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Tuesday, October 25
 

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
LF

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

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

Negotiating Health Benefits
Over the past few years there have been significant changes in the health insurance arena, including changes in the School Employees Health Benefit Program (SEHBP); Chapter 78’s sunset; and the advent of the Affordable Care Act. Learn how these changes affect collective negotiations.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

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

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

School Official Ethics: Where Are We Now?
Over the past 18 months, decision and advisory opinions released by the New Jersey School Ethic Commission have triggered the greatest sea change in the school official ethics landscape in more than 20 years. Join NJSBA's staff attorneys as they discuss the state of school official ethics law today, and the behavior constraints currently faced by board members and school administrators.

1 QPA: Ethics 

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

Speakers
JB

John Burns

Counsel, NJSBA
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 417 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

11:00am EDT

Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing
Contemporary technology applications such as videoconferencing, interactive field trips, and social networking promote dialogue with students, educators and experts from around the world. In order to expose students to contemporary issues on the local, national and global levels, the Contemporary Issues though Videoconferencing program is designed to challenge students and to provide them with an in-depth understanding of the world’s history and present-day events. It is also designed to aid students in an understanding of globalization and its problems and of the growing interdependence among people and nations today. Students examine the geography, governments, history, economics, and cultures of the major regions of the world. Students should be active in their own learning and this course allows students to design their own learning experiences, all of which concentrates on developing verbal communication, critical thinking, writing skills, historical concepts, and discipline needed for future academic courses, as well as for making informed decisions regarding complex issues that face the world in the 21st century.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Investors Bank Theater

11:00am EDT

Embrace the Savings from Energy Efficiency and No-Cost Solar
Capturing energy savings enables districts to squeeze more out of tight budgets. Self-funding energy efficiency and the various methods to implement ESIP’s (energy saving improvement programs) and solar initiatives have helped districts offset operating costs for years. These opportunities are timelier than ever and can be undertaken simply and successfully. Session participants will learn how smart planning compounds available incentives and pays real benefits, how best to structure these improvements and how to avoid problems and pitfalls.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing
1 CEFM

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

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.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Keeping Children Safe, Once School at a Time
School safety has become the most important work of our time, with emergency operations planning between school leaders, business administrators, emergency responders and school staff a continuous process. Since September 2014, in accordance with the School Security Task Force recommendations, the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning (OSPEP) has conducted over 550 drill observations throughout the state. During these visits, best practices are shared to improve safety and security protocols. In this session, representatives from OSPEP will present common measures to promote school-wide safety practices.

Speakers
BC

Ben Castillo

Director, Education Program Development Specialist, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJDOE
TG

Thomas Gambino Ed D

Education Program Development Specialist, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJDOE
JG

Jeff Gale

Special Investigator, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJDOE


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 417 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
PK

Patti Kanner

President, Kanner Connect
RK

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

Mitigating the Impact of Declining Enrollment in Your District
Declining enrollment in local school distrcts creates significant challenges for many school districts in New Jersey. This decline has been exacerbated by the simultaneous decrease in state funding, often accompanied by a decline in the local tax base. The increased demands for academic improvement, rising costs for such items as health care, wages, transportation, and utilities as well as additional “unfunded” mandates and the 2 percent tax cap levy place a great strain on many districts. This session will focus on exploring possible solutions and strategies that will assist your board in addressing the impact of declining enrollment while maintaining the quality of the education you provide to your students. Consolidation, regionalization, distance learning, sharing services, and “choice” are some of the options that will be explored.

Speakers
MG

Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 413 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

11:00am EDT

Partnering with Municipalities: Understanding the Politics and Making it Happen
Our regional school district benefits greatly from collaborating with local municipalities, with recent results including a$500,000 municipal grant for a new district baseball field;
free solar panel installation that generates $50,000 in revenue per year; partnering support for the district’s proposed $35 million bond referendum; waived municipal fees; and more.

The HVRSD Board President and Hopewell Township Mayor will discuss partnering for gains, navigating the political landscape, networking, community involvement/perception, how to navigate through the process and cut the red tape.

1 QPA: Office Admin/General Duties

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


Speakers
RC

Robert Colavita

School Business Administrator, Hopewell Valley Regional School District
KK

Kevin Kuchinski

Mayor, Hopewell Township
LW

Lisa Wolff

President Board of Education, Hopewell Valley Regional School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

US Army-NJSBA Partnership to implement iSTEAM education: Free of Charge Resources, Initiatives, and Best Practices
The US Army has a strategic interest in improving student academic achievement. As the demand for STEAM literate citizens has become increasingly high, the Army has developed a portfolio of STEAM educational opportunities for schools and students across the country. In a common effort to enhance students' success, career readiness and iSTEAM awareness, NJSBA and the Mid-Atlantic Battalion established a one-of-a-kind partnership, a model for the rest of the country. Find out about innovative professional development opportunities, resources available to schools and students, and how you can make a difference in your school district.

Speakers
LE

LTC Edward C Croot

Battalion Commander, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
GC

Giovanna Cristiano Hansen

Education Services Specialist, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

The New Jersey State Board of Education
The New Jersey State Board of Education is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the State Senate. The State Board adopts administrative code, which sets the rules needed to implement state education law. In addition, the group advises on
policies proposed by the education commissioner. This session will feature a moderated discussion with members of the State Board.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Rooms 305-306 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

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

Board Meetings Gone Wild: Can They Be Tamed?
Just when you thought we had reached the limit of outrageous behavior at public meetings, SSE&C’s attorneys are back to prove you wrong. With new video (and maybe some old favorites) from actual public meetings, board members and administrators will learn how to use the law, board policy, Roberts’ Rules and common sense to maintain or regain control when a meeting gets too wild for words. This session will feature experienced board attorneys, board members and school officials who will provide strategies for managing meetings that appear to be unmanageable.

Speakers
avatar for Paul C  Kalac Esq

Paul C Kalac Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC
RT

Richard Tomko

Superintendent, Bellville School District

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.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 415 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

Current Issues in School Law
Everybody loves to speak with a school law attorney, especially when it is free. Two NJSBA staff attorneys will present an update on recent legal decisions and legislative developments affecting boards of education and charter schools. The session uses a combined presentation/question-and-answer format that will provide insight into significant recent developments in public education school law, and also give participants an opportunity to ask questions about the topics presented and any other area of school law.

1 QPA: Ethics 

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

Speakers
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA
CT

Carl Tanksley

Counsel, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 410 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

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

1:00pm EDT

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Exhibitors
avatar for Investors Bank

Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.

Sponsors
avatar for Investors Bank

Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

How Two High Schools Became Green Ribbon School Honorees
Do you consider your school to be environmentally green and sustainable? Does your indoor learning environment enhance student learning, and is your curriculum developing students who are stewards of the environment? If you answered "YES" to several of these questions, then your school might be ready to be recognizes as a "Green Ribbon School." Participants in this session will be guided through an overview of the GRS program and application process, and will hear from two 2016 GRS honorees. Learn first-hand what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School, and how the award can impact students and a school.

1 CEFM Credit 

Speakers
DT

Dr Terrence Charlton

Principal, Egg Harbor Township High School
avatar for Allison Mulch

Allison Mulch

Project Director - School Sustainability, New Jersey Audubon
Hello Climate Teachers and Stewards! Over the past 9 years, I have worked with more than 400 K-12 public, private and charter schools in NJ to integrate environmental and sustainability education across their curriculum by coordinating Eco-Schools USA in New Jersey and the U.S. Department... Read More →
DB

Dr. Brian Repici

Superintendent, Triton Regional HS; Black Horse Pike Regional SD


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

District Use of Facilities Program
Is your district often faced with requests for the use of district facilities? This session will explore strategies for managing these programs. Topics discussed will include: What groups are authorized to use district properties? What type of insurance should be in place? Participants will learn strategies for avoiding costly litigation and other problems associated with the use of district-owned facilities by outside organizations.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

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

Speakers
TB

Terry Barlow

Sr Loss Control Rep, NJSIG
TJ

Tony Jones

Loss Control Manager, NJSIG
CR

Chris Russo

Business Administrator, Delran Board of Education

Exhibitors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.

Sponsors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Education Foundations: Engaging Business, Industry, and Community as Partners
Learn how the Trenton Public Education Foundation (TPEF) and the Trenton school district are working together with a community arts team to create a strategic arts education plan for all Trenton school students as part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Any Given Child program. There will be a panel discussion with the executive director of the TPEF; McCarter Theatre Center's education and engagement director ; a district representative; and other members of the Any Given Child Community Arts Team.

Speakers
EM

Ellen Mushinski

Executive Director, Trenton Public Education Foundation
EN

Erica Nagel

Education and Engagement Director, McCarter Theatre Center


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Energy Management Using Demand Response
This session is a very detailed, in-depth look at some of the best practices on how to make facilities more energy-efficient by claiming the low hanging fruit. In addition, the session will explain how your school district can then take those best practices and, using them in demand-response programs, create a steady revenue income to your district with no out-of-pocket expense. This will help your facilities become more energy-efficient, help lower your overall cost of operation, and allow your district to allocate money where it is needed most in the classroom.

 1 QPA: Green Purchasing
 1 CEFM
 
Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
avatar for Ron Marinelli

Ron Marinelli

Facility Manager Energy Manager, High Bridge School District
At the June 27, 2016 High Bridge Board of Education meeting Mr. Ron Marinelli, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds did a presentation regarding energy use reduction and cost savings for the district. From March to June 2016 High Bridge reduced 554 hours of operation. That number equates... Read More →
MP

Mike Palumbo

Senior Manager Demand Response, IP Keys Power Partners



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 417 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

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
JB

Joseph Bollendorf

Superintendent of Schools, Washington Township Public Schools
CC

Carol Chila

Board Member, Washington Township Board of Education
avatar for Ginny Murphy

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

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

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

4:00pm EDT

Finding Opportunity in Long-Term Debt Planning
In the 1990s, many New Jersey school districts issued bonds for capital projects. As those bonds are being paid off, now is the time to plan for new capital financing. Whether your district has long -term debt that is expiring, or you need ideas on financing capital facility improvements, you will learn how to thoughtfully and efficiently implement a capital finance plan.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

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

Speakers
RA

Robbi Acampora

Financial Adviser, Phoenix Advisors, LLC

Exhibitors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.

Sponsors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

STEM On A Dime!
This presentation is intended to assist teachers and districts in developing i-STEM programs on limited budgets. Developing maker-spaces and design labs can be far more cost-effective than you might think! At Delsea Regional High School, used computers, used furniture, free software, some elbow grease, and adopting the adage of “reduce, reuse, recycle” helped to get our program up and running. This presentation will offer tips on: Accessing free training, where to find free software, lesson resources and materials, minimizing costs of paper goods and consumables, classroom-to-lab conversion tips that do not require an architect, and more!

Speakers
DD

David Doyle

Teacher, Delsea Regional High School
DM

Dr Melissa Williams

Asst Superintendent, Delsea Regional High School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Student Achievement and Collective Bargaining
Does your collective bargaining agreement promote teacher quality andstudent achievement? Learn how different contract provisions affect teacher quality and explore how the collective bargaining agreement can be tailored to make student achievement the touchstone for decisions regarding resource allocation.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

TEACHNJ Update: Lessons from Arbitration
This session will present an update on the current tenure law, including the impact of the most recent TeachNJ tenure decisions by arbitrators, and the recent amendments to AchieveNJ. Participants will also learn about strategies for successfully presenting a tenure case before arbitrators, rather than administrative law judges.

Speakers
avatar for John G. Geppert Jr. Esq

John G. Geppert Jr. Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
John Geppert, a Member of the Firm, concentrates his practice in the representation of school boards in all facets of education law and related areas. He has provided legal services to boards of education for more than twenty years. In his representation of school districts, Mr. Geppert... Read More →
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Stephen M Bacigalupo II Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
My specialty is Education Law. I routinely provides clients with legal advice on an array of education law matters including, but not limited to: tenure acquisition; the viability of tenure charges; OPMA; OPRA; HIB; student residency and homelessness; special education; and other... Read More →
DG

Dr Gregory McGann

Superintendent, Rockaway Township Public Schools

Sponsors
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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.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Going from Zero to 60 in Design and Technology
By the spring of 2014, Chatham had identified a critical need: It did not have a dedicated design and technology program in its schools. Since then, the district has built a K-12 design and technology program, featuring weekly classes for all students in grades K-5, a middle school program with six different courses, and a set of high school course progressions in both design and technology, and computer science. This presentation will focus on how Chatham secured funding and staffing for its programs, built its curriculum, and continues to expand this important area of study for students.

Speakers
DD

Danielle Dagounis

Supervisor of Design and Technology, School District of the Chathams
ML

Michael LaSusa

Superintendent, School District of the Chathams
JW

Jill Weber

Board President, School District of the Chathams


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
21st Century Classroom on Exhibit Floor One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

Aligning Your Board Committee Structure to Your Strategic Plan
Are you tired of feeling like your committee work is not effectively or efficiently leading to improved student learning? Are you looking for an alternative that helps you and your board provide oversight and clear direction to your administration, while discouraging micromanagement? For the past three years, the Hillsborough Board of Education has been working collaboratively with its superintendent to develop a committee structure aligned to the district's strategic plan. Sample committee agendas and minutes will be available as well as the bylaw governing the new committee structure.

Speakers
DJ

Dr Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township Public Schools
MV

Michael Volpe

Director of Human Resources, Hillsborough Township Public Schools



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

Bullying: Lessons from TV Land
This exciting program will use video clips from classic TV shows and movies to illustrate the key legal principles and latest developments of this serious subject in an informative and entertaining way.

Speakers
BD

Beverly Darvin Cwerner

Vice President, Bernards Township Board of Education
JE

John E Croot Jr Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere
LW

Linda Wooldridge

President, Bernards Township Board of Education


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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

Code Compliance Update
We will present our "Big 80" code compliance issues in schools with emphasis on lead in drinking water and the PEOSHA Job Hazard Analysis they require.

1 CEFM 

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

Speakers
KG

Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association
HR

Henry Rodrique

Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Ocean City Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

District Use of Facilities Program
Is your district often faced with requests for the use of district facilities? This session will explore strategies for managing these programs. Topics discussed will include: What groups are authorized to use district properties? What type of insurance should be in place? Participants will learn strategies for avoiding costly litigation and other problems associated with the use of district-owned facilities by outside organizations.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

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

Speakers
TB

Terry Barlow

Sr Loss Control Rep, NJSIG
TJ

Tony Jones

Loss Control Manager, NJSIG
CR

Chris Russo

Business Administrator, Delran Board of Education

Exhibitors
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New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.

Sponsors
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New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 420 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

9:30am EDT

Labor Relations Mini-Workshop: Dawn of a New Day
This full-morning program will update board members and administrators on a variety of labor relations topics, including recent court decisions regarding Chapter 78 and increment, and developments in health insurance. This session is an important learning and networking opportunity for anyone involved in collective negotiations.

2.5 QPAs: Office Admin./General Duties 

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

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA
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Andrew B. Brown, Esq

Partner, SSE&C
I am an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the area of labor and employment. I am eager to help school districts navigate the challenges of contract administration, personnel and other employee/employer relationships.
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Cameron R Morgan Esq

Attorney, Parker McCay
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA
GH

Gary Hall

HR Coord, Bergen Co. Tech Sch & Spec. Serv Sch District
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA
JR

Jennifer Roselle

Genova Burns



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 303 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

How Two Schools Earned Green Ribbon Honors
Do you consider your school to be environmentally green and sustainable? Does your indoor learning environment enhance student learning, and is your curriculum developing students who are stewards of the environment? If you answered "YES" to several of these questions, then your school may be ready to be recognized as a "Green Ribbon School." Participants in this session will be guided through an overview of the GRS program and application process. You will also hear from two 2016 GRS honorees, and learn first-hand what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School, and how the award can impact a school and its students.

1 CEFM Credit 

Speakers
DA

Dr Ann T DeRosa

Principal, Whitehouse School, Readington Township SD
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Allison Mulch

Project Director - School Sustainability, New Jersey Audubon
Hello Climate Teachers and Stewards! Over the past 9 years, I have worked with more than 400 K-12 public, private and charter schools in NJ to integrate environmental and sustainability education across their curriculum by coordinating Eco-Schools USA in New Jersey and the U.S. Department... Read More →
DJ

Dr James Pedersen

Superintendent, Essex County West Caldwell Tech


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center 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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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

11:00am EDT

Gay-Straight Alliances in Today's Public Schools
Today’s Gay-Straight Alliances are forums for students to find support and safe places to discuss the subjects affecting the LGBT community in their schools and beyond. As the students strive to “educate and advocate” they become savvy about the legal issues involved with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in public school settings. This session will provide school board members background information about high school Gay-Straight Alliances and an overview of the New Jersey laws that protect the rights of the LGBT students in their school districts.

Speakers
JI

Jessica Ippolito Ed D

Teacher GSA Adviser, Delsea Regional High School
BD

Brian D'Ottavio

Guidance Counselor/GSA Adviser, Delsea Regional High School
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Andrew Li

Parker McCay


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Hot Topics in School Finance
The session will cover three timely topics in school finance. Participants will learn about equipment lease financing and how this financing strategy can provide a continuous source of funds for equipment purchases without stressing a budget. Payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) programs are “hot” due to the reemergence of redevelopment projects statewide; this session will cover what school districts should expect from PILOTs. And participants will receive an update on secondary market disclosure compliance and the continued focus of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on this subject.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

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

Speakers
RA

Robbi Acampora

Financial Adviser, Phoenix Advisors, LLC

Exhibitors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.

Sponsors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

School-Municipal Cooperation: Energy Saving Improvement Programs
Alternative energy installations and efficiency upgrades are key elements in the sustainability of New Jersey schools and municipalities. Learn about how to working with consultants, the ESIP process, feasibility assessments, procurement, project management and construction administration. Understand how collaborative projects reduce utility costs, and teach our next generation sustainable habits that will benefit the entire community.

Moderators
Speakers
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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 →
HE

Hon Edward Mahaney Jr

Mayor, Cape May City
MT

Michael Thulen

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

Mark Warner

VP and ACESplus Manager, Gabel Associates


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Rooms 305-306 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

11:00am EDT

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Facility Manager
We will review the working relationship between administration, board and the facilities director. Discussion will include the answers you need during an interview process, or questions you ask your seasoned veteran, with emphasis on relationships and job responsibility.

1 CEFM 

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

Speakers
DF

Don Frangipane

Facility Engineer, Neptune Board of Education
KG

Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 417 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

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
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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
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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

Improving School Facilities: Working Together for Our Students
Healthy Schools Now will focus advocacy training on how school boards can play a role in creating, or working with existing, coalitions of parents, educators, school community advocates, and local education associations to ensure safe and healthy schools for all students.

Speakers
JB

Jerell Blakeley

Campaign Organizer II, Healthy Schools Now Coalition/NJ Work Environment Council
MB

Marie Blistan

NJEA Vice President Teacher, New Jersey Education Association
TH

Thomas Hardy

Organizing Specialist, NJEA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 417 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
EK

Eric Knight

Director of Technology, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
LS

Linda Sylvestri

Govt Account Manager, Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Sponsors
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Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Diamond Sponsor, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges.


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
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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
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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

1:00pm EDT

Outmigration by the Numbers: How Do We Stop the Exodus?
NJBIA's recent report on outmigration indicated the state lost $18 billion in net adjusted-gross-income over the last decade, resulting in a dramatic, negative impact on the state's economy. The found that those who left the state did so for locations with lower taxes and a lower cost of living such as Pennsylvania and Florida. In particular, millennials were the largest cohort that left the state including college students and young professionals.
This session will explore the report, and discuss how the state can act more effectively to keep young people in-state.

Speakers
MS

Michele Siekerka

President and CEO, NJ Business & Industry Association


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 413 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

1:00pm EDT

Legislative Update
Once again, the Legislative Update forum will feature a combination of NJSBA’s traditional forum with the session formerly held by the Garden State Coalition of Schools. It is hoped that this combined session will allow for the participation of a larger number of legislators and possibly other state officials, and provide a larger block of time for workshop participants who may also want to attend other sessions that overlap this popular annual forum. Owing to the larger-than-anticipated turnout we’ve experienced in recent years, this year’s update will also feature a larger room to comfortably accommodate more workshop participants. Please come with your thoughtful questions for what we anticipate will be a great, collegial experience with our elected officials.

Members of the New Jersey State Legislature have been invited to participate. 

Speakers
JB

John Burns

Counsel, NJSBA
CJ

Christopher Jones

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
JP

Jonathan Pushman

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
SS

Sharon Seyler

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
MV

Michael Vrancik

Director Government Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Rooms 305-306 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

Dollars for Your District, Fund your Strategic Plan Wish List
This session will provide participants with information on the critical need for, and benefits of, an education foundation, and ways in which local education foundations provide school districts with additional funding for innovative projects and programs. The focus will be on how education foundations can work collaboratively with the superintendent and board to assist in funding the strategic plan. The presentation will also cover how to start, grow and sustain a foundation.

Speakers
RD

Randy Davis

Vice President Board of Trustees, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
TD

Trudy Doyle

President Board of Trustees, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
MD

Megan Dzwonkowski

Executive Director, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership



Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 417 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
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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 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

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

Speakers
MB

Marie Blistan

NJEA Vice President Teacher, New Jersey Education Association
VD

Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA
DS

Dr Saul Rubenstein

Professor, Rutgers School of Labor & Management


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Next Generation Career and Technical Education: The Future is Now
In New Jersey and the nation, there is a growing focus on career and technical education and readiness for students. Complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, teamwork and emotional intelligence are among the skills needed for success in a hyper-connected world. This session will explore these new demands and the emerging vision of career and technical education, and what these trends will mean to students in vocational-technical schools.

Speakers
MB

Marie Barry

Assistant Division Director, NJDOE
TM

Timothy McCorkell

President, NJCCVTS, Monmouth County Vocational School District
SM

Scott Moffitt

Superintendent, Morris County Vocational School District
JS

Judy Savage

Executive Director, NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Exhibitors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.

Sponsors
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Investors Bank

Diamond Sponsor, Investors Bank
A full-service community bank with $20.9 billion in assets and a network of more than 140 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

US Army-NJSBA Partnership to implement iSTEAM education: Free of Charge Resources, Initiatives, and Best Practices
The US Army has a strategic interest in improving student academic achievement. As the demand for STEAM literate citizens has become increasingly high, the Army has developed a portfolio of STEAM educational opportunities for schools and students across the country. In a common effort to enhance students' success, career readiness and iSTEAM awareness, NJSBA and the Mid-Atlantic Battalion established a one-of-a-kind partnership, a model for the rest of the country. Find out about innovative professional development opportunities, resources available to schools and students, and how you can make a difference in your school district.

Speakers
LE

LTC Edward C Croot

Battalion Commander, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
GC

Giovanna Cristiano Hansen

Education Services Specialist, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Charter School Labor Relations Program: A Year in Review
Labor organizations are committed to unionizing New Jersey’s charter schools, and over the past year, several New Jersey charters have been successfully organized. What happens during unionization drive? How can management respond? What would a new union mean for the school? NJSBA's manager of labor relations will discuss all aspects of unionization in this timely program.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a growing issue that has an impact for schools. The NJ Attorney General established a task force to address all facets of this issue including educating students, all school personnel and Boards of Education. In collaboration with the DOE, the AG is advocating the development of middle/high school curricula that addresses human trafficking in the context of social studies, health, and American history.

Speakers
NC

Nancy Curry

Director Office of Student Support Services, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 410 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

The Hidden Cost of Lateral Movement on the Salary Guide
Advanced training for teachers can have serious financial consequences for boards of education, resulting from both tuition reimbursement and financial incentives for advanced degrees. This program will highlight the unanticipated and often overlooked impact upon the financial operations of boards of education and will offer tactics to limit the impact.

Speakers
SB

Steve Brennan

Business Administrator, Pinelands Regional Board of Education
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

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

Speakers
GC

Gerard Crisonino

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

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC



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

Get Engaged to Ensure a Successful Referendum
Passing a referendum and overcoming the doubts of a skeptical public is more challenging than ever. Before dollars are determined and before project presentations are made, engaging with your public the right way can vastly improve how your referendum is perceived and your potential for success. In today’s era of social media, breaking through the information overload to reach your community in a meaningful way requires new thinking and smart communications planning. Through case studies and candid discussion, attendees will learn time-tested and newly successful strategies as well as pitfalls to avoid. Join us to foster referendum success!

Speakers
LB

Laura Bishop

Managing Principal, Laura Bishop Communications LLC
Laura Bishop Communications is a public relations firm based in South Jersey with an extensive practice in public relations and marketing communications for schools and education related businesses and organizations. As president of the NJ School PR Association (NJSPRA), I am passionate... Read More →
DF

Diane Fox

Business Administrator, Middle Township Public Schools
SS

Steve Siegle, AIA, LEEDap

Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group
DD

Dr David Salvo

Superintendent, Middle Township Public Schools

Sponsors
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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.


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

9:30am EDT

Improve Your District's Credit Rating
Participants will receive a brief overview of the rating process for their bonds, with most of the presentation focusing on those rating criteria over which school districts have the most control – financial practices, management, and policy adoption. Underlying economics, and state regulations restrict most districts’ ability to influence their credit rating, but steps can be taken to improve the financial management assessment score. The session will cover those areas of financial practices of most interest to the rating agencies, and will provide suggestions on how to best address rating agency expectations in these areas.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

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

Speakers
TE

Thomas Eldridge

School Business Administrator, Lawrence Township School District
ML

Mary Lyons

Managing Director, Phoenix Advisors LLC

Exhibitors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.

Sponsors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 414 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