NJSBA/NJASA Online University Center – New Jersey School Boards Association

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

The New Jersey School Boards Association has 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 public education community in New Jersey. kindergarten to 12th grade.

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

What types of courses are available?

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

Topics include recovery from learning loss, social-emotional learning, culturally responsive teaching, data-driven teaching, virtual teaching, Google bootcamps, and STEAM education, which integrates an interdisciplinary approach to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

How long do the lessons last?

Most assessment-focused online courses last two hours each and are accessible 24/7 through online help.

How to use the platform?

The online university hub features modern study programs that allow participants to annotate and retrieve notes from their courses and proceed at their own pace.

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

Can I get professional development certificates?

Yes! Upon completion of a course, you will earn a Professional Development Certificate. The certificate will include your name, course name, professional development hours earned, and the date the course was completed. You can also earn badges after completing courses in a learning path.

Additionally, the online college hub will offer training on the platform through partners including Rutgers University’s Continuing Studies Division and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which will offer credits of the ISTE Certified Educator Program.

Micro-certifications, also known as nano-degrees, or mini-qualifications that certify workplace experience, skills and mastery of subject matter, will also be offered.

How much does it cost?

See 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 U.S. Federal Bailout Act of 2021.

The Online College Hub is part of the NJSBA’s state-approved cooperative pricing system, which means school districts can save money and bypass the often time-consuming formal bidding process.

More info, please!

Sure! Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you and your district team get started.

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