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Top Ten Reasons to Become a TCLCnj Member
by Janine Bitters
#10. Coffee and Chocolate We provide wonderful refreshments!
#9. Professional Growth The workshops offered count toward your 20 hours of professional development. Plus, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with old friends and make new ones.
#8. After-school Programs Our events are all held locally and are scheduled after school, so there is no need to plan for substitute teachers.
#7. Fall Kick-Off: Teacher to Teacher Your membership gives you FREE admission to our first event! Who better to learn from than your talented colleague, the teacher next door? Several workshops are offered and you can choose the one that best fits your needs.
#6. Winter Conference This occurs just when the winter blahs set in and most of us can use a pick-me-up. Join us and get practical ideas you can bring back to your classroom. Our speakers appeal to all grade levels.
#5. Spring Fling The speaker at this conference will help you continue to provide quality instruction through the end of the school year. Plus, we enjoy a delicious dinner!
#4. Gail Coe Habitat for Humanity Literacy Project created in memory of a former colleague, part of your membership dues supports our literacy project with Habitat for Humanity. Through your generous donations, young family members receive age-appropriate books to supplement their home libraries, and high school family members receive gift cards they can use to purchase their own books.
#3. Young Authors Competition This is one of the highlights of the year. As a member, you will have the opportunity to submit your students’ writing. The winners, their parents, and teachers are then invited to attend an awards ceremony. We enjoy honoring these talented students and love seeing everyone’s smiling faces!
#2. TLC Everyone needs TLC - Tender Loving Care and Tri-county Literacy Council NJ - in their lives!
#1. Life-long learners If you are reading this, you are probably a life-long learner. Whether you’re currently working, are retired, or are still a student, TLCnj will give you the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest in the field of literacy. As Professor Ken Carlson from Rutgers Graduate School of Education tells his students, “If you want to make a difference as a teacher, you have to be a member of a professional organization.” Tri- County’s treasurer, Janet Howard, reports, “This is why I have been an active member of Tri-county for over 30 years!”