NJSBA is offering webinars, podcasts, Facebook Live events, and virtual conferences focusing on the challenges facing local school boards and school districts during the current public health emergency. Join the events live, or access the archived events at your convenience.

Facebook Live

NJSBA is hosting a series of Facebook Live events to address questions from boards, school administrators, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the NJSBA Facebook page to tune in.

I-STEAM and Sustainability Lessons with John Henry, Wednesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. Join John Henry, NJSBA’s STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, and Kira Rizzuto, Arts Ed NJ Program Development Manager, to explore the A in STEAM. John and Kira will discuss the importance of arts learning, building creative experiences at home, and the ways that self-expression, design, and creativity can foster positive emotions, even during the current COVID-19 public health crisis. We will also introduce a new STEAM Tank “At Home” Challenge focused around collaborative design.

Legal Update, Thursday, May 7 at 10 a.m. NJSBA attorneys Kathleen Asher and Katrina Homel will share responses to frequently asked legal questions during the current crisis. Topics to be covered will include, but may not be limited to, labor and employment issues such as employee leaves of absence.

Wellness Series with Alisha DeLorenzo, Friday, May 8 at 1 p.m. Take a break to explore mindfulness and social and emotional learning (SEL) with Alisha De Lorenzo, MS, NCC, LPC, SAC. During this interactive weekly session, expand your knowledge on the positive impact SEL can have on the climate and culture of schools and communities.

Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education

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

Conversations with Educators on the COVID-19 Front Lines

The Role of the Principal, Tuesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. What is the role of the building principal when the instruction is not occurring in the building?  What are the challenges facing principals in making sure instruction is delivered, and the social-emotional needs of the students are met?  In this interview, Dr. Paul Christopher, who has more than 30 years of experience as a principal, and is currently the principal of Class Academy High School, which is part of the Monmouth County Vocational School district, discusses these and other issues with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney. Listen Online

Teaching AP Classes, Thursday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. Even if you are a teacher with superb technological skills, moving from in-classroom to virtual instruction is a challenge.  Katherine Poerner, who teaches Pre-AP U.S. History I and AP U.S. History II at Pinelands Regional High School, discusses meeting the challenges of virtual learning for her students with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney. Listen Online

Virtual Resources Webinar Series

The Virtual Resources Webinar Series will convey important information related to navigating through the COVID-19 health crisis and will highlight solutions available to help NJSBA members manage the virus’s impact on New Jersey’s educators and students. View upcoming and past events on our webinar page.

What Every Board Member Should Know About QSAC, Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m. What is QSAC and how does it apply to my board responsibilities? The Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) allows the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) to identify High Performing school districts across the state. The NJDOE’s assessment of the board’s role in governance is a key factor in the district obtaining a high performing designation. Tune into this webinar for a short primer on the board’s role in QSAC’s governance assessment. Register Now

Esports in Education: Giving Students Courage and Confidence through Positive Instruction, Thursday, May 7 at 11 a.m. Esports –competitive video gaming—in education has exploded in the past few years. Not only has esports integration positively affected students academically, but it has also impacted their personal lives and given them courage and confidence that lasts past their high school careers.  This session will focus on ideas and solutions for the upcoming esports season. Register Now