April 11, 2016



The Spring NJSELA Roundtable will be on Thursday, June 2. Our guest speaker will be Linda Burroughs, Associate Professor in the School of Education at TCNJ. (https://eeced.tcnj.edu/department-info/faculty-profiles/linda-burroughs/)

Ms. Burroughs will be speaking with us on Science Teacher training, the importance of science integration, and the thrust behind the NGSS for economic development.

We will be holding the main roundtable at TCNJ in Ewing. We will also hold a satellite location meeting in Old Tappan and connect via videoconferencing with TCNJ.

To register for the Roundtable please go to the link at the top. Roundtables are free to all current 2016 NJSELA members. The fee for non-members is $40 and also gets you membership for the remainder of 2016. You can sign up for membership here.


NJSELA's own Brian Carey recently penned an NGSS article for the Star Ledger. If you missed it you can find it on NJ.com here: http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/04/new_science_standards_in_schools_a_giant_leap_for.html

Great job Brian!


On Thursday April 21st at 4:30pm NJASCD North will be hosting an event in Bridgewater focused on NGSS. NJSELA member and Waldwick Science Supervisor Rob Rolling will provide the keynote.

More information can be found here: https://www.smore.com/xtkbt


Please consider submitting a proposal to present your best practices at ECET2NJPA and attend the convening on September 24-25, 2016. ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. It was born out of a desire to provide a forum for exceptional teachers to learn from one another and to celebrate the teaching profession. Workshops at the convening should be designed to inform and inspire colleagues, develop attendees’ leadership potential, and hone their craft. Session proposals may focus on all aspects of education (core content, technology integration, whole child, digital literacy, etc.). Please know you are not limited to these, and we encourage any and all ideas you have for a session you'd like to lead. Proposals are due on April 30. More information is available on our website: http://www.ecet2njpa.org/.


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