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*Change Retreat

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Change Retreat: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone & Into Your Revitalized School Culture 

May 27, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA

Presenter: Jamie Brown, Assistant Principal, Holmdel High School and creator of ACCEPT U. 

Fee: $149

Educators across New Jersey realize the power and impact of Social and Emotional Learning but are often faced with questions around implementation. In this session, participants will learn about ACCEPT U, an SEL Curriculum Series focusing on Whole Child Development and Future Readiness, embedded in the principles of Character Education.

The “Change Retreat,” is an innovate, collaborative day of relationship and team building, requiring high-energy and full participation. Participants will leave this interactive session with strategies, activities, and turnkey-ready resources that support students in developing respect, tolerance, acceptance, empathy and inclusion.


Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Developing Impactful Arts Integration

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Developing Impactful Arts Integration: From Planning to Practice

Mar. 2, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA

Presenter: Wendy Liscow, Program Director, Education, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; and Shawna Longo, Arts Integration Specialist and Music Educator, Hopatcong School District

Fee: $149

Arts integration is an effective strategy for cultivating positive climate and culture, as well as deepening student engagement. This workshop will immerse participants in the fundamental components of high-quality arts integration. In each highly participatory session, the knowledge and skills needed to move confidently from planning to implementation will be explored. Drawing upon the framework articulated in the New Jersey Arts Integration Think and Do Workbook, participants will identify realistic goals and develop concrete actions steps to guide their arts integration work.


Date:
Monday, March 02, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Driving the CAR Process Using Effective and Powerful ELA

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Description: *Driving the CAR Process: Using Effective and Powerful ELA Instructional Strategies for K-5. Date: Mar. 11, 2020. Time: 9am - 3pm. Location: FEA Conference Center. Presenter: Toni Capodanno. Fee: $149.00. Across New Jersey, the leading educational organizations, along with the NJDOE, have identified the Connected Action Roadmap as a powerful process for strengthening teaching, leading and learning. In supporting this work, the NJDOE brought together teams of ELA and Math educators to implement the CAR process and unpack the K-12 ELA and Math standards. Come to this session to learn more about these K-5 ELA units and to explore practical classroom application of research-based instructional strategies. This session will demonstrate how to connect and enhance your current practices within the powerful CAR process, specifically Conversation #6 for professional learning communities - Designing the Learning Experience. Download brochure for additional information.

Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Exploring Later Start Times in Secondary Education

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Exploring Later Start Times in Secondary Education to Support Healthy Adolescents 

Apr. 27, 2020; 9 am - 1 pm at FEA

Presenter: Gary Snyder, Ed.D., Former High School Principal; Jessica Baxter, Principal, Princeton High School; Bert Mandelbaum, MD, Pediatrician, Princeton, NJ

Fee: $100

Target Audience: Middle and High School administrators

What happens when teenagers don’t get enough sleep and what can schools do to help solve this epidemic? Educational leaders have long explored the potential for altering high school and middle school schedules to address issues associated with adolescent sleep deprivation. In this session, learn about the science and medical reasons for the move to later start times for middle and high schools as well as the strategies and resources for implementing such a change.


Date:
Monday, April 27, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation

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Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation

Mar. 11, 2020 9 am - 3 pm at FEA

Presenter: Gary Vermiere, FEA Consultant

Fee: $149

This activity-based session is designed to provide I&RS team members and school staff responsible for I&RS with specific concepts, tools, techniques, and practice in assessing and addressing students’ learning, behavior and health difficulties, consistent with the New Jersey Department of Education’s Tiered System of Supports. Emphasis will be placed on collaborative consultation and strategies and techniques for using objective data, school and community resources, and creativity in problem solving and planning I&RS cases. There will be a focus on applying structure and systematic procedures to the coordinated planning and delivery of effective programs of I&RS.


Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation

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Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation

April 7, 2020 9 am - 3 pm at Brick PD Center

Presenter: Gary Vermiere, FEA Consultant

Fee: $149

This activity-based session is designed to provide I&RS team members and school staff responsible for I&RS with specific concepts, tools, techniques, and practice in assessing and addressing students’ learning, behavior and health difficulties, consistent with the New Jersey Department of Education’s Tiered System of Supports. Emphasis will be placed on collaborative consultation and strategies and techniques for using objective data, school and community resources, and creativity in problem solving and planning I&RS cases. There will be a focus on applying structure and systematic procedures to the coordinated planning and delivery of effective programs of I&RS.


Date:
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
Brick PD Center
101 Hendrickson Ave
Brick, NJ 08724


*Leadership Strategies for Effective In-Class/Team Teaching

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Leadership Strategies for Effective In-Class/Team Teaching Classes

April 30, 2020; 9 am - 1 pm at FEA

Presenter: Barbara Gantwerk, Coordinator of Special Projects, FEA

Target Audience: Principals, Directors of Special Education, Supervisors, Administrators 

Fee: $100

Do you have in- class programs staffed by general education and special education teachers and if so, are your students getting the benefit of two certified teachers in your in-class, or co teaching program? Do teachers have the tools, knowledge and support to implement this program in an effective manner? Do your special education teachers feel like glorified aides? How do you appropriately evaluate two teachers in one class? These questions and the following topics will be the focus of the session: the reasons for implementing team teaching programs; the potential benefits and the significant challenges to implement in-class programs; and strategies and tools to support teachers.


Date:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*LEGAL ONE Addressing Staff & Student Mental Health Issues

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Description: Addressing Staff and Student Mental Health Issues

3/24/20 from 9am - 3pm

Walnut Ridge Primary School, 625 Route 517, Vernon, NJ 07462

Presenters: David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director, George Scott, Ed.S, LMFT, LEGAL ONE Consultant

Fee: $150
Star Advantage and Subscription Eligible

When student or staff members are struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, school districts face a series of complex legal, medical and educational issues. This workshop will provide clear guidance on the signs to look for when a student or staff member is dealing with mental health and/or addiction issues, strategies for assisting students and staff members, key steps to take in documenting any changes in behavior and their impact on student and staff performance and safety; and more.

See Brochure for additional details.

AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE IS REQUIRED. NO COPIES WILL BE PROVIDED.


Date:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
Walnut Ridge Primary School
625 Route 517
Vernon, NJ 07462


*LEGAL ONE Attendance, Residency, and Homelessness Issues

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Description: Attendance, Residency, & Homelessness Issues

3/3/20 from 9am-3pm

FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive, Monroe Twp, NJ 08831

Presenters: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research & Content Dev.; Diahann DeRuggiero, MSW, M.Ed., Regional Dir., McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless And Youth Program

Fee: $150; Star Adv. & Subscription Eligible

This workshop will provide guidance on how to address student attendance issues — including what constitutes excused absences, how to address issues of tardiness, steps for developing attendance improvement plans and when to involve the court system. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to properly determine residency, including forms of documentation to be considered, the rights of students not residing with their parents or legal guardians, and the due process involved when there is a dispute over student residency.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO COPIES PROVIDED.


Date:
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*LEGAL ONE HIB and Discipline for Students With Disabilities

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Description: HIB and Discipline for Students with Disabilities

3/12/20 from 9am-3pm

FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive, Monroe Twp, NJ 08831

Presenter: John Worthington, Esq., LEGAL ONE Consultant

Fee: $150; Star Adv. & Subscription Eligible

This session will provide a detailed explanation of the particular procedures which must be followed when a special education student is disciplined, and will include a review of recent USDOE guidance that significantly changes how districts need to address this issue. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between NJ’s Anti-bullying law, the NJ Law Against Discrimination, IDEA, and Section 504.Participants will learn about recent changes to New Jersey Administrative Code regarding students with disabilities and HIB, including how to address issues involving students attending approved private schools for students with disabilities.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO COPIES PROVIDED.


Date:
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831