SRI&ETTC Professional Development Calendar - Spring 2024

Professional Development for the K-12 Community provided by the

Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center (SRI&ETTC)



10 West Jimmie Leeds Road

Galloway, New Jersey 08205

Phone: (609) 626-3850

Fax: (609) 748-6212


What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

April 16, 2024

This workshop will provide educators with a thorough overview of SEL. Participants will evaluate their own classroom practices and schoolwide systems and acquire the skills, strategies, and practical "next steps" needed to move the dial forward with social-emotional learning.

Click here for more information or to register for the What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)? workshop

Closing Out the I&RS Year

April 17, 2024

Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Team Training is designed to provide schools which have new or reorganized (e.g, new members, new structure) school building I&RS teams with basic information, materials and skills to help them fulfill the regulatory requirements for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs of I&RS (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8). This training can also be used to provide review for existing teams. The workshop focus will include identifying and addressing academic, behavior and health issues and developing effective intervention strategies and action plans. In this training participants will also discuss how to incorporate RTI into the I&RS process.

Click here for more information or to register for the Closing out the I&RS Year workshop

Uplifting Trauma-Impacted Immigrant Families: Practical Strategies for Welcoming Students and Families

April 23, 2024

During this session, participants familiarize themselves with the impact and nature of the trauma that immigrant students and families face in their journeys to the US and even after their arrival. Participants use their knowledge of ACEs and the neurobiology of stress to take a fresh look at the social and emotional impact these challenging experiences may have but also look at practical, hands-on classroom strategies to improve outcomes in classrooms and schools. Broadening the lens even further, participants explore exciting new initiatives and practices around the country that promote equity and welcome immigrant student families into the school community, and prepare them for success.

Click here for more information or to register for the Uplifting Trauma-Impacted Immigrant Families: Practical Strategies for Welcoming Students and Families workshop

Foundations of Arts Integration presented by Arts Ed NJ

April 26, 2024

Arts integration is an effective strategy for cultivating positive climate and culture, as well as deepening student engagement. This session will introduce participants in the fundamental components of high-quality arts integration. Participants will explore how to move confidently from planning to implementation. Drawing upon New Jersey's Arts Integration Think and Do Workbook, participants will identify realistic goals and develop concrete actions steps to guide their arts integration work. This workshop is open to all arts PreK-12 educators. It is recommended that school/district groups should include at least one arts educator and one non-arts educator.

This workshop is being presented by Arts Ed NJ,

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School Climate & Anti-Bullying Conference presented by The Miller Institute for Leadership & Diversity in America

May 21 & 22, 2024

The theme of the 2024 conference is Bullying: Still Hurting Kids and Damaging School Climate. Through this conference, we aim to provide both support and concrete, practical strategies for educators in their ongoing efforts to support and educate kids in school.

The Conference will serve as a venue for the most knowledgeable national scholars and practitioners to share their expertise on the prevention of bullying and the creation of safe, positive school climate and culture. The Conference welcomes the participation of school personnel, including Anti-Bullying Coordinators, Anti-Bullying Specialists, School Psychologists, Social Workers, SAC's, Teachers, School Resource Officers, and Public Safety as well as personnel from other organizations that work with youth.

This year's conference will offer a fresh look at an old problem, with some exciting new perspectives, strategies and suggestions:

- Brand New Workshops and Presenters

- Programs That Work

- Two Days of Keynotes and Workshops

Location: Stockton University Atlantic City Campus, 3711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. This is an in-person event. Registration Information: Registration is available for Day One (5/21/24) or both days of this event. ETTC Hours accepted for ETTC Members only. Registrants using check, cash, credit card, or Purchase Order should register through

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The Science of Reading Workshops at the SRI&ETTC

June 25, 2024 & July 23, 2024

The Science of Reading for Secondary Teachers

June 25, 2024

For educators of middle and high school students, there's no denying the importance of reading for student success. As a result, it's only right to make sure that education programs are based on the most up-to-date science of reading principles. What works for an elementary student will not necessarily work for those slightly older - and specific adjustments may be needed. This workshop aims to examine the "do's and don'ts" when teaching reading to students in grades 6-12 within the context of scientific research by reviewing positive behaviors (what you should do).

The Science of Reading

July 23, 2024

The science of reading is a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing. This research has been conducted over the last five decades across the world and is derived from thousands of studies conducted in multiple languages. The science of reading has culminated in a preponderance of evidence to inform how proficient reading and writing develop; why some have difficulty; and how we can most effectively assess and teach and, therefore, improve student outcomes through prevention of and intervention for reading difficulties. The session will provide participants with strategies to shift practices to those that align with the research in order to improve student outcomes, as well as focus on strategies for small group instruction and learning centers.

The Science of Reading workshops are being offered as a Hybrid Sessions and can be taken in-person or live online via Zoom, please select your preferred option at the time of registration. 

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Professional Development Opportunities for School Administrators · Summer 2024

Presented by the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University

The SRI&ETTC is proud to offer a School Administrators Professional Development Series in Summer 2024 presented by Stockton University Faculty and Education Law Attorneys. 

The workshops listed below are also available as custom programming that can be brought to your district at the date and time that works for the district schedule. Contact Dr. Barbara Hagerty,, to discuss professional development options.


Structuring Your I&RS Team for a Successful Year · Hybrid Delivery

July 16, 2024 · 9 am to 12 pm

An I&RS team provides the school with an institutionalized mechanism and comprehensive strategy for enabling staff and families or caregivers to collaborate systematically over time. This collaboration requires careful planning and maintenance to become an integral and valued part of the educational system. A strong I&RS team is necessary for an I&RS system to work effectively in a school.

This session will define the characteristics of an effective team while providing administrators with recommendations for team composition. Team member roles and responsibilities will be clarified. In addition, this session will identify the support needed for I&RS team operations from the board of education, central office administrators, building administrators, and school staff. Participants will learn the best practices for collaborative decision-making. The relationship of I&RS teams to other building-based groups will be explored. Finally, participants will explore appropriate models for I&RS functions.

Using Data to Drive Instruction · Live Online via Zoom

July 17, 2024 · 9 am to 12 pm

As educators, we need to constantly use data to drive instruction. However, that can be easier said than done. In this workshop, we will share some user-friendly strategies that work, including looking for trends in the data to plan whole class lessons; looking at individual scores to form small groups; collecting additional data on a regular basis; and sharing the results with students to develop ownership and a growth mindset. These strategies are designed to save educators time while using data to drive instruction.

School Law Boot Camp for School Administrators· Hybrid Delivery

July 31 & August 1, 2024 · 9 am to 3 pm

Today's school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment, and administrators are challenged to keep up with the changes. Administrators will review legal standards on HIB, Student Rights, Employer and Employee Rights, and Special Education.

The HIB Including Social Media module will focus on the new HIB regulations and review relevant school law cases. The module will focus on student rights and responsibilities, including constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, disciplinary actions, social media, 24/7 rule, student athletic contracts, and transgender rights. In this module we will also review Special Education with a concentration on the district's roles and responsibilities, 504 Plans, IEP Plans, home-instruction and graduation.

The New Legal Considerations in K-12 module will discuss laws and regulations regarding school closure, virtual instruction, and what powers/tools districts have to address emergency situations. The Employer and Employee Rights module will focus on employer and employee rights and responsibilities, including constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, disciplinary actions, grievances, tenure charges, non-renewals, and reductions in force. This interactive workshop will review the tenure charge process, concentrating on the district's roles and responsibilities, as well as review the legal standards and discuss proper documentation.

Although we encourage participants to attend both days of School Law Boot Camp, participants can register for a single day if it best fits the needs of their district.

Danielson Refresher for Experienced Administrators · Live Online via Zoom

August 12, 2024 · 9 am to 11 am

This workshop will focus on enhancing use of and addressing common challenges using the Danielson framework. Topics include determining a score when evidence falls between levels, con-ducting post-observation conferences, building inter-rater reliability, and working with your faculty leadership teams (e.g. DEAC, ScIP). Additionally, utilizing the framework for instructional improvement will be explored.

Making the Mentoring Process More Meaningful · Hybrid Delivery

August 20, 2024 · 9 am to 12 pm

In this workshop, mentors will explore the mentoring process and understand the requirements for working with novice teachers. Practical strategies, skills, information, and resources will be discussed that will help them to successfully mentor novice teachers and positively impact their professional growth. Through role playing, communication skills, and knowledge of adult learning principles, mentor teachers will be provided with resources that will not only help them to become effective mentors and role models, but will also expand their own professional expertise.

Danielson for New Administrators · Live Online via Zoom

August 21, 2024 · 9 am to 12 pm

This workshop will focus on developing a working knowledge of the Danielson Framework with exploration of the four domains and their components. Practice with collecting ample evidence, scoring the observation, and conducting the post-observation conference will be provided.

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Workshops in the Cloud: Online, Self-Paced, Available Anytime

Presented by the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University

Workshops in the Cloud are online workshops offered by the SRI&ETTC that you can take from the convenience of your home or classroom. Workshops in the Cloud contain the same great content you would expect from our traditional workshops, but registrants can review the content as many times as needed within the allotted time frame and learn at their own pace.

Workshops in the Cloud are available for individual registrations, or for school districts looking to register multiple educators contact the SRI&ETTC at 609-626-3850.

Current offerings include:

  • Accessibility Tools for Today's Classroom
  • Build Equity with Choice Boards
  • Dyslexia I: What We Need to Know
  • Dyslexia II: Building on What We Already Know
  • Google Admin Online
  • Power Up Your Slides with Bitmoji
  • SAMR
  • Teacher Effectiveness Institute for Beginning Educators
  • Writing with Spice

Click here to register for a Workshop in the Cloud


A Free 15-Hour Course on Sheltered English Instruction

Developed by the SRI&ETTC Funded by the NJ Department of Education

Educating students who still are acquiring English proficiency can be complex in an age of high stakes evaluations and assessments as well as college and career-ready standards. English language learners (ELLs) are not monolithic in their educational background, cultural experiences, and ability to adapt to learning environments. However, through well-planned instruction, ELLs can attain challenging academic standards.

For more information on this FREE Sheltered English Instruction course visit

It's not too soon to schedule Back to School Professional Development Sessions!

The SRI&ETTC is able to provide custom programming for your district in a wide number of topics, professional development programming and coaching. Back to School and Fall PD dates fill-up quickly! Contact Dr. Barbara Hagerty to discuss professional development options.


Phone: 609-626-3862

SRI&ETTC Public Calendar

The SRI&ETTC Public Calendar is updated frequently.

For more information on the workshops listed below visit

  • What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?, 4/16/2024
  • Closing Out the I&RS Year, 4/17/2024
  • Uplifting Trauma-Impacted Immigrant Families: Practical Strategies for Welcoming Students and Families, 4/23/2024
  • Foundations of Arts Integration presented by Arts Ed NJ, 4/26/2024
  • School Climate & Anti-Bullying Conference presented by The Miller Institute for Leadership & Diversity in America, 5/21/2024 & 5/22/2024
  • The Science of Reading for Secondary Teachers, 6/25/2024
  • Structuring your I&RS Team for a Successful Year, 7/16/2024
  • Using Data to Drive Instruction, 7/17/2024
  • The Science of Reading, 7/23/2024
  • School Law Boot Camp for School Administrators, 7/31/2024 & 8/1/2024
  • Danielson Refresher for Experienced Administrators, 8/12/2024
  • Making the Mentoring Process More Meaningful, 8/20/2024
  • Danielson for New Admins, 8/21/2024
For more information or to register for a workshop visit

Looking for Custom Programming?

The SRI&ETTC is able to provide custom programming, online or face-to-face, for your district in a wide number of topics in Virtual Teaching and Learning, All Things Google, I&RS, Teaching in the Content Areas and many more. All workshops on the public calendar are available as custom in-district sessions.

Contact Dr. Barbara Hagerty,, to discuss professional development options.

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There is still time to apply for Fall 2024!

Do you have a family member or prospective student interested in applying to Stockton University for the fall semester? Great news! We are still accepting applications and offering admissions decisions for most programs on a rolling basis. Visit for more information.


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2024 MAIT and Digital Studies Expo

April 24, 2024 · 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come see the premiere event for Masters of Arts in Instructional Technology (MAIT) and Digital Studies majors! 

At this event, you will find:  

  • A grand display of final capstone projects from MAIT graduate and Digital Studies undergraduate students
  • Interactive learning opportunities to understand instructional technology's wide variety of sectors and benefits
  • Fundraising opportunities for alumni and Stockton community members
  • Faculty and student networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to learn about MAIT, Digital Studies, and their certification programs
  • Food & Beverages
  • Photo Booth
  • Prizes and Giveaways...and more!

We hope to see you there!

Location: Stockton University Upper and Lower Art Gallery (L-Wing), 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205

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Stockton University

Master of Arts in Education Literacy Track

The Master of Arts in Education program is pleased to offer an on-line graduate level Literacy track designed to prepare teachers to meet the needs of all PreK-12 learners in the areas of reading and writing. Through the Literacy track, teachers have the option to earn a Reading Specialist Endorsement. The Reading Specialist endorsement prepares teachers to diagnose and correct reading and writing problems, work cooperatively with school staff specialists, and organize and implement a total literacy program. For information please contact Dr. Kimberly Lebak at