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Child Care Available

NJEA will again enlist the services of ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements to offer NJEA members attending the Convention low-cost child care. The cost is $20 per child, per day. Registration will be available in September.

Convention App

Smartphone users will be able to “let their fingers do the walking” at this year’s NJEA Convention with an application designed to run on iPhones, Android-based phones, and Blackberrys. The 2014 NJEA Convention app will be available in your app store this fall.

Building Winning Teams for the Entire School Community
Friday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 311
Presenter: Lynn S. Casaleggio and Donna R. O’Malley

This training is designed to build unity among all school employees by raising awareness of a common goal: success for all students. Working together, employees achieve success through partnerships.

Career Ladder for NJEA ESPs
Thursday: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 305
Presenters: Robert Rosa and Joe D. Murphy

This Certificate of Competency program, developed by NJEA and New Jersey community colleges, consists of four modules, 36 clock hours, and 56 hours of approved NJEA ESP Career Development Training.

Dealing with Behavior On the School Bus
Friday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 406
Presenter: Samuel Hart

Acquire transportation professional tips on how to exert positive control over the bus environment by effectively managing students, dealing with parents, and reporting incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying.

Dealing with Difficult People
Thursday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 305
Presenters: Patricia J. Lieberman and Joe D. Murphy

This workshop helps ESP staff develop a menu of strategies to call upon when confronted with other’s challenging behavioral choices. “Win-win” solutions are emphasized.

Effective Witnessing and Report Writing for ESP
Friday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 405
Presenters: Stacy A. Yanko and Joe D. Murphy

Learn how to sharpen your observation skills to protect students, other school employees, and facilities. Learn how to fill out the state-required Violence, Vandalism, and Substance Abuse Incident Report Form.

Emergency Crisis Awareness for School Bus Drivers
Thursday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 305
Presenters: Vickie Walsh and Joe D. Murphy

Drivers are the first line of crisis prevention and the true first responders. Learn how to make your bus safer.

How Secretaries Can Meet Public, Student, and Staff Needs
Friday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 405
Presenters: Marguerite M. Vallieu and Joe D. Murphy

Acquire skills to enhance the services you provide to everyone who comes through the office door. Examine the verbal and nonverbal cues that elevate your status in the school community.

Organizing Your Workday
Thursday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 311
Presenter: Lois Yukna

This program will feature an open discussion of the problems and challenges we face every day as transportation professionals. We will explore solutions to those situations.

Organizing your Workday for Custodians/Maintenance
Thursday: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 311
Presenter: John P. Carr, Jr.

Learn how to handle the problems and challenges faced by custodians and maintenance.

Providing Quality Service On Your Job
Friday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 406
Presenter: Samuel Hart

As an educational support professional, consider your internal and external “customers,” their importance to your work, and how the customer-service perspective enhances the stature of your position.

School Emergency Management: Awareness, Prevention, and Response
Thursday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 406
Presenter: Samuel Hart

Maximize school safety by making quick and timely decisions during the critical first 10 minutes of an emergency to ensure the safety and comfort of students, faculty, and support staff.

Sexual Harassment in a School Envionment
Thursday: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 406

Presenter: Samuel Hart

With a focus on Title IX legislation we’ll describe types of sexual harassment; understand “perception,” “reasonable person” standards, and psychological impact; recognize signs, interventions, and response; and consider liabilities.

Supporting our Own: ESP Mentoring
Friday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 305
Presenter: Joseph P. Galego

Mentoring programs can enhance cooperation and teamwork while increasing communication within and across job families, as well as being significant in developing job satisfaction.

Understanding and Addressing Bullying Issues In Your School
Thursday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 406
Presenter: Samuel Hart

Focus on the types of bullying and bullies and bullying’s impact on victims, observers, and perpetrators. Action steps and strategies for administrators, teachers, support staff and students are provided.



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