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Curriculum Essentials for Modern Times
The Project ABLE Summer Curriculum Institute
Sponsored by TMI Education, INFOSavvy21, and FEA
August 11 and 12, 2015; 9 am - 2:30 pm at FEA
Presenters: Ian Jukes, Brian Chinni, and associates
Join keynoter Ian Jukes and seven other expert presenters in a handson, interactive approach to support school districts to renew their curricula
and instructional programs in alignment with the Common Core, NGSS,
other content standards, and essential 21st century skills. Participants
will: gain a deeper understanding of the unique learning needs of digital
generation students, and the instruction that will best serve them; gain
an understanding of the nine essential skills of modern learning, and how
to integrate these skills across curriculum, assessment and instructional
practice, including independent problem-solving skills, interdependent
collaboration skills, information communication skills, imagination
creativity skills, etc.; and design standards-based aligned authenticbased performance tasks and curriculum units in all content areas.
Fee: $398 for the two days; No Cost for 2015-16 TMI
Consortium members
Register at www.tmieducation.com/event-calendar/
upcoming
Creating PARCC-Like Math Tests: Preparing for
the New Assessments (K-5)
August 17, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm
at Courtyard Marriott, 420 Forsgate Dr., Cranbury
Presenter: Judith T. Brendel
Designed for both administrators and teachers, this session will address
how the new math standards for grades K-5 will be assessed on PARCC
tests, what resources are available, and how teachers need to modify
what already exists. Pre-tests, unit assessments and cumulative exams
all need to change to meet the rigor of the standards and the format
of PARCC questions and tasks. Learn about the types of questions to
be included on the PARCC and how they align to the Common Core.
Become familiar with the resources available and create your own
PARCC-like questions to prepare students.
Fee: $149
Creating PARCC-Like Math Tests: Preparing for
the New Assessments (6-12)
August 18, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm
at Courtyard Marriott, 420 Forsgate Dr., Cranbury
Presenter: Judith T. Brendel
Instructional Rounds: A Collaborative Protocol
to Improve Teaching and Learning - A Two-Day
Series
​ ugust 19 and 20, 2015; 9 am - 2:30 pm at FEA
A
Presenter: Jacqueline Frangis
Dr. Richard Elmore and his team at Harvard University pioneered
Instructional Rounds, modeled after training for medical doctors​. It is a
systems-wide approach to developing a shared understanding of and
language about effective teaching and learning and building human
capacity and culture across schools. This two-day institute will develop an
understanding of the principles, protocols, and processes of Instructional
Rounds. Participants will engage in a rounds simulation, identifying
the “problem of practice,” learning how to discern from objective vs
judgmental commentary, how to identify and analyze patterns and
trends, from theories and share next steps for improvement. Time will
be dedicated to aligning this process to the district’s teacher observation
rubric. It is encouraged that teams of educators attend from a district.
Fee: $295​(based on $148/day)
Collaborating to Strengthen Your Educator
Evaluation System: A Two-Day Institute
The Institute is a partnership among NJEA, NJPSA and FEA.
Cohort 1: August 24 and October 29;
9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Cohort 2: September 21 & December 14; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: David Yastremski,
Dana Zimbicki, John Farinella, and Sally Millaway
Educator effectiveness is a key driver for improving student learning
and a key driver for a successful evaluation system is a positive school
culture. This Institute is designed for 4-person teams of teachers and
administrators from a school or district who will engage in an authentic
exploration of strategies that strengthen the implementation of the
teacher evaluation system through a culture of mutual respect and
shared leadership. The Institute will assist participants in:
• Uncovering strategies that promote engagement and opportunity
for deep learning through meaningful conversations and
implementation of new practices;
• Identifying the elements of the system that promote fairness and
growth; and
• Incorporating those elements within current local practices to move
from compliance to collaboration in a culture that fosters effective
professional learning and achievement.
Fee: $250 for 4-person teams of teachers and administrators.
Designed for both administrators and teachers, this session will address
how the new math standards for grades 6-12 will be assessed on PARCC
tests, what resources are available, and how teachers need to modify
what already exists. Pre-tests, unit assessments and cumulative exams
all need to change to meet the rigor of the standards and the format
of PARCC questions and tasks. Learn about the types of questions to
be included on the PARCC and how they align to the Common Core.
Become familiar with the resources available and create your own
PARCC-like questions to prepare students.
Fee: $149
For more workhops, visit www.featraining.org.
Foundation for Educational Administration
12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
609-860-1200
Summer Learning
at FEA
June, July, and August
2015 Events
tasks that allow for teaching and formative assessment of both
mathematics content and practices, with a focus on reasoning and
modeling as these practices are measured on the PARCC assessments.
June 4, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Anne Gregory, Ph.D.
Fee: $149
same thing in each discipline. Through this kind of instruction students
can transfer their understanding of art concepts to the other core subject
areas. This type of learning also offers students opportunities to develop
strengths in key 21st Century Skills.
Fee: No Cost
There is a call to action to address the persistent and worsening racial
gaps in school suspension and expulsion. Schools are seeking ways
to transform how they elicit student cooperation, manage conflict, and
ensure a high quality education for diverse students. This session will
provide a synthesis of the latest knowledge about what contributes
to racial gaps in discipline. There will also be a focus on the current
initiatives to narrow disparities and highlight programming to prevent
conflict and to intervene constructively once conflict has occurred.
Connecting PARCC and Instruction in the 6-12
Classroom
• Implementing a technique that will facilitate students asking their
own questions;
Chromebooks and the Common Core
• Exploring the Nature of Science; and
Reducing Racial Disparities in Discipline Through
Transformative Action for Equity
Fee: $149
CAR Info Session
June 9, 2015; 3 pm - 5 pm at FEA
Presenter: Donna McInerney
If you are thinking about developing curriculum this summer, be sure to
attend this free info session first and learn to use CAR — the Connected
Action Roadmap. Endorsed by the NJDOE as the vision for teaching,
leading, and learning, CAR is a three-day PD program that connects
Common Core State Standards, student learning, professional learning,
and teacher and leader effectiveness with the work of PLCs.
Fee: No Cost
Start Planning for the New School Year!
First Five Days: Building a Culture for Year-Long
Success
June 12, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Alan November
The first five days of school can prepare students to “learn how to learn”
and yield achievement dividends all year. By preparing students to
own their learning and to manage tools and networks that will support
them throughout the school year, we better prepare them for academic
success. Web literacy, student as tutorial designer, self assessment,
peer to peer support and more will be covered. A culture of empowered
learning can help save teachers valuable time and inspire students.
Fee: $149
Connecting PARCC and Instruction in the K-5
Classroom
Sponsored by PARCC and NJPSA/FEA
June 25, 2015; 9 am to 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Bonnie Hain, Director ELA/Literacy Design
and Development, PARCC and Doug Sovde, Director of
Mathematics, Design and Development, PARCC
Sponsored by PARCC and NJPSA/FEA
June 26, 2015; 9 am to 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Bonnie Hain, Director ELA/Literacy Design
and Development, PARCC and Doug Sovde, Director of
Mathematics, Design and Development, PARCC
or
August 18, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Sarah Gardner, Senior Associate for English
Language Arts/literacy, PARCC and Jim Mirabelli, Senior
Associate for Mathematics, PARCC
Participants will begin the day with an introduction to the many available
PARCC instructional tools to support implementation of the ELA/literacy
and Mathematics standards in Grades 6-12 and to ready students for
success as measured by the PARCC assessments. Then, participants
will engage in a hands-on workshop designed to teach how to use PARCC
released tools to craft performance-based tasks in either English Language
Arts/literacy or Mathematics. In the ELA/literacy session, participants
will learn how to select complex texts, choose academic vocabulary for
instructional focus, and how to craft a variety of text-based questions to
lead students to mastery of the standards. In the Mathematics session,
participants will learn strategies to create learning tasks that integrate
mathematics content with modeling and reasoning as these practices are
measured on the PARCC assessments.
Fee: $149
Curriculum Aligned to the Common Core:
The Missing Link
July 8, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Donna McInerney and Vicki Duff
The latest school reform efforts have changed evaluation, assessments,
and standards. What has NOT changed is the way we think about
curriculum. Based on the Connected Action Roadmap, this session focuses
on the development of curriculum — the missing link in educational reform.
Curriculum provides the connection between standards, assessments,
evaluation, and meaningful job-embedded professional development.
Learn how PLC teams can support one another in creating and
implementing standards-based units of study that are directly connected to
daily classroom practice. This session will focus on essential collaborative
conversations that foster consistent implementation across grade levels
and content areas with a focus on using student data to drive instructional
decisions.
or
Fee: $149
August 17, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Sarah Gardner, Senior Associate for English
Language Arts/literacy, PARCC and Jim Mirabelli, Senior
Associate for Mathematics, PARCC
Educational Leaders as Scholars: Using Arts-Infused
Instruction to Enhance the Common Core
Participants will begin the day with an introduction to the many available
PARCC instructional tools to support implementation of the English
Language Arts and Mathematics standards for Grades K-5 and to ready
students for success as measured by the PARCC assessments. Then,
participants will attend two hands-on workshop sessions. In an English
Language Arts session, participants will use PARCC released tools to
support selection of high quality, complex tests for instruction and apply
research-based strategies to craft effective text-dependent questions to
create performance-based instructional tasks. A Mathematics session
will provide participants with strategies to develop performance-based
This Event is Closed!
Includes Beginner and Advanced Strands
July 13, 14, and 15, 2015 At Princeton University and the
Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ
Presenters: Keynote Speakers, Teaching Artists, and
Workshop Presenters
This institute will focus on the development of projects that stress ArtsInfused Instruction in the Common Core. Arts infusion is a strategy that
identifies shared concepts—like equivalency in math, dance and visual
arts, or conflict in reading and theater—in which the concept means the
Sponsored by NJASCD and NJPSA/FEA
July 14, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Google Experts
This event will feature ways to integrate Chromebooks, Google Apps,
and Edmodo into instruction that meets the Common Core. Participants
can choose four out of 12 sessions that will cover cutting-edge technology
that all educators must know about to prepare students for college and
career success.
Connected Educator Certification Training
July 20, 21, and 22, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Scott Rocco, Brad Currie, and Billy Krakower
This three day training will allow educators at all levels to become
familiar with the modern social media tools that can help improve
schools. Participants will develop a working knowledge of how being a
connected educator can transform their professional lives for the better.
Sessions will examine the various roles that social media, web tools,
devices, and sound pedagogy play in the connected educator world.
The three days will result in the creation of a Connected Educator
Plan that addresses impact on self and school.
July 20: Social Media with sessions on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest,
Voxer, Linkedin, and Facebook
July 21: Web Tools with sessions on Smore, Edmodo, Google
Hangouts, Docs and Slides, Flipboard, Zite, Feedly, and Blogging
July 22: Devices and Pedagogy with sessions on Smartphones,
Laptops, Tablets; Corwin’s Connected Educator Series; Digital
Leadership; EdCamps and Networking (time on this day will be
available to work on the Connected Educator Plan to be submitted
for a Certificate)
Fee: $400 per person for the three days
iPads and the Common Core
Sponsored by NJASCD and NJPSA/FEA
July 27, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Monica Burns, Keynote, and iPad Experts
This event will feature the iPad as a way to help students meet the
Common Core. Participants will be able to attend four out of 12
sessions that will feature innovative ways in which the iPad can be
integrated into teaching to meet the standards at all grade levels.
The Next Generation Science Standards:
Rethinking and Redesigning Science and
STEM Education
July 27, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Barbara Mammen
Teachers attending this highly interactive session will explore the
format of the new science standards and how the three dimensions
of the NGSS: Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting
Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas will help guide them to rethink
and redesign instruction and learning to integrate STEM disciplines.
Specific outcomes for teachers include:
• Understanding the format and dimensions of the NGSS;
• Recognizing and planning for the conceptual and instructional
paradigm shifts called for by the NRC;
• Realizing engineering as a discipline in which science and math
concepts are applied.
Fee: $149
Reading, Writing, and the Common Core:
Recipes for Action
August 3, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D.
Join this noted author of Literacy and the Common Core (Jossey-Bass,
2014) and The Literacy Cookbook (Jossey-Bass, 2012) to review her
strategies for effective reading and writing aligned to the Common
Core. Participants will identify and practice six specific argument-andevidence steps that effective writers use with the goal of learning how
students can write an effective question-driven paper from scratch.
There will also be a focus on close reading skills and the need to teach
students to ask questions about the text. Participants will engage in
a lesson using the Question-Inference-Evidence and Explanation
Organizer and practice implementing it.
Fee: $149
NJ Leadership Academy—Series 1
A partnership among NJASA, NJPSA, and FEA, with the support
of NJDOE.
Join us for an encore of this popular leadership series!
In today’s educational landscape, instructional leaders are increasingly
faced with the challenge of building coherence across the critical reforms
of the day - Common Core, Assessment Literacy and Teacher Evaluation.
In this series, participants will learn together in district teams and from
colleagues in similar leadership positions through a process that fosters
collaborative inquiry, builds leadership skills and provides opportunities
for implementation of key reform strategies at the school and district
levels. All academy participants take these three courses together as a
cohort. In addition, in order to meet school, district, or individual goals,
each participant will choose two electives on their own during the
2015-16 school year.
Leading the Common Core
August 6, 2015 at FEA
Presenters: John Borman, Emil Carafa, and Robert Price
Strengthening Assessment Literacy
August 10, 2015 at FEA
Presenters: Brian Chinni, Adam Fried,
Rich Allen, and Barbara Mammen
Educator Evaluation: A Tool to Enhancing Teacher Practice/
Effectiveness
August 13, 2015 at FEA
Presenters: Heather Moran, Deborah Grefe, Anthony Scotto, and
Victoria Duff
Fee: $750 per person for five sessions if not part of a district team
or $650 if registering as part of a team of two or more.
Register at www.featraining.org, unless otherwise noted.
tasks that allow for teaching and formative assessment of both
mathematics content and practices, with a focus on reasoning and
modeling as these practices are measured on the PARCC assessments.
June 4, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Anne Gregory, Ph.D.
Fee: $149
same thing in each discipline. Through this kind of instruction students
can transfer their understanding of art concepts to the other core subject
areas. This type of learning also offers students opportunities to develop
strengths in key 21st Century Skills.
Fee: No Cost
There is a call to action to address the persistent and worsening racial
gaps in school suspension and expulsion. Schools are seeking ways
to transform how they elicit student cooperation, manage conflict, and
ensure a high quality education for diverse students. This session will
provide a synthesis of the latest knowledge about what contributes
to racial gaps in discipline. There will also be a focus on the current
initiatives to narrow disparities and highlight programming to prevent
conflict and to intervene constructively once conflict has occurred.
Connecting PARCC and Instruction in the 6-12
Classroom
• Implementing a technique that will facilitate students asking their
own questions;
Chromebooks and the Common Core
• Exploring the Nature of Science; and
Reducing Racial Disparities in Discipline Through
Transformative Action for Equity
Fee: $149
CAR Info Session
June 9, 2015; 3 pm - 5 pm at FEA
Presenter: Donna McInerney
If you are thinking about developing curriculum this summer, be sure to
attend this free info session first and learn to use CAR — the Connected
Action Roadmap. Endorsed by the NJDOE as the vision for teaching,
leading, and learning, CAR is a three-day PD program that connects
Common Core State Standards, student learning, professional learning,
and teacher and leader effectiveness with the work of PLCs.
Fee: No Cost
Start Planning for the New School Year!
First Five Days: Building a Culture for Year-Long
Success
June 12, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Alan November
The first five days of school can prepare students to “learn how to learn”
and yield achievement dividends all year. By preparing students to
own their learning and to manage tools and networks that will support
them throughout the school year, we better prepare them for academic
success. Web literacy, student as tutorial designer, self assessment,
peer to peer support and more will be covered. A culture of empowered
learning can help save teachers valuable time and inspire students.
Fee: $149
Connecting PARCC and Instruction in the K-5
Classroom
Sponsored by PARCC and NJPSA/FEA
June 25, 2015; 9 am to 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Bonnie Hain, Director ELA/Literacy Design
and Development, PARCC and Doug Sovde, Director of
Mathematics, Design and Development, PARCC
Sponsored by PARCC and NJPSA/FEA
June 26, 2015; 9 am to 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Bonnie Hain, Director ELA/Literacy Design
and Development, PARCC and Doug Sovde, Director of
Mathematics, Design and Development, PARCC
or
August 18, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Sarah Gardner, Senior Associate for English
Language Arts/literacy, PARCC and Jim Mirabelli, Senior
Associate for Mathematics, PARCC
Participants will begin the day with an introduction to the many available
PARCC instructional tools to support implementation of the ELA/literacy
and Mathematics standards in Grades 6-12 and to ready students for
success as measured by the PARCC assessments. Then, participants
will engage in a hands-on workshop designed to teach how to use PARCC
released tools to craft performance-based tasks in either English Language
Arts/literacy or Mathematics. In the ELA/literacy session, participants
will learn how to select complex texts, choose academic vocabulary for
instructional focus, and how to craft a variety of text-based questions to
lead students to mastery of the standards. In the Mathematics session,
participants will learn strategies to create learning tasks that integrate
mathematics content with modeling and reasoning as these practices are
measured on the PARCC assessments.
Fee: $149
Curriculum Aligned to the Common Core:
The Missing Link
July 8, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Donna McInerney and Vicki Duff
The latest school reform efforts have changed evaluation, assessments,
and standards. What has NOT changed is the way we think about
curriculum. Based on the Connected Action Roadmap, this session focuses
on the development of curriculum — the missing link in educational reform.
Curriculum provides the connection between standards, assessments,
evaluation, and meaningful job-embedded professional development.
Learn how PLC teams can support one another in creating and
implementing standards-based units of study that are directly connected to
daily classroom practice. This session will focus on essential collaborative
conversations that foster consistent implementation across grade levels
and content areas with a focus on using student data to drive instructional
decisions.
or
Fee: $149
August 17, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Sarah Gardner, Senior Associate for English
Language Arts/literacy, PARCC and Jim Mirabelli, Senior
Associate for Mathematics, PARCC
Educational Leaders as Scholars: Using Arts-Infused
Instruction to Enhance the Common Core
Participants will begin the day with an introduction to the many available
PARCC instructional tools to support implementation of the English
Language Arts and Mathematics standards for Grades K-5 and to ready
students for success as measured by the PARCC assessments. Then,
participants will attend two hands-on workshop sessions. In an English
Language Arts session, participants will use PARCC released tools to
support selection of high quality, complex tests for instruction and apply
research-based strategies to craft effective text-dependent questions to
create performance-based instructional tasks. A Mathematics session
will provide participants with strategies to develop performance-based
This Event is Closed!
Includes Beginner and Advanced Strands
July 13, 14, and 15, 2015 At Princeton University and the
Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ
Presenters: Keynote Speakers, Teaching Artists, and
Workshop Presenters
This institute will focus on the development of projects that stress ArtsInfused Instruction in the Common Core. Arts infusion is a strategy that
identifies shared concepts—like equivalency in math, dance and visual
arts, or conflict in reading and theater—in which the concept means the
Sponsored by NJASCD and NJPSA/FEA
July 14, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Google Experts
This event will feature ways to integrate Chromebooks, Google Apps,
and Edmodo into instruction that meets the Common Core. Participants
can choose four out of 12 sessions that will cover cutting-edge technology
that all educators must know about to prepare students for college and
career success.
Connected Educator Certification Training
July 20, 21, and 22, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Scott Rocco, Brad Currie, and Billy Krakower
This three day training will allow educators at all levels to become
familiar with the modern social media tools that can help improve
schools. Participants will develop a working knowledge of how being a
connected educator can transform their professional lives for the better.
Sessions will examine the various roles that social media, web tools,
devices, and sound pedagogy play in the connected educator world.
The three days will result in the creation of a Connected Educator
Plan that addresses impact on self and school.
July 20: Social Media with sessions on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest,
Voxer, Linkedin, and Facebook
July 21: Web Tools with sessions on Smore, Edmodo, Google
Hangouts, Docs and Slides, Flipboard, Zite, Feedly, and Blogging
July 22: Devices and Pedagogy with sessions on Smartphones,
Laptops, Tablets; Corwin’s Connected Educator Series; Digital
Leadership; EdCamps and Networking (time on this day will be
available to work on the Connected Educator Plan to be submitted
for a Certificate)
Fee: $400 per person for the three days
iPads and the Common Core
Sponsored by NJASCD and NJPSA/FEA
July 27, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Monica Burns, Keynote, and iPad Experts
This event will feature the iPad as a way to help students meet the
Common Core. Participants will be able to attend four out of 12
sessions that will feature innovative ways in which the iPad can be
integrated into teaching to meet the standards at all grade levels.
The Next Generation Science Standards:
Rethinking and Redesigning Science and
STEM Education
July 27, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Barbara Mammen
Teachers attending this highly interactive session will explore the
format of the new science standards and how the three dimensions
of the NGSS: Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting
Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas will help guide them to rethink
and redesign instruction and learning to integrate STEM disciplines.
Specific outcomes for teachers include:
• Understanding the format and dimensions of the NGSS;
• Recognizing and planning for the conceptual and instructional
paradigm shifts called for by the NRC;
• Realizing engineering as a discipline in which science and math
concepts are applied.
Fee: $149
Reading, Writing, and the Common Core:
Recipes for Action
August 3, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D.
Join this noted author of Literacy and the Common Core (Jossey-Bass,
2014) and The Literacy Cookbook (Jossey-Bass, 2012) to review her
strategies for effective reading and writing aligned to the Common
Core. Participants will identify and practice six specific argument-andevidence steps that effective writers use with the goal of learning how
students can write an effective question-driven paper from scratch.
There will also be a focus on close reading skills and the need to teach
students to ask questions about the text. Participants will engage in
a lesson using the Question-Inference-Evidence and Explanation
Organizer and practice implementing it.
Fee: $149
NJ Leadership Academy—Series 1
A partnership among NJASA, NJPSA, and FEA, with the support
of NJDOE.
Join us for an encore of this popular leadership series!
In today’s educational landscape, instructional leaders are increasingly
faced with the challenge of building coherence across the critical reforms
of the day - Common Core, Assessment Literacy and Teacher Evaluation.
In this series, participants will learn together in district teams and from
colleagues in similar leadership positions through a process that fosters
collaborative inquiry, builds leadership skills and provides opportunities
for implementation of key reform strategies at the school and district
levels. All academy participants take these three courses together as a
cohort. In addition, in order to meet school, district, or individual goals,
each participant will choose two electives on their own during the
2015-16 school year.
Leading the Common Core
August 6, 2015 at FEA
Presenters: John Borman, Emil Carafa, and Robert Price
Strengthening Assessment Literacy
August 10, 2015 at FEA
Presenters: Brian Chinni, Adam Fried,
Rich Allen, and Barbara Mammen
Educator Evaluation: A Tool to Enhancing Teacher Practice/
Effectiveness
August 13, 2015 at FEA
Presenters: Heather Moran, Deborah Grefe, Anthony Scotto, and
Victoria Duff
Fee: $750 per person for five sessions if not part of a district team
or $650 if registering as part of a team of two or more.
Register at www.featraining.org, unless otherwise noted.
Curriculum Essentials for Modern Times
The Project ABLE Summer Curriculum Institute
Sponsored by TMI Education, INFOSavvy21, and FEA
August 11 and 12, 2015; 9 am - 2:30 pm at FEA
Presenters: Ian Jukes, Brian Chinni, and associates
Join keynoter Ian Jukes and seven other expert presenters in a handson, interactive approach to support school districts to renew their curricula
and instructional programs in alignment with the Common Core, NGSS,
other content standards, and essential 21st century skills. Participants
will: gain a deeper understanding of the unique learning needs of digital
generation students, and the instruction that will best serve them; gain
an understanding of the nine essential skills of modern learning, and how
to integrate these skills across curriculum, assessment and instructional
practice, including independent problem-solving skills, interdependent
collaboration skills, information communication skills, imagination
creativity skills, etc.; and design standards-based aligned authenticbased performance tasks and curriculum units in all content areas.
Fee: $398 for the two days; No Cost for 2015-16 TMI
Consortium members
Register at www.tmieducation.com/event-calendar/
upcoming
Creating PARCC-Like Math Tests: Preparing for
the New Assessments (K-5)
August 17, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm
at Courtyard Marriott, 420 Forsgate Dr., Cranbury
Presenter: Judith T. Brendel
Designed for both administrators and teachers, this session will address
how the new math standards for grades K-5 will be assessed on PARCC
tests, what resources are available, and how teachers need to modify
what already exists. Pre-tests, unit assessments and cumulative exams
all need to change to meet the rigor of the standards and the format
of PARCC questions and tasks. Learn about the types of questions to
be included on the PARCC and how they align to the Common Core.
Become familiar with the resources available and create your own
PARCC-like questions to prepare students.
Fee: $149
Creating PARCC-Like Math Tests: Preparing for
the New Assessments (6-12)
August 18, 2015; 9 am - 3 pm
at Courtyard Marriott, 420 Forsgate Dr., Cranbury
Presenter: Judith T. Brendel
Instructional Rounds: A Collaborative Protocol
to Improve Teaching and Learning - A Two-Day
Series
​ ugust 19 and 20, 2015; 9 am - 2:30 pm at FEA
A
Presenter: Jacqueline Frangis
Dr. Richard Elmore and his team at Harvard University pioneered
Instructional Rounds, modeled after training for medical doctors​. It is a
systems-wide approach to developing a shared understanding of and
language about effective teaching and learning and building human
capacity and culture across schools. This two-day institute will develop an
understanding of the principles, protocols, and processes of Instructional
Rounds. Participants will engage in a rounds simulation, identifying
the “problem of practice,” learning how to discern from objective vs
judgmental commentary, how to identify and analyze patterns and
trends, from theories and share next steps for improvement. Time will
be dedicated to aligning this process to the district’s teacher observation
rubric. It is encouraged that teams of educators attend from a district.
Fee: $295​(based on $148/day)
Collaborating to Strengthen Your Educator
Evaluation System: A Two-Day Institute
The Institute is a partnership among NJEA, NJPSA and FEA.
Cohort 1: August 24 and October 29;
9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Cohort 2: September 21 & December 14; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: David Yastremski,
Dana Zimbicki, John Farinella, and Sally Millaway
Educator effectiveness is a key driver for improving student learning
and a key driver for a successful evaluation system is a positive school
culture. This Institute is designed for 4-person teams of teachers and
administrators from a school or district who will engage in an authentic
exploration of strategies that strengthen the implementation of the
teacher evaluation system through a culture of mutual respect and
shared leadership. The Institute will assist participants in:
• Uncovering strategies that promote engagement and opportunity
for deep learning through meaningful conversations and
implementation of new practices;
• Identifying the elements of the system that promote fairness and
growth; and
• Incorporating those elements within current local practices to move
from compliance to collaboration in a culture that fosters effective
professional learning and achievement.
Fee: $250 for 4-person teams of teachers and administrators.
Designed for both administrators and teachers, this session will address
how the new math standards for grades 6-12 will be assessed on PARCC
tests, what resources are available, and how teachers need to modify
what already exists. Pre-tests, unit assessments and cumulative exams
all need to change to meet the rigor of the standards and the format
of PARCC questions and tasks. Learn about the types of questions to
be included on the PARCC and how they align to the Common Core.
Become familiar with the resources available and create your own
PARCC-like questions to prepare students.
Fee: $149
For more workhops, visit www.featraining.org.
Foundation for Educational Administration
12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
609-860-1200
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