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Tuesday, October 25

10:00am EDT

21st Century Skills for Students and School Board Nembers
All learners need 21st-century learning opportunities to thrive as tomorrow's leaders, workers, and citizens. Yet a profound gap still exists between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school, and the knowledge and skills they need for success in communities and the workplace. This session will provide information about what career readiness looks like, and how to prepare your students for workplace success. Attendees will learn the importance of the 4C's: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity, and participate in a hands-on activity that demonstrates skills that can translate to the work as a school board member.


Christy Tighe

Education and Training Specialist, Junior Achievement of New Jersey

Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Running Robots: Computer Coding & Special Education
Technology is developed and improved every day that impacts all aspects of our lives, and many jobs may be done more efficiently by technology in the future. How do schools train special-needs students for the changing job market? Computer programming/coding, one of the fastest-growing fields, is one way. Coding requires solving problems, discriminating directions, playing puzzles and games; skills already addressed in the classroom. This session will provide hands-on experience programing robots and adapting a cost-effective coding curriculum for special needs students.


Mark Finkelstein

Superintendent, Educational Services Commission of NJ

Naomi Glassman

Teacher, Bright Beginnings Learning Center

Kate Johnson

Case Manager, Bright Beginnings Learning Center

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Wednesday, October 26

10:00am EDT

What is the Role of the Director of Technology?
Fixing printers, directing technology operations, leading the instructional technology integration . . is that the role? Research dictates districts need a technology "change agent," or visionary leader, to bring about successful organizational change. Yet when the organization perceives the Director of Technology as simply break/fix, curriculum development, or data manager, we – as organizational leaders - must take action. Join us for an entertaining, interactive session to gain perspectives of how all district leaders in a K-12 organization view leadership roles. Take away strategies that can lead to specific, successful technology change.


Barry Haines

Director of Technology, Montclair Public Schools

Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Integrating Engineering and Technology Content with the Next Generation Science Standards
Liberty Science Center's educational programs work to correlate program content with the current Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our engineering and technology-based workshops include programs for students from K-12 and encompass many of the indicated standards. This session will explore and show how these programs can inspire the students' desire to further delve into these fields, through our hands-on activities that include Arduinos, 3D modeling and printing, digital game development and more.


Ruben Rosario

Director STEM Enrichment, Liberty Science Center

Deepa Shah

Specialized Programs Coordinator, Liberty Science Center

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Thursday, October 27

10:00am EDT

Leadership ‘Hacks’: Simple but Powerful Strategies to Boost Effectiveness
Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level, but have limited time to learn and implement new strategies? During this fun and interactive session, you will learn and practice simple but extremely effective leadership ‘hacks’ to enhance your ability to empower, inspire, motivate, and develop your staff. Backed by neuropsychology, these evidence-based techniques are guaranteed to improve your ability to communicate and connect with others, and can be put into practice immediately!


Danielle Taylor

Director of Clinical Services, Pineland Learning Center

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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