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Sustainable Jersey Dec-Jan upcoming events
PEEC: Residential Environmental Learning Center 2015 Directors' Conference
ANJEE Annual Conference-Register Today!
Granny Green's Green Machine
Duke Farms Resources for Educators
Join EIRC's ELA PARCC Consortium
October PLT GreenSchools! Update
NJDOE: Model High School Environmental Science and Earth and Space Science Course
EIRC's STEM Workshop Series Starts this Month!
Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Training In November
|Sustainable Jersey Dec-Jan upcoming events
New Municipal Energy Actions For Sustainable Jersey (Webinar)
December 17, 2014 – 1:00-2:00 PM
This webinar will cover several of the new energy actions in the Sustainable Jersey program, including program updates just introduced, and a preview of new actions planned for early 2015.
Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program Current Opportunity (Webinar)
January 7, 2015 – 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Sustainable Jersey is pleased to announce that $200,000 in new grant funds are now available for communities participating in the Sustainable Jersey certification program to support sustainability initiatives and projects.
This webinar will review the application, the online application portal and tips on how to successfully apply for a Sustainable Jersey Small Grant.
REGISTER -- Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -- 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
REGISTER -- Wednesday, December 17, 2014 -- 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
REGISTER -- Wednesday, January 7, 2015 -- 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn how you can participate in the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. Attendees will walk through the registration process, website resources, and the webinar will cover basic information on how to communicate, collaborate and organize their district or school green team for certification success!
Visit the Sustainable Jersey Grants Portal for a list of available grants.
For more information on Trainings and Events visit www.sustainablejersey.com
|PEEC: Residential Environmental Learning Center 2015 Directors' Conference
|ANJEE Annual Conference-Register Today!
|Granny Green's Green Machine
Environmental theater, music, puppets and books for kids
|Duke Farms Resources for Educators
|Join EIRC's ELA PARCC Consortium
Feel confident that your students are ready for PARCC!
ELA PARCC Consortium
Send a team of two teachers to a series of workshops where they will learn how to use Common Core Standards to enhance instruction and prepare students for the PARCC assessments.
A team of two teachers can attend the ELA PARCC Consortium
Workshops for $800 per team (price includes all five sessions below.)
Each workshop session will be held at EIRC from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
ELA Session 1 - November 10, 2014
Who Does PARCC Think He Is Anyway?
The Common Core Standards and How They Make PARCC Unique
ELA Session 2 - November 13, 2014
To Read or Not to Read - That is the Question!
Close Reading Strategies and Text Complexity
ELA Session 3 - January 14, 2015
Three Cheers for the Tiers
Rising to the PARCC Rigor with Tiered Academic Vocabulary
ELA Session 4 - January 27, 2015
No, You Are Not Entitled to Your Own Opinion...
Unless You Can Support It with Textual Evidence!
ELA Session 5 - February 9, 2015
Pack a Punch to the PARCC
How to Utilize Summative Assessment to Blow Them Away!
EIRC-Educational Information & Resource Center
South Jersey Tech Park, 107 Gilbreth Pkwy, Suite 200
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062-4446
856-582-7000 Phone 856-582-4360 Fax
|October PLT GreenSchools! Update
Energy may be the most important issue of our time. It affects the quality of our lives every day as it powers transportation, communication, lights, and heating and cooling systems. According to the US Department of Energy, K-12 schools spend more than $8 billion annually on energy, making energy the second highest operating expenditure for schools after personnel cost. Therefore, this month we want to provide you with information on how to save energy, and money, at your school.
Energy Webinar: Transforming Schools with PLT
Energy Saving Tips For Schools
James Riley McGirt
|NJDOE: Model High School Environmental Science and Earth and Space Science Course
|EIRC's STEM Workshop Series Starts this Month!
Our nonprofit is offering teachers and students a science prize that is literally out of this world. We hope you will share this opportunity with your audience, as that will give them a chance to win and will encourage engagement in STEM.
The students of the winning teacher will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to control a satellite and run experiments in space for a week as it orbits the earth at 18,000 miles per hour and 310 miles up.
The prize is being supplied by Nanosatisfi, whose team of non-traditional space engineers deployed the world’s first crowd-funded satellite—Ardusat (a portmanteau of Arduino and Satellite). They remain committed to providing an education platform for hands-on space exploration and a truly remarkable STEM experience for students across the globe.
Teachers easily enter by creating a wish list at http://ClassWish.org, which also lets them receive donations for the science equipment their students need. Each teacher who creates a wish list automatically gets a satellite page, such as this sample: http://classwish.org/teachers/15699-Bill-Nigh.
Anyone can help their favorite teacher win by “liking” the teacher, inviting other teachers, spreading the word, or contributing towards supplies.
If, as we hope, you are interested in sharing this opportunity with your readers, feel free to grab any of the banners that we provided here: http://www.classwish-banners.org/satellite-prize.html
Please let us know if we can answer any questions or provide additional information.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
|Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Training In November
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a free 2-day Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) training on November 14-16 at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education in Waretown (Ocean Co.). The training is for adult staff and volunteers of youth-centered community and/or faith-based organizations, as well as schools, looking to offer an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation and aquatic education program.
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