Wanted: Pension Activists

March 26th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Legislative | News - (0 Comments)

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If you have been paying attention to New Jersey politics, you know that our current governor has proposed another state budget that will greatly under-fund our pensions system!

NJEA is currently engaged in an important fight our the sake of all of us, for the sake of our pensions that we have earned! NJEA is currently looking for “Pension Activists,” people who are willing to support NJEA’s organizing efforts to ensure that our pension system is fully funded!

If you are interested in participating in these organizing efforts please contact mstagliano@camvoc.org and/OR visit the following website and sign up to be a “Pension Activist.” Link to Website: Pension Activism

Time to Speak up on PARCC!

March 25th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Legislative | News - (0 Comments)

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As an association, we believe that standardized assessments play an important role in guaging the work of a school. However, we also feel that the rushed implementation, on a state-level, of the new PARCC assessment system has had a negative impact on our schools, our administration, our members, and, most importantly, our students. We think that you should consider the impact that PARCC has had on your work and your students.

If you feel that PARCC should be implemented slower or differently, or, if students should have the legal right to “opt-out” of an assessment system, you shuold contact your State Senator. Please click on the following link, provided by our state-level education association, NJEA, to contact your State Senator.

Here is the link to contact your senator:

http://njea.org/issues-and-political-action/take-action/action-network

**PLEASE NOTE: CamVoc Education Association does not in anyway support or condone CamVoc members talking negatively about PARCC, or any other state-wide assessment, with students or parents during school hours. Please follow all disrict directives regarding these conversations.

March 20th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Evaluation | News - (0 Comments)

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As we continue into the third marking period, it is important to remember that we are still in the third round of observations. During this round, all classroom observations will be unannounced. So, keep this in mind as you plan your instruction.

Remember, there are certain numbers that, as per the regulations set forth in Achieve NJ, if they are not followed negate an evaluation. One of the most important elements of the evaluation is the process. If the process is not followed, the evaluation may not be considered a fair or legitimate observation.

Some important “numbers” to remember are:

  • 15 = Maximum number of teaching staff members days for a post-conference
  • 10 = Maximum number of work days following a post conference that a teacher can submit a response (rebuttal)
  • 20 = Minimum number of minutes required for an observation

Please contact your rep if you have questions regarding these, or any other evaluation issues.

Time to park PARCC?

February 20th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Evaluation | Legislative - (Comments Off)

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Are you concerned that our states roll out of the controversial PARCC test might be too much our students to handle so quickly? Would you like to influence how this assessment is implemented and what it should be used for?

If so, visit www.njea.org and click on the link in the center of the page titled “Testing Under Scrutiny.” This will direct you in how to make sure your voice is heard!

We’re Back!

February 17th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in News - (Comments Off)

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You may have noticed that we have had some technical difficulties with our website, but, from here on out, it looks like we should be good to go! Please make sure to contact webmaster@camvoc.org if you have trouble viewing this content or logging on to your “camvoc.org” email address.

To keep in mind: please remember to fill out the evaluation survey! This survey is located on the upper left hand side of the home page of www.camvoc.org. Also, you will be hearing from your reps next week regarding an update on from the Negotiation’s Team, as well as important updates from the Rep and Exec Councils.

If you do not receive a February “Monthly Memo,” please contact your rep. If you do not know who your rep is, please contact Matt Stagliano (GTC) or Tom Thurber (PC).

CamVoc is Convention Bound

November 4th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in PD - (Comments Off)

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We hope to see you down at the Atlantic City Convention Center this week for NJEA’s annual Professional Developmet Convention. We hope to see you take advantage of this oppurtunity for professional learning and growth!

Come visit and support three of our members, Ryan McCarty, Sarah Daly, and Matt Stagliano,  as they present various topics this year.

Inputing Evaluation Data

October 27th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Evaluation | HowTo | PD - (Comments Off)

Collecting Data

As mentioned prior to the start of the year at our geneal membership meeting, CamVoc is attempting to collect and analyze as much evaluation data as we possibly can. This data will help the evaluation committee complete the following to identify domain experts from our membership, evalaute inter-rator reliability of observers, and analyze evaluation trends in the district.

In order to fill out the survey, please complete visit the Evaluation Page (under “For Members”), and click the link that reads “Click Here After Each Formal Evaluation”

Introducing the Member Spotlight Page

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Leadership | News - (Comments Off)

Member Spotlight

CamVoc is proud to present a NEW FEATURE for our local and our website –  The Member Spotlight Page! Rep Council disussed, and had decided, to create a place for us to celebrate all the great things that our members do! Each person who is selected as a “spotlight member” – there will be one post each month – will recieve a small gift from the association, AS WELL AS month long recoginition via the website! 

If you are interested in nominated someone for the month of October (to celebrate through November!) please fill out this online survey, or contact your rep. Link to the Member Spotlight Survey.

For more information, visit the new and improved “Member Spotlight” page.

Time to SPEAK UP about Special Education

October 18th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Legislative | News - (Comments Off)

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The NJDOE is asking for opinions from NJEA members on issues around Special Education. They are seeking our opinions around issues involving evaluation (everything from teacher evaluations to SGO’s) and other classroom issues.

You can chose to speak at a hearing, which are being offered around the state, or send in electronic or paper communication to the Special Education Task Force.

For more information – click here: http://njea.org/news/2014-10-10/make-your-voice-heard

Improving YOUR Practice!

October 14th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in PD - (Comments Off)

Convention

CamVoc hopes to see many of our members down in Atlantic City this November 6 – 7 for NJEA’s annual proffessional development convention. This year will be extra special as three of our members – Ryan McCarty, Matt Stagliano, and Sarah Daly – are presenting!

 

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If you are unable able to make it down to Atlantic City for convention, be sure to check out the following sessions offereved Camden County Education Association, for only $5 each!

10/14/14  

Treasurer’s Training Wokshop

10/16/14  

School Improvement Panel (ScIP) Workshop

10/22/14

  Minority Leadership & Recruitment Workshop

10/23/14 

Student Growth Objective (SGO) Workshop #2

10/29/14 

Instruction & Professional Development Workshop

10/30/14 

Common Core State Standards Workshop – CCSS: Language Arts for Grades K-5

11/12/14  

Member Welfare Workshop

11/13/14  

Educational Support Professionals