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*Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation

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Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation

June 1, 2020; 9 am - 3pm 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:
Monday, June 01, 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: NEW DATE: June 10, 2020

Addressing Staff and Student Mental Health Issues

6/10/20 from 9am - 3pm

Walnut Ridge Primary School, 625 Route 517, Vernon, NJ 07462
(Previously postponed from 3/24/20)

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:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
Walnut Ridge Primary School
625 Route 517
Vernon, NJ 07462


*LEGAL ONE Corrective Action Plans & Progressive Supervision

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Description: Corrective Action Plans and Progressive Supervision

6/2/20 from 9am - 3pm at FEA

Presenters: David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Dir.; Nancy Richmond, Ed.D., FEA Consultant

Fee: $150
Star Adv. and Subscription Eligible

TEACHNJ has rewritten the rules on tenure and evaluation, and there is an emerging body of case law on what constitutes a legally defensible corrective action plan, as well as the other aspects of progressive supervision that are now expected. This workshop will provide participants with concrete strategies and templates to use in addressing staff members proactively through progressive supervision, in order to reduce the need to impose corrective action plans. Participants will also learn about the essential elements of corrective action plans and the steps to take to follow through on their implementation.

See Brochure for additional details.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO COPIES WILL BE PROVIDED.


Date:
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA
12 Centre Drive
Monroe, NJ 08831


*LEGAL ONE HIB Law Update

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Description: HIB Law Update

4/27/20 from 9am - 3pm

Alder Avenue Middle School
25 Alder Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Presenter: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research and Content Development

Fee: $150
Star Advantage and Subscription Model Eligible

This session will provide an overview of the latest developments in state and federal law, including case law, emerging trends, cyberbullying, and the most recent guidance from the NJ and US Departments of Education. Participants will gain an understanding of key steps on complex issues such as addressing incidents involving students with disabilities, when and how to involve the affirmative action officer and how to address allegations that staff members have bullied students.

AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE IS REQUIRED. NO PAPER COPIES PROVIDED.


Date:
Monday, April 27, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
Alder Avenue Middle School
25 Alder Ave
Board & Conference Room
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234


*LEGAL ONE HIB Law Update

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Description: HIB Law Update

5/13/20 from 9am - 3pm

MUJC - Morris-Union Jointure Commission
340 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974

Presenter: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research and Content Development

Fee: $150
Star Advantage and Subscription Model Eligible

This session will provide an overview of the latest developments in state and federal law, including case law, emerging trends, cyberbullying, and the most recent guidance from the NJ and US Departments of Education. Participants will gain an understanding of key steps on complex issues such as addressing incidents involving students with disabilities, when and how to involve the affirmative action officer and how to address allegations that staff members have bullied students.

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


Date:
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
MUJC - Morris-Union Jointure Commisssion
340 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974


*LEGAL ONE Hot Issues in Human Resources

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Description: Hot Issues in Human Resources

5/7/20 from 9am-3pm

FEA
12 Centre Dr, Monroe, NJ 08831

Presenters: Paula Clark, Esq., Director of Human Resources, Compliance, and Labor Relations, Wayne Township Public Schools; Rebecca Gold, Retired Director of Human Resources

Fee:$150; Star Advantage and Subscription Eligible

This workshop will review the latest developments in HR during the 2019-20 school year. It will include a review of the latest statutes, regulations and case law, and will include a "ripped from the headlines" review of the latest trends in HR from across the country.

Topics to be addressed include:
- addressing disability and addiction issues for staff members
- responding to staff social media posts
- implementing the latest revisions to sick leave and family leave law
- handling sensitive staff investigations effectively.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO COPIES PROVIDED.


Date:
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA
12 Centre Dr
Monroe, NJ 08831


*LEGAL ONE Inefficiency and Conduct Unbecoming: Case Review

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Description: Inefficiency and Conduct Unbecoming: Case Review

5/27/20 from 9am - 3pm at FEA

Presenter: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supr. of Legal Research and Content Dev.

Fee: $150
Star Adv. and Subscription Eligible

Whether you are preparing to file tenure charges against a staff member, or need to defend against tenure charges brought against you, this course will provide valuable insight into the arbitration process and applicable legal standards involving TEACHNJ. Participants will also receive a thorough review of Arbitration Decisions since the implementation of TEACHNJ in 2012. The legal standards Arbitrators have applied to cases involving excessive absenteeism, harassment, insubordination, and more will be discussed. Inefficiency Charges: An in-depth analysis of the applicable legal standards for evaluating both administrators and staff under the Tenure Law.

See Brochure for additional details.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO COPIES WILL BE PROVIDED.


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


*LEGAL ONE School Security:Evolving Challenges/Opportunities

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Description: School Security: Evolving Challenges and Opportunities

5/8/20 from 9am - 3pm

Brick Twp Professional Development Center
101 Hendrickson Ave, Brick, NJ 08724

Presenters: Michael Kaelber, Esq., LEGAL ONE Coord. for Online Course Dev.;NJDOE School Security Staff and Private Security Experts

Fee: $150
Star Adv. & Subscription Eligible

This workshop is will provide training on how to deal with one of the biggest challenges facing building administrators today: keeping your students and staff safe. Topics will include a review of recent legislative and regulatory enactments affecting school security, school safety and security plans, the school security drill law, the school safety specialist position, the Final Report on the Federal Commission on School Safety, and much more. Expert advice, checklists, strategies & response measures will be presented from the perspective of law enforcement & school administration.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO PAPER COPIES


Date:
Friday, May 08, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
Brick Township Professional Development Center
101 Hendrickson Ave
Brick, NJ 08724


*LEGAL ONE Social Media and Cyberbullying Issues in Schools

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Description: 5/1/20

9am - 3pm

William W Allen Middle School, 801 N Stanwick Rd, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Presenters: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq.; Joseph Ventre, CISSP, CIO

Fee: $150 Star Adv. & Subscription Eligible

This session will address the legal issues that arise when students, staff, and parents use social media (SM). Issues to be discussed include cyberbullying (CB), student and staff First Amendment rights, using SM to screen job applicants, and legally permissible uses of SM. It will include the latest national research on the use of SM and best practices for promoting responsible use. Participants will gain an understanding of the latest trends in CB and the most effective strategies available for school leaders, educators, parents and students. There will be a review of the latest case law involving CB and SM use by students and staff members. This session will teach how SM sites provide built-in security settings and how they work.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO COPIES GIVEN.


Date:
Friday, May 01, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
William W Allen Middle School
801 N Stanwick Rd
Moorestown, NJ 08057