The Association is continuing to broadcast an extensive schedule of webinars, podcasts and Facebook Live events to bring timely information and tips to boards of education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating in the live event allows members to ask questions in real time. However, all events are archived, so members who are unable to join in during a live event are able to access the event recording at their convenience.
NJSBA Facebook Live events address questions from boards, school administrators, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the NJSBA Facebook page to tune in. All live broadcasts are archived on the main NJSBA Facebook page; to find archived programs, go here, or click on “videos” on left side of NJSBA Facebook page.
Wednesday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Join us for a discussion with the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and Lake House Studios who will discuss how music can encourage and engage students and how music connects us even when we must be apart. Viewers will also learn how to participate in another STEAM Tank at home challenge in music.
Friday, April 10, 10 a.m.
This week’s session will address the collective experience of grief, loss and trauma and the factors that contribute to resilience. Then together, viewers will virtually practice techniques to support our own healing.
Recent Facebook Live Events
To view a replay of previous broadcasts, click the “videos” tab on the left side of the NJSBA Facebook page. Make sure you click the “like” button so you can be notified when NJSBA goes live in future broadcasts.
Michael Vrancik, NJSBA’s Director of Governmental Relations, discussed advocacy in the age of COVID-19 and provided an update from Trenton. Listen to the recording of the broadcast here.
John Henry, I-STEAM and sustainable schools specialist, and host Michael Kvidahl, discussed remote instruction and I-STEAM and sustainability problem-based learning activities and design challenges. Future programs will have a different focus each week.
In this interactive session, featuring Alisha De Lorenzo, MS, NCC, LPC, SAC, and offered in partnership the New Jersey Department of Education, viewers learned about Adult SEL(f)-Care Strategies. The broadcast also identified stress and relief practices focusing on moving from surviving to thriving in the face of the pandemic.
Although schools are closed, boards of education still need to carry out specific responsibilities. This week’s webinars focus on the superintendent evaluation process, and conducting secure virtual school board meetings.
View the full list of upcoming and archived NJSBA webinars online. To view archived webinars, go to the webinar listing, scroll down to the webinar you wish to see, and click the “View Now,” button. For more information on the NJSBA webinar series, email Lou Schimenti, NJSBA products and services manager.
Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m.
With the CSA evaluation due date approaching, join us for an overview of NJSBA’s CSA Evaluation Tool, developed in cooperation with the New Jersey Association of School Administrators.
We will review the process, the evaluation standards that reflect the qualities and values of leadership that are integral to student success and focus on the communication between the board and superintendent. Also covered will be the preparation of the Annual Performance Summary using the user-friendly template. Register Now
Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the way schools safely and securely communicate with their communities.
As districts move into a virtual environment, they need assurance that their online board meetings, staff meetings, and classrooms are safe. Join us for a discussion on how to transition smoothly and safely from ‘business-as-usual’ to business-online. Learn how Cisco Webex can safely bring people together while keeping them apart. Register Now
Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program, continues to feature a series of interviews focused on school leadership during the current health crisis. Hear programs live or archived. To access archived programs, go here, scroll down to the “On Demand Programs” section of the page, choose the program you wish to listen to, and click on the pink “Play” button to the left of the program title.
Tuesday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
Clifton is a large, diverse community in Passaic County. Superintendent Dr. Danny Robertozzi has been in the district for less than 10 months. How did he rally the staff and students to transition to a new way of delivering education? In this podcast, Superintendent Robertozzi discusses how his district addressed the crisis with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney.
In these unsettled times, COVID-19 has already disrupted the delivery of education to our students. And now, with the recent announcement that the budget year will be extended to Sept. 30, major changes are in store for district finances. Meanwhile, A-3902, if approved by the state Senate, would delay municipal payment of taxes to school districts, and the State Board recently discussed major changes to the delivery of special education services. Mike Vrancik, NJSBA director of governmental relations and John Burns, NJSBA counsel, join host Ray Pinney to discuss these rapidly evolving issues.