The MTEA will be offering 8 Professional Development workshops this new school term, 2017_2018. They arelisted individually. You may register for one or all the workshops using Eventbrite. Just follow the REGISTER HERE link after each description. For each workshop, you will receive 2 professional development hours. Each workshop should be uploaded to MLP along with a copy of the certificate earned at the completion of each workshop.
1. Open Space for Learning
September 26, 2017
Open space is an approach for finding the collective knowledge of a group, developing shared meaning, building strong communities of practice, and rapidly propagates best thinking. Because it is the participants who drive the agenda, this method allows for personalized and differentiated learning experiences when used with students and adults alike. A learning experience that leverages open space is one that is learner centered, authentic, and empowering for all involved.
This workshop requires a minimum of 15 participants
For Professional staff and ESP
With increasing numbers of students who are identified with some form of autism, classroom teachers, and educational support personnel have many questions about autism and the various diagnoses. This presentation will explore the issues important to school personnel, such as features of autism and the autism spectrum.
3. Evaluation for Professional Learning
December 5, 2017
As New Jersey moves to a more defined set of expectations for evaluation of teaching and learning, it is imperative that educators have an understanding of the standards-based models of evaluation that are being promoted by the state. This learning experience will focus on developing an understanding of the changing face of evaluation and the alignment with professional learning.
4. GOOGLE For ESP, Stump the Geek Session
January 9, 2018
This session will be a customized problem-solving session for participants. One month prior, participants will submit their burning questions around using google apps for education. This will be used to set the agenda for the day.
5. Universal Design for Learning
January 30, 2018
As a result of IDEA and ESEA/NCLB, many students who used to be excluded from the general education curriculum are expected to progress in the general education classroom and curriculum. Teachers now need to be successful with a much more diverse group of students but the print-based curriculum they use is not flexible or adjustable for different learner needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles help educators address these challenges by offering increased opportunity for all students to access, participate, and progress in the general education curriculum. In this training session, we present principles of UDL and show examples of how to apply them in classroom practice.
6. ScIP/DEAC Unpacking he Domains
February 27, 2018
The focus of this session is upon demonstrating the process of determining what practice looks like for every level of the teacher evaluation rubric. Attendees will be able to then turnkey this practice in an effort to clarify the more subjective aspects of the teacher evaluation process.
7. LGBTrans Understanding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual& Transgender issues in Education.
March 27, 2018
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.
April 24, 2018
This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), including who, what, and why.