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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.

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)
Standard(s): V

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

Trauma Series

The Brain Game: The Impact of Trauma & Toxic Stress on Learning

Time: 2 Hours
Standard(s): II, IV

Sometimes the best way to understand the impact of something is to experience it.  In this session, you will build a child’s brain from birth through age 8.  Will your brain topple under the weight of trauma or will it stand strong and tall?  We will address the impact of trauma and toxic stress and how it impact learning.  We will discuss strategies that can help foster resiliency to build compassionate classes and schools.  

Strategies for Building Resilience

Time: 2 Hours
Standard(s): I, II

In this session, we will tackle the age-old classroom management issue but through a trauma-informed lens.  We will determine the goals of classroom management vs. discipline.  We will cover the elements needed to create a trauma-responsive environment while learning new strategies that can be implemented immediately.  

Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms/Schools 

Time: 1.5 Hours
Standard(s): II, IV

Participants in this session will address their personal biases and the impact it has in their daily work.  We will work to understand and apply the cultural continuum while examining the need to be culturally responsive.  Participants will be provided with instructional practices that can boost student achievement.  Come to this session ready to dispel myths and have the difficult conversations.  

Educator Resilience 

Time: 3 Hours
Standard(s): V

This session provides educators with their own social emotional learning designed to promote self-care and self-resiliency.  Twelve habits and dispositions will be covered to give educators the tools they need to be successful.  This session is a three-part mini series that requires participants to go back and put the habits and dispositions into practice in their everyday work and life.  If you are looking to retain staff and combat teacher burnout, then this session is needed to keep educators healthy and whole to be their best in order to provide the best for students.  The training is based on the book Onward by Elena Aguilar.  

Disrupting Poverty 

Time: 1.5 Hours
Standard(s): I, II

This module introduces educators to the causes and effects of poverty through an exploration of data on poverty and identification of educational outcomes.  Participants will discuss strategies for disrupting poverty in the classroom and outside the classroom through advocacy.  Educators will begin to formulate a plan using interventions to take back to their schools and implement or share with other stakeholders.  

Trauma Informed Classroom Strategies 

Time: 1-2 Hours
Standard(s): IV

This module introduces educators to ACEs and the effects of trauma, then shows them how caring adults can maximize a student’s resiliency.  Educators will interact with one another to discuss challenges and develop solutions to create a more compassionate classroom in which they build on student strengths.  As time allows, presenters will expand on classroom strategies and participants will begin to develop a trauma-responsive classroom management plan.