Professional Learning Resource Links

NJ Tiered System of Supports – January 16, 2018

Power Point

Effective Instructional Practice in Math- Grades 3-5 – November 14, 2017 – Presenter Judith Brendel


Effective Instructional Practice in Mathematics-Grades 6-12 – November 3, 2017 – Presenter Judith Brendel



Trends and Issues in High School Scheduling – October 5, 2017

Using PARCC Data to Improve Teaching and Learning in ELA – August 10, 2017


But WHY is This Student Struggling? Connecting the Dots Between Cognitive Abilities and Academic Achievement: Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses – July 31, 2017

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Building Community and Reforming School Discipline through Restorative Practices in Schools – July 10, 2017


Safer and Saner Schools

The Role of Social & Emotional Learning

NJDOE PowerPoint

Brunn Discipline Handouts

Brunn Keynote

Differentiate Instruction: Middle/High School Mathematics – May 1, 2017


Designing Quality Elementary School Schedules


Immigrant Students and School Enrollment – DOE Webinar

ELL Webinar March 29, 2017 NJDOE and FEA PowerPoint

De-escalating Class Conflict – March 3, 2017


Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline

Home School Partnerships Toolkit

IS3 Toolkit 2 – Addressing Discipline

Oakland Unified School District Restorative Justice Implementation Guide

Syracuse Code of Conduct


Create PARCC-Like Assessments (Algebra I and II and Geometry) – February 14, 2017

Links to Math Assessment Resources

Algebra Form

Algebra Sample Questions

Geometry Form

Grade 11 Sample Text

Grade 8 Math Graph

Grade 9 Create Assessment (update)


Create PARCC-Like Assessments – Mathematics (Grades 6-8) –
January 30, 2017


K-12 Mathematics Crosswalk

Blank PARCC Test 14pt Fractions

Blank PARCC Test Template

Sample PARCC Test 14pt Fractions

Grade 4 Evidence Statement Analysis

Practice Test Answer and Alignment Document – Mathematics: Grade 6 Paper and Pencil Test

Practice Test Answer and Alignment Document – Mathematics: Grade 7 Paper and Pencil Test

Practice Test Answer and Alignment Document – Mathematics: Grade 8 Paper and Pencil Test

MP PARCC Sample Items Grades 6, 7, 8

NY Grade 6 Common Core Math Test – Released Questions – Spring 2015

NY Grade 7 Common Core Math Test – Released Questions – July 2015

NY Grade 8 Common Core Math Test – Released Questions – July 2015


Transformational Leadership: using Assessment Data to Guide Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning Decisions – January 26, 2017



Maximizing Essential Math Skills and Concepts for Students with Disabilities and Struggling Learners – January 18, 2017


Supplemental Handouts


Reducing Racial Disparities in Discipline Through Transformative Action for Equity – January 9, 2017


Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools

Restorative Practices Whole-School Implementation Guide

Creating Safe Passage

Fix School Discipline


Create PARCC-Like Assessments (3-5) – December 13, 2016


Blank PARCC Test Form

Sample PARCC Test Form

Performance-Based Task C


The New Jersey Tiered System of Supports: Establishing the NJTSS Foundation (Day 2) – December 6, 2016

Using Data for Decision Making in the NJTSS Model

Building a Positive School Climate

Family Engagement


School Leadership Program Project Directors’ Meeting – November 9 & 10, 2016


Welcome by Venitia Richardson, Director, Teacher Quality Programs, US Department of Education

Keynote Presentation – Follow the Leaders: Studying Impact of Innovative Principal Preparation Matt Clifford, Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research

Keynote Presentation – Principals as CEOs — Vision Versus Management – Stephanie J. Hull, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Legislative Update – Goodbye NCLB, Hello ESSA: What the New Federal Law Means for School Leadership – Zachary Scott, Manager of Advocacy, NASSP

Wednesday Keynote Presentation – Matt Clifford, Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research


Policy Brief

Wednesday, Session II – Delta School Leadership Pipeline


Wednesday, Session III – Measuring Success: How the Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) of Project LEADER at Universidad Del Este in Puerto Rico Is Making Inroads


PMP tools

Wednesday, Session IV – Evaluation Design to Inform the Quality and Growth of Leaders as Learners


Wednesday, Session V – FEA’s Non-Traditional Principal Preparation and Mentoring/Induction Programs


Wednesday, Session VI – Getting the Right People on the Bus


Wednesday, Session VII – Building Leadership Capacity in Rural West Virginia


Thursday, Opening Remarks – Margarita Meléndez, Education Program Specialist, US Department of Education


Principals as CEOs—Vision Versus Management

California State University Dominguez Hills’ School Leadership Grant

SLP Comparison Chart

Thursday Legislative Update – Zachary Scott, Manager of Advocacy, NASSP


Submit Your Proposal for the 2017 National Principals Conference

Thursday, Session I – Is the Full-Time/Full-Semester Internship a Promising and Replicable Strategy for All Principal Programs to Consider?


Video: A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals: The Illinois Story

Thursday, Session 2 – Leading to Learn


Thursday, Session 3 – Growing the University/Public School Partnership


Thursday, Session 4 – The New Teacher Project (NJ)



Transform Your School Through Mindfulness – November 2, 2016



Special Services Director’s Toolkit – November 1, 2016


I Have PARCC Math Data What Can I Do Now? (Algebra I and II and Geometry) – October 25, 2016


Match Your Partner’s Answer – Handouts

Group Brainstorming


Imagine! – FEA/NJPSA/NJASCD Fall Conference – October 20-21, 2016

Thursday, Session I

Math in Action: Engagement, Differentiation, and Success for All (6-12) – Judith T. Brendel

Racial Disparities in School Discipline and K-8 Teacher Professional Development – Anne Gregory, Ph.D.

Shift Happens: Students, Not Teachers Ask the Questions that Drive Engaged Learning – Monmouth 3 – Barbara Mammen

Thursday, Session II

How to Turn Around Troubled Schools and Accelerate the College Completion Rate for all Students via Whole Child Approaches and Social-Emotional and Character Development – Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.


Building Teacher Capacity Using Feedback to Strengthen Practice – Our Role as Curricularist  – Farrah Mahan, Violeta Katsikis, Scott Goldthorp, & Michelle Smith

Thursday, Session III

The New Jersey Tiered System of Supports – Peggy McDonald


Engineering: A New Partnership Model for Dual Credit and STEM Education – Shari Castelli & Patrick Enright


NGSS Shifts and “Look-Fors” for Science Observations for the Non-Science Administrator – Kim Feltre

Friday, Session I

Six Essentials for Planning Lessons to Address New Jersey’s Student Learning Standards – Jay Dugan Ed.D.


What is Social-Emotional Learning and What Does It Look Like in My School? – Lee McDonald


Friday, Session II

Elementary Principals: Are You Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards? – Kristen Higgins & Sara Pauch


Addressing the Needs of ELLs – May Fermin-Cannon & Sandra Nunes


Closing the Achievement Gap While Accessing the NJ Standards with ELLs – Michelle Land & Noreen Drucker


Friday, Session III

Imagine a Plan for Gifted and Talented Education that Works! – Patti Coughlan & Mary Mavroudas




The New Jersey Tiered System of Supports: Introduction and Overview of the Nine Essential Components (Day 1) – October 18, 2016


NJTSS Website

UDL Website

NJTSS Presentation

RTI Presentation


Using PARCC Data To Improve Teaching and Learning in ELA – September 29, 2016


I Have PARCC Math Data. What Can I Do Now? (6-8) – September 23, 2016


I Have PARCC Math Data: What Can I Do Now? (3-5) – September 22, 2016


Transform Your School Through Mindfulness – August 15 & 22, 2016

Math: Analyzing PARCC Data – Elementary Grades –  Glassboro, June 21, 2016

Bridgeton – Grade 7-8 Math Teachers – May 20, 2016

Bridgeton – Grade 6 Math, Chapter 12 Data and Statistics – April 29, 2016

Power Point
Exit Ticket. Mid-Module Test End-Module Test engageNY
Form Blank for PARCC-Like Assessment
Standards. Go Math. Chapters 1-12 Grade 6 P.S.
PARCC Released Items Data and Stats Gr. 6


Common Core and PARCC I (NJ EXCEL) – April 30, May 7, October 22 & 29, 2016

PARCC 2015 Roster – Math
Grade 3 Assessment 2015

Grades 7 & 8 Math Work Session – Bridgeton, March 24 , 2016