This week’s virtual training from NJSBA includes programs on STEM at home, tackling the digital divide, and school law issues.

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Facebook Live Event: NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainability Lessons, STEM at home and STEM for Success, Wednesday, August 26 at 1 p.m.  John Henry, NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, will be joined by Swetha Yogeswaran, a junior at South Brunswick High Schools and NJIT undergraduates Kamiya Patel, Emma Hamza, and Joel Heredia to discuss STEM experiments that you can do at home. They will present three demonstrations followed by a discussion capturing their path to the STEM disciplines they are studying. James M. Lipuma, Ph.D., director of CLEAR (Collaborative for Leadership, Education, and Assessment Research), will join us to discuss the STEM for Success program and free STEM starter kits along with other resources that could benefit students and STEAM Tank teams to support their STEAM journeys. 


Tackling the Digital Divide, Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 11 am.  Many school districts will rely heavily on technology at the start of the new school year. The lack of broadband access and technology, otherwise known as the “digital divide,” remains a problem for some school districts. Join us for a discussion with two of the leading telecommunications providers, Altice and Verizon, to learn about solutions New Jersey school districts can use to overcome the digital divide.  Register today 

Security Awareness Training, Thursday, Aug. 27 at 11 am. The upcoming school year will have more distance learning, which means more people will be accessing your network than ever before. Prepare your district to guard against potential cybersecurity attacks with targeted security training to improve skills and defend against threats.  Register today 

Podcasts: Conversations on New Jersey Education  

Available at, the NJSBA podcast features interviews on timely topics. Recent programs include:  

School Law During the Pandemic: Executive Order 175  

Since the pandemic began, executive orders have governed many of the actions school districts have undertaken. 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, discussed the legal implications with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney.  

Negotiations Issues for Boards of Education During the Pandemic  

Despite virtual meetings and the pandemic, negotiations between the board of education and the local bargaining unit still have to take place. Should you hold the sessions remotely or in person? What are the issues that the pandemic presents in bargaining? How long of a contract should you agree to? In this podcast, Philip Stern, from the firm of DiFrancesco, Bateman, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, discusses these and other issues with NJSBA’s host, Ray Pinney.