NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium, in collaboration withUSGBC NJ, and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, is offering NJ educators the opportunity to participate in the newly launched Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program. The program encourages sustainable practices in classrooms to further the mission of creating green schools for everyone within this generation.
Green classroom professionals advocate for healthier, more environmentally responsible places in which to work and teach. With the Green Classroom Professional Certificate, the classroom will turn into a living laboratory, creating foundational awareness of greener lifestyles, energy savings, and environmental health in students and educators.
The program is designed to provide pre-K–12, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other pre-K–12 stakeholders with the knowledge and skills to:
Identify features that support or impede environmentally healthy, resource efficient, and sustainable learning spaces, and
Recognize, adopt, and implement practices that promote health among students and school occupants.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must Agree to GBCI’s Disciplinary and Exam Appeals Policy
Support the health among school occupants
Provide the best environment for student academic performance
Decrease absenteeism due to environmental factors
Support environmentally responsible practices by learning how to: save energy, save water, and improve indoor environmental quality
Apply for elective continuing education credits to maintain your teacher certification
Foster an attitude among youth and future generations to appreciate and model sustainable practices
Help create an awareness of the importance of greening a classroom
Be part of a green building community
Cost for the course and assessment is $47 for NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium.
Certificate is valid for 5 years
12 modules on green classroom topics
2–3 hours to complete total course
Each module requires about 10 to 15 minutes to complete
60 days to complete the course
30 animated questions based on course content
1 hour to complete
30 days to complete the assessment after beginning course
Our on-line support classes are centered around an EIRC candidate support curriculum. National Board Certified Teachers facilitate discussions that enable teachers to discover evidence of their own accomplished teaching. Web based resources allow participants to work through the process of certification. Classes run September through April.
Support Class Topics:
Class 1 :Organizing and Getting Started
Class 2: Exploring the Five Core Propositions
Class 3: Writing for Reflection
Class 4: Making Good Choices
Class 5: Aspects of Teaching
Class 6: Ways to Read the Scoring Process
Class 7: Assessment Center Preparation
Participants will be awarded 50 professional development hours for this course.
National Board Certification is consistent with all New Jersey Teacher Effectiveness models
To provide continued support as you pursue National Board Certification, EIRC designed On-Line Advanced National Board Certification Support Classes. This on‐line program is designed for teachers in their second or third year of candidacy. While you may have initially been disappointed if you did not certify on your first attempt, remember the process can take up to three years to complete. Don’t forget the resolve and dedication that got you to this point.
Last year we offered a similar on‐line course for advanced candidates. We are proud to announce that 100% of those second/third year candidates enrolled in our on‐line course received National Board Certification!
The class is organized into different modules. For each module there is something to read (or a video to watch) and a reflection to complete at the end of the module. Your facilitator, Jenna will read the reflections and comment, offering suggestions and feedback. In addition you will receive weekly emails with tips, suggestions, and ideas to work on. Finally, Jenna will also read each participant's portfolio entry and provide comments and questions.
This course opens on December 17, 2012 and will remain open through April 30th, 2013, or until your final portfolio submission.
* This workshop is for NBCT Candidates. If you are not currently a candidate and would like to learn more, visithttp://www.nbpts.org
For more information, call 856-582-7000 ext.109 or email Allison Mulch, email@example.com
What does it mean to understand? How does understanding differ from knowing or being able to do something? How can we support our students to understand what they are learning? How can we design curriculum, assessment, instruction, and professional development to promote understanding, rather than knowledge-recall learning? Join your colleagues for an interactive, hands on day of learning that will result in your being able to:
1) Explain the research principles and learning theory underlying Understanding by Design (UbD); 2) Describe and facilitate six ways your students can demonstrate understanding, rather than just knowledge-recall learning; 3) Apply the principles of backward design to your professional role(s) involving student achievement; and, 4) Collaborate with your peers to develop an action plan for using UbD principles and strategies in schools, districts, and/or other learning organizations.
In today’s society we have many new technologies to assist with formative assessment. The SMART Senteo Response Remotes allow teachers to poll students in various ways, from a warm-up to a simple quiz or test. The iPad/iPod Touch can be used as a response remote. Another technology to use is the cell phone. There are also web 2. tools that will serve this purpose. Teachers will learn how to use all these forms and how easy it to set each one up.
Apple computers have long provided solutions for individuals with disabilities. This workshop will examine how the iPad can support individuals with disabilities. Participants will review apps, built-in accessibility, access methods (including switch access), peripherals and mounting devices. Discussions will include pros and cons of the iPad versus other solutions or devices. Participants should have a general knowledge of how to use the iPad.
Be one SMART teacher by attending EIRC’s Summer SMART Board Boot Camp. SMART Certified Trainer, John Burd, will lead participants through a two-day training which will demonstrate everything attendees want to know about SMART Boards in the classroom to help get their students engaged and motivated. Come ready to learn in this hands-on two day workshop.
The Top Ten Tech Tools for teachers in Web 2.0, Twitter, Apps, and Videos will be shared and explored in this workshop. Participants will learn how teachers can best use education technology to motivate and engage students while delivering the Common Core. Leave this workshop with some great tools you will want to implement in your classroom. Participants can stay connected and share tools, resources, and tips on line on EIRC’s ETTC blog.
An iPad can change the way you teach. EIRC’s two-day iPad Institute will assist teachers in learning the gamut of uses for the iPad; including but not limited to set up, iTunes, Facetime, how to use the iPad in the classroom, educational apps that involve student in the learning process, Common Core apps, and formative assessment. Attendees should have an iTunes account and an iPad.
Learn how to use research-based interventions to effectively individualize instruction, monitor student progress, and implement strategies to meet students’ specific needs through the Intervention and Referral System. This workshop will provide all participants with valuable tools to create a systemic change in their school.
Participants will explore the components of quality team decision making and problem solving, peer consultation models, effective intervention and instruction approaches, including general education classroom services, needs-based instructional services, and special education services.
General and special education teachers and administrators will find this seminar very useful. Participants will receive an abundance of material and pertinent handouts.
Show Me the Money is a fast paced one-day seminar for school administrators and non-profit agency leaders to explore the processes of grant writing and fund raising as well as locating and creating funding sources and resources.
You will leave this seminar with your grant outline/draft and specific sources of funding!
Participants will discover:
Key elements of grant writing, unlock ideas and venues integral to securing funds
Traditional and non-traditional grants from government to foundations, from sponsors to philanthropists
Lucrative language, specific terminology and "tricks of the trade"
How to easily prepare an RFP and network for success
Bring an idea and your coffee mug!
TO REGISTER ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES:
1) Fill out form below. You are "Attendee 1"
2) Enter the additional attendees by clicking on the bottom of this form where is says "Add More Attendees?"
PLEASE CLICK SUBMIT ONCE. If required questions (asterisk) are left incomplete your form cannot be submitted. You will receive an automatic response to your e-mail confirming your registration.
Address: 107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200 Apollo Room Mullica Hill, New Jersey 08062 United States Map and Directions
This training session will demonstrate how to identify and apply core curriculum skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities in grades two to twelve. Writing with SPICE is considered by many teachers to give students sensible lifelong skills and has actually made both the teaching and learning of writing less stressful.
Mike Devono has established a way to communicate over 29 years of intense, interactive instructional experience. He has developed styles of both active and engaging language activities as well as unique writing strategies. A recent survey showed significant growth in students achieving at the advanced proficiency level in numerous schools where Mike has introduced SPICE.
FREE COPY OF "TEACHING WRITING WITH SPICE" with each registration!