• Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    2019 Newark Board of Education Candidates Forum



  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ

    2019 Safe & Supportive Learning Environments Citywide Summit

    The Newark Trust for Education is proud to present the second annual Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) Citywide Summit, featuring a keynote address by Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, Sheila Y. Oliver and closing remarks by Dr. Isaiah Pickens of iOpening Enterprises. The second annual SSLE Summit will connect education experts from local, state and national arenas in support of creating safe and supportive learning environments for k-12 students. Experts will highlight the importance of implementing high-quality programs and services towards this effort.

    Sessions will focus on sharing best practices in:

    • Approaches to social-emotional learning and climate and culture;
    • Engaging educators, parents, and stakeholders around support strategies for positive student development; and
    • The positive work being done in Newark Public Schools.


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    Plenary Session (11:30 am - 12:45 pm)
    Intensive School-Based Mental Health Interventions: How do we measure quality?
    (Facilitated by Dr. Isaiah Pickens, iOpening Enterprises)

    Keynote Address (1:00 pm to 1:45 pm)
    (Presented by: Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Y. Oliver)


    Breakout Sessions Track A (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

    Track A-Session #1
    Making the Connection: Early Literacy, Social-Emotional Development & School Readiness
    (Presented by: César Zuniga and Tiffany Lee, Parent-Child Home Program)

    Track A-Session #2 
    Nurturing & Responsive Relationships: Parents/ Caregivers Creating Safe Spaces for Social & Emotional Development
    (Presented by: Abbott Leadership Institute and Newark Trust for Education’s Parent-Child Home Program)

    Track A-Session #3  
    SEL in Classroom Instruction & School Culture: Second Step in Pre-K – 3rd Grade
    (Presented by: Recipients of the Victoria Collaborative SEL Grants)


    Breakout Sessions Track B (3:15 pm to 4:15 pm)

    Track B-Session #1 
    Targeted Social Emotional Supports: Positive Action in Four School Settings
    (Presented by: South Ward Community Schools – Spencer Miller Community School, Belmont Runyon School, Avon Avenue School and B.R.I.C.K. Peshine Academy)

    Track B-Session #2 
    Creating Safe & Supportive Learning Environments Out of School Time
    (Presented by: Dr. Traymanesha Lamy, Newark Thrives and Lauren Meehan, Newark Arts Education Roundtable)

    Track B-Session #3 
    Engaging Older Youth with SEL Concepts and Strategies: Two Perspectives
    (Presented by: Robert Clark, Newark Opportunity Youth Network and Dr. Ivan Lamourt, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School)


    Closing Remarks (4:30 pm to 5:30 pm)

    Cocktail Reception (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)



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