Cedar Grove Waves – Cedar Grove School District (Essex County)

January 22, 2018

The program seeks to further educate Cedar Grove students about the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. Today’s high school students are too young to remember the events of 9/11, so it is important to educate students about the sacrifice others have made for their freedom. Cedar Grove Waves is a memorial … Continued

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Education Foundations: Engaging Business, Industry and Community Partners–Trenton School District (Mercer County)

January 22, 2018

The Trenton Public Education Foundation and the Trenton School District are working together to connect business and industry, the community, higher education, philanthropy and the arts community. The partners are supporting STEM, and Arts Education through the development of a strategic arts plan for all district students. Information Contact: Ellen Mushinski, executive director,Trenton Public Education … Continued

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Washington Township 21st Century Skills Initiative – Washington Township (Gloucester County)

January 22, 2018

The Washington Township 21st Century Skills Initiative began ten years ago with a single community volunteer in a classroom. It has grown into a communitywide initiative that reached 3,402 students in every elementary and middle school in the district in 2016-2017, providing instruction in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship at no cost to the … Continued

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Monmouth County Curriculum Consortium (MC3) (Monmouth County)

January 22, 2018

In 2012, a small group of curriculum directors in Monmouth County came together to collaborate on areas pertaining specifically to curriculum, instruction and professional development. To date, and in the continuing true spirit of professional collaboration, the Monmouth County Curriculum Consortium, or MC3, has delivered professional development for educators from numerous county districts. MC3 has … Continued

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Making a Maker Event: A Model for Collaboration – Toms River School District (Ocean County)

January 22, 2018

Maker events celebrate doing. Fusing art, science, education, and imagination, they bring together authors and environmentalists, builders and ‘bots, cooks and crafters, hackers and horticulturalists– people who engage in and solve the world’s problems through creativity and collaboration. When the Toms River Regional Schools superintendent and board approved the creation of the first Jersey Shore … Continued

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Success Through Collaboration – Bloomfield Public Schools (Essex County)

January 22, 2018

Three Bloomfield entities – the Bloomfield Public Schools, the Bloomfield Department of Recreation, and Bloomfield College – have partnered to create positive effects for Bloomfield students. The partners created positive learning environments, shared professional collaboration and classroom learning space. The collaboration helps each student, pre-K through high school, achieve success in an individualized program. Local … Continued

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Building Your AP Program – Jackson Township School District (Ocean County)

January 22, 2018

Practical ideas and high-impact changes led to the Jackson School District being recognized on the College Board’s National District AP Honor Roll in 2013 and 2014. By reprioritizing Advanced Placement courses and teachers, and meeting their unique needs with regard to resources and professional development, the district has been able to increase both participation at … Continued

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