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    Who Should Plan to Attend: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum & Instruction, Human Resources, Special Education, Professional Development and Equity and Community

    Dr. Jared Scherz About the Presenter: Dr. Jared Scherz is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years of training in psychological health and wellness. Dr. Scherz is the founder of TeacherCoach, the first wellness and work platform for school districts in the country. He is currently authoring his seventh book on SEL, which he consults on around the country.

    What to Expect: For the 2019-20 school year we have created a series of three professional development workshops serving all districts in their pursuit of safe and healthy student development. Superintendents and district leaders will benefit from this deep dive into social emotional learning. From Equity to School Violence Prevention, SEL is critical to teacher engagement and student success.

    Each workshop will build on the last, creating a solid foundation from psychological theory and culminating in practical guidance easily applicable for each district. Attendance at all three sessions is not mandatory but suggested.

    Come prepared to leverage your own personal and professional experiences. Group therapy dynamics will be an integral part of this learning experience, helping us better appreciate the challenges educators face in blending psychosocial emotional growth with academic development.

    Part One: Monday, November 4, 2019

    This session will emphasize the underpinnings of SEL, including a new definition, a theoretical framework, and the internal/external barriers to successful learning. 

    A new era in education is emerging, shifting our emphasis toward whole child education. Cutting edge schools will learn how to create a new paradigm bringing excitement toward learning and teaching.

    District leaders who become experts in SEL will be at a distinct advantage, improving academic outcomes, reducing the potential for violence, and creating happier faculty.

    Come join this interesting first workshop to learn what most experts don’t know- the real driving force behind SEL. Understanding what motivates people will put you at a distinct advantage over other district leaders and will revitalize your energy for work.

    Part Two: Friday, January 10, 2020

    This session will explore 15 key SEL’s not commonly known. Examine the intersection of individual and organizational needs. Understand how school culture supports SEL with the ultimate reward of organizational health.

    Part Three: Monday, April 20, 2020

    The final session examines the 15 pivotal aspects of SEL. Evaluate your own program and learn how to improve services to students through strengthening your faculty. Consider the relationship between Equity and SEL.


    Location:  NJASA Headquarters (920 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618)

    Refreshments/Registration 9:00am. Sessions conclude 2:00pm approximate.

    Program includes continental breakfast, working lunch and meeting materials.

    Limited seating!