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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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Tuesday, October 22
 

9:00am

Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs)
Education in today's global society should focus on teaching students critical thinking and problem-solving skills while training them to effectively collaborate with others. Today’s learners are part of the digital generation and want to be
active participants in their education, not bystanders listening to a lecture. Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), developed by Dr. Sugata Mitra, are child-centered activities that nurture these skills, while encouraging students to ask questions and take ownership of their learning. Session participants will learn about this alternate method of engaging students through the use of technology, self-discovery, collaboration, and social media.

Speakers
DA

David Adam

Principal, Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence Township School District
JM

Joseph M. Jamison

Teacher, Lawrence Township School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:00am - 9:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

The Role of Design Competitions in STEM Programs
Student design projects and competitions provide students with opportunities to articulate their STEM knowledge and skills in "real-world" situations. In addition, they provide students with the opportunity to see the level of achievement by their peers. Students who have participated in STEM design competitions and scenarios will share their reflections on participating and what they learned.

Speakers
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James Novotny

Supervisor of Technology Department, Livingston School District
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Alek Sadiwynck

Teacher, Livingston School District/Mount Pleasant Middle School
KZ

Kenny Zushma

Teacher, Livingston School District/Heritage Middle School


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:00am - 9:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

Informal STEM Education in the Classroom
Learners of all ages can be exposed to the excitement of STEM education using the latest techniques in science and technological innovations. Educators from Liberty Science Center will demonstrate how teachers can complement in-classroom lessons with Liberty Science Center resources to create a deeper understanding of STEM concepts, as well as an increased level of enthusiasm and curiosity.

Speakers
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Ruben Rosario

Associate Director, Science Enrichment, Liberty Science Center


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:00am - Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

iSTEM Learning in the Elementary Classroom
PROGRAM HANDOUTS
An elementary education supervisor and teacher will share their iSTEM (interactive STEM) experience with session participants through a curriculum overview, student work samples and a hands-on activity which will provide an iSTEM experience. The curriculum perspective will demonstrate how iSTEM helps meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards, 21st Century Skills, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Speakers
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Kelly Miragliotta

Teacher, Edison Township School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 9:50am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Professional Development that Supports STEM Teaching and Learning
While Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is well known as the state’s premiere interactive science museum and learning center, its top-notch teacher professional development offerings in STEM education are not as widely known. This session will feature engaging, educational activities while providing insights into the center’s many STEM professional development programs.



Speakers
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Anthony Bisulca

Associate Director, Teacher Programs, Liberty Science Center


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Student Performance: The West Windsor-Plainsboro High School Philharmonic
The West Windsor-Plainsboro High School Philharmonic is an orchestra dedicated to the pursuit of the art of orchestral performance.  The ensemble meets as a string orchestra in a regular curricular period of the school day and every other session is joined with the winds, brass and percussion of the Wind Ensemble to fill out instrumentation for the full orchestra.  The Philharmonic’s repertoire has been both exciting and challenging, as it has prepared movements from Beethoven, Shostakovich, Bruckner and Tchaikovsky symphonies.  Last spring, the orchestra performed the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony at the Princeton University Chapel.  The organ was played by one of the seniors and the performance received high accolades.  The orchestra has received gold ratings at festivals in New Orleans, Chicago and Montreal, as well as at local festivals.  It has also been enthusiastically received on foreign tours in Prague, Spain, England and Germany. The group has been conducted by Mr. John Enz since its beginning in 1997.

You won't want to miss hearing these talented young performers!

Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:00am
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

A Vision for Quality Health and Physical Education
This session will highlight the attributes of a quality health and physical education program. The New Jersey Department of Education’s model Health and Physical Education curriculum and assessments will serve as a guide for districts in the development of their programs. Participants will discuss the effect of such programs on their students’ wellness, as well as the requirements regarding comprehensive health and physical education.


Speakers
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Brendan OReilly

Coordinator of Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, New Jersey Department of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 419 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Communication Essentials in Our Digital Age
Learn how an effective digital communication system leads to smoother operation, reduces bullying, informs stakeholders, fulfills legal obligations and saves money for school districts

Speakers
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Mark B Miller

Vice President of Education Technology for NIXLE, NIXLE
1st Vice President of Pennsylvania School Boards Association, on the Board of Directors of Diane Ravitch's Network for Public Education, Co-Chair of Keystone State Education Coalition and an elected School Director (Board Member) of Centennial School District in Bucks County Pennsylvania and a member of several NSBA Committees.   My Twitter handle is @MarkBMiller1


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 414 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Contracting Budgets, Expanding Horizons - The Vision of Open Education Resources
Learn how one district trimmed over $150,000 from its technology budget while adding more than $570,000 in services by using open resources for both instructional programming and management tasks. The emergence of open educational resources and the open source software movement has provided a wide range of materials and programs that schools can use immediately to meet the demands of online testing, classroom instruction, infrastructure support and asset management. Participants will leave with a comprehensive guide to popular programs and a road map that will help them plan their district’s entry into the world of open educational resources.

Speakers
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Bernie Collins

District Technology Coordinator, Gloucester City School District
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Janet Kauffmann

Director of Technology, Gloucester City School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Disaster Recovery in The Cloud
School districts learned the value of having effective disaster recovery strategies last year during Superstorm Sandy. This session will discuss how the Union Beach district, which was significantly affected by the storm, is using the cloud to protect data.

Speakers
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Leon Grassi

Director of Marketing, CDI LLC
DR

Deborah Ryan

Sr. Solutions Architect, CDI LLC


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 421 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Public School Purchasing--What You Should Know to Keep You Out of Trouble
More than 30 percent of funds expended in school districts are used to purchase goods and services, and board of education approval is required for many of those purchases. This presentation will empower board members by providing clear and comprehensive information about purchasing in their school districts, covering topics such as the Public School Contracts Law, NJQSAC (New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum) requirements for purchasing, pay-to-play rules, and vendor relations and ethics in purchasing.

Speakers
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James Shoop

School Business Administrator, Passaic City School District
Public School Purchasing!


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Ten of the Coolest Things You Can Do with a SMART Board
Explore some of the newest and least-known uses for a SMART Board. During this fast-paced session, participants will explore 10 resources—some academic and some just fun. Following a “count-down” format, we’ll explore topics such as Mixed Reality, Prezi, Ripping Flash, Recognizing Tables, and more. Learn how to effectively integrate the SMART Board into your curricula and instruction in engaging ways.

Speakers
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4-TEQ - Gigabit Sponsor

Instructional Technology Specialist, Teq
events@teq.com | Helping educators realize the potential that technology can bring to the classroom and learning how to connect with students in new and innovative ways.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
21st Century Classroom

9:30am

The Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Act: Where Are We Now?

Anti-bullying Bill of Rights Act

Anti-Bullying Outline

Anti-Bullying Presentation

Definition of HIB       

   The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act has been in effect for over two years. During that time there have been many questions, much discussion, much analysis and few definitive answers. Join members of NJSBA's Legal, Policy and Labor Relations Services Department as they review recent case law determinations, the most frequently asked HIB (harassment, intimidation and bullying) questions and discuss the legal issues of anti-bullying implementation. Topics will include case law update, what constitutes HIB, board policy development, Open Public Meetings Act and Open Public Records Act issues, parent and board member access to information, board level hearings and due process, student records, staffing, training and programming cost implications.

Speakers
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Michael Kaelber Esq

Director Legal and Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
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Steven McGettigan Esq

Manage Policy Services, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 408-409 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

NJSBA's Green Leadership Initiative
In collaboration with key partners, NJSBA has taken a leadership role by establishing a sustainability team including a STEM/Sustainability Specialist and a Green Fellow to advance statewide initiatives and support district environmental certification programs. In this session presenters will highlight initiatives and resources available to your district to achieve healthier schools, receive leadership training, and reduce operating expenses. Learn how to take steps toward transforming your schools.

Speakers
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Kara Angotti

Green Schools Fellow - NJSSP Project Manager, USGBC/ NJSBA
Kara is a formally educated interior designer with extensive experience in building shell and energy analysis. As a sole proprietor for four years, she focused on achieving a symbiotic relationship between design aesthetics and high performance functionality. While working as an environmental design consultant, she presented recommendations for improved use of space, waste reduction, responsible material selection, and applications to lower... Read More →
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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 1981 he was the recipient of a two-year research and development solar energy grant from the Federal Department of Energy. During his 14 years as a classroom teacher... Read More →
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Anisa Baldwin Metzger

School District Sustainability Manager, The Center for Green Schools
Fellowship Program Manager, The Center for Green Schools | US Green Building Council


Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

NJASA Mentor Training Day 1
Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 3:00pm
Room 413 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Teaching, Technology, and the Tennessee Titans
Learn about a mentoring and Skyping program between special education students and the coaching staff and players of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Although this program is used in an elementary special education classroom, it could easily be adopted to serve general education classes at any level. The program is multidimensional, cross-curricular, and is aimed at enhancing student self-esteem, providing pupils an intergenerational learning experience, and using technology as a vehicle to deliver grade and subject-area curricula. The players participating in the program were personally selected by the Titans coaching staff and are positive role models who will inspire and motivate students. Learn how this program can promote the development of critical thinking, writing, public speaking, presentation and interview skills.

Speakers
KJ

Kenneth J. Knops

Superintendent, Clark School District
CP

Chet Parlavecchio

Tennessee Titans Linebackers Coach, Tennessee Titans of the National Football League
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Nicole Parlavecchio

Teacher, Clark School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Wayne/Ramapo College Environmental Education Field Studies Program
This session will describe a partnership between the Wayne school district and Ramapo College, which broadens STEM teaching for grades one through four using environment as a unifying theme. Wayne teachers and administrators provided direct input to the Ramapo team as the team developed customized programs for students aligned with state and national standards. The Wayne/Ramapo College Environmental Education Field Studies Program used the Wayne Environment Center, as well as sessions conducted in schools. Attendee will learn about this best practice, including budgeting for the program and possible revenue generation, as well as how to collaborate partnership with a higher education partner.

Speakers
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Angela Cristini

Executive Director of Special Programs, Ramapo College of New Jersey
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Diane Pandolfi

Director of Elementary Education, Wayne Township School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Emerging Blended Models: Bridging traditional classroom instruction with targeted online learning practices to redefine the role of teacher and student.
Our educational system is undergoing a shift in the way instruction is being delivered. Online learning has emerged as a powerful new tool offering educators many creative possibilities to organizing their academic programs so that they directly engage each student. This session will explore the emerging models where the traditional classroom meets targeted online learning to form a flexible, highly customizable environment aimed at driving student achievement and maximizing teacher effectiveness. We will also spotlight districts that have demonstrated success in implementing a blended model and examine how they achieved their goals.

Speakers
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Craig Sciglimpaglia

Sr. Account Executive NYC & NJ, Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity's mission is to provide a broad catalog of rigorous, highly interactive, engaging Online & Blended courseware; a platform that empowers educators to support students effectively; multiple implementation models and levels of support; and the best customer service in the industry.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Energy Savings Improvement Programs (ESIP): How to Implement Savings Strategies without Breaking the Bank
This presentation will instruct school districts on how to undertake capital projects such as boilers, unit ventilators, and window and light fixture replacements at no additional cost to the taxpayer through the use of Energy Savings Improvement Programs.

Speakers
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Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.
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Bill Bauer  

NJ Department of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

KPN and Hertz Furniture: Buying on Contract
Districts can save on products and services such as furniture, library supplies, commercial flooring and more by purchasing through a nationwide purchasing network. This session will review the advantages, including competitive bid pricing, contracts available in all states, no need to duplicate the bid process, free membership and no obligation to purchase. The network, KPN, which sells Hertz furniture, is available to all schools, universities, colleges, non-profits and government organizations.

Speakers
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Keystone Purchasing Network

Bronze Sponsor, Keystone Purchasing Network
Is a national cooperative purchasing program that offers many pre-bid contrac many great pre-bid contracts for schools to use for prodcuts and services
MS

Marc Schwam  

VP, Sales, Hertz Furniture


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Life After Chapter 78 Sunsets: What does it mean and how will it affect collective bargaining and the budget.
In this session we will analyze the Chapter 78 sunset provision and discuss how it will affect collective bargaining going forward and the potential impact on budgets and finance.

Speakers
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Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors

Gold Sponsor, Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors
Our experienced team provides group insurance solutions to over 300 New Jersey public schools.
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James T. Finn CLU

Senior Vice President, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
I enjoy helping my clients develop solutions to their insurance challenges. I appreciate their trust and the opportunities I am given to apply what I have learned to the benefit of their organizations and their employees. My team and I excel at tackling complex issues: carrier selection, funding mechanisms, legislative compliance, and collective bagraining consulting, to name a few. I really do enjoy what I do and I look forward to continuing... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Performance Matters Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Managing Document Technolohy in New Jerseys Schools
There is an increased need to ensure that school district document processes are cost-efficient, secure and environmentally responsible. This session will offer strategies to make document management and cost control more streamlined, including consolidating technology and workflows to provide an integrated, user-friendly document environment.

Speakers
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Steve Brennan

Business Administrator, Pinelands Regional Board of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Part 1: “Hot Topics in Public Finance: Energy Savings Improvement Programs” (15 min.) /Part 2: “Stability of School Districts in the Aftermath of Detroit” (15 min.)
The first portion of this two-part session will explain the advantages of Energy Savings Improvement Programs (ESIPs) and how schools can participate. The second part will review school district financial issues in light of the Detroit municipal bankruptcy.

Speakers
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Craig Gargano

Associate, Public Finance Department, Parker McCay P.A.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

PNC Grow Up Great Initiative
This presentation will focus on PNC’s Grow Up Great initiative, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual program that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. The session will discuss how PNC reached the decision to initiate such an undertaking, why early childhood education was chosen, the collaboration with the educational partners, the program’s impact to date, and future plans for the initiative. There will also be discussion about financial education for preschoolers.

Speakers
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Peggy Iucolino

Client and Community Relations Manager, PNC Bank
Started my banking career in 1981. Since joining PNC Bank in 2008, I've been involved with the bank's key volounteerism program, Grow Up Great.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Smart School
The Samsung Smart School solution enables the instant sharing of screen content from your teachers’ tablet or PC screen to E-board and their students’ personal devices. It gives your staff greater control over their classroom, increasing student engagement and ensuring a more efficient transfer of materials to pupils. This solution facilitates the development of an interactive learning environment by offering dynamic Question & Answer sessions, and helps teachers monitor class attendance and participation, allowing them to work more independently and flexibly.

Speakers
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Brian Gertler

Director of Marketing, LDI Color Toolbox


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

The Buzz on B.Y.O.D.
Technology costs bringing you down? Does your district feel overwhelmed by the ever-changing face of technology? Explore with us the Bring Your Own Device Policy for your School District. Join us as we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of B.Y.O.D. This session will discuss B.Y.O.D. legal implications, practical concerns, appropriate and inappropriate use, and best practices of this innovative cost saving policy.

Speakers
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Dr. Kimberly Grucio

Assistant Superintendent, Egg Harbor Township School District
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Amy L Houck, Esq.

Esquire, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

A Discussion with the New Jersey State Board of Education
The New Jersey State Board of Education has 13 members who
are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the New Jersey
State Senate. These members serve without compensation for six-year terms.  

The State Board adopts the administrative code, which sets
the rules needed to implement state education law. Such rules cover the
supervision and governance of the state’s 2,500 public schools, which serve
1.38 million students. In addition, the State Board advises on educational
policies proposed by the Commissioner and confirms Department of Education
staff appointments made by the Commissioner.

The State Board conducts public meetings in Trenton on the
first Wednesday of each month.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 407 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Creating an In-District Orientation for New Board Members
Limited Capacity seats available

Attending your first board meeting as a newly elected or appointed board member can be similar to jumping into the deep end of the pool and not knowing how to swim. New board members have numerous questions: How is board leadership selected? How do I get an item on the agenda? Is it acceptable to call the superintendent every day and ask questions? An in-district orientation program can provide valuable information and resources to assist your newest board members as they "jump in" to their new role and strive to become effective members. This session will help participants identify valuable information and resources for new board members, develop a mentoring program for new members, and learn how NJSBA help board members –new and not-so-new.

Speakers
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Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 322 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

CSA Evaluation Part I - The Processl
Limited Capacity seats available

Evaluating the CSA is one of the most important functions of a board of education. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to understand the process of evaluating the district’s chief school administrator beginning with goal setting and ending with the formal evaluation. Participants will learn to develop a timeline to guide them through the process and identify other practices to allow the process to flow efficiently, and understand who may participate in the evaluation.

Speakers
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Alfred Annunziata

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
RM

Robynn Meehan

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 308 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

How to Read the Board Secretary's Report
Limited Capacity filling up

Each month the board secretary produces a report for school board members; the report is a valuable window on the district’s operations. Session participants will learn how to read the monthly board secretary’s report, and how to review such components as the balance sheet, revenue schedule and appropriation schedule. New and veteran board members can learn how to understand the interim financial condition of their school district.

Speakers
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Thomas Eldridge

School Business Administrator, Lawrence Township School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 320 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

New Thoughts on Employee Discipline
Limited Capacity seats available

Session participants will understand the different options districts have available to discipline employees, both tenured and non-tenured, and receive an overview of the applicable statutory and regulatory procedures regarding increment withholding, tenure charges, suspensions and terminations. This Action Lab will also include discussion of recent law illuminating examples of permissible discipline.

Speakers
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Robert Greitz Esq

Consultant Negotiator Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
AH

Adam Herman Esq      

Attorney, Adams Gutierrez and Lattiboudere LLC


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 321 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Transition to Kindergarten and Entry Assessments
The session will discuss best practices associated with the screening of entering kindergarten children by examining data from a statewide Kindergarten Entry Assessment.
Participants will learn to identify learning benchmarks for children entering kindergarten and to identify and plan for research-based transition practices. One district participating in a pilot program will share district implications as well as highlight the “Kindergarten Summit,” an innovative approach to transition procedures.

Speakers
VC

Vincent Costanza

Executive Director of RTT-ELC, NJ Department of Education
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Timothy Purnell, Ed. D.

Superintendent, Somerville School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 418 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Costing Out The Labor Agreementl
Limited Capacity filling up

Negotiating employee compensation and the terms and conditions of employment is one of the most important tasks of any school board. Because employee compensation comprises the largest expenditure in a district’s budget, it is essential that the school board ascertain the current and projected costs of salaries and benefit. This process is called “costing out” the labor agreement. Participants in this session will learn how to cost out the labor agreement and make sure that expenditures for employee compensation are consistent with the board’s management goals.

Speakers
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Patrick Duncan Esq

Manager Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
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Sandy Raup

Data Analyst Labor Relations, New Jersey School Boards Association


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 318 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

NJASA Executive Committee
Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
Room 411 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:30am

STEM: Preparing Students with 21st Century Skills
Participants will be actively involved in problem-solving challenges that promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning that is integrated with literacy and social studies. The session will provide an overview of how district curricula can be enhanced by incorporating activities that engage students and how the engineering design process works to tap into students' knowledge of science and math while fostering creativity.

Speakers
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Dr. Eva M. Ogens

Assistant Professor Math Science Methods, Ramapo College of New Jersey


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:30am - 10:50am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

10:30am

The Interactive and Student-Centered Progressive Mathematics Initiative
The Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI) is an innovative approach to math instruction that engages students via SMART Boards and hand-held responders. These responders allow teachers to quickly assess student learning and modify instruction. In addition, students strengthen social skills during the lessons by working in small groups. PMI, which grew out of the research of Dr. Robert Goodman, executive director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, has gained national support as a program that is genuinely aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Speakers
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Krista Chapman

Mathematics Teacher, Clark School District
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Ed Grande

Assistant Superintendent, Clark School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:30am - 10:50am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

10:30am

Student Achievement: Obstacles or Opportunities
As a school board member or school administrator, what do I need to know to facilitate implementation of the Common Core State Standards?  What do I need to do to ensure that students are ready for the PARCC assessments in 2014-15?  What is my role in supporting the new teacher evaluation system?  As a district, how we can combine these efforts in a meaningful, manageable and measurable way so they contribute to a unified school improvement strategy?  Come learn the answers to these and other questions during this important session.

Speakers
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Dr. Tracey Severns

Assistant Commissioner – Chief Academic Officer, New Jersey Department of Education
Dr. Tracey Severns is a dedicated educator who has worked with | children of all ages and ability levels.  | She has served as a special education teacher, vice principal, | principal, superintendent and adjunct professor.  Dr. Severns has a Baccalaureates degree in | Psychology, a Masters degree in Teaching, and a Doctorate in Educational | Administration and Supervision.  She is | certified in Elementary Education, Special... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Thinking about a 1:1?
Hillsborough Township School District is currently in the third year of a four-year phase in to move all of our students to 1:1 access with a personal computing device. This session will review the planning and implementation of the initiative, as well as lessons learned by the district. Examples of how the technology has transformed the teaching and learning process will be shared, and the district’s technology integration expectations will be discussed.

Speakers
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Dr. Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township Public Schools


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Balancing Security Needs, Privacy Rights and Costs: School Security Concerns
This session will discuss the security concerns schools face in protecting their students, as well as the need to balance increased school security with fiscally prudent practices. It will also examine the challenges of updating older buildings in districts, the need to preserve student privacy rights, and the need for collaboration between local boards of education and local law enforcement.

Speakers
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Jenna A Rottenberg Esq

Attorney, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC
GC

George Chando  

Superintendent, Phillipsburg School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Best Practices for Implementing PARCC Testing Technologies
With the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing implementation coming in the 2014-2015 school year, the ability to effectively use technology to execute new education strategies is crucial. This session will explore proven practices and strategies for the secure implementation and use of the technologies necessary for PARCC testing. An official from the Westfield school district will discuss that district’s technology solutions.

Speakers
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Joe Marateo

Solution Architect, CoreBTS
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Brian Auker  

Chief Technology Officer, Westfield School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Performance Matters Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Compliance with Secondary Market Disclosure Regulations
Every issuer of municipal bonds must comply with continuing disclosure requirements. Learn how to be sure that your district is in compliance with SEC requirements with regard to filing various financial documents and disclosing material events.

Speakers
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Diana Schiraldi

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Upper Freehold Regional School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Do It Yourself ESIP
ESIPs (Energy Savings Improvement Programs) offer districts the opportunity to substantially improve school facilities and reduce school operating costs without conducting a referendum. But many education leaders don’t know that their districts can capture the benefits of an ESIP multiple ways, including through a “do-it-yourself” method. Roxbury Township School District is undertaking a budget-neutral infrastructure improvement project of approximately $4 million in energy-related capital improvements through the ESIP process, and expects to reduce annual energy costs by about $350,000. This session will feature an in-depth discussion of Roxbury’s project. 

Speakers
PA

Pennoni & Associates

Silver Sponsor, Pennoni Associates Inc.
Since 1966 Pennoni Associates Inc. has provided multi-discipline consulting engineering and design services that meet client needs. | Pennoni Associates Inc. is a New Jersey Clean Energy (NJCE) Pay for Perfomance Partner and as such, we work with School Districts on the development, design, and complete implemention of their Energy Savings and Energy Reduction Plans. These Plans are a requirement of the NJCE Energy Savings Improvement (ESIP... Read More →
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John Gomez

Business Administrator, Roxbury School District
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SSP Architectural Group

Silver Sponsor, SSP Architectural Group
Architectural planning and design; specialized in energy planning and sustainable design, Celebrating 122 years of service!


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Keep Your District Safe with a Comprehensive Physical Security Solution
Join Promedia to learn about the latest in the world of physical security. This session will detail options for monitoring the school environment, including video surveillance, access control, visitor management, integration with the town’s police force, and more. Modern security systems are based on IP technology, allowing districts to manage security as part of an overall network infrastructure. This also enables districts to effectively manage and record integrated video and access control throughout the schools in a centralized, efficient manner – helping to keep students and faculty as safe as possible.

Speakers
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Adam Scarzafava

Marketing Coordinator, Promedia Technology Services, Inc.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
21st Century Classroom

11:00am

LobbyGuard - Solution to Help Keep Our Youth Safe at School
The LobbyGuard session will include an explanation of the product and how it was developed to help schools account for and screen the thousands of visitors, contractors, volunteers, parents and employees who pass through the doors each year.

Speakers
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Greg Bryan

CTO, KDI, Inc.
TD

Tara Drago

Director of Mailing Divsion, KDI, Inc.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Lock Down in Real Life- West Windsor- Plainsboro Case Study
Taking lessons from a real life lock down in the West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District through the eyes of the Superintendent and Police Chief, participants will learn what to expect during and after the event and how to implement procedures and policies that will improve preparedness.

Speakers
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Dr. David Aderhold

Superintendent, West Windsor- Plainsboro Regional School District
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George R. Duthie AIA

Principal, Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie PC Architects-
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Guy Armour

Chief of Police, Plainsboro Township Police Department


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Optimizing Information Technology Support: Doing More with Less
This session will explore the key factors impacting daily information technology operational support. Participants will learn how to assess and quantify these factors and explore strategies to help IT departments improve, while holding budgets level.

Speakers
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Frank Barnes

Director of Managed Services, ePlus Technology


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

School Security – Think Holistically to Achieve Results and Reduce Costs
School districts are finding that a need for increased security measures is competing with classroom and instructional needs for scarce financial resources. But reaching for new and costly technology is not always the most effective strategy for making schools safer. This session will show participants how to think holistically about security goals and balance technology with practice and policy changes to enable smart solutions at a manageable cost.

Speakers
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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.
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Dr. Steven Mayer

Superintendent, Robbinsville Board of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Sourcing Local Produce for School Meal Programs
The Healthy Hunger Fee Kids Act provides resources for schools and communities to utilize local farms and gardens in school menu planning. Districts are implementing various methods and sourcing options to include more locally grown fresh produce in their meal programs. Discussion will include methods used by Maschio’s Food Services to implement the various types of processes and programs currently being applied in many of their current meal programs throughout the state. Food Safety, availability, menu adaptability, farm partners, organic produce and recipe development will be discussed along with samples of Maschio’s recipes prepared on site by Chef Steve utilizing seasonal produce.

Speakers
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Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services
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Steve Escobedo  

Corporate Chef, Maschio's Food Services


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Environmental Issues and Code Compliance in Schools
This session will review more than 50 of the environmental and code compliance issues that school district buildings and grounds officials must manage in the course of their duties. Application has been made to the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association for one continuing education credit.

Speakers
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Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association
Executive Director NJSBGA Past President NJSBGA Instructor Rutgers CEFM Program Retired B&G Supervisor Sparta after 30 years.
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Steve Sluka

CEFM Retired, NJSBGA Training Coordinator, New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association
Retired CEFM, Safety Trainer, Trainer for Rutgers Educational Facilities Managers Courses and Train the Trainer Course.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 421 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Establishing a Medical Plan to Implement Janet's Law
Handouts

 
 Schools are required to implement “Janet’s Law,” September 1, 2014. The law, which requires all schools to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site, and to establish emergency action plans to respond to sudden cardiac events. The law is named for an 11-year old girl who died of sudden cardiac arrest. Hackensack has had a plan to deal with such emergencies since 2005; the plan was instrumental in saving a student’s life in 2010. This session will review Hackensack’s long-standing plan, which is easily tailored to individual districts to assist them in preparing for medical emergencies in their buildings.


Speakers
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Joe Abate

Superintendent, Hackensack School District
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Wendy Lamparelli CSN

Lead Nurse, Hackensack School District
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Kenneth Martin

Safety Consultant, Hackensack School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Preparing Your Data Network for Common Core State Standards
As Common Core State Standards are adopted across the nation the push towards compliancy is well underway. Perhaps the most difficult challenge school districts face is building a data network infrastructure that adheres to Common Core guidelines and can facilitate the online PARCC assessment – all on a limited budget and short timeline. Join Comcast Business and the Center for Digital Education as we discuss the IT requirements and challenges that school districts face when preparing for Common Core and PARCC. Also included is a roadmap and best practices to ensure 2014-105 compliance. Finally, we will examine how high-performance data networking solutions, such as Metro Ethernet, can provide the scalable and secure bandwidth needed to transform a school.

Speakers
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John Halpin

Vice President Strategic Programs, Center for Digital Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 414 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Using Curriculum Design to Improve Learning Outcomes
Attendees will learn how the Keansburg School District used research-based curriculum design and development methodologies to promote equity, access and success in its schools. Presenters with different district roles in this process will provide a detailed and interactive description of how the entire school community is thriving from a simple, yet powerful process. Topics will include the improvement of the professional learning community through the use of technology, raising collective effectiveness, differentiated instruction and assessment, and building staff and organizational capacity.

Speakers
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Michelle Derpich

Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction, Keansburg School District
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Gerald North

Superintendent, Keansburg School District
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Dr. Tom Tramaglini

Chief Academic Officer, Keansburg School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Introduction to Education for Sustainability
Participants will develop a shared understanding of sustainability and education through interactive activities, as well as discussion. The session will also focus specifically on how school districts and school boards can learn and work together to educate for sustainability on what kinds of professional development, coaching and leadership development are required.


Speakers
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Jaimie Cloud

President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Program Introduction and Overview
• Describe Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a voluntary certification program being developed for New Jersey public schools • List the potential resources, technical support, and training that will be available through the program • Identify opportunities to participate on the various task forces that are guiding the development of the program • Understand how Sustainable Jersey for Schools links and supports successful participation in US Dept of Education Green Ribbon Schools program and other sustainability initiatives

Speakers
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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 1981 he was the recipient of a two-year research and development solar energy grant from the Federal Department of Energy. During his 14 years as a classroom teacher... Read More →
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Donna Drewes PP

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Evaluation: The Role of the School Board and the Central Office
This session will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the district board of education and the central office administration with regard to the new evaluation system. Topics covered will include a review of strategies for effective evaluation implementation and understanding the timeline for personnel decisions.

Speakers
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Tim Matheney

Director, Office of Evaluation, NJ Department of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - Thursday October 13, 2022 12:00pm
Room 419 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Ask GR
Representatives from NJSBA’s governmental relations department will discuss pending –and prospective—education legislation that that is important to school districts. Join the Association’s public policy experts for this update; there will also be time for a question and answer period.

Speakers
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John Burns Esq

Counsel Governmental Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
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Christopher Jones

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
JP

Jonathan Pushman

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
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Sharon Seyler

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA
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Mike Vrancik

Director of Governmental Relations, NJSBA


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:00am - Thursday October 13, 2022 12:30pm
Room 407 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:30am

Going High-Tech Cold Turkey: Strategies for Improving Technology for Teaching and Learning
Infusing technology into a 21st century learning environment is a critical part of how we educate children. This case study examines how the Keansburg school district went from a low-technology learning environment with obsolete infrastructure to a high-technology ecosystem. This presentation will provide a context for what schools and districts might expect when designing and implementing 1:1 learning, hybrid technology solutions, textbook-less learning, a network upgrade, professional development, increased instructional capacity, equipment management and replenishment, and security. The implications for student achievement in a technology-rich environment will also be discussed.

Speakers
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Mrs. Erin Maciorowski

Title IA Coordinator/Technology Specialist, Keansburg School District
Creating student-driven learning opportunities using technology.
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Gerald North

Superintendent, Keansburg School District
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Dr. Tom Tramaglini

Chief Academic Officer, Keansburg School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:30am - 11:50am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

11:30am

Prepare Your District for the Mobile Device & BYOD Revolution
Mobile devices and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are changing the face of education today. More students and faculty expect to be able to use school or personally-owned devices than ever. This session will guide you through the many challenging aspects of a mobile device deployment including policy development, network infrastructure and mobile device management. Session participants will learn how to get the most educational value out of the devices on the district’s network.

Speakers
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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 designing learning environments and technology solutions to empower educators to engage students as life long learners.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
21st Century Classroom

12:00pm

An Integrated Plan for Academic Development Using iPads
Delaware Valley Regional High School has implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative for all students, teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals. This demonstration will showcase the tools used by students and teachers to make the transition to a 1:1 program.  Learn how our instruction has changed and continues to evolve due to increased integration of technology.  Take a glimpse into our classroom and see some of our favorite tools in action such as GoodReader, iBooks, eBackPack, AirServer, and MyBigCampus. Take away ideas that can be utilized in your institutions tomorrow regardless of where you are in your journey towards 1:1.  

Speakers
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Matthew Cirigliano

IT Manager, Delaware Valley Regional School District
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Daria Wasserbach

Superintent, Delaware Valley Regional School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

A to Z of Special Education Law: A Primer for Board Members
This session will provide an overview of school districts' and charter schools' legal responsibility for educating students with disabilities and the impact of the proposed changes to the state regulations on districts. The presenters will also discuss special education matters that boards members often have to address and the legal implications for the district. Participants will learn tips on for how to bolster in-district programs and provide appropriate services in a cost-effective way.

Speakers
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Ms. Catzel Bumpus

Board Vice President, Bloomfield Board of Education
I am a wife, a mom of two amazing and talented teenage boys, a Full time Pastoral Associate for Youth & Young Adult Ministry in a Catholic Parish, a community volunteer, and a Board Member. My passions on the Board of Education are Special education and curriculum.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Cost Effective Learning Solutions
Schools can use HP Thin Client Solutions to give teachers and administrators control over computing and to enhance student learning, while helping schools stay within budget by reducing overall management and maintenance costs. By creating an optimized computer network that supports the school’s learning philosophy, schools can host educational content and applications virtually and implement a virtual learning space that every student can access from any location.

Speakers
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Mike Conn

Regional Sales Manager - Client Virtualization, North East/ HP


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Disaster Recovery in The Cloud
School districts learned the value of having effective disaster recovery strategies last year during Superstorm Sandy. This session will discuss how the Union Beach district, which was significantly affected by the storm, is using the cloud to protect data.

Speakers
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Deborah Ryan

Sr. Solutions Architect, CDI LLC


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Getting A Handle On School District Security
Participants will learn about partnerships in school safety which use the Department of Homeland Security model of “Preparedness, Prevention/Mitigation, Response and Recovery.” The program will allow educational leaders to develop effective actions plans that are unique to their own communities and to engage a wide range of local stakeholders to make schools safe and secure, while providing a welcoming learning environment for children.

Speakers
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Dr Michael Kuchar

Superintendent, Bergenfield Public Schools
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Carl Mittelhammer

School Security Specialist, Bergenfield School


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

How Our Hosted PBX System Survived Super Storm Sandy
Super Storm Sandy unleashed her vengeance on New Jersey last October leaving many K-12 districts scrambling to communicate with staff and parents. Having leveraged E-rate discounts to deploy Hosted PBX just two months earlier, Burlington Township was ready. Come hear business administrator Mary Ann Bell’s story of how her district’s communication system remained up and running and how it helped her keep her school community informed in the face of disaster.

Speakers
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Mary Ann Bell

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations/Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Burlington Township Schools
JB

Jeffrey Boyer

Director of Sales, Xtel Communications
LS

Liz Sorino

President, Xtel Communications


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Managing the Staff Evaluation Process
Achieve NJ aims to recognize teachers who excel, identify those who need additional support and provide meaningful feedback to all teachers. This session will feature a discussion about a software solution that assists in managing the process, providing timely feedback and engaging in dynamic communication.

Speakers
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Stephen Cochrane

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Upper Freehold Regional School DIstrict
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Tracy Lederman Ed D

Director of Curriculum Products, Realtime Information Technology
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Patrick Leary

Director of Special Services, Upper Freehold Regional School DIstrict


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Saving Money and Greening Schools
The Franklin Township School District is undertaking a series of strategic facilities upgrades, renovations and new construction initiatives to meet dramatic enrollment increases within the district. The district is using an Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) financing structure to offset several million dollars of costs for capital upgrades. The energy saved by those improvements will save several hundred thousands of dollars annually in avoided energy costs. This session will discuss how the district is implementing this project, as well as how it is using behavioral measures to reduce energy consumption among staff, educators and students.

Speakers
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SSP Architectural Group

Silver Sponsor, SSP Architectural Group
Architectural planning and design; specialized in energy planning and sustainable design Celebrating 125 years of service!
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Scott Mihalick

Principal, SSP Architectural Group


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Performance Matters Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

School Ethics in Action: How to Avoid a School Ethics Complaint
The ethical obligations that each school board member is required to abide are both extensive and subtle. Through an analysis of the School Ethics Act and decisions from the School Ethics Commission, as well as an interactive program where school board members will analyze real life school ethics dilemmas, participants will learn where the ethical boundaries lie.

Speakers
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Brett Gorman

Associate, School Law Practice Group, Parker McCay
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Richard Golden  

Associate, School Law Practice Group, Parker McCay


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Use Your Two Way Radio to Improve Police Response Time
This session will demonstrate a security solution that will send an emergency alert directly to your local police dispatch when a two-way radio emergency button is activated. The alarm will notify the dispatcher of your school name and create an audio path from the police radio system to a school’s radios. The dispatcher can then patch the school radio’s audio to responding police officer’s radios. This custom solution will help improve police response time in an emergency and aid in the transfer of accurate information to police.

Speakers
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Matt Crossan

Sales, PMC Associates
Two way radio sales and service. Custom emergency alert solutions linking school two way radio with local police department dispatch.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

21st Century Classroom Open House
This is your chance to explore all of the exciting features of the 21st Century Classroom. During the open house, you’ll be able to visit with experts at stations focused on each of the technologies showcased in the room. You’ll get to experience the practical impact of these technologies and see the impact of video conferencing, SMART technologies, and even the customizable furniture in action. Stop by to chat with the experts and find out how 21st Century solutions can enhance your district.

Sponsors
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Teq

Silver Sponsor, Teq
Champions the evolution of the modern classroom by providing a unique blend of EdTech products professional development and support services to increase student achievement.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
21st Century Classroom

12:30pm

Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs)
Education in today's global society should focus on teaching students critical thinking and problem-solving skills while training them to effectively collaborate with others. Today’s learners are part of the digital generation and want to be
active participants in their education, not bystanders listening to a lecture. Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), developed by Dr. Sugata Mitra, are child-centered activities that nurture these skills, while encouraging students to ask questions and take ownership of their learning. Session participants will learn about this alternate method of engaging students through the use of technology, self-discovery, collaboration, and social media.

Speakers
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David Adam

Principal, Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence Township School District
JM

Joseph M. Jamison

Teacher, Lawrence Township School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

12:30pm

Student Designs Come to Life Through Computer Controlled Machinery
Session participants will design and create a custom item using computer controlled machinery.

Speakers
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Shane Evans

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Freehold Regional HIgh School District
President Elect, NJTEEA
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William Rumaker

Technology Education Teacher, West Deptford High Schooll


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

How Flipped Classrooms Can Radically Advance Student Achievement
Session participants will learn about “flipped classrooms,” including strategies and techniques for implementing the process in your own classroom. Bring Your Own Technology to this session!


Speakers
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Larrie Reynolds

Superintendent, Mount Olive Township Schools


Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

The Role of Design Competitions in STEM Programs
Student design projects and competitions provide students with opportunities to articulate their STEM knowledge and skills in "real-world" situations. In addition, they provide students with the opportunity to see the level of achievement by their peers. Students who have participated in STEM design competitions and scenarios will share their reflections on participating and what they learned.

Speakers
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James Novotny

Supervisor of Technology Department, Livingston School District
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Alek Sadiwynck

Teacher, Livingston School District/Mount Pleasant Middle School
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Kenny Zushma

Teacher, Livingston School District/Heritage Middle School


Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

PARCC Implementation 2014-15
A panel comprised of DOE staff and District administrators responsible for PARCC and the implementation of the CCSS will discuss implementation needs and practices for a smooth transition to PARCC.

Do you have a question for the panel? Email your question to vdelucia@njsba.org by Thursday, October 17.

Speakers
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Vincent DeLucia

Director Training and Professional Development, New Jersery School Boards Association
DB

Dr Bari Erlichson

Chief Performance Officer Assistant Commissioner of Data Research Evaluation and Reporting, NJ Department of Education
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Dr. Tracey Severns

Assistant Commissioner – Chief Academic Officer, New Jersey Department of Education
Dr. Tracey Severns is a dedicated educator who has worked with | children of all ages and ability levels.  | She has served as a special education teacher, vice principal, | principal, superintendent and adjunct professor.  Dr. Severns has a Baccalaureates degree in | Psychology, a Masters degree in Teaching, and a Doctorate in Educational | Administration and Supervision.  She is | certified in Elementary Education, Special... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

1:30pm

Thinking about a 1:1?
Hillsborough Township School District is currently in the third year of a four-year phase in to move all of our students to 1:1 access with a personal computing device. This session will review the planning and implementation of the initiative, as well as lessons learned by the district. Examples of how the technology has transformed the teaching and learning process will be shared, and the district’s technology integration expectations will be discussed.

Speakers
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Dr. Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township Public Schools


Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Hosted PBX – The Right Choice for Burlington Township School District
Districts seeking to understand the options available for telephone systems will learn how a hosted PBX solution delivers cloud-based, feature-rich technology without a large capital investment, costly maintenance agreements and expensive software upgrade charges. Business administrators and information technology directors will gain an understanding of how to determine the best solutions for their individual districts.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Bell

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations/Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Burlington Township Schools
JB

Jeffrey Boyer

Director of Sales, Xtel Communications
JC

Jason Ciarlante

Technology Manager, Burlington Township School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

How to make an ESIP Successful
It is more difficult than ever for a school district to fund necessary capital projects through the issuance of bonds. Through the state energy efficiency programs, the Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) and Pay for Performance, school districts can deliver measurable value to the taxpayers through energy performance contracting (EPC). Session participants will learn how these programs provide districts with strategies to leverage energy savings to fund capital and educational improvements without tax increases or an increase to a district’s existing budget.

Speakers
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Josh Costell

Executive VP/General Manager, Tozour Energy Services
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Tom O'Donnell

Facility Director, Pine Hill School Distirct


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

How to Pass a Referendum
A referendum vote is an election. Marketing the referendum is a fiduciary responsibility, and a well thought-out solution for needed capital projects is an important message for voters. The campaign to deliver that message is critical, and making the referendum popular will help ensure its passage.

Speakers
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Thomas Coleman

Superintendent, Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional Board of Education
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

Diamond Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing refinancing and fiscal management solutions.
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George B. Sundell

Principal, Interactive Dialogue
Passionate about results...results that are driven by data and enhanced by technology. | | | | Interactive Dialogue is a communications consulting firm offering a wide range of personalized Communications, Community Relations, and Community Organization services. | | | | The consultancy was initiated in 2008 by George B. Sundell following 25 years as Communications Director with several of the Delaware Valley’s leading architects... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Managing & Controlling Public School Information
From elementary school to high school, our education system relies on student, financial, administrative and accountability documentation. Much of this information is protected by FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) guidelines. While administrators and educators at all levels are inundated with the paperwork necessary to manage the classroom and comply with government reporting requirements, managing and ensuring the privacy of this data can be overwhelming. This session will provide participants with strategies on how to control and manage access rights to the private data in your schools.

Speakers
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Lou Pepe

Assistant Superintendent for Business, City of Summit Public Schools
We are in the Business of Education - With more than 20 years of professional experience in management, operations and administration I am passionate about leadership and continued learning. This has led to development and maintenance of my Blog: http://businessedissues.blogspot.com/


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform
Today’s educational institutions demand increasingly sophisticated and scalable IT capabilities, especially for End User Computing applications like PARCC testing and BYOD services. In addition to providing superior performance and capacity, IT solutions must be highly sustainable, featuring a small footprint, low energy use, and ready maintenance. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, which combines VMware-optimized storage and servers into a single 2U hardware appliance, eliminates the need for a network-based storage architecture like SAN or NAS. This session describes how the South Plainfield School District is leveraging two Nutanix units to deploy virtual desktops, implement disaster recovery, and reduce operating costs.

Speakers
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Jim Veirs

Network Manager, South Plainfield Board of Education
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Scott F. Brousseau  

Chief Technology Officer, PBG Networks, Inc.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Preparing for the PC+ Era
As Students and Educators move towards a more “touch-centric” technology environment, Lenovo offers new form factors and dynamic software solutions to maximize teaching outcomes

Speakers
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Neil Estevez

Account Executive, Lenovo


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Preparing Your Data Network for Common Core State Standards
As Common Core State Standards are adopted across the nation the push towards compliancy is well underway. Perhaps the most difficult challenge school districts face is building a data network infrastructure that adheres to Common Core guidelines and can facilitate the online PARCC assessment – all on a limited budget and short timeline. Join Comcast Business and the Center for Digital Education as we discuss the IT requirements and challenges that school districts face when preparing for Common Core and PARCC. Also included is a roadmap and best practices to ensure 2014-105 compliance. Finally, we will examine how high-performance data networking solutions, such as Metro Ethernet, can provide the scalable and secure bandwidth needed to transform a school.

Speakers
JH

John Halpin

Vice President Strategic Programs, Center for Digital Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

STEM with NAO
Improve your science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instruction with this STEM and NAO presentation. NAO is a programmable humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics. Participants will learn how to keep students engaged and improve learning outcomes by successfully combining STEM concepts, proper pedagogical knowledge, and innovative technologies.

Speakers
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4-TEQ - Gigabit Sponsor

Instructional Technology Specialist, Teq
events@teq.com | Helping educators realize the potential that technology can bring to the classroom and learning how to connect with students in new and innovative ways.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Performance Matters Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

The Journey to the Cloud – The Future of Technology in Education
This session will focus on the reasons that school districts are beginning to focus on cloud computing applications and some practical ways that the cloud can be used to meet your technology needs. We’ll review some of the basics like data backup to the cloud, disaster recovery, and the cloud’s implications for e-rate. Additionally, participants will learn the difference between on-premise and off-premise solutions, capital vs. operating expenditures, and the return on investment and cost savings districts can realize by implementing their own cloud-based solutions.

Speakers
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Michael Lin

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Promedia Technology Services, Inc.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Top Ten IEP Errors - Avoiding Costly Litigation
This session focuses on common mistakes and communication errors in preparing and presenting IEPs for students with disabilities. Avoiding such errors assists in preserving the district’s relationship with a family and can help to avoid costly and unnecessary litigation. You will hear examples of problematic situations and the steps a district can take to address concerns and retain the trust between district and parents.

Speakers
MM

Monica M. Butler

Executive Director of Student Services, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
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Cherie L Adams Esq

Partner/Belmar Board Member, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC
AG&L is a minority and women-owned law firm representing the interests of school districts in all areas. | I am also a board member and Board President of the Belmar Board of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

A Smart School makes the Grade
The classroom is equipped with several tablets, an interactive display and a wireless printer. Using this new technology, teachers now have the ability to lead interactive lessons and real-time group activities. Students can participate directly with the teacher and view course material, through the tablets. Teachers can move about the classroom conducting interactive lessons and activities through their touch screen tablet. They can easily track individual progress, create dynamic lesson plans, and generally have more access to each and every student—and vice versa.

Speakers
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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 with internal policies and governmental rules and regulations. We can help you navigate through the multitude of manufacturers solution providers and... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 410 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Current Issues in School Law
Program Handouts
 
Everybody loves to speak with a school law attorney, especially when it is free. Two NJSBA staff attorneys will present an update on recent legal decisions and legislative developments affecting boards of education and charter schools. The session uses a combined presentation and question and answer format that will provide insight into significant recent developments in public education school law, and also give participants an opportunity to ask questions about the topics presented and any other area of school law.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 420 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Environmental Issues and Code Compliance in Schools
This session will review more than 50 of the environmental and code compliance issues that school district buildings and grounds officials must manage in the course of their duties. Application has been made to the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association for one continuing education credit.

Speakers
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Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association
Executive Director NJSBGA Past President NJSBGA Instructor Rutgers CEFM Program Retired B&G Supervisor Sparta after 30 years.
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Steve Sluka

CEFM Retired, NJSBGA Training Coordinator, New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association
Retired CEFM, Safety Trainer, Trainer for Rutgers Educational Facilities Managers Courses and Train the Trainer Course.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 421 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Flipper At The Beach
Flipped classrooms, in which students watch lessons online at home and then spend class time applying their knowledge or working with a teacher on difficult concepts, allows teachers to spend more time working directly with students, rather than lecturing. An Ocean City mathematics teacher will discuss his experiences in flipping a classroom, including how class time is used, what to expect in the first year, and what resources can be used to assist in the making such changes.

Speakers
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Scot Rainear

Teacher of Mathematics, Ocean City School District
DK

Dr. Kathleen Taylor

Superintendent, Ocean City School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

How Flipped Classrooms Can Radically Advance Student Achievement
Session participants will learn about “flipped classrooms,” including strategies and techniques for implementing the process in your own classroom. Bring Your Own Technology to this session!


Speakers
LR

Larrie Reynolds

Superintendent, Mount Olive Township Schools


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
21st Century Classroom

2:00pm

School Security Initiatives, Threat Assessments and Proper Planning
School security is continuing to command national attention. This session will help participants learn to recognize potential security breaches; identify the players necessary to create an effective emergency preparedness team; and analyze a variety of security factors, including students, parents, visitors, and the school facility. The presenters, which include a school administrator, a law enforcement officer and a design professional, will share their individual experiences and perspectives.

Speakers
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Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.
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Mary Jane Canose

School Business Administrator, Chester Board of Education
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Alfonse Imperiale

Director, County Critical Infrastructure, Homeland Security Unit, Morris County Prosecutors's Office


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 414 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Shared Services to Strengthen Special Education
Sharing special education services between school districts can allow educators to leverage instructional, therapeutic and programmatic expertise to pursue quality outcomes for students in an efficient manner. Session participants will learn to identify opportunities for shared services, while strengthening their district’s capacity to serve its special education student population.

Speakers
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Gary Molenaar

Assistant Superintendent, Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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Patrick M Moran

Business Administrator, Middlesex Regional ESC


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

How Somerset Hills Became a Two-Time National Green Ribbon Award-Winning School District
Representatives of the “Green Team” at Somerset Hills will provide an overview of how the district won a national “Green Ribbon Schools” award twice. Participants will learn about the collaboration between the school and town, about measurement and verification methods, and about the financial benefits of transforming your schools into Green Ribbon Schools.

Speakers
CC

Connie Coriel

Consultant, I-Energy Partners/See
KD

Karen Detrollio

Teacher, Bernards Township School District
NH

Nancy Hunter

School Business Administrator, Somerset Hills School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: School Safety and Wellness
• Review examples of school based initiatives aimed at improving safety, promoting physical activity, and reducing traffic congestion and motor vehicle emissions.  • Recognize opportunities to implement similar programs in your district • Identify resources available to support infrastructure improvements and awareness programs • Describe how school  safety and wellness programs will be incorporated into the Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a voluntary certification program being developed for New Jersey public schools

Speakers
EB

Elise Bremer-Nei AICP/PP

Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Transportation
DC

David Calderetti

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Cross County Connection
RH

Renee Haider

Associate Director, The Sustainability Institute @ TCNJ and Sustainable Jersey
NS

Nora Shepard

State Advocacy Organizer, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
CZ

Camilla Zelevansky

PTA Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Maplewood School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

NJASA Legislative Committee
Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 411 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

School Climate and the New Jersey School Climate Survey (NJSCS)

PROGRAM HANDOUTS
 Participants will explore the New Jersey School Climate Survey (NJSCS), which was developed by the New Jersey Department of Education in collaboration with the Bloustein Center for Survey Research at Rutgers University. The session will help school leaders identify the research-based dimensions of school climate, understand the actions required to implement the survey ih schools and learn ways in which the survey data can be used to improve school climate.

Speakers
KA

Kelly Allen

Coordinator Safe and Supportive Schools Unit Office of Student Support Services, NJ Department of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 419 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Charter School Academy
Limited Capacity seats available

Session participants will learn the characteristics of effective charter school boards, the role of the trustee, the role of the chief school administrator/school director, shared roles (trustee/administrator), team governance (including goal-setting, evaluating the chief school administrator, trustee self-evaluation, barriers to effectiveness and effective recruitment) and oversight of management. Join us to discover best practices in board effectiveness and the oversight of charter schools.


Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan Esq

Manager Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
RM

Robynn Meehan

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
LS

Lou Schimenti

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
Lou is a policy consultant with New Jersey School Boards Association and currently serves on their School Safety and Security Task Force and Charter Schools Committee, which he chairs. He has developed a Charter School Critical Reference Policy Manual.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 322 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Student Attendance: Funding and School Policy Implications for Urban and Suburban Districts

HANDOUTS
Session participants will learn about the New Jersey Department of Education standards for student enrollment and attendance and understand how these two important factors affect state aid. The session will include an overview of demographic issues that affect student attendance such as migrant populations, families with limited resources, short term and long term disabilities, and family vacations. Learn how districts can develop policy solutions that target problem attendance areas.


Speakers
CJ

Cynthia Jahn Esq.

General Counsel, NJSBA
Cynthia J. Jahn serves as General Counsel to the New Jersey School Boards Association, having served in that position since 1999; as well as Director of the Legal and Policy Services Department from 1997to 2008; and Assistant Executive Director from 1999 to 2009. Ms. Jahn was a partner in the law firm of Stem and Jahn in Milford, New Jersey, from 1990 to 1997; amember of the Delaware Township Board of Education, Hunterdon County from April1988 to... Read More →
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Jean Harkness

Policy Consultant, New Jersery School Boards Association
MN

Maria Nuccetelli

Interim Superintendent, Haworth School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - Thursday October 13, 2022 3:00pm
Room 408-409 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

CSA Evaluation Part II - The Summary Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Designed to be a follow-up for those who attend the CSA Evaluation Part 1 program, this session will teacher participants how to develop and write a summary narrative for the annual evaluation of the chief school administrator, based on the outcome of district goals and a majority opinion of the board.

Speakers
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Alfred Annunziata

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 308 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Strategic Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Understand the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district. Learn how strategic planning presents a unique opportunity to set your district’s course to meet identified needs, while remaining cognizant of the interests and demands of your local district, its future possibilities and the internal and external forces your schools are subject to. Dive into an activity that recognizes the strength of an organized process, brainstorm the elements of excellence, and examine educational beliefs. Participants will engage in brainstorming and consensus activities, as well as develop vision and belief statements.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 320 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Successful Superintendent Searches- It's About Finding the Best Fit!
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process –from the vacancy to the search process and through the transition to a new leadership. Participants will work in small groups on setting criteria for the search and reviewing the legality of interview questions. Presenters will cover such topics as the development of a search calendar; the application; community and staff involvement; the interviews; the board’s role in choosing the finalists; negotiating the contract and reference checking.

Speakers
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association
CZ

Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 318 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Understanding the New State Professional Development Requirements
Session participants will become acquainted with the newly adopted requirements for professional development and will learn more about the role of the district, school, and individual teacher in planning, monitoring and overseeing professional development. The research base and proven best practices underpinning the regulatory requirements will be presented in an interactive format. Audience members will be invited to share their feedback.

Speakers
CA

Carol Albritton

Teacher Quality Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Education
EA

Eileen Aviss-Spedding

Manager, Office of Professional Development, New Jersey Department of Education
CP

Cathy Pine

Director Office of Professional Development, NJ Dept. of Education


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 418 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Analyzing Salary Guides
Limited Capacity full

Salary guides are one of the hottest negotiations issues currently faced by school districts, since the embedded cost of increment in many existing teacher salary guides is greater than the settlement rate the district can afford. In this session, participants will learn to calculate salary guide costs, analyze the structure of a salary guide, identify problems and possible solutions to salary guides, and analyze the union’s proposed salary guide.

Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz Esq

Consultant Negotiator Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
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Sandy Raup

Data Analyst Labor Relations, New Jersey School Boards Association


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 321 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:45pm

Trenton Public Schools Orchestra and Band
Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Teaching, Technology, and the Tennessee Titans
Learn about a mentoring and Skyping program between special education students and the coaching staff and players of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Although this program is used in an elementary special education classroom, it could easily be adopted to serve general education classes at any level. The program is multidimensional, cross-curricular, and is aimed at enhancing student self-esteem, providing pupils an intergenerational learning experience, and using technology as a vehicle to deliver grade and subject-area curricula. The players participating in the program were personally selected by the Titans coaching staff and are positive role models who will inspire and motivate students. Learn how this program can promote the development of critical thinking, writing, public speaking, presentation and interview skills.

Speakers
KJ

Kenneth J. Knops

Superintendent, Clark School District
CP

Chet Parlavecchio

Tennessee Titans Linebackers Coach, Tennessee Titans of the National Football League
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Nicole Parlavecchio

Teacher, Clark School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

'Can they say that????”
Under the Open Public Meetings Act, a board of education is required to set aside a portion of every meeting for public comment. In addition, many boards set aside a time for individual board members to raise concerns or make comments concerning school district business. What are the limits on such comments for board members, employees or the public in general? What should a board do with comments some may find objectionable regarding staff or students? What First Amendment legal issues are involved ? With input from a board president, this session will discuss real world examples and suggested best practices to balance these important rights and responsibilities.

Speakers
JJ

Joseph J. Giralo

Board President, Hammonton Board of Education
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Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Appropriate Discipline Strategies for Special Education Students
Disciplining students with special needs is not as simple as disciplining general education students. Special education students have additional protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and additional state regulations can make disciplining these students more complicated. Session participants will learn appropriate and legally-compliant disciplinary strategies and procedures to lessen your district's liability and ensure the safety of all students.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Energy Saving Improvement Opportunities are Knocking – Engage Today!
Energy Savings Improvement Programs (ESIPs) have been widely proven successful over the last few years. Now there is another avenue for smaller districts to take advantage of the ESIP program through the bundling of multiple districts together – or even in combination with your municipality –to make a project more attractive. Session participants will learn how their school districts can team up with others to experience the savings of an ESIP.

Speakers
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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.
CJ

Carol James

Director NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium, Educational information & Resource Center


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Tools for Thriving with Common Core and PARCC
Are your teachers grasping the basics of the Common Core State Standards? Do they need a confidence boost before PARCC? Here’s a key principle: It’s all about connections! Session participants will learn how savvy schools are positioning their curriculum to maximize its value, and building meaningful connections between standards, lesson plans, resources, and classroom data. Join us for a demonstration of key tools and strategies for Common Core.

Speakers
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OnCourse Systems for Education

Silver Sponsor, OnCourse Systems for Education
Supports extraordinary achievement across NJ with intuitive, award-winning software for SIS, LMS, and Staff Evaluation.
EF

Ed Fuhrmeister

District Database Coordinator, Pleasantville Public Schools


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

3:15pm

Student Achievement: A Conversation the Commissioner
From new educator evaluations to the Common Core State Standards, New Jersey’s public education system is evolving.  Visit Commissioner Chris Cerf at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday to hear his insights into where we’ve been, what’s on the horizon, and how school boards, school administrators and educators can work together to continue to improve public schools in New Jersey.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

The Interactive and Student-Centered Progressive Mathematics Initiative
The Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI) is an innovative approach to math instruction that engages students via SMART Boards and hand-held responders. These responders allow teachers to quickly assess student learning and modify instruction. In addition, students strengthen social skills during the lessons by working in small groups. PMI, which grew out of the research of Dr. Robert Goodman, executive director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, has gained national support as a program that is genuinely aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Speakers
KC

Krista Chapman

Mathematics Teacher, Clark School District
EG

Ed Grande

Assistant Superintendent, Clark School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

Ambitious Goals for Student Achievement: The Role of Student Growth Objectives (SGO)
This session will explore the importance of high-quality Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) and their link to improved student achievement, as well as their role in implementing the Common Core State Standards; the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC); and Achieve NJ. Participants will learn how one school district developed SGOs during a two-year pilot program.

Speakers
CN

Curt Nath

Curriculum Director of Humanities & Secondard Education, Ocean City School District
DK

Dr. Kathleen Taylor

Superintendent, Ocean City School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

STEM: Preparing Students with 21st Century Skills
Participants will be actively involved in problem-solving challenges that promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning that is integrated with literacy and social studies. The session will provide an overview of how district curricula can be enhanced by incorporating activities that engage students and how the engineering design process works to tap into students' knowledge of science and math while fostering creativity.

Speakers
DE

Dr. Eva M. Ogens

Assistant Professor Math Science Methods, Ramapo College of New Jersey


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
21st Century Classroom

3:30pm

Using Technology to Empower Students with Next-Generation Skills
Explores the technologies that help students develop the skills they need for tomorrow. Explore tools that will assist with productivity and collaboration between teachers, parents, and learners. Tools such as OneNote, Office 365, SkyDrive, AutoCollage, Microsoft Math, Skype and many others. Included will be a discussion of the Windows 8 Education Tablet Experience and how educators can leverage free resources to drive student achievement.

Speakers
CK

Carl Kishel

Education Technology Strategist, NJ/Microsoft


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 414 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Energy Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, and Resources

This session will review the basics of Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a voluntary certification program
being developed in the state's public schools, with a special emphasis on energy efficiency, alternative fuels and resources. Participants will learn about the resources, technical support and training that will be available through the program, and also learn about opportunities to participate on the task forces guiding the development of the program.


Speakers
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Joseph D. Biluck Jr.

Director of Operations and Technology, Medford Township School District
Several years experience in alternative transportation fuels, renewable energy programs. Implemented several sustainable strategies to lower operation expenses.
SV

Stephanie Voorhees

School Business Administrator, Flemington-Raritan Regional School District
Business Administrator, Flemington-Raritan Regional School District
MW

Mark Warner

Vice President, Gabel Associates
KW

Karen Wood

Superintendent, Barnegat Public School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

Why Focus On Sustainability?
The session will provide an overview of sustainability and examine it can reduce operating and maintenance costs, create healthier learning environments and lower environmental impact. Participants will also learn how to use the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Ribbon Schools programs as a framework for planning, implementing and monitoring financial, environmental and academic actions for sustainability. An upcoming comprehensive sustainable schools training, available through a partnership between NJSBA and the United States Green Building Council’s New Jersey Chapter will be previewed.


Speakers
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Jason Kliwinski

President, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow & Faculty, Designs for Life
We deliver services focused on green education, design, construction, products, and financing. Our team is passionate about creating healthy places to learn, work, and live cost effectively, on time, and within budget. With over 15 years of experience in the K-12 market and many LEED Silver or better certified projects, including two LEED Gold certified schools, we can assist you in greening your existing school, planning/designing/building a new... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

Scholarly Spiderman
This session will examine the REWARDS program at the Weston Elementary School in Manville, which provides students with a “web” of support. Participants will analyze techniques used by teachers foster reading fluency and comprehension; to engage students in critical inquiry; to help students apply learning to new contexts; and to teach students to communicate effectively.


Speakers
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Rebecca Fosbre

REWARDS Program Lead Spiderwoman, Manville School District/REWARDS
DB

Dr. Barbara Popp

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Manville School District/ REWARDS


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - Thursday October 13, 2022 4:30pm
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

The Law and Gifted and Talented Education: Compliance and Advocacy
Join NJSBA's Director of Legal, Policy and Labor Relations Services and the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children's Advocacy Vice-President in a review of federal and state laws regarding gifted and talented programs and advocacy efforts both inside and outside the school district. Discussion topics will include school funding of gifted and talented programs, state requirements for and oversight of gifted and talented programs, Core Curriculum Content Standards and curriculum frameworks, Superior Court and administrative case law involving gifted and talented education programs and current public education alternatives that can support gifted and talented education.

Speakers
RB

Roberta Braverman

Advocacy Vice President, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - Thursday October 13, 2022 4:30pm
Room 408-409 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

The Secret to Improving Achievement: Lessons from Union City’s Early Childhood Program.
How has the Union City School District been successful at shrinking the student achievement gap between its low-income Hispanic students and their wealthier peers? One key to the district’s success has been its high-quality, full-day preschool and kindergarten programs. Union City’s Early Childhood Principal and the New Jersey Department of Education’s Early Childhood Program Specialist will share research on the impact of quality early childhood education on achievement as well as strategies for developing a challenging curriculum across all grades, setting high expectations, creating language-rich environments that support children’s native language and English acquisition, and partnering with parents and the community. Union City has been recognized nationally for its successful transformation involving hard work and a strong sense of professionalism and pride that has been sustained for a decade.


Speakers
SA

Silvia Abbato

Assistant Superintendent of Academic Programs, Union City School District
AB

Adriana Birne

Principal of Early Childhood Education, Union City School District
RR

Rosanne Regan Hansel

Education Program Development Specialist, New Jersey Department of Education
SS

Stanley Sanger

Superintendent, Union City School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - Thursday October 13, 2022 4:30pm
Room 419 Atlantic City Convention Center

4:00pm

Hosted PBX – The Right Choice for Burlington Township School District
Districts seeking to understand the options available for telephone systems will learn how a hosted PBX solution delivers cloud-based, feature-rich technology without a large capital investment, costly maintenance agreements and expensive software upgrade charges. Business administrators and information technology directors will gain an understanding of how to determine the best solutions for their individual districts.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Bell

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations/Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Burlington Township Schools
JB

Jeffrey Boyer

Director of Sales, Xtel Communications
JC

Jason Ciarlante

Technology Manager, Burlington Township School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

4:00pm

Student Designs Come to Life Through Computer Controlled Machinery
Session participants will design and create a custom item using computer controlled machinery.

Speakers
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Shane Evans

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Freehold Regional HIgh School District
President Elect, NJTEEA
WR

William Rumaker

Technology Education Teacher, West Deptford High Schooll


Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

4:30pm

Going High-Tech Cold Turkey: Strategies for Improving Technology for Teaching and Learning
Infusing technology into a 21st century learning environment is a critical part of how we educate children. This case study examines how the Keansburg school district went from a low-technology learning environment with obsolete infrastructure to a high-technology ecosystem. This presentation will provide a context for what schools and districts might expect when designing and implementing 1:1 learning, hybrid technology solutions, textbook-less learning, a network upgrade, professional development, increased instructional capacity, equipment management and replenishment, and security. The implications for student achievement in a technology-rich environment will also be discussed.

Speakers
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Mrs. Erin Maciorowski

Title IA Coordinator/Technology Specialist, Keansburg School District
Creating student-driven learning opportunities using technology.
GN

Gerald North

Superintendent, Keansburg School District
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Dr. Tom Tramaglini

Chief Academic Officer, Keansburg School District


Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center
 
Wednesday, October 23
 

8:30am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Program Introduction and Overview
This session will review the basics of Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a voluntary certification program being developed the state’s public schools, with a special emphasis on energy efficiency, alternative fuels and resources. Participants will learn about the resources, technical support and training that will be available through the program, and also learn about opportunities to participate on the task forces guiding the development of the program.

Speakers
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Donna Drewes PP

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey


Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:30am - 9:00am
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

How Flipped Classrooms Can Radically Advance Student Achievement
Session participants will learn about “flipped classrooms,” including strategies and techniques for implementing the process in your own classroom. Bring Your Own Technology to this session!


Speakers
LR

Larrie Reynolds

Superintendent, Mount Olive Township Schools


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:00am - 9:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

STEM: Preparing Students with 21st Century Skills
Participants will be actively involved in problem-solving challenges that promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning that is integrated with literacy and social studies. The session will provide an overview of how district curricula can be enhanced by incorporating activities that engage students and how the engineering design process works to tap into students' knowledge of science and math while fostering creativity.

Speakers
DE

Dr. Eva M. Ogens

Assistant Professor Math Science Methods, Ramapo College of New Jersey


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:00am - 9:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

Best Practices in Existing Building Operation and Maintenance
The path to sustainability requires an integrated team approach. Participants in this session will examine the five fundamental components of greening existing facilities, explore
sustainable policies and best practices, review sample curriculum, and discuss the challenges involved in implementation.

Speakers
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Jason Kliwinski

President, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow & Faculty, Designs for Life
We deliver services focused on green education, design, construction, products, and financing. Our team is passionate about creating healthy places to learn, work, and live cost effectively, on time, and within budget. With over 15 years of experience in the K-12 market and many LEED Silver or better certified projects, including two LEED Gold certified schools, we can assist you in greening your existing school, planning/designing/building a new... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Health and Wellness
School health and wellness will be addressed in Sustainable Jersey, a voluntary environmental certification program being developed for schools. This session will cover a sampling of success school wellness initiatives, and will identify potential resources, technical support and training that will be available to support such programs.


Speakers
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Beth Feehan

Director, New Jersey Farm to School Network
Food.
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Donna Drewes PP

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey
JS

Jessica Schaffer

Program Manager, Healthy Schools Program in New Jersey, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
GS

Gina Stravic

Executive Director, Raritan Valley YMCA
SV

Sal Valenze

Food Service Director, West New York School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

NJASA School Leadership Summit
The Superintendents' National Dialogue launched in January 2012 with initial support from the Northwest  Evaluation Association (NWEA) in order to bring the knowledge, experience and skills of public school superintendents into the national conversation about the future of public education more prominently.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Joseph Scherer

Executive Director, Superintendents' National Dialogue


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 404 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

An Integrated Plan for Academic Development Using iPads
Delaware Valley Regional High School has implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative for all students, teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals. This demonstration will showcase the tools used by students and teachers to make the transition to a 1:1 program.  Learn how our instruction has changed and continues to evolve due to increased integration of technology.  Take a glimpse into our classroom and see some of our favorite tools in action such as GoodReader, iBooks, eBackPack, AirServer, and MyBigCampus. Take away ideas that can be utilized in your institutions tomorrow regardless of where you are in your journey towards 1:1.  

Speakers
MC

Matthew Cirigliano

IT Manager, Delaware Valley Regional School District
DW

Daria Wasserbach

Superintent, Delaware Valley Regional School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 9:50am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Creating Project Based Learning Environments
Using literary works, participants will learn a process for integrating technology to align with the Common Core Learning Standards in a project-based learning environment. Using the model for project-based learning, the presenter will display a real-world problem that the students will try to solve using a project in which the students integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematical related results, while adhering to the Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts.

Speakers
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4-TEQ - Gigabit Sponsor

Instructional Technology Specialist, Teq
events@teq.com | Helping educators realize the potential that technology can bring to the classroom and learning how to connect with students in new and innovative ways.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
21st Century Classroom

9:30am

Environmental Issues and Code Compliance in Schools
This session will review more than 50 of the environmental and code compliance issues that school district buildings and grounds officials must manage in the course of their duties. Application has been made to the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association for one continuing education credit.

Speakers
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Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association
Executive Director NJSBGA Past President NJSBGA Instructor Rutgers CEFM Program Retired B&G Supervisor Sparta after 30 years.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 421 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Facilities Aid is Here Again!
With the resumption of Debt Service Aid and Regular Operating District (“ROD”) grants, New Jersey School Districts have an opportunity to seek State subsidies for facility projects. The catch is the need for local share monies both to fund the required 60% match and to compensate for the claw-back provisions inherent in the new aid programs. Districts need to understand the available local share financing options, and how to most economically fund those options.

Speakers
ML

Mary Lyons

Managing Director, Phoenix Advisors LLC
TS

Timothy Stys

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Watchung Hills Regional High School District
Family, sports


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 414 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Forging an Effective Governance Team: Moving from Good to Great
The quality of rapport between the board and superintendent is the foundation of all effective district governance teams. A six-member panel, including Dr. Lawrence Feinsod, NJSBA executive director, distinguished current practitioners, board members and NJSBA field service representatives who will share their experiences on best practices for building and improving the board-superintendent relationship, offer insights to developing and enhancing team governance effectiveness and respond to participant questions.

Speakers
AA

Alfred Annunziata

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
DL

Dr Lawrence S Feinsod

Executive Director, NJSBA
PF

Patrick Fletcher

River Dell Superintendent
SH

Stephanie Hartman

River Dell Board President


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 408-409 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

From TeachNJ to Achieve NJ: Traversing the Tenure Law Landscape
After the landmark tenure reform bill, the TeachNJ Act, was passed, the New Jersey Department of Education developed Achieve NJ, the regulatory program designed to enact the law. This session will provide participants with an explanation of the regulations governing evaluations of teachers and principals, as well as an update on recent tenure decisions from arbitrators.

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 has appeared before the Office of Administrative Law, Commissioner of Education, Public Employment Relations Commission and state and federal courts, including... Read More →
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Douglas M. Silvestro Esq.

Attorney, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, LLC
Mr. Silvestro works with the firm’s school board clients in all areas of school law, particularly tenure/seniority, special education and public contracting. Mr. Silvestro has served as a presenter at the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s 2009 and 2011 Law-Related Education Conferences on the subject of special education law. Mr. Silvestro has also presented on the topic of RIFs and Non-Renewals at the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 New... Read More →
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William J. Stonis

Superintendent, Cumberland Regional School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 420 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Next Generation Science Standards
Additional Material
The New Jersey Department of Education may adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), new K-12 science standards designed to provide students with an internationally benchmarked science education. This session will examine the potential impact on curriculum, instruction, assessments and budgets, and will compare and contrast the NGSS with the 2009 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science. Session participants will develop questions for school administrators and teachers about current curriculum and instructional practices.


Speakers
MH

Michael Heinz

Science Coordinator, NJDOE
Inspiring and engaging students' curiosity about their world. Inspiring science educators to reconnect with their passion and trust in themselves so that students can learn more.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 419 Atlantic City Convention Center
  • Next General Science Standards F Framework for K-12 Science Education Fact Sheet
  • Tags NJDOE

9:30am

What is that 'Behaviorist' Item in the Budget?
With the increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism and other developmental delays, increasingly districts are being required to provide the services of "behaviorists." This session will explore what services a board-certified behavior analyst can provide, as well as how using these services can decrease the chance of a district having to go through a due-process hearing, or provide out-of-district placements or compensatory services. Participants will understand what autism is, learn how schools need to address the needs of autistic students and review the federal requirements for empirically validated interventions.


Speakers
LD

Lisa Dille Ed.D.

Chair, Graduate Special Education Department, Georgian Court University
DW

David Wilson Ph.D.

Supervisor of Internships, Georgian Court University
SM

Stephen M. Levine Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology / Vice President, Georgian Court University / Howell Township School District
TB

Theresa Brown Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Georgian Court University


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Create Funding Through School Bus Ads
Learn how school districts can increase revenue with resources they already have. This session will provide valuable information discussing the process, benefits, and financial rewards that advertising on school buses has to offer. Attendees are welcome to come ready to ask questions about this new school funding initiative.

Speakers
JC

Jack Calkin

Research & Development Director, Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)
CR

Christopher Rodia

Business Administrator, Deptford School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Update on NJSBA’s School Security Task Force
Last spring NJSBA formed a School Security Task Force to study and make recommendations on best practices in school safety and security. This session will provide an update on the group’s work and a preview of the task force report, which will be released later in the fall.

Speakers
JB

John Bulina

President, New Jersey School Boards Association
DW

Donald Webster Jr

Vice President for Finance, New Jersey School Boards Association
RR

Raymond R Wiss

Immediate Past President, NJSBA/Former Mayor of Old Tappan


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

CSA Evaluation Part I - The Process
Limited Capacity seats available

Evaluating the CSA is one of the most important functions of a board of education. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to understand the process of evaluating the district’s chief school administrator beginning with goal setting and ending with the formal evaluation. Participants will learn to develop a timeline to guide them through the process and identify other practices to allow the process to flow efficiently, and understand who may participate in the evaluation.

Speakers
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
RM

Robynn Meehan

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 320 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Cyber Empowerment - A New Look at Our Students' Cyber World
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide a comprehensive look into the cyber world of today's youth. Topics such as sexting, gaming, and social networking sites will be presented via guided group discussion, small group discussion, activities, videos and PowerPoint. Participants will explore how some electronic communications are opportunities for bullying, bias crimes and violence among students. The New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law, as well as empowerment strategies for students, parents, and staff will be covered. These strategies will promote adults' understanding of cyber activity while teaching realistic ways to help students safeguard themselves and respect the rights of others in the cyber-sphere.

Speakers
JC

Jeannette Collins

Director of Curricula, New Jersey Child Assault Prevention
PC

Patricia Crimaldi

Regional Supervisor, New Jersey Child Assault Prevention


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 308 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Partnerships for Visionary Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

This program, developed in accordance with national research findings on how school boards affect student achievement and the assistance of the National School Boards Association, focuses on creating partnerships for visionary leadership. Participants will learn to identify key characteristics of visionary leaders, understand the critical role of relationships in visionary planning and implementation, explore ideas which fostered exemplary work in school districts, and understand how to facilitate such leadership and planning in their own districts.

Speakers
GH

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association
CZ

Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 318 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Strategic Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Understand the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district. Learn how strategic planning presents a unique opportunity to set your district’s course to meet identified needs, while remaining cognizant of the interests and demands of your local district, its future possibilities and the internal and external forces your schools are subject to. Dive into an activity that recognizes the strength of an organized process, brainstorm the elements of excellence, and examine educational beliefs. Participants will engage in brainstorming and consensus activities, as well as develop vision and belief statements.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 322 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Teamwork, Not Personalities: Strategies for Building a Board-Superintendent Team
Limited Capacity seats available

A successful working relationship between a board of education and a superintendent requires teamwork, trust, and commitment – and can contribute to the well-being of the students, staff and district as a whole. Through small group activities and larger group discussions of scenarios and case studies, participants will learn successful strategies for building a productive board-superintendent team, for resolving conflicts and for handling various board-superintendent situations.

Speakers
DM

Dr. Marilyn Birnbaum

Superintendent, North Plainfield School District
LL

Linda L. Bond-Nelson

President, North Plainfield School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 321 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Labor Relations Mini-Workshop: Three Years, Two Sides and One Agreement.
This full-morning program will update board members and administrators on a variety of labor relations topics, including recent trends in health insurance negotiations and salary guide development. Come hear experienced practitioners provide advice and information on current negotiations issues.

 

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan Esq

Manager Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
RG

Robert Greitz Esq

Consultant Negotiator Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
PD

Paula D. Clark Esq.

Attorney, Machado Law Group
SR

Stephen R. Fogarty Esq.

Member, Fogarty & Harra
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Sandy Raup

Data Analyst Labor Relations, New Jersey School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 12:00pm
Room 303 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

NJASA Mentor Training Day 2
Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 3:00pm
Room 413 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Hosted PBX – The Right Choice for Burlington Township School District
Districts seeking to understand the options available for telephone systems will learn how a hosted PBX solution delivers cloud-based, feature-rich technology without a large capital investment, costly maintenance agreements and expensive software upgrade charges. Business administrators and information technology directors will gain an understanding of how to determine the best solutions for their individual districts.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Bell

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations/Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Burlington Township Schools
JB

Jeffrey Boyer

Director of Sales, Xtel Communications
JC

Jason Ciarlante

Technology Manager, Burlington Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

iSTEM Learning in the Elementary Classroom
PROGRAM HANDOUTS  

An elementary education supervisor and teacher will share their iSTEM (interactive STEM) experience with session participants through a curriculum overview, student work samples and a hands-on activity which will provide an iSTEM experience. The curriculum perspective will demonstrate how iSTEM helps meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards, 21st Century Skills, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Speakers
KM

Kelly Miragliotta

Teacher, Edison Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

A Complete AchieveNJ Solution
AchieveNJ requires districts to merge teacher practice with student measures into a summative rating for educators. While the components and weighting allow for some district flexibility, all models must merge teacher practice with SGO’s and/or SGP’s (if applicable). A comprehensive data collection and management plan will save time, limit risk and provide insight into what teacher actions and characteristics are producing the largest achievement gains. Performance Matters is an expert in multi-measure teacher effectiveness. The firm offers a complete solution to manage the AchieveNJ process, including a built-in SGO module, resulting in accurate calculations and providing formative support for educators.

Speakers
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Matt Muller

Director of Educational Solutions, Performance Matters
Performance Matters has helped dozens of NJ districts not only comply with AchieveNJ, but to improve student achievement. | | | | Our innovative solutions allow districts to see how teacher characteristics and actions impact student performance. | | | | We have a robust assessment engine designed around PARCC and technology enhanced items. The assessment engine also has the NJ model curriculum assessments loaded.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Performance Matters Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Comprehensive Staff Management should be so much more than just a HR program.
See how a staff management system can help run your district more efficiently. Participants will learn about the various strategies and tools that are available to save time and money. Such strategies include forecasting and creating “what-if” scenarios; projecting health care costs to get a true picture of employee costs; completing budget projections that include funded but vacant positions, capturing and saving documents including employment applications and proof of certifications, and implementing a staff attendance system that includes swipe in/out procedures. Actual salary guides and various simulations will be used during the presentation.

Speakers
ME

Michael Esolda

CIO, Woodbridge Twp. & Public Schools
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Richard Heitmueller

Senior Systems Manager, Genesis Educational Services
Rich Heitmueller was the Director of Computer Services at the Asbury Park Board of Education Data Center. He has designed, developed and supported both Student Record and Financial systems (Payroll and GAAP) for school districts in New Jersey. As a Service provider, Asbury Park provided computer services to over 75 school districts in New Jersey. After 30 years in Asbury Park, Richard retired in 2005. In 2007 he joined the Genesis team... Read More →
CZ

Chris Zinn

Software Developer, Genesis Educational Services


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Creating Schools That Help Students Learn – Creating Buildings that are More Than Just Places for Learning to Happen
School buildings can be more than just a place where learning happens. If designed properly, they can be a place that actually serves as a teaching tool. Even minor changes in a building can have a direct impact on how your school building is used. This session will examine the options available to successfully create engaging buildings which serve as learning labs for students.

Speakers
SP

Scott P. McCartney, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools, Egg Harbor Township School District
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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.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Disaster Recovery in The Cloud
School districts learned the value of having effective disaster recovery strategies last year during Superstorm Sandy. This session will discuss how the Union Beach district, which was significantly affected by the storm, is using the cloud to protect data.

Speakers
DR

Deborah Ryan

Sr. Solutions Architect, CDI LLC


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Document Management for New Jersey Schools
Effective document management is no longer an option, it's a necessity. To easily organize, classify and manage documents and data, school districts of all sizes need the right tools to bring about the needed results. Tools that allow districts to improve productivity reduce potential for compliance violations, provide security and verifiable accountability. Session participants will learn how a document management system can offer immediate access to information, helping schools manage student records and allowing districts to improve processes in areas such as human resources, accounting and finance, school board meetings and student services.

Speakers
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Anthony Dragona

School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Union City Board of Education
School Business Administrator/ Interim Board Secretary Union City Board of Education New Jersey Association of School Business Officials President (2011-2012) Association of School Business Officials International, Director (2014-2016)


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

HTML5 Security and Threats
HTML5 is an emerging stack for next generation applications. HTML5 is not a single technology but combination of various components like XMLHttpRequest (XHR), Document Object model (DOM), Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) and enhanced HTML/Browser rendering. HTML5 enhances browser capabilities and is able to execute rich internet applications in the context of modern browser architecture. It brings several new technologies to the browser which were not seen before like local-storage, webSQL, websocket, webworkers, enhanced XHR, DOM based XPATH to name a few. It has enhanced attack surface and point of exploitations for attacker and malicious agents. Interestingly HTML5 can run on mobile devices and this makes securing mobile devices a challenge. By leveraging these vectors one can craft stealth attacks and silent exploits, it is hard to detect and easy to compromise.

Speakers
HM

Henry Marquez

Regional Security Architect, ePlus Technology


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Lower Your Health Care Costs, Both Yours and Your Employees’
Health care costs continue to rise at an alarming rate with no end in sight. Even the largest plans and risk pools available to NJ public employers have failed in recent years to keep average, annual increases in the single digits. In this session, discover emerging, unique, customized solutions. Learn how to lower and gain control of future health care costs using existing budget dollars, without changing negotiated benefits, which can produce 15% cost savings in the first year of your plan.

Speakers
JJ

Joseph J. Calabro

Physician Executive, Partnership Health Center
DF

Douglas Forester

President & CEO, Integrity Health
MS

Mark Senior

Regional Senior Vice President, Marsh & McLennan Agency


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Preparing Your Data Network for Common Core State Standards
As Common Core State Standards are adopted across the nation the push towards compliancy is well underway. Perhaps the most difficult challenge school districts face is building a data network infrastructure that adheres to Common Core guidelines and can facilitate the online PARCC assessment – all on a limited budget and short timeline. Join Comcast Business and the Center for Digital Education as we discuss the IT requirements and challenges that school districts face when preparing for Common Core and PARCC. Also included is a roadmap and best practices to ensure 2014-105 compliance. Finally, we will examine how high-performance data networking solutions, such as Metro Ethernet, can provide the scalable and secure bandwidth needed to transform a school.

Speakers
JH

John Halpin

Vice President Strategic Programs, Center for Digital Education
RW

Roger Williams Sr

Director Enterprise Solutions, Comcast Business


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Preparing Your School for Dangerous Intruders Level I..the Threat
Detect and Prevent Learn how to stop dangerous intruders before a threat escalates into an active shooter level event);

Speakers
BK

Brian Klimakowski

Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Manchester Township, NJ
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Mark B Miller

Vice President of Education Technology for NIXLE, NIXLE
1st Vice President of Pennsylvania School Boards Association, on the Board of Directors of Diane Ravitch's Network for Public Education, Co-Chair of Keystone State Education Coalition and an elected School Director (Board Member) of Centennial School District in Bucks County Pennsylvania and a member of several NSBA Committees.   My Twitter handle is @MarkBMiller1


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Free up Money in Your District through Your NJSBA Membership
Is your district looking for ways to do more with less?  Let NJSBA help you free up financial resources so you can invest your budget where it belongs - in the classroom.  NJSBA understands the budgetary constraints of school districts and is continually looking for ways to help districts do more with less.  Over the past several years, NJSBA has developed ways for districts to reduce costs by creating partnerships and leveraging the size of our membership.  Our cost-saving programs include The Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES); Virtualize New Jersey Schools (vNJ); Software House International (SHI); and Nixle, LLC.  Learn how to take advantage of the cost-savings benefits available to your district through your NJSBA membership.

Speakers
PM

Patty Maillet

Director Business Development, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
410 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:30am

Student Performance: The Perth Amboy High School Show Choir
Back by popular demand! The Perth Amboy High School Show Choir will perform at Workshop for the 2nd year in a row. The Show Choir is a unique ensemble of over 20 talented students that combines singing, dancing, and elaborate costumes in a highly theatrical performance of Broadway musical selections.

The Show Choir performs at regular competitions and won last year’s Grand Championship at the National Competition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They have also performed at New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and at the National School Boards Association's annual conference.

Watch this video for a sneak peek at these talented singers.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

10:30am

Green Ribbon Schools: An Investment in Your Future

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.

 

 


Speakers
CJ

Carol James

Director NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium, Educational information & Resource Center
BE

Bernard E. Piaia Jr.

Director Office of School Facilities, NJDOE
JT

Jerard Terrell

Principal, Summerfield Elementary School, Neptune School District


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

10:30am

The Growing School Garden Movement in New Jersey Schools
The first annual "School Garden of the Year Award" competition brought in 165 entries, and is an indicator of the burgeoning interest in school gardens in the state. Session participants will discover how a wide variety of school gardens are being employed to help teach 21st century skills and STEM education. Attendees will also explore ideas for gardens in their own districts and learn how to improve the sustainability of existing school garden programs.

Speakers
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Beth Feehan

Director, New Jersey Farm to School Network
Food.
SK

Sheri Kurdakul

Marketing Director, New Jersey Farm to School Network


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Teaching, Technology, and the Tennessee Titans
Learn about a mentoring and Skyping program between special education students and the coaching staff and players of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Although this program is used in an elementary special education classroom, it could easily be adopted to serve general education classes at any level. The program is multidimensional, cross-curricular, and is aimed at enhancing student self-esteem, providing pupils an intergenerational learning experience, and using technology as a vehicle to deliver grade and subject-area curricula. The players participating in the program were personally selected by the Titans coaching staff and are positive role models who will inspire and motivate students. Learn how this program can promote the development of critical thinking, writing, public speaking, presentation and interview skills.

Speakers
KJ

Kenneth J. Knops

Superintendent, Clark School District
CP

Chet Parlavecchio

Tennessee Titans Linebackers Coach, Tennessee Titans of the National Football League
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Nicole Parlavecchio

Teacher, Clark School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:20am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

It’s Easy Being Green: Greening your Existing Facilities: Cost Effective, High Performance and Sustainable
Who doesn't want a building that costs less to operate, improves student learning and staff satisfaction and retention and does so while reducing its impact on the environment? This session will look at practical ways districts can “green” existing buildings, funding mechanisms for such projects, and the positive implications on health, learning, climate change, and the bottom line.

Speakers
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Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.
BB

Bill Bauer

BA, Phillipsburg Public Schools


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Next Generation Science Standards
The New Jersey Department of Education may adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), new K-12 science standards designed to provide students with an internationally benchmarked science education. This session will examine the potential impact on curriculum, instruction, assessments and budgets, and will compare and contrast the NGSS with the 2009 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science. Session participants will develop questions for school administrators and teachers about current curriculum and instructional practices.


Speakers
MH

Michael Heinz

Science Coordinator, NJDOE
Inspiring and engaging students' curiosity about their world. Inspiring science educators to reconnect with their passion and trust in themselves so that students can learn more.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Performance Matters Learning Lab

11:00am

PNC Grow Up Great Initiative
This presentation will focus on PNC’s Grow Up Great initiative, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual program that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. The session will discuss how PNC reached the decision to initiate such an undertaking, why early childhood education was chosen, the collaboration with the educational partners, the program’s impact to date, and future plans for the initiative. There will also be discussion about financial education for preschoolers.

Speakers
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Peggy Iucolino

Client and Community Relations Manager, PNC Bank
Started my banking career in 1981. Since joining PNC Bank in 2008, I've been involved with the bank's key volounteerism program, Grow Up Great.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Preparing Your School for Dangerous Intruders Level II..Active Shooter
Respond and Protect Learn how to confront a dangerous intruder who manages to create an active shooter level event

Speakers
BK

Brian Klimakowski

Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Manchester Township, NJ
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Mark B Miller

Vice President of Education Technology for NIXLE, NIXLE
1st Vice President of Pennsylvania School Boards Association, on the Board of Directors of Diane Ravitch's Network for Public Education, Co-Chair of Keystone State Education Coalition and an elected School Director (Board Member) of Centennial School District in Bucks County Pennsylvania and a member of several NSBA Committees.   My Twitter handle is @MarkBMiller1


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Social Media Policies
A new bill is under review which would require school districts to adopt social media policies. Many school districts have no policies related to appropriate social media use, while other districts ' social media policies are outdated due to the constant changes in technology. This session will explore social media policies in school districts, as well as First Amendment issues and the pros and cons of various approaches school districts use to create such policies and control the use of social media in schools.

Speakers
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Bryant Horsley

Associate, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Sourcing Local Produce for School Meal Programs
The Healthy Hunger Fee Kids Act provides resources for schools and communities to utilize local farms and gardens in school menu planning. Districts are implementing various methods and sourcing options to include more locally grown fresh produce in their meal programs. Discussion will include methods used by Maschio’s Food Services to implement the various types of processes and programs currently being applied in many of their current meal programs throughout the state. Food Safety, availability, menu adaptability, farm partners, organic produce and recipe development will be discussed along with samples of Maschio’s recipes prepared on site by Chef Steve utilizing seasonal produce.

Speakers
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Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services
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Steve Escobedo  

Corporate Chef, Maschio's Food Services


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Special Education Cost Savings Strategies - Using Best-of-Class Special Ed Management Systems to Increase Staff Productivity, Return Time to Teaching, Enhance Compliance and Maximize Aid and Improve Outcomes
Any solutions for stretching the school budget dollar must address the topic of special education. The time spent on special education compliance, paperwork and administration can be overwhelming, while the risk of being out of compliance and the associated cost of litigation is substantial. This session will examine special education cost savings strategies. Participants will learn how breakthroughs in special education management systems can help control costs, enhance compliance and contribute towards improved outcomes.

Speakers
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Centris Group/Frontline Education

Silver Sponsor, Centris Group/Frontline Education
Frontline Student Solutions for special education, RTI, Medicaid and Section 504 are designed to streamline processes, enhance compliance, inform best-practices and support improved outcomes.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Taking Modern Data Protection to the Next Level!
At Veeam®, we believe today's IT requirements have changed and that "3C" legacy backup problems — limited capabilities, increased complexity and high cost — are no longer acceptable for any organization. Veeam Backup & Replication v7 introduces disruptive innovations that make it easier to backup and recover what you need, where and when you need it. Best of all, v7 helps you cut costs in hardware, storage, and network bandwidth, giving you more in a single solution for data protection. Key Benefits:• Remove the hurdles to offsite storage • Get more out of your virtual infrastructure • Recover exactly what you need in minutes, not hours

Speakers
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Blake Grantham

Veeam Systems Engineer, North America/Veeam


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Transforming Your Library / “Media Center” to a Genuine Media Center
Many school libraries have been reclassified as media centers, but are they truly genuine media centers, operating as the hub of a school, with all the associated educational and tangible benefits? An architect and a certified library media specialist will discuss the benefits of transforming a library to an authentic media center, with a welcoming, comfortable multi-use design, which encourages students and the community to use the media center and allows the school district to host special educational and fundraising events.

Speakers
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Obi C Agudosi AIA

Senior Vice President / Principal, DMR Architects
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DMR Architects

Silver Sponsor, DMR Architects
Architecture, programming, interior design, sustainable design, long range facility planning, needs assessments, feasibility studies, construction administration.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

****The Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure Security for Schools
***Cancelled as of 10/11/2013 due to the Federal Government Shutdown. If the matter is resolved, the session will take place as scheduled.

The Paramus and Bergenfield school districts are currently working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to implement the Infrastructure Security Tool. The instrument, designed by the department, can enhance a district’s safety and security practices and procedures. Participants will learn how the Infrastructure Security Tool can be used in their districts to provide a comprehensive overview of district and building security.

Speakers
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Dr Michael Kuchar

Superintendent, Bergenfield Public Schools
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Kenneth Rota

Superintendent, Paramus Public Schools
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Frank Westfall

Protective Security Advisor, Department of Homeland Security


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Meetings Gone Wild! Keeping Cool When the Temperature Rises at Your Board Meeting
As board members and administrators are aware, certain school district events have the potential to consume the business of a board meeting. In these tense circumstances, a couple of missteps can cause a board to lose control of its meeting. However a little planning can go a long way toward helping things go more smoothly. This interactive and engaging seminar, which will feature outrageous video footage from actual public meetings throughout the nation, will equip board members and administrators with tips and tools from experienced board attorneys and school officials on how to keep it “cool” when a public meeting gets too “hot.”

Speakers
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Jonathan M. Busch Esq.

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, LLC
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John E. Croot Esq.

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
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Ezio Tamburello

President, Woodbridge Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 420 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Preparing for Bring Your Own Device with PARCC–Ready Technology
Taking place in the 21st Century Classroom, this interactive session will focus on two of the biggest challenges faced in NJ schools today – BYOD and PARCC assessment requirements. Promedia’s experts will detail the various components of a BYOD strategy (including policy, a robust network infrastructure, virtualization, and mobile device management) and highlight the ways these solutions can help you meet PARCC requirements as well. Join us to learn how you can find synergy between two of the most pressing initiatives in educational technology today and provide the most benefit to your students & teachers.

Speakers
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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 designing learning environments and technology solutions to empower educators to engage students as life long learners.
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David Lane

Solutions Architect Team Lead, Promedia Technology Services, Inc.
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Michael Lin

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Promedia Technology Services, Inc.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
21st Century Classroom

11:00am

Why School District Public Relations?
Times have changed. Education reform movements, school choice, private schools, homeschooling, charter or magnet schools, voucher programs and online courses are all contributing to the discussion on public education. There is more need than ever fro school districts to tell their story and infuse public relations into district operations. This session will discuss what public relations means for districts and why it deserves ongoing, focused attention. The presenter will also provide an overview of PR components and activities and identify public relations opportunities that can be employed throughout the year.

Speakers
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Lana Mueller

Operations Manager, Lawrence Twp Public Schools
Lana Mueller is an Operations Manager in the Superintendent’s Office of Lawrence Township Public Schools in Lawrenceville, NJ. Her responsibilities include connecting the dots of district operations as well as internal and external communications and public relations. Follow her on Twitter @lanacmnj.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Leadership Under Fire: Lessons from the Battle of Gettysburg
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the deadliest conflict ever on U.S. soil, the Battle of Gettysburg. Often described as the turning point of the Civil War. A study of the battle provides illuminating lessons in effective leadership. Dr. McGough’s address will explore several examples of successful leadership strategies, management styles, and command decisions associated with the Gettysburg Campaign.

Leadership Under Fire will examine the core truths associated with the conflict, and discuss how 21st century leaders can apply the lessons of the battle. The presentation will help you analyze your role as a contemporary leader and consider how events at Gettysburg can teach you to better answer the challenges and more fully advance the opportunities of the schools and districts you help to lead.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

11:30am

The Interactive and Student-Centered Progressive Mathematics Initiative
The Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI) is an innovative approach to math instruction that engages students via SMART Boards and hand-held responders. These responders allow teachers to quickly assess student learning and modify instruction. In addition, students strengthen social skills during the lessons by working in small groups. PMI, which grew out of the research of Dr. Robert Goodman, executive director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, has gained national support as a program that is genuinely aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Speakers
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Krista Chapman

Mathematics Teacher, Clark School District
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Ed Grande

Assistant Superintendent, Clark School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 11:50am
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

2014 NJ Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
New Jersey's statewide energy efficiency program encourages green building design and provides financial incentives for installing energy-efficient electric and natural gas-fired equipment and in some cases, building envelope components. There are also incentives for combined heat and power and fuel cell installations. Session participants will learn how to apply for incentives, free audits and free benchmarking services, and will become familiar with how to access full program details online.

Speakers
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Douglas Shattuck P E

Senior Consultant, EAM Associates


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Blood donations in our schools. A Civic, Social & Educational Responsibility
The overall responsibility and building of awareness to our students. Not only does this enable us to continue supplying our hospitals with the life saving components of blood by turning them into life long donors and eventually ending blood shortages in New Jersey. Find out how your school can qualify for a scholorship.

Speakers
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Dino DiStefano

Director of Donor Recruitment, Community Blood Council of New Jersey


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Disaster Recovery in The Cloud
School districts learned the value of having effective disaster recovery strategies last year during Superstorm Sandy. This session will discuss how the Union Beach district, which was significantly affected by the storm, is using the cloud to protect data.

Speakers
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Deborah Ryan

Sr. Solutions Architect, CDI LLC


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

District Video Security - Can the Infrastructure Support It?
We will review the requirements of the newest HD video cameras and the bandwidth and configuration requirements that are necessary to support and sustain an effective system. What would elevate efficiencies? What is necessary to do to avoid bandwidth overload and bottlenecks? We will discuss the pros and cons of virtualizing video and network video recorder technologies.

Speakers
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Ralph Carter

Solutions Architect, Presidio Network Solutions


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Does Your Insurance Cover Foundations, PTOs, Boosters and Volunteers?
An expert panel of claims and loss control experts will discuss school district liability exposures from school auxiliary groups. Participants will also learn how to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after a loss. Learn how to keep dollars in the classroom!

Speakers
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Lou Giannetto

Claims Manager, NJSBAIG
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Tony Jones

Loss Control Manager, NJSBAIG


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Don't Hit That Print Button!! 44% of Your Printing Goes Right in the Garbage. There is a Better Way...
Discover tools and techniques that Save Money and the Environment by reducing wasteful printing. Rule #1: Keep the teachers and staff happy! Learn how to achieve results without big changes to the existing culture. We saved one organization $600K per year!! .

Speakers
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Jim DeWitt

Director, Software Solutions, Stewart
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Pat Healy

Director, Managed Print Services, Stewart Business Systems
I have been the Director of Managed Print Services for the past five years at Stewart. We have worked with School Districts throughout NJ and Eastern PA.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Performance Matters Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Preparing Your School for Dangerous Intruders Level III..Reunification & Recovery
Reunification and Recovery Learn about the family reunification process after an active shooter level event, especially when casualty has occurred

Speakers
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Brian Klimakowski

Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Manchester Township, NJ
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Mark B Miller

Vice President of Education Technology for NIXLE, NIXLE
1st Vice President of Pennsylvania School Boards Association, on the Board of Directors of Diane Ravitch's Network for Public Education, Co-Chair of Keystone State Education Coalition and an elected School Director (Board Member) of Centennial School District in Bucks County Pennsylvania and a member of several NSBA Committees.   My Twitter handle is @MarkBMiller1


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Saving Taxpayers Money
We will talk about the new regulations and how we are helping clients to market them to the students so that they will eat the fruitls and vegetables not throw them away.

Speakers
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Bonnie Horner

Director of Operations, Nutri-Serve Food Management, Inc.
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Jeanne Worrell

Director of Operations, Nutri-Serve Food Management, Inc.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:00pm

Show me the money! Part 1 and 2
Green buildings are not only environmentally friendly, they are also financially responsible. Green buildings cost LESS to operate, and improve employee and student productivity and health. But did you know that the government will PAY YOU to build or renovate one? This seminar explores the incentive programs that are available to schools and shows how to apply free incentives to help pay for your renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Speakers
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RJ Donnelly, CRM, LEED AP BD+C

President, Donnelly Industries, Inc.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

12:30pm

Robots in Special Education Classrooms
Warren County Special Services School District and TEQ are working together on a pilot program which uses an animated robot to assist special needs students with their social, emotional and life skills. The Humanoid Robot Academic Edition, called NAO - H25, is capable of listening, speaking, walking and recognizing facial expressions. In an inclusive classroom environment, NAO teaches children with autism about the subtleties of human communication and emotion while, at the same time, sparking interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the general education students so that all may be engaged and successful. 

Speakers
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Joseph E. Flynn

Superintendent, Warren County Special Services School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
21st Century Classroom

1:00pm

The Role of Design Competitions in STEM Programs
Student design projects and competitions provide students with opportunities to articulate their STEM knowledge and skills in "real-world" situations. In addition, they provide students with the opportunity to see the level of achievement by their peers. Students who have participated in STEM design competitions and scenarios will share their reflections on participating and what they learned.

Speakers
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James Novotny

Supervisor of Technology Department, Livingston School District
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Alek Sadiwynck

Teacher, Livingston School District/Mount Pleasant Middle School
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Kenny Zushma

Teacher, Livingston School District/Heritage Middle School


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

Energy Project Financing Options
Now that the ROD Grant applications have been filed, learn how to determine the most efficient option for financing energy projects. Many projects can be funded through ESIPs and are self funded. Learn how the process works and some suggestions on funding energy projects that might not fit within the ESIP framework.

Speakers
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Robbi Acampora

Sr. Managing Director, Phoenix Advisors, LLC
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Stephanie Voorhees

School Business Administrator, Flemington-Raritan Regional School District
Business Administrator, Flemington-Raritan Regional School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

Healthy U Impacting Student success through Physical activity and Nutrition
The Healty U Presentation will inform participants about how their schools can partner with local YMCA in implementing a coordinated school healthy plan. The Healthy U program uses proven stategies that increase students physical activity and promotes healthy eating. Students who areactive throughought the school day and eat a healthy diet will be more effective learners. The Healthy U program uses CATCH Curiculum and fitnessgram to positively impactstudents. This grant funded program provides schools with curriculum, training, anf Fitnessgram software. It is valued at $10,00 to the schools.

Speakers
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New Jersey YMCA State Alliance

Bronze Sponsor, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
Healthy U provides FREE resources to NJ Elementary schools to support school health initiatives. Partnering schools receive nutrition and PE curriculum and equipment plus technical support to implement environmental changes and student positive behaviors. Healthy, active students perform better in school. Do not miss this opportunity to become a Healthy U School!


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

Managing the Staff Evaluation Process
Achieve NJ aims to recognize teachers who excel, identify those who need additional support and provide meaningful feedback to all teachers. This session will feature a discussion about a software solution that assists in managing the process, providing timely feedback and engaging in dynamic communication.

Speakers
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Stephen Cochrane

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Upper Freehold Regional School DIstrict
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Tracy Lederman Ed D

Director of Curriculum Products, Realtime Information Technology
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Patrick Leary

Director of Special Services, Upper Freehold Regional School DIstrict


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
PNC Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

New BA Orientation: Capital v Maintenance Projects and Navigating the DOE [Office of Facilities Planning]
Business administrators wear many hats, including overseeing the maintenance and upgrades on facilities. Determining what is maintenance and what is a capital project is critical and sometimes confusing. This session will review the difference between the two, the statutory requirements governing facilities, and the history of the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Facilities. Learn about local building permits and an Office of School Facilities approval. Hear from a seasoned business administrator and those with experience in navigating the mountain of paperwork involved in these matters.

Speakers
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Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.
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William Sabo

School Business, Franklin Board of Education


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

Optimizing Information Technology Support: Doing More with Less
In this workshop session we will explore the key factors impacting daily IT operational support, how to assess and quantify these factors and winning strategies to help IT executives and managers go from current state to desired state while IT budgets remain stagnant.

Speakers
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Frank Barnes

Director of Managed Services, ePlus Technology


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TD Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

Preparing Your Data Network for Common Core State Standards
As Common Core State Standards are adopted across the nation the push towards compliancy is well underway. Perhaps the most difficult challenge school districts face is building a data network infrastructure that adheres to Common Core guidelines and can facilitate the online PARCC assessment – all on a limited budget and short timeline. Join Comcast Business and the Center for Digital Education as we discuss the IT requirements and challenges that school districts face when preparing for Common Core and PARCC. Also included is a roadmap and best practices to ensure 2014-105 compliance. Finally, we will examine how high-performance data networking solutions, such as Metro Ethernet,  can provide the scalable and secure bandwidth needed to transform a school.

Speakers
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John Halpin

Vice President Strategic Programs, Center for Digital Education


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

STEM and 21st Century Skills Supported by Corporate Sponsors
This session will review how the Jostens company supports schools through partnerships and research-based resources to enhance achievement.

Speakers
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Brett Springston

Educator Program Specialist, Jostens Inc
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Dr. Steve Woolf

Superintendent, Erie-Galesburg USD 101


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Performance Matters Learning Lab

1:00pm

Mock School Board Meeting
Attorneys participate in a scripted presentation of a board of education meeting featuring all the key players, as well as a discussion of timely legal issues. After the presentation, participating attorneys will move from the Investors Bank Theater stage to one of the Exhibit Hall Learning Lab
locations for follow-up sessions on a variety of topics.

Moderator: Michael F. Kaelber, Esq., Director, Legal, Policy and Labor Relations Services, New Jersey School Boards Association

Sponsors
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Adams Gutierrez and Lattiboudere LLC

Gold Sponsor, Adams, Gutierrez and Lattiboudere, LLC.
Experienced school board attorneys dedicated to the advancement of public education in New Jersey.
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Comegno Law Group

Bronze Sponsor, Comegno Law Group, P.C.
Providing proactive, trusted Education Law counsel to public school districts and Educational Services Commissions addressing a variety of legal issue affecting boards, administrators, staff and faculty, and students.
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Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law

Gold Sponsor, Mock Board Sponsor
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Spcial Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.
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Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader

Gold Sponsor, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.
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Parker McCay P.A.

Gold Sponsor, Parker McCay P.A.
Provides comprehensive legal services to school districts throughout New Jersey. Our expertise includes general counsel, labor/personnel, special education, public finance and construction.
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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.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

EcoSchools for School Boards
Why make choices about school district policy using the lens of sustainability? In this interactive EcoSchools USA workshop, participants will discover the connections between sustainability, student achievement, financial savings and healthier environments.

Speakers
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Jennifer Dowd

NJ Coordinator, Eco-Schools USA, NJ Audubon


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

The Joetta Clark Diggs' Fitness Challenge: The Link Between Fitness and Academic Performance
This presentation is a joint effort between Joetta Clark Diggs, four-time Olympian, and the New Jersey Department of Health. The session will highlight the positive relationship between physical activity and academic achievement and self-esteem, and the important role health plays in sustainability in schools. Diggs will educate attendees on the concept of a statewide fitness challenge involving all levels of the school community including board members, administrators, teachers, and students, through an inspiring motivational speech and an interactive demonstration of the Joetta Clark Diggs Fitness Challenge. Attendees will experience her techniques for promoting sustainable health, fitness, and empowerment.

Speakers
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Janine Davis

Executive Assistant, Joetta Sports & Beyond, LLC and Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, Inc.
An accomplished Track & Field athlete dedicated to promoting fitness and academic excellence. Experience working with foundations, educational institutions and other non-profit organizations to support positive outcomes for boys and girls K-12. Strong interest in youth development and passionate about effectively advocating for the resources necessary to help youth succeed in all aspects of life.
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Joetta Clark Diggs

4-Time Olympian, President, Joetta Sports & Beyond, LLC, and Exec.Dir.,Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, Joetta Sports and Beyond, LLC
1988,1992,1996 & 2000 U.S.A. Track & Field Olympian, Author and Businesswoman dedicated to promoting health, wellness and financial fitness to students, corporations, communities and individuals. Skilled motivational speaker with experience before local, regional and national audiences. Published author with a dedication to community service. | | | | http://youtu.be/LZi791JI5Xc


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

Garden State Coalition of Schools/GSCS
Join us and meet the face of GSCS and invited special guests in person…Hear from GSCS Officers on GSCS priority issues for 2013-2014, focusing on quality public education for all. Special Welcome from Larry Feinsod, Executive Director of NJSBA and Past President of GSCS.

Speakers
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Lynne Strickland

Executive Director, GSCS, Garden State Coalition of Schools
Executive Director Lynne Strickland, Executive Director  Garden State Coalition of Schools   As Executive Director of the Garden State Coalition of Schools, Lynne represents 100 New Jersey school districts and their communities. GSCS is a statewide, grassroots volunteer association, primarily suburban.   • Member districts range from Cherry Hill in Camden County to Woodcliff Lake in Bergen County.   • Volunteer members are a unique... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 412 Atlantic City Convention Center

1:00pm

NJASA Women’s Leadership Initiative
We invite you to join us for this afternoon’s session which is designed to help women in or aspiring to positions in educational leadership. With networking, support and professional development, NJASA wants to create a clear pathway for women to engage, encourage, and inspire one another.  Listen as our presenters share their insights and leadership journey.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 404 Atlantic City Convention Center

1:30pm

iSTEM Learning in the Elementary Classroom
PROGRAM HANDOUTS

An elementary education supervisor and teacher will share their iSTEM (interactive STEM) experience with session participants through a curriculum overview, student work samples and a hands-on activity which will provide an iSTEM experience. The curriculum perspective will demonstrate how iSTEM helps meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards, 21st Century Skills, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Speakers
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Kelly Miragliotta

Teacher, Edison Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

1:30pm

High School Renewal: Restructuring to Improve Academic Outcomes
Program Handouts
Plagued by low test scores, high drop-out rates and safety issues, Paterson Public Schools embarked on its ambitious Strategic Plan 2009-2014 to transform itself into a high-performing urban district. Focused on a mission to prepare all students for success in college and career, this plan included a community-driven High School Renewal Initiative designed to increase student achievement and improve graduation rates. The district restructured its large high schools into small, autonomous “choice” schools, each aligned with a career or academic theme. Positive outcomes include improving HSPA performance by 22 percentage points in English language arts and 18 percentage points in math. Session participants will learn research and best practices for improving student outcomes in high schools, understand the change model that guided the development and implementation of the high school renewal effort and understand the obstacles and facilitators of the change effort.


Speakers
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Dr. Donnie Evans

State District Superintendent, Paterson School District
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Eileen Shafer

Deputy Superintendent, Paterson School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

1:30pm

School Security – Smart Planning Is About More Than Lock and Key
School security planning is a critical need that competes with other essential needs for limited budget resources. Most schools have basic systems and practices in place which seem effective until there is an incident or tragedy. Often districts will reach for new and costly technology solutions after something happens, but is this necessary? Attendees will learn to assess the complete range of their district’s security needs, balancing both traditional and non-traditional security enhancements, while remaining budget-conscious.

Speakers
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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.
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Dr. Steven Mayer

Superintendent, Robbinsville Board of Education


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 414 Atlantic City Convention Center

1:30pm

The Board of Education and the PTA: Perfect Together
This session will examine how a good relationship between boards of education and a district’s PTA leaders and other district parents can work to the benefit of students and all education stakeholders. Participants will also learn the benefits of having a strong PTA in district schools.



Speakers
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Rose Acerra

President-Elect, New Jersey PTA
Child Advocacy
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Donna Hackett

Membership Development Chair, Hamilton/New Jersey PTA
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Cathy Lindenbaum

Vice President of Advocacy, Brick/New Jersery PTA


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 408-409 Atlantic City Convention Center

1:30pm

What The Educational Services Commission Can Do for Your District
A panel of superintendents from geographically diverse Educational Service Commissions (ESCs) will provide examples of cost-effective services and programs available to school districts across the state. Session participants will learn the value of using ESCs as a resource for cost-effective shared services and learn how districts collaborate with ESCs to develop programs that meet specific needs.

Speakers
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Terry Foppert

Superintendent, Sussex County Educationa Services Commission
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The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey

Silver Sponsor, The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey
The largest nonprofit shared services public entity in the state of New Jersey offering educational and business services
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Irene LeFebvre

Director of Education, Passaic County Educational Services Commission


Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Wayne/Ramapo College Environmental Education Field Studies Program
This session will describe a partnership between the Wayne school district and Ramapo College, which broadens STEM teaching for grades one through four using environment as a unifying theme. Wayne teachers and administrators provided direct input to the Ramapo team as the team developed customized programs for students aligned with state and national standards. The Wayne/Ramapo College Environmental Education Field Studies Program used the Wayne Environment Center, as well as sessions conducted in schools. Attendee will learn about this best practice, including budgeting for the program and possible revenue generation, as well as how to collaborate partnership with a higher education partner.

Speakers
AC

Angela Cristini

Executive Director of Special Programs, Ramapo College of New Jersey
DP

Diane Pandolfi

Director of Elementary Education, Wayne Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Evaluating Certificated Staff under TEACHNJ
Presenters will review the advantages and disadvantages of the new assessments of certificated staff required under the NJ Teach Act. How are the new evaluation processes impacting on district resources, and how will they assist school districts in improving staff performance or, if necessary, in removing tenured and non-tenured staff?  Learn about district experiences under the new models of assessment.

Speakers
PL

Perry L. Lattiboudere Esq.

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere
Perry L. Lattiboudere, a founding member of Adams Stern Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, has been practicing before federal and State courts for nineteen years and has represented school districts for over fourteen years. Prior to the founding of ASG&L, Mr. Lattiboudere served as the Chief Legal Counsel to New Jersey’s largest school district, the Newark Public Schools, a position he held for almost seven years. He was responsible for all legal... Read More →
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Ronald C. Lee 

Superintendent, Orange Board of Education


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Nixle Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and New Jersey Family Leave Act
This presentation provides comprehensive coverage of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and New Jersey Family Leave Acts. Types of Employees covered, eligibility requirements, employer and employee notice and reporting requirements and more are discussed in detail. This is an essential presentation for all supervisors to attend – participants in this learning lab will understand how to comply with FMLA and NJFLA.

Speakers
EG

Elizabeth Garcia

Shareholder and Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, Parker McCay P.A.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

I “Heart” Lawsuits
The United States Supreme Court observed 44 years ago, "It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." This session will explore just how far hose guaranteed rights extend when students, often with good intentions, wear clothing or other items that many people might consider vulgar, lewd or harassing. The presentation will focus on a recent high-profile decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals commonly referred to as the “I Heart Boobies” case.

Speakers
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Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

NEGOTIATIONS PRIMER FOR BOARD MEMBERS: From Preparation, through Impasse, to Ratification
Board members will be provided with an overview of the collective bargaining negotiations process, including the initial stages of identification of negotiations goals and proposal preparation. Best practice recommendations will then be provided to help guide board members as the negotiations process commences. Board members will also be walked through the process after impasse has been declared in the event that the negotiations cannot be successfully concluded, with accompanying explanations of what to expect in the Mediation, Fact-finding and Super Conciliation stages. Throughout the presentation, strategies, techniques and recommendations for successful negotiations will be provided, along with discussions of the differing perspectives on negotiations from the perspectives of the Board and Union.

Speakers
JC

Jeff Caccese

Attorney, Comegno Law Group, P.C.
RT

R Taylor Ruilova Esquire

Attorney, Comegno Law Group, P.C.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Performance Matters Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Public Participation at Board Meetings
During this session presenters will address public participation at Board of Education meetings. Issues will include attempts to restrict the content of public comments, limitations on the length of the comments, and suggestions for effectively managing difficult or challenging behavior at meetings.

Speakers
JM

Jonathan M. Busch Esq.

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, LLC
JE

John E. Croot Esq.

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
KC

Karen Cortellino M.D.

President, Montville Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schwartz Simon Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Student Records Access Laws
Many school board members request student records for various reasons. Student records are also requested by law enforcement and court orders.

Speakers
BH

Bryant Horsley

Associate, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Student Residency Issues: Re-Registration, Homeless Students and Residency Matters
This session will examine the issues surrounding student residency focusing on re-registration and homelessness. Participants will be guided through the re-registration process, learn the proper documents that a board can require and discuss what happens when a student does not submit proof of residency. The proper role of board members during the re-registration process will be examined. Additionally, the program will focus on the topic of homeless students, with emphasis on the McKinney–Vento Act and a board’s legal duties to provide educational stability to students.

Speakers
JA

Jenna A Rottenberg Esq

Attorney, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC
SH

Staci Horne 

Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Phillipsburg School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

The Buzz on B.Y.O.D.
Technology costs bringing you down? Does your district feel overwhelmed by the ever-changing face of technology? Explore with us the Bring Your Own Device Policy for your School District. Join us as we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of B.Y.O.D. This session will discuss B.Y.O.D. legal implications, practical concerns, appropriate and inappropriate use, and best practices of this innovative cost saving policy.

Speakers
AL

Amy L Houck, Esq.

Esquire, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

How 50 New Jersey Schools “Took Back” Their IEPs in 2013
Session participants will learn how districts can benefit from an extraordinary IEP collaboration. Last year, several districts were just getting by with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), often struggling with bad technology and feeling exposed to litigation. These districts partnered with OnCourse Systems for Education to reinvent special education for the modern web. The result, a unique toolkit called OnCourse IEP, has been adopted by more than 25 New Jersey districts that have embraced an innovative and affordable new way to serve students.

Speakers
MD

Michael Davino

Superintendent, Springfield Public Schools


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs)
Education in today's global society should focus on teaching students critical thinking and problem-solving skills while training them to effectively collaborate with others. Today’s learners are part of the digital generation and want to be
active participants in their education, not bystanders listening to a lecture. Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), developed by Dr. Sugata Mitra, are child-centered activities that nurture these skills, while encouraging students to ask questions and take ownership of their learning. Session participants will learn about this alternate method of engaging students through the use of technology, self-discovery, collaboration, and social media.

Speakers
JM

Joseph M. Jamison

Teacher, Lawrence Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
21st Century Classroom

2:00pm

CSA Evaluation Part II - The Summary Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Designed to be a follow-up for those who attend the CSA Evaluation Part 1 program, this session will teacher participants how to develop and write a summary narrative for the annual evaluation of the chief school administrator, based on the outcome of district goals and a majority opinion of the board.

Speakers
AA

Alfred Annunziata

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
TL

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association
RM

Robynn Meehan

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 320 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Laughing for the Health of It
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend an inspirational, uplifting and mind-stretching 90 minutes with a fun, free-flowing laughter workshop. Learn about the physical advantages of laughter, and how you can open your body into the laughter and joy that reside inside. Acquire personal weapons to battle stress and tension. Discover a physically-oriented technique that uses a perfect blend of playful, empowering and otherwise "tension-releasing" laughter exercises. Your inner child will take days to settle down!

Speakers
DP

Diana Perez

Jolliologist, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Laughter Heart


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 308 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Successful Superintendent Searches- It's About Finding the Best Fit!
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process –from the vacancy to the search process and through the transition to a new leadership. Participants will work in small groups on setting criteria for the search and reviewing the legality of interview questions. Presenters will cover such topics as the development of a search calendar; the application; community and staff involvement; the interviews; the board’s role in choosing the finalists; negotiating the contract and reference checking.

Speakers
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Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association
CZ

Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 318 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Analyzing Salary Guides
Limited Capacity seats available

Salary guides are one of the hottest negotiations issues currently faced by school districts, since the embedded cost of increment in many existing teacher salary guides is greater than the settlement rate the district can afford. In this session, participants will learn to calculate salary guide costs, analyze the structure of a salary guide, identify problems and possible solutions to salary guides, and analyze the union’s proposed salary guide.

Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz Esq

Consultant Negotiator Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
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Sandy Raup

Data Analyst Labor Relations, New Jersey School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 322 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:00pm

Costing Out The Labor Agreement
Limited Capacity filling up

Negotiating employee compensation and the terms and conditions of employment is one of the most important tasks of any school board. Because employee compensation comprises the largest expenditure in a district’s budget, it is essential that the school board ascertain the current and projected costs of salaries and benefit. This process is called “costing out” the labor agreement. Participants in this session will learn how to cost out the labor agreement and make sure that expenditures for employee compensation are consistent with the board’s management goals.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan Esq

Manager Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 321 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Teacher Tenure Arbitration Outcomes
On August 6, 2012, Governor Christie signed into law the Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey “TEACHNJ”. The new statute made substantial revisions to nearly every aspect of our state’s teacher tenure laws. This learning lab is designed to (1) summarize the changes to the teacher tenure removal process, (2) survey all teacher tenure arbitration awards and analyze arbitration trends since the implementation of the statute, and (3) discuss what administrators and school board members can learn from these initial arbitration awards to better guide their decisions concerning tenure matters in the future.

Speakers
CT

Carl Tanksley Jr. Esq.

Counsel, School Law Practice Group, Parker McCay P.A.
CM

Cameron Morgan

Associate, School Law Practice Group, Parker McCay, P.A.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Parker McCay Learning Lab Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

STEM Education Across the Globe: The iSTEM Study of Space
Session participants will learn about the science and engineering learning opportunities related to the International Space Station, as well as effective STEM lessons that can be easily adapted to multiple grade levels. For example, STEM rocketry concepts provide for engaging classroom activities that involve hands-on experimentation with a focus on data collection and interpretation, collaboration among classmates, problem solving, critical thinking and innovation. Participants will also learn how to integrate each of the STEM content areas into a lesson related to aerospace and the International Space Station.

Speakers
DB

Dan Blatt

Technology Teacher, New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA)
KB

Kelly Boehmer

Teacher of Technology/Executive Director, Randolph Middle School/ New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA)
MB

Mike Buttitta

Teacher, Linwood Middle School
Husband, Dad, Technology & Engineering (STEM) Teacher. Sports Coach. NASA Endeavor fellow, NASA Solar System Ambassador, PARSE Science Fellow. Likes - Astrobiology, Engineering, Quantum Mechanics, Planetology. Twitter - @mrbtech.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Recycling and Waste Management
Recycling is key to sustainability efforts. This session will identify opportunities to link school recycling efforts with curriculum, share case studies of successful initiatives which have enhanced student participation and learning and report on resources available to support the implementation of school recycling programs. The presenters will also discuss how recycling educational efforts are being incorporated into Sustainable Jersey for Schools.

Speakers
FA

Franz Adler

Assistant Superintendent of Public Works, Margate City School District
SF

Sondra Flite

Environmental Specialist III, NJDEP
DT

Dr. Theresa De Franco

Superintendent, Margate City School District
GR

Gray Russell

Sustainability Officer, Township of Montclair


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

3rd Annual Great Schools of New Jersey (GSNJ) Roundtable Discussions
Discussions will highlight successful practices developed in New Jersey's most challenged high needs public school districts...including teacher effectiveness, teacher/principal evaluation, curriculum alignment and assessment, data driven decision making, sustained professional development and parental involvement.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 303 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Legislative Panel
Join us for a discussion with members of the New Jersey Legislature on current issues, education reform and improving student achievement. Legislators will share their thoughts and address your concerns in this informative session, which will be moderated by Mike Vrancik, NJSBA’s director of governmental relations.

Speakers
MV

Mike Vrancik

Director of Governmental Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 407 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

NJASA Choice Schools Committee Meeting
Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 411 Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

Educator Evaluation: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert J. Fisicaro

Lead Implementation Manager, Office of Evaluation, New Jersey Department of Education
TM

Tim Matheney

Director, Office of Evaluation, NJ Department of Education


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Investors Bank Theater Atlantic City Convention Center

2:30pm

STEM: Preparing Students with 21st Century Skills
Participants will be actively involved in problem-solving challenges that promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning that is integrated with literacy and social studies. The session will provide an overview of how district curricula can be enhanced by incorporating activities that engage students and how the engineering design process works to tap into students' knowledge of science and math while fostering creativity.

Speakers
DE

Dr. Eva M. Ogens

Assistant Professor Math Science Methods, Ramapo College of New Jersey


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - Monday October 23, 2023 2:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Student Designs Come to Life Through Computer Controlled Machinery
Session participants will design and create a custom item using computer controlled machinery.

Speakers
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Shane Evans

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Freehold Regional HIgh School District
President Elect, NJTEEA
WR

William Rumaker

Technology Education Teacher, West Deptford High Schooll


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Thinking about a 1:1?
Hillsborough Township School District is currently in the third year of a four-year phase in to move all of our students to 1:1 access with a personal computing device. This session will review the planning and implementation of the initiative, as well as lessons learned by the district. Examples of how the technology has transformed the teaching and learning process will be shared, and the district’s technology integration expectations will be discussed.

Speakers
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Dr. Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township Public Schools


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Common Core Assessments: Deep Implications for School Leaders
This session will provide an overview of how educational leaders need to consider "performance" when thinking about curriculum, instruction and testing and the Common Core State Standards. Participants will explore tools that can help district leaders in the implementation of the Common Core.

Speakers
JA

Jennifer Andrulewicz

Services Specialist, Pearson


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

A Thoughtful Framework for Evaluating and Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness
In the current educational climate, it is more important than ever for school leaders to balance their capacity for instructional leadership with their responsibility for evaluating the effectiveness of all teachers. To directly respond to these challenges and remain focused on student achievement, participants will explore how one New Jersey district effectively implemented a well-balanced framework for observing, evaluating, and developing the effectiveness of teachers.



Speakers
DE

Dr. Ernest Palestis

Superintendent, Ramapo-Indian Hills Regional High School District
DH

Dr. Harvey Silver

President, Silver Strong & Associates


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 408-409 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Environmental Issues and Code Compliance in Schools
This session will review more than 50 of the environmental and code compliance issues that school district buildings and grounds officials must manage in the course of their duties. Application has been made to the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association for one continuing education credit.

Speakers
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Keith Gourlay

Executive Director, NJ School Buildings and Grounds Association
Executive Director NJSBGA Past President NJSBGA Instructor Rutgers CEFM Program Retired B&G Supervisor Sparta after 30 years.
SS

Steve Sluka

CEFM Retired, NJSBGA Training Coordinator, New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association
Retired CEFM, Safety Trainer, Trainer for Rutgers Educational Facilities Managers Courses and Train the Trainer Course.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 421 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

The Fall of the SIS, and the Rise of the All-in-One
Session participants will learn about an all-in-one educational technology system that changes how schools are integrating NJSmart, QSAC, Achieve NJ, mobile technology and the Common Core Standards into a user-friendly system. Learn how to identify technology infrastructure redundancies, discover the benefits of data-fluency across integrated platforms and see a demonstration of how technology can help with challenging areas of state compliance.



Speakers
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OnCourse Systems for Education

Silver Sponsor, OnCourse Systems for Education
Supports extraordinary achievement across NJ with intuitive, award-winning software for SIS, LMS, and Staff Evaluation.
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Jackie Howell

Educational Solutions Advisor, OnCourse Systems for Education
Jackie has played a critical role in connecting over 200 NJ public and charter districts with technology tools to empower their educators and communities. Jackie is a specialist in NJ requirements and played an important role in developing and implementing technology-supported solutions for recent challenges like AchieveNJ, charter admissions, and Common Core.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:00pm

Why Every School Must be a School of Character
School leaders all want to optimize student success in school and life. This requires creating a school culture and climate that is inspiring, challenging, supportive, safe and healthy, engaging, respectful, and comprised of communities of learners. When your schools develop these features and continuously promote children’s social-emotional and character development, students are more likely to be successful. Session participants will learn the policies and procedures needed to create a school of character in which all students will be highly motivated to learn and all staff highly motivated to work.



Speakers
MJ

Maurice J. Elias Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Director, Rutgers University; Rutgers' Social-Emotional Learning Lab and The Collaborative, Rutgers’ Center for Community-Based Research, Service, and Public Scholarship


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

3:30pm

Going High-Tech Cold Turkey: Strategies for Improving Technology for Teaching and Learning
Infusing technology into a 21st century learning environment is a critical part of how we educate children. This case study examines how the Keansburg school district went from a low-technology learning environment with obsolete infrastructure to a high-technology ecosystem. This presentation will provide a context for what schools and districts might expect when designing and implementing 1:1 learning, hybrid technology solutions, textbook-less learning, a network upgrade, professional development, increased instructional capacity, equipment management and replenishment, and security. The implications for student achievement in a technology-rich environment will also be discussed.

Speakers
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Mrs. Erin Maciorowski

Title IA Coordinator/Technology Specialist, Keansburg School District
Creating student-driven learning opportunities using technology.
GN

Gerald North

Superintendent, Keansburg School District
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Dr. Tom Tramaglini

Chief Academic Officer, Keansburg School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

4:00pm

An Integrated Plan for Academic Development Using iPads
Delaware Valley Regional High School has implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative for all students, teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals. This demonstration will showcase the tools used by students and teachers to make the transition to a 1:1 program.  Learn how our instruction has changed and continues to evolve due to increased integration of technology.  Take a glimpse into our classroom and see some of our favorite tools in action such as GoodReader, iBooks, eBackPack, AirServer, and MyBigCampus. Take away ideas that can be utilized in your institutions tomorrow regardless of where you are in your journey towards 1:1.  

Speakers
MC

Matthew Cirigliano

IT Manager, Delaware Valley Regional School District
DW

Daria Wasserbach

Superintent, Delaware Valley Regional School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

4:00pm

How Flipped Classrooms Can Radically Advance Student Achievement
Session participants will learn about “flipped classrooms,” including strategies and techniques for implementing the process in your own classroom. Bring Your Own Technology to this session!


Speakers
LR

Larrie Reynolds

Superintendent, Mount Olive Township Schools


Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

4:00pm

Blended STEM Professional Development: Teacher Learning Journeys
NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project at Pennsylvania State University, which delivers science, technology, engineering and mathematics professional development to educators, has an online program for teachers that blends webinars and on-site presentations with independently available NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) resources. Sessions participants will receive an overview of the Teacher Learning Journeys professional development tool and the flexibility it offers to teachers.

Speakers
PM

Peggy Maher

Director, NASA AESP Project, AESP/Pennsylvania State University
RV

Rick Varner

Education Specialist, AESP Goddard SFC


Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

4:00pm

Money in the Trash
Trash is unsustainable and costly. School districts overpay for disposal services because they don’t recycle and don’t understand their service options. In addition, differences in size, population density, location, and recycling options available all affect a district’s options. Participants will learn about tracking trash and recycling by volume and by weight; reviewing their own service contracts; examining case studies; and calculating the potential savings possible by using sustainability strategies.

Speakers
SF

Sondra Flite

Environmental Specialist III, NJDEP
NT

Norman Torkelson

Director of Facilities, Hopewell Valley Regional School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

4:30pm

Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs)
Education in today's global society should focus on teaching students critical thinking and problem-solving skills while training them to effectively collaborate with others. Today’s learners are part of the digital generation and want to be
active participants in their education, not bystanders listening to a lecture. Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), developed by Dr. Sugata Mitra, are child-centered activities that nurture these skills, while encouraging students to ask questions and take ownership of their learning. Session participants will learn about this alternate method of engaging students through the use of technology, self-discovery, collaboration, and social media.

Speakers
DA

David Adam

Principal, Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence Township School District
JM

Joseph M. Jamison

Teacher, Lawrence Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

4:30pm

Wayne/Ramapo College Environmental Education Field Studies Program
This session will describe a partnership between the Wayne school district and Ramapo College, which broadens STEM teaching for grades one through four using environment as a unifying theme. Wayne teachers and administrators provided direct input to the Ramapo team as the team developed customized programs for students aligned with state and national standards. The Wayne/Ramapo College Environmental Education Field Studies Program used the Wayne Environment Center, as well as sessions conducted in schools. Attendee will learn about this best practice, including budgeting for the program and possible revenue generation, as well as how to collaborate partnership with a higher education partner.

Speakers
AC

Angela Cristini

Executive Director of Special Programs, Ramapo College of New Jersey
DP

Diane Pandolfi

Director of Elementary Education, Wayne Township School District


Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Resource Area Atlantic City Convention Center

8:00pm

Dance Party
Mingle with board members at this Workshop tradition. Central Park the Band, sponsored by Promedia Technology Services, will be playing the greatest hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s from 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. in the Ballroom at the Trump Taj-Mahal. Cash bar.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:00pm - Thursday October 24, 2013 1:00am
Trump Taj-Mahal Ballroom
 
Thursday, October 24
 

8:45am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Program Introduction and Overview
This session will review the basics of Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a voluntary certification program being developed the state’s public schools, with a special emphasis on energy efficiency, alternative fuels and resources. Participants will learn about the resources, technical support and training that will be available through the program, and also learn about opportunities to participate on the task forces guiding the development of the program.

Speakers
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Donna Drewes PP

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey


Thursday October 24, 2013 8:45am - 9:15am
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:00am

NJSBA Fall School Law Forum
Limited Capacity seats available


Learn about recent developments in law and emerging issues. Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their own experiences in addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes and code that affect public education and school district governance.

Topics for the School Law Forum include:

HANDOUTS 
 
  • School Law Update

 

  • I Love Boobies – B.H. v. Easton Area School District – What Does It Mean for School Districts

  • Transgender Students and Staff in the Public Schools

  • Advanced Procurement Issues

  • 504 Accommodations for Students with Health Needs

  • Sustainable Schools: Contracts with a Triple Bottom Line Approach

  • Shared Services and Outsourcing: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

 

  • Student Records – Accessibility and Retention in the HIB Context
  • School Attorney Ethics

 






PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED/FEE IS NOT INCLUDED IN WORKSHOP REGISTRATION. AMPSA members and non-member attorneys may register themselves online. School board members and charter school trustees should ask their business administrators to register them for this program. Please use the following registration link.

COST

Workshop Registrants: $75 per person
AMPSA Members: $199 per person
Non-Members: $299 per person

Registration fee includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

Continuing Legal Education: 6.1 CLE pending credits for New Jersey lawyers including 1.2 for ethics.

Academy Credits:  1

Sponsored by ePlus Inc.

Speakers
KA

Kara Angotti

Green Schools Fellow - NJSSP Project Manager, USGBC/ NJSBA
Kara is a formally educated interior designer with extensive experience in building shell and energy analysis. As a sole proprietor for four years, she focused on achieving a symbiotic relationship between design aesthetics and high performance functionality. While working as an environmental design consultant, she presented recommendations for improved use of space, waste reduction, responsible material selection, and applications to lower... Read More →
MK

Michael Kaelber Esq

Director Legal and Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
CJ

Cynthia Jahn Esq.

General Counsel, NJSBA
Cynthia J. Jahn serves as General Counsel to the New Jersey School Boards Association, having served in that position since 1999; as well as Director of the Legal and Policy Services Department from 1997to 2008; and Assistant Executive Director from 1999 to 2009. Ms. Jahn was a partner in the law firm of Stem and Jahn in Milford, New Jersey, from 1990 to 1997; amember of the Delaware Township Board of Education, Hunterdon County from April1988 to... Read More →
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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 1981 he was the recipient of a two-year research and development solar energy grant from the Federal Department of Energy. During his 14 years as a classroom teacher... Read More →
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Amy L Houck, Esq.

Esquire, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law



Thursday October 24, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm
Room 402 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Collective Bargaining and Student Achievement
Does your collective bargaining agreement promote teacher quality and therefore, student achievement? Join us to learn how different contract provisions affect teacher quality and explore how the collective bargaining agreement can be tailored to make student achievement the touchstone for decisions regarding resource allocation.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan Esq

Manager Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Communication During Crisis Situations
Communicating with your learning community is challenging on a daily basis. Communicating during a time of crisis provides even greater challenges. How do you determine what information should be shared? When should you share this information? Should social media be a part of the communication plan?
Session participants will learn to prepare the framework for a crisis communication plan, and will be able to determine the various communication vehicles to use, and to devise a “soft” timeline for their communication plan.

Speakers
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Louise San Nicola

NJSPRA Member, Upper Freehold Regional School District


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 408-409 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Providing High-Quality Language Support Services for English Language Learners
Children from families in which English is not the language of the home represent a rapidly increasing percentage of students enrolled in New Jersey schools. All schools must be prepared to meet the challenge of an increasingly diverse student population, including many students who are not proficient in English. This workshop will discuss the state and federal regulations that govern the language assistance services that school districts must provide English language learners.

Evaluate their district's language assistance program


Speakers
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Kenneth Bond

State ESL/Bilingual Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Education
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Lori Ramella

Education Program Specialist, New Jersey Department of Education
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Raquel Sinai

Education Program Specialist, Bilingual/ESL Education, New Jersey Department of Education


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 418 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

SHAPE & SWA-G -Closing the Achievement Gap One Program at a Time
In this session, participants will learn how one secondary school district has implemented two innovative programs focused on intervention that targets struggling students. Through a motivational middle school summer program and a supplemental high school course, at risk students learn study skills, math and English language arts remediation, positive personal and behavioral habits, and team building, while rebuilding students' sense of self and changing attitudes about school. Early data will demonstrate a positive impact on achievement, attendance, and discipline. Join us to learn about realistic and affordable programming options that reach at-risk students on educational and behavioral levels.

Speakers
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Brian D'Ottavio

MS SHAPE Coordinator/HS Guidance Counselor, Delsea Regional School District
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Melissa Williams Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Delsea Regional School District
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Jeanne White

HS Para-Professional, Delsea Regional School District


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools: Core Curriculum and Sustainability Concepts
Integrating sustainability concepts into the school curriculum yields short and long-term benefits. Session participants will learn about these advantages and about the resources available to help schools achieve the Core Curriculum Content Standards, as well as how these activities link to the Sustainable Jersey for Schools and New Jersey Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools certification program.

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Jaimie Cloud

President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
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Jennifer Dowd

NJ Coordinator, Eco-Schools USA, NJ Audubon
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Donna Drewes PP

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey
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Judy Savage

Executive Director, NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools
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Mary Sudiak

Board Member, Cranford Board of Education
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Chris Turnbull

Principal, Ben Franklin Elementary School, Lawrence Township School District


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 401 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

Technology Education = iSTEM
High Point Regional High School has been recognized as a leader in the technology education field. The school’s 2012 Teacher of the Year will present an overview of the courses the school offers, from Women in Engineering, to Design Technology to Biotechnology and Communication Technology. Session participants will learn the value of technology education programs as an ideal integrator of STEM.

Speakers
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Mark Wallace

Technology Education Teacher, High Point Regional School District
Technology Education Teacher | STEM, Problem Based Learning


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 405-406 Atlantic City Convention Center

9:30am

GOV IV: Legal Update & Anti-Bullying
This program concentrates on changes in state statutes and school law. It is designed to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law.

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am
Room 301 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Core Values: The Real Connection for the Board of Education
Limited Capacity seats available

A positive relationship between a school board and a superintendent maintains the focus on a district’s core values and minimizes the influence of politics and personal agendas. A board that concentrates on its values empowers members to voice opinions, ask questions and do good work in the service of children. This session will offer of a model of a board of education workshop that identifies the core values of the board and explores how those values are applicable to the procedures and processes of a board of education.

Speakers
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Heidi Alles

President, Manville School District
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Johanna S. Ruberto

Superintendent, Manville School District
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Cath Wiedwald

Vice President, Manville School District


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 318 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Creating an In-District Orientation for New Board Members
Limited Capacity seats available

Attending your first board meeting as a newly elected or appointed board member can be similar to jumping into the deep end of the pool and not knowing how to swim. New board members have numerous questions: How is board leadership selected? How do I get an item on the agenda? Is it acceptable to call the superintendent every day and ask questions? An in-district orientation program can provide valuable information and resources to assist your newest board members as they "jump in" to their new role and strive to become effective members. This session will help participants identify valuable information and resources for new board members, develop a mentoring program for new members, and learn how NJSBA help board members –new and not-so-new.

Speakers
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Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
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Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 320 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

How We Make An Effective Board Work
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how the Montville Township Board of Education mastered the skills necessary to become an effective board and reaped the rewards of that effort: a productive relationship with its superintendent, credibility with its community members, and enhanced student achievement. A panel of board members will talk about the process and discuss how the board would handle various scenarios. Participants will understand what it takes to improve board effectiveness.

Speakers
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Charles Grau

Member, Montville Township Board
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Karen Cortellino M.D.

President, Montville Township School District
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Michael Palma

Member, Montville Township Board


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 308 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

Partnerships for Visionary Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

This program, developed in accordance with national research findings on how school boards affect student achievement and the assistance of the National School Boards Association, focuses on creating partnerships for visionary leadership. Participants will learn to identify key characteristics of visionary leaders, understand the critical role of relationships in visionary planning and implementation, explore ideas which fostered exemplary work in school districts, and understand how to facilitate such leadership and planning in their own districts.

Speakers
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Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association
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Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 321 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:00am

GOV III: Student Achievement
This program concentrates on improving student achievement and is designed to enable all board members in the third year of their first term in office to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states, "The board member shall complete a training program on school district goverance in each of the subsequent two years of the board member's first term."

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 304 Atlantic City Convention Center

10:30am

GOV II: Finance
This program provides in-depth training on school finance and is designed to enable all board members in the second year of their first term in office to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states, "The board member shall complete a training program on school district goverance in each of the subsequent two years of the board member's first term."

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:30am - 12:30pm
Room 302 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Breakfast in the Classroom Makes the Grade
Participants will learn why breakfast is crucial to student learning and achievement and how the trend of breakfast in the classroom can increase participation in school breakfast programs. The session will also address strategies for overcoming obstacles and barriers and immediately implementing a breakfast in the classroom program.

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Aisha King

Consultant, Child Nutrition Services, American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc.
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Pamela M. Rusnak

Consultant, Child Nutrition Services, American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc.


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 417 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Food Allergies: How to Keep Students and Staff Safe at School
The most recent data from the state’s Center for Health Statistics show that nearly 100,000 children in New Jersey suffer from food allergies. No wonder managing food allergies in the school setting presents ongoing challenges for every school district. The New Jersey Department of Education receives feedback each year from parents and other constituents suggesting that schools are not consistently developing and implementing effective policies and programs in compliance with the state’s requirements. Session participants will learn how their districts can adopt comprehensive policies on food allergies.

Speakers
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Christene DeWitt-Parker

Coordinator for School Health Office of Student Support Services, NJ Department of Education


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 418 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

Kindergarten Wrap Around Fee-Based Program
The Madison school district was unable to provide a full-day kindergarten program, so last year it established the Kindergarten Wrap Around Program to complement its district half-day program. The program, which is fee-based, has its own curriculum and is taught by certified staff. The first year has been a resounding success, with all students at or above grade level and the district predicted to earn $100,000 in revenue for the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition, parent surveys indicate a high level of satisfaction. This session will cover the curricular foundations of the program, funding sources, academic results and logistical concerns.

Speakers
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Dr. Mike Rossi

Superintendent, Madison School District


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 415 Atlantic City Convention Center

11:00am

School Innovation: Profiles of Promising New Practices in New Jersey
This panel will feature school and district leaders discussing the innovative practices being used in their schools to foster collaboration, personalize instruction and explore new models of teaching and learning. Teachers and students will also share their perspectives on how these innovations have changed their daily classroom experiences. Particular attention will be given to the process of change, common pitfalls, key challenges and the vision for the future. 










Speakers
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Samantha Gruskin

Student at Westfield High | School
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Janet Kauffmann

Director of Technology, Gloucester City School District
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Caitlin MacDonald

Teacher at Westfield High | School
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Evo Popoff

Assistant Commissioner and Chief Innovation Officer, New Jersey Department of Education
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Peter Renwick

Principal, Westfield High School
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Jackie Spring

Teacher at Westfield High | School


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 419 Atlantic City Convention Center