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Group Session - NJDOE [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

11:00am EDT

Social-Emotional Learning: Key to Success in School and Life
This presentation will focus on the importance of social-emotional learning to support all students.  Information will be provided on research-based social-emotional learning skills and competencies, the role of school staff, and the connection to school climate and academic achievement, as well as a reduction in at-risk behaviors. Participants will learn ways to embed these skills across the curriculum for students in all grades.

Speakers
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Kelly Allen

Manager Safe and Supportive Schools Unit, NJDOE


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Rethinking Discipline: Creating a Pipeline from School to Success
This presentation will focus on ways that school districts can effectively address discipline issues to support student success.  Information will be provided on the effects of student suspensions and referrals to law enforcement as well as the role of the code of student conduct.  Participants will be provided with an understanding of connections to school climate; positive behavioral supports and interventions; social-emotional learning; multi-tiered system of supports; and restorative practices.  

Speakers
KA

Kelly Allen

Manager Safe and Supportive Schools Unit, NJDOE
NC

Nancy Curry

Director Office of Student Support Services, NJDOE


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
With the passage of the ESSA in late 2015, New Jersey's educational community has an entrepreneurial opportunity to rethink many strategic aspects of our collective work including, but not limited to, accountability, funding (federal dollars), interventions and supports.  This session will provide an overview of what the law allows for and, specifically, how school board members will be able to assist with implementation and oversight.

Speakers
JH

Jill Hulnick

Deputy Director, NJDOE
DP

Diana Pasculi

Deputy Director External Affairs, NJDOE
PS

Peter Shulman

Deputy Commissioner, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

A Conversation with NJDOE: Standards and Assessment
The New Jersey Department of Education's (NJDOE) Division of Teaching and Learning has been committed to conversations with stakeholders around how to transform classroom instruction by working collaboratively.  This year, schools are working on aligning their curriculum and instruction to the revised English language arts and mathematics standards, and using PARCC data to inform instructional decisions.  Join NJDOE staffers for a conversation about standards and assessment and the critical role of the school board member in this work.

Speakers
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Robin Knutelsky

Director Office of Teaching and Learning Support, NJDOE
LM

Laura Morana

Chief Academic Officer, NJDOE



Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Introducing Future Ready Schools – New Jersey
This session will introduce districts and schools to an exciting new initiative from the New Jersey School Boards Association, the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Institute of Technology called Future Ready Schools – New Jersey (FRS-NJ). FRS-NJ is designed to promote digital learning throughout New Jersey’s public schools and to engage students in developing 21st  Century skills by encouraging the best use of digital learning tools by educators.  Participants will receive an overview of the initiative and learn how their schools can participate.

Speakers
LC

Linda Carmona Bell

Educational Technology Specialist, NJDOE
JK

Joshua Koen

Chief Innovation Officer, NJDOE
JS

Joseph Seaman

Supervisor Technology Readiness, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

PARCC Implementation
The true benefit of the PARCC assessment is in the data and tools available to educators to help improve instruction. This session will help board members better understand   the performance and growth of their students, as well as the new data elements and tools available to educators and educational leaders.  

Speakers
DM

Donald Mitchell

Chief Performance Officer, NJDOE
LM

Laura Morana

Chief Academic Officer, NJDOE
PS

Peter Shulman

Deputy Commissioner, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Preparing All Students to be Career Ready
Career readiness is essential for the success of all students. This session will focus on the comprehensive efforts to prepare all students for lifelong success. From the implementation of career-ready practices to the development of high quality career-focused programs, schools are providing students with increased opportunities to authentically connect their current learning with their future education and career plans. Participants will learn about New Jersey's career action plan, developed as a recipient of a JP Morgan Chase grant aimed at ensuring that all students are not only college-ready, but that they graduate high school prepared for careers.

Speakers
MB

Marie Barry

Assistant Division Director, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Thursday, October 27
 

9:30am EDT

Implementing a Tiered System of Intervention
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has developed a framework for academic and behavioral interventions based on models of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).  Session participants will learn the first steps for implementing a system that can result in delivering better quality core instruction that addresses variability among learners, better use of assessment data, and more effective and efficient interventions for struggling students and students who need enrichment.

Speakers
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Peggy McDonald

Acting Chief Learning Supports and Specialized Services Officer, NJDOE


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401