Upcoming Virtual PD


The New Jersey Department of Education is partnering with Newsela to host a series of free webinars designed to help teachers maximize the use of Newsela as an instructional tool. Newsela is a cross-curricular online resource that provides high-quality news articles at varying reading levels for students. Access to Newsela and its subscription services are free to educators through the 2019-2020 school year.

The first webinar will equip teachers of grades 3-6 with effective online teaching strategies such as addressing multiple skills through one assignment and blending the varying student needs such as ELL instruction, SEL strategies as well as accommodating the special needs of learners. This webinar will be offered twice: once on Tuesday, May 5, and again on Thursday, May 7. Both will begin at 3:00 p.m. The links for registration can be accessed here:

May 5 Webinar: Remote Instruction for Grades 3-6 with Newsela (free resource to NJ educators)

May 7 Webinar: Remote Instruction for Grades 3-6 with Newsela (free resource to NJ educators)

Webinar participants will receive a certificate documenting 1 hour of professional development.


Climate Generation is hosting several events in May to celebrate Earth Day and to support ELA teachers in their transition to virtual learning. Climate generation strives to engage and empower educators and youth in climate change solutions.

Webinar: Using Storytelling and Literature to Build Student Engagement and Connection During a Global Crisis
Thursday, May 7, at 1pm ET
Join on Zoom to find new resources and lessons, and to hear how storytelling, Climate Fiction (CliFi), and writing can increase student engagement and connection during global crises.


Upcoming Virtual PD