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• Create robust structures to empower teacher leader   Education’s Tiered System of Supports. Emphasis will be
            voices in the decision-making process and enhance   placed on collaborative consultation and strategies and
            teacher leaders’ ability to support the instructional cycle  techniques for using objective data, school and community
          • Build a blueprint to enhance shared and skillful   resources, and creativity in problem solving and planning
            leadership through the development of teacher leaders.  I&RS cases. There will be a focus on applying structure and
                                                               systematic procedures to the coordinated planning and
                                                               delivery of effective programs of I&RS.
            Diving-In to Design the NJDOE-CAR
        Instructional Units (PSEL Standards 4, 7,                  NJLA Series 7 Session 1:
        and 10)                                                The Equity Imperative: Embracing
        Oct. 1, 2020; 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
        Fee: Free                                              the Change Equity Inspire
        Presenter: Emil Carafa, Vicki Duff & Susan Gilbert,    Oct. 5, 2020; 9 am - 1 pm
        Coordinator of Professional Learning, FEA              Fee: $450 for a 3-session Academy. Participants must register
        The pandemic has changed the landscape as we know      for all three sessions. Click here to see the description.
        it, in so many ways. Yet the question about instruction
        remains the same; “What did our students learn?” Never
        has this question been more important, and never have         Hot Issues in Special Education
        we had a need to look more deeply at seeking answers to   Law
        this question. This professional development workshop   Oct. 5, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm
        will engage educational leaders and teachers to examine   Presenters: John K. Worthington, Esq., LEGAL ONE Consultant;
        how the NJDOE-CAR Instructional Units can serve as a   Barbara Gantwerk, FEA Coordinator of Special Projects
        platform for identifying what was taught, measuring what   Fee: $100 Members/$125 Non-Members
        was learned, and carving a direction for instruction to   The session will provide up to date information on
        move forward. Participants will take a deep-dive into newly   laws and guidance, including proposed changes to
        created resources to support the Instructional Unit template   legislation affecting the provision of services to students
        and design instructional plans for use in your district. This   with disabilities during the current pandemic, and an
        workshop will help participants identify a plan for addressing   opportunity to discuss and address issues regarding
        the important question of “What did we teach during    the provision of special education and related services
        emergent distant learning, and what did our students learn?”  to students with disabilities while schools are operating
                                                               pursuant to guidance and laws necessitated by the current
               HIB Law Update                                  pandemic. This session will include the latest guidance
                                                               on determining the need for and extent of compensatory
        Oct. 2, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm                              services, the key elements to consider including in IEPs
        Presenters: David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director; Sandra L.   moving forward, the supports that may be necessary for
        Jacques, Esq., LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research and   students reentering school, lessons to be learned from
        Content Development                                    recent case law, key considerations related to disparities
        Fee: $100 Members/$125 Non-Members                     in identification and discipline rates for African American
        Recent events will have a major impact on how school   students, and the latest guidance from the U.S. and New
        districts implement New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,   Jersey Departments of Education.
        and it is essential that you know the latest, including the
        most recent state and federal case law, and recent guidance
        on addressing issues related to COVID-19, racial injustice and  Start Strong Snapshot Assessments
        other current events. How should school districts address   Oct. 7, 2020; 3 pm - 4 pm
        issues that occurred during the statewide closure? How   Presenter: Gilbert E. Gonzalez, Director, Office of Assessments,
        do we conduct virtual investigations? What happens when   NJ Dept. of Education
        students make posts on social media that are potentially   Fee: Free
        hurtful to other students, but mirror comments from our   To support districts in identifying learning gaps that might
        elected leaders? What new behaviors may emerge that    prevent students from successfully engaging with grade-level
        constitute HIB as schools return to in-person instruction?   New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS), the New
        Don’t miss this critical opportunity to have your questions   Jersey Department of Education Office of Assessments has
        addressed on these and other emerging HIB issues.      released a series of assessment tools to provide educators
                                                               with an initial indication of the level of support students may
            Intervention and Referral Services:                need to inform instruction in the 2020-2021 school year.
                                                               These resources are available to New Jersey school districts
        The Next Generation (PSEL Standards,                   at no cost and are designed to be administered flexibly to
        3, 5, and 10)                                          accommodate a wide variation in school schedules and
        Oct. 2, 2020; 9 am - 1 pm                              formats. The Office of Assessments will share information
                                                               about administering these optional assessment resources
        Presenter: Gary Vermeire, FEA Consultant               and using the results.
        Fee: $100 Members/$125 Non-Members
        This activity-based session is designed to provide I&RS
        team members and school staff responsible for I&RS with
        specific concepts, tools, techniques, and practice in assessing
        and addressing students’ learning, behavior and health
        difficulties, consistent with the New Jersey Department of
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