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New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

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    • Friday, December 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM (EST)
    • Virtual



    NJASP Goes Virtual

    for

    Winter 2020 Conference!

                                      December 4, 2020

           Earn up to 16 CPD's for one registration fee! See below for details.   


    Keynote

    The Power of Possibility: Using Positive Psychology to Promote Happiness, Optimism, and Resiliency in Students

    Wendy Price, Psy.D., NCSP

    National Association of School Psychologists President

    • Participants will explain the foundational concepts of Positive Psychology/Strengths-Based Approach
    • Participants will understand how NASP is addressing member needs
    • Participants will explain one of each of the following:  NASP resources, activities, and advocacy efforts

    Dr. Wendy Price completed her doctorate in School Psychology at William James College in August of 2015, following a year-long clinical internship at Walden Behavioral Care (a residential eating disorders clinic). For the past 20 years, Dr. Price has worked as a school psychologist at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, in Whitman, MA. n her role, Dr. Price is involved in a number of activities, including: assessment, counseling, consultation, supervision of school psychology interns, and mentoring of staff. She is also a Crisis Team and Student/Teacher Assistance Team member. Prior to COVID, she traveled around the country, presenting to associations and school districts on positive psychology, eating disorders, and self-injurious behaviors. Dr. Price is currently presenting these topics virtually. Dr. Price has been involved in leadership in both the state and national level and is currently the NASP President 2020-2021.


    Morning Workshops

    9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

    WORKSHOP 1:

    Fix These 2 Things First!

    Ennio Cipani, Ph.D., Author and private practice, Visalia California

    Why do some students respond to instructional conditions with significant oppositional and disruptive behaviors? This webinar will focus on the diagnosis of the following two factors (using the Cipani Behavioral Classification System) that often prevail with such students during instructional conditions: the instructional material is too hard (i.e., instructional mis-match) or it is way too lengthy for them. Two direct classroom measures will be presented and depicted. The “fix” for each type of problem, i.e., interspersed tasks and tolerance training respectively, will be delineated.

    This session will help participants:

    • Delineate the two escape functions involved in maintaining problem behavior during instructional conditions
    • Identify methods for determining if instructional material difficulty is the pervading function of problem behavior during instructional conditions
    • Identify methods for determining if instructional session length (i.e., wacky contingency) is the pervading function of problem behavior during instructional conditions
    • Identify functional treatment if instructional material difficulty is the pervading function of problem behavior during instructional conditions
    • Identify functional treatment if instructional session length (i.e.,wacky contingency) is the pervading function of problem behavior during instructional conditions

    Dr. Ennio Cipani is the author of a popular text, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment (3 rd edition) which was ranked #1 in the 10 best behavioral psychology textbooks by wiki.ezvid.com (May, 2020). He is a co-author of the pioneering Cipani Behavioral Classification System for Children and Adolescents (Cipani & Cipani, 2019; free pdf for attendees) and has also authored a series of articles in Communiqué on functional behavioral assessment. Since 1983, Ennio has been a California licensed psychologist “who made house calls”; he and his behavioral staff provided on-the-spot training of parents and teachers on specifically designed contingency interventions for the individual referral problems. Many of his real-life cases in homes and schools are chronicled in the above text and a free online parent-guide to behavioral consequences (Cipani, 2004).  


    WORKSHOP 2: 

    Applied Trauma Informed School Approaches

    Eric Rossen, PhD, NCSP, Director, Professional Standards at National Association of School Psychologists, Silver Springs Maryland

    As districts increasingly recognize the impact of stress, adversity, and trauma on students, schools must now consider how to implement these trauma-informed approaches within their unique contexts, all while balancing existing demands and school-wide initiatives.  This webinar will help prepare educators and administrators with the fundamentals of providing trauma-informed approaches in our schools, both in the immediate aftermath of COVID-19 and in the long-term.  

    This session will help participants:

    • Define and describe “trauma” and “trauma informed”
    • Describe and recognize influence of cultural background on individual responses to trauma
    • Identify steps to implement trauma-informed practices within an MTSS framework, and embed approaches within existing school infrastructure (e.g., discipline policies, report-writing, IEP development)
    • Apply trauma-informed principles amidst COVID and significant disruption to students’ and families’ lives.

    Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. Dr. Rossen has worked in public schools and in independent practice and has served as a college instructor and adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri and Prince George’s Community College. He has presented across the US and internationally, and published dozens of articles and book chapters related to school psychology, school safety, and trauma. He is most recently the editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition, and co-author of the book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development.

    You can learn more about Dr. Rossen on his website: www.ericrossen.com; and follow him on Twitter: @E_Rossen


    WORKSHOP 3: 

    Assessing Self-Injurious Behavior (Cutting):  A Primer for School Mental Health Workers

    Wendy Price, Psy.D., NCSP, NASP President 

    This workshop will provide foundational information regarding self-injurious behavior (SIB), including definitions, prevalence rates, causes, and an overview of evidence-based treatments for SIB (CBT and DBT). The workshop will also introduce participants to the HIRE model: a tool for the informal assessment of SIB developed by Buser and Buser (2013). Participants will also receive guidance in the important components in developing a school wide protocol for assessing/supporting self-injurers.

    This session will help participants:

    • Describe the reasons why individuals self-harm
    • Apply the HIRE model to assess self-injurious behavior
    • Describe the most effective therapeutic approaches to working with youth who self-injure

    See “Keynote” for bio


    Afternoon Workshops

    12:30 - 4:00 PM

    WORKSHOP 4: 

    Peer Supervision Techniques to Improve Practice

    Bradley D. Petry, Psy.D., Baltimore City Public School, Baltimore Maryland

    This webinar will review research related to peer supervision techniques, discuss how peer supervision is currently used in a large, urban public school district as part of a systems-change initiative, and will provide opportunities for participants to practice the skills and techniques reviewed.  There will be opportunity for discussions related to generalizing the techniques to personal practice and across a wide range of professional and/or district needs.

    This session will help participants:  

    • Explain practical techniques for peer supervision
    • Apply a framework of peer supervision techniques to their professional position
    • Engage in peer supervision techniques as part of their professional roles

    Dr. Bradley D. Petry is a school psychologist in Baltimore City Public Schools. During his tenure he has engaged in a wide variety of roles including mentorship, professional development, systems-change, specialized assessments, and peer supervision. He currently co-leads a team of related service providers in expanding roles of educational practitioners to focus on prevention and early intervention. He has taught graduate courses in school psychology, has presented at national conferences, and has authored several articles for professional newsletters. He has recently co-authored a chapter on neuropsychological assessment of preschool-age children. His professional interests include systems change, peer and professional supervision, education reform, school safety and threat assessment, neuropsychological assessment practices, and professional presentation. He is the current President-Elect and Immediate Past-President of the Maryland School Psychologists’ Association (MSPA) and the 2012 MSPA Outstanding Practitioner of the Year. Brad lives in Laurel, Maryland with his wife and two children.


    WORKSHOP 5:  

    How schools can promote students’ psychological well-being during the pandemic and beyond

    Beth Doll, PhD., Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln

    Mental health rests on two pillars. This session focuses on the 2nd sometimes neglected pillar – psychological well-being. After defining psychological well-being, and summarizing the evidence for its importance to school mental health, strategies will be described to infuse well-being promotion into school classrooms. The psychological strength training program described in this session can reinforce students’ resilience and leave them better prepared to weather the uncertainty and disappointments of schooling during a pandemic.

    This session will help participants:  

    • Define ‘psychological well-being’ and summarize the its importance for school mental health
    • Know how to promote psychological well-being within school mental health services
    • Know the 5 essential components of well-being promotion
    • Know 2-3 activities for each component that can be integrated into classroom transition times
    • Know resources for identifying additional well-being activities

    Dr. Beth Doll  began her career as a school psychologist in rural Kentucky and a clinic coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Madison – experiences that afforded insights into the mental health needs of children that she applied successfully in her research on topics spanning children’s friendships to the pragmatics of measuring student perceptions of classroom climate. Dr. Doll’s principal research interest is the promotion of mental health and the psychological well-being of children, and classroom environments that contribute to students’ resilience. Her developmental investigations examine classroom factors that may contribute to students’ psychological wellness or psychological distress. Dr. Doll was recently awarded the 2020 Legend’s Award and the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of School Psychologists. She is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Board of Education Affairs and co-editor of a soon-to-be released book, Fostering the emotional well-being of our youth: A school-based approach.


    WORKSHOP 6:

    The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders:  An Introduction to the FAW

    Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., NCSP, ABSNP, Monocacy Neuordevelopmental Center, Fredrick Maryland

    This presentation will explore the neuropsychological underpinnings of the written language process and how to assess for specific writing disorders in children. The ability to generate and produce written language requires multiple linguistic skills involving both phonological and orthographical functioning, efficient word retrieval, executive functioning skills to organize and plan our thoughts and ideas, and working memory to hold our thoughts in mind long enough for effective motor output. A breakdown in these fundamental cognitive, linguistic, or motoric processes can result in various subtypes of written language disorders. Numerous intervention strategies for struggling writers will be offered.

    This session will help participants:

    • Learn how to craft an appropriate assessment battery to measure written language skills in children.
    • Develop more effective intervention strategies for students who struggle with writing and spelling skills.
    • Learn how to administer and interpret the Feifer Assessment of Writing measure.

    Dr. Steven G. Feifer, is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities, and has authored eight books on learning and emotional disorders in children.  He has more than 20 years of experience as a school psychologist, and is dually certified in school neuropsychology. Dr. Feifer was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008, and awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists. He was the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to the Education and Training of Psychologists award by the Maryland Psychological Association. Dr. Feifer currently assesses children at the Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, MD, is a consultant to a variety of school districts across North America, and is a popular presenter at state and national conferences. He has authored three tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children, all of which are published by PAR.

    FEATURES OF OUR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

    • Conference attendees can receive up to 16 CPDS, which are NASP and APA approved!

    • Registrants have the opportunity to attend two live webinars, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and will receive CPDs upon completion of a quiz and session evaluation.

    • All sessions will be recorded and available for 3 months after the conference for registrants for review!

    • Registrants can earn additional CPDs by viewing and passing a quiz and completing a session evaluation!

    • A virtual awards ceremony and raffle giveaway will be hosted at the end of the conference!

    • If you are unable to attend a live webinar for which you registered, you can access the content later to earn CPDS.

    • Mail in registrations must be received by 11/18/2020 in order to guarantee access to the webinar and additional handouts.

    • If you must cancel your registration, cancellation must be received by 11/25/2020, in order to receive a full refund.


    For a printed copy of the Winter Conference brochure: NJASP Winter 2020 brochure and registration.pdf
    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • virtual
    Register

    Please join us for our December meeting.  This meeting with focus on big ideas for the association. Information to log on will be provided upon registration.

    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • virtual
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    Please join us for our January Executive Board Meeting.  We will be reviewing and discussing committee reports.  Upon registration you will receive login information to attend virtually.  Thank you! We look forward to seeing you then.  

    • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Please join us for our February meeting.  This meeting with focus on big ideas for the association. Information to log on will be provided upon registration.

    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Please join us for our March Executive Board Meeting.  We will be reviewing and discussing committee reports.  Upon registration you will receive login information to attend virtually.  Thank you! We look forward to seeing you then.  

    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • virtual
    Register

    Please join us for our April meeting.  This meeting with focus on big ideas for the association. Information to log on will be provided upon registration.

    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • virtual
    Register

    Please join us for our May Executive Board Meeting.  We will be reviewing and discussing committee reports.  Upon registration you will receive login information to attend virtually.  Thank you! We look forward to seeing you then.  

    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • virtual
    Register

    Please join us for our June meeting.  This will be our last meeting of the 2020-2021 school year and it will be our end of the year celebration! Information to log on will be provided upon registration.

Past events

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 NJASP November Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 NJASP October Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 A Mindfulness Approach to School Psychology Practice and Self-care
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 NJASP September Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 STUDENTS: GUSTO Virtual Happy Hour 2020 School Year Kickoff
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Introduction to Restorative Practices: Becoming a Restorative School Psychologist
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 Virtual Round Table Discussion: Psychological Assessment During a Pandemic
Friday, July 24, 2020 TENACITY: The 7 Instincts That Make Us Human
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 NJASP July Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Preventing & Managing Challenging Behavior: Evidence-Based Interventions in Schools
Thursday, June 04, 2020 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Positive Psychology During COVID- 19
Thursday, May 14, 2020 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Universal Design for Learning and Developing IEPs.
Friday, April 24, 2020 CANCELLED: Dr. Sam Goldstein's Workshop at New Jersey City University
Monday, April 13, 2020 Presidium Panel: A Q and A with NJASP Presidium
Thursday, April 02, 2020 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, March 20, 2020 NJASP Spring Conference 2020 - Exhibitor Registration
Friday, March 20, 2020 NJASP Spring Conference 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 2020 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, January 09, 2020 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 13, 2019 NJASP Winter Conference 2019 - Exhibitor Registration
Friday, December 13, 2019 NJASP Winter Conference 2019
Thursday, December 05, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, November 14, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, October 11, 2019 NJASP, MSU, and MHS bring to you a FREE Full Day WORKSHOP with Jack Naglieri
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 06, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 10, 2019 NJASP Spring Conference 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019 NJASP Spring Conference 2019 - Exhibitor Registration
Thursday, April 11, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 School Psych Social
Thursday, February 21, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 14, 2018 NJASP Winter Conference 2018 - Exhibitor Registration
Friday, December 14, 2018 NJASP Winter Conference 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting- CANCELED!!
Thursday, October 11, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 07, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 11, 2018 NJASP Spring Conference 2018 - Exhibitor Registration
Friday, May 11, 2018 NJASP Spring Conference 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Rescheduled!!! Southern Region Workshop - Creating a Prevention Oriented Environment to Promote Positive Behaviors
Thursday, April 12, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 08, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, February 08, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, January 11, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 08, 2017 NJASP Winter Conference 2017
Friday, December 08, 2017 NJASP Winter Conference 2017 Exhibitor Registration
Thursday, November 16, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Monday, October 23, 2017 School Psychologist Central Networking
Thursday, October 12, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 08, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 05, 2017 NJASP Spring Conference 2017 - Exhibitor Registration
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Open Board meeting- meet the board and find out more about the committees
Thursday, April 06, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Collaborative Assessment and Intervention:  A Practitioner’s Guide
Thursday, March 16, 2017 A discussion with Deborah Lynam on Dyslexia Interventions in General Education
Thursday, March 09, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, February 09, 2017 CANCELLED - Open Board Meeting with Deborah Lynam to discuss Dyslexia Interventions in General Education
Thursday, February 09, 2017 CANCELLED - NJASP Executive Board Meeting - CANCELLED
Monday, February 06, 2017 Southern Region Networking meeting - PBSIS/RTI
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Diversity Committee - Working with Diverse Children and Families Concerned by the New Political Climate
Thursday, January 12, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Networking meeting - A Discussion with Caitlin Colandrea on I&RS & RTI
Friday, December 09, 2016 NJASP Winter Conference 2016
Friday, December 09, 2016 Exhibitor registration NJASP Winter Conferenece 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Networking meeting - Early Childhood Assessment
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Diversity Committee
Thursday, November 17, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Networking meeting - Evaluations of School Psychologists - including developing SGOs
Thursday, October 13, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Networking meeting - Behavior and inclusion
Thursday, September 08, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 09, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Canceled: Conference Workshop Follow-up for: Practices for Implementing High Quality Functional Behavioral Assessments
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Conference Workshop Follow-up for: Correlating Cognitive Assessment to Learning
Friday, May 06, 2016 NJASP Spring Conference 2016
Friday, May 06, 2016 NJASP Spring Conference 2016 Exhibtor
Thursday, April 14, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 04, 2015 NJASP Winter Conference 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Monday, October 12, 2015 The Role of School Psychologists in Providing Services at Multiple Tiers of Student Support
Thursday, October 08, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Introduction to the Behavioral Assessment System for Children – 3rd Edition (BASC-3)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Professional Development Committee meeting
Friday, June 19, 2015 Woodbridge WISCV Workshop
Thursday, June 11, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 08, 2015 NJASP Spring Conference
Thursday, April 09, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Monday, November 17, 2014 Central Region Workshop: Executive Functioning: Assessment, Intervention, and Consultation
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Update on ADHD: Causes, Developmental Course, Assessment, and Intervention
Friday, November 07, 2014 Second Annual Conference on Urban Mental Health
Thursday, November 06, 2014 A panel discussion on Dyslexia
Friday, October 24, 2014 Academic & Behavioral Issues the NJ School Psychologists are Encountering
Thursday, June 12, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 09, 2014 NJASP Spring Conference
Friday, May 02, 2014 The Behavioral Addictions
Friday, April 25, 2014 Southern Regional Workshop
Thursday, April 10, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Central Regional Workshop
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 NJASP Northern Workshop
Friday, March 14, 2014 Temple University School Psychology Conference
Thursday, March 13, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Children's Services
Sunday, February 09, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 06, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologist Committee Meetings
Thursday, February 06, 2014 Book Discussion: Reign of Error
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 NJEA Affiliated Groups Meeting
Thursday, January 09, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 06, 2013 NJASP Winter Conference 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Sunday, October 06, 2013 LDA NJ
Thursday, September 12, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 27, 2013 PREPaRE II
Thursday, June 13, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Montclair State University's Special Education Conference 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013 No Place for Hate Walk
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 GPR Government and Professional Relations
Thursday, April 18, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 WRMT-III and WIAT-III Training with Dr. Jamie Whitaker
Thursday, March 14, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Monday, February 04, 2013 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Advocacy by Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Critical Skills by Beth Doll
Thursday, January 17, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, November 29, 2012 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Leadership by Jane Conoley
Thursday, November 29, 2012 Conference on the Future of School Psychology
Thursday, November 15, 2012 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Friday, October 26, 2012 Healing The Hurting Child The Necessary Dimension of Child-Centered Play Therapy
Monday, October 01, 2012 Committee Meetings NJASP Executive Board October
Thursday, September 20, 2012 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Monday, July 23, 2012 Long Range Planning Meeting
Friday, December 09, 2011 NJASP Winter Conference
Thursday, November 17, 2011 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2011 School Psychology Awareness Week
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2nd NJASP Book Club in the North - Rescheduled Date
Thursday, November 10, 2011 NJEA Convention
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 NJASP Book Club in the North
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Book Club in the South
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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