Instructional strategies? Have a more efficient approval process, as schools Monday – Friday 9:00am ‐ 4:00pm photocopying as well as making
typically have the bundled services approved once per transparencies, buttons, and posters. Materials are available
year. You implement development at your discretion. Other Services
EIRC’s professional development services can for purchase.
A $2.00 annual membership fee provides access to the
provide all these and more, utilizing more than 300 And perhaps most importantly, this new approach is following:
experienced educational professionals. designed to be more effective, improving both student
and teacher performance. With this approach, EIRC Information Services
Now our “bundle” option lets you choose which consultants work with individual schools on a longer Current special education information is available
combination of EIRC services and offerings will best term basis, helping to implement changes, monitor at the LRC through library media, professional
journals, video/DVD collections and access to on‐line
meet your school needs. Plus you will… results and building a professional, productive research.
relationship with each school and district.
Materials Circulation Services
Save 10% or more on EIRC services and materials.
Cut transportation costs and hassles, because we Want to know more? Just let us know! The LRC maintains and loans an extensive
collection of professional books, in‐service training LRC library patrons say, “Friendly staff and up
bring sessions and programs to your school. resources, activity books, videos/ DVDs and -to-date resources allow me to create quality
Contact Dr. Jay Dugan instructional materials to support all areas of the activities involving all my students in hands-on
general education curriculum.
Gain scheduling flexibility. Our development and 856-582-7000 ext. 139 learning!”
follow up sessions include in-class exercises, so you
need not depend on in-service days or substitutes
firstname.lastname@example.org For additional information For other information about the LRC South,
during training. We schedule to your needs. Search LRC collections at: www.nj.gov/education/ call Julie Kratchman, Manager, 856‐582‐7000 X148.
• Select “General Information,” then
• Click “Search/Browse the Library” key at the LRC
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Mullica Hill, NJ 08080 ▪ www.eirc.org ▪ (856) 582-7000 ▪ Fax (856) 582-4360 South.
• There is no need to “log in” for searching.
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Parent Referrals New Jersey Department of Education
Looking for •
• Child Care
Subsidy Assistance EIRC
Child Care? • Child Adult Care Food
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
• Infant/Toddler to support improving
Promote children Programming student achievement
families and • Strengthening Families
“A professional learning community requires intention, a focus on learning, a
focus on results, a commitment to collegiality and a willingness to reshape a
quality learning in Assistance on Early school’s culture”
Gloucester and Care Issues
Cape May Counties Development
• SAC Resources
• Child Care Health
• Family Child Care
Registration In a professional learning community, collaboration
focuses on the critical questions of learning:
• What is essential for students to know?
What are PLC’s?
• How will we know when they have learned it? How do you set them up?
No charge consultation!
• What interventions will we put in place when
they don’t learn it?
• What do teachers need to know and be able to do to
support the student learning?
• What professional learning must the team engage in
Southern Regional Child Care Resource Center, EIRC
for student learning?
www.eirc.org/srccrc For more information contact:
Dr. Gerald Woehr at email@example.com
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Spotlight on Programs CAP ‐ Child Assault Prevention
Helping children be safe strong and free worldwide
All CAP programs
Classrooms 24/7 are based on a
human rights phi-
Get your school and your staff ready for the losophy and that
on‐line revolution to “blended” units and “All children have
the right to be
courses, featuring both on‐line and face‐to‐ Safe, Strong and
face teaching components. By learning to use Free.”
High School Redesign software to create on‐line units or courses,
The National Association of Secondary teachers can open many new options for The Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program is a primary To obtain a grant application for programs in New Jersey,
School Principals has developed what teaching and learning. See page 15 prevention education program which empowers pre‐K to 12th CAP visit www.njcap.org
grade students to prevent peer assault, bullying, stranger abduction All programs utilize a three pronged and whole school
we consider to be one of the most and known adult assault. approach to prevention education by training school staff, parents
effective guidelines for designing high
and students in the following;
schools for the 21st century. EIRC Service Center ICAP—Assault Prevention in Throughout • Early Childhood CAP
the U.S. & Worldwide • Elementary CAP
believes this is the right work to drive • Teen CAP
The International Center for Assault Prevention (ICAP)
our work...your work…in creating Do you need interim or part‐ • Special Needs CAP
is the headquarters for CAP projects worldwide. Located at
agendas of continuous improvement time staff: administration, EIRC, ICAP is a training center which empowers communities to • “No More Bullies, No More Victims”
for New Jersey high schools. See pages child study, curriculum keep their children safe from child abuse and bullying. By • ”Violence Prevention through Conflict Resolution”
training local community advocates in the CAP program,
35‐36 director technology director,
ICAP enables them to provide this human rights oriented
teachers? See pg. 14. curricula to their schools and community groups.
EIRC can help you. Currently ICAP oversees a network of over 300 CAP
projects and 35 Regional Training Centers in over 22 US
The New Jersey states and 11 countries.
To learn more about the CAP program and setting up a CAP
Network to Close p r o j e c t o u t s i d e o f N e w J e r s e y v i s i t :
the Achievement Rowan University
Gaps College of Professional and NJ CAP ‐Child Assault Prevention in NJ
The New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP)
NJNCAG Districts have multiple Continuing Education Project is a Regional Training Center of ICAP and is located
at EIRC. NJ CAP has local projects in each of the State’s 21
opportunities to participate in on‐going Rowan University presents numerous sym‐ counties and an additional one in the city of Newark. NJ CAP
Network‐wide professional learning. posiums developed around educational top‐ County Coordinators supervise a task force of certified CAP
Of significant benefit are regularly ics of importance. See page 13 to reference facilitators in each of these county projects and offer all of the
CAP programs to their local schools and community groups.
scheduled professional learning upcoming events. New Jersey remains the only State offer Child Assault
experiences to network with colleagues Prevention training statewide and has earned national and
within and between member districts, international recognition as a model CAP program
and with other school districts across
Since its inception in 1985, NJ CAP is responsible for the
the region and country that bring a prevention education training of over 2.5 million students
shared passion and commitment for and their parents and teachers. NJ CAP is funded through
the Prevention and Community Partnerships, a division of
addressing educational inequities. See
the NJ Department of Children and Families. Grant applications
page 38 to bring CAP into your school are available online.
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Leading through Technology
Benefits we bring to districts:
• Consortium purchasing
The ETTC supports
• Hardware/Software demos continuous improvement for
• New product training students by providing
• FREE online resources educators with professional
• NJDOE training and technical assistance
• Customized training for districts relating to the NJCCCS. Our
• Training at our site or yours training focuses on the
Contact Jo Ann Weigelt for more information at 856.582.7000 integration of technology
Check out our website at www.ettcateirc.org
Recent Training Topics
21st Century Learning
Cell Phones in the Classroom
Wiki’s, Blogs, and Nings
Power Walkthrough (PWT)
Web 2.0 in the Classroom
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One Stop Shopping STUDENT PROGRAMS
EIRC’s NEW Green Challenge Marsville
for Creating your Professional In‐service Day
NEW Green Challenge This in-school,
EIRC will provide: year-long program for grades 6-12 will teach
• Free consultation to customize topics to the needs of the school district brainstorming, prob lem-solving and
decision-making skills, while preparing students
• Quality professional development trainers for the work-force of the future. Students will
• Ten, 5 hour trainings discover careers in green industries as they are
immersed in collaborative, interdisciplinary,
• Professional development certificates of attendance for each participant...all for
technology-rich experiences. Help your students
$10,999! understand the connections between society,
Choose TEN topics economy and the environment, and provide
opportunities for them to participate in The purpose of Marsville is to create for
from the list below and/or from our catalog...or let’s talk about your unique needs real-world environmental situations that affect students a positive vision of the technological
(up to 25 participants per topic): local communities. society of the 21st century and of their role in
making it a reality. Examining and learning from
Language Arts Literacy Mathematics Science Social Studies
Careers in Aviation Academy
the historical experience of their home planet’s
development, students will be asked to create a
ASK Test Taking Strategies ASK Test Taking Strategies ASK Test Taking Strategies The World is Bigger Than
Your Classroom new human world, a multi-national settlement
Each year the National Talent Network and the
on Mars, and become pioneers of the space
Holistic Scoring Using Manipulatives and It Is Easy Being Green Core Curriculum Content Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William
frontier. Students participating in Marsville will
Calculators in Mathematics Standards in Social Studies J. Hughes Technical Center Aviation and Space
learn creative problem-solving, cooperative
Education Program partner to bring about an
Poetry Pep Rally Hands-on Math Using the Science Inquiry Women’s History Comes learning and responsible decision-making skills!
Annual Careers in Aviation Academy during the
Everyday Math Programs Alive
summer months. Events planned for this academy
Teaching Memoir Writing Developing Mathematic Sustainable Earth 21st Century Themes and
PD for Gifted & Talented Educators
include tours, lectures, and hands-on
Thinking Skills Skills
opportunities, so participants can learn more Join us for our 6th Annual Gifted & Talented
Fine/Performing Arts Early Childhood Special Education Technology about careers in aviation and the key role air Learning Fair on October 1, 2010 at the EIRC!
transportation plays in improving the economic Hear Joe Jones Present Math for
Art Across the Calendar Kids Gotta’ Move Autism Smartboards Training
and social life of all Americans. The Academy Understanding, Jesse Kuhn present
Arranging and Composing 1 Potato 2 Potato...Making Developing and Internet Resources on the takes place at the FAA William J. Hughes Empowering the Gifted Young Artist, and
at Any Grade Level Math Come Alive for Implementing Meaningful Internet Technical Center located at the Atlantic City Michael F. Kaelber, Esq. Director, Legal &
Preschoolers IEPs International Airport. Policy Services/NJSBA present The Law and
Music and Technology Bringing Out the Einstein… Assistive Technology Introduction to Moodle ♦ Our 4th Annual Careers In Aviation Academy G&T Education. Registration information,
will take place July 19—23, 2010. presenter’s bios and workshop descriptions may
Art: The Diversity Solution Readiness for Schools Changes in Special 21st Century Technology
♦ Registration information may be obtained
Education Requirements be found online at www.eirc.org/ntn.
online at www.eirc.org/ntn.
Non-Content Specific ♦ Grade Level: 6th—12th Grades $275 pp Contact Information
Data Driven Decision Classroom Strategies for Paraprofessionals and Yoga and Anger
Making Gifted and Talented Teachers Working Management Techniques in EIRC Gifted & Talented Service
Students Effectively Together the Classroom The National Talent Network (NTN)
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Classroom Leadership and Meditation and the Dealing with the Difficult Recognizing gang Activity
Management Education Professional Child in Your District
Maria Cotton, Director, NTN at EIRC
Teaching and Treating Grant Writing Made Easy Assessment and Rubrics Cooperative Learning Phone: 856/582/7000 ext. 136
Students with ADHD Strategies Fax: 856-582-4206
Suicide Prevention Team Teaching Problem Based Learning Differentiated Instruction Website: www.eirc.org/ntn
Call Dr. Jay Dugan (856) 582-7000, ext. 139, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Student programs for Gifted & Talented Education Rowan University
College of Professional and Continuing Education
EIRC’s Gifted & Talented Service Civic Education
Meet the NJ mandate to have a gifted and
talented program in your school while providing
the newly required professional development for Highlights of Upcoming Programs
gifted teachers (N.J.A.C. 6A:9-3.3 and 6A:9-
15.2 d). Do this by accessing quality gifted and
Engineering Clinics for Teachers
talented education programs that won’t exceed
Sunday, July 11 thru Thursday, July 15
your budget. Students could learn about
sustainability as they impact change, conduct
The Rowan Summer Writing Institute: Engaging Student Writers
original research, take the SAT and/or ACT, The Institute for Political and Legal Monday, July 12 thru Thursday, July 22
invent, take part in independent studies, and or Education (IPLE) Mini Model
simulate what it’s like to live on Mars or pass Congress (grades 6-8) & Model 12th Annual Summer Institute for Principals and Supervisors
authored Bills at Congress. Each program
Congress (grades 9-12) are programs that Tuesday, July 20 thru Thursday, July 22
includes professional development for up to five
help students understand American political,
teachers from one school and comes with a
legislative and legal processes. Students are Connecting Understanding by Design and Curriculum Mapping in New Jersey
year-long curriculum/management manual introduced to the need for law, levels of Beginning Teacher Induction Center
($200) to guide educators through their teaching government, citizenship, and the basic legislative Monday, August 2 thru Friday, August 6
process. Student fees range from $30-$40 and process. The program requires students to use
cover costs associated with participation in research and debating skills, understand 20th Annual Symposium for Learning Consultants
multi-district student events held at local parliamentary procedure, write legislative bills and Friday, October 8
colleges and universities where efforts are at a one or two-day simulation of Congress, adopt
rewarded and most importantly interaction with the role of a legislator by debating bills first in a
16th Annual Symposium for School Counselors and Psychologists
peers is achieved. committee and then in a full House or Senate.
Friday, October 29
What is ROGATE ?
S.I.T.E. Rowan University Literacy Consortium
Friday, October 15...December 3...February 4...April 8
Resources Offered for Gifted and
Talented Education (ROGATE) is a Student Inventions through Education Symposium on Autism
program that offers academically gifted (SITE) is a program that challenges students in March 2011
sixth-grade through high school students a grades K-12 to invent. Following the SITE
selection of activities to complement their program guidelines, the teacher guides students
ongoing educational plans. These opportunities through the invention process. Working
include: aptitude tests (SAT & ACT), Academic cooperatively and utilizing a problem-solving
Interest Lectures held on college campuses, approach, students identify a problem or need,
preparation of original research based on a brainstorm solutions, research ideas, generate
hypothesis, presentation of original research to alternate solutions, evaluate their final ideas, test
their peers at year-end expositions, and eligibility and improve and present their idea and invention.
to receive awards/recognition for their academic
achievements. For more details about these and additional programs go to: www.rowan.edu/cpce
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Announcing the EIRC Service Center
Balancing quality service with cost effectiveness
EIRC is an LEA...18A:6-95...we can develop interlocal agency service contracts with
school districts to help you provide instructional and administrative services...often at
greatly reduced cost. Do you need interim or part time administrative staff?... child
study team evaluations?...curriculum development and supervision?
EIRC offers the following avenues of support by providing services and/or staffing for:
• Curriculum Writing • Professional Development
• Child Study Team • Purchasing
• Technology • Chief School Administrator
• Contracted Teaching • School Business Administrator
• Classroom Aides • School Administrator
• Gifted and Talented • Supervisor
Monarch Teacher Network
Journeys to a Magical World
Each fall, Monarch butterflies do an epic migration to Mexico. In
the spring their children return. Now, teachers and other people For more information visit:
can journey to Mexico with Monarch Teacher Network on one‐
week professional development experiences:
• The spectacle of a hundred million monarch butterflies in
For more information contact: Sandy Loewe at (856) 582-7000, extension 108 their winter sanctuaries, the indigenous people and their
traditions (February/March): adult or family/school trips.
• Veracruz’s River of Raptors, the densest migration of birds of
prey in the world, and indigenous traditions (October).
• The Days of the Dead celebration: explore indigenous
language, crafts, culture and pre‐Conquest traditions of
Photo Credit: Mike Aporius
Winnipeg free press Michoacan as an honored guest of local people (Nov).
• Register for a 2‐day Teaching and Learning with Monarch
Contact: Brian Hayes
email@example.com or Erik
Mollenhauer August 16‐17: William Patterson University, Passaic County
firstname.lastname@example.org August 17‐18: Hartshorn Arboretum, Essex County
856.582.7000 x110 or August 19‐20: EIRC facility, Gloucester County
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Battleship New Jersey Firepower for Education
Bring Math, Science, History, and Technology into your classroom
Creating on‐line learning programs for your school
Looking for lessons that are hands on and
applicable to students and teachers? Look
no further than the educational programs
offered by the Battleship New Jersey Get your school and your staff
Museum and Memorial. ready for the on‐line revolution to
Teacher Seminars and school assemblies develop pure on‐line or “blended”
are available to your school with the units and courses, in which you can
following topics all matching NJ Standards. f e a t u r e b o t h o n ‐ l i n e a n d
How Energy Changes Form face‐to‐face teaching components.
WWII– War in the Pacific (Science/Math/Technology)
(Social Studies/Language Arts) What Good is a Parabola, Anyway? Using free course management software, your
Korean Conflict/ Cold War (Science, Math, Technology) school can put on‐line teaching tools to work in
(Social Studies/Language Arts) your classrooms with your current course content
and give teachers a new array of tools for
Vietnam War/The Conflict and the (Science/Math/Technology) achieving better results. This is not automated,
Controversy African Americans Role in the US Navy robot‐like computerized teaching; it is using
(Social Studies/Language Arts) (Social Studies/Language Arts) technology to enable teachers to :
Buoyancy and Battleships– How Boats NJCCCS 6.4 Strand J notates that all NJ
“This is so cool! I hope all my teachers make learning
Float • Share techniques and approaches with other
students must learn about the ship’s role this much fun.”
(Science/Math/Social Studies/Technology) in WWII. • Adapt technology for their own classroom We can bring this training and coaching to your
situation school district.
For more information contact: Dr. Jay Dugan, 856‐582‐7000, ext. 139, email@example.com
• Meet the need to both challenge advanced
students and to help slower learners
Evolution Earth Workshop With this training educators will also have
• Provide interactive lessons to further engage expanded professional opportunities to develop
Join us around the Big Blue World and have your students create a world students in the current curriculum by utilizing other courses.
environment of their own. Through the processes of critical thinking, on‐line and live instruction along with other By learning to use public domain software to create
innovative technology use such as podcasts. on‐line units or courses, teachers can open many
creative thought, current events, and cooperation, students confront the issues of the
• Eliminate the written Daily Lesson plan and new options for teaching and learning. Many of
planet, and work toward a positive future for all who live on earth. This workshop has it all…
give substitutes the tools to continue classes on the mechanics of classroom operations such as as‐
education, information, interaction! All facets of the program cross curricula mandated by the New schedule signments, quizzes, and scheduling can be easily
Jersey Department of Education. • Build the bridge to homebound and out‐of‐ set up through simple resource‐based “courses”.
Evolution Earth Workshop
* A three to five hour program * For all students in Grades 4‐12
* Accommodates between 75‐150 participants * Ideal for Gifted and Talented Consortium For more information contact:
* Sparks global and local interests * Engages students, faculty, parents Dr. Jay Dugan, 856-582-7000 ext. 139
* Promotes leadership development * A fascinating, eye‐opening or
For more information contact: Dr. Jay Dugan 856‐582‐7000, ext. 139 firstname.lastname@example.org
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President: Georgiann Gongora STUDENT PROGRAMS
Contact: John Muller
Phone: 856‐582‐7000, x156 StarLab is curriculum enhancement for Grades K‐12 science, Latin, geography,
Email: email@example.com social studies and language arts. An event features one of the following programs:
• African Mythology
EIRC • Gateways to the Night Sky
South Jersey Technology Park • Seasonal Constellations
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200 • Myths and Legends of the Greeks ium
Mullica Hill, N.J. 08062 • Myths and Legends of Native Americans
• The Sky at Night
Changing School Climate Through Character Development! A variety of cylinders can be used to create
different programs for K‐12 students, teacher training, PTA/PTO and other audiences,
“It is the mission of the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character which include scouts, senior centers, and camps.
Development (NJASECD) to develop life‐long learners who are responsible Presentations are:
citizens prepared to enter the global society. The Alliance assists educators and • Designed to correspond with classroom activities
all other stakeholders in their efforts to foster ethical, responsible and caring • Informal and flexible
people as they model and teach the social‐emotional skills and core ethical values • Anytime – day, night, weekends
that lead to good character.” • Adaptable to age and maturity levels
Services include but are not limited to:
For more information contact: Dr. Jay Dugan 856‐582‐7000, ext. 139 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Improving student achievement through
Character Development Mind and Body Fitness for the Powerful Programs for PreK‐5
• Bullying prevention programs Youth Enrichment Programs
21st Century Child
• Character Education A program that educates children on natural body Yogarate, Karate, Fitness, Soccer, Yoga
• Implementing the Code of Conduct/Guidelines weight exercises. Presented by Ron Shuali
Children Assembly Programs
• McREL Balanced LeadershipTM A program that teaches children different
exercises, Powercises, which can be done anywhere, who Breaking the Bully Circle
• Developing School Improvement Teams using their own body weight to maintain strong exercise
muscle tone, keep fat down and have an Fun Fitness
understanding that movement is fun. are Outsmart the Stranger
Additional Professional Development in the area of Character Development based on Ron’s popular, “Bringing Respect Back to Physically
individual district/school needs is available upon request. Schools” seminar was presented to over 100 schools
fit and do
and events, including the National Association for the Professional Development Workshops
New Jersey Schools of Character Education of Youth Children conference . better in
Character Development Bringing Respect Back to Schools
Modeled after the NJSOC program sponsored by Character Statewide Conference
He was invited to present at the New Jersey
Education Association conference in 2008. He has been
Education Partnership, the NJASECD and EIRC will be Don’t miss this excellent on NJ12-TV many times and is also a proud member of
conference where you will witness the National Speakers Association. “The Outsmart the Stranger and Fun Fitness
sponsoring the New Jersey Schools of Character Awards Program
BEST CHARACTER EDUCATION Assembly Programs were a breath of fresh air. The children
with the support of NJEA. The NJSOC program will recognize PRACTICES being demonstrated Ron Shuali, Rutgers and staff had fun and learned valuable information. The
schools or districts that excel in exemplifying CEP’s Eleven by some of your colleagues from graduate, personal
children’s retention was impressive…” Principal, Deptford
Principles of Effective Character Education and demonstrate an around the state… trainer, black belt
SAVE THE DATE!! martial arts instructor Public Schools
outstanding character education initiative that yields positive and a F.I.T. master
March 15, 2011 For information on these and other EIRC programs, call
results in student behavior, school climate, and academic Rider University instructor Dr. Jay Dugan, (856) 582-7000 extension 139, or e-mail
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Critical Thinking Skills Six Thinking Hats
After a review of critical thinking taxonomies, teachers Based upon the ground‐breaking work of Edward
will learn how to align critical reading and writing skills de Bono, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, yet powerful
to the core curriculum content standards. Strategies means for exploring the most critical aspects of
systematic thinking. Using a combination of colors
for using open‐ended questions will be given.
Participants will write and apply rubrics for assessing and keywords, e.g.; white‐information;
student performance. red‐intuition; yellow‐optimism; black‐pessimism;
green‐creativity; and blue‐focus/consensus; Hats can
be effectively presented in the earliest grades and
across the entire curriculum. It is useful to ALL
students, not just G and T. Compared to untrained
control groups, adults and children trained in Six
Thinking Hats have routinely tripled the number of
useful ideas in the same timeframe. An added
benefit is that the approach minimizes
argumentation and unproductive tangents. earners
build upon the input of others rather than beginning
with criticism and “tearing down”.
Hats separates thinking into discrete segments and
softens the typical response of thinking about all
aspects of the problem at the same time. There is no
rocket science here, just an engaging, interactive
workshop that can give your students a life‐long
thinking and learning tool.
Teach Your Students How to
Lateral Thinking Designed to improve both the depth and breath of
student perception and thinking, this workshop
The brain is a wonderfully designed machine whose presents as many as 10 “thinking tools” that
strongest feature is its “pattern‐making” capability. Life comprise an “operating system for the brain”.
would be insupportable if we had to relearn our everyday Participants will be shown how to walk students
duties. The downside we pay for that ability to create through: defining objectives, developing multiple
patterns is the brain’s natural resistance to creativity. possible alternatives, assessing the strengths/
Lateral Thinking is a term created by Edward de Bono weaknesses of those
that incorporates a series of thinking tools to deliberately alternatives, prioritizing next steps, and, finally,
break those brain patterns to seek new ideas and insights. making decisions based upon considerable thought
Using the Newton‐apple metaphor, Lateral Thinking rather than preconceived, emotionally‐based
allows you to walk up to the tree, grab it, shake it, and reactions.
make the apples fall rather than waiting for them to do so
in time. This workshop will look at the tools: focus, the
concept triangle, challenge, and random entry.
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South Jersey Tech Park at Rowan University, Resources on the Internet Introduction or Advanced Levels
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200, Mullica Hill . NJ . 08062. Can be Custom Designed for: available
Health and Physical Education, Language Arts, Visual
This workshop will teach you to organize, analyze, and
Phone: (856) 582‐7000 Fax: (856) 582‐4206 Arts, World Languages, Math/Science
present data in an easy and efficient visual form. You will
This workshop examines extensive websites in the subject learn the program’s calculating function, use menus,
area chosen. You will search for sites that can develop copy/move data, edit worksheets, format, use formulas,
and print out lesson plans and incorporate the materials
Professional Development Registration Form into classroom activities.
and print. Intermediate level participants will learn
formulas and functions, how to customize and work with
(available online at www.eirc.org) graphics, and importing or exporting information with
For EIRC workshops contact our registrar Participants will learn the basic‐advanced techniques of
the smartboard and its applications. Participants will
Voice: (856) 582‐7000 extension 109
develop multimedia lessons for their classroom to be used
For LRC workshops please contact: during the school year. In addition participants will learn
how to use various integration techniques including the
Kathy Duffy, LRC South Wii Teach approach. Multiple resources will be shared
Voice: (856) 582‐7000 extension 172 for lesson development.
For ETTC at EIRC workshops please contact:
Jo Ann Weigelt, ETTC
Voice: (856)582‐7000, extension 138
Using free course management software, your school can
Please confirm your registration one week
learn how to share techniques and approaches with other
prior to the workshop . teachers, adapt them for their own classroom situation,
meet the need to both challenge advanced students and to
help slower learners, provide interactive lessons to further
engage students in the current curriculum by utilizing
on‐line and live instruction along with other innovative
technology use such as podcasts, eliminate the written
daily lesson plan and give substitutes the tools to continue
Information is collected solely for record keeping purposes and will not be available to any other classes on schedule, and build the bridge to homebound
entity for any reason without the written consent of the attendee. By submitting the registration and out‐of‐school students. With this training educators
will also have expanded professional opportunities to
form, the attendee agrees to permit EIRC to provide his/her employer with information concerning
develop other courses.
credits earned from this event.
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TECHNOLOGY Schedule of Events
PowerPoint No More Textbooks! Date/Time Workshop/Presenter Cost/Page
PowerPoint is a tool for both teachers and students. It
Learn how one school district took on the challenge to October 5, 2010 Gloucester County Academy of Teaching and Learning FREE
will help you organize and design professional looking
move from textbooks to textbookless. How did they 8:30‐3:30 www.southjerseyacademy.org Pg.
educational presentations for the classroom, as well as for
get teacher and parent support, what kind of
faculty, Board of Education, and other community October 7, 2010 Camden County Academy of Teaching and Learning FREE
equipment did they choose, did they need insurance,
meetings. Learn how to create a presentation that lends 8:30‐3:30 www.southjerseyacademy.org Pg.
who supplied the digital texts, who gets it first, what’s
itself to the one‐computer classroom, collaborative
the next step, what kind of training did they
learning and team teaching. This highly versatile
provide, and many more questions will be answered. October 21st Century Learning Environments $50/day/person
program lets you display multi‐media graphics. In this 18&25,2010 ETTC at EIRC Staff www.ettcateirc.org
Participants will also see examples of how teachers
workshop, you will learn how to use the templates, 8:30‐1:30
implement the plan in their classrooms.
layouts, and navigate the four views: slides, slide order,
outlines and notes page. You will add text and graphics, October 26, 2010 Live from...Liberty Science Center $30/student
format and edit. Leave the workshop with a completed Kidney Transplant pg. 40
Nov. 29 & Dec. 21st Century Learning Environments $50/day/person
6,2010 ETTC at EIRC Staff www.ettcateirc.org
Introduction to Publisher
January 13, 2011 Camden County Academy of Teaching and Learning FREE
Microsoft® Publisher is the desktop publishing tool www.southjerseyacademy.org Pg.
that enables you to create professional‐looking
February 1, 2011 Gloucester County Academy of Teaching and Learning FREE
marketing material, even if you have no previous
design experience. Publisher comes with plenty of www.southjerseyacademy.org Pg.
professionally designed templates to offer March 17, 2011 Live from...Liberty Science Center $30/student
inspiration and start you on your way to creating
Neurosurgery Pg. 40
attractive publications to help your business achieve
its aims. March 17, 2011 Camden County Academy of Teaching and Learning FREE
April 13, 2011 Live from...Liberty Science Center $30/student
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Introduction or Intermediate
Levels available 21st Century Technology
This workshop will teach you how to create and This workshop will demonstrate techniques from
manage a database in a basic table form. Learn how Google apps to Twitter. Get ready to create avatars,
to set up, enter, and organize data entries to create develop social networking for your students/yourself,
reports. Design views and “wizards” are explored. do micro blogging, and more. You will leave with a
Intermediate level participants will sort and filter wealth of information, new skills, and resources to
information, conduct queries, create reports, and keep you on the edge!
customize field properties in your database.
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Incorporating Technology in the Internet Resources to Prepare
Art Across the Calendar Elementary Classroom Students for NJ ASK
(Projects for every month, season, occasion and In this course we will explore the searching
This is an interactive, hands‐on, and classroom oriented
workshop expressly planned for teachers of grades 1 ‐4.
holiday for the classroom and art teacher) capabilities of the internet to find classroom related
After reviewing the format and expectations of the NJ
materials appropriate for the elementary classroom.
Get a head start for the school year with over 40 beautiful ASK, participants will examine and evaluate online
These materials will include websites for both
art projects to do with your classes to cover the calendar sources for lesson plans, problem‐based learning projects
teacher and student use. Time will be allotted for
year. Projects linked to Everyday Math, reading and and classroom activities. Teachers will use these
you to research subjects specific to your class. resources to create lessons, projects, and learning
designed to develop listening and direction following
Upon completion of the day you will have both activities they can use in their classroom tomorrow, next
skills. Afternoon will be hands on and you can create
lessons and activities that can be used in your week or next year.
sample projects to take back to your classroom. Every
project is guaranteed success. Children and parents will
be very happy with the results.
Projects include holidays, seasons, Mother’s Day, Chinese Internet Resources to Prepare
New Year and many general all year round activities. Students for NJ HSPA
There will be samples, easy to follow illustrated hand Inspiration This is an interactive, hands‐on, and classroom
outs with patterns for every project. Tips for supply
Inspiration is a software program that enables oriented workshop expressly planned for teachers of
ordering and storage and display techniques included.
creative brainstorming in your classroom, and is grades 9 – 12. After reviewing the format and
This day will be lots of fun!
appropriate for meeting the NJ Standards. This expectations of the NJ GEPA/ NJ HSPA,
participants will examine and evaluate online
workshop will teach you how to use Inspiration to
PLEASE BRING: scissors, glue sticks, a black sharpie sources for lesson plans, problem‐based learning
guide classroom discussions, coordinate group
marker, and a ruler. projects and classroom activities. Teachers will use
projects, and help your students better visualize
their work. these resources to create lessons, projects, and learn‐
ing activities they can use in their classroom tomor‐
Art Links for “Everyday Math” K‐5 row, next week or next year.
Get the year off to a great start with this lively hands‐on
workshop to motivate math. This workshop presents art Kidspiration
projects to “perk up” you lessons and help children
understand math concepts and develop math skills. Kidspiration is a software program that enables
These fun, easy, beautiful projects (definitely hall display
Internet Graphics creative brainstorming in your K‐3 classroom, and is
material) are targeted to the “Everyday Math” series. In this hands‐on workshop, participants will be appropriate for meeting the NJ Standards. This
introduced to three ways Internet graphics can be workshop will teach you how to use Kidspiration to
This lively, hands‐on workshop is guaranteed to incorporated into instructional materials: guide classroom discussions, coordinate group
motivate and “illuminate” your math lessons. Through Worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and web projects, and help your students better visualize their
visualization and creation of colorful, beautiful art works, pages. Classroom teaching can be infinitely work.
students will better understand difficult art concepts enhanced by the effective use of images and art and
(such as tessellations, slide, rotate, flip, etc.) and improve the materials students receive from teachers can be
their math skills. These fun, easy, beautiful projects much more interesting and fun when graphics are
(definitely hall display materials) are targeted to the included. By collecting a set of graphics on a disk,
“Everyday Math” series, aligned with each grade level CD or personal hard drive, educators can create
curriculum. their own customized library of graphics for use in
three different environments. Because these
PLEASE BRING: scissors and glue sticks, a black sharpie graphics are used for educational purposes,
marker, and a ruler. copyright issues do not apply.
Participants should have a basic understanding of
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. No web page design
experience is required.
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TEACHERS cont’d. Time Management for Educators
This workshop will explore the various popular
time management techniques in order to determine The Ultimate Art Teacherʹs Survival
which one is the most effective one for you to use to
make your job more effective. The assumption is Guide
that you are working hard; this workshop Art Teacher ALERT !! A donʹt miss workshop!
concentrates on techniques to help you work
FUN ‐ hands‐on‐‐‐over 50 fantastic art projects, covering
smarter and more efficiently.
elements and principles of design, ʺblack lightʺ grade
murals, all seasons, holidays, (Motherʹs Day. Presidents
Day, Back to School night, etc) painting, drawing,
Yoga and Anger Management collage, masks, mobiles and more. Samples and
illustrated handouts with directions for each project.
Techniques in the Classroom This all inclusive workshop includes the following:
and the Workplace • Effective strategies for classroom management
Stretch Your Mind, This workshop will teach yoga postures to help • Supplies‐ the how to for ordering, storage,
release anger and stress buster techniques to help distribution. Favorites and indispensables
Stretch Your Body ease tension and hostility. • Letters (introduction to parents, ʺbeautiful junkʺ
Workshop for conditioning the body and mind with a
letter, soliciting parent help and more
series of stretches and techniques to help the mind focus
Yoga and Stress Relief for • Room set up, strategic seating, prep and clean‐up
and relax and to allow the body to release tension. This
workshop ends with a wonderful relaxation session. Teachers and Staff • ʺThe Art Surveyʺ and an early art assessment project
This workshop of inspiration, celebration, • Lessons for first month of school year
education, and self discovery honors your work as
• The ʺSubstitute Crateʺ Teaching Tolerance Through Art
an educator, creating a positive lifestyle for yourself
and helps you discover the beauty of your life and
• Art Webliography
your career. • The Art Show Learn how to teach the history of the Holocaust
through the history of art. Discover how degenerate
• Picasso Award
TECHNOLOGY • Display techniques
art exhibits were an extension of the racist lessons
taught in the Nazi classroom. Help your students
• How to teach art so that every child is successful
Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional Digital Portfolios (Gr. 5‐12) • Display techniques
recognize past images of intolerance in American
History and modern racist images visualized on the
In this course you will acquire the essential skills of Teachers will learn about school‐wide Digital • Create your own samples Internet. Student art activities will be demonstrated,
digital document construction with Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Portfolio Projects. PowerPoint templates for portfolio • Tips, shortcuts and more reinforcing the concept of the workshop.
software. We will examine the key features of the Acrobat creation will be provided. Student examples and
authoring program and use the Acrobat tools to create a experiences will also be discussed. Learn how to
variety of interactive digital documents. Topics covered create a portfolio assessment process at your school.
will include viewing, creating, annotating, editing, ASSESSMENT
adding interactive features and presenting PDF files.
Creating a Podcast/Vodcast Assessment: More Than Just a
In this all day hands‐on workshop participants will learn
about and create educational podcasts or vodcasts. Grade
Data Driven Decision Making
General outline of the day:
Assessment has so many meanings and uses.
What is a podcast/vodcast Yes, NCLB requires us to collect and analyze more data in
Accomplished teachers need ways to reliably evaluate
What makes a good podcast/vodcast more ways. But the REAL REASON for data collection is
student work products and adapt to specific learning
What equipment/software do you need to improve instruction and learning. In this workshop,
needs in all curriculum areas. Join us as we look at how
we will examine what data to collect and why, share
Planning and development of scripts to incorporate higher‐order thinking skills throughout the
collection methods, compare reporting methods and
Recording curriculum. In this workshop, we will explore
examine selected case studies of school districts across the
pre‐assessment, ongoing, and post‐assessment strategies.
Editing using Audacity nation that have used data to drive improved student
Through the techniques provided, teachers will be able to
Launching the podcast achievement. A portfolio of reference materials and
monitor students growth more clearly and provide
Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning to specific interventions. Pertinent handouts will be provided. resource information will also be provided.
create his/her own podcast.
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A Personal Approach To Classroom
Behavior Management for Bus do you know about the County Teacher Academies???
Drivers, Aides and Cafeteria
Leadership And Management
You know that if you asked ten teachers what the ideal Learn how to develop cooperative relationships
student looks like, you would receive ten different with disaffected and/or disruptive students. Get
answers. The truth is that leading and managing a hands‐on training in developing an informal
classroom is not primarily about general opinions and incentive system that is relationship driven. Learn 4 meetings a year
technique, but about understanding your own values knowledge and skills that will assist students to be
regarding what you expect from your students as accountable for their own behavior.
individuals, as workers, and as classmates. Once you Presentations by teachers
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your classroom and in your life. You begin to lead and CAP’s “No More Bullies, No Membership is FREE
manage your classroom from a place of personal
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classroom leadership or management doesn’t begin with but to be supportive “witnesses” for children who NJEA Funded
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begins with you – your values – your ideals. In the
Professional development credit
further sensitizes teachers to student interpersonal
Personal Approach workshop, you will learn to relationships and empowers them toward making for meeting attendance
understand yourself as a person in relation to yourself as a classrooms “bully free.” It also enables parents to
classroom leader and manager. The central workshop understand the dynamics of bullying and see the
To date, Academies are established
process is discovering your personal priorities from a role they play in resolving or escalating the in Ocean, Burlington, Camden,
comprehensive collection of values. Through the process problem. Overall, CAP’s “No More Bullies, No
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In other words, when you see yourself clearly, you will to foster an attitude of responsibility from all its
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We promise that you will see immediate results in your Contact– 856‐582‐8282 x158 for more info.
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Assertive Discipline (Gr. K‐12)
This workshop will review a competency based
approach to school discipline that works. Participants will
Interested in developing your own county Academy
learn the risk factors and warning signs that predict or enrolling in an existing Academy
student violence. They will learn techniques that give
or do you want to learn more about county Academies??...
them confidence and reduce their potential for Cultural Diversity
victimization. In addition, participants will develop Research and experience have demonstrated to us that contact Dr. Dan Mastrobouno at email@example.com
step‐by‐step response procedures, learn to deal effectively cross‐cultural understanding and sensitivity are most
with disruptions, and develop a crisis intervention plan effectively achieved when workshop participants are
and aftermath counseling. Emphasis is on the need to provided with a trust based forum within which they can
develop a comprehensive discipline plan and support openly share of themselves, ask questions, dialogue with
team. others, and develop their conflict resolutions skills.
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How to Facilitate Professional
Learning Communities Meditation and the Education Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The goal of this workshop is to encourage teachers and Professional The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program ™ is a highly effective, comprehensive school‐wide intervention
administrators to facilitate professional development developed by international researcher Dan Olweus. This research based program is one of the Blueprints Against
This workshop is an informational and experiential
within their own schools. By attending this hands‐on Violence approved by the U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, and has also been named
practicum that touches on the many aspects of your life
workshop participants will learn a variety of strategies an Exemplary Program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Project staff are part of a national BPP cadre
as an education professional, and guides you in an
needed to implement this powerful staff development of certified trainers and have extensive experience assisting school districts across the U.S. to successfully
enjoyable, interactive step‐by‐step process in the use of
approach. Presenters will demonstrate various ways to implement this program. See page 5.
meditation techniques to build on your existing
encourage discussions of educational materials, help
strengths and to improve those areas that you want to
teachers solve educational problems, evaluate classroom
further develop and strengthen in the classroom, the Initial telephone consultation, provided to schools at no cost, is designed to help schools determine whether the BPP
techniques, and offer new ideas for developing
boardroom or your office. model is a good match for current needs and circumstances and reviews the Bullying Prevention Program model,
professional effective leadership skills. Each participant
guidelines, materials, and fees.
will receive a handout booklet of strategies. Follow‐up
school visitations during which the presenters will model
Additional consultation and training are available to help schools or school districts implement the program.
learning community approaches can be arranged.
Teachers Effectively Using For a summary of the national Bullying Prevention Program ™ model, please refer
Meditation in YOUR School Paraprofessionals http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/
Why are more and more schools providing meditation
training for their students and faculties? All one has to This workshop will help every teacher to decide the
do is search ‘benefits of meditation’ on the Internet for a most effective ways to enhance the education of
very long list of the general benefits for any student or their students with the use of a paraprofessional in
the classroom. You will learn the ways to help all
teacher. However besides these general benefits, there Dealing with the Difficult Child
are also specific benefits for very specific kinds of students meet success no matter their strengths and/
or needs. Presented will be ideas and suggestions Teachers will learn various “keys” to help manage the
students. For the struggling student, meditation has now
difficult child. Participants will explore the reasons
been proven to increase intelligence, and mentally on how to best use your paraprofessional.
children misbehave and/or just refuse to learn. Possible
prepare a person for reading, writing and math. For the
solutions will be explored that will enable teachers to
student with behavioral challenges, meditation supports the
effectively deal with these challenges.
cultivation of inner calm and self‐discipline.
High‐achieving students receive a break from their intense
mental activity, and learn to better manage their high Just Being a Teenager Is Being
energy. And regarding students with mental health issues,
meditation has been show to support people with almost Dealing with Difficult People “At Risk” (Gr. 6‐12)
every kind of mental health condition. (Again, just do a Dealing with problem people is like walking a tightrope.
What do you do with the latecomer, the know‐it‐all, the This workshop will identify several risk factors facing
search for meditation and the particular condition, and
“doubting Thomas,” the loudmouth, the attacker, the today’s teens, including eating disorders, date rape,
you will find the latest data on the benefits.) For at‐risk
Understanding Latino Students gossiper, the steamroller, or the backstabber? By using depression, violence in the schools, and traumatic
students, meditation provides an inner safe haven in a
terroristic events in the world.
turbulent and perceived threatening world. And all and Their Culture three simple guidelines, you can handle these and other
children and adults today get lost outside themselves in our difficult people in your organization.
With the increasing diversity of our student
digital age. Meditation provides an inner grounding to
better handle the unique problems of living in our
population in New Jersey, educators may know very “Person of the Position” Issues
little about the culture of some of the students sitting
rapid-paced technological world with its ever-new
in their classrooms. This workshop will explore the Focus on ADD In a relationship, professional or personal, each
personal and social challenges. And let’s not forget our
Latino experience which very strongly impacts on The Attention Deficit Disorder seminar thoroughly ex‐ individual will bring beliefs, values, biases, and
teachers! More than ever, our educational professionals
the classroom. Latino culture, including the role of plores the topics of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). projection. These factors influence how we function
have to keep up with changes in technology, teaching
methodologies, and changes in society in general. family, gender, “machismo”, religious customs and Topics include: during interaction. Whether the interaction is
Providing meditation training is a great way to help nonverbal differences, can help educators • What is Attention Deficit Disorder administrator to staff, staff to staff, staff to parent, or
teachers maintain a healthy balance and support them in understand their students and improve their adult to child, these issues will interfere with or
• What are the different types of ADD
their dedication to their mission. The Meditation in academic performance. In this workshop teachers complement the dialogue and behavior occurring
will learn instructional strategies and techniques to
• Why has ADD recently surfaced in our society between two people. This workshop will allow you to
School Workshop trains teachers on how to bring
various meditation techniques into the classroom and use with Latino students and will improve their • There is no relationship between ADD and poor par‐ identify and address these issues. Doing so will
into their own lives. The workshop is taught by the communication skills with parents. Participants will enting skills promote optimal personal and professional interaction
meditation columnist for one of the region’s most also learn how to create classrooms that are caring • What is the cause of ADD skills.
popular inner development magazines. and respectful places for students of all • How to help ADD students in the classroom
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This seminar will discuss such topics as:
∗ Understanding the cycle of self‐injury
This workshop will discuss suicide statistics, myths and
∗ Forms of self‐injury
facts about mental illness, warning signs, and
∗ Common myths about self‐injury prevention measures. Contact information for agencies/
∗ The causes of self‐injury ‐ why self‐injury over organizations that can help schools and parents will be
other addictions provided.
∗ Warning signs of self‐injury & utilization of a
∗ Understanding depression & utilization of the
∗ Recognizing depression in the classroom
(depression in teens is often masked as anger)
∗ Discussion of how to deal with the depressed child Teaching Impoverished
Topics include how economic class affects behaviors Goal Setting
Seven Ingredients to Successful and mindsets, why students from generational The purpose of this workshop is to show the
poverty often fear being educated, the “hidden students (and teachers) how to get what they want.
Student Motivation rules’ within economic classes. This workshop will There are no unrealistic goals. There are unrealistic
This interactive workshop, which incorporates focus on developing emotional resources and time frames. Some areas Covered:
seven ingredients that help establish a trusting, learning structures, building mental models, and • Wild Idea Sheet
challenging classroom, and a positive student strategies that work. • Prioritizing
attitude. Learn seven motivating strategies to boost Child Abduction Prevention • General Goals Procedure Chart
your students’ learning. •
(Gr. K‐8) Wish Book
Forget everything you have been taught about
traditional safety measures for children. The world of
technology has had a permanent impact on how children
will be protected now and in the future! This highly
CHARACTER EDUCATION Creative Character: New, interactive workshop will provide teachers with the latest
techniques on how to keep children safe in school, home, Help, I’ve Got a Parent
Creative Ways for Teaching Old and at play. This intense workshop will focus on
Conference! Tips to Help You
Traits advanced Abduction Prevention techniques and provide
teachers with “non‐invasive” ways to introduce this Survive with a Smile
(Gr. 1‐5 and Spec. Ed) essential yet sensitive subject matter. Workshop
This workshop will feature practical tips that
Character Counts!...Service This comprehensive workshop provides detailed
participants will learn how to teach children to identify
and avoid dangerous situations that potentially lead to teachers can use to make a parent conference/ IEP
Learning descriptions of grade appropriate literature,
child abduction and or sexual exploitation. (According to Meeting/ disciplinary hearing a more effective
includes riddles your students will surely look communication tool. The presenter will distribute
Service Learning is a powerful approach to teaching that the US Department of Justice, more than 800,000 children
forward to, and animal facts that prove animals handouts and discuss and share ideas to help
provides students with authentic learning experiences in are reported missing each year, a third of them victimized
demonstrate character in their natural teachers survive conferences and parent meetings
which they learn academic content in a real‐life, by abductors.) The workshop will include easy‐to‐learn,
environments! It may be by instinct, but picture a while communicating information and still come
real‐world context. Take home many worthwhile and interactive exercises that can be introduced and
penguin who shows friendship, compassion and
practical ideas that you can use with your students reinforced in the classroom. The workshop is an essential out on the same side. Pertinent handouts will be
other character traits that are the focus of this provided.
immediately. The information is highly adaptable to all experience for any teacher committed to the overall safety
presentation. It contains student centered and
grade levels and subject areas. of their students and for that matter their own children.
teacher friendly ideas that you can implement in
your classroom the next day.
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Travel the World with EIRC
This training will teach participants strategies they
can utilize to promote affirmative action and achieve
equity within their school communities. Participants
will also be given an opportunity to identify issues/
problems concerning affirmative action and equity
within their school and brainstorm possible
Join EIRC and specialists in expanding your knowledge base for some of the most fascinating
aspects of world history, world culture and science. Interdisciplinary in scope, these travel Assessing and Developing your
opportunities offer a broad base of appeal for those interested in educational experiences for Leadership Style
Dynamic Strategies for Teacher
personal development. For educators of all levels … expand your teaching content knowledge A manager’s style can change under stressful
across all of the curriculums of our educational systems. conditions. For example, being supportive of
subordinates under normal conditions, but This workshop is for administrators and those
EIRC is developing an agenda of travel opportunities … EDUCATIONAL … ECONOMICAL withdrawing that support under stress, can damage interested in learning how to write meaningful
both the individual and the organization. observations. It is also useful for teachers who want
… offering exciting academically guided experiences. Academic and travel guides will
Participants will assess their management style to to know how and on what they will be evaluated.
provide ongoing opportunities for conversation to connect the content and value of travel gain insight in how they presently operate. Emphasis is placed on identifying and recording the
programs. Participants will lean to adjust their style, which can essential elements of instruction. Strategies for
result in improved relationships and productivity. productive conferencing, and suggested phrases for
Also …there are opportunities for college credit for EIRC travel. writing meaningful recommendations are included.
Teachers contemplating an administrative career
Excursions will be limited to small groups to ensure Block Scheduling will find this class beneficial.
quality of interaction with program and tour guides.
This workshop provides the classroom teacher with
Trips being planned include: strategies to best utilize their time in a block Team Building
• MEDITEREANEAN CRUISE—Barcelona‐ scheduling environment. Teachers will learn to Through a series of team‐building exercises,
Florence‐Rome‐Naples‐Santonini‐Ephesus‐ maximize their extended classroom time by colleagues can come to vulnerably know one another
becoming facilitators who engage students in active and break barriers that interfere with relationship
Barcelona—Scheduled for September 2010 learning strategies, including creative problem development. Once there is a comfort between
• VERACRUZ—River of Raptors—Scheduled for October 2010* solving, project based learning, and role‐playing. participants, there is a focus on team‐task completion
Teachers will earn learn how to work in lab settings,
• MICHOACAN—Days of the Dead—Scheduled for November 2010* that will induce and strengthen relational unity. This
and to assigned roles and tasks for students to use in workshop will bring the educational team together to
• BALTIC SEA CRUISE—St. Petersburg‐Helsinki‐Copenhagen‐Oslo—Scheduled cooperative learning groups. Classroom resources become a more effective and harmonious
for July 2011 organization.
• SCOTLAND‐Tattoo‐Scheduled for September 2011
Coaching for Improved
• AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND—Scheduled for July 2012
• MEXICO—Monarchs...Annual Excursions*
Feedback on performance is critical if there is to be
* For more information on these trips contact Brian Hayes, 856‐582‐7000 ext. 110
quality improvement in both new and experienced staff.
Be sure to complete our travel interest survey located at www.eirc.org … and keep Participants will learn how and when to coach. The
informed of EIRC around the globe. presenter will demonstrate performance coaching
strategies and how to use the results to strengthen
performance. Strategies for coaching unsatisfactory
performers will be included.
For more details check our website at www.eirc.org and
email Charles Ivory at firstname.lastname@example.org
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SPECIAL EDUCATION cont’d
ALTERNATIVES...to Time Out Developing and Implementing Meaningful IEP’s
This workshop will provide an overview of required IEP components and considerations as mandated in IDEA 2004
and the newly adopted amendments to the New Jersey special education regulations. Participants will gain an
Time out should be utilized as one of the many tools that understanding of the IEP decision making process and learn how to create a coherent document that brings together
meets our goal of setting limits and guiding misbehavior the collective perspectives of educators, families, and students. Particular emphasis will be placed on the following
with dignity and respect. Yet, often it is “over‐used” and IEP components: present levels of academic achievement and functional performance; behavior
typically seen as a “you pay...you stay” corner of the
intervention plans; annual measurable academic and functional goals; supplementary aids and services; supports
classroom where children are sent to figure out why they
for school personnel; transition; and placement in the least restrictive environment.
are there and how they should act. In this workshop, we
will discuss ways to prevent negative behavior, examine
how time‐out should look, and explore some alternative
guidance techniques that will enable teachers to remain in
charge, promote self‐control, and preserve childrens’
Intervention and Referral Services Training
This program is specifically designed to provide schools which have new or reorganized (e.g., new members, new
structure) school building I&RS teams with information, materials and skills to help them fulfill the regulatory
requirements for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs of I&RS
Bringing Out the Einstein… (N.J.A.C. 6A:16‐8).
Science is a natural part of our daily lives and children are
Kids Gotta’ Move…!
anxious to actively explore the world. Science activities We know that movement is essential to young children’s
can provide a wonderful avenue for children to develop development and learning. Ye, how do we provide
their natural curiosities, particularly if they are guide by gross motor opportunities in programs that have limited
an equally curious caregiver or adult. How equipped are space and materials? In this workshop, we will explore
you to encourage children to think, reason, and ways to incorporate both planned and spontaneous
problem‐solve? This workshop is designed to help the movement activities throughout the day. Participants
caregivers/adults examine/clarify what science is and to will leave with a potpourri of ideas that can be Implementing R.T.I. Academic and Behavioral Interventions
explore ways in which they can facilitate learning through immediately utilized in their classrooms. This research‐based workshop will guide you through the RTI process. Interactive exercises, user‐friendly tools,
integrating science experiences into their daily classroom practical how‐to’s and reproducible for team building are included. Example activities and strategies of the three
activities. tiers of intervention will be modeled. Learn techniques to monitor individual student progress, plan specific follow
‐up interventions, and modify existing instruction to support student success.
Games Trainers Play
Whether you are a facilitating a workshop, a staff meeting
or a parent orientation, it is imperative to keep the
audience motivated and engaged. How? This workshop
is designed to offer a potpourri of “experiential” activities,
tools, and tricks of the trade that will make any session for
adults “come alive”.
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SPECIAL EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD cont’d.
Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Training
This training session is provided by a behavior analyst and is based on the needs of the classroom, program and/or One Potato, Two Potato...Making Readiness for School
student(s). A verbal behavior program, the competent learner model program of a Lovaas based discrete trail Math Come Alive for Preschoolers “My child plays all day in preschool”…”Why
program can be implemented and individuals are trained to provide instruction utilizing one of these The importance of mathematical understanding to d o e s n ’ t my c h i l d b r i n g h o me a n y
methodologies. A curriculum is also provided for the staff and on‐going consultation can be provided if needed. managing today’s world cannot be argued. Mathematical homework?”…”What’s my child learning?”…”Is he
This training is for teachers and paraprofessionals who are directly working with students with pervasive experiences in early childhood provide a base for as smart as the other children?”…”Will my child be
developmental disorders. children’s abilities and attitudes towards math in the ready for Kindergarten?”...These are common
future. This workshop is designed for teachers to questions and concerns of preschool parents. The
examine ways in which they can design developmentally purpose of this seminar is to help directors/staff
sound experiences that will promote the learning of address these concerns with parents and to build
mathematical concepts. an awareness of developmentally appropriate practices
that are critical in building a good foundation for
their preschool child to succeed in school.
Put Reading First: Phonemic
Awareness and Phonics
Phonemic awareness and phonics are two of the five
“strands” identified by the National Institute for
Literacy (NIFL) as essential “...building blocks for
teaching children to read _ Kindergarten through Grade
Three.” Phonemic awareness and phonics are sometimes
Do you ever feel like the characters on the television show ʺLostʺ ‐ stranded on an uncharted island of scarce
misunderstood. This session will discriminate between
resources; leaders with competing philosophies; inclusive, diverse classroom; and evolving regulations? In this
the two. Participants will be provided with abundant,
interactive hands‐on session, we will update you with a brief overview of current New Jersey and Federal
practical ideas and references to assist their transfer to
legislation regarding Universal Design, Assistive Technology, and Response to Intervention. We will move quickly practice.
to explore two projects and numerous resources that are helping school districts take critical steps to better use
accessible and assistive technologies and Universal Design for Learning principles to improve learning and
achievement for all students. We encourage teams of Regular and Special education Administrators and Teachers
to attend this important session on collaboration to maximize existing resources and use technology as a tool to
address the needs of all learners. Participants will leave with a CD of valuable resources and a new network of
The Importance of Play:
Addressing Parent Concerns
The value of play as a tool for learning cannot be
underestimated. Yet, how do we get parents to
Changes in Special Education Requirements “buy in” to this concept and to believe that their
New Jersey special education regulations underscore the importance of parental involvement throughout the children are learning valuable skills while they’re
special education process. This session will highlight key changes in the regulations with regard to parental playing? How do we, as teachers, plan effectively
involvement that became effective on September 5, 2006. Discussion will focus on requirements for the and facilitate the learning process through play?
following areas: Workshop participants will explore these aspects
and actively discuss strategies that can be utilized in
• Special education parent advisory group;
• Parental consent, notice, participation, and meetings; and
• IEP development and implementation.
Audience: Parents, special and general education teachers, child study team members, related services
personnel—Preschool through grade 12. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are accepted as a unit of professional development, especially for those
working toward the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. CEUs are issued for the early childhood
workshops above through Professional Development at EIRC and a CEU certificate is issued at each training
session. It is strongly suggested that each participant save their certificate as an important record.
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Location EIRC, South Jersey Tech Park at Rowan University
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200
The LearnDoEarn Student Achievement System (www.LearnDoEarn.org) helps students
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LearnDoEarn award‐winning curriculum modules, classroom posters, and web‐based
or contact Maria Cotton at email@example.com
activities will engage your students with minimal impact on classroom time. LearnDoEarn
has proven results and will help your students focus on academic rigor (especially in math),
encourage professional‐level attendance and punctuality, improve college‐readiness and
GRANT WRITING/INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES employability, and hone computer skills.
Thanks to support from the business community in New Jersey, LearnDoEarn curriculum,
posters and activities are FREE on the website. New this year is the LearnDoEarn
Cooperative Learning Strategies
Dollars for Schools ‐ Grant Writing Cooperative learning is an instructional methodology
Scavenger Hunt, a simple, fun and interactive way to get critical LearnDoEarn messages to
Made Easy wherein students maximize their own and each students as quickly as possible.
others’ learning by working together in small groups. Visit www.LearnDoEarn.org to view curriculum modules and learn more.
This workshop is designed to guide participants through Numerous studies of cooperative learning groups
the grant writing process. Identification of resources, have shown outcomes of higher levels of reasoning
developing the narrative, completing the budget, and and critical thinking, more positive relationships with
avoiding grant writing mistakes will be highlighted. peers and increased retention of material for longer MEET NCLB MANDATES WITH THE
periods of time. During this workshop you will learn
cooperative learning strategies, how to create
cooperative learning groups, how to assess group Technology Challenge
learning, when to intervene, how to observe, ways to
Aligning Instruction With NJASK
monitor behavior, projects that lend themselves to
Veteran teachers will lead this standards based this methodology, and classroom management
workshop to help your students achieve higher scores Part of the LearnDoEarn Student Achievement System, the Technology Challenge is
on the state tests! This workshop is filled with an online performance assessment that provides teachers and administrators with
practical tips that can be easily implemented in your
classes. Learn how to structure your instructional an objective view of student (and faculty) proficiencies in common computer
activities with new strategies. Many helpful handouts
Creating a Community of
Learners Using Teachers as software applications. Challenges can be used with students in grades 7‐12 as in‐
Facilitators structional curriculum, pre‐test/post‐test assessment or to assist with federal No
Brain Based Learning Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act reporting requirements. Subscriptions can provide
Many teachers excite their students to learn, and
maintain enthusiastic classroom activities. The your students and faculty with unlimited access to all the Challenges available for
What does the literature say about how the brain facilitator teacher initiates a successful instructional an entire calendar year. Visit www.TechnologyChallenge.org to learn more.
learns? What do teachers do that stimulates and journey, with an approach that adjusts to individual
encourages learning and memory? What teacher needs and student diversity. They function as guide,
behaviors interfere with learning? What is the coach, mentor, and advisor. This course will assist the Provided by the Business Coalition for Educational Excellence
relationship between emotions and learning? During teacher in finding his/her facilitator role and provide
techniques in planning for their community of
at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
this workshop you will learn strategies that will boost
motivation and enhance your studentsʹ learning and learners.
memory. For more information regarding the LearnDoEarn initiatives, please call (609) 989‐8315.
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INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES cont’d.
Creating Engaging Learning Differentiated Instruction
One World, One Future Simulation Environments to Increase Student
Differentiated Instruction means providing
ENGAGE YOUR STAFF/STUDENTS instruction that meets the different needs of all
A motivational climate is a combination of leadership, students. Making this concept a reality in the
IN A REAL‐WORLD ACTIVITY environment, strategy, student and curriculum classroom is complex. For the gifted student, it
About the interdependence of people and nations . . . components. In this workshop, rich in engagement means the opportunity to advance as far as possible.
A professional development experience (2.5 hours) for your entire staff (40‐200 persons). . . strategies, teachers will really understand how to create a For the struggling learner, it means offering support.
motivational climate that compels students to enjoy learning Students have varying abilities, learning styles,
that becomes… an interactive assembly for students.
while differentiating instruction for different learning levels. interests, and needs. Differentiated Instruction
Develops skills in:
With new research in brain‐based learning, teachers will attempts to address all of these areas. This
* Problem‐solving * Communication
participate in hands‐on activities to incorporate new workshop will teach you strategies to vary the
* Strategic thinking * Team‐building/cooperative learning strategies into their repertoire and enrich their ability to content, process and product, while attending to the
* Bargaining and compromise * Decision making work effectively with their students. needs, interests and abilities of all students.
* Conflict resolution
For costs and availability contact:
Erik Mollenhauer, (856) 582‐7000 Extension 128 or e‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Effective Instructional Practices
An individual teacher can have a powerful effect on
students even if the school does not. Learn the most
effective instructional strategies to use when
Religious Diversity in Our Schools introducing, reviewing, and assessing concepts and
Women’s History Comes Alive information. This workshop provides and models
Parts I & II Get ready to celebrate Womenʹs History Month. nine strategies based on national research on
Students are now coming to our schools from all over the You will learn a variety of dynamic and effective instruction. Teachers can use these
world. They bring with them a rich diversity of cultural motivating activities that will energize your social strategies to guide classroom practice in such a way
and religious differences. As educators, it is up to us to studies and language arts classes. These activities as to maximize the possibility of enhancing student
be aware of these differences so we can provide the best can be easily implemented in your lessons. A achievement. Participants will receive lots of
possible instruction. This workshop presents an overview
helpful resource handbook will be provided. practical ideas to take back to their classrooms.
of the world’s major religions. It will focus on the “CUDLE Your World” with
similarities and differences including: the history and
development, the main tenants of their beliefs, scriptures Learning
Establishing a Mentor Program
and holy tests, significant holidays and traditions. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is one of the most for At‐Risk Students
Religious Diversity in Our Schools Part I will focus on the The World is Bigger Than Your promising approaches for meeting the challenge of
three Abrahamic Religious traditions of the world; This workshop is designed to create a turnkey
Judaism. Christianity, and Islam. (1 1/2 hours) Religious Classroom helping all students access the curriculum It’s an
program in your school or district. It is designed to
Diversity in Our Schools Part II will focus on the Vedic Nationally, teachers, administrators and parents educational approach to teaching, learning, and
help you establish a mentoring program for at‐risk
and independent Religious traditions of the world. (1 1/2 have narrowly focused on No Child Left Behind assessment that draws on new brain research and new students using teacher volunteers. What is a
hours) No educator should walk into a diverse classroom testing for a number of years. Meanwhile, the media technologies to respond to individual learner mentor? A mentor is a person who volunteers to be
without this information! world outside US classrooms has been differences. Thus, our goals for developing a thematic a co‐pilot for a needy adolescent. A mentor’s goal is
transforming at rapidly increasing speed. curriculum unit or Classroom Universal Design for to work to provide this young person with a special,
Consider in this workshop how the “flattening of Learning Environment (CUDLE) are: encouraging relationship that will hopefully become
the world,” the leveling of the economic playing a foundation for success in the adolescent’s life
1. Review the principles of UDL and use them to
field, impacts American education. As American within his/her school experience. Mentoring
Understanding Islam relationships and our role in the world are altered, analyze existing classroom barriers to learning.
programs foster young peoples’ self‐worth,
New Jersey has the second largest percentage of do we realize the extent of the challenge? US 2. Consider appropriate low and high tech resources success/motivation, coping skills, and character
Muslims in the United States (following Michigan). educators must know what is happening in order that exemplify UDL principles to help all students strengths. Successful mentors need specialized
This workshop will help educators better to determine changes that need to be made in our training. This workshop will provides specific
overcome the barriers.
understand their Muslim students. classrooms. strategies you will need to set up a training program
3. Select appropriate resources to create a CUDLE that
for mentors among your volunteer teachers which
focuses on Curriculum Standards, Barrier ‐ Busting
will, in turn, foster a successful mentoring program
Curriculum, and Assessments that connect UDL
within your district.
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INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES cont’d. SOCIAL ISSUES
Anger in the Classroom
Schools are struggling to find ways to reduce aggressive Ever wonder how you could resolve difficulties
conduct and promote more socially acceptable behavior. within the classroom and school setting without
Student learning is suffering as a consequence. There are administrative intervention? This workshop will
students in regular classrooms with behavioral problems, teach the basic techniques in working with
but not critical enough to be in special education students and assisting them to resolve their own
programs. Left unchecked, these problems will become differences. An understanding of “what makes
worse over time. Learn ways to deal with classroom an‐ kids tick” and how to deal with said behaviors will
ger and to help minimize the occurrences. be discussed. Learn to be proactive, rather than
reactive, and watch behavior problems disappear.
The ability to effectively Round Table will
How to Study
empower you and the students with the greatest
Includes how to study, plan, memory methods,
reading to remember, note taking, and test taking Boys and Girls: Are they treated skill—effective communication!
54 Ways to Review concentration. If the only thing a student learned in differently? Recognizing Gang Activity in
my class was how to study I’d consider the year a
Want to have the students lose interest quickly? success.
How is gender socialized? What social messages do we Your District
Announce, “We will now review for the test!” This
receive and then reinforce about being a girl or being a This presentation focuses on the typed of gangs
workshop will show 54 ways (time permitting) to add fun
boy? Are levels of educational and social performance most prominent in New Jersey; recognizing the
and interest to what many students see as a boring
and accomplishment impacted bygender definition? signs of gang activity; undertaking prevention and
instructor led monologue. The less a teacher does ‐ more Instructional Theory into Explore how culture and tradition; religion; educational intervention techniques by developing alternatives
student responsibility ‐ the better. That is the focus of
these exercises. Some areas covered: Numbered Heads,
Practice (ITIP) institutions; and media address gender. Learn how to within your school/district that are available to
Balloon Busting, Mind Mapping, Ambush, Jeopardy, Foul open levels of functioning to a standard of the individual dissuade high‐risk youth from joining gangs.
Shots, Bingo! with a twist, CNN...and more! ITIP is a program designed to teach administrators rather than the gender of the person.
and teachers the elements of effective instruction. It
is the scientific base of the teaching act, putting
Stranger in the House or
educational research and theory into practice. Workplace‐Addiction
Through the knowledge and acquisition of these The Power of Oppression and Its
skills, the teacher has the ability to engage in This workshop will identify the phases of
Five Foundations of Total Teaching Effects on Relationships addiction, examine addiction and its impact on
conscious decision‐making. Because of these
“Everything You Should Have Learned in College About deliberate teaching decisions based on tested There are many societal and institutional reinforcers that productivity. This workshop is experiential and
Teaching...But Didn’t” knowledge, you will be able to provide more facilitate various forms of oppression. Racism, sexism, the training modality is “educational theater”.
Throughout history great teachers have been touted and opportunities for student learning. This workshop anti‐Semitism, ableism, classism, and heterosexism are
praised for their genius in the classroom. Although these identifies cause‐effect relationships between active in the educational system and interfere with
master teachers may have widely different styles, they all teaching and learning and provides a repertoire of individual, relational and program health. Exploring
excel in the Five Foundations of Total Teaching. This instructional skills, which enhance a teacher these issues can facilitate the decrease of the power of
workshop presents a systematic overview of these decision‐making. these isms.
foundations and details their place in every educator’s
career. New teachers will learn what it takes to excel as a
teacher and where to focus their professional
development. For experienced teachers this workshop Master Teaching, Master
Relapse Prevention‐Skills for
will clarify the discoveries of their years of experience, Learning
and give them a systematic approach for connecting all The goal of this presentation is to transform you into
the components of their teaching. Administrators will a master teacher and your students into master
gain key insights as to the specific areas in which they This training will explore the characteristics and stages of
learners. The objective is to empower you with time relapse, and review prevention strategies. We will also
should be observing, guiding, and evaluating their ‐tested pedagogical strategies, which when worked
teaching staff. explore how economics, culture and environment impact
through the affective domain, lead to greater and relapse and relapse prevention.
measureable student success.
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HSPA Science Workshop Science Performance Based and
The science portion of the HSPA is operational now. Open Ended Tasks
Students need to pass all sections of the HSPA in
This workshop will focus on the similarities and
order to graduate. Pressure? You bet! This
differences between science performance and open‐ended
workshop will help you develop a deeper
tasks. Participants will examine how to draft and assess
understanding of what students need to know and be
each type of task. They will learn about:
able to do by the end of the 12th grade and how they
will be assessed. We will use simple instruments to • the components of performance and open‐ended
map and analyze your course’s curriculum to tasks
determine how well it matches the HSPA Science • experience an open‐ended task with a performance
Test Specifications. component
• examine tools for assessing performance and
Science Inquiry (Gr. K‐6)
Scientists don’t have all the answers, but they do have a
lot of good questions. At it’s best, science is an inquiry Sustainable Earth
process, where “the art of teaching science is the art of Participants are immersed in global, economic,
facilitating discovery.” It is a process rooted in asking social and environmental issues, with climate
interesting questions about the world around us, change as an overarching challenge. Teams use
accompanied by observation, exploration, information communication and critical thinking to develop
search, experimentation and prediction. Explore solutions. They bargain and compromise. They
hands‐on activities that will connect you to resources and develop a carbon trading network and are
approaches for teaching inquiry‐based science. challenged to reduce global carbon emissions. The
action culminates as players develop personal plans
of action for their own lives and communities. Pre
and post simulations activities extend the skill and
School Yard Science Projects
Each of us knows best the world that is right around us Teaching Science Using Multiple
every day. Our local world becomes a laboratory for Intelligences
testing, proving and discarding theories about how the This workshop offers demonstrations and interactive
world works. One of the best resources for teaching lessons which illustrate each of the intelligences focused
science to students is your own school yard. This on science instruction as well as a science lesson using all
workshop explores a variety of exciting techniques, eight intelligences. Participants will also do their own
simple tools and readily available resources for achieving multiple intelligence inventories and develop strategies to
the core science standards by developing and using your maximize use of all the intelligences in lesson design and
local school yard, courtyard and nearby sites. Spiral your implementation.
curriculum from your classroom window to a nearby
stream, woods or park, then to the world of New Jersey
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INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES cont’d. SCIENCE
Green Schools Leadership Institute
A Problem Based Learning Approach for Greening NJ Schools
Memory Techniques...No One has a Raising Emotional Intelligence in
The Green Schools Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a program that guides
Poor Memory Children teachers to develop “Green” curriculum utilizing the building as a springboard
Do you test the student’s knowledge or memory? Most for place‐based teaching and learning. Teachers use the six categories from the
Raising children with healthy emotional intelligence
teachers test their memory. If you are going to test their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating
needs to be the priority in all public and private
memory doesn’t it make sense to show them that they system from the US Green Building Council as a framework for instruction.
schools today. In this high‐tech, fast‐paced society,
actually have a memory? We learn everything through GSLI combines educational standards, 21st century skills, web 2.0 tools,
children are missing the necessary experiences for
association. Whether you just go over and over and over environmental education and problem based learning. Teachers learn how to
developing feelings of caring, sympathy, empathy and
or conscientiously ask, “What does it remind me of?” present real‐world situation and problems to students that are specific to their
compassion. Join the presenter in promoting feelings
During my seminar I have the students memorize the 8 community. This method provides opportunities for students to become the
of kindness, trust, self‐regulation, appreciation, choice,
things you do if someone is having a stroke, the 4 key stakeholders that improve the health and the environment in the school
and a strong sense of self.
reasons the native Americans did not like the white man and the community. Teachers and students work with green industry experts,
and the first 17 states in alphabetical order. By the end of apply green teaching practices through all content areas and learn how the
the seminar they begin to say, “I have a memory!” school can be the epicenter for sustainability. Participants create strategic plans
to transition their existing buildings to a green building while encouraging the
Student Directed Learning (SDL) next generation of learners to understand sustainability as a way of life…not as
an option. Workshops can be three to five days in length.
Adult strategies as self managing, monitoring and
modifying, can be taught to students through 12 EIRC Green Schools Leadership Institute Sponsors and Affiliates
“mind‐sets” in support of SDL. These are presented so as NJ Education Association — US Green Building Council NJ Chapter — American Institute of Architecture NJ Chapter - GOJO -
to become the culture of the class. Spruce Industries — Princeton Green - and the South Jersey Academy of Teaching and Learning.
To learn more contact...
John Henry, Program Director
Motivating the Students Through It Is Easy Being Green
email@example.com or 856‐582‐7000 Ext. 146
USGBC‐NJ Chapter Green Schools Advocate
Goal Setting Just join us for a going green workshop during the www.eirc.org/courses
Many people as I ask, “How do I motivate my child?” school year or invite our staff to come to your school. http://greenschoolsforteachers.wikispaces.com/
“My Spouse?” My first question is, “What do you want?” We will show you how to become green for your
Most people say, “I don’t know!” Now I know why your students. During our enlightening program
experiences, we will share “how to” knowledge and
NJASK Science Workshop
are not motivated! Schools should teach how to live and
develop templates for creating curriculum tools for What are my students going to be asked to know and
how to make a living. No one ever showed me how to set
transitioning from your current instructional practices be able to do on the NJASK Science test? How can I
a goal, make a plan for attaining that goal and then how
to using those practices with a green emphasis. make sure that our kids have the best chance of doing
to act on that plan. What do you want out of life? People
Participants will exit programs with enthusiasm and well? This workshop will help you develop a deeper
spend more time planning a vacation than planning their
skills to turn key in their own school/district using understanding of what students need to know and be
life. The purpose of the workshop is to teach students
practical tools developed during the workshops...we able to do by the end of 4th grade and how they will
and teachers how to get what they want. There are no
can help you to improve classroom practices. Our be assessed. We will use two simple instruments to
unrealistic goals. There are unrealistic time frames.
Teaching Students with ADHD goal is to support integration of green education...what map and analyze and evaluate your grades K‐4
we support is integrating of green education. Our Science.
Teaching and Learning Through This workshop goes beyond the “medical model.” workshops are sponsored by agencies and entities who
Multiple Intelligences Teachers learn how ADHD affects academic, social, and are involved in green curriculum and green
NJASK 5‐8 Science Workshop
behavioral performance. Teachers learn construction for schools. Presenters include those What are my students going to be asked to know
Curious about your strengths and weaknesses? We will
strategies for dealing with the most common ADHD people who have been the leaders in this movement and do on the NJASK 5‐8 test? This workshop will
assess ourselves and learn how to apply this information
issues: increasing attention, understanding causal and who are leading the rapidly growing greening of help you develop a deeper understanding of what
to the students within our classrooms. Best practices will
connections, creating a structured classroom, New Jersey and America. Find out what leaders are students need to know and be able to do by the end
be shared along with theoretical information on Multiple
improving on‐task performance, and resisting doing about the LEED concept and how it is being of 8th grade and how they will be assessed. We will
applied everywhere. So don’t believe Kermit the frog use two simple instruments to map and analyze and
when he says, “It’s not that easy being green”. This evaluate your grades
workshop will make Kermit envious! 5‐8 Science.
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The NEWARK MUSEUM INTEGRATED CURRICULUM
NO ilable NJ!
Want to make your instruction come alive?! Teaching Styles: Understanding
Designing an Integrated
How your Personality Impacts your
For more information and next steps. call Jay Dugan @ (856) 582‐7000 ext. 139 Teaching Style
This workshop provides a practical and concise
Teachers may borrow objects and artifacts for hands on use In this high‐energy workshop participants will use a short
assessment to identify and understand their own
approach for teachers and administrators to develop
interdisciplinary thematic units. Participants will be
in your classroom. Teaching with actual artifacts is an personality and teaching style. Participants will work in
given the opportunity to work in teams for preliminary
small and large groups and use experiential activities and
exciting way to introduce and expand upon topics. games to understand how to develop instructional
designing of units. Topics covered include: the role of
the teacher/ student using an integrated teaching unit
materials that will motivate students with diverse
(ITU), essential steps in developing an ITU, developing
learning styles. In addition, they will learn how their
♦ More than 15,000 three‐dimensional objects and artifacts are personality impacts their , and how to apply this insight
scope and sequence, incorporating standards and
assessment pieces, creating essential questions, goals and
available covering all areas of the curriculum. to connect to the learning styles of their students. Par‐
instructional objectives, instructional activities, strategies
ticipants will recognize the advantages of working with
to incorporate, and concept mapping procedures.
♦ Subjects include: students who have a personality style similar to their
Participants are asked to bring content materials, resource
own, as well as the challenges of working with students
books, curriculum guides, standards, etc. to the class.
New Jersey South America World Religions who have opposite or opposing personality styles.
US History East Asia Ancient Civilizations
Mexico Africa Earth Science
Great Britain Space & More!
♦ EIRC will pick up and deliver the artifacts to your school building.
♦ Memberships are purchased from EIRC by individual school buildings.
♦ One teacher from each building must attend a workshop, “The Care
and Feeding of Artifacts” before membership is approved.
Team Teaching: Making
Classroom Supports Natural Educating Students for
and Unobtrusive Employment in the 21st. Century
There are two alternatives for increasing the range Economy
of behaviors that can be accommodated in a general Begins with the statistic that 15% of the jobs in todayʹs
education classroom. economy are available to the unskilled and that
1. Add resources, by adding a special education percentage continues to go down. For success in
teacher as a collaborator with the general education the remaining 85%, employees will be required to think,
teacher, provide the classroom teacher with an create and communicate effectively.
instructional assistant, or reduce class size. The consultant demonstrates an educational approach
2. Alter what the students are expected to learn and which overcomes reliance on ʺtest‐prepʺ teaching with its
how they are taught. Evidence indicates that the emphasis on rote‐retention of content. This approach is
supports that work best and continue to be used are primarily focused developing studentsʹ proficiency in
those that fit naturally into the flow of the general Language Arts and Social Studies. His principles and
education classroom. techniques have been shown to successfully address the
This workshop will assist teacher teams in challenges of differentiated instruction and emotionally
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III. Candidate Support Classes for NBPTS Certification Process
This class is for teachers actively pursuing National Board Certification.
Monthly support meetings for teachers preparing for National Board certification will be held on Saturday mornings
from 9:00am‐12:00pm at the EIRC, 107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200, Mullica Hill, NJ from September through April.
Cohorts of fourteen (14) or more may be established in‐district. National Board Certified Teachers will facilitate
discussions that will enable teachers to discover evidence of their accomplished teaching through the process of
certification by creating professional learning communities.
Topics to be covered in this 10 part series of meetings include:
Organizing and Getting Started...September 25, 2010 Class 1 Aspects of Teaching...January 18, 2010 Class 5
Exploring the Five core Propositions...October 23, 2010 Class 2 The Scoring Process...February 26, 2011 Class 6
Writing for Reflection...November 20, 2010 Class 3 Extra day, if needed...April 16, 2011 Class 7
Every School is Different How EIRC Can Help What We Offer Making Good Choices...December 18, 2010 Class 4 Culminating Activity...TBD Class 8
First, we help you address CAPA Across the State dozens of schools‐in every EIRC has developed hundreds of
recommendations by assessing your county‐have been assessed under the NJDOE’s workshops, seminars and programs that
needs with a review of the CAPA CAPA program. Each has received a report address the needs identified in virtually
Benchmark and Summary Reports with recommendations designed to improve all the 40 school and 16 district level core
The meetings will be organized in small work groups, where candidates will work together to reflect and share their
for your school or district. We’ll student learning in one or more of the nine indicators of the nine standards. We can
teaching in light of the portfolio entries. Web‐based publications are one component of this EIRC support program.
then craft a program to meet those CAPA standards. We can help you customize and deliver those programs
Districts can offer this support workshop to local cadres of teacher candidates in their schools by calling Jay Dugan at
specific recommendations from our implement the recommended corrective that meet the priorities in your district,
(856) 582‐7000 extension 139. An NBCT will be available at each district site to facilitate the professional learning
literally hundreds of professional to meet the goals specified by the with recognized educational specialists.
community. Seven classes, two work sessions and a concluding activity are a part of this ten session series.
development and educational CAPA review team.
Participants will be granted 50 professional development hours that reflect their attendance in the class, web support, and
workshops and seminars. And
out of class assignments. Registration is available at the EIRC website www.eirc.org or call (856) 582‐7000 x109
although you are certainly welcome
to utilize any of our offerings to
meet specific objectives, we also will
offer a special lower price for
multiple programs. IV. Train the Trainer ‐ Supporting Candidates for National Board
Special Pricing If you work with candidates for National Board Certification, this class is a must!
To help schools and districts with
needs in several areas, we offer spe‐ The process of National Board Certification is one of personal teacher reflection regarding evidence of accomplished
cial package pricing for professional teaching, focusing on improving student learning. We know this process is strengthened through reflective
services. dialogue in professional learning communities. Facilitators of teacher dialogue need to know how to listen for
60 hours of professional training evidence of accomplished teaching and also need to know how to continue this dialogue as teachers consider their
in your district for $11,999 (12 own best teaching practices and strategies thar improve student learning.
full work days)
In this workshop, the basic structures necessary for teacher support for National Board Certification will be
125 hours of professional train‐
discussed and participants will explore the ethics of support, questioning strategies, and be introduced to reflective
ing for $23,999 (25 full workdays)
practice activities. Key information regarding the process for National Board Certification such as timeline,
paperwork, and on‐line resources will be presented. Participants will receive a copy of the EIRC candidate
support curriculum and be eligible to work for EIRC as site facilitators after attending this session. Workshops are
held July 20, 2010 and July 21, 2010.
Fee includes the text book: Accomplished Teaching ‐ the Key to National Board Certification , Revised 2nd Edition,
by Jennings & Joseph
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BREAKING RANKS II™:
Teacher Certification Strategies for Leading High School Reform
I. Information Sessions for National
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has developed one of the most effective guidelines
Board Certification Process for designing high schools for the 21st century. EIRC believes this is the right work … the right work to drive
our work … your work … in creating agendas of continuous improvement for New Jersey high schools.
Information sessions regarding National Board Certification
including a discussion of the process of certification, resources EIRC has NASSP certified trainers who are PRACTICED in their own school implementation of the BREAKING
for support and financial incentives in New Jersey can be RANKS II™ strategy. We encourage your invitation for our consultants to meet with you to consider the
provided for your teachers in your district free of charge for support we could provide in your work to improve student achievement.
groups of more than ten teachers. These information sessions
are led by National Board Certified Teachers. Teacher candidates met in Perth Amboy with NBCT
Learn from the experience of BREAKING RANKS II schools how the “Seven Cornerstone Strategies to Improve
Student Performance” can support improved student achievement:
Contact Dr. Jay Dugan to arrange such an information session for your teachers today!
II. National Board Certification “Summer Springboard”
Connections with Students
This class is for teachers who are interested in pursuing National Board Certification.
Adapting to Differences
National Board Certification is a ten‐part portfolio that includes classroom‐based assessments as well as subject area Flexible Use of Time
entries that ask teachers to show evidence of accomplished teaching in the classroom. Portfolio entries include
student work samples, videotapes, and teacher written reflection. Incorporating the standards of a specific teaching
Continuous Professional Development
certificate as evidence of accomplished teaching, teachers are asked to reflect and analyze student learning in a way
that probes the depth of their understanding of the subject matter knowledge as well as their ability to teach those
subjects to students.
These classes are in a series of four (4) three‐hour workshops.
They are facilitated by a National Board Certified Teacher. Develop understandings of how these seven cornerstone strategies overlay the three core areas:
Participants will be introduced to foundational skills
necessary to complete the ten‐part portfolio. At the end of
Sowing the Seeds for Change: Collaborative Leadership, Professional Learning Communities, and
this week of classes, teachers will have completed one of the
Strategic Use of Data
portfolio pieces before the new school year begins. They will
Personalizing the School Environment
also have a good understanding of the standards for their
certification as well as the types of writing needed to answer Making Learning Personal: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
the portfolio directions. Districts interested in offering this
support workshop to local cadres of teacher candidates can “BREAKING RANKS II™ is the most powerful and practical resource available anywhere.
call Jay Dugan at (856) 582‐7000 extension 139.
It is a must-read handbook for all those working on high school reform. It is superb!”
Participants will be granted 25 professional development
hours that reflect their attendance in class as well as out of
classroom assignments. EIRC Springboard classes
will be held July 12‐15, 2010. They can also Please contact Dr. Jay Dugan, Director of Professional Development at EIRC,
be scheduled in‐district. firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-582=7000 x139.
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Creating School District Improvement Plans
Cyber Safety For Anyone Born
RAISING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT...CLOSING STUDENT
Before 1980 (Gr. 1‐9)
ACHIEVEMENT GAPS All kidding aside, your students are likely to know more
SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES...PROFESSIONAL about computers than you do! In fact, they already know
more than the average parent, which is why children
LEARNING COMMUNITIES today face potential exposures to crime and obscenity
HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN...RESTRUCTURING every time they log on. This workshop is designed to
empower the teacher that intuitively knows it is time to
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY...ENGAGING EMERGING learn more about the Internet and cyber‐safety. The workshop
LEADERSHIP offers the latest techniques for creating a safe
environment for children to explore and utilize the
Internet safely. Workshop participants will learn how to
inspect and purge a web browser, block unwanted
pop‐ups, e‐mails and access to inappropriate adult sites.
How are these school improvement initiatives related? The standard Internet filters and protocols are simply no
How do I know I am doing the RIGHT WORK? match for a determined child with a natural curiosity and
talent for navigating past superficial provisions. Learn
How can a school district tie this work together? New building construction or additions to existing
how to stay “one step ahead” of your students and help
What resources do I need to DO THE RIGHT WORK? them to police their own activities. structures can become an administrative nightmare.
Where do I start...what is my second step...how do I maintain momentum? Staff can offer assistance to school boards and
central office personnel at the beginning stages of
How do I sustain improvement initiatives?
such projects acting as liaisons between the various
parties involved with architectural development,
Emergency Preparedness for state building rules and regulations, overseeing the
Schools actual building progress and other specific
EIRC will work with your school district leadership team in considering numerous school improvement programs individual needs of school districts. Staff has a
Many schools have incomplete emergency plans as they breath of experience at the Elementary, Middle and
that can assist the smallest as well as largest school districts to tackle improvement issues. Experienced field relate to terrorism and negative political activity. High School levels.
educators with the breadth of knowledge and practice will work with school communities to train you in the Throughout the United States, school officials are
concerned about a terrorist assault on their school
processes and practices of leading improvement initiatives. Successful in their own school district work facilities and the rise of radical political groups and their
encouragement of violence and aggression by students. Security Consultation
experience, EIRC consultants will support your work and turnkey their practice to enable your success.
This workshop provides a specific upgrade to existing Throughout America’s schools there’s an ever
Emergency Planning with specialized training and increasing concern for the safety and security of
consulting. It provides solutions to these critical issues students and staff. CFS can work collaboratively in
of concern: providing school districts with assistance in the
The following are programs we encourage you to consider as launching points: • reality vs. fear analysis of security and safety concerns of the school
School Improvement Team Development: Developing systems within your schools that will drive im‐ • what do you really need to know about different plant as well as helping to provide guidelines for
kinds of terrorism safety preparation in the event of an emergency of
provement agendas at the local school level...and accelerate implementation of the right work...refer to page 39 any kind. Terrorism, violent visitors, major
• building design—egress and ingress
Smaller Learning Communities/Career Academies: Developing what research and practice is telling us accidents, even climatic events have become critical
• crowd control—verbal and psychological techniques
will create new opportunities for focusing on improved student achievement...refer to page 39 issues that educators must face. Staff can provide
to keep order
Focusing Your High School Improvement Plan: Training in implementation of Breaking Ranks II...EIRC the assistance needed to develop the basis for better
• what doesn’t work. preparation in the event of such emergencies with
has certified trainers who can lead you in this work...refer to page 35
Balanced Leadership FrameworkTM: Linking specific behaviors of school principals to student achieve‐ over 25 years of law enforcement experience.
ment...this work of Marzano, Waters and McNulty out of McREL is unique in its research base...refer to
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McREL’s Balanced Leadership Framework ™
Bus Driver Sensitivity Training Advancing the Science of Leadership
School bus drivers are the first/last adult the child sees Marzano, Waters and McNulty
daily. Presented, are strategies for positive discipline Mid‐continent Research for Education and Learning
assuring childrenʹs’ self‐esteem will not be diminished.
Leadership CAN make a difference in improving student achievement!
Research is your guide to knowing what specific behaviors of school leaders
will improve student achievement!
EIRC & Leadership Links, LLC will meet with your school district leaders to provide opportunities for learning
more about Balanced Leadership FrameworkTM. We will also make presentations to other education organization
groups, including roundtables, and curriculum consortiums.
A BALANCED LEADERSHIP CONSORTIUM
Paraprofessionals and Teachers
From research to results...
Working Effectively Together
Through leading‐edge research on school, leader, and teacher impact on student
This session will help all school staff members achievement, EIRC is advancing a new science of school leadership as described in the McREL
learn skills to most effectively work together in the publication, School Leadership that Works: From Research to Results.
best interests of the girls and boys. We all know
there is precious little time in schools for a collegial EIRC has 40 years of experience with providing high‐quality professional development that offers teachers and
Paraprofessional Training : Teach‐ spirit to be created. Your professional days can leaders with proven, practical guidance on what you can do to improve student achievement in their
both be more satisfying and effective with the use classrooms and schools.
ing Students with Special Needs of a few easy to learn skills. You owe it to each
(Gr. K‐6) other and the children. Join us for these enjoyable We combine these areas of expertise in a Balanced Leadership Consortium, which brings together school leaders
few hours. from state, region, or district levels and provides intensive, ongoing professional development aimed at raising
Paraprofessionals play a vital role in today’s classrooms.
student achievement in schools.
Under teacher supervision, paraprofessionals often
prepare learning materials, instruct individual and small
Paraprofessionals in the Pre‐
A Balanced Leadership Consortium creates not only a collegial learning environment, but also a mechanism for
groups, and work one‐on‐one with special needs school Classroom pooling local resources. As a result, it offers high‐quality, yet affordable, professional development for local school
students. Background knowledge of Special Education This workshop will assist teacher aides to under‐ leaders.
Law and disability awareness is necessary to effectively stand their role and responsibilities in working
perform these tasks. In this workshop participants will with preschool children with disabilities in gen‐ To access more details about the academic content of the Balanced Leadership FrameworkTM go to:
be Introduced to Special Education law and specific eral education and special education programs. EIRC: www.eirc.org
terminology. Effective techniques of communication and Participants will gain a better understanding of McREL: www.mcrel.org
collaboration will be presented and participants will gain young children with disabilities and learn how
an understanding of their roles and responsibilities in to support their participation in classroom
working as part of a school team. Participants will focus routines and activities. Strategies for working CONTACT: EIRC, Dr. Charles Ivory, (856)582‐7000 x 101or email@example.com
on instructional strategies; especially on implementing with students who demonstrate challenging be‐ Leadership Links, LLC, Dr. Charles Kuzminski 732‐539‐7530,
academic and behavioral interventions for special needs haviors will be incorporated into the presenta‐
students in the general education classroom. firstname.lastname@example.org , Carol Moldan, 732‐539‐1411, email@example.com
Learn more about the SCIENCE OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
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The New Jersey Network Using Manipulatives and
Calculators in Mathematics
to Close the Achievement Gaps (Gr. K‐5)
(NJNCAG) Manipulatives and calculators are valuable tools in
the problem solving process. Research has shown
that using manipulatives to model mathematical
Since 2007 EIRC and the University of Pennsylvania have collaborated to develop a statewide network of school situations leads to conceptual understanding. This
districts that are committed to actively reducing the gaps in achievement and school engagement for all workshop will explore the effective use of a variety
students. of commonly available manipulatives and
calculators, using a hands‐on approach.
Our Network school districts are dedicated to:
Acknowledging and exploring the root causes of their
Actively collaborating with other Network districts to
discover, propose, and implement organizational and
instructional strategies that will measurably close the gaps,
Actively changing school structures, policies and practices
that reinforce the gaps,
Developing annual district plans for closing the gaps, and
Sharing promising professional practices with one another
NJNCAG Districts have multiple opportunities to participate in on‐going Network‐wide
professional learning activities. Of significant benefit are regularly scheduled professional
development workshops where mentor schools network with colleagues and with other school
districts across New Jersey and the USA that bring a shared passion and commitment for addressing
educational inequities. Ten districts began in 2007‐2008 and we have grown to 19 districts in 2009‐
2010. We seek to grow and develop a viable vibrant network throughout New Jersey. Hear from
Coming soon...EIRC workshops in Warren County!
some of our nation’s best researchers and practitioners to guide your work in closing the
achievement gaps. All network activities provide opportunities for you and your team to reflect on Rutherford Hall in partnership with the Allamuchy School District is a unique and
your school district practices and how to implement new learning. historical location for workshops that will serve the Northwest region of New Jer‐
sey. Workshops from technology to environmental education will be available.
For more information contact:
John Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact: Sandy Loewe at (856)582‐7000, extension 108.
or Patty Maillet at email@example.com
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MATHEMATICS LEADERSHIP con’d
Developing Mathematic Thinking Linking Math and Language
Skills Arts (Gr. 2‐8) Smaller Learning Communities
The best way to prepare students for taking any In this interactive workshop teachers will learn
achievement test is to help them become life‐long learners strategies for using children’s literature and writing
both in and out of the classroom. The emphasis today is activities as a springboard to success in math.
Research and successful practice has made it clear that the development of Career Academies will improve
on problem solving and application of skills in context. Presenters will model math activities base on topics academic achievement and career development.
This workshop will provide grade appropriate strategies from a variety of popular children’s books. They
and hands‐on activities that emphasize investigations, will also show examples how writing about math If you want to see students engaged in academic and career aspirations…if you want to access additional state and
higher‐order thinking, and conceptual development to improves math comprehension. A collection of federal funds to support program improvement…and if you want to renew teacher commitment to their
help students develop a strong foundation in high‐interest, easy to use handouts will be included. work…you will want to explore the potential of a career academy for your school district.
mathematics and in the process improve their scores on
Many school districts are considering what steps they could take to improve student achievement through a career
any standardized test.
Math Strategies for NJASK academy.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide you
EIRC has put together an experienced consultant team of educators practiced in Career Academy
with test taking strategies for the math portion of the
Hands‐on Math Using the Everyday test. This workshop will provide teachers with
design/development, delivery/evaluation. Our team covers a full range of leaders to support your work from
concept exploration and development, through design, delivery and program assessment. You will work with
Math Programs (Gr.1‐3) techniques to help students improve their content, career academy experienced educators, including the superintendent of schools, vocational school superintendent,
organization and mechanics. school principal, university official, teacher and parent.
If you would like to learn more about the Everyday Math
Program, plan on attending this workshop. You will be Work with educators who have had success in developing career academies…and who have overcome the
involved with activities and games aligned with the New Math in Motion: roadblocks you will encounter.
Jersey State Standards. The “spiral” of the program will
be evident through the application of the geometry, Origami Across the Curriculum
number, and data standards through grades one to three Discover how to connect math manipulatives across For more information please contact Dr. Charles Ivory at
will be explored. Alternative algorithms for addition, the curriculum, organize your classroom for active (856) 582‐7000, x 101.
subtraction and multiplication will be presented. participation and create an exciting math learning
environment to strengthen and enhance student
achievement, motivation and success. Learn to
integrate best practices and effective instructional
School IMPROVEMENT TEAM Development
Inquiry Based Instruction (Gr. K‐1) techniques to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Developing Systems for Leading and Sustaining School Improvement
Develop standards based math concepts and skills
Concrete to abstract. How often have we heard those including: number sense, vocabulary, spatial Everything You Need to Know to Establish a School Improvement Team. An intensive four day development
words? You probably heard them many, many times relationships, fractions, geometry, measurement, experience for those contemplating developing a school improvement team. The program syllabus explores six
through the method courses in school. This workshop problem solving, and more! Unfold the most topics. Participation in this workshop series by representatives of all “stakeholder” groups, including teachers,
will allow you to walk in the shoes of the students. You current, proven, and practical ideas and strategies to parents, support staff, board members, administrators and students, is encouraged. We can provide ongoing
will be involved in problem solving techniques aligned to support national and state standards and coaching of implementation of taught strategies.
the New Jersey State Standards. Through the use of curriculum requirements. A Teacher’s Resource Kit
manipulatives and cooperative group some math con‐ will be provided especially designed to organize
cepts become totally understandable. Join in for a Math lesson plans, diagrams, handouts, and all your Effective Meeting Dynamics
Fun Day. materials for easy, convenient reference you can use Council Mission and Structure
year round. Consensus Decision Making
School Improvement Models
The Phi Delta Kappa School Climate Assessment
The Effective Schools Research
For more information please contact Dr. Charles Ivory at
(856) 582‐7000, x 101.
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Liberty Science Center LITERACY cont’d.
Reading and Writing Across the
Designed for elementary and middle school educators, this
Surgeries course focuses on theory and practice related to both
intra‐disciplinary integration and interdisciplinary
integration. Specific methods and strategies for fostering
effective integrated literacy instruction are explored.
Through a video conference with Liberty Science Center “Live From...
Surgery” will allow students to witness the sights and sounds of surgery
and ask questions of the surgical team while the operation is in progress!
Students will learn about surgical procedures, the equipment used, 6 + 1 Writing Traits Grades K‐8
education paths leading to careers in medical professions and healthy Learn valuable strategies to help you develop
confident and creative writers. The Six Plus One
October 26, 2010...Kidney Transplant Writing Traits are flexible and easy to implement,
and they work well with existing curriculum and
March 17, 2011...Neurosurgery
materials. Strategies for integrating technology into
April 13, 2011...Cardiac By‐Pass the lessons will also be included. The Six Plus One
Writing Traits will help to guide and assess writing
Please contact Jo Ann Weigelt @ (856) 582‐7000 ext. 138 or instruction and prepare students for success in state
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, costs or to schedule your and standardized testing.
seating at EIRC to view these procedures.
Book your choice now...space is limited! Rx for Improving Test Scores in Supporting Literacy Development
LAL in Preschool
In this workshop, experienced presenters will discuss, During this workshop, participants will discuss key
model, and demonstrate many strategies and ideas that elements of a developmentally appropriate early
are guaranteed to boost Language Arts Literacy scores in literacy program including:
the ASK, GEPA, and HSPA to a higher level. Participants • Classroom Environment
Testimonial will be given proven techniques and tips for responding • Language Development
to multiple choice and open‐ended questions and for • Auditory Discrimination/Phonemic Awareness/
“My AP Biology and Human constructing well written narrative and persuasive essays. Phonics
Physiology students have said it Motivational activities and technology tools will also be • Concepts of Print
was the highlight of the course. discussed. Watch your students’ scores soar! Classroom • Best Literature to Build Language, Knowledge and
Many have told me this experience follow‐up demonstrations are also offered. Love of Books
impacted them and they are now
planning a medical career. Some Setting Poems to Music
are even thinking about a career In film, music can enhance a scene. Like film, music
specifically related to surgery, or can transport us into the powerful moments of a Teaching Memoir Writing
as a nurse or doctor. I have been poem. In this workshop, poems or portions of When writers of any age explore the transformative
extremely pleased with the quality poems will be shared. Participants will experience moments of their lives, they are crafting memoirs. This
prompts which incorporate music to catapult us into workshop is made up of a series of mini‐lessons that will
of the program and its positive
language. We will then launch into our own help young writers on their journey of self discovery. The
impact on all students.” activities can be taught either exclusively as a writer’s
writing, while the music plays. Experience for your
self, how music lifts a poem off the page. You will workshop or can be successfully integrated into other
also use the music to awaken your own ideas for areas of the curriculum. Each participant should bring an
Haddonfield Memorial High School
writing. These experiences can then be transferred object that is meaningful to them.
into your own classroom situation.
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The Orton Gillingham Approach to Preparing Recent English
Language Learners (ESL) for Educating Students for
Reading Instruction: More than Just
a Sand Tray (Gr. K‐8) GEPA and HSPA in Reading/ Employment in the 21st.
In an effort to meet the needs of students with reading
Writing Century Economy
disabilities, many districts have begun to seek Orton Just because students have passed the Maculaitis Begins with the statistic that 15% of the jobs in
Gillingham based programs for their students. This Assessment or the Language Assessment Battery, todayʹs economy are available to the unskilled and
workshop will define elements of the program, as well as does not mean they’re ready to pass the statewide that percentage continues to go down. For success
provide participants with additional information and writing tests. Students acquiring English need in the remaining 85%, employees will be required to
strategies for implementing successful programs in instruction in the qualities of good writing even as think, create and communicate effectively. The
special education/basic skills classrooms. they are still translating between their first language consultant demonstrates an educational approach
and English. Participants will examine the special which overcomes reliance on ʺtest‐prepʺ teaching
needs of students acquiring English and develop with its emphasis on rote‐retention of content. This
instructional techniques designed to prepare them approach is primarily focused developing studentsʹ
to pass the writing portions of the statewide high proficiency in Language Arts and Social Studies.
school and Grade Eight tests. His principles and techniques have been shown to
successfully address the challenges of differentiated
Put Reading First: Phonemic instruction and emotionally disengaged students
Awareness and Phonics
TESA (Teacher Expectations and
Phonemic awareness and phonics are two of the five
“strands” identified by the National Institute for Literacy Student Achievement) Coordi‐
(NIFL) as essential “...building blocks for teaching
children to read—Kindergarten through Grade Three.”
Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement is
Phonemic awareness and phonics are sometimes
the nation’s most enduring research‐based staff
misunderstood. The terms are often used
development program with over 30 years of proven
interchangeably. This session will discriminate between
results. TESA is a behavioral change program for
the two. Their importance to effective reading instruction
educators. TESA is based on maintaining
will be supported by research noted by the National
appropriately high expectations and providing equi‐
Reading Panel. Participants will be provided with
table treatment for ALL students. TESA can be
abundant, practical ideas and references to assist their
customized to meet the needs of the district and/or
transfer to practice.
school. (PreK‐12) Clinical Management of Culturally
Linguistically Diverse Children
Raising Expectations in ASK Test Taking Strategies
This course will provide an overview of appropriate
Language Arts (7‐12) This workshop will review the problems students and practices in assessment and intervention for this
In order for students to become eager learners, they teachers have in adjusting to the Core Curriculum population including a review of the role of second
Language Arts portion of the state test. There are several language acquisition in a childʹs development. Further, a
must be aware of their own skills in reading, writing
techniques that are used for these tests. These techniques thorough review of culturally appropriate practices that
and thinking, and they must value improvement.
have been proven successful based on improved ESPA have efficacy with these groups will be discussed as well
This interactive workshop will share effective
and NJ ASK score for the 4th graders. The purpose of this so educators can learn how to make the most progress
methodologies for engaging students in their own
workshop is to provide you with test taking strategies for they can with them. Strategies for empowering the
learning. We will examine ways to implement
the writing portion of the test. You will be instructed on families will be mentioned as well. A brief overview of
authentic assessments, portfolio assessments, class
how to teach writing skills to students of all backgrounds appropriate assessment techniques will be provided as
discussion techniques, and cooperative learning
strategies to enhance our students’ desire to learn. and levels of learning in grades one to eight. This well so participants can begin to understand how to
workshop will provide teachers with techniques to help minimize the high amount of misdiagnoses that are
We will explore ways to raise our expectations of
students improve their content, organization and currently being identified as problematic at the local
them, and even more importantly, their expectations
mechanics. and national levels.
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Content Reading Skills for DIBELS Dynamic Indicators of
HSPA Basic Early Literacy Skills Schooling by Design
This workshop will familiarize participants with the
Teachers from the content areas will benefit from
use of DIBELS and what information it provides to
this exciting reading and writing workshop.
the classroom teacher. These measures are
Specific techniques will be introduced to aid
research‐based and are designed to be short fluency
teachers in preparing their students for the GEPA,
measures used to regularly monitor the
HSPA, and all other types of assessments. This
development of pre‐reading and early reading skills.
...the research and work of Grant P. Wiggins and Jay McTighe
fun‐filled workshop utilizes hands‐on activities and
The results of these measures can be used to
collaborative tools for teachers of all disciplines. evaluate individual student development as well as
provide grade‐level feedback toward validated
What do we want students to understand and be able to do?
What enduring knowledge is worth understanding?
Exploring the Writing Process How do we know that students truly understand
This workshop explores strategies and components
necessary for implementing a successful writing and can apply knowledge?
program in the classroom. Learn how you can motivate
and inspire the more reluctant learner to write with
meaning and clarity. How can we design a powerful school improvement plan
Some of the tips and strategies include:
♦ Ideas for preparing your classroom for writing
focused on desired results?
Spice ♦ Activities/tools that promote prewrites, rough drafts,
editing, revising, and publishing
The training sessions will demonstrate how to
identify and apply core curriculum skills needed to
♦ Visualization techniques for encouraging meaning EIRC can provide…
teach and enhance writing abilities in grades two to ♦ Use of organizers to enhance critical thinking skills Practical solutions for...applying the logic of
twelve. Many of the techniques used were designed and writing assessment
through years of practical use and have been proven ♦ Conferencing skills that promote more confident UbD backward design process to develop
successful by mu NJASK and GEPA scores. After writers a school improvement plan encompassing
naming about thirty compositional risks, I will ♦ Ways to map out writing instruction across the
provide you with the unique assessment tools, skill grades and across the curriculum instruction and leadership roles.
application strategies for all prompts, test timing Teachers, reading specialists, and administrators of
awareness, and encouragement tips for both grades K – 8 can leave this workshop with excitement and
students and teachers. The students will simply, enthusiasm as well as a wealth of ideas to take directly to EIRC introduces…
“learn how to write” because it is geared toward any their classroom or school.
type of assignment or prompt given. This is called
Dr. Patricia Hoey, Consultant
writing with SPICE, and is designed for immediate Past Superintendent of Schools
classroom use. Writing with SPICE is considered by Holistic Scoring
many teachers to give students sensible lifelong
Practiced in the research and implementation of the work of
Participants learn methods of consistent assessment
skills and has actually made both the teaching and
scoring through the use of rubrics. In this workshop you
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
learning of writing less stressful. Following the
workshop, I will arrange to visit your classroom and
will learn to define goals and expectations and to design
tasks within those goals and expectations. Additionally,
demonstrate how SPICE works with your students
participants will learn to develop scoring systems and to EIRC can deliver awareness and training...and most importantly, the
while you observe. As a teacher for 28 years, I
sincerely believe that “seeing is believing”.
teach students how to use these systems in their writing longer term coaching support school districts need to fully implement
Grant Wiggins’ work.
Contact: Dr. Jay Dugan, Professional Development, 856-582-7000, x 139, email@example.com
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SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES LITERACY cont’d.
Students Excelling in their Skills Literature Circles in the Language
Exploring the Power of Oral and
Arts Literacy Classroom
This hands‐on workshop will provide practical strategies
to help you incorporate literature circles into your reading
As a Supplemental Educational Services provider, EIRC is dedicated to children acquiring the skills that meet the Voices from the Land is a celebration of creativity and the and writing program. Several models of literature circles
New Jersey Core Standards Curriculum requirements in an emotionally safe and positive environment. Our power of oral and written language. Communication skills will be presented.
certificated and dedicated staff of teachers and administrators strives to maintain quality, integrity and dignity in are integrated with art, performance and technology, in a Highlights include:
the delivering of our services to the children, parents, and districts we serve. cooperative learning format. Students explore the natural
world, working in teams to create, edit, perform and
• Steps to prepare students for participation in
publish their art and poetry. Students of varying grade literature circles
Title I‐funded school districts that need providers for extra academic levels and abilities can participate. This 2‐day workshop • Classroom set‐up
takes participants through the entire Voices process. • Book selection
instruction in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics for their
For more information, contact: Erik Mollenhauer,
• Assessment tools and techniques
qualifying students now have a practical alternative available. firstname.lastname@example.org , 856‐582‐7000, x128 • Using writing to help students think actively
EIRC, an approved supplemental educational services provider, will: • Ideas for using technology to enhance literature
∗ Provide tutoring at local school sites By participating in literature circles, students will gain an
appreciation of literature. They will develop inquiry and
∗ Hire certified, highly qualified tutors from local district staffs thinking skills, learn the elements of literature, develop
∗ Match the tutorial content to the student’s needs social skills and much more. Handouts will be provided
for classroom use.
∗ Provide one to one and small group (no more than
5 students) instruction
∗ Develop a system of communication between parents,
school and tutor that is timely and informative regarding Mini‐Lessons for Reading and
the progress of students Writing
In this valuable interactive workshop teachers, will
learn how to incorporate reading and writing
mini‐lessons into their language arts instruction.
These classroom proven lessons are easily applied to
guided reading, guided writing, readers’ workshop,
writers’ workshop, and literature circles. Examples
Testimonial of mini‐lessons include:
Testimonial “I absolutely love this Expectations, routines, and rules
“Thank you for working so Motivation and comprehension improvement
program. It is such a techniques
hard with my son. I have wonderful program for the Journaling Making inferences, drawing conclusions, and
seen a difference in his work Participants experience journaling as a way to explore the summarizing
kids and they really seem to be
outer world and enhance daily perceptions. They learn Using vivid vocabulary, understanding and
and also his self confidence.” grasping the ideas.” applying the four domains of writing
successful ways to call attention to life’s details, turning
‐Monroe Township Parent ‐Burlington Township Tutor the ordinary into something extraordinaire, through
Craft of writing skills and compositional risk
Reading and understanding elements of
writing. Participants also experience journaling as a
For more information, contact vehicle for self‐discovery, how this type of writing reveals
and releases inner thoughts on paper.
A comprehensive handout packet will accompany
John Muller (856)582‐7000 ext. 156
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ding and Learning
The Science of Lead
EIRC Brings to New Jersey the Work of
Waters and Marzaano from McREL
Classroom Instruction LEADERSHIP
BALANCED L Power WalkthroughTM
That Works (CITW) School Level District Level
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DOES matter. CITW was developed around a student achievement, McREL is advancing a new validates that central office leadership DOES impact helps school leaders improve the value of their
research base...if we regularly practice the CITW science of school leadership. This training provides student achievement. Bridge the great divide classroom observations. Use tech tools such as a
instructional strategies we can predict improvement leaders with concrete, research‐based guidance about between administrative duties and daily classroom PDA, Blackberry, Tablet PC or iPhone to integrate the
of student achievement...teaching is a science. how the practice of specific leader behaviors can impact! Learn recommended strategies for setting learnings of Classroom Instruction That Works, Using
improve student achievement in their schools. and monitoring non negotiable goals for achieve‐ Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works,
CITW...Where it all began… ment and instruction at district and school levels. and School Leadership That Works with school and
Here’s what you’ll learn district‐wide instruction and student achievement.
Here’s what you’ll learn Here’s what you’ll learn
• The research base linking school leader practice and Here’s what you’ll learn
• Nine categories of instructional strategies proven to student achievement • The research base that establishes the clear message
raise student achievement • 21 responsibilities of school leaders that can improve that the superintendent of schools and central office • How to identify Classroom Instruction That Works use
• Ways to apply the strategies in your classroom student achievement staff can have a clear impact to improve student in your classrooms
• The different types of knowledge, how students learn • Change...types of change and strategies that leaders achievement • How to focus observations on:
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with the strategies • How to create purposeful communities school level work to improve student achievement • Student engagement
• How to lead a community in focusing on how we • Teacher use of technology
Here’s what you’ll do Here’s what you’ll do collectively impact improved student achievement • How to utilize Power WalkthroughTM software to
develop school and district wide instructional
• Extend and refine your knowledge of the most effec‐ • Plan for effective school leadership that will improve Here’s what you’ll do improvement perspective
tive teaching strategies student achievement
• Learn how to ”unpack” curriculum • Experience active strategies that promote purposeful • Practice strategies that connect district and school Here’s what you’ll do
• Use a model for planning to develop coherence in communities leadership
your instructional practices • Engage in active strategies that demonstrate the impact • Practice strategies of coaching and consulting to • Practice use of technology tools to implement Power
of high quality leadership on improving student support leadership WalkthroughTM software
3 day seminar achievement • Practice strategies that support managing district • Engage in discussion and practice to clarify the role
• Engage in case studies that bring to life the successful level change Power WalkthroughTM will have in your school district
ways in which school leaders have enabled improved to support improved student achievement
8 day seminar...scheduled over 1 to 2 years—Year 1 3 day seminar 2 day seminar
Classroom Instruction That Works School Leadership That Works District Leadership That Works For information about “What Works”
Robert Marzano‐Debra Pickering‐Jane Pollock Robert Marzano‐Timothy Waters‐Brian McNulty Robert Marzano‐Timothy Waters Contact: Dr. Jay Dugan, 856‐582‐7000, x139
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