The mission of the Regional Professional Development Academy is to provide best
practice training to support students with disabilities. Parents and educators will
participate in high-quality professional workshops which will facilitate processes
to advance students’ knowledge and skills.


RPDA Office

Memorial Middle School
7 Grant Avenue
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Program Administrator
Patricia Rizzo

Training Specialist
Lee Lasser

Administrative Assistant
Cindy Brady

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2019-2020 CLOSED Workshops
Please be advised that the following workshops are CLOSED due to maximum capacity effective September 27, 2019.
  • November 18, 2019 - Mental Health Issues Facing 21st Century Learners
  • November 20, 2019 - Using Play Therapy with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Issues
  • March 27, 2020 - ADHD in Your Classroom? The 20 Best Strategies to Know and Use in 2020

CLOSED as of October 17, 2019

  • November 15, 2019 - Bridging the Gap Between Principles and Practice: Behavioral Strategies for Managing Problematic Behavior in the Classroom

CLOSED as of October 30, 2019

  • November 19, 2019 - Best Practices in Guided Reading (Grades K-2)
  • December 6, 2019 - Success with Socialization: Teaching the Value of Friendship and Communication with Others

CLOSED as of November 2, 2019

  • March 31, 2020 - Strategies, Activities and Technology Tools to Promote Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Elementary Classroom

CLOSED as of November 6, 2019

  • December 13, 2019 - Promoting Student Independence, Successful Inclusion and Social Skills through Systematic Strategies
November 26, 2019 workshop: Using Student Portfolios to Increase Student Accountability, Assess Progress, and Improve Writing (Grades K-5) presented by Kristine Gibson is POSTPONED and RESCHEDULED to March 24, 2020.
New or Additional Training
Additional training will be developed based on the needs of the collaborative district. Member district administrators are encouraged to contact the Program Administrator, Patricia Rizzo at 732-513-6205 or to identify needed areas of training.
Weather Emergencies
In case of extreme weather, a workshop may need to be cancelled. Please check this website for information regarding cancellation.