Events, Forums, and Trainings

The Evaluation Team provides workshops, trainings, and other direct support to educators across the state. To date we have reached more than 25,000 educators and will continue this work through the end of 2015 and into the 2015-16 school year. Please contact us at educatorevaluation@doe.state.nj.us if your district or organization has training needs related to evaluation.

SGO Workshops: June - September 2015

We are pleased to announce a new series of free workshops beginning in June, focused on improving the SGO process in the following areas:

  • Assessments – continuing to improve their quality, using them to monitor progress towards goals, and developing assessment types that more authentically and accurately determine what students know and can do;
  • Collaboration – working in effective teams to improve all aspects of the SGO process; and
  • Integration – embedding SGOs into the typical cycle of teaching and learning to improve student achievement.

Logistics and Registration

As in previous years, these regional workshops will be open to teams of up to five SGO implementation administrators and teachers, with the intention that these leaders will take the information back to their districts.  Districts who wish to bring more than five participants to these workshops should contact us at educatorevaluation@doe.state.nj.us.  We will make allowances as space permits.
The following chart lists the schedule and logistical/registration information for each session.  Please note that in response to educator feedback from last year, we are offering fewer sessions in June as educators complete the current school year and more during the summer months and at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

DATE LOCATION TIMES REGISTRATION
June 4, 2015 Kean University University Center 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
June 8, 2015 EIRC/LRC South  Mullica Hill 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
July 14, 2015 NJ Forensic Science Technology Center Hamilton 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
July 15, 2015 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
July 17, 2015 EIRC/LRC South  Mullica Hill 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
July 20, 2015 LRC Central Trenton 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
July 21, 2015 SRI & ETTC Galloway 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
August 3, 2015 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
August 4, 2015 LRC Central Trenton 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
August 6, 2015 Kean University University Center 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
August 11, 2015 Long Branch High School Long Branch 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
August 12, 2015 Clearview Regional High School Mullica Hill 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
August 17, 2015 NJ Forensic Science Technology Center Hamilton 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
August 18, 2015 SRI & ETTC Galloway 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
September 16, 2015 Kean University University Center 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Register
September 17, 2015 SRI & ETTC Galloway 8:30 am – 11:30 am Register
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Register
September 21, 2015 EIRC/LRC South Mullica Hill 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register
September 23, 2015 LRC Central Trenton 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register

Improving Discussion, Questioning, and Student Engagement

The Office of Evaluation has concluded its summer series for this workshop and would like to thank the participants and our gracious hosts.  While this summer series has concluded, the Office will be providing targeted support in these areas.

As districts look to provide additional support and further investigate the components of Discussion, Questioning and Student Engagement, the office is providing the materials for district use.  (note: due to browser differences, users might need to copy and paste web links from the presentation into your browser address bar).

Slideshow (PDF): Presentation (PDF | PPT)
Materials: Presentation Materials