New Jersey School Teachers, Administrators Invited to Take Part in Professional Development Workshops on Campus

Two entities at William Paterson University are teaming up to help accomplish one goal: strengthening New Jersey’s teacher workforce.

The School of Continuing and Professional Education and the College of Education are working together this year to provide more than a dozen workshops for New Jersey educators on topics such as:

  • Saving Time with Technology
  • Using the Smithsonian Learning Lab
  • Activities for Global Citizenship
  • Deepening Social Justice Practice
  • Invention Literacy
  • Total Participation Techniques

All workshops are taught on campus, at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, by College of Education faculty or distinguished educators/administrators.

“The College of Education is pleased to collaborate in offering these workshops on important current issues to educators in the region,” says William Paterson University College of Education Dean Amy Ginsberg. “Teachers and other school professionals must always be provided with opportunities to further develop their thinking and their practice. We are proud to offer such opportunities to our partners in the P-12 educational sphere.”

William Paterson University partners with about 50 area schools, through its Professional Development Schools (PDS) Network, to share innovative teaching methods and resources based on evidence-based practices. Through that partnership, a University professor in residence works with each school at least one day per week to help the school meet particular goals. 

Teachers and administrators working in the PDS Network are invited to take the fall workshops free of charge. The cost to all other educators in the state is $45 per workshop.

For descriptions of each workshop and to register, go to and click on “Teachers & Educators” in the menu on the left. For questions, call 973-720-2354.