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.

Back to Backpack Series: Addressing Post Pandemic Special Education Needs
Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m.
The New Jersey School Boards Association and the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey are offering a four-part series for school boards. Bring your board team to learn about the most pressing issues regarding the return to in-person instruction, including learning acceleration, post-pandemic special education needs, and collaboration.

This series is designed for school boards to come as a team to bring the lessons and collaboration back to their districts.

A panel that includes a special education director, a superintendent, and special educators who work with students of all classifications will share the practices to address the academic and social-emotional needs of those with disabilities. REGISTER NOW

US Marine Leadership Series: Developing a Decentralized Culture
Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
The Marine Corps as an organization and culture is structured to create leaders to overcome complex problems at every level. For over 245 years, the Marine Corps has trained women and men to thrive as cohesive, supportive teams. As an organization, they have designed their human relations, education, and development to create intelligent, committed leaders that bring direction to their team. This system is based entirely on people.

This four-part series offers an opportunity to learn leadership lessons from the Marines and apply the systems to your district.

Part 2: Developing a Decentralized Culture
School districts need to endure constant changes – and emerge stronger. Learn how through cooperation and cohesion, leaders can maintain appropriate control in a decentralized organization. Collaboration demands that everyone helps one another toward reaching common goals. Join us to learn how to apply lessons from the Marine Corp. for the best possible outcomes for the students within your district. REGISTER NOW

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.

Fundamentals of School Board Membership – Part 5
Wednesday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.
Join NJSBA Field Service representatives to learn about tools and strategies from the Association’s comprehensive book, NJSBA’s Fundamentals of School Board Membership. In this session, master:

Board Meeting Magic – The public school board meeting is when the elected panel accomplishes it business, but productive meetings do not just happen. Learn how to make your meetings more efficient and valuable to your community.

Annual School Board Duties – Much of the work that school boards must legally conduct is cyclical. We will review the timelines for school board responsibilities and obligations. REGISTER NOW

YMCA Helps Communities Recover During COVID
Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to learn how the New Jersey YMCA Alliance is supporting schools and families during the pandemic. From delivering emergency childcare for the children of essential workers to providing virtual fitness classes, academic enrichment, mental health sessions and healthy food deliveries. The YMCA will discuss its offerings available for addressing your community’s needs. REGISTER NOW


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.



Recent Online Events

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.

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. Listen Online

Special Education Issues During the Pandemic – School Law
Special education practices changed overnight with the onset of the pandemic. Many districts are working to provide services virtually and with social distancing protocols while still following IEPs and adhering to other legal requirements.  In this podcast, Amy Houck Elco, a partner with the law firm of Cooper Levenson, discusses the issues with the NJSBA’s Ray Pinney. Listen Online

Facebook Live

Facebook Live: Environmental Science
During this session, John Henry, NJSBA’s I-STEAM and sustainable schools specialist and Allison Mulch, NJ Audubon’s project director for School Sustainability, will engage in a conversation with US DOE Green Ribbon School Awardee Egg Harbor Township High School students, who are currently enrolled in environmental science. The students will share their perspective on climate change, energy sources, and actionable projects.

Facebook Live: NJSBA I-Steam and Sustainable Lessons
During this session, John Henry, NJSBA’s I-STEAM and sustainability specialist and Jennifer Siehl, NJSBA’s STEAM Tank coordinator will provide an update on the 2021 virtual STEAM Tank Challenge. In addition, LT Andrew Becker, NJSBA’s U.S Army STEAM Fellow, will be introduced as the newest member of NJSBA, U.S. Army STEAM Team. LT Becker will share his STEAM related background and Army experiences.



Showing Up: Board Member Attendance Requirements
Attending board meetings, participating in discussions and voting are board member responsibilities. If a member misses several meetings, will it affect their ability to remain on their board? Do school boards have to provide their members with flexibility regarding COVID-19-related issues and concerns? Join NJSBA attorneys for a discussion about board member duties and legal obligations, and about case law on this topic. Watch Now

Addressing Professional Development in a COVID-19 World
The abrupt shift to distance learning as a result of the pandemic has unintentionally left behind many students academically. This presentation will detail how competency-based, flexible training options can mitigate student learning loss and enhance teacher skills. Learn about targeted and streamlined development programs for grade level remediation and summer enrichment. The curriculum is aimed at strengthening student performance and boosting educator growth. Watch Now

Robust IT Infrastructure Using Cloud and Managed Service
Managed services deliver a proven, cost-effective solution that increases operational efficiencies, enables development, and provides school district staff and students with a secure, redundant, and powerfully backed infrastructure. The service enables IT departments to focus on what really matters—the students, and school boards to focus on core business activities, growth, and innovation—while increasing operational efficiencies, and reducing risk and cost with a fixed monthly rate.

Join us to learn about ways your district can save on managed services, Backup-as-a-Service (BAAS), Disaster Recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), virtual desktop, and Security-as-a-Service (SaaS). Watch Now

Legislative Update
Join Christopher Jones, NJSBA Legislative Advocate, for a discussion on recent enactments, pending legislation and other education-related developments from the State House. Watch Now

Adopting the Hybrid Classroom
Join us to learn why, and see how, K-12 institutions in New Jersey are investing resources into immersive hybrid classroom innovations. We also invite you to participate in a discussion around CARES education grant funding, what is available, how NJSBA TEC Program can help, and much more! Watch Now

Leveraging Stimulus Funds to Transform Teaching and Learning
Explore the key elements of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) under the CARES Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA). Learn how to use these emergency resources at both the state and district level to adopt transformational education technology and empower educators to mitigate pandemic-related learning loss, and meet individual student needs. Watch Now

Fundamentals of School Board Leadership: Part 3-An Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
Field Services will bring to life the important concepts in NJSBA’s publication, Fundamentals of School Board Membership, an anthology on the basics of school board membership on subjects vital to the local governance of public education. This book is so comprehensive that it will be presented in multiple webinars. The topic of this session is, An Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Learning and Understanding the principles Behind Robert’s Rules.

Please join us as we share these helpful perspectives on topics of value to every board of education. The publication, Fundamentals of School Board Membership, is currently available to our members electronically at no cost through the password-protected portal of our website.