LEGAL ONE Online Courses
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Module 1: Governance, Ethics & Accountability
This online offering provides an overview of the law concerning school district governance, ethics and accountability for school officials, recordkeeping, and emerging issues of school law. The program contains the following important topics; -Public school governance -Review of source of school, constitutional, state,and case law and federal statues regulations and district policy -The School Ethics Code and its application to board members; school administrators -New Jersey's Open Public Records Act -Pupil records law under FERPA -New Jerseys accountability regulations
Module 2: Students Rights & Responsibilities
"Student Rights and Responsibilities" provides an overview of the law concerning public school students' rights and responsibilities. This course focuses on student safety; code of conduct; student discipline; bullying and cyber-bullying; student confidentiality rights; schools' duties to supervise students and to report child abuse; reporting student drug and alcohol use; student First Amendment rights of free speech and religious expression; dress codes; and search and seizure of students. The course includes the following topics: -Overview of Discipline and Safety Law -Student Dismissal -Drugs, Alcohol, Weapons and Student Searches -Child Abuse and Neglect -Overview of Student First Amendment Rights -Religion in Schools.
Module 3: Staff Rights & Responsibilities
This online offering provides an overview of the law concerning staff rights and responsibilities. This course that covers the following important topics: "Tenure and Seniority "Collective Bargaining "Sexual Harassment "Retaliation and Discrimination "Evaluations "Increment Withholdings "Employee Discipline.
Module 4: Special Education
This 5-part course provides a comprehensive overview of special education law. Topics include the fundamental civil rights of children with disabilities; what constitutes a free, appropriate public education for children with disabilities; unilateral changes in placement; procedural rights; discipline of disabled pupils and those with a suspected disability; related services; and Section 504. The program contains the following important topics: "Overview of Special Education Law and Student Discipline "Overview of Parental Rights "Unilateral Placement "Highly Qualified Teachers "Section 504
Tenure and Evaluation Law
This online offering provides an overview of TEACHNJ, New Jersey's tenure reform law, which became effective on August 6, 2012. The course also provides an overview of New Jersey seniority law. The program includes important topics such as: " Tenure Acquisition " Evaluation Requirements " Corrective Action Plans " Seniority Law " Reductions in Force
NJ's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
This 4-part online offering features the following important topics: "Overview of the Law "New Positions and Reporting Procedures "Bullying Scenario & Discussion "Investigation HIB Prevention and Training
Hazelden Bullying 101 for Educators
This two hour interactive program provides key information about bullying and cyber bullying, and it explains how schools, community organizations, and parents can create safe, healthy environments where bullying is less likely to happen. Authored by leading experts in the field of bullying prevention, this course includes interactive exercises, video clips, case studies, and online references-making this program enjoyable and informative. Participants will be able to: " Define bullying and cite research about its prevalence " Identify different ways in which a student is bullied " Discuss roles beyond being bullied and bullying others that students can play in a bullying situation " Recognize the common warning signs that a child is being bullied " Define cyber bullying " List the effects of bullying " Describe the best ways to prevent bullying " Explain their role in bullying prevention and intervention
Hazelden Bullying 101 for Principals
This two-hour course gives up-to-date, evidence-based information about bullying, cyber bullying, best practices in bullying prevention, and how school administrators (principals, assistant principals, etc.) can effectively address bullying. This course employs extensive use of video, interactive elements, and case studies to create an engaging experience for participants. Topics Covered: " Your unique role as principal in inspiring change that will positively impact the safety and academic achievement of students in your school. " The importance of implementing bullying prevention strategies that enhance and work seamlessly with your school's other Safe School initiatives (such as PBIS, RTI, etc.) and your state laws. " Finding the funding resources needed to make bullying prevention efforts effective. " Your role in effectively getting buy-in from school staff and key stakeholders to address bullying behaviors.
Hazelden Bullying 101 For School Counselors
This two-hour course gives up-to-date, research-based information about bullying, cyber bullying, best practices in bullying prevention, and practical tools and strategies that school counselors and school social workers can use to effectively address bullying. This course makes extensive use of video, interactive elements, and case studies to create an engaging experience for participants. Participants will be able to: " Define bullying and cite research about its prevalence " Identify different ways in which a student is bullied " Discuss roles beyond being bullied and bullying others that students can play in a bullying situation " Recognize the common warning signs that a child is being bullied " Define cyber bullying " List the effects of bullying " Describe the best ways to prevent bullying " Explain their role in bullying prevention and intervention " Identify additional resources
Teen Dating Violence 101
This 2-hour interactive distance learning course provides key information about dating violence and explains how you can help teens form healthy, violence-free relationships. Interactive quizzes, video clips, graphics, case studies, and online references present this evidence-based content in an engaging and informative way. Gain an understanding of critical issues in teen dating violence prevention to help keep your students safe and to help you implement required curricular changes. Learner Outcomes: At the completion of this course, learners will be able to define dating violence and cite: - Research about its prevalence. - Recognize the warning signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. - Describe how dating violence can happen through technology and how to keep teens safe in an electronic environment.
Employment Discrimination Law
This 8-part online offering provides an overview of the law concerning discrimination issues that can arise in school districts. This program contains the following topics: Overview of Discrimination Law Age Discrimination Disability Discrimination ESL / Ethnicity Discrimination LGBT Discrimination Race Discrimination Religious Discrimination Sex Discrimination / Sexual Harassment
Signs Matter: Early Detection - New Jersey
This comprehensive course will satisfy New Jersey's requirement for all educators to have 2 hours of instruction on suicide prevention, including the link between bullying and suicide, every 5 years.
The course is designed to provide easy access to critical information. It includes:
- A series of real world scenarios, addressing situations at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, and expert analysis of each scenario
- An overview of research, best practices and the latest data related to suicidal ideation
- A review of legal requirements under New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and other key student safety requirements
- Supplemental resources and references for those seeking a deeper understanding of key issues; and An online assessment tool to ensure that all participants have gained an understanding of the material covered
Signs Matter: Early Detection - National
This innovative online course on suicide prevention is designed to provide easy access to critical information. It includes: A series of real world scenarios, addressing situations at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, and expert analysis of each scenario; An overview of research, best practices and the latest data related to suicidal ideation; Supplemental resources and references for those seeking a deeper understanding of key issues; and An online assessment tool to ensure that all participants have gained an understanding of the material covered
Progressive Supervision & CAP ONLINE
Instructors: Dr. Nancy Richmond and David Nash, Esq. Description: This online course will empower school leaders to effective address various aspects of progressive supervision> Participants will learn about legal requirements and best practices related to the development and implementation of Corrective Action Plans, conducting evaluations and post-observations conferences, doing midyear CAP reviews, addressing insubordination, and writing effective CAPs for a wide range of employees. All participants will be able to demonstrate content knowledge through completion of an online assessment.
MCVSD: Suicide Prevention: Students in Danger and ABC’s of HIB
***Available to the Monmouth County Vocational School District ONLY***
This comprehensive two-part online course features two LEGAL ONE webinar archive recordings presented by members of the LEGAL ONE team of “go-to” experts in school law. The two webinars are: The ABCs of HIB: New Rules, Evolving Challenges, and Next Steps and Harm to Self and Others: Identifying and Responding to Students in Imminent Danger.
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