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Blended Online Learning Modules

The New Jersey Department of Education collaborated with educational professionals, school leaders, and other stakeholders to create this suite of online learning resources to support the professional development of educators.

Note: Because these resources were created in 2016, the samples and videos may not reflect the standards adopted in June 2020.


Each set of modules is available as a downloadable zipped file and may include Word documents, PDFs, and Excel files. There are links within the documents to online resources such as YouTube videos, Google Forms, Google docs, etc. Consequently, internet access is required to access some of the content within the modules. 

Download all modulesBOLM (all modules)

Connected Action Roadmap

This module explores the Connected Action Roadmap (CAR) and introduces the concept of a Professional Learning Community (PLC).

Download Connected Action Roadmap module.

PLC Basics

These modules present materials and activities related to the creation, development, and functioning of an effective PLC.

Modules included:

  1. Establishing Your PLC
  2. Tools for PLCs

Download PLC Basics modules.

Climate and Culture

These modules provide an overview of school climate and culture and discuss the importance of developing and sustaining a positive school culture.

Modules included:

  1. Climate for Students
  2. Climate for Adults
  3. Shared Leadership
  4. Changing School Climate

Download Climate and Culture modules.

PLC Conversations

These ten modules guide PLCs in understanding how to develop, implement, reflect on, and revise the curriculum. 

Modules included:

  1. Unpacking the Standards
  2. Organizing Curriculum Units
  3. Developing and Using Essential Questions
  4. Creating Standards-Aligned Summative Assessments
  5. Pre-Assessments as Guides to Instruction
  6. Designing the Learning Experience
  7. Analyzing and Using Formative Assessment Data
  8. Analyzing and Using Summative Assessment Data
  9. College and Career Readiness
  10. Grading

Download PLC Conversations modules.

Tools for School Improvement

Modules included:

  • Research-Based Instructional Strategies
  • Effective Student Strategies
  • Assessment Literacy
  • Educator Evaluation and Effectiveness

Download Tools for School Improvement modules.

Tools for Leaders

These modules address the needs of school and district leaders in directing the implementation of the Connected Action Roadmap.

Modules included:

  • Implementing CAR
    • Principal's Persepective
    • Supervisor's Perspective
    • Superintendent's Perspective
  • Building Leadership Skills

Download Tools for Leaders modules.

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