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1. Alleviate Neck Pain*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 10/25/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Cafeteria

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Chronic neck pain can be debilitating. It limits your ability to move, turn your head, can disrupt sleep and be a contributing factor to headaches. Learn how to help your body heal and experience pain-free living with MELT®. The MELT Method® is a simple self-treatment technique that is designed to reduce chronic pain by hydrating your tissue and calming your nervous system. It can help you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Use the MELT Method® to begin to eliminate the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. Through a series of easy techniques using simple, specialized equipment, this groundbreaking program helps to restore natural balance back to the body. MELT® can increase your flexibility, stability, improve athletic performance as well as eliminate aches and pains. Please wear athletic clothing, bring a yoga mat and water. Participants must be able to get on/off floor unassisted.

2. TRIP: Skytop "Pride of the Poconos" Historic Lodge at Fall Foliage Time*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 10/28/2017

Location: Departs 9:00am from Chatham Middle School, 480 Ma

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017; $125; Depart: 9:00am from Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St, Chatham; Return: Approximately 6:15pm. Fall Foliage should be at or near peak during this tour. This morning we head west to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where we make a stop at a local farm stand. Here, each person will get a pumpkin to bring home (included), and time to shop in its farm stand and nursery. Next, we visit The Skytop Lodge, an exclusive 5,500-acre resort in the heart of the Poconos. Since 1928, it has been affectionately revered as “The Pride of the Poconos.” Listed on the National Register of Historic Hotels, it stands as a beautifully maintained tribute of a bygone era. The many public areas of the hotel are elegant and extensive. The manicured grounds feature gardens, walking paths, a lake, and more. Our visit includes a delightful buffet lunch and a walking tour of this historic hotel. Time is also provided to explore the resort and grounds on our own. After a relaxing day of immersing ourselves in our pleasant surroundings, we partake in a resort tradition, cookies and tea prior to our departure. Cancellation deadline is September 21, 2017.

3. Mah Jongg

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 10/30/2017 to 11/27/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 207

Learn the game that originated in China and has been played in the United States for over 75 years. All you need is some skill, strategy, luck and the desire to learn and have fun. This isn’t the game played on the internet; this one is played with real tiles and real people. A material fee of $9-$12 is to be paid to the instructor at the first class. All levels welcome!

4. Microsoft Office Suite 2016 - Intermediate/Advanced*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/29/2017

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Room B46

Further your knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint in this course geared for those who have experience with MS Office Suite 2016.

5. TRIP: Terracotta Warriors Special Exhibit and IMAX Movie at the Franklin Institute*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/5/2017

Location: Depart: 8:00am from Morris Knolls High School (lo

Depart: 8:00am from Morris Knolls High School, lower parking lot; Return: Approximately 6:45pm. Join us for a visit to Philadelphia where we view a special exhibit of China’s Terracotta Warriors. Enjoy an included lunch and watch a Mysteries of China, IMAX movie. In 1974, a farmer near Xi’an, China was digging a well when he hit fragments of terracotta. He discovered one of the most unique archaeological treasures in the history of mankind. Buried beneath the surface of that fertile farmland were thousands of life-sized statues, created over 2,000 years ago, silently and steadfastly guarding the tomb of their master: China’s first emperor. This fall, the warriors, symbols of the astounding achievements of mankind and the incredible history of these statues, arrive at The Franklin Institute. An included audio tour of this exhibit that features soldiers, a horse and over 100 other artifacts will add valuable insight into this exceptional exhibit. The IMAX movie takes us back 2,000 years, revealing the underlying story of how this superpower came to be, the discovery of the Terracotta Warriors, and the First Emperor's tomb. Cancellation deadline is August 31, 2017.

6. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Fall

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/6/2017

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

7. Breadmaking Made Easy*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/6/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 246

Basic dough methods can lead to breads of all shapes and tastes: French and Italian, sourdough, sweet rolls, cinnamon and pecan rolls, focaccia and homemade crackers. Yeast, flour, water, salt and a little imagination can lead to the creation of a multitude of breads, rolls and even flapjacks with no additives or chemicals. Join us for a fun, informative evening and bring your appetite as well as your imagination.

8. Dealing With Loss*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/6/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Loss is an inevitable part of life and grief is a natural part of the healing process. Dealing with loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. This workshop is designed to help those living with loss. We will discuss reactions to grief and recognizing the damaging effects of unresolved grief; how to cope with grief; strategies for grieving effectively and how to support others who are grieving.

9. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Fall

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/7/2017

Location: B55

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

10. Breaking up the Block: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/14/2017

Location: C2

Avid utilizes numerous strategies to improve students' writing, inquiry, collaboration, organizational and reading skills. Come explore the use of Socratic Seminars, Philosophical Chairs, Spider-Web, Team Huddle, etc.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

11. Combating Loneliness in Senior Citizens*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/14/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

As seniors get older, it’s important for family and friends to understand that they can become isolated and/or inactive in their social life. Lack of companionship can become a way of life that can have a negative impact on the overall health of seniors. Whether loneliness is caused by the loss of a loved one, living miles away from friends and family, loss of a driver’s license or because a senior circle is not active - studies show that loneliness in seniors can raise the potential for certain health risks including depression, high blood pressure and heart disease. Fortunately, there are many ways in which seniors can combat loneliness. Finding the right mode of social interaction can improve your health as well as your enjoyment of life. We will also discuss the signs/symptoms of loneliness and what to look for in seniors.

12. Introduction to Wine*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/14/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

Join Chef and food/wine writer, Mark Vogel, for a comprehensive introduction into buying, storing, drinking and cooking with wine. Discuss the world’s wine regions with emphasis on France and Italy. Note that there will be no wine tasted at this event.

13. Tap Into the Power of LinkedIn*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/15/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for making business and career connections. While most professionals are on LinkedIn, many will admit to not using it much. Are you asking yourself “what's the point of joining in"? Perhaps you consider yourself an intermediate user with frequent invitations to connect on LinkedIn from friends and business associates. Learn a few ways to kick your LinkedIn presence up a notch to advance professionally. Even the most active users miss some simple ways to optimize the way they use LinkedIn. Get a better understanding of how LinkedIn is affecting every part of your life from connecting to business contacts, customers, shopping, and your personal relationships to landing a new job. Learn why you should be using LinkedIn and the value it offers in helping you manage your career.

14. Parents: Resiliency and Success for Children Growing Up in the 21st Century*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/15/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

This 90-minute session was designed to provide parents with 21st Century strategies and techniques to support and empower their children to learn skills to be socially, emotionally and academically successful. The objective of this session is to support parents by providing exercises that allow them to build an open and supportive relationship with their child. Learn how to communicate, listen, discover and understand the issues your children are faced with and empower them with strategies to navigate school, social situations and relationships. This session will equip parents with techniques and a road map to support their children in building self-esteem, building resiliency, overcoming problems and guiding their children on how to advocate for themselves.

15. Course of Study Training

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/16/2017

Location: C2

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This workshop is designed to assist Course of Study writers as they create and revise curriculum for the district. Participants will learn about the ways curriculum documents are used by various stakeholders (including teachers, parents, students, the community, NCAA, and NJDOE) and how to utilize the Google Docs CoS templates. Google Docs add-ons and extensions that may be helpful in the writing process will also be reviewed. Participants will be given time to work on their curriculum documents.
Come join us as we review pertinent academic strategies which will enhance overall student performance both in the classroom and on high stakes testing.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

17. The Kinesthetic Classroom: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/21/2017

Location: C2

Discover the connection between movement, the brain, and learning to use kinesthetic activity to enliven the classroom. Examine class cohesion activities, content-based kinesthetic activities, brain breaks and energizers that use movement to meet standards, improve test scores and develop life skills.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

18. Erase Hand and Foot Pain (Mon, Nov 27)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 11/27/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Cafeteria

If you suffer from hand and/or foot pain join this 1-night class for relief! Small MELT® hand and foot balls are used to relieve aches and pains brought on by aging, active living and stress. Just by treating your hands and feet you can help your whole body feel and work better. The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment technique that is designed to reduce chronic pain and help you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Use the MELT Method® to begin to eliminate the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. Through a series of easy techniques using simple, specialized equipment, this groundbreaking program helps to restore natural balance back to the body. MELT® can increase your flexibility, stability, improve athletic performance as well as eliminate aches and pains.

19. Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/28/2017

Location: C2

Come explore Carol Ann Tomlinson’s framework for designing effective instruction that responds to the needs of all learners – using learning style, interest, and level of readiness. We will explore differentiated instruction principles, strategies and diverse methods of assessment for all classroom settings.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.
This workshop will focus on discussion and questioning techniques, strategies for increasing student engagement, and reflection of instructional delivery and practice. Participants in this workshop will identify components of discussion and questioning techniques, evaluate questions through Depth of Knowledge, compare student engagement scenarios, and participate in a self-assessment.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.
Are you looking for more techniques and strategies for improving your students’ reading comprehension in order to increase academic learning? This workshop is designed to equip participants with tools and strategies for improving reading across disciplines. Mini lessons will be modeled to showcase reading strategy instruction designed to boost vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Also, find out how to use Google Apps as tools to increase reading comprehension. Participants will leave this workshop with strategies that have immediate use in the classroom.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

22. Networking Skills for Today's Job Market*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 12/4/2017

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Networking is about building mutually beneficial relationships which develop over time. It is the process of planning and making contacts and sharing information for professional and personal gain and is one of the most effective ways to job hunt. Networking is an essential skill in today’s digital world. This workshop will cover how to present a positive attitude, ensure that you have a polished image both in-person and online. Go to networking events with the tools you need to ensure that you make connections!

23. Holiday Wreath Making*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 12/5/2017

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Cafeteria 3B (back sect

Celebrate the holidays by handcrafting a holiday wreath in one evening with the help and guidance of an experienced crafter. All supplies included. Note that an artificial evergreen will be used in this class so you may enjoy your wreath year after year.

24. TRIP: Riverside Church Annual Christmas Concert and Lunch on Arthur Avenue*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 12/17/2017

Location: Departs 10:15am from Morris Knolls HS, lower parki

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Sunday, Dec 17, 2017; $145; Depart: 10:15am from Morris Knolls High School, lower parking lot; Return: Approximately 7:15pm. The Riverside Church in New York City is recognized as one of the most ornate and influential houses of worship on the East Coast. From the comfort of our seating area, we are treated to their exceptional annual Candlelight Christmas Concert. The concert is ushered in by the church’s carillon, the world's largest tuned carillon bell. This amazing musical holiday event features The Riverside Adult & Children’s Choir, Soloists, Instrumentalists, Chamber Singers and more. Prior to our concert, we enjoy an included Italian-style lunch on the ever popular Arthur Avenue, in the heart of the Bronx. Our restaurant has been delighting guest for the last 94 years and it’s where an episode of the Sopranos was filmed. Please choose one entrée per person at the time of registration: Veal Parmigiana, Chicken Francese or Filet of Sole Scampi-Style. Cancellation deadline is October 5, 2017.

25. Flipped Learning: Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/3/2018

Location: C2

Come see how to effectively plan for a flipped classroom setting. Participants will learn how to curate resources and provide a platform for meaningful instruction to take place at home so that they can focus classroom time on concept enrichment and mastery.

The Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway guides staff members in identifying the potential of digital tools to personalize learning for students. This series allows staff members to integrate the latest technology trends to enhance their lesson plans. Staff Members will be provided with the opportunity to test out technology, collaborate with colleagues and research the latest trends within the cohort structure. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.
Want to acquire relevant data on your students’ progress? How about quickly determining how to modify your instruction to meet the needs of every student in your classroom? Newsela is an online resource which offers thousands of articles available at multiple reading levels so you can easily differentiate. They offer quizzes and writing prompts, as well as a platform for students to interact with the text (annotations). Teachers can also leave comments/feedback which allow you to measure student progress in realtime. Articles are available in all content areas. The Learning Network of the NY Times is an online platform offering lesson plans, podcasts, articles and numerous educational resources which help teachers and students connect current events to perennial classroom topics.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

27. Reaching All Learners: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/18/2018

Location: C2

Educators across all disciplines and skill-levels face challenges in their classroom. How do you make these classrooms work? Participants will leave this workshop with useful tools for assisting students, specifically, Special Education students, ELL students, and Gifted and Talented students identify and work through challenges, recover from setbacks, think reflectively, and find success in the classroom.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

28. Redefining Digital Learning: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/23/2018

Location: C2

The focus of this workshop is to support and enable teachers in designing, developing, and infusing digital learning experiences that utilize technology. Through the SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) staff members will investigate how computer technology might impact teaching and learning. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

29. STEM and Beyond: Making a Makerspace- Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/30/2018

Location: A2

STEM is the future, now is the time to find ways to cross the stage and integrate the curriculums so that literacy skills and STEM unite. Find creative ways to connect your classroom through the development of products in the makerspace. By combining hands-on creativity with STEM subjects, the possibilities are endless. Participants will take part and create activities that unite the sciences, arts, and humanities.

The Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway guides staff members in identifying the potential of digital tools to personalize learning for students. This series allows staff members to integrate the latest technology trends to enhance their lesson plans. Staff Members will be provided with the opportunity to test out technology, collaborate with colleagues and research the latest trends within the cohort structure. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

30. Evidence Based Writing: Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/7/2018

Location: C2

Writing is an important skill used in every profession, and similarly, writing should be an integral part of classrooms in all subject areas. Writing can be used, not only to learn new concepts and information but also to clarify thinking. This workshop is designed to help participants create meaningful writing assignments for every subject and to help students as they seek to incorporate relevant evidence to support their claims.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

31. The Collaborative Classroom: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/13/2018

Location: C2

Collaborative Learning allows students to take responsibility for their own learning. Come see how to plan self-guided curriculum units that will encourage active participation and collaborative group work. In small groups, students will learn how to explore divergent viewpoints, become better listeners, writers, thinkers, and speakers. In a collaborative classroom, the teacher becomes a facilitator who carefully guides students as they learn.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

32. The Learner Active Technology-Infused Classroom: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/21/2018

Location: C2

This workshop focuses on raising academic rigor, actively engaging students in learning, and building greater student responsibility for learning. In the LATI classroom, students engage in real-world problems that provide a “felt need” for building curricular skills and concepts. They learn independently and collaboratively and use technology seamlessly as a tool for learning. They manage projects, set goals, assess progress, identify resources for learning, and more.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

33. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/27/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

34. Foundations Year 2

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 2 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 2nd year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies that can be used in the classroom to improve student learning and performance. In addition, technology tools for teachers and students will be shared. The purpose of this workshop is to provide additional support for the teacher in his/her 2nd year in the district.

35. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/28/2018

Location: B55

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

36. Foundations Year 3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 3 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 3rd year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies for Writing and Reading, Collaboration and Inquiry. The purpose of this workshop is to provide support, additional classroom strategies, and an opportunity to focus on and create a professional growth plan for your teaching career.

37. Foundations Year 4

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 4 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 4th year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies for Data Driven and Differentiated Instruction as well as provide participants the opportunity to create long term professional goals. The purpose of this workshop is to provide support, additional classroom strategies, and an opportunity to focus on and create a professional growth plan for your teaching career.

38. Capstone: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/16/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every other workshop in the pathway.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

39. Capstone: Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/18/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

The Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway guides staff members in identifying the potential of digital tools to personalize learning for students. This series allows staff members to integrate the latest technology trends to enhance their lesson plans. Staff Members will be provided with the opportunity to test out technology, collaborate with colleagues and research the latest trends within the cohort structure. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

40. Capstone: Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/24/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

41. Capstone: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/26/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

42. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Spring*****Meets AED requirement for Club Advisors

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/30/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

43. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Spring*****Meets AED requirement for Club Advisors

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/31/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.