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Date

Topic

Presenter(s)

Registration Link

Week of 7.6.2021

Wednesday, July 20th @ 7:00 PM

Let's Talk Post COVID-19 Wellness for Teens and Tweens

Jessica Bush, Kathryn Lancioni, Ron Shuali M.Ed

post-covid-teen-tween.eventbrite.com

Week of 6.20.2021

Wednesday, June 23th @ 6:00 PM

An Introduction to Tourette Syndrome

Dr. Jeremy Lichtman Psy.D

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 5.23.2021

Wednesday, June 16th @ 6:00 PM

Google Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Barry Schwartz

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 6.6.2021

Wednesday, June 9th @ 5:30 PM

Educator Self-Care and Wellness - Strategies for Building Resilience | HOSTED BY: NJCEC & 321 Insight

Dr. Will Henson

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 5.23.2021

Wednesday, May 26 @ 6:00 PM

Addressing Challenging Behaviors with the Core Principles of Behavior Analysis

Scott Rossig

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 5.16.2021

Wednesday, May 19 @ 5:00 PM

Diversity and Inclusion

Ms Robin Segal-Gonzalez

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 5.9.2021

Wednesday, May 12 @ 6:00 PM

Effective vs Ineffective Praise and Criticism That Helps, Not Hurts

Dr. Tom McIntyre

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 5.2.2021

Wednesday, May 5 @ 6:00 PM

Leveraging Universal Design in Remote Learning

Amy Arsiwala & Yelena Lyudmilova

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 4.25.2021

Wednesday, April 28 @ 6:30 PM

How Online Communities Serve as a Resource for Special Educators and Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alisa Martin-Leighton &

Quinta Whitely

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 4.18.2021

Wednesday, April 21 @ 8:00 PM

The Power of Paraprofessionals

Rebecca Muller & Debi Vesper

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 4.11.2021

Wednesday, April 14 @ 8:00 PM

Recognizing and Understanding Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation in Teens

Dr. Julia Brillante

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 4.4.2021

Wednesday, April 7 @ 8:30 PM

Autism 101: Myths, Facts, Diagnosis, and Treatment***

Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D,

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 3.28.2021

Wednesday, March 29 @ 6:00 PM

Building Healthy Minds

Dr. Faith Thayer & Natalie Kitts

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 3.14.2021

Wednesday, March 17 @ 7:00 PM

Understanding ADHD

Priscilla Morrison, Psy.D.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 2.28.2021

Saturday, March 6, 2021 @

8:30 AM

EdCamp Access NJ Virtual UnConference

https://at4nj.org/edcampaccessnj/

Wednesday, March 3 @ 7:00 PM

Autism 101: Myths, Facts, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D,

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 2.21.2021

Wednesday, February 24 @ 4:30 PM

Virtual Field Trips: Resources for In-class and Distance Learning Travel Experience

Olivia Landers, Fantina Ponzio & Christopher Volk

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 2.14.2021

Wednesday February 17, @ 8:00 PM

Understanding Learning Disorders

Dr. Priscilla Morrison

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 2.7.2021

Wednesday February 10, @ 7:00 PM

The P.O.W.E.R. Solving Protocol: Ways to Help Students Express Their Feelings and Find Solutions To Their Problems

Leah Battillo

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 1.31.2021

Wednesday February 3, @ 8:00 PM

Self-care when you don't have time for self-care: DBT Skills for you and yours

Julia Brillante, PsyD

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 1.24.2021

Wednesday January 27, @ 6:00 PM

In These Uncertain Times: Returning to School in an Age of Anxiety

Dr. Eric Deibler

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 1.10.2021

Wednesday, January 13, @ 7:00 PM

Remote learning: Setting students up for success (A part of our Social Emotional Learning Series)

Dr Erica Dashow & Dr. Priscilla Morrison

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 1.3.2021

Wednesday, January 6, @ 6:30 PM

Helping Your Child Succeed in Virtual Learning

Nicole Harris & Stefanie Babits

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 12.20.2020

Thursday, December 17, @ 10:30 AM

Access Abilities with iPad: Designing for All Learners Webinar

Apple EDU

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thursday, December 17, @ 9:00 AM

Access Abilities with Mac: Designing for All Learners Webinar

Apple EDU

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 12.13.2020

Thursday, December 10, @ 2:30 PM

Access Abilities with iPad: Designing for All Learners Webinar

Apple EDU

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thursday, December 10, @ 1:00 PM

Access Abilities with Mac: Designing for All Learners Webinar

Apple EDU

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, December 9, @ 6:30 PM

What is Play Therapy?

Dr. Colleen Martinez

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 11.29.2020

Wednesday, December 2, @ 6:30 PM

Active Play! Practical Ways to Include Young Children with Disabilities in Physical Activities with Typical Peers

Diane H. Craft, Ph.D.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 11.22.2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Using the NJ Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Mandate to pay for ABA/Speech/Occupational/Physical therapies****

Vincent M. Blazewicz & Jonathan Cariddi Registered Representatives and Financial Advisors of Park Avenue Securities LLC

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 11.15.2020

Wednesday, November 18, @ 7:00 PM

Co-Teaching in a Virtual Environment***

MaryAnn Joseph

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 11.9.2020

Wednesday, November 11, @ 6:00 PM

Tech Tools for High-Impact Learning

Bruce Preston

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 11.1.2020

Wednesday, November 4, @ 6:00 PM

3 Steps to Addressing Trauma Returning from The Pandemic

Dr. Michael Gaskell

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 10.25.2020

Wednesday, October 28, @ 5:00 PM

Exploring The New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook

Deborah Lynam & Alison Pankowski

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 10.18.2020

Thursday, October 22, @ 6:30 PM

Co-Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment

MaryAnn Joseph

Registration Closed

Week of 10.4.2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

The Accessible Icon Project:  hanging Perspectives of Ability and Accessibility

Leah Battillo

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 9.27.2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Virtual Learning for Special Needs Children

Alisa Martin-Leighton & Quinta Whitely

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 9.13.2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Survival 101: A new teacher guide to a great first year

Kristen Massimo

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 9.13.2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Strategies for Creating Blended Learning to Support All Learners

Katie Nieves

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 8.23.2020

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

Creating a Virtual Classroom Community

Melissa Dehnert, Selina Coban, and Victoria Creagh

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Mindfulness in the Virtual Classroom

Jaclyn Kelly

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 8.16.2020

Thursday, August 20th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Environment

Hannah Arp & Amanda Baric

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Think Like an Instructional Designer: The Changing Role of Educators in the 21st Century

Dr. Michael Bitz

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 8.9.2020

Thursday August 13th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Virtual Classroom Tips

Tara Reilly and Jessica Hughes

Registration Closed

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

Take Your Power Back! (Behavior Management Mastery)

Ron Shuali M.Ed.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 @ 8:15 AM -3:45 PM

Life in High School and Beyond

Virtual Conference & Resource Expo***

Hosted By LDANJ

Conference Outline & Full Brochure www.LDANJ.org-Events

Registration https://LDANJsummer2020.eventbrite.com

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NJCEC GUESTS: FREE ADMISSION

Use code: NJCEC

Flyer: Click Here

Questions? info@LDANJ.org or 732-645-2738

Week of 7.26.2020

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 @6:30 PM

Yogarate with Ron Shuali

Ron Shuali M.Ed.

Registration Closed

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 @6:30 PM

The Important Work of Play

Dr. Colleen Daly Martinez

Registration Closed

Week of 7.19.2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

The Empowered Educator:

3 Success Secrets to Terrific Teaching***

Ron Shuali M.Ed.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 7.12.2020

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Reaching All Learners with Evidence-Based Mathematics Strategies

Chinwe Osondu. M.Sc.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 7.5.2020

We are taking a break this week. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Week of 6.28.2020

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 @ 9:00 PM

2020 High School Graduates with LD and ADHD and Emerging Adulthood: How can Parents Help**

Dr. Crystal I. Lee and Dr. Karen Wilson

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, July 1

@ 7:30 PM

Gifted Education in New Jersey:

What Is, What's Changed, and What Will Be**

Michael Kaelber

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

Vinyasa Yoga with Michelle

Michelle Schwartz

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 6.21.2020

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

A Body and Mind Stretching Session with Ron Shuali

Ron Shuali M.Ed

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 6.14.2020

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Putting the “U” in UDL

MaryAnn Joseph

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 6.7.2020

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Nicole Ammirato & Vincent Putignano

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Monday, June 8th, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 2:35 PM

The NJCEC & NJATC are hosting a VIRTUAL ED Camp!!!

The sessions are discussions and the topics are chosen by you!

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 5.31.2020

Wednesday - June 3rd, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Strategies for Preventing Problem Behavior and Enhancing Classroom Management

Sara-Kate Cruz, MS, BCBA

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 5.24.2020

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Understanding the Impact of Student Trauma for the K-12 Classroom and Online

Dr. Bobbie Downs

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Information about Presentations:

Week of 5..2020

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM | Presenters: Jessica Bush, Kathryn Lancioni, Ron Shuali M.Ed

Let’s Talk Post COVID-19 Wellness for Teens and Tweens

Registration: post-covid-teen-tween.eventbrite.com 

Tips and Tricks to help tweens and teens navigate their journey back to school/reality.

About this event

Ron Shuali will discuss how to unlock your mind and body's hidden abilities to create the life that YOU want!

Kathryn Lancioni, Presenting Perfection will discuss some ways to help your teen/tween transition back to the classroom. We'll review some basic tips for making solid first-day impressions and ways to reconnect with friends after months apart.

“Some children have thrived with online learning, and some have shut down and disconnected,” says Jessica Bush of Tutor Doctor of North Jersey. She shares with us how we can best support those kids who will be anxious returning to in-person school and being away from their family, vs those kids who are eager to get back and see their friends, but may be fearful in other ways. The transition will be a challenge whether you have introverted child, or a highly social child. Most important, says Jessica, is to validate their feelings and lead with calmness. She will share with us ways to best navigate this transition.

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NJCEC is hosting FREE hands on workshop for tweens and teens as they get ready to navigate the educational world after COVID.

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Jessica Bush “making learning personal” is the foundation on which she has built her Tutor Doctor business. Her natural instinct for uncovering the unique needs and desires of students, helps them holistically by mastering their academics as well as building confidence and self-esteem.

Kathryn Lancioni is the founder of Presenting Perfection, a public speaking program for students of all ages. Through individual and group coaching, children and adults discover the simple way to discover their inner voice and become the narrator of their own story.

Ron "SHUA" Shuali, M.Ed. has been called the “Messiah of the Body and Mind.” He awakens bodies to new possibilities in understanding how to truly identify, address and actually SOLVE problems. His laughter filled and eye opening experiences have multiple “Ah-HA!” moments.

Week of 5.2.2020

Wednesday, May 5 @ 6:00 PM | Presenters: Amy Arsiwala & Yelena Lyudmilova

Leveraging Universal Design in Remote Learning

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gDuwPPvlRFqHa96hu3G4Dg

The workshop will discuss universal design and differentiation in a remote learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to explore techniques and resources, as well as participate in peer discourse on the subject. The goal of these techniques is to mitigate the communication interruptions students’ experiences as they move between remote and face-to-face learning experiences.

Bio:

Amy is a K-12 educator working in the field of educational technology and is currently an instructional technology coach. She also works for NJCU and Drew as an adjunct professor. Areas of research and advocacy include individualized learning, UDL, co-teaching, professional development, and transitional services into college.

Bio:

Yelena is the Assistant Director of Education Computing Technology at Essex County College. Her research interests include the implementation and management of education technology, particularly the use of non-institutional resources, and students' digital rights.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gDuwPPvlRFqHa96hu3G4Dg

Week of 4.18.2020

Wednesday, April 21 @ 6:00 PM | Presenters: Rebecca Muller and Debi Vesper

        The Power of Paraprofessionals

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wTA6fL-aTASBDLBgtW4brA

There has been a big question about how to utilize paraprofessionals during remote/hybrid learning. These individuals sometimes referred to as educational assistants or aides in the classroom are essential to the special education population. But how are they being used? Are they being respected or thrown to the side? It seems every district and even every school handles this situation differently. Join us to try to help us solve some of these pervasive issues that existed even before COVID but now are especially apparent.

Bio: Rebecca Muller is a dedicated special education teacher hoping to connect people and help make positive changes for underserved populations of students. She holds her Master's Degree in Special Education from Rowan University and an Educational Leadership certificate from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she teaches high school mathematics and helps juniors and seniors transition to their lives post-high school.

Bio: Debi Vesper has been a practicing School Psychologist in New Jersey for 21 years. She earned her Masters Degree and School Psychology Certification from Rowan University and obtained a Supervisor Certification from Seton Hall University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Delaware Valley University. Debi has experience working with students with a variety of disabilities from ages 3 through 21, working in both public and private settings, as well as with children of military families. As a student advocate and parent supporter, Debi believes all children can learn when provided with the right opportunities.

        Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wTA6fL-aTASBDLBgtW4brA

Week of 4.11.2020

Wednesday, April 14 @ 8:00 PM | Presenter: Dr Julia Brillante

        Recognizing and Understanding Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation in Teens

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wTA6fL-aTASBDLBgtW4brA

Learn more about the Center for CBT: http://centerforcbt.org/

Suicide has risen to the 2nd leading cause of death among 10-34 year-olds in the United States, according to the CDC (2019). Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), is a strong risk factor for suicide attempts. NSSI and suicidal ideation in teenagers can elicit fear in families and school staff. At the same time, helping the adults in teenagers' lives to understand the implications of these behaviors and how to connect teens to proper care can make a difference in their lives. This workshop aims to provide a brief overview of NSSI and suicidal ideation, including how they present, knowledge of different functions of these behaviors, and questions which can be asked to help assess for non suicidal/suicidal intent. Participants will gain knowledge of interventions for these difficulties and ways to help connect adolescents to treatment. The intended audience for this workshop includes parents/caregivers as well as school-based staff, including teachers, counselors, and administrators.

Learn more about the Center for CBT: http://centerforcbt.org/

Julia Brillante, PsyD, specializes in working with youth and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicidal ideation, and tic disorders. Dr. Brillante uses evidence-based techniques, coupled with a compassionate and collaborative approach that helps individuals face challenges, identify strengths and supports, and build lives worth living. She has expertise in both DBT and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and extensive training in interpersonal psychotherapy for those with depression. Dr. Brillante is a member of the Suicide & Self-Injury Special Interest group at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and has co-authored publications on NSSI in adolescents and young adults. She is passionate about addressing mental health disparities related to psychosocial stressors, race, and cultural identity, and is dedicated to bringing this commitment to support the youth, young adults, and families with whom she works.

Registration:         https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wTA6fL-aTASBDLBgtW4brA

Week of 4.4.2020

Wednesday, April 7 @ 8:30 PM | Presenter: Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D,

        Autism 101: Myths, Facts, Diagnosis, and Treatment*** 

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QbErRzqdRwGZ5cY1qd8inA

New Jersey has the highest prevalence rate of autism spectrum disorders in the nation, at around 3%. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to have a good understanding of what autism is and what it isn’t. This workshop is ideal for individuals who are interested in learning more about the basics of autism spectrum disorder. We will address how autism is diagnosed, along with common myths and facts. We will discuss common challenges that are associated with a diagnosis of autism as well as how a diagnosis impacts the family as a whole. Finally, we will discuss evidence-based treatments for autism, and provide a list of resources. This workshop is designed for educators, school staff, and parents who are interested in learning more about autism.

Learn more about the CBT here: http://centerforcbt.org/

Bio: Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a postdoctoral fellow and board-certified behavior analyst at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ, where she provides cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents with a range of difficulties. She has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of youth with feeding disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, challenging behavior, and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Dashow also collaborates with parents and school-based professionals to enhance treatment outcomes. Dr. Dashow has presented at a number of local and national professional conferences on disruptive behavior, autism, and feeding disorders.

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QbErRzqdRwGZ5cY1qd8inA

Week of 3.28.2020

Wednesday, March 29 @ 6:00 PM | Presenter: Dr. Faith Thayer & Natalie Kitts

        Building Healthy Minds

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YxFV187TTbe3SZITynBdCQ

Learn more about Positive Developments here: https://www.positivedevelopment.com/

In this webinar, we will explore the use of the Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based model (DIR ®) in facilitating healthy development. There will be a specific focus on regulation, stress states, and trauma that can interfere with the ability of children with special needs to be ready to learn. Current research will be shared that will illuminate the powerful impact that a developmental-based approach to intervention has on the social-emotional growth of children with autism. We will explore how a DIR-based team approach can empower families and collaborate with educators to reach beyond behavioral modification to help children achieve higher levels of growth and independence. We will also discuss the recent changes in Medicaid Autism services in the State of New Jersey, which now includes Developmental Interventions as an option. This webinar is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning more about a developmental approach (DIR ®).

Dr. Faith Thayer is an Expert Training Leader & DIR Floortime® Provider; Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC); and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT). Currently she lectures in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Caldwell University (NJ). Formerly she was an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program of Special Education at Daemen College TTI (NY). Her other previous positions include Director of Student Programing at the Atlas Foundation for Autism (NY); Director of Mental Health and DIR Floortime® at the Imagine Academy for Autism (NY), and Director of the Creative Arts Therapy Center and Overnight Camps for the Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill (CT). She is the lead author of the recently published study “An Evaluation of a Developmental Individual-differences Relationship-based (DIR®) Creative Arts Therapies Program for Children with Autism” (Arts & Psychotherapy, 2021).

Natalie Kitts is passionate about using scientific evidence-based approaches to help kids, families, and adults live well-balanced lives. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Occupational therapy from Kean University. As a licensed occupational therapist she has expertise working in early intervention, school-based practice, parent coaching, and private practice. She is a lifelong learner and has extensive continuing education including advanced training in Sensory Integration Theory (SIPT) and Intervention, including STAR SI proficiency, and has earned a Fellows Certificate in the DIR-Floortime Model and Foundational Capacities for Development (DIR-FCD).

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YxFV187TTbe3SZITynBdCQ

Week of 3.14.2020

Wednesday, March 17 @ 7:00 PM | Presenter: Priscilla Morrison, Psy.D.,

        Understanding ADHD

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M5ATAmH1REWjyA1AqGq4Hw

If you have a student or a child who is frequently distracted, constantly moving around, or unable to wait their turn, you may be concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although ADHD is a well-known diagnosis, many may not truly understand the complexities of the different subtypes. In addition, it can be difficult to understand why individuals struggle across a variety of domains.There are common misperceptions that are easily confused with actual diagnostic criteria. Further, it can be difficult to understand how to help children and adolescents with this diagnosis. This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in learning about the diagnosis of ADHD, clinical interventions, and academic accommodations. Participants will be provided with an overview of the diagnosis, the different subtypes and will also learn about the evidence-based interventions. Finally, recommendations for academic accommodations will be discussed.

Bio: Priscilla Morrison, Psy.D., specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults who experience a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional challenges. Dr. Morrison has particular expertise in assessing and diagnosing concerns related to attention problems, learning difficulties, and autism. Dr. Morrison works collaboratively with families, educators, and other professionals to facilitate positive development for each child. She embraces the challenge of gathering information from a variety of sources and piecing them together like a puzzle to create a picture of how each individual learns. Dr. Morrison has extensive training and experience working in a range of settings, including outpatient programs, inpatient hospitals, and the school system. The breadth of Dr. Morrison’s work in these settings enables her to effectively evaluate and advocate for youth from diverse backgrounds, with a range of medical and learning concerns.

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M5ATAmH1REWjyA1AqGq4Hw

Week of 2.28.2020

Wednesday, March 3 @ 7:00 PM | Presenter: Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D,

        Autism 101: Myths, Facts, Diagnosis, and Treatment

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_owqt2MlSTlSQif99mWb7GA

New Jersey has the highest prevalence rate of autism spectrum disorders in the nation, at around 3%. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to have a good understanding of what autism is and what it isn’t. This workshop is ideal for individuals who are interested in learning more about the basics of autism spectrum disorder. We will address how autism is diagnosed, along with common myths and facts. We will discuss common challenges that are associated with a diagnosis of autism as well as how a diagnosis impacts the family as a whole. Finally, we will discuss evidence-based treatments for autism, and provide a list of resources. This workshop is designed for educators, school staff, and parents who are interested in learning more about autism.

Learn more about the CBT here: http://centerforcbt.org/

Bio: Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a postdoctoral fellow and board-certified behavior analyst at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ, where she provides cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents with a range of difficulties. She has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of youth with feeding disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, challenging behavior, and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Dashow also collaborates with parents and school-based professionals to enhance treatment outcomes. Dr. Dashow has presented at a number of local and national professional conferences on disruptive behavior, autism, and feeding disorders.

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_owqt2MlSTlSQif99mWb7GA

Week of 2.21.2020

Wednesday February 24, @ 4:30 PM | Presenters: Olivia Landers, Fantina Ponzio, & Christopher Volk

        Virtual Field Trips: Resources for In-class and Distance Learning Travel Experience

Register:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OZhIyeoFRY6OW_5cYvXFyw

Description:

This webinar will guide you through several resources that can be integrated into your general education or special education classes. These resources are great for exploring areas beyond the classroom while staying in the classroom or within distance learning. An open forum will follow the webinar to receive ideas and feedback from all participants.

Bio: 

Olivia Landers; Spanish Language Studies major at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Certified teacher K-12

 Fantina Ponzio; 4th GradeSocial Studies Teacher at Ann Street School of Newark

Christopher Volk; Instructional Assistant/Interim Social Studies Teacher at Pascack Valley Regional High School

REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OZhIyeoFRY6OW_5cYvXFyw

Week of 2.14.2020

Wednesday February 17, @ 8:00 PM | Presenter: Dr. Priscilla Morrison

        Understanding Learning Disorders

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C9D0BK3URpa84iW9q7c4Qg

Description:

Although parents and educators may have an understanding of a child’s academic strengths and areas of difficulty, when should you be concerned about the child having a learning disorder? How can you differentiate between a formal diagnosis and relative weaknesses? This workshop is for individuals who want to understand the different types of learning disorders. Information will be provided on diagnostic criteria and examples of how a child or adolescent’s learning differences may present. In addition, tips will be provided for identifying academic difficulties. Finally, recommendations for intervention and academic support will be discussed. This workshop is designed for parents, educators, and other school staff who are interested in having a better understanding of learning disorders in children and adolescents.

Bio:

Priscilla Morrison, Psy.D., specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults who experience a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional challenges. Dr. Morrison has particular expertise in assessing and diagnosing concerns related to attention problems, learning difficulties, and autism. Dr. Morrison works collaboratively with families, educators, and other professionals to facilitate positive development for each child. She embraces the challenge of gathering information from a variety of sources and piecing them together like a puzzle to create a picture of how each individual learns. Dr. Morrison has extensive training and experience working in a range of settings, including outpatient programs, inpatient hospitals, and the school system. The breadth of Dr. Morrison’s work in these settings enables her to effectively evaluate and advocate for youth from diverse backgrounds, with a range of medical and learning concerns.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C9D0BK3URpa84iW9q7c4Qg  

Week of 2.7.2020

Wednesday February 10, @ 7:00 PM | Presenter: Leah Battillo

The P.O.W.E.R. Solving Protocol: Ways to Help Students Express Their Feelings and Find Solutions To Their Problems

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f7Hhm1zZQa6az426Y8WqMQ 

Description:

The P.O.W.E.R. Solving protocol can help students put problems into words, identify and describe their feelings, focus on appropriate solutions, and evaluate their plan of action. Problem-solving skills are scaffolded and modeled in a systematic fashion. Helpful visuals are incorporated to help teach students the abstract skills of regulating emotions and behaviors. Problem-solving is a complex, but necessary skill that needs to be part of an individual's learning path.

Bio:

Leah Battillo is a special education teacher of 7 years & a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She studied Elementary Education & Linguistics, and concentrated in Special Education & English as a Second Language. She was given the Presidential Award at Gordon College, which is awarded to one student annually who has made significant contributions to the college & the community. In 2017, she received her masters in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism from Ball State University. She was the founder of Beyond Disabilities week at Gordon College, and spent the day with Temple Grandin. She was the project coordinator & current team member for the internationally-recognized Accessible Icon Project. She is currently a special needs consultant in her community & is currently on the board of directors for Kupenda, an international non-profit that partners with communities to provide disability awareness, education, & medical assistance. She is a Funds for Teacher fellow.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f7Hhm1zZQa6az426Y8WqMQ 

Week of 1.31.2020

Wednesday February 3, @ 8:00 PM | Presenter: Dr. Julie Brillante

        Self-care when you don't have time for self-care

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RkuGzlJRTTuSLBcdWAmIgQ

Description:

In the midst of a year wrought with loss and hardships including the global COVID-19 pandemic, many are struggling even more with how and when to implement self-care. This workshop aims to teach and apply skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a form of self-care that can be used in everyday life. Although self-care looks different for everyone, participants will learn how to use DBT’s acceptance skills (e.g., self-validation, mindfulness, radical acceptance) and distress tolerance skills (e.g., DISTRACT skills, self-soothe) to cope with stressors where there may not be an immediate solution. This workshop is developed for parents/caregivers and school-based staff who are coping with caring for themselves at the same time as they care for their children and students.

Bio:

Julia Brillante, PsyD, specializes in working with youth and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicidal ideation, and tic disorders. Dr. Brillante uses evidence-based techniques, coupled with a compassionate and collaborative approach that helps individuals face challenges, identify strengths and supports, and build lives worth living. She has expertise in both DBT and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and extensive training in interpersonal psychotherapy for those with depression. Dr. Brillante is a member of the Suicide & Self-Injury Special Interest group at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and has co-authored publications on NSSI in adolescents and young adults. She is passionate about addressing mental health disparities related to psychosocial stressors, race, and cultural identity, and is dedicated to bringing this commitment to support the youth, young adults, and families with whom she works.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RkuGzlJRTTuSLBcdWAmIgQ

Week of 1.25.2020

Wednesday January 27, @ 6:00 PM | Presenter: Dr. Eric Deibler

        In These Uncertain Times: Returning to School in an Age of Anxiety

Registration:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jL144OonQUi4ujzty7-6Ng

Description:

While none of us truly know how it will be for our children when they return to school this fall , there are lessons that we can take from the experiences of children returning to school after other significant societal disruptions, such as after the 9/11 terrorist attack. In this talk, we will examine the long-term psychological experience of children during episodes of societal disruption, including factors that are associated with a higher degree of symptoms, as well as things that schools and others can do to try and ensure better outcomes. We will cover important concepts such as psychological triage and other effective interventions that can support children who are struggling emotionally.

Bio:

Doctor Deibler holds a master’s degree in School Psychology, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and he specializes in clinical diagnostic work and therapeutic services for children with severe mental illness. Doctor Deibler has been a school psychologist for 29 years and has worked in a variety of settings serving children with mental health needs. These include, public and private schools, self contained special education facilities, residential treatment facilities, and psychiatric inpatient and outpatient hospital programs. He’s currently employed by the Educational Services Unit of the Burlington County Special Services School District. The Burlington County Special Services School District educates students with special needs from across Burlington County in order to enable each student to reach their fullest potential.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jL144OonQUi4ujzty7-6Ng

Week of 1.10.2020

Wednesday January 13, @ 7:00 PM | Presenters: Dr. Erica Dashow & Dr. Priscilla Morrison

        Remote learning: Setting students up for success (A part of our Social Emotional Learning Series)

Registration: CLOSED

Description:

This workshop is ideal for individuals who are interested in learning how to manage behavior during remote learning and set up students for success. We will provide tips on how to set up an optimal environment for remote learning, including creating a school day routine and a quiet learning space, as well as setting behavioral expectations for the school day. We will also help you to minimize distractions to promote learning and engagement. Finally, we will provide concrete strategies to manage disruptive behavior. This workshop is designed for educators, classroom assistants, other school staff, and parents/caregivers who are managing children’s behavior in a remote learning environment.

Bios:

Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a postdoctoral fellow and board-certified behavior analyst at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ, where she provides cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents with a range of difficulties. She has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of youth with feeding disorders, anxiety, obsessive- compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, challenging behavior, and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Dashow also collaborates with parents and school-based professionals to enhance treatment outcomes. In addition to her work at the Center for CBT, Dr. Dashow has presented at a number of local and national professional conferences on disruptive behavior, autism, and feeding disorders.

Priscilla Morrison, Psy.D., specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults who experience a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional challenges. Dr. Morrison has particular expertise in assessing and diagnosing concerns related to attention problems, learning difficulties, and autism. Dr. Morrison works collaboratively with families, educators, and other professionals to facilitate positive development for each child. She embraces the challenge of gathering information from a variety of sources and piecing them together like a puzzle to create a picture of how each individual learns. Dr. Morrison has extensive training and experience working in a range of settings, including outpatient programs, inpatient hospitals, and the school system. The breadth of Dr. Morrison’s work in these settings enables her to effectively evaluate and advocate for youth from diverse backgrounds, with a range of medical and learning concerns.

Week of 1.3.2020

Wednesday January 6, @ 6:30 PM | Presenters: Nicole Harris & Stefanie Babits

        Helping Your Child Succeed in Virtual Learning

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Description:

Families’ lives forever changed in March 2020 with the onset of COVID-19. One of the biggest challenges was children transitioning to remote learning. The new school year looks like no other year for our families, but one thing is certain - we always want our children to succeed

Bios:

Stefanie Babits joined SPAN in 2017 as a Parent Group Specialist on the START- Engaging Parents of Students with Disabilities Project. Stefanie provides supports to Special Education Parent Advisory Groups. She provides workshops on parent involvement in the IEP process and provides guidance on inclusion and family-centered principles and practices. Stefanie is also an Early Childhood Inclusion Coordinator on the New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project. In her role, she provides parent trainings to families of children ages birth-8 years old. Prior to joining SPAN, Stefanie spent 20 years as a Human Resources professional working across various industries including healthcare, IT, and retail. Stefanie holds her BA degree in Human Resources Administration and Spanish from Muhlenberg College.

Nicole Harris is an Educator and Advocate in Early Childhood care and education. Nicole has used her educational background in Early Childhood Development and Psychology to build her Family childcare business of 23 yrs. Her experiences of being a wife, and mother of 5 children, including a child with Down Syndrome, has created a path and passion for the Special need population and immediate inclusive change. Nicole is active in her community, county, and state council programs as Volunteer for active change in family and excellence in education. Nicole is currently working with SPAN'S NJ Inclusive Care Project to support Family Childcare and Daycare Centers along NJOOL to train and educate on Quality Inclusive Care.

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 12.13.2020

Thursday, December 17, @ 10:30 AM | Presenter: Apple EDU

        Access Abilities with iPad: Designing for All Learners Webinar**

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQkFVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWHmh8PN8yLBex9hbMOKFntQ&a=1&l=e

Description:More students are learning with a varying array of abilities. And teachers are exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personalize every student’s learning experience. Explore the built-in features included on every that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

Here's what you'll experience:

Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every Mac.

Discover apps and resources that can personalize learning for all students.

See how Mac can transform into almost any tool students need—a communication device, a daily planner, a switch, a reader—and more.

 Find out how other institutions are using Apple technology to support the diverse learning needs of all their students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Apple products are revolutionizing the learning experience for all students.

Who should attend

Superintendents, principals, special education directors, and curriculum directors

Follow @AppleEDU on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news, announcements, and inspiration from Apple Education.

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQkFVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWHmh8PN8yLBex9hbMOKFntQ&a=1&l=e

Thursday, December 17, @ 9:00 AM | Presenter: Apple EDU

        Access Abilities with Mac: Designing for All Learners Webinar**

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQ0FVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWIJtOlQ-8MqF3JtixyfGg1I&a=1&l=e

Description: More students are learning with a varying array of abilities. And teachers are exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personalize every student’s learning experience. Explore the built-in features included on every that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

Here's what you'll experience:

Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every Mac.

Discover apps and resources that can personalize learning for all students.

See how Mac can transform into almost any tool students need—a communication device, a daily planner, a switch, a reader—and more.

 Find out how other institutions are using Apple technology to support the diverse learning needs of all their students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Apple products are revolutionizing the learning experience for all students.

Who should attend

Superintendents, principals, special education directors, and curriculum directors

Follow @AppleEDU on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news, announcements, and inspiration from Apple Education.

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQ0FVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWIJtOlQ-8MqF3JtixyfGg1I&a=1&l=e

Week of 12.6.2020

Thursday, December 10, @ 2:30 PM | Presenter: Apple EDU

        Access Abilities with iPad: Designing for All Learners Webinar**

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQkVVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWA_SSFAPW91p7HqINaYFDJE&a=1&l=e

Description:More students are learning with a varying array of abilities. And teachers are exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personalize every student’s learning experience. Explore the built-in features included on every that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

Here's what you'll experience:

Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every Mac.

Discover apps and resources that can personalize learning for all students.

See how Mac can transform into almost any tool students need—a communication device, a daily planner, a switch, a reader—and more.

 Find out how other institutions are using Apple technology to support the diverse learning needs of all their students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Apple products are revolutionizing the learning experience for all students.

Who should attend

Superintendents, principals, special education directors, and curriculum directors

Follow @AppleEDU on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news, announcements, and inspiration from Apple Education.

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQkVVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWA_SSFAPW91p7HqINaYFDJE&a=1&l=e

Thursday, December 10, @ 1:00 PM | Presenter: Apple EDU

        Access Abilities with Mac: Designing for All Learners Webinar**

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQ0NVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWFhU5gWHOXweSUoLRYWGynA&a=1&l=e

Description: More students are learning with a varying array of abilities. And teachers are exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personalize every student’s learning experience. Explore the built-in features included on every that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

Here's what you'll experience:

Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every Mac.

Discover apps and resources that can personalize learning for all students.

See how Mac can transform into almost any tool students need—a communication device, a daily planner, a switch, a reader—and more.

 Find out how other institutions are using Apple technology to support the diverse learning needs of all their students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Apple products are revolutionizing the learning experience for all students.

Who should attend

Superintendents, principals, special education directors, and curriculum directors

Follow @AppleEDU on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news, announcements, and inspiration from Apple Education.

Registration: https://events.apple.com/content/events/us_education/us/en/default.html?token=xww6uj7woR0X9A3Y8KUHQ0NVdH60MurN7MAvJSY75sHQxWqaTEhMjEmalXqC7MMJuZhb5dzJ1P1tLkPJGgPIMlxZ5PdIfvyeY_io0YflMxLvWFhU5gWHOXweSUoLRYWGynA&a=1&l=e

Wednesday, December 9, @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Dr. Colleen Martinez

        What is Play Therapy?

Registration: CLOSED

Description:  In this webinar, Dr. Martinez will discuss the differences between traditional talk psychotherapy and play therapy. She will review some of the history and theories of play therapy, and discuss how and when play therapy might be beneficial to children, adolescents, and even adults. Dr. Martinez will discuss credentials that play therapists might hold, as well as how someone in need might find a play therapist. If you are curious to learn about how play can be part of therapy, this webinar is for you!

Bio: Dr. Colleen Daly Martinez is a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapist supervisor with 25 years of experience providing clinical services to children and their families. She has worked in hospital, correctional, outpatient mental health, private practice, summer camp, home based and school settings, and she specializes in play therapy and treating traumatized children. She is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  In her private practice, she provides training, supervision and consultation to individuals, agencies, summer camps and schools to ensure that children and their families receive high quality services.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 11.29.2020

Wednesday, December 2, @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Diane H. Craft, Ph.D.

        Active Play! Practical Ways to Include Young Children with Disabilities in Physical Activities with Typical Peers

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Description: Young children need physical activity to help prevent childhood obesity, promote brain development, and develop the habit of a physically active lifestyle. But what physical activities can children with disabilities do with their typical peers? This presentation provides practical ideas for inclusive physical activities that are developmentally appropriate, use inexpensive equipment, can be done in small spaces, and are FUN for children to play together! View videos of toddlers and preschoolers playing these easy-to-lead activities in home-based and center-based preschool settings.

Bio: Diane H. Craft, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Physical Education Department, SUNY Cortland, holds a doctorate in adapted physical education and is a strong proponent of inclusion. She has co-authored four books on developmentally appropriate, inclusive physical activity for young children including Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children. In addition, Dr. Craft has given over 275 presentations, workshops and keynotes – and now webinars - on early childhood physical activities to audiences across the nation. Since 2015 she has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the subject matter expert on Early Childhood Physical Activity.

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 11/23/2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Presenters: Vincent M. Blazewicz & Jonathan Cariddi

Using the NJ Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Mandate to pay for ABA/Speech/Occupational/Physical therapies****

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Description: This webinar will explore how a child-only NJ individual health insurance plan can be used to pay for essential therapies for children on the spectrum.

Bio:

Registered Representatives and Financial Advisors of Park Avenue Securities LLC

Vincent Blazewicz and Jonathan Cariddi are Registered Representatives and Financial Advisors of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian. Certified Financial Services, LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. CA license #0I30294

Pinpoint disclosure # 2020-112519  and expiration date, 1/29/2021. Also add the following disclosure to the invite: Guardian, its subsidiaries, agents and employees do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Consult your tax, legal, or accounting professional regarding your individual situation.

Registration:REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 10.18.2020

Wednesday, November 16, @ 7:00 PM | Presenter: MaryAnn Joseph

        Co-Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment (Pre-Recorded Webinar)

Students who have In-Class Resource Programming (CoTeach) as a program option in their IEP must be provided this support where instruction is happening whether in person or remote. In this workshop, various co teach models will be explored and applied to a remote learning environment. Specific strategies for planning and implementing co teach lessons delivered both in person and remotely will be shared.

Bio:

MaryAnn Joseph is a National Board certified teacher, who has spent more than 30 years in classrooms throughout the nation. As a Navy wife, MaryAnn has taught both general and special education classes from preschool through high school. About a year ago, she retired from the New Jersey Department of Education as a Special Education Consultant. She continues to work in school districts throughout New Jersey. It is her classroom experience that she wants to share with teachers; strategies that teachers can use to design inclusive lessons that reach high expectations for all students.

Registration: 

Week of 11.8.2020

Wednesday, November 11, @ 6:00 PM | Presenter: Bruce Preston

        Tech Tools for High-Impact Learning

Now more than ever, we need teaching - AND learning - strategies that leverage technology with high impact learning and deep engagement. Using Design Thinking principles, this workshop will model and explore tech choices based on learning needs, explore applications to high impact learning, and use classroom-ready reflective practices to make connections to areas and topics beyond those modeled. While the workshop will focus on engaging students with their learning, intentional crossover strategies will support connections for adult learning, increasing the opportunity for positive in-district collaborations.

Bio:

Bruce Preston has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Personnel for Howell Township Public Schools for the past six years. As a high school Special Needs teacher focused on Mathematics and Social Studies instruction, Mr. Preston was the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year as selected by his peers.  After earning his MA in Ed. Leadership from The College of New Jersey, Mr. Preston served as the Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction, all subjects, for a K-12 school district.  After three years, Mr. Preston transitioned to the role of Shared Director of Curriculum for four different NJ school districts.  He is a founding member & current advisor to the Multi-County Curriculum Consortium. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Learning Forward New Jersey, was an adjunct professor for Brookdale Community College, & served on the Steering Committee for New Jersey Principals & Supervisors Association Leader to Leader administrator mentoring program.

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 11.1.2020

Wednesday, November 4, @ 6:00 PM | Presenter: Dr. Michael Gaskell

        3 Steps to Addressing Trauma Returning from The Pandemic

Students, especially those with challenges are at a greater risk as they return to schools this year. In many instances, students have not seen a school building in greater than half a year. Being prepared for and anticipating these challenges are not only a good idea, they are crucial to the long-term social emotional learning development and wellness of our children. Outlined in this presentation are three steps every educator can take to ensure children are best supported and equipped with this significant transition. The presentation will lay out replicable groundwork all schools and educators can take now to maximize the support and success of all students, and especially those at greatest risk.

Bio:

Dr. Michael Gaskell is the Principal of Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, NJ since 2006, following experience as a special educator and assistant principal in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Gaskell continues to model the pursuit of lifelong learning as he serves as a mentor to new principals in other schools and districts through the New Jersey Leaders to Leaders program. Published in over 20 articles in eSchoolNews, Middleweb, NASSP, Education Dive and made the most-read section of ASCD Smartbrief multiple times, with a book just published this October, Dr. Gaskell continues in his work as a middle school principal, working tirelessly to support instructional excellence, his faculty, the district, and most importantly, the children as the benefactors of idea-sharing.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 10.28.2020

Wednesday, October 28, @ 5:00 PM | Presenters: Deborah Lynam & Alison Pankowski

        Exploring The New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook

The New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook: A Guide to Early Literacy Development & Reading Struggles provides information to schools and families about dyslexia, early literacy development and the best practices for identification, instruction, and accommodation of students who have reading difficulties. Join members of its development committee to explore its contents, review its tools and resources, and discuss its potential impact on school-wide planning and student outcomes.

Bios:

Deborah Lynam is the Director of Partnerships & Engagement at AIM Institute for Learning & Research and serves as a board member for the National Center on Improving Literacy’s Family Engagement Advisory Board. She previously served as chair of the NJ State Special Education Advisory Council and was a member of the NJ DOE Dyslexia Handbook Committee. Deborah has worked as a Family Resource Specialist for New Jersey’s Parent Training & Information Center and is the parent of three children, two with dyslexia. Deborah is a certified Orton-Gillingham Teacher and a board member for the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council. She was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the NJ Branch of the International Dyslexia Association in 2013 and is a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia–NJ.

Alison Pankowski completed her undergraduate work in Deaf Education and Elementary Education at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. She received her Master in Education degree in Special Education from Rutgers University. Mrs. Pankowski completed her post-graduate work at The College of New Jersey to obtain her Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) certificate. She has worked in the special education field since 1995 in New Jersey public schools. During that time she has held a variety of positions including in-class support co-teacher, resource center instructor, self-contained teacher, LDTC and Reading Interventionist. Mrs. Pankowski currently trains teachers in her district in the Wilson Reading System and she is an IDA certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist. Mrs. Pankowski  is also the Education Director at Beyond Communication, LLC in Lambertville.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 10.18.2020

Thursday, October 22, @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: MaryAnn Joseph

        Co-Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment

Students who have In-Class Resource Programming (CoTeach) as a program option in their IEP must be provided this support where instruction is happening whether in person or remote. In this workshop, various co teach models will be explored and applied to a remote learning environment. Specific strategies for planning and implementing co teach lessons delivered both in person and remotely will be shared.

Bio:

MaryAnn Joseph is a National Board certified teacher, who has spent more than 30 years in classrooms throughout the nation. As a Navy wife, MaryAnn has taught both general and special education classes from preschool through high school. About a year ago, she retired from the New Jersey Department of Education as a Special Education Consultant. She continues to work in school districts throughout New Jersey. It is her classroom experience that she wants to share with teachers; strategies that teachers can use to design inclusive lessons that reach high expectations for all students.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 10.4.2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 PM | Presenters: Leah Battillo

         The Accessible Icon Project: Changing Perspectives of Ability and Accessibility

The Accessible Icon Project is an international collaboration among people with disabilities and their allies toward a more accessible world through a dynamic, active symbol known as the “Accessible Icon”. The Accessible Icon Project features a more dynamic figure—one that aims to portray individuals with disabilities in an evolving light. The Accessible Icon Project is an ongoing work of design activism. The symbol acts as a metaphor that highlights the person over the disability. Partners of the project are from private and public organizations, as well as hundreds of cities, states, towns and government agencies from around the world.

Leah Battillo is a special education teacher of 7 years & a board certified behavior analyst. She studied elementary education & linguistics, and concentrated in special education & ESL. She was given the Presidential Award, which is awarded to one student annually who has made significant contributions to the college & the community. She received her masters in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism. She was the founder & director of Beyond Disabilities week at Gordon College, and spent the day with Temple Grandin. She was the project coordinator & current team member for the internationally-recognized Accessible Icon Project. Currently, over 40 states & 25 countries use the Accessible Icon symbol. She is currently a special needs consultant in her community & is currently on the board of directors for Kupenda, an international non-profit that partners with communities to provide disability awareness, education, & medical assistance. She is a Funds for Teacher fellow.

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 9.27.2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 PM | Presenters: Alisa Martin-Leighton & Quinta Whitely

         Virtual Learning for Special Needs Children

The attendees will learn strategies and interactive ways for planning and creating virtual learning for the autistic population and special needs students. Strategies for supporting this particular population within this type of environment will be addressed. While examples will be utilized while using the Zoom platform, the strategies can be applicable no matter what platform the schools and the parents use.

Quinta Whitely:

I have been teaching for the Newark Board of education for five years. I teach students with autism grade k-2. I'm currently a doctoral student at NJCU. My coworkers and I have created a Life Skills room for our students because they struggle in this area studies have shown. We are currently reviewing the curriculum and implementing strategies that are on the IEP's as we assist the students with remote learning.

Alisa Martin-Leighton:

I have been in the field of education for over 30 years. I received my Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree from The City College of Education from New York. I also have my graduate degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education from New York. Currently, I am a Doctoral Student at NJCU's Educational Technology Leadership program. As a career, I work with children under the age of three in the Early Intervention Program. Some of my students have a diagnosis of autism, others are not diagnosed but have developmental delays.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 9.20.2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Kristen Massimo

        Survival 101: A new teacher guide to a great first year

This presentation offers many ideas and tools to help set new teachers up for

success.

Bio: Veteran educator with more than 15 years experience. I've taught every grade level from kindergarten through grade 12 in public and private schools. I have had co-teaching experience as well as push in/pull out program experience. I have also worked with students with every type of disability and mentored both new and veteran teachers. I have a passion for education but specifically for professional development for teachers. The rate of burnout for the profession is alarming and indicates to me that teachers are lacking the tools and support that they need. I feel that if teachers get started with creating good habits for themselves, it will go a long way toward preventing distress years later.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 9.13 .2020

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Katie Nieves

        Strategies for Creating Blended Learning to Support All Learners

In this session, discover best practices and strategies for planning and creating blended learning environments that can be applied to hybrid, in-person, or online learning environments. Strategies for supporting all learners within this type of environment will be addressed. While the examples will utilize the Google for Education platform, the strategies can be applicable no matter what platform the district uses.

Bio: Katie Nieves is a middle school special education teacher and has worked in the resource room, co-teaching/inclusion, and intervention settings. She is an Ed.D. candidate in Educational Technology Leadership and is a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator. She frequently writes for Edutopia, and her research focuses on using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Katie believes in using technology to empower students and help them find success both in and out of the classroom.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 8.23.2020

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 @ 4:00 PM | Presenters: Melissa Dehnert, Selina Coban, and Victoria Creagh

        Creating a Virtual Classroom Community

This webinar was pre recorded to help educators create and foster a virtual classroom community with their students. The webinar will do this in three different parts: explaining getting to know you activities and first day of school procedures, running morning meetings in a virtual classroom, and several zoom activities that can be used virtually.

Bio: This webinar was created by Melissa Dehnert, graduate student at Ramapo College and middle school aide, Victoria Creagh, graduate student at Ramapo College and second grade teacher, and Selina Coban, graduate student at Ramapo College and kindergarten teacher.

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Jaclyn Kelly

Mindfulness in the Virtual Classroom

Guide students to find their inner peace and serenity in the virtual environment during these trying times. We will discuss different breathing exercises, meditation techniques, and yoga poses that you will be able to easily incorporate into virtual learning. Help your students to feel at ease during this transitional phase in their lives to assist them in reaching their full academic potential.  

Bio: Jaclyn Kelly is a recent graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a degree in Elementary Education. She is currently enrolled in the Masters in Special Education also at Ramapo College. She was awarded Clinical Intern of Distinction by the New Jersey Department of Special Education during her student teaching. She will be teaching K-2 Special Education in the fall at the Mary A. Hubbard School in Ramsey.

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 8.16.2020

Thursday, August 20th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM | Presenters: Hannah Arp and Amanda Baric

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Environment

In the webinar you will learn about the impact of COVID-19 on students' behaviors and how we can support them as educators. Additionally, you will be provided insight on how to utilize online resources to check in and support social-emotional learning in a virtual environment. There are also resources that can be supplied to families/guardians to continue social-emotional wellness at home.

Bio: Hannah Arp and Amanda Baric are recent graduates from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. As they are pursuing a career opportunity, they are also continuing their education in their alma maters accelerated Master of Arts in Special Education program. Through this program, they have had the opportunity to research and learn about different virtual supports for educators and are excited to share the tools with you!

Registration: CLOSED

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Presenter: Dr. Michael Bitz

Think Like an Instructional Designer: The Changing Role of Educators in the 21st Century

What is the role of an educator in the 21st century? In this information age, students rarely need traditional teachers to lecture information at them; most information can be found at the click of a button. What students need are dynamic and engaging instructional designers who help students to organize, analyze, synthesize, and share information in dynamic and engaging ways. This session will explore the changing role of educators in the 21st century through the lens of an instructional designer. The session will focus on a specific learning standard and model how an instructional designer would build a lesson. The workshop will also introduce free web resources for immediate use in remote or in-person learning environments.

Bio:

Dr. Michael Bitz, EdD, is an recognized innovator in education who has worked to establish creativity at the core of learning for youths around the world. His creativity-based literacy programs have impacted over 250,000 youth around the world and have been featured by many media outlets. Dr. Bitz has also written two books about his literacy program, the Comic Book Project. Dr. Bitz is a Professor of Teacher Education at Ramapo College, where he also directs the Instructional Design Center.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C6RCF-dMQLKzE7feJp-LGA

Week of 8.9.2020

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Presenters: Tara Reilly and Jessica Hughes

Virtual Classroom Tips

  1. “Virtual Literacy Strategies for Middle School Students” - Tara Reilly

This upcoming school year may present some challenges for teachers that are either completely online or teaching a hybrid model of their class. Since literacy entails a great deal of interaction, communication, and practice, teachers might begin looking for online tools to assist their students in mastering their reading and writing skills. “Virtual Literacy Strategies for Middle School Students” provides activities that can be done virtually on video calls as well as different websites and applications that teachers can use to improve and maintain their students’ literacy skills.

Tara Reilly is a senior at Ramapo College of New Jersey and is pursuing a degree in Secondary Education English as well as a Master’s degree in Special Education.

  1.  The Importance of Brain Breaks - Jessica Hughes

Within this webinar, you may further your knowledge on Emotional Regulation - explicit definitions, strategies/tips you can take and implement in your own classroom, and real life examples.

Throughout each of our videos, you will find us speaking upon calming corners, tips and strategies teachers can implement, and real-life examples too.

This webinar was made in cooperation with other MASE Program students at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Ms.  Jessica Hughes

3rd Grade Teacher

B.S. Elementary Education ‘20 -RCNJ

M.A. Special Education ‘21-RCNJ

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8yBC1u3VRCO8ZpzVohlb4Q

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 @ 4:00 PM | Presenter: Ron Shuali M.Ed

Take Your Power Back (Behavior Mastery/Management)

This workshop has received the highest praises from the educational world as being revolutionary and thought provoking in teaching effective behavior management strategies.

You will:

- Learn how to quickly stop negative behaviors before they happen

- Become aware of the ways that we miscommunicate to children

- Learn 3 techniques to get your children to choose to follow instructions

- Walk away empowered and excited to get to you classroom

Bio:

Ron Shuali, M.Ed has spent over 15 years working and presenting in the education marketplace. He is a best selling author of his award winning book "Breaking the Bullying Circle" and the book based on his successful behavior management system "Building the 21st Century Child", top motivational speaker and presenter with expertise in the preschool through middle school arena. Ron presents keynote addresses, continuing professional development workshops and school assemblies in schools and conferences nationally and locally. His ability to awaken the minds of students and schools expands into the corporate world as well. All participants laugh, listen and learn to succeed.

Registration:  REGISTRATION CLOSED

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 @ 8:15 AM -3:45 PM | Presenter:LDANJ

Life in High School and Beyond Virtual Conference & Resource Expo**

View Full Flyer Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qlWgP0uGygvsV9UIOgxrTO0W1r9QWWRY/view?usp=sharing

Adt’l Info:

Conference Outline & Full Brochure www.LDANJ.org-Events

Registration https://LDANJsummer2020.eventbrite.com

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NJCEC GUESTS: FREE ADMISSION

Questions? info@LDANJ.org or 732-645-2738

Week of 7.25.2020

July 30th, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Ron Shuali M.Ed.

YOGARATE® (PRONOUNCED YOGA-RAH-TAY)***

Yoga and Martial arts blended into one age appropriate experience. Your participants are engaged and laugh through a keynote like no other. Activities include breathing, stretching, giggling, blocking, learning, singing, thinking, jumping, throwing and a lot of smiling. Participants discover a new way to effectively communicate with fellow teacher, parents and children for the best possible results. Your staff will leave the room empowered, excited and energized. The audience gets to choose their level of participation as the games and activities can be done in their chairs or at the front of the room in a designated movement area.

Educators experience auditory, visual and kinesthetic joy that they can bring into their classrooms.

Educators learn immediately effective behavior modification skills to transform their most challenging children.

Educators learn 4 ways to breathe that positively alters their moods and oxygenates their blood.

Breathe in…NamastAHYAH!!!

Registration: Closed

***This webinar consists of a pre-recorded webinar that has been provided by the presenter(s).

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Dr. Colleen Daly Martinez

The Important Work of Play

Play is fun, but it’s not frivolous. Play is a necessary and valuable contributor to children’s development.   Unfortunately, in an atmosphere that prioritizes competition and achievement, play can become less of a priority.   In this webinar, Dr. Martinez will discuss theories about the purpose of play, types of play, some of the relational, developmental and academic outcomes associated with play, and she will share ideas about how caring adults can encourage and promote play for children of all ages.

Bio:

Dr. Colleen Daly Martinez is a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapist supervisor with 25 years of experience providing clinical services to children and their families. She has worked in hospital, correctional, outpatient mental health, private practice, summer camp, home based and school settings, and she specializes in play therapy and treating traumatized children. She is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  In her private practice, she provides training, supervision and consultation to individuals, agencies, summer camps and schools to ensure that children and their families receive high quality services.

Registration: Closed

Week of 7.12.2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Ron Shuali M.Ed

The Empowered Educator: 3 Success Secrets to Terrific Teaching ***

This program focuses on expanding the current world that your participants live in by having them experience many different ways that we miss-communicate with children and adults without being aware of it. They will learn 3 secrets to being more empowered both inside the classroom and at home in area like but not limited to behavior modification strategies, self-regulation and overall general health. They will leave with eagerness in their eyes to try out these secrets.

Bio:

Ron Shuali, M.Ed has spent over 15 years working and presenting in the education marketplace. He is a best selling author of his award winning book "Breaking the Bullying Circle" and the book based on his successful behavior management system "Building the 21st Century Child", top motivational speaker and presenter with expertise in the preschool through middle school arena. Ron presents keynote addresses, continuing professional development workshops and school assemblies in schools and conferences nationally and locally. His ability to awaken the minds of students and schools expands into the corporate world as well. All participants laugh, listen and learn to succeed.

Registration:  Closed

***This webinar consists of a pre-recorded webinar that has been provided by the presenter(s).

Week of 7.12.2020

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Chinwe Osondu. M.Sc.

Reaching All Learners with Evidence-Based Mathematics Strategies

This webinar supports teacher’s efforts to reach all learners with strategies for engagement and redesigning the classroom environment.  Participants will discuss activities that boost understanding and reduce barriers to learning.  They will also obtain ideas that provide access to all students irrespective of ability or disability..

Bio:

Chinwe Osondu, M.Sc., MA is a Special Education Consultant and Mathematics Specialist at the New Jersey Department of Education.  Chinwe earned a MSc. degree in Special Education from Touro College and a M.A. degree in Teaching Middle School Mathematics from Montclair State University.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Seton Hall University. Chinwe has taught mathematics at many levels from K-12 and provides training and technical assistance to districts across the state of New Jersey.  In her spare time, Chinwe enjoys listening to her audible books, travelling, and being a mom to three amazing kids.

Registration: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Week of 6.29.2020

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 @ 9:00 PM | Presenters: Dr. Crystal I. Lee and Dr. Karen Wilson

2020 High School Graduates with LD and ADHD and Emerging Adulthood: How can Parents Help (COMPLETION OF THIS WEBINAR DOES NOT RESULT IN A PD CERTIFICATE)**

Elizabeth Hamblet, College Learning Disabilities Consultant, will be hosting two free talks by Karen Wilson of ChildNEXUS Kinta Parker and Dr. Crystal I. Lee- Los Angeles Concierge Psychologist on the topic of how parents can help high school graduates with learning disabilities and ADHD as they move into an uncertain future.

Registration: CLOSED

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | Presenter: Michael Kaelber (An Education Law Consultant)

 Gifted Education in New Jersey: What Is, What's Changed, and What Will Be**

Legislation passed in January 2020 directed New Jersey's school districts to file a report in the 2020-2021 academic year with the State D.O.E. on gifted education. This webinar provides clarification and direction on this ground breaking law by highlighting the provisions of the recently passed legislation, the Strengthening Gifted Education Act, and their impact on gifted education for the state, school districts, educators, students, and parents. Michael will discuss not only the changes, but what remains unchanged in the current law, and what the next legislative session may hold for gifted education in New Jersey.



Michael will lead webinar participants through the status of the current law for gifted education including the remaining federal and state laws governing gifted and talented education, the constitutional underpinning, funding sources, school district requirements, ESSA and state monitoring, and how the case law in the administrative and judicial arenas has treated gifted and talented education.

Registration: CLOSED

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 @ 6:30 PM | Presenter: Michelle Schwartz

Vinyasa Yoga With Michelle

A 30 Minute vinyasa style yoga class for all ages. (Attendees should bring a mat or towel to practice on). All ages and levels welcome, and remember that you are not going to be seen or heard by others.

Bio:

Michelle is a registered yoga teacher with 695 hours of training. She loves teaching to children and people with developmental disabilities. Michelle is also a social worker in the New York City Court system.

Registration: CLOSED

Week of 6.21.2020

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Presenter: Ron Shuali

Teachers love the results and the way they feel after this workshop is over. Ron does this by showing them how to:

Bio:

Ron Shuali, M.Ed has spent over 15 years working and presenting in the education marketplace. He is a best selling author of his award winning book "Breaking the Bullying Circle" and the book based on his successful behavior management system "Building the 21st Century Child", top motivational speaker and presenter with expertise in the preschool through middle school arena. Ron presents keynote addresses, continuing professional development workshops and school assemblies in schools and conferences nationally and locally. His ability to awaken the minds of students and schools expands into the corporate world as well. All participants laugh, listen and learn to succeed.

Week of 6.14.2020

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Presenter: MaryAnn Joseph

A lot of discussion in today’s classrooms is around creating lessons with access for all learners.  In this webinar, Universal Design for Learning, UDL,  will be introduced as a way to plan for lessons that meet the needs of all learners.  This is an introductory webinar, useful for those who need to know the basic concepts of Universal Design for Learning.  The principles of UDL will be introduced and time for personal reflection as it relates to instructional practice will be a part of the webinar discussion.

Bio:

MaryAnn is a National Board certified teacher who has worked with students and teachers in schools throughout the nation for over 40 years.  She is dedicated to the mission of including students with disabilities in general education classrooms while maintaining high expectations for all.  MaryAnn currently works as a consultant throughout the state of New Jersey, sharing research-based strategies that address specialized instruction as a classroom coach.

Week of 6.7.2020

Monday, June 8th, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 2:35 PM | Presenter: YOU!!!

The NJCEC & NJATC are hosting a VIRTUAL ED Camp!!! The sessions are discussions and the topics are chosen by you!

Registration: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Schedule at a glance (and notes): NJCEC Virtual Edcamp June 2020 Schedule-at-a-Glance

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Presenters: Nicole Ammirato & Vincent Putignano

This webinar will entail mindfulness in the classroom for students of all ages. We will discuss the importance of practicing mindfulness, the benefits of mindfulness in the classroom, along with different mindfulness techniques, settings, and tips for elementary, middle, and highschool students. Different mindfulness resources will be provided for participants. As a group, we will practice a few different mindfulness strategies.

Week of 5.31.2020

Wednesday - June 3rd, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Presenter: Sara-Kate Cruz, MS, BCBA

Strategies for Preventing Problem Behavior and Enhancing Classroom Management

This presentation covers simple proactive strategies (antecedent interventions) teachers can use to prevent problem behaviors in their classrooms. We will dip our toes into the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and how to take advantage of these principles in a practical way.

Bio:

Sara-Kate Cruz is a certified General and Special Education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 10 years of experience in both private and public school settings. After spending most of her career in the classroom working directly with children with intellectual disabilities and behavior disorders, she recently transitioned to the role of District Behaviorist for Ramsey School District in New Jersey.

Week of 5.27.2020

Wednesday - May 27th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Presenter: Dr. Bobbie Downs

During this presentation, we will recognize the prevalence and realize the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) so that we can respond in a trauma-informed way and resist re-traumatization. We will explore the way that trauma can shape learning and behavior while also discussing strategies for mitigating the potential impact. Strategies for mitigating the impact of trauma while utilizing remote learning will be discussed.

Bio:

Dr. Bobbie Downs is currently the Director of the Educational Services Unit (ESU) for Burlington County Special Services School District. Dr. Downs decided to pursue a career in education after serving as a teacher and administrator in a school for Sudanese refugees in Cairo, Egypt. Since that time, Dr. Downs served in the role of teacher and administrator at the Burlington County Alternative School before being named Director of the ESU. Dr. Downs received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in Teaching from Drew University. Later, Dr. Downs earned her Master’s degree in School Leadership and her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. Dr. Downs also holds a Graduate Certificate of Autism Education. She is a certified mindfulness instructor for Mindful Schools and an instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid.

        

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