2021-2022

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Self-Directed On-Demand Courses

Immersion work as a kick-off to new learning includes some of the most rigorous, energizing and joyful experiences of a new unit in reading or writing. During this time, the teacher envisions and plans to anticipate some of the most challenging work of the unit, and prepares materials and instruction that will help give students a “leg into” new learning goals. Some essential components of immersion work to be explored include:

  • shared reading;
  • interactive read aloud;
  • text study;
  • shared writing; and
  • lingo study.

Here, teachers explore components within immersion blocks, study sample plans & create immersion plans for future teaching. (Audience:Grade 3-8 Special Education Teachers and Co-Teachers, Specialists, and Coaches; Instructor: Sarah Fiedeldey, TMI/LA Literacy Lead Consultant)

One text can yield endless pedagogical possibilities! Join TMI-GG Lead ELA/Literacy Consultant and author, Pam Koutrakos, as she explores and equips participants with the ability to maximize a single text to deliver effective reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar instruction! (Audience: Grade K-8 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Leaders; Instructor:Pam Koutrakos, TMI/LA Literacy Lead Consultant)

Understanding the qualities and demands of various text levels supports high- impact instruction with all readers. With this knowledge, we can prioritize and plan for the most impactful lessons across our days, weeks and units. Explore the “what” of our teaching and various methods of instructional delivery. (Audience: Grade K-8 Teachers (ideally, Co-Teacher pairs), Administrators, Coaches, and Teacher Leaders; Instructors: Dr. Gravity Goldberg, Co-Founder, Literacy Alliance/Literacy Lead Consultant; and Heather Frank, TMI/LA Literacy Lead Consultant)

Participants of this exciting and practical professional learning experience will gain invaluable instructional strategies to foster community, collaboration, conversation, and accessibility, inclusivity, and vision through classroom read- and video-alouds! (Audience: Grade K-6 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Leaders; Instructor: Pam Koutrakos, TMI/LA Literacy Lead Consultant)

All educators dream of schools full of engaged and joyful learning. For teachers, the hope is that their students will dive in with peers and take charge of their learning. For school leaders, this desire extends to dreams of having a school full of educators who take risks, collaborate, and consistently push themselves to try new and innovative practices. In this session, school leaders will explore ways to build momentum around and be a part of the professional learning in their schools. (Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Leaders; Instructor: Dana Clark, TMI/LA Literacy Lead Consultant)

A traditional view of the writing process has many of us inviting students to revise after drafting. At that point, we share that authors revisit their work with new eyes, making the changes that will bring their true message to light. Yet, when students pick up their pens to do this work, we see that many change a word or two and then exclaim, “I done.” This version of “re-seeing” is not really what we had in mind. In this session, we’ll study ways to revise our own view of the writing process, and bring revision into the earlier parts of our work. From seed to final send off, revision can be happening all the way through; and in the end, can help our students bring forward meaningful pieces that capture the true heart of their ideas. Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Leaders; Instructor: Dana Clark, TMI/LA Literacy Lead Consultant)

Finding, reading, and referencing, quality sources has been a challenge for students for time immemorial, but this task has perhaps never been as daunting as it is today, with a predatory economy of “fake news” websites leaping to the top of search results, contradictory messages being spread on social media by “bots” and “trolls”, and an increasingly conflict-avoidant student population wary of being called-out for sharing inconvenient information. Equally fraught is the experience of literacy teachers, who want their students to pursue the highest ideals of truth and accuracy, but are hesitant to engage with such potentially volatile material, or fall victim to the same fake news themselves! This interactive session will outline several updated rules of engagement for digital sourcing, provide resources that help students (and teachers) separate fact from fiction, and encourage educators to both embrace the truth and wrestle with deception in their literacy education.

Researching is about WAY more than learning, paraphrasing, and organizing facts. Classroom research has truly big potential! Through collaborative research, we ignite the energy and excitement necessary for next-level learning. In this session, we will discuss using inquiry to spark interest, how to form groups using student-generated guiding questions, and ways to foster independence and accountability as clubs embark on their own research projects. Additionally, different methods of “going public” will be shared. There’s no doubt about it, the power of working together to create, build, make, or change something can never be underestimated! (Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Leaders; Instructor: Pam Koutrakos, TMI/LA Literacy Lead Consultant)


We’ve entered, bravely, if not entirely confidently, a new world of education: “remote learning”, economic peril, and the existential surreality of an uncertain future. How do we, as empathetic educators, ensure we maintain our focus on what truly matters during these tenuous times? In this session, we’ll look at proven strategies for secondary literacy instruction that emphasizes strengthening the human bond between students and their peers, teachers, and the greater community, while maintaining the academic expectations of their curricula. We’re in it, there’s no denying that; but we’re in it together. Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Leaders; Instructor: Matthew Morone, TMI/LA Secondary Literacy Lead Consultant)


Teachers do so much more than teach. Many are vulnerable to secondhand trauma and compassion fatigue just like other professionals in the caring sector. And, as we adjust to our profession in a post-pandemic world, it is more important than ever to equip our teachers with the self-care mindset and skills necessary to sustain their mental and/or emotional health.Mindfulness/stress management strategies and interventions can help teachers develop coping and awareness skills to reduce both anxiety, depression, and improve health. Recent research from the Curry School of Education, U of VA suggest that we expand our focus when considering effective professional development. In a study of of 234 teachers, representing K-12, they found that “teachers who regularly use stress-reducing strategies increase their abilities to cope with the demands of the career and are positioned to do a better job educating students” (Breen, 2016). These findings strongly suggest that by prioritizing an educator’s social-emotional learning helps him or her to be there to participate in school-wide SEL practices. If you find yourself thinking it is counterintuitive to ask a professional to give so much and then to provide only professional development and not personal development (through the lens of SEL), you’re with us! Participants will learn:

  • mindfulness/stress reduction practices to promote self-regulation of attention;
  • non-judgmental awareness;
  • how to develop a personal mindfulness practice (which is necessary to be a mindful teacher which is necessary to teach mindfulness!); and
  • how to maximize the space between stimulus and response.

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Administrators and Teachers; Instructor:Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant

As educators, most of us never tire of helping, we tire of feeling helpless. Many students, especially those who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, make other students’ rights to learn, and a teacher’s right to teach, difficult. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can cause students to be reactive, rather than reflective. Those of us who have been committed to SEL for years know that it creates learning environments that are positive, safe and productive for the development and success of the whole child. Frustratingly, we are also aware that not every student responds in a positive way. Even in schools where SEL has grown deep roots, there are still those students who need more (just like content). This session of practical solutions provides targeted, evidence-based behavioral supports for these students. Some schools will consider this a Level 2 intervention for students who need extra SEL support; some may consider this a Level 3 support for those students who need intensive behavioral support.Participants will leave with Solution-Based tools, strategies and back-up plans which focus on Self-Regulation, specifically:

  • executive function;
  • emotional regulation skills;
  • cognitive flexibility skills;
  • social skills; and
  • the supporting beliefs to make it happen.

Question: How can we ask Teachers to change their practice and incorporate SEL into their classrooms while their own SEL needs are ignored?

CASEL’s research is clear. Schools are more effective at teaching and reinforcing SEL for students when they also cultivate SEL competencies in adults. This calls on schools to focus on adults’ professional growth as educators, as well as their own social and emotional learning (Jones et al., 2018).

As educators, we are asked to be sensitive to the trauma our students face in the way of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). What about the adults? Many adults come complete with their own ACEs. This recognition requires us to be sensitive and supportive to the adults in the system as well.

We would love to have you join us to explore concrete ways that your school/district can provide supports that help teachers to support themselves as they promote students’ SEL competencies.

You will leave this experiential session with the knowledge and skills to:

  • guide a reflection for adults for personal SEL skills (Learn);
  • incorporate three ways to integrate SEL into Staff meetings & PLCs/Dept meetings (Collaborate);
  • set the tone for positive culture by Modeling SEL competencies and skills; and
  • make a difference in your life, the life of your colleagues and the life of your community.

Currently, Mindful Practices are ubiquitous in the schoolhouse – and with good reason. Although more research needs to be completed, the early data points to positive impacts on students’ well-being as well as academic achievement. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that oft times, Mindfulness is a collection of activities in which classrooms engage, without a grounding structure. Move one or two of the people in the schoolhouse and the “program” begins to unravel. Join us and align SEL and Mindful practices into your content.

Participants will leave with Solution-Based tools, strategies and back-up plans which focus on Self-Regulation, specifically:

  • use the NJDOE SEL competencies and sub-competencies to guide and instill Mindful practices;
  • elicit appropriate neurotransmitters for happy, productive student engagement;
  • get students to evaluate their own social and self awareness with theCPR chart Stop, Drop and Breathe; and
  • incorporate movement into content.

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Administrators and Teachers; Instructor:Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant

Self-control is a strong indicator of future success, regardless of intelligence or social status. As educators, we cannot control our students’ SES or IQ but we do have the ability to affect their self-control. However, just telling kids to control themselves, or punishing them when they don’t, does NOT lead to increased executive function. All research shows that children who displayed greater levels of self-control were more likely to have better health, greater financial success and more. If you think these indicators are important, please make an investment in this session. You and your team will learn several strategies that can be shared with the rest of your staff tomorrow! This session is mandatory for all those who know that SEL is no longer “soft skills,” but an absolute must for success from the PARCC to post secondary pursuits. School safety teams have stated that this is one of the most relevant workshops they have attended.

Participants can expect to use:

  • five concrete, reproducible interventions for increasing neural activity and connections in the pre-frontal cortex (where executive function lives);
  • protocols for successful and productive group and center work; and
  • tools (digital and paper) for organization and task completion.

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Administrators and Teachers; Instructor:Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant


Educational equity implies that every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education despite race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, language, disability, family background, or family income.Currently, many are coming to terms with the realization that our current and historical place of power, privilege, oppression, resistance, empowerment, and self-determination is raced, classed, aged and gendered. Our classrooms and schools are microcosms of this society writ large. As educators, we may not have the opportunity to make the changes at policy level that are necessary, but we sure as heck can make the changes that are necessary in our classrooms, once we know how!This learning opportunity addresses the question: What would our class/school/world be like if we saw ourselves in each other? If this question calls to you, if you practice moral leadership, please join us! We will share, discuss and apply:

  • Using Developmental Relationships to broaden our global lens
  • Connecting student’s cultural assets and references to academic concepts and skills
  • Employing curricula/activities that encourage student reflection on their own lives and society,
  • Supporting student cultural competence by facilitating learning about their own and other cultures
  • Creating classrooms to which folks want to belong!

If this is the path you’re on – we are here for you! We are a force moving in the right direction!


School avoidance is a significant challenge facing today’s schools. This workshop will discuss etiology and collaborative intervention, with school staff as key players in fostering positive change. We will reinforce the understanding that all learners are individuals, each with their own learning styles and characteristics. Additionally, workshop participants will:

  • examine the importance of fostering a safe, inclusive learning environment for all students so that they may feel comfortable and free to participate in school;
  • discuss the importance of identifying the function of behaviors associated with school avoidance and anxiety;
  • examine and identify potential intervention to appropriately address related behaviors; and
  • foster an understanding of the importance of professional reflection,to continually ask, “What might I do differently in order to help this child?”

Essential questions to be addressed include: What is school avoidance?What is at the root of the increases in cases of students avoiding school?What are the avenues in which school avoidance can be addressed?What interventions may prove helpful in addressing school avoidant behaviors? What role does the application of the principles of appliedbehavior analysis play in addressing school avoidant behaviors? What is the role of school staff in addressing school avoidance and associated behaviors? Resources will be shared with participants to assist in understanding the function of behaviors associated with school avoidance, to assist in accessing community-based supports, and to foster a sustainable plan to address school avoidance in individual students.

Audience: PK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, CST Members and Administrators; Instructor: Scott Rossig, M.Ed, BCBA

Addressing challenging behavior to facilitate learning for all students is a necessity in every classroom in the school. Join us as we provide information on the science behind behavior and as we discuss and strategize specific challenges that we experience in our work each day. With effective classroom management as the focus, we will address the topics of identifying behaviors to be targeted for change, understanding and identifying the root cause of behaviors, and the incorporation of positive behavior supports to foster the development of replacement behaviors.

Participants will gain pertinent information on classroom management and behavior change through the provision of real-life examples. Come with an open mind and your real-life scenarios to be discussed and strategize! (Audience: PK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, CST Members and Administrators; Instructor: Scott Rossig, M.Ed, BCBA)

Back by popular demand! In February of 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed LGBTQ inclusive curriculum legislation into law. This new legislation will take effect in the 2020-2021 school year, which affects grades 6-12 in all subject areas. The NJEA, Make it Better for Youth, and Garden State Equality are working to build units and lessons to provide teachers with resources that align with the new legislation for the coming year. This session will build on those resources to allow teachers to authentically provide students with instruction around the contributions of LGBTQ people. Audience: 6-12Teachers, CST Members and Administrators; Instructor: Daniel Gosselink; TMI-EP Lead Instructor)

As educators, we can create more equitable classrooms by developing lessons and curricula that ask our students to discuss difficult issues, examine peers’ ideas, and expand their empathy both within the classroom and globally. This session will prepare educators to design and lead classrooms that engage in Harkness-style dialogues that promote empathy and equity. This session is geared towards those within the humanities, but we welcome all! (Audience: 6-12 Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jonathan Lancaster, TMI-EP Lead Secondary Instructor)

Successfully use, build, start to finish, Google Forms and Edpuzzles as formative assessment tools. Explore and understand the features such as how to provide feedback for individual questions and release scores out to students for immediate feedback to foster performance reflection. Apply formatting options for manipulating assessment data to synthesize and analyze student performance. Integrate assessments into Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and other LMS. (Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jesse Lubinsky, CEO, Ready Learner One, LLC; ChangeMaker Lead Instructional EdTech Specialist)

Great teachers know not only what to do in the classroom, but why it works. This workshop will use brain-friendly, research-based learning to help you improve your instruction in the key areas of: the Learning Environment, Knowing Your Students, Planning Instruction, Delivering Instruction, and Assessment. Included in the workshop are brain basics, a model to understand student learning, strategies that increase learning, how to improve retention, incorporating humor, novelty and music in instruction, and free, quality online resources. In addition to a fast-paced, engaging and interactive workshop, that uses the strategies it teaches, you will leave with concise research-based information and techniques that you can use in your teaching tomorrow. Practical resources will be provided! (Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches; Instructors: Dr. Cheryl Moretz, Mr. Paul Sears and Mr. Matthew Carlin; TMI Education Brain-Based Specialists)


Without a gymnasium or a field, learn how to use effective strategies and tools to drive physical education instruction for students who are accessing remote learning. Master edtech tools that will support delivery of remote instruction to students and keep them engaged while meeting PE mandates. (Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jesse Lubinsky, CEO, Ready Learner One, LLC; ChangeMaker Lead Instructional EdTech Specialist)

With Flipgrid we can engage every student and keep them connected to one another! Flipgrid, a FREE video discussion platform, providing all students a voice both in creation and reflection. Through this session, you will become confident in developing a FlipGrid to share with your students and explore creative uses in the classroom!. (Audience: PK-5 General and Special Education Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jeffery Heil, ChangeMaker Lead Instructional EdTech Specialist)

Successfully develop strategies to inspire writing, develop writing skills, and out-of-the-box, methods of storytelling empowering the connection between content areas through literacy practices. Build familiarity with Adobe Spark Video to tell powerful stories. Create engaging Choose Your Own Adventure activities with Google Slides. (Audience: 6-12 Content Area and Special Education Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jeffery Heil, ChangeMaker Lead Instructional EdTech Specialist)

Successfully develop Google Slides to use as digital worksheets and manipulatives to support individual student learning. Augmented Reality apps for enhancing learning through virtual manipulatives. Examples will include sorting activities to support early phonemic awareness, counting, and pattern identification. (Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jesse Lubinsky, CEO, Ready Learner One, LLC; ChangeMaker Lead Instructional EdTech Specialist)

When students are engaged in remote learning it can be very challenging to fully support the accommodation and modifications in an IEP. Learn how countless G-Suite add-ons and extensions can assist in providing the necessary supports to make every learner successful. While these tools will certainly benefit the remote student, they are also very useful in a traditional classroom setting. (Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jennifer Cronk, ChangeMaker Lead Instructional EdTech Specialist)

Explore best practices for using student portfolios as both a formative and summative assessment of student learning. Successfully set up a Google Site while exploring collaboration features and artifact types that can be easily added making Sites as a learning artifact knowledge repository. (Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Jeffery Heil, ChangeMaker Lead Instructional EdTech Specialist)


The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law

The following provides the complete collection of 2020-2021 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students 
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health


The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act

The following provides the complete collection of 2020-2021 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students 
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health


The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law

The following provides the complete collection of 2020-2021 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students 
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health


The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The following provides the complete collection of 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know 
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health

The 2021-2022 Spotlight on Education Law Series Subscription

Convenient on-demand learning for the time-deprived school leader.  

TMI and LEGAL ONE are proud to offer the Spotlight on Education Law Series, a comprehensive collection of 11 mini-courses. Designed specifically for the time-deprived school leader, the Spotlight on Education Law Series consists of an ever-evolving library of one hour information-packed webinars on the most current educational law topics, issues and related developments. Therefore, engagement in the series will better guide and equip the education professional to make the most informed decisions in daily practice. 2021-2022 Annual Subscription Rate: $330 (Individual mini-course rate: $40 – a $110 discount).

How to Access Your On-Demand, Self-Paced Mini-Course: Within 24 hours of your purchase, you will be provided account information that will provide your personal account information to access your Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-course(s).


Spotlight on Education Law Series Subscription: 2021-2022 

The following provides the complete collection of 2020-2021 Spotlight on Education Law Series mini-courses.:

  • Addressing HIB in Turbulent Times What Every ABS Needs to Know
  • Developing Support Plans for At Risk Students 
  • Implicit Bias, Disproportionality and the Law
  • Evaluating the Role of the SRO and School Security Personnel
  • The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Gifted Education in New Jersey – The Strengthening Gifted Education Act
  • Addressing Conduct Away from School Grounds for Students and Staff
  • Bringing It All Together A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
  • Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
  • You Can’t Make This #$%^& Up! – School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
  • Legal Issues in Student and Staff Health


LEGAL ONE Anti-Bullying Specialist Certificate Program: Online and Self-Paced 

As an Anti-Bullying Specialist or Anti-Bullying Coordinator, you need comprehensive professional learning in order to be ready for this challenging role.There is no better team of anti-bullying experts for this type of training than LEGAL ONE’s instructors! We have trained thousands of Anti-Bullying Specialists, administrators and others on every aspect of New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. But we know it can be difficult at times to attend out-of-district professional learning. That’s why we are pleased to offer this self-paced online version of the Anti-Bullying Specialist Certificate Program! Complete all of this training when it’s most convenient for you, right from your home or school computer.

What’s more, we are now also including opportunities for live interaction with LEGAL ONE attorneys, by providing a variety of date options for you to participate in a half-day ABS Live Interactive Session where you can have your questions answered by LEGAL ONE’s expert attorneys and practice addressing real-world scenarios.

Program Components
The ABS Online Certificate Program offers 16 hours of continuing education. The program consists of an Introduction course, three parts (listed below), and a final assessment exam. All components and assessments must be successfully completed in order to earn a program certificate.

  • PART I – Bullying Law Update and the Role of the ABS
  • PART II – How to Investigate HIB Claims
  • PART III – Bullying Response and Prevention

Additionally, there are bonus courses and webinars that are not required to earn your certificate. However, our LEGAL ONE team encourages you to explore these school law learning experiences.

LEGAL ONE ABS Certificate Program Live Interaction Sessions: FREE (and optional) Live Interaction Session provided to all ABS registrants.

Contact info@tmieducation.com with questions or for more information. Purchase orders can be emailed directly to: info@tmieducation.com.

LEGAL ONE Anti-Bullying Professional Advanced Certificate of Mastery

Inaugural Cohort starting October 1st! SPACE IS LIMITED! Contact info@tmieducation.com with questions or for more information.

Introducing the LEGAL ONE Anti-Bullying Professional Advanced Certificate of Mastery

Whether you are the Anti-Bullying Specialist or Anti-Bullying Coordinator, or serve as a school leader, you are charged with making decisions that address issues of harassment, intimidation and bullying, have a wide ranging impact on the health and safety of students and staff, and a lasting impact on overall school climate. For more than a decade LEGAL ONE has been the leading provider of school law training regarding New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. Now we are excited to take this training to the next level with the introduction of our Advanced Certificate of Mastery. This program provides intensive small group instruction, individualized coaching and certifies that participants are able to demonstrate the real world, authentic knowledge and skills necessary to address this critical need.

Additionally, participants are eligible to receive graduate credit and course replacement through Ramapo College of NJ’s MA in Educational Leadership and Post-Masters Programs at a significantly reduced cost. This is an outstanding and cost-effective opportunity for those seeking additional professional certifications (including the Principal CE, Director of School Counseling Services and School Administrator CE), career advancement and potential salary advancement.

There are two (2) distinct Pathways to obtaining your Anti-Bullying Professional Advanced Certificate of Mastery:

Pathway 1 – Cost $635 (Apply today and receive the TMI Education discount – standard rate is $650!)

  • Approximately 25 hours. Geared to specific needs of individual and to role as Anti-Bullying Specialist OR Anti-Bullying Coordinator.
  • Prior completion of ABS Certificate Program or ABS Online Certificate Program since 2018 – Present
  • Completion of self-paced course School Climate: Leveraging the Power of School Climate Teams with Ten Essential – 3 hours
  • School Climate Conversation – 3 hours
  • Completion of the Basic Investigations content – 4 hours
  • Completion of Advanced Investigations Course – 5 hours
  • Completion of 3 hours of small group discussion, practice sessions – 1 hour each on identifying and responding to HIB, understanding employee/student rights, developing school climate plans
  • Completion of 1.5 hours of one-on-one coaching – Three 30-minute blocks (identifying HIB, employee/student rights and conducting investigations, school climate)
  • Defense of Certificate of Mastery – 5.5 hours (1 hour authentic presentation to expert panel & approximately 4.5 hours of prep time)

APPLY FOR PATHWAY 1 BY SUBMITTING THIS FORM https://tinyurl.com/LO-FEA-MasteryCertificate. A LEGAL ONE staff member will contact you shortly to coordinate the live parts of the program. You will have access to the self-paced components by October 1, 2021

Pathway 2 – Cost $984 (Save $166, well over 10% – reflects the TMI Education discounted rate!)

  • Approximately 40 hours per individual
  • Complete the ABS Online Certificate Program
  • Complete the Anti-Bullying Professional Advanced Certificate of Mastery.

REGISTER BELOW FOR PATHWAY 2 then submit this form, https://tinyurl.com/LO-FEA-MasteryCertificate. A LEGAL ONE staff member will contact you shortly to coordinate the live parts of the program. You will have access immediate access to the ABS Online Certificate Program and gain the Advance Mastery self-paced components by October 1, 2021.

Access links will be provided via email. Individual emails are automatically sent for each live event date, online course, or webinar. Self-paced components are log in accessible within 30 minutes of registration.Contact info@tmieducation.com with questions or for more information. Purchase orders can be sent to info@tmieducation.com.


TMI Leadership Co-Op: Advancing Individual Leadership Development

School leadership has never been more important and school leadership is all about informed and strategic decision-making.

The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op provides prospective and practicing educational leaders the essential opportunity to continue to advance their leadership development through collegial conversations and professional learning.

The Leadership Co-Op offers two distinct tracks: one for existing administrators and one for emerging leaders. In each of these tracks we explore the art and science of informed decision making around timely topics, such as:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Differentiated Supervision (Use of Video to Improve Student Outcomes)
  • Organizational Change
  • School Culture



Be the Change! Become a ChangeMaker…today!

This mini-course is one of over 50 in the ChangeMaker 2021 EDU Virtual Conference Series. It is available for ChangeMaker Professional Learning Consortium Members only. Annual Consortium membership  is extremely reasonable – only $199/year for Individual Membership! ChangeMaker offers Organizational Memberships for districts, schools and related learning organizations, starting at only $39/faculty, administration and staff!

Do not let money stand in the way of being a ChangeMaker! You and your colleagues are VERY IMPORTANT to us – and – we mean that! Therefore, if you would like to be part of our very special ChangeMaker professional community and our Membership fees challenge your individual and/or organization’s budget, please know that we will work with you – and, again, we mean that! So much so that we do not hide behind “info@” email addresses. Rather, please reach out to our ChangeMaker President and TMI Education CEO/Founder,  Dr. Brian P. Chinni, directly (bchinni@tmieducation.com) and he will personally support you and your colleagues. 

We offer multiple Membership option tiers to best meet your professional learning needs. For more information regarding our ChangeMaker PLC Membership, benefits, services and learning products, please visit https://changemakeredu.org/consortium/ or contact Mr. Tim Casperson at tcasperson@tmieducation.com. Tim will gladly address your every question and assist you.

Be the Change…today!

Be the Change! Become a ChangeMaker…today!

This mini-course is one of over 50 in the ChangeMaker 2021 EDU Virtual Conference Series. It is available for ChangeMaker Professional Learning Consortium Members only. Annual Consortium membership  is extremely reasonable – only $199/year for Individual Membership! ChangeMaker offers Organizational Memberships for districts, schools and related learning organizations, starting at only $39/faculty, administration and staff!

Do not let money stand in the way of being a ChangeMaker! You and your colleagues are VERY IMPORTANT to us – and – we mean that! Therefore, if you would like to be part of our very special ChangeMaker professional community and our Membership fees challenge your individual and/or organization’s budget, please know that we will work with you – and, again, we mean that! So much so that we do not hide behind “info@” email addresses. Rather, please reach out to our ChangeMaker President and TMI Education CEO/Founder,  Dr. Brian P. Chinni, directly (bchinni@tmieducation.com) and he will personally support you and your colleagues. 

We offer multiple Membership option tiers to best meet your professional learning needs. For more information regarding our ChangeMaker PLC Membership, benefits, services and learning products, please visit https://changemakeredu.org/consortium/ or contact Mr. Tim Casperson at tcasperson@tmieducation.com. Tim will gladly address your every question and assist you.

Be the Change…today!


Be the Change! Become a ChangeMaker…today!

This mini-course is one of over 50 in the ChangeMaker 2021 EDU Virtual Conference Series. It is available for ChangeMaker Professional Learning Consortium Members only. Annual Consortium membership  is extremely reasonable – only $199/year for Individual Membership! ChangeMaker offers Organizational Memberships for districts, schools and related learning organizations, starting at only $39/faculty, administration and staff!

Do not let money stand in the way of being a ChangeMaker! You and your colleagues are VERY IMPORTANT to us – and – we mean that! Therefore, if you would like to be part of our very special ChangeMaker professional community and our Membership fees challenge your individual and/or organization’s budget, please know that we will work with you – and, again, we mean that! So much so that we do not hide behind “info@” email addresses. Rather, please reach out to our ChangeMaker President and TMI Education CEO/Founder,  Dr. Brian P. Chinni, directly (bchinni@tmieducation.com) and he will personally support you and your colleagues. 

We offer multiple Membership option tiers to best meet your professional learning needs. For more information regarding our ChangeMaker PLC Membership, benefits, services and learning products, please visit https://changemakeredu.org/consortium/ or contact Mr. Tim Casperson at tcasperson@tmieducation.com. Tim will gladly address your every question and assist you.

Be the Change…today!



2021-2022

ChangeMaker U!

Microcredential and Graduate Credit

Eligible On-Demand Courses

Our students will find themselves in a workplace that looks a lot different than it does today. Jobs that were once considered “secure” will no longer exist. Machines and AI will be able to perform tasks quicker, easier, and cheaper than human employees. During the pandemic, we saw this shift in work accelerate, as offices became dormant and virtual meetings became commonplace. Given this, how can we best prepare students for the future workplace? How can we ensure that they have the essential skills necessary to excel in the future workplace. As we consider these questions we will explore best practices in teaching, learning and assessment, and ultimately develop units/lessons that are future ready.

Effective curriculum design, implementation and evaluation are essential in achieving high levels of learning for all students. During this experience participants will examine models, theories and principles of curriculum design. In particular, we will identify and articulate the relationship between curriculum, assessment and instructional delivery. We will examine state curriculum standards and educational assessment, and their respective role in the curriculum process. Learning experiences will provide participants the opportunity to examine, interpret and understand how to utilize assessment data in influencing best practices in curriculum design and implementation. Finally, participants will leave with a curricular unit that could serve as a model for what a great curriculum unit looks like. Audience: All K-12 General and SE Teachers, Coaches and Administrators; Instructor: Tim Casperson, TMI SVP Business Development; ChangeMaker EdTech Specialist; and Ramapo College of NJ MS in Contemporary Instructional Design (MSCID) Program Director)