Curriculum & Student Achievement

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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Monmouth County Curriculum Consortium (MC3) (Monmouth County)

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

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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How to Be a Winning Teaching Team – Clark School District (Union County)

An effective teaching team can benefit student learning. Sixth-grade teacher team members from Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, in Clark, have much to share about working as an effective team. The core elements of working as a team, the advantages of teaming, meeting logistics, effective teacher communication , parent outreach, strategies to ensure student success, … Continued

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Using School Improvement Panel Teams and Professional Learning Communities to Drive Change – Freehold Regional High School District (Monmouth County)

The schools in the Freehold Regional High School District have invested more than four years in training School Improvement Panels (ScIPs) and a corps of faculty members, with the goal of driving positive change in the district. The groups act as facilitators, developing dialogue through the use of protocols discussing texts, data, successes, and lesson … Continued

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Livingston Hour of Code – Livingston School District (Essex County)

Livingston students built snowmen – on computers – and more, during the district’s Hour of Code, held as part of the nationwide initiative sponsored by Computer Science Education Week and The idea was to introduce students to computer science and computer programming, and the rapidly-expanding and increasingly-important field of coding. Coding is the art … Continued

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Writing Workshop and Math Explorations – Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Union County)

February 12, 2016

Knowing the benefits of devoting additional time to writing, and delving deeper into mathematical concepts via real-life applications, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional school district changed the middle school day to provide more time for instruction in these key areas. This program’s goal is to improve student achievement in math, language arts and other subjects. The … Continued

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