LEGAL ONE's Gifted and Talented Education Certificate Program
Presenters: Michael F. Kaelber, Esq., LEGAL ONE Coordinator for Online Course Development; Mary Beth Currie, M.S.E., Associate Coordinator of Special Projects, FEA; Jennifer Lamon, Esq., Assistant Director of Government Relations, NJPSA; Cynthia Assini, Social Studies/REACH Supervisor, Hillsborough Twp Public Schools; Leslie Franks McRae, Director, Office of Supplemental Educational Programs, State Coordinator for Gifted and Talented, New Jersey Department of Education; Cierra Belin, Analyst Trainee, Office of Supplemental Educational Programs, Division of Student Services, New Jersey Department of Education; Lenore Cortina, Ed.D. Gifted Curriculum and Consulting, L.L.C. ; Elaine Chesebro, Co-Vice President Programs, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children, njagcConnect Co-Chair; Jennifer Madsen - Federal Policy Relations, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children; Kristin Baker, MTES Lead Teacher of STEM, Teacher of Gifted and Talented, Mansfield Twp School District; Karen Machuca, Principal, Scholars Academy, Orange Magnet Program, Co-Vice President Membership, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children; Rita Route, Deputy Director of Accelerated and Innovative Programs, Paterson Public Schools; Lynne Henwood, M.A. Educational Psychology, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children, President, FlexSchool, Head of School; Marilyn Bellis, NJPSA/FEA Consultant; Meredith Thomas, M.Ed - Gifted and Talented Specialist, Holmdel Township School District, Trustee New Jersey Association of Gifted Children; Mary Aruffo, M.Ed - Coordinator and Teacher of the Gifted and Talented/Academics, Leadership and Problem Solvers Program, Glassboro Public Schools, Co-Vice President Membership, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children; Leslie Puente-Ervin, Ed.D. - Director of Instruction for English, Social Studies, and Gifted & Talented at Northern Burlington County Reg. School District; Michelle Falanga, Gifted & Talented Resource Specialist, Grades 4,5 Village School West Windsor-Plainsboro Reg. School District; Vice President for Advocacy, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children
Meeting the needs of gifted and talented students raises many complex and interrelated challenges. How do we address the needs of our gifted and talented students as they return to full-time in-person learning? How do we address the social and emotional learning needs of our G & T students? How do we ensure an equitable approach to identifying and serving G & T students and address underserved populations, such as students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students of color? What can we learn from the experience of our colleagues across the State and the work being done at the state level by the NJDOE? What lessons can we learn from the legal disputes that have arisen across the country related to serving G & T students? This series will provide participants with a clear understanding of applicable state and federal law, raise awareness of best practices and key resources, and provide tools for helping districts put in place a comprehensive program that equitably serves all of our gifted and talented students.
This series includes three half-day workshops and a one-hour webinar. Half-Day Workshops (1:30 - 4:30 pm)
Day 1: 10/28/21: Gifted and Talented Education in New Jersey: The Law, Latest Guidance and Best Practices
Day 2: 12/9/21: Equity in Gifted and Talented Education Programming • The Law, G&T Program Equity Audits and Urban School District Programming
Day 3: 3/3/22: Best Practices in Gifted and Talented Education Programming
Webinar: 1/19/22: The Strengthening Gifted Education Act • What’s New? What Remains? What will be?
Fee: $235 for Members and $310 for non-members. Participants can still register for individual workshop sessions at $75 for members and $100 for non-members, and can register for the 1/19/22 webinar for $40.
Unique live event access links per session are included in the Confirmation Letter emails sent immediately upon registration.
Contact LEGALONE@njpsa.org with questions or for more information. Purchase orders can be sent to FEAsupport@njpsa.org
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