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November 2016

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When Can I Afford to Retire?
November 3, 2016
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 increases 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.

November 9, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ethics. Three hours PD credit; dinner provided. JCTA’s Ethics Training will provide a thorough understanding of the Code of Ethics for Kentucky Certified Personnel. The session will also cover typical issues investigated by the Education Professional Standards Board, including confidentiality, unprofessional conduct, falsifying documents, supervision of students, and sexual misconduct. Participants will also learn and review social media dos and don’ts. Sign up at PD Central.

Classroom Management, Part 2
November 16, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Classroom Management. Six hours PD credit (awarded at conclusion 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. Sign up at PD Central.

FULL Diversity Training (Modules 1-4)
November 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Diversity Training: 7.0 hours PD Credit (sign up at PD Central); breakfast and lunch provided. This training was developed by the National Education Association and is facilitated by JCTA Diversity Cadre Members.

Focus of Module 1: Understanding Diversity
• Define diversity
• Understanding the dimensions of diversity
• Experience how group membership affects self-perception and perception of others
• Reflect on how diversity affects our students, co-workers, and communities
Focus of Module 2: Developing Cultural Identity: Exploring Our Core Values & Beliefs
• Explain the depth and breadth of diversity
• Identify core values
• Identify the relationship between core values and behavior
• Demonstrate the impact of values, beliefs, feelings, and self-concept on behavior
• Explore how assumptions, prejudices, and biases are formed
Focus of Module 3: Reacting to Differences
• 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

Focus of Module 4: Valuing Diversity
• 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

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