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working with ELL's
assessment Schedule: 2008
scoring methods
differentiated instruction
writing to speculate
writing to persuade
matrix of content clusters and skills
open-ened scoring rubric
clearinghouse reading research
"hot" reading strategies
adolescent literacy: research and practice
research-based instruction
leave no child behind
hspa reading
graphic organizer for open-ended questions
graphic organizers
"hot" lesson plans
"hot" graphic organizers
hspa reading tips
project based learning
n.j. core curriculum content standards
cumulative progress indicators
hspa resources

A major goal of this  professional development site is to support the educational community in the understanding and implementation of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and their related statewide assessments at 4th, 8th and 11th grades

Professional Development

Read all about the new free online professional development, NJPEP_PDonline: to the right! arrow For more information, click on the link to the right or email PDonline.     
FREE video-on-demand, courses and resources for teachers from Annenberg Media.
Virtual World! updated with real-time data resources and projects! Now includes GIS resources from New Jersey, and lessons. Virtual World
Special Focus: Science

NSTA Interactive Resources - Theme-based science lessons for grades K-12. Themes include Galápagos Education, Astronomy, and more.

Web Seminars - 90-minute, live professional development experiences allowing participants to interact with scientists, engineers, and education specialists.
SciGuides - Classroom resources for science teachers interested in integrating the web into their teaching.
NOAA Education - The resources provided are designed for use in the classroom or as background reference material.
Student Observation Network modules allow students to problem solve, make observations, and use data to discover answers to some of the questions that excite NASA scientists.
In and Around the Classroom aligns more than 1,200 free educational resources (including lesson plans) to standards of learning in every state. Check out the Educators page.
EdNet, from National Geographic, provides many resources and "classroom companions."
FREE! Thirteen ed online: an outstanding resource for themes and units. Access 50,000 multi-media components!

FREE DVD to help build critical thinking skills, from John Stossel at the Center for Independent Thought and ABC News, with related teacher guides.

Project-based learning. See Stevens Institute of Technology projects using real-time data: use these ideas for project-based learning.
Check out NJPEP_PDonline!
Workshops, fellowships, grants, and awards for Educators and Students.
NJDOE's Professional Development Provider System
NJDOE's Calendar of Events - learn more from NJPEP!

Quick Links
> See also US ED's Forecast for Funding Opportunities for 2006.
> NJDOE Office of Licensure & Credentials.
> US ED Hot Line for Superintendents:
(888) 625-2787; or email
> No Child Left Behind in New Jersey
> US Education Department

Emergency Planning
U.S. ADVISORY on Emergency Planning for Schools.
Your Family Disaster Plan from the NJ Office of Emergency Management.

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