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February 2019

Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention for Educators

February 21 @ 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 workshop will share information about what our students are doing online and strategies to help them understand some of the potential dangers they face.  We will discuss strategies for educators to communicate these dangers to students.  We will explore the various forms of cyber bullying.  Finally, we will discuss social media issues for both students and school staff.

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March 2019

LGBTrans Cancelled

March 5 @ 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 LGBTrans: Understanding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Education Recent changes in society and the law make it necessary for educators to have an increased understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, families and colleagues.  This learning experience will introduce participants to issues relevant in the lives of LGBT students and families with a particular focus on school policy for transgender students.

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Paras/Teachers: Effective Collaboration

March 6 @ 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 workshop is designed to improve communication between certified and non-certified staff by clarifying expectations and coordinating procedures.  Mutual respect for the strengths and contributions of all who work with children is encouraged and reinforced through the collaborative activities in this training program.  This workshop is designed for paraprofessional-teacher teams.  (Strongly recommended that both teachers and paras attend.)

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April 2019

ADD/ADHD

April 3 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), including who, what, and why.

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May 2019

Succeeding with Challenging Students Cancelled

May 8 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER 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.

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September 2019

Authentic Assessment

September 24 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Assessment practices range in quality and effectiveness.  The more relevant and authentic our practices are, the greater connection our students see to life beyond school.  Throughout this session, participants will explore authentic assessment practices and models that build student understanding, skill, and competency prior to designing authentic assessments to be used within their own classroom contexts.

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October 2019

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: ACEs Part 1

October 16 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER 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-Haeling Community:…

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Becoming a Self-Healing Community: ACEs Part 2

October 23 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This session can only be taken if participants have attended Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Part 1.  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 4 walls of their school buildings.  The space where this workshop is held should be conducive…

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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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