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Tuesday, October 25
 

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
TA

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

21st Century Skills for Students and School Board Nembers
All learners need 21st-century learning opportunities to thrive as tomorrow's leaders, workers, and citizens. Yet a profound gap still exists between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school, and the knowledge and skills they need for success in communities and the workplace. This session will provide information about what career readiness looks like, and how to prepare your students for workplace success. Attendees will learn the importance of the 4C's: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity, and participate in a hands-on activity that demonstrates skills that can translate to the work as a school board member.

Speakers
CT

Christy Tighe

Education and Training Specialist, Junior Achievement of New Jersey


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 321 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

1:00pm EDT

Board Meetings Gone Wild: Can They Be Tamed?
Just when you thought we had reached the limit of outrageous behavior at public meetings, SSE&C’s attorneys are back to prove you wrong. With new video (and maybe some old favorites) from actual public meetings, board members and administrators will learn how to use the law, board policy, Roberts’ Rules and common sense to maintain or regain control when a meeting gets too wild for words. This session will feature experienced board attorneys, board members and school officials who will provide strategies for managing meetings that appear to be unmanageable.

Speakers
avatar for Paul C  Kalac Esq

Paul C Kalac Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC
RT

Richard Tomko

Superintendent, Bellville School District

Sponsors
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Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Exhibitors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.

Sponsors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Becoming a More Effective Board President
The goal of this action lab is to provide board members the skills and knowledge essential to conquering the unique challenges and issues faced as a board president. We will use real-time scenarios to explore difficult situations board presidents may face and provide information and skills needed to navigate and guide the board to continued success.

Speakers
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Successful Superintendent Searches: Finding the Perfect Match
This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process - from the vacancy to the search process and through the transition to a new leadership. Participants will work in small groups on setting criteria for the search and reviewing the legality and relevancy of interview questions. Presenters will cover such topics as the development of a search calendar; the application; community and staff involvement; interviews; the board's role in choosing finalists; reference checking and negotiating the contract.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Aligning Your Board Committee Structure to Your Strategic Plan
Are you tired of feeling like your committee work is not effectively or efficiently leading to improved student learning? Are you looking for an alternative that helps you and your board provide oversight and clear direction to your administration, while discouraging micromanagement? For the past three years, the Hillsborough Board of Education has been working collaboratively with its superintendent to develop a committee structure aligned to the district's strategic plan. Sample committee agendas and minutes will be available as well as the bylaw governing the new committee structure.

Speakers
DJ

Dr Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township Public Schools
MV

Michael Volpe

Director of Human Resources, Hillsborough Township Public Schools



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 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

10:00am EDT

What is the Role of the Director of Technology?
Fixing printers, directing technology operations, leading the instructional technology integration . . is that the role? Research dictates districts need a technology "change agent," or visionary leader, to bring about successful organizational change. Yet when the organization perceives the Director of Technology as simply break/fix, curriculum development, or data manager, we – as organizational leaders - must take action. Join us for an entertaining, interactive session to gain perspectives of how all district leaders in a K-12 organization view leadership roles. Take away strategies that can lead to specific, successful technology change.

Speakers
BH

Barry Haines

Director of Technology, Montclair Public Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 321 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

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
LL

Lisa Levin

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School
EC

Edward C Porowski

Principal, Campbell Elementary School
JS

Jennifer Spak

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School


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

1:00pm EDT

The Wizard is Us
What was the real gift that the Wizard of Oz gave the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion? It was the realization that they already had what they were looking for. If our goal is to reach and teach every student, we must lead our schools in a manner that brings forth the gifts in each and every child. During this session, participants will learn specific strategies that can be used to develop the culture, capacity, coherence and courage necessary to know students "by name and by need."

Speakers
TS

Tracey Severns

Director of Student Performance, Mt Olive Township School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Diversity Dialogues: School & Community Courageous Conversations
The Superintendents of Mercer County made a collective commitment to focus all Mercer County high schools on diversity issues, and partnered with the Center for Supportive Schools. The result was a powerful forum, attended by teams of students and educators from every high school in the county, for conversation, awareness and action around issues of race, gender, and class. Participants in this Action Lab will (a) experience hands-on activities used to create safe space for these conversations; (b) consider best practices that define Mercer County’s commitment to diversity work; and (c) explore their own options for developing Diversity Dialogues.

Speakers
DA

Dr Abby Attias

Vice President, Center for Supportive Schools
DC

Dr Crystal Edwards

Superintendent of Schools, Lawrence Township Public Schools
DT

Dr Tom Smith

Superintendent of Schools, Hopewell Valley Regional School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Successful Superintendent Searches: Finding the Perfect Match
This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process, from advertisement to appointment and beyond. Participants will work in small groups on setting criteria for the search and reviewing interviewing questions and techniques. Presenters will cover such topics as the development of the search calendar, the application, community and staff involvement, negotiating the contract and reference checking.

Speakers
MG

Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Accreditation Your Way: A Customized Approach to School Improvement
This session will focus on the value of accreditation as an effective and affordable strategic planning and school improvement tool. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to accreditation, and this session will help school leaders choose an accreditation protocol that best meets their needs and leads to the outcomes they seek.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Exhibitors
avatar for Investors Bank

Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.

Sponsors
avatar for Investors Bank

Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Teen Suicide: One District's Story
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens in the United States and within a year, the Ocean City School District (OCSD) experienced the tragic loss of two students to suicide. With the school and community reeling, the district hustled into action. Join the OCSD administrative team, the board of education and NJSBA staff to learn about the district's courageous journey to engage the community in dialogue about teen mental health and collaborate in the development of a plan to address this issue head-on.

Speakers
MC

Matthew Carey

Director of Student Services, Ocean County SD
JK

Jane Kershner

Director, Field Services
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TN

Tifaya-Nazja Noble

School Social Worker-Mental Health, Ocean City
DV

Dr Vicki Scheetz

School Social Worker, Ocean City SD
DK

Dr Kathleen W Taylor

Superintendent, Ocean City School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Rooms 305-306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Thursday, October 27
 

9:30am EDT

Sustainability Champions
Learn from schools and districts in the forefront of sustainability. This session will highlight best practices and case studies from award-winning districts and schools participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program.

Speakers
DD

Donna Drewes

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
JJ

John Jones

Educator, Alder Avenue Middle School
DJ

Dr Joseph Marinelli

Principal, Alder Avenue Midle School
DM

Donna McAvoy

Educator, Reeds Road Elementary School
DW

Dr William Zipparo

Principal, Reeds Road Elementary School


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Becoming a More Effective Board President
The goal of this action lab is to provide board members the skills and knowledge essential to conquering the unique challenges and issues faced as a board president. We will use real-time scenarios to explore difficult situations board presidents may encounter and provide information and skills needed to navigate and guide the board to continued success.

Speakers
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Leadership ‘Hacks’: Simple but Powerful Strategies to Boost Effectiveness
Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level, but have limited time to learn and implement new strategies? During this fun and interactive session, you will learn and practice simple but extremely effective leadership ‘hacks’ to enhance your ability to empower, inspire, motivate, and develop your staff. Backed by neuropsychology, these evidence-based techniques are guaranteed to improve your ability to communicate and connect with others, and can be put into practice immediately!

Speakers
DT

Danielle Taylor

Director of Clinical Services, Pineland Learning Center


Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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
JL

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

11:00am EDT

Beyond Boilers and Roofs: Empowering Boards Through Data-Rich Dashboards
Research suggest that highly effective boards of education spend a majority of their time focused on the critical mission of student success. To strengthen that focus, Howell Township Public Schools has developed a data-rich dashboard that allows the board of education to routinely and independently review district data that is critical to student success. Participants will see how the data-rich dashboard is constructed, and how it impacts such factors as board relations, policy development, and the operational input of the school district as a whole.

Speakers
CE

Claire Engle

Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Howell Township Public Schools
JI

Joseph Isola

Superintendent, Howell Township Public Schools


Thursday October 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Relax! Taosim, The 100-Acre Wood and the Board of Education
This session will focus on the philosophy of Taoism and how the characters who inhabit A.A. Milne's 100-Acre Wood can teach us a thing or two about ourselves and our interactions with others. The program looks at the relationship between mindfulness, balancing stress in the schools and how beloved characters from our childhood can remind us about how to work together to meet the needs of our students.

Speakers
RM

Robert Magnuson

CSA, Oxford Township School District


Thursday October 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Transformation Objectives for Improving Outcomes for Urban Children
In 1991 the Paterson Public School District became a state-operated district. Since 2009, the school board and the state district superintendent have implemented strategies aligned with seven transformation objectives that have resulted in significant and, in some cases, historic improvements in academic and non-academic outcomes for students and staff. This session will explore the seven objectives: Staff capacity building; challenging curricula for all; healthy school cultures; a robust assessment system; teacher and principal evaluation systems, including pay for performance; high-impact interventions for low-performing students; and efficient and responsive district operations.



Speakers
DD

Dr Donnie W Evans

State District Superintendent, Paterson Public School District


Thursday October 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401