Show Nominated for Emmys

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On Aug. 9 Classroom Close-up NJ received three Emmy nominations from NATAS Mid Atlantic Chapter. The winners will be announced on Sept. 24.


Flipped Classroom – Imagine flipping a classroom so that students watch recorded lectures at home and do their homework during class. Teachers record their lessons and post them online, allowing them to be more available for one-on-one tutoring during class time. This model of teaching was presented at the 2015 NJEA Convention by Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the flipped classroom movement. For students, the flipped classroom requires them to be more responsible for their own learning and personalizes the educational experience.


Bergen County Technical and Special Services schools educate a wide spectrum of students ranging from multiply disabled students to the gifted and talented. Bergen County Vocational integrates real-world, green technology, hands-on projects that work with academic instruction. The Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School serves severely, multiply disabled students ages three through 21. Washington Elementary and Washington Middle School Programs in Paramus provide students with highly individualized instructional formats, based upon the principles of applied behavior analysis. And Bergen Makerspace is a community-learning center formed in partnership with the Bergen County Technical Schools and Bergen Community College. The mission is to serve as a catalyst for innovation by bringing together cutting-edge equipment, passionate educators, and a community dedicated to making.


What’s at Stake? – Jamal Dickerson, a music teacher at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in Camden, provides hope and encouragement for students who are growing up in challenging circumstances. Born and raised in Camden, Jamal returned to his community, determined to give young people the chance to live up to their full potential. What’s at Stake is a mini-documentary produced by the Milken Family Foundation to shine a light on how Jamal is inspiring future role models.

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