Thanks to our workshop chair Vanessa Rosa, we have set up some excellent workshops for you for the 2022-2023 school year.
All of these workshops earn you hours towards both the district and state hours. Please get approval from your administrator before signing up.
Workshops are via Zoom. You will receive an email with a Zoom link before the workshop begins.
After you complete the workshop, YOU must enter it into MLP as an unreimbursed workshop in order to get your hours.
Remember that EWEA will reimburse you for non EWEA/NJEA/MCEA workshops (up to $50 per year) for workshops that are for professional development. You simply need to send a copy of your certificate of participation and proof of payment to your treasurer, Kathleen Carvalho, at Walter C. Black School.
We will also send you information about other workshops that might interest you. Finally, check out the workshops given by Mercer County EA, https://mercercountyea.org/. That’s YOU TOO, and those workshops are free!
Calendar for 2022 – 2023
Workshop Title & Date Description Co-Teaching for Effective Inclusive Classrooms
-Wednesday 10/12 (HHS in person)
This workshop offers regular and special educators the opportunity to learn and model various differentiated instructional methods to ensure the success of all learning levels in the inclusive classroom. Inclusive education offers educators opportunities to stretch and broaden their delivery styles through collaboration. The program features joint lesson planning exercises and problem-solving models. LIGHT DINNER will be served! Effective Classroom Management, Elementary Grades K – 5)
–Tuesday 11/29 (Virtual)
This workshop explores the paths to successful classroom management. Included is information about the elements necessary for successful classroom management, communication or learning styles, interventions for difficult behaviors, hints to create a smoothly flowing classroom, and tools to begin building positive parent/ teacher relationships. Effective Classroom Management, Secondary (Grades 6-12)
-Tuesday 11/29 ( Virtual )
Participants will explore successful strategies for motivating secondary students and explore techniques for handling challenging behaviors. We will discuss how to be a proactive classroom manager. We will also explore how to successfully communicate with parents. Finally, transition problems in the secondary classroom, as well as solutions, are discussed. Using UBD (Understanding by Design/Backward design) to Achieve the Student Learning Standards Part 1: An Introduction to UBD
Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of UBD(Understand by Design/ Backward Design). They will be discussing the three stages of UBD design, creating goals, understandings, essential questions, assessments, and learning activities. Participants who complete all three parts of the Understanding by Design series will leave equipped to design a comprehensive unit for their classrooms. Using Data to Enhance Student Learning
-Wednesday 3/15 ( Virtual)
Data can change our educational practices in helping each student achieve success, setting goals for our classrooms, and reflecting on our practice and instruction. In this workshop, participants will learn the four types of data. They will be exposed to informal and formal protocols for analyzing data. This workshop will also emphasize creating teacher teams to look at various data, establishing collaborative standards, while brainstorming causes and solutions to identified concerns. Differentiated Instruction – Strategies for Effective Planning and Implementation
Wednesday 4/19 (Virtual)
Differentiating Instruction means that we must first know our students and then design instruction mindful of student interests, readiness, learning style, and environment. Participants will engage in exploration of effective strategies and examples of differentiating instruction and will be introduced to various tools and resources that assist in the differentiation process.