With local control, new hope in Newark schools

After 22 years of failed, state-imposed “education reform,” the Newark, N.J., community finally has local control of their schools. “We make the decisions in our house,” said Newark Mayor Ras Baraka at a City Hall event celebrating the return of democratic process to Newark public education in 2017-18. “We don’t need anybody to run us, to govern us, to tell us what to do.” The return to local control was fought for and hailed by educators across the system.…

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AFTNJ Professional Development Boot Camp: Early Childhood Day 2

Early Childhood Educators’ Tracks

The tracks listed below are designed to be developmentally appropriate for students in our PK through 2nd grade settings. The workshops will include opportunities for participants to share “staying true” to age appropriate educational, social and emotional expectations in a school system setting. Discussions will also focus on identifying and addressing language, emotional, sensory, and perceptual and other learning challenges.…

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AFTNJ Professional Development Boot Camp: Early Childhood Day 1

Early Childhood Educators’ Tracks

The tracks listed below are designed to be developmentally appropriate for students in our PK through 2nd grade settings. The workshops will include opportunities for participants to share “staying true” to age appropriate educational, social and emotional expectations in a school system setting. Discussions will also focus on identifying and addressing language, emotional, sensory, and perceptual and other learning challenges.…

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Join the PK12 Professional Development Bootcamp: Nov 9 and 10

The AFTNJ is happy to announce that we will be partnering again with AFT National to provide high-quality, research based AFT Professional Development. Professional Development hours will be awarded for participants.

The two-day event is structured as two stand-alone professional development sessions in order to allow flexibility for AFTNJ members. AFTNJ members can attend one or both days to double up on their professional learning.…

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Nov. 9 and 10 Professional Development Bootcamp Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Tracks for All Educators

Foundations of Learning
• Designing a Supportive Classroom Climate
• Maximizing Student Engagement
• Scaffolding Your Way to Student Success
• Using Feedback to Promote Student Learning

Managing Behavior
• Behavior is a Form of Communication – What Are Challenging Behaviors Telling Us?
• The Acting Out Cycle
• Measuring Behavior
• Building Social Competence in the Classroom

English Language Learners 101
• Language Acquisition and Learning: How does language development affect learning?…

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