The SRI&ETTC Professional Development Calendar - November 2021
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
Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Team Training is designed to provide schools which have new or reorganized (e.g, new members, new structure) school building I&RS teams with basic information, materials and skills to help them fulfill the regulatory requirements for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs of I&RS (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8). This training can also be used to provide review for existing teams. Workshop focus will include identifying and addressing academic, behavior and health issues and developing effective intervention strategies and action plans. In this training participants will also discuss how to incorporate RTI into the I&RS process.

This workshop will be presented by John DiNicola.

Participants need a phone or device with internet access in order to participate in the event.

Date & Time: December 1, 2021 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, LIVE via Zoom

For more information or to register for the workshop visit www.ettc.net.
Co-Teaching Strategies for Success
Live Online via Zoom
December 2021
Co-teachers who take risks together, grow together. This session will focus on strategies that will enable co-teachers to have strong partnerships that benefit students and improve learning for all. Topics will include: building rapport, using inclusive vocabulary, communication strategies, parity between co-teachers, maximizing each other's strengths, risk-taking, flexibility, and how co-teachers can be learning partners. Get ready to maximize this important partnership!

This workshop will be presented by Kim Tucker.

Participants need a phone or device with internet access in order to participate in the event.

Date & Time: December 9, 2021 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, LIVE via Zoom

For more information or to register for the workshop visit www.ettc.net.
Are You Ready for NJSLS in Computer Science & Design Thinking?
FREE SRI&ETTC Workshops Available November & December 2021
The 2020 NJSLS in Computer Science & Design Thinking (formerly Technology) were adopted by the State Board of Education on June 3, 2020. Districts are required to implement by September 2022.

Vision - All students have equitable access to a rigorous computer science and design thinking education. Students will benefit from opportunities to engage in high-quality technology programs that foster their ability to:

-develop and apply computational and design thinking to address real-world problems and design creative solutions;

-engage as collaborators, innovators, and entrepreneurs on a clear pathway to success through postsecondary education and careers;

-navigate the dynamic digital landscape to become healthy, productive, 21st- century global-minded individuals; and

-participate in an inclusive and diverse computing culture that appreciates and incorporates perspectives from people of different genders, ethnicities, and abilities.
 
FREE Workshops - Computer Science Unplugged
Many of the principles of computer science can be better applied and understood when experienced in the “non-tech” world. These workshops demonstrate lessons that can be used to teach NJ standard aligned, components of computer science before applying them with the more complex use of technology. Participants will engage in and explore interactive, grade-level appropriate, tactile activities.

Join us for a series of workshops to introduce the grade-level standards and explore ways that teachers can design lessons that are interactive and grade-appropriate.

Grades 6-8, November 17, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Grades K-2, November 30, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Grades 9-12, December 1, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Grades 3-5, December 2, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
All sessions will be presented online from and are available at NO COST to all educators. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register for the workshop visit www.ettc.net.
LGBTQ-Inclusive Pedagogy
A Workshop for K-12 Educators, Presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers
December 2021
Beginning in Fall 2020, state law requires New Jersey schools to include the "political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people” in middle school and high school curricula. Through discussion and hands-on activities, we'll explore gender and sexuality as socially constructed categories that shape history, science, literature, and tools for measuring social change over time. Teachers in all fields will develop practical applications to build cultural competency, strengthen students' critical thinking skills, and enhance school and classroom climate.

This workshop will be presented by Betsy Erbaugh, a sociologist with research and teaching specialties in intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class in health promotion and social change. She conducts community-based research on women's and LGBTQ+ health in New Jersey. In partnership with local LGBTQ+ organizations, she is studying the impact of LGBTQ-inclusive curricula on school climate and student well-being.

This workshop is FREE, but preregistration is required.

Participants need a phone or device with internet access in order to participate in the event.

Date & Time: December 9, 2021 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, LIVE via Zoom

 For more information or to register for the workshop visit www.ettc.net.
Effective Collaboration with Paraprofessionals
Live Online via Zoom
January 2022
Strong teacher-paraprofessional relationships are more important than ever for meeting individual student needs. This session will focus on the following topics: how to ensure smooth collaboration between teachers and paraprofessionals, challenges of this partnership, tips for effective collaboration, and building trust.

This workshop will be presented by Kim Tucker.

Participants need a phone or device with internet access in order to participate in the event.

Date & Time: January 12, 2022 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, LIVE via Zoom

 For more information or to register for the workshop visit www.ettc.net.
Professional Learning Communities Workshops Live Online via Zoom
January 2022
Facilitating Professional Learning Communities Online Workshop
January 19, 2022 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
If facilitated well, teams of educators can foster innovation in the classroom and improve students outcomes. This session will focus on how to facilitate professional learning communities (PLCs) that focus on teacher learning that impacts student learning. Topics will include: determining common learning and assessments, making space for innovation, and ensuring that teams work effectively.

Using Professional Learning Communities to Plan Interventions for Students Online Workshop
January 26, 2022 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) collaborate to answer the following questions: What do we want students to know and be able to do? How will we know if they know it or can do it? What will we do if they don't? What will we do if they already know it? This session will focus on strategies educators can use when students are not mastering content. Topics will include: collaboratively determining essential outcomes for students, developing common assessments, protocols for data analysis, and using your team to differentiate instruction for students as needed.

These workshops will be presented by Kim Tucker.
Workshops will be presented Live via Zoom. Participants need a phone or device with internet access in order to participate in the event.

For more information or to register for the workshop visit www.ettc.net.
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
Cardboard Engineering in Your Makerspace Online Workshop, 11/15/2021
Disability Culture - A Free Online Workshop for K-12 Educators, Presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers, 11/16/2021
What Schools Need to Know About 504 Plans to Ensure Compliance, 11/16/2021
Computer Science Unplugged, Grades 6-8 Online Workshop, 11/17/2021
Computer Science Unplugged, Grades K-2 Online Workshop, 11/30/2021
Computer Science Unplugged, Grades 9-12 Online Workshop, 12/1/2021
Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Team Training Online Workshop, 12/1/2021
Computer Science Unplugged, Grades 3-5 Online Workshop, 12/2/2021
Co-Teaching Strategies for Success Online Workshop, 12/9/2021
LGBTQ-Inclusive Pedagogy - A Free Online Workshop for K-12 Educators, Presented by Stockton University's Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers, 12/9/2021
Build Equity in your Assignments with Choice Boards Online Workshop, 1/11/2022
Effective Collaboration with Paraprofessionals Online Workshop 1/12/2022
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, 1/14 to 1/17/2022
Facilitating Professional Learning Communities Online Workshop, 1/19/2022
Using Professional Learning Communities to Plan Interventions for Students Online Workshop, 1/26/2022
Questioning and Discussion Techniques Online Workshop, 2/2/2022
Using Assessment in Instruction Online Workshop, 2/10/2022
Effective Use of Small Group Instruction Online Workshop, 2/16/2022
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.
Stockton University
Master of Arts in Education Literacy Track
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.

Discover Stockton and become a part of the Osprey family!

Take a field trip to our beautiful campus with your students! We are offering individual/family tours as well as group tours for school and community groups. Check out stockton.edu/visitus for more information on campus tours and upcoming events.

Encourage your seniors to explore Stockton by attending our Discover Stockton Open House on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 11am.  At the open house prospective students and guests will tour our facilities, meet with academic representatives, explore our student life and enjoy delicious cuisine. Students can register by visiting stockton.edu/openhouse.

​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 2021 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.

Jessica Grullon, ’09, M.S.Ed.
Associate Director
609.652.4833