2010 PDS Free Workshops
Office of Field Experiences
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL
EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Children’s Websites and Software:
How You Can Enhance Their Learning Experiences
Pre-K and K teachers and directors
This workshop will provide participants with a number of free
child-friendly websites that can be used to support and enhance any and all curriculum units of study. In addition, we will review software applications for creating slide shows and importing sound. Participants should bring digital photos (uploaded onto a flash drive) that can be uploaded onto a computer.
Presenter: Cindy Gennarelli
Date: April 27, 2010 Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E402
Teaching about the Holocaust
Grades K - 5
Teachers will explore various philosophies, content, and strategies
related to Holocaust education at the elementary level. Holocaust
education is mandated throughout the State of New Jersey, yet
teachers often feel overwhelmed by the complex and difficult nature of this topic. This workshop will offer teachers concrete suggestions to teach about the Holocaust and related themes in developmentally appropriate, meaningful ways.
Presenter: Alison Dobrick
Date: March 30, 2010 Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E505
The cell is such an important part of biology and something that all
ages can explore! In this workshop, we will give teachers some basics on the types of cells and their parts. We will address unique ways to teach organelles and their functions, along with cool projects students can create. Integrating interesting and fun activities into young students’ learning will give them a base for the more advanced life science topics they will encounter. Participants will be given the opportunity to observe cells with a microscope and learn how they can incorporate this into their own classroom experience.
Presenter: Brigid Nonas
Date: April 13, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E506
Science and the Natural World
Pre-K – Grade 3
Discover how to develop children’s scientific dispositions including
wondering, questioning, exploring, investigating, reflection, and
problem posing. This workshop will demonstrate how to create an
inexpensive (and often free) science curriculum, which allows children to develop scientific inquiry skills while investigating their natural world. Teachers will learn how to set up the classroom environment and how to challenge children’s higher order thinking skills using Bloom’s taxonomy. Please note: We’ll be exploring the outdoors so please wear comfortable walking shoes!
Presenter: Sue Mankiw
Date: April 22, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E507
Popcorn + Candy + Pattern Blocks = 21st Century Math
Grades 2 - 5
Participants will engage in math activities that integrate science,
social studies, language arts, health and 21st century technologies. Activities will center around financial literacy and global awareness.
Presenter Rose Shapiro
Date: April 29, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E422
MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Preparing for the May 2010 Algebra Diploma Project Test
Grades 6 - 12
Participants will review strategies on how to prepare middle and high school students for the May Algebra Diploma Project Test.
Mathematical applets and sample lesson plans will be presented on linear/non-linear relationships, operations on numbers and expressions, and using data, statistics and probability.
Presenter: Gerry Reynolds
Date: February 24, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E322
I Love to Write! Help Your Students Write with Enthusiasm
Grades 6 - 12
Students love to write when given the freedom and creativity to
express themselves. They can be gently guided through the revision process without too much resistance, but teachers need strategies in place to push through the definite opposition they will encounter. We will trouble-shoot every step of the writing process to create a classroom that is finely-tuned and smoothly run.
Presenter: Georgette Van Vliet
Date: February 25, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E446
Tracking World Language Progress through Portfolio Assessment
World Languages teachers K – 12
This session will explore achievable goals for student proficiency
in each of the three modes of communication. Sample language
functions and ‘can-do’ statements will be considered for the novice
and intermediate levels. Instruments, such as Lingua Folio that will
allow students to be self-reflective and monitor their own progress,
will be examined in detail. Teachers will also learn about new
assessment instruments that incorporate technology.
Presenter: Jean Modig
Date: March 31, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E508
Electrify Your Middle Schools Students
Grades 6 - 8
Electricity is often neglected in science classes because it is often
viewed as intimidating and too technical. This class is designed to
make teaching electricity practical and enjoyable for both the teacher and the students. You will leave this workshop motivated to teach with activities and handouts for all levels.
Presenter: Jim Nonas
Date: April 7, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E509
PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 12
Reading: Strategies and Assessments to Support Student Achievement on State Testing
Grades K - 12
Presenters will introduce two instruments for reading instruction: the Magic Square for vocabulary development, and the Three-Level Guide for Comprehension. Through group participation, they will model both instruments using a trade picture book, and then a social studies text. After each text, the presenters will explain the assessment and instructional implications for each instrument. Following that segment of the workshop, participants will work with NJASK/HSPA sample texts to design their own version of the Magic Square and the Three-Level Guide.
Presenter: Martin White and Aimee Silverstein
Date: March 4, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E426
Creating Standards-Based Lessons and Projects for
Multiple Subjects and Literacies
Grades K - 12
Learn to create lessons and projects based on a variety of content
and skills standards. We will practice combining the NJCCCS with
technology standards from ISTE, with the new AASL library learning standards, national subject area standards such as NCTE, and many others. Hands-on practice, group interaction and interdisciplinary creations will be emphasized during this workshop.
Presenter: Michelle Kowalsky
Date: March 18, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E514
Better Behavior Management
Special and General Education teachers, Child Study Team members
This workshop will present simple and effective positive behavioral
techniques. We will practice behavioral interventions that decrease
disruptions and allow the teacher to maintain the pace of instruction
while keeping the attention of children, who can be very distractible.
Both experienced and novice teachers will acquire a variety of positive behavioral interventions to use in their classes.
Presenter: Jeanne D’Haem
Date: March 25, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E101
Varying Audience to Promote Student Writing
Grades K - 12
Participants will explore a range of audience for writing, and reflecting on the expectations each audience makes on the text and the author. They will participate in writing for several types of audience during the session and will develop activities for classroom application. Presenters will discuss additional activities for more demanding audiences, as well as ways to sequence writing to address concerns of composing, revising and editing. Presenters will also connect activities to writing prompts on NJASK and HSPA.
Presenter: Martin White & Anne Langan
Date: April 15, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E427
Financial Education Curriculum Showcase
A Financial Education Curriculum Showcase will be in collaboration
with the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education (NJCFE) and the New Jersey Department of Education. This showcase will provide teachers and administrators with an opportunity to review free and fee-based financial literacy curriculum materials for use in addressing NJCCCS #9.2. Curriculum providers from across the country will present their materials and participants will hit the ground running with free curriculum materials for their classrooms.
Presenter: Maryanne Evanko
Date: April 28, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: No charge Workshop Number: CPE-E568
Can You Remember How Your Teachers Used the
Blackboard When You Were a Kid? Times Have Changed!
Come learn how to improve the use and organization of the
blackboard to bolster the thinking and understanding of your
students. Learn many ideas that you can implement in your
classroom, which will improve your use of the blackboard and
enrich students’ thinking, understanding and note taking skills.
Presenter: Makoto Yoshida
Date: May 6, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E384
Support Autistic Students Using Visual Aides and
Strategies to Facilitate Communication and Enhance
Emergent Literacy Skills (hands-on workshop)
n Special and General Education teachers, paraprofessionals, speech therapists and parents. Participants will learn how to create a symbol/print-rich classroom environment using visual supports with the integration of PECS. The selection of age-appropriate vocabulary and symbolic representation of vocabulary will be explored. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to create an activity using Boardmaker Plus.
Presenter: Christine Besko-Maughan
Date: April 14, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Fee: $45 Workshop Number: CPE-E517
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS!
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, more than 30
percent of youngsters are bullied at least once a month and six out
of ten American teens witness bullying daily. Described as a “devastating form of abuse,” bullying can be either physical, verbal, psychological or occur in cyberspace. The presenter will review the types of bullying and describe the behavioral and emotional cues that indicate that a child is the victim of bullying, he will offer strategies for kids to effective manage the various forms of
bullying and provide guidelines for school personnel to reduce bullying.
Instructor: Milton Villafane Bernard, M.A.
Clinical Psychologist, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Date: March 2, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm
Fee: $15 Workshop Number: CPE-E012
Helping Kids Manage Anger
Anger is a normal, healthy human emotion. Enabling children to
recognize when they are angry and appropriately express this emotion can be challenging for school personnel and parents. The presenter will explain the differences between productive and non-productive expressions of anger, discuss the causes of anger for children and adolescents and outline intervention strategies for school personnel when handling youngsters with anger issues. He will also offer guidelines for working with both parents and mental health agencies.
Presenter: Joshua Belsky, MSW, LCSW
Director of Passaic County Screening Program, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Date: April 6, 2010 Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm
Fee: $15 Workshop Number: CPE-E008
CONFERENCES AND INSTITUTES
SPRING AND SUMMER 2010
Exploration of the Universe:
Astronomy Conference for Teachers
In an entertaining and informative manner, this one-day conference
focuses on how science teachers can supplement their classes with
a basic knowledge of astronomy and how it relates to the New
Jersey Core of Curriculum Standards. The instruction is intended
to give teachers a basic understanding of some concepts of
astronomy and space exploration in addition to helping them learn
and use new resources for science education. Among the topics
covered are: What ever happened to Pluto?; The Man in the Moon;
Black Hole Monsters; and Cosmic Yardsticks.
Night Sky Viewing Session: An optional telescope observation session will be held on campus later in the evening for teachers and guests who wish to learn more about locating the constellations, planets, and the North Star.
Presenter: Gary Swangin
Date: April 28, 2010 Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Fee: $45 Course Number: CPE-E567