Feel free to check out the updates to our website. Our 2016 versions of the BEA Constitution and By-Laws are on the site, and the most relevant workshops and events from the BEA, NJEA and CCCEA calendars have been added to the events calendar. The agenda from our latest executive meeting has been added, and have the minutes from our general membership meeting on September 2. Also, our Association Representatives page has been updated to include our latest list, Our new contract for the BEA from 2015-2018 is on the site. There is a new page under BEA documents with a link to the BEA Grievance form to allow their concerns to be brought to our grievance chairs. The FAQ page has been updated as well. If there is any content not currently on the site which you would like added, feel free to contact me with suggestions.
Please see the attached flyer for the Apps For All workshop. The workshop is on November 29th at 4:00pm. You must register online and the registration deadline is November 18th. Thank you!
Winter Leadership is coming up on January 27-28. Any member who would like to become more involved or learn more about issues important to educators are encouraged to attend. The information and forms necessary to sign up for the conference are available by contacting your AR. All forms must be returned to Stacy Rooks at West Avenue School by Wednesday, November 16.
Here is an article describing the changes which the NJDOE announced for teacher evaluations.
As everyone prepares for the upcoming year of evaluations, we also think about the scores we will receive and the possibility of writing a response (rebuttal). If you are unsure about writing a response or have some questions please join us at the Response to Evaluations Workshop.
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Where: Terrigno’s Fairfield Inn
153 Bridgeton Fairton Rd
Time: 4:30 (Workshop will be about 2 hours)
Please RSVP to Stacy Cifaloglio by October 7th. Late responses may not be accepted.
If you have additional questions please contact me or Christina Nickle.
There will be a BEA general membership meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 4:30 pm in the Broad Street School’s auditorium to mainly discuss and possibly ratify the BEA’s updated Constitution and By-Laws.
Student Growth Objectives (SGO’s):
Review of the Basics
This workshop will review the process of writing appropriate SGO’s that can be used to help improve instruction as well as be used as an evaluation tool for teachers.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Dandelion Plaza Suite A-2, 1672 N. Delsea Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08360
Sign in begins at 4:00 P.M. Workshop begins at 4:30 P.M.
Must Register Online at www.cumberlandcountyea.org
If you are a new member or a member without computer access, please have someone in your local association with access complete the online registration for you.
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2016
Cancelations must be made at least 48 hours before workshop date by calling 856-794-1221
The first Executive Committee meeting will be held at Gia’s on September 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Please RSVP to Stacy Cifilogio by September 15th. When you RSVP, please indicate if you will be staying for dinner.
BEA members are being urged to be very careful about what is emailed using your district email. The district can and does monitor emails and can take action to anyone who semds questionable material. In particular, be careful about sending opinions about union or district decisions or issues. That is something to be taken up in a face-to-face meeting with your building’s ARs. Also, please do not send any personal material, pictures, or humerous email if you would not want administration reading it.
Also, district ARs should be holding face to face 10 minute meetings to update members about what is happening in our Executive meetings. If you are not being informed, talk to your building’s ARs. If you do not know who to talk to, please email me through the contact link on this website. I will be more than happy to help you out. Further, our BEA executive meeting’s minutes are taken and posted under the Member’s tabs as soon as it is approved in one of our meetings. Thus, January’s meeting minutes will be posted soon, and any minutes older than that since last June should be already there.
Finally, the NJEA had an article containing further advice as to Facebook/ Twitter use. You can read it here: Tips for Twitter and Facebook.
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