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Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

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
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Lucy Feria

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Trenton School District
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Robert Goodman

Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
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Naomi Johnson Lafleur

President, Trenton Education Association
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Michael Tofte

District Supervisor K-12 STEM, Trenton School District


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

9:30am EDT

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
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Thomas A Coleman Jr

Superintendent, Woodstown Pilesgrove Regional School District



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

10:00am EDT

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
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Gary Nelson

Horticulture Teacher and FFA Advisor, Delsea Regional High School


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

10:00am EDT

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
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Debra Coen

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Orange


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

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
iSTEAM Command Center 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. 

Speakers
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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

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 →
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Mary Nunn

District Principal, Watchung Borough School District


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

3:30pm EDT

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 →
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Tanya Sulikowski

Manager of Education, Duke Farms


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

3:30pm EDT

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
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Janet Cunningham

House Coordinator, Warren County Special Services School District
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Joseph E. Flynn

Superintendent, Warren County Special Services School District
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Sherry Koeppen

Supervisor, Warren County Special Services School District


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

4:00pm EDT

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
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David Doyle

Teacher, Delsea Regional High School
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Dr Melissa Williams

Asst Superintendent, Delsea Regional High School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

10:00am EDT

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
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Gail Inkrote

Technology Teacher, Branchburg School District
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Erica Patente

Technology Teacher, Branchburg School District


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

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

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
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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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 EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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.

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 EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

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
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Lisa Levin

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School
EC

Edward C Porowski

Principal, Campbell Elementary School
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Jennifer Spak

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School


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

2:00pm EDT

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
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Todd Rogers

President, Energy Training Solutions


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

3:00pm EDT

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 EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

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
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Eric Glock-Molloy

Director of Special Projects & Technology, Sayreville Board of Education


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Thursday, October 27
 

9:30am EDT

A Chromebook Summer Program
The Runnemede School District has designed, implemented and improved an online-only 10 week summer program. This program keeps students engaged over the summer months in one to three classes. This session will provide the information districts need to get one of these camps off the ground for yourself.


Speakers
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Stephen Bonora

Board Member, Runnemede Board of Education
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Sean McCarron

Business Administrator Director of Curriculum, Runnemede Board of Education


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

Implementing a Tiered System of Intervention
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has developed a framework for academic and behavioral interventions based on models of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).  Session participants will learn the first steps for implementing a system that can result in delivering better quality core instruction that addresses variability among learners, better use of assessment data, and more effective and efficient interventions for struggling students and students who need enrichment.

Speakers
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Peggy McDonald

Acting Chief Learning Supports and Specialized Services Officer, NJDOE


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Going Back to the Classroom with the Next Generation Science Standards
The presenter will serve as an instructor, and attendees as students, for a mock lesson designed to familiarize administrators, school board members, and other school leaders/decision makers with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Attendees will engage in group discussion, problem solving, and lab activities as they complete a mock lesson, from introduction through exploration to mastery. At the conclusion of the session, attendees will receive the full compliment of teacher materials: Lesson plans with pacing, directions, copy of presentation, and examples of both formative and summative assessments.

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 →



Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401