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To all Teachers and School Counselors:
Please share this with parents, colleagues and friends who might be interested.
Montclair State University's renowned Gifted & Talented Program still has several spots remaining in its Summer Session I (July 5 - July 22) and Summer Session II (July 25 - Aug 12) programs.


This high-quality, student-focused enrichment program is one of the nation's oldest and most comprehensive programs.  For 35 years, we have been offering a challenging and engaging program that contributes to and supports every student in meeting or exceeding academic standards and experiencing positive social-emotional growth.

Popular courses in our 2, three-week sessions for K-12 students include:

  • 1-4 grades Learning Communities:
    • Tech Pioneers
    • Junior Naturalists
    • Budding Performers
    • World Explorers
    • Future Picassos
  • 5-6 and 7-12 grades:
    • Einstein's Astrophysics
    • Workshops on Writing (WOW!) Series
    • Architectural Design Series
    • Engineering Design: 3D Printing
    • Digital Media Production Series
    • RAPs (Robots as Problem Solvers)
    • JAVA Programming
    • CSI Forensics
    • App DevelopmentOnline courses offered (grades 4-8) are Python Programming (Session II) and Wild Weather (Session II).

The program takes place in our state-of-the-art buildings and classrooms at the University, and options are available for half-day, full-day and extended-day programs.

Be a part of this exciting learning opportunity!  To learn more, please view our brochure:

For more information and to register, visit our web site:

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MSU Students, graduates and beginning teachers in elementary education are invited to participate in a tryout of an innovative new assessment involving Modeling and Explaining Content, Leading a Classroom Discussion and Eliciting Student Thinking tasks designed for the new ETS® National Observational Teaching Exam (NOTE). This tryout offers an opportunity for participants to join with ETS and be at the forefront of developing a new, innovative teacher licensure assessment. Participants will be compensated $100 for completing a 2.5-hour session.

Those who want to participate in the tryout should:

  • report to an on-campus tryout location.

Participants will receive task-specific directions on-site as they complete the tryout. Scores will not be provided. Send an email to with “NOTE Tryout” in the subject line to partner with ETS for this important assessment. Participation in this research is voluntary, and there is no penalty for choosing not to participate.

More information is provided in the attached flyer. NOTE is being designed to evaluate prospective teachers’ ability to elicit student thinking and assess teachers’
ability to facilitate a class discussion.


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