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.
Virtual Wellness Event
Thriving Through Crisis, Friday, May 1 at 1 p.m. The event, offered through Webex, will help members to focus inward and participate in the healing practices that can support well-being. The conference will explore healing through the practices of dance, music, drumming, movement, and mindfulness. Each session runs approximately 20 minutes. Learn more here.
Facebook Live Events
Facebook Live: NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainability Lessons, with John Henry, Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. Join us for a conversation with Marc Rogoff from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection about conservation and how protecting the environment starts at home. Examine ways to conserve energy, water, and other resources. We will also discuss ways to protect and benefit indigenous wildlife, and how to save some green by being green. 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: Recent Funding Made Available to the Education Sector, Thursday, April 30 at 10 a.m. Learn about the support available to New Jersey schools in response to COVID-19 through the CARES Act’s Education Stabilization Fund. Elizabeth Evans of the NJSBA Grants Support Program will provide updates from the past week.
Conversations with Educators on the COVID-19 Front Lines
Long Branch School District, Tuesday, April 28 at 3 p.m. Long Branch is a diverse waterfront city located in Monmouth County. The Long Branch Public Schools educate some 5,800 students; 83% of whom are classified as economically disadvantaged. When the school closures took effect in the state and districts transitioned to remote learning, how did Long Branch deal with families that had very limited Wi-Fi or limited devices? What about dispersion of the meals? In this interview, the superintendent, Dr. Michael Salvatore, discusses with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney, how his district has worked to meet the needs of all students. Listen Online
Westfield School District, Thursday, April 30 at 3 p.m. The school district of Westfield is a large K-12 district located in Union County. The district not only made the switch from in-person instruction to virtual learning but also partnered with the municipal government to make the community safer and healthier. In this interview, Dr. Margaret Dolan, Westfield superintendent discusses with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney how her district addressed the crisis. Listen Online
Board Member Self Evaluations, Wednesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. The value of conducting a board self-evaluation is especially critical this year. Your board has had to learn new ways to meet and communicate, develop policy, provide oversight, and govern effectively. The self-evaluation will assist in providing an analysis of your strengths to enable the board to meet the challenges that lie ahead. We will discuss NJSBA’s online tool for the Annual Board Self-Evaluation (BSE), including what the BSE covers, why boards should complete the BSE, the benefits of completing the BSE, ways to use the results of the compiled document, and how to complete it online. Register Now
Training to Stay Ahead of the Curve on IT Solutions, Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. With the IT framework ever-changing, educating yourself on the most up-to-date training can keep you one step ahead. We will discuss offers on a robust portfolio of training offerings covering a range of products and allowing for a multitude of delivery options. We will also discuss available discounts to help make digital learning more accessible. Register Now