FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elissa Zylbershlag at 732-937-7523
Information and Dates for Foundation's Free* AN INTRODUCTION TO TEASING AND BULLYING TRAINING FOR SCHOOL SAFETY AND CLIMATE TEAMS
ATTENTION EDUCATORS: To better serve the growing needs of educators in the wake of New Jersey's 2011 Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's revamped, comprehensive training replaces the previously offered separate courses for classroom teachers and administrators. A Bar Foundation pamphlet that gives the facts on bullying, describes the impact of the state's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights on teachers and offers full details on Foundation training and materials can be downloaded here.
While 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 school culture and climate
- Development of a school-wide approach
- Proactively combating bullying
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Schools must send at least two--preferably four--school safety team members per school building to Foundation training. Administrators are strongly encouraged to be part of the attending team.
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
NOTE: Please continue to check the website for winter/spring training dates.
All training sessions are held at the New Jersey Law Center from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Registrants who complete the entire day's training, start to finish, will receive 6-1/2 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 currently do not require a deposit to hold the reservation; however, we do require 72 hours' notice for cancellations. Please advise the Bar Foundation as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.
Space for the Teasing and Bullying training sessions is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the training, call 732-937-7528 to request a registration form, leaving your name and email address (preferable) or your fax number. When we receive your registration, you will be sent either a confirmation letter if you have successfully registered or a letter advising that the training has been closed.
If you have questions, call 732-937-7523.
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.