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. For the latest updates, visit our Virtual Programs webpage

Facebook Live Events

Facebook Live: NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainability Lessons, with John Henry, Wednesday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Give students a healthy dose of distraction from current events with nature through place-based learning in their homes, yards, and sidewalks. N.J. Audubon has adapted its learning opportunities into YouTube video shorts, experiential lessons, and virtual field trips to make learning relevant and fun.The weekly I-STEAM series, taking place every Wednesday at 10 a.m., is hosted by John Henry, I-STEAM and sustainable schools specialist, and Michael Kvidahl, digital marketing specialist for NJSBA.

Facebook Live Special Event: An Interview with the NJPTA, Thursday, April 16 at 1 p.m.  Join Cathy Lindenbaum, president, and Robert Acerra, president-elect, both from the NJPTA, for a discussion on parents’ concerns during the pandemic. Cathy and Robert will be answering some of the most common questions parents are asking and will be fielding questions from the viewers. 

Facebook Live: Parenting in a Pandemic with Alisha De Lorenzo MS, NCC, LPC, Founder/CEO Living YESFriday, April 17 at 1 p.m. Join an honest conversation about what parenting during a pandemic has been like, and the successes and challenges on this journey. The session will include practice healing techniques to help during the crisis.  

Visit the NJSBA Facebook page to tune in. 


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. This week, hear twoConversations with Educators on the COVID-19 Front Line.Details follow:

Pinelands Regional School District, Tuesday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Like many districts, the Pinelands Regional School District has made a great effort to ensure that its delivery of virtual instruction was the best that it could be.  The district also had to make sure that it could deliver more than 7,000 meals per week as well. In this interview, Pinelands Superintendent Dr. Melissa McCooley discusses with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney how her district addressed the crisis and dealt with the needs of the students. Listen Online

Kingsway Regional School District, Thursday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Kingsway Regional School District in Gloucester County has worked hard to continue providing top-notch instruction to its students during this public health emergency.  Kingsway, a sprawling regional district, must communicate with students and parents from four different communities. Dr. James Lavender, the superintendent, discusses with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney how his district has addressed the communication issues, as well as the educational issues, brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. Listen Online


The Virtual Resources Webinar Series will convey important information related to navigating through the COVID-19 health crisis, highlighting solutions available to help NJSBA members manage the virus’s impact on New Jersey’s educators and students.

Roles and Responsibilities of School Boards and School Districts, Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. Life has changed for everyone over the past few months. Roles and responsibilities can be murky during stable times and can become murkier during times of crisis. This webinar will review board and superintendent roles and responsibilities while helping them navigate through difficult times. Register Now

Best Practices for Distributing, Securing, and Maintaining Digital Devices for Remote Learners, Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m. This webinar will feature a discussion on digital devices with Fil Santiago, director of technology, West Orange Public Schools, and James O’Boyle, director of technology, Hamilton Township School District. Learn about best practices in distributing, managing and maintaining digital devices. In addition, learn about considerations for school board members, and ways NJSBA can support districts on their digital journey. Register Now