Archived and Upcoming Webinars

Community Relations: What Your Public Needs to Know

01/27/2021 11:00 am

Communicating with your community is one of the most important functions of a board of education. Join us to learn more about the components of good communications; how social media can help you connect with your public, and the board member’s role in the process.

Presenters:
Janet Bamford, NJSBA chief public affairs officer
Alan Guenther, NJSBA assistant editor

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Legislative Update

01/20/2021 11:00 am

Please join John Burns, NJSBA counsel, for a discussion on recent enactments, pending legislation and other education-related developments from the State House.

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2020 N.J. Student Learning Standards: Building Awareness and Planning for Implementation

01/14/2021 11:00 am

Session participants will have the opportunity to hear an overview of the changes in each content area; as well as learn about the new framework and its implications, the curriculum implementation schedule, and the next steps for implementation. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback to inform NJDOE’s multi-year professional learning plan.

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Fundamentals of School Board Membership – Part I

01/13/2021 11:00 am

Field Services will bring to life the important concepts in NJSBA’s Fundamentals of School Board Membership, an anthology on the basics of board membership on subjects vital to the local governance of public education. This book is so comprehensive that it will be presented in multiple webinars. In this session:

•“Who Does What in Public School Governance” – a primer on the distinct functions of school boards, board members, and superintendents.
•“10 Tips for New Board Members” – words of wisdom from a board veteran, written by Lee Lusardi Connor, former member/president of the Morris Plains Board of Education.

Please join us as we share these helpful perspectives on topics of value to every board. The publication, Fundamentals of School Board Membership, is currently available electronically to our members at no cost through the password-protected portal of our website.

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Working with the News Media: What Board Leaders Need to Know

12/16/2020 11:00 am

The school board president, or designee, speaks publicly on policy and matters that come before the board of education. Learn how to work effectively with today’s press, how to tackle difficult topics, and how to keep the conversation within context. The program will also address topics that are “off-limits” to board members.

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Legislative Update

12/09/2020 11:00 am

Please join Jonathan Pushman, NJSBA director of governmental relations, for a discussion on recent enactments, pending legislation and other education-related developments of the State House.

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