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November 2019

Autism: Applying Useful Techniques & Instructional Strategies to Maximize Learning

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER With increasing numbers of students who are identified with some form of autism, classroom teachers and educational support personnel have many questions about autism and the various diagnoses.  This presentation will explore the issues important to school personnel, such as features of autism and the autism spectrum.

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ESP Workshop/Dinner

November 21 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Pick one workshop - Succeeding with Challenging Students for ESP: Succeeding with difficult students represents ongoing challenges for the school staff.  This workshop provides participants with specifics in succeeding with students who are continually disruptive, persistently defiant, demanding of attention, or unmotivated.  These are the students who defy authority and cause stress, frustration, and anger.  Participants can apply what they learn at this workshop in their jobs. Stress Management and Time Management for ESP Members: This workshop explores…

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January 2020

Intro to Restorative Justice in Schools

January 8, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER 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.  Suspensions and expulsions, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Self-Healing Communities, Spheres of Influence are topics that shape the conversation around approaching restorative justice in your schools.

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February 2020

Praising the Process – The Power and Pitfalls of Growth Mindset

February 4, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Research has shown that a  foundational aspect of developing our abilities and intelligence is nurturing a "growth mindset".  However, effective implementation is crucial to avoiding potential unintended  consequences.  Throughout this session, participants will explore growth and fixed mindset, strategies for successful implementation in the classroom, and cautions to avoid misinterpretation and misguided application of Carol Dweck's work.

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March 2020

Visible Learning

March 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER John Hattie's unprecedented meta-analysis of research studies on student achievement has created a substantial global research base into what actually works best in schools.  During this session, we will delve into assumptions around student achievement.  We will explore Hattie's meta-analysis research and consider how it might be applied in a practical way to this important work.

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Enhancing Student Discourse

March 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Providing opportunities for students to engage in discussion greatly enhances student voice, engagement, and collaboration in the classroom.  This session will introduce various strategies for enhancing classroom-based discussion and discourse that can be implemented in various content areas and grade levels.

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