Professional Learning Resource Links


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

Creating PARCC-like Assessments Grades 3-5 – Palisades/Englewood School, March 14, 2016

The PARCC Math Data (3-5) Is Here: What’s Next? – March 4, 2016



Implementing 21st Century Skills in Health and Physical Education



Bridgeton, Grade 6 Math: Ratio and Proportion (J. Brendel) – February 26, 2016

Grade 6 Ratio and Proportion – Locating PARCC Examples/Sample Items for Each Standard in the Major Content

Grade 6 Ratio and Proportion Examples

Grade 6 Common Core Mathematics Test

Strategies for Helping Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities (6-12) – February 18, 2016



Winslow Township “PARCC Math Data workshop,” February 12, 2016

PARCC Math Data (9-12) is Here: What’s Next? – February 5, 2016

Powerpoint Presentation

Match Your Partner’s Answer (activity sheets):

Planning w/Web Resources – Reteaching/Practice after PARCC data:

The PARCC Math Data (6 – 8) is Here: What’s Next?  – January 29, 2016

Powerpoint Presentation


Demystifying PARCC Data – January 12, 2016

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Reducing Racial Disparities in Discipline Through Transformative Action for Equity – January 11, 2016

Powerpoint Presentation
Reference List
Discipline Disparities Series: Interventions
Excerpt from Syracuse Code of Conduct Character and Support
Restorative Practices Guide
2015 Annenberg Report on Creating Safe Passages
Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline


Number Sense and Math Fluency (K-5) – December 9, 2015


Strategies for Helping Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities (6-12) December 8, 2015

Day 2 PowerPoint

Day 1 PowerPoint

PARCC Mathematical Practices – December 4, 2015 at Bridgeton

Powerpoint Presentation

Math Grade 7 – Performance Based Assessment – Released Items
Math – Grade 7 – Released Test Answer and Alignment Document
Math – Grade 8 – Performance Based Assessment Released Items
Math – Grade 8 – Released Test Answer and Alignment Document
Differentiated Activities – Math

Demystifying PARCC Data – December 3, 2015

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Demystifying PARCC Data – November 10, 2015

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NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD Fall Conference – Innovate

October 22, 2015 – Session I

Judith Brendel – Unpacking the Confusion: PARCC Mathematics Grades 6-12

Sharon McCarthy – Don’t Eat the Marshmallow! Close the Gap by Developing Executive Function in Students

Emil Carafa – Ready, Test, Score! Essential Tools for Common Core Writing Success

October 22, 2015 – Session II

Barbara Gantwerk and Peggy McDonald – Access to the Academic Standards and Curriculum for Students with Disabilities

October 23, 2015 – Session I

Jacqueline Frangis – Zooming in on Close Reading for Coaches and Administrators

Dr. Dorian Giorgio – Improving Students’ Success in Mathematics: A Systematic Vocabulary Development Instructional Focus

October 23, 2015 – Session II

Kim Feltre, M.S. – Using the NGSS to Leverage the Common Core

Maria Matlack – Developing Teacher Leaders Through Leadership Teams


October 9, 2015 – Mathematical Practices – Grade 6 at Bridgeton

September 2, 2015 – Mathematical Practices, Grades 6-8 at Bridgeton

Rising Stars Summer Institute — “Leadership for Learning” (July 22-23, 2015)

How the New ISLCC Standards Make Educator Evaluation More Meaningful
Presenter: Judith Wilson, M.A., Former Superintendent – Princeton Public Schools

What are the Key Features of the Reading and Writing Workshop Model in a Language Arts Classroom?
Presenter: Lois Hagie, M.S.E.
Former Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Edison Public Schools
Adjunct Professor of Education

What are the Shifts in Mathematics that are evident in the CCSS?
Presenter: Judy Brendel, Ed.M.
Former Supervisor of Art and Mathematics, K-12 Educational Consultant

Educational Leaders as Scholars: Using Arts-Infused Instruction to Enhance the Common Core — July 13-15, 2015

PowerPoint: Arts and Scholars Informational Webinar

Keynote Presentation – The New Education Age – Richard Gerver

Sessions by Cheri Sterman

STEAM/MAKERSPACE: Liberty Science Center – 3-D Printing Program
Deepa Shah and Katie Gardner


Engage Actively and Meaningfully with Shakespeare
Corinne Viglietta, Assistant Director of Education, Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library – Online Resources for Teachers

Art and Mathematics – “Perfect Together” – Judith T. Brendel


Improv in Social Studies – Mike O’Keeffe

Bringing Curriculum to Life Through Opera

Aliza Greenberg and Brandon Anderson – Metropolitan Opera Guild

Physical Theatre and Storytelling With and Without Words – Bill Bowers


Arts Standards and CCSS – Susan Riley