On this episode of the Jersey Educator podcast, we welcome New Jersey State Teacher of the year Argine Safari on to the program to share her experiences in music education.
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In this episode, we welcome Argine Safari onto the program.
Argine Safari is the 2016-17 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. She is a member of the Pascack Valley Regional Education Association, where she developed a nationally recognized vocal program at the high school. She has also collaborated with several other departments and directed countless benefit concerts and events in order to raise money for several charities. In 2013, Argine co-founded a non-profit New Jersey youth theater arts company, Stage Scene and Song Performing Arts. Learn more about Argine
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Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
Jeff earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. In his free time, Jeff enjoys teaching, broadcasting, playing violin, conducting, and spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two year old triplets.
Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.
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