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January 2021

Special Ed Modifications during Remote Learning

January 25 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Delivering differentiated content and modifying materials for students with special needs can be a challenge for teachers during remote instruction. Using the tools at their disposal, teachers can tailor work for each student while meeting individual needs outlined in the IEP.

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Self-care and Stress-management

January 26 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-CvpjIpE9cTCpAhd9ff2V-NE_C3gGCS Description: This workshop explores a variety of time management principles and strategies that may be used to improve the quality of your personal and professional lives. We will explore the principles of stress management, including strategies to improve resiliency, renew energy and create a stress-free work environment.

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Supporting Student Focus during Remote Instruction

January 26 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Supporting Student Focus during Remote Instruction-A how-to for engaging students with attentional challenges in your remote instruction. These strategies work well for all students, including those who exhibit intermittent or frequent lapses in focus and engagement.  

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Teaching Responsible Digital Citizenship

January 27 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvcOqvrzstGtLHDMCcGSNhhAe-t7m1sPCn Event Description: Most of today’s students are entirely comfortable with technology, but are they using it appropriately?  Do they understand their roles and responsibilities in a digital society?  How can teachers help students become responsible digital citizens? This workshop will help teachers learn how to teach students to be safe on the internet and to create a positive digital footprint.  In this session, we will discuss and explore the principles of internet privacy and safety; responsible use of…

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WEC Wednesday: Ventilation in School Buildings during COVID

January 27 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Ventilation in schools has never been more important. This presentation will cover the basics of ventilation and filtration for minimizing risk of airborne transmission in your school building. -Ventilation ppt-PEOSH IAQ Standard: Preventative Maintenance Program pdf -NJDOE – School Reopening Plan The Road Back – June 2020 https://www.nj.gov/education/reopening/NJDOETheRoadBack.pdf

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The Role of ESPs in Online Learning

January 28 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Click this link to register: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoc-uqpjwoGtWw49H_zKI7eZEq2scqiQzd Event Description: The value of an ESP to Students with Special Needs is paramount. Want to know your role and how you can roll it out remotely? NJEA presents best practices for both Teachers & Educational Support Professionals/ParaProfessionals to support their Special Educators and their students with special needs during online learning. A space for discussion to share & learn strategies on how ESPs can be more effective during online instruction. This event is…

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February 2021

Collaborative Communication for ESP

February 2 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcuyprTkqGdyP_Mw_S3GDAHmho-yEik2i Description: This session will engage support professionals in a process that allows them to explore challenges that they face in their work and then work collaboratively to resolve them. The goal of this session is to help members address professional challenges through productive conversational practices and collaboratively build a more effective and resilient school community.

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Preparing for your Post-Observation Conference

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

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldOGrqT4rHtabJR298wRqjxEK9R1-2Xzt Event Description: This year, observation and evaluation look different than ever before. Join us to learn how to leverage the post-observation conference process in order to show off your professional growth and reflective practices. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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WEC Wednesday: Reopening Schools Under Pandemic Conditions

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

Planning for health and safety is the key to preventing transmission in your building. Learn about the difference between everyday housekeeping and targeted disinfection. Learn how ventilation controls can be used to go beyond “adequate” ventilation. -Reopening Schools Under Pandemic Conditions ppt -Green Cleaning Fact Sheet pdf-Disinfection Hazard Alert pdf -NJDEP – Spray Fogger Compliance Advisory – Oct 2020 https://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/advisories/2020-15.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery -NJDOE – School Reopening Plan The Road Back – June 2020 https://www.nj.gov/education/reopening/NJDOETheRoadBack.pdf -NJDOE, Checklist for the Re-Opening of School, Aug…

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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

February 9 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/j/99958084822 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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Higher Order Questions, Hosted by Passaic County EA

February 9 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdeigrj4tHdCHtuVyAb8vTwa5IBGKqIMJ Description: The New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) place a strong emphasis upon the ability of students to apply knowledge to new and novel situations. In order to better prepare students for the rigor the NJSLS, teachers must now model the type of thinking required by the NJSLS through higher order questioning. This approach creates a learning environment that is conducive to growth by asking students to be explicit about their thinking, incorporate what they already know into new…

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Mindfulness circle

February 10 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

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WEC Wednesday: ESP Worker Rights during COVID

February 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bus drivers, custodians, security guards, cafeteria workers and all other educational service professionals are protected by PEOSH laws regardless of a pandemic. There’s also  specific pandemic requirements your employer must follow. Learn about how these laws affect you and your job, and how you can make sure your workplace is in compliance with these requirements. -Worker Rights and COVID-19 ppt -Green Cleaning Fact Sheet pdf -Disinfection Hazard Alert pdf -NJDEP – Spray Fogger Compliance Advisory – Oct 2020 https://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/advisories/2020-15.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery -NJDOE…

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Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) – Deep Dive 1 – Aspirational & Social Capital

February 11 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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. This session will explore the aspirational and social capital facets of…

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ACEs Part 2: Becoming a Self-Healing Community

February 11 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/j/96263217172 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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Peardeck

February 16 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdu-upj0tGdRbbbUDq5mXeAhbAUCiUWil Description: Introduction to Pear Deck – Learn the basics of creating and presenting with Pear Deck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, and how to use Pear Deck features to facilitate remote lessons.

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WEC Wednesday: Ventilation in School Buildings during COVID

February 17 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Ventilation in schools has never been more important. This presentation will cover the basics of ventilation and filtration for minimizing risk of airborne transmission in your school building. -Ventilation ppt -PEOSH IAQ Standard: Preventative Maintenance Program pdf -NJDOE – School Reopening Plan The Road Back – June 2020 https://www.nj.gov/education/reopening/NJDOETheRoadBack.pdf

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Google Open Forum

February 18 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Google Open Forum is an opportunity for participants to ask and answer all their burning questions about using google tools in the classroom. This session is designed so NJEA google experts can walk participants through the steps to answer questions as well as facilitate conversations between members. Google Open Forum is a unique experience every time. It is highly recommended that participants bring a laptop or Chromebook. Mobile devices will result in a diminished experience.

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Google ESP Series: Google Drive Organization and Navigation

February 23 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Google Drive is your home base for organization, collaboration, and communication. In this session, we will explore the essential features and integration of Google Drive to support teachers and students.

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Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual World

February 24 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlduisqjMjHNPvLSRHDBeybZYiFJJgAegb Event Description: School administrators, educators, and parents are grappling with the effects of COVID-19 on the current school year. While the situation is evolving daily, one thing is certain—as we navigate a world where in-person learning isn’t always possible, it’s important to keep student and teacher wellbeing central to the discussion. Our facilitators will discuss SEL in the age of distance learning. They will review the importance of student wellbeing to learning, and show you tools that…

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March 2021

Modifying Work for Students with Special Needs in the Google Classroom

March 2 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Delivering differentiated content and modifying materials for students with special needs can be a challenge for teachers during remote instruction. Using Google Classroom, teachers can tailor work for each student while meeting individual needs outlined in the IEP.

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Formative Strategies to Fairly Assess Distance Learners

March 3 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This session will focus on assessment strategies to best gauge student learning needs in the virtual classroom.

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WEC Wednesday: Role of the Health and Safety Committee in Post-COVID Education Roundtable

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

our local health and safety committee should be an integral part of your district response to the new normal. Find out what you can do to organize a health and safety committee, and to become part of the planning and oversight of your district’s critical mission to get education back on track in New Jersey.

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Universal Design Learning, Hosted by Passaic County EA

March 8 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldu2gpj0qHNaQf88zXoiHp-gHH_IV4rUL Description: As a result of IDEA and ESEA/NCLB, many students who used to be excluded from the general education curriculum are expected to progress in the general education classroom and curriculum. Teachers now need to be successful with a much more diverse group of students but the print-based curriculum they use is not flexible or adjustable for different learner needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles help educators address these challenges by offering increased opportunity for all students…

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Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) – Deep Dive 2 – Linguistic & Navigational Capital

March 9 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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. This session will explore linguistic and navigational capital.

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Google Meet and Zoom: New Features

March 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvdOmtrzsiH9LoFo4RfPNkg8bcWQWOvrUv Event Description: This session is intended to acquaint participants with the newest features of Google Meet and Zoom. Learn how the most recent app updates have added new capabilities that will enhance your experience working with students and collaborating with colleagues. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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WEC Wednesday: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in School Buildings

March 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Indoor air quality has never been more important. This presentation will cover the basics of ventilation and filtration, controlling temperature, moisture and air quality.

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Summative Evaluations & PDPs

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

This year, it is more important than ever for educators to take an active role in thoughtfully preparing for their summative evaluation conferences and ensuring that their Professional Development Plan (PDP) hours are correctly submitted during the summative conference. This session will orient you to how your summative conference may be different this year (and how it will be the same as in prior years).

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An Introduction to Restorative Justice

March 16 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

March 16 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/j/95866152764 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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WEC Wednesday: Mercury Hazard in Gym Floors

March 17 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The school gym can be a central space for a school, but it can also emit a hazardous vapor into the air that can damage the nervous system. Mercury in gym floors is becoming more widely-known throughout the state. Members need to learn the basics of where these floors come from, what are their risks, and how to deal with this problem if it is discovered in your school. -Mercury in Gym Floors ppt -NJDOH Guidance for School Districts and…

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ACEs Part 2: Becoming a Self-Healing Community

March 18 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/j/93176341738 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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LGBTQ+ Curriculum Inclusion

March 18 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Creating an affirming society means understanding the lives and contributions of all members of that society.  This workshop will focus on including positive content from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across the curriculum in order to develop a safer and more inclusive school culture and society at large.

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Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) – Linguistic & Navigational Capital

March 19 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvf-GrpjgrGN3NPNJFGz1xwy4z73WaWuVy 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. The CCW series will explore: aspirational, linguistic, familial, social,…

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Supporting Transgender Students

March 22 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdu2uqDosEtejYUG4HXQK2Do_03sBARCn Description: Transgender, gender-fluid, and gender non-conforming students often challenge us to rethink established culture and norms.  The recent passage of the Transgender Student Bill of Rights requires school districts to establish certain policies to support these students.  This workshop will focus on developing a better understanding of gender identify and how to develop an affirming school culture that supports all students.

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Creating a Culture for Success: Keeping Students Engaged

March 23 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdeurpzgvH92aWo8MWnO1n11HblJKT5al Event Description: What do unique learners need to successfully communicate and collaborate online? As educators, parents, and school and district administrators grapple with the effects of COVID-19 on this school year, it’s clear that it will take more than just copy/pasting in-person strategies in online spaces to meaningfully engage learners with differentiated instruction. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Getting the Most out of Google Meet to Support Learners

March 24 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkduGrrjooHN008EMlWuJpqg__f9xCjVV9 Event Description: In this session we’ll explore Google Meet’s main interface, setting up a meeting, and sharing your screen, as well as some clever remote learning strategies to support learners. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Teaching Students Responsible Digital Citizenship

March 25 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Most of today’s students are entirely comfortable with technology, but are they using it appropriately?  Do they understand their roles and responsibilities in a digital society?  How can teachers help students become responsible digital citizens?    This workshop will help teachers learn how to teach students to be safe on the internet and to create a positive digital footprint.  In this session, we will discuss and explore the principles of internet privacy and safety; responsible use of electronic communications; as well…

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April 2021

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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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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