New Jersey Department of Education

What is the Summer Learning Institute?

The New Jersey Partnership for Student Success (NJPSS) is a statewide three-year effort focused on supporting students, families, and educators with the goal of realizing academic gains, increasing graduation rates, reducing chronic absenteeism and improving student well-being and mental health.

To support this initiative, the New Jersey Department of Education's (NJDOE) Office of Special Education will be hosting a summer learning institute through the Learning Resource Centers (LRC) to empower educators with the knowledge and support to meet the needs of our diverse learners.

What is offered as part of the Summer Learning Institute?

Professional Development

Providing educators, families and other stakeholders with the technical assistance, professional learning in evidence-based practices, and access to instructional materials and resources necessary for students with IEPs to achieve the goals established for all New Jersey students.

Office Hours

Special Education Specialists are available to provide real-time technical assistance to educators, families and district administrators. Visit the website to access the office hours schedule.

Process timeline for registering including reviewing offerings, clicking on the links, reviewing descriptions, registering for events


Summer Institute Office Hours

Contact the specialist to make a reservation.

For Transition

Dates: 7/17/2023, 7/24/2023, and 8/8/2023

Time: 1-3PM

Specialist: Joann Johnson

Contact Information:


For Autism

Dates: 7/18/2023, 7/25/2023, 8/1/2023

Time: 9AM-10AM

Specialist: Dr. Amanda Philp

Contact Information:

For Preschool

Session 1: 7/19/2023 (9:30AM-12:30PM)

Session 2: 7/26/2023 (9:30AM-12:30PM, Virtual Only)

Session 3: 8/9/2023 (12:30PM-3:30PM)

Specialist: Jennifer Nicosia and Ilene Goy

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For Speech

Dates: 7/12/2023 and 8/16/2023

Time: 9AM-12PM

Specialist: Kristen Gavinelli

Contact Information:

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