157th NJEA Convention Coming to Atlantic City

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Recognized as the largest educational gathering of its kind anywhere in the world, the NJEA Convention draws teachers and education support professionals who participate in over 300 professional development seminars, workshops, and programs.

Appearances by renowned education historian and author Diane Ravitch and acting Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf will headline the 157th annual NJEA Convention November 10-11 in Atlantic City.

Tens of thousands of NJEA members are expected to attend this year’s convention, regarded as the largest educational gathering of its kind anywhere in the world. Teachers and educational support professionals from across the state will attend over 300 professional development seminars, workshops, and programs to help them hone their skills and stay current in their careers.

“This year’s convention includes even more programs in High Tech Hall, with the addition of Teacher-to-Teacher Learning Labs,” said NJEA President Barbara Keshishian. “There’s nothing more fascinating than watching educators training their colleagues.”

(See the NJEA Reporter Official Convention Issue for a complete listing, including speakers, times, and topics.)

In addition to the seminars and programs designed to meet members’ state-mandated, 100 hour professional development requirement, convention-goers take advantage of the Convention Center’s huge exhibit area, featuring more than 700 vendors and exhibitors.

Other highlight events include A Celebration of Excellence to honor NJEA Hipp Foundation grant recipients, the 2011 New Jersey Teacher of the Year, and this year’s Awards for Excellence recipients Baruti Kafele, Wendy Galloway, and Lee Bennett Hopkins. Please see the Convention Highlight Sheet for details.

The New Jersey Education Association is the state’s largest association of education professionals, representing nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, educational support professionals, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers.

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