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Tuesday, October 25
 

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

How to Create a Makerspace -- And Why Schools Need To
Makerspaces, fab labs, innovation stations-- whatever you call them, every student needs a place to brainstorm, collaborate and prototype with 21st century tools and materials. Such spaces promote mastery of new career, tech and science standards, but more importantly, prepare students for the modern workforce, a tech-based economy, and a productive and rewarding life. From no budget to half a million dollars; from a set of boxes in a media center corner, to a lab with 3D printers and laser cutters; we’ll experience what making means; plot out spaces; and discuss funding, tools, and enduring partnerships.

1 CEFM 

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

Speakers
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Marc Natanagara Ed D

Assistant Superintendent, Toms River Regional School District
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Tiffany Lucey

Supervisor of Educational Technology, Toms River Regional School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

CANCELLED - Makerspaces in the Classroom
Through this hands on workshops, attendees will be introduced to what are the makeups of a good makerspace and how to easily create one in their school district. We will explore the numerous implications of "making", 3D printing, coding, and robotics in the classroom and how to implement it into your existing curriculum.

Speakers
MN

Marcos Navas

Technology Facilitator/ Maker, Union City


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am 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

11:00am EDT

Keeping School Documents and Records Secure: Control for Digital Management
This session will help members navigate and manage their current state of records management; on-site and off-site storage; and current record management policy and procedures. Learn about NJ Department of Treasure Rules and Regulations, what is driving the transition to electronic documents, and how to start.

1 QPA: Office Admin/General Duties

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

Speakers
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Patti Kanner

President, Kanner Connect
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Ro Kathuria

Document Engineer, Atlantic Tomorrows Office

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

11:00am EDT

Modernize Delivery of Services with a Service-Centric CMDB
Modernize information technology (IT) and other services offered on campus by building a service model that defines, structures and automates the flow of work. Free up resources to focus on the core mission of any educational institution: teaching and learning. This session will discuss how to create a service-centric configuration management database (CMDB) that allows your organization to provide an optimal consumer experience with an intuitive service catalog for IT, human resources, facilities and other services; automate repeatable manual processes and enable self-service with easy access.

Speakers
WH

William Huber

Computer Design & Integration LLC

Exhibitors
avatar for Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.

Sponsors
avatar for Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.



Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Designing the Connected School
For years, schools have run clocks, bells, announcements, alarms, digital signage, video streaming and other systems as separate platforms. What if you could simplify and unify all of those systems, managing them from one easy-to-use tool? Join us for this session to learn how you can take advantage of your computer network to make all of these tools "talk" to one another, making your school more dynamic, interactive and easier to manager.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology

Sponsors
avatar for Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor 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

Essential Steps to Prevent Ransomware Infections in Your Schools
Ransonware continues to evolve, infecting educational institutions and taking in massive gains for cyber attackers. In order to effectively protect your organization, you need go behind the scenes and understand how to combat the latest techniques used by adversaries. This session will detail advances in ransomware and delivery; attendees will leave with practical ways to prevent these critical threats, including in-depth policy recommendations and simple tips to reduce your attack surface.

1 QPA: Information Technology

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

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Holmes

Kenny Holmes

District Sales Manager, Palo Alto
Kenny has been in Information Technology for more than twenty years and held more than 10 industry certifications from Microsoft, Sun, IBM, and Novell. Kenny is currently a Computer Information System Security Professional and holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for ePlus Technology

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 →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

The 'T and E' in STEAM
The New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educator's Association supports teachers through professional development as they work to bring hands-on, 21st century learning to the STEM classroom. Through the completion of Technology Learning Activities, teachers are able to provide students with opportunities to ask questions and solve problems while engaging in an engineering design process. Through this session, participants will be provided with lesson plans, curricular designs and project ideas to support the integration of technology and engineering into every K-12 classroom. ​

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center 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.

Speakers
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Mark Finkelstein

Superintendent, Educational Services Commission of NJ
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Naomi Glassman

Teacher, Bright Beginnings Learning Center
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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

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 →
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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

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

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
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David Doyle

Teacher, Delsea Regional High School
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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

4:30pm EDT

CANCELLED - Improve Your STEM Activities Going Paperless!
This presentation has been cancelled as of 10/20/2016.

Jim Drechsel, Waldwick School District Technology Education teacher and New Jersey Interscholastic STEM League coordinator, will share how going paperless has allowed his students to place resources from various applications into one engineering google doc. He will also show how the paperless system has been used to streamline and manage documents hosting interscholastic STEM competitions.

Kevin Carroll, Principal of Waldwick High School will share how administrators can support the use of technology and STEM activities within their schools. He will also share the importance of creating a school culture where teachers are encouraged to take risks and think outside the box.

Speakers
KC

Kevin Carroll

Principal, Waldwick High School
JD

James Drechsel

Technology Educator/NJ Interscholastic STEM League Coordinator, Waldwick School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
iSTEAM Command 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

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
avatar for ePlus Technology

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

10:00am EDT

Cross Curricular Integration
Learn how the special area teachers at a K-3 and at a 4-5 school integrate technology and content curriculum across all of their classes. Physical education, Art, World Language, Library, Music and Technology come together to create meaningful projects where the lessons are connected using 21st century skills. We will discuss how to integrate the standards for ELA, Math and also our individual subjects to provide learning experiences for our students. We will also share several of our projects and how to plan, grade and manage such a large undertaking.

Speakers
GI

Gail Inkrote

Technology Teacher, Branchburg School District
EP

Erica Patente

Technology Teacher, Branchburg School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
iSTEAM Command Center 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
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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

Designing the Classroom of the Future
Explore the classroom of the future with Promedia. In this session, learn how schools can build spaces for learning that are engaging, active and interactive -- enabling teachers to use innovative tools and techniques to reach all students. We'll walk you through the process of developing active learning spaces, from planning your goals to implementation. Join us to learn about revolutionary classroom design while experiencing it yourself in the 21st Century Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology

Sponsors
avatar for Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Promedia, a New Era Technology Company

Diamond Sponsor, Promedia Technology Services Inc.
Technology integration services for K-12 school districts. We enable school districts to provide the best education experience possible to students and employees through effective use of technology


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
21st Century Classroom One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Turning Your Technology Into An Elevator For All Learners
This session will focus on how to leverage your existing investment in technology to elevate all learners. The discussion will focus developing strategies to integrate and leverage many of the common technologies found in classrooms to produce improved learning outcomes. We will also cover ways in which to leverage other tools and resources to make more sense of the technology and improve adoption by the students. The core of the discussion will cover whole class teaching, individualized instruction and peer-to-pear learning environments. We will also take note of emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 415 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
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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
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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

Manage Student and Staff Printing
During difficult economic times, schools can make smart and budget-savvy decisions by managing printing services for educators and students. This presentation will teach districts how to track printing in a network environment, allowing allocation of printers for most efficient usage. Partipants will learn how to provide needed print access, while keeping control of costs.

Speakers
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Eric Knight

Director of Technology, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
LS

Linda Sylvestri

Govt Account Manager, Atlantic Tomorrows Office

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.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Modernize Delivery of Services with a Service-Centric CMDB
Modernize information technology (IT) and other services offered on campus by building a service model that defines, structures and automates the flow of work. Free up resources to focus on the core mission of any educational institution: teaching and learning. This session will discuss how to create a service-centric configuration management database (CMDB) that allows your organization to provide an optimal consumer experience with an intuitive service catalog for IT, human resources, facilities and other services; automate repeatable manual processes and enable self-service with easy access.

Speakers
WH

William Huber

Computer Design & Integration LLC

Exhibitors
avatar for Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.

Sponsors
avatar for Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Computer Design and Integration-CDI

Platinum Sponsor, Computer Design and Integration-CDI
True hybrid IT solutions with a fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two years of consulting engagements deep technology skills and outstanding experience.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 414 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

2:00pm EDT

The Secret to creating the State’s best STEAM Facilities
What elements are common to the best STEAM facilities throughout the state? How would top educators design their spaces given a chance? What are the secrets to creating a functional, safe and conducive learning environment that facilitates STEAM-based courses? And the biggest challenge of all, how to pick resources, technology, and equipment that will fulfill the needs of the space for years?

Join Technology and Engineering teachers Shane Evans, Jason Erdreich and Bill Rumaker as they share secrets from their own experiences and the best iSTEAM classrooms 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 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center 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
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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

Establishing a Right-sized K-12 Information Security Program
Cyber risk is real, and you need to meet it head on. As threats to technology systems and data are on an exponential rise, the development of an information security program becomes critically important to combat and address technology risk. Attendees will learn about developing an information security program using a continuous risk management lifecycle approach. We will identify the components of a security program, review the continuous risk management methods and demonstrate how these concepts can be designed to fit into any organization regardless of size or industry. Discussions on how and where to get started on building a continuous risk management program will be presented with recommendations on how to get started in your organization.

1 QPA: Information Technology  
1 CEFM

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

Speakers
JA

John A. Otte

Principal Security Strategist Lead Auditor, ePlus Technology Inc
John A. Otte, C|CISO, CISSP, CISA, CISM, MBA, MSIA, ISO 27001 Lead AuditorePlus Technology, inc - Principal Security StrategistJohn is the Principal Security Strategist for ePlus. John is an accomplished Information Security and data protection professional with over 15 years of Systems... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for ePlus Technology

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 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 415 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
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Stephen Bonora

Board Member, Runnemede Board of Education
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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

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
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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