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Informational Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am EDT

NJSBA Grant Support Program
Looking for new, alternative ways to fund your education initiatives? Stop by at 10am to learn how Grants Office LLC, NJSBA’s partner for grant services, can assist your district in applying for state, federal, and foundation grant opportunities!

Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

11:30am EDT

21st Century Teaching and Learning
Join the Microsoft in the Classroom session to explore Microsoft's curriculum resources, tools, and certifications that will qualify and certify students for the modern workplace to your classrooms. The session will focus on transforming the education experience through the intersection of trends, technology, and teaching. This is a great starting point for any school considering new investments in education technology programs. 

Speakers
MW

Marissa Waddell

NJ Device Specialist, Microsoft


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

11:30am EDT

NJSBA Sustainability Services
Is your school looking to participate in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program or other certification programs, but you’re unsure where to start? NJSBA can help. NJSBA provides sustainability consulting services and programs to help your school achieve certification actions and help you to define your goals, vision, and roadblocks as you journey toward healthier, more efficient schools. Stop by to meet with NJSBA’s sustainability experts and learn more. 

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

12:15pm EDT

Engaging Stakeholders: Online Agendas are a Win-Win Solution for Communities - and your District!
Thousands of school boards nationwide are engaging stakeholders by using board management solutions to dramatically lower costs, increase transparency and reduce time-of-staff by up to 75 percent. This session will show attendees precisely how utilizing proven, low-cost technology can reduce carbon footprints, save districts tens-of-thousands of dollars annually and increase community access to board activities.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

12:15pm EDT

How are schools taking advantage of the VMware Technology?
The classroom is rapidly changing as students and curriculum evolve. Security demands have been on a steady incline. As many embark on the transformation journey, schools need to continue to simplify the approach preventing wasteful spend and the potential of getting stuck in the technology quicksand. Join this session to educate yourself on the achievements made by schools in the last year. The focus will be on how schools have rapidly transformed the capabilities of their classrooms. Topics will include the 1-1 initiative, what is driving the requirements, and how to address your school needs. Experts will be ready to answer all your questions. We look forward to your attendance.

Speakers
MS

Mario Spallarosa

Senior Systems Engineer, VMware


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

1:00pm EDT

Should students help lead your technology initiative?
This informative panel will feature district leaders, teachers, and students of Belvidere and Harmony school districts discussing the iSchool Initiative and the bright new future of technology integration in their classrooms. The discussion will cover details of the three-day iSchool Advocate training, the student led technology initiatives that were created from the iSchool Initiative, and the impact the initiative has had on the community and the students’ lives. Join us to find out why Belvidere and Harmony are so inspired by the iSchool Advocate Program and learn how your school can be part of changing the culture in education.

Moderators
TW

Tim Wright

Project Team Leader, iSchool Initiative

Speakers
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Chris Carrubba

Superintendent, Belvidere School District
CG

Caralee Gately

Media Specialist, Belvidere Elementary School
AW

Amy Whittaker

Media Specialist, Harmony Elementary School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

1:45pm EDT

Meet the NJSBA Field Services Staff
Every school district in the state of New Jersey has a specific Field Service Representative who serves as your primary contact with the Association. They are available to present in-district workshops on a variety of topics to assist boards of education in their governance responsibilities. Drop in to learn how your Field Service Representative can assist you and your district to succeed

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

2:30pm EDT

NJSBA Legal Department At Your Service
Is your district taking advantage of NJSBA’s legal resources? NJSBA offers a number of legal resources for schools, including the popular “Attorney of the Day” service. Stop by to learn how the NJSBA’s Legal Department can assist your district.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

11:30am EDT

NJSBA Policy Services
Policy making is your board’s primary responsibility. NJSBA’s Policy team provides crucial services and resources to help your district with all of your policy needs. Stop by to speak with our resident policy experts.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

12:15pm EDT

ELFNJ: Helping Districts Succeed
The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey (ELFNJ) saves districts money by providing additional training at no cost. It supports the weekend New Board Member Orientation program, county programming, and STEM training for board members.

Stop by to learn about the ways ELFNJ can help your district. 

Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

12:15pm EDT

How are schools taking advantage of the VMware Technology?
The classroom is rapidly changing as students and curriculum evolve. Security demands have been on a steady incline. As many embark on the transformation journey, schools need to continue to simplify the approach preventing wasteful spend and the potential of getting stuck in the technology quicksand. Join this session to educate yourself on the achievements made by schools in the last year. The focus will be on how schools have rapidly transformed the capabilities of their classrooms. Topics will include the 1-1 initiative, what is driving the requirements, and how to address your school needs. Experts will be ready to answer all your questions. We look forward to your attendance.

Speakers
MS

Mario Spallarosa

Senior Systems Engineer, VMware


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

1:00pm EDT

Should students help lead your technology initiative?
This informative panel will feature district leaders, teachers, and students of Belvidere and Harmony school districts discussing the iSchool Initiative and the bright new future of technology integration in their classrooms. The discussion will cover details of the three-day iSchool Advocate training, the student led technology initiatives that were created from the iSchool Initiative, and the impact the initiative has had on the community and the students’ lives. Join us to find out why Belvidere and Harmony are so inspired by the iSchool Advocate Program and learn how your school can be part of changing the culture in education.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carrubba

Chris Carrubba

Superintendent, Belvidere School District
CG

Caralee Gately

Media Specialist, Belvidere Elementary School
AW

Amy Whittaker

Media Specialist, Harmony Elementary School
TW

Tim Wright

Project Team Leader, iSchool Initiative

Sponsors
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Elkay

Bronze Sponsor, Elkay
Award-winning Bottle Filling Stations providing a rapid fill of revitalizing drinking water to quence thirt and minimize plastic bottle waste in the environment.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

1:45pm EDT

Learn about NJSBA Labor Relations Services
Is your district currently in or entering negotiations? NJSBA’s Labor Relations experts offer a variety of essential services to assist your district in meeting the challenges brought about by collective bargaining and labor relations. Stop by to learn about the ways NJSBA can assist you in negotiating collective negotiations agreements that meet the needs of your students and your community. 

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449

2:30pm EDT

Are You Future Ready?
This session will provide an overview of the content and goals of the "Are you Future Ready?" workshops that are scheduled to take place over the current school year. The workshops are presented through a partnership between NJSBA and NJDOE, and include working sessions where district teams can discuss their current digital learning profile and begin working on their strategic plan for digital learning. Presentations will cover best practices from a district team committed to digital learning, and an introduction to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework (as referenced in ESSA). Districts will be shown how to sign up for the workshops, if desired.

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 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
NJSBA TEC Area Booth 735

2:30pm EDT

Sustainable Jersey for Schools
Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future. Close to 500 schools are already participating. Find out how your school can take part in this exciting new initiative!

Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
NJSBA Services Area Booth 449