Breaking Bias: Lessons from the Amistad

Breaking Bias: Lessons from the Amistad, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s (NJSBF) newest curriculum, is coming soon.

Among other questions, the curriculum will seek to answer:

  • What is race?
  • What have been the consequences of social constructs about race in our country?
  • How did enslaved people and other African Americans resist oppression and bring about positive change?

A sneak peek at this curriculum will be launched at in the coming months. The date will be announced on the NJSBF social media platforms.

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Professional development at

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 (Freestyle Fridays)
  • 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 as a professional development resource.

Members seeking to earn a certificate of attendance for participating in a live webinar, should log on to 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, visit

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