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Teachers: Learn New Tools for the Classroom at Centenary College Academy for Teachers

07/24/2013, 11:27 AM

Hackettstown, N.J. – Teachers, end your summer productively by spending three days focusing on an important professional development opportunity.  Enroll in Centenary College’s Summer Teachers’ Academy.  The program is scheduled from August 20 to August 22, 2013, and will offer two workshops.

Attendees will take away valuable new tools that can be used to enhance learning for all students in the classroom. The Academy focuses on using technological tools in the classroom, such as Smartboards, Wikis, blogs, and more. Attendees will accrue 15 hours of professional development toward next year’s Professional Development Program by enrolling in one of the following two workshops:

• Wikis, Webquests, and Weblogs (Blogs) & Prezis, too. The New Three R’s – In this workshop, the focus will be on classroom uses of wikis, webquests and weblogs commonly known as blogs and prezis. Teachers will learn how to utilize these contemporary tools to enhance classroom variety, participation and learning.

• Go Smartboarding! – This workshop is Smartboard-specific and takes an in-depth look at the innovative technology. Teachers will learn basic Smartboard skills, how to use the Smartboard as a whiteboard, how to use the Notebook software to create interactive lessons, online Smartboard resources and lessons, how to use other software with the Smartboard, how to use an iPad with the Smartboard, and the Senteo interactive response system.

“This is a great opportunity for educators to learn new techniques and tricks for the classroom right before the school year begins,” says Dr. Simon Saba, Associate Professor of Education at Centenary College. “The Teachers’ Academy is a form of summer school for teachers, where a diverse group of educators can come together to improve, collaborate, and ultimately become better and more effective teachers.”

Cost for the seminar is $150. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is included.

For more information or to register for either opportunity, email Dr. Saba at teachersacademy@centenarycollege.edu.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies college distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body.  Centenary is the only baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution in northwest New Jersey.


Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs online and in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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