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Annual Workshop – October 22-24, 2013 (Exhibit days Oct. 22 and 23 only) Atlantic City Convention Center         
Workshop 2013 will offer more than 200 learning opportunities, including returning favorites like the larger Group Sessions seminars and the more intimate Learning Labs and Action Labs, as well as new features and innovative programming. Training will include methods to help schools use their limited resources more efficiently, ways school districts can become environmentally and financially sustainable, and strategies on becoming more effective school leaders. Attendees listing includes all Attendees, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Speakers. 

Vendor set up day is Monday – October 21 – 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. More Workshop information can be found at www.njsba.org/workshop


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Wednesday, October 23 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Green Ribbon Schools: An Investment in Your Future

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Do you consider your school facility to be environmentally green and sustainable?  Does your indoor learning environment enhance student learning? Does your curriculum lend itself to developing students who are stewards of the environment?  If you’ve answered “YES” to several of these questions, then your school might be ready to be recognized as a “Green Ribbon School.” 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launched the annual U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) award in 2011 to recognize the highest performing green schools in the nation.
The recognition award honors exemplary achievement in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving health and wellness; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.

Participants in this session will be guided through an overview of the Green Ribbon Schools program as well as the application process by Bernie Piaia, Director of School Facilities, NJ DOE, and Carol James, Director of the NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium, a green initiative out of the EIRC. You will also have an opportunity to hear from and interact with Jerard Terrell, Principal of Summerfield Elementary School, a 2013 Green Ribbon Schools honoree. Learn first hand what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School and the impact this award has had on Summerfield’s students, teachers, and facilities staff.




Carol James

Director NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium, Educational information & Resource Center

Bernard E. Piaia Jr.

Director Office of School Facilities, NJDOE

Jerard Terrell

Principal, Summerfield Elementary School, Neptune School District

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

Attendees (19)