Teachers' Insurance Plan of New Jersey - Upcoming Events

We like to share information about events happening around New Jersey for teachers so they can keep up with all of the latest tools and techniques available to them.

Rewire

October 5 @ 7:00am – October 6 @ 4:00pm
Kenneth R. Olson Middle School, 132 New Rd
Tabernacle, NJ
Free

Rewire is a professional development event that will ignite your passion for education and leave you with fresh ideas to revive the way you view education and the way you do education!  As explained on the website: “Rewire will change your thinking. In a positively disruptive way.” Rewire is bringing together top educational professionals from across the country to present relevant and inspiring educational discussions applicable to teachers of all grade levels.

Differentiating Instruction in High School Math: It’s Not as Hard as You Think

October 11 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
NJPSA/FEA, 12 Centre Drive
Monroe Township, NJ
$149

It can feel overwhelming (to say the least) to differentiate instruction for every individual in a diverse classroom.  Adding to the difficulty, some districts have begun to allow students to select the course they want, rather than what the district/teachers recommend.  This session has been designed to help navigate these challenges.  As explained in the event description: “Included will be strategies and activities for warm-ups, investigations, practice, review and homework.

EDCAMPHAT

October 13 @ 8:00am – 1:30pm
High Point Regional High School, 299 Pidgeon Hill Road
Sussex, NJ
Free

EdCampHAT is an unconference that exists specifically for K-12 educators who are looking to learn from each other and share best practices for courses/classes in the Humanities. K-12 educators will be both participants and presenters, sharing their knowledge related to content in Social Studies, English, World Languages, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts, using technology in the classroom, student choice, student voice, problem-based learning (PBL), personalized learning, and Readers/Writers workshops.

Lake Conference for K-12 Physical Education 2018

October 14 @ 1:00pm – October 15 @ 4:30pm
Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center, 822 Route 519
Johnsonburg, NJ

The Lake Conference for K-12 Physical Education is a super fun event!  First of all, it’s overnight at a well-manicured campground with a great indoor facility.  Second, sessions are full of hands-on sports and activities for Physical Education Teachers. Participants can earn Professional Development credit from their involvement as they learn from local experts in the PE field. Besides the excellent education and the great facilities, the food will be great!

Science on the Move

October 16 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ
$50

This workshop will explore the connection between movement and learning science.  One of the four learning styles, kinesthetic learning happens when lessons are combined with physical movement.  This method of teaching benefits all students as their brain (which is learning) connects with their body (which is moving) and makes learning more memorable.

Teach Your Students How to Write with Spice

October 16 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
SRI & ETTC Meeting Rooms 107A-109A, 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, New Jersey
$178

This workshop is designed for Elementary and Middle School ELA teachers and Coaches (regular and special ed.). During the workshop, teachers will learn writing skills and techniques that will help students improve their writing using the SPICE method that will improve student writing now and for the rest of their life.  The instructor for this event is Mr. Devono, the author of the book, “Teaching Writing with Spice.” Mr. Devono was also a former teacher.

Energizing PE 2018

October 19 @ 8:30am – 2:00pm
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center, 2 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ
$25

Calling all Physical Education and Health teachers! This event is going to be highly interactive, fun and educational. Dean Owens, a Master Trainer from "Drums Alive" will bring "Drums Alive Ability Beats" to A.C. to demonstrate how Ability Beats fosters an interactive educational experience for all abilities that connects brain and body learning.

NJCSS Annual Fall Conference: “The Times They Are a-Changin!”

October 22 @ 7:30am – 1:00pm
Busch Campus- Rutgers New Brusnwick, 604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ

This workshop is for all K-12 Social Studies Teachers, with workshops covering a variety of topics including U.S. History, World History, Civics, and Economics. In addition, there will be workshops in Psychology for Elementary (K-5) Teachers and with regards to relating to Technology and Pedagogy. See website for a list of speakers and program details. A Business Breakfast will be included.  The event is organized into 3  1-hour workshops. Participants can earn 5 Professional Development hours.

42nd Annual New Jersey Science Convention: Bringing 21st Century Science Skills to the Classroom

October 23 @ 8:00am – October 24 @ 4:00pm
Princeton Marriott Forrestal, 100 College Road
Princeton, NJ

The 2nd largest annual convention for teachers in the state of New Jersey.  This is a 2-day event designed so that educators can participate in one day, in the case that two days poses a strain on district resources.  Each day boasts 75 sessions and over 55 vendors.  After Tuesday’s daily events, the President’s Reception takes place from 5-6 p.m  and the Banquet event right after at 6 p.m.

Explore Google Apps: Drives, Docs, Sheets and Forms

October 29 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
SRI & ETTC Computer Lab #127, 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ
$178

For quite some time now, Google has been taking over U.S. classrooms. It seems the speed of the takeover is only increasing. For students, who are digital natives, it just makes sense to do schoolwork on the computer and using apps. For some teachers, the adjustment is a little more jolting.  Not only are students using Google in the classroom, teachers are using it to communicate with administration and other teachers.

NJEA Convention 2018

November 8 @ 9:00am – November 9 @ 3:00pm
Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ

If you are in the world of public education, you already know that the NJEA Convention 2018 is an event designed specifically for teachers by the NJ Teachers Union, offering the largest professional learning event in the WORLD! This event is free for members, childcare is available, tons of vendors to see what’s available to bring value to your classroom and your life, a huge variety of workshops to advance you in your field

3D Printing & Drawing: An Overview at the Noyes Museum of Art

November 14 @ 9:00am – 2:30pm
The Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University, 30 Front Street
Hammonton, NJ
$149

If you teach students about 3D printing/creating, this session is set up to help you do it even better.  Experts Robert Roesch and Suzanne Reese will lead teachers into learning more about the art itself as well as hands-on activities in the use of a free program called SketchUp.  This session will provide an excellent opportunity to gain new ideas for enriching your curriculum.

Are Your Students Lazy, Distracted, or Impulsive

November 15 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
FEA Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive
Monroe Township, NJ
$149

It can seem as if students don’t want to be in class.  It often appears that they aren’t paying attention to much at all and what they are hearing doesn’t interest them in the least.  In this session, participants will discuss why students appear lazy, unmotivated and/or impulsive and discuss how these challenges can be addressed in the classroom.

Marketspace Monday with Programmable Robots

November 19 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
SRI & ETTC – Library, 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ
$106

This session is for all k-12 educators involved in robotics or STEM/STEAM education. Participants will learn ideas of how to work with students to gain a deeper understanding of how to build or transform robots with maker materials. Robots like Ozobots, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Finches and Ollies are now available for students to learn from.  Students can experiment and discover more about how they are made, as well as how they “think” and act.

Do Your Students Persevere in Solving Problems?

November 26 @ 9:00am – 3:30pm
Busch Campus-Rutgers New Brunswick, 604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ
$205

For Math Teachers of 6-12 grades and Math Supervisors, this workshop is designed to (as described on the website): “address what algebraic thinking looks like at the elementary level, and why what happens in the elementary classroom is critical to the success of all students in future years. This session will also explore algebra in the middle school and the algebra content in the grade eight standards.

Collaboration

November 28 @ 9:00am – November 29 @ 3:00pm
North Brunswick Board of Education, 308 Old Georges Rd
North Brunswick, NJ
Free

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