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 into 2014-15. Please contact us at educatorevaluation@doe.state.nj.us if your district or organization has training needs related to evaluation.

School Improvement Panel (ScIP) Training

The Office of Evaluation is pleased to announce increased support for School Improvement Panels (ScIPs) through regional training opportunities. These sessions are focused on the effective use of data to inform decision-making and collaborative planning to integrate promising practices from around the state.  This workshop will include the basic function of the ScIP and move toward application of best practices and strategy-sharing.

The Office of Evaluation recommends that district personnel and/or ScIP team members attend these trainings. Participants are encouraged to bring district or building professional development/ learning calendars as well as sample district or building data sets that include teacher practice and student achievement information.  *Please note that data sets should have identifying information redacted.

Participants should also familiarize themselves with the following resources:

Date Location Time Registration
October 16, 2014 NJPSA
Monroe Township
10am - 12pm Register
October 21, 2014 Bergen Community College
Paramus Campus
10am - 12pm

Register

October 30, 2014 Berkeley Township Elementary School
Bayville
10am – 12pm Register
November 5, 2014 Collingswood Community Center
Collingswood
10am - 12pm Register
November 13, 2014 Cumberland County Technical Education Center
Bridgeton
10am - 12pm Register

SGO 2.0: from Compliance to Quality The Department will offer additional SGO workshop sessions in August and September for district teams who were unable to make the May/June sessions.  This workshop will clarify the intent and nature of SGOs, and provide strategies and resources by which to increase SGO quality through better assessments and target setting .  Districts who have not yet attended a session are encouraged to bring teams of up to five educators who will be able to turnkey this information to district staff.  Please click here to view the SGO 2.0 training materials and other SGO resources.


Date

Location

Time

Registration

September 19, 2014

EIRC/LRC-South
Mullica Hill

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Register

September 22, 2014

Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Register

September 29, 2014

NJPSA
Monroe Township

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Capacity Reached

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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