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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

Bringing STEM Within Reach of All Students
There is a well-recognized need for districts to prepare more students to participate in STEM-related careers. Almost all college STEM majors require students to study physics, chemistry and calculus. Students who have studied those subjects in high school have a distinct advantage, yet many African-American and Hispanic students lack the opportunity to do so. New teaching strategies, combined with a physics-chemistry-biology science sequence and the correct alignment of mathematics and science courses, can bring a STEM career within reach of all students.

Speakers
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Lucy Feria

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Trenton School District
RG

Robert Goodman

Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
NJ

Naomi Johnson Lafleur

President, Trenton Education Association
MT

Michael Tofte

District Supervisor K-12 STEM, Trenton School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 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
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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

10:00am EDT

Greenhouse Aquaponics
Our session will feature Greenhouse Aquaponic farming which is an Organic sustainable approach to farming year-round in a controlled environment. The Delsea High School Aquaponic Program has been in operation the for three years and benefits school and community

Speakers
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Gary Nelson

Horticulture Teacher and FFA Advisor, Delsea Regional High School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center 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

10:00am EDT

Strategic Planning
This program will answer the question, "What is strategic planning, and how will it help my district and our students?" We will identify the components of the strategic planning process and explore the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district. Hands-on small group activities include: participating in brainstorming and consensus activities, and the development of vision and belief statements.

Speakers
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
CP

Charlene Peterson

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 318 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
WL

Wendy Liscow

Education Program Officer, Geraldine R Dodge Foundation
SL

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

1:30pm EDT

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future
John Henry of NJSBA and Jaimie Cloud, of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, will discuss what questions should be considered and what collaborative actions can be taken by school boards, facility directors, superintendents other key staff members to create a culture of sustainability. Attendees will learn how sustainability can benefit the entire community, save the school money and provide safe and healthy learning environments for children.

1.5 QPAs: Green Purchasing 

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

Speakers
JC

Jaimie Cloud

President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
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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 →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Shifting a School Culture to be Student-Driven
Over the last four years, Watchung Borough School District, along with its pioneering teachers, has been designing problem-based, student-centered classrooms that build executive-function skills. The district also used this opportunity to bring in technology into the classroom that allows individual learning paths that were not possible before. This session will explore the change process in Watchung.

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 →
MN

Mary Nunn

District Principal, Watchung Borough School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Show Me the Money: Creating Opportunities Through Reallocation of Resources
The Washington Township Board of Education (Gloucester County) has approved a redistricting plan which will be implemented for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The school board's re-districting committee and administrative staff will discuss how the reallocation of resources through redistricting, redistribution of certificated staff, and various programmatic changes enabled the funding for the expansion of support service in guidance and technology, the expansion of a half day kindergarten to a full-day kindergarten program, and the launch of a 1:1 Laptop Computer initiative at the high school, while staying within CAP for the start of the 2016/17 school year.  The 60-minute technology-based interactive presentation will focus on the process of clarifying goals, identification of resources, planning and implementation. The program will conclude with a question and answer session in which attendees may ask questions and share ideas. 

Speakers
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Joseph Bollendorf

Superintendent of Schools, Washington Township Public Schools
CC

Carol Chila

Board Member, Washington Township Board of Education
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Ginny Murphy

Board President, Washington Township Board of Education (Gloucester)



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 410 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 →
TS

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

4:00pm EDT

Are your Classroom Technology Investments Driving Student Outcomes?
As schools continue to invest heavily in classroom technology, School Boards, Administrations and the Community are starting to ask “Are we seeing the Appropriate ROI from these Investments?”. Learn about tools your administrations can be using that provides full visibility into what technologies and learning applications are being accessed by your students across your complete district. By understanding what applications are being used by individual, time of day and location, you can gain insights to where technology investments are working and where they need to be tweaked to improve the learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Mitchell

Glenn Mitchell

K-12, Extreme Networks
Glenn Mitchell has over 30 years experience helping Commercial, K-12 and Higher Education Institutions position technology to move their organizations forward. Having been the CIO in multiple school districts, he worked with administration to develop and execute technology plans focused... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Establishing Goals K-12 to Realize the Full Impact of Digital Learning
Meaningful digital learning is a goal of schools everywhere. But while some schools look to address long-term trends, pressure to adapt to fads can sidetrack leaders from pursuing their goal of creating a connected campus. This session focuses on the larger issues -- distinguishing fads from trends -- and identifying certain "mega-trends" that will impact education and the basic structure of teaching and learning. Topics covered include how an outcomes-based approach to digital learning can help your school better plan for the successful adopting; and how simple models, such as student-laptop initiatives, can create a self-sustaining service.

Speakers
EL

Elliott Levine

Distinguished Technologist and Director of Education, HP, HP Inc.
Named the Inaugural EdTech 100 Top Global Influencers by EdTech Digest

Exhibitors
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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 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

TEACHNJ Four Years Later: What Have We Learned?
When the new tenure law, “TEACHNJ,” was adopted in 2012, the Legislature declared its purpose to be “to raise student achievement by improving instruction;” while Gov. Chris Christie announced that it would lead to a dramatic reduction in the time and cost of removing ineffective teachers. This session will address whether TEACHNJ has achieved these goals. Attorneys who have represented school districts in tenure charge cases will discuss their experiences in TEACHNJ arbitration, recent arbitration decisions, and whether the procedures established by TEACHNJ are achieving its stated goals.

Speakers
BC

Brenda C Liss Esq

Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
BM

Bernard Mercado Esq

Associate Deputy General Counsel, Newark Public Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 413 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
DO

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

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
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 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Engaging Students with Classroom Technology
Learn ways to integrate technology into the classroom that will easily differentiate instruction and provide authentic, exciting learning experiences for all students. Explore various online tools including blogging, digital scrapbooks, Prezi, Wattpad, and Google classroom and sites. Learn ways to incorporate popular social media to help students create and share information. Educators will walk away with a toolbox of online resources to help their classrooms become more lively, student-driven, collaborative environments.

Speakers
WM

Wendy Michels

Language Arts Teacher, Branchburg Township School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor 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

Inherent Bias
In collaboration with North Brunswick, the presentation provides the background of inherent classrom biases and that district's response to research and identify biases, and provide professional development for administrators and teachers, conducted by the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, to address those inequities.

Speakers
DK

Dr Kayne Ellis

Supervisor of English, North Brunswick
VD

Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA
BZ

Brian Zychowski

Superintendent, North Brunswick SD



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Integrating Engineering and Technology Content with the Next Generation Science Standards
Liberty Science Center's educational programs work to correlate program content with the current Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our engineering and technology-based workshops include programs for students from K-12 and encompass many of the indicated standards. This session will explore and show how these programs can inspire the students' desire to further delve into these fields, through our hands-on activities that include Arduinos, 3D modeling and printing, digital game development and more.

Speakers
RR

Ruben Rosario

Director STEM Enrichment, Liberty Science Center
DS

Deepa Shah

Specialized Programs Coordinator, Liberty Science Center


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 321 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

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

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
 

9:30am EDT

A Chromebook Summer Program
The Runnemede School District has designed, implemented and improved an online-only 10 week summer program. This program keeps students engaged over the summer months in one to three classes. This session will provide the information districts need to get one of these camps off the ground for yourself.


Speakers
SB

Stephen Bonora

Board Member, Runnemede Board of Education
SM

Sean McCarron

Business Administrator Director of Curriculum, Runnemede Board of Education


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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

Strategic Planning
This program will answer the question, "What is strategic planning, and how will it help my district and our students?" We will identify the components of the strategic planning process and explore the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district. Hands-on small group activities include: participating in brainstorming and consensus activities, and the development of vision and belief statements.

Speakers
MG

Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 320 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