Thursday, April 11, 2013

Professional Development Conference for Educators to be Held

New Jersey educators are invited to attend Service Learning New Jersey: Building Our Future, the 2013 Professional Development Conference presented by the NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Awards, the Volunteer Center of Bergen County and generationOn.
The conference will be held on Tuesday, August 13, from 8:15 am to 3:15 pm at the Kean University STEM Building, 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, NJ.
Service-Learning is a research-based teaching and learning strategy that engages youth in service to meet learning objectives and address real-world issues.  The conference will be of interest to all K-12 Educators, including teachers, administrators, counselors, faculty advisors, volunteer service coordinators, curriculum coordinators, campus ministers and club moderators.
Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for six credit hours of professional development, and will: 
  • Learn how to use Service-Learning to implement the Common Core and 21st Century Skills;
  • Explore best practices from Service-Learning Experts and Practitioners;
  • Discover online and community resources to support Service-Learning initiatives and activities;
  • Connect with other New Jersey educators to “Build Our Future” through Service-Learning

Early-bird discount for registration before June 30, 2013--$45 per person, including lunch and all materials.  After June 30, registration is $60.
For more information, contact Karen Hatcher, Director of Youth Programming, NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Awards at or by phone: 908-797-4649.
Sponsors for Service-Learning, New Jersey; Building Our Future are State Farm, PNC Bank, PSEG, Verizon, BD, The Star Ledger/ and the Community Foundation of New Jersey.

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