NJACTE Grant Project Makes National News

Thanks to an AACTE State Chapter Support Grant, the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NJACTE) recently completed a statewide advocacy campaign to debunk myths about teacher preparation and teacher quality. The social media campaign targeted common myths using basic branding and social media strategy in a variety of posts, featuring the spotlight videos. Consultants developed a logo and visual identity for the campaign and created branding elements for various social media outlets. (See our Facebook video page here.)

New Jersey Celebrates Distinguished Clinical Interns 2016

Join us on June 22, 4:15-6:00pm at the Yvonne Theatre on the campus of Rider University to celebrate all 60+ nominees for this prestigious distinction. All clinical interns (student teachers) and their cooperating teachers will be recognized at the ceremony, where the fifteen finalists will be named. To help us with an accurate catering count for the light hors d’oeuvres, please RSVP.

Since 1985, the leaders of New Jersey’s teacher preparation colleges and universities have been invited to submit the dossiers of their three most outstanding prospective teachers into competition for this award. This annual award publicly recognizes the year’s fifteen top graduates of teacher education programs in New Jersey’s colleges and universities.  An independent panel of esteemed New Jersey educators evaluates these dossiers to select the award recipients.

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Garden State Alliance for Strengthening Education

NJACTE is a proud founding member of the Garden State Alliance for Strengthening Education (GSASE) and co-sponsor of the culminating “Taking Back the Profession” symposium, which was held at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 27 at the Forsgate Country Club. The symposium presented a statewide action plan to connect critical elements supporting New Jersey public school educators and effective teaching.   Featured speakers included Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director of Learning Forward, Marilyn Cochran Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools at Boston College, and Susan Headden, senior associate at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Read a summary and view video at NJEA.ORG

Read coverage of the event in NJSPOTLIGHT.

Read coverage of the event on NJ.COM

Read the GSASE Report.

Read a brief article in NJASCD’s The Front Page that summarizes how we are “Continuing the Conversation