Environmental Educators Roundtable

Ocean County Soil Conservation District announces its 23rd Annual Environmental Educators Roundtable, which will be held on Earth Day, April 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. The event takes place at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education in Waretown.

Our Roundtable theme this year is “Happy Earth Day for the Next Generation – Full STEAM Ahead!” The event will feature an array of STEAM-based activities and field experiences to motivate and inspire educators to incorporate environmental topics into their curricula. Informative and adventurous programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Explore the local Barnegat Bay watershed and network with environmental educators while gathering resources, ideas and lesson plans to take back to your classroom.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for an Open House that includes exhibitors and a light dinner. Workshops are offered from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m., followed by dessert and light refreshments. The keynote presentation by Xerces Society Senior Biologist, Kelly Gill, will run from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

Wrap-up, evaluations and professional development certificate distribution conclude the event.

The fee is $25.

The deadline to register is April 10. Contact Becky Laboy, Education Outreach Specialist, Ocean County Soil Conservation District at 609-971-7002, ext. 114 or education@soildistrict.org. For more information visit soildistrict.org/educational-programs/roundtable.

Online course: Teaching Food and Nutrition for All

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy (Tisch Food Center), part of the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University, is offering an online course, Teaching Food and Nutrition for All. The course is open to anyone with a passion for helping the next generation eat well themselves and for the planet, including, K–12 educators, preservice teachers in undergraduate or graduate programs, and educators (paid or volunteer) who conduct gardening, cooking and other food and nutrition educational activities.

Educators will walk away with the tools and confidence to bring food and nutrition topics to life in the classroom, garden, or cafeteria.

Registration is available now for the spring and summer sessions and groups of 5 or more will receive a discounted registration fee. You can register at bit.ly/teachingfoodforall or email Deb  dao2113@tc.columbia.edu for more information.

American Battlefield Trust National Teachers Institute’s annual conference on US History

Their annual National Teacher Institute brings together educators from all over the world. This four-day event includes breakout sessions, workshops, lectures and tours from some of the leading experts in the history and education fields.

Educators will be immersed in a friendly, fun, and engaging learning environment, where they will be able to network with other educators, learn more about the historical topics that they teach in their classroom while acquiring new and innovative teaching methods. This event is free but does require a $100, refundable, deposit be placed to reserve your spot. At the event’s conclusion, educators can apply for continuing education credits, provided by Virginia Tech University.

The event is held this year on July 9-11, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. For more information or to register, visit battlefields.org/events/national-teacher-institute-2020.

The American Battlefield Trust is also home to a library of resources and activities that educators can incorporate into their lessons on the American War for Independence, the War of 1812, and the U.S. Civil War. Visit battlefields.org/learn/educators.

Math workshops offered at Rutgers

The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ), with the cooperation of the Rutgers Department of Mathematics and the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), is offering math workshops for elementary, middle and high school teachers. The workshops are held on Rutgers’ Busch Campus and run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Following are workshops offered in January. Workshops in February through May can be reviewed at the indicated websites.

High School workshops

  Feb 3: Intervention Strategies for Struggling Learners in Mathematics, Grades 6-9

  Feb. 5: Tips for Math Coaches, Math Supervisors, and Math Leaders, Grades K-12

  Feb. 7: Flipping the Classroom in Math for Teachers, Grades 6-12

  Feb.14: Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the 21st Century through the Use of Technology, Grades 6-12

  Feb.18: Differentiating Mathematics Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, Grades 7-12

  Feb.19: Making Learning Visual in the Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry Classroom, Grades 7-12

  Feb.24: Formative Assessment with Web-Enabled Devices, Grades 9-12

Registration/information: tinyurl.com/AMTNJ-DIMACS-HS-2019-2020A

Middle School workshops

  Feb.3: Intervention Strategies for Struggling Learners in Mathematics, Grades 6-9

  Feb.5: Tips for Math Coaches, Math Supervisors, and Math Leaders, Grades K-12

  Feb.7: Flipping the Classroom in Math for Teachers, Grades 6-12

  Feb.14: Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the 21st Century through the Use of Technology, Grades 6-12

  Feb.18: Differentiating Mathematics Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, Grades 7-12

  Feb.19: Making Learning Visual in the Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry Classroom, Grades 7-12

  Feb.21: Develop Student Understanding of Area and Volume Formulas of Various Geometric Figures, Grades 6-8

Registration/information: tinyurl.com/AMTNJ-DIMACS-MS-2019-2020A

Elementary School Workshops

  Feb.5: Tips for Math Coaches, Math Supervisors, and Math Leaders, Grades K-12

  Feb.10: Number Sense, Fluency, and Operations in the 2-5 Classroom, Grades 2-5

  Feb.20: Visualizing Problem Solving through Proportional and Spatial Reasoning, Grades 3-5

  Feb.27: Differentiating Instruction in Math: “It’s not as hard as you think!” Grades 3-5

Registration/information: tinyurl.com/AMTNJ-DIMACS-Elem-2019-2020A

For more information or questions, contact AMTNJ at amtnj@juno.com.

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