Workshops in the Cloud

Online Workshops at SRI&ETTC

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We are offering special Webinars to help teachers through the Coronavirus challenges.

What are Workshops in the Cloud?

Workshops in the cloud are simply online workshops offered by the SRI&ETTC. These workshops contain the same great content you would expect from our traditional workshops but they offer the following advantages:

You can take the workshop from the convenience of your classroom or home computer.

You can review the content as many times as you like within the allotted time frame (time frames vary depending on workshop title).

You can take as much time as you like to practice the techniques presented for technology-based workshops.

Learn at your own pace and move forward when you think you are ready to do so.

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SRI&ETTC LIVE On- line Workshops

Summer Pre-Beach LIVE PD Webinars

The SRI&ETTC at Stockton University will be offering a series of online summer workshops designed to learn more about available resources and how to use them in your classroom from the comfort of your home, office, or other location of choice.

Summer online PD sessions will begin at 9:00 am, last approximately 90 minutes, and will be facilitated live with an SRI&ETTC Trainer. Each session will include a demonstration, discussion and activity to engage in the topic. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with other educators in the session using Zoom. Zoom is an online meeting space where people can share screens, share video and chat. All you will need is a phone or device with internet access.

$58 or 2 ETTC Hours per session

For more information contact:

Barbara Hagerty, EdD

Associate Director of Tech Innovation


To participate in the Summer 2020 Online Sessions individuals should register online at

Once submitted and approved, a link will be sent to you to participate.

Sign up for the topics that best meet your needs. Additional details available online at

Google Add-Ons - July 7

Have you ever felt like you needed your Google Applications to execute a task but the options simply aren’t there? Well, there’s hope! There are numerous ways to extend your Google Applications and your Chrome browser to suit your needs. This webinar explores the world of Google Add-ons and Chrome extensions. We’ll look at how to get them, how to control their preferences and how to use them. We will try out some of the most popular and useful add-ons that people are using in the educational community and most importantly, discuss how to find an extension or add-on when you are confronted with a task that plain old G-Suite just can’t handle alone.

Wakelet - July 9

Wake up your student’s learning with Wakelet

Wakelet is ideal for curation, storytelling, and collaboration. Teachers curate information for their students by gathering collections made of images, PDFs, and websites, and add their own text to narrate/annotate their collections. Students can organize collections too! Collections can be designated as private, unlisted or public and learners can log in using Google and Office 365. Wakelet allows you to invite collaborators; after creating a collection, the share button leads to a link to send to potential collaborators, embed code and a QR code, as well as social media sharing buttons. Collaborators do NOT need an account to contribute. Students and educators use Wakelet for:

  • organizing portfolios
  • collaboratively sharing news around a theme
  • building group resources for class projects
  • creating media-rich newsletters
  • creating web galleries of student work for gallery walks
  • gathering materials for and staging research projects
  • planning and promoting events
  • sharing professional development resources
  • archiving twitter chats or social media around a conference
  • so much more!

Intro to Coding - July 27

You may be using Scratch, Scratch Jr, or MIT App inventor or maybe you just want to start to teach coding. Either way, there are concepts in programming that are global to all languages and platforms. This course will cover the concepts of the absolute foundations of what coders all need to know. Some of these include conditionals, loops, functions, parameters, etc. Knowledge of these concepts and how they are applied will help you as a facilitator understand and communicate the importance of what is being emphasized in any of the pre-written coding curriculums that are available today. We will also cove a few strategies for un=plugged programming (learning programming concepts without a computer).

Intro to Scratch - July 29

Scratch is a free, web-based coding application developed at MIT that can be used for teaching all levels of coding. It is particularly useful as an introductory application. Scratch uses drag-and-drop blocks instead of type-written code to teach the concepts, logic, creativity and problem-solving of coding without being bogged down with tedious syntax. Its simplicity makes it easy for you, as a facilitator, to include coding into your curriculum. This workshop will provide the strategies you’ll need to get started and to get your students coding. No prior knowledge of coding is necessary to participate.

Pear Deck - August 18

Engage every student, every day with Pear Deck!

The power of Pear Deck in your classroom means you can instantly see which students are confused and who is ready for more. Add quick formative assessments and interactive questions to your presentations in Google Slides. Explore the library of templates that support learning objectives typically found at the beginning, middle, and end of instruction. Integrate bell-ringers, anonymous checks for understanding, exit tickets and more by dropping in pre-made or custom templates designed to engage all the learners in your class. Now you have a chance to pause, backup, and reexplain concepts your students may have missed.

Formative Assessment - August 19

Instruction and Formative Assessment

Make appropriate instructional adjustments based on student responses! Using formative assessments, teachers address learning gaps promptly, increase student growth, and inform the interventions needed for struggling and high- achieving students. Evaluate critical formative assessment practices, improve questioning skills, and explore a variety of tools to assist with assessing and providing timely feedback.

SRI&ETTC On- line Workshops

Writing with Spice

This one hour webinar of the very successful and popular workshop will provide SPICE training demonstrating how to identify and apply skills needed to teach and enhance writing abilities at the elementary and middle school level. Language Arts teachers, special education teachers and ELL teachers will learn a variety of techniques designed through years of practical use. SPICE strategies have proven successful in improving state assessment scores.

After a review of numerous compositional risks, participants will learn and practice unique assessment tools, skill application strategies for all prompts, test timing awareness and encouragement tips. The focus will be on teaching students to simply "learn how to write" for any type of assignment or prompt. Writing with SPICE builds lifelong student skills, makes both the teaching and learning of writing skills less stressful, and can immediately be implemented in the classroom.

Dyslexia 1: What You Need to Know

Dyslexia, the most recognized of reading problems, is a neurological disorder that is often characterized by difficulties in recognizing and decoding words, leading to lower comprehension and fluency.

This webinar will provide participating administrators, pre-K to 3 educators, Special Education supervisors, and Child Study Team members with detailed information about NJ required legislation, citing the specificity and requisites that impact the governance and operation of all school districts in New Jersey. The impact that the law will have on special education programs, as well as the specific components that must be included in the required training, will be reviewed during the online course.

Dyslexia 2: Building on what you Already Know

Dyslexia, the most recognized of reading problems, is a neurological disorder that is often characterized by difficulties in recognizing and decoding words, leading to lower comprehension and fluency. Although there is no exact count, it is estimated that one in ten people may be afflicted with some form of Dyslexia.

Legislation on Dyslexia signed in August 2014 prominently recognized Dyslexia in state statute and regulation, mandating a requirement for districts to pro-actively deal with this disability. A definition of Dyslexia is now written into Special Education code and a yearly 2-hour professional development requirement for Dyslexia is now mandated for all teachers in grades pre-K through grade 3, special education, reading and ESL teachers, reading specialists, learning disabilities teacher consultants, and speech-language specialists.

Participants should already have had a preliminary workshop on Dyslexia such that they have a general knowledge about the legislation, definition, warning signs, and characteristics of Dyslexia. This 2-hour training will provide participants with information about specific teaching strategies and techniques used to work with students with Dyslexia, as well as additional information about its characteristics, use of technology, and screening.

Teacher Effectiveness Institute

The Teacher Effectiveness Institute is a series of four webinars designed to support the novice teacher on important topics that they will need to know throughout the school year. It is appropriate for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year teachers. Participants will review the rudiments of educational practice and explore the many roles a teacher may be expected to play during a typical day as an educator in the school community. Practical suggestions and proven classroom strategies on varied topics will be discussed during each session.

Brainspring Workshops

Preparing Early Readers: Phonological Awareness E-LEARNING

Classroom teachers K-1, K-2 Resource and Special Education teachers, Title I teachers, ELL teachers, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Tutors, Paraprofessionals and Parents.

Prepare beginning and young at-risk readers by providing a strong foundation of critical phonological awareness skills taught through fun and engaging games and activities.

Cost: 5 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted.

Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers- Greek & Latin Roots

Learn how the study of prefixes, suffixes and Greek and Latin root morphology provides a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding to middle and high school students. Approximately 65% of all reading done at these levels comes from the Greek and Latin layer of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT.

Cost: 3 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted.

Unlocking Unfamiliar Words-Syllabication Strategies for Success E-LEARNING

Syllabication instruction teaches struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word. This workshop provides teachers with an understanding of the syllabication process and in-depth instructions for teaching structured, sequential, and cumulative lessons to students. A packet containing documents pertinent to the workshop will be emailed once registration is complete. It is required to have 10 index cards, pen or pencil, and scissors.

Cost: 4 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted.

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