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Integrative STEAM [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am EDT

STEAM and Theatre Arts Integration: Raising Content Knowledge and Collaboration
Recipient of a 2015 Citation of Excellence in Theatre Arts Education by NJ State Council for the Arts, George Street Playhouse's Theatre at the Core and STEAM focused residency programs strengthen content knowledge in English language arts, math, science and social studies. This workshop will demonstrate how theatre arts integration contributes to creative and sustainable instructional methods leading to improved student achievement. Teachers and administrators in the following districts are finding George Street Playhouse’s programs purposeful and engaging to implement: North Brunswick district (Dr. Brian Zychowski,CSA), Highland Park (Dr. Scott Taylor,CSA) and New Brunswick (Mr. Aubrey Johnson,CSA).

Speakers
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Jim Jack

Director of Education and Outreach, George Street Playhouse


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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
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Marc Natanagara Ed D

Assistant Superintendent, Toms River Regional School District
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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

CANCELLED - Makerspaces in the Classroom
Through this hands on workshops, attendees will be introduced to what are the makeups of a good makerspace and how to easily create one in their school district. We will explore the numerous implications of "making", 3D printing, coding, and robotics in the classroom and how to implement it into your existing curriculum.

Speakers
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Marcos Navas

Technology Facilitator/ Maker, Union City


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Brain S.T.R.E.A.M.
The Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. presentation will present an innovative Title I program designed to teach students design thinking, critical thinking and problem solving skills through interdisciplinary service projects. The program's curriculum is driven by the problem solving processes and deign thinking process which are threaded together with CCSS and NGSS standards to build upon students existing knowledge and skills. The instructional approach is problem-based and service driven so that problems and design challenges are real world. Therefore, Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. also develops the Career Ready Practices. Brain S.T.R.E.A.M also develops grit and growth mindset as students set goals for their projects, receive feedback on their ideas, test and enhance to meet success. Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. teacher presenters will share the curriculum, example projects completed, videos of the program in action, sample student work, instructional resources and funding sources/strategies.

Speakers
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Julie Anderson

Special Education Teacher, Metuchen Schools
RC

Richard Cohen

Assistant Superintendent, Metuchen School District
AG

Alex Gonzalez

4th Grade Teacher, Metuchen Schools
CW

Christine Wardlow

English Teacher, Metuchen



Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

A Blueprint for STEAM Learning
STEAM learning integrates the arts into exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. Arts integration practices have proven to have a positive impact on student development, student achievement and school climate. This session will provide participants with background information on STEAM, as well as a blueprint for building a quality STEAM program and recommendations for implementation.

Speakers
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Emil Binotto

Middle School Principal, Hopatcong Borough Schools
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Wendy Liscow

Education Program Officer, Geraldine R Dodge Foundation
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Shawna Longo

Teacher, Hopatcong Borough Schools
RM

Robert Morrison

Chair, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership
MR

Mary Reece

Member, Foundation for Educational Administration
KZ

Kurt Zimmermann

Teacher, Hopatcong Borough Schools



Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 413 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

2:30pm EDT

Education Foundations: Engaging Business, Industry, and Community as Partners
Learn how the Trenton Public Education Foundation (TPEF) and the Trenton school district are working together with a community arts team to create a strategic arts education plan for all Trenton school students as part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Any Given Child program. There will be a panel discussion with the executive director of the TPEF; McCarter Theatre Center's education and engagement director ; a district representative; and other members of the Any Given Child Community Arts Team.

Speakers
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Ellen Mushinski

Executive Director, Trenton Public Education Foundation
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Erica Nagel

Education and Engagement Director, McCarter Theatre Center


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 413 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

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
JD

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

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 →
DJ

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

A Case Study of STEAM Learning: Hopatcong Borough Schools
This session will highlight the successful STEAM program pioneered by the Hopatcong Borough School District. It will address the district’s vision, the fundamentals of quality STEAM learning, and the key elements that have led to effective implementation. Presenters will share about challenges and lessons learned, in addition to providing useful information about the infrastructure that supports the district’s STEAM model. Participants will leave the session better prepared to address essential questions related to STEAM learning and the development of a high quality STEAM program.
Presenters:
Mrs. Cynthia Randina, Superintendent
Dr. Joanne Mullane, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Olga Edgerton, Director of STEAM
Mr. Emil Binotto, Middle School Principal
Mrs. Candice Smith, Board of Education Member

Speakers
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Dr Olga Edgerton

Director of STEAM, Hopatcong Borough Schools
DJ

Dr Joanne Mullane

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Hopatcong Borough Schools
CR

Cynthia Randina

Superintendent, Hopatcong Borough Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center 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

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

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
 
Thursday, October 27
 

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