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Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am EDT

Changes in E-rate Funding May Mean You're Spending Too Much
Over the next two years, the funding to schools for certain voice services will be eliminated. This session will cover innovative technology that will help districts reduce costs, while increasing reliability and redundancy in the schools voice network. Explore case studies of how districts were able to save money by using innovative voice products.

Speakers
DB

Dave Bourhill

Strategic Account Manager, Lightpath
GM

Greg Mosca

Strategic Account Manager, Lightpath

Sponsors
avatar for Lightpath

Lightpath

Silver Sponsor, Lightpath
Internet, hosted voice, Internet voice bundle services.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Classflow: Welcome to the Modern Classroom
ClassFlow is an all-in-one software teaching platform for synchronizing classroom devices and orchestrating lessons across a connected learning environment. The software enables educators to measure student learning, and differentiate instruction with an award-winning application that gives educators endless ways to engage, motivate and inspire students. Learn more about this award-winning platform.

Speakers
HA

Hetal Amin

Teacher, Woodbrook School - Edison
AB

Amanda Bowler

Classroom Teacher, Woodbrook School, Edison Public Schools

Sponsors
avatar for Promethean

Promethean

Silver Sponsor, Promethean
Leading provider of interactive boards, panels, walls and tables. Award winning software to get the nost from our products, design ffor your realize your educaitonal vision.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Learning in a Mobile-First Digital Environment
The digital classroom needs to support learning with 1:1 initiatives, collaborative project-based learning and BYOD (bring your own device). Learn how schools can modernize classrooms and save money by providing reliable anytime/anywhere access to cloud-based apps like Google Apps for Education and Office 365e. This session will also cover additional policy and security management tools to protect networks and critical data.

Speakers
NH

Nicholas Harders

Manager, Solutions Architects Team, Aruba/Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Sponsors
avatar for PKA Technologies

PKA Technologies

Gold Sponsor, PKA Technologies
A technology educational specialist with integration and thought leadership to help you educate and prepare your students for the new world learning.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Part 1- Meshing Practice and Practicality in School Security Planning
Part 1 will deal with the practicality of school safety and security. What makes sense? What are the unique characteristics and challenges of school buildings that must be considered? Can we do too much? This session will examine a real-life example of a lock down at a major regional school district and discuss what we have learned since then.

Speakers
DA

David Aderhold

Superintendent, West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District
GD

Gerard Dalton

Assistant Superintendent, West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District
GR

George R Duthie AIA PP

Principal, FVHD Architects - Planners


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Protecting Against Ransomware and Other Threats
Threats to your technology infrastructure are everywhere. The incidence of ransomware continues to grow for all types of organizations, including schools. Add to that user error, natural disasters, and threats inside your network (like disgruntled employees or students), and you’re left with an immense challenge to protect your users and data. Join us for a discussion of how you can protect your district, from policy and prevention, to new tools and technology.

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 →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

The 'Cadillac Tax' is Coming. Or is it?
An update on the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac Tax," and discussion of possible strategies to mitigate its impact.

Speakers
JC

Jason C Della Penna

Senior Vice President - Employee Benefits Regulatory Affairs, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

10:00am EDT

The Talent Magnet: Securing Super Substitutes
This session will explore the "dos and the don’ts for recruiting the best and the brightest for your district.

Speakers
ML

Melissa Livengood

Business Administrator, Florence Township School District
JW

James Wasser

Director of Professional Learning, Source4Teachers/MissionOne


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

What You Need to Know as a New BA
Business administrators wear many hats, including overseeing purchasing, procurement of construction and maintenance related projects for your facilities. Determining what is maintenance and what is a capital project is critical. This session will review the difference between the two, the statutory requirements governing facilities, and the history of the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Facilities. Learn about local building permits and NJDOE approval processes. Hear from a seasoned business administrator and those with experience in navigating the paperwork involved in these matters.

Speakers
GJ

Gregory J Somjen AIA

Parette Somjen
WS

William Sabo

School Business Administrator, Franklin Borough Board of Education

Sponsors
avatar for Parette Somjen Architects

Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Board Hearings 101: Student Discipline, HIB and Donaldson
What type of hearings are held before a Board of Education? What is the difference between a hearing and an appearance before the board? Experienced school board attorneys will answer these questions and discuss the board's role in the most common types of hearings: Student discipline, HIB and Donaldson/non-renewal hearings.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

GAF Commercial Solar Program for New Jersey Schools
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has a unique ability to provide both high quality commercial roofing materials and to facilitate a comprehensive, one-stop financing solution that is called GAF Solar + Roof.  Our commercial solar program can empower New Jersey Schools with a more affordable means to lower their energy costs. By teaming with finance partners, solar developers, and leading roofing and solar installers, we look forward to making a broad array of additional high-value rooftop solar projects a reality in New Jersey.

Speakers
CM

Christopher Metcalf

GAF Materials/GAF Solar

Sponsors
avatar for GAF Materials/GAF Solar

GAF Materials/GAF Solar

Gold Sponsor, GAF Materials
Founded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing (Source: Fredonia Group study). Our success in growing the company to nearly $3 billion in sales has been a result of our relentless pursuit of quality, combined with industry-leading... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Is Your District Effectively Managing Special Education Providers?
Districts typically use a large group of specialists to provide services to special education students, including speech therapy, psychological and social work services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Software can help with managing these staff members, scheduling and reporting activities, and ensuring proper reimbursement for services under the Special Education Medicaid Initiative (SEMI). Good recordkeeping also protects the district in litigation and reflects sound district management. Learn how a district can more effectively manage special education services.

Speakers
KN

Kenton Nice

Co-Founder, Realtime Information Technology

Sponsors
avatar for Realtime Information Technology

Realtime Information Technology

Gold Sponsor, Realtime Information Technology
Integrated comprehensive student infomration system: student database special education scheduling teacher evaluation gradebook notification medical discipline family/student portal lesson planner data sharing food services.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Maintaining Quality IT Support in a Difficult K12 Hiring Environment
Given the difficulty of finding, hiring and retaining quality IT talent in today's competitive environment, how can school districts maintain quality support for the systems used daily by teachers, staff and students? This session will discuss a variety of ways to keep staff and teachers focused on the work of teaching tomorrow's leaders, rather than focusing on basic IT functions. Participants will be able to identify ways to remove basic IT tasks from staff, so they can focus on work supporting the strategic aims of the school district.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Porter

Scott Porter

Senior Director Business Development, ePlus Technology, inc
Scott was Active in the Army for over 7 years, including 4 years enlisted service and 3 years as an Officer in Infantry and Military Intelligence, finishing as a Captain. Scott moved into the technology industry in 1998. Throughout his time in the technology industry, Scott has worked... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Navigating the Wide World of STEM Grants
STEM is one of the hottest topics in education today. The excitement and educational value of this new focus on hands-on learning is undeniable, but too often that excitement is cut short when school districts can’t find the funding to implement new STEM projects. Join us for this session to learn how schools can work with a dedicated grants team to sift through the wide variety of STEM enablement grants and submit outstanding applications that give you the best chance at securing funds.

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 →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Part 2- Meshing Practice and Practicality in School Security Planning
Part 2 will deal with practice and designing security into school facilities. After consideration of the practical elements of school secuirty design in part 1, this session will cover how to approach school security in a comprehensive matter; design principles of school security; how various security measures contribute to disrupt an intruder; and an examination of the various measures including cost, effectiveness, use of district resources, school community impact, life cycle and others. Participants will also learn about financing options, and hear examples of measures that several school districts have implemented.

Speakers
DA

David Aderhold

Superintendent, West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District
AN

Adam Nasr

Director of Facilities, Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
WT

William (Ted) D Hopkins III AIA LEED AP Principal

Principal, FVHD Architect - Planners


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Simple Technology Security for the Classroom
Technology has transformed the classroom. Social networking, e-learning, and online collaboration are just a few of the ways students, faculty, and administrators are accessing information. But this tranformation presents challenges, including malware, unauthorized content being accessed, the greater bandwidth demands of streaming videos and 1:1 initiatives, and the demands of Common Core online testing. Session participants will learn easily managed solutions that can maximize resources and help control costs.

Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Sustainability: Lowering Utility Costs for Your School District
This session will review strategies for reducing energy costs by as much as 50 percent by seeing, measuring and managing the energy of all IP (Internet protocol)-connected systems. Learn how network-based monitoring of all devices and systems, regardless of vendor, allows for energy usage visibility, while providing advanced energy analytics and savings opportunities, enabling energy efficiency measures to be taken without affecting availability or productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Presidio

Presidio

Director K-12 Solutions, Presidio
A leading IT solutions provider offering consulting, professional services, and cloud and managed services. With more than 2,700 professionals, 1,500 are engineers with over 5,800 industry-leading certifications, based in 60+ offices across the U.S. WSCA Network Solutions Integrator... Read More →
MV

Michael Vogel

Solution Architect, Presidio

Sponsors
avatar for Presidio

Presidio

Gold Sponsor, Presidio
A leading IT solutions provider offering consulting professional services and cloud and managed services. With more than 2 700 professionals 1 500 are engineers with over 5 800 industry-leading certifications based in 60+ offices across the U.S. WSCA Network Solutions Integrator specializing... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

12:00pm EDT

Best Practices for Developing a New Elementary School
On March 22, 2014 a six-alarm fire destroyed the James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, leaving a community in distress and 500 students without a school. Over the next two years, the board of education undertook many unfamiliar roles, from crisis management in locating and renovating a temporary facility, to becoming expert in insurance negotiations, passing a school-funding referendum, dealing with a myriad of state approvals, managing the school construction budget and adhering to an immovable deadline all while maintaining safety, security for students and repairing a community. Two and half years later, a new facility stands ready to serve students. This session will explore the best practices and perseverance of the board and its team when faced with an unparalleled crisis.

Speakers
KH

Kenneth H Karle

President, LAN Associates


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

12:00pm EDT

Building the Budget for Information Security Strategy
Join us for a discussion on how to simplify the risk management process, through defined and prioritized security controls, and policy and procedure templates that align with industry standards such as NIST and COBIT5. We will review creating security safeguards, incident response plans, and communication plans to enable organizations to avoid, detect and counteract security risks. A simplified blueprint will assess your current state, and offer ways to strengthen your security process.

Speakers
SS

Steve Struthers

VP, Security Solutions/CTO, DynTek Services


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Economical and Exceptional Services for Students with Hearing Loss
Many districts are sending students with hearing loss to out-of-district placements because they cannot effectively support students with cochlear implants. While the Lake Drive School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing maintains a campus in Mountain Lakes, the program also provides educational support and professional development services in districts throughout New Jersey. Learn how Lake Drive can design successful programs that will include your students with hearing loss in your district's general education classes.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Lake Drive School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Lake Drive School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Bronze Sponsor, Lake Drive School
Lake Drive Program serves students with hearing loss in their home districts and accepts placements in their comprehensive inclusive program in Mountain Lakes.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Education Print Management: Designed to Reduce Costs and Control Budgets
Heritage Business Systems will explore with you the right solutions for K-12 to higher education. Join thousands of schools who save money by monitoring and controlling staff copy and print. Participants will learn how easy they can control and restrict users to print sensibly by allocating a quota/allowance/budget, solving the many problems and challenges posed by decreasing school budgets. The session will discuss how to facilitate mobile and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) print solutions on your existing print infrastructure. HBS will also discuss the importance of using Secure print, Find-Me printing/pull printing to reduce waste and cut costs. The program will demonstrate how to implement best practice print policies by using pop-ups which reroute jobs to the most effective device. Other topics will include how to watermark pages to identify owner of every page, access 50+ common reports and charge printing to individual, shared department accounts or grants. The overall goal will be to educate our participants on how managed print generates significant cost savings by providing proven technology and solutions for all schools.

Speakers
AS

Al Stillman

Director of Professional Services and Solutions, Heritage Business Systems

Sponsors
avatar for Heritage Business Systems

Heritage Business Systems

Silver Sponsor, Heritage Business Systems
We have 30 years of experience in the industry providing local schools with leading software and hardware solutions including copiers, printers and MFP’s.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

How to Bring Your District Payroll into the 21st Century
See how a district's payroll systems can be streamlined with web-based timesheets and vouchers, including online approvals. This session will feature demonstrations of online timesheet and voucher creation, tracking, and processing; running payroll, integration with HR (staff management), work flows, and custom forms.

Speakers
JB

Jill Berenado

Sales, Genesis Educational Services
JR

Jan Russak

Partner, Genesis Educational Services


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

How to Use Educational Services Commissions For Cost-Effective Solutions
Educational Services Commissions are public school districts authorized by the State Board of Education to provide needed academic and administrative programs and services to local school districts. Learn more about ESCs and the program options they offer, including special education and alternative education programs, coordinated transportation and nonpublic services, CST staffing, paraprofessional services, professional development training, NJ Virtual School, cooperative purchasing, technology training and more.

Speakers
CR

Christopher Rooney

Superintendent, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services Commission
DA

Dr Angelo Vilardi

Superintendent, Educational Services Commission of Morris County

Sponsors
NJ

New Jersey Council of Educational Services Commissions

Bronze Sponsor, New Jersey Council of Educational Services Commissions


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Save Money by ControllingYour Output Environment
Controlling and managing your organization's fleet of printers and multifunction devices can be a daunting task. Learn how districts are using output management solutions to dramatically reduce costs, eliminate waste, and improve security and productivity, while freeing up IT resources.

Speakers
GB

Greg Bryan

CTO, KDI, Inc.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

What is a Professional Learning Community?
Professional learning communities function to ensure all students learn at high levels; this requires effective collaboration and unwavering focus on results. Participants in this session will learn the pillars of effective collaboration; be able to calculate the cost of teacher team time, and realize a return on investment by collaborating on what matters. Evidence of effectiveness with real-life examples will be given. A free copy of "In Praise of American Educators" will be given to the first 20 attendees.



Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm 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.

Speakers
RM

Robert McGreevy PE CEM

President, EffectiveEnergy Solutions LP


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

1:00pm EDT

An Open Discussion About Closed Session
What can school boards discuss in closed session? When, and to what extent, can closed session information be shared with the public? When should employees receive Rice notices, and should we invite employees into closed session? Learn about closed session best practices, and discuss these and other questions, during this presentation.

Speakers
KA

Kelli A Prinz Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson

Sponsors
avatar for Cooper Levenson

Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Designing an Innovative STEAM Lab -- Even When Space is Tight
The U.S. will spend nearly $3 billion annually on STEAM (science, technology, engineering the arts and mathematics) programs in schools. Despite this, America ranks below other countries on international assessments. Does your district long-range facility plan include a STEAM facility or STEAM-specific places. In this session, learn how an innovative STEAM program can be accomplished even when space and funds are limited. A case study involving the Wyckoff School District will be presented.

Speakers
JD

Joseph Di Cara AIA

Principal, DiCara Rubino Architects
AD

Anthony Denorchia

Director of Educational Programs, DiCara Rubino Architects
RD

Richard D Kuder

Superintendent of Schools, Wyckoff School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Fast Track to Project Delivery: Exploring the Design-Build Approach
The new High Tech High School in Hudson County, part of the county's Schools of Technology system, will be one of the most technologically-advanced schools in the country. And, it's being delivered in less than two years. Hear from key team members who are making it happen, and understand how following a design-build approach has been a critical part of the project's success. Attendees will also learn more about the features and technologies that will comprise the $140 million facility.

Speakers
DC

Donna Coen O'Gorman AIA LEED Green Associate

Project Manager, DMR Architects

Sponsors
avatar for DMR Architects

DMR Architects

Silver Sponsor, DMR Architects
Architecture, programming, interior design, sustainable design, long range facility planning, needs assessments, feasibility studies, construction administration.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Get Savvy on Cybersecurity
Participants will learn how preventative practices in a school district can diminish the threat of data breaches of employee and student information. This session will discuss how districts can protect themselves, their students and their teachers in this new frontier of cybersecurity.

Speakers
KW

Kurt Watkins Esq

Associate, Scarinci Hollenbeck
CA

Christina Abreu Esq.

Associate, Scarinici Hollenbeck


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

STEAM with a 3D Twist
Experience the full power of STEAM -- science, technology, engineering, the arts and math -- by integrating 3D printing technology in relevant, problem-based learning scenarios that encourage student collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. Explore the 3DP Engineering process to prepare students for STEM careers as they design 3D create, and test their own solutions for real problems using 3D printing technology.

Speakers
DK

Dee Kerr

Cirriculum Trainer, 3D Systems


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

The Mobile Food Movement – On a Roll!
Learn about best practices in bringing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to students where they need it most. Such measures can increase participation and earn more federal reimbursement dollars for a school meal program. This session will discuss the latest in “grab-and-go” and second chance breakfast, classroom meals, dinner programs and mobile food trucks!

Speakers
HH

Hallie Halsey

Corporate Registered Dietitian, Maschio's Food Services
JU

Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

What’s So Challenging About Bid Challenges: An Explanation of the New Jersey School Contracts Law
Each year, New Jersey school districts award millions of dollars in contracts to outside vendors and contractors for goods and services. However, school board members are generally unfamiliar with the process the contracts must go through before being presented to the board for approval. This presentation will explain what types of contracts need to be publicly advertised; when and how a contract should be advertised; how a school district awards a contract; when a school district is required to reject a bid; and what a school district should do if a contractor or vendor submits a bid challenge.

Speakers
KA

Katharine A Fina Esq

Associate Attorney, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Sponsors
avatar for Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Gold Sponsor, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

A Closer Look at Farm-to-Plate: Aramark and FarmLogix Partner for a Purpose
FarmLogix - the largest farm-to-school entity in the U.S. -- connects local farmers to school districts and students to expand local economies and nutritional choices. See how FarmLogix and Aramark Education are collaborating on innovative, farm-to-plate programs in K-12 districts in New Jersey and throughout the country. Learn about the unique nutrition education initiatives, marketing programs, seamless logistics and reporting tools that can be leveraged for a farm-to-plate solution in your district, regardless of size.

Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Discover the Unified Classroom
Some 97 percent of teachers and administrators agree: Having all of their classroom applications unified in one place would allow them to spend less time on administrative activities and more time on education in the classroom. Learn how PowerSchool offers a single, unified platform for all classroom, instruction, assessment, and student data needs.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for PowerSchool

PowerSchool

Silver Sponsor, PowerSchool
The #1 education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 57 million users in more than 70 countries around the world.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Is the Deck Stacked Against Your Students?
This session covers the benefits of an evidence-based program, dealing with gambling addiction, that has proven effective in changing youth gambling behaviors. The projected outcome is to teach students facts about gambling and associated risks, while seeking to help prevent young people from becoming problem gamblers.

Speakers
DJ

Daniel J Trolaro MS

Assistant Executive Director, Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Lockdowns & School Safety: Maximizing Investments in School Safety Technology
When developing a plan for school safety and technology, districts must understand how the components work best together. With a comprehensive technology plan, schools can upgrade and save money, enhance communications and most importantly, improve school safety. Components should include bells, wireless clocks, paging, intercom and phone systems, wireless speakers, LED signage and more. By truly understanding how these work together, a district will be able to maximize its investment and ultimately improve safety.

Speakers
AH

Al Harnisch

President, Eastern DataComm
PJ

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm
MP

Mike Pinajian

Superintendent, Northvale Schools


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Maintaining Student Data Privacy in a Personalized Learning Environment
With school districts going high tech, and incorporating educational applications and digital programs into the classroom, some fear that the privacy and security of student personal information may easily be compromised. Are these fears unfounded or justified? Join Aspire in our learning lab session as we pull back the curtain on how to maintain Data Privacy for students in a 21st century learning environment.

Speakers
GL

George Lazarou

Principal Security Strategist, Aspire Technology Partners

Sponsors
avatar for Aspire Technology Partners

Aspire Technology Partners

Silver Sponsor, Aspire Technology Partners
Aspire powers education transformation - providing technology solutions to strengthen delivery of student-directed learning and professsional development, improved communications, reduced costs, and making schools more efficient and accessible in their mission.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Strategies for Reducing Special Education Costs and Improving Outcomes
Any solutions for stretching the school budget dollar and improving student outcomes must include special education. Learn how breakthroughs in special education management systems can control costs, enhance compliance and contribute towards improved outcomes. Find out how special services departments are improving the quality of their IEPs and positively impacting student outcomes. Hear case studies from special education administrators and see the latest tools available.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Horelick

Andrew Horelick

VP Sales and Service, Frontline Education
FJ

Frankie Jones

Director of Implementations and Regional Training, Centris Group/Frontline Education

Sponsors
avatar for Centris Group/Frontline Education

Centris Group/Frontline Education

Silver Sponsor, Centris Group/Frontline Education
Frontline Student Solutions for special education, RTI, Medicaid and Section 504 are designed to streamline processes, enhance compliance, inform best-practices and support improved outcomes.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

2:00pm EDT

The U.S Army-NJSBA Partnership to Implement iSTEAM Education
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 Army's 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 free 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

Sponsors
avatar for U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

Platinum Sponsor, U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
The U.S. Army has a strategic interest in improving student acedemic achievement. In addition to providing our nation's security, the Army is a leading organization investing in educational initiatives


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Winds of Change: Frontline’s Evolution as an Integrated Insights Partner
Part 1- Meshing Practice and Practicality in School Security Planning

Speakers
BP

Ben Pope

Solutions Consultant, Frontline Technologies Group, LLC


Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Benefits Negotiations: Blind Isn't Better
Are you negotiating blind? Open your eyes to the current trends before you’re caught off guard. This session will explore strategies and tactics to effectively negotiate benefits plan design changes, the impact of rising premiums and the Cadillac Tax, and employee contributions and the sunset of Chapter 78.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew B. Brown, Esq

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.
avatar for Joshua Savitz, Esq.

Joshua Savitz, Esq.

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC
LF

Laura Fanuele

VP, Brown & Brown Benefits Advisors


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Cloud Managed Video Surveillance by Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking has revolutionized the Wireless, Switch, Security, MDM and Telephony industries…and they are just getting started. Announcing Meraki Vision, Video Surveillance Managed by the Cloud, with no NVRs, Servers, HDDs or Special Management Software. Deploy Meraki MV on any network without increasing bandwidth to the internet or worrying about additional traffic on the network – in less than 15 minutes. How? Cisco Meraki Product Specialist Matthew Schaner will be discussing Architecture, Showing off the Camera, and Demonstrating how easy it is to deploy Cloud Based Physical Security. Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up for a Free Trial of Cisco Meraki MV Cameras immediately after the session.

Speakers
PM

Patrick McGinley

Account Manager, Cisco Systems
JM

Jim McNichol

Account Manager, Cisco Systems
RS

Raymond Sikora

Account Manager, Cisco Systems


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Empower Your School With Cost-Saving Solutions
This session will explore Private Fiber Networks for your school. It will showcase technology such as VOIP, broadband speeds, security solution both physical and virtual, and much more. We will also discuss the importance of surveillance and visitor management systems within a school setting. Most importantly participants will learn, through Millenium Communication Group’s unique solutions, how school districts can cut costs.

Speakers
PA

Pragnesh Amin

Chief Information Officer, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.
LC

Lauren Cassel

Account Manager, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.
LS

Laura Stalter

Senior Account Manager, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

GO Full Stem ahead with TGI
The session will feature ideas and examples on how school districts can make changes to cut costs in print output and scanning efficiencies. This will enable school districts to convert those savings into advanced technology to enhance their STEM programs with 3D offerings from TGI.

Speakers
DB

Don Buckelew

Director of sales, TGI Office Automation
WC

Wally Case

VP Major Accounts, TGI Office Automation
MD

Michael DeCanio

Director of Business Solutions, TGI Office Automation

Sponsors
avatar for TGI Office Automation

TGI Office Automation

Silver Sponsor, TGI Office Automation
From copiers and supplies to document management. Our solutions are designed to help school districts integrate the flow of information with today's most-advanced technology.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

10:00am EDT

Best Practices for Wi-Fi in K12 Classrooms by Aruba and HPE
One-to-one computing initiatives and bring-your-own-device result in lots of tablets, laptops and other mobile devices in your buildings. And that places new pressures on school wireless LANs (WLANs). Aruba and HPE will discuss the top 10 planning and operational things you should consider when choosing a WLAN to support your digital learning initiatives.

Speakers
ST

Steve Taylor

Systems Engineer, Aruba / HPE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Don't Be Bulllied by the New HIB Regulations
HIB is here to stay! For five years, districts have worked to understand and meet the requirements of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. New regulations bring to the forefront the most pressing problems and solutions. Learn what the new regulations mean for your district, changes that will be needed and how your district can best prepare.

Speakers
AH

Amy Houck Elco Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson
CB

Christopher Barrett Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson
KB

Kim Belin Esq

Attorney, Cooper Levenson

Sponsors
avatar for Cooper Levenson

Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Exciting STEM Tools to Invigorate Teachers and Students
There is intense interest in STEM education today, but what does it look like on a practical level? What are some of the tools and ideas that can have an impact in your classrooms? This session will explore various hands-on tools that can drive dynamic learning environments and create vibrant learning experiences for students.

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 →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Get a Handle on Printing
You do your best to watch each penny, and use resources to help all students. One area you may have not considered, that can drain your financial resources, is "printing". It is essential for schools to make smart and budget-savvy decisions in providing printing services for educators and students. Learn how to track printing in a network environment to better understand how, when and by whom devices are used. Session participants will learn how to provide needed print access, in the most effective way, while keeping costs under control.

Speakers
BW

Bruce Wadja

Solutionist, Atlantic, Tomorrows Office


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Making the Cloud Safe for Educators
Migrating email and data to the cloud gives your organization the convenience of easy access with reduced management overhead. But trusting data to the cloud raises new concerns about security, compliance and data protection. Barracuda security solutions provide critical multi-layer security, archiving and backup for Office 365 and google Apps, allowing organizations to operate faster, safer and more efficiently in the cloud. Participants will be able to better understand the security risks that working in the cloud presents in an educational environment, as well as corresponding security solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Crehan

Joe Crehan

Sales Engineer, Barracuda Networks, Inc. with e Plus
Joe is a Security Sales Engineer for Barracuda Networks, specializing in Next Generation Firewalls and Content Filtering. Joe has 21 year’s experience as an IT professional and within those year’s he has spent 11 years building highly available, virtualized and green data centers... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Provide Your District with Enterprise Class Managed Services and Support
Is your IT department always the last to know of an outage? Are you an IT shop of one, or a handful of employees? Do you know what happens if your IT environment goes down, and how this impacts the business?

Kearn about CDI’s Managed Services platform and take a deep dive into the ways we are currently assisting other districts, schools and townships all through New Jersey. With our enterprise grade Vistara Alerting and Monitoring tool; two 24 X 7 X 365 Network Operation Centers; and our dedicated service delivery support teams, CDI delivers a comprehensive IT Managed Services Solution.

Speakers
WN

Will Newns

Support Technician, Cloud and Managed Services, Computer Design & Integration LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Technology Security Solutions
According to the FBI, between 2000 and 2013, there have been 160 active shooter incidents in the United States that took place in a public location; 39 of these incidents occurred in educational institutions. Learn how technology can help improve response times to emergency situations; improve effective communication in an emergency; and provide tools to quickly set off alarms, screen visitors and create physical barriers.


Speakers
VG

Vincent Graziano

Former Police Commissioner of Waterbury, CT, Presidio
RK

Ryan Kaplan

Senior Solution Archtiect, Unified Communications, Presidio

Sponsors
avatar for Presidio

Presidio

Gold Sponsor, Presidio
A leading IT solutions provider offering consulting professional services and cloud and managed services. With more than 2 700 professionals 1 500 are engineers with over 5 800 industry-leading certifications based in 60+ offices across the U.S. WSCA Network Solutions Integrator specializing... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

10:00am EDT

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Handling Internal Investigations
Drawing on real-life examples, experienced school board attorneys provide insight and timely information about the "ins" and "outs" of handling internal employee investigations.

Speakers
PL

Perry L. Lattiboudere Esq.

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere
Perry L. Lattiboudere, a founding member of Adams Stern Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, has been practicing before federal and State courts for nineteen years and has represented school districts for over fourteen years. Prior to the founding of ASG&L, Mr. Lattiboudere served as the Chief... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

A Primer On Key Insurance Coverage Issues
An insurance policy places responsibility on both the insured and insurer. This session will explore the responsibilities of the insured, such as following strict requirements on reporting claims so as not to jeopardize payment of a claim or trigger a loss of coverage. Learn how to manage a district's insurance coverage.

Speakers
PJ

Philip J Morin III Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Sponsors
avatar for Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Gold Sponsor, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Energy Savings Improvement Programs (ESIP): Lessons Learned
Come find out the dos and don'ts of implementing a successful ESIP. This presentation will provide insight to school districts on how to undertake capital projects such as boiler, unit ventilators, and window and light fixture replacements, at no additional cost to the taxpayers, through the use of Energy Savings Improvement Programs.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Parette Somjen Architects

Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Got Good Air? Creating Conducive Environments for Learning
GPS is an air-cleaning technology that facilitates healthier and more productive teaching environments, while reducing costs for heating and cooling. Independent testing has proven that many types of contaminants are removed from the air, in less than 30 minutes, once the cold plasma needlepoint technology is activated. Learn about improving your environment here.

Speakers
CP

Chris Pedecine

Director of Business Development, D&B Engineering


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

11:00am EDT

Lockdowns & School Safety: Maximizing Investments in School Safety Technology
When developing a plan for school safety and technology, districts must understand how the components work best together. With a comprehensive technology plan, schools can upgrade and save money, enhance communications and most importantly, improve school safety. Components should include bells, wireless clocks, paging, intercom and phone systems, wireless speakers, LED signage and more. By truly understanding how these work together, a district will be able to maximize its investment and ultimately improve safety.

Speakers
AH

Al Harnisch

President, Eastern DataComm
PJ

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm
MP

Mike Pinajian

Superintendent, Northvale Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Streamlining the Student Growth Objectives Process with an Integrated Student Information System
This session will include a discussion of a student growth objectives (SGO) software solution that saves times and reduces paperwork so districts can focus on the hard work of designing quality goals and tracking student data. Participants will learn how the tool permits teachers to enter SGOs on forms modeled after those created by the state. The screens accommodate simple or tiered goals, allow a choice of a scoring plan, and permit districts to manage approval electronically and track changes. SGOs can even be archived into a personal library that is maintained by a supervisor and curated according to district or school goals.

Speakers
KN

Kenton Nice

Co-Founder, Realtime Information Technology

Sponsors
avatar for Realtime Information Technology

Realtime Information Technology

Gold Sponsor, Realtime Information Technology
Integrated comprehensive student infomration system: student database special education scheduling teacher evaluation gradebook notification medical discipline family/student portal lesson planner data sharing food services.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

The Mobile Food Movement – On a Roll!
Learn about best practices in bringing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to students where they need it most. Such measures can increase participation and earn more federal reimbursement dollars for a school meal program. This session will discuss the latest in “grab-and-go” and second chance breakfast, classroom meals, dinner programs and mobile food trucks!

Speakers
HH

Hallie Halsey

Corporate Registered Dietitian, Maschio's Food Services
JU

Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

The Talent Magnet: Securing Super Substitutes
This session will explore the "dos and the don’ts for recruiting the best and the brightest for your district.

Speakers
ML

Melissa Livengood

Business Administrator, Florence Township School District
JW

James Wasser

Director of Professional Learning, Source4Teachers/MissionOne


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Transformational vs. Transactional Learning: Getting the Job Done
According to the dictionary, a transaction is “an occurrence in which [something] is passed from one person … to another.” A transformation is “a complete or major change in someone’s … appearance, form, etc.” State standards require a level of understanding and application that is made possible by transformational learning. Session articipants will learn about a learner-active, technology-infused classroom model, and hear how this work has transformed learning in the Randolph Township school district.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Nancy Sulla

Dr Nancy Sulla

President and Founder, IDE Corp
Dr. Nancy Sulla is the President and founder of IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education – an educational consulting firm specializing in instructional and organizational design. Dr. Sulla began her career as a teacher, earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and worked... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for IDE Corp

IDE Corp

Silver Sponsor, IDE Corp.
Author of Students Taking Charge and It's Not What You Teach But How. Creator of the Learner-Active Technology-Infused Classroom - providing professional development to innovative schools. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LATIClassroom


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Allergies in Your School District
This session will explore the impact of food-borne allergies and how they affect more than just the school cafeteria.

Speakers
LR

Loretta Ravelli

Operations Manager, Nutri Serve Food Management


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

An Ounce of Prevention: Proactive Indoor Air Quality Can Save Millions!
Join Washington Township Public Schools and its engineer for a discussion on helpful hints and tools to avoid costly mold and moisture remediation in your facilities. Washington Township recently successfully completed the design and construction of new mechanical systems in two middle schools experiencing mold.

Speakers
BS

Bob Schoenfeldt

Director of Operations, Washington Township Board of Ed.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

12:00pm EDT

How To Identify Unauthorized Out-of-District Students
Residence fraud continues to plague New Jersey school districts where students are unlawfully attending schools in districts where they do not live. Learn how a district can use the latest in fraud detection and database technology to quickly identify ‘suspect’ out-of-district students. Verify Residence.com will audit a student roster and compare the addresses with the current information contained in multiple data providers such as credit bureaus, financial lending institutions, utility companies and the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address database.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Verify Residence.com

Verify Residence.com

Silver Sponsor, Verify Residence.com
Uses the latest in detection technology to quickly and efficiently audit your entire student roster to identify out of district students within 72 hours.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Implementing Academic and Behavior Interventions in Your School District
This session will acquaint school leaders with the guidelines and laws regarding intervention and referral services for students and staff, allowing schools to provide help while creating and monitoring the referral system and staying compliant.

Speakers
avatar for James Budzilek, Ed.D.

James Budzilek, Ed.D.

Director of Education, HIBster/EDS
Former teacher, principal and superintendent with extensive experience on training schools on HIBster software platform. Also, experienced speaker on school culture/climate.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Leveraging Technology to Respond to Security Threats
Learn how your district can leverage the latest in technology to help secure your facilities, students and staff. Using single points of technology, schools and entire districts can react and respond to threats.

Speakers
MC

Mike Cuneo

Vice President, RFP Solutions, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for RFP Solutions

RFP Solutions

Silver Sponsor, RFP Solutions, Inc.
Telephone systems wireless data electronics CCTV surveillance systems wireless clocks door access control emergency lockdown notification systems free survey free telephone bill audit state contract.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Position Your District for Financial Success
School budgets are extremely lean and are likely to be forced to become even leaner in the future. The 2 percent tax levy cap, along with increasing costs and underfunded mandates, begs the question of how can districts can position themselves for financial success. Join us for a discussion designed to assist educational leaders with coping in challenging times.

Speakers
DR

Daniel Riggle

Account Executive, Schneider Electric

Sponsors
avatar for Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Silver Sponsor, Schneider Electric
A global energy and sustainability services leader who enables its partner school districts to address their priorities and achieve their goals without the need for upfront capital.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Simple Technology Security for the Classroom
Technology has transformed the classroom. Social networking, e-learning, and online collaboration are just a few of the ways students, faculty, and administrators are accessing information. But this tranformation presents challenges, including malware, unauthorized content being accessed, the greater bandwidth demands of streaming videos and 1:1 initiatives, and the demands of Common Core online testing. Session participants will learn easily managed solutions that can maximize resources and help control costs.

Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Transforming Curricula and Facilities to Accommodate Tomorrow’s Initiatives
Explore how Middlesex County Vocational Technical School has initiated and grown two new programs focusing on pre-engineering and manufacturing technology, and green construction. Participants will discover how students are being engaged through these programs, which acknowledge how technology is changing manufacturing, construction, and ultimately the global economy. Presenters will discuss the multiple challenges and opportunities involved with making these transformations, from integrating the new concepts into established curricula, to generating staff and student interest, as well as the physical modifications required to convert 40-year-old rooms to support these new initiatives.

Speakers
BJ

Brian J Loughlin

Superintendent of Schools, Middlesex County Vocational & Technical Schools

Sponsors
avatar for SSP Architectural Group

SSP Architectural Group

Silver Sponsor, SSP Architectural Group
Architectural planning and design; specialized in energy planning and sustainable design Celebrating 125 years of service!


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

GAF Commercial Solar + Roof Program for New Jersey Schools
Speakers
CM

Christopher Metcalf

GAF Materials/GAF Solar
CY

Cory Yawger

NJ Territory Manager, GAF

Sponsors
avatar for GAF Materials/GAF Solar

GAF Materials/GAF Solar

Gold Sponsor, GAF Materials
Founded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing (Source: Fredonia Group study). Our success in growing the company to nearly $3 billion in sales has been a result of our relentless pursuit of quality, combined with industry-leading... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

1:00pm EDT

Get Engaged to Ensure a Successful Referendum
Passing a referendum and overcoming the doubts of a skeptical public are 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


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Incident Prevention and Response: A Holistic Approach to School Security
Today’s schools must be prepared for a security incident at any time. A holistic approach to safety demands an easily-managed security system that delivers the protection students and teachers deserve. Video and access control act as deterrents, providing real-time views of the campus. These systems work in conjunction with panic buttons and two-way communication technology, which give administrators and first responders a way to assess threatening situations, and give faculty and staff an active role in their own security. Join us to find out how you can implement these kinds of solutions in your own schools.

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 →
TG

Tony Garcia

Physical Security Design Engineer, Promedia Technology Services, Inc.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Leveraging E-Rate to Build Your Infrastructure and Drive Down Costs
This session will present a general overview of the recent changes made to the e-rate program, including the shift in focus to funding wireless IT infrastructure projects, and the consequent impact on school districts' ability to deploy sophisticated yet scalable educational technology projects. Participants will also learn how best to use the program to drive down recurring legacy expenses for internet access and WAN connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Abramson

Evan Abramson

Director of Technology, New Brunswick Public Schools
GS

Geoff Sweeney

Chief Legal Officer, E-Rate Consulting, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for E-Rate Consulting Inc

E-Rate Consulting Inc

Silver Sponsor, E-Rate Consulting
Provides a comprehensive E-Rate consulting solution, including program compliance, process management services, vendor and bid management, service and equipment review, and guidance regarding IT procurement best practices.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Managed Print Services: Gaining Cost Savings and Greater Control
Learn how to bring value to your district by integrating digital and paper workflows, increasing data access, and managing printing through enhanced security. This session will explore how implementing a new approach leads to a cost reduction and successful management of all printing and scanning devices on a network while reducing the burden on a district's IT staff.

Speakers
BJ

Brian J Sullivan

Managed Print Specialist, HP, Inc

Sponsors
avatar for PKA Technologies

PKA Technologies

Gold Sponsor, PKA Technologies
A technology educational specialist with integration and thought leadership to help you educate and prepare your students for the new world learning.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Master the Ed-Tech Multiplier Effect to Boost Student Learning
Can you name all the educational technology systems in use by your staff? No? Then you may be astonished to learn how much time and money is being diverted away from student achievement and sunk into ineffectual software tools. Learn how three school districts are creating a better educational experience using the “ed-tech multiplier effect,” a method to get maximum value and efficacy out of school software purchases.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for OnCourse Systems for Education

OnCourse Systems for Education

Silver Sponsor, OnCourse Systems for Education
Supports extraordinary achievement across NJ with intuitive, award-winning software for SIS, LMS, and Staff Evaluation.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Self-insuring Your Employee Health Benefits Program
Are you familiar with self insurance for employee health benefits? This session will provide a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of self-insuring your employee health benefits program.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Finn

Jim Finn

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
DO

David Oliveira

Business Administrator, Piscataway Board of Education



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Implementing Energy and Indoor Air Quality Actions
The energy and indoor air quality actions in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program are among those that can yield the highest energy cost savings while providing a healthy learning environment, but they can also be among the most challenging. This session will review the actions in these categories and explore how expert assistance can provide school district teams with the technical support they need to implement actions that provide measurable improvement.

Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:05pm EDT

Mock Board Meeting
This year, the Mock Board will confront several controversial issues likely to come before your board in the coming school year. You will certainly want to attend this session in order to be better prepared. While the session will follow an agenda like a regular board meeting, the public will have an opportunity to present general school law and labor relations questions to a panel of distinguished school board attorneys. Attendees are invited to bring their school law questions to the professionals!

 

Attendees will also observe as the Mock Board handles a sensitive issue in executive session to discuss student discipline education, difficult members of the public, social media, transgender students, negotiations, and race.  “Board members” will deliberate appropriate responses to these rising issues. Learning labs following the Mock Board will present an in-depth legal analysis of each of these potentially contentious issues.

 

The Mock Board and the learning labs will be as informative as they are entertaining.

Exhibitors
avatar for Schenck  Price  Smith & King  LLP

Schenck Price Smith & King LLP

Bronze Sponsor, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP
Full-service law firm with over seventy attorneys. For the past one hundred years the firm has represented public entities commercial business interests individuals and charitable organizations with excellence and integrity. The firm is widely recognized as one of the premier education... Read More →

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Adams Gutierrez and Lattiboudere LLC

Gold Sponsor, Adams, Gutierrez and Lattiboudere, LLC.
Experienced school board attorneys dedicated to the advancement of public education in New Jersey.
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Comegno Law Group PC

Bronze Sponsor, Comegno Law Group PC
Providing proactive, trusted Education Law counsel to public school districts and Educational Services Commissions addressing a variety of legal issues affecting Boards, administrators, staff and faculty, and students.
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Cooper Levenson

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Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.
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Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Gold Sponsor, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.
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Parker McCay P.A.

Bronze Sponsor, Parker McCay P.A.
Provides comprehensive legal services to school districts throughout New Jersey. Our expertise includes general counsel labor/personnel special education public finance and construction.
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP

Bronze Sponsor, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP
Highly skilled attorneys with significant experience representing boards of education, and the resources of one of the state’s oldest, largest, and most respected law firms.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm EDT
Investors Bank Theater

2:00pm EDT

@BoardMembers #BeSmartAboutSocial Media
Cooper Levenson school board attorneys will discuss the basics all board members need to know about social media, including the proper handling of interactions with the general public on personal accounts and official pages. The presentation will include legal precedent, case analysis and a discussion of the rights and consequences of board members and their social media usage. This is a don’t miss presentation for boards with any members engaged in social media. Don’t get left behind. #JoinUs in this @CooperLevenson session.

Speakers
WD

William Donio Esq.

Partner, Cooper Levenson


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Do's and Dont's of Special Education
The presentation is a general overview of special education law, the types of disputes Boards get involved with in a special education context, and general concepts and practical considerations for Board members to be aware of concerning special education litigation.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron R Morgan Esq

Cameron R Morgan Esq

Attorney, Parker McCay


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

Executive Session
Presentation will focus on Board member conduct and privacy concerns when discussions take place in Executive Session, including how to go into closed session, which items to discuss, and how to handle public discussion once closed session is completed. 

Speakers
JR

Joseph Roselle Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

I Have a Gavel, So Now What?
This session will discuss scenarios from actual public meetings. Board Members and Administrators will learn tips and tools from experienced board attorneys and school officials about how to keep it "cool" when a public meeting gets a little “too hot to handle”. We will discuss how to use the law, Board policy, Roberts’ Rules and of course common sense to maintain control. Participants will discuss a series of contentious scenarios and study strategies for managing their own meetings under difficult circumstances when the participants appear unmanageable.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hodges

Susan Hodges

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

My Boss is Mean to Me!!!” --Hostile Work Environment Claims and Conducting Employment Investigations
The term "hostile work environment" is commonly thrown around in the workplace. Most of the time, however, it is either misunderstood or misused by employees and employers alike. Employees will make a claim of a hostile work environment without understanding what constitutes a hostile work environment under the law. Employers will either over-react or not respond at all; thereby, leaving themselves potentially vulnerable. This session will address the legal definition and components of a hostile work environment claim, as well as provide attendees a roadmap and tips for conducting an employee investigation after the claims are made. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout.

Speakers
JC

Jeffrey Caccese Esq.

Attorney, Comegno Law Group


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

2:00pm EDT

Transgender Students and Staff: Legal and Policy Issues
A discussion of the legal and policy issues facing boards of education related to gender identity and expression, including transgender students and staff.

Speakers
CL

Cherie L Adams Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

What Boards Can Do about Poorly Performing Tenured Teachers and Principals
When the performance of a tenured teacher or principal has been rated as less than effective for two consecutive school years, the TEACHNJ Act requires boards of education to certify a tenure charge of inefficiency against the employee. An attorney who has handled many such charges in recent years will look at issues that must be addressed in the charge, how settlement of the charge can be reached, how arbitrators are handling inefficiency hearings, and related issues.

Speakers
TL

Teresa L Moore Esq

Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

“Getting Past Impasse: Strategies and Practitioners Advice for Dealing with Difficult Negotiations”
As it seems like more negotiations than ever before are entering impasse and fact-finding, this session will focus on the legal backdrop of negotiations, including the procedures established by PERC, when both sides hit a stalemate. Board members, administration, and members of the negotiation committee will learn their proper role in handling negotiations, as well as strategies for working with the union, public and other members of the board to help move through the process. We will also provide practitioners with advice on how to deal with contentious labor relations, media requests and other related board matters.

Speakers
JD

Joseph D Castellucci Jr Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

@BoardMembers #BeSmartAboutSocial Media
Cooper Levenson school board attorneys will discuss the basics all board members need to know about social media, including the proper handling of interactions with the general public on personal accounts and official pages. The presentation will include legal precedent, case analysis and a discussion of the rights and consequences of board members and their social media usage. This is a don’t miss presentation for boards with any members engaged in social media. Don’t get left behind. #JoinUs in this @CooperLevenson session.

Speakers
WD

William Donio Esq.

Partner, Cooper Levenson


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

Do's and Dont's of Special Education
The presentation is a general overview of special education law, the types of disputes Boards get involved with in a special education context, and general concepts and practical considerations for Board members to be aware of concerning special education litigation.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron R Morgan Esq

Cameron R Morgan Esq

Attorney, Parker McCay


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

Executive Session
Presentation will focus on Board member conduct and privacy concerns when discussions take place in Executive Session, including how to go into closed session, which items to discuss, and how to handle public discussion once closed session is completed. 

Speakers
JR

Joseph Roselle Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

I Have a Gavel, So Now What?
This session will discuss scenarios from actual public meetings. Board Members and Administrators will learn tips and tools from experienced board attorneys and school officials about how to keep it "cool" when a public meeting gets a little “too hot to handle”. We will discuss how to use the law, Board policy, Roberts’ Rules and of course common sense to maintain control. Participants will discuss a series of contentious scenarios and study strategies for managing their own meetings under difficult circumstances when the participants appear unmanageable.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hodges

Susan Hodges

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

My Boss is Mean to Me!!!” --Hostile Work Environment Claims and Conducting Employment Investigations
The term "hostile work environment" is commonly thrown around in the workplace. Most of the time, however, it is either misunderstood or misused by employees and employers alike. Employees will make a claim of a hostile work environment without understanding what constitutes a hostile work environment under the law. Employers will either over-react or not respond at all; thereby, leaving themselves potentially vulnerable. This session will address the legal definition and components of a hostile work environment claim, as well as provide attendees a roadmap and tips for conducting an employee investigation after the claims are made. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout.

Speakers
JC

Jeffrey Caccese Esq.

Attorney, Comegno Law Group


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Presidio Learning Lab

3:00pm EDT

Transgender Students and Staff: Legal and Policy Issues
A discussion of the legal and policy issues facing boards of education related to gender identity and expression, including transgender students and staff.

Speakers
CL

Cherie L Adams Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

What Boards Can Do about Poorly Performing Tenured Teachers and Principals
When the performance of a tenured teacher or principal has been rated as less than effective for two consecutive school years, the TEACHNJ Act requires boards of education to certify a tenure charge of inefficiency against the employee. An attorney who has handled many such charges in recent years will look at issues that must be addressed in the charge, how settlement of the charge can be reached, how arbitrators are handling inefficiency hearings, and related issues.

Speakers
TL

Teresa L Moore Esq

Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
TechXtend Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

“Getting Past Impasse: Strategies and Practitioners Advice for Dealing with Difficult Negotiations”
As it seems like more negotiations than ever before are entering impasse and fact-finding, this session will focus on the legal backdrop of negotiations, including the procedures established by PERC, when both sides hit a stalemate. Board members, administration, and members of the negotiation committee will learn their proper role in handling negotiations, as well as strategies for working with the union, public and other members of the board to help move through the process. We will also provide practitioners with advice on how to deal with contentious labor relations, media requests and other related board matters.

Speakers
JD

Joseph D Castellucci Jr Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401