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Tuesday, October 25

11:00am EDT

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.


Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA

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

1:30pm EDT

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. 


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 EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

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. 


Joseph Bollendorf

Superintendent of Schools, Washington Township Public Schools

Carol Chila

Board Member, Washington Township Board of Education
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Ginny Murphy

Board President, Washington Township Board of Education (Gloucester)

Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Wednesday, October 26

1:00pm EDT

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.


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

Bill Rumaker

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Deptford School District

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

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