Learning Beyond the Classroom Part 2
In part two of this two-part special, Steve Adubato goes on-location to the 2019 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to talk with the state’s leading educators about the issues facing teachers and students both in and out of the classroom. Guests also discuss the convention theme of social justice in education and how it impacts students and teachers every day.
Sean M. Spiller, Vice President, New Jersey Education Association
Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, 2019-20 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year & English Teacher, Haddonfield Memorial High School
Josh Langenberger, Science Teacher, Howell Middle School South
Steve Swetsky, Executive Director, New Jersey Education Association
Stephanie Boyd, Speech Language Specialist, Whiting Elementary School
"Hi I'm Steve Adubato we are at the NJEA convention it is the 166th time the NJEA has come down to do this convention we happen to be in a convention center in Atlantic City so what's going to happen here we'll be speaking to educators officers of the NJEA a whole range of folks like our kids who are in the public schools they say oh it's the teachers' convention well the NJEA convention is a lot more than that the theme this year social justice they'll be talking about race relations we're talking about technology a whole range of issues that impact not just those who educate our kids but those students our public schools everything you ever wanted or needed to know about education about our educators but ultimately about the things that affect our students in our public schools to 2019 NJEA convention from right here in Atlantic City. Steve Adubato here in Atlantic City for the NJEA convention it is the 166th time that we're coming down here and my neighbor, that's not why he's here because he's the vice president of the NJEA Sean spiller how you doing I'm doing well great to see you, by the way, we were just talking before we got on the air I'm you know a little bit about not just teaching and being an executive with this organization about parenting you're just sharing. we've got the little guy at home 21 and a half 22 months so What's that like? it's wonderful wonderful enjoying every day a lot of energy but love it all. let's jump into some big issues the theme here at the NJEA convention social justice why now why social justice? it's about everything we've be doing, we've been so intentional about everything that we've been incorporating into our convention but everything we've been doing with our partnerships with our our work as educators to talk about social justice figure out a what that means to everybody b how do we do that in a way that is inclusive how do we do that in a way that's intentional about what we're trying to accomplish which is really lead a conversation about why this matters for student success and when we get to that point I think it's it's moving us forward where we..."