NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop will feature more than 140 sessions, including a variety of sessions on equity.

The event, co-sponsored by the New Jersey School Boards Association, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, will take place from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28.

Workshop 2021 offers an exceptional return on investment for local school districts. The group registration fee gives 25 members of the district team access to more than 140 training and informational sessions at a per-person cost of $36.

Here are some highlights of sessions focused on equity. The full agenda is coming soon.

  • What’s in Your Students’ Backpacks? Information, Privilege and Equity  The recognition of disparities in our students’ level of access to both information resources and information-rich experiences is a social justice issue and a call to action. Presenters will address how we could build awareness, address information inequities in our schools and develop strategies to close gaps.
  • Gender Identity: Pronouns — the Biggest Little Words  This session will explain gender development scientifically and psychologically.  Information will cover gender literacy and gender vocabulary, including cisgender, transgender, nonbinary, gender expression, gender identity and more. Additionally, learn best practices for supporting transgender and nonbinary students in educational settings.
  • Social-Emotional Equity in the Classroom When a child has an academic problem, we do everything possible to help. When a child has a behavioral issue, we are more inclined to label. Learn how to break this cycle.

About NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2021   NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2021 will offer multiple tracks of live training sessions over three full days. It will also feature compelling keynote speakers, an interactive exhibit floor, and exciting special events.

Registration  To make training accessible to more district members, NJSBA is offering a special group rate of $900 for up to 25 team members. The individual member rate is $450 per person. School business administrators must handle registration for their districts. Review the registration instructions before starting.

To learn more, visit workshop.njsba.org.