NJEA encourages members to document their professional learning experiences as they work to meet and exceed the professional development requirement of certified teaching staff. For the more traditional 1.5 hour programs listed in the Convention Program, members who are present at an entire session receive a professional development certificate upon exiting the classroom.
For Digital Boulevard, NJEA has established the following procedure:
Members who spend time in Digital Boulevard may document their learning using a log sheet that they can pick up on the boulevard. No certificates will be available for these sessions. The log will include the titles and presenters. A brief description of each session is found in this convention program. Members may present this log to their supervisor/principal following their visit to Atlantic City to document the amount of time spent in learning in these areas of Digital Boulevard.
NJEA recommends that members speak with their supervisor/principal prior to the NJEA Convention to discuss how much time they intend to spend in Digital Boulevard. This procedure is consistent with practices supported by the N.J. Department of Education. Members are reminded that all professional learning activities must be aligned with their individual professional development plan to be eligible for accrual toward the professional development requirement.