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Tuesday, October 25

10:00am EDT

iSTEM for All: Integrative Stem in the Inclusion Classroom
The integration of technology and engineering into science content is hugely important to the success of all students. By making simple adaptations to past projects and lessons, educators can assure that students will be prepared to work in a 21st Century world. Teaching engineering design and related scientific processes can be easily adapted to meet the needs of students of various levels. Attendees will participate in a design challenge, such as the "marshmallow challenge," that will allow them to experience a true hands-on project-based lesson. Participants will brainstorm adaptations that would enable all students (self-contained, special education or general education) to participate at the highest possible level.


Debra Coen

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Orange

Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 320 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.


Mark Finkelstein

Superintendent, Educational Services Commission of NJ

Naomi Glassman

Teacher, Bright Beginnings Learning Center

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

3:30pm EDT

HILLS House: Helping Individuals Learn Life Skills
Learn about an innovative program, designed by Warren County Special Services School District in partnership with Centenary College, where students in special education classes enhance direct classroom instruction by applying their life skills at the HILLS (Helping Individuals Learn Life Skills)House facility.


Janet Cunningham

House Coordinator, Warren County Special Services School District

Joseph E. Flynn

Superintendent, Warren County Special Services School District

Sherry Koeppen

Supervisor, Warren County Special Services School District

Tuesday October 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Wednesday, October 26

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.


Donna Cohen

Curriculum Supervisor and District AVID Director, Woodbury City 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 →

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

4:00pm EDT

What Every Board Member Needs to Know About Special Education
On average, up to 25 percent of a district budget includes special education expenses, and from 10 to 22 percent of the student body is eligible for special education services. In this session, participants will learn some of the key concepts in special education; what questions to ask about a district's special education expenses; how to understand the “lingo of acronyms” associated with special education matters, and more. Presenters include a director of special education who also serves as a board member; and an experienced school board attorney, who has mediated and litigated cases in all levels of the state and federal administrative and court system.


Gerard Crisonino

Director of Special Education, Jersey City Public Schools
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Nathanya Simon, Esq.

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC

Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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