Why Online Learning with FEA?
FEA’s Online Learning Suite provides a host of professional learning courses designed to further your growth as educational leaders, but a closer look shows so much more than one-and-done classes that can sometimes be forgotten soon after the session has ended.
These are asynchronous courses taught by the very best experts and foremost practitioners on these critical and timely topics. You have the flexibility to take the course wherever and whenever you choose and to focus more time on the aspects of the course that are most relevant to you.
ON YOUR SCHEDULE
It happens. You thumb through the FEA Calendar of Events and find that perfect session that you need only to see that it is being offered on a day when you absolutely cannot be out of the district. Not a problem with online learning.
The FEA Online Learning Suite has been created in Canvas, which is used by many higher education institutions and is one of the nation’s leading online learning systems. The modules, activities, videos, and discussion boards are at your fingertips (or your mouse click.)
BLENDED LEARNING AND CUSTOMIZATION
The future (and arguably the present) of professional learning lies in blended learning, where synchronous and asynchronous learning meet to provide a more comprehensive and rich experience. In-district sessions, multi-day series and certificate programs, FEA consultations and coaching, and the Online Learning Suite are just a few of the many opportunities for enriched, sustained learning.
MEETING YOUR PDP AND SCHOOL/DISTRICT GOALS
What were your goals this year? What topics are being addressed in the FEA Online Learning Suite? Is there a connection? Whether it is equity, climate, culture, social-emotional learning, special education, culturally responsive practices, or online and blended learning, these and other major topics will be addressed and covered in the Suite.
THE FEA ONLINE LEARNING SUITE IS DESIGNED FOR…
SCHOOL & DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Online learning can be just as effective for individual educators looking to enhance their knowledge and strengthen their ability to lead schools and districts as it is for teams in professional learning communities who can learn, work, and grow together. The FEA Online Learning Suite is also an excellent tool for schools and districts to use on professional development days or as part of an in-district program designed by FEA.
Online courses developed and presented by New Jersey’s foremost educational and legal experts addressing best practices and legal requirements for the most relevant and important topics facing educators today.
FEA COURSE OFFERINGS
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PRACTICE & LEADERSHIP
Assessment Literacy and the Power of Formative Assessment
This course which was co-developed by FEA and ETS consists of five Assessment Literacy modules that are intended to help teachers develop and deepen their assessment literacy and understanding of the components of a balanced assessment system. Each module uses a combination of readings, case studies, and discussion questions. We hope that teachers will be able to work with colleagues in their
schools, in a learning community, or in a department- or grade-level team to talk about reactions to the activities; however, we also provide additional resources in the appendices for independent use if collaboration is not available. (Length of Course: 7.5 hours)
Culturally Responsive Practices and Leadership
Culturally Responsive Practices requires educators to recognize and redress traditional psycho-social barriers to learning, barriers that have impeded the emergence of Black and Brown students as independent learners. In pursuing this journey, they emerge as culturally literate practitioners and allies who are better able to close the learning gaps currently supported by status-quo instruction and leadership. In recognition of the complexity of having race talks, we are excited to extend the learning by offering a 90 minute, synchronous session, led by course instructor Dr. Robin Harden Daniels.(Estimated 5.5 hours, including synchronous component)
Fighting Racial Slurs and Other Common Acts of Student Aggression
American society has become increasingly more violent as rules of civility and mutual respect are treated as signs of weakness.
Unbridled expressions of racial violence and political polarization places those in historically targeted populations at even greater
risk than ever before. This course discusses how race-based bullying is deeply grained in a discriminatory cultural narrative and what
constructive behaviors can be taken to disrupt its expression in our schools.
Mentoring as a Partnership: Navigating the Learning
As novice teachers enter the profession, mentors and district and school leaders are critical players in the first year journey. They have the ability to be change makers in building a system that supports learning and continuous improvement of practice. This session will provide mentors and those who train mentors with a robust set of resources and strategies to strengthen their knowledge and skills to support mentors as key team members in the induction process.
Social and Emotional Learning: Students At-Risk and Students with Special Needs
Academic achievement is closely related to social and emotional competence. This course will provide an overview of the research supporting Social and Emotional Learning and the five interrelated competencies that foster success in school and in life. There will be a focus on students at risk and those with disabilities and special needs who may require a tiered approach leading to individualized strategies.
AAO Online Certificate Program
LEGAL ONE’s Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) Online Certificate Program provides essential knowledge, skills, and tools for every Affirmative Action Officer, whether you are newly appointed or experienced in the role. This self-paced course covers the equivalent of three days of live instruction. You will also have the benefit of completing the program at your own pace since you have access to the online content for a full year. In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact live with a LEGAL ONE attorney for a half-day in-person session.
Addressing HIB Claims and Discipline for Students With Disabilities
Ensuring a safe learning environment and protecting the due process rights of students with disabilities are critical obligations for all school districts. This course is designed to help school officials work through the complex maze of state and federal statutes, regulations and case law related to addressing HIB claims and discipline for students with disabilities.
Anti-Bullying Professional Advanced Certificate of Mastery - Fall 2022
Whether you are the Anti-Bullying Specialist or Anti-Bullying Coordinator, or serve as a school leader, you are charged with making
decisions that address issues of harassment, intimidation and bullying, have a wide ranging impact on the health and safety of students and staff, and a lasting impact on overall school climate. For more than a decade LEGAL ONE has been the leading provider of school law training regarding New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. Now we are excited to take this training to the next level with the introduction of our Advanced Certificate of Mastery. This program provides intensive small group instruction, individualized coaching
and certifies that participants are able to demonstrate the real world, authentic knowledge and skills necessary to address this critical need.
Anti-Bullying Specialist Certificate Program: Self-Paced V2
As an Anti-Bullying Specialist or Anti-Bullying Coordinator, you need comprehensive professional learning in order to be ready for this challenging role. There is no better team of anti-bullying experts for this type of training than LEGAL ONE’s instructors! We have trained thousands of Anti-Bullying Specialists, administrators and others on every aspect of New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. But we know it can be difficult at times to attend out-of-district professional learning. That’s why we are pleased to offer this self-paced online version of the Anti-Bullying Specialist Certificate Program! Complete all of this training when it’s most convenient for you, right from your home or school computer.
Child Abuse Prevention
Ensuring the safety and well-being of all students is the most important responsibility for all school district employees. This course will empower you to better understand the definitions of abuse, statistics about how often it happens, what is known about both victims and perpetrators, steps to prevent abuse, and finally, legal requirements about what to do when you suspect abuse has occurred.
Establishing HIB Systems, Protocols and Capacity
This course provides a strategic framework to assist you in ensuring that your district is working as effectively and efficiently as possible to prevent, identify and respond to issues of harassment, intimidationand bullying.
Establishing Student Mental Health Protocols
This 4-hour course will provide participants with a solid foundation in identifying and responding to student mental health needs, and ensuring that proper protocols are in place so that all school staff understand their role in the process. Participants will be provided with a series of model policies, procedures, templates, flow charts and checklists that address key aspects of student mental health, including a tool for assessing potential suicidal ideation, and key forms for working together with parents and outside agencies.
Getting to the Truth: A Toolkit for Conducting Effective Student Investigations
It is crucial that incorrect decisions are NOT made when investigating students. This 4-hour online course is designed to answer the challenging questions about and address the complexities of student investigations.
Module 1: Governance, Ethics & Accountability V2
This online offering provides an overview of the law concerning school district governance, ethics and accountability for school
officials, recordkeeping, and emerging issues of school law. The program contains the following important topics: Public school governance; Review of source of school, constitutional, state, and case law and federal statutes regulations and district policy; The School Ethics Code and its application to board members; school administrators; New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act; Pupil records law under FERPA; and New Jerseys accountability regulations.
Module 2: Students Rights & Responsibilities V2
“Student Rights and Responsibilities” provides an overview of the law concerning public school students’ rights and responsibilities. This course focuses on student safety; code of conduct; student discipline; bullying and cyber-bullying; student confidentiality rights; schools’ duties to supervise students and to report child abuse; reporting student drug and alcohol use; student First Amendment rights of free speech and religious expression; dress codes; and search and seizure of students.
Module 3: Staff Rights & Responsibilities V2
This online offering provides an overview of the law concerning staff rights and responsibilities. This course covers the following important topics: Tenure and Seniority, Collective Bargaining, Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Discrimination, Evaluations, Increment Withholdings, and Employee Discipline.
Module 4: Special Education V2
This five-part course provides a comprehensive overview of special education law. Topics include the fundamental civil rights of children with disabilities; what constitutes a free, appropriate public education for children with disabilities; unilateral changes in placement; procedural rights; discipline of disabled pupils and those with a suspected disability; related services; and Section 504.
NJ’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights V2
This seven-part course is a must-take for school leaders, educators, and staff. Curriculumfeatures include the latest on HIB, case law, discussions, and scenarios.
Progressive Supervision & Corrective Action Plans
This online course will empower school leaders to effective address various aspects of progressive supervision. Participants will learn about legal requirements and best practices related to the development and implementation of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), conducting evaluations and post-observations conferences, doing midyear CAP reviews, addressing insubordination, and writing effective CAPs for a wide range of employees. All participants will be able to demonstrate content knowledge through completion of
an online assessment.
School Law Essentials for Every Teacher and School Employee
This comprehensive online course is specially designed for all educators and educators and staff to learn the essentials of school law. Topics include:
• Discrimination Issues: Explanation as to how a Discrimination Claim is analyzed; Retaliation Claims; Sexual Harassment; Title IX; the Comprehensive Equity Plan, and recent enacted laws pertaining to discrimination in schools.
• Student Issues: Code of Conduct and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Laws and Case Examples; Attendance and Residency Issues; a Special Education Basic Overview; and Search and Seizure Issues.
• 1st Amendment/Social Media Issues:Legal Free Speech standards for students and staff; Social Media restrictions for students and staff; FERPA; and recent caselaw pertaining to Free Speech issues. FEA also offers numerous webinars, which you may join live or
watch an archive at your convenience.
• Reporting Requirements: Staff responsibility to report regarding:
– The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Requirements
– Drug & Alcohol Issues
– HIB / Code of Conduct
– Child Abuse
• Staff Issues: Hiring/Firing; Obtaining Tenure; Seniority Issues; Discipline; Corrective Action/Improvement Plans; Inefficiency Charges; Weingarten Rights; and recent NJ caselaw and enacted laws.
Signs Matter: Early Detection - New Jersey
This comprehensive course will satisfy New Jersey’s requirement for all educators to have two hours of instruction on suicide prevention, including the link between bullying and suicide, every five years. The course is designed to provide easy access to critical information. It includes a series of real world scenarios, addressing situations at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, and expert analysis of each scenario; an overview of research, best practices and the latest data related to suicidal ideation; a review of legal requirements under New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and other key student safety requirements; and supplemental resources and references for those seeking a deeper understanding of key issues; and An online assessment tool to ensure that all participants
have gained an understanding of the material covered.
Understanding Bullying in Our Schools
This course empowers users to recognize bullying and distinguish it from normal conflict, understand the unique challenges presented by cyberbullying, utilize effective responses for both aggressors and victims and foster a school climate that dramatically reduces the potential for bullying incidents to occur.
Introduction to the Connected Action Roadmap, Strengthening Teaching, Leading, and Learning
Affirmative Action Officer Advanced Certificate of Mastery
LEGAL ONE PODCASTS
How can you understand your legal rights and responsibilities? Especially with limited time, laws that are constantly evolving, and the fact that you are always on the move? Whether you are a parent, teacher, school leader, college student or just have an interest in school law, the LEGAL ONE Podcast provides a great option for you.
As the leading provider of school law training, the LEGAL ONE team of school law experts is pleased to offer the LEGAL ONE Podcast, a weekly podcast that helps you understand complex legal issues through 20 to 30 minute episodes. Each episode will be hosted by a LEGAL ONE attorney, include information on recent developments in school law and provide tips for promoting collaboration between parents and schools.
For more information, please visit The LEGAL ONE podcast page, including how to subscribe.
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