ESP Career Development
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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.
Friday 9:30 - 11 a.m. Room 316
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
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
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
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
This session will provide transportation personnel with situational awareness elements and security aspects pertaining to their role in transporting students to and from school.