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Training and Professional Development for Educators

Niche Academy
Online training and/or tutorials for educators about SCLSNJ resources, virtual learning tools, and selfcare.

Somerset County

An Overview of Trauma Informed Care
October 20, from 2:00-3:30pm
With 1 in 4 of our friends and neighbors having suffered from early childhood trauma, it is important to understand the lifelong impacts those experiences have over the lifespan. Presenting for Resilient Youth of Somerset County will be Tracey Heisler of Casa. To register please contact Gretchen Craig at For additional information please click here for the flyer.

Rutgers University

Visit the Webinars & Workshops page to sign up for free, hands-on workshops and webinars, which they offer on a wide variety of topics, including remote teaching. Video tutorials and how-to videos, are also available to view at your own pace. Lastly, there is a collection of three recorded webinars about Remote Teaching Best Practices Webinars.

NJ Department of Health & Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

Navigating Back to School: A Trauma Informed Return to Learn Program for the School Community
The NJ Department of Health and SPTS partnered to collaborate and develop an online training to assist with the return to school. This online learning experience recognizes that challenge and provides simple, easy to apply information and activities to get everyone in the school on the same page, from educators, ancillary staff, parents, and students as young as kindergarten. Using a variety of training formats that include animation, video clips, interactive exercises and instructional content, these short modules will help set the tone for a school year where everyone is prepared to deal with the unexpected and keep their focus on the important educational mission of the school. Please visit to access the modules.

Department of Education

Title III & Bilingual/ESL Education
Professional Development webinars and materials.

Special Education
Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities webinars.

SCLSNJ Adult Learning Resources

Gale Courses
Take 6 week, interactive instructor-led classes for free with your library card, with more than 370 classes starting every month.

LearningExpress Library
Designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals, with a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and test preparation tools modeled after official tests.
Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals with Lynda’s online video courses.

Mango Languages
Learn a new language or brush up current skills with more than 50 language courses, as well as 17 English courses for speakers new to English.

Udemy (Gale Presents)
Find 4,000 video-based courses in 75 categories of business, technology, software, and personal development.

Additional free webinars and professional development

A (Re)introduction to SEL
October 9 | 1:00 p.m.
CASEL first introduced the term “social and emotional learning” 26 years ago. Since then, SEL has evolved into an integral part of education and development. Our collective understanding of the why, what, and how of SEL continues to grow. Whether you are new to SEL or well-acquainted with the term, join us as we share evolving insights around CASEL’s well-known “wheel” and definition of SEL. is an award-winning professional learning network that serves the global education community. edWeb provides free edWebinars and professional learning communities so educators can share their best ideas and practices to improve teaching and learning, student achievement, and school culture. edWeb is free thanks to the support and active participation of over 60 leading organizations in the education industry.

New Jersey School Boards Association
Archived and upcoming webinars addressing hot topics in education.

Reach out to the youth services department at your local branch to learn more about virtual schools visits and pre-recorded school visit videos.

Bound Brook branch

Tel: 908-458-8410

Bridgewater branch

Tel: 908-458-8415

Hillsborough branch

Tel: 908-458-8420

Manville branch

Tel: 908-458-8425

Mary Jacobs branch

Tel: 908-458-8430

North Plainfield branch

Tel: 908-458-8435

Peapack and Gladstone branch

Tel: 908-458-8440

Somerville branch

Tel: 908-458-8445

Warren Township branch

Tel: 908-458-8450

Watchung branch

Tel: 908-458-8455

Coming soon.

Referencia Latina – Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.

Salud– Cubre todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar, incluidas descripciones generales de enfermedades, afecciones, procedimientos y diversos tratamientos.

Recursos para aprender idiomas

SCLSNJ subscriptions to databases and licenses for downloadable items are available for use by individual cardholders, including students in search of homework resources. Based on our current vendor agreements, however, SCLSNJ databases and downloadable licenses cannot be used by teachers in the classroom to support their curricula.

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