January 8, 2015


It was great to see everyone at the December 18th roundtable! We had approximately 60 members from across NJ join the discussion at the Livingston and Monroe locations.


The NJSELA shared folder is now LIVE at this link. Members are encouraged to contribute and take from it - just please don't do any permanent file structure damage!

Reminder, this folder is available to active members. Check to see if we have you current with your 2016 membership at this link. If you have not gotten to renewing your membership yet, please go to the NJSELA Membership sign up page and follow the instructions found there.

If you are listed as an active 2016 member and do not have shared folder access please check the email address associated with your membership - It must be linked with Google. To modify or add your Google compatible email address please contact our membership chair Eric Siegal at eric.siegal@wmtps.org.


The video of Wil and Stacey van der Veen's presentation at the Winter Roundtable is available to stream out of our shared folder. It is broken into parts for easier viewing - the files are big, I wouldn't suggest watching it on anything but a wifi connected device!

The powerpoint presentation can also be found in the roundtable folder.


For those of you who haven't seen Mike Heinz's Model Curriculum Google shared folder, you can find it here: http://www.tinyurl.com/heinzshare

Want to know more? Sign up for one of Mike's workshops (info below).


No new additions since the last newsletter.

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Translating the Biology Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum

February 18: Trenton - Register by 2/4/16

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Translating the Chemistry Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum

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Translating the Physics Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum

February 3: Stockton University – Register by 1/20/16

February 12: Trenton – Register by 1/29/16

March 22: East Orange – Register by 3/8/16

Translating Capstone Earth & Space Sciences Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum

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March 10: Stockton University - Register by 2/25/16

Translating Middle School Earth&Space Sciences Model Sci Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum

January 13: Trenton – Register by 12/30/15

Translating Middle School Life Science Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum

January 15: Trenton – Register by 1/4/16

Translating Middle School Physical Science Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum

January 14: Hammonton – Register by 12/30/15

January 27: Trenton – Register by 1/13/16

February 26: East Orange - Register by 2/12/16

Structure and Properties of Matter for teachers in grades 2 & 5

Inheritance and Variation of Traits for teachers in grade 3

January 12: East Orange – Register by 12/29/15

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Interdependent Relationships; & Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems for Grades K, 2, 3, &5

February 9: East Orange - Register by 1/26/16

February 11: Stockton University - Register by 1/28/16

February 19: Trenton - Register by 2/5/16

Structure, Function and Information Processing for teachers in grades 1 and 4

March 2: East Orange - Register by 2/16/16

March 8: Stockton University - Register by 2/23/16

March 21: Trenton - Register by 3/7/16

Weather and Climate for teachers in grades K and 3

March 15: Stockton University - Register by 3/1/16