Can Young Children be, “Safe Strong and Free?”

Thursday, 9:30 – 10 a.m.         Area 1

Grade Levels: Early Childhood
Presenters: Patricia Crimaldi and Alysha Riley, CAP – EIRC
The Early Childhood CAP Program sets a strong foundation for ongoing prevention and self-esteem building. Find out how you can be that trusted adult who helps empower our youngest children to be “Safe, Strong and Free.”

Brown Bag STEM

Thursday, 10 – 10:30 a.m.        Area 2

Grade Level: Elementary
Presenters: LRC Staff
LRC staff will present classroom STEM activities that fit in a brown paper bag. Come explore with us as we investigate these STEM activities and share ideas.

Creating Engaging Learning Environments

Friday, 11:30 – 12 p.m.        Area 3

Grade Levels: K-12 (All)
Presenter: Jay Dugan (EIRC)
Participants will be given an abundance of resources and student-centered lesson ideas that keep students actively engaged and that use innovative technology, allow for choice, incorporate multiple intelligences, and stimulate curiosity.

Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies

Thursday, 11 – 11:30 a.m.         Area 4

Grade Levels: K-12 (All)
Presenters: Fourth-grade teacher Mary Lenahan and Monarch Teacher Network volunteers
Inspire students through the amazing story of the monarch butterfly. There are larger lessons to be learned that relate to the environment of state, continent and the world. All subject areas can be taught through this program.

Teaching in the School Garden

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – noon   Area 5
Friday, 9 – 9:30 a.m.   Area 5

Grade Level: PreK-5
Presenter: Carolyn Taylor, New Jersey Agricultural Society
Learn to use your school garden to teach your core curriculum. Your students will have more opportunities to visit the garden if you incorporate the garden into your everyday lessons including math, language arts, science, social studies and more.

Looking for Ways to Challenge Your Gifted Students?

Thursday, Noon – 12:30 p.m.  Area 6

Grade Levels: Gifted K-12 (All)
Presenter: Mary Moyer, EIRC
Strategies and specific curricula to implement instruction for gifted and talented students will be introduced and reviewed in this session.

The New Retirement Paradigm – CANCELLED

Thursday, 12:30 – 1 p.m.   Area 7 – CANCELLED
Friday, 9:30 – 10 a.m.   Area 7 – CANCELLED

Grade Levels: All Teachers
Presenter: Dr. Charles Ivory, EIRC
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 Abilitytm to launch your next career.

All About Bats!

Thursday, 1 – 1:30 p.m.           Area 8

Grade Level: Elementary and Middle School
Presenter: Sheri Bone PEEC (Pocono Environmental Education Center)
Gather information about these wonderful, winged mammals. Handouts with ‘myths vs. facts’ and crafty bat activities will be available as you learn about echolocation, adaptations, diversity in the bat population and more.

Design 101: Classroom Communication

Thursday, 1:30 – 2 p.m.           Area 9

Grade Level: K-12 (All)
Presenter: Amy Gibson, Design Center, EIRC
Create a classroom newsletter that parents will want to read. Join this workshop to discover the best design and content tips to easily make classroom communication engaging.

Environmental Education: Changes, Patterns, Hazards and Solutions

Thursday, 2 – 2:30 p.m.          Area 10

Grade Levels: Elementary and Middle School
Presenters: Marc Rogoff and other ANJEE Members
Hands-on, inquiry-based and real-world learning helps students draw conclusions, collect, organize and use data, predict outcomes and design models about the natural and man-made world around them.

Tall Pines State Preserve: Bringing Nature to Our Communities

Thursday, 2:30 – 3 p.m.          Area 11
Friday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.        Area 11

Grade Level: K-12 (All)
Presenter: Rich Dilks, Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve
Tall Pines State Preserve in Gloucester County is a 110-acre, accessible nature preserve offering abundant wildlife and diverse habitats of meadows, woodlands, ponds and streams. Ideal for field trips and outdoor lessons, volunteer naturalists are available to work with teachers.

Developing Language Skills in Preschool

Friday, 10 – 10:30 a.m.        Area 1

Grade Level: Preschool
Presenters: LRC Staff
Language development is one of the most important of the preschool skills. We will share creative ways to include vocabulary and language development within preschool learning centers.

The Wonderful World of Water

Friday, 11 – 11:30 a.m.         Area 2

Grade Levels: Elementary and Middle School
Presenters: Marc Rogoff and other ANJEE Members
This presentation will have you drowning in information! Your head will be swimming with facts, statistics and trivia about that wonderful substance called H2O. Examine a working model of groundwater, point and nonpoint pollution, and water conservation practices.

Why Choose Online Learning?

Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Area 3

Grade levels: K-12 (All)
Presenter: Peg Boyd
We will explore ways online learning on any topic can enhance your educational experiences without taking you away from your family life. E-learning can be an enjoyable learning adventure in the comfort of your own home and/or school.

Live from Surgery

Friday, Noon – 12:30 p.m.  Area 4

Grade Levels: 6-12
Presenters: Liberty Science Center
From the first incision to the last suture, your students can witness the live drama of science in action through real-time, interactive video-conferencing with a hospital surgical team as they perform an operation.

CAP’s “Cyber-Empowerment” Program

Friday, 12:30 – 1 p.m.          Area 6

Grade Levels: Middle School and Up
Presenters: Patricia Crimaldi and Alysha Riley, CAP – EIRC
Cyber-Empowerment offers workshops for adults and students that delve into the youth cyberworld. Find out how some electronic communications are opportunities for bullying, bias crimes and violence among students. Find out about the latest social media sites, apps, gaming and more.

Beavers: Nature’s Builders

Friday, 1 – 1:30 p.m.           Area 8

Grade Level: Elementary and Middle School
Presenter: Sheri Bone, PEEC (Pocono Environmental Education Center)
Beavers are nature’s second greatest habitat changer. Humans hold the “honor” of being the greatest habitat changer. Learn about how beavers create dams and lodges. Learn how they have adapted to live in their watery world.

Voices from the Land (VOICES): A Celebration of Eco-Art, Poetry, and Community

Friday, 1:30 – 2 p.m.           Area 9

Grade Levels: K-12 (All)
Presenters: Educators using Voices from the Land in the classroom.
Through Voices from the Land, students collaborate and create art from natural materials. They develop language skills as they write and perform poetry. They develop technology skills as they create full-color books, inspired from the land. View books and posters from schools around the globe.