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ACCEA Professional Development

ACCEA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS 2016-2017

  • Online Registrations are listed via the links after each workshop description. For a hard copy, contact your local president or you can email acceateach@gmail.com 
  •  Workshops are only open to ACCEA members.

Student Growth Objectives (SGO’s)     September 13, 2016  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: Student Growth Objectives are an integral part of the new teacher evaluation system for all teachers.  This workshop will review the process of writing appropriate SGOs that can be used to help improve instruction as well as be used as an evaluation tool for teachers.  Registration:

Dyslexia  October 5, 2016     Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: Dyslexia is a reading disability that can have a profound impact on the lives of our students. Educators play a significant role in improving outcomes for these students. We will review the characteristics of students with dyslexia and discuss the use of screening tools, interventions, accommodations and technology. Participants will identify potential areas for future study and collaboration.  Registration:

Higher Order Questioning Strategies     October 18, 2016  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: The Common Core State Standards place a strong emphasis upon the ability of students to apply knowledge to new and novel situations. In order to better prepare students for the rigor the CCSS, teachers must now model the type of thinking required by the CCSS through higher order questioning. This approach creates a learning environment that is conducive to growth by asking students to be explicit about their thinking, incorporate what they already know into new situations, and confront misconceptions. This session will help teachers to incorporate higher order questions into their repertoire and foster a growth oriented learning environment. Registration Link:

Special Education Today    November 2 , 2016  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: Learn about the changes in special education in New Jersey as a result of the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Topics of discussion will include; processes and procedures, IEP development, discipline, highly qualified special educators and paraprofessionals, etc.  Registration:

Collaborative Tools for Educators    November 14, 2016 Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: Developing a collaborative culture will not only improve student learning, but also create a collaborative professional learning environment.  By using various websites and applications educators can enhance their curriculum in a true collaborative environment.  This BYOD workshop will introduce educators to various tools that can be used to share ideas with fellow colleagues while enhancing their curriculum.  Registration:

The Flipped Classroom December 6, 2016  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions, and gives the teacher better opportunities to differentiate in the classroom. The flipped model puts more responsibility of learning on the shoulders of students while providing more time to work with the skill or concept while in the presence of the teacher. Registration:

Google Drive for ESP       January 10, 2017   Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: This session provides an overview of the Google Drive applications. (Google Documents, Google Slides and Google Sheets)   Participants will be introduced to the basic of creating and sharing a document.  We will also focus on those Google tools that are relevant to ESP members. Registration: 

SMARTBoards, Pt. 3:  Working With the SMART Activity Toolkit    January 24, 2017  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: In this session, through working with Activity Toolkit 2.0, participants will learn how to engage in organizing, animating and changing object properties. Registration: 

Co-teaching for Effective Inclusive Classrooms    February 9, 2017   Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: This workshop offers regular and special educators the opportunity to learn and model various differentiated instructional methods to ensure the success of all learning levels in the inclusive classroom.  Inclusive education offers educators opportunities to stretch and broaden their delivery styles through collaboration.  The program features joint lesson planning exercises and problem-solving models.  Registration: 

Google Drive for Collaboration, Pt. 1:  Focus on Tools       February 15, 2017  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: Google Docs is an online “office” suite that allows multiple people to collaborate on creating documents.  This workshop will provide an overview of the Google Docs applications, discuss pros and cons of the service as compared to traditional offline office software such as Microsoft Word, and demonstrate the collaborative functionality of the suite.  Real-life, concrete examples of teachers using Google Docs with students and colleagues will also be provided, as well as brainstormed by the group.  Registration:

LGBTrans  March 14, 2017   Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: Recent changes in society and the law make it necessary for educators to have an increased understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, families and colleagues.  This learning experience will introduce participants to issues relevant in the lives of LGBT students and families with a particular focus on school policy for transgender students. Registration: 

Preparing for Your Annual Summative Evaluation      March 22, 2017  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: With the passage of TEACHNJ and AchieveNJ, the summative evaluation process for teachers has changed dramatically.  This workshop will focus upon the compiling of important data and aligning data and artifacts to evaluation rubrics in an effort to predict and achieve high summative evaluation ratings.  Participants will understand each component of their summative evaluation, how each component is derived and will discuss advocacy methods for improving summative evaluation scores.  Registration: https://goo.gl/G2scza

SMARTBoards, Pt. 4: Animation  March 28, 2017  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: In this session, participants will learn how to animate objects and the top 10 Hide and Reveal techniques. Hands-on activities will enable participants to create, add pizzazz to their SMART board lessons, and work with the Gallery.  Registration: https://goo.gl/piYgVu

Google Drive for Collaboration, Pt. 2:  Focus on Data       April 5, 2017  Time:  4:30 to 6:30

Description: In this session, we will focus on using Google Docs to collaboratively collect data.  We will explore how to utilize Google Groups to foster collaboration and capture information.  We will also explore how to create a Google Form and Google Survey.   Finally, we will create a Google Form and a Google Survey which participants can use a professional learning tool.  Registration : https://goo.gl/huZc30

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