October 22, 2013

Winter Leadership Call for Participants

The NJEA Winter Leadership conference is right around the corner and we hope you can join us.

Registration Deadline is December 2 for the January 24-25th workshop….Sheraton in Atlantic City

Central Leadership Conference deadline is February 3 for the Mary 21-23 workshop…. Hilton East Brunswick


1. Presidents’ Roundtable

2.Legal Issues Affecting School Employees

3. Preparing for Negotiations-Collective Bargaining

4. Grieve-Don’t Gripe- Contract Enforcement

5. AR- a Key to a Strong Organization

6.. Bargaining Health Benefits

7. Basic Treasurer’s Training

8. Effective Political Advocacy Through Your LAT

9. Combatting Corporate Ed Reform

10. Evaluation and the Association: Ensuring Advocacy for Professional Growth


Single Occupancy: $170.00 per person    Double Occupancy: $130.00 per person   Commuter: $85.00 per person

MEA will make a decision about paying for part of the training at the November meeting, but if you are interested, you need to sign up quickly.

August 30, 2013

Medford EA Gives to Charity

I just received the update from last year’s United Way Campaign. In Burlington County there are eight associations with a membership of 500 or more. MedfordEA is one. Of those eight, we ranked fourth, which is pretty good considering the times. The United Way campaign begins again in October. Thank you for your past contributions.

August 28, 2013

Chance to Volunteer

On September 18, I will be volunteering with NJEA in Camden to help Veterans and their families. If you would like to join me in any of the activities below, please let me know and I’ll add you to the list. If you’d like to drive together, also, contact me.



NJEA Volunteer Event Agenda September 18, 2013

Home for the Brave & Aletha Wright Vision of Hope Center (10 to 15 Volunteers)

• GED Tutoring (10 am to 12 pm & 5pm to 6pm) • Literacy (Confidential setting?) and Math Skills Tutoring (10 am to 12 pm & 5pm

to 6pm) • Lunch and Dinner servers (12pm to 1pm and 5 pm to 6pm) • Day and evening opportunities. • Art Therapy Classes • Health and wellness classes • Computer Literacy Tutoring (Tour of 1812 Federal)

Anna Sample House (10 to 15 Volunteers)

• Mommy and me classes with pre-school children (reading, K-prep etc) (10am to 12 pm)

• Back-to-school theme in September • Educational Arts and Crafts Day • Computer Literacy Tutoring – Parents and Safe Haven (10 am to 12pm & 5pm to

6pm) • Homework tutoring (6pm to 7 pm)

Hot Teams (5 to 6 Volunteers)

• Stuffing care packages for distribution (100) – At Admin Office • Prep bagged lunches for distribution (100) • GED Community outreach in Camden to explain the process

Corbett House (3 to 4 Volunteers)

• 4:00 to 5:00 homework help for kids returning from school • End of August opportunity to help decorate with back-to-school theme and help

distribute school supplies.NJEA Volunteer Event Timeline September 18, 2013


August 26, 2013

Some Professional Articles to Consider


AchieveNJ: Educator Evaluation Support in New Jersey updated as of May 7, 2012 this includes the change from 35% to 30% standardized test weight for evaluation purposes.





Student Growth Objective QUICK START GUIDE, includes information for the ScIP to plan out the year with a sample school year calendar. https://nj.gov/education/AchieveNJ/teacher/SGOQuickStartGuide.pdf

Student Growth Objectives…Developing and Using Practical Measures of Student Learning.  Everything you could possibly need to know, for now. https://nj.gov/education/AchieveNJ/teacher/SGOGuidebook.pdf



Publishers Criteria for CCSS Math (revised)https://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K8_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf



High School Publisher’s Criteria for Math (revised)https://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_HS_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf

Revised Publishers’ Critereia For CCSS English-Language Arts and Literacy, Grades 3-12https://www.corestandards.org/assets/Publishers_Criteria_for_3-12.pdf


Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Update

Links are provided in a printer friendly format.  Math:  https://www.parcconline.org/print/math-plds

ELA:    https://www.parcconline.org/print/ela-plds


DOE newsletter and the Spanish translation for the ELA standards.  They are provided below.

The Bridge….A monthly newsletter for educators from the New Jersey Department of Education

You can sign up for delivery to your email account.  When you do, they want to know everything about you.




February 21, 2013 by MAUREEN | 0 comments

Have you entered the NJEA Monthly giveaway? It may be your lucky month!