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Tuesday, October 25

10:00am EDT

iSTEM for All: Integrative Stem in the Inclusion Classroom
The integration of technology and engineering into science content is hugely important to the success of all students. By making simple adaptations to past projects and lessons, educators can assure that students will be prepared to work in a 21st Century world. Teaching engineering design and related scientific processes can be easily adapted to meet the needs of students of various levels. Attendees will participate in a design challenge, such as the "marshmallow challenge," that will allow them to experience a true hands-on project-based lesson. Participants will brainstorm adaptations that would enable all students (self-contained, special education or general education) to participate at the highest possible level.


Debra Coen

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Orange

Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future
John Henry of NJSBA and Jaimie Cloud, of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, will discuss what questions should be considered and what collaborative actions can be taken by school boards, facility directors, superintendents other key staff members to create a culture of sustainability. Attendees will learn how sustainability can benefit the entire community, save the school money and provide safe and healthy learning environments for children.

1.5 QPAs: Green Purchasing 

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


Jaimie Cloud

President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
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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 →

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Wednesday, October 26

10:00am EDT

Experience by Doing! The Next Generation Science Standards are Here
Has your district begun to implement the Next Generation Science Standards? An overview of the new standards, and parallels with the Language Arts and Math Common Core, are highlighted. Students are expected to define problems; generate and evaluate multiple solutions; build and test prototypes; make claims using evidence, and optimize a solution. Session participants will be actively involved in challenges that promote K-12 STEM learning, and will experience how district curricula can be enhanced by incorporating engaging activities in science, math, literacy, social studies, and engineering practices.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Inherent Bias
In collaboration with North Brunswick, the presentation provides the background of inherent classrom biases and that district's response to research and identify biases, and provide professional development for administrators and teachers, conducted by the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, to address those inequities.


Dr Kayne Ellis

Supervisor of English, North Brunswick

Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA

Brian Zychowski

Superintendent, North Brunswick SD

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Thursday, October 27

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.


Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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