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Feb 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - Feb 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
**Online registration is available for credit card payment only. Please note that registering and paying online will result in an additional fee, between $5-$10. If you would like to pay with a check, their registration form must be printed and mailed to the MCCEA office. **
Friday: 4:00-5:30 Registration/Member Benefits Fair
7:00-9:00 Keynote and Dessert
Professional Development Workshop for PD credits
Session I: Saturday 8:45-10:45 AM Session II: Saturday 11:15 -1:15 PM
_____1) Collaborative Tools for Educators _____1) Google Drive Part II: Focus on Data
_____2) Introduction to Blogging _____2) Principles of Learning: Student Work
_____3) The Differentiated Classroom _____3) ADD/ADHD
_____4) Understanding the Role of Para’s _____4) IDEA for Paraeducators
Advocacy Workshops – No PD credit given
PD Workshops for credit:
Collaborative Tools for Educators
- Developing a collaborative culture will result in reducing teacher attrition, improving student learning, and creating the type of school that everyone searches for when they decide to become an educator. By using various websites and applications educators can enhance their curriculum in a true collaborative environment. This BYOD workshop will introduce educators to various tools that can be used to share ideas with fellow colleagues while enhancing their curriculum. NOTE: This is not a session for computer beginners. Participants must provide a Google or Gmail account to presenter.
Introduction to Blogging
- Blogging has opened the door for educators to connect through reflection of experiences and sharing of resources. This online form of journaling has also become a way for educators to network with colleagues locally and around the globe. With blogs, teachers have a professional resource at their fingertips. On the student-centered side, blogs are an accessible way to build online portfolios of student authored writings and school experiences from the chair in a classroom to coffee shop. This session will introduce participants to Blogger, a free tool for blogging. We will observe examples, talk legalities and start you on the path to connecting with like-minded colleagues to build your professional learning community.
The Differentiated Classroom
- This program responds to the needs of all learners. Participants explore various methods and strategies for differentiating instruction. The implications of the learner’s readiness, interests, and learning style are areas of focus. Strategies are presented to ensure that lessons support optimal learning environments that promote the learners’ various areas of strength
Understanding the Role of Para’s in the Classroom
- 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 paraprofessional-teacher teams. (IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT BOTH PARAS AND TEACHERS ATTEND THIS SESSION.)
Google Drive Part II: Focus on Data
- In this session, participants will:
- Learn to create a variety of Google Forms
- Learn how to leverage Google Forms for collaborative collection, archiving, and dissemination of data with colleagues.
- Brainstorm and develop practical classroom applications of Google Forms for immediate use.
Principles of Professional Learning: Part 7: Looking at Student Work: Protocols
- This program introduces the participant to brief descriptions of a number of protocols developed and used by the teacher in a collaborative team to look at student work. A protocol consists of agreed upon guidelines for a conversation, and it is the existence of this structure – which everyone understands and has agreed to – that permits a certain kind of conversation to occur. Looking at student work is a vehicle for building the skills and culture necessary for collaborative work while driving improvement of teaching and learning.
- This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), including who, what, and why.
IDEA for Paraeducators
- This program acknowledges the contributions of paraeducators in working with special needs students. It explores requirement of the federal 1997 Indiciduals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the roles of paraeducators, classroom teachers, and the NJ Department of Education. It also highlights how the law affects paraeducator preparation.
Advocacy Workshops for no PD credit
- Specifically for Local President’s, this discussion will be presented by UniServe.
- Presented by our UniServe directors, this informal discussion will focus on the latest happenings with NJEA and also with our colleagues in Morris County.