NJSBA is offering webinars, podcasts, Facebook Live events, and virtual conferences focusing on the challenges facing local school boards and school districts during the current public health emergency. Join the events live, or access the archived events at your convenience.

3Rs: Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources
Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 p.m.
NJSBA is hosting regional virtual programs designed to provide you with important information you will need as a newly elected board member. The program will cover a variety of topics and will offer ample opportunity to ask questions and to network with board members from other districts.

This program is designed to educate new board members; however, it is equally informative and useful for seated board members, especially in their first term.

Topics include:

  • The functions of a board of education
  • Board member responsibilities
  • Services available to you from NJSBA
  • Strategies and tips to survive and thrive in your first year of service
  • Where to go for help when you need it

The 3Rs program is available at no cost to board members or their districts and offer one Board Member Academy credit. Registration is required, members are encouraged to select the region they will serve.

Facebook Live

NJSBA is hosting a series of Facebook Live events to address questions from boards, school administrators, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the NJSBA Facebook page to tune in.


Upcoming Webinars

NJSBA webinars convey important information related to navigating through the COVID-19 health crisis and will highlight solutions available to help NJSBA members manage the virus’s impact on New Jersey’s educators and students. View upcoming and past events on our webinar page.

Communicating Effectively During Adversity
Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. 
Boards of Education often need to communicate difficult messages to the public. NJSBA Field Service Representatives Jesse Adams and Terri Lewis will discuss practical strategies that can harness communication challenges to create opportunities to better engage your stakeholders.

Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools Deep Dive: Digital Technology Access
Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Do you plan to work towards Digital Schools Star Recognition and Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification this year? Join us to learn from school district Digital Learning experts about how they successfully implemented and maintain their Digital Technology Access. We will explore the following Digital Schools actions:

• Data Safety & Security Policy
• Digital Device Life Cycle Management
• Infrastructure
• Support for Digital Teaching & Learning

Panelists include representatives from Franklin Township Public Schools, Hackensack School District, Essex County Schools of Technology and Howell Township Public Schools.

Preview the actions covered in this webinar at: www.sustainablejerseyschools.com/actions/.


Recent Online Events

Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education

Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, features a series of interviews focused on various subjects impacting school leadership.

School Law Issues During the Pandemic Series

Personnel Issues During the Pandemic

With school districts moving from hybrid to remote learning and then back again during the pandemic, job responsibilities of district staff have been constantly changing. Boards of education have had to navigate through unique personnel issues during the health emergency as they try to provide the best possible education for their students. In this podcast interview, Derlys Maria Gutierrez, Esq., a founding attorney with the firm of Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, discusses workforce challenges with the NJSBA’s Ray Pinney.
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Facebook Live

The Unsung High School Heroes and Heroines of Hunterdon County
Sometimes, heroes and heroines walk among us and we don’t even know who they are. They can make outstanding contributions to their schools and communities even though they are often overlooked under traditional student recognition guidelines. Unsung heroes and heroines can be people who make their school a better place because of their warm personality, their empathy and concern for others. They tend not to let obstacles stop them. The Hunterdon County School Boards Association would like to recognize some of the unsung heroes and heroines among the Hunterdon County eighth graders and high school senior class for the 2020-2021 school year.



NJSBA & NJASA Online University Hub: Engaging eLearning for the Education Community
NJSBA and NJASA recently launched a new Online University Hub for all district stakeholders! The Hub delivers more than 100 courses across 30-plus learning paths that support timely educational topics, including learning loss recovery, social-emotional learning, creative instruction, and STEAM education. Created by educators, the Hub also allows participants and administrators to track credentials to make data-driven decisions on professional development needs. Join us for an interactive demonstration of the new platform, and learn how your district can save money on enrollment through federal funding and NJSBA’s state-approved cooperative pricing system.