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November 2019

2019 Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education Conference: Gifted Inside and Out: Serving the Needs of the Whole Child

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 4:00 pm
Best Western Premier Central Hotel & Conference Center, 800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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$210 – $380
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The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to helping gifted learners through awareness, advocacy, and action. The 2019 conference is open to all teachers, administrators, and parents. Attendees will need to preregister for the Thursday AM sessions. Keynote speakers include Dr. Kristina Henry Collins who is the core faculty for Talent Development in Curriculum & Instruction at Texas State University and Dr. Marcia Gentry, director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute and Professor of Educational…

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10th Annual Educational Technology Conference: Supporting the Development of Computational Thinking Skills for All Learners (PD)

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:10 pm
William Paterson University, 1600 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470 United States
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Here’s your opportunity to learn how to prepare your students for a bright future in this changing age of technology. Highly regarded faculty members from William Paterson University, Salisbury University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California San Diego, and various other schools will address the key aspects of computational thinking and the importance of developing it early on in student’s educational experience. These are skills that can be used across a variety of disciplines from preK-12. Sign-up for courses on…

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Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities through Data-Based Instruction (PD)

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ 08628 United States
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Dr. Lauren Foxworth is pleased to share her knowledge with teachers and other school personnel on how to support students with learning disabilities. Her teaching experience within the NJ public school system will enable participants to relate to the challenges in monitoring students’ progress, communicating with colleagues and families, and instructing effectively. This three hour Professional Development workshop will focus on reading and mathematics.

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Addressing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo School Environment (PD)

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southern Regional Institute & Educational Technology Training Center – Stockton University, 10 W. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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Join international keynote speaker, Coach Randy Nathan, in an engaging workshop addressing sexual harassment in schools. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Coach Randy’s motivation, training, facilitation and coaching services. It’s your turn to find out how to raise awareness and learn about intervention, prevention, and responding strategies. Course materials, Certificate of Completion, and three hours of Professional Development will be provided.

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Making Best Use of GOOGLE CLASSROOM to Enhance Student Learning (Grades K-6)

November 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
The Wilshire Grand Hotel – West Orange, 350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Work smarter, not harder! This unique one-day seminar will provide educators with practical ways to incorporate Google Classroom into elementary schools. Teachers will explore Google Classroom’s newest features, apps, and tools. Stacy Schuh, outstanding teacher and Google certified trainer, will be presenting time saving strategies, sample projects, and valuable tips to enhance content instruction and student engagement. Attendees are welcome to bring their Chromebooks or laptops with Chrome browsers, though not necessary. All participants will receive an extensive Google Classroom…

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School-Based Occupational Therapists: Reducing Disconnected, Defiant and Other Challenging Behaviors to Increase Student Success

November 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Hyatt Place – Bethlehem, 45 West North Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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If you’re an Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant, or part of an education team working with students in Preschool-Grade 12, you won’t want to miss this holistic presentation by Gregory Santucci. Greg is an experienced and practicing occupational therapist certified in sensory integration who is looking forward to sharing new self-regulation and behavior strategies that will help students succeed. CEUs are available for NJ and PA educators. Can’t make it? Other dates and locations are available. Visit for more information!

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Penn State Football Educator Appreciation Day vs. Rutgers

November 30
Penn State University, 1 Beaver Stadium
University Park, PA 16802 United States
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Get your game face on! The Penn State vs. Rutgers game on November 30th is Educator Appreciation Day. Tickets and parking passes are being offered to all active and retired educators at a special rate! Educators can park and get in the game for only $55 (if purchased in advance). After purchasing tickets, educators will receive a unique link to share with family and friends, which they can then use to find nearby seats. In honor of Educator Appreciation Day,…

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December 2019

Differentiating Instruction in Math: “It’s not as hard as you think!” (Grades 3-5)

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rutgers University – Busch Campus, 100 Sutphen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States
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How can you keep your students motivated and engaged while meeting New Jersey’s state standards in mathematics? Take this workshop with renowned author Judith T. Brendel to find out. If accessible, bring a laptop or tablet to experience effective instructional and learning strategies hands-on. Participants will receive six professional development hours and materials that will help to meet the needs of each and every student.

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Developing Powerful Modern Learners

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 70 Riverside Square
Hackensack, PA 07601 United States
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Learner agency has become an important focus for classrooms at every level. This seminar provides hands on opportunities to experience what learner agency looks like in practice and how to create powerful, modern learning environments at schools. Leading the seminar is Dr. Stager, one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing, as well as Will Richardson, globally recognized leader in modern learning systems and practices. Be ready for powerful questions, personal inquiry, and a…

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