NJSBA is offering webinars, podcasts, and Facebook Live events 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.

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.

Facebook Live Special Event: Celebrate International SEL Day, Friday, March 27 at 1 p.m. Join in with all New Jersey educators and education leaders, students, and families for a special Facebook Live presentation. In this interactive session featuring Alisha De Lorenzo, MS, NCC, LPC, SAC, and offered in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education, we’ll take a moment to pause, connect, and celebrate the importance of SEL in our schools. We’ll review mindfulness activities for everyone and SEL competencies – and encourage participation from YOU! Join us on NJSBA’s Facebook page.

Facebook Live: Policy Update, Tuesday, March 31 at 10 a.m. NJSBA Policy Manager Steve McGettigan and Policy Consultant Jean Harkness will share frequently asked policy questions and will field questions from the live Facebook audience. Join us on NJSBA’s Facebook page.

Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education

Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, will feature a series of interviews focused on school leadership during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19, Friday, March 27 at 3 p.m. While all school districts are continuing to educate students remotely, they also need to be concerned about what is happening in Trenton.  What is the impact of the legislation passed to address the COVID-19 outbreak?  Will the COVID-19 outbreak affect the state budget? What is the likelihood of the proposed health benefits legislation passing?  What is its impact on school districts if it does pass? Join us as we discuss these questions and more.

Conversations with Educators on the COVID-19 Front Line, Tuesday, March 31 at 3 p.m. Since schools closed, one of the biggest challenges facing districts has been meeting the needs of our special education students. Andrea Romano is the superintendent of the Sussex County Educational Services Commission, which serves the needs of these students. Ray Pinney, NJSBA director of member engagement, will talk with Andrea about these challenges and the steps that Sussex County ESC has taken to provide students with the best virtual education.

Virtual Resources Webinar Series

The Virtual Resources Webinar Series will 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.

Recent Online Events

Facebook Live: NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainability Lessons, with John Henry — Featuring John Henry, I-STEAM and sustainable schools specialist, the program addresses the preparation for home instruction and this year’s STEAM Tank Challenge.

Facebook Live: Update from the Field — Gwen Thornton and Kathy Helewa, NJSBA field service representatives,  answer pressing questions on school district governance and board operations.

Facebook Live: “Legally Speaking”– NJSBA Counsel, John Burns, will share responses to the questions being received through the Association’s Attorney of the Day service during the current crisis. Join us on NJSBA’s Facebook page.

Facebook Live: NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainability Lessons, with John Henry NJSBA’s I-STEAM and Sustainability Specialist, John Henry, discusses remote education considerations.

Podcast: The Impact of COVID-19 on School Board Meetings – Legal Factors – With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in curfews, school closures, and other efforts to keep people apart, how does a Board of Education operate? Can board members participate remotely?  Can you ban the public?  Join NJSBA’s host Ray Pinney as he discusses these and other issues surrounding board meetings during this difficult time with Carl Tanksley, Director of NJSBA’s Legal and Labor Relations Department and John Burns a Counsel with NJSBA. Listen Now

Webinar: Internet Access for All Students During the COVID-19 Crisis We’ll review paths to acquiring Internet services for students. We will also learn what steps the Federal Communications Commission has taken to ensure that unavoidable short and long-term delays do not put applicants’ E-rate funding support in jeopardy. Watch Now

Webinar: Remote Collaboration During a Crisis Learn how to better collaborate with district staff and board members during the COVID-19 health crisis. We will also review the use of online tools for supporting virtual school board meetings. Watch Now

Webinar: Online Learning: How to Protect Your District’s Data During the COVID-19 Crisis Cybersecurity is becoming more challenging for districts with so many schools delivering education programs virtually. Learn about comprehensive, easy-to-manage solutions for the physical and cybersecurity challenges facing K-12 schools and districts, and ways to strengthen your district’s security posture while making the most of E-rate funding. Watch Now