Educational Consultant, Tutor, Reading Specialist
Janice Alvarez has worked in the Jersey City education system for 16 years. She began as a third-grade teacher, and then taught middle school mathematics and language arts for eight years, before becoming a K-8 reading specialist. She is also an adjunct literacy professor at New Jersey City University where she teaches pre-service teachers the importance of literacy in all content areas.
Janice was the 2018 New Jersey Literacy Association’s Literacy Teacher of the Year, and the 2017 Governor’s Educator of the Year. She has been involved in various pro-bono community activities involving the ILA, NJLA, and NJAMLE, as well as serves as secretary for Children and Family Resources of Mount Arlington. She is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Janice is passionate about education and is heavily involved in empowering teachers to follow best practices by providing engaging professional development opportunities. She has presented at various conferences including one’s NJCTE, NJAMLE, and the ILA. She also writes several blogs and is currently working on creating her own website and book. She honors all educators and believes in their capacity to change the world one student at a time!
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
Becoming More Sensitive in your Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices
Culturally Responsive teaching and gender justice connects students' cultures, languages, and life experiences with what they learn in school. This workshop explores culture and gender justice in order to help educators focus on the best practices and relationship building needed to make learning relevant for all students.