Take Charge: Fighting Back Against ID Theft
Time: 1 ½ hours
Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years – and thousands of dollars – cleaning up the mess thieves have made of their good names and credit record. In the meantime, victims of identity theft may lose job opportunities, be refused loans for education, housing, or cars, and even be arrested for crimes they didn’t commit. Humiliation, anger, and frustration are among the feelings victims experience as they navigate the process of rescuing their identity.
This session is designed to help prevent and remedy the effects of identity theft. We will discuss what steps to take, your legal rights, and how to handle specific problems you may encounter on the way to clearing your good name.
More Month than Money
Time: 1 ½ hours
The session offers a financial tune-up. It is instrumental in helping you to do the following:
- have a plan
- be realistic
- review and modify financial goals as necessary
- manage your cash flow
- anticipate needs/wants/desires
- understand your risks
- acquire adequate insurance protection and ID theft information
- use credit judiciously
- be systematic and disciplined with savings (save first/spend last)
- use NEA/NCAE Member Benefits to maximize savings
Understanding Your NEA/NCAE Member Benefits
Time: 1 ½ hours
This session is designed to help the attendee understand:
- how to use Member Benefits to recruit, retain, and reclaim members
- the importance of the NCAE membership benefits and how to register and use them
- how to maximize savings using member benefits
- understanding Educator Access
- how to navigate online at the NEA and NCAE websites
Educator and the Law: Your Rights and Responsibilities under NC Public School Law and School Board Policies
Time: 1 hour minimum – 2 hours for a more comprehensive presentation
North Carolina public school employees are governed by NC General Statutes 115-C and by their local School Board Policies. Many issues that affect educators at work are mandated by law. Understanding how to assess each issue as it relates to established law or policy allows the educator to advocate for their rights. This session covers many topics ranging from duty free lunch time, to your rights if accused of inappropriate conduct, to ways to handle discipline and de-escalate potentially difficult situations. The session can be personalized to the group by covering the areas of special interest to that group, or it can be a general session of Association Representatives who need to know how to be more effective advocates in the schools.
This session is designed for groups of teachers, groups of support staff, or Association Representatives. A wide variety of topics are available. Our Legal Department Manager will assess the needs of the group and assign a member of the training cadre to work with the local association leadership. Through these sessions, association members will have more knowledge of the laws and policies so that they can assess the needs of the employees and advocate for their rights.
GLBTQ+ Safety and Bias Training
Time: 2 Hours (per module)
Creating great public schools for every child requires that all students are learning and succeeding. Unfortunately, students cannot learn where they do not feel safe and supported, and yet, schools are too often unsafe for students who are perceived as “different.” One of the most common forms of bullying and harassment involves differences of sexual orientation and gender, and this targets not only students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBTQ+), but also students who are not.
This training program consists of two workshops, each 90-120 minutes long, that can be delivered separately or together. The workshops are especially designed for people who are not gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and who are interested in addressing bias regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
The first workshop, “Taking A Stand: Creating Safe Schools for All Students,” is an introductory workshop designed for all school personnel. It uses video clips and activities to examine the obvious and subtle ways that bias plays out in schools, and offers resources for creating schools that are safe for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The second workshop, “Walking the Talk: Classroom Resources for Addressing Bias,” is an advanced workshop designed for K-12 classroom instructors. It examines various approaches to designing and integrating activities into the classroom that raise awareness of bias and empower students to advocate for change, especially around anti-GLBTQ+ bias.
This training is a program of the National Education Association/NCAE, in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers, the NEA Health Information Network, and the Respect for All Project, and is made possible in part by the generous financial contributions of the Gill Foundation, the Liberty Education Fund, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Bullying and Harassment DON’T Belong in Schools!
Time: 2-4 Hours
Standard(s): II, V
Bullying should not be part of childhood, yet we know it exists in our schools. This workshop will provide strategies to implement in your classroom and school as well as to share with parents/guardians. These strategies and attitude adjustments will afford the participants the knowledge to create a safe, orderly and caring environment. This training meets the requirements of the School Violence Prevention Act of 2009.
Creating Strong Family-School-Community Partnerships
Time: 3-12 Hours (Depending on Individual/School/Site Needs)
Standard(s): I, II, IV
Participants will examine attitudes, actions, and behaviors regarding community involvement, and learn strategies for implementing partnerships within the community or enhancing existing partnerships.
Many constituents, especially educators, have had little experience in working with families and community beyond the regular PTA functions. During this training, participants create positive groundwork for partnerships; learn how to improve communication among all stakeholders, gain insight into how to work with families from diverse cultures, and create a climate to implement meaningful partnerships. Host site will be requested to copy materials for participants and provide lunch for full day sessions.
Stress and Time Management Strategies That Work!
Time: 2-5 Hours (depending on specific requests)
Participants in this interactive, hand-on session will:
- learn how to break the habits of stressful situations
- discover new strategies for managing time and stress
- celebrate saying no and meaning it
- learn how to turn chaos into calm
- develop new time management skills that will benefit your professional and personal life
- rediscover a healthier you
- break the old patterns of being stressed and overworked