SRI&ETTC Professional Development Calendar - May 2022
Professional Development for the K-12 Community provided by the
Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center (SRI&ETTC)
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION - STOCKTON UNIVERSITY
SRI&ETTC
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, New Jersey 08205
Phone: (609) 626-3850
Fax: (609) 748-6212
FEATURED EVENTS
School Law Boot Camp
August 2 & 3, 2022
Presented by the SRI&ETTC
Today’s school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day brings new changes in statute, code and case law. Administrators, whether veteran or new, are challenged to keep up with the changes. In these intensive School Law workshops participants will review current legal standards on Student Rights, Employer and Employee Rights, and Special Education. There will be an emphasis on HIB and recent special education decisions.

Day One: HIB Including Social Media and Student Rights and First Amendment Rights
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The HIB Including Social Media module will focus on the new HIB regulations. We will go back to the basics and move forward to review relevant school law cases. Participants will learn to apply the law, review the legal standards and discuss proper investigation documentation. The module will focus on student rights and responsibilities, including constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, disciplinary actions, social media, 24/7 rule, student athletic contracts, and transgender rights.

In this module we will also review Special Education with a concentration on the district’s roles and responsibilities, Section 504 Plan students, including an emphasis on development of the IEP, home-instruction and graduation.

Day Two: New Legal Considerations in K-12 including COVID and Employee Rights Including New Non-Certificated Rights Law
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The New Legal Considerations in K-12 including COVID module will discuss considerations surrounding laws and regulations enacted during the COVID state of emergency, and what powers/tools districts have to address emergency situations.

The Employer and Employee Rights module will focus on employer and employee rights and responsibilities, including constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, disciplinary actions, grievances, tenure charges, non-renewals, and reductions in force, among other topics. This interactive workshop will include mock tenure charges where we will walk you through the tenure charge process, concentrating on the district’s roles and responsibilities. We will apply the law, review the legal standards and discuss proper documentation.

School Law Boot Camp will be presented by Mr. William S. Donio, Esq., Cooper Levenson and Ms. Amy L. Elco, Esq., Cooper Levenson.

Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers
Free Professional Development
Workshops for Educators
Spring 2022
The SRI&ETTC is proud to partner with Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers to present professional development opportunities for K-12 Teachers. The workshops are FREE, but pre-registration is required. All workshops will be presented live via Zoom. The session will include an opportunity to interact and ask questions during the session using Zoom. Participants need a phone or device with internet access in order to participate in the event.

  • Black Atlantic History, Thursday, May 5, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Defining Hispancity, Hispanics and the American Future, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Oceania in the Popular Imagination: Myths and Realities, Thursday, May 19, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

School Climate & Anti-Bullying Conference presented by
The Miller Institute
May 25, 2022
The SRI&ETTC is pleased to partner with The Miller Institute to offer the 12th Annual School Climate & Anti-Bullying Conference. We are excited that we will be able to continue hosting this conference virtually. The theme this year is "Supporting the Mental and Emotional Health of Educators and Students.” This year's virtual conference will focus on a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to trauma-informed schools, how educators can help their students by helping themselves, preventing peer mistreatment of our most vulnerable students, and so much more!

South Jersey Technology & Business Acceleration Day for PreK-12 Schools
June 22, 2022
The SRI&ETTC is partnering with Edge, a NJ-based nonprofit technology partner created to serve the education community, to host the first South Jersey Technology & Business Acceleration Day. Join Edge and industry experts along with your peers to learn more about how you can leverage cybersecurity, the cloud, evolving virtualization technologies, and more to accelerate positive IT and business outcomes for your district. The event will host two tracks; one focused on best practices in IT and emerging technology, and one focused on business processes and technology strategy and planning. District technology leaders and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Join us to learn about:
-Cybersecurity strategy, ransomware defense, and how your security plan impacts your district's cybersecurity insurance

- Cloud considerations for K-12 districts - how, when, and why you should think about a move to the cloud

- Modern networking best practices and their effect on security, student & teacher experience, and esports performance

- Strategies for executive technology planning and decision making, with an emphasis on IT outcomes and budget-conscious planning

- Esports in K-12, considering student engagement, experience design, and network connectivity

Danielson Training for School Administrators
August 2022
Do you have new administrators in your district? After several years of using the Danielson Framework to evaluate teachers, would your experienced administrators benefit from a refresher course? The SRI&ETTC will be providing workshops for both new and experienced administrators on the Danielson Framework during the Summer 2022.

Danielson for New Administrators Webinar
August 16, 2022 - 9 am to 12 pm
This workshop will focus on developing a working knowledge of the Danielson Framework with exploration of the four domains and their components. Practice with collecting ample evidence, scoring the observation, and conducting the post-observation conference will be provided.

Danielson Refresher for Experienced Administrators Webinar
August 23, 2022 - 9 am to 11 am
This workshop will focus on enhancing use of and addressing common challenges using the Danielson framework. Topics include determining a score when evidence falls between levels, conducting post-observation conferences, building inter-rater reliability, and working with your faculty leadership teams (e.g. DEAC, ScIP). Additionally, utilizing the framework for instructional improvement will be explored.

This Danielson for Administrators workshops are being offered as a hybrid course, delivery options are live online via Zoom or in-person at the SRI&ETTC. Once your registration is received, we will be reaching out to see which delivery method is preferred.
Making the Mentoring Process More Meaningful
August 17, 2022
Effective May 5, 2014, the NJ Teacher Mentoring Regulations have been amended to better align with the TEACHNJ Act, and specifies that mentors need training prior to working with novice teachers and guiding experienced teachers that are new to the district.

In this workshop, mentors will explore the mentoring process and understand the requirements for working with novice teachers. Practical strategies, skills, information, and resources will be discussed that will help them to successfully mentor novice teachers and positively impact their professional growth. Through role playing, communication skills, and knowledge of adult learning principles, mentor teachers will be provided with resources that will not only help them to become effective mentors and role models, but will also expand their own professional expertise.

This workshop is being offered as a hybrid course, delivery options are live online via Zoom or in-person at the SRI&ETTC. Once your registration is received, we will be reaching out to see which delivery method is preferred.

GOOGLE YOUR WORLD
An in-depth exploration of Google
August 23-25, 2022

Are you new to using Google for personal use or for classroom use? Just looking for something new? Then the SRI&ETTC’s Google Your World Event is for you! Different sessions will be available to meet the needs of Google users at any level. Choose the day or days that best meet your need. 

Each day will include interactive sessions presented through Zoom. The goal is for all participants to leave with resources that can be implemented into their classroom for the start of the school year.

Each day has a different theme, below are the topics for each track that will be offered:
Tuesday, August 23, 2022: Google Tools for organization and communication
Wednesday, August 24, 2022: Google Classroom and interactivity for you and your students
Thursday, August 25, 2022: Topics that support data use, analysis, and presentation. 
STEAM Boot Camp
for K-12 Teachers
July 19-21, 2022
Are you interested in STEAM education but do not know where to start? Have you started to explore but are looking for more resources to engage your students? The SRI&ETTC's STEAM Boot Camp is for you!

The STEAM Summer Bootcamp is designed to expose participants to a variety of concepts and resources that focus on STEAM Education in the K-12 classroom. Each day will include hands on time to work with the available resources as well as planning time for participants.

The goal is for all participants to leave with lessons and units that can be implemented into their classroom for the start of the school year. Participants will leave with materials for their classroom as well!

Pre-Beach PD Series
Tech Webinars
Presented by the SRI&ETTC
Summer 2022
Learn from the comfort of your home, office, or your location of choice with a series of online summer workshops designed to introduce you to classroom resources that you can use today!

Our Pre-Beach PD sessions will be held VIRTUALLY beginning at 9:00 am and will last approximately 90 minutes. These sessions will be facilitated by an SRI&ETTC Trainer and will include a demonstration, a discussion and an activity which will give you the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants.

Sessions will be provided via ZOOM, the online meeting space where people can share screens, share video and chat. All you will need is a phone or device with internet access.

Pre-Beach PD Sessions Schedule: All sessions run 9:00 am to 10:30 am
July 7, 2022: Formative Assessments Using Google Slides and Pear Deck
July 13, 2022: Google Draw for Creativity
July 21, 2022: Visual Communication and Storytelling with Slides
July 26, 2022: Student Research Projects with Wakelet
August 3, 2022: Jamboard for Collaboration
August 9, 2022: YouTube for Classroom Use

THE SEI ONLNE
A Free 15-Hour Course on Sheltered English Instruction
Developed by the SRI&ETTC Funded by the NJ Department of Education
Educating students who still are acquiring English proficiency can be complex in an age of high stakes evaluations and assessments as well as college and career-ready standards. English language learners (ELLs) are not monolithic in their educational background, cultural experiences, and ability to adapt to learning environments. However, through well-planned instruction, ELLs can attain challenging academic standards.

For more information on this FREE Sheltered English Instruction course visit www.theseionline.com.
SRI&ETTC Public Calendar
The SRI&ETTC Public Calendar is updated frequently.
For more information on the workshops listed below visit www.ettc.net/calendar
Tools to Support Small Group Instruction in High School Classrooms, 5/3/2022
Black Atlantic History-A Webinar for K-12 Educators Presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers, 5/5/2022
Meet Design Thinking Student Learning Goals with Augmented and Virtual Reality for Beginners Online Workshop, 5/10/2022
Defining Hispanicity: Hispanics and the American Future-A Webinar for K-12 Educators Presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers, 5/10/2022
Student Created Documentaries, 5/10/2022
Teach Algorithms and Programming with Scratch Online Workshop, 5/12/2022
Photo, Video and Audio Editing: Free and Online - Online Workshop, 5/17/2022
K-2 Unplugged, 5/17/2022
Alternative Assignments using Infographics Online Workshop, 5/19/2022
Oceania in the Popular Imagination: Myths and Realities-A Webinar for K-12 Educators Presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers, 5/19/2022
Programming Concepts for Artificial Intelligence Online Workshop, 5/24/2022
3-5 Unplugged, 5/24/2022
Animate Student Understanding of Climate Change with Stop-Motion Online Workshop, 5/25/2022
School Climate & Anti-Bullying Conference presented by The Miller Institute for Leadership & Diversity in America, 5/25/2022
6-8 Unplugged, 5/25/2022
K-5 Tools to Support Small Group Instruction in Elementary Classrooms, 5/26/2022
Dyslexia I: What We Need to Know, Workshop in the Cloud, May 2022, 5/27/2022
Dyslexia II: Building on What We Already Know, Workshop in the Cloud, May 2022, 5/27/2022
Google Admin Online Workshop, Workshop in the Cloud, May 2022, 5/27/2022
Teacher Effectiveness Institute for Beginning Educators, Workshop in the Cloud, May 2022, 5/27/2022
Writing with Spice, Workshop in the Cloud, May 2022, 5/27/2022
Tools to Support Small Group Instruction in Middle School Classrooms, 6/2/2022
AI for Grades 7-12, 6/20/2022
AI for Upper Elementary, 6/21/2022
South Jersey Technology & Business Acceleration Day for PreK-12 Schools, 6/22/2022
Formative Assessments Using Google Slides and Pear Deck, 7/7/2022
Google Draw for Creativity, 7/13/2022
STEAM Bootcamp for K-12 Teachers, 7/19 to 7/21/2022
Visual Communication and Storytelling with Slides, 7/21/2022
Student Research Projects with Wakelet, 7/26/2022
School Law Boot Camp for School Administrators, 8/2 & 8/3/2022
Jamboard for Collaboration, 8/3/2022
Getting the Most out of YouTube, 8/9/2022
Danielson for New Administrators, 8/16/2022
Making the Mentoring Process More Meaningful, 8/17/2022
Danielson Refresher for Experienced Administrators, 8/23/2022
Google Your World - Google Drive: A Deep Dive, 8/23/2022
Google Your World - Google Docs: Surfing Through the Possibilities, 8/23/2022
Google Your World - Calendar & GMail: Clear Streams of Communication, 8/23/2022
Google Your World - Google Classroom Ignite: For Beginners, 8/24/2022
Google Your World - Google Classroom into the Stratosphere: Next Level Strategies, 8/24/2022
Google Your World - Hyperdocs: Harness the Interactive Power of Google for your Classroom, 8/24/2022
Google Your World - Google Sites: Digging into Your Options, 8/25/2022
Google Your World - Google Forms: Unearth the Gems of Self-Graded Assessments, 8/25/2022
Google Your World - Google Data Studio: Panning for Data Gold, 8/25/2022
Looking for Custom Programming?

The SRI&ETTC is able to provide custom programming, online or face-to-face, for your district in a wide number of topics in Virtual Teaching and Learning, All Things Google, I&RS, Teaching in the Content Areas and many more. 

Contact Dr. Barbara Hagerty, barbara.hagerty@stockton.edu, to discuss professional development options.
The Master of Arts in Education program is pleased to offer an on-line graduate level Literacy track designed to prepare teachers to meet the needs of all PreK-12 learners in the areas of reading and writing. Through the Literacy track, teachers have the option to earn a Reading Specialist Endorsement. The Reading Specialist endorsement prepares teachers to diagnose and correct reading and writing problems, work cooperatively with school staff specialists, and organize and implement a total literacy program. For information please contact Dr. Kimberly Lebak at Kimberly.Lebak@stockton.edu.
Interested in earning a master’s degree or doctorate in Nursing? The Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice are enrolling for Fall 2022. Join us for a virtual information session on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6 pm to 7 pm. To RSVP click here.
Graduate Admissions is holding a virtual session with tips and tricks to enhance you Stockton graduate school application on Thursday, May 5th from 4 pm to 5 pm via Zoom. RSVP here and the Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the event.
 
For more information about all graduate programs at Stockton visit www.stockton.edu/graduate
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​Do you know of any students who have decided not to pursue a college degree due to financial constraints? The Stockton Promise grant covers 100% of the gap between federal, state and institutional financial aid (grants & scholarships) and the cost of tuition and fees for qualifying incoming Fall 2022 students. This grant furthers Stockton University's ongoing commitment to helping students achieve their academic goals while reducing their need for student loans. Click here for our Stockton Promise FAQ, or contact finaid@stockton.edu. The new Garden State Guarantee is an expansion of the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant, making it possible for students with 60 or more earned college credits and an adjusted gross family income (AGI) between $0 - $65,000/year to receive free tuition & fees. For those with an AGI between $65,001 - $80,000, the Garden State Guarantee ensures that students will not be charged more than $7,500 for tuition & fees.

Jessica Grullon, ’09, M.S.Ed.
Associate Director
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