June, 2014
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Student Chapters
Are you Interested in starting a CEC Student Chapter?

Do you already have a Student Chapter but want to get more connected with NJCEC and other Student Chapters?
Dr. Lynn DeCapua
Student Chapter Advisor





for All

Current Members or Student Members


Present an innovative "Teaching Technique" that you have either used in the classroom or have seen presented by a mentor.


Submit your " Teaching Technique" in 500 words or less how that special technique benefits special education students. 

This technique must be aligned with the

Core Curriculum Standards.



Ideas submitted to

Barry Schwartz, VP of NJCEC at bms17@verizon.net

Due Date:  August 15, 2014.


Winners will be announced by the award's committee on:

 September 3, 2014


All winners should be available to present their "Teaching Technique" at the

NJCEC Spring 2015

Conference at Ramapo College in March 2015.

Teaching Techniques
Nicole Heid
Paterson Public Schools

Many teachers are lucky to have teacher's assistants and/or aides in their classrooms. The purpose of instructional aides and personal aides is to provide the students with additional supports to maximize learning. NJAC6a:14 mandates that our classrooms adhere to the designated staff to student ratio, but it does not specify the role of such staff.

In order to benefit from having additional staff members in our classrooms it is essential that teachers plan for them. For starters, a suggestion is to set up designated meetings to review goals, routines and schedules. Additionally, it is important to foster teamwork by seeking input from all staff members and discussing any issues or concerns. As teachers, we often take for granted that our assistants have a knowledge base for the tasks we assign. This is often not the case. In order to maximize learning for students, teachers must explicitly model for their assistants and clearly communicate expectations. This is the only way that students will truly benefit  from increased staff to student ratios.

Have a Wonderful Summer

Job Opportunities
Summer Jobs - Special Educators - Sleepaway Camp & Travel programs

Positions available at Summit Camp & Travel - like a 24/7 social skills environment, we are a camp for children with issues of ADD/ADHD- ASD-NVLD-mild LD - Aspergers - and/or mild social concerns. Our campers, ages 8-19, are great - but often march to a slightly different drummer and would not find success in a neuro typical camp setting.. We are looking for skilled and energetic staff to work as counselors, specialty area instructors, adventure staff, waterfront staff, and travel staff (shorter employment to some exciting destinations). All positions provide room and board and salaries based on experience. Please learn more about us and apply online at www.summitcamp.com

This information is being provided as a courtesy by NJCEC.
NJCEC does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. 

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