NJSBA / NJASA Online University Hub – Association of New Jersey School Boards
The Online University Center offers engaging and interactive e-learning courses to all stakeholders in the K-12 public school district.
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 public education community of the kindergarten to grade 12.
The interactive training courses are specifically tailored to the educational community, including principals, staff, educators and other school professionals.
What types of courses are available?
The Online University Center is a subscription-based distance learning center of more than 100 courses spread over more than 30 learning paths.
Topics include recovery after loss of learning, socio-emotional learning, culturally sensitive education, data-driven education, virtual education, Google bootcamps, and STEAM education, which incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
How long do the lessons take?
Most assessment-focused online courses last two hours each and are accessible 24/7 through online help.
How to use the platform?
The online academic center features modern study programs that allow participants to mark up 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! At the end of a course, you will earn a Professional Development Certificate. The certificate will show your name, the name of the course, the professional development hours acquired and the date the course was completed. You can also earn badges after completing courses in a learning path.
In addition, the online academic center will provide training on the platform through partners including the Division of Continuing Studies at Rutgers University and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which will offer credits from the ISTE Certified Educator program.
Micro-accreditations, also called nanodegrÃ©s, or mini-qualifications that certify experience, skills and mastery of the field in the workplace, will also be offered.
How much does it cost?
Review the “To startOn the Online University Hub portal for plans, costs and more information. School districts can access funding for these courses under the recently approved US federal bailout law of 2021.
The Online University Center is part of the NJSBA’s state-approved cooperative pricing system, which means school districts can save money and bypass the often lengthy 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.