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Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

Building Internal Capacity Through Instructional Innovation
North Brunswick Township High School is building internal capacity through instructional innovation by designing classrooms that shift teachers' roles from information dissemination to those that create the conditions under which students learn. Participants will explore how the district works with teacher-coaches, who are energizing professional development by facilitating workshops and coaching to create a new school-wide culture based around problem-based learning and student-centered classrooms.

Speakers
JD

Jennifer Diszler

Director of Curriculum Instruction & Technology, North Brunswick Township Public Schools
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Dr Nancy Sulla

President and Founder, IDE Corp
Dr. Nancy Sulla is the President and founder of IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education – an educational consulting firm specializing in instructional and organizational design. Dr. Sulla began her career as a teacher, earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and worked... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor 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
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

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
JJ

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

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

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

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
EM

Ellen Mushinski

Executive Director, Trenton Public Education Foundation
EN

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

2:30pm EDT

Green Schools Matter
This program will present a detailed process to helps schools understand and harness the power of sustainable procurement, as a way to advance local and global initiatives. Attendees will learn how to incorporate sustainability in procurement decisions, and create change agents who will help lead your school and district toward your sustainable vision.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing
1 CEFM

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
SF

Sue Figalora

Sustainability Ambassador, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
MG

Michael George

Director of Sustainability, Ricoh America's USA

Sponsors
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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.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 420 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
DD

David Doyle

Teacher, Delsea Regional High School
DM

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

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

Team Building: Best Practices for a Successful Policy Committee
An effective policy committee helps guide board efforts in the development of well-researched and efficient policy. Board members will leave this action lab with information and resources for: 1) Identifying and establishing the priorities for policy development, updating and review; 2) Understanding the role and responsibility of the policy committee and chairperson; and 3) Exploring team building between the board, administration and staff. This action lab will include a PowerPoint presentation, group discussion, and group exercises. Resources will include: teambuilding methods, sample policies and procedures, policy benchmarks, and more.

Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Policy Consultant, NJSBA
CP

Charlene Peterson

Field Service Representative, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 315 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

1:00pm EDT

Green Purchasing
Learn how to implement policies and practices in your district to purchase environmentally friendly, healthy, and cost-effective materials.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PE

Peter E Genovese III

Business Administrator, Long Branch Board of Education
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Building on AVID to Design Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms
Learn how the Woodbury City Jr/Sr. High School, with a significant Title I population, sets high academic and behavioral expectations for students. Woodbury City is an "AVID" (Advancement Via Individual Determination) district, and so uses the strategies, training and curriculum provided by that organization, and asks students to take more responsibility for learning while solving real-world problems. Learn how the district focuses on increasing student engagement and ensuring students are building critical executive function skills for college and career readiness.

Speakers
DC

Donna Cohen

Curriculum Supervisor and District AVID Director, Woodbury City Schools
avatar for Dr Nancy Sulla

Dr Nancy Sulla

President and Founder, IDE Corp
Dr. Nancy Sulla is the President and founder of IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education – an educational consulting firm specializing in instructional and organizational design. Dr. Sulla began her career as a teacher, earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and worked... Read More →
CU

Cori Uray

Vice President of Consulting Services, IDE Corp


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

New Jersey Management-Labor Collaborative Project
Research conducted by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (RU-SMLR) Professor Saul Rubenstein reports the statistically significant positive impact that collaboration among administration and staff has on student achievement. NJSBA, RU-SMLR, NJASA, NJPSA, NJEA, and AFT-NJ are jointly providing professional development to districts to implement this process, which complements professional learning communities. In this session, an overview of the project will discussed and the six initial pilot districts will share their first year experiences.

Speakers
MB

Marie Blistan

NJEA Vice President Teacher, New Jersey Education Association
VD

Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA
DS

Dr Saul Rubenstein

Professor, Rutgers School of Labor & Management


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 410 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
 
Thursday, October 27
 

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
PM

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

First Year Follow-Up for New Board Members
After serving as a board member for several months, it’s time for new board members to reflect on their experiences. This action lab will include a brief PowerPoint presentation; small and large group discussion; and individual and group exercises. Resources include materials packet, case studies, and a personal prescription for continued professional growth.

Speakers
JA

Jesse Adams

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
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Matthew Lee

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 315 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

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