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February 2017

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Diversity Training-Module 3
February 1, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity-Module 3: Reacting to Differences

Session Goals:

·       Understand the terms “Insiders” and “Outsiders” when discussing identity groups

·       Examine how differences can result in negative “Insider and Outsider” relationships

·       Identify the “Insiders” and “Outsiders” in your school, district, and/or association

·       Explore ways you can work to change the dynamics of social oppression

 

This training was developed by the National Education Association and led by JCTA Teacher Cadre members; 2.5 hours PD credit; dinner provided; Wednesday, February 1st. Register at PD Central.  




Diversity Training-Module 4
February 8, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity-Module 4: Valuing Diversity

Session Goals:

·       Define “diversity competence” and explore its various stages

·       Identify how the lack of diversity competence offends individuals/groups

·       Explore methods to enhance communication when we have been offended

·       Develop action plans to apply diversity principles in our own environments

 

This training was developed by the National Education Association and is led by JCTA Teacher Cadre members; 2.5 hours PD credit; dinner provided; Wednesday, February 8th.  Register on PD Central.

 




When Can I Afford to Retire?
February 9, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

When Can I Afford to Retire? No PD credit; snacks provided. Presented by NEA member Benefits Representative Guy Kendall-Freas, this workshop aims to increase members’ awareness of their retirement system, their pension payout options, health care costs and more. Participants will be able to determine if they are on the right track in their retirement preparations and, if not, what their options are, including sheltering severance pay and purchasable service credit options. An overview of how the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provisions (GPO/WEP) affect social security will also be provided. Thursday, February 9, 4:30-6 p.m.
 




Understanding the Transfer Process
February 16, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Understanding the Transfer Process. No PD credit; snacks provided.  JCTA UniServ Directors will familiarize members with the transfer request process.  Learn about voluntary and involuntary transfers, timelines, and school information.  Thursday, February 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.




Classroom Management-Parts 1 & 2
February 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Classroom Management-Parts 1 & 2. Six hours PD credit; lunch provided. This training was created and is taught by JCTA members who are classroom teachers. Learn strategies to help you be more successful in your teaching. Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at PD Central.
 




Classroom Management-Part 1
February 20, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Classroom Management-Part 1. Six hours PD credit (upon completion of Part 2); dinner provided. This training was created and is taught by JCTA members who are classroom teachers. Learn strategies to help you be more successful in your teaching. Monday, February 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Register at PD Central.
 




Understanding the Transfer Process
February 22, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Understanding the Transfer Process. No PD credit; snacks provided.  JCTA UniServ Directors will familiarize members with the transfer request process.  Learn about voluntary and involuntary transfers, timelines, and school information.  Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


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