Workshops for your School or District
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation offers programming to educators who would like to schedule trainings for their school or district groups.
- All NJSBF Trainings (workshops and webinars) are free for educators.
- Earn PD Credits – One PD credit per workshop hour.
- Workshops are virtual but in-person workshops are possible depending on location and availability.
- Trainings will be scheduled on a date and time that works for all parties.
- We require a minimum of 10 people for workshops and a minimum of 20 people for webinars.
- If you have any questions regarding workshops contact Aracely Suto at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For accommodation / accessibility inquiries please contact Jessica Taube at email@example.com or at 732.937.7523.
To apply, fill out and submit the application form below:
Webinars (Minimal interaction):
Motivation: Keeping it Up (2 hours) – **TEMPORARILY NOT OFFERED** – Motivation can be a difficult state of mind to achieve. What is motivation? Are all forms of motivation effective? What factors need to be taken into consideration when motivating people? This webinar works to answer these questions and more. Click here for more information.
Resilience: Getting Through Stressful Times (2 hours) – This webinar introduces educators to different definitions of resilience, focusing on specific aspects of resilience and providing practical applications of resilience for educators and students. Click here for more information.
Self-Awareness: A Boost for Ourselves and Our Students (2 hours) – Self-awareness is the keystone competency for SEL. It’s comprised of an inward understanding of yourself and knowing how others see you. This webinar will take a deep dive into the different components of self-awareness to help educators promote it in themselves and in their students. Click here for more information.
Workshops (Virtual or In-Person):
Beyond Bias: Unconscious Bias – This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the concept of unconscious (or implicit) bias, demonstrate how unconscious bias manifests itself, and identify strategies to address unconscious bias in ourselves and in our schools. Click here for more information.
Beyond Bias: Talking About Race – This training explores the impact of race to encourage educators to speak intentionally about race and confront racist ideas and policies. Educators will learn strategies to be used with students, colleagues, and other school stakeholders and will examine privilege and intersectionality. Click here for more information.
Beyond Bias: Being an Anti-Racist (Virtual Only, 3 hours) – Join us as we discuss what it means to actively be an antiracist. We will look specifically at anti-Black racism, analyze the educational system in our country, and set a personal goal. **Prerequisite: Must take our “Talking About Race” workshop beforehand.** Click here for more information.
Breaking Bias: Lessons from the Amistad – This workshop will introduce participants to our Breaking Bias: Lessons from the Amistad curriculum and offer strategies for teaching Black history from an anti-bias lens. All lessons align with NJ Students Learning Standards for social studies. We will address the following questions: How can I teach important content about Black history and structural racism? What are effective methods for teaching this topic? How can I make sure certain Black voices are heard? How can I and my students take personal and collective responsibility for standing against racism? Click here for more information regarding each of the options available.
Conflict Resolution – This interactive workshop will focus on conflict resolution techniques such as identifying conflict, ascertaining sources of conflict, developing listening skills, and various other skills to solve conflict. All participants will be able to order relevant posters and a copy of our conflict resolution guide. Click here for more information.
Holocaust Education – please visit Echoes & Reflections for classroom ready content, instructional strategies and a summary of programs available to bring to your school or district. Echoes & Reflections is always happy to collaborate to customize their programs based on the needs of a particular district/institution. Contact Program Manager, Jennifer Goss, to learn more and schedule a program.
Peer Mediation – This training explores how to implement and sustain a student-based peer mediation program in your school, how to train students to be peer mediators and how mediation has been proven to reduce incidents of school violence. Click here for more information.
Restorative Justice, Tier 1 – Restorative Justice is a proactive approach that is used in schools to build community, prevent and address harm and conflict, and help students positively re-integrate into school after an absence. This training will introduce educators to the concept of restorative justice and provide strategies for implementing tier 1 community building restorative practices in schools such as talking circles, values circles, and daily restorative check-ins. Click here for more information.
Restorative Justice, Tiers 2 & 3 – Restorative Justice is a proactive approach that is used in schools to build community, prevent and address harm and conflict, and help students positively re-integrate into school after an absence. This training will explore disproportionality in discipline practices and provide strategies for addressing it by implementing tiers 2 & 3 restorative practices in schools such as restorative chats, harm & conflict circles, mediations, and re-entry circles. Click here for more information.
Social Emotional Character Development – Educators will learn how to integrate the five competencies of social and emotional learning into the school setting; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. Educators will learn to incorporate these core SEL concepts into the classroom and will be able to order our Social Emotional Character Development guide and relevant posters. Click here for more information.
Trauma Sensitive Schools – Unaddressed trauma can lead to violence, therefore, providing support for students is critical. This workshop will define trauma, give examples of how it can manifest in the classroom and school building, and offer practical tips on how educators can incorporate trauma-sensitive practices and perspectives into the classroom and school community. Click here for more information.
Understanding HIB Characteristics – *NOT a legal training* – This training explores the definition of HIB (Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying) in the NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) and takes a cultural look at the distinguishing characteristics listed in the definition to help educators better identify those characteristics when completing HIB reports. Participants will explore specific HIB language, the difference between conflict and bullying, and how to prevent HIB by preventing bias. Click here for more information.