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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:   Elissa Zylbershlag at 732-937-7523; ezylbershlag@njsbf.org

 

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How to Teach the Holocaust — Thursday, January 12, 2017

This interactive workshop will teach educators the pedagogy behind teaching the Holocaust in an effective manner. This will be done through the use of the guide Echoes and Reflections. Echoes and Reflections is a partnership between the Anti-Defamation League, Yad VaShem and the USC Shoah Foundation. This workshop is FREE for educators. The guide was written for middle and high school students. Each participant will receive a FREE copy of the guide and other relevant materials. Participants will receive 5.5 PD credits upon completion of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.   

 

To register, please click here.

 

Why We Bully: Talking About Race — FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017—Registration is now closed

Please join us for an interactive workshop that will introduce educators to proper terminology surrounding the issue of race and ethnicity, help educators feel more comfortable talking about issues of race and ethnicity and help educators to open the dialogue regarding issues of race and ethnicity in their schools. This workshop is FREE for educators. Participants will receive 5.5 PD credits upon completion of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

 

To register, please click here

 

Why We Bully: Unconscious Bias — Tuesday, March 14, 2017—Registration is now closed

REGISTRANTS MUST BRING AN iPad OR LAPTOP WITH THEM TO THE TRAINING. This interactive workshop will introduce the participants to the concept of unconscious bias, demonstrate how unconscious bias manifests itself, introduce strategies to address unconscious bias in ourselves and brainstorm ways we can address unconscious bias with students. This workshop is FREE for educators. Participants will receive 5.5 PD credits upon completion of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

 

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Why We Bully: UNDERSTANDING HIB AND How to Address Bias — Wednesday, May 3, 2017—Registration is now closed

Please join us for an interactive workshop that will closely examine the characteristics the Anti-Bullying Rill of Rights uses to define HIB. Some of the characteristics we will delve into are race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity among others. This workshop is FREE for educators. Participants will receive 5.5 PD credits upon completion of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

 

To register, please click here.


AN INTRODUCTION TO TEASING AND BULLYING TRAINING FOR SCHOOL SAFETY AND CLIMATE TEAMS 

 

All trainings are free for educators.

 

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation's An Introduction to Teasing and Bullying Training for School Safety and Climate Teams directly addresses the 2011 law, which requires each school to establish a safety team and appoint an anti-bullying specialist, the primary focus is threefold:

  • The importance of changing a school culture and climate
  • Development of a school-wide approach
  • Proactively combating bullying

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Any member or members of a school safety and climate team. Individuals may register, however all members of the team are encouraged to attend as a team. Administrators are strongly encouraged to be part of the attending team. 

 

TRAINING DATES:

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Registration is now closed

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Registration is now closed

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Registration is now closed

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Registration is now closed

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Registration is now closed

 ***NEW DATES ADDED*** (see below for registration information)

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Registration is now closed

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Registration is now closed

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Registration is now closed

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Registration is now closed

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

All training sessions are free for educators. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

 

All training sessions are held at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.


Registrants who complete the entire day's training, start to finish, will receive 5 Professional Development hours. 

 

HOW TO REGISTER

*An Introduction to Teasing and Bullying Training for School Safety and Climate Teams is offered free of charge. We require 72  hours' notice for cancellations. Please advise the Bar Foundation as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. 

 

In the event that a training is full, please email your name, email address and phone number to ezylbershlag@njsbf.org to receive notifications of future trainings. 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017 please click here Registration is now closed

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 please click here Registration is now closed

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 please click here Registration is now closed

Thursday, March 23, 2017 please click here Registration is now closed


CURRICULUM-BASED TRAINING AIDS TEACHERS

Under the law, the anti-bullying program must include lessons taught to students. The Foundation's curriculum-based training provides K-12 lessons educators should use in class. The training examines the many varieties of bullying, points out the differences between everyday conflict and bullying, emphasizes the importance of promoting a positive learning environment and dispels long-held myths.

 

MATERIALS FOR REGISTRANTS

Bar Foundation's Anti-Bullying Curriculum Guide, Bully-Busting Curriculum: Six Essential Lessons for Grades  K-12, which complements the training and tailors each lesson to the elementary, middle and high school grade levels and offers valuable resources for educators; plus colorful posters that correspond to the lessons.

 

QUESTIONS

If you have questions, call 732-937-7523 or email ezylbershlag@njsbf.org.

 

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through free educational programs and believes that “informed citizens are better citizens.” Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars; provides training for educators in conflict resolution, peer mediation and anti-bullying; publishes newsletters for students containing timely articles about social justice issues; operates a speakers bureau; and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit us online at njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. Please follow the Bar Foundation on Social Media and invite your friends to like and follow us as well. @NJStateBarFdn can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Foundation also has a YouTube channel.

 

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