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  • 17 Sep
    13 Must-Attend Education Conferences for NJ Teachers & Leaders | Fall 2021 Edition

    "Professional learning must go on" should be the collective slogan of New Jersey educators. Their passion for sharpening their skills and knowledge to better serve students has not waned despite the pandemic, and education organizations across the state of New Jersey have responded with opportunities for supporting that drive.  As in previous years, the Rutgers Alternate Route Program has made it easy for New Jersey teachers and leaders to identify PD opportunities for the fall season. The below list of offerings are hosted by state-based professional associations, local universities and grassroots education groups. The majority of workshops, conferences and trainings are free and low-cost; AND MANY ARE VIRTUAL! A select few may require financial investment from your district.

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  • 15 Sep
    Hispanic Heritage Month Resources from 8 New Jersey Libraries

    September 15 kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, which recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.9 percent of New Jerseyans identify as Hispanic or Latinx (the gender-neutral term for Latino/a), making up a sizable portion of our state’s population. 

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  • 24 Aug
    10 Free Exciting Review Games For Teachers of All Subject & Grades

    Our teachers and candidates know well that classroom instruction goes beyond lectures and worksheets. Their challenge is to find ways to get students excited about learning, while also helping them retain the new material. In fact, incorporating retention strategies is just as important as the material being presented. Without a focus on retention, students risk forgetting previously learned skills and concepts. By only utilizing short-term memory, students often struggle when quizzed for comprehension weeks or months later.

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  • 13 Aug
    These 12 Alternate Route Mentors Brag About Their Candidate Mentees

    Our Alternate Route candidates are fortunate to learn from some of the best educators in New Jersey. During our candidates’ time in the Alternate Route program, they develop life-changing relationships with their mentors, receiving advice they carry with them throughout their education careers. 

    We often hear how mentors have helped their mentees succeed, but what if we shared the positive impact mentees have had on their mentors? 

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  • 29 Jul
    The Profile of a 2021 Rutgers Alternate Route Candidate

    There are many misconceptions about the typical Alternate Route candidate. Here is an overview of actual candidates, using data from the Rutgers Alternate Route teaching program.

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