NJSBA is offering webinars, podcasts, Facebook Live events, and virtual conferences 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.
- NJSBA I-Steam and Sustainable Lessons, Featuring John Henry, I-STEAM and Sustainability Specialist: Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. John Henry, will be joined by Phoebe Beierle, school district sustainability manager at the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Medea Villeré, regional coordinator for USGBC New Jersey. During this session, guests will discuss relevant sustainability curriculum, green school teacher training, and other sustainability resources that NJSBA, the Center for Green Schools, and USGBC have to offer schools in both distance and in person learning situations. Access the program here.
- Communicating with the Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Thursday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. It is crucial that school districts communicate effectively with all stakeholders during the coronavirus pandemic, but a constantly changing situation and conflicting information can make that difficult. Join us on Facebook Live to talk about effective communications strategies with Janet Bamford, NJSBA manager of communications and publications; and Lori Perlow, communications manager for the Camden County Educational Services Commission, which provides communications services to more than a dozen New Jersey school districts. Perlow is also president of the New Jersey School Public Relations Association. Access the program here.
Virtual Resources Webinar Series
- Labor and Leave Review: Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. Join NJSBA’s Legal and Labor Relations Department for an update on the current state of labor negotiations in education, as well as a review of the most recent employee leave provisions available to staff as schools plan to reopen in September. Register Online.
Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education
- School Law During the Pandemic: Executive Order 175: Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Since the pandemic began, Executive Orders have governed most of our actions as school districts. What does the most recent—Executive Order 175—mean for school districts and what should they be aware of as they move forward? In this interview, Jonathan Busch, of the Busch Law Group, discusses the legal implications of Executive Order 175 with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney. Listen Online.