October 2017

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Classroom Management-Part 1
October 2, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Classroom Management: 6 hours PD credit; dinner provided. This training was created and is taught by JCTA members who are classroom teachers. Learn strategies to help you be more successful in your teaching. Must attend both Parts 1 and 2 to receive PD credit.  Part 1, Monday, October 2, 4:30-7:30 pm. Sign up at PD Central.
 




Diversity Module I
October 4, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity. 2.5 hours PD credit; dinner provided. This training was developed by the National Education Association; Module I objectives include:


• Understanding the dimensions of diversity
• Experience how group membership affects self-perception and perception of others
• Reflect on how diversity affects our students, co-workers, and communities

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:30-7:30 pm. Sign up at PD Central.
 




Diversity: Module II
October 11, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity-Module 2: Developing Cultural Identity: Exploring Our Core Values & Beliefs

Session Goals:

·       Explain the depth and breadth of diversity

·       Identify core values

·       Identify the relationship between core values and behavior

·       Demonstrate the impact of values, beliefs, feelings, and self-concept on behavior

·       Explore how assumptions, prejudices, and biases are formed

 

This training was developed by the National Education Association and led by JCTA Teacher Cadre members; 2.5 hours PD credit; dinner provided; Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Register at PD Central.




Classroom Management-Part 2
October 12, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Classroom Management: 6 hours PD credit; dinner provided.  This training was created and is taught by JCTA members who are classroom teachers.  Learn strategies to help you be more successful in your teaching.  Must attend both Parts 1 and 2 to receive PD credit. Part 2, Thursday, October 12, 4:30-7:30 pm. Sign up at PD Central.




Classroom Management-Parts 1 & 2
October 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Classroom Management: Six hours PD credit; lunch provided. This training was created and is taught by JCTA members who are classroom teachers. Learn strategies to help you be more successful in your teaching. Must attend both Parts 1 and 2 to receive PD credit.  Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sign up at PD Central.
 




Diversity: Module III
October 18, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity-Module 3: Reacting to Differences

Session Goals:

·       Understand the terms “Insiders” and “Outsiders” when discussing identity groups

·       Examine how differences can result in negative “Insider and Outsider” relationships

·       Identify the “Insiders” and “Outsiders” in your school, district, and/or association

·       Explore ways you can work to change the dynamics of social oppression

 

This training was developed by the National Education Association and led by JCTA Teacher Cadre members; 2.5 hours PD credit; dinner provided; Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Register at PD Central.  




Erasing Student Loans and Debt
October 19, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Erasing Student Loans and Debt:  No PD credit; snacks provided.  Presented by NEA Member Benefits Representative Guy Kendall-Freas, this workshop covers the forgiveness options of some types of student loans, options for repayment, and do’s and don’ts for loans. Thursday, October 19, 4:30-6 p.m.




Know Your Contract
October 23, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Know Your Contract: No PD credit; dinner provided. Led by JCTA UniServ Director Elana Crane, this two-hour workshop helps participants learn their rights and responsibilities under our contract, understand the grievance process, and know the answers to frequently-asked contract questions. Monday, October 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.




Diversity: Module IV
October 25, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity-Module IV: Valuing Diversity

Session Goals:

·       Define “diversity competence” and explore its various stages

·       Identify how the lack of diversity competence offends individuals/groups

·       Explore methods to enhance communication when we have been offended

·       Develop action plans to apply diversity principles in our own environments

 

This training was developed by the National Education Association and is led by JCTA Teacher Cadre members; 2.5 hours PD credit; dinner provided; Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  Register on PD Central.




When Can I Afford to Retire?
October 26, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

When Can I Afford to Retire?  No PD credit; snacks provided.  Presented by NEA member Benefits Representative Guy Kendall-Freas, this workshop aims to increase members’ awareness of their retirement system, their pension payout options, health care costs and more.  Participants will be able to determine if they are on the right track in their retirement preparations and, if not, what their options are, including sheltering severance pay and purchasable service credit options.  An overview of how the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provisions (GPO/WEP) affect social security will also be provided. Thursday, October 26, 4:30-6 p.m.