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Edcamp Is Coming To Paterson

Attention Teachers!

The district’s first-ever Edcamp Paterson is coming! It’s a new kind of teachers’ conference that is more like an “un-conference.” It will be held at International High School on Saturday, February 29th.

image002.jpg@01D5DC22Have you ever sat through professional development that had no connection to your students or your class? Have you ever wished you had more time to get together with your fellow teachers? Have you ever wondered if there was a better way to learn a topic? If that sounds like you, then you are the perfect participant for the upcoming Edcamp Paterson!

It will be an informal gathering of teachers exchanging their expertise with one another. This is a participant-driven event. The teachers who attend will set the agenda at the beginning of the day, then everyone will break into a variety of information sessions. If a teacher feels that a particular session doesn’t fit their needs, that teacher is free to move on to another session.

There are no proclaimed superstar teachers. There are no consultants. And there is no charge.

But you do need to register for Edcamp Paterson!, which you can do at the following link:

Space is limited so be sure to register ASAP. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., and the event will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Teachers

M Gencarelli

New Roberto Clemente Middle School's seventh grade language arts teacher Melissa Gencarelli recently visited William Paterson University to share insights on “Using Mindfulness Meditation in the Classroom” with the students in Dr. Betsey Golden's Child Development and Learning course. During the visit, Gencarelli led the group through a short meditation. The education majors embraced the idea of introducing this practice to their future students, and several reported at the next class meeting that they had tried it.

District Anti-Vaping Art Contest

The Paterson School District has taken a zero tolerance against vaping and vaping products. An art contest referencing our district anti-vaping slogan, “Escape the Vape,” is available for students in grades 1-12.  Details of the contest, including grade bands, prizes, submission information, rules and due dates are included in the ‘Vaping Art Project Memo.’  All questions can be directed to Ms. Laurel Olson at ext. 10694 or via email at

Curriculum Survey

Together with you, Paterson Public Schools is committed to developing curricula that meets the needs of all students. To do that, we need your feedback. Please fill out the survey to be a part of this important process that will increase your students’ understandings and improve their academic outcomes.

Curriculum Survey for Staff

2020 Crisis Intervention Manual Available

The 2020 Crisis Intervention Manual along with crisis forms and crisis resources are available on the Student Assistance and Guidance Department webpages.

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Purchasing Process for District Staff

Proper procedures to assist Paterson Public School employees in making authorized purchases for the school year are clearly outlined in the following three documents: Ordering Process, Purchasing Manual, and EduMet Requisition Training Manual

Praxis II Tests

This site has some great free Praxis 2 practice test questions.




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