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Attendance, Residency, and                          Special Education Tools, Tricks
        Homelessness Issues                                    and Techniques: Progress Monitoring,
        Oct. 21, 2020; 9 am - Noon (Live Online plus additional self-  Formal Evaluation, and Data
        paced content)
        Presenters: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor   Considerations during the Pandemic
        of Legal Research and Content Development & Diahann    (PSEL Standards 3,4, 5, and 6)
        DeRuggiero, MSW, M.Ed., Regional Director, McKinney-Vento
        Education of Homeless And Youth Program                Oct. 22, 2020; 9 am - Noon
        Fee: $100 Members/$125 Non-Members                     Fee: $60 Members/$75 Non-Members
        This Blended Online Workshop will provide information   Presenter: Teresa Herrero Taylor, PhD BCBA-D, Director of
                                                               Special Services, Jackson Township Public Schools, Chair of
        about the legal requirements pertaining to student     the NJPSA Special Education Committee
        attendance, residency and homelessness issues — including   This half-day program will provide strategies to address the
        what constitutes excused absences, legally required steps   challenges posed to special education processes during
        for developing attendance improvement plans and when   COVID-19. Flexible options will be presented for evaluating
        to involve the court system. Participants will also gain an   student needs, determining appropriate interventions,
        understanding of how to properly determine residency,   monitoring student progress, and documentation of
        including forms of documentation to be considered, the   instruction/services. These strategies can be used by school
        rights of students not residing with their parents or legal   districts regardless if instruction is in-person, hybrid, or
        guardians, and the due process involved when there is   remote. Specific tools and resources will be shared with
        a dispute over student residency. Legal issues including   participants for their own personal use.
        eligibility, resources and services available to homeless
        students will also be addressed. Participants will be
        provided with resources and best practices for addressing    Developing Support Plans for
        chronic absenteeism and strategies for conducting      At-Risk Students
        residency investigations. The impact of and considerations
        pertaining to Covid-19 will also be addressed. Participants   Oct. 22, 2020; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
        will be provided opportunities for small group discussion of   Presenters: David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director; Susan Coyle,
                                                               MA, Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Coordinator for
        how to address various scenarios.                      Middlesex County, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
                                                               Fee: $40
            Culturally Responsive Practices in                 The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us in stark terms
        an Online Learning Environment (3-                     how critical it is to have a strong safety net in place for our
                                                               most vulnerable students. This webinar will review legal
        Day Series) (PSEL Standards 3, 4, 5,                   requirements related to providing ongoing support for at-
        and 10)                                                risk student populations, including students struggling with
        Day 1: Oct. 22, 2020; 9 am - Noon                      mental health issues, students who have been the victim of
        Day 2: Oct. 27, 2020; 9 am - Noon                      HIB, students who have experienced traumatic losses and
        Day 3: Nov. 12, 2020; 1 pm - 4 pm                      students who are struggling with issues of gender identity
        Presenter: Robin Harden Daniels, EdD. FEA Presenter, Lead   and expression. The webinar reviews the legal duty of
        Consultant, InFlight LLC A STEM Education Company      care owed and provides sample templates for developing
        Fee: $60 Members/$75 Non-Members per day               support plans for students in need.
        In the current online learning environment, culturally
        responsive teaching and leading is essential. In this session,    The Principal/AP/VP’s Survival
        educators will explore the impact of cultural dynamics on
        student learning and will examine the seven most common   Guide!
        assumptions and biases that are embedded into instruction   Oct. 22, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm
        and remain in place until consciously and purposefully   Presenters: Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor
        interrupted. Central to this workshop is a series of practical   of Legal Research and Content Development; James J. Sarto,
                                                               Ed.S., Coordinator - Leaders to Leaders Program
        strategies for how teachers can disrupt these biases to   Fee: $100 Members/$125 Non-Members
        support pro-social, culturally affirming classrooms in a face-
        to-face or virtual learning environment.               This workshop will address current developments in a
                                                               variety of legal issues, including HIB case law and legislative
                                                               issues, TEACHNJ regulations and Arbitration Decisions,
            NJLA Series 7 Session 1: The Equity                student safety, workplace harassment, recent legislative
        Imperative: Embracing the Change                       enactments, student health issues, social media, First
                                                               Amendment rights and responsibilities, and other current
        Equity Inspire                                         and ongoing school law topics, including COVID-19 and
        Oct. 22, 2020; 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm                      racial discrimination/disparity issues.
        Fee: $450 for a 3-session Academy. Participants must register
        for all three sessions. Click here to see the description.
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