Curriculum and Instruction Weekly

December 5, 2014

PD Opportunities for Administrative Team (2nd Announcement)

There are several PD sessions coming up through NJASCD. If you are interested, please let me know by the dates posted and I can register people as a group using the money set aside this year for admin PD.

Email interest to Matt no later than December 5

January 15, 2015 - DATA: Your Students' Progress Depends on This!


FEA Conference Center, Monroe, NJ

January 20, 2015 - Building a Makerspace for Less Than $200


Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ

(This workshop must be paid for up front by each participant and then reimbursed through the formal process due to not accepting purchase orders.)

January 21, 2015 - NJ Leadership Summit: Understanding and Implementing PARCC

Featuring Jeff Nellhaus, Director of Policy, Research and Design for PARCC plus presentations by NJ State Department of Education and a selection of workshop offerings on PARCC

Forsgate Country Club, Monroe, NJ

February 4, 2015 - NJASCD Annual Conference

The Core Six featuring Harvey Silver: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core

9am-2:30pm - Forsgate Country Club, Monroe, NJ

February 10, 2015 - Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards: Leveraging the Common Core


FEA Conference Center, Monroe, NJ

ASCD Webinar

Free webinar on December 9 on close reading
I'm going to watch this webinar at the CO conference room. I'd like to have at least 1 building administrator and 1 supervisor watch with me so we can talk about whether there'd be value in exploring this.

The H.E.A.T.®/Danielson Teacher Evaluation system triangulates the results from multiple measures—formal teacher evaluations, student growth objectives, informal classroom walkthroughs, lesson/unit reviews, and student feedback—to provide educators with a more accurate snapshot of their strengths, weaknesses, and suggested opportunities for improving future professional practice.