During February 2018, the Department of Education hosted three Regional Networking meetings for curriculum supervisors, superintendents, department chairs, and other educators. On the agenda were sessions about Algebra I, Science, Health, and gifted education. NJAGC was asked to SHARE and SHINE some Best Practices for gifted from around the state.
On Friday, February 2, Roberta Braverman and Mary Aruffo presented at Rowan at Gloucester County College to approximately 95 attendees for districts in the southern end of NJ. Mary leads Glassboro Township Schools gifted services and shared many free resources, such as the Stock Market game. It was a great chance to claim Corey Clement, Eagles # 30, as a prior student for their district, right before the winning Super Bowl game.
On Friday, February 9, Lynne Henwood shared her district's programs (Washington Township, Morris County) and its services for gifted students with educators from northern NJ at Bergen County Community College. The Bergen County Consortium for teachers of gifted waived their monthly meeting to attend this event instead. Everyone learned about the needs of gifted students, twice exceptional children, and opportunities that are easy to recreate.
On Tuesday, February 13, Maryellen Moffitt and Roberta Braverman presented to educators at Middlesex County College. Many administrators were surprised to see the NJ Administrative Code requirements (school law) and hear about new QSAC changes. Civil Rights compliance was explained, as well as potential funding sources for gifted in ESSA under Title I and II. Maryellen shared the huge variety of services offered to identified gifted students, and through school-wide enrichment in grades K-8, in Roselle, NJ.
These materials were sent via email to attendees. NJAGC is sharing the Free online Resources list here, https://www.njagc.org/njagcconnect.html, as well as the three Powerpoint presentations. It is our hope that NJAGC website visitors will sign up for free emails from NJAGC, https://www.njagc.org/contact.html, as well as join our volunteer group to improve services to New Jersey's 80,000-160,000 gifted students. https://www.njagc.org/get-involved.html