(Re)Claiming our Love for Urban Students in Urban Schools
11/5/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Teaching in urban schools can be an immensely trying undertaking amid very trying circumstances. Over time, such trying circumstances can erode our love for our calling. Let's reclaim the love.

PRESENTER: KEITH E. BENSON

Become a Trauma-Informed School (CANCELLED)
11/5/2020 9:00 - 10:00 AM

This session will focus on defining and identifying trauma and offer best practices for educators.

PRESENTER: TOMEKA SANDERLIN

Beyond the Rainbow: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students, Staff, and Exploring Intersectionality
11/5/2020 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Participants will learn about various sexual orientations/gender identities making up the LGBTQ+ community and will explore social privilege, oppression, and intersectionality, accessing resources to bring back to their schools/worksites.

PRESENTER: PHILIP S. MCCORMICK

Biopsychosocial Learning: Supporting All Students' Full Selves
11/6/2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM

This workshop will explore ways for teachers/ESPs to support all students' unique educational experiences from a biopsychosocial perspective, examining special education supports, mental/physical health, and the influences of race/gender/sexual orientatio

PRESENTER: PHILIP S. MCCORMICK

Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline
11/5/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

High numbers of minority children go straight from school to prison. Social workers have to intervene to try to stop this vicious cycle.

PRESENTER: MYRA ROBINSON

Connecting the Dots: Historical Trauma, Toxic Stress and Our Communities
11/5/2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Connecting historical trauma and toxic stress while reflecting on our own roles is essential to begin shifts in our relationships and community culture to support resilience and healing for all.

PRESENTER: LINSEY MCMURRIN

Developing Social-Emotional Learning Skills for Resilience
11/5/2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM

We will explore an evidenced-based framework of developing skills for resilience and improving classroom climate.

PRESENTER: ERIN BRUNO, DR SOL B. HECKELMAN

Engage Your Brain: Brain-Based Learning
11/6/2020 10:30 - 11:30 AM

In this interactive, fun-filled experience, participants will learn about the brain and teaching. They will leave with strategies they can implement in classrooms right away.

PRESENTER: MICHELLE O. THOMPSON PH.D

Growing a Diverse Library (CANCELLED)
11/6/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Want a meaningful diverse library? Come learn about great titles and lessons to fit the school library and classroom.

PRESENTER: SHANNON L. KISH, MARIASSA SCHWARTZ

Helping Students Cope with Climate Change Anxiety
11/5/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

This session focuses on best practices to support the emotional health of students when teaching climate change and/or dealing with the aftermath of extreme events.

PRESENTER: PATRICIA FINDLEY, CARRIE FERRARO

How To Have The Hard Conversation In Your Classroom
11/5/2020 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Classroom teachers are frequently called upon to address sensitive and charged topics involving race, religion, and orientation. How do we address these topics in a competent and sensitive way?

PRESENTER: ERIC M. FIELDMAN,MS. ARDEN E. NIESSNER

Islam 101 for Educators
11/6/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Participants will learn about the basics of Islamic culture and gain insights about their Muslim students and how to interact with them in their classrooms.

PRESENTER: FARHANA N. SHAH

Keeping Kids Safe: An Open Discussion about LGBT+ Students
11/5/2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM

In recent years, there has been a concerning increase in HIB incidents. Participants will discuss their concerns, how to help LGBT+ youth feel safe, legal protections and available resources.

PRESENTER: GORDON A. SAUER

Learning Lab: Aspiring Antiracist Education & Advocacy
11/5/2020 10:00 - 11:15 AM

Join this conversation on how aspiring antiracist educators can take small steps forward in their personal and professional journey toward supporting racial equity, affirmation and literacy.

PRESENTER: TERRY JESS, LUKAS MICHENER

Learning Lab: Aspiring Antiracist Education & Advocacy
11/5/2020 12:00 - 1:15 PM

Join this conversation on how aspiring antiracist educators can take small steps forward in their personal and professional journey toward supporting racial equity, affirmation and literacy.

PRESENTER: TERRY JESS, LUKAS MICHENER

Learning Lab: Aspiring Antiracist Education & Advocacy
11/5/2020 2:00 - 3:15 PM

Join this conversation on how aspiring antiracist educators can take small steps forward in their personal and professional journey toward supporting racial equity, affirmation and literacy.

PRESENTER: TERRY JESS, LUKAS MICHENER

LGBTQ Inclusive Education: More Than Just A Seat At The Table
11/5/2020 10:30 - 11:30 AM

This workshop will focus on identity, language and visibility in curriculum, and the role inclusive scholarly practices have on student understanding and outcomes.

PRESENTER: KATHRYN E. OKESON

LGBTQ+ Curriculum Inclusion
11/6/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

We will explore ways to incorporate LGBTQ+ content into our classrooms. Using resources from GLSEN, Make it Better 4 Youth, etc. attendees will take away relevant materials to incorporate immediately.

PRESENTER: KATHRYN E. OKESON, MR. STEVEN C. KOUMOULIS

LGBTQIA 101: Riding the Spectrum
11/5/2020 9:00 -10:00 AM

All school staff are invited to learn the basics about sexual orientation and gender identity in order to build and strengthen a school climate where diversity is respected and valued.

PRESENTER: CAROL WATCHLER, ROBT M. SEDA-SCHREIBER

Making Our Schools Safe for All Students
11/5/2020 10:30 - 11:30 AM

A workshop learning experience for high school and middle school educators to gain awareness and understanding of transgender student's lived experiences in our schools: the laws, guidance and school climate.

PRESENTER: CHRISTINE HAMLETT

NJEA Higher Education - Is it Safe?
11/6/2020 9:30 - 10:30 AM

How to co-create safeR spaces for Black, Brown, and White people: In this session, the goal is to share and learn together, with the guidance of the community norms, as we acknowledge the past and strive for a better future.

PRESENTER: NILKA JULIO

Racialized Trauma and Restorative Healing Discussion
11/6/2020 9:00 - 10:30 AM

What is racialized trauma and how is it connected to adverse childhood experiences? Join us for an open discussion about what we can do right now to begin the healing.

PRESENTER: SHAN B. BYRD,BRENDA MARTIN LEE

Restorative Justice When You Need It!
11/6/2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Connecting people in an educational environment to have a voice and to work together as a vehicle to build relationships and strengthen the community.

PRESENTER: SANDRA P. PEART

Routines and  Procedures With Vulnerable Populations
11/5/2020 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Looking at socioeconomic status (SES), school culture, and bias, we'll introduce suggestions for routines and procedures with Black and Brown students in grades K-8 who come from lower SES backgrounds.

PRESENTER: JAYMIE P. STEIN,JENISSA H. ARNETTE

Sandy Hook and Beyond
11/6/2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM

I share my story of my mother's death at Sandy Hook and facilitate discussion on talking to students about school violence, the fears of being an educator, and other issues.

PRESENTER: MAURA L. SCHWARTZ

School Libraries: The Calming Center for Schools
11/6/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Come prepared to discuss the topic of a quiet place for rough times and how we can help students find their quiet place within.

PRESENTER: ANGELA COXEN

Social Justice Art and Books
11/6/2020 10:30 - 11:30 AM

AP Art History focuses on social justice across time, cultures, gender and ethnicity. Literature that coincides with art found in this curriculum will be shared and discussed.

PRESENTER: LISA HIRKALER

Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom
11/6/2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Social-emotional learning and positive school climate help to improve the overall academic success of students. This workshop will provide hands-on ideas for employees to take back to their districts.

PRESENTER: HEATHER F. ELKIN,LINDSAY E. THEIN

Social-Emotional Learning Strategies for PK-12 Students and Teachers
11/5/2020 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Participants will learn about and take part in activities that practice mindfulness, focus and preparedness. Discussions include stages of social and academic development to understand the necessity of SEL instruction.

PRESENTER: ARGINE SAFARI,MARGARET STEWART,JULIE C. WRIGHT

Teaching Youth How to Rise Beyond Adverse Experiences in Circles
11/6/2020 10:30 - 11:30 AM

This workshop will help participants have difficult conversations with the youth they serve. Learn from an expert at restorative practices and trauma, connecting youth through powerful and engaging circles.

PRESENTER: MARY WHITNEY

The Words We Choose: Bringing More Compassion Into the Classroom
11/6/2020 9:00 - 10:00 AM

This workshop will show educators how to create a mindful and compassionate classroom environment, as well as sharing these valuable life skills with their students through a variety of activities.

PRESENTER: JENNIFER A. SCHWESTER,JENNIFER STEFFENER

Trauma Across Generations: The Impact of Historical Trauma
11/5/2020 4:00 - 5:00 PM

This workshop will explore the link between adverse childhood experiences, historical trauma and current challenges affecting African American students and families. Also, we will discussed culturally sensitive trauma-informed promising practices.

PRESENTER: SAMUEL SIMMONS

Trauma-Informed Schools and Restorative Practices: Perfect Together
11/5/2020 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Think of the relationship between trauma-informed and restorative practices as interconnecting pieces necessary to complete a puzzle. We will explore neuroscience to understand behaviors & restorative practices to repair harm.

PRESENTER: BRENDA MARTIN LEE,SHAN B. BYRD

Understanding Latinx, Hispanic, and Xicanx Students with Culturally-Responsive Teaching
11/6/2020 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Latinx? Hispanic? Xicanx? What's the difference? Learn how to develop culturally appropriate, relevant activities for students from different ethnic backgrounds.

PRESENTER: SAMANTHA J. BAHNA,ANGELLO VILLARREAL

Using Interviews and Historical Fiction to Teach Social Justice
11/5/2020 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Life events told through interviews and historical fiction humanizes history and encourages empathy, resulting in meaningful connections from one generation to another. Students interview elders/grandparents about school integration in 1960s.

PRESENTER: EILEEN H. SANCHEZ