Virtual Workshop 2020 will feature an esports competition, in partnership with Horizon AVL and Garden State Esports on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This live-action event will be a bracket-style tournament, completely live, and will include commentators that will follow the action in real-time. The game, Rocket League© is a fast-paced vehicular soccer game making it critical for teams to communicate and scheme quickly as a unit. New Jersey’s Knollwood Middle School in Fair Haven, the first middle school in the country to start a school video games team, will display why esports is such a fast-growing industry. 

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. And 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’s 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.