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Professional Development for NJ Educators


The Power of Story – The 2020 TCNJ Summer Institute for English Language Arts Educators

The English Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is offering a summer institute for English language arts teachers on The Power of Story.” The four-day institute provides 20 hours of professional development, covers a wide range of topics, and is taught by TCNJ English Department faculty. Dates: July 13 – 16, 2020.
For detailed information, fees and registration please go to:
2020 Summer Institute – The Power of Story


Mathematics Teacher Professional Development

Dr. Cathy S. Liebars,Associate Chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department and the Mathematics Education Coordinator at TCNJ leads a  4 hour workshop for middle school and high school math teachers. “What does student-centered learning in mathematics look like?”
Dates to be determined.

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TCNJ Literacy Advancement Project: 2019 – 2020 Workshops

All workshops:
– meet the 2 hour professional development requirement as specified in PL 2013 c.105
– fees include parking, morning refreshments, and certificate of completion for professional development
– take place at TCNJ Ewing New Jersey Campus
– must register online

The Project Read® curriculum, is a complete research-based language arts program which includes instructional materials for phonics, reading comprehension, and writing.  This time-tested curriculum was developed in 1973 by Dr. Mary Lee Enfield and Victoria Greene. The curriculum honors diverse learning profiles and provides lessons built on direct concept teaching, targeted multisensory strategies, and higher-level thinking skills.

Project Read® Written Expression and Paragraph Writing – K-12
The curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing. This curriculum uses 8 unique graphic symbols to illustrate the sentence parts and their function. The instructional strategies blend creative freedom and accuracy with direct multisensory skill instruction. The Project Read® Written Expression curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing and paragraph development.
Sentence Structure and Applied Writing June 9 – 11, 2020 – 3 days
Sentence Structure Only June 9 -10, 2020 – 2 days
*Paragraph Writing Only June 11 – 1 Day. *Sentence Structure is a prerequisite

Project Read® Report Form Process (3rd to Adult) curriculum teaches students a systematic multisensory process for interacting, analyzing, systematizing, classifying and organizing informational text for higher-level thinking and test-taking. Report Form March 10 -11, 2020 – 2  days

Project Read® Phonics curriculum applies sound/symbol knowledge to spelling and reading comprehension using targeted multisensory activities and direct instruction. Phonics February 25 – 27, 2020 – 3 days

The Project Read® Linguistics (3rd to Adult) curriculum is an accelerated phonics program tailored for grade 3 through adult learners. This multisensory curriculum builds upon prior knowledge through a sound/symbol organization chart that displays the 44 speech sounds and their alternative spellings. Report Form March 3 – 4, 2020 – 2  days

Project Read at TCNJ – PDF Program Details and Fees for Supervisor Approval

Project Read at TCNJ – Workshop Registration


SRSD integrates all major learning theories into a practical set of strategies that enable teachers to see growth in both literacy and student independence. SRSD foregrounds writing & reading with deep attention to purpose, task, audience and social context. Developed by Dr. Karen Harris & colleagues, SRSD is fueled by 35 years of research and innovation. Our

thinkSRSD Build Social-Emotional Learning & Critical Thinking Via Writing: Structured Writing Instruction that Works
Discover easy-to-implement and time-efficient ways to revolutionize and re-inspire how you teach writing, based on recent empirical studies and brain research. December 12- 13, 2019 – 2 days

thinkSRSD at TCNJ – PDF Program Details and Fees for Supervisor Approval

thinkSRSD at TCNJ Registration


Orton-Gillingham Programs – SPIRE, Mega Words, Sounds Sensible
Attend our two-day workshop for all teachers, Reading Specialists, and Child Study Team members to learn essential details on three exciting structured literacy, multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham programs! Each program is appropriate for use in general education or special education classrooms with children who struggle to read. Dates to be determined.

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Wilson Language System
Three Wilson Workshops offered on The College of New Jersey Ewing Campus.
Led by Instructors from New Grange School and Education Center, the only Wilson Language System accredited education partner in New Jersey.

Fundations Level K
A 6-hour workshop for Fundations Level K
Level K focuses on letter formation,print knowledge, alphabetical awareness, phonological and phonemic awareness training.
Dates to be determined.

Fundations Level 1
Level 1 reinforces the basic skills taught in Level K and progresses further into the study of word structure
Dates to be determined.

Wilson Reading System 3 Day Introduction
This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days, this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.
Dates to be determined.

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TCNJ’s Literacy Advancement Project provides support for students, families, and educators to enhance the literacy development and success of all students. We offer support through:

Professional Development for educators
Comprehensive Assessment Services for children and adults
Tutoring that utilizes a variety of instructional approaches

TCNJ’s Literacy Advancement Project also has a well established Dyslexia Initiative which aims to provide assessment services, professional development, targeted tutoring, and parent support for individuals with dyslexia.

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