Join NJSBA this week for webinars offering information on the fundamentals of school board membership and student learning standards. In the weeks ahead, webinars will include a deep dive into the new Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools program, community relations, and a legislative update.  

Viewers may watch webinars live to interact and ask questions or access archived broadcasts at any time on the NJSBA webinar page.  

Webinars taking place this week: 

Fundamentals of School Board Membership – Part I 

Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. NJSBA’s Field Services team will bring to life the essential concepts in NJSBA’s Fundamentals of School Board Membership, a publication on the basics of board membership on subjects vital to the local governance of public education. In this session, learn about “Who Does What in Public School Governance” and 10 tips for new board members. Register Now 

2020 N.J. Student Learning Standards: Building Awareness and Planning for Implementation  

Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. Join Beverly R. Plein, Ph.D., director of the Office of Standards for the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), for an overview of the changes in each content area of the N.J. Student Learning Standards. Learn about the new framework, its implications, and the curriculum implementation schedule. The webinar will also provide an opportunity to provide feedback to inform NJDOE’s multi-year professional learning plan. Register Now  

Upcoming webinars:  

Digital Schools Deep Dive: Digital Learning Practices  

Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. Explore actions in the new digital learning practices category, including the authentic application of digital learning tools and content; digital citizenship; personalized learning; growing independent learners, and professional growth and collaboration. Register Now   

Legislative Update  

Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. Join John Burns, NJSBA counsel, to discuss recent enactments, pending legislation, and other education-related developments from the State House. Register Now  

Digital Schools Deep Dive: Digital Technology Access  

Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. Explore actions in the new digital technology access category, including data safety and security policy, digital device life cycle management, infrastructure, and digital teaching and learning support. Register Now   

Community Relations: What Your Public Needs to Know 

Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. Communicating with your community is one of the most important functions of a board of education. Join us to learn more about good communications components, how social media can help you connect with your public, and the board member’s role in the process. Presenters include Janet Bamford, NJSBA chief public affairs officer, and Alan Guenther, NJSBA assistant editor. 

Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools Program Webinar Series  

Digital Schools Deep Dive: Integrating Digital Learning into Existing Actions  

Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. Explore the new enhancements to the student learning, school culture, and climate action categories that allow for credit toward the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools Digital Star Recognition. Register Now  

More  information   

View the full list of upcoming and archived webinars online. For more information on the NJSBA webinar series, email Lou Schimenti, NJSBA products and services manager.