Sustainable Jersey for Schools Upcoming Events

The Sustainable Jersey for Schools program and its partners regularly host trainings and webinars to encourage and support schools looking to achieve certification. You can also post FREE events that are open to the general public that would be of interest to the Sustianable Jersey for Schools community by clicking "Add Event" at right.  This link will only appear if you are logged into the website.  Click on "Sign in or sign up" on the top left of this page to log in.

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PEOSH/NJADP Statewide Indoor Air Quality Training

January 12, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Burlington County Fire and Law Academy

53 Academy Drive Westampton, NJ 08060

February 09, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bergen County Fire and Law Academy

281 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

March 02, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Camden County Vo-Tech

340 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081

April 27, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Neptune High School- Media Center

55 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune NJ 07753

May 11, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Somerset County Vo-Tech-D Performing Arts:

14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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This free training supports the Indoor Air Quality Review and Asthma Friendly School actions in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program, which require staff training. Registration is free but limited and is on a first come, first served basis. You may register by using the link listed above or by email at anpierfy@aol.com. Contact Arthur Pierfy at 908-227-0575 with questions.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
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Arts Education Series: Transforming Schools Through the Power of the Arts

February 06, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Overseeing the Arts for the Non-Arts Administrator

Foundation for Education Administration Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe, New Jersey 08831

March 12, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Fostering Social-Emotional Learning in and Through the Arts

Foundation for Education Administration Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe, New Jersey 08831

April 13, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

A Close Look at Impactful Arts Learning

Foundation for Education Administration Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe, New Jersey 08831

May 07, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

An Introduction to the New NJ Student Learning Standards and the National Arts Standards

Foundation for Education Administration Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe, New Jersey 08831

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Registration fee is $149 per workshop - Title I schools receive a 50% discount ($75)

Click here for more information.

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2018 Integrated Pest Management Training

January 19, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Metuchen High School Auditorium

400 Grove Avenue Metuchen, New Jersey 08840

February 23, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bergen County Fire Academy

281 Campgaw Road Mahwah, New Jersey 07430

March 23, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Neptune High School Media Center

55 Neptune Boulevard Neptune, New Jersey 07753

April 20, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Somerset County Vo-Tech D-Building Performing Arts

14 Vogt Drive Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807

May 04, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Camden County Vo-Tech

340 Berlin Cross Keys Road Sicklerville, New Jersey 08081

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Registration is free but limited and is on a first come, first served basis. You may register by clicking the link above or by email at anpierfy@aol.com. Contact Arthur Pierfy at 908-227-0575 with questions.

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Liberty Science Center: There’s More to the Story - Using Maps to Engage Students with Science

April 13, 2018 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$25 program fee includes morning coffee and lunch.

Join Lauren Morse, Teacher Programs Developer from Liberty Science Center, and learn how to engage students through story maps, a compelling way to combine technology, science, and communication in one project. Explore Duke Farms to collect data and make observations before creating your own story maps. Participants will leave with ideas for classroom implementation and project-based learning units. Appropriate for science teachers in grades 6-12. 

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Duke Farms Climate Science & Sustainable Actions Academy

April 16, 2018 - 1:00 am to 11:59 pm

Registration deadline

August 13, 2018 - 8:00 am to August 15, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$150 fee includes all course materials, orientation dinner and on-site housing (August 12-16, 2018) for the first eight registered participants.

Weather, climate, and sustainable actions are prominent in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Let the 2,700 acre Duke Farms property serve as your living laboratory and source of inspiration for exciting new lessons on these topics. Participating K-12 educators, administrators and non-formal educators will conduct hands-on outdoor fieldwork, hear lectures from NJ and national experts, and develop NGSS-aligned lesson plans that bring the concepts of climate change and sustainability to life for students.

Academy Topics:

1. The processes that lead to climate change

2. How human activity contributes to climate change

3. Local and global impacts of climate change

4. Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

5. Sustainable actions within educational institutions

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National Science Foundation & Temple University: Model Evidence Link

February 01, 2018 - 12:00 am to February 28, 2018 - 12:00 am

Applications available

June 26, 2018 - 8:00 am to June 28, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

PRE-REGISTER to be notified when registration opens. (Applications will be available in February.)

This three-day institute is FREE and a stipend will be provided!  

The Earth and Environmental Science Educators’ Institute will provide professional development in the use of Model-Evidence Link (MEL) activities centered on current Earth science topics. These 3-dimensional (core ideas, practices, crosscutting concepts) instructional scaffolds facilitate critical thinking, evidence-based reasoning, construction of scientific explanations, and collaborative argumentation that support scientific reasoning within challenging Earth science topics. 

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Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies

August 02, 2018 - 8:30 am to August 03, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$50 program fee includes materials listed below.

Each fall, monarch butterflies from the U.S. and Canada begin a 2,000 mile migration to Mexico; in the following spring, their great grandchildren return.  This two-day workshop combines classroom and field experiences where a team of experienced educators provides participants with the knowledge, skills, materials and confidence to raise monarchs on their own. This workshop enables pre-K through 12th grade educators to teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, Spanish, the arts and social studies… through the captivating story of monarchs (but isn’t limited to educators). 

Each participant receives: Rearing cages, books, posters, DVDs and other essential materials; Strategies for creating butterfly gardens; Activities for any subject area; Proven models for engaging community support; Ongoing support.  

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