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Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

Bringing STEM Within Reach of All Students
There is a well-recognized need for districts to prepare more students to participate in STEM-related careers. Almost all college STEM majors require students to study physics, chemistry and calculus. Students who have studied those subjects in high school have a distinct advantage, yet many African-American and Hispanic students lack the opportunity to do so. New teaching strategies, combined with a physics-chemistry-biology science sequence and the correct alignment of mathematics and science courses, can bring a STEM career within reach of all students.

Speakers
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Lucy Feria

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Trenton School District
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Robert Goodman

Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
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Naomi Johnson Lafleur

President, Trenton Education Association
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Michael Tofte

District Supervisor K-12 STEM, Trenton School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Embrace the Savings from Energy Efficiency and No-Cost Solar
Capturing energy savings enables districts to squeeze more out of tight budgets. Self-funding energy efficiency and the various methods to implement ESIP’s (energy saving improvement programs) and solar initiatives have helped districts offset operating costs for years. These opportunities are timelier than ever and can be undertaken simply and successfully. Session participants will learn how smart planning compounds available incentives and pays real benefits, how best to structure these improvements and how to avoid problems and pitfalls.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing
1 CEFM

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

Exhibitors
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Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.

Sponsors
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Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Essential Steps to Prevent Ransomware Infections in Your Schools
Ransonware continues to evolve, infecting educational institutions and taking in massive gains for cyber attackers. In order to effectively protect your organization, you need go behind the scenes and understand how to combat the latest techniques used by adversaries. This session will detail advances in ransomware and delivery; attendees will leave with practical ways to prevent these critical threats, including in-depth policy recommendations and simple tips to reduce your attack surface.

1 QPA: Information Technology

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

Speakers
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Kenny Holmes

District Sales Manager, Palo Alto
Kenny has been in Information Technology for more than twenty years and held more than 10 industry certifications from Microsoft, Sun, IBM, and Novell. Kenny is currently a Computer Information System Security Professional and holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology... Read More →

Exhibitors
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ePlus Technology

Diamond Sponsor, ePlus Technology
ePlus is a leading systems integrator for the public sector in the United States. Holding more than 100 contracts ePlus currently works with numerous school districts universities and government agencies. Our experienced dedicated staff understands the nuances of IT and how they intersect... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

TEACHNJ Update: Lessons from Arbitration
This session will present an update on the current tenure law, including the impact of the most recent TeachNJ tenure decisions by arbitrators, and the recent amendments to AchieveNJ. Participants will also learn about strategies for successfully presenting a tenure case before arbitrators, rather than administrative law judges.

Speakers
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John G. Geppert Jr. Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
John Geppert, a Member of the Firm, concentrates his practice in the representation of school boards in all facets of education law and related areas. He has provided legal services to boards of education for more than twenty years. In his representation of school districts, Mr. Geppert... Read More →
avatar for Stephen M Bacigalupo II Esq

Stephen M Bacigalupo II Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
My specialty is Education Law. I routinely provides clients with legal advice on an array of education law matters including, but not limited to: tenure acquisition; the viability of tenure charges; OPMA; OPRA; HIB; student residency and homelessness; special education; and other... Read More →
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Dr Gregory McGann

Superintendent, Rockaway Township Public Schools

Sponsors
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Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Aligning Your Board Committee Structure to Your Strategic Plan
Are you tired of feeling like your committee work is not effectively or efficiently leading to improved student learning? Are you looking for an alternative that helps you and your board provide oversight and clear direction to your administration, while discouraging micromanagement? For the past three years, the Hillsborough Board of Education has been working collaboratively with its superintendent to develop a committee structure aligned to the district's strategic plan. Sample committee agendas and minutes will be available as well as the bylaw governing the new committee structure.

Speakers
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Dr Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township Public Schools
MV

Michael Volpe

Director of Human Resources, Hillsborough Township Public Schools



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

The Wizard is Us
What was the real gift that the Wizard of Oz gave the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion? It was the realization that they already had what they were looking for. If our goal is to reach and teach every student, we must lead our schools in a manner that brings forth the gifts in each and every child. During this session, participants will learn specific strategies that can be used to develop the culture, capacity, coherence and courage necessary to know students "by name and by need."

Speakers
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Tracey Severns

Director of Student Performance, Mt Olive Township School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Next Generation Career and Technical Education: The Future is Now
In New Jersey and the nation, there is a growing focus on career and technical education and readiness for students. Complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, teamwork and emotional intelligence are among the skills needed for success in a hyper-connected world. This session will explore these new demands and the emerging vision of career and technical education, and what these trends will mean to students in vocational-technical schools.

Speakers
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Marie Barry

Assistant Division Director, NJDOE
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Timothy McCorkell

President, NJCCVTS, Monmouth County Vocational School District
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Scott Moffitt

Superintendent, Morris County Vocational School District
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Judy Savage

Executive Director, NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

The Hidden Cost of Lateral Movement on the Salary Guide
Advanced training for teachers can have serious financial consequences for boards of education, resulting from both tuition reimbursement and financial incentives for advanced degrees. This program will highlight the unanticipated and often overlooked impact upon the financial operations of boards of education and will offer tactics to limit the impact.

Speakers
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Steve Brennan

Business Administrator, Pinelands Regional Board of Education
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Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Thursday, October 27
 

9:30am EDT

A Chromebook Summer Program
The Runnemede School District has designed, implemented and improved an online-only 10 week summer program. This program keeps students engaged over the summer months in one to three classes. This session will provide the information districts need to get one of these camps off the ground for yourself.


Speakers
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Stephen Bonora

Board Member, Runnemede Board of Education
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Sean McCarron

Business Administrator Director of Curriculum, Runnemede Board of Education


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Beyond Boilers and Roofs: Empowering Boards Through Data-Rich Dashboards
Research suggest that highly effective boards of education spend a majority of their time focused on the critical mission of student success. To strengthen that focus, Howell Township Public Schools has developed a data-rich dashboard that allows the board of education to routinely and independently review district data that is critical to student success. Participants will see how the data-rich dashboard is constructed, and how it impacts such factors as board relations, policy development, and the operational input of the school district as a whole.

Speakers
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Claire Engle

Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Howell Township Public Schools
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Joseph Isola

Superintendent, Howell Township Public Schools


Thursday October 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 


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