Training/Workshops

 
 Flex PD Workshops 2017-2018
Workshops for MTEA members only- membership has its advantages!

Below, please find listings for in-person and online Flex PD Workshops for the 2017-2018 school year. Remember, you MUST get pre-approval from your supervisor before attending. There will also be emails about In-An-Hour workshops and other in-district opportunities throughout the year.

Somerset County Education Association Events

All events take place at the SCEA Office, 1140 U.S. Highway 22 East, Bridgewater NJ 08807. Register for any of these workshops here.

Student Growth Objectives (SGOs)

September 19, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Student Growth Objectives are an integral part of the new teacher evaluation

system for all teachers. This workshop will review the process of writing appropriate SGOs that can be used to help improve instruction as well as be used as an evaluation tool for teachers.

Autism: Applying Useful Techniques and Instructional Strategies to Maximize Learning

October 10, 4:30 – 6:30pm

With increasing numbers of students who are identified with some form of autism,

classroom teachers and educational support personnel have many questions about autism and the various diagnoses.  This presentation will explore the issues important to school personnel, such as features of autism and the autism spectrum.

Building Respect for Diversity

October 10, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Education professionals learn how to foster harmonic relationships utilizing

techniques that develop sensitivity to and respect for people whose race and ethnicity are different.  The materials shared in this workshop offer bridge-building skills to support and value diversity effectively within groups and to enable students and educational staff from different backgrounds and perspectives to work in harmony.

Preparing for Your Summative Evaluation

October 23, 4:30 – 6:30pm

With the passage of TEACHNJ and ACHIEVENJ, the summative evaluation

process for teachers has changed dramatically.  This workshop will focus upon the compiling of important data and aligning data and artifacts to evaluation rubrics in an effort to predict and achieve high summative evaluation ratings.  Participants will understand each component of their summative evaluation, how each component is derived, and discuss advocacy methods for improving summative evaluation scores.

Stress and Time management for ESP Members

December 5, 4:30 – 6:30pm

This workshop explores a variety of time management principles and strategies that may be used to improve the quality of your personal and professional lives.  We will explore the principles of stress management, including strategies to improve resiliency, renew energy and create a stress-free work environment.  The session will provide opportunities for sharing stress management techniques and creation of a personal stress management toolkit.

ADD/ADHD for ESP Members

January 17, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm

The laws and regulations regarding the role of the paraeducators working with

students with ADHD in delivering educational services, their professional development needs, and issues of supervision will be discussed.  Strategies, interventions, accommodations, and resources will be discussed so that a child with ADHD can succeed.

CCSS: Higher Order Questioning Strategies

January 17, 4:30 – 6:30pm

The Common Core State Standards place a strong emphasis upon the ability of

students to apply knowledge to new and novel situations.  In order to better prepare students for the rigor the CCSS, teachers must now model the type of thinking required by the CCSS through higher order questioning.  This approach creates a learning environment that is conducive to growth by asking students to be explicit about their thinking, incorporate what they already know into new situations, and confront misconceptions.  This session will help teachers to incorporate higher order questions into their repertoire and foster a growth oriented learning environment.

Paraprofessionals and Teachers: Effective Collaboration

February 5, 4:30 – 6:30pm

This workshop is designed to improve communication between certified and

non-certified staff by clarifying expectations and coordinating procedures.  Mutual respect for the strengths and contributions of all who work with children is encouraged and reinforced through the collaborative activities in this training program.  This workshop is designed for para-professional-teacher teams. (Strongly recommend that both teachers and paras attend)

Autism: Applying Useful Techniques and Instructional Strategies to Maximize Learning

March 5, 4:30 – 6:30pm

With increasing numbers of students who are identified with some form of autism,

classroom teachers and educational support personnel have many questions about autism and the various diagnoses.  This presentation will explore the issues important to school personnel, such as features of autism and the autism spectrum.

Hillsborough and Montgomery Twp. PD – Combined Offerings
Click on the link to register for the individual courses.

Co-Teaching for Effective Inclusive Classrooms

September 27, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location: Auten Road Intermediate School, Hillsborough

This workshop offers regular and special educators the opportunity to learn and model various differentiated instructional methods to ensure the success of all learning levels in the inclusive classroom. Inclusive education offers educators opportunities to stretch and broaden their delivery styles through collaboration. The program features joint lesson planning exercises and problem-solving models.

LGBTrans:  Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Education

October 18, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location:  Upper Middle School, Montgomery Twp., Media Center

Recent changes in society and the law make it necessary for educators to have an increased understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, families and colleagues.  This learning experience will introduce participants to issues relevant in the lives of LGBT students and families with a particular focus on school policy for transgender students.

Preparing for your Summative Evaluation

January 10, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location:  Auten Rd. Intermediate School, Hillsborough

With the passage of TEACHNJ and AchieveNJ, the summative evaluation process for teachers has changed dramatically. This workshop will focus upon the compiling of important data and aligning data and artifacts to evaluation rubrics in an effort to predict and achieve high summative evaluation ratings. Participants will understand each component of their summative evaluation, how each component is derived, and discuss advocacy methods for improving summative evaluation scores.

Paraprofessionals and Teachers:  Effective Collaboration

February 21, 4:30 – 6:30

Location:  Upper Middle School, Montgomery Twp., Media Center

This workshop is designed to improve communication between certified and noncertified staff by clarifying expectations and coordinating procedures. Mutual respect for the strengths and contributions of all who work with children is encouraged and reinforced through the collaborative activities in this training program. This workshop is designed for paraprofessional-teacher teams. (Strongly recommended that both teachers and paras attend)

Building Respect for Diversity

March 14, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location:  Auten Rd. Intermediate School, Hillsborough

Education professionals learn how to foster harmonic relationships utilizing techniques that develop sensitivity to and respect for people whose race and ethnicity are different.  The materials shared in this workshop offer bridge-building skills to support and value diversity effectively within groups and to enable students and educational staff from different backgrounds and perspectives to work in harmony.

ADD/ADHD

April 11, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location:  Upper Middle School, Montgomery Twp, Media Center

This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), including who, what, and why.

Webinars/Online PD

This list is a sampling of what is offered online.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Council for Economic Education

Education Week

edWeb.net

PBS TeacherLine

 
Hillsborough/Monty Workshops
 

Co-Teaching for Effective Inclusive Classrooms

September 27, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location: Auten Road Intermediate School, Hillsborough

This workshop offers regular and special educators the opportunity to learn and model various differentiated instructional methods to ensure the success of all learning levels in the inclusive classroom. Inclusive education offers educators opportunities to stretch and broaden their delivery styles through collaboration. The program features joint lesson planning exercises and problem-solving models.

 

Preparing for your Summative Evaluation

January 10, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location:  Auten Rd. Intermediate School, Hillsborough

With the passage of TEACHNJ and AchieveNJ, the summative evaluation process for teachers has changed dramatically. This workshop will focus upon the compiling of important data and aligning data and artifacts to evaluation rubrics in an effort to predict and achieve high summative evaluation ratings. Participants will understand each component of their summative evaluation, how each component is derived, and discuss advocacy methods for improving summative evaluation scores.

 

Building Respect for Diversity

March 14, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location:  Auten Rd. Intermediate School, Hillsborough

Education professionals learn how to foster harmonic relationships utilizing techniques that develop sensitivity to and respect for people whose race and ethnicity are different.  The materials shared in this workshop offer bridge-building skills to support and value diversity effectively within groups and to enable students and educational staff from different backgrounds and perspectives to work in harmony.

 

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