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Tuesday, October 25
 

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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

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
 
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
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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

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
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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

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

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

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

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
 


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