Do you feel your current knowledge about the major instructional shifts in the Common Core and the strategies needed to facilitate learning and student achievement may impact your effectiveness as a teacher and ultimately your evaluation?

Kean Institute for the Common Core 
Statewide Teacher Conference

A professional learning experience for NJ teachers 
designed by NJ teachers
August 8, 2013    8AM - 2:45PM
Kean University, Union Campus, STEM Building
Co-Sponsors: AFT and NJEA

The Kean Institute for the Common Core Statewide Teacher Conference was designed for NJ teachers by NJ teachers who share similar concerns. As committed educators, they realize the need for:
  • A forum for K-12 educators who want to learn more about the CCSS and how to successfully implement them beyond any professional development they may/may not have received to date.
  • Sustained, practice-focused professional development relevant to the specific grade level and the content areas they teach in order to make the shifts in instructional and assessment practice called for by the Common Core.

Such professional discussions, facilitated by
 Lauren Marrocco, 2013 State Teacher of the Year, resulted in the creation of a Statewide Teacher Conference and a grassroots initiative to begin in fall 2013 centered on the development of Common Core Communities of Practice.

Lauren Marrocco graduated from Kean University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2003 and a master's degree in educational administration and supervision in 2009. In 2009, she also received National Board Certification in reading and language arts literacy. She began her teaching career in 2003 at the Edward J. Patten Elementary School in Perth Amboy, N.J.