Our members have great ideas!

Some NJEA members take their great ideas and apply for grants.

Others take their great ideas and write a book. Take some time out of your convention day to meet these NJEA members.

You’ll find them at the end of Main Street NJEA. They’re anxious to meet you and to tell you what they’ve learned along the way.

Have an idea but need funding?

The Great Ideas Forum gives you the chance to meet grant recipients from the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education. They are NJEA members like you and the Great Ideas Forum is where they display and demonstrate the innovative, grant-winning programs they’ve designed. NJEA created the “Hipp Foundation” 24 years ago to provide public school educators with grants

COHESION Families bonding together through science!

Elementary

JENNIFER NEU

The purpose of COHESION is to bring students and families together through science. Four times during the school year, families get together and participate in different science-based activities.

Cub's Discovery

Early Childhood

DAWN T. MARION, LORIE ANN JESKEY

Cub's Discovery is a presentation of the activities incorporated in this continuation Hipp Grant for a family-involved STEAM program for preschoolers.

Global Classrooms: Connecting Communities Through Collaboration and Action

Pre-K - Gr. 12

KIRAN MASUD, KATRINA MACHT

Come learn how to leverage arts and technology to break down racial, ethnic and cultural barriers. Walk away with strategies to bring diverse students together on purposeful, place-based action projects.

Reimagination Garden: A Courtyard Classroom Experience

Pre-K - Gr. 12

ASHLEY E. MACKOWIAK, COLLEEN E. ILLI

Learn how networking via technology, collaborating with coworkers, and managing volunteers fostered the creation of an upcycled butterfly garden that connects students with nature and supports an interconnected ecosystem.

Signs for Our Times

High School

COLEEN Weiss-Magasic

Great tools and creative ideas came together in our program as we "branded" the school. Students were the creators in this endeavor; come see the results! Solving Tomorrow's Challenges Through VEX IQ.

Robotics

Middle School

JOSH LANGENBERGER

Three Dimensional Learning: Practices, cross-cutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas engage students to solve the challenges of tomorrow through Vex IQ Robotics.

STEM PALS2

Pre-K - Gr. 12

MARISA A. CASTRONOVA-WOS

STEM PALS is a cross-district, cross-grade program to engage elementary and middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Power of Three Grants

Elementary

DENISE A. SCAIRPON, SUSAN M. ORT

Want to encourage language development and conversation in even the most reluctant child? Come learn about successful grants involving puppetry, farming, and robotics. See the participants eyes light up!

What's in YOUR Suitcase?

Elementary

RITA R. WILLIAMS

Teach the Holocaust to elementary-aged students through the use of literature, with art, writing and elements of character education.

So you want to write a book?

In the NJEA Authors’ Area, meet NJEA members who are published authors. Do you have an idea for a book? This is your opportunity to talk with writers who have already taken the plunge into the publishing world.

In the Authors’ Area you’ll meet these authors and peruse their published work.

  • Tara Mozee
  • Craig Garner
  • Mabel Singletary
  • Michael Markman
  • Naiobe Sharrock
  • Luz Rios
  • Deanna Adams
  • Cassius Ali
  • Annette Alston
  • Paula Compo-Pratt
  • Sylvia A. Brown-Roberts
  • Delores Connors
  • Donna Clovis
  • Patricia Lugo
  • Ronald R. Blandon
  • Lucienne Prato