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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

11:00am EDT

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
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Peter Kraft

President, Evolution Labs
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Adrienne Olcott

Principal, Delaware Valley Regional High School


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

1:00pm EDT

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

1:30pm EDT

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
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Mark Finkelstein

Superintendent, Educational Services Commission of NJ
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Naomi Glassman

Teacher, Bright Beginnings Learning Center
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Kate Johnson

Case Manager, Bright Beginnings Learning Center


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

4:30pm EDT

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
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Kevin Carroll

Principal, Waldwick High School
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James Drechsel

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


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

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
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Danielle Dagounis

Supervisor of Design and Technology, School District of the Chathams
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Michael LaSusa

Superintendent, School District of the Chathams
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Jill Weber

Board President, School District of the Chathams


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

9:30am EDT

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
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 →


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

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

11:00am EDT

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
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


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

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

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
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Wendy Michels

Language Arts Teacher, Branchburg Township School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor 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
 

11:00am EDT

1:1 Rollout
This group session will take participants through the process of a successful one-to-one rollout of Chromebooks. The presentation will focus on four essential aspects of any initiative: First, the research, design and community engagement that must precede any one-to-one decision; second, the educational benefits of going one-to-one; third, identifying specific technological components critical to long term sustainability; and fourth, how to finance the project.

Speakers
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John LaPierre

Technology Director, Madison BOE
MM

Matt Mingle

Superintendent, Warren Township Schools
DM

Dr Mike Rossi

Superintendent, Madison School District


Thursday October 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401