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Preservice Conf

NJEA Preservice Conference

April 13 @ 9:00 am

This conference will offer aspiring educators crucial professional development in topics such as disinformation and adverse childhood experiences, which are essential for navigating the complexities of modern classrooms.

Event Description

This year’s theme is “Activate your Activism” and the conference’s focus on race, gender, and ability underscores the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, empowering educators to cultivate inclusive spaces where all students feel valued and supported. The conference offers educators the knowledge and skills needed to effectively address diverse student needs and foster academic success and social-emotional well-being. You won’t want to miss this.


9 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Welcome & Plenary Speaker –ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) – Dr. Amanda Adams, Associate Director of NJEA Professional Development & Instructional Issues (PDII) & NJEA A.C.C.E.S.S. Coordinator
10:40 a.m. ACES Breakouts
11:50 a.m. Center for Honesty in Education
12:40 p.m. Lunch & NJEA Preservice General Membership Meeting
1:50 p.m. Consortium – Empowering ALL Learners: A Practical Guide to Inclusive & Intersectional Instruction
4 p.m. Closing Session & Awards


Transportation may be provided at some campus locations. Feel free to take the bus from any location provided.


NJEA Preservice Awards will be presented at the closing session. Nominate an individual or a chapter here.
The conference is open to NJEA Preservice members only, at no cost. Enrollment is limited to the first 175 NJEA Preservice members who have pre-registered online. Graduate students who are not eligible for active NJEA membership may also join NJEA Preservice. To join NJEA Preservice, go to njea.org/preservice.

For more details, or if you have a special physical, communication, or other disability-related need which may require assistance to permit or facilitate your attendance/participation in these activities, email Eda Ferrante at eferrante@njea.org or call 609-599-4561, ext. 2379.

Registration required before April 7, 2024

Event Venue

Crowne Plaza Princeton
900 Scudders Mill Rd
Plainsboro Township, 08536 United States
(609) 936-4200