EIRC2(2015 schedule coming soon)

2014 Schedule

Adding Art to STEM (STEM to STEAM)

Thursday: 10:30 – 11 a.m.  Area 1
Friday: 10:30 – 11 a.m.  Area 1
Get inspired to add the arts to your STEM classes or projects and help your students retain more information.

Cape May NWR building Community

Thursday: 12 – 12:30 p.m.  Area 2
Friday: 12 – 12:30 p.m.  Area 2
New Jersey’s newest National Wildlife Refuge is in Cape May County.  Learn how community groups, schools, friend groups, and wildlife refuges can work together to educate students about the outdoors.

Child Assault Prevention – CAP

Thursday: 3 – 3:30 p.m.  Area 3

From Pre-K to teen and special needs to adult, CAP has been “Empowering Children to be Safe, Strong, and Free” for over 30 years.  CAP works to reduce bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse prevention, and violence prevention.

Connecting Scientific Experiences through Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom

Friday: 10 – 10:30 a.m.  Area 4

Exploring science is an exciting and wondrous part of early childhood. Innately curious, young children seek to investigate and discover “how their world works.” This session will provide examples of how teachers can use storybooks and hands-on activities.

Does Your Classroom Measure Up?

Thursday: 1:30 – 2 p.m.  Area 5
Friday: 1:30 – 2 p.m.  Area 5

Does your classroom measure up?  If your students have trouble doing computations with measurements, this workshop will help.  Let’s have a conversation about length, width, and height.

Painting a Picture of Success: Creating a Successful National Board Certification Initiative

Thursday: 2 – 2:30 p.m.  Area 6

See what National Board champions are doing to foster accomplished teaching. Presenters will share how they have elevated the voice of the teaching profession and improved school culture, teacher effectiveness, and student learning, through the National Board Certification process.

Read and Grow with Agriculture

Thursday: 1 – 1:30 p.m.  Area 7
Friday: 1 – 1:30 p.m.  Area 7

Bring the world of agriculture into your classroom with some delightful children’s books. This workshop will give you hands-on activities and other easy extensions to teach science, math, and language arts lessons built around books that visit the garden.

Teaching with Spice

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Area 8
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Area 8

Using active and engaging language activities with over two dozen writing strategies, Mike Devono has helped school districts raise student language arts literacy scores from non-proficient to proficient and proficient to advanced proficient.

Teaching With Wordle!

Thursday: 10 – 10:30 a.m.  Area 9

Come and see how you can use WORDLE® as a tool for teaching students in your classroom.  You will ἀnd ways to support vocabulary, address below grade level readers and inspire gifted learners. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

The Learning Resource Center Network

Thursday: 2:30 – 3 p.m.  Area 10

Learn about the New Jersey Department of Education Learning Resource Centers located in East Orange, Morris Plains, Mullica Hill, and Trenton.  These resource centers offer educators and parents resources and services that support students with disabilities.

The New Retirement Paradigm

Thursday: 12 – 12:30 p.m.  Area 11
Friday: 12 – 12:30 p.m.  Area 11

Retiring soon? Thinking about what’s next?  Teachers develop so many skills over their careers.  Why not make use of those skills?  EIRC can help you identify your Unique Ability to launch your next career.

The Wonderful World of Water

Thursday: 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Area 12
Friday: 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Area 12

This presentation will have you drowning in information! Your head will be swimming with facts, statistics, and trivia about that wonderful substance called H2O.

Why we need the Monarch Butterfly

Thursday: 11 – 11:30 a.m.  Area 13
Friday: 11 – 11:30 a.m.  Area 13

Inspire students through the amazing story of the Monarch Butterfly.  NJ Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) Educators share their stories and the work of their students. All subject areas can be taught through this innovative and inspiring program.