Time to park PARCC?

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


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)

were back

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)


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)


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)


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!



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!


Treasurer’s Training Wokshop


School Improvement Panel (ScIP) Workshop


  Minority Leadership & Recruitment Workshop


Student Growth Objective (SGO) Workshop #2


Instruction & Professional Development Workshop


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


Member Welfare Workshop


Educational Support Professionals


Evaluation Begins!

October 10th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Evaluation - (Comments Off)


This Monday, October 6, 2014 marked the beginning of the first round of formal evaluations at CCTS. Please be sure to let your rep know if you have a question concerning YOUR evaluation. This first evaluation is an announced observation.

Former CamVoc Leader Pens Article!

March 9th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Evaluation | Leadership | PD - (Comments Off)

Congratulations, Mike Ritzius!

Our former president, Mike Ritzius, authored an article in this month’s NJEA Review. You have may have noticed that it was the cover story!!! 

Aside from being proud of our former leader,  the article is is a great read and pertains to the new state regulations around the new-and-improvement Professional Development Plans (PDP).  The information presented in the article is directly applicable to our APR meetings scheduled for the spring, so read up!!

Here is a link to the full article: Take Charge of your PDP

As always, remember to contact a your Association Rep if you have ANY questions/comments about evaluation, and, of course, don’t forget to fill out the survey!

Commission of Education Resigns

February 16th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Evaluation | Legislative | News - (Comments Off)

In case you missed, Chris Cerf, the former Commissioner of Education in NJ, resigned late last week. Chris Cerf has been responsible for many of the mandates imposed on the districts in NJ, including CCTS!

Here is NJEA President, Wendell Steinhauer’s response to Cerf’s resignation, please read as CamVoc believes it provides valuable insight to the motivation behind new state-wide regulations that we have been dealing with: http://njea.org/news/2014-02-11/njea-on-cerf-resignation-time-for-a-new-start-and-new-approach

Also, please remember to “let your voice be heard” by writing to the State BOE about how the rushed implementation of various regulations surrounding tenure and evaluation (Danielson Evaluation Tool, the SGO Process, Summative Scores for Teachers, etc.) have impacted teaching and learning in our district: http://njea.org/news/2014-01-28/tell-your-story-to-the-sboe