NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 will be available on demand for registered participants until Oct. 19, 2021.  

The event, co-sponsored by the NJSBA, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, features over 100 sessions and hundreds of resources in the virtual exhibit halls. 

Focused Training Tracks  Virtual Workshop 2020 featured tracks on COVID-19 Leadership, Educating the Whole Child, 2020 School Facilities, Technology and Cost Savings and 21st Century Learning.  

Below are some sessions, highlighting current issues in education:  

Effective ID for Remote Learning  This session examines effective designs for remote learning and proposes that the use of a consistent learning template across a school district allows learners and their families to focus on content without becoming distracted or frustrated by learning designs, or the lack thereof. In addition, the session addresses methods of support that instructional leaders can provide to teachers as they design and lead remote learning environments. 

Rethinking Lockdown Drills  In the COVID-19 era, school boards need to rethink lockdown strategies while taking care of the social and emotional needs of children. Nancy Kislin, LCSW, a child psychotherapist, and Dr. Thomas Shea, professor and director of safety and security at Seton Hall University, present this session. 

Knowing Your Ethical Obligations and Avoiding Complaints  School board ethics complaints cost districts time and money. These disruptions often come with attorney fees, can create public relations issues, and affect the entire board, as well as the superintendent. In the age of COVID-19, these challenges may only prove more trying. In this session, learn how to avoid ethics complaints and resolve disagreements without incurring needless expenses. 

Review the full agenda for additional sessions and session information. 

Themed Virtual Exhibit Halls  NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop features exhibits over multiple exhibit halls, including halls dedicated to education, the law, technology, finance, and operations. Visit the booths to get valuable district resources and to learn about the solutions available for the challenges facing all districts. 

Registration is Still Open  It is not too late to register for NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020. The group rate for NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 includes up to 25 team members for only $900, including school board members, superintendents, school business administrators, teachers and district staff. The individual member rate is $199 per person. Registration must be handled by the business administrator. 

To add other district staff team members to the group registration, please ask your school business administrator to first add the team members to the district’s census. Please review the registration instructions before starting. 

Note regarding platform access for new registrants. Please allow one full business day for login credentials to arrive via email. 

For more information, visit https://virtualworkshop.njsba.org/