Keansburg School District

September 26, 2014

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District Releases 2014-2015 Employee Policy and Procedure Handbook for 2014-2015

Revised from Tramaglini's email on 9/24/2014:

On September 24, morning I used Google Drive to send you this year’s updated policy and procedure handbook for 2014-2015. Last year, we developed this handbook to share key policies and regulations beyond the access we give to the District’s policies that are on our website. I ask that you review this handbook in its entirety beginning today and finishing by no later than October 17, 2014. Once you have completed review of the handbook, please sign off using the Google Form by clicking on the link below and completing the electronic signature.

The Handbook is now available on our website in the Staff Portal and both the link for the Handbook and the link for confirmation are below.

Please let me know if you have any questions -

Click Here to Access New Policy and Procedure Handbook

Click Here To Acknowledge that you have reviewed the Handbook.


What is EdCamp?

Colleague Chris Jones from PMRS has been an EdCamper and shared some of his experiences with me last year. We will provide hours and cover any registration fees associated with attending the NJ EdCamps. Click Here to find out more about EdCampNJ?
EdCamp 101




5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success

5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success




Project Based Learning: Explained.

What is Project BasedLearning (PBL)?

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Essential Elements of PBL include:

· Significant Content - At its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subjects.

· 21st century competencies - Students build competencies valuable for today’s world, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation, which are explicitly taught and assessed.

· In-Depth Inquiry - Students are engaged in an extended, rigorous process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers.

· Driving Question - Project work is focused by an open-ended question that students understand and find intriguing, which captures their task or frames their exploration.

· Need to Know - Students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the Driving Question and create project products, beginning with an Entry Event that generates interest and curiosity.

· Voice and Choice - Students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.

· Critique and Revision - The project includes processes for students to give and receive feedback on the quality of their work, leading them to make revisions or conduct further inquiry.

· Public Audience - Students present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.

Critique and Feedback within the 21st Century Skill Framework: A video

critique and feedback - the story of austin's butterfly - Ron Berger



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