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Tuesday, October 25
 

9:00am

Con Brio A Cappella Group
Con Brio is a mixed-voice, a cappella group open to all students at HVCHS and is completely student-lead, from audition to vocal arrangement to performance.  Students audition in the fall of each year for acceptance to this highly competitive group.  The group performs a wide variety of sacred, secular, pop, contemporary, and a cappella repertoire. The ensemble performs at various school, community, and private events.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Entrance to Exhibit Hall

9:00am

iSTEAM Command Center Best Practices

Join us Inside the Integrative STEAM Command Center and “STEAM Tank” sponsored by the U.S. Army. Teachers will share their classroom techniques and school staff and subject matter experts will highlight best practices to marry curriculum standards and facility projects using Integrative STEAM and sustainability as the common denominator:

Branchburg School District

Cape May County Technical High School

Freehold Regional HS Dist

Shane Evans       shane.e.evans@gmail.com

George Street Playhouse

Liberty Science Center

Livingston Public Schools

Metuchen Public Schools

NJSBA iSTEAM Services

NJ Center for Teaching and Learning

NJ Technology and Engineering Educators Association- NJTEEA

Rahway Public Schools

Toms River Regional Schools

 

 


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:00am

Sustainable and Healthy Schools Best Practices

The Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center features a variety of government agencies and non-profit organizations that showcase programs and resources that lead to sustainable and healthy environments at lower operating costs, along with demonstrations by schools that exemplify best practices in sustainability.

ACES & ACESplus

Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards - Real World Learning

Duke Farms

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center

Green Building Center - NJ

Healthy Schools Now/NJ Work Environment Council

Joyce Kilmer Middle School

New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (NJAHPERD)

New Jersey Audubon

New Jersey Department of Agriculture

New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey  YMCA State Alliance

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program

NJ Safe Routes to School

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

NJSBA Initiatives: Sustainability Services

Sustainable Jersey for Schools

The Cloud Institute

Trenton YMCA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Building Internal Capacity Through Instructional Innovation
North Brunswick Township High School is building internal capacity through instructional innovation by designing classrooms that shift teachers' roles from information dissemination to those that create the conditions under which students learn. Participants will explore how the district works with teacher-coaches, who are energizing professional development by facilitating workshops and coaching to create a new school-wide culture based around problem-based learning and student-centered classrooms.

Speakers
JD

Jennifer Diszler

Director of Curriculum Instruction & Technology, North Brunswick Township Public Schools
avatar for Dr Nancy Sulla

Dr Nancy Sulla

President and Founder, IDE Corp
Dr. Nancy Sulla is the President and founder of IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education – an educational consulting firm specializing in instructional and organizational design. Dr. Sulla began her career as a teacher, earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and worked... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Bringing STEM Within Reach of All Students
There is a well-recognized need for districts to prepare more students to participate in STEM-related careers. Almost all college STEM majors require students to study physics, chemistry and calculus. Students who have studied those subjects in high school have a distinct advantage, yet many African-American and Hispanic students lack the opportunity to do so. New teaching strategies, combined with a physics-chemistry-biology science sequence and the correct alignment of mathematics and science courses, can bring a STEM career within reach of all students.

Speakers
LF

Lucy Feria

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Trenton School District
RG

Robert Goodman

Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
NJ

Naomi Johnson Lafleur

President, Trenton Education Association
MT

Michael Tofte

District Supervisor K-12 STEM, Trenton School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Helping Your Students Become Safer Drivers
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company’s program on teen driving safety is given by a former N.J. State Police officer and a former West Windsor Township police officer who together have a combined 50 years of law enforcement experience. The presentation, which covers real-lifeexamples on the dangers of driving, is available free to New Jersey high schools, and includes topics such as distracted, impaired and fatigued driving, and the New Jersey driving laws. This session will offer a preview of the program, and information on how your school district can schedule a presentation.

Speakers
CB

Carsten Boethig

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM
VM

Violet Marrero

Consumer Safety Representative, NJM
PM

Pat McCormick

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM

Exhibitors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com

Sponsors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Negotiating Health Benefits
Over the past few years there have been significant changes in the health insurance arena, including changes in the School Employees Health Benefit Program (SEHBP); Chapter 78’s sunset; and the advent of the Affordable Care Act. Learn how these changes affect collective negotiations.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

School Official Ethics: Where Are We Now?
Over the past 18 months, decision and advisory opinions released by the New Jersey School Ethic Commission have triggered the greatest sea change in the school official ethics landscape in more than 20 years. Join NJSBA's staff attorneys as they discuss the state of school official ethics law today, and the behavior constraints currently faced by board members and school administrators.

1 QPA: Ethics 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
JB

John Burns

Counsel, NJSBA
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Using Best Leadership Practices to Manage and Lead Educational Organizations
Throughout more than 25 years in school leadership, including 15 years as a high school principal and six years as a superintendent, Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Superintendent Thomas A. Coleman Jr. has ventured outside the educational box, exploring leadership strategies from successful private sector companies such as the Walt Disney Company and Stephen Covey's Programs. A two-time attendee at Disney Leadership Training (most recently in December) and certified Disney Leader, he has successfully gleaned and implemented many strategies from these programs. This presentation will take these leadership principles from the private sector and show how they can be successfully implemented in educational settings. Says the presenter: I firmly believe we have much to learn from the successful leadership strategies in the private sector, and the successes I have enjoyed with organizations I have led are a testament to that.

Speakers
TA

Thomas A Coleman Jr

Superintendent, Woodstown Pilesgrove Regional School District



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Energy 101
Session attendees will learn about the array of energy actions that schools participating in Sustainable Jersey for Schools can choose from, as well as the free resources available to schools and districts.

1 QPA:  Green Purchasing
1 CEFM 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
JB

Jodi Bettermann

Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Readington Township Public School District
GF

Gary Finger

Ombudsman, Division of Economic Development and EnergyPolicy, NJ Board of Public Utilities
TO

Tony O'Donnell

Economist, Sustainability Institute at The College of NJ
MT

Michael Thulen

ESIP Coordinator, Division of Economic Development & Energy Policy,, NJ Clean Energy Program


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

NJSBA Grant Support Program
Looking for new, alternative ways to fund your education initiatives? Stop by at 10am to learn how Grants Office LLC, NJSBA’s partner for grant services, can assist your district in applying for state, federal, and foundation grant opportunities!

Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

10:00am

STEAM and Theatre Arts Integration: Raising Content Knowledge and Collaboration
Recipient of a 2015 Citation of Excellence in Theatre Arts Education by NJ State Council for the Arts, George Street Playhouse's Theatre at the Core and STEAM focused residency programs strengthen content knowledge in English language arts, math, science and social studies. This workshop will demonstrate how theatre arts integration contributes to creative and sustainable instructional methods leading to improved student achievement. Teachers and administrators in the following districts are finding George Street Playhouse’s programs purposeful and engaging to implement: North Brunswick district (Dr. Brian Zychowski,CSA), Highland Park (Dr. Scott Taylor,CSA) and New Brunswick (Mr. Aubrey Johnson,CSA).

Speakers
JJ

Jim Jack

Director of Education and Outreach, George Street Playhouse


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Changes in E-rate Funding May Mean You're Spending Too Much
Over the next two years, the funding to schools for certain voice services will be eliminated. This session will cover innovative technology that will help districts reduce costs, while increasing reliability and redundancy in the schools voice network. Explore case studies of how districts were able to save money by using innovative voice products.

Speakers
DB

Dave Bourhill

Strategic Account Manager, Lightpath
GM

Greg Mosca

Strategic Account Manager, Lightpath

Sponsors
avatar for Lightpath

Lightpath

Silver Sponsor, Lightpath
Internet, hosted voice, Internet voice bundle services.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Classflow: Welcome to the Modern Classroom
ClassFlow is an all-in-one software teaching platform for synchronizing classroom devices and orchestrating lessons across a connected learning environment. The software enables educators to measure student learning, and differentiate instruction with an award-winning application that gives educators endless ways to engage, motivate and inspire students. Learn more about this award-winning platform.

Speakers
HA

Hetal Amin

Teacher, Woodbrook School - Edison
AB

Amanda Bowler

Classroom Teacher, Woodbrook School, Edison Public Schools

Sponsors
avatar for Promethean

Promethean

Silver Sponsor, Promethean
Leading provider of interactive boards, panels, walls and tables. Award winning software to get the nost from our products, design ffor your realize your educaitonal vision.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Learning in a Mobile-First Digital Environment
The digital classroom needs to support learning with 1:1 initiatives, collaborative project-based learning and BYOD (bring your own device). Learn how schools can modernize classrooms and save money by providing reliable anytime/anywhere access to cloud-based apps like Google Apps for Education and Office 365e. This session will also cover additional policy and security management tools to protect networks and critical data.

Speakers
NH

Nicholas Harders

Manager, Solutions Architects Team, Aruba/Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Sponsors
avatar for PKA Technologies

PKA Technologies

Gold Sponsor, PKA Technologies
A technology educational specialist with integration and thought leadership to help you educate and prepare your students for the new world learning.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Part 1- Meshing Practice and Practicality in School Security Planning
Part 1 will deal with the practicality of school safety and security. What makes sense? What are the unique characteristics and challenges of school buildings that must be considered? Can we do too much? This session will examine a real-life example of a lock down at a major regional school district and discuss what we have learned since then.

Speakers
DA

David Aderhold

Superintendent, West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District
GD

Gerard Dalton

Assistant Superintendent, West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District
GR

George R Duthie AIA PP

Principal, FVHD Architects - Planners


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Protecting Against Ransomware and Other Threats
Threats to your technology infrastructure are everywhere. The incidence of ransomware continues to grow for all types of organizations, including schools. Add to that user error, natural disasters, and threats inside your network (like disgruntled employees or students), and you’re left with an immense challenge to protect your users and data. Join us for a discussion of how you can protect your district, from policy and prevention, to new tools and technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

The 'Cadillac Tax' is Coming. Or is it?
An update on the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac Tax," and discussion of possible strategies to mitigate its impact.

Speakers
JC

Jason C Della Penna

Senior Vice President - Employee Benefits Regulatory Affairs, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Presidio Learning Lab

10:00am

The Talent Magnet: Securing Super Substitutes
This session will explore the "dos and the don’ts for recruiting the best and the brightest for your district.

Speakers
ML

Melissa Livengood

Business Administrator, Florence Township School District
JW

James Wasser

Director of Professional Learning, Source4Teachers/MissionOne


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

What You Need to Know as a New BA
Business administrators wear many hats, including overseeing purchasing, procurement of construction and maintenance related projects for your facilities. Determining what is maintenance and what is a capital project is critical. This session will review the difference between the two, the statutory requirements governing facilities, and the history of the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Facilities. Learn about local building permits and NJDOE approval processes. Hear from a seasoned business administrator and those with experience in navigating the paperwork involved in these matters.

Speakers
GJ

Gregory J Somjen AIA

Parette Somjen
WS

William Sabo

School Business Administrator, Franklin Borough Board of Education

Sponsors
avatar for Parette Somjen Architects

Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Greenhouse Aquaponics
Our session will feature Greenhouse Aquaponic farming which is an Organic sustainable approach to farming year-round in a controlled environment. The Delsea High School Aquaponic Program has been in operation the for three years and benefits school and community

Speakers
GN

Gary Nelson

Horticulture Teacher and FFA Advisor, Delsea Regional High School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

21st Century Skills for Students and School Board Nembers
All learners need 21st-century learning opportunities to thrive as tomorrow's leaders, workers, and citizens. Yet a profound gap still exists between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school, and the knowledge and skills they need for success in communities and the workplace. This session will provide information about what career readiness looks like, and how to prepare your students for workplace success. Attendees will learn the importance of the 4C's: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity, and participate in a hands-on activity that demonstrates skills that can translate to the work as a school board member.

Speakers
CT

Christy Tighe

Education and Training Specialist, Junior Achievement of New Jersey


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Analyzing Salary Guides
One of the hottest negotiations issues currently faced by school districts, this is more important than ever, since the embedded cost of increment in many existing teacher salary guides is greater than the settlement rate the district can afford. In this session, participants will do some exercises on "sample" guides to see how to analyze their own expiring guide as well as a union proposal.

Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

How to Create a Makerspace -- And Why Schools Need To
Makerspaces, fab labs, innovation stations-- whatever you call them, every student needs a place to brainstorm, collaborate and prototype with 21st century tools and materials. Such spaces promote mastery of new career, tech and science standards, but more importantly, prepare students for the modern workforce, a tech-based economy, and a productive and rewarding life. From no budget to half a million dollars; from a set of boxes in a media center corner, to a lab with 3D printers and laser cutters; we’ll experience what making means; plot out spaces; and discuss funding, tools, and enduring partnerships.

1 CEFM 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
MN

Marc Natanagara Ed D

Assistant Superintendent, Toms River Regional School District
TL

Tiffany Lucey

Supervisor of Educational Technology, Toms River Regional School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

iSTEM for All: Integrative Stem in the Inclusion Classroom
The integration of technology and engineering into science content is hugely important to the success of all students. By making simple adaptations to past projects and lessons, educators can assure that students will be prepared to work in a 21st Century world. Teaching engineering design and related scientific processes can be easily adapted to meet the needs of students of various levels. Attendees will participate in a design challenge, such as the "marshmallow challenge," that will allow them to experience a true hands-on project-based lesson. Participants will brainstorm adaptations that would enable all students (self-contained, special education or general education) to participate at the highest possible level.

Speakers
DC

Debra Coen

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Orange


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Strategic Planning
This program will answer the question, "What is strategic planning, and how will it help my district and our students?" We will identify the components of the strategic planning process and explore the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district. Hands-on small group activities include: participating in brainstorming and consensus activities, and the development of vision and belief statements.

Speakers
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
CP

Charlene Peterson

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Escape the Bus - Discover the keys to lifelong learning!
You have 30 minutes to find all the clues hidden inside the “mobile classroom on wheels”! You will need to work as a team in order to go through each station and solve the problem to discover the secrets of lifelong learning. In the process of finding clues, you will learn about new technology to use in your classroom, the importance of student voice, and the history of the iSchool Initiative. Most of all, you will have fun!

To pre-register for your time to escape the bus, please email info@ischoolinitiative.com with your choice of time listed below and number of people in your party. Registration will also be available at the iSchool Initiative booth #441.

 Escape the bus video:

https://vimeo.com/176795780

Tuesday Escape the Bus Times:


  • 10:00 a.m.

  • 11:00 a.m.

  • 12:00 noon

  • 1:30 p.m.

  • 2:30 p.m.

  • 3:30 p.m.


Sponsors
avatar for iSchool Initiative

iSchool Initiative

Bronze Sponsor, iSchool Initiative
Guides students though mobile technology integration - providing everything from strategic planning and training to technology implementtion.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 3:30pm
Booth 441

10:45am

TUESDAY STEAM TANK CHALLENGE
Recognizing that great ideas and inventions sometimes come from analyzing a problem, NJSBA is launching the STEAM Tank Challenge at Workshop 2016. This challenge will provide an avenue for students and their teachers to enhance and promote the Integrative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) education initiatives taking place in New Jersey. Based on the popular television show, “Shark Tank,” this new Workshop feature will challenge school districts to invent something new, modify an existing product, or identify a situation or problem that needs resolution. The design or solution will be judged in a similar format to the TV show Shark Tank®. 

Attending board members, superintendents and business administrators can take part in the audience judging at the STEAM TANK by picking-up a Clicker upon arrival.




Judging Times:

11:00- Fitcase - Somers Point School District (Atlantic County)

11:30- Programmable Study Games - Somers Point School District (Atlantic County)

12:00- Click-it - Somers Point School District (Atlantic County)

12:30- Snoozle - Somers Point School District (Atlantic County)

1:00- Clickers - Somers Point School District (Atlantic County)

3:30- Maximus Ocean Cleaner - Atlantic County Vocational School District (Atlantic County)

4:00- The Tidal Tyrants - Atlantic County Vocational School District (Atlantic County)

4:30- Faust “pop up” Storm Shelter - Atlantic County Institute of Technology (Atlantic County)



 

Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

CANCELLED - Makerspaces in the Classroom
Through this hands on workshops, attendees will be introduced to what are the makeups of a good makerspace and how to easily create one in their school district. We will explore the numerous implications of "making", 3D printing, coding, and robotics in the classroom and how to implement it into your existing curriculum.

Speakers
MN

Marcos Navas

Technology Facilitator/ Maker, Union City


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Board Hearings 101: Student Discipline, HIB and Donaldson
What type of hearings are held before a Board of Education? What is the difference between a hearing and an appearance before the board? Experienced school board attorneys will answer these questions and discuss the board's role in the most common types of hearings: Student discipline, HIB and Donaldson/non-renewal hearings.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

GAF Commercial Solar Program for New Jersey Schools
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has a unique ability to provide both high quality commercial roofing materials and to facilitate a comprehensive, one-stop financing solution that is called GAF Solar + Roof.  Our commercial solar program can empower New Jersey Schools with a more affordable means to lower their energy costs. By teaming with finance partners, solar developers, and leading roofing and solar installers, we look forward to making a broad array of additional high-value rooftop solar projects a reality in New Jersey.

Speakers
CM

Christopher Metcalf

GAF Materials/GAF Solar

Sponsors
avatar for GAF Materials/GAF Solar

GAF Materials/GAF Solar

Gold Sponsor, GAF Materials
Founded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing (Source: Fredonia Group study). Our success in growing the company to nearly $3 billion in sales has been a result of our relentless pursuit of quality, combined with industry-leading... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Is Your District Effectively Managing Special Education Providers?
Districts typically use a large group of specialists to provide services to special education students, including speech therapy, psychological and social work services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Software can help with managing these staff members, scheduling and reporting activities, and ensuring proper reimbursement for services under the Special Education Medicaid Initiative (SEMI). Good recordkeeping also protects the district in litigation and reflects sound district management. Learn how a district can more effectively manage special education services.

Speakers
KN

Kenton Nice

Co-Founder, Realtime Information Technology

Sponsors
avatar for Realtime Information Technology

Realtime Information Technology

Gold Sponsor, Realtime Information Technology
Integrated comprehensive student infomration system: student database special education scheduling teacher evaluation gradebook notification medical discipline family/student portal lesson planner data sharing food services.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Maintaining Quality IT Support in a Difficult K12 Hiring Environment
Given the difficulty of finding, hiring and retaining quality IT talent in today's competitive environment, how can school districts maintain quality support for the systems used daily by teachers, staff and students? This session will discuss a variety of ways to keep staff and teachers focused on the work of teaching tomorrow's leaders, rather than focusing on basic IT functions. Participants will be able to identify ways to remove basic IT tasks from staff, so they can focus on work supporting the strategic aims of the school district.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Porter

Scott Porter

Senior Director Business Development, ePlus Technology, inc
Scott was Active in the Army for over 7 years, including 4 years enlisted service and 3 years as an Officer in Infantry and Military Intelligence, finishing as a Captain. Scott moved into the technology industry in 1998. Throughout his time in the technology industry, Scott has worked... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Navigating the Wide World of STEM Grants
STEM is one of the hottest topics in education today. The excitement and educational value of this new focus on hands-on learning is undeniable, but too often that excitement is cut short when school districts can’t find the funding to implement new STEM projects. Join us for this session to learn how schools can work with a dedicated grants team to sift through the wide variety of STEM enablement grants and submit outstanding applications that give you the best chance at securing funds.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Part 2- Meshing Practice and Practicality in School Security Planning
Part 2 will deal with practice and designing security into school facilities. After consideration of the practical elements of school secuirty design in part 1, this session will cover how to approach school security in a comprehensive matter; design principles of school security; how various security measures contribute to disrupt an intruder; and an examination of the various measures including cost, effectiveness, use of district resources, school community impact, life cycle and others. Participants will also learn about financing options, and hear examples of measures that several school districts have implemented.

Speakers
DA

David Aderhold

Superintendent, West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District
AN

Adam Nasr

Director of Facilities, Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
WT

William (Ted) D Hopkins III AIA LEED AP Principal

Principal, FVHD Architect - Planners


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Simple Technology Security for the Classroom
Technology has transformed the classroom. Social networking, e-learning, and online collaboration are just a few of the ways students, faculty, and administrators are accessing information. But this tranformation presents challenges, including malware, unauthorized content being accessed, the greater bandwidth demands of streaming videos and 1:1 initiatives, and the demands of Common Core online testing. Session participants will learn easily managed solutions that can maximize resources and help control costs.

Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Sustainability: Lowering Utility Costs for Your School District
This session will review strategies for reducing energy costs by as much as 50 percent by seeing, measuring and managing the energy of all IP (Internet protocol)-connected systems. Learn how network-based monitoring of all devices and systems, regardless of vendor, allows for energy usage visibility, while providing advanced energy analytics and savings opportunities, enabling energy efficiency measures to be taken without affecting availability or productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Presidio

Presidio

Director K-12 Solutions, Presidio
A leading IT solutions provider offering consulting, professional services, and cloud and managed services. With more than 2,700 professionals, 1,500 are engineers with over 5,800 industry-leading certifications, based in 60+ offices across the U.S. WSCA Network Solutions Integrator... Read More →
MV

Michael Vogel

Solution Architect, Presidio

Sponsors
avatar for Presidio

Presidio

Gold Sponsor, Presidio
A leading IT solutions provider offering consulting professional services and cloud and managed services. With more than 2 700 professionals 1 500 are engineers with over 5 800 industry-leading certifications based in 60+ offices across the U.S. WSCA Network Solutions Integrator specializing... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Presidio Learning Lab

11:00am

Fitcase: The locking tablet case
1 of 3 kids in America is overweight. The overwhelming use of tablets, cellphones, apps, and video games is contributing to this problem. The average kid spends a large portion of their time sitting around playing on their tablet. Kids need to look up, get up, and play! Our product is a device designed to encourage young people to balance technology and exercise. The Fitcase™ is a locking tablet case that links to a fitness band. The parent programs the case using the Fitcase™ App to unlock after a certain period of exercise has been reached. Once the child reaches the goal, the tablet case unlocks as a reward. This product will motivate kids to play in order to gain access to apps and games available on the tablet. The Fitcase™ is a phenomenal solution to America’s rising childhood obesity rate; and we believe that it could actually make a difference.

The overall goal of our challenge was to create a solution to a real world problem. We aimed to design a prototype and develop a marketing campaign to promote and advertise the product. It is our intention to analyze the logistics of manufacturing and distributing our product for consumer use. This authentic STEAM project has provided us as students with a real world design experience. It has taught us much about design thinking, marketing, teamwork, and finance. Furthermore, it has required us to apply all of the subjects found in STEAM.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

AMANDA GABRIEL from Jonathan Dayton High School, Springfield
Amanda Gabriel, a 17 year-old senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, is an aspiring musician and performer. She has a strong background in theater, having begun performing in shows at age 7. Some of her credits include “Kitty” in The Drowsy Chaperone, “Bridget” in Bring it On! The Musical, “Abuela Claudia” in In the Heights, and most recently, “Whatsername” in the first-ever high school production of Green Day’s American Idiot. In addition to musical theater, Amanda is an avid songwriter, performing live at The Bitter End in New York City. While singing is her main passion, she also plays piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, and the cello. She is the lead singer and keyboardist of “Crossing Morris,” a band consisting of her brother (drums) and two close neighbors (guitar & bass). At her high school, she is the director of the school’s a cappella group, and a member of the choir, orchestra, and jazz band.

Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Investors Bank Theater

11:00am

Technology and Student Wellness: The paradigm Shift
Administrators are faced with real pressure to better address and educate students and parents on the issues and challenges facing students today. Technology is impacting the way students and parents engage in content around wellness and mental health. Join us for a discussion to uncover new strategies to deploy critical information.

Speakers
PK

Peter Kraft

President, Evolution Labs
AO

Adrienne Olcott

Principal, Delaware Valley Regional High School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Using Technology to Integrate the Next Generation Science Standards
The presenter will act as an instructor and run through aspects of a mock lesson where attendees receive the experience that students would in a 21st Century inquiry science class aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The presenter will differentiate methods of implementation between both 1:1 and BYOD districts and discuss infrastructure needs that must be in place in order to implement. Attendees will receive copies of a model lesson plan, pacing, and both formative and summative assessments to help in formatting this lesson for their districts.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Misiak

Tom Misiak

District Science Supervisor, Bernards Township Public Schools
Thomas Misiak is the district Science Supervisor for Bernards Township Public Schools. Prior to arriving in Bernards Township, Tom spent 3+ years as the 6-12 Supervisor of Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Business & Technology in the Clark Public School District. As a precursor... Read More →



Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing
Contemporary technology applications such as videoconferencing, interactive field trips, and social networking promote dialogue with students, educators and experts from around the world. In order to expose students to contemporary issues on the local, national and global levels, the Contemporary Issues though Videoconferencing program is designed to challenge students and to provide them with an in-depth understanding of the world’s history and present-day events. It is also designed to aid students in an understanding of globalization and its problems and of the growing interdependence among people and nations today. Students examine the geography, governments, history, economics, and cultures of the major regions of the world. Students should be active in their own learning and this course allows students to design their own learning experiences, all of which concentrates on developing verbal communication, critical thinking, writing skills, historical concepts, and discipline needed for future academic courses, as well as for making informed decisions regarding complex issues that face the world in the 21st century.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Investors Bank Theater

11:00am

Embrace the Savings from Energy Efficiency and No-Cost Solar
Capturing energy savings enables districts to squeeze more out of tight budgets. Self-funding energy efficiency and the various methods to implement ESIP’s (energy saving improvement programs) and solar initiatives have helped districts offset operating costs for years. These opportunities are timelier than ever and can be undertaken simply and successfully. Session participants will learn how smart planning compounds available incentives and pays real benefits, how best to structure these improvements and how to avoid problems and pitfalls.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing
1 CEFM

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Exhibitors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group  Inc

Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.

Sponsors
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Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Keeping Children Safe, Once School at a Time
School safety has become the most important work of our time, with emergency operations planning between school leaders, business administrators, emergency responders and school staff a continuous process. Since September 2014, in accordance with the School Security Task Force recommendations, the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning (OSPEP) has conducted over 550 drill observations throughout the state. During these visits, best practices are shared to improve safety and security protocols. In this session, representatives from OSPEP will present common measures to promote school-wide safety practices.

Speakers
BC

Ben Castillo

Director, Education Program Development Specialist, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJDOE
TG

Thomas Gambino Ed D

Education Program Development Specialist, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJDOE
JG

Jeff Gale

Special Investigator, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJDOE


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Keeping School Documents and Records Secure: Control for Digital Management
This session will help members navigate and manage their current state of records management; on-site and off-site storage; and current record management policy and procedures. Learn about NJ Department of Treasure Rules and Regulations, what is driving the transition to electronic documents, and how to start.

1 QPA: Office Admin/General Duties

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PK

Patti Kanner

President, Kanner Connect
RK

Ro Kathuria

Document Engineer, Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Sponsors
avatar for Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Diamond Sponsor, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Mitigating the Impact of Declining Enrollment in Your District
Declining enrollment in local school distrcts creates significant challenges for many school districts in New Jersey. This decline has been exacerbated by the simultaneous decrease in state funding, often accompanied by a decline in the local tax base. The increased demands for academic improvement, rising costs for such items as health care, wages, transportation, and utilities as well as additional “unfunded” mandates and the 2 percent tax cap levy place a great strain on many districts. This session will focus on exploring possible solutions and strategies that will assist your board in addressing the impact of declining enrollment while maintaining the quality of the education you provide to your students. Consolidation, regionalization, distance learning, sharing services, and “choice” are some of the options that will be explored.

Speakers
MG

Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Modernize Delivery of Services with a Service-Centric CMDB
Modernize information technology (IT) and other services offered on campus by building a service model that defines, structures and automates the flow of work. Free up resources to focus on the core mission of any educational institution: teaching and learning. This session will discuss how to create a service-centric configuration management database (CMDB) that allows your organization to provide an optimal consumer experience with an intuitive service catalog for IT, human resources, facilities and other services; automate repeatable manual processes and enable self-service with easy access.

Speakers
WH

William Huber

Computer Design & Integration LLC

Exhibitors
avatar for Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.

Sponsors
avatar for Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.



Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Partnering with Municipalities: Understanding the Politics and Making it Happen
Our regional school district benefits greatly from collaborating with local municipalities, with recent results including a$500,000 municipal grant for a new district baseball field;
free solar panel installation that generates $50,000 in revenue per year; partnering support for the district’s proposed $35 million bond referendum; waived municipal fees; and more.

The HVRSD Board President and Hopewell Township Mayor will discuss partnering for gains, navigating the political landscape, networking, community involvement/perception, how to navigate through the process and cut the red tape.

1 QPA: Office Admin/General Duties

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program.


Speakers
RC

Robert Colavita

School Business Administrator, Hopewell Valley Regional School District
KK

Kevin Kuchinski

Mayor, Hopewell Township
LW

Lisa Wolff

President Board of Education, Hopewell Valley Regional School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

US Army-NJSBA Partnership to implement iSTEAM education: Free of Charge Resources, Initiatives, and Best Practices
The US Army has a strategic interest in improving student academic achievement. As the demand for STEAM literate citizens has become increasingly high, the Army has developed a portfolio of STEAM educational opportunities for schools and students across the country. In a common effort to enhance students' success, career readiness and iSTEAM awareness, NJSBA and the Mid-Atlantic Battalion established a one-of-a-kind partnership, a model for the rest of the country. Find out about innovative professional development opportunities, resources available to schools and students, and how you can make a difference in your school district.

Speakers
LE

LTC Edward C Croot

Battalion Commander, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
GC

Giovanna Cristiano Hansen

Education Services Specialist, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Social-Emotional Learning: Key to Success in School and Life
This presentation will focus on the importance of social-emotional learning to support all students.  Information will be provided on research-based social-emotional learning skills and competencies, the role of school staff, and the connection to school climate and academic achievement, as well as a reduction in at-risk behaviors. Participants will learn ways to embed these skills across the curriculum for students in all grades.

Speakers
KA

Kelly Allen

Manager Safe and Supportive Schools Unit, NJDOE


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Best Practices for Sustainable Facilities
Facilities directors who were instrumental in their schools obtaining Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification share best practices and provide an overview of the operations and management suite of actions available to schools and districts participating in the program.

1 CEFM 

Speakers
AD

Ann Degnan

Facilities Manager, Long Branch Board of Education
JG

John Gallagher

Medford Facilities Dir, Medford Township Public Schools
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
DM

Dr Michael Salvatore

Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch Public Schools


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

The New Jersey State Board of Education
The New Jersey State Board of Education is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the State Senate. The State Board adopts administrative code, which sets the rules needed to implement state education law. In addition, the group advises on
policies proposed by the education commissioner. This session will feature a moderated discussion with members of the State Board.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rooms 305-306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:30am

21st Century Teaching and Learning
Join the Microsoft in the Classroom session to explore Microsoft's curriculum resources, tools, and certifications that will qualify and certify students for the modern workplace to your classrooms. The session will focus on transforming the education experience through the intersection of trends, technology, and teaching. This is a great starting point for any school considering new investments in education technology programs. 

Speakers
MW

Marissa Waddell

NJ Device Specialist, Microsoft


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

11:30am

NJSBA Sustainability Services
Is your school looking to participate in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program or other certification programs, but you’re unsure where to start? NJSBA can help. NJSBA provides sustainability consulting services and programs to help your school achieve certification actions and help you to define your goals, vision, and roadblocks as you journey toward healthier, more efficient schools. Stop by to meet with NJSBA’s sustainability experts and learn more. 

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

11:30am

Programmable Study Games
Kids today think that studying for anything is really boring… and they’re right! Almost two thirds of students in the U.S. don’t even study six hours per week as seniors in high school. However, the average child from 8 to 18 years old spends more than 7.5 hours a day interacting with digital media such as video games and apps. The studying solution is evident, make studying fun! Turn studying into video games! PSG (Programmable Study Games) is a software that allows teachers to submit study questions that will automatically programmed into a variety of video games. Students can access these games on their phones, tablets, computers, and even their video game consoles!

On this program teachers will be able to submit their study guide. The program is very similar to Google Forms. Once created, teachers can choose the game they would like their students to play.

The overall goal of our project was to design a solution to a real world problem. We hope that the outcome will result in our product being manufactured and distributed for consumer use. Throughout this process we have learned a great deal about designed thinking, marketing, teamwork, and finances. This real world STEAM Challenge has provided us with an authentic learning experience. It required us to apply the knowledge we have aqcuired in the regular education classes of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. We have designed prototypes and are looking for investors or partners to help us take our prototypes and turn them into consumer products.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Brain S.T.R.E.A.M.
The Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. presentation will present an innovative Title I program designed to teach students design thinking, critical thinking and problem solving skills through interdisciplinary service projects. The program's curriculum is driven by the problem solving processes and deign thinking process which are threaded together with CCSS and NGSS standards to build upon students existing knowledge and skills. The instructional approach is problem-based and service driven so that problems and design challenges are real world. Therefore, Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. also develops the Career Ready Practices. Brain S.T.R.E.A.M also develops grit and growth mindset as students set goals for their projects, receive feedback on their ideas, test and enhance to meet success. Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. teacher presenters will share the curriculum, example projects completed, videos of the program in action, sample student work, instructional resources and funding sources/strategies.

Speakers
JA

Julie Anderson

Special Education Teacher, Metuchen Schools
RC

Richard Cohen

Assistant Superintendent, Metuchen School District
AG

Alex Gonzalez

4th Grade Teacher, Metuchen Schools
CW

Christine Wardlow

English Teacher, Metuchen



Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Best Practices for Developing a New Elementary School
On March 22, 2014 a six-alarm fire destroyed the James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, leaving a community in distress and 500 students without a school. Over the next two years, the board of education undertook many unfamiliar roles, from crisis management in locating and renovating a temporary facility, to becoming expert in insurance negotiations, passing a school-funding referendum, dealing with a myriad of state approvals, managing the school construction budget and adhering to an immovable deadline all while maintaining safety, security for students and repairing a community. Two and half years later, a new facility stands ready to serve students. This session will explore the best practices and perseverance of the board and its team when faced with an unparalleled crisis.

Speakers
KH

Kenneth H Karle

President, LAN Associates


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab

12:00pm

Building the Budget for Information Security Strategy
Join us for a discussion on how to simplify the risk management process, through defined and prioritized security controls, and policy and procedure templates that align with industry standards such as NIST and COBIT5. We will review creating security safeguards, incident response plans, and communication plans to enable organizations to avoid, detect and counteract security risks. A simplified blueprint will assess your current state, and offer ways to strengthen your security process.

Speakers
SS

Steve Struthers

VP, Security Solutions/CTO, DynTek Services


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Economical and Exceptional Services for Students with Hearing Loss
Many districts are sending students with hearing loss to out-of-district placements because they cannot effectively support students with cochlear implants. While the Lake Drive School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing maintains a campus in Mountain Lakes, the program also provides educational support and professional development services in districts throughout New Jersey. Learn how Lake Drive can design successful programs that will include your students with hearing loss in your district's general education classes.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Lake Drive School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Lake Drive School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Bronze Sponsor, Lake Drive School
Lake Drive Program serves students with hearing loss in their home districts and accepts placements in their comprehensive inclusive program in Mountain Lakes.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Education Print Management: Designed to Reduce Costs and Control Budgets
Heritage Business Systems will explore with you the right solutions for K-12 to higher education. Join thousands of schools who save money by monitoring and controlling staff copy and print. Participants will learn how easy they can control and restrict users to print sensibly by allocating a quota/allowance/budget, solving the many problems and challenges posed by decreasing school budgets. The session will discuss how to facilitate mobile and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) print solutions on your existing print infrastructure. HBS will also discuss the importance of using Secure print, Find-Me printing/pull printing to reduce waste and cut costs. The program will demonstrate how to implement best practice print policies by using pop-ups which reroute jobs to the most effective device. Other topics will include how to watermark pages to identify owner of every page, access 50+ common reports and charge printing to individual, shared department accounts or grants. The overall goal will be to educate our participants on how managed print generates significant cost savings by providing proven technology and solutions for all schools.

Speakers
AS

Al Stillman

Director of Professional Services and Solutions, Heritage Business Systems

Sponsors
avatar for Heritage Business Systems

Heritage Business Systems

Silver Sponsor, Heritage Business Systems
We have 30 years of experience in the industry providing local schools with leading software and hardware solutions including copiers, printers and MFP’s.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

How to Bring Your District Payroll into the 21st Century
See how a district's payroll systems can be streamlined with web-based timesheets and vouchers, including online approvals. This session will feature demonstrations of online timesheet and voucher creation, tracking, and processing; running payroll, integration with HR (staff management), work flows, and custom forms.

Speakers
JB

Jill Berenado

Sales, Genesis Educational Services
JR

Jan Russak

Partner, Genesis Educational Services


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

How to Use Educational Services Commissions For Cost-Effective Solutions
Educational Services Commissions are public school districts authorized by the State Board of Education to provide needed academic and administrative programs and services to local school districts. Learn more about ESCs and the program options they offer, including special education and alternative education programs, coordinated transportation and nonpublic services, CST staffing, paraprofessional services, professional development training, NJ Virtual School, cooperative purchasing, technology training and more.

Speakers
CR

Christopher Rooney

Superintendent, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services Commission
DA

Dr Angelo Vilardi

Superintendent, Educational Services Commission of Morris County

Sponsors
NJ

New Jersey Council of Educational Services Commissions

Bronze Sponsor, New Jersey Council of Educational Services Commissions


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Save Money by ControllingYour Output Environment
Controlling and managing your organization's fleet of printers and multifunction devices can be a daunting task. Learn how districts are using output management solutions to dramatically reduce costs, eliminate waste, and improve security and productivity, while freeing up IT resources.

Speakers
GB

Greg Bryan

CTO, KDI, Inc.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

What is a Professional Learning Community?
Professional learning communities function to ensure all students learn at high levels; this requires effective collaboration and unwavering focus on results. Participants in this session will learn the pillars of effective collaboration; be able to calculate the cost of teacher team time, and realize a return on investment by collaborating on what matters. Evidence of effectiveness with real-life examples will be given. A free copy of "In Praise of American Educators" will be given to the first 20 attendees.



Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Click-It: Locate anything at anytime
We spend ten minutes every day rummaging for lost items...from books and phones to car keys and even the cars themselves. You may not realize it, but you misplace at least one item on a daily basis. Finding your things wastes valuable time. The Click-It is a fool-proof solution that allows you to track and locate lost items.

The Click-it is a microchip sticker that can be attached to an item. Place the Click-It sticker on anything...anything at all. Then on the Click-It app name the sticker after the item you placed it on. When you can’t find that item, simply CLICK IT! The app sends a signal to the chip, which sends back its exact location which is displayed on a map. The sticker then flashes and sends out a loud customizable sound clip. Vola...you can track down your item in seconds.

The standard Click-It package includes 3 microchip stickers in different colors, such as black, gold, silver, blue, red, and white. Standard sound options include a trumpet, a siren, and 10 more unique sounds! Unlimited customizable sounds are included. Additional Click-it stickers can be purchased for an additional cost.

Click-It is a great way for people to track things. Find your phone, keys, children, cars, and even your dog. Pinpoint all of your items 24 hours a day 7 days week.

Our overall goal is to produce and manufacture the Click-It for consumer use. We have developed a prototype and need professional assistance or partnerships to help us build a working version. We have created a name, logo, and marketing strategy and business plan that will produce profits for all investors. This project taught us about design thinking, collaboration, marketing, writing, and engineering. This real world project gave us experience in an authentic STEAM environment.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

HUNTERDON CENTRAL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FIDDLE CLUB
The Hunterdon Central Regional High School (HCRHS) Fiddle Club, started by director William Magalio, has been in existence for more than 10 years. The group performs a wide variety of musical styles – from Celtic to Gypsy, Klezmer to bluegrass and Scottish to Canadian folk music. The group is very versatile, allowing flexibility for different numbers of students depending on performance space. The fiddlers perform over 20 times each year in and around the community.

William Magalio has worked at Hunterdon Central Regional High School as an instrumental music director for the past 20 years. During his tenure, he has served as the director of the orchestra program at Central, currently directing three string orchestras, two full orches-tras, the pit orchestra for the school’s musical and the fiddle club.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
County Cafe

12:00pm

Reaching your Sustainability Goals - NJSBA Sustainability Consulting Services
NJSBA is committed to assisting schools across NJ reach their sustainability goals and now offers Sustainability consulting services. Learn how NJSBA’s sustainability Subject Matter Experts will work with your school's Green Team to create a customized sustainability plan that will reduce operational costs, improve the indoor environmental quality of your school and infuse sustainability throughout curriculum. This customized approach is in alignment with all of the sustainability certifications. Also learn how ACESplus will help your school navigate complex financial and technical issues to implement enhanced energy solutions such as renewable sources, energy security, and resource efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for John Henry

John Henry

STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, NJSBA
Mr. Henry is currently on staff at NJSBA serving as an integrative STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist. Mr. Henry holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Industrial Studies and Technology Education and began his career teaching energy and power courses at Montclair State College. In... Read More →
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Marianne Leone

Sustainability Services Coordinator, NJSBA
MW

Mark Warner

VP and ACESplus Manager, Gabel Associates


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

21st Century Classroom Lunch Tour
The 21st Century Classroom sessions take place all day long on Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.  Tours will be on Tuesday and Wednesday 12 noon – 1 p.m. during the Lunch & Learn. To schedule a personal tour, please visit the 21st Century Classroom at any time.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
21st Century Classroom One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:15pm

Engaging Stakeholders: Online Agendas are a Win-Win Solution for Communities - and your District!
Thousands of school boards nationwide are engaging stakeholders by using board management solutions to dramatically lower costs, increase transparency and reduce time-of-staff by up to 75 percent. This session will show attendees precisely how utilizing proven, low-cost technology can reduce carbon footprints, save districts tens-of-thousands of dollars annually and increase community access to board activities.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

12:15pm

How are schools taking advantage of the VMware Technology?
The classroom is rapidly changing as students and curriculum evolve. Security demands have been on a steady incline. As many embark on the transformation journey, schools need to continue to simplify the approach preventing wasteful spend and the potential of getting stuck in the technology quicksand. Join this session to educate yourself on the achievements made by schools in the last year. The focus will be on how schools have rapidly transformed the capabilities of their classrooms. Topics will include the 1-1 initiative, what is driving the requirements, and how to address your school needs. Experts will be ready to answer all your questions. We look forward to your attendance.

Speakers
MS

Mario Spallarosa

Senior Systems Engineer, VMware


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

12:30pm

Snoozle: The robotic alarm clock game
Imagine Smacking the snooze button 50 Times and waking up in shock...I’m late! We have all been there. Almost 60% of teens and children hit the snooze button every day. To prevent this from happening we are introducing Snoozle, the latest alarm clock gadget that makes waking up fun. The Snoozle* is a small sphere-shaped robotic alarm clock that turns waking up into a game. When your alarm sounds the snoozle is programmed to zoom around your room while it flashes and makes noises. Your goal is to wake up, catch your Snoozle, and shake it as fast as possible. The quicker you find it and shake it the more points you receive. Snoozle links to an app which tracks your progress and points. A cool feature found in the app is you can connect with your friends and compete to see who can gain the most points. Kids will love to wake up and catch their snoozle and parents never have to drag their kids out of bed ever again!

Parents set a time, speed the Snoozle moves at, and the volume of the alarm found on the Snoozle. Parents wouldn’t have to spend 10-20 minutes each morning trying to wake up their son/daughter (s). Also, if you reach a certain amount of points you can unlock features for your Snoozle. For example, Flashing lights which would make finding your Snoozle easier than just following the sound. The Snoozle is a ball-shaped mini robot similar the Sphero.

Snoozle is a new gadget that will make waking up as easy as 1,2,3. Not only does it get you up in the morning, but it is fun! Our snoozle will change your life forever.

Our goal is to produce a working consumer version of the Snoozle. We have created a prototype and need help in creating a final product. We will reach out to professionals in the field of robotics and engineering. This real world project gave us an authentic STEAM experience. We learned a great deal about design thinking, teamwork, marketing, and engineering.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:45pm

NJASA Legislative Committee
Open to NJASA Legislative Committee Members

Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:45pm - Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:45pm
Room 411 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

A Fresh Look at Indoor Air Quality and Energy Savings
Despite the recent focus on energy savings, building systems are designed much the same way today as they have been for decades. Learn how trying to cut energy costs has led to moisture problems as mechanical units are shut down or operations reduced; and the movement to improve indoor air quality has resulted in designs that deliver more outside air into buildings –but there are questions as to whether that actually improves air quality. Discover how your district can reduce energy use, save money and improve air quality with a different design approach.

Speakers
RM

Robert McGreevy PE CEM

President, EffectiveEnergy Solutions LP


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab

1:00pm

An Open Discussion About Closed Session
What can school boards discuss in closed session? When, and to what extent, can closed session information be shared with the public? When should employees receive Rice notices, and should we invite employees into closed session? Learn about closed session best practices, and discuss these and other questions, during this presentation.

Speakers
KA

Kelli A Prinz Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson

Sponsors
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Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Designing an Innovative STEAM Lab -- Even When Space is Tight
The U.S. will spend nearly $3 billion annually on STEAM (science, technology, engineering the arts and mathematics) programs in schools. Despite this, America ranks below other countries on international assessments. Does your district long-range facility plan include a STEAM facility or STEAM-specific places. In this session, learn how an innovative STEAM program can be accomplished even when space and funds are limited. A case study involving the Wyckoff School District will be presented.

Speakers
JD

Joseph Di Cara AIA

Principal, DiCara Rubino Architects
AD

Anthony Denorchia

Director of Educational Programs, DiCara Rubino Architects
RD

Richard D Kuder

Superintendent of Schools, Wyckoff School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Fast Track to Project Delivery: Exploring the Design-Build Approach
The new High Tech High School in Hudson County, part of the county's Schools of Technology system, will be one of the most technologically-advanced schools in the country. And, it's being delivered in less than two years. Hear from key team members who are making it happen, and understand how following a design-build approach has been a critical part of the project's success. Attendees will also learn more about the features and technologies that will comprise the $140 million facility.

Speakers
DC

Donna Coen O'Gorman AIA LEED Green Associate

Project Manager, DMR Architects

Sponsors
avatar for DMR Architects

DMR Architects

Silver Sponsor, DMR Architects
Architecture, programming, interior design, sustainable design, long range facility planning, needs assessments, feasibility studies, construction administration.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Get Savvy on Cybersecurity
Participants will learn how preventative practices in a school district can diminish the threat of data breaches of employee and student information. This session will discuss how districts can protect themselves, their students and their teachers in this new frontier of cybersecurity.

Speakers
KW

Kurt Watkins Esq

Associate, Scarinci Hollenbeck
CA

Christina Abreu Esq.

Associate, Scarinici Hollenbeck


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

STEAM with a 3D Twist
Experience the full power of STEAM -- science, technology, engineering, the arts and math -- by integrating 3D printing technology in relevant, problem-based learning scenarios that encourage student collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. Explore the 3DP Engineering process to prepare students for STEM careers as they design 3D create, and test their own solutions for real problems using 3D printing technology.

Speakers
DK

Dee Kerr

Cirriculum Trainer, 3D Systems


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

The Mobile Food Movement – On a Roll!
Learn about best practices in bringing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to students where they need it most. Such measures can increase participation and earn more federal reimbursement dollars for a school meal program. This session will discuss the latest in “grab-and-go” and second chance breakfast, classroom meals, dinner programs and mobile food trucks!

Speakers
HH

Hallie Halsey

Corporate Registered Dietitian, Maschio's Food Services
JU

Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

What’s So Challenging About Bid Challenges: An Explanation of the New Jersey School Contracts Law
Each year, New Jersey school districts award millions of dollars in contracts to outside vendors and contractors for goods and services. However, school board members are generally unfamiliar with the process the contracts must go through before being presented to the board for approval. This presentation will explain what types of contracts need to be publicly advertised; when and how a contract should be advertised; how a school district awards a contract; when a school district is required to reject a bid; and what a school district should do if a contractor or vendor submits a bid challenge.

Speakers
KA

Katharine A Fina Esq

Associate Attorney, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Sponsors
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Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Gold Sponsor, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Clickers: Interchangeable Sneaker Soles
The multi-sport student athlete is becoming a mainstream concept. The average student athlete often plays multiple sports in a single year. Balancing football, baseball, soccer, and basketball can be quite a task and is costly to parents. Buying different shoes for each sport alone can put a heavy financial burden on parents. Clickers are the economic and stylish hybrid shoe solution for all sports. The single shoe design can be utilized in any sport as the sole of the shoe is interchangeable. Click in cleats, basketball, shoes, rubber turf spikes or basic running platforms. Clickers will save you a ton of money without compromising performance.

The overall goal of this project is to manufacture and produce the Clickers for consumer use. It is my hope that I will find a professional partner to help achieve this goal. This project provided me with an authentic real world STEAM experience. I learned a lot about design thinking, manufacturing, marketing, and writing.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Designing the Connected School
For years, schools have run clocks, bells, announcements, alarms, digital signage, video streaming and other systems as separate platforms. What if you could simplify and unify all of those systems, managing them from one easy-to-use tool? Join us for this session to learn how you can take advantage of your computer network to make all of these tools "talk" to one another, making your school more dynamic, interactive and easier to manager.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology

Sponsors
avatar for Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

A Blueprint for STEAM Learning
STEAM learning integrates the arts into exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. Arts integration practices have proven to have a positive impact on student development, student achievement and school climate. This session will provide participants with background information on STEAM, as well as a blueprint for building a quality STEAM program and recommendations for implementation.

Speakers
EB

Emil Binotto

Middle School Principal, Hopatcong Borough Schools
WL

Wendy Liscow

Education Program Officer, Geraldine R Dodge Foundation
SL

Shawna Longo

Teacher, Hopatcong Borough Schools
RM

Robert Morrison

Chair, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership
MR

Mary Reece

Member, Foundation for Educational Administration
KZ

Kurt Zimmermann

Teacher, Hopatcong Borough Schools



Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Board Meetings Gone Wild: Can They Be Tamed?
Just when you thought we had reached the limit of outrageous behavior at public meetings, SSE&C’s attorneys are back to prove you wrong. With new video (and maybe some old favorites) from actual public meetings, board members and administrators will learn how to use the law, board policy, Roberts’ Rules and common sense to maintain or regain control when a meeting gets too wild for words. This session will feature experienced board attorneys, board members and school officials who will provide strategies for managing meetings that appear to be unmanageable.

Speakers
avatar for Paul C  Kalac Esq

Paul C Kalac Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC
RT

Richard Tomko

Superintendent, Bellville School District

Sponsors
avatar for Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Can ‘Print’ Strategies Help Districts Achieve Sustainability Objectives?
Session participants will learn cost-effective and easy-to-implement print strategies to meet your district's sustainability goals for 2016 and beyond. Session topics will include print strategies that save paper; choosing output devices that lower costs, and how print software can drive sustainability.

1 QPA: Information Technology

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
JD

Jim DeWitt

Director, Software Solutions, Stewart
MH

Marcie Hausser

Senior Technology Consultant, Education, Stewart, A Xerox Company


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Current Issues in School Law
Everybody loves to speak with a school law attorney, especially when it is free. Two NJSBA staff attorneys will present an update on recent legal decisions and legislative developments affecting boards of education and charter schools. The session uses a combined presentation/question-and-answer format that will provide insight into significant recent developments in public education school law, and also give participants an opportunity to ask questions about the topics presented and any other area of school law.

1 QPA: Ethics 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA
CT

Carl Tanksley

Counsel, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Essential Steps to Prevent Ransomware Infections in Your Schools
Ransonware continues to evolve, infecting educational institutions and taking in massive gains for cyber attackers. In order to effectively protect your organization, you need go behind the scenes and understand how to combat the latest techniques used by adversaries. This session will detail advances in ransomware and delivery; attendees will leave with practical ways to prevent these critical threats, including in-depth policy recommendations and simple tips to reduce your attack surface.

1 QPA: Information Technology

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Holmes

Kenny Holmes

District Sales Manager, Palo Alto
Kenny has been in Information Technology for more than twenty years and held more than 10 industry certifications from Microsoft, Sun, IBM, and Novell. Kenny is currently a Computer Information System Security Professional and holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for ePlus Technology

ePlus Technology

Diamond Sponsor, ePlus Technology
ePlus is a leading systems integrator for the public sector in the United States. Holding more than 100 contracts ePlus currently works with numerous school districts universities and government agencies. Our experienced dedicated staff understands the nuances of IT and how they intersect... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Helping Your Students Become Safer Drivers
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company’s program on teen driving safety is given by a former N.J. State Police officer and a former West Windsor Township police officer who together have a combined 50 years of law enforcement experience. The presentation, which covers real-lifeexamples on the dangers of driving, is available free to New Jersey high schools, and includes topics such as distracted, impaired and fatigued driving, and the New Jersey driving laws. This session will offer a preview of the program, and information on how your school district can schedule a presentation.

Speakers
CB

Carsten Boethig

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM
VM

Violet Marrero

Consumer Safety Representative, NJM
PM

Pat McCormick

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM

Exhibitors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com

Sponsors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Exhibitors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.

Sponsors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Rethinking Discipline: Creating a Pipeline from School to Success
This presentation will focus on ways that school districts can effectively address discipline issues to support student success.  Information will be provided on the effects of student suspensions and referrals to law enforcement as well as the role of the code of student conduct.  Participants will be provided with an understanding of connections to school climate; positive behavioral supports and interventions; social-emotional learning; multi-tiered system of supports; and restorative practices.  

Speakers
KA

Kelly Allen

Manager Safe and Supportive Schools Unit, NJDOE
NC

Nancy Curry

Director Office of Student Support Services, NJDOE


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

How Two High Schools Became Green Ribbon School Honorees
Do you consider your school to be environmentally green and sustainable? Does your indoor learning environment enhance student learning, and is your curriculum developing students who are stewards of the environment? If you answered "YES" to several of these questions, then your school might be ready to be recognizes as a "Green Ribbon School." Participants in this session will be guided through an overview of the GRS program and application process, and will hear from two 2016 GRS honorees. Learn first-hand what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School, and how the award can impact students and a school.

1 CEFM Credit 

Speakers
DT

Dr Terrence Charlton

Principal, Egg Harbor Township High School
AM

Allison Mulch

Eco Schools USA Program Coordinator, New Jersey Audubon
DB

Dr. Brian Repici

Superintendent, Triton Regional HS; Black Horse Pike Regional SD


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Should students help lead your technology initiative?
This informative panel will feature district leaders, teachers, and students of Belvidere and Harmony school districts discussing the iSchool Initiative and the bright new future of technology integration in their classrooms. The discussion will cover details of the three-day iSchool Advocate training, the student led technology initiatives that were created from the iSchool Initiative, and the impact the initiative has had on the community and the students’ lives. Join us to find out why Belvidere and Harmony are so inspired by the iSchool Advocate Program and learn how your school can be part of changing the culture in education.

Moderators
TW

Tim Wright

Project Team Leader, iSchool Initiative

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carrubba

Chris Carrubba

Superintendent, Belvidere School District
CG

Caralee Gately

Media Specialist, Belvidere Elementary School
AW

Amy Whittaker

Media Specialist, Harmony Elementary School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

1:00pm

The 'T and E' in STEAM
The New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educator's Association supports teachers through professional development as they work to bring hands-on, 21st century learning to the STEM classroom. Through the completion of Technology Learning Activities, teachers are able to provide students with opportunities to ask questions and solve problems while engaging in an engineering design process. Through this session, participants will be provided with lesson plans, curricular designs and project ideas to support the integration of technology and engineering into every K-12 classroom. ​

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Becoming a More Effective Board President
The goal of this action lab is to provide board members the skills and knowledge essential to conquering the unique challenges and issues faced as a board president. We will use real-time scenarios to explore difficult situations board presidents may face and provide information and skills needed to navigate and guide the board to continued success.

Speakers
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Costing out the Labor Agreement
Employee compensation is determined through collective negotiations. The school board and union negotiate compensation along with other employee terms and conditions of employment. These terms and conditions are memorialized in the district’s labor agreements. Because employee compensation comprises the largest expenditure in a school district’s budget, it is essential that the school board ascertain the current and projected costs of salaries and benefits, and ensure that expenditures for employee compensation are consistent with the board’s management goals. This process is called “costing out” the labor agreement.

1.5 QPAs: Office Admin/General Duties 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA
KR

Kurt Rebovich

Consultant, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future
John Henry of NJSBA and Jaimie Cloud, of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, will discuss what questions should be considered and what collaborative actions can be taken by school boards, facility directors, superintendents other key staff members to create a culture of sustainability. Attendees will learn how sustainability can benefit the entire community, save the school money and provide safe and healthy learning environments for children.

1.5 QPAs: Green Purchasing 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
JC

Jaimie Cloud

President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
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John Henry

STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, NJSBA
Mr. Henry is currently on staff at NJSBA serving as an integrative STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist. Mr. Henry holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Industrial Studies and Technology Education and began his career teaching energy and power courses at Montclair State College. In... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Running Robots: Computer Coding & Special Education
Technology is developed and improved every day that impacts all aspects of our lives, and many jobs may be done more efficiently by technology in the future. How do schools train special-needs students for the changing job market? Computer programming/coding, one of the fastest-growing fields, is one way. Coding requires solving problems, discriminating directions, playing puzzles and games; skills already addressed in the classroom. This session will provide hands-on experience programing robots and adapting a cost-effective coding curriculum for special needs students.

Speakers
MF

Mark Finkelstein

Superintendent, Educational Services Commission of NJ
NG

Naomi Glassman

Teacher, Bright Beginnings Learning Center
KJ

Kate Johnson

Case Manager, Bright Beginnings Learning Center


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Successful Superintendent Searches: Finding the Perfect Match
This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process - from the vacancy to the search process and through the transition to a new leadership. Participants will work in small groups on setting criteria for the search and reviewing the legality and relevancy of interview questions. Presenters will cover such topics as the development of a search calendar; the application; community and staff involvement; interviews; the board's role in choosing finalists; reference checking and negotiating the contract.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:45pm

Meet the NJSBA Field Services Staff
Every school district in the state of New Jersey has a specific Field Service Representative who serves as your primary contact with the Association. They are available to present in-district workshops on a variety of topics to assist boards of education in their governance responsibilities. Drop in to learn how your Field Service Representative can assist you and your district to succeed

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

2:00pm

A Closer Look at Farm-to-Plate: Aramark and FarmLogix Partner for a Purpose
FarmLogix - the largest farm-to-school entity in the U.S. -- connects local farmers to school districts and students to expand local economies and nutritional choices. See how FarmLogix and Aramark Education are collaborating on innovative, farm-to-plate programs in K-12 districts in New Jersey and throughout the country. Learn about the unique nutrition education initiatives, marketing programs, seamless logistics and reporting tools that can be leveraged for a farm-to-plate solution in your district, regardless of size.

Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Discover the Unified Classroom
Some 97 percent of teachers and administrators agree: Having all of their classroom applications unified in one place would allow them to spend less time on administrative activities and more time on education in the classroom. Learn how PowerSchool offers a single, unified platform for all classroom, instruction, assessment, and student data needs.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for PowerSchool

PowerSchool

Silver Sponsor, PowerSchool
The #1 education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 57 million users in more than 70 countries around the world.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Is the Deck Stacked Against Your Students?
This session covers the benefits of an evidence-based program, dealing with gambling addiction, that has proven effective in changing youth gambling behaviors. The projected outcome is to teach students facts about gambling and associated risks, while seeking to help prevent young people from becoming problem gamblers.

Speakers
DJ

Daniel J Trolaro MS

Assistant Executive Director, Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Lockdowns & School Safety: Maximizing Investments in School Safety Technology
When developing a plan for school safety and technology, districts must understand how the components work best together. With a comprehensive technology plan, schools can upgrade and save money, enhance communications and most importantly, improve school safety. Components should include bells, wireless clocks, paging, intercom and phone systems, wireless speakers, LED signage and more. By truly understanding how these work together, a district will be able to maximize its investment and ultimately improve safety.

Speakers
AH

Al Harnisch

President, Eastern DataComm
PJ

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm
MP

Mike Pinajian

Superintendent, Northvale Schools


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Maintaining Student Data Privacy in a Personalized Learning Environment
With school districts going high tech, and incorporating educational applications and digital programs into the classroom, some fear that the privacy and security of student personal information may easily be compromised. Are these fears unfounded or justified? Join Aspire in our learning lab session as we pull back the curtain on how to maintain Data Privacy for students in a 21st century learning environment.

Speakers
GL

George Lazarou

Principal Security Strategist, Aspire Technology Partners

Sponsors
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Aspire Technology Partners

Silver Sponsor, Aspire Technology Partners
Aspire powers education transformation - providing technology solutions to strengthen delivery of student-directed learning and professsional development, improved communications, reduced costs, and making schools more efficient and accessible in their mission.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Strategies for Reducing Special Education Costs and Improving Outcomes
Any solutions for stretching the school budget dollar and improving student outcomes must include special education. Learn how breakthroughs in special education management systems can control costs, enhance compliance and contribute towards improved outcomes. Find out how special services departments are improving the quality of their IEPs and positively impacting student outcomes. Hear case studies from special education administrators and see the latest tools available.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Horelick

Andrew Horelick

VP Sales and Service, Frontline Education
FJ

Frankie Jones

Director of Implementations and Regional Training, Centris Group/Frontline Education

Sponsors
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Centris Group/Frontline Education

Silver Sponsor, Centris Group/Frontline Education
Frontline Student Solutions for special education, RTI, Medicaid and Section 504 are designed to streamline processes, enhance compliance, inform best-practices and support improved outcomes.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab

2:00pm

The U.S Army-NJSBA Partnership to Implement iSTEAM Education
The US Army has a strategic interest in improving student academic achievement. As the demand for STEAM-literate citizens has become increasingly high, the Army has developed a portfolio of STEAM educational opportunities for schools and students across the country. In a common effort to enhance students' success, career readiness and iSTEAM awareness, NJSBA and the Army's Mid-Atlantic Battalion established a one-of-a-kind partnership, a model for the rest of the country. Find out about innovative professional development opportunities, resources available free to schools and students, and how you can make a difference in your school district.

Speakers
LE

LTC Edward C Croot

Battalion Commander, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
GC

Giovanna Cristiano Hansen

Education Services Specialist, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

Sponsors
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U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

Platinum Sponsor, U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
The U.S. Army has a strategic interest in improving student acedemic achievement. In addition to providing our nation's security, the Army is a leading organization investing in educational initiatives


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Winds of Change: Frontline’s Evolution as an Integrated Insights Partner
Part 1- Meshing Practice and Practicality in School Security Planning

Speakers
BP

Ben Pope

Solutions Consultant, Frontline Technologies Group, LLC


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

LINDEN HIGH SCHOOL DANCE COMPANY
The Linden High School Dance Company, under the direction of Barbara Brady, has performed throughout the Linden community and New Jersey for the past 17 years entertaining audiences in a variety of dance genres.

Annually, they perform in a holiday and a spring concert at the school and have participated in cultural celebrations for Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day and Halloween. Each year, they teach the NJROTC cadets how to do the waltz and salsa for their annual Navy Ball, and have even done cross-curricular lessons teaching the Charleston dance to history classes, while the classes are studying the Roaring 20’s. Throughout the years, they have traveled to special needs schools, performing and teaching children about dance. The group participates in the Union County Teen Arts Festival and have been chosen to perform in the Union County Teen Arts Showcase at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The Dance Company has also performed numerous times for close to 1000 educators at the N.J. Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s (NJAHPERD) Annual Convention. In addition to the accomplish-ments of the dancers, Barbara Brady is the 2016 NJAHPERD Dance Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Investors Bank Theater

2:00pm

A Conversation with Acting Commissioner Kimberley Harrington
New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington will provide an assessment of New Jersey’s progress toward implementing education initiatives, give a look into the future, and discuss how state and local school leaders can most effectively work together to meet the goal of preparing students for college and careers.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Harrington

Kimberley Harrington

Acting Commissioner, NJDOE
Kimberley Harrington is a former classroom teacher and school administrator who has more than 20 years of experience implementing academic programs and working directly with students and parents. Kimberley worked as a classroom teacher in New Jersey for 16 years and taught all grades... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Investors Bank Theater

2:30pm

NJSBA Legal Department At Your Service
Is your district taking advantage of NJSBA’s legal resources? NJSBA offers a number of legal resources for schools, including the popular “Attorney of the Day” service. Stop by to learn how the NJSBA’s Legal Department can assist your district.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

2:30pm

Shifting a School Culture to be Student-Driven
Over the last four years, Watchung Borough School District, along with its pioneering teachers, has been designing problem-based, student-centered classrooms that build executive-function skills. The district also used this opportunity to bring in technology into the classroom that allows individual learning paths that were not possible before. This session will explore the change process in Watchung.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Gross

Dan Gross

Director of Client Relations, IDE Corp.
Dan Gross works with schools in re-envisioning classrooms to build student responsibility for learning, increase student achievement, and connect units of study to solving real-world, open-ended problems. As Director of Client Relations for Innovative Designs for Education (IDE Corp... Read More →
MN

Mary Nunn

District Principal, Watchung Borough School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

District Use of Facilities Program
Is your district often faced with requests for the use of district facilities? This session will explore strategies for managing these programs. Topics discussed will include: What groups are authorized to use district properties? What type of insurance should be in place? Participants will learn strategies for avoiding costly litigation and other problems associated with the use of district-owned facilities by outside organizations.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
TB

Terry Barlow

Sr Loss Control Rep, NJSIG
TJ

Tony Jones

Loss Control Manager, NJSIG
CR

Chris Russo

Business Administrator, Delran Board of Education

Exhibitors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.

Sponsors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Education Foundations: Engaging Business, Industry, and Community as Partners
Learn how the Trenton Public Education Foundation (TPEF) and the Trenton school district are working together with a community arts team to create a strategic arts education plan for all Trenton school students as part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Any Given Child program. There will be a panel discussion with the executive director of the TPEF; McCarter Theatre Center's education and engagement director ; a district representative; and other members of the Any Given Child Community Arts Team.

Speakers
EM

Ellen Mushinski

Executive Director, Trenton Public Education Foundation
EN

Erica Nagel

Education and Engagement Director, McCarter Theatre Center


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Energy Management Using Demand Response
This session is a very detailed, in-depth look at some of the best practices on how to make facilities more energy-efficient by claiming the low hanging fruit. In addition, the session will explain how your school district can then take those best practices and, using them in demand-response programs, create a steady revenue income to your district with no out-of-pocket expense. This will help your facilities become more energy-efficient, help lower your overall cost of operation, and allow your district to allocate money where it is needed most in the classroom.

 1 QPA: Green Purchasing
 1 CEFM
 
Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
avatar for Ron Marinelli

Ron Marinelli

Facility Manager Energy Manager, High Bridge School District
At the June 27, 2016 High Bridge Board of Education meeting Mr. Ron Marinelli, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds did a presentation regarding energy use reduction and cost savings for the district. From March to June 2016 High Bridge reduced 554 hours of operation. That number equates... Read More →
MP

Mike Palumbo

Senior Manager Demand Response, IP Keys Power Partners



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Green Schools Matter
This program will present a detailed process to helps schools understand and harness the power of sustainable procurement, as a way to advance local and global initiatives. Attendees will learn how to incorporate sustainability in procurement decisions, and create change agents who will help lead your school and district toward your sustainable vision.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing
1 CEFM

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
SF

Sue Figalora

Sustainability Ambassador, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
MG

Michael George

Director of Sustainability, Ricoh America's USA

Sponsors
avatar for Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Diamond Sponsor, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Show Me the Money: Creating Opportunities Through Reallocation of Resources
The Washington Township Board of Education (Gloucester County) has approved a redistricting plan which will be implemented for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The school board's re-districting committee and administrative staff will discuss how the reallocation of resources through redistricting, redistribution of certificated staff, and various programmatic changes enabled the funding for the expansion of support service in guidance and technology, the expansion of a half day kindergarten to a full-day kindergarten program, and the launch of a 1:1 Laptop Computer initiative at the high school, while staying within CAP for the start of the 2016/17 school year.  The 60-minute technology-based interactive presentation will focus on the process of clarifying goals, identification of resources, planning and implementation. The program will conclude with a question and answer session in which attendees may ask questions and share ideas. 

Speakers
JB

Joseph Bollendorf

Superintendent of Schools, Washington Township Public Schools
CC

Carol Chila

Board Member, Washington Township Board of Education
avatar for Ginny Murphy

Ginny Murphy

Board President, Washington Township Board of Education (Gloucester)



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:30pm

Community Partnerships Through Problem-Based Learning
Discover how to connect community resources, work with community partners and design units of study around solving real-world, open-ended problems. When students are engaged in solving problems, as they constantly apply content, they are focused just as much on the questions as they are the answers. We will explore how Duke Farms partners with other organizations to support teachers with resources connected to designing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) units, including those around their streaming ‘Eagle Cam’. We will also make connections between the NGSS (specifically the cross cutting standards) and PBLs.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Gross

Dan Gross

Director of Client Relations, IDE Corp.
Dan Gross works with schools in re-envisioning classrooms to build student responsibility for learning, increase student achievement, and connect units of study to solving real-world, open-ended problems. As Director of Client Relations for Innovative Designs for Education (IDE Corp... Read More →
TS

Tanya Sulikowski

Manager of Education, Duke Farms


Tuesday October 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:30pm

Maximus Ocean Cleaner
In the Pacific Ocean, there are 4 ocean currents that form the North Pacific Gyre, also known as the North Pacific Subtropical High, and for centuries these currents have been collecting garbage and waste in concentrated areas called the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch. It wasn’t until recently that this has become a public issue, but now that it is, it's too large to be dealt with immediately and effectively.

A common misconception about the garbage patches are that they are giant islands that we can walk out on, but in reality, a majority of the patches are the smaller pieces of garbage more specifically, microplastic debris (plastic smaller than 5mm).

By creating a device, the Maximus Ocean Cleaner, functioning similarly to the filter feeding sharks, plastics and microplastics in the ocean can be removed and recycled to be put to better use. The device will be mobile freely throughout the ocean (just below the surface where these micro debris are most abundant) and self-sustaining: it will be solar powered and will run off jet propulsion much like jet skis, however, at a much slower speed, so it would not require fuel.

Upon the success of the Maximus Ocean Cleaner, the oceans could be made a safer place for marine life and reduce the possibility of species becoming endangered or extinct. This product could also be a source of economic value, where they can be used not only to collect plastics and garbage in the ocean, but recycle these substances to be further developed into products (products made to last) that can be sold again. In the course of a few years, with Maximus Ocean Cleaners stalking the oceans for plastic, a large difference could be made, seeing levels of marine life death and entanglement decreasing while, companies involved could see a profit from recycled products. This project enhances the STEAM initiatives of my district by incorporating the engineering principles of solving problems while maintaining sustainable outcomes by keeping the future generations of both humans and animals in mind. Also this project shows the use of science, math, and creativity to solve an urgent issue while demonstrating entrepreneurship capabilities.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:30pm

HILLS House: Helping Individuals Learn Life Skills
Learn about an innovative program, designed by Warren County Special Services School District in partnership with Centenary College, where students in special education classes enhance direct classroom instruction by applying their life skills at the HILLS (Helping Individuals Learn Life Skills)House facility.

Speakers
JC

Janet Cunningham

House Coordinator, Warren County Special Services School District
JE

Joseph E. Flynn

Superintendent, Warren County Special Services School District
SK

Sherry Koeppen

Supervisor, Warren County Special Services School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Benefits Negotiations: Blind Isn't Better
Are you negotiating blind? Open your eyes to the current trends before you’re caught off guard. This session will explore strategies and tactics to effectively negotiate benefits plan design changes, the impact of rising premiums and the Cadillac Tax, and employee contributions and the sunset of Chapter 78.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew B. Brown, Esq

Andrew B. Brown, Esq

Partner, SSE&C
I am an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the area of labor and employment. I am eager to help school districts navigate the challenges of contract administration, personnel and other employee/employer relationships.
avatar for Joshua Savitz, Esq.

Joshua Savitz, Esq.

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC
LF

Laura Fanuele

VP, Brown & Brown Benefits Advisors


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Cloud Managed Video Surveillance by Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking has revolutionized the Wireless, Switch, Security, MDM and Telephony industries…and they are just getting started. Announcing Meraki Vision, Video Surveillance Managed by the Cloud, with no NVRs, Servers, HDDs or Special Management Software. Deploy Meraki MV on any network without increasing bandwidth to the internet or worrying about additional traffic on the network – in less than 15 minutes. How? Cisco Meraki Product Specialist Matthew Schaner will be discussing Architecture, Showing off the Camera, and Demonstrating how easy it is to deploy Cloud Based Physical Security. Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up for a Free Trial of Cisco Meraki MV Cameras immediately after the session.

Speakers
PM

Patrick McGinley

Account Manager, Cisco Systems
JM

Jim McNichol

Account Manager, Cisco Systems
RS

Raymond Sikora

Account Manager, Cisco Systems


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Empower Your School With Cost-Saving Solutions
This session will explore Private Fiber Networks for your school. It will showcase technology such as VOIP, broadband speeds, security solution both physical and virtual, and much more. We will also discuss the importance of surveillance and visitor management systems within a school setting. Most importantly participants will learn, through Millenium Communication Group’s unique solutions, how school districts can cut costs.

Speakers
PA

Pragnesh Amin

Chief Information Officer, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.
LC

Lauren Cassel

Account Manager, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.
LS

Laura Stalter

Senior Account Manager, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

GO Full Stem ahead with TGI
The session will feature ideas and examples on how school districts can make changes to cut costs in print output and scanning efficiencies. This will enable school districts to convert those savings into advanced technology to enhance their STEM programs with 3D offerings from TGI.

Speakers
DB

Don Buckelew

Director of sales, TGI Office Automation
WC

Wally Case

VP Major Accounts, TGI Office Automation
MD

Michael DeCanio

Director of Business Solutions, TGI Office Automation

Sponsors
avatar for TGI Office Automation

TGI Office Automation

Silver Sponsor, TGI Office Automation
From copiers and supplies to document management. Our solutions are designed to help school districts integrate the flow of information with today's most-advanced technology.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

The Tidal Tyrants
Currently, mainstream renewable energy sources are unreliable because they depend on weather conditions which constantly change. An example of a renewable energy source being unreliable is a solar panel in a substantial storm with prolonged cloud cover. Also, wind power is only available when wind speeds are moderate. Solar panels are only able to convert at most, 22% of solar energy into usable electricity, and wind turbines are at best 40% efficient in the most favorable of conditions. Tidal turbines are 80% percent efficient, and much more reliable than wind energy. Tides can be easily and reliably predicted, and their movement is not left to random factors. The purpose of this project is to design a tidal stream turbine which would be located in the Absecon Inlet.

Completion of this project will cost an estimated 7 million dollars to build a tidal turbine which can generate about 80kwh of electricity in the Absecon Inlet, making our district a leader in renewable energy technology.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Are your Classroom Technology Investments Driving Student Outcomes?
As schools continue to invest heavily in classroom technology, School Boards, Administrations and the Community are starting to ask “Are we seeing the Appropriate ROI from these Investments?”. Learn about tools your administrations can be using that provides full visibility into what technologies and learning applications are being accessed by your students across your complete district. By understanding what applications are being used by individual, time of day and location, you can gain insights to where technology investments are working and where they need to be tweaked to improve the learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Mitchell

Glenn Mitchell

K-12, Extreme Networks
Glenn Mitchell has over 30 years experience helping Commercial, K-12 and Higher Education Institutions position technology to move their organizations forward. Having been the CIO in multiple school districts, he worked with administration to develop and execute technology plans focused... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Development of a Lead Sampling Program for your School
This session describes the resources available to a school system to develop a Drinking Water Lead Sampling Plan and a Quality Assurance Program Plan. Reviews the USEPA 3T's (Training, Testing and Telling) document, and provides an overview of how to select sample sites, proper sampling technique, and how to interpret results. Remediation of elevated lead levels in the drinking water will also be presented.

Speakers
KH

Kristin Hansen

Environmental Specialist 4, NJDEP


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Finding Opportunity in Long-Term Debt Planning
In the 1990s, many New Jersey school districts issued bonds for capital projects. As those bonds are being paid off, now is the time to plan for new capital financing. Whether your district has long -term debt that is expiring, or you need ideas on financing capital facility improvements, you will learn how to thoughtfully and efficiently implement a capital finance plan.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
RA

Robbi Acampora

Financial Adviser, Phoenix Advisors, LLC

Exhibitors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors  LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.

Sponsors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors  LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

STEM On A Dime!
This presentation is intended to assist teachers and districts in developing i-STEM programs on limited budgets. Developing maker-spaces and design labs can be far more cost-effective than you might think! At Delsea Regional High School, used computers, used furniture, free software, some elbow grease, and adopting the adage of “reduce, reuse, recycle” helped to get our program up and running. This presentation will offer tips on: Accessing free training, where to find free software, lesson resources and materials, minimizing costs of paper goods and consumables, classroom-to-lab conversion tips that do not require an architect, and more!

Speakers
DD

David Doyle

Teacher, Delsea Regional High School
DM

Dr Melissa Williams

Asst Superintendent, Delsea Regional High School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Student Achievement and Collective Bargaining
Does your collective bargaining agreement promote teacher quality andstudent achievement? Learn how different contract provisions affect teacher quality and explore how the collective bargaining agreement can be tailored to make student achievement the touchstone for decisions regarding resource allocation.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

TEACHNJ Update: Lessons from Arbitration
This session will present an update on the current tenure law, including the impact of the most recent TeachNJ tenure decisions by arbitrators, and the recent amendments to AchieveNJ. Participants will also learn about strategies for successfully presenting a tenure case before arbitrators, rather than administrative law judges.

Speakers
avatar for John G. Geppert Jr. Esq

John G. Geppert Jr. Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
John Geppert, a Member of the Firm, concentrates his practice in the representation of school boards in all facets of education law and related areas. He has provided legal services to boards of education for more than twenty years. In his representation of school districts, Mr. Geppert... Read More →
avatar for Stephen M Bacigalupo II Esq

Stephen M Bacigalupo II Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
My specialty is Education Law. I routinely provides clients with legal advice on an array of education law matters including, but not limited to: tenure acquisition; the viability of tenure charges; OPMA; OPRA; HIB; student residency and homelessness; special education; and other... Read More →
DG

Dr Gregory McGann

Superintendent, Rockaway Township Public Schools

Sponsors
avatar for Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Case Studies in School Energy Improvement
This session will highlight Sustainable Jersey for Schools districts and schools that have participated in the “Powersave Schools” program. District experiences with hosting Environmental Defense Fund fellows to implement energy efficiency measures will also be highlighted.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 
1 CEFM 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
MC

Michael Crivelli

Operations Supervisor, Howell Public Schools
VF

Vera Figueiredo

Local Project Leader, Power Save Schools, Alliance to Save Energy
TO

Tony O'Donnell

Economist, Sustainability Institute at The College of NJ


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:30pm

CANCELLED - Improve Your STEM Activities Going Paperless!
This presentation has been cancelled as of 10/20/2016.

Jim Drechsel, Waldwick School District Technology Education teacher and New Jersey Interscholastic STEM League coordinator, will share how going paperless has allowed his students to place resources from various applications into one engineering google doc. He will also show how the paperless system has been used to streamline and manage documents hosting interscholastic STEM competitions.

Kevin Carroll, Principal of Waldwick High School will share how administrators can support the use of technology and STEM activities within their schools. He will also share the importance of creating a school culture where teachers are encouraged to take risks and think outside the box.

Speakers
KC

Kevin Carroll

Principal, Waldwick High School
JD

James Drechsel

Technology Educator/NJ Interscholastic STEM League Coordinator, Waldwick School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:30pm

Faust 'Pop-Up' Storm Shelter
Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive storm that hit the northeast coast of the United States in 2012. Being a Category 3 hurricane, wind speeds reached up from 111 to 129 miles per hour. In total, the storm did $71.4 billion in damage, and, 157 people died. Although that does not seem like a lot, those were still innocent lives lost. During the same storm in Haiti, over 39,000 people were affected by the hurricane. However, Haiti’s infrastructure is disastrous. Among many other issues in Haiti, deforestation has plagued the ground with soil erosion. Currently in a housing crisis, 90% of Haiti’s population lives in displacement camps, which are just towns of tents, made only of wood and cloth, and leaves people vulnerable during many storms. Additionally, overpopulation in many large cities increases the spread of many illnesses, and has people living in unsanitary areas. If a large storm hit these areas, people would die, and be left helpless.

The Faust Storm Shelter seeks to help those in poor, impoverished areas, for shelter during many natural disasters. Drawing inspiration from nature, the Faust Storm Shelter houses those who cannot keep themselves safe. Coming in a “flat pack” shipping box, the shelter is built by the consumer within one to two hours of a storm. A rooting system will allow the shelter to stay on the ground. After building the shelter, the sides will pull down, like blinds on a window, and hook to the bottom plate of the shelter, keeping the people inside, totally enclosed. Additionally, the shelter can be used as a shelter instead of the displacement camp’s tents. The Faust Storm Shelter company wants to work with a company, such as IKEA, to provide these shelters for those that live in poor areas. Costing roughly $250 each, these storm shelters will provide each person with a safe place to live.

Although not a direct problem for us, the project will help those that are really in need. These shelters will help those in poor, impoverished areas. The project would take a couple years to reach the end outcome. The ultimate outcome of the shelters would be to provide them to all those that live in these areas. The outcome would be less deaths and injuries when storms hit these poor areas. It helps our community too, if people want to purchase the storm shelters to go camping in, or to just have in case of a severe emergency.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:30pm

Physical Activity = Student Achievement
This session will review the research that points to the positive effects of physical activity, and will describe the benefits of adopting a comprehensive school wellness policy and the FREE resources available to help you toward your goal of a healthier school community.

Speakers
CB

Catherine Bull

Project Coordinator, NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center at Rugers University
avatar for Trish Sanchez

Trish Sanchez

Project Coordinator, NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center at Rutgers University
NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center -- encouraging and enabling students to walk and bike to school!


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:00am

NJASA Executive Committee
Open to NJASA Executive Committee Members

Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 411 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:00am

iSTEAM Command Center Best Practices

Join us Inside the Integrative STEAM Command Center and “STEAM Tank” sponsored by the U.S. Army. Teachers will share their classroom techniques and school staff and subject matter experts will highlight best practices to marry curriculum standards and facility projects using Integrative STEAM and sustainability as the common denominator:

Branchburg School District

Cape May County Technical High School

Freehold Regional HS Dist

Shane Evans       shane.e.evans@gmail.com

George Street Playhouse

Liberty Science Center

Livingston Public Schools

Metuchen Public Schools

NJSBA iSTEAM Services

NJ Center for Teaching and Learning

NJ Technology and Engineering Educators Association- NJTEEA

NJ Technology and Manufacturers Association  

Rahway Public Schools

Toms River Regional Schools

 

 


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:00am

Sustainable and Healthy Schools Best Practices

The Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center features a variety of government agencies and non-profit organizations that showcase programs and resources that lead to sustainable and healthy environments at lower operating costs, along with demonstrations by schools that exemplify best practices in sustainability.

ACES & ACESplus

Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards - Real World Learning

Duke Farms

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center

Green Building Center - NJ

Healthy Schools Now/NJ Work Environment Council

Joyce Kilmer Middle School

New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (NJAHPERD)

New Jersey Audubon

New Jersey Department of Agriculture

New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey  YMCA State Alliance

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program

NJ Safe Routes to School

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

NJSBA Initiatives: Sustainability Services

Sustainable Jersey for Schools

The Cloud Institute

Trenton YMCA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Going from Zero to 60 in Design and Technology
By the spring of 2014, Chatham had identified a critical need: It did not have a dedicated design and technology program in its schools. Since then, the district has built a K-12 design and technology program, featuring weekly classes for all students in grades K-5, a middle school program with six different courses, and a set of high school course progressions in both design and technology, and computer science. This presentation will focus on how Chatham secured funding and staffing for its programs, built its curriculum, and continues to expand this important area of study for students.

Speakers
DD

Danielle Dagounis

Supervisor of Design and Technology, School District of the Chathams
ML

Michael LaSusa

Superintendent, School District of the Chathams
JW

Jill Weber

Board President, School District of the Chathams


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Aligning Your Board Committee Structure to Your Strategic Plan
Are you tired of feeling like your committee work is not effectively or efficiently leading to improved student learning? Are you looking for an alternative that helps you and your board provide oversight and clear direction to your administration, while discouraging micromanagement? For the past three years, the Hillsborough Board of Education has been working collaboratively with its superintendent to develop a committee structure aligned to the district's strategic plan. Sample committee agendas and minutes will be available as well as the bylaw governing the new committee structure.

Speakers
DJ

Dr Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township Public Schools
MV

Michael Volpe

Director of Human Resources, Hillsborough Township Public Schools



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Bullying: Lessons from TV Land
This exciting program will use video clips from classic TV shows and movies to illustrate the key legal principles and latest developments of this serious subject in an informative and entertaining way.

Speakers
BD

Beverly Darvin Cwerner

Vice President, Bernards Township Board of Education
JE

John E Croot Jr Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere
LW

Linda Wooldridge

President, Bernards Township Board of Education


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Can ‘Print’ Strategies Help Districts Achieve Sustainability Objectives?
Session participants will learn cost-effective and easy-to-implement print strategies to meet your district's sustainability goals for 2016 and beyond. Session topics will include print strategies that save paper; choosing output devices that lower costs, and how print software can drive sustainability.

1 QPA: Information Technology

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
JD

Jim DeWitt

Director, Software Solutions, Stewart
MH

Marcie Hausser

Senior Technology Consultant, Education, Stewart, A Xerox Company


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Code Compliance Update
We will present our "Big 80" code compliance issues in schools with emphasis on lead in drinking water and the PEOSHA Job Hazard Analysis they require.

1 CEFM 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
KG

Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association
HR

Henry Rodrique

Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Ocean City Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

District Use of Facilities Program
Is your district often faced with requests for the use of district facilities? This session will explore strategies for managing these programs. Topics discussed will include: What groups are authorized to use district properties? What type of insurance should be in place? Participants will learn strategies for avoiding costly litigation and other problems associated with the use of district-owned facilities by outside organizations.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
TB

Terry Barlow

Sr Loss Control Rep, NJSIG
TJ

Tony Jones

Loss Control Manager, NJSIG
CR

Chris Russo

Business Administrator, Delran Board of Education

Exhibitors
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New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.

Sponsors
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New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Establishing Goals K-12 to Realize the Full Impact of Digital Learning
Meaningful digital learning is a goal of schools everywhere. But while some schools look to address long-term trends, pressure to adapt to fads can sidetrack leaders from pursuing their goal of creating a connected campus. This session focuses on the larger issues -- distinguishing fads from trends -- and identifying certain "mega-trends" that will impact education and the basic structure of teaching and learning. Topics covered include how an outcomes-based approach to digital learning can help your school better plan for the successful adopting; and how simple models, such as student-laptop initiatives, can create a self-sustaining service.

Speakers
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Elliott Levine

Distinguished Technologist and Director of Education, HP, HP Inc.
Named the Inaugural EdTech 100 Top Global Influencers by EdTech Digest

Exhibitors
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ePlus Technology

Diamond Sponsor, ePlus Technology
ePlus is a leading systems integrator for the public sector in the United States. Holding more than 100 contracts ePlus currently works with numerous school districts universities and government agencies. Our experienced dedicated staff understands the nuances of IT and how they intersect... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
With the passage of the ESSA in late 2015, New Jersey's educational community has an entrepreneurial opportunity to rethink many strategic aspects of our collective work including, but not limited to, accountability, funding (federal dollars), interventions and supports.  This session will provide an overview of what the law allows for and, specifically, how school board members will be able to assist with implementation and oversight.

Speakers
JH

Jill Hulnick

Deputy Director, NJDOE
DP

Diana Pasculi

Deputy Director External Affairs, NJDOE
PS

Peter Shulman

Deputy Commissioner, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Procuring Local Foods for School Cafeterias
Across the country, an increasing number of schools are sourcing local foods and providing complementary educational activities that emphasize food, agriculture, and nutrition. Why not in the Garden State? Topics covered in this session include procurement basics, defining local, where to find local products, the variety of ways schools can purchase locally in accordance with regulations, and the resources available to guide district efforts.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
CC

Chris Cirkus

Farm to School Asst Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrution
BF

Beth Feehan

Farm to School Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrition
RH

Renee Haider

Associate Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
SS

Sharon Seyler

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am

Labor Relations Mini-Workshop: Dawn of a New Day
This full-morning program will update board members and administrators on a variety of labor relations topics, including recent court decisions regarding Chapter 78 and increment, and developments in health insurance. This session is an important learning and networking opportunity for anyone involved in collective negotiations.

2.5 QPAs: Office Admin./General Duties 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA
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Andrew B. Brown, Esq

Partner, SSE&C
I am an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the area of labor and employment. I am eager to help school districts navigate the challenges of contract administration, personnel and other employee/employer relationships.
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Cameron R Morgan Esq

Attorney, Parker McCay
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA
GH

Gary Hall

HR Coord, Bergen Co. Tech Sch & Spec. Serv Sch District
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA
JR

Jennifer Roselle

Genova Burns



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm
Room 303 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:45am

WEDNESDAY STEAM TANK CHALLENGE
Recognizing that great ideas and inventions sometimes come from analyzing a problem, NJSBA is launching the STEAM Tank Challenge at Workshop 2016. This challenge will provide an avenue for students and their teachers to enhance and promote the Integrative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) education initiatives taking place in New Jersey. Based on the popular television show, “Shark Tank,” this new Workshop feature will challenge school districts to invent something new, modify an existing product, or identify a situation or problem that needs resolution. The design or solution will be judged in a similar format to the TV show Shark Tank®.

Attending board members, superintendents and business administrators can take part in the audience judging at the STEAM TANK by picking-up a Clicker upon arrival.


JUDGING TIMES:

10:00- Solution to Decrease the Bee Population - Egg Harbor Township School District (Atlantic County)

10:30- Technology for the Physically Challenged - Egg Harbor Township School District (Atlantic County)

12:00- Aquarium Care - West Orange School District (Essex County)

12:30- Bicycle - West Orange School District (Essex County)

1:00- Braille Books - Franklin Borough School District (Sussex County)

1:30- Dyslexia Destroyer - Franklin Borough School District (Sussex County)

2:00- Grocery Guard - Evesham Township School District (Burlington County)

2:30- Water Sample Collection - Bayonne School District (Hudson County)

3:00- Eco-Locker - Bayonne School District (Hudson County)

 

Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:45am - 11:30am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Best Practices for Wi-Fi in K12 Classrooms by Aruba and HPE
One-to-one computing initiatives and bring-your-own-device result in lots of tablets, laptops and other mobile devices in your buildings. And that places new pressures on school wireless LANs (WLANs). Aruba and HPE will discuss the top 10 planning and operational things you should consider when choosing a WLAN to support your digital learning initiatives.

Speakers
ST

Steve Taylor

Systems Engineer, Aruba / HPE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Don't Be Bulllied by the New HIB Regulations
HIB is here to stay! For five years, districts have worked to understand and meet the requirements of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. New regulations bring to the forefront the most pressing problems and solutions. Learn what the new regulations mean for your district, changes that will be needed and how your district can best prepare.

Speakers
AH

Amy Houck Elco Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson
CB

Christopher Barrett Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson
KB

Kim Belin Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson

Sponsors
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Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Exciting STEM Tools to Invigorate Teachers and Students
There is intense interest in STEM education today, but what does it look like on a practical level? What are some of the tools and ideas that can have an impact in your classrooms? This session will explore various hands-on tools that can drive dynamic learning environments and create vibrant learning experiences for students.

Speakers
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Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Get a Handle on Printing
You do your best to watch each penny, and use resources to help all students. One area you may have not considered, that can drain your financial resources, is "printing". It is essential for schools to make smart and budget-savvy decisions in providing printing services for educators and students. Learn how to track printing in a network environment to better understand how, when and by whom devices are used. Session participants will learn how to provide needed print access, in the most effective way, while keeping costs under control.

Speakers
BW

Bruce Wadja

Solutionist, Atlantic, Tomorrows Office


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Making the Cloud Safe for Educators
Migrating email and data to the cloud gives your organization the convenience of easy access with reduced management overhead. But trusting data to the cloud raises new concerns about security, compliance and data protection. Barracuda security solutions provide critical multi-layer security, archiving and backup for Office 365 and google Apps, allowing organizations to operate faster, safer and more efficiently in the cloud. Participants will be able to better understand the security risks that working in the cloud presents in an educational environment, as well as corresponding security solutions.

Speakers
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Joe Crehan

Sales Engineer, Barracuda Networks, Inc. with e Plus
Joe is a Security Sales Engineer for Barracuda Networks, specializing in Next Generation Firewalls and Content Filtering. Joe has 21 year’s experience as an IT professional and within those year’s he has spent 11 years building highly available, virtualized and green data centers... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Provide Your District with Enterprise Class Managed Services and Support
Is your IT department always the last to know of an outage? Are you an IT shop of one, or a handful of employees? Do you know what happens if your IT environment goes down, and how this impacts the business?

Kearn about CDI’s Managed Services platform and take a deep dive into the ways we are currently assisting other districts, schools and townships all through New Jersey. With our enterprise grade Vistara Alerting and Monitoring tool; two 24 X 7 X 365 Network Operation Centers; and our dedicated service delivery support teams, CDI delivers a comprehensive IT Managed Services Solution.

Speakers
WN

Will Newns

Support Technician, Cloud and Managed Services, Computer Design & Integration LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Technology Security Solutions
According to the FBI, between 2000 and 2013, there have been 160 active shooter incidents in the United States that took place in a public location; 39 of these incidents occurred in educational institutions. Learn how technology can help improve response times to emergency situations; improve effective communication in an emergency; and provide tools to quickly set off alarms, screen visitors and create physical barriers.


Speakers
VG

Vincent Graziano

Former Police Commissioner of Waterbury, CT, Presidio
RK

Ryan Kaplan

Senior Solution Archtiect, Unified Communications, Presidio

Sponsors
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Presidio

Gold Sponsor, Presidio
A leading IT solutions provider offering consulting professional services and cloud and managed services. With more than 2 700 professionals 1 500 are engineers with over 5 800 industry-leading certifications based in 60+ offices across the U.S. WSCA Network Solutions Integrator specializing... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Presidio Learning Lab

10:00am

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Handling Internal Investigations
Drawing on real-life examples, experienced school board attorneys provide insight and timely information about the "ins" and "outs" of handling internal employee investigations.

Speakers
PL

Perry L. Lattiboudere Esq.

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere
Perry L. Lattiboudere, a founding member of Adams Stern Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, has been practicing before federal and State courts for nineteen years and has represented school districts for over fourteen years. Prior to the founding of ASG&L, Mr. Lattiboudere served as the Chief... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Solution to decrease in bee population
Our group knew previously about the decrease of bees all over the world. In some places, people have turned entirely to hand-pollination which is a tedious job. We thought that there should be a faster and more efficient solution to this issue. We decided to create a small bee-like robot that would independently pollinate flowers. It would use the same technique as bees to pollinate the flowers. The robot would run on both solar power and electricity. It would have a camera that would scan the landscape for a certain type of flower, and pollinate it. This small robot would be able to be called back to a set location when needed. Its small size would allow it to get in small spaces such as in between branches. This solution would be practical while decreasing the need for the ever so dwindling bee population.

One of our district goals is to get more students involved in STEM activities. In this project, we worked together to use all four of these aspects to create a reasonable solution to our problem. This robot would help farmers pollinate their crops, while even yielding more because of more precise pollination. It would also decrease the need for expensive bee hive renting or hand-pollination.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

How Two Schools Earned Green Ribbon Honors
Do you consider your school to be environmentally green and sustainable? Does your indoor learning environment enhance student learning, and is your curriculum developing students who are stewards of the environment? If you answered "YES" to several of these questions, then your school may be ready to be recognized as a "Green Ribbon School." Participants in this session will be guided through an overview of the GRS program and application process. You will also hear from two 2016 GRS honorees, and learn first-hand what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School, and how the award can impact a school and its students.

1 CEFM Credit 

Speakers
DA

Dr Ann T DeRosa

Principal, Whitehouse School, Readington Township SD
AM

Allison Mulch

Eco Schools USA Program Coordinator, New Jersey Audubon
DJ

Dr James Pedersen

Superintendent, Essex County West Caldwell Tech


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Cross Curricular Integration
Learn how the special area teachers at a K-3 and at a 4-5 school integrate technology and content curriculum across all of their classes. Physical education, Art, World Language, Library, Music and Technology come together to create meaningful projects where the lessons are connected using 21st century skills. We will discuss how to integrate the standards for ELA, Math and also our individual subjects to provide learning experiences for our students. We will also share several of our projects and how to plan, grade and manage such a large undertaking.

Speakers
GI

Gail Inkrote

Technology Teacher, Branchburg School District
EP

Erica Patente

Technology Teacher, Branchburg School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Experience by Doing! The Next Generation Science Standards are Here
Has your district begun to implement the Next Generation Science Standards? An overview of the new standards, and parallels with the Language Arts and Math Common Core, are highlighted. Students are expected to define problems; generate and evaluate multiple solutions; build and test prototypes; make claims using evidence, and optimize a solution. Session participants will be actively involved in challenges that promote K-12 STEM learning, and will experience how district curricula can be enhanced by incorporating engaging activities in science, math, literacy, social studies, and engineering practices.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

So, You Want To Go Full STEAM Ahead?
What does it take to build a successful STEM/STEAM program? What are the key questions that school boards and staff members should consider to develop and/or foster a successful STEM/STEAM program? What factors are likely to impact development of a program and achievement of students? Attendees will learn from the experience of classroom practitioners and school board leadership, as well as understand the arts perspective that puts the "A" in STEAM.

Speakers
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John Henry

STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, NJSBA
Mr. Henry is currently on staff at NJSBA serving as an integrative STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist. Mr. Henry holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Industrial Studies and Technology Education and began his career teaching energy and power courses at Montclair State College. In... Read More →
DJ

Dave Janosz

Technology Education Supervisor, Northern Valley Regional High School
JN

James Novotny

Technology Department Supervisor, Livingston High School


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Team Building: Best Practices for a Successful Policy Committee
An effective policy committee helps guide board efforts in the development of well-researched and efficient policy. Board members will leave this action lab with information and resources for: 1) Identifying and establishing the priorities for policy development, updating and review; 2) Understanding the role and responsibility of the policy committee and chairperson; and 3) Exploring team building between the board, administration and staff. This action lab will include a PowerPoint presentation, group discussion, and group exercises. Resources will include: teambuilding methods, sample policies and procedures, policy benchmarks, and more.

Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Policy Consultant, NJSBA
CP

Charlene Peterson

Field Service Representative, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

The Superintendent Evaluation
Evaluating the Superintendent is one of the most important responsibilities of the Board of Education. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to understand the process of evaluating the district's chief school administrator beginning with goal-setting and ending with the formal evaluation. Participants will learn who may participate in the process, develop a timeline to guide them through the process,and identify strategies to ensure an efficient and effective process.
Activities will include: developing the evaluation timeline, reaching consensus, writing a formal evaluation of the superintendent.

Speakers
MG

Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

What is the Role of the Director of Technology?
Fixing printers, directing technology operations, leading the instructional technology integration . . is that the role? Research dictates districts need a technology "change agent," or visionary leader, to bring about successful organizational change. Yet when the organization perceives the Director of Technology as simply break/fix, curriculum development, or data manager, we – as organizational leaders - must take action. Join us for an entertaining, interactive session to gain perspectives of how all district leaders in a K-12 organization view leadership roles. Take away strategies that can lead to specific, successful technology change.

Speakers
BH

Barry Haines

Director of Technology, Montclair Public Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am

Escape the Bus - Discover the keys to lifelong learning!
You have 30 minutes to find all the clues hidden inside the “mobile classroom on wheels”! You will need to work as a team in order to go through each station and solve the problem to discover the secrets of lifelong learning. In the process of finding clues, you will learn about new technology to use in your classroom, the importance of student voice, and the history of the iSchool Initiative. Most of all, you will have fun!

 To pre-register for your time to escape the bus, please email info@ischoolinitiative.com with your choice of time listed below and number of people in your party. Registration will also be available at the iSchool Initiative booth #441.

 Escape the bus video:

https://vimeo.com/176795780

Wednesday Escape the Bus Times:


  • 10:00 a.m.

  • 11:00 a.m.

  • 12:00 noon

  • 1:30 p.m.

  • 2:30 p.m.


Sponsors
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iSchool Initiative

Bronze Sponsor, iSchool Initiative
Guides students though mobile technology integration - providing everything from strategic planning and training to technology implementtion.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 2:30pm
Booth 441

10:30am

Technology for the Physically Challenged
Using the eleven step scientific method for data collection and prototype design, the engineering students of the Egg Harbor Township High School request permission & approval from NJSA to design and build a touch-pad activated control circuit that operates doors and windows in the homes of United States Veterans, classified as physically challenged from active tours of duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Many a men (and women)----following orders into the path of “harm’s way”---- have been left with significant physical challenges to what was once “mobility” granted to serve.

The control circuit would have a two (2)-stage operation: pulse-activated touch pad producing a signal output and a power circuit controlling an actuator (such as a dc motor, pneumatic circuit, hydraulic circuit, servo, or switching relay). Fingers placed on a touch pad activates the ring counter to circulate preset bits producing a digital pulse train that would be amplified to a power level needed to latch an electronic relay raising a window, opening a doorway, or turning on an alarm. A successful circuit design would bring ability to life.

To develop a touch pad circuit model that raises and lowers a window. The expected outcome should correspond to STEM standards in accordance with N.J.S.A.,Title 18A.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

NEW BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
The New Brunswick High School (NBHS) Choir is beginning its fifth year under the direction of Jennifer Emery.  This ensemble encompasses students of all skill levels in grades nine through 12. In recent years, students have gone on to study music at Rutgers University and Westminster Choir College.  The choir has received excellent ratings at the NJ American Choral Directors Association High School Choral Festival and Music in the Parks. In 2015, they began a collaboration with Cantabile Chamber Chorale, an award-winning adult choir in Middlesex County.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Investors Bank Theater

11:00am

A Primer On Key Insurance Coverage Issues
An insurance policy places responsibility on both the insured and insurer. This session will explore the responsibilities of the insured, such as following strict requirements on reporting claims so as not to jeopardize payment of a claim or trigger a loss of coverage. Learn how to manage a district's insurance coverage.

Speakers
PJ

Philip J Morin III Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Sponsors
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Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Gold Sponsor, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Energy Savings Improvement Programs (ESIP): Lessons Learned
Come find out the dos and don'ts of implementing a successful ESIP. This presentation will provide insight to school districts on how to undertake capital projects such as boiler, unit ventilators, and window and light fixture replacements, at no additional cost to the taxpayers, through the use of Energy Savings Improvement Programs.

Speakers
Sponsors
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Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Got Good Air? Creating Conducive Environments for Learning
GPS is an air-cleaning technology that facilitates healthier and more productive teaching environments, while reducing costs for heating and cooling. Independent testing has proven that many types of contaminants are removed from the air, in less than 30 minutes, once the cold plasma needlepoint technology is activated. Learn about improving your environment here.

Speakers
CP

Chris Pedecine

Director of Business Development, D&B Engineering


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
Presidio Learning Lab

11:00am

Lockdowns & School Safety: Maximizing Investments in School Safety Technology
When developing a plan for school safety and technology, districts must understand how the components work best together. With a comprehensive technology plan, schools can upgrade and save money, enhance communications and most importantly, improve school safety. Components should include bells, wireless clocks, paging, intercom and phone systems, wireless speakers, LED signage and more. By truly understanding how these work together, a district will be able to maximize its investment and ultimately improve safety.

Speakers
AH

Al Harnisch

President, Eastern DataComm
PJ

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm
MP

Mike Pinajian

Superintendent, Northvale Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Streamlining the Student Growth Objectives Process with an Integrated Student Information System
This session will include a discussion of a student growth objectives (SGO) software solution that saves times and reduces paperwork so districts can focus on the hard work of designing quality goals and tracking student data. Participants will learn how the tool permits teachers to enter SGOs on forms modeled after those created by the state. The screens accommodate simple or tiered goals, allow a choice of a scoring plan, and permit districts to manage approval electronically and track changes. SGOs can even be archived into a personal library that is maintained by a supervisor and curated according to district or school goals.

Speakers
KN

Kenton Nice

Co-Founder, Realtime Information Technology

Sponsors
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Realtime Information Technology

Gold Sponsor, Realtime Information Technology
Integrated comprehensive student infomration system: student database special education scheduling teacher evaluation gradebook notification medical discipline family/student portal lesson planner data sharing food services.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

The Mobile Food Movement – On a Roll!
Learn about best practices in bringing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to students where they need it most. Such measures can increase participation and earn more federal reimbursement dollars for a school meal program. This session will discuss the latest in “grab-and-go” and second chance breakfast, classroom meals, dinner programs and mobile food trucks!

Speakers
HH

Hallie Halsey

Corporate Registered Dietitian, Maschio's Food Services
JU

Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

The Talent Magnet: Securing Super Substitutes
This session will explore the "dos and the don’ts for recruiting the best and the brightest for your district.

Speakers
ML

Melissa Livengood

Business Administrator, Florence Township School District
JW

James Wasser

Director of Professional Learning, Source4Teachers/MissionOne


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Transformational vs. Transactional Learning: Getting the Job Done
According to the dictionary, a transaction is “an occurrence in which [something] is passed from one person … to another.” A transformation is “a complete or major change in someone’s … appearance, form, etc.” State standards require a level of understanding and application that is made possible by transformational learning. Session articipants will learn about a learner-active, technology-infused classroom model, and hear how this work has transformed learning in the Randolph Township school district.

Speakers
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Dr Nancy Sulla

President and Founder, IDE Corp
Dr. Nancy Sulla is the President and founder of IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education – an educational consulting firm specializing in instructional and organizational design. Dr. Sulla began her career as a teacher, earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and worked... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for IDE Corp

IDE Corp

Silver Sponsor, IDE Corp.
Author of Students Taking Charge and It's Not What You Teach But How. Creator of the Learner-Active Technology-Infused Classroom - providing professional development to innovative schools. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LATIClassroom


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Designing the Classroom of the Future
Explore the classroom of the future with Promedia. In this session, learn how schools can build spaces for learning that are engaging, active and interactive -- enabling teachers to use innovative tools and techniques to reach all students. We'll walk you through the process of developing active learning spaces, from planning your goals to implementation. Join us to learn about revolutionary classroom design while experiencing it yourself in the 21st Century Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology

Sponsors
avatar for Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
21st Century Classroom One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

A Fresh Look at Indoor Air Quality and Energy Savings
Despite the recent focus on energy savings, building systems are designed much the same way today as they have been for decades. Learn how trying to cut energy costs has led to moisture problems as mechanical units are shut down or operations reduced; and the movement to improve indoor air quality has resulted in designs that deliver more outside air into buildings –but there are questions as to whether that actually improves air quality. Discover how your district can reduce energy use, save money and improve air quality with a different design approach.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group  Inc

Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.

Sponsors
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Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Drinking Water Rules: What Needs to be Done
With the New Jersey State Department of Education’s adoption of new rules requiring the immediate testing for lead in the drinking water of all New Jersey public school districts, charter schools, renaissance schools and jointure commissions, it is important that school boards understand and implement the new requirements. This session will discuss the technical and legal requirements regarding lead in drinking water, the sources of lead in drinking water, the steps needed to correct the problem, and the recent filings of class action lawsuits related to the problem.

1 QPA: Office Admin./General Duties

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
HB

Hope Blackburn

General Counsel, Jersey City Public Schools
JS

John Scagnelli Esq

Partner, Scarinici Hollenbeck

Exhibitors
avatar for Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.

Sponsors
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Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Gay-Straight Alliances in Today's Public Schools
Today’s Gay-Straight Alliances are forums for students to find support and safe places to discuss the subjects affecting the LGBT community in their schools and beyond. As the students strive to “educate and advocate” they become savvy about the legal issues involved with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in public school settings. This session will provide school board members background information about high school Gay-Straight Alliances and an overview of the New Jersey laws that protect the rights of the LGBT students in their school districts.

Speakers
JI

Jessica Ippolito Ed D

Teacher GSA Adviser, Delsea Regional High School
BD

Brian D'Ottavio

Guidance Counselor/GSA Adviser, Delsea Regional High School
avatar for Andrew Li

Andrew Li

Parker McCay


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Hot Topics in School Finance
The session will cover three timely topics in school finance. Participants will learn about equipment lease financing and how this financing strategy can provide a continuous source of funds for equipment purchases without stressing a budget. Payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) programs are “hot” due to the reemergence of redevelopment projects statewide; this session will cover what school districts should expect from PILOTs. And participants will receive an update on secondary market disclosure compliance and the continued focus of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on this subject.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
RA

Robbi Acampora

Financial Adviser, Phoenix Advisors, LLC

Exhibitors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.

Sponsors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

School-Municipal Cooperation: Energy Saving Improvement Programs
Alternative energy installations and efficiency upgrades are key elements in the sustainability of New Jersey schools and municipalities. Learn about how to working with consultants, the ESIP process, feasibility assessments, procurement, project management and construction administration. Understand how collaborative projects reduce utility costs, and teach our next generation sustainable habits that will benefit the entire community.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for John Henry

John Henry

STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, NJSBA
Mr. Henry is currently on staff at NJSBA serving as an integrative STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist. Mr. Henry holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Industrial Studies and Technology Education and began his career teaching energy and power courses at Montclair State College. In... Read More →
HE

Hon Edward Mahaney Jr

Mayor, Cape May City
MT

Michael Thulen

ESIP Coordinator, Division of Economic Development & Energy Policy,, NJ Clean Energy Program
MW

Mark Warner

VP and ACESplus Manager, Gabel Associates


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rooms 305-306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

TEACHNJ Four Years Later: What Have We Learned?
When the new tenure law, “TEACHNJ,” was adopted in 2012, the Legislature declared its purpose to be “to raise student achievement by improving instruction;” while Gov. Chris Christie announced that it would lead to a dramatic reduction in the time and cost of removing ineffective teachers. This session will address whether TEACHNJ has achieved these goals. Attorneys who have represented school districts in tenure charge cases will discuss their experiences in TEACHNJ arbitration, recent arbitration decisions, and whether the procedures established by TEACHNJ are achieving its stated goals.

Speakers
BC

Brenda C Liss Esq

Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
BM

Bernard Mercado Esq

Associate Deputy General Counsel, Newark Public Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Facility Manager
We will review the working relationship between administration, board and the facilities director. Discussion will include the answers you need during an interview process, or questions you ask your seasoned veteran, with emphasis on relationships and job responsibility.

1 CEFM 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
DF

Don Frangipane

Facility Engineer, Neptune Board of Education
KG

Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Turning Your Technology Into An Elevator For All Learners
This session will focus on how to leverage your existing investment in technology to elevate all learners. The discussion will focus developing strategies to integrate and leverage many of the common technologies found in classrooms to produce improved learning outcomes. We will also cover ways in which to leverage other tools and resources to make more sense of the technology and improve adoption by the students. The core of the discussion will cover whole class teaching, individualized instruction and peer-to-pear learning environments. We will also take note of emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

A Conversation with NJDOE: Standards and Assessment
The New Jersey Department of Education's (NJDOE) Division of Teaching and Learning has been committed to conversations with stakeholders around how to transform classroom instruction by working collaboratively.  This year, schools are working on aligning their curriculum and instruction to the revised English language arts and mathematics standards, and using PARCC data to inform instructional decisions.  Join NJDOE staffers for a conversation about standards and assessment and the critical role of the school board member in this work.

Speakers
RK

Robin Knutelsky

Director Office of Teaching and Learning Support, NJDOE
LM

Laura Morana

Chief Academic Officer, NJDOE



Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am

Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Fredi Lajvardi

Fredi Lajvardi

For more than two decades, high school science teacher Fredi Lajvardi has engaged, motivated and challenged students by making science fun and introducing them to the field of robotics. With countless hours spent after school, mentoring and investing in the underserved students at... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Investors Bank Theater

11:30am

NJSBA Policy Services
Policy making is your board’s primary responsibility. NJSBA’s Policy team provides crucial services and resources to help your district with all of your policy needs. Stop by to speak with our resident policy experts.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

12:00pm

A Case Study of STEAM Learning: Hopatcong Borough Schools
This session will highlight the successful STEAM program pioneered by the Hopatcong Borough School District. It will address the district’s vision, the fundamentals of quality STEAM learning, and the key elements that have led to effective implementation. Presenters will share about challenges and lessons learned, in addition to providing useful information about the infrastructure that supports the district’s STEAM model. Participants will leave the session better prepared to address essential questions related to STEAM learning and the development of a high quality STEAM program.
Presenters:
Mrs. Cynthia Randina, Superintendent
Dr. Joanne Mullane, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Olga Edgerton, Director of STEAM
Mr. Emil Binotto, Middle School Principal
Mrs. Candice Smith, Board of Education Member

Speakers
DO

Dr Olga Edgerton

Director of STEAM, Hopatcong Borough Schools
DJ

Dr Joanne Mullane

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Hopatcong Borough Schools
CR

Cynthia Randina

Superintendent, Hopatcong Borough Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Allergies in Your School District
This session will explore the impact of food-borne allergies and how they affect more than just the school cafeteria.

Speakers
LR

Loretta Ravelli

Operations Manager, Nutri Serve Food Management


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

An Ounce of Prevention: Proactive Indoor Air Quality Can Save Millions!
Join Washington Township Public Schools and its engineer for a discussion on helpful hints and tools to avoid costly mold and moisture remediation in your facilities. Washington Township recently successfully completed the design and construction of new mechanical systems in two middle schools experiencing mold.

Speakers
BS

Bob Schoenfeldt

Director of Operations, Washington Township Board of Ed.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab

12:00pm

How To Identify Unauthorized Out-of-District Students
Residence fraud continues to plague New Jersey school districts where students are unlawfully attending schools in districts where they do not live. Learn how a district can use the latest in fraud detection and database technology to quickly identify ‘suspect’ out-of-district students. Verify Residence.com will audit a student roster and compare the addresses with the current information contained in multiple data providers such as credit bureaus, financial lending institutions, utility companies and the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address database.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Verify Residence.com

Verify Residence.com

Silver Sponsor, Verify Residence.com
Uses the latest in detection technology to quickly and efficiently audit your entire student roster to identify out of district students within 72 hours.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Implementing Academic and Behavior Interventions in Your School District
This session will acquaint school leaders with the guidelines and laws regarding intervention and referral services for students and staff, allowing schools to provide help while creating and monitoring the referral system and staying compliant.

Speakers
avatar for James Budzilek, Ed.D.

James Budzilek, Ed.D.

Director of Education, HIBster/EDS
Former teacher, principal and superintendent with extensive experience on training schools on HIBster software platform. Also, experienced speaker on school culture/climate.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Leveraging Technology to Respond to Security Threats
Learn how your district can leverage the latest in technology to help secure your facilities, students and staff. Using single points of technology, schools and entire districts can react and respond to threats.

Speakers
MC

Mike Cuneo

Vice President, RFP Solutions, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for RFP Solutions

RFP Solutions

Silver Sponsor, RFP Solutions, Inc.
Telephone systems wireless data electronics CCTV surveillance systems wireless clocks door access control emergency lockdown notification systems free survey free telephone bill audit state contract.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Position Your District for Financial Success
School budgets are extremely lean and are likely to be forced to become even leaner in the future. The 2 percent tax levy cap, along with increasing costs and underfunded mandates, begs the question of how can districts can position themselves for financial success. Join us for a discussion designed to assist educational leaders with coping in challenging times.

Speakers
DR

Daniel Riggle

Account Executive, Schneider Electric

Sponsors
avatar for Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Silver Sponsor, Schneider Electric
A global energy and sustainability services leader who enables its partner school districts to address their priorities and achieve their goals without the need for upfront capital.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Simple Technology Security for the Classroom
Technology has transformed the classroom. Social networking, e-learning, and online collaboration are just a few of the ways students, faculty, and administrators are accessing information. But this tranformation presents challenges, including malware, unauthorized content being accessed, the greater bandwidth demands of streaming videos and 1:1 initiatives, and the demands of Common Core online testing. Session participants will learn easily managed solutions that can maximize resources and help control costs.

Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Transforming Curricula and Facilities to Accommodate Tomorrow’s Initiatives
Explore how Middlesex County Vocational Technical School has initiated and grown two new programs focusing on pre-engineering and manufacturing technology, and green construction. Participants will discover how students are being engaged through these programs, which acknowledge how technology is changing manufacturing, construction, and ultimately the global economy. Presenters will discuss the multiple challenges and opportunities involved with making these transformations, from integrating the new concepts into established curricula, to generating staff and student interest, as well as the physical modifications required to convert 40-year-old rooms to support these new initiatives.

Speakers
BJ

Brian J Loughlin

Superintendent of Schools, Middlesex County Vocational & Technical Schools

Sponsors
avatar for SSP Architectural Group

SSP Architectural Group

Silver Sponsor, SSP Architectural Group
Architectural planning and design; specialized in energy planning and sustainable design Celebrating 125 years of service!


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

Aquarium care
Our solution is to create a filter that can be expanded to accommodate a large range of aquarium sizes for those not only wanted to upgrade in aquarium size but for those wanting to downgrade in size as well. We will accomplish this by making the filter stackable which would allow additional volume to hold more media. Also we will use a large pump with a ball valve allowing the flow to increase or decrease depending on the tank size.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

THE HANOVER PARK HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER SINGERS
The Hanover Park High School (HPHS) Chamber Singers, students in grades nine through 12, have consistently earned superior rat-ings at local and regional festivals and competitions. The group sings throughout the year in a variety of curricular, co-curricular, and service-learning performances. Their favorite annual endeavors include the holiday caroling trips to the senior citizens’ and assisted living centers. These students are also accomplished actors, danc-ers, athletes, scholars, artists, and instrumentalists.

The students are directed by Helen Ferrante de Britez, who is cur-rently in her 25th year at HPHS, where she teaches vocal music, music theory, string ensemble, and American popular music, in addition to directing and producing the spring musical.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
County Cafe

12:00pm

Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards - Real World Learning
This session will provide an overview of the model for the Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards project of the Cape May Regional Technical HS and Ocean City HS.

Speakers
avatar for John Henry

John Henry

STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, NJSBA
Mr. Henry is currently on staff at NJSBA serving as an integrative STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist. Mr. Henry holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Industrial Studies and Technology Education and began his career teaching energy and power courses at Montclair State College. In... Read More →
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Tanya Oznowich

Environmental Education Supervisor, NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection
avatar for Dale Rosselet

Dale Rosselet

Vice President for Education, NJ Audubon
Dale has been with NJ Audubon since 1983 and has extensive experience teaching pre-school, elementary, and secondary grades in both format and non-formal situations. As Vice President for Education she oversees all statewide and center-based programming efforts for the organization... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm

21st Century Classroom Lunch Tour
The 21st Century Classroom sessions take place all day long on Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.  Tours will be on Tuesday and Wednesday 12 noon – 1 p.m. during the Lunch & Learn. To schedule a personal tour, please visit the 21st Century Classroom at any time.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
21st Century Classroom One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:15pm

ELFNJ: Helping Districts Succeed
The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey (ELFNJ) saves districts money by providing additional training at no cost. It supports the weekend New Board Member Orientation program, county programming, and STEM training for board members.

Stop by to learn about the ways ELFNJ can help your district. 

Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

12:15pm

How are schools taking advantage of the VMware Technology?
The classroom is rapidly changing as students and curriculum evolve. Security demands have been on a steady incline. As many embark on the transformation journey, schools need to continue to simplify the approach preventing wasteful spend and the potential of getting stuck in the technology quicksand. Join this session to educate yourself on the achievements made by schools in the last year. The focus will be on how schools have rapidly transformed the capabilities of their classrooms. Topics will include the 1-1 initiative, what is driving the requirements, and how to address your school needs. Experts will be ready to answer all your questions. We look forward to your attendance.

Speakers
MS

Mario Spallarosa

Senior Systems Engineer, VMware


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

12:30pm

Raijin- SustainaCycle
Our solution stems from the kinetic energy produced by riding a bike is free and clean! This solution is the first ever classification of bicycle we termed a “SustainaCycle called: Raijin! The Raijin will use the rotation of the wheels to charge a phone or battery pack. The gears in the motor rotate to produce a current form an electromagnet to generate power which would which be transmitted directly into a phone or a battery pack. There will also be solar panels on the Raijin on the rear fender which will be utilized to provide extra electricity while you are not riding your bike.

We plan on producing a working prototype that is capable of charging a standard cell phone through kinetic energy produced from riding the Raijin sustainacyle along with the solar panels on the bike. This would be our “Alpha” model of the Raijin because it would our first prototype solutions. We have already begun to keep an “Engineering Portfolio” of our progress thus far and will continue to use the portfolio throughout the fabrication of the prototype.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

The Secret to Creating the State’s Best STEAM Programs
What elements are common to the best STEAM curriculum throughout the state? What are the secrets to creating a progressive, differentiated, and rigorous curriculum that enriches students’ computational, conceptual and problem solving abilities through STEAM-based content? Join technology and engineering teachers as they share secrets from their own experiences and the best iSTEAM programs around the state.

Speakers
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Jason Erdreich

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Madison Public Schools
avatar for Shane Evans

Shane Evans

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Freehold Regional HIgh School District
President Elect, NJTEEA
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Bill Rumaker

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Deptford School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

GAF Commercial Solar + Roof Program for New Jersey Schools
Speakers
CM

Christopher Metcalf

GAF Materials/GAF Solar
CY

Cory Yawger

NJ Territory Manager, GAF

Sponsors
avatar for GAF Materials/GAF Solar

GAF Materials/GAF Solar

Gold Sponsor, GAF Materials
Founded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing (Source: Fredonia Group study). Our success in growing the company to nearly $3 billion in sales has been a result of our relentless pursuit of quality, combined with industry-leading... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab

1:00pm

Get Engaged to Ensure a Successful Referendum
Passing a referendum and overcoming the doubts of a skeptical public are more challenging than ever. Before dollars are determined and before project presentations are made, engaging with your public the right way can vastly improve how your referendum is perceived and your potential for success. In today’s era of social media, breaking through the information overload to reach your community in a meaningful way requires new thinking and smart communications planning. Through case studies and candid discussion, attendees will learn time-tested and newly successful strategies as well as pitfalls to avoid. Join us to foster referendum success!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bishop

Laura Bishop

Managing Principal, Laura Bishop Communications LLC
Laura Bishop Communications is a public relations firm based in South Jersey with an extensive practice in public relations and marketing communications for schools and education related businesses and organizations. As president of the NJ School PR Association (NJSPRA), I am passionate... Read More →
DF

Diane Fox

Business Administrator, Middle Township Public Schools
SS

Steve Siegle, AIA, LEEDap

Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group
DD

Dr David Salvo

Superintendent, Middle Township Public Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Incident Prevention and Response: A Holistic Approach to School Security
Today’s schools must be prepared for a security incident at any time. A holistic approach to safety demands an easily-managed security system that delivers the protection students and teachers deserve. Video and access control act as deterrents, providing real-time views of the campus. These systems work in conjunction with panic buttons and two-way communication technology, which give administrators and first responders a way to assess threatening situations, and give faculty and staff an active role in their own security. Join us to find out how you can implement these kinds of solutions in your own schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →
TG

Tony Garcia

Physical Security Design Engineer, Promedia Technology Services, Inc.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Leveraging E-Rate to Build Your Infrastructure and Drive Down Costs
This session will present a general overview of the recent changes made to the e-rate program, including the shift in focus to funding wireless IT infrastructure projects, and the consequent impact on school districts' ability to deploy sophisticated yet scalable educational technology projects. Participants will also learn how best to use the program to drive down recurring legacy expenses for internet access and WAN connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Abramson

Evan Abramson

Director of Technology, New Brunswick Public Schools
GS

Geoff Sweeney

Chief Legal Officer, E-Rate Consulting, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for E-Rate Consulting Inc

E-Rate Consulting Inc

Silver Sponsor, E-Rate Consulting
Provides a comprehensive E-Rate consulting solution, including program compliance, process management services, vendor and bid management, service and equipment review, and guidance regarding IT procurement best practices.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Managed Print Services: Gaining Cost Savings and Greater Control
Learn how to bring value to your district by integrating digital and paper workflows, increasing data access, and managing printing through enhanced security. This session will explore how implementing a new approach leads to a cost reduction and successful management of all printing and scanning devices on a network while reducing the burden on a district's IT staff.

Speakers
BJ

Brian J Sullivan

Managed Print Specialist, HP, Inc

Sponsors
avatar for PKA Technologies

PKA Technologies

Gold Sponsor, PKA Technologies
A technology educational specialist with integration and thought leadership to help you educate and prepare your students for the new world learning.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Master the Ed-Tech Multiplier Effect to Boost Student Learning
Can you name all the educational technology systems in use by your staff? No? Then you may be astonished to learn how much time and money is being diverted away from student achievement and sunk into ineffectual software tools. Learn how three school districts are creating a better educational experience using the “ed-tech multiplier effect,” a method to get maximum value and efficacy out of school software purchases.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for OnCourse Systems for Education

OnCourse Systems for Education

Silver Sponsor, OnCourse Systems for Education
Supports extraordinary achievement across NJ with intuitive, award-winning software for SIS, LMS, and Staff Evaluation.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Self-insuring Your Employee Health Benefits Program
Are you familiar with self insurance for employee health benefits? This session will provide a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of self-insuring your employee health benefits program.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Finn

Jim Finn

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
DO

David Oliveira

Business Administrator, Piscataway Board of Education



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Implementing Energy and Indoor Air Quality Actions
The energy and indoor air quality actions in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program are among those that can yield the highest energy cost savings while providing a healthy learning environment, but they can also be among the most challenging. This session will review the actions in these categories and explore how expert assistance can provide school district teams with the technical support they need to implement actions that provide measurable improvement.

Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Braille Books
We are a group of soon to be eighth grade students from Franklin Borough School in Franklin, NJ. We were inspired to design an app to help students with challenges after reading the book "Wonder" by RJ Palacio—a story about a boy navigating today’s public schools with a disability. While researching disabilities, we discovered that currently there are 60,393 blind students in U.S. schools. We were surprised by the enormity of this number which is why we decided to design an app for the blind. As we continued our research on apps for the visually impaired, we noticed that the majority of apps available are ones that only use audio.

Our app, “Braille Books”, is designed to do just that. "Braille Books" uses vibrations formulated to replicate braille to allow a student to read a text book or book like anyone else by following along with his or her finger. Our research showed us that the majority of blind people use braille in today’s world, so by replicating it with vibrations, they will be able to read silently and “visualize” just like you or I do. Our app will have access to both textbooks and reading books to make it fully functional in school settings. This design allows students to stay engaged if a teacher is reading aloud because he/she can follow along in the book on the app like everyone else as opposed to simply sitting there and listening (which can lead to their mind wandering). This app also allows blind students to participate in DEAR time or silent reading because it will not disturb fellow classmates with audio like other apps. Our app can even be used outside of school on the school bus or in any other public place because it will not disturb others around them, and they will no longer have to remember to carry a set of headphones with them which is required with audio apps.

Our app concept offers an innovative approach to assisting blind students because it is allowing the visually impaired to feel more included in the educational setting. Students are very smart and can tell when a person is going out of his/her way to accommodate them. And in school, the teacher constantly has to do this if there is a visually impaired student in his/her class. This can be frustrating or even embarrassing to some kids, especially ones who want to foster their independence. Our app allows students to participate in activities and lessons like the rest of the class. They no longer have to carry around a set of headphones to listen to a book being read to them or sit in their seats silently while the rest of the class is following along in a textbook. By creating an app that accommodates blind students, we are making their educational experience more enjoyable. They will also learn more because with the app, they are actively participating and engaged in the lessons and activities. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

ACES & ACESplus
The session will provide an overview of services provided by NJSBA to help districts with advance clean energy projects that save the district money and help them become more sustainable.  Focus will be on the ACESplus program, which provides energy consulting services through the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES).   In addition to reviewing ACESplus benefits, the session will provide real world examples of program use, along with review of procurement challenges addressed by the program.  Information will also be provided on how ACESplus can be used to help districts earn points towards their Sustainable Jersey For Schools certification.

Speakers
MW

Mark Warner

VP and ACESplus Manager, Gabel Associates


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Engaging Students with Classroom Technology
Learn ways to integrate technology into the classroom that will easily differentiate instruction and provide authentic, exciting learning experiences for all students. Explore various online tools including blogging, digital scrapbooks, Prezi, Wattpad, and Google classroom and sites. Learn ways to incorporate popular social media to help students create and share information. Educators will walk away with a toolbox of online resources to help their classrooms become more lively, student-driven, collaborative environments.

Speakers
WM

Wendy Michels

Language Arts Teacher, Branchburg Township School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Helping Your Students Become Safer Drivers
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company’s program on teen driving safety is given by a former N.J. State Police officer and a former West Windsor Township police officer who together have a combined 50 years of law enforcement experience. The presentation, which covers real-lifeexamples on the dangers of driving, is available free to New Jersey high schools, and includes topics such as distracted, impaired and fatigued driving, and the New Jersey driving laws. This session will offer a preview of the program, and information on how your school district can schedule a presentation.

Speakers
CB

Carsten Boethig

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM
VM

Violet Marrero

Consumer Safety Representative, NJM
PM

Pat McCormick

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM

Exhibitors
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NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com

Sponsors
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NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Improving School Facilities: Working Together for Our Students
Healthy Schools Now will focus advocacy training on how school boards can play a role in creating, or working with existing, coalitions of parents, educators, school community advocates, and local education associations to ensure safe and healthy schools for all students.

Speakers
JB

Jerell Blakeley

Campaign Organizer II, Healthy Schools Now Coalition/NJ Work Environment Council
MB

Marie Blistan

NJEA Vice President Teacher, New Jersey Education Association
TH

Thomas Hardy

Organizing Specialist, NJEA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Manage Student and Staff Printing
During difficult economic times, schools can make smart and budget-savvy decisions by managing printing services for educators and students. This presentation will teach districts how to track printing in a network environment, allowing allocation of printers for most efficient usage. Partipants will learn how to provide needed print access, while keeping control of costs.

Speakers
EK

Eric Knight

Director of Technology, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
LS

Linda Sylvestri

Govt Account Manager, Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Sponsors
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Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Diamond Sponsor, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Modernize Delivery of Services with a Service-Centric CMDB
Modernize information technology (IT) and other services offered on campus by building a service model that defines, structures and automates the flow of work. Free up resources to focus on the core mission of any educational institution: teaching and learning. This session will discuss how to create a service-centric configuration management database (CMDB) that allows your organization to provide an optimal consumer experience with an intuitive service catalog for IT, human resources, facilities and other services; automate repeatable manual processes and enable self-service with easy access.

Speakers
WH

William Huber

Computer Design & Integration LLC

Exhibitors
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Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.

Sponsors
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Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Outmigration by the Numbers: How Do We Stop the Exodus?
NJBIA's recent report on outmigration indicated the state lost $18 billion in net adjusted-gross-income over the last decade, resulting in a dramatic, negative impact on the state's economy. The found that those who left the state did so for locations with lower taxes and a lower cost of living such as Pennsylvania and Florida. In particular, millennials were the largest cohort that left the state including college students and young professionals.
This session will explore the report, and discuss how the state can act more effectively to keep young people in-state.

Speakers
MS

Michele Siekerka

President and CEO, NJ Business & Industry Association


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Parents On Premises: Increasing Parental Involvement in Schools
Over the past three years, Campbell School has transformed the learning culture of the school. In Year One, the school incorporated Family Fun Nights to engage parents and students in learning opportunities that enhanced the Common Core Standards. In Year Two, the school built upon these opportunities by creating the "Not the Same Old Parent Workshop" series to instruct parents on how instruction and content have changed since they were in school. Now, Campbell School has taken the experiences from these two successes to create the TOPS (Teaching Our Parents and Students) Volunteer Training Program, where parents have received formal instruction in preparation to set up enhanced instructional volunteer opportunities with the classroom. This presentation will walk the participants through the program's development, implementation and assessment, in an effort to assist other schools and districts in replicating the program.

Speakers
LL

Lisa Levin

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School
EC

Edward C Porowski

Principal, Campbell Elementary School
JS

Jennifer Spak

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

The Wizard is Us
What was the real gift that the Wizard of Oz gave the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion? It was the realization that they already had what they were looking for. If our goal is to reach and teach every student, we must lead our schools in a manner that brings forth the gifts in each and every child. During this session, participants will learn specific strategies that can be used to develop the culture, capacity, coherence and courage necessary to know students "by name and by need."

Speakers
TS

Tracey Severns

Director of Student Performance, Mt Olive Township School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Introducing Future Ready Schools – New Jersey
This session will introduce districts and schools to an exciting new initiative from the New Jersey School Boards Association, the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Institute of Technology called Future Ready Schools – New Jersey (FRS-NJ). FRS-NJ is designed to promote digital learning throughout New Jersey’s public schools and to engage students in developing 21st  Century skills by encouraging the best use of digital learning tools by educators.  Participants will receive an overview of the initiative and learn how their schools can participate.

Speakers
LC

Linda Carmona Bell

Educational Technology Specialist, NJDOE
JK

Joshua Koen

Chief Innovation Officer, NJDOE
JS

Joseph Seaman

Supervisor Technology Readiness, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Green Purchasing
Learn how to implement policies and practices in your district to purchase environmentally friendly, healthy, and cost-effective materials.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PE

Peter E Genovese III

Business Administrator, Long Branch Board of Education
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm

Should students help lead your technology initiative?
This informative panel will feature district leaders, teachers, and students of Belvidere and Harmony school districts discussing the iSchool Initiative and the bright new future of technology integration in their classrooms. The discussion will cover details of the three-day iSchool Advocate training, the student led technology initiatives that were created from the iSchool Initiative, and the impact the initiative has had on the community and the students’ lives. Join us to find out why Belvidere and Harmony are so inspired by the iSchool Advocate Program and learn how your school can be part of changing the culture in education.

Speakers
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Chris Carrubba

Superintendent, Belvidere School District
CG

Caralee Gately

Media Specialist, Belvidere Elementary School
AW

Amy Whittaker

Media Specialist, Harmony Elementary School
TW

Tim Wright

Project Team Leader, iSchool Initiative

Sponsors
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Elkay

Bronze Sponsor, Elkay
Award-winning Bottle Filling Stations providing a rapid fill of revitalizing drinking water to quence thirt and minimize plastic bottle waste in the environment.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

1:00pm

Legislative Update
Once again, the Legislative Update forum will feature a combination of NJSBA’s traditional forum with the session formerly held by the Garden State Coalition of Schools. It is hoped that this combined session will allow for the participation of a larger number of legislators and possibly other state officials, and provide a larger block of time for workshop participants who may also want to attend other sessions that overlap this popular annual forum. Owing to the larger-than-anticipated turnout we’ve experienced in recent years, this year’s update will also feature a larger room to comfortably accommodate more workshop participants. Please come with your thoughtful questions for what we anticipate will be a great, collegial experience with our elected officials.

Members of the New Jersey State Legislature have been invited to participate. 

Speakers
JB

John Burns

Counsel, NJSBA
CJ

Christopher Jones

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
JP

Jonathan Pushman

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
SS

Sharon Seyler

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
MV

Michael Vrancik

Director Government Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rooms 305-306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:05pm

Mock Board Meeting
This year, the Mock Board will confront several controversial issues likely to come before your board in the coming school year. You will certainly want to attend this session in order to be better prepared. While the session will follow an agenda like a regular board meeting, the public will have an opportunity to present general school law and labor relations questions to a panel of distinguished school board attorneys. Attendees are invited to bring their school law questions to the professionals!

 

Attendees will also observe as the Mock Board handles a sensitive issue in executive session to discuss student discipline education, difficult members of the public, social media, transgender students, negotiations, and race.  “Board members” will deliberate appropriate responses to these rising issues. Learning labs following the Mock Board will present an in-depth legal analysis of each of these potentially contentious issues.

 

The Mock Board and the learning labs will be as informative as they are entertaining.

Exhibitors
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Schenck Price Smith & King LLP

Bronze Sponsor, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP
Full-service law firm with over seventy attorneys. For the past one hundred years the firm has represented public entities commercial business interests individuals and charitable organizations with excellence and integrity. The firm is widely recognized as one of the premier education... Read More →

Sponsors
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Adams Gutierrez and Lattiboudere LLC

Gold Sponsor, Adams, Gutierrez and Lattiboudere, LLC.
Experienced school board attorneys dedicated to the advancement of public education in New Jersey.
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Comegno Law Group PC

Bronze Sponsor, Comegno Law Group PC
Providing proactive, trusted Education Law counsel to public school districts and Educational Services Commissions addressing a variety of legal issues affecting Boards, administrators, staff and faculty, and students.
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Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.
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Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Gold Sponsor, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.
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Parker McCay P.A.

Bronze Sponsor, Parker McCay P.A.
Provides comprehensive legal services to school districts throughout New Jersey. Our expertise includes general counsel labor/personnel special education public finance and construction.
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP

Bronze Sponsor, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP
Highly skilled attorneys with significant experience representing boards of education, and the resources of one of the state’s oldest, largest, and most respected law firms.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Investors Bank Theater

1:30pm

Dyslexia Destroyer
“Dyslexia Destroyer” offers an innovative approach to assisting Dyslexic students because it is allowing them to feel more included in the educational setting. If a student is reading in front of the class and stumbling over his/her words, they will most likely be made fun of and bullied by their peers. This can be frustrating or even embarrassing to some kids, especially ones who are trying their best to read. Our app allows students to participate in activities and lessons like the rest of the class. “Dyslexia Destroyer” is easy to use and fully functional for anyone to use especially students who have Dyslexia. It has a user friendly set up that is simple and self-explanatory.

Our app will help kids feel more included in school, eliminate bullying, and improve the student’s abilities in reading which will lead to increase in their abilities in all other subjects. The app converts everyday text onto a format that makes reading easier for students with dyslexia.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Diversity Dialogues: School & Community Courageous Conversations
The Superintendents of Mercer County made a collective commitment to focus all Mercer County high schools on diversity issues, and partnered with the Center for Supportive Schools. The result was a powerful forum, attended by teams of students and educators from every high school in the county, for conversation, awareness and action around issues of race, gender, and class. Participants in this Action Lab will (a) experience hands-on activities used to create safe space for these conversations; (b) consider best practices that define Mercer County’s commitment to diversity work; and (c) explore their own options for developing Diversity Dialogues.

Speakers
DA

Dr Abby Attias

Vice President, Center for Supportive Schools
DC

Dr Crystal Edwards

Superintendent of Schools, Lawrence Township Public Schools
DT

Dr Tom Smith

Superintendent of Schools, Hopewell Valley Regional School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Inherent Bias
In collaboration with North Brunswick, the presentation provides the background of inherent classrom biases and that district's response to research and identify biases, and provide professional development for administrators and teachers, conducted by the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, to address those inequities.

Speakers
DK

Dr Kayne Ellis

Supervisor of English, North Brunswick
VD

Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA
BZ

Brian Zychowski

Superintendent, North Brunswick SD



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Integrating Engineering and Technology Content with the Next Generation Science Standards
Liberty Science Center's educational programs work to correlate program content with the current Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our engineering and technology-based workshops include programs for students from K-12 and encompass many of the indicated standards. This session will explore and show how these programs can inspire the students' desire to further delve into these fields, through our hands-on activities that include Arduinos, 3D modeling and printing, digital game development and more.

Speakers
RR

Ruben Rosario

Director STEM Enrichment, Liberty Science Center
DS

Deepa Shah

Specialized Programs Coordinator, Liberty Science Center


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Successful Superintendent Searches: Finding the Perfect Match
This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process, from advertisement to appointment and beyond. Participants will work in small groups on setting criteria for the search and reviewing interviewing questions and techniques. Presenters will cover such topics as the development of the search calendar, the application, community and staff involvement, negotiating the contract and reference checking.

Speakers
MG

Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

Teacher Tenure and Discipline Policies
Session participants will receive an overview of the applicable statutory and regulatory procedures regarding increment withholding, tenure charges, suspensions and terminations. The session will also include discussion of recent law illuminating examples of permissible discipline.

Speakers
AH

Adam Herman Esq

Attorney, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm

NJASA Women's Leadership Initiative
We invite you to join us for this afternoon’s session which is designed to help women in or aspiring to positions in educational leadership. With networking, support and professional development, NJASA wants to create a clear pathway for women to engage, encourage, and inspire one another.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 404 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:45pm

Learn about NJSBA Labor Relations Services
Is your district currently in or entering negotiations? NJSBA’s Labor Relations experts offer a variety of essential services to assist your district in meeting the challenges brought about by collective bargaining and labor relations. Stop by to learn about the ways NJSBA can assist you in negotiating collective negotiations agreements that meet the needs of your students and your community. 

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

2:00pm

The Secret to creating the State’s best STEAM Facilities
What elements are common to the best STEAM facilities throughout the state? How would top educators design their spaces given a chance? What are the secrets to creating a functional, safe and conducive learning environment that facilitates STEAM-based courses? And the biggest challenge of all, how to pick resources, technology, and equipment that will fulfill the needs of the space for years?

Join Technology and Engineering teachers Shane Evans, Jason Erdreich and Bill Rumaker as they share secrets from their own experiences and the best iSTEAM classrooms around the state.

Speakers
JE

Jason Erdreich

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Madison Public Schools
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Shane Evans

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Freehold Regional HIgh School District
President Elect, NJTEEA
BR

Bill Rumaker

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Deptford School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

@BoardMembers #BeSmartAboutSocial Media
Cooper Levenson school board attorneys will discuss the basics all board members need to know about social media, including the proper handling of interactions with the general public on personal accounts and official pages. The presentation will include legal precedent, case analysis and a discussion of the rights and consequences of board members and their social media usage. This is a don’t miss presentation for boards with any members engaged in social media. Don’t get left behind. #JoinUs in this @CooperLevenson session.

Speakers
WD

William Donio Esq.

Partner, Cooper Levenson


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Do's and Dont's of Special Education
The presentation is a general overview of special education law, the types of disputes Boards get involved with in a special education context, and general concepts and practical considerations for Board members to be aware of concerning special education litigation.

Speakers
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Cameron R Morgan Esq

Attorney, Parker McCay


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Executive Session
Presentation will focus on Board member conduct and privacy concerns when discussions take place in Executive Session, including how to go into closed session, which items to discuss, and how to handle public discussion once closed session is completed. 

Speakers
JR

Joseph Roselle Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

I Have a Gavel, So Now What?
This session will discuss scenarios from actual public meetings. Board Members and Administrators will learn tips and tools from experienced board attorneys and school officials about how to keep it "cool" when a public meeting gets a little “too hot to handle”. We will discuss how to use the law, Board policy, Roberts’ Rules and of course common sense to maintain control. Participants will discuss a series of contentious scenarios and study strategies for managing their own meetings under difficult circumstances when the participants appear unmanageable.

Speakers
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Susan Hodges

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

My Boss is Mean to Me!!!” --Hostile Work Environment Claims and Conducting Employment Investigations
The term "hostile work environment" is commonly thrown around in the workplace. Most of the time, however, it is either misunderstood or misused by employees and employers alike. Employees will make a claim of a hostile work environment without understanding what constitutes a hostile work environment under the law. Employers will either over-react or not respond at all; thereby, leaving themselves potentially vulnerable. This session will address the legal definition and components of a hostile work environment claim, as well as provide attendees a roadmap and tips for conducting an employee investigation after the claims are made. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout.

Speakers
JC

Jeffrey Caccese Esq.

Attorney, Comegno Law Group


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab

2:00pm

Transgender Students and Staff: Legal and Policy Issues
A discussion of the legal and policy issues facing boards of education related to gender identity and expression, including transgender students and staff.

Speakers
CL

Cherie L Adams Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

What Boards Can Do about Poorly Performing Tenured Teachers and Principals
When the performance of a tenured teacher or principal has been rated as less than effective for two consecutive school years, the TEACHNJ Act requires boards of education to certify a tenure charge of inefficiency against the employee. An attorney who has handled many such charges in recent years will look at issues that must be addressed in the charge, how settlement of the charge can be reached, how arbitrators are handling inefficiency hearings, and related issues.

Speakers
TL

Teresa L Moore Esq

Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

“Getting Past Impasse: Strategies and Practitioners Advice for Dealing with Difficult Negotiations”
As it seems like more negotiations than ever before are entering impasse and fact-finding, this session will focus on the legal backdrop of negotiations, including the procedures established by PERC, when both sides hit a stalemate. Board members, administration, and members of the negotiation committee will learn their proper role in handling negotiations, as well as strategies for working with the union, public and other members of the board to help move through the process. We will also provide practitioners with advice on how to deal with contentious labor relations, media requests and other related board matters.

Speakers
JD

Joseph D Castellucci Jr Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Grocery Guard App
This App utilizes STEAM in every aspect. The science of food spoilage, technology of creating an application, engineering of integrating the app with the refrigerator, and the math of calculating the amount of time each food would have prior to expiration.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm

Use your school as a teaching tool to address climate change
In this session we will discuss strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, reduce operating costs, and provide STEM-based learning opportunities.

Speakers
TR

Todd Rogers

President, Energy Training Solutions


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Are You Future Ready?
This session will provide an overview of the content and goals of the "Are you Future Ready?" workshops that are scheduled to take place over the current school year. The workshops are presented through a partnership between NJSBA and NJDOE, and include working sessions where district teams can discuss their current digital learning profile and begin working on their strategic plan for digital learning. Presentations will cover best practices from a district team committed to digital learning, and an introduction to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework (as referenced in ESSA). Districts will be shown how to sign up for the workshops, if desired.

Speakers
LC

Linda Carmona Bell

Educational Technology Specialist, NJDOE
JK

Joshua Koen

Chief Innovation Officer, NJDOE
JS

Joseph Seaman

Supervisor Technology Readiness, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

2:30pm

Sustainable Jersey for Schools
Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future. Close to 500 schools are already participating. Find out how your school can take part in this exciting new initiative!

Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

2:30pm

Water Sample Collection
Collecting water samples from the deep sea and taking it to an autonomous lab that tests water samples for nitrates, pH levels, microbacteria in the water samplesThe proposed idea is estianaly to make a submarine, controlled from someone above water from a smartphone, equipped with a powerful waterproof (components) vacuum that sucks about a gallon of water by pressing a single button and would bring the gallon of water back up to the person and the person connects the ministeam laboratory (Arduino or Raspberry Pi system or a regular smartphone), the water is first tested for water acidity, then the water is then tested for nitrates levels, then if none of the test results come back true, then one can use the attached microscopic lens to see if there are micro bacteria.

Science would be used to produce a method on how the Raspberry Pi would collect data and interpret it, Biology and Chemistry students would do this. Technology is initially the whole project, and computer science students would code this. Engineering students would wire and form the project physically. Art students would draw up sketches of designs and would work side by side with the engineering students. Art students will help computer science students make app. Math students would find precise size measurements of everything.

This technology should be used to study why animals in specific environments are dying off, and climate change’s effects on the environment. In further development this technology can be used to help the army to detect dangerous elements harmful to soldiers. This would be an inexpensive product that would transmit the information quickly.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Building on AVID to Design Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms
Learn how the Woodbury City Jr/Sr. High School, with a significant Title I population, sets high academic and behavioral expectations for students. Woodbury City is an "AVID" (Advancement Via Individual Determination) district, and so uses the strategies, training and curriculum provided by that organization, and asks students to take more responsibility for learning while solving real-world problems. Learn how the district focuses on increasing student engagement and ensuring students are building critical executive function skills for college and career readiness.

Speakers
DC

Donna Cohen

Curriculum Supervisor and District AVID Director, Woodbury City Schools
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Dr Nancy Sulla

President and Founder, IDE Corp
Dr. Nancy Sulla is the President and founder of IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education – an educational consulting firm specializing in instructional and organizational design. Dr. Sulla began her career as a teacher, earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and worked... Read More →
CU

Cori Uray

Vice President of Consulting Services, IDE Corp


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Accreditation Your Way: A Customized Approach to School Improvement
This session will focus on the value of accreditation as an effective and affordable strategic planning and school improvement tool. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to accreditation, and this session will help school leaders choose an accreditation protocol that best meets their needs and leads to the outcomes they seek.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Dollars for Your District, Fund your Strategic Plan Wish List
This session will provide participants with information on the critical need for, and benefits of, an education foundation, and ways in which local education foundations provide school districts with additional funding for innovative projects and programs. The focus will be on how education foundations can work collaboratively with the superintendent and board to assist in funding the strategic plan. The presentation will also cover how to start, grow and sustain a foundation.

Speakers
RD

Randy Davis

Vice President Board of Trustees, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
TD

Trudy Doyle

President Board of Trustees, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
MD

Megan Dzwonkowski

Executive Director, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership



Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Establishing a Right-sized K-12 Information Security Program
Cyber risk is real, and you need to meet it head on. As threats to technology systems and data are on an exponential rise, the development of an information security program becomes critically important to combat and address technology risk. Attendees will learn about developing an information security program using a continuous risk management lifecycle approach. We will identify the components of a security program, review the continuous risk management methods and demonstrate how these concepts can be designed to fit into any organization regardless of size or industry. Discussions on how and where to get started on building a continuous risk management program will be presented with recommendations on how to get started in your organization.

1 QPA: Information Technology  
1 CEFM

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
JA

John A. Otte

Principal Security Strategist Lead Auditor, ePlus Technology Inc
John A. Otte, C|CISO, CISSP, CISA, CISM, MBA, MSIA, ISO 27001 Lead AuditorePlus Technology, inc - Principal Security StrategistJohn is the Principal Security Strategist for ePlus. John is an accomplished Information Security and data protection professional with over 15 years of Systems... Read More →

Exhibitors
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ePlus Technology

Diamond Sponsor, ePlus Technology
ePlus is a leading systems integrator for the public sector in the United States. Holding more than 100 contracts ePlus currently works with numerous school districts universities and government agencies. Our experienced dedicated staff understands the nuances of IT and how they intersect... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

New Jersey Management-Labor Collaborative Project
Research conducted by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (RU-SMLR) Professor Saul Rubenstein reports the statistically significant positive impact that collaboration among administration and staff has on student achievement. NJSBA, RU-SMLR, NJASA, NJPSA, NJEA, and AFT-NJ are jointly providing professional development to districts to implement this process, which complements professional learning communities. In this session, an overview of the project will discussed and the six initial pilot districts will share their first year experiences.

Speakers
MB

Marie Blistan

NJEA Vice President Teacher, New Jersey Education Association
VD

Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA
DS

Dr Saul Rubenstein

Professor, Rutgers School of Labor & Management


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Next Generation Career and Technical Education: The Future is Now
In New Jersey and the nation, there is a growing focus on career and technical education and readiness for students. Complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, teamwork and emotional intelligence are among the skills needed for success in a hyper-connected world. This session will explore these new demands and the emerging vision of career and technical education, and what these trends will mean to students in vocational-technical schools.

Speakers
MB

Marie Barry

Assistant Division Director, NJDOE
TM

Timothy McCorkell

President, NJCCVTS, Monmouth County Vocational School District
SM

Scott Moffitt

Superintendent, Morris County Vocational School District
JS

Judy Savage

Executive Director, NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Exhibitors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.

Sponsors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

US Army-NJSBA Partnership to implement iSTEAM education: Free of Charge Resources, Initiatives, and Best Practices
The US Army has a strategic interest in improving student academic achievement. As the demand for STEAM literate citizens has become increasingly high, the Army has developed a portfolio of STEAM educational opportunities for schools and students across the country. In a common effort to enhance students' success, career readiness and iSTEAM awareness, NJSBA and the Mid-Atlantic Battalion established a one-of-a-kind partnership, a model for the rest of the country. Find out about innovative professional development opportunities, resources available to schools and students, and how you can make a difference in your school district.

Speakers
LE

LTC Edward C Croot

Battalion Commander, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
GC

Giovanna Cristiano Hansen

Education Services Specialist, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm

PARCC Implementation
The true benefit of the PARCC assessment is in the data and tools available to educators to help improve instruction. This session will help board members better understand   the performance and growth of their students, as well as the new data elements and tools available to educators and educational leaders.  

Speakers
DM

Donald Mitchell

Chief Performance Officer, NJDOE
LM

Laura Morana

Chief Academic Officer, NJDOE
PS

Peter Shulman

Deputy Commissioner, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

Inspire Students with STEM Career Pathways Programs
Learn how the Northern Valley Regional High School District used a backwards design approach to develop integrative STEM career pathway programs that match student interests with key New Jersey industries. Students interested in Engineering, Computer Science, and Health/Biomedical programs are guided towards a comprehensive12th grade capstone project. Each pathway features learning experiences that are designed to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to maximize student achievement.

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Cusmano-King

Supervisor of Science, Northern Valley Regional High School
DJ

David Janosz

Supervisor of Technology, Northern Valley Regional High School
AV

April Vella

Supervisor of Mathematics, Northern Valley Regional High School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

@BoardMembers #BeSmartAboutSocial Media
Cooper Levenson school board attorneys will discuss the basics all board members need to know about social media, including the proper handling of interactions with the general public on personal accounts and official pages. The presentation will include legal precedent, case analysis and a discussion of the rights and consequences of board members and their social media usage. This is a don’t miss presentation for boards with any members engaged in social media. Don’t get left behind. #JoinUs in this @CooperLevenson session.

Speakers
WD

William Donio Esq.

Partner, Cooper Levenson


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

Do's and Dont's of Special Education
The presentation is a general overview of special education law, the types of disputes Boards get involved with in a special education context, and general concepts and practical considerations for Board members to be aware of concerning special education litigation.

Speakers
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Cameron R Morgan Esq

Attorney, Parker McCay


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

Executive Session
Presentation will focus on Board member conduct and privacy concerns when discussions take place in Executive Session, including how to go into closed session, which items to discuss, and how to handle public discussion once closed session is completed. 

Speakers
JR

Joseph Roselle Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

I Have a Gavel, So Now What?
This session will discuss scenarios from actual public meetings. Board Members and Administrators will learn tips and tools from experienced board attorneys and school officials about how to keep it "cool" when a public meeting gets a little “too hot to handle”. We will discuss how to use the law, Board policy, Roberts’ Rules and of course common sense to maintain control. Participants will discuss a series of contentious scenarios and study strategies for managing their own meetings under difficult circumstances when the participants appear unmanageable.

Speakers
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Susan Hodges

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

My Boss is Mean to Me!!!” --Hostile Work Environment Claims and Conducting Employment Investigations
The term "hostile work environment" is commonly thrown around in the workplace. Most of the time, however, it is either misunderstood or misused by employees and employers alike. Employees will make a claim of a hostile work environment without understanding what constitutes a hostile work environment under the law. Employers will either over-react or not respond at all; thereby, leaving themselves potentially vulnerable. This session will address the legal definition and components of a hostile work environment claim, as well as provide attendees a roadmap and tips for conducting an employee investigation after the claims are made. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout.

Speakers
JC

Jeffrey Caccese Esq.

Attorney, Comegno Law Group


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab

3:00pm

Transgender Students and Staff: Legal and Policy Issues
A discussion of the legal and policy issues facing boards of education related to gender identity and expression, including transgender students and staff.

Speakers
CL

Cherie L Adams Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

What Boards Can Do about Poorly Performing Tenured Teachers and Principals
When the performance of a tenured teacher or principal has been rated as less than effective for two consecutive school years, the TEACHNJ Act requires boards of education to certify a tenure charge of inefficiency against the employee. An attorney who has handled many such charges in recent years will look at issues that must be addressed in the charge, how settlement of the charge can be reached, how arbitrators are handling inefficiency hearings, and related issues.

Speakers
TL

Teresa L Moore Esq

Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

“Getting Past Impasse: Strategies and Practitioners Advice for Dealing with Difficult Negotiations”
As it seems like more negotiations than ever before are entering impasse and fact-finding, this session will focus on the legal backdrop of negotiations, including the procedures established by PERC, when both sides hit a stalemate. Board members, administration, and members of the negotiation committee will learn their proper role in handling negotiations, as well as strategies for working with the union, public and other members of the board to help move through the process. We will also provide practitioners with advice on how to deal with contentious labor relations, media requests and other related board matters.

Speakers
JD

Joseph D Castellucci Jr Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

Eco-Locker
The Eco-Locker is an improved locker that is made out of recycled metal and is designed to be both organized and eco-friendly (hence the name). The entire locker will be 6 feet (height) by 1.5 feet (length) by 1 foot (width). and in the design of locker, there will be three main compartments.

The outcome of the Eco-Locker is that this will help the students with their life inside of school. This is because since their lockers are organized, it will be easier for them to find their books which will allow them to get to class on time. Also the lockers can store many objects which will let the students, carry less things around the schools. The students don’t even have to worry about the locker getting jammed, which lifts stress from the students’ shoulders. The best part is that this locker can suit the needs of all types of students such as the art students, the athletic students, and even the academic students. This locker can even reduce the rate of cheating because as they charge their pieces of technology, they can’t have it with them in class. Besides helping students it can help the ecosystem around them. The locker will be built using recycled metal, instead of producing more metal and there will be solar panels attached to the top of the locker.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm

Going Green with Smart Networks
This session will review strategies for reducing energy costs by as much as 50 percent by seeing, measuring and managing the energy of all IP (Internet protocol)-connected systems. Network-based monitoring of all devices and systems, regardless of vendor, allows for energy usage visibility, while providing advanced energy analytics and savings opportunities, enabling energy efficiency measures to be taken without affecting availability or productivity. Presidio can enable and support customers who want to reduce energy costs as much as 50 % by Seeing, Measuring, and Managing the energy of all IP-connected systems.

Speakers
EG

Eric Glock-Molloy

Director of Special Projects & Technology, Sayreville Board of Education


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:15pm

Great Schools New Jersey: An Assocaiton of High Needs Districts
Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 404 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Charter School Labor Relations Program: A Year in Review
Labor organizations are committed to unionizing New Jersey’s charter schools, and over the past year, several New Jersey charters have been successfully organized. What happens during unionization drive? How can management respond? What would a new union mean for the school? NJSBA's manager of labor relations will discuss all aspects of unionization in this timely program.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a growing issue that has an impact for schools. The NJ Attorney General established a task force to address all facets of this issue including educating students, all school personnel and Boards of Education. In collaboration with the DOE, the AG is advocating the development of middle/high school curricula that addresses human trafficking in the context of social studies, health, and American history.

Speakers
NC

Nancy Curry

Director Office of Student Support Services, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Teen Suicide: One District's Story
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens in the United States and within a year, the Ocean City School District (OCSD) experienced the tragic loss of two students to suicide. With the school and community reeling, the district hustled into action. Join the OCSD administrative team, the board of education and NJSBA staff to learn about the district's courageous journey to engage the community in dialogue about teen mental health and collaborate in the development of a plan to address this issue head-on.

Speakers
MC

Matthew Carey

Director of Student Services, Ocean County SD
JK

Jane Kershner

Director, Field Services
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TN

Tifaya-Nazja Noble

School Social Worker-Mental Health, Ocean City
DV

Dr Vicki Scheetz

School Social Worker, Ocean City SD
DK

Dr Kathleen W Taylor

Superintendent, Ocean City School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rooms 305-306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

The Hidden Cost of Lateral Movement on the Salary Guide
Advanced training for teachers can have serious financial consequences for boards of education, resulting from both tuition reimbursement and financial incentives for advanced degrees. This program will highlight the unanticipated and often overlooked impact upon the financial operations of boards of education and will offer tactics to limit the impact.

Speakers
SB

Steve Brennan

Business Administrator, Pinelands Regional Board of Education
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

What Every Board Member Needs to Know About Special Education
On average, up to 25 percent of a district budget includes special education expenses, and from 10 to 22 percent of the student body is eligible for special education services. In this session, participants will learn some of the key concepts in special education; what questions to ask about a district's special education expenses; how to understand the “lingo of acronyms” associated with special education matters, and more. Presenters include a director of special education who also serves as a board member; and an experienced school board attorney, who has mediated and litigated cases in all levels of the state and federal administrative and court system.

Speakers
GC

Gerard Crisonino

Director of Special Education, Jersey City Public Schools
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Nathanya Simon, Esq.

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC



Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Preparing All Students to be Career Ready
Career readiness is essential for the success of all students. This session will focus on the comprehensive efforts to prepare all students for lifelong success. From the implementation of career-ready practices to the development of high quality career-focused programs, schools are providing students with increased opportunities to authentically connect their current learning with their future education and career plans. Participants will learn about New Jersey's career action plan, developed as a recipient of a JP Morgan Chase grant aimed at ensuring that all students are not only college-ready, but that they graduate high school prepared for careers.

Speakers
MB

Marie Barry

Assistant Division Director, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm

Funding Your Sustainability Initiatives
Last year Sustainable Jersey for Schools provided more than $500,000 in small grants to participating schools in the state. Learn about the exciting projects being undertaken by schools and districts and how your district can obtain funding for sustainability projects.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
CC

Cynthia Collins

NJDOH, Child & Adolescent Health Program NJ Dept of Health
DD

Donna Drewes

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
LG

Lisa Gleeson

Education Program Officer PSEG Foundation, PSEG
SS

Sean Spiller

Secretary-Treasurer, NJEA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Thursday, October 27
 

8:30am

Forty-Sixth Annual School Law Forum - Separate registration for this program is required.
Designed Particularly for School Board Attorneys, Administrators and Board Members

Sponsored by:

New Jersey School Boards Association
New Jersey Association of School Attorneys
Phoenix Advisors, LLC

UPDATED 
8:30 a.m.         Registration - (Coffee and Danish)

9:00 a.m.         Introductions
         Hope R. Blackburn, Esq., General Counsel, Jersey City Public Schools
                        Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, Exeuctive Director, NJSBA
                        Michael F. Kaelber, Esq., Director, Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA

9:15 a.m.         School Law Update
  Carl Tanksley, Esq., Counsel, NJSBA     
               
10:10 a.m.       TEACHNJ Four Years Later: What have we Learned?
  Brenda C. Liss, Esq., Ricker, Danzing, Schere, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Yoland Mendez, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
Bernard Mercado, Esq., Office of General Counsel, Newark Public Schools

 11:00 a.m.       Coffee Break

 11:10 a.m.       Breakout Sessions #1 (Choose 1 of 5)

                        A.  Recent Developments in Special Education – A Case Law Update and Discussion Room 403

Paul C. Kalac, Esq., Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso
Marc G. Mucciolo, Esq., Methfessel & Werbel

                        B.  Tenure – Implementation Issues - Room 419

Bryant Lawrence Horsley, Jr., Esq., General Counsel, Camden City School District
Joseph L. Roselle, Esq., Schenck, Price, Smith & King

                        C.  To Pay Not to Pay (Don't) - Salary Guides, Increments and Negotiations  Room 405-406
Patrick Duncan, Manager, Labor Relations, NJSBA

                        D.  Residency Room 404

Sanford D. Brown, Esq., Law Office of Sanford D. Brown
William S. Donio, Esq., Cooper Levenson

                        E.  Employee Disability Accomodations/Fitness for Duty Exams Room 407

Lisa M. Fittipaldi Esq., DiFrancesco,Batuman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman
Lester E Taylor III, Esq., Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

 12:05 p.m.       Breakout Sessions #2 (Choose 1 of 5)

                        A.  Recent Developments in Special Education – A Case Law Update and Discussion Room 403
                        B.  Tenure – Implementation Issues - Room 419
C.  To Pay Not to Pay (Don't) - Salary Guides, Increments and Negotiations   Room 405-406
                        D.  Residency Room 404
E
.  Employee Disability Accomodations/Fitness for Duty Exams Room 407

   1:00 p.m.       Lunch

   1:20 p.m.       Distinguished Service Award

   1:50 p.m.        Transgender Issues Inmpacting Students, Staff and Administrators Cherie L Adams Esq., Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere
Robyn B. Gigl, Esq., Gluck Walrath
    2:40 p.m.      The Legal Ethics of Internal Investigations
David B. Rubin, Esq.

    3:40 p.m.     Adjournment

 * PLEASE NOTE:  Separate registration for this program is required.

* 4 Board Member Academy Credits

Speakers
HB

Hope Blackburn

General Counsel, Jersey City Public Schools
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA
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Paul C Kalac Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC
BC

Brenda C Liss Esq

Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
BM

Bernard Mercado Esq

Associate Deputy General Counsel, Newark Public Schools
JR

Joseph Roselle Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP
LT

Lester Taylor Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader
WD

William Donio Esq.

Partner, Cooper Levenson
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA
CT

Carl Tanksley

Counsel, NJSBA

Sponsors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Thursday October 27, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 403