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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


*Creating and Sustaining Culturally Responsive Practices

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Creating and Sustaining Culturally Responsive Practices in Schools and Districts to Create More Equitable Outcomes for all Students
Feb. 10, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA
Presenter: George Guy
Fee: $149
Schools and districts inherently have a commitment to equitable outcomes for all students but in the face of mounting access and achievement gaps how is this accomplished? How can educators use an equity frame to ensure equitable access and outcomes? Several components are essential to this process and will be explored in this workshop. These include:
· the use of data and data analysis protocols to uncover access and achievement gaps;
· the exploration and understanding of both individual and collective assumptions about achievement;
· the development of a shared commitment to an equity agenda by diverse stakeholders; and
· the implementation of a strategic and disciplined process.


Date:
Monday, February 10, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Center Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Driving the CAR Process Through Culturally Responsive Teach

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Driving the CAR Process Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Mar. 10, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at Brick PD Center

Presenter: Emil Carafa, Coordinator of Professional Learning, FEA; Vicki Duff, Coordinator of Professional Learning, FEA

Fee: $149

The Connected Action Roadmap CAR) provides a coherent approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment and school climate that builds a common language and understanding for all learners. Culturally responsive teaching is using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles of diverse students to make learning more appropriate and effective for them; it teaches to and through the strengths of these students.

Join us and explore a day of learning with the Connected Action Roadmap (CAR) as we travel the road of culturally responsive teaching with a focus on our CAR conversations.


Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
Brick PD Center
101 Hendrickson Ave
Brick, NJ 08724


*Driving the CAR Process Through Formative Assessment

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Driving the CAR Process through Formative Assessment: Ensuring Equity and Inclusion for All Learners

May 14, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA

Presenter: Emil Carafa, Coordinator of Professional Learning, FEA

Vicki Duff, Coordinator of Professional Learning, FEA

Fee: $149

The Connected Action Roadmap (CAR) provides a coherent approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment that builds a common language and understanding for all learners.  Critical to this process is the collaboration of professional learning communities (PLCs) whose work is supported by a series of CAR conversations. In this workshop, participants will take a deep dive into Conversation 7 which focuses on the power of formative assessment to drive instructional improvement and ensure that the needs of all learners are met.


Date:
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Fighting Racial Slurs and Other Acts of Student Aggression

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Fighting Racial Slurs and Other Common Acts of Student Aggression 

Mar. 19, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA

Presenter: Robin Harden Daniels, Ed.D., FEA Consultant

Fee: $149

This full day workshop is intended for educators who seek to expand their understanding of ethnic diversity and its relationship to school culture, climate, and successful instructional practices. Its purpose is to enable responsible adults to better avert ethnic-based HIB infractions and the relational tensions that arise from the pervasive use of inflammatory behaviors. To achieve these objectives, this workshop is divided into two parts. The morning session will focus on what teachers can do in the classroom to support culturally responsive behaviors that reduce the expression of bias and promote a culture of respect. In the afternoon session, participants will explore strategies to be used with and among students that both deter and address the use of inflammatory speech


Date:
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*Implementing a Tiered System of Support (DAY 3)

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Implementing a Tiered System of Support in Your District (Day 3): Strengthening Tier 1 Instruction

Feb. 26, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm at FEA

Presenter: Bobbie Felip and Jackie Frangis, FEA Consultants

Fee: $149

Frameworks, approaches, strategies and resources will be provided for designing curricula and instructional activities that meet the needs of more students in core (tier 1) instruction. By becoming more intentional about teaching practices and responding to student needs, thoughtful learning with higher levels of cognitive engagement are attainable. Participants will gain a deeper understanding and practical applications around: integrating literacy across content areas, differentiating instruction through literacy stations or centers, using assessments formatively, and exploring learning strategies. We recommend bringing a team to launch the collaborative work within your classrooms, school, and district.


Date:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*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


*Leading Schools That Promote Self-Efficacy

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Leading Schools That Promote Self-Efficacy and Productive Struggle 

February 25, 2020; 9 - 3 at FEA

Presenter: James Nottingham, Author of The Learning Challenge: How to Guide Your Students Through the Learning Pit to Achieve Deeper Understanding

Fee: $149

The benefit of Self-Efficacy and Productive Struggle is undoubted. They help students develop resilience, emotional wisdom, interpersonal skills and influence • which ultimately increases achievement levels. For many educators though, it can feel like yet “another thing” they are responsible for unless they have the practical strategies to use and the right leadership to back them up. This session will include relevant materials and strategies that leaders can implement in their schools and districts tomorrow.


Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Address:
FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831


*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 Guidance on Student Discipline; Conduct Cert Day2

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Description: Understanding State and Federal Guidance on Student Discipline
Code of Conduct Certificate Program, Day 2 of 3

2/12/20; 9am-3pm at FEA

Presenter: David Nash, Esq. LEGAL ONE Director

Fee: $150
Star Advantage and Subscription Eligible
or included in the discounted Code of Coduct Certificate Program Bundle

Day two of the Code of Conduct Certificate series will provide participants with a deep understanding of the most recent guidance on student discipline from the N.J. and U.S. Departments of Education, including legal requirements related to identifying and addressing disparities in discipline, restraining students, sharing information with law enforcement, dealing with conduct away from school grounds, addressing bias-related acts, and responding to discipline for students with disabilities.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE REQUIRED. NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE PROVIDED.


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