7 Simple Steps for Classroom Management Success
11/6/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Sixty percent of teachers wish they could spend less time on discipline. This session equips you with the steps to manage you classroom,  improve your strategies and increase student learning.

PRESENTER: JACYNTH J. JOHNSON

Best Practices for Balancing Digital and Hybrid Instruction
11/5/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Join a discussion on how to deploy synchronous and asynchronous teaching in a way that makes less work for educators and reaches both our in person and remote students.

PRESENTER: MICHAEL J. MASON

Best Practices for Balancing Digital and Hybrid Instruction
11/6/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Join a discussion on how to deploy synchronous and asynchronous teaching in a way that makes less work for educators and reaches both our in person and remote students.

PRESENTER: MICHAEL J. MASON

Best Practices in the CTE Classroom
11/6/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM

A panel of educators in career and technical education (CTE) will share some of the best plans, practices, and policies to prepare students for career success.

PRESENTER: JOHN V. HILLARD JR, ROBERT M. CARSON, LARRY C. TISDALE, FRANK E. MORELLI, HEATHER BARR, RUTH E. SEEL

Blending SEL with ELA 2.0
11/6/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

“ELA Meets SEL 2.0” inspires ELA teachers to combine various strategies that infuse the fundamentals with fun wrapped in an envelope of SEL principles encouraging voice and choice.

PRESENTER: JOSEPH S. PIZZO

Building a Blended Learning Classroom
11/6/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Discover different blended learning models and how to incorporate them into the classroom. Learn step-by-step design strategies and tips and then begin planning for your own blended learning classroom.

PRESENTER: KATHRYN A. NIEVES LICWINKO

Create and Cultivate Virtually: Design a Student-Centered Learning Experience Online
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

This session will highlight a successful student-centered model for online learning courses. Practical strategies will be shared in an effort to shift instructional practices from inactive to active learning experiences.

PRESENTER: MICHELLE ROSEN, NICOLE LIEBOWITZ

Critical Teaching and Learning in Social Studies
11/5/2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Critical teaching helps foster a justice-oriented consciousness about the world. This session offers an instructional framework and learning activities designed to promote critical thinking, empathy and activism in social studies.

PRESENTER: ANDY BEUTEL

Critical Thinking and the Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Children
11/5/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Learn how to help gifted children become better thinkers and learners, with an emphasis on the importance of challenge, perseverance and hard work as social-emotional components for acquiring skills.

PRESENTER: PAUL W. SEARS, NATHAN LEVY

Empowering Spanish-Speaking Students by Utilizing Their Unique Skill Sets
11/5/2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Spanish-speaking university students are often urged to minimize Spanish in order to learn new material in English, when instead, their knowledge of Spanish is useful in learning new subject matter.

PRESENTER: MEGAN K. BIONDI

Empowering Students to Dream and Set Goals to Achieve Success
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

This workshop will highlight how career and technical education can be used to create excitement about careers and help students connect what happens in the classroom and future success.

PRESENTER: DAVID MCNAIR, AMY E. LOMBARDO

Enhancing Literacy in Science and Math with NJCTL’s Free Materials
11/5/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Learn strategies to enhance writing and reading in science and mathematics for upper elementary, middle school and secondary students. All materials and resources are posted at njctl.org.

PRESENTER: KRISTIN M. DEANGELIS, SUSAN OLSZEWSKI

Feedback for Learning
11/5/2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Join Learning Forward NJ in investigating the difference between feedback and feedback for learning, understanding why it is important for all stakeholders, and how the feedback process works.

PRESENTER: KIMBERLY R. TUCKER,ROBERT J. PRICE

Follow the Leader in CTE
11/6/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Leaders of the future are sitting in your classroom. Integrate career and technical student organizations into your curriculum to build those leaders.

PRESENTER: SUSAN J. STINSON

Health and Safety in the Classroom
11/6/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

We will discuss healthy classrooms, safe classroom environments, and how to address the needs of members who may be in an unsafe/unhealthy environment.

PRESENTER: JUDI MYERS,JESSICA E. COOK

Increase Enrollment/Outcomes in AP Science, Calculus, Computer Science
11/6/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM

The website njctl.org provides free AP resources approved by College Board. Discover how to use them effectively. Learn about online teacher courses designed for teaching AP Science courses.

PRESENTER: JOHN F. ENNIS, YURIY ZAVOROTNIY

Inequity in Education: Uncovering Systemic Causes of Unacceptable School Environments
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Join the Work Environment Council for a comprehensive outline on the systemic causes of unsafe work environments and communities, and to brainstorm how we can build action strategies for change.

PRESENTER: BRANDON CASTRO, HEATHER L. SORGE

Inspiring Your Classroom with Creative Artistic Endeavors
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

With basic supplies, and a little knowledge, any subject area can include the arts in their curricula. Learn some tips and tricks for developing a more creative classroom experience.

PRESENTER: AARON M. WEBER

Learn How Science Can Support Mathematics in Your K-5 Classroom
11/6/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Explore NJCTLs free digital materials for K-5 math and science. Engineering activities, math and grade-level reading resources are integrated into science.  All resources are posted at njctl.org.

PRESENTER: KRISTIN M. DEANGELIS, SUSAN OLSZEWSKI

Learning Today, Owning Tomorrow: CTE Strategies for Any Classroom
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

This session will offer ways for teachers to create more authentic learning opportunities for students and strategies for teachers to utilize in delivering content in their respective subjects.

PRESENTER: JENNIFER SKOMIAL, CHRISTINE A. HIETANEN

Mentoring Matters
11/6/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Best practices for modern mentoring for both the mentor and novice teacher, and tools for collaborating with the adult learner.

PRESENTER: GWENDOLINE H. DURALEK,MICHELLE MURRAY

NJCAN: The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator
11/5/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM

A free, web-based career assistance navigator designed to help high school and middle school students make well-informed decisions about their future careers.(Funded by the NJDOE.)

PRESENTER: JOANNE B. HAMZA

NJEA Higher Education – COVID-19: Creating & Maintaining A Safe College Campus
11/6/2020 12:30 – 1:30 PM

This session will present best practices in addition to federal and state standards. Participants will engage in a discussion on community college successes and ongoing challenges implemented in response to COVID-19.

PRESENTER: MARCIA KLEINZ, MAURICE KOFFMAN

Powerful Strategies to Enhance the Learning of Gifted Students
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Explore numerous, proven ways to reach gifted learners in challenging ways. Successful teaching techniques, new strategies and specific ideas relating to social, emotional needs and critical thinking will be shared.

PRESENTER: NATHAN LEVY, PAUL W. SEARS

STEAM Education: It’s the FCS Way to Go
11/5/2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Are you looking for ways to integrate FCS with STEAM/STEM education? You will identify ways to modernize your classroom with the content you already teach through technology and collaboration.

PRESENTER: SUSAN J. STINSON

Student Teaching Essentials
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Student teaching is a meaningful experience, but it is important to take a look at the aspects of the educational field that cannot be learned in a college classroom.

PRESENTER: KIMBERLY C. CACCIATO 

The ‘S’ Word: The Role of Schools in Preventing Suicide
11/5/2020 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Participants will learn how to identify the risks and warning signs for youth suicide and learn tools that can be used to help a young person at risk for suicide.

PRESENTER: BRANDY BROOKS

The ‘S’ Word: The Role of Schools in Preventing Suicide
11/6/2020 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Participants will learn how to identify the risks and warning signs for youth suicide and learn tools that can be used to help a young person at risk for suicide.

PRESENTER: BRANDY BROOKS

Using School Gardens to Increase Inclusive Education and Social-Emotional Learning
11/5/2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Children who have difficulties with attention, behavioral and social disorders have been found to display increased time-on-task, task completion, cooperative interaction, and increased SEL by engaging in garden-based activities.

PRESENTER: SONYA L. HARRIS

Using Seamless Technology for Instruction and Assessment in Mathematics
11/5/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM

NJCTLs free digital course materials seamlessly integrate technology and assessment into its Progressive Mathematics Initiative® (PMI®) for K-12 mathematics. All resources are posted for free at njctl.org.

PRESENTER: AUDRA CRIST, MARIA SURACE

Virtual Learning Opportunities from COVID-19 and Beyond
11/5/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Sharing virtual instructional strategies implemented during the COVID-19 quarantine to offer new opportunities to transform present and future  classroom practices.

PRESENTER: STEFANIE A. GIGANTE

What’s Necessary: Planning and Preparation Lessons for Early-Career Teachers
11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

New Jersey County Teachers of the Year present lessons and discussion for early-service educators on effective, professional, real-time practice in the classroom.

PRESENTER: MELISSA L. ANTINOFF, MICHELLE-ANNE SPRING

What’s Possible: Classroom Decision-Making Lessons for Early-Career Teachers
11/6/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM

New Jersey County Teachers of the Year present lessons and discussion for early-service educators on classroom structure and decision-making for maximum teaching and learning benefits.

PRESENTER: SUSAN M. BARRY, MONICA R. GONCALVES