Welcome to a the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students . . . each and every day in your schools. The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood). For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode we welcome Mark Weber on to the program.
About Our Guest
Mark Weber is a music educator in Warren Township, a former New Jersey public school parent, a doctoral student in Education Policy at Rutgers University, and a member of the NJEA. Weber’s blog, “Jersey Jazzman,” is a nationally recognized source of education policy analysis and commentary. It can be read at jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com.
Mark is one of this year’s plenary session speakers at the NJEA Convention. He’ll appear on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. Weber will share his insights on the intersection between politics and policy and their effect on the everyday lives of teachers, educational support professionals and students in the state’s public schools.
Upcoming NJEA Events
- Connect with your peers & be politically aware: October 26.
- At the Corner of 1st and 5th at Convention ‘16: November 10-11.
- Early career members networking event at Haven: November 10.
- Learn more at the events page of njea.org/earlycareermembers.
Upcoming Educational Conferences
- Find more events at The Education Calendar
- Edcamp New Jersey
- West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
- Thomas R. Grover Middle School
- November 19, 2016
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Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net, TeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University's Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
Additionally the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network has served educational conventions worldwide by providing on site live broadcasting to thousands of educators each week. Jeff is the host of the TeacherCast Podcast, Educational Podcasting Today and the TechEducator Podcast.
Jeff earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. In his free time, Jeff enjoys teaching, broadcasting, playing violin, conducting, and spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two year old triplets.
Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.