The Office of Academic Services is proud to announce this year’s Preschool Teachers of the Year! The Office of Early Childhood, in partnership with the Office of Special Education, have brought back this favorite tradition. Below are the honorees:
Malfalda De Almeida - Roberto Clemente
Blessing Folarin - Early Childhood Center - Central
Carole Ray - 14th Avenue School (PSD)
Tiffany Arce - Luis Munoz Marin (PSD)
Hayet Khezar - UVSO, Ivy Hill
Gabrielle Iovino - North Ward, 300 Mt. Prospect
The Preschool Teacher of the Year Celebration will take place on June 13th! Tickets are still available. Please see the flyer below for more details:
Additionally, I am excited to offer a tremendous congratulations to all of the students and schools that participated in the 2022 Newark Math Olympics! The purpose of this competition was to foster and provide a competitive experience in mathematics for Newark students in grades 6 through 12 in the subject areas of: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, PreCalculus, Calculus, and Probability/Statistics. A plaque, a TI-Nspire graphic calculator, and a Math Olympics t-shirt will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners in each subject. Awards will be delivered to students’ schools the week of June 13, 2022.
This year, 705 students participated in the Virtual Math Olympics. Winners have not yet been determined so stay tuned to the next edition of Teacher Talk! Great job to all of our students and schools who participated and as a reminder, the in-person Math Olympics will be held on June 7-8, 2022 at NJIT.
Staff members and students are strictly prohibited from propping doors open. Students and staff members shall not open a door for anyone. All persons seeking entry to the building shall be directed to the main entrance.
University High School Social Studies teacher, Peter De La Cruz, is the recipient of the first ever Transformative Education Network (TEN) Honors Award! The TEN at Montclair State University prepares and develops teachers who teach toward antiracism and social justice. As evidence of his commitment to social justice, Peter submitted student presentations from a unit he created titled, “The Ableism Project.” In this unit, Peter’s 10th grade students came to understand the history and impact of ableism in society as well as how people with disabilities are oppressed.
The Office of Special Education (OSE) is offering a 3-day "UDL Teacher Residency" for both general education and special education teachers. Teachers will develop a shared understanding of UDL principles and guidelines. Through professional learning on the Six-Step Lesson Planning Cycle, participants will be provided with the knowledge and tools to implement changes to their lesson planning, instructional practices, and overall mindsets that will enhance students. Consider asking your teacher colleagues to join you as a team. Registration is in Whetstone for Aug. 16, 17 & 18.
All tutoring coordinators will complete a summary sheet for their programs. The data captured will span from the beginning of the year until June 8th. Tutoring coordinators will receive an email with an Excel template for data collection, to be completed by June 17th, 2022.
While the school year is drawing to an end and staff are preparing to adjourn for the summer, the Office of Benefit Services wants to remind you that your health and wellbeing remain our top priority. As part of NBOE Well, we encourage you to take advantage of the programs NBOE Well has to offer. They include Noom, PeerFit, Headspace, Teladoc and much more!
Be sure to stay up to date this summer about these programs and more by visiting www.HRConnection.com (guest key: NBOE).
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.
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
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.
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.
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 22nd, August 5th, August 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.
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!
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:
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).
Teacher Talk will be delivered every other Monday.
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