S.T.E.A.M. Academy – Black Horse Pike Regional School District (Camden County)

January 22, 2018

The STEAM Academy at Black Horse Pike Regional is a rigorous two-year interdisciplinary program, designed to provide a strong educational foundation for students planning to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, the arts or mathematics. The Black Horse Pike Regional district has partnered with Camden County College to create a pathway for students to focus … Continued

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Interactive Technology in the World Language Classroom – Metuchen School District (Middlesex County)

January 22, 2018

Technology has a place in the world language classroom, as a tool that can increase student engagement, achieve 100 percent student involvement, and promote student achievement. Teachers at the Edgar Middle School in Metuchen have experienced the positive potential of BYOT (bring your own technology) and innovative practices in the classroom. Apps and Web 2.0 … Continued

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Kindness from the Heart–Washington Township School District (Morris County)

January 22, 2018

Young students with special needs, in preschool through grade 2, gain responsibility, compassion and the chance to help others, through “Kindness from the Heart,” a program combining service learning and fine motor skills development at Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary School. “Often teachers struggle in providing creative and meaningful ways to develop fine motor skills in … Continued

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

January 22, 2018

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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Labor Management Partnership: Committed to a Culture of Collaboration – Montgomery Township School District (Somerset County)

January 22, 2018

Montgomery Township’s district administrators and the Montgomery Township Education Association, with support from the Rutgers University School of Labor and Management, have formed a District Leadership Team. The team was created to foster a collaborative working relationship between administrators and staff across all aspects of the district, to positively impact student academic achievement and social … Continued

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media – Bergenfield School District (Bergen County)

January 22, 2018

Communication needs have increased and become more complex for public school districts. Districts have a duty to educate and inform residents, in order to foster public awareness and support for the district and its strategic initiatives – as well as for its students and employees. Keeping residents informed also improves and safeguards the district’s reputation; … Continued

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Engaging Parents in Data-Driven Instruction – Springfield Public Schools (Union County)

January 22, 2018

Assessments and the use of test data are a component of the educational process. As part of Springfield’s InnovateNJ project, the school district established a program to involve parents in developing a better understanding of their childrens’ test data. Springfield incorporated an ESL component that addresses the language issues families face when immigrating to the … Continued

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