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Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am EDT

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
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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.


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

11:00am EDT

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
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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
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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 →


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

12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

11:00am EDT

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
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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 EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401