Have you registered for the NJEA Convention?

With few exceptions, attending the NJEA Convention for the last 76 years has been a matter of arranging transportation. To access to the convention and workshops did not generally require you to register in advance. But because this year the convention is remote, registration for the convention is necessary for proof of attendance. Enrollment in workshops is necessary to receive credit for any workshop you attend.

What remains true for the NJEA Convention, whether online or in person, is that it is a benefit of membership. There is no charge to attend the NJEA Convention.

How do I register for the NJEA Convention?

To register, go to njeaconvention.org. Follow the link found there to registration. You will need:

      An email address.

    •   Your NJEA personal identification number (PIN). You’ll find your PIN on your membership card. Your PIN has six characters in a two letter-two number-two letter combination.

What is my PIN?

You can find your PIN by logging onto njea.org with the email address you have on file with NJEA and your password.

      Go to njea.org and click on “Sign-in” in the upper-right-hand corner.

      Enter your email address and password as directed. Your default password, unless you’ve changed it, is the last four digits of your Social Security number.

      Once you have successfully logged on, slide over to “My NJEA” and click on “Profile.”

      As you scroll down, you’ll see your membership card on the right-hand side. Your PIN is under your name.

What level of access does registration get me?

Registration for the convention grants you access to:

      The REAL Block Party/Welcome Reception

           o   Wednesday, Nov. 4: 7-8:45 p.m.

      The Virtual Exhibit Hall

           o   Wednesday, Nov. 4: 3-7 p.m.

           o   Thursday, Nov. 5: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

           o   Friday, Nov. 6: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

      Keynote address from Ruby Bridges

            o   Nov. 6: 3:45-5 p.m.

To attend professional development workshops, you must enroll separately.

How do I enroll in the professional development workshops?

After you register, you will receive an email taking you to the enrollment process for workshops. To plan ahead, see pages 12-18 of the Convention Program you received with your October Review, which lists all workshop times, subject areas and titles. Be sure to check any spam folders.

Questions? Write to convention@njea.org.

How will I get my certificate of attendance?

You must log in to the NJEA Convention on Nov. 5 or Nov. 6. At the end of first day on which you log in, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to you. No certificates of attendance will be sent for attendance on Wednesday afternoon in the Exhibit Hall or at the Justice Social Welcome Reception.

How can I learn of any changes to the events and workshops at the NJEA Convention?

Visit njeaconvention.org for the latest information.

Taller en la Convención de NJEA:

El proceso de licenciatura de maestros en Nueva Jersey

El personal de NJEA con fluidez en inglés y español dirigirá un taller sobre cómo obtener su certificación de enseñanza en Nueva Jersey.

Este taller es para cualquier persona que:

      Era un maestro certificado en su país de origen.

      Tiene 60 créditos de un colegio comunitario u otra universidad en los Estados Unidos.

      Es un profesional de apoyo educativo (ESP) y desea ser profesor.

Las presentadoras lo guiarán a través del proceso y responderán a sus preguntas.

El taller está programado para el 5 de noviembre de 2: 30-3: 30 p.m., en la Convención de NJEA.

NJEA Convention workshop: Teaching credential process in New Jersey

NJEA staff fluent in English and Spanish will be leading an NJEA Convention workshop on how to obtain your teaching certification in New Jersey.

This workshop is for anyone who:

      Was a certified teacher in their country of origin.

      Has 60 credits from a community or other college in the United States.

      Is an educational support professional (ESP) and would like to become a teacher.

Presenters will guide you through the process and answer your questions.

The workshop is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the NJEA Convention.

Higher Education at the NJEA Convention

NJEA has designed two virtual workshops for its higher education members.

NJEA Higher Education – Is it Safe?

Nilka Julio, National Education Association (NEA), Center for Organizing

Friday, Nov. 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

How to co-create safeR spaces for Black, Brown, and White people. In this session, the goal is to share and learn together, with the guidance of the community norms, as we acknowledge the past and strive for a better future. Physical and virtual spaces can be places where people can come, as they are, to discover, assert, and empower their voices and to encounter and listen deeply to the voices of others. Spaces are safeR when we take responsibility for what we say, feel, and think to the extent that we can and if we cannot-we can admit that. SafeR spaces require ongoing work and, in an instant, a seemingly safe space can turn unsafe. How we handle those moments is what really determines the safety of the space. Are you ready to listen as if you might be wrong? I am!

NJEA Higher Education – COVID-19: Creating & Maintaining A Safe College Campus

Friday, Nov. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Marcia Kleinz and Maury Koffman, UniServ Field Representatives, NJEA Region 29-Higher Education

This session will present best practices in addition to federal and state standards. Participants will engage in a discussion on community college successes and ongoing challenges implemented in response to COVID-19.

Enrollment for the higher education workshops at the NJEA Convention is required and must be done in advance. Space is limited. For more information, please contact NJEA’s Region 29-Higher Education office at 609-689-9580 or Jean DiQuinzio at jdiquinzio@njea.org

Professional development at learning.njea.org

The NJEA Professional Development and Instructional Issues Division has developed guidance on a number of issues and has recorded a series of webinars addressing a wide variety of issues being brought forth by our members.

The webinars address a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

      Conversations on equity and inclusivity

      Professional growth

      Health and safety

      Tools for working remotely

      Information management

      Working safely and maintaining privacy in a remote environment

      Online pedagogy

All topic areas have webinars designed for educational support professionals (ESPs), certificated staff, or both. Live presentations are recorded and stored at learning.njea.org as a professional development resource.

Members seeking to earn a certificate of attendance for participating in a live webinar should log on to njea.org to ensure that their profiles are up-to-date, especially your email address. Certificates will be automatically added to your “My PD Transcript.”

Later, when signing into WebEx, provide your full name and email address matching the information in your NJEA profile. Remain for the duration of the event. For certificated staff, be sure to work with your district administrator/supervisor to update your Professional Development Plan (PDP) to include webinar content.

To access the webinars and resources, and for more information, visit learning.njea.org.

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