Bee a part of the buzz! Visit the ESP Pavilion.

Want to know more about how NJEA works for ESP members?

Learn what NJEA ESP members can do for each other and visit a place to get together with your ESP colleagues.

The ESP Pavilion is a great spot to talk about your issues and concerns with someone who works in your field.

In the ESP Pavilion you’ll also find materials designed especially for ESP members and updates on the latest issues.

Escaping Privatization

Friday 9:30 - 11 a.m.   Room 316

JOANN HOUCK

The journey of problem solving, thinking quickly and working together helps you defeat the privatization pirate. Unlock the power to escape privatization. Gather clues to unlock the escape room treasure chest.

Managing Behavior on the School Bus

Thursday 1 - 2:30 p.m.            Room 316

SAMUEL HART

This presentation provides tips to bus drivers and aides on how to exert positive control over the bus environment by effectively managing students, reporting incidents and dealing with parents.

Paraprofessionals’ Roles in Special Education: Working with Teachers and Students         

Friday  1:30 - 3 p.m.    Room 308

MICAH S. LEWIS

CHRISTINE A. MACO

Discuss the collaborative efforts of special educators and paraprofessionals working with students with special needs, and learn how to be more effective in these roles through demonstrations and real-life examples.

Providing Quality Service in Your Workplace

Thursday 3 - 4:30 p.m.            Room 316

SAMUEL HART

This presentation is designed for all staff in schools and school districts, helping them understand who their customers are, their importance, and why providing quality service is important.

School Security for Main Office Personnel

Friday  9:45 - 11:15 a.m.         Room 405

THOMAS GAMBINO

ROBERT SENSI

Main office personnel have a major role in school security. Presenters will share main office personnel's responsibility during a school lock-down, visitor control, visitor procedures and screening a phone threat.

School Security: Protecting Students and Staff Now More Than Ever

Thursday  1:15 - 2:45 p.m.      Room 405

JEFF GALE, THOMAS GAMBINO

The presenters will share best practices during a school lockdown, protecting students  and staff by not compromising the school's security perimeter, and situational awareness.

Stress Management for Educational Support Professionals

Thursday 11 - 12:30 p.m.        Room 316

HEATHER L. SORGE

Identify stress and learn coping skills to manage daily pressures. Focus on ways to improve resilience, communication, and learn energy renewal techniques. Participants will create a personal stress management plan.

Situational Awareness and Security for Transportation Personnel

Friday 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.            Room 405

THOMAS GAMBINO

ROBERT SENSI

This session will provide transportation personnel with situational awareness elements and security aspects pertaining to their role in transporting students to and from school.