NJSBA is offering webinarspodcastsFacebook Live events, and virtual conferences focusing on the challenges facing local school boards and school districts. Join the events live, or access the archived events at your convenience. 

Pandemic Discussion Summer Series: Key Decisions for Special Education During COVID-19
Wednesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. Join us for a discussion about key operational considerations for special education when developing school reopening plans. Topics will include COVID-19-specific policy development for close interactions with students with disabilities while supporting learning and maintaining compliance with local and state regulations. Register Now. 

Facebook Live Event: NJSBA I-Steam and Sustainable Lessons, featuring John Henry, I-STEAM and Sustainability Specialist,  Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m.  NJSBA’s John Henry will speak with staff from the Liberty Science Center, including Mary McDonald, director of partnerships; Deepesh Dhingra, engineering educator and manager of special projects; and Taylor Brown, Partners in Science student intern about how to support STEM and STEAM education during the summer, and what is on tap for the new school year. They will share information on how buildings impact climate change and resources on implementing sustainable programs, and introduce a green building challenge. Visit the NJSBA Facebook page to tune in. 

Virtual Resources Webinar Series:  2020 Reopening Vision –An Open Discussion with Your Friends at Google,  Thursday, July 30 at 11 a.m. Join us to learn how Google can provide resources and tools to help districts address current reopening challenges for the upcoming school year. Bring your questions, and come ready to learn and share. Register Now 

Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education  Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.comfeatures a series of interviews focused on school leadership during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

School Law Issues During the Pandemic Series 

School Law: Evaluating Special Education Students in a PandemicTuesday, July 28 at 2:30 p.m. Special education students and educators have faced extraordinary difficulties with the school closures – and face even more challenges with the reopening of schools.  With a new school year beginning, there is a need to evaluate and assess the status of special education students. Which students need assessments? What are the challenges of performing evaluations in a pandemic? What guidance has been provided by the NJDOE? In this podcast, Christine Soto, a partner with the law firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, Cappelli, Tipton and Taylor, LLC discussed these and other legal issues surrounding the evaluation process with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney. Listen online here.