The New Jersey School Boards Association, in cooperation with Dell, is offering a three-part Summer Leadership Series in July and August. Local school board leaders can learn about the role leadership plays in the digital transformation of schools, including the role of leadership in the Future Ready Schools – New Jersey certification program.

Training at the Summer Leadership series will be presented by Jeremiah Okal-Frink, PhD, education strategist with Dell, and facilitated by NJSBA’s field service representatives.

“Our Summer Leadership Series will provide school board leaders with training and information to help make their schools ‘future ready,’” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “School districts across New Jersey have responded enthusiastically to Future Ready Schools–New Jersey, a voluntary program that enables them to advance digital learning in their curriculum and prepare their students for the future.”

Future Ready Schools–NJ is a collaborative effort involving NJSBA, the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

On June 14, Howell Township Public Schools shared their Future Ready–NJ journey.

School board members and school superintendents are encouraged to attend all three parts in the Summer Leadership series to get the most out of the training, and to invite other members of the district leadership team.

Session 1, Vision: Setting a Culture of Innovation, Collaboration and Empowerment

Monday, July 15, NJSBA headquarters, Trenton, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Session 2, Planning: Goal Development Toward a Shared Vision

Thursday, Aug. 1, NJSBA headquarters, Trenton, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Session 3, Structures: Plans and Policies for Support and Accountability

Wednesday, Aug. 14, NJSBA headquarters, Trenton, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Summer Leadership Series programs are sponsored by the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey, and are offered at no cost to New Jersey school leaders.