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Professional Development for NJ Educators


Teaching Poetry(without fear) – The 2019 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 “Teaching Poetry (without Fear).” The four-day institute provides 20 hours of professional development, covers a wide range of topics, and is taught by TCNJ English Department faculty.

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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?”

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TCNJ Dyslexia Initiative and Literacy Advancement: 2018 – 2019 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


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.
March 18 -19th, 2019

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Attend our one, two or three day workshops to learn essential details of Project Read Written Expression
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.
May 28th-30th 2019

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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.
February 18 or May 13 – 2019

Fundations Level 1
Level 1 reinforces the basic skills taught in Level K and progresses further into the study of word structure
February 19 or May 14 – 2019

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.
February 18 – 20 or May 13 – 15, 2019

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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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