After Hurricane Sandy canceled last year's event, New Jersey teachers say they are excited to return to Atlantic City this year for the annual Teachers Convention.
It's a 158 year tradition, or was until being canceled last year because of Hurricane Sandy. Now, back in Atlantic City for the first time since 2011, teachers from all over the state are looking forward to the experience.
Ashley Minniti a teacher in East Greenwich, New Jersey stated, "Anything that you can pin-point, pick-up and bring back and share it helps everybody. Not just me as a teacher but the kids and my staff."
David Cole a teacher in Elizabeth, New Jersey then stated, "We want to have the most updated techniques, technology that's out there for the kids to help them with their learning and just better ourselves as teachers."
Thousands of teachers will have the chance to participate in over three hundred workshops and seminars over the course of the convention with many of the work shops being organized by Keane University.
Dawood Farahi President, at Kean University stated, "I hope they learn that the teaching profession is changing. Technology is forcing tremendous change, society is forcing change and we need to be much more transparent in what we do."
With a focus on technology and teaching in the 21 century, the hope is that teachers will become the students this weekend and bring back new techniques to the class room.
Michael Lewis a teacher in Paterson, New Jersey stated, "I'm going to bring back some technological advances that can be incorporated in the classroom. he added, "We're hoping that they take the material and see what 21st century teaching tools are available to them."
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