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June 2020

Equity Alliance Committee Virtual Meeting

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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September 2020

LAT Meeting

September 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Rep. Council/Executive Committee

September 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Presidents’ Council

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Screencastify, Hosted by Cumberland County EA

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-GuqDspHNcT0KdrawPf1XEJk23fcy9n Description: With the current change to remote learning, educators are in constant search of tools that will allow for connection to their students, delivery of instruction, resources for lessons, and ease of use. This session will focus on Screencastify, a way to record yourself, your computer screen, or both and deliver visual communication to your students. You will see how this tool can be utilized along with some tips and tricks to make the videos informative, engaging,…

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NEA Presents Leveling up Seesaw for Distance Learning

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leveling up Seesaw for Distance Learning 7:00-8:00 PM EST Beginning and intermediate Seesaw users will take a deeper dive into the many features of Seesaw and models of how we can organically embed authentic social emotional supports. Learn to create your own custom Seesaw activities. Also discover how Seesaw’s built-in features—like folders, skills, and blogs—can help streamline the assessment and feedback processes, whether at home or in the classroom. This session is perfect for educators who have attended our beginning…

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Staying Organized with Google Drive for ESP, Hosted by Essex County EA

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcO2trDwoGdP662AXpn0m8f8DZORk70L4 This session will provide an overview for participants on how to stay organized with Google Drive and Google Docs while working remotely. Starting with the basics and working towards some tips and tricks. All NJEA members are welcome to attend.

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WEC Wednesday – Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in School Buildings, Hosted by Mercer County EA

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudOGvrT4rH9eTc479Uz6NtaDnT6cip1ud Description: Indoor air quality has never been more important. This presentation will cover the basics of ventilation, filtration, and controlling temperature, moisture and air quality.

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Remote Learning Modifications for Students with Special Needs, Hosted by Hunterdon County EA

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link   Description: Delivering differentiated content and modifying materials for students with special needs can be a challenge for teachers during remote instruction. Using the tools at their disposal, teachers can tailor work for each student while meeting individual needs outlined in the IEP.

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Parent Sessions – Social Emotional Learning: Wellness, Body and Spirit, Hosted by NJEA Teacher Leaders to the Rescue

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoceGvpzgvGN1J-QeDhhoA1TlpXNW6dctd Description: Self-care is a  powerful choice, especially in these unprecedented times.  Self-care enables you to engage in activities that are essential to maintain your optimal level of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. In this workshop, we will offer ideas to create new habits and strengthen existing habits to maximize your happiness and your productivity, while minimizing anxiety and stress. Join us as we discuss ways to promote self-care and emotional regulation during virtual learning. About the…

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Black Women Teaching & Leading (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

RSVP – Black Women Teaching & Leading Era Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only)

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From the Ground Up: Build Community First (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP – From the Ground Up: Community First (KICKOFF) Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only) — Also, check out the session topics with the event pages below: 10/9 – Decolonizing: Indigenous, Hispanic & Latinx 10/16 – Model Minority Myth: Asian & Pacific Islanders 10/23 – Racial Equity: Black Lives Matter in Schools 10/30 –…

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Retired Members, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New Jersey…

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Google Calendar for Communication (ESP), Hosted by Somerset County EA

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  REGISTER LINK This session will share a variety of ways for ESP members to use Google Calendar to manage the unique challenges of working remotely. There will be a Q & A after the presentation.  

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Modifying Work for Students with Special Needs in the Google Classroom, Hosted by Cape May County EA

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rduytqzsrEtQ-oerpgcXSqAaWnFyr5zrT Description: Delivering differentiated content and modifying materials for students with special needs can be a challenge for teachers during remote instruction. Using Google Classroom, teachers can tailor work for each student while meeting individual needs outline in the IEP.

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Reopening Schools Under Pandemic Conditions

September 30 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Register Link Planning for health and safety is the key to preventing transmission in your building.  Learn about the difference between everyday housekeeping and targeted disinfection.  Learning how ventilation controls can be used to go beyond “adequate” ventilation.    

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Retired Members, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New Jersey…

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Roundtable: Boundaries and “Concierge Learning,” Hosted by Bergen County EA

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

REGISTER LINK In a remote or hybrid setting, it is important for educators to learn how to develop healthy boundaries around communication and reflect on workflows that will enhance productivity. In this roundtable, find out about strategies that work and share the best practices that have emerged in your own work. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Parent Sessions – Academic Learning: Tips & Tricks to Support your Virtual Learner, Hosted by NJEA Teacher Leaders to the Rescue

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Link Description: In this new virtual learning environment, the parent/teacher relationship is more essential to student success than ever before. In this workshop, we will offer tips and tricks you can implement at home to academically and emotionally support your student. We will also offer ideas to effectively communicate and build a strong relationship with your child and their teacher. About the NJEA Teacher Leaders to the Rescue series: As students continue learning within a virtual school environment this fall, many…

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October 2020

Building Positive School-Family-Community Relationships , Hosted by Middletown EA

October 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlduygqj0pGNG4QnAag8JwWNuN_xvB4OwK Description: This workshop emphasizes that education is a shared responsibility: parents and the local community working collaboratively with school staff. Participants will examine behaviors that inhibit trust, cooperation and communication and identify effective strategies that will promote mutually supportive home–school partnerships. 

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Flipgrid, Hosted by Ocean County Council of Education Associations

October 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudu6hrDsiGtWO-aBiEOPD3Xj8un5-5PPH Description: Flipgrid is a tool for online video discussions and collaboration. This session will explore the basics of the tool, examples of classroom application, and best practices when working with students.

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Member Update

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Link: https://apps.njea.org/EMS/RegistrationOnline.mvc?eventCode=618a80f1-b3e5-49cb-940e-a4a3246d41dd In order to support NJEA members as they continue to navigate an uncharted and ever-changing landscape, the NJEA Division of Professional Development and Instructional Issues (PDII) invites you to attend brief (45 minutes), bi-weekly check-in Zooms that will include relevant updates as well as a Q&A component.  The intention of these updates is to:  Provide relevant updates to members and local leaders Engage in relevant Q&A with attendees   Stay informed/responsive to issues   Our structure for the meeting will be as follows: …

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NEA Presents Leveling Up Schoology for Distance Learning

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leveling Up Schoology for Distance Learning 7:00-8:00 PM EST Leverage Schoology features to create synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities while growing community. Materials, gradebook, attendance, analytics, and conferences will be reviewed so you are ready to use Schoology to its fullest! Register Here.

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Formative Assessments and Self Graded Quizzes with Forms with Kiker Learning, Hosted by Monmouth County EA

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcOCrpj8vGNawjSgKUxk9LS9sH61R5O5K This workshop will focus on using Google Forms for assessment. By using formulas and spreadsheet add-ons, participants will learn how to make quizzes the grade themselves and provide feedback to learns immediately.

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Engaging Students with Autism in the Virtual Space
, Hosted by Salem County EA

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rc-6rrT8tGdLNsjcDY7TVapMvnhvd4_fb Description: Participants will explore the unique needs of students with autism emphasizing best practices for student engagement and success. This session is open to all NJEA members.

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Active Members in the SEHBP, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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SGO Roundtable, Hosted by Hudson County EA

October 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrf-ytpjkiHNVR3LfAcflaXfW8wcmxFspL Based on the latest (forthcoming) NJDOE guidance on SGOs, we will discuss emerging best practices for crafting and tracking SGOs in a remote or hybrid environment. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Parent Sessions – Social Emotional Learning: Anxiety, Fear and Positive Thinking, Hosted by NJEA Teacher Leaders to the Rescue

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sd-irqTgvG9MsoI1BerOg3MtyV6aZnglj Description: From time to time, every child experiences fear. As our students explore the world around them, having new experiences and confronting new challenges, anxieties are almost an unavoidable part of our lives, especially at this unprecedented time. In this workshop, we will offer ideas to help alleviate some of these concerns and build a positive mindset and resilience. About the NJEA Teacher Leaders to the Rescue series: As students continue learning within a virtual school environment this fall,…

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Active Members in the Private Insurance Plans (Non-SEHBP), Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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Mindfulness Roundtable, Hosted by Salem County EA

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclde6tqzkjE9yMpbI4Ud2nobrcniWDIoOn Description: The virtual roundtable approach is designed to meet the demands of the evolving educational landscape driven by the COVID-19 outbreak. These are opportunities for members to share their personal learnings, unpack experiences with each other, and build and share new approaches. The roundtables are our way of recognizing that there are no “pandemic teaching experts” and that we need to learn our way through it together. If you are registering for this workshop, please respond to…

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Decolonize: Indigenous, Hispanic & Latinx (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP – Decolonizing: Indigenous, Hispanic & Latinx Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only) — Also, check out the session topics at the event page(s) below: 10/16 – Model Minority Myth: Asian & Pacific Islanders 10/23 – Racial Equity: Black Lives Matter in Schools 10/30 – Addressing Xenophobia & Teaching While Muslim 11/5 & 11/6…

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Google Forms (Beginner), Hosted by Middlesex County EA

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcuuvrz8pE9OR1zc5hDX8MRue6yU6qI9Z Description: This session will center on a variety of ways to provide material and collect data from your students, including ways to create forms for elementary, middle and high school level classrooms.

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Active Members in the Private Insurance Plans (Non-SEHBP), Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Retired Members, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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Zoom, Hosted by Union County EA

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsdemoqTstHNdDxLXujaUaKL-QgsF8BgDC This session will focus on the basics of using Zoom in the classroom. Topics will include configuring meetings, best practices for engaging students via video chat, and using breakouts. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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WEC Wednesday- Role of the Health and Safety Committee in Post-COVID Education, Hosted by Atlantic County Council of Education Associations

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuf-2qqDojGdxCQmiP38QEuotm4AvZicKR Your local health and safety committee should be an integral part of your district response to the new normal. Find out what you can do to organize a health and safety committee, and to become part of the planning and oversight of your district’s critical mission to get education back on track in New Jersey. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Responsible Digital Citizenship for School Employees , Hosted by Middletown Township EA

October 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcOusrjovE9D7J0UjJ3mIiLveAKUdJPHo Description: We believe that students learn good digital citizenship from positive school employee role models.  In this workshop, we will explore free speech issues, proper use of /pitfalls of misuse of school equipment, copyright and fair use issues, work for hire/ownership of intellectual property, electronic communication guidelines for school employees, acceptable electronic communications, improper/inappropriate electronic communications, and navigating social media policies/practices.

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Active Members in the SEHBP, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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Black Lives Matter in Schools (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

RSVP – Racial Equity in Schools: Black Lives Matter in Schools Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only)

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Model Minority Myth AAPI Students (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP – Model Minority Myth: Asian & Pacific Islanders Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only) — Also, check out the session topics at the event page(s) below: 10/23 – Racial Equity: Black Lives Matter in Schools 10/30 – Addressing Xenophobia & Teaching While Muslim 11/5 & 11/6 – Special Events Convention from Home 11/13…

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NJTESOL/NJBE Edcamp

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/njtesolnjbe-edcamp-october-17-2020-tickets-119331468635 The second of two free October Edcamps hosted by NJTESOL/NJBE. This session will feature Remote Teaching/Learning & Technology, Social/Emotional Learning, Parent/Family engagement. Topics will be selected in advance of the Edcamp. It is open to all educators Pre-K through Higher Education. Thank you for reaching out. This is my personal email for future contact please use executive-director@njtesol-njbe.org

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Member Update

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Links Below and Question Submission Form Below. In order to support NJEA members as they continue to navigate an uncharted and ever-changing landscape, the NJEA Division of Professional Development and Instructional Issues (PDII) invites you to attend brief (45 minutes), bi-weekly check-in Zooms that will include relevant updates as well as a Q&A component.  The intention of these updates is to:  Provide relevant updates to members and local leaders Engage in relevant Q&A with attendees   Stay informed/responsive to issues   Our structure for…

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Google Meet, Hosted by Mercer County EA

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscuyprjktEtYDeRzbuXTGOH-peoZ4M5Ew Description: Participants will learn how to use the various features of Google Meet in order to make the most out of remote instruction and meetings.

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Google Forms (Advanced), Hosted by Camden County Council of Education Associations

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-uurzMqE9RGkU8l5gNrGNYNVDImQaeG Description: This session will center on a variety of ways to provide material and collect data from your students, including ways to create forms for elementary, middle, and high school level classrooms.

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“Edtech for the Heart & Mind: SEL in the Distance & Blended Learning Classrooms”

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link Here School administrators, educators, and parents are grappling with the effects of COVID-19 on the current school year. While the situation is evolving daily, one thing is certain—as we navigate a world where in-person learning isn’t always possible, it’s important to keep student and teacher wellbeing central to the discussion. Join Kate Baker, veteran educator and Senior Community Manager at Edmodo, as she discusses SEL in the age of distance learning. She’ll review the importance of student wellbeing…

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Degrees, Not Debt! Hosted by the Division of Organizational Development, NJEA

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Links Below. Description: As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt. Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally accredited student loan counselors to assist them in making or implementing student loan debt solutions. After the presentation portion, members may…

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Degrees, Not Debt! Hosted by the Division of Organizational Development, NJEA

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Links Below. Description: As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt. Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally accredited student loan counselors to assist them in making or implementing student loan debt solutions. After the presentation portion, members may…

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Active Members in the SEHBP, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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LGBTQ+: Supporting Transgender Students, Hosted by Essex County EA

October 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduGqpz4rG9XcNdMB0OCCxNIETKSTYoD4 We will discuss ways to support transgender students in traditional classroom/school settings, as well as how to address concerns that have emerged in a remote environment around privacy and parental issues. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Early Childhood Roundtable, Hosted by Camden County Council of Education Associations

October 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcO-hqjgoHt26uv8bMcDMr5zesepjsxJi An open discussion for early childhood educators to share their personal learnings, unpack experiences with each other, and build and share new approaches. This event is open to all NJEA members. If you are registering for this workshop, please respond to the survey below. This survey will help inform the content of the webinar. window.addEventListener(“message”,function(e){ window.parent.postMessage(e.data,”*”); },false);

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Financial Literacy, Career Readiness, and Key Skills For Success, Hosted by Junior Achievement of New Jersey

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LV6BXPX The 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards – Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills take on new meaning as NJ’s economic landscape and labor markets shift. Interactive breakout sessions will bring educators and workforce partners together to learn practical strategies for meeting these standards in a virtual setting. Participants will have a greater understanding of the new financial literacy and career readiness standards, hear from industry leaders on the skills your students will need to be…

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Simulcast Teaching Roundtable, Hosted by East Windsor EA

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tf-mpqTwpHdwOHobL32pXSBU7IFT8kZrA Description: The simulcast model, aka hybrid teaching model, with some students attending class in-person and others remotely, has become a prevailing model for the 2020 school year. The virtual roundtable approach is designed to meet the demands of the evolving educational landscape driven by the COVID-19 outbreak. These are opportunities for members to share their personal learnings, unpack experiences with each other, and build and share new approaches. The roundtables are our way of recognizing that there…

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Active Members in the Private Insurance Plans (Non-SEHBP), Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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Financial Literacy, Career Readiness, and Key Skills For Success, Hosted by Junior Achievement of New Jersey

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LV6BXPX The 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards – Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills take on new meaning as NJ’s economic landscape and labor markets shift. Interactive breakout sessions will bring educators and workforce partners together to learn practical strategies for meeting these standards in a virtual setting. Participants will have a greater understanding of the new financial literacy and career readiness standards, hear from industry leaders on the skills your students will need to be…

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Racial Equity: Black Lives Matter in Schools (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP – Racial Equity: Black Lives Matter in Schools Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only) — Also, check out the session topics at the event page(s) below: 10/30 – Addressing Xenophobia & Teaching While Muslim 11/5 & 11/6 – Special Events Convention from Home 11/13 – Education is Political: Organizing in the Uprising 11/20…

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Navigating Google Classroom for ESP, Hosted by Passaic County EA

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link (to be posted) Description: Going beyond the basics of setting up a Google Classroom, this session will look into some tips, tricks, and underutilized features for ESP members that may help make your collaboration easier. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

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Special Education Today, Hosted by Burlington County EA

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpc–urzMuGdXgK50Ep7Lx26hWdnkzUvTg Special Education Today Hosted by Burlington Co. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Retired Members, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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WEC Wednesday – Reopening Schools Under Pandemic Conditions, Hosted by Ocean County EA

October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuiprjktHdDy1LqhlPRnDhro00fPnpo6 Description: Planning for health and safety is the key to preventing transmission in your building. Learn about the difference between everyday housekeeping and targeted disinfection. Learn how ventilation controls can be used to go beyond “adequate” ventilation.

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App Smackdown, Hosted by Bergen County EA

October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpceGhpzIjGdCKzm919r8WqdNv8UWazEl4 During this session, participants are invited to “bring” an app that has been useful to them working with students or enhancing their own productivity behind the scenes. Participants will each have 1-2 minutes to share the highlights of this app. All members are welcome to share apps or be part of the audience. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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NEA Presents Leveling up Google Classroom for Distance Learning

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leveling up Google Classroom for Distance Learning 7:00-8:00 PM EST Now’s the time to take your Google Classroom to the next level! Come learn how to maximize Google Classroom for remote teaching and learning purposes with embedded opportunities for social emotional learning, more complex assignments, interactive learning environments, tools for one-on-one student support and opportunities to differentiate practice to fit your students’ needs’ Register here.

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Teaching Students Responsible Digital Citizenship , Hosted by Middletown Township EA

October 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsc-CrrTkuGtLH2ay0Hc7b6lP0T3zNEmbZ Description: Most of today’s students are entirely comfortable with technology, but are they using it appropriately?  Do they understand their roles and responsibilities in a digital society?  How can teachers help students become responsible digital citizens?    This workshop will help teachers learn how to teach students to be safe on the internet and to create a positive digital footprint.  In this session, we will discuss and explore the principles of internet privacy and safety; responsible use of…

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Upcoming Healthcare Changes for Active Members in the SEHBP, Hosted by the NJEA Division of Research and Economic Development

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration Link: https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. The webinar will cover in detail the New…

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Addressing Xenophobia & Teaching While Muslim (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP – Addressing Xenophobia & Teaching While Muslim Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only) — Also, check out the session topics at the event page(s) below: 11/5 & 11/6 – Special Events Convention from Home 11/13 – Education is Political: Organizing in the Uprising 11/20 – Freedom School Movement: Past & Present 12/4 –…

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November 2020

Member Update

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Links Below and Question Submission Form Below. In order to support NJEA members as they continue to navigate an uncharted and ever-changing landscape, the NJEA Division of Professional Development and Instructional Issues (PDII) invites you to attend brief (45 minutes), bi-weekly check-in Zooms that will include relevant updates as well as a Q&A component.  The intention of these updates is to:  Provide relevant updates to members and local leaders Engage in relevant Q&A with attendees   Stay informed/responsive to issues   Our structure for…

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NEA Presents Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Space

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Space 7:00-8:00 PM EST How can you create meaningful relationships with and between students in a safe virtual space? This webinar seeks to answer this question with “tried and true” practices. Learn about different strategies, exercises, and activities that put SEL at the forefront in an intentional and transparent way. Register here.

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“Differentiated Engagement Strategies for Online & Distance Learning”

November 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Register here: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcod-GtqDIpHtbJeQHW0v6r5GO3-ArWqleX What do unique learners need to successfully communicate and collaborate online? As educators, parents, and school and district administrators grapple with the effects of COVID-19 on this school year, it’s clear that it will take more than just copy/pasting in-person strategies in online spaces to meaningfully engage learners with differentiated instruction. Join us for this engaging webinar in which Kate Baker, veteran educator and Senior Community Manager at Edmodo, will explore effective strategies and ready-made tools on…

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Google Sheets, Hosted by Gloucester County EA

November 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrcOmprT0rHdL1cPxpG-RYg87JH5XhjJFp This session will provide an overview for participants on how to stay organized with Google Sheets. Starting with the basics and working towards some tips and tricks. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Google Classroom Tips and Tricks for ESP, Hosted by Trenton Paraprofessionals Association

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Google Classroom has taken the education world by storm because of its simplicity and total functionality. In this session, we will explore all of the essential features of Google Classroom from both the teacher and student perspective!

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Special Ed Modifications for Remote Learning, Hosted by East Windsor EA

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpfu6orjgpG9Vezox3rJs8gMUyj7ufAw4E Description: Delivering differentiated content and modifying materials for students with special needs can be a challenge for teachers during remote instruction. Using the tools at their disposal, teachers can tailor work for each student while meeting individual needs outlined in the IEP.

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WEC Wednesdays: Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation in School Buildings, Hosted by Hudson County EA

November 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvd-qrqTMsH9DKb2xNkvZkcYyChNvsj6m- Indoor air quality has never been more important. This presentation will cover the basics of ventilation, filtration, and controlling temperature, moisture and air quality. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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Rep. Council/Executive Committee Meeting

November 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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NJEA Presents Google Classroom for Elementary Part 2, Hosted by Hunterdon County EA

November 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link Description: Learn to use Google effectively and effortlessly to drive your remote instruction at the elementary level. The presentation will start with a quick review of Google Classroom I, move onto some more advanced options, including creative uses and ease of use with other apps, and provide time at the end for questions and answers.

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Presidents’ Council Virtual Meeting

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Education is Political & Organizing in the Uprising (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP – Education is Political & Organizing in the Uprising Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only) — Also, check out the session topics at the event page(s) below: 11/20 – Freedom School Movement: Past & Present 12/4 – Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE) Remix 12/11 – Educators Reflections on Climate Justice and Beyond…

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Member Update

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Links Below and Question Submission Form Below. In order to support NJEA members as they continue to navigate an uncharted and ever-changing landscape, the NJEA Division of Professional Development and Instructional Issues (PDII) invites you to attend brief (45 minutes), bi-weekly check-in Zooms that will include relevant updates as well as a Q&A component.  The intention of these updates is to:  Provide relevant updates to members and local leaders Engage in relevant Q&A with attendees   Stay informed/responsive to issues   Our structure for…

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Apps for All, Hosted By Middlesex County EA

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpd-igpjMpGNVZT8-aBjfBVcQu1Ba-3DYq Description: This session will be an overview of apps to use in your classroom for all levels. This session will focus on a diversity of options with time for Q & A.

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Google Classroom for Middle and High School (Part 2) Hosted by Cumberland County

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpfuigqzsjHNKpF_2u9bhu9XRMi88CdmhJ Using Google Suite applications, participants can increase student engagement by encouraging assignments to be showcased in various ways. This session will get you ‘thinking outside the box’ and exploring ways to tap into your students’ creativity. Participants will be able to ask questions following the presentation. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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ESP Eve Celebration – Responsible Digital Citizenship for School Employees, Hosted by Warren County EA

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO-oqzMjGtYaSoHYQnX_5VG1iPXt7zP0 Description: We believe that students learn good digital citizenship from positive school employee role models.  In this workshop, we will explore free speech issues, proper use of /pitfalls of misuse of school equipment, copyright and fair use issues, work for hire/ownership of intellectual property, electronic communication guidelines for school employees, acceptable electronic communications, improper/inappropriate electronic communications, and navigating social media policies/practices.

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Google Drive Organization and Navigation for ESP, Hosted by the Trenton Paraprofessional Association

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Google Drive is your home base for organization, collaboration, and communication. In this session, we will explore the essential features and integration of Google Drive to support teachers and students.

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ESP Celebration, Hosted by Union County EA

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration Link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf–gqz8qHN2YBe8-EiB-jFRZ1QkNqbgE CELEBRATE ESP DAY WITH US! This session will recognize and honor the irreplaceable ESP members that keep schools running smoothly. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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WEC Wednesday- Mercury Hazard in Gym Floors, Hosted by Cumberland County EA

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration link: https://njea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucO6qrD0pG9HojF1KwOQSI63wesr9TRKP The school gym can be a central space for a school, but it can also emit a hazardous vapor into the air that can damage the nervous system. Mercury in gym floors is becoming more widely-known throughout the state. Members need to learn the basics of where these floors come from, what are their risks, and how to deal with this problem if it is discovered in your school. This event is open to all NJEA members.

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LAT Virtual Meeting

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Degrees, Not Debt! Hosted by the Division of Organizational Development, NJEA

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Links Below. Description: As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt. Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally accredited student loan counselors to assist them in making or implementing student loan debt solutions. After the presentation portion, members may…

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Degrees, Not Debt! Hosted by the Division of Organizational Development, NJEA

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Links Below. Description: As a public service employee, you may qualify for a program that can significantly reduce or completely eliminate your federal student loan debt. Participants will be introduced to free student loan debt relief resources.  Following the presentation, members will be guided to a new member benefit program that allows members to connect directly to nationally accredited student loan counselors to assist them in making or implementing student loan debt solutions. After the presentation portion, members may…

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Freedom School Movement (REAL Equity Learning Lab)

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RSVP – Freedom School Movement: Past & Present Equity Learning Lab — Join this weekly conversation, reflecting with colleagues on a range of issues that impact our practice as we strive for more inclusive and liberated classrooms. (For NJEA Members Only) — Also, check out the session topics at the event page(s) below: 12/4 – Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE) Remix 12/11 – Educators Reflections on Climate Justice and Beyond

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