The New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Special Education will host a Summer Learning Institute through the Learning Resource Center network to, in part, empower educators with the knowledge and support to meet the needs of a wide range of learners to support The New Jersey Partnership for Student Success.

NJPSS is a statewide effort focused on supporting students, families and educators with the goal of realizing academic gains, increasing graduation rates, reducing chronic absenteeism and improving student well-being and mental health.

The first summer event will be Monday, June 12, 2023, according to an NJDOE special broadcast.

What Is Offered as Part of the Summer Learning Institute?

Professional Development: The goal of the Summer Learning Institute is to provide educators, families and other stakeholders with the technical assistance, professional learning opportunities and access to instructional resources necessary for students with Individualized Education Programs to achieve their established goals. More than 20 sessions will be offered, available through both in-person and online programming.

Office Hours: The Office of Special Education has scheduled designated times with NJDOE special education specialists, to provide real-time technical assistance to educators, and district administrators. Please visit the Summer Learning Institute to access the schedule of office hours. You can then reserve a date and time for direct consultation with Office of Special Education specialists who will provide information and support in several content areas involving special education.

How to Access and Register for the Summer Learning Institute

The Summer Learning Institute website provides registration links and user-friendly access to learning opportunities.

  • After reviewing the offerings, click on the presentation title for the session that you wish to attend and complete the registration forms located on the NJDOE’s Calendar of Events webpage.
  • After registering, you will receive an email confirmation for each event for which you register.

The department continues to promote its vision to empower all educators, families and other stakeholders with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to ensure that individuals with IEPs graduate into competitive, integrated employment, postsecondary education and active community involvement.