Friday, April 01, 2011


Fri., April 1, 2011 - Attn: School Librarians and K-12 Educators in NJ

NOTE: Books, materials, and room and board are included in this six-day summer tuition-free program. A $100 registration fee is required of all accepted applicants - Phyllis

From: NJ Council for the Humanities
Attn:  School Librarians and K-12 Educators in NJ
 Each year the NJ Council for the Humanities offers school librarians and K-12 educators in NJ the opportunity to earn professional development and graduate credit by attending a six-day residential seminar exploring a humanities topic. Held on the campus of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, this year’s seminars are Race in American History and Culture: New Perspectives, lead by Dr. Clement Price (July 10-July 15); Narratives of Immigration: Latino/a Lives, lead by Dr. Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui (July 17-July 22); Poverty, Affluence and the American Dream, lead by Dr. Matt Ruben (July 24-July 29); and, Adolescent and Young Adult Literature, lead by Dr. Cheryl McClean (July 31-August 5). These seminars provide a stimulating immersion experience with ample time for discussion, writing and curriculum workshops, field trips, and conversation with colleagues. These summer courses in the humanities are designed to inform teachers about recent scholarship in their fields and to help them incorporate new knowledge into their classroom teaching. Books, materials, and room and board are included in this tuition-free program.

In addition to the possibility of earning 45 hours of professional development credit, $250 for completing a curriculum project, or 3 graduate credits and $250 stipend for completing a research paper, teachers and librarians leave the seminar invigorated and inspired. As one participant from last year’s Teacher Institute raved, “This seminar is just like other NJCH seminars: wonderful! It is a shame that I can’t find other workshops like these. NJCH knows the recipe for exceptional PD – please keep offering them!”

Applications are due by June 1, but admissions are on a rolling basis, so please apply as early to possible to insure that you will be able to have a space in the seminar of your first choice. For more information about the Teacher Institute, contact NJCH at (888) 394-6524 or e-mail Information is also available at

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Thurs., March 31, 2011 - Skype Launches a Dedicated Network for Teachers

*Skype Launches a Dedicated Network for Teachers

From the site:

"Teachers already use Skype to connect with other classrooms around the
globe, bring in guest speakers without asking them to travel, and take
virtual field trips. Now, Skype is making it easier for them to do so. The
company launched Skype in the Classroom, a
dedicated teacher network, on Tuesday." <<>>

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