Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong to Present "The Effective Teacher"
Harry and Rosemary Wong are the foremost authorities on the effective teacher. They are the most sought-after speakers in education, booked 2 to 4 years into the future. Dr. Harry Wong is a former award-winning high school science teacher and has received the Horace Mann Outstanding Educator Award and the National Teachers Hall-of-Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. Instructor Magazine named him one of the 20 most admired people in education. They will be accompanied by Ms. Griselda Almonte, teacher at School 28. The dynamic trio will present the power of classroom management; how to be successful in the classroom; the first days of school, embracing cultural diversity, and never cease to learn.
Please come out and experience the “Rock Star of Education” on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at John F. Kennedy High School Auditorium from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Seats are limited so please click here to register.
PEA Labor Contract Approved
The Paterson Public School District and The Paterson Education Association (PEA) are pleased to announce that the PEA membership voted to approve an agreement for a settlement covering school years 2010-11 through 2013-14 and a three year contract covering school years 2014-15 through 2016-17. Further details can be viewed in this press release.
Congratulations District 2014 Teacher of The Year
Ms. Cindy Cooney from the School of Information Technology at Eastside Campus with Commissioner Alex Mendez, Board President Chris Irving, and State District Superintendent Dr. Donnie Evans. A complete list of all the Governor's Teacher of the Year recipients can be viewed here.
'Double Your Impact' Grant Available
Many educators are familiar with the “DonorsChoose” program (donorschoose. org) where grantors of funds are matched with specific classroom needs and projects. Now, thanks to an anonymous grant, Paterson teachers can “Double Your Impact” for pre-k through grade 2 projects that cost less than $800. This “Double Your Impact” grant is available NOW, so submit your project as soon as possible. Visit the Giving Page to see and donate to active Paterson Double Your Impact school projects, or go to http://www.DonorsChoose.org to learn all about the organization and get started with your special project! For more information, see the attached flyer.
PD Summer Catalog Available
The 2014 Professional Development catalog is now available. You can view or download a copy here.
NJ DOE Announces its New InnovateNJ Web Site
The New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) Office of School Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of the new InnovateNJ initiative. Details can be found in this document and on the InnovateNJ web site.
New Employee Portal!
Check out the new Department of Human Resources interactive employee portal. You can login by clicking here or on the Employee Portal button to the right. Details on this new feature can be found in this flyer. Please note: The Employee Portal works best with the following: Internet Explorer: 7x, 8x, 9x; Chrome: 12+; Safari: 5x; Java: Version 7 update 51.
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