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NBOE Teacher Talk - May 23, 2022

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A Message from Dr. Reilly

Dear Teachers and Instructional Staff,

During the week of June 6th, please distribute and introduce this year’s summer reading books and activities. Summer can be a vulnerable time for student learning. The summer reading projects can help students maintain reading performance.  Also, we want students to experience the many joys that come with being lifelong readers and learners. 

Your role in promoting reading is critical. Be creative. Be excited. Be supportive.  

In addition, take time to teach students how to sign in and explore additional book titles on MyOn (digital library) and Learning Ally (audio books), which are applications accessible through Clever. The more students read, the better they read. If you have any questions regarding the two platforms, contact  Tim Nellegar (tnellegar@nps.k12.nj.us). The ELA office hours are listed below.  

We hope you and your students enjoy these beautiful books! 

Dr. Reilly

 

 

 

NEW ITEMS 

PREVIOUS ITEMS 

 

NEW ITEMS 

 

Summer NGSS Institute (New)

Contact: Kathleen Tierney
Email: Ktierney@nps.k12.nj.us

All K-12 science educators should consider attending this summer's NGSS Institute at Raritan Valley Community College. The institute will be held from 9am-3pm, July 18th-22nd. There will be an explicit focus on the development of 3-D performance tasks and the investigation of phenomena. Please refer to the flyer for more information and reach out to Kathleen Tierney at ktierney@nps.k12.nj.us  as it relates to registration by May 27th.

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Complete the NBOE Promotional Video-Creative Discovery Form (New)

Contact: Margaret El
Email: mel@nps.k12.nj.us

The district is developing a promotional video highlighting what is great in our District. We would love to have our creative vision and storytelling be rooted in how you passionately work within Newark’s most youth-centered community, our public schools. We recommend carving out a minimum of 30-minutes to fill this whole form out. All submissions are due by 5 PM EST, June 3rd, 2022. Please share the form forward with the entire school community so all can share what is great about NBOE!

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The Summer Programs 2022 Brochure and Registration Links (New)

Contact: Genell Jackson-Lampley
Email: G1Lampley@nps.k12.nj.us

The Summer Programs 2022 brochure and registration links are now live and can be found here: https://www.nps.k12.nj.us/summerprograms/ 

Please encourage your parents to register for this summer’s programs.

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New Teacher Development (New)

Contact: Dana Moore-Mishoe
Email: evaluations@nps.k12.nj.us

The June New Teacher Development session will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 between 4-6 pm. Teachers who are new to Newark (regardless of previous experience) are expected to attend 7 of the 9 monthly sessions. There will be a variety of sessions to choose from, please use the following Calendar Link to view all New Teacher Development sessions offered on June 1st as well as the New Teacher Development Resource Folder for incredible past PD resources.

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Using Discourse to Build a Math Learning Community (New)

Contact: Darleen Gearhart
Email: dgearhart@nps.k12.nj.us

In this 60 minute session you will dive into strategies to get your students talking about math. We will focus on numbers and operations. How do your students talk about number relationships? Let's talk about ways to strengthen their understanding of numbers and operations as we wrap up this school year.

Bring your questions, ideas and an open mind.

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Newark Virtual Math Olympics - June 3, 2022 (New)

Contact: Darleen Gearhart
Email: dgearhart@nps.k12.nj.us

The Office of Mathematics is hosting the Newark Virtual Math Olympics on June 3, 2022 in order to foster and provide a competitive virtual experience in mathematics for students in grades 6 through 12. Challenging questions will be posted for Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Plaques, certificates and calculators will be given for first, second and third place winners in each middle and high school subject.

Additional information and scoring guidelines are available here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j-9pU0RCsdhqUwI2dTqN4fIyRnaYmYpA/edit

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Homework Hotline Help Available for Students (New)

Contact: Timothy Nellegar
Email: tnellegar@nps.k12.nj.us

Please remind your students that our Homework Hotline Teachers remain available after school Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm to answer their homework questions and help them prepare for exams. The final day of Homework Hotline will be Thursday June 9th. To see the Homework Hotline schedule and contacts please visit: https://sites.google.com/nps.k12.nj.us/tutoring-site/home

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Garden State Health Plan - Special Enrollment Opportunity (New)

Contact: Jennifer Medina, Human Resource Services
Email: j1medina@nps.k12.nj.us

Beginning July 1, 2022, NBOE will be offering a new medical plan option, the Garden State Health Plan (GSHP). To allow people to enroll in this new plan, NBOE will be offering a Special Enrollment period from May 31–June 6, 2022. Plan information, FAQs and Special Enrollment webinar details are available at www.HRConnection.com (guest key: NBOE).

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Noom is Coming for All Employees Enrolled in an Aetna Medical Plan (New)

Contact: Jennifer Medina, Human Resource Services
Email: j1medina@nps.k12.nj.us

Join us for the next phase in our NBOE Well initiative!  Starting June 1st, anyone who is enrolled in a NBOE Medical Plan with Aetna will be able to participate in a free virtual healthy lifestyle program - Noom. Noom program and enrollment information will be distributed directly to you via NBOE email on June 1st. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

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NBOE 2022 Culture and Climate Survey (New)

Contact: Mary Garripoli
Email: mgarripoli@nps.k12.nj.us

As part of Priority 3-Strategy 3.1, students, parents/caregivers, and staff are to complete a culture and climate survey. Data from this survey will be shared with principals to assist in preparing for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The survey opens on Thursday, June 2, 2022 and closes on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Please click on the below link to complete the survey. We thank you in advance for your time, assistance, and feedback.

Link: https://newark.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXN1IW6evVPBr4q

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The Office of Special Education (New)

Contact: Amy Woods
Email: a1woods@nps.k12.nj.us

Special education teachers are encouraged to attend PD sessions provided by either the Office of Teaching and Learning and PD provided by the Office of Special Education. On May 31st , OSE will provide a PD session on how to create your own Goal and Objectives bank within EdPlan.

In preparation for Extended School Year, OSE asks that teachers in select self-contained classes (Au, AI, ERI, MDMI and PSD) complete an ESY Student Profile to assist summer instruction (see attached).

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Schoology Professional Development

Contact: Timothy Nellegar
Email: tnellegar@nps.k12.nj.us

The district has begun utilizing Schoology as a Learning Management System. In preparation for this platform we are offering the following trainings in Schoology Foundations: 

  • Elementary Teachers: Wednesday, May 11th or Tuesday, May 24th from 4:00-6:00pm
  • High School Teachers: Thursday, May 12th or Wednesday, May 25th from 3:30-5:30pm

These virtual sessions will prepare you to use this platform with your students that will allow you far more options in your LMS than you currently have including a direct link to your gradebook.

  • Register to attend here.

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May 2022 - Mental Health Awareness Month

Contact: Samantha Parreiral
Email: sparreiral@nps.k12.nj.us

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Therefore, let’s bring further knowledge and support to our students, staff, and community by sharing the importance of mental health awareness. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Health is amplifying the message of Together for Mental Health. Together we are stronger.

By Friday, May 27, 2022, please submit the google form with your artifacts.

Attached please find a list of recommended activities that you can do within your school. Please feel free to be creative.

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Learning Ally Audiobook Platform Available for Students

Contact: Lisa Trobaugh
Email: ltrobaugh@nps.k12.nj.us

Teachers, please remember that our students have access to the audio book platform, Learning Ally. This platform offers audio access to over 80,000 titles. Students can listen to popular books and also follow along with highlighted text. Please use this link below to support your implementation of Learning Ally.

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AIA (American Institute of Architects) Newark & Suburban Student Art Contest

Contact: Jazleen Othman
Email: jothman@nps.k12.nj.us

Please take a moment to read the attached flyer and encourage students in grades 6th-12th to participate.  The contest helps students understand and appreciate the value and importance of architecture and also for some to consider a career in the profession.

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2022 Parent University May & June ‘22 Courses

Contact: Mariah Alston
Email: m1alston@nps.k12.nj.us

Please share the May/June flyer for Parent University with your students and their families to spread the word. We want to have as many parents as possible benefit from what is being offered.

NBOE Parent University is a system-wide learning program to provide resources, learning opportunities, and linkages for ongoing parent and family involvement and community engagement that supports student learning. We have an abundance of courses being offered in the months of May and June.

https://www.nps.k12.nj.us/parent-university/

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2022 Parent University Spanish Series!

Contact: Mariah Alston
Email: m1alston@nps.k12.nj.us

We are excited to announce a Spanish Parent University Series for May/June 2022. Please share the attached flyer and translated explanation below with your students and their families.

Universidad de Padres llevará a cabo una serie de 4 cursos en español de mayo a junio titulada "Salud Socioemocional y el Desarollo Académico de su hijo/a". Las fechas y el horario de cada sesión se pueden encontrar en el volante, así como en el enlace al sitio web de la Universidad de Padres donde puede acceder a la sesión en vivo.

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Escrow Reminder

Contact: Maribel James, Human Resource Services
Email: npscompensation@nps.k12.nj.us

This is a reminder that the Escrow Deductions will end Friday, May 27, 2022. For your convenience, see attached guide on how to navigate Escrow through ESS (Employee Self Service). Please feel free to log into ESS to view the option you have selected. The refund dates are as follows for the option you have selected:

  • One Check Option – issued in one (1) lump sum on Friday, June 10, 2022.
  • Four Check Option – issued in four (4) equal installments on July 22ndAugust 5thAugust 19th and September 2nd 2022.

If you wish to discontinue, kindly do so through the ESS process. Open enrollment starts May 1st through July 15th of each year.

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Retrieving your PD Certificate from Whetstone

Contact: Dana Moore-Mishoe
Email: 
evaluations@nps.k12.nj.us

This quick video tutorial will help you navigate to and print the certificate from Professional Development training you were registered for in Whetstone and have attended.

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Expired Certification Notification

Contact: Eboni Lee
Email: e2lee@nps.k12.nj.us

You will receive a notice via email from the Certification Team regarding provisional renewals and/or standard application. Please note, instructions on applying for the renewal and/or standard certification(s) will be given in the message. We highly advise that you adhere to the guidance in the email to avoid certification lapses.

Virtual Office Hours: Register today for the Certification’s Team Virtual Office Hours. This is an opportunity to address any licensure inquiries. April dates available now!

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Naviance Class of 2022 Graduation Survey

Contact: Vernon Pullins Jr.
Email: vpullins@nps.k12.nj.us

Dear High School Teachers,

The Class of 2022 Graduation Survey will be released for seniors to complete in Naviance on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:00 am and the survey will close on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The purpose of the survey is to capture post-secondary plans of the class of 2022. Please share this important information with your high school seniors and their parents/guardians.

Thank you for your time, attention, support and partnership in this effort.

Respectfully,

High School Guidance Team

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Summer Program 2022 Job Applications

Contact: Genell Jackson-Lampley, Staff Development
Email: g1lampley@nps.k12.nj.us

Here comes the sun, and we are looking for the best and brightest staff for the summer!

The job applications for the 2022 Summer Programs are now available for NBOE employees on Frontline. Programs run from July 5th to August 5th, with Extended School Year concluding on August 12th.

Browse the many opportunities and apply using this brochure: LINK

Easy directions can be found in these quick videos: 

Applications close on April 8th.

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Sedge Island Eco-Tour
Contact: Tracy Cummings, Office of Science
Email: tcummings@nps.k12.nj.us

When: August 13, 2022
Time: 8:45 AM- 3:00 PM

Newark Board of Education teachers and administrators are cordially invited to an experiential workshop and eco-tour of the Sedge Island Wildlife Management Area, a remarkable 300- acre estuarine environment teeming with wildlife just off Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, New Jersey.

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NBOE-Well Healthy Actions Program
Contact: Jennifer Medina, Human Resource Services
Email: benefits@nps.k12.nj.us

Health starts here: Join NBOE-Well for the 2022 Healthy Actions Program!

If employees enrolled in one of the Aetna medical plans obtain two (2) of the screenings listed below between January 1st, 2022 through December 31st, 2022, they will earn a $50 gift card.

  • Annual Physical
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Well woman
  • Mammogram
  • Pap smear
  • Immunization/vaccine (flu, H1N1, pneumococcal, hepatitis b)
  • Prostate Exam

For more information:

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Wellness Program FAQs

Contact: Jennifer MedinaHuman Resource Services
Email: benefits@nps.k12.nj.us
 

NBOE Cares about you! That’s why we launched NBOE Well.

You perform at your best when your health is in check. The 2022 wellness goal is to encourage you to connect with your primary care physician (PCP) to help you discover and manage any medical conditions you may have.

Recent claim data shows, NBOE has been able to identify key targets that should be in the wellness program:

Visiting your PCP and managing your medical health conditions:

For more information:

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ELA Office Hours

Contact: Heather Lieberman, Office of Teaching and Learning, ELA
Email: hlieberman@nps.k12.nj.us

The ELA Department is offering Office Hours for teachers. There are a variety of available day/time options to choose from.

As always, any questions or areas of concern are welcome. Please see the document for dates and times.

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Mathematics Teaching Support with 4DMA

Contact: Darleen GearhartOffice of Mathematics
Email: dgearhart@nps.k12.nj.us

Have a question about math content or pedagogy and want to brainstorm with someone? Schedule a Math 1:1 session with 4DMA! Start here: https://calendly.com/math-1-1/math-1-1-team?month=2022-03

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Apply Now for Advisors, Afterschool, Co-Curricular, and Coach Positions

Contact: Rashonna CosbyHuman Resource Services
Email: rcosby@nps.k12.nj.us

Contact: Rhashonna Cosby, Human Resource Services
Email: rcosby@nps.k12.nj.us

We are now accepting applications for internal employees (preferred) and external candidates for Advisors, Afterschool, Co-Curricular, and Coach positions for the 2022–2023 School Year.

Email: perdiemstaffing@nps.k12.nj.us

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Bootstrap Algebra and Data Science

Contact: Darleen GearhartOffice of Mathematics
Email: dgearhart@nps.k12.nj.us

Grades 7-9 Math teachers are invited to learn/design curricular replacement units for grade 7 and Algebra 1 students using interactive computer programming. Grade 7 Data Science modules incorporate data visualization, measures of center/spread, programming, and linear regression. Algebra 1 modules involve designing characters using mathematical concepts such as coordinate planes, order of operations, ratio and proportion, and domain and range (the underpinnings of algebra). 

  • May 13 - 4:30-8:30pm (Bolden Center)
  • May 14 - 9:00am-3:30pm (Bolden Center)
  • June 11 - 9:00am-3:30pm (Virtual)

Register for all 3 sessions here: https://forms.gle/seSsFqP99on2SAzu7

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Teacher Talk will be delivered every other Monday.

  • The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

 

 

 

NPS Mobile App! 

The district's NPS Mobile App is now available for download for both Apple iOS and Android. With this app you, can:

• Receive Push Notifications when there is inclement weather and school closings

• Track news feeds (powered by your school web site, Facebook and Twitter accounts) at the district and school level

• Look up commonly-sought information directly from the mobile app

 

 

 

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The submission deadline is Thursday by 5:00 p.m.