The Academy of Teaching and Learning

The  Academy of Teaching and Learning has built an authentic learning community comprised of teachers and administrators and technology professionals. This resource  helps all educators to stay current with educational practices while shaping the future of education. Membership in the Academy is offered at no charge to the educators or their school districts.  Camden County Academy of Teaching and Learning was the first Academy, established in 2002.  Burlington, Cumberland and Gloucester County each established their own in Academy 2006 followed by Ocean and Salem Counties in 2008.   The Academy represents a broad cross-section of professionals from the educational community. Members include elementary, middle, and secondary school, special and general education teachers, school administrators, and technology specialists representing the public, private, and charter school districts. The Academy is dedicated to the improvement of education throughout the nation. Membership is free to all educators. As a professional development resource, we meet four times per year in various counties throughout the state of New Jersey. Each meeting is packed with activities that improve instruction resulting in greater student achievement. The activities include:

Effective Lesson plan design

Roundtable discussions with educational leaders

Sample “Best Practices Lessons”

Student designed lessons and discussions

Workshops on latest educational ideas and innovations

Engaging activities to improve student performance

Most importantly fellowship and sharing of professional ideas, triumphs and the best education has to offer!!!



Members
use the "Academy Website" http://wwwsouthjerseyacademy.com  - to provide participants with the collaborative tools that directly benefit educators and their students.  Using this website teachers and administrators create, manage, and share documents, plans, schedules, and ideas about effective educational practices. Educators continually upgrade their instructional practices and plans while building a database of the best of instructional techniques.. Access to the Internet  All Academy members and other members of the educational community have access to a constantly growing library of lesson plans, units, rubrics, standards and much more.  These materials can be adopted in their entirety or adapted to meet the needs of the individual student.  

All Academy members and other members of the educational community have access to a constantly growing library of lesson plans, units, rubrics, standards and much more. This allows allows continual collaboration among educators. Materials can be adopted in their entirety or adapted to meet the needs of the individual student. The lessons that originate from the Academy are available to all educators throughout the world..

What the Academy Is

The Academy of Teaching and Learning is:

A professional fellowship, by, for, and of educators;

Dedicated to fostering a continuous conversation of effective teaching practices;

A mechanism to assist educators adapt to and change the landscape of teaching and learning.



What the Academy is Not


The Academy of Teaching and Learning is not:

A physical place;

Designed to evaluate teacher performance;

Based upon a hierarchy of experience. b



Information

On behalf of all members involved in this exciting initiative, I welcome you to the Academy of Teaching and Learning. If you have any questions, please contact:

Email: Diane Viehweg
academymail@excite.com

or

Janet Sfaelos
856-562 7000 ext: 141