The Online University Hub offers engaging and interactive e-learning courses to all K-12 public school district stakeholders.

The New Jersey School Boards Association forged a strategic partnership with the New Jersey Association of School Administrators to launch The Online University Hub, a year-round professional development academy for the entire K-12 public education community.

Interactive training courses are specifically tailored to the education community including school leaders, staff, educators, and other school professionals.  

What kind of courses will be available?

The Online University Hub is a subscription-based, remote learning hub of more than 100 courses across 30-plus learning paths.

Topics include learning loss recovery, social-emotional learning, culturally responsive teaching, data-driven instruction, virtual instruction, Google bootcamps, and STEAM education, which incorporates an interdisciplinary approach of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

How much time will these classes take?

Most of the online assessment-driven courses are two hours each and can be accessed 24/7 with online help.

How do I use the platform?

The Online University Hub presents modern curricula that allow participants to annotate and retrieve notes from their coursework and proceed at their own speed.

Courses can be taken on any device via the internet, including a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Can I earn professional development certificates?

Yes! Upon completion of a course you will earn a professional development certificate. The certificate will feature your name, course name, hours of professional development earned, and the date the course was completed. You may also earn badges after completing courses in a Learning Path.

In addition, the Online University Hub will offer training on the platform through partners, including the Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which will offer ISTE Certified Educator Program credits.

Micro-credentialing, also called nanodegrees, or mini-qualifications that certify workplace experience, skills, and subject area proficiency, will also be offered.

How much does it cost?

Review the “Get Started” page on the Online University Hub portal for plans, costs, and more information. School districts may be able to access funding for these courses under the recently approved federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The Online University Hub is part of NJSBA’s state-approved cooperative pricing system, meaning school districts can save money and bypass the often lengthy formal bidding process.

More info, please!

Sure! Contact us at njsba@shi.com and we’ll gladly answer your questions and help you and your district team get started.