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Summer H.E.A.T. 2017
The LEH Administration and Staff will be offering Summer H.E.A.T. 2017, a variety of Professional Development workshops this summer! Based on your recent feedback, we have put together a schedule of workshops. Workshops are open to all who wish to attend and are not limited to LEH Staff. Attendance is completely voluntary. We will be recording all of the sessions for those busy staff members who cannot attend and wish to watch at a later date. For those that can attend, you will not only receive PD hours, but you will receive hands-on learning. Unless specified, all workshops will be presented twice in one day, 9:00-11:00 & 12:30-2:30 at the George J. Mitchell Elementary School. Please note: Session AM and Session PM might be combined due to the number of participants in each. You will be notified of this change. To sign up for a workshop, simply add your email address to the response box under the workshop/time you wish to attend. Any questions, please email dgiannuzzi@lehsd.k12.nj.us
1. Title of Workshop: ELA-Guided Reading and Resources
Date: Wednesday 7/19/17 (9:00am & 12:30pm sessions)
Presenter: Melissa McCooley
Description: This workshop will include Guided Reading Strategies; Running Records; Reading Centers and use of hands-on activities and websites to implement in your classrooms.
ELA-Guided Reading and Resources: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email is:
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ELA-Guided Reading and Resources: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email is:
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2. Title of Workshop: Google Apps for Secretarial Staff
Date: Wednesday 7/19/17 (only 1 session at 9:00am)
Presenter: John Acampora
Description: This hands-on workshop will focus on the basic functionality and use of Google Apps For Education. Attendees will learn to navigate the Gmail interface, manage calendars, create and share folders, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. This workshop will be geared specifically to staff members that work in an administrative office. Participants will be asked to complete a short survey to ensure specific topics are covered.
Google Apps for Secretarial Staff: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email address is:
Your answer
3. Title of Workshop: K-3 Best Practices
Date: Wednesday 7/19/17 (only 1 session at 9:00am)
Presenters: Kim Cascone and Denise Cucinello
Description: Supporting student-centered learning; Hands-on, minds on worksheet alternatives; Whole-brain teaching;Turn-key information from the NJ “Creating a Comprehensive P-3 Approach to Achieve Quality & Continuity” workshop.

K-3 Best Practices: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email address is:
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4. Title of Workshop: STEAM-Where Do I Start? Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom or Makerspace
Date: Wednesday 7/19/17 (only 1 session at 12:30pm)
Presenters: John Acampora and Tammi Henderson
Description: Want to get started with “making” in the classroom? This session will explore learning by doing with a wide range of new materials and technologies that support STEM, STEAM, and other subjects. We will discuss tinkering, design thinking, genius hour, PBL and other classroom frameworks that support hands-on, minds-on learning for all grade levels. Options and ideas for the best starter purchases, makerspace design, and where to find free and low cost supplies will be shared.
STEAM-Where Do I Start? Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom or Makerspace: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email address is:
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5. Title of Workshop: Assisting Paras with Strategies in the Special Education Setting
Date: Wednesday 7/19/17 (only 1 session at 12:30pm)
Presenter: Erin Lichtenwalner
Description: This session will focus on strategies that paras can implement in a variety of student situations and classroom environments.
Assisting Paras with Strategies in the Special Education Setting: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email address is:
Your answer
6. Title of Workshop: Math-8 Mathematical Practices and Strategies
Date: Wednesday 7/26/17 (9:00am & 12:30pm sessions)
Presenter: Debbie Giannuzzi
Description: This session will focus on student assessment of the 8 Mathematical Practices utilizing the Math Workshop Model, Small Grouping, Math Centers and the use of Manipulatives in grades K-6.
Math-8 Mathematical Practices and Strategies: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email address is:
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Math-8 Mathematical Practices and Strategies: Yes I will attend at 12:30am and my email address is:
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7. Title of Workshop: Behavior Management
Date: Wednesday 7/26/17 (9:00am & 12:30pm sessions)
Presenters: Paul Nazarok and Troy Henderson
Description: This session will include strategies for Brain-Based Teaching; Motivating the Defiant Student and applying Positive Behavior Strategies in the classroom.
Behavior Management: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email address is:
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Behavior Management: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email address is:
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8. Title of Workshop: Strengthening Classroom Discussions and Student Engagement
Date: Wednesday 7/26/17 (9:00am & 12:30pm sessions)
Presenter: Jackie Truzzolino
Description: This session will focus on strategies that spark student discussion and further student questioning skills. Participants will be able to implement strategies in their classrooms that encourage student engagement and sustained interest in standard based topics.
Strengthening Classroom Discussions and Student Engagement: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email address is:
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Strengthening Classroom Discussions and Student Engagement: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email address is:
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9. Title: Strategies for In-Class Support Classrooms
Date: Wednesday 7/26/17 (only 1 session at 12:30pm)
Presenter: Erin Lichtenwalner
Description: During this session participants will learn co-teaching , small group and student level strategies to implement in their ICS classrooms.
Strategies for In-Class Support Classrooms: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email address is:
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10. Title of Workshop: Orton Gillingham Strategies
Date: Wednesday 8/2/17 (9:00am & 12:30pm sessions)
Presenters: Maura Turczmanovicz, Tracy Simoncini and Deniese Guinan
Description: During this session, participants will learn how to apply OG strategies to boost phonics instruction within their classrooms. The strategies are researched-based and can be implemented into any classroom environment.
Orton Gillingham Strategies: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email is:
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Orton Gillingham Strategies: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email is:
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11. Title of Workshop: Identifying Learning Disabilities Early On
Date: Wednesday 8/2/17 (only 1 session at 9:00am)
Presenter: Erin Lichtenwalner
Description: During this session, the participants will learn how to identify learning disabilities and what interventions to implement prior to the CST process. The participants will learn about the law and criteria associated with the CST process.
Identifying Learning Disabilities Early On: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email is:
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12. Title of Workshop: Hop into Reading Workshop
Date: Wednesday 8/2/17 (only 1 session at 9:00am)
Presenter: John Acampora
Description: The focus of this workshop will be on Launching Reader’s Workshop, providing a basic overview training of how to implement Readers Workshop in conjunction with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Participants will learn how to design and utilize mini-lessons to model various comprehension strategies, as well as demonstrate close reading and using text evidence.
Hop into Reading Workshop: Yes I will attend at 9:00am and my email address is:
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13. Title of Workshop: Technology-Google Classroom for Beginners
Date: Wednesday 8/2/17 (only 1 session at 12:30pm)
Presenters: Adrienne Dancisin and Erica Mousaw
Description: Participants will learn the basic of setting up Google Classroom to include assignments, assessing students and giving feedback.
Technology-Google Classroom for Beginners: Yes I will attend at 12:30pm and my email address is:
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