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April 2021

ACEs Part 1 – Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

April 13 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/j/94650397448 Participants will be introduced to the neuroscience of how trauma impacts the brain, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and how to build a Self-Healing Community.  This workshop encourages a shift in the way we think about our students’ behavior and overall mental and physical health.  This shift is critical to informing not only our classroom instruction but our understanding how adverse childhood experiences impact the whole community.  This workshop is a prerequisite for Becoming a Self-Healing Community:…

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Google ESP series: Effective Communication with Partner Teachers and Students

April 14 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Explore the top tips and tricks using Google tools to work smarter, not hard with all communication needs including:Gmail Snooze, Tasks, labels, and Keep; Calendar Reminders and Task; and Chrome Apps and Extensions.

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Engaging Students with Autism in the Virtual Space


April 15 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Participants will explore the unique needs of students with autism emphasizing best practices for student engagement and success.  

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ACEs Part 2: Becoming a Self-Healing Community

April 15 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/j/95229166172 This session can only be taken if participants have attended ACEs Part 1: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences.  Participants consider the overall health and well-being of their school community and begin to develop an action plan to intervene and shift their school community into a self-healing community.  Educators are urged to think collectively as leaders and advocates on a larger scale than the four walls of their school buildings. This event is open to all NJEA members who…

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Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) – Resistance Capital

April 20 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrduyrpjMuGtZl0PKjShNa5SYZWnVmpHQE Description: Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) is a framework created by Dr. Tara Yosso whose foundational research is grounded in Critical Race Theory. The CCW series is an exploration of six forms of “cultural capital” that examines the talents, strengths and experiences that our Black, Indigenous and People of Color bring into in educational spaces. This value-added framework helps us to challenge deficit-thinking and implicit bias as we create more inclusive and equitable spaces in our public schools.

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Film Screening: Intelligent Lives

April 21 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Documentary screening–From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

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Using Google Docs to Create Interactive Activities in the Arts and Special Content Areas

April 28 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrd-yrrDwjGNOkxc395g6uOLI0PdrcIv7A This session will help teachers of arts and specials develop and share interactive content in google docs

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May 2021

Understanding SEL: An Overview

May 3 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdeigrj4tHdCHtuVyAb8vTwa5IBGKqIMJ Description: SEL provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their personal attributes, attitudes, and values through social and emotional learning. Participants will be able to define Social Emotional Learning, understand why it is important and learn how to create and implement SEL activities for their students.

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An Introduction to Restorative Justice

May 11 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This is an introduction to the practices of Restorative Justice in Education (RJ). Restorative justice isn’t just a technique or tactic. It’s a paradigm shift in the way schools think about discipline that asks educators to fundamentally challenge their perceptions of students who violate school policies.

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