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School nurses enjoy a professional development session conducted by Dr. Marybeth McCabe and Nurse Coordinator Cathy Shea.

Sept. 1, 2020-- Today begins a three-day series of professional development for Toms River Regional Schools teachers and staff members as the district prepares to enter 2020-2021 utilizing an enhanced virtual learning model of instruction for students.

Which just so happens to be the theme of this year's PD. The vast majority of sessions-- in which staff are participating virtually via their classrooms and offices-- are geared toward implementing enhanced virtual learning. Utilizing tech resources like Google Classroom and Google Meet, ramping up student engagement, tools to verify student comprehension, and establishing strong teacher-student relationships are just a few of the dozens of discussions being led by trained professionals-- from TRRS staff to partners like the NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education and many others-- throughout the week. Sessions geared specifically toward special education staff members-- who will welcome students back for limited in-person instruction-- include executive functioning, creating behavior plans to assist parents at home, and deescalation techniques.

District leaders will be hosting sessions and also visiting schools over the course of the three-day PD, and we'll be updating this gallery to highlight what's being done and what's being learned. 

ELC PD

The Early Learning Center welcomed its staff back into the building for Day 1 of back-to-school professional development.