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Boxes for Birds, Bats and Bees

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 1
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 1

Presenters: Coleen T. Weiss-Magasic, Ian E. White
In Boxes for Birds, Bats and Bees, students from multiple disciplines work together to create a habitat for native species. Learn how you can do this on your school campus.

Don’t Miss the Boat: Reel in Your School Community Through Citizenship

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 2
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 2

Presenters: Lisa L. Brodack, Carol Wright
This Hipp Grant project joins special needs students and general education students to work together planning and facilitating service projects. This exciting project anchors students self-esteem and self-worth.

DONATE: Donate Organs Now Action Team For Education

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 3
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 3

Presenters: Jessica N. Rader, Amanda L. Best
This project was designed to spread the word about the need for organ and tissue donation in response to a student who is waiting for a kidney transplant.

From Classroom to Community

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 4
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 4

Presenter: Jessica R. Shackil
Come learn how Riverdale teachers transformed their third-graders’ summer experiences by hosting an entrepreneurial camp. Students participated in mini-internships, heard business leaders present and used a 3-D printer and robots.

Funding your Dreams

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 5
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 5

Presenter: Josh Langenberger
Imagine your next great idea becoming a reality. The NJEA Hipp Foundation provides your funding opportunity! This small group session includes a brief application overview including the resources for success.

Magic of Rhymes and Tales

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 6
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 6

Presenters: Denise A. Scairpon, Susan M. Ort
This project brings to life nursery rhymes and fairy tales through the use of puppetry.

Project S.C.I.E.N.C.E II

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 7
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 7

Presenters: Maria T. Leccese, Amanda N. Miranda
This project engages students with special needs in a motivating learning experience by inviting them to build their own robotic projects, such as cars and animals that can make sound.

The Musical Brush: Emotion in Art and Music

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 8
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 8

Presenter: Abbie S. Liehr-Defeo
Parents and students work together on a canvas while enjoying a musical composition. The painting is based on the musical composer they hear, using techniques learned by that evenings artist.

The Outdoor Learnscape Project

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 9
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 9

Presenter: Rachel R. Pasichow
Picture a weedy, rubbish-filled, unsafe courtyard transformed into an oasis of learning, providing an opportunity for multi-modality learning experiences in an inspiring, resource-rich environment that all subject areas can use.

The Roots Project: Celebrating Heritage and History

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 10
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 10

Presenter: Rita R. Williams, Mary C. Dancer
Learn how to create a schoolwide project that celebrates individual heritage and diversity and studies the history of the community through literacy and art activities.

The Spotlight Shines on Everyone!

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 11
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 11

Presenter: Danielle M. Kovach
“Front Stage” brings students with special needs into the spotlight while building self-esteem and confidence. Alongside nondisabled peers, students showcase their talents and abilities on stage through a musical production.

Want to Start a School Garden?

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 12
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 12

Presenters: Jamie K. Chavkin, Meghan Cafone
Our school garden provides hands-on learning experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom. We will show you how to garden at your school.

WILD about Learning

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Table 13
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Table 13

Presenters: Janene L. Onyango
Learn more about Project WILD and how to use this curriculum to create lessons that teach science across the curriculum with a focus on writing.