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Archived and Upcoming Webinars

Can Your STEM Project Help Students Survive Remote Learning?

11/04/2021 1:00 pm

STEM or STEAM programs, especially lab sciences, are facing serious challenges with delivering 3D and high-performance applications to students remotely. IT departments are scrambling to find a solution that quickly gives students and teachers access to these labs so they can complete their course work. Developing a plan and understanding what options you have are critical to the success of these programs. Join us as we discuss solutions for New Jersey school districts to address this problem.

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The Perils of Electronic Communication: Understanding Your Obligations as a Public Official

08/25/2021 11:00 am

Delve into the New Jersey School Ethics Commission requirements for public school board members and learn how to avoid conflict of interest or ethics charges when expressing yourself online.

This critical session will cover updates to the state’s Open Public Meetings Act, also known as “The Sunshine Law,” which requires select government proceedings and public employee communications to be open and publicly available. We also will explore how the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) applies to school officials online.

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Negotiating Contracts during the Pandemic – Part II

08/18/2021 11:00 am

School districts are entering their second consecutive fiscal year of negotiating union contracts under the uncertainty and strain of the pandemic. Join New Jersey School Boards Association experts for tips and strategies to make it through negotiations successfully. The session will also include a labor law case update.

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Leaping Forward Together….

06/09/2021 11:00 am

As your board works to develop your district goals for next year, join us as we reflect on what we have learned this past year, and why
It is so critical to continue to focus on student learning moving forward.

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YMCA Offers Schools Holistic Support for Student Re-entry and Development

05/06/2021 1:00 pm

New Jersey YMCAs are ready to partner with schools to assist in academic support, social and emotional learning, and the overall health and well being of students. In this session, YMCA State Alliance leaders will share the numerous programs and support services that they have developed to reinforce student development due to COVID-related disruptions. The Y is ready to work school officials to carry out their goals this summer and throughout the school year.

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The Board’s Role in Curriculum: Fundamentals of School Board Membership – Part 6

05/05/2021 11:00 am

Join NJSBA Field Service representatives and Dr. Denise Rawding, educator and Morris Plains school board president, as we continue to examine the tools and strategies from the Association’s comprehensive book, NJSBA’s Fundamentals of School Board Membership.

In this session, learn about the critical role that school boards can play in adopting curriculum and how to ensure that teachers and students have the high-quality resources they need. Dr. Rawding will offer her experiences in both roles and discuss the following:

•What is curriculum?
•What are key policies related to curriculum?
•What are the New Jersey’s curriculum requirements?
•What is the school board’s role in the curriculum process?
•What are some recommended board member questions before adopting new curriculum and after it is approved?

Please join us as we share these helpful perspectives that are worthwhile for every board member. Fundamentals of School Board Membership is free and electronically available to NJSBA members through the Association’s password-protected online portal. NJSBA will continue to explore the book through multiple webinars. There are no prerequisites for the courses.

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