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Professional Development

Department of School Services - Professional Development
Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission is a State approved training provider. Professional Development Programs are being offered in conjunction with the Department of School Services. Public, Charter and Abbott school districts throughout New Jersey are invited to participate in these programs. Staff members from ESC's West Amwell and Hoffmans Crossing campuses teach these programs. Several districts have responded and programs are being scheduled. Some of our topics are categorized below. Please call our office for more information or to register.

Special Education And Staff Topics:

  • IEP Development/PLAAFP 
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments/Behavioral Intervention Plans
  • Start Your Engines/Sensory Integration 
  • Implementing Instructional Strategies In the General Ed Classroom 
  • Alternative Proficiency Assessments 
  • Transition Plans/ Post Secondary 
  • Social Skill Development 
  • Problem Based Learning 
  • The "Included" Asperger's Student 
  • Trigger Points 
  • FISH Philosophy/Team Building 
  • First Aid for the Classroom Teacher 
  • Suicide Prevention, BBP, RTK-State Mandated Training 
  • Taking Care of Number One 
  • Professionalism in our Profession

Classroom Topics:

  • Authentic Instruction 
  • Classroom/Behavior Management 
  • Community Based Instruction 
  • Paraprofessional Roles in the Classroom 
  • Substance Abuse Awareness- (state mandated)
  • Crisis Management/Intervention 
  • Portfolio Assessment 
  • Thematic/Integrating Curriculum 
  • Differentiated Instruction 
  • Learning Styles 
  • Cooperative Learning 
  • Outdoor Education 
  • Tools for Teaching 
  • Instruction: Effective Strategies and Engaged Learners