Autism Spectrum Disorder

11/5/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM
An overview of the history of the autism diagnosis and recent research findings about treatment strategies.

Become a Trauma-Informed School

11/5/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM
This session will focus on defining and identifying trauma and offer best practices for educators.

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.

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 orientation.

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.

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.

Critical Thinking and the Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Children

11/5/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Learn how to help gifted children become better thinkers and learners, with an emphasis on the importance of challenge, perseverance and hard work as social-emotional components for acquiring skills.

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.

Digital Footprint Workshop

11/5/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Learn about tracking and protecting your digital footprint while on social media platforms, surfing websites and checking your emails. Learn how to monitor your searches in Chrome browser. BYOD

Digital Resources for Career Readiness and Financial Literacy

11/6/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Explore the updated NJSLS 9: Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills, and learn how to access and use JA’s free, high quality digital resources that meet these new standards.

Gearing up with Google Classroom

11/6/2020 9:00 – 9:50 AM
Google Classroom works seamlessly with all of Googles apps for education, allowing students and teachers to effectively and efficiently manage their digital work.

Google’s Hidden Tools

11/5/2020 12:00 – 12:50 PM
Come and check out this informative and engaging session where the 4Cs come to life by investigating the not-so-well-known Google web apps!

Health and Safety in the Classroom

11/6/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM
We will discuss healthy classrooms, safe classroom environments, and how to address the needs of members who may be in an unsafe/unhealthy environment.

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.

Helping the ADHD Student in the Classroom Across the Ages

11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM
This workshop discusses the presentation of ADHD in the classroom based on the childs age. Presentation will offer concrete, practical approaches to address these problems in an academic environment.

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?

Inclusive Practices with G Suite

11/6/2020 12:00 – 12:50 PM
Explore Google tools and activities that empower all learners including those with special needs to be successful in and out of the classroom. We will explore built in G Suite and more.

Inequity in Education: Uncovering Systemic Causes of Unacceptable School Environments

11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Join the Work Environment Council for a comprehensive outline on the systemic causes of unsafe work environments and communities, and to brainstorm how we can build action strategies for change.

Integrating Digital Citizenship Conversations Into Your Content Area

11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Experience conversations used with students that stimulate thinking about the internet, phones and issues in the digital age. Sample follow-up activities enable adaption to any grade or content area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LGBTQIA 101: Riding the Spectrum

11/5/2020 10:30 – 11:30 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.

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.

Managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Classroom

11/6/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Learn about attentional deficits and executive dysfunction and how these symptoms interfere with academic, social, and emotional outcomes. Options for treatment, strategies and accommodations will be reviewed.

NJEA Higher Education – Is is 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. SafeR spaces require ongoing work, and in an instant, a seemingly safe space can turn unsafe.

Powerful Strategies to Enhance the Learning of Gifted Students

11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Explore numerous, proven ways to reach gifted learners in challenging ways. Successful teaching techniques, new strategies and specific ideas relating to social, emotional needs and critical thinking will be shared.

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.

REAL Action Network: Community Cultural Wealth

11/6/2020 1:00 – 3:00 PM
The REAL Action Network is a vanguard of educators, activists and organizers focused on building a movement to transform NJ public schools toward racial equity, affirmation and literacy.

REAL Organizers Lounge for Racial Equity

11/5/2020 10:00 – 11:15 AM
This moment for educators, activists and organizers has been more challenging than ever before. Connect and build with other dynamic leaders in this movement for racial equity, affirmation and literacy.

REAL Organizers Lounge for Racial Equity

11/5/2020 12:00 – 1:15 PM
This moment for educators, activists and organizers has been more challenging than ever before. Connect and build with other dynamic leaders in this movement for racial equity, affirmation and literacy.

REAL Organizers Lounge for Racial Equity

11/5/2020 2:00 – 3:15 PM
This moment for educators, activists and organizers has been more challenging than ever before. Connect and build with other dynamic leaders in this movement for racial equity, affirmation and literacy.

Remote Learning Tools for Elementary School

11/5/2020 9:30 – 10:20 AM
Join this interactive session where you’ll explore an Elementary School catalog of 20+ standards-aligned, digital courses that can be used during remote or hybrid learning.

Remote Learning Tools for Elementary School

11/6/2020 1:00 – 1:50 PM
Join this interactive session where you’ll explore an Elementary School catalog of 20+ standards-aligned, digital courses that can be used during remote or hybrid learning.

Remote Learning Tools for High School

11/5/2020 1:30 – 2:20 PM
Join this interactive session where you’ll explore a High School catalog of 20+ standards-aligned, digital courses that can be used during remote or hybrid learning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strategies to Support Children with Autism—ASD

11/6/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the three levels within ASD that dictate the approach and the methods that you use to treat the identified problem behaviors.

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.

The Power of the Ask

11/5/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM
This open discussion will focus on understanding the needs of underrepresented members and holding a space for them to take ownership of their importance in NJEA.

The ‘S’ Word: The Role of Schools in Preventing Suicide

11/5/2020 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Participants will learn how to identify the risks and warning signs for youth suicide and learn tools that can be used to help a young person at risk for suicide.

The ‘S’ Word: The Role of Schools in Preventing Suicide

11/6/2020 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Participants will learn how to identify the risks and warning signs for youth suicide and learn tools that can be used to help a young person at risk for suicide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Using School Gardens to Increase Inclusive Education and Social-Emotional Learning

11/5/2020 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Children who have difficulties with attention, behavioral and social disorders have been found to display increased time-on-task, task completion, cooperative interaction, and increased SEL by engaging in garden-based activities.

Various Processing Disorders

11/6/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Learning disabilities associated with visual, auditory, sensory, executive functioning and language-processing disorders will be defined, giving signs, symptoms, and strategies.