Convention News Coverage

In case you missed it, here’s a round-up of the articles written about the 2011 NJEA Convention.

Live Q&A with Diane Ravitch from the NJEA Convention, nj.com

Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf offers olive branch at NJEA meeting, NJ.com

Live updates: NJ teachers arrive in Atlantic City for convention, nj.com

NJ’s main teachers union presenting its own ideas, CBS News

Teachers scoff as Cerf pushes Christie agenda at convention, Star Ledger (link unavailable)

Acting Education Commissioner peddles Christie reform plan, NJ.com

Some Cheers, Some Jeers for Education Chief, The Record (link unavailable)

NJ education chief woos teachers; NJEA responds at AC Convention, The Daily Record

Acting education commissioner to address teachers at convention today, NorthJersey.com

Atlantic County raises recruitment of minority teachers, Press of Atlantic City

Acting State Education Commissioner addresses teachers today, Press of Atlantic City

Education Reform: Start with Parents, Press of Atlantic City

Reform Plan Tops Agenda as Teachers Ready for Conference in AC, Press of Atlantic City

NJEA unveils school reform plan at annual Atlantic City Convention, NJ.com

Local Students to Sing at Teachers’ Convention, Cranford Patch.com

157th NJEA Convention Coming to Atlantic City, Shore News Today

If we’ve missed any articles, feel free to post links in the comments section. Thank you!

Thank You!

The Exhibit Floor is now closed, the boxes are being packed, and another successful NJEA Convention is coming to an end.

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And we really hope you’ll be with us in Atlantic City next year for the 2012 NJEA Convention on Nov. 8 & 9!

Celebration of Excellence at the NJEA Convention

The Celebration of Excellence is one of the most uplifting events at the NJEA Convention.

NJEA takes this opportunity to honor the winners of the Frederick L. Hipp grant awards, the NJ Teacher of the Year, the NJ Educational Support Professional of the Year, and the Awards for Excellence winners.

Check out these photos from the event.

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Spark Your Creativity at the NJEA Convention

There are many programs, activities, and resources at the NJEA Convention. Check out this video of one innovative program.

NJEA enjoys promoting our members’ and our students’ creativity. You can visit the art gallery displaying student art at the Convention.

At the same time, you can meet with NJEA members who have published books in Author’s Alley.

You may also want to get a quick health screening at the Deborah Health Fair.

And Classroom Close-up, NJ, an Emmy-winning TV show that highlights innovative projects in NJ’s public schools, has a booth and staff available to help spark your own creativity.  

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County, State Teachers of the Year at NJEA Convention

NJEA staffer Dr. Rosemary Knab, NJ Teacher of the Year Jeanne DelColle, and former NJ Teacher of the Year Peggy Stewart

Several county teachers of the year, the current NJ Teacher of the Year, Jeanne DelColle, and former state teachers of the year, including Danielle Kovach, held roundtable discussions at the NJEA Convention this morning.

The session, which was scheduled at the same time at the Acting Commissioner’s speech, attracted a small but eager crowd.

Some of the topics the county teachers of the year discussed were:

  • I Hate Math No More: Motivating Math Learners;
  • The UN & You: Using Education to Improve Universal Standards of Living;
  • Tech Tools – tols to Help Engage Your Students With Their Assignments & Keys to Keep them Excited About Their Education;
  • Reading Strategies for Fluency;
  • Guided Reading Management;
  • Global Connections in the Intermediate Grades; and
  • Physics/Science Education.

The panel was organized by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information about the NJ CTL, click here.

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Acting Ed. Commissioner Cerf Speaks At NJEA Convention

Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf attended the NJEA Convention today and spoke to a packed room of educators.

Cerf spoke and took questions from the audience. You can read the live tweets by following the hashtag #NJEAConv.

Many members invited Cerf to their classrooms and committee meetings to give him a fresh perspective on public education. Cerf taught from 1977-1981, before many of our current members had even begun to attend school.

You can watch two NJEA members ask questions of Acting Commissioner Cerf here.