Teachers as Scholars

Inclement Weather Procedure


Because Princeton University rarely closes due to weather conditions, the Teachers as Scholars Program will follow the guidelines used by the Princeton Regional School District. In the event of inclement weather, we ask that you consult www.princetonk12.org for announcements about delayed openings or early closings in the Princeton Regional Schools.

For example, if the Princeton Public Schools announce a ninety minute delayed opening and the Teachers as Scholars seminar is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., the seminar will instead begin at 10:30 a.m.

In the event the Princeton Public Schools close for the day, we will cancel Teachers as Scholars as well and reschedule the seminar for a later date.

Announcements will be made on the following radio stations: WTTM (920), WHWH (1350), WPST (97.5)FM, New Jersey (101.5)FM.

 


 Teachers as Scholars The English Language seminar has been rescheduled to March 28, 2014.

 
If you are a teacher and have been approved by your district to attend a Teachers as Scholars (TAS) seminar, you can register by clicking here to reach the registration form.
 
 

 

 
Teachers as Scholars (TAS) is a partnership between Princeton University and surrounding schools and districts formed with the objective of providing scholarly and intellectually engaging opportunities for teachers.  Seminars are taught by faculty and staff from Princeton University and span a wide range of topics and subject areas. Each seminar is open to teachers from any grade level or content area, and they are intended to promote life-long learning by elementary and secondary level teachers. Specific dates and topic descriptions are provided on the Seminars page and in the downloadable brochure (PDF).
 
This year Teachers as Scholars will include teachers at all grade levels and subject areas from our members: Bordentown Regional School District, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hopewell Valley Regional School District, The Hun School of Princeton, Lawrence Township Public Schools, The Lawrenceville School, Newark Academy, Peddie School, The Pennington School, Princeton Day School, Princeton Regional Schools, Robbinsville Public Schools, The Saint Paul Catholic School of Princeton, Somerset Hills Regional Schools, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, and West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional Schools.
 
Non-member districts and schools are invited to attend as space allows. Please budget the following for seminar attendance per person:  $175 for a one day seminar and $325 for a two day seminar. If you would like to become a member of Teachers as Scholars, please contact Anne Catena, Ed.D. at acatena@princeton.edu or 609-258-3336.
 
Seminars meet from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Schools generously provide release time for the teachers on seminar days. In preparation for each seminar, participants usually complete readings which are mailed in advance.


Teachers comments:

·        I would love to attend another seminar – I have already brought some of the ideas into my classroom!

·      Each time I participate in a TAS seminar – and this is my third experience – I am excited anew by the possibilities of not only what I can share with my students, but of ways I might one day contribute in different venues.

·      It has inspired me to continue learning and growing.  Rejuvenated my desire to teach and create.

·      TAS has contributed to personal growth – learning something I would not have had time in a regular work day to learn.

 
The Teachers as Scholars program began at Harvard University in 1996, and has grown to include colleges and universities across the country. Now in its 15th year, the TAS program at Princeton University was originally launched with support from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Since 2001-02, TAS at Princeton has been sponsored jointly by area schools and districts working together with the Program in Teacher Preparation.

The Program is registered as a Professional Development Provider for the State of New Jersey.

 
 

TAS Seminars

 

The 2013-2014 Teachers as Scholars program at Princeton University will include the 8 seminars listed below. Click on the name of each seminar for a description.
 
#1 Seeing Double: Fiction into Film.
Maria DiBattista, Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English
November 19, 2013

Michael Strauss, Ph.D., Professor,
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
November 20 and December 4, 2013
 
Joshua T. Katz, Ph.D., Professor of Classics and a member,
(and former Director) of the Program in Linquistics
December 3 and 10, 2013
December 10, 2013 cancelled due to snow

This class has been rescheduled for March 28, 2014.

Sohaib Sultan, Coordinator of Muslim Life, Office of the Dean of  Religious Life
Vineet Chander, Coordinator for Hindu Life
Matthew Weiner, Associate Dean of Religious Life
February 5 and 19, 2014

Stanley N. Katz, Ph.D., Lecturer with the rank of Professor,
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
February 10 and 24, 2014

Dan Steinberg, Ph.D., Science and Engineering Outreach Specialist,
Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials and Princeton Center for Complex Materials
February 11 and 25, 2014
 
Caroline Harris, Ph.D., Associate Director for Education,
Princeton University Art Museum
February 12 and 26, 2014

Asif A. Ghazanfar, Ph.D., Co-Director, Program in Neuroscience,
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
April 11, 2014
 


 

Teacher Registration with the University:

Once you receive confirmation that you have been selected to attend a Teachers as Scholars seminar, you need to register electronically. The deadline for registration with the University is October 5, 2012.  View the registration form.
 
If you have any questions about Teachers as Scholars, please contact Anne Catena, Director of Professional Development Initiatives, at acatena@princeton.edu or at (609) 258-3336, or your Contact Representative. We hope you find your experience with Teachers as Scholars valuable and rewarding, and we look forward to your participation.
 
 

 
 
 
To view the 2013-2014 Administrators as Scholars brochure (PDF).
 

Administrators as Scholars


Brain Plasticity

Barry L. Jacobs, Ph.D., Professor Psychology,
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
November 12, 2013
 

 

Inclement Weather Procedure


Because Princeton University rarely closes due to weather conditions, the Teachers as Scholars Program will follow the guidelines used by the Princeton Regional School District. In the event of inclement weather, we ask that you listen to the radio for announcements about delayed openings or early closings in the Princeton Regional Schools.

For example, if the Princeton Regional Schools announce a ninety minute delayed opening and the Teachers as Scholars seminar is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., the seminar will instead begin at 10:30 a.m.

In the event the Princeton Regional School District closes for the day, we will cancel Teachers as Scholars as well and reschedule the seminar for a later date.

Announcements will be made on the following radio stations: WTTM (920), WHWH (1350), WPST (97.5)FM, New Jersey (101.5)FM. Or, you may call the Princeton Regional Schools Hotline to get school closings at (609) 806-4202.
 

 

TAS Partners and School Contact Information

The following schools and districts are members of the
Teachers as Scholars partnership. 
(updated 7/17/13)
 
 

James Lymper, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Bordentown Regional School District

318 Ward Avenue

Bordentown, NJ 08505-1768

Phone: (609) 298-0025 ext. 1119

Fax: (609) 298-2515

jlymper@bordentown.k12.nj.us

Secretary: Ms. Lorie Fryc

Phone: (609) 298-0025 EXT. 1211

Fax: (609) 298-2515

lfryc@bordentown.k12.nj.us

Secretary:Wilma Carter

wcarter@bordentown.k12.nj.us

Phone: (609) 298-0025 ext. 1181

Fax: (609) 298-2515


Richard Johnson, Head of School

Chapin School

4101 Princeton Pike

Princeton, NJ 08540

phone: 609-924-2449

fax: 609-924-2364

cmoore@chapinschool.org


Hillsborough Township Public Schools

379 South Branch Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Phone: (908) 369-0030

Fax: (908) 369-8286

lantunes@hillsborough.k12.nj.us

Secretary: Denise Mehring

Phone: (908) 431- 6600, ext. 2402
Fax: (908) 369-8286

Christine Laquidara, Director of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Hopewell Valley Regional School District

425 South Main Street

Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: (609) 737-4000

Fax: (609) 737-1418

claquidara@hvrsd.org

Secretary: Susan McGreevy

susanmcgreevy@hvrsd.org

Phone: (609) 737-4002 ext. 2303

Fax: (609) 737-1418


Dr. Kay Kiefer, Ed.D., Dean of Academic Affairs

The Hun School of Princeton

176 Edgerstoune Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 921-7600 ext. 2257

Fax: (609) 921-2565

kkiefer@hunschool.org


Andrew Zuckerman, Director of Instructional Services

Lawrence Township Public Schools

2565 Princeton Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 671-5407

Fax: (609) 671-3490

azuckerman@ltps.org

Secretary: Fern Uresse

Phone: (609) 671-5440 x5410

Fax: (609) 671-3490

furesse@ltps.org

 

Christopher Cunningham, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty

The Lawrenceville School

2500 Main Street

Route 206

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 895-2061

Fax: (609) 895-2221

ccunningham@lawrenceville.org

Secretary: Olinda Arias Robinson

Phone: (609) 895-2061

Fax: (609) 895-2221

orobinson@lawrenceville.org

 

Annette Brennan, Assistant to the Head of School

Newark Academy

91 South Orange Avenue

Livingston, NJ 07039

Phone: (973) 992-7000 ext. 302

Fax: (973) 992-8962

abrennan@newarka.edu


Catherine Rodrique, Associate Head of School

Peddie School

P.O. Box A, South Main St.

Hightstown, NJ 08520

Phone: (609) 496-7555

Fax: (609) 944-7901

crodrique@peddie.org

 

William S. Hawkey, Associate Head of School/

Dean of Faculty

The Pennington School

112 West Delaware

Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: (609) 737-1838

Fax: (609) 737-2851

bhawkey@pennington.org


Mr. Steve Hancock, Assistant Head of School for Academic Leadership

Princeton Day School

P.O. Box 75, The Great Road

Princeton, NJ 08542

shancock@pds.org

Phone: (609) 924-6700

Fax: (609) 924-4230

Secretary: Margot Chalek, Upper School Assistant

mchalek@pds.org


Dr. Bonnie Lehet, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

Princeton Regional Schools

25 Valley Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 806-4203 x2040

Fax: (609) 806-4223

Bonnie_lehet@princeton.k12.nj.us

Secretary:  Betsy Gilbert

Phone: (609) 806-4203 ext. 2041

Fax: (609) 806-4223

Betsy_Gilbert@Princeton.k12.nj.us

 

Kathy Foster, Ed. D. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

Robbinsville Public Schools

155 Robbinsville-Edinburg Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Phone: (609) 632-0910 x2211

Fax: (609) 371-7964

foster@robbinsville.k12.nj.us

Secretary:  Pat Jones

Phone: (609) 632-0910 x2204

Fax: (609) 371-7964

pjones@robbinsville.k12.nj.us


Ryan Killeen, Principal

The Saint Paul Catholic School of Princeton

218 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 921-7587

Fax: (609) 921-0264

rkilleen@spsprinceton.org


Jennifer Shouffler

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Somerset Hills School District

25 Olcott Avenue

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

jshouffler@shsd.org

Secretary:  Ginny Harknett

Phone: (908) 204-1930 x 1314

Fax: (908) 953-0699

gharknett@shsd.org

 

Rose Wong, Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

1200 Stuart Country Day School

Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 921-2330

Fax: (609) 497-0784

rwong@Stuartschool.org

 

Gerri Hutner, Director of Communications

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional Schools

505 Village Road West

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Phone: (609) 716-5000 ext. 5046

Fax: (609) 716-5012

Gerri.hutner@ww-p.org


 
QUEST Scholars
 
TAS offered our member districts a 2012 summer professional development program for novice science and math teachers in grades 6-12. View the QUEST Scholars Program information.
 
 

TAS Contact

The following people may be able to provide you with assistance or information regarding the Teachers as Scholars program at Princeton University.

Anne N. Catena, Ed. D.
acatena@princeton.edu
Director of Professional Development Initiatives
 
Barbara McCormack
Administrative Assistant
 
Gina Mastro
mastro@princeton.edu
Website  Administrator

Program in Teacher Preparation
41 William Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 258-3336
 
 

 


 

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