The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op: Advancing Individual Leadership Development (Emerging Leaders Cohort)

 The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op: Advancing Individual Leadership Development Emerging Leaders Cohort 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...

Building LGBTQ Themes into Your Instruction Authenticity, 6-12 LGBTQ (Supporting the 2020-21 NJDOE Curriculum Mandate) – October 20, 2021; 9am-12pm (EDT)

In February of 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed LGBTQ inclusive curriculum legislation into law. This new legislation took 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...

The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op: Advancing Individual Leadership Development (Practicing Leaders Cohort)

 The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op: Advancing Individual Leadership Development Practicing Leaders Cohort 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...

Conflict Resolution – A Deep Dive into Relationship Skills & Responsible Decision Making – October 21, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EDT)

  Conflict is a natural part of life. When we learn and practice conflict resolution, we become better problem solvers. A rather lofty goal of this learning opportunity is the normalization of conflict. Currently, students often learn that engaging in conflict leads to punishment. Learning to approach conflict as a healthy opportunity for growth and...

Response-Ability: Understanding and Supporting Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges – October 26, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EDT)

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. The most sensitive way...

Texts & Conversations That Support Identity, Social Emotional Learning, and Social Justice – November 15, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EST)

We’ll explore how text selection can bring reading comprehension, social and emotional learning, and social justice together. We will use beautiful, diverse books as a vehicle to teach ways of thinking and being to engage all students. The workshop will help teachers decide on criteria for choosing texts, know how to find texts, as well...

Cybersecurity Issues in Schools – November 18, 2021; 9am-1pm (EST)

From multinational corporations, to small businesses, to school districts, the need to develop strong cybersecurity systems has never been greater.  In this session, participants will learn about their legal obligations under state and federal law to safeguard student and staff information, essential protocols that should be in place to reduce the potential for data breaches,...

Getting Unstuck: Using Self-Regulated Learning Strategies to Engage Momentum; Session 1 (of 4) Foundations of Productivity and Peace – November 18, 2021; 3:30pm-4:30pm (EST)

In this four-part interactive workshop series, participants will reflect on their habits and mindsets to identify those that hinder or help productivity and peace. This workshop has three objectives: 1) identify current goals and challenges as adult learners, 2) use the stages of the self-regulated learning cycle to develop greater self-awareness of your learning processes,...

Recentering Students: Using Formative Assessments to Confer, Teach Small Groups and Make Instructional Decisions – November 22, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EST)

Assessment and data have become hot topics in education these days, but numbers can be dehumanizing. In this workshop, we’ll study how to bring humanizing assessments into our practice that help us see, appreciate, and honor the students in front of us and use the knowledge that comes with it to prepare for personalized learning...

Hot Issues in Special Education – December 2, 2021; 9am-1pm (EST)

  This session will review the latest federal and state legislation, guidance, and case law related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities.  Topics to be covered will include: implementing recent legislation (c. 109) permitting some students to continue their K-12 education beyond age 21; assessing the need for compensatory services for students (note...

A SEL Think Tank: Better Together – December 3, 2021; 9am-1pm (EST)

  Let’s create the future together! We are at a point where we have never been. A SEL sub-competency is knowing when and how to ask for help. An Adult SEL competency is the ability to establish balance and boundaries. The session will bring folks from all over to brainstorm ways for the adults in...