NJEA TV show nominated for four Emmys

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NJEA is proud to announce that the Classroom Close-up, NJ crew has set the bar even higher!  They’ve already racked up 11 mid-Atlantic and New York Emmy awards over the past 17 years, and now they’ve been nominated for FOUR more!

The Emmy Awards program will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 in Philadelphia.

Here are the details on each of the nominations:


“Classroom Close-up, NJ: Get On the Wall”- NJEA

Details: Reading-Fleming Intermediate School has a unique afterschool program – the Mural Club. Over the past four years, students in fifth and sixth grade paint murals around the school.

“Classroom Close-up, NJ: Shadows”- NJEA

Details:  A drama developed by students at Franklin High School in Somerset explores the effects of bullying and building awareness of the role students can play in preventing it.


“Classroom Close-up, NJ: Show 9-12-11”- NJEA

Details: The entire show (4 segments) was nominated.  Highlights: Dewey Who? - Seaview Elementary third graders are learning the Dewey decimal system with their dads during an evening event sponsored by an NJEA PRIDE in Education Grant.  Real Men Read - Boys at Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School in Glassboro are targeted with a program called Real Men Read Literacy Project. Male role models in the school and community serve as examples of strong men who love books. Teaching From Space - Five educators from Mountview Road Elementary School in Hanover Township bring their experience from NASA back to the classroom. Educaching - Students at Woodland School in Barrington learn about GPS technology through a treasure hunting activity called educaching.

“Classroom Close-up, NJ”- NJEA

Details: The entire show (4 segments) was nominated.  Highlights: Exceptional Students Climb Mountains – A group of students at Warren Hills Regional Middle School climb a mountain to symbolize the challenges they have overcome during the school year.  Interact in New Orleans – Last April, Raritan High School math teacher and Interact advisor Andrew LaBarbera, took a team of students to help New Orleans Habitat for Humanity build homes for families affected by Hurricane Katrina Day School – Middlesex County Teacher of the Year Terri Thompson shares an unforgettable day with her students at the Piscataway Regional Day School, a facility for students with autism and severe multiple disabilities.  Holocaust Diaries – With each passing year, fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors remain to share their stories. Students from Randolph High School in Morris are learning how to contribute to preserving the history of the Holocaust through an extracurricular writing project.

Kudos to Wanda Swanson, Elizabeth DeBarr, Christina Farrell, and the entire CCU team!  You make NJEA proud.

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