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February 2020

Film screening and discussion: “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rutgers University – Campus Center, 326 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102 United States
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$10
Female African American student sitting on the floor with her head in her hands

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, a documentary film by Monique W. Morris, Ed. D. and Women in the Room Productions discusses the educational, judicial, and societal disparities Black girls face in the United States. According to the Department of Education office for Civil Rights, black girls in high school are four times more likely to be arrested than white females and two times more likely to receive corporal punishment than white female students. After a powerful screening…

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2020 NJAHPERD Annual Convention

February 23 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 3:30 pm
Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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$15 – $200
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NJAHPERD is dedicated to advancing quality health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, and athletics. The Association promotes lifetime wellness for New Jersey students, educators, and community members. If you’re not already a member, you may want to consider joining so that you can attend the 101st Annual NJAHPERD Convention. The convention includes breakout sessions, raffles, evening social events, and equipment sold at discounted rates. Register by January 17th for early-bird pricing.

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New Jersey Conference for Kindergarten Teachers

February 24 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 3:50 pm
Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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$219.60 – $419
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Attention all Kindergarten teachers! It’s your chance to soak up simple ways to tackle time and behavior management challenges, classroom transformation ideas, and strategies that will make you a stronger, more confident teacher. Take advantage of the keynote speakers each morning and customize your agenda. Sessions will cover reading, math, differentiated instruction, and so much more. Teachers will return to their classrooms with new resources and have online access to all session handouts for a full year. Professional development credits…

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Project Read® Phonics

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
TCNJ, 2000 Pennington Road
Ewing Township, NJ 08628 United States
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$1,134
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Interested in learning about the Project Read® curriculum? Then this teacher training course was meant for you. To provide a little background, the curriculum was invented in 1973 by Dr. Mary Lee Enfield and Victoria Greene. It is a research-based language arts program that honors diverse learning profiles and applies sound and symbol knowledge to spelling and reading comprehension. Attendees will receive instructional materials as well as professional development credits upon completion. All grade levels welcome!

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Bite-sized Mindfulness and Meditation for the Classroom

February 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine, 350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631 United States
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$20
A classroom of young students sitting on the floor meditating

Come see how your students can use meditation to manage their behaviors and emotions. Stefanie Dunnigan is a fifth-grade teacher prepared to teach you some kid-friendly practices to apply in the classroom. Event organizers ask that you indicate which grade level(s) you teach when registering and to bring a journal. Other dates for this class include March 5th and March 12th. Attend one or all three!

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Bald Eagle Ecology for Educators

February 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 United States
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$20
Eagle sitting in a nest with mountains in the background

Duke Farms is partnering with Conserve Wildlife Foundation NJ to introduce educators to Eagle Cam Technology, Using Cams in the Classroom, and NJ Eagles and Habitat. See how you can teach to the NGSS while using ecology, animal behavior, adaptations and food webs. Attendees will even experience a demonstration of live birds by The Delaware Valley Raptor Center.

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March 2020

Conference for School-Based Occupational Therapists

March 2 @ 7:45 am - March 3 @ 3:10 pm
Holiday Inn – Clark, 36 Valley Road
Clark, NJ 07066 United States
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$289 – $479
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Here’s a conference for occupational therapists presented by occupational therapists. The team of experts includes Cynthia Haynes, Beverly Moskowitz, and Greg Santucci who all have extensive experience in school settings. There are 21 strategy-packed conference sessions to choose from, but don’t worry about missing out on any! All participants will receive a comprehensive handbook that includes resource materials from all sessions. School-based Occupational Therapists and Assistants who serve students in Preschool – Grades 12 are encouraged to attend and will…

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Teaching About Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Leonia High School, 100 Christie Heights St
Leonia, NJ 07605 United States
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$145
Abraham Lincoln statue in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC

It’s not uncommon for students to feel they don’t need to learn about history. We’ve all seen the “what’s done is done, it’s in the past” mindset. That’s why history and social studies educators are challenged with keeping students engaged and excited to learn. Luckily, The Choices Program from Brown University created an innovative curriculum and videos that make contested international issues accessible and relevant. This interactive professional development experience will introduce The Choices Program’s resources and take a deep…

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NJCTE Spring 2020 Conference: SEL & ELA: Literacy for Life

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pascack Valley High School, 200 Piermont Ave
Hillsdale, NJ 07642 United States
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Free – $90
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As described in the title, this year’s conference theme is social and emotional learning. The NJCTE invites educators to share their expertise in creating and sustaining SEL through the English Language Arts in their classrooms and schools. The event offers sessions in a variety of formats including 60-minute breakout, 20-minute focused, and 5-minute SPARK (Ignite-style). Be sure to check out Adib Khorram, 2020 Becker Award Recipient and author of DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY. You can find him on…

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April 2020

Understanding Boundaries: Appropriate Communication in the Workplace (PD)

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SRI & ETTC, 10 W. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$178
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David Nash, Esq, Director of Legal One and Rebecca Gold, Retired Director of Human Resources will be presenting recent case law regarding sexual harassment and other forms of employment. They will discuss Healthy Workplace Environment policies and take you through various scenarios in which participants will determine the appropriate course of action. Boundaries can be crossed verbally, physically, or virtually and we all must understand the impact it has on others. This workshop is open to PreK-12 educators, technology coordinators,…

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