NJSBA is offering webinarspodcasts, 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 22 at 10 a.m. Join John Henry, NJSBA I-STEAM and sustainable schools specialist; Ben Wurst, Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) biologist; and Stephanie D’Alessio, CWF director of education, for a special Livestream broadcast from the Barnegat Light Osprey Cam. The broadcast will feature a discussion of CWF’s work of monitoring ospreys, their life history and special adaptations, and their incredible recovery from around 50 to over 800 ospreys in New Jersey – while streaming live video from the Osprey Cam.

Facebook Live: Legislative Update, Thursday, April 23 at 1 p.m.  Jonathan Pushman, NJSBA legislative advocate, will discuss advocacy in the age of COVID-19 and will provide an update from Trenton.

Facebook Live: Wellness Series, Leading Through a Pandemic, Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m. Leading through this crisis means that you have probably jumped into serving the needs of your community with very little attention to taking care of you! Join Alisha DeLorenzo, MS, NCC, LPC, SAC, for a very special episode for school leaders. During this session, come together with other school leaders to openly share the aspects of leadership that have been challenging and rewarding. The program will include a self-care strategy to support well-being. The Wellness Series with Alisha DeLorenzo takes place every Friday at 1 p.m. Each week will focus on a different topic.


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’s programs will feature two educators on the front lines, and a conversation with NJEA president, Marie Blistan.

Conversations with Educators on the COVID-19 Front Lines

Keyport School District, Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Unfortunately, the district of Keyport is no stranger to dealing with natural disasters.  It was one of the districts hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.  However COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges.  How did the superintendent prepare the staff, students and community for the challenge? In this podcast, Dr. Lisa Savoia, Keyport superintendent, discusses her district’s preparation for COVID-19 and virtual learning.

Hamilton Township School District, Thursday, April 23 at 3 p.m. Hamilton Township in Mercer County is one of New Jersey’s larger school districts, with more than 11,000 students.  The superintendent, Dr. Scott Rocco, has led the district through the transition from classroom learning to remote learning with high marks, and has partnered with the municipal government to inform the community of the ongoing efforts to battle COVID-19. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Rocco.

 A Conversation with NJEA President Marie Blistan, Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m. Seemingly overnight, education in New Jersey went from brick and mortar to virtual instruction. Teachers had to adapt quickly. In this interview with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney, Marie Blistan, NJEA president, discusses the impact the change has had on her membership, how the education community came together, and what concerns the NJEA may have as we continue through this outbreak.


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 school leadership, educators and students.

Leadership in Challenging Times, Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. There are considerations as board leaders work to guide their districts through challenging times or crisis situations. This webinar will provide guidance and insights on the board’s leadership role as it shapes the way forward through challenging circumstances. Register Now

Recent Funding Made Available to the Education Sector, Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m. With the recently approved CARES Act and the changes made to the E-Rate program, money is available to help states and local communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic and alleviate the severe economic distress that has come with it. Billions of dollars in grants money, along with funding from E-Rate, are available to the education sector, and most of these funds are intended to be distributed quickly. This webinar will review available grant and E-Rate funding, and discuss how these funds will be distributed across the public sector landscape. Register Now