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Tuesday, October 25

10:00am EDT

Strategic Planning
This program will answer the question, "What is strategic planning, and how will it help my district and our students?" We will identify the components of the strategic planning process and explore the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district. Hands-on small group activities include: participating in brainstorming and consensus activities, and the development of vision and belief statements.


Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA

Charlene Peterson

Field Service Representative, NJSBA

Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Costing out the Labor Agreement
Employee compensation is determined through collective negotiations. The school board and union negotiate compensation along with other employee terms and conditions of employment. These terms and conditions are memorialized in the district’s labor agreements. Because employee compensation comprises the largest expenditure in a school district’s budget, it is essential that the school board ascertain the current and projected costs of salaries and benefits, and ensure that expenditures for employee compensation are consistent with the board’s management goals. This process is called “costing out” the labor agreement.

1.5 QPAs: Office Admin/General Duties 

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


Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA

Kurt Rebovich

Consultant, NJSBA

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Wednesday, October 26

10:00am EDT

So, You Want To Go Full STEAM Ahead?
What does it take to build a successful STEM/STEAM program? What are the key questions that school boards and staff members should consider to develop and/or foster a successful STEM/STEAM program? What factors are likely to impact development of a program and achievement of students? Attendees will learn from the experience of classroom practitioners and school board leadership, as well as understand the arts perspective that puts the "A" in STEAM.

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John Henry

STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist, NJSBA
Mr. Henry is currently on staff at NJSBA serving as an integrative STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist. Mr. Henry holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Industrial Studies and Technology Education and began his career teaching energy and power courses at Montclair State College. In... Read More →

Dave Janosz

Technology Education Supervisor, Northern Valley Regional High School

James Novotny

Technology Department Supervisor, Livingston High School

Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Successful Superintendent Searches: Finding the Perfect Match
This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process, from advertisement to appointment and beyond. Participants will work in small groups on setting criteria for the search and reviewing interviewing questions and techniques. Presenters will cover such topics as the development of the search calendar, the application, community and staff involvement, negotiating the contract and reference checking.


Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Thursday, October 27

10:00am EDT

Going Back to the Classroom with the Next Generation Science Standards
The presenter will serve as an instructor, and attendees as students, for a mock lesson designed to familiarize administrators, school board members, and other school leaders/decision makers with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Attendees will engage in group discussion, problem solving, and lab activities as they complete a mock lesson, from introduction through exploration to mastery. At the conclusion of the session, attendees will receive the full compliment of teacher materials: Lesson plans with pacing, directions, copy of presentation, and examples of both formative and summative assessments.

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Tom Misiak

District Science Supervisor, Bernards Township Public Schools
Thomas Misiak is the district Science Supervisor for Bernards Township Public Schools. Prior to arriving in Bernards Township, Tom spent 3+ years as the 6-12 Supervisor of Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Business & Technology in the Clark Public School District. As a precursor... Read More →

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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