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January 2020

How to Teach the Holocaust

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square
New Brunswick,NJ08901United States
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The New Jersey State Bar Foundation invites middle and high school educators to an empowering, interactive workshop which will discuss the pedagogy behind effectively teaching the Holocaust. Tackling this sensitive topic can be difficult, but the Echoes & Reflections website can help. Educators can access a plethora of resources such as maps, photographs, and lesson plans. Attendees will receive 5.5 professional development credits at the conclusion of the workshop.

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Reinventing and Reimagining the High School Mathematics Classroom (Grades 9-12)

January 31 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rowan University – Business Hall, RM 204 (Tentative), 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro,NJ08028United States
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Male high school student writing a math equation on a white board with female teacher with long, brown curly hair standing next to him

The need to catalyze change in high school mathematics is imperative. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, high school NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores have remained essentially flat for decades. Far too many students graduate high school without the necessary quantitative and problem-solving skills to succeed in college and in the workplace. Dr. Eric Milou will discuss realistic steps to make serious changes in the math community. Attendees will receive five professional development hours upon completion…

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Designing Units That Foster Student Engagement

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
FEA Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive
Monroe Township,NJ08831United States
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Young adults standing around a table in a classroom with a chalkboard

Learn how to design units that engage students in big questions around social justice, human behavior and psychology, and world affairs. Emily Creveling will facilitate this powerful professional development event. Along with many years of experience teaching English and Special Education, she recently presented at the 2019 NJEA Conference in Atlantic City. This workshop will expose best practices around analyzing texts, collaborating with peers, differentiating instruction, and so much more.

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February 2020

Film screening and discussion: “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rutgers University – Campus Center, 326 Penn Street
Camden,NJ08102United States
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Female African American student sitting on the floor with her head in her hands

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, a documentary film by Monique W. Morris, Ed. D. and Women in the Room Productions discusses the educational, judicial, and societal disparities Black girls face in the United States. According to the Department of Education office for Civil Rights, black girls in high school are four times more likely to be arrested than white females and two times more likely to receive corporal punishment than white female students. After a powerful screening…

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2020 NJAHPERD Annual Convention

February 23 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 3:30 pm
Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd
Long Branch,NJ07740
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$15 – $200
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NJAHPERD is dedicated to advancing quality health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, and athletics. The Association promotes lifetime wellness for New Jersey students, educators, and community members. If you’re not already a member, you may want to consider joining so that you can attend the 101st Annual NJAHPERD Convention. The convention includes breakout sessions, raffles, evening social events, and equipment sold at discounted rates. Register by January 17th for early-bird pricing.

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New Jersey Conference for Kindergarten Teachers

February 24 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 3:50 pm
Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Boardwalk
Atlantic City,NJ08401United States
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$219.60 – $419
Three kindergarten students sitting at a desk with two teachers kneeling next to them

Attention all Kindergarten teachers! It’s your chance to soak up simple ways to tackle time and behavior management challenges, classroom transformation ideas, and strategies that will make you a stronger, more confident teacher. Take advantage of the keynote speakers each morning and customize your agenda. Sessions will cover reading, math, differentiated instruction, and so much more. Teachers will return to their classrooms with new resources and have online access to all session handouts for a full year. Professional development credits…

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Bald Eagle Ecology for Educators

February 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough,NJ08844United States
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Eagle sitting in a nest with mountains in the background

Duke Farms is partnering with Conserve Wildlife Foundation NJ to introduce educators to Eagle Cam Technology, Using Cams in the Classroom, and NJ Eagles and Habitat. See how you can teach to the NGSS while using ecology, animal behavior, adaptations and food webs. Attendees will even experience a demonstration of live birds by The Delaware Valley Raptor Center.

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