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Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

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
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.


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

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 415 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

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

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 EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

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.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 420 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

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
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.


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

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

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
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.


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

2:00pm EDT

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
avatar for Shane Evans

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 EDT
iSTEAM Command Center 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
TR

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

2:30pm EDT

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
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 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 415 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
EG

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

Get Engaged to Ensure a Successful Referendum
Passing a referendum and overcoming the doubts of a skeptical public is 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
LB

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

Sponsors
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.


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401