The New Jersey School Boards Association has several virtual training programs on the schedule this week, including some from the “Road Back” Training and Information Series, which provides resources in connection with the guidance presented in the state’s reopening planThe Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education.  Programs and dates are listed below.  

Facebook Live Events 

NJSBA I-Steam and Sustainable Lessons, Featuring John Henry,Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m.  John Henry, NJSBA’s I-STEAM and sustainability specialist, and Jaimie Cloud, president of the Cloud Institute, will discuss how short-term, unsustainable thinking during COVID-19 could lead to long-term unsustainable schools. Now, as school districts plan their reopening, is a perfect opportunity to incorporate sustainable strategies throughout every system and function of the school to protect the health and safety of the school community. We know that sustainable actions create healthier schools with lower operational costs. Taking courageous actions and solving problems by thinking differently could make a big difference in the health and well-being of your school community. 

How to Support Face to Face, Blended and Remote Learning in Your District, Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m.Join us to learn how to use a learning management system (LMS) to support remote/blended learning in your district. Hear from educators from East Brunswick Public Schools about their journey, and learn how you can bring the Canvas LMS into your district through NJSBA TEC’s Cooperative Pricing System. 

Webinars 

The New Jersey Code of Ethics for School Board Members Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. It is essential that the conduct of members of local boards of education hold the respect and confidence of the public. Board members must avoid conduct which is in violation of their public trust or which creates a justifiable impression among the public that such trust is being violated. The Code of Ethics provides specific standards to guide school board members in their conduct. Join us for a discussion on the Code of Ethics – interpreting the ‘do’s and ‘don’ts’ to assist you in your governance role. Register Now 

Preparing Your Cloud-First Strategy for Next School Year and Beyond Thursday, July 23 at 11 a.m. School districts around the country have been forced to accelerate their cloud journey to quickly address remote learning and work needs of students and staff. As districts prepare to reopen, they are not only thinking about the upcoming school year, but also about their future needs. In this session, we’ll discuss strategies and best practices to begin a permanent shift to the cloud. Having a cloud-first strategy means having the ability to add storage or bandwidth at a moment’s notice, cut costs, and improve security.Register Now

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