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ESP Learning Network Webinars

The NEA ESP Quality Department offers a wide variety of professional development webinars to support the professional growth of school support staff. Register today for an upcoming webinar relevant to ESP careers.
Published: 06/23/2020

Restorative Practices as Liberatory Practice: Developing Self & Social Awareness as An Emerging Circle Keeper

Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

Presenters:
Barbara Sherrod, Restorative Response Baltimore
Jade Jones, Restorative Response Baltimore

In this webinar, you will acquire tools to deepen your practice as restorative practitioners through anti-oppressive frameworks and restorative theory, including methods of self-inquiry and circle work. Join us to develop an understanding of the connection between unaddressed power dynamics and restorative practices, along with building and maintaining relationships with youth, and those being marginalized.

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From Membership to Leadership: Organizing & Mentoring the Next Generation of ESP Leaders

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

Presenters:
Naomi Akan, Massachusetts
Sonia L. Fortin, Massachusetts
Amy Morin, Massachusetts

How can we cultivate future ESP leaders so that they can be the leading voices that collectively transform our union and communities? How do we generate a pathway for the next generation of emerging leaders who aspire to take on a more active role within our union?  How do we engage ESP members to advance the priorities of the Association? During this webinar, facilitators will also share how future ESP leaders in Massachusetts will be supported in their leadership journey through the Leadership Mentor Program—focusing on fostering relationship development through a partnership between individuals who share common goals and visions. As they progress in their leadership journey, emerging ESP leaders will be supported by a veteran ESP leader mentor. Veteran ESP leader mentors will support emerging ESP leaders by putting leadership skills into real-life context and real-life practice. Leadership mentoring at the individual and the Association level can also be a vehicle for greater leadership inclusion and diversity.

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Equitable Discipline and the Role of an ESP

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Nani Lium

This webinar is rooted in relational equity and culturally responsive social-emotional learning. You will learn about the important connection between authentic relationships with students, families, and staff members and their impact on student success, resiliency, and hope. You will also explore how personal bias impacts disciplinary decisions and actions.

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Spanish-language Webinars for ESPs

We're excited to offer series of online trainings to support Spanish-speaking education support professionals throughout their careers.

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