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
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.
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.
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
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
856-562 7000 ext: 141
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: