On Friday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., NJSBA and the U.S. Army are hosting their first joint trip to Morristown National Park.

During this free training opportunity, participants will receive an overview of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) opportunities available at Picatinny Arsenal, followed by a tour of the historic Ford Mansion in Morristown. The Ford Mansion was occupied by Gen. George Washington during the winter of 1779-1780, the coldest winter of the Revolutionary War.

This unique training opportunity conveys the lessons of the past to present-day leaders, focusing on what can be learned from the circumstances faced and decisions made that shaped our history. There is no cost to attend this program, which offers 4 Board Member Academy credits and 4 I-STEAM credits through NJSBA’s I-STEAM Certification program.

School officials will learn ways that leadership lessons from historical moments in history can assist local school board leaders in making decisions. This leadership event is far more expansive than a tour; it is a powerful instrument for professional development in leadership.

Member Registration School board members and other district staff may register themselves online through Eventbrite for this training program.

Who Should Attend? In addition to school board members, business administrators, and superintendents, all district staff members who play a role in I-STEAM implementation are welcome to attend.

More Information Seating for this program is limited to 40 registrants. Lunch is provided. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 5.

For questions or more information on this program, please contact Sergeant First Class Joshua Simpson, U.S. Army I-STEAM education specialist.