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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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The NJEA PAC-Endorsement Process – Your Voice Counts

March 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Come and learn how NJEA members endorse candidates for state, county and local office. Learn how your voice can add to the process.

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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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Understanding Social-Emotional Learning: An Overview

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Register here: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdu2qrz4vE9SORqbEPmUG459eFWGk8s6z 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.  All NJEA Members are welcome.

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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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Rep. Council/Executive Committee Meeting

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

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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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Mindfulness Matters

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

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdeigrj4tHdCHtuVyAb8vTwa5IBGKqIMJ Description: This workshop will provide participants with a foundational understanding of what mindfulness is and how it can be used when connecting with your students and connecting with yourself.  Participants will also gain an understanding of the effects of mindfulness on our brains.  Incorporated in the workshop will be several mindfulness techniques that can be used at any time.

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Presidents’ Council

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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An Introduction to Restorative Justice

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

 

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ACEs Part 1- 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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Degrees Not Debt Webinar

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt.  Join us to see if you qualify for programs such as: Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF) Teacher Loan Cancellation (TLC) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally-accredited student…

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Degrees Not Debt Webinar

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt.  Join us to see if you qualify for programs such as: Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF) Teacher Loan Cancellation (TLC) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally-accredited student…

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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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WEC Wednesday: What to Do with Mold Growth in School Buildings

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

Is it mold? Find out how to begin an amateur mold investigation and document evidence that you can use to identify mold and the source of mold growth. Learn about the health effects of mold exposure at work, and how to use your health and safety committee to get results for this hard-to-prove problem in your school building.

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The NJEA PAC-Endorsement Process – Your Voice Counts

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

Come and learn how NJEA members endorse candidates for state, county and local office. Learn how your voice can add to the process.

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

March 31 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Your 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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April 2021

Healing Conversations for Educators

April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdeigrj4tHdCHtuVyAb8vTwa5IBGKqIMJ Description: In this workshop participants will discover why healing is important to their personal and professional life and explore deepening the art of conversation.

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Autism: Applying Useful Techniques & Instructional Strategies to Maximize Learning

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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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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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Degrees Not Debt Webinar

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

As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt.  Join us to see if you qualify for programs such as: Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF) Teacher Loan Cancellation (TLC) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally-accredited student…

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Degrees Not Debt Webinar

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt.  Join us to see if you qualify for programs such as: Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF) Teacher Loan Cancellation (TLC) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally-accredited student…

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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

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
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