The New Jersey School Boards Association is teaming up with the Garden State Film Festival, Artists Alike Studios, the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, and Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock initiative and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to present the Student Film Showcase at NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020.

The conference, cosponsored by NJSBA, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, will take place live from Oct. 20 – 22, 2020, and will be available on-demand for a full year.

This year’s showcase will feature the “Best of the Fest” in student films, including entries from the new “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short” Garden State Film Festival category, which is reserved for films that are written, directed, and filmed by New Jersey high school and younger grade school students. Additional categories including high school documentary short, animation/stop motion, drama, narrative, public service announcements, suspense, experimental, and comedy.

Students participating in the film showcase will introduce and provide background information on their films. The event will take place live from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

About NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 The large-scale virtual event will offer multiple tracks of live and on-demand training sessions over three full days. Sessions will cover digital and distance learning, equity, special education, cybersecurity, cost-savings, school finance, shared services, leadership, social and emotional learning, sustainability, integrative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) education, board governance, policy and more. It will also feature compelling keynote speakers, an interactive exhibit floor, and exciting special events.

School board members will be able to earn NJSBA Board Member Academy credits toward certifications. School business administrators can obtain Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) credits. In addition, facilities managers will have opportunities to earn Certified Educational Facilities Managers (CEFM) credits.

School board members are encouraged to add NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 to their next board meeting agenda.

Registration Details To make training accessible to more members of the district, NJSBA is offering a special group rate of $900 for up to 25 team members, including school board members, superintendents, school business administrators, IT directors, facilities directors, principals, and other district staff. That is only $36 per person. The individual member rate is $199 per person. Registration is available online and must be handled by the business administrator. Review the registration instructions before starting.

To learn more, visit NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 website.

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