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Sustainable and Healthy Schools [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

Helping Your Students Become Safer Drivers
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company’s program on teen driving safety is given by a former N.J. State Police officer and a former West Windsor Township police officer who together have a combined 50 years of law enforcement experience. The presentation, which covers real-lifeexamples on the dangers of driving, is available free to New Jersey high schools, and includes topics such as distracted, impaired and fatigued driving, and the New Jersey driving laws. This session will offer a preview of the program, and information on how your school district can schedule a presentation.

Speakers
CB

Carsten Boethig

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM
VM

Violet Marrero

Consumer Safety Representative, NJM
PM

Pat McCormick

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM

Exhibitors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com

Sponsors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 414 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

9:30am EDT

Energy 101
Session attendees will learn about the array of energy actions that schools participating in Sustainable Jersey for Schools can choose from, as well as the free resources available to schools and districts.

1 QPA:  Green Purchasing
1 CEFM 

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

Speakers
JB

Jodi Bettermann

Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Readington Township Public School District
GF

Gary Finger

Ombudsman, Division of Economic Development and EnergyPolicy, NJ Board of Public Utilities
TO

Tony O'Donnell

Economist, Sustainability Institute at The College of NJ
MT

Michael Thulen

ESIP Coordinator, Division of Economic Development & Energy Policy,, NJ Clean Energy Program


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 415 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
GN

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

11:00am EDT

Best Practices for Sustainable Facilities
Facilities directors who were instrumental in their schools obtaining Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification share best practices and provide an overview of the operations and management suite of actions available to schools and districts participating in the program.

1 CEFM 

Speakers
AD

Ann Degnan

Facilities Manager, Long Branch Board of Education
JG

John Gallagher

Medford Facilities Dir, Medford Township Public Schools
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
DM

Dr Michael Salvatore

Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch Public Schools


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 415 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
EB

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

1:00pm EDT

Can ‘Print’ Strategies Help Districts Achieve Sustainability Objectives?
Session participants will learn cost-effective and easy-to-implement print strategies to meet your district's sustainability goals for 2016 and beyond. Session topics will include print strategies that save paper; choosing output devices that lower costs, and how print software can drive sustainability.

1 QPA: Information Technology

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

Speakers
JD

Jim DeWitt

Director, Software Solutions, Stewart
MH

Marcie Hausser

Senior Technology Consultant, Education, Stewart, A Xerox Company


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Helping Your Students Become Safer Drivers
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company’s program on teen driving safety is given by a former N.J. State Police officer and a former West Windsor Township police officer who together have a combined 50 years of law enforcement experience. The presentation, which covers real-lifeexamples on the dangers of driving, is available free to New Jersey high schools, and includes topics such as distracted, impaired and fatigued driving, and the New Jersey driving laws. This session will offer a preview of the program, and information on how your school district can schedule a presentation.

Speakers
CB

Carsten Boethig

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM
VM

Violet Marrero

Consumer Safety Representative, NJM
PM

Pat McCormick

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM

Exhibitors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com

Sponsors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 420 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
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 →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 320 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
avatar for Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

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

Development of a Lead Sampling Program for your School
This session describes the resources available to a school system to develop a Drinking Water Lead Sampling Plan and a Quality Assurance Program Plan. Reviews the USEPA 3T's (Training, Testing and Telling) document, and provides an overview of how to select sample sites, proper sampling technique, and how to interpret results. Remediation of elevated lead levels in the drinking water will also be presented.

Speakers
KH

Kristin Hansen

Environmental Specialist 4, NJDEP


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:30pm EDT

Physical Activity = Student Achievement
This session will review the research that points to the positive effects of physical activity, and will describe the benefits of adopting a comprehensive school wellness policy and the FREE resources available to help you toward your goal of a healthier school community.

Speakers
CB

Catherine Bull

Project Coordinator, NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center at Rugers University
avatar for Trish Sanchez

Trish Sanchez

Project Coordinator, NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center at Rutgers University
NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center -- encouraging and enabling students to walk and bike to school!


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Can ‘Print’ Strategies Help Districts Achieve Sustainability Objectives?
Session participants will learn cost-effective and easy-to-implement print strategies to meet your district's sustainability goals for 2016 and beyond. Session topics will include print strategies that save paper; choosing output devices that lower costs, and how print software can drive sustainability.

1 QPA: Information Technology

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

Speakers
JD

Jim DeWitt

Director, Software Solutions, Stewart
MH

Marcie Hausser

Senior Technology Consultant, Education, Stewart, A Xerox Company


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

Procuring Local Foods for School Cafeterias
Across the country, an increasing number of schools are sourcing local foods and providing complementary educational activities that emphasize food, agriculture, and nutrition. Why not in the Garden State? Topics covered in this session include procurement basics, defining local, where to find local products, the variety of ways schools can purchase locally in accordance with regulations, and the resources available to guide district efforts.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

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

Speakers
CC

Chris Cirkus

Farm to School Asst Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrution
BF

Beth Feehan

Farm to School Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrition
RH

Renee Haider

Associate Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
SS

Sharon Seyler

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

A Fresh Look at Indoor Air Quality and Energy Savings
Despite the recent focus on energy savings, building systems are designed much the same way today as they have been for decades. Learn how trying to cut energy costs has led to moisture problems as mechanical units are shut down or operations reduced; and the movement to improve indoor air quality has resulted in designs that deliver more outside air into buildings –but there are questions as to whether that actually improves air quality. Discover how your district can reduce energy use, save money and improve air quality with a different design approach.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

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

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group  Inc

Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.

Sponsors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group  Inc

Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Drinking Water Rules: What Needs to be Done
With the New Jersey State Department of Education’s adoption of new rules requiring the immediate testing for lead in the drinking water of all New Jersey public school districts, charter schools, renaissance schools and jointure commissions, it is important that school boards understand and implement the new requirements. This session will discuss the technical and legal requirements regarding lead in drinking water, the sources of lead in drinking water, the steps needed to correct the problem, and the recent filings of class action lawsuits related to the problem.

1 QPA: Office Admin./General Duties

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

Speakers
HB

Hope Blackburn

General Counsel, Jersey City Public Schools
JS

John Scagnelli Esq

Partner, Scarinici Hollenbeck

Exhibitors
avatar for Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

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.

Sponsors
avatar for Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

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.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 414 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

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 →
TO

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

Helping Your Students Become Safer Drivers
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company’s program on teen driving safety is given by a former N.J. State Police officer and a former West Windsor Township police officer who together have a combined 50 years of law enforcement experience. The presentation, which covers real-lifeexamples on the dangers of driving, is available free to New Jersey high schools, and includes topics such as distracted, impaired and fatigued driving, and the New Jersey driving laws. This session will offer a preview of the program, and information on how your school district can schedule a presentation.

Speakers
CB

Carsten Boethig

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM
VM

Violet Marrero

Consumer Safety Representative, NJM
PM

Pat McCormick

Teen Driver Safety Representative, NJM

Exhibitors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com

Sponsors
avatar for NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group

Diamond Sponsor, NJM Insurance Group
NJM is known for great auto insurance rates outstanding service and dividends. Now that's extraordinary. Public educators can get a quote and apply at NJMStartsHere.com


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 420 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

2:00pm EDT

Use your school as a teaching tool to address climate change
In this session we will discuss strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, reduce operating costs, and provide STEM-based learning opportunities.

Speakers
TR

Todd Rogers

President, Energy Training Solutions


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center 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

4:00pm EDT

Funding Your Sustainability Initiatives
Last year Sustainable Jersey for Schools provided more than $500,000 in small grants to participating schools in the state. Learn about the exciting projects being undertaken by schools and districts and how your district can obtain funding for sustainability projects.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 

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

Speakers
CC

Cynthia Collins

NJDOH, Child & Adolescent Health Program NJ Dept of Health
DD

Donna Drewes

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
LG

Lisa Gleeson

Education Program Officer PSEG Foundation, PSEG
SS

Sean Spiller

Secretary-Treasurer, NJEA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 415 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

11:00am EDT

Strong Partnerships for Sustainable Schools
Session participants will explore how schools can use the resources and the expertise of partners to enhance their sustainability efforts.

Speakers
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools


Thursday October 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401