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*Building a Reading Culture

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Building a Reading Culture: Connections Through Cross-Curricular Coherence

Feb. 20, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA

Sponsored by FEA and Scholastic

Presenter: LaQuita Outlaw, Ed.D., Scholastic Consultant

Fee: $75

This full-day workshop will explore the strategies, practices, and resources that school leaders at any level can use to build a reading culture for the purpose of enhancing student success. Participants will: (1) examine the components of a reading culture and its purpose; (2) identify the intended and unintended benefits of promoting a culture that acknowledges all its members; (3) gain an understanding of how book talks build coherence among a diverse group of educators; and (4) explore the use of books to support the social, emotional, and equity needs of the students and staff they serve. Each participant will leave with tools and practices that can be used immediately to enhance the established culture.


Date:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Center 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 and Effective Collaboration

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Leadership and Effective Collaboration 
Feb. 19, 2020; 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm at FEA
Presenter: Denise Hecht-Berger, MBA, Assistant Executive Director, NJPSA, and CFO, FEA
Fee: $75
Come to this after-school special seminar to enjoy dinner with colleagues while discovering your preferred pattern of behavior and how to create a collaborative, positive school culture. Leaders will engage in a self-actualizing process by appreciating their own uniqueness and understanding style differences in others. It will foster collaboration and create a power of connection amongst your staff members. A research-based and proven survey tool will be used to allow the staff to reflect on and energize their own attributes while respecting the differences in others.


Date:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time:
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Center Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*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 Advanced Staff & Student Investigation Techniques

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Description: Advanced Staff and Student Investigation Techniques

3/10/20 from 9am-3pm

FEA
12 Centre Dr,Monroe Twp,NJ 08831

Presenters: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Spvr of Legal Research & Content Dev.; Adam Drew, CEO, Three Corners Law Enforcement

Fee: $150, Star & Subscription Eligible

This course will provide a variety of tools that can be employed to assist you in getting to the truth in staff and student investigations.The investigation tools that we will review fall into the following categories: Protecting Due Process Rights;Initial Response;Search &Seizure;Investigation Planning;Statement Collection and Analysis and more. This workshop will include a review of the due process rights available to students and staff, strategies for addressing unique circumstances related to students or staff with disabilities,dealing with allegations of criminal conduct, &other situations that may pose investigatory challenges.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO PAPER COPIES.


Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*LEGAL ONE Corrective Action Plans & Progressive Supervision

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Description: Corrective Action Plans and Progressive Supervision

4/24/20; 9am-3pm

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

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

Fee:$150, Star Adv.& Subscription Eligible

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

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED.NO COPIES GIVEN


Date:
Friday, April 24, 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 Corrective Action Plans & Progressive Supervision

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Description: Corrective Action Plans & Progressive Supervision

4/20/20; 9am-3pm

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

Presenters: David Nash, Esq.; Nancy Richmond, Ed., FEA Consultant

Fee: $150, Star Adv.& 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 (CAP), as well as other aspects of progressive supervision (PS) that are now expected. This workshop will provide participants w/ concrete strategies & templates to use in addressing staff members proactively through PS,in order to reduce the need to impose CAPs. Participants will learn how to have necessary discussions w/ staff members about areas in need of improvement.Participants will also learn about the essential elements of CAPs and the necessary steps to take to follow through on implementation.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO COPIES GIVEN.


Date:
Monday, April 20, 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 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