The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), in collaboration with the Partnership for Collaborative Professional Learning, is working to ensure equitable access to high-quality education and postsecondary success for all students.

NJDOE is using a strategic and collaborative approach that connects standards-based curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional learning in a school culture that promotes an ongoing process of reflection on, and growth in, student learning.

The NJDOE is partnering with New Jersey’s educational stakeholders to collectively promote the Connected Action Roadmap (CAR) as a strategic and collaborative approach to developing a standards-based curriculum. To better understand this work and how districts can voluntarily take advantage of these exciting opportunities, the department is hosting regional information sessions.

“A critical goal of the Connected Action Roadmap is supporting best practices that directly and positively impact teaching and learning,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “I encourage boards of education to learn more about this exciting initiative at next month’s regional information sessions.”

Additional information is available in an article in the Jan. 15 School Board Notes.

Registration The links below can be used to register for any of the half-day sessions. There will be a morning and afternoon session in each region for convenience. NJDOE invites school districts to send a team (e.g., central office administration, school leaders and teacher leaders) to attend one of the regional meetings. There is no cost to attend; however, each team member must register individually:

DateRegion Location Time Registration 
April 8, 2019CentralNorth Brunswick High School, North Brunswick9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Register
April 8, 2019CentralNorth Brunswick High School, North Brunswick12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.Register
April 9, 2019SouthStockton’s Campus Center Theatre, Absecon9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Register
April 9, 2019SouthStockton’s Campus Center Theatre, Absecon12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.Register
April 11, 2019NorthFire and Police Academy, Parsippany9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Register
April 11, 2019NorthFire and Police Academy, Parsippany12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.Register

Partnership for Collaborative Professional Learning: Members include the New Jersey School Boards Association, American Federation of Teachers, Garden State Coalition, Learning Forward New Jersey, New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, New Jersey Association of School Administrators, New Jersey Department of Education, New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Parent Teacher Association, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, New Jersey State Professional Learning Committee and The Madison Institute.