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Monday, October 22
 

1:00pm

Essentials of School Board Leadership
The goal of this session is to provide board leaders the skills and knowledge essential to conquering the unique challenges and issues faced by board president. We will use real time scenarios to explore situations board presidents may encounter and provide information and skills needed to navigate and guide the board to continued success.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
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Kathleen Helewa

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association


Monday October 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 322

1:00pm

Hints and Tips on Being a More Effective Board Member and Board Leader
We all serve on boards of education to get things done and make the district better. What can we do as individuals to not only more effective but to make the entire board more effective? In this interactive session the presenter and the attendees will share actions that can make you more effective as a board leader.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Pinney

Ray Pinney

Director - Member Engagement and County Activities, NJSBA



Monday October 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

1:00pm

Sustainable Jersey: Beyond the Resolution
This session describes how a board member can help lead a school district towards certification in Sustainable Jersey for Schools. A board resolution is not the end of the involvement for board members. In fact, boards can be powerful change agents, by providing guidance through sustainability policy, implementing sustainability in district strategic plans, and creating green district goals. Learn how to align board actions to sustainability initiatives in areas such as the physical plant, hiring of personnel, curriculum, professional development, assessing progress for implementing sustainability, and more.

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... Read More →
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Heather McCall

Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools, The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey



Monday October 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

1:00pm

County Chat Room Featuring “EdCamp” Sessions
County Chat Room Featuring “EdCamp” Sessions 

An EdCamp is participant-driven professional development, and at Workshop the sessions will feature board member to board member education and discussion sessions.

Members are encouraged to stop by the Chat Room from 1 – 2:15 p.m. to pin a topic to the board, then come back from 2:30 – 4 p.m. to take part in the sessions and to take a deeper dive into the selected topics.
Attendees may drop by the County Chat Room at any time between sessions of the Leadership Training Track and other Monday training. While they’re there, they may pick up their county ribbons and enjoy some coffee and cookies. The County Chat Room is located in room 319.

Monday October 22, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 319

1:00pm

Governance I - New Board Member Orientation
For board members and charter school trustees in the first year of their first term. Please note: This training session is not open to all Workshop registrants. Only pre-registered, qualifying board members may attend.

Monday October 22, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 403

2:30pm

Board President: Are You Leading or Managing?
As board president, do you see yourself as “leading” your team to success or do you feel that you are just “managing” the month-to-month board activities? In this session we will look at the principles and qualities of leadership, various leadership styles, and examine case studies in leadership. Participants will work in small groups to assess their own perceptions and expectations of leaders, and will leave this session with concepts to help develop the leadership style that works best for them.

Speakers
JA

Jesse Adams Jr.

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TL

Theresa Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 308

2:30pm

Communicating During Negotiations
Contract negotiations are an essential job of a school board, but while there is much the board may want to say while negotiations are ongoing – communication must be prudent. This presentation will focus on how and when to communicate with staff, the public and press during labor negotiations.

Speakers
JB

Janet Bamford

Manager, Communications and Publications, NJSBA
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

2:30pm

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

Speakers
JB

John Burns

Counsel, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

2:30pm

Eight Characteristic of Effective School Boards
An effective school board that is focused on student achievement evaluates all functions of a board, from governance and policy to communication with staff and the public. According to the Center for Public Research, there is a consistent body of research examining the characteristics and practices of effective school boards. It is clear that school boards in high-achieving districts exhibit approaches and characteristics that are markedly different from boards in low-achieving districts. This program will assist you as you in establishing a culture for your board that is focused on improving student success in your school district.

Speakers
MB

Mark Bonjavanni

Vice President Howell Township Public Schools, Howell Township Public Schools
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

2:30pm

NJSBA Delegate Assembly and The Resolution Process
This program is designed to provide more detail information for local boards that want to submit resolutions that have an impact by adding to or changing association policy on issues of statewide significance.  NJSBA's general counsel and the director of governmental relations will jointly present this session; session participants will gain a deeper understanding of NJSBA policies in general and the process of developing resolutions to be heard at the Delegate Assembly in particular.

Speakers
CJ

Cyndy Jahn

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... Read More →
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Michael Vrancik

Director Governmental Relations, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 322

2:30pm

Superintendent Evaluation Process and Tool
Evaluation of the superintendent’s performance is one of a school board’s statutorily-required, and most important, responsibilities. This year-long process starts with goal setting, includes a comprehensive evaluation tool that reflects today’s leadership standards, and culminates with meaningful dialogue between board and superintendent. Learn to develop an evaluation timeline, build consensus of the majority opinion, write an annual performance report, and understand the value in pre- and post- conferences with the superintendent.

Speakers
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Matthew Lee

Field Service Representative, NJSBA



Monday October 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

2:30pm

School Administrator Residency Program Mentor Update
This one hour session will highlight recent revisions to the NJSARP Handbook and Individualized Residency Plan to reflect 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leadership. Participants will also be encouraged to share best practices. (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Monday October 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 404

3:45pm

A Myriad of Factors that Impact Student Achievement
If student achievement and learning was simply about curriculum and instruction, the achievement gap would not be as difficult to close as it is. This session will introduce participants to other factors that can influence and inhibit learning, such as inherent bias, student management practices, land use laws, and more. A collaborative process that districts can use to identify specific challenges, and develop action plans, will be discussed.



Monday October 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

3:45pm

Communications During a Referendum
Successful referenda have one thing in common: an effective strategy for community engagement and public information. This program will focus on how to develop a communications plan that will educate voters about the proposal and, in the process, help win their support. Participants will learn how to identify various segments of the population, and how to tailor messages to them. Also discussed will be effective use of an array of communications channels, including social networks, traditional print media, community meetings, the district newsletter, and websites. Learn from a publications expert and a public relations professional whose district recently passed a $9.7 million bond referendum.

Speakers
JB

Janet Bamford

Manager, Communications and Publications, NJSBA
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Maren Smagala

District Communications Coordinator, North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District


Monday October 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

3:45pm

From “Robert’s Rules” to “Robert Rules!”
Do board meetings leave you feeling stressed, frustrated and exhausted? Learn how “Robert” can help facilitate better discussions and group decision making at the board table. Join us for survival tips using Robert’s Rules, the guide to parliamentary procedure that will add efficiency, effectiveness and value to your board meetings. This action lab includes a brief PowerPoint Presentation, small and large group discussion, and individual and group exercises.

Speakers
JA

Jesse Adams Jr.

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TL

Theresa Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 308

3:45pm

Lobbying 101
Learn and/or refresh your skills advocating for the interests of your school district with local, state and federal officials.  Consult with staff from NJSBA’s Governmental Relations Department to learn effective strategies for establishing dialogues with elected officials and state agency representatives to enhance and improve your districts’ operations and student outcomes by obtaining the resources and support you need.  Create a local toolkit for maintaining/managing relationships with your districts’ representatives at all levels of government.


Speakers
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Michael Vrancik

Director Governmental Relations, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 322

3:45pm

Negotiating Health Benefits
Over the past few years, there have been significant changes in the health insurance arena, including changes in the School Employees Health Benefit Program; Chapter 78’s sunset; and the advent of the Affordable Care Act. Come learn how these changes affect collective negotiations

Speakers
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Patrick Duncan

Special Assistant for Labor Relations, West Windsor -Plainsboro Regional School District
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Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Monday October 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

3:45pm

School Official Ethics: Where Are We Now?
The recent advisory opinions and decisions of the School Ethics Commission have brought forth the greatest sea change in the school official ethics landscape in more than 20 years. Join NJSBA's staff attorneys as they set forth the state of school official ethics law today; how we got there; and the behavior constraints currently faced by board members and school administrators.


Monday October 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435
 
Tuesday, October 23
 

9:00am

Workshop Opening Ceremony
The Eleanor Rush Intermediate School Music Makers - Eleanor Rush Intermediate School  

The Eleanor Rush Intermediate School Music Makers is an expansive afterschool choir program started by music teacher Natasha Sigmund 10 years ago. Since its inception, the choir grew from 14 to over 100 students, and expanded from one to three performing groups. Any student interested in the group is invited to audition for one of the program's choirs. In 2010, Music Makers were named the winners of 101.1 More FM Christmas Choir Competition (elementary division), and performed with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. The following year, the choir won NJ 101.5 Christmas Choir Contest. Music Makers are actively involved in school and community events. The music program at Rush school is inspired by Dr. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, and was featured on NJ Classroom Close-Up.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Exhibit Floor Entrance

9:10am

STEAM Tank Competition
High School - Stage -1
910-930                North Brunswick High School      Equanimity Band
930-950                Point Pleasant Boro High School                Shopping Simulator
950-1010              Point Pleasant Boro High School                Bridge Block
1010-1030            Point Pleasant Boro High School                Lunch Buddy
1030-1050            Point Pleasant Beach  High School             Stressometer
1050-1110            Henry Hudson High School     The BroBot
1110-1130            Manasquan High School                Exo Innovations
1130-1150            Manasquan High School                Firefighters TIC Mask
1150-1230            LUNCH BREAK  
1230-1250            Manasquan High School                Magnetic Propulsion Powered Engine
1250-110              Wall High School              Cow Power
110-130                Manasquan High School     Biodegradable /Recyclable Cast
130-150                Moorestown High School              Juice Exchange
150-210                Moorestown High School              Holograde
210-230                Moorestown High School              Munch

                               
Middle School- Stage 2
930-950                Avalon Elementary          What's the Sign ?
950-1010              Jordan Road Elementary               Tracker Tape
1010-1030            Linwood Middle School EVADE
1030-1050            PS 28 Christa McAuliffe Plastic Elastic 3.0
1050-1110            PS 28 Christa McAuliffe 28 Stormies
1110-1130            PS 28 Christa McAuliffe Algae Exterminator Containment System
1130-1150            Northvale Public School Reusable Watercolor Brush
1150-1230            LUNCH BREAK    
1230-1250            HB Whitehorne Middle School    Doodle Glass
1250-110              Wall Intermediate School             SnowBot
110-130                Wall Intermediate School             AR Lens
130-150                Voorhees Middle School               Retract a Spoon
150-210                Voorhees Middle School               Aqua Spirit Filters
210-230                Voorhees Middle School               Carrier Case
230-250                Columbia Middle School                Chopsthicc
250-310                Columbia Middle School                The Smart Alarm
                               
Elementary School - Stage 3
930-950                Parsons Elementary        Sharpening Case
950-1010              Artthur M Judd Bouncy Barrier
1010-1030            Calabro Elementary         Eco Workout Bike
1030-1050            Robert L Craig School      Disinfecting Towel Heater
1050-1110            Lakewood Middle School              Shoes that grow
1110-1130            Northvale Public School Tipper Stopper
1130-1150            Wallace Elementary School          The R Book Reusable Notebook
1150-1230            LUNCH BREAK    
1230-1250            PS 28 Christa McAuliffe Mobile Powered Classroom
1250-110              Randall Carter Elementary School             Catch & Release Fishing Hook
110-130                PS 17 Joseph H Brensinger           Portable Hydroponic Garden
130-150                Northfield Community Elementary           Team Prekool
150-210                Frederick A Priff School LEAK
210-230                McKinley Avenue Elementary     Mail Messenger
230-250                McKinley Avenue Elementary     Pocket ToothBrush
250-310                Stafford Intermediate    School Bot

Take a photo on Instagram using the STEAM Tank hashtag, #NJSBAUSARMYSTEAMTANK

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:10am - 3:10pm
STEAM Tank

9:30am

Deconstructing Walls Between Education and Technology
Join us as we deconstruct the walls that often pose challenges within the school ecosystem separating educators and computer technicians. Come and learn how two Future Ready School districts in New Jersey are leveraging the skills and strengths of each side to create a daily climate of collaboration. All attendees will take back strategies to their district that can be implemented immediately and without cost.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Future Ready - NJ Center

9:30am

A Wall of Chairs: Breaking Down Barriers that Stifle Innovative Boardsmanship
It has been said "inspiration is for amateurs." Innovative practice must be less of a spontaneous event and more of a practiced process. This interactive session will focus on protocols and practices that avoid group think, the creative paradox, and stagnation, all of which are symptomatic of a wall of chairs facing the board of education dais. Learn practices the Howell Township Board of Education has used that have led to our Boardsmanship Professional Learning Committee, and an invigorated learning community.

Speakers
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Joseph Isola

Superintendent, Howell Township Public Schools
DD

Dr. Denise Lowe

Board Member, Howell Township Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

9:30am

Best Practices in a Shared Superintendent Arrangement
This group session will provide an overview of best practices that can be used when school districts share a superintendent. We will explore the following options: Shared Services, Developing a Common Calendar, New Board Member Mentoring, Shared Partnerships, Strategic Planning and Board Training.

Speakers
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Dr. Susan Compton

Superintendent, Atlantic Highland, Henry Hudson Regional & Highlands Borough
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

9:30am

Building Character-Strong Students and #THEPOWEROFWE
Once upon a time, Cinnaminson Middle School set out to enhance its character education platform while integrating community service and service learning into its already character- strong school programs. This session will explore the programs that were created or enhanced, what the district learned along the way, and how it managed to turn a culture of "me" into one of "we." This video presentation and discussion will highlight how Cinnaminson became a National School of Character, its in-school activities, service learning opportunities, and the growing community involvement.

Speakers
MD

Melissa DeClementi

Teacher and Unity Club Advisor-also Mt. Laurel BOE Member, Cinnaminson Middle school
BG

Beth Green

Reading Teacher and Character Ed. Committee, Cinnaminson Middle school


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

9:30am

Cyberthreat-Protection-Managing Compliance
Protecting data isn't just recommended, it's required. Educational institutions need to comply with changing FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) laws. That’s why it is imperative to have a well-planned and regularly updated cybersecurity protocol in place. In this session, presenters will discuss how best to establish compliance in today's evolving threat landscape and practical ways to recover from a disruption.



Speakers
MD

Michael DePalma

Channel Development Manager, Datto, Inc.
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Larry Hershman

Mercadien Technologies
Cybersecurity Consultant
CM

Chris Mangano

Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mercadien Technologies
Network & Technology system integration experts, offering advanced cyber-threat protection through managed security service programs as well as full-coverage network administration.

Sponsors
avatar for Mercadien Technologies

Mercadien Technologies

Network & Technology system integration experts, offering advanced cyber-threat protection through managed security service programs as well as full-coverage network administration.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

9:30am

Developing and Empowering Teacher Leadership
Our best and brightest teachers deserve a career path that provides opportunities for leadership without leaving the classroom. In fact, empowering teachers to assume leadership roles has the potential to transform your district's perspective toward professional learning, create a culture of collaboration, and improve student learning outcomes. Learn how the Jackson school district has leveraged its partnership with the New Jersey Achievement Coach program and New Jersey Teacher Leader Network to create a comprehensive shared mission of empowering and developing teacher-leaders within the district.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Baginski

Dan Baginski

Assistant Superintendent, Jackson Township BOE
MB

Michael Burgos

Principal, Jackson Township BOE
DS

Dr. Stephen Genco

Superintendent, Jackson Township
DL

Dr. Lisa Lane

Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, Jackson Township BOE



Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

9:30am

Expanding Classroom Horizons Through Virtual Collaboration
Learn Without Limits, Connect Without Compromise. Cisco Collaboration liberates the learner from the constraints of the traditional classroom, making learning more accessible and intuitive for students and
educators. Easy-to-use solutions for secure, all-in-one team collaboration enable educators to simplify how school work gets done, enhance student and teacher experiences, and shape the future of learning.



Speakers
CK

Catalina Kowal

Cisco Collaboration Specialist, Cisco
LF

Lance Ford, PhD

Educator and Education Consultant, Cisco

Sponsors
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SHI

Diamond
Founded in 1989, SHI is a global provider of technology prodcuts and services. In 2014, SHI exceeded $6 billion in revenu and topped 2,800 employees.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 409

9:30am

Implicit Biases: Everyone Has Them
Research affirms that we all have inherent biases. Research also reports that inherent biases are due to subconscious images that we see throughout the day, but never process. In this discussion, the presenters will define inherent biases, guide participants to self-awareness by helping participants understand the root of their inherent biases, and provide resources to identify them.

Speakers
CJ

Cyndy Jahn

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... Read More →
CT

Carl Tanksley

Director, Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

9:30am

Keeping Schools Documents and Records Secure
Too often, critical records are misplaced, destroyed, damaged, or accessed inappropriately due to the restrictions of typical paper-based filing or management of share drives and other computer components. This presentation will demonstrate how a formal document management system can provide a transparent and secure system to meet all regulatory requirements. Attendees will learn how to increase productivity, reduce costs, secure document storage with full audit trails, and create transparent workflows that allow school districts to share information only within the confines of specified security.

Speakers
PK

Patti Kanner

Chief Executive Officer, Kanner Connect

Sponsors
avatar for Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Diamond
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges today!


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

9:30am

Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting Policy for School Districts
Effective January 8, all New Jersey public employers, including all school districts, are required to have and disseminate a reporting process for employees to report incidents of domestic violence. All public employees must be encouraged to report domestic violence incidents to their human resources officer, and should be provided with specific information and services. Presenters will go through the many new legal requirements as well as the responsibilities of a school district to provide a safe and confidential reporting mechanism for its employees. Often, the workplace may be the only safe place for a victim of domestic violence. Make sure your district is compliant!

Speakers
KA

Kathleen Asher

kasher@njsba.org, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

9:30am

Model Programming for Students Ages 18 to 21 with Disabilities
Students with disabilities who remain enrolled in school during ages 18 to 21 require a very different kind of educational programming, including age-appropriate contexts to learn skills used in adult life such as community employment and using community resources such as transportation, shopping, banking, and recreation. Staff from Ridgefield Memorial High School’s innovative program will discuss their program, the best practices they use to effectively prepare students for a successful adult life, and how they fund the program, including the use of tuition students from surrounding communities.



Speakers
BF

Bill Freeman

Education Program Development Specialist III, NJDOE, OSEPD
CK

Caroline Kim

Transition Coordinator, Ridgefield Public Schools
DW

Donna Wietecha

Learning Center Teacher, Ridgefield Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

9:30am

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Sponsors
avatar for Investors Bank

Investors Bank

Platinum
A full-service community bank with more than $23 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 415

9:30am

Strike Out!

This presentation will focus on negotiations, job actions and strikes in a school district in light of the changes under the U. S. Supreme Court Janus decision and the New Jersey Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act. In addition, we will provide practical tips for school boards and school administrators during these changing times.

Speakers
AH

Amy Houck Elco

Esquire, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law

Sponsors
avatar for Cooper Levenson

Cooper Levenson

Gold, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
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 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 410

9:30am

Student Learning, Not Student Earning
Standards-based report cards and proficiency scales allow teachers and parents to track student learning and target their individual needs. Students can identify what they know and where they need to go by being part of this process. Move away from the "one and done" approach to grading, and towards a growth model that allows students time to revisit concepts, skills and ideas until they have met the standard.

Speakers
BN

Bette Newsham

1st Grade Teacher, Barrington School District
TR

Tara Royds

3rd Grade Teacher, Barrington School District
AT

Amy Thies

Curriculum and Instruction, Independent Consultant



Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

9:30am

Why Most Schools are Not Fully Prepared for a Lockdown
Although New Jersey schools have done a great job improving the policies and procedures to follow during lockdowns, a district’s technology may limit its ability to implement the most effective plan to keep their students and teachers safe. Learn important, practical solutions schools should invest in for a comprehensive solution, and the principles to follow when purchasing technology for emergencies. Also, a representative from Summit Public schools will explain what that district has done to improve school safety.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Jenne

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm Inc.
27 years serving NJ School Districts. Phone systems, intercom, paging systems, ckocks, wireless and cabling.
avatar for Louis J. Pepe

Louis J. Pepe

Assistant Superintendent for Business, City of Summit Public Schools
Mr. Pepe, Assistant Superintendent for Business for the City of Summit Public School District, is an experienced administrator in the field of education, and has more than 25 years of professional experience in management, operations and administration. He is 'Past President' of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Eastern DataComm Inc.

Eastern DataComm Inc.

Platinum
29 years serving NJ School Districts. School safety, phone systems, intercom, paging systems, clocks, wireless and cabling.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 414

9:30am

Words Matter: The Importance of Language in Contracts
A fast-paced program designed to provide guidelines and understanding of the techniques utilized in drafting contract language and proposals to ensure board interests are protected.

Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA
avatar for Kurt Rebovich

Kurt Rebovich

Consultant, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

9:30am

Workers’ Compensation: Key Factors in Risk Reduction and Maintaining Stable Premiums
Workers’ compensation makes up approximately 55 percent of a district’s property and casualty insurance costs. Learn from a panel of experts about the factors that are affecting your premium and ways to help reduce future premiums. This session will explore topics including exposure awareness; risk management trends; identifying frequency patterns; employment best practices; and the importance of training.

Speakers
DR

Deb Rice

Client Relations Supervisor, NJSIG
CR

Connie Rogers

Workers' Compensation Claims Supervisor, NJSIG
SS

Sameer Sarfraz

Senior Loss Control Representative, NJSIG

Sponsors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Diamond
NJSIG is one of the largest most financially stable school joint insurance funds in the state. Servicing approximately 400 school districts, NJSIG offers a cost-effective method of coverage.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 413

9:30am

Great Schools New Jersey: An Association of High Needs School Districts
Speaker & Panel Discussion
(Open to All Conference Attendees)

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 404

9:30am

NJSBA Innovative Classroom Sessions
9:30am-9:55am    STEM Made Simple®    
Districts throughout New Jersey have invested in Makerspaces and/or STEM programs without a clear alignment to curriculum. In addition, many companies have published catalogs with a myriad of products under a “STEM” category without proven track records of success. In this session, learn about STEM Made Simple®, a practical approach to STEM education and planning that is designed to align with curriculum and support student-centered, problem solving activities. Presented by an educator with nearly 15 years of science and STEM teaching experience.  

10:05am-10:30am    A District’s Guide to Digital Citizenship
Districts nationwide list Digital Citizenship as one of their top three areas of concern to safeguard students. Media literacy, cyberbullying, safeguarding digital footprints and online privacy are just some of the critical elements school communities must address to raise good digital citizens. During this presentation, participants will learn how to begin building and cultivating a culture of Digital Citizenship through a whole community-based approach.
 
10:40am-11:05am    ISTE Certified Educator Program
ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, based in the U.S., is the most highly regarded educational technology organization in the world. ISTE inspires educators worldwide to use technology to innovate teaching and learning, accelerate good practice and solve tough problems in education by providing community, knowledge and the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and empowering learners. This past May, ISTE announced its Certification for Educators; a new competency-based, vendor- and device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. In this session, learn about the certification program and its benefit for your district’s educators.  

11:15am-11:35am    Minecraft for Education    
Minecraft is much more than a game; Minecraft: Education Edition offers special features for educators such as easy tutorials, classroom management tools, secure sign-in, classroom collaboration and tons of sample lessons, plus a global network of mentors and tech support. Minecraft tools can now be integrated into STEM programs, across the curriculum and into Chemistry classes. Learn about the valuable classroom integration ideas from an experienced educator.

11:45pm-12:10pm    Leading Digital Transformation
Future Ready? ISTE Certified? SAMR? TPACK? Roadmap21.org? COSN Matrix? These are just some of the guidelines and standards mentioned daily to support digital transformation, which used to be called “technology planning.” Where do we start? How do we build sustainable goals? These are the overriding questions that will begin to be answered in this engaging, informative and interactive presentation. Join an expert who has worked with several districts across the country (and now China) on how to develop a practical plan for digital transformation.  

1:10pm–1:35pm    Accessibility with Microsoft
Learn about the accessibility tools and features built into Windows 10 and Office 365, as well as different types of assistive technology products designed for individuals with disabilities and/or with social emotional learning challenges. Microsoft accessibility tools are native to Windows 10 and Office 365, therefore included in current licensing fees.


Speakers

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 1:35pm
NJSBA Innovative Classroom: Powered by SHI

10:00am

A Guide to New Jersey State Policy Making
This session will provide a nuts-and-bolts guide to how decisions are made in Trenton. Come and explore how public policy evolves from a simple idea or suggestion into a law or regulation, and how the educational community can contribute to this process. This session will also provide an overview of the noteworthy pending K-12 school legislation.

Speakers
JK

Jack King

Design Resources Group, Architects
AS

AJ Sabath

Partner, Advocacy & Management Group
PS

Patrick Seiwell

Principal, Vice President, Design Resources Group, Architects

Sponsors
avatar for Design Resources Group Architects

Design Resources Group Architects

Silver
Specializes in pre-school, special education and K-12 schools for more than 50 years, for more than 140 school districts and over 200 approved school referenda.



Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08422

10:00am

Creating a Security Mindset
Creating secure facilities requires buildings designed with the right physical configurations, systems and features. However, practices and policies make all the difference in whether your facility, even with all the right features, actually enhances safety. Make sure you understand the policies, practices and physical enhancements that can make a difference and learn how to prioritize implementation for your district’s circumstances and goals.

Speakers
SD

Scott Downie

Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group
DS

Dr. Scott Rocco

Superintendent, Hamilton Board of Education

Sponsors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Diamond
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.: Architecture, Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture; With our vast experience in renovations, feasibility studies, master plans, additions, and new construction, Spiezle Architectural Group has both the experience and the reputation... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08429

10:00am

How To Identify Unauthorized Out-of-District Students
Residence fraud continues to plague New Jersey school districts where students are unlawfully attending schools in districts where they do not live. Learn how a district can use the latest in fraud detection and database technology to quickly identify ‘suspect’ out-of-district students.

Speakers
avatar for Jimmie Mesis

Jimmie Mesis

Silver Sponsor, Verify Residence.com
Uses the latest in detection technology to quickly and efficiently audit your entire student roster to identify out of district students within 72 hours.

Sponsors
avatar for Jimmie Mesis

Jimmie Mesis

Silver Sponsor, Verify Residence.com
Uses the latest in detection technology to quickly and efficiently audit your entire student roster to identify out of district students within 72 hours.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Google Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08428

10:00am

How “Whole Child” Progress Increases with Holistic Data
There are five big reasons why districts struggle to turn their data into achievement gains, and one surprisingly simple remedy. Join Belleville Public Schools to discuss new tools and techniques for visualizing holistic data across their district. We will talk tactics for decreasing chronic absenteeism, ensuring equitable behavioral interventions, and giving teachers faster, friendlier data for elevating students toward grade level standards.

Speakers
TD

Thomas D'Elia

Director of Opperations, Belleville Public Schools
MG

Monserrate Gonzales

OnCourse Systems for Education

Sponsors
avatar for OnCourse Systems for Education

OnCourse Systems for Education

Silver
Brings people and technology together to make extraordinary education possible. Award-winning student information systems, LMS, staff evaluation and data visualization technology.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08430

10:00am

Navigating Negotiations and Labor Issues in Changing Winds
This session will explore labor relations and negotiations issues for school boards, including
the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council. We will chart the legal and practical concerns raised by the new law and decision and how they impact school district responsibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Shana Don Esq.

Shana Don Esq.

Attorney, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC
avatar for Ramon E. Rivera

Ramon E. Rivera

Partner; Chair, Labor and Employment Law Group, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC

Sponsors
avatar for Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Platinum
Legal Services/Attorneys


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Scarinci Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08423

10:00am

The Impact of the Janus Decision on Districts
2018 has seen significant changes that affect all public employers, including school districts. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision, as well as the enactment of the New Jersey Equal Pay Law, the Paid Sick Leave Law and the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act, require school districts to examine existing policies and practices and make necessary changes to comply with those laws. How do these laws and rulings apply to your district? Learn what you need to do as an employer to respond to these changes.

Speakers
AP

Allan P. Dzwilewski

Partner, Weiner Law Group LLP
KH

Kathryn Hatfield

Partner, Weiner Law Group LLP

Sponsors
avatar for Weiner Law Group

Weiner Law Group

608
Committed to providing superior legal services in a dependable, responsive, aggressive and ethical manner. Our firm provides value-drive, innovative legal solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client. We are a firm that cultivates an environment of teamwork,  respect and... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
The Weiner Law Group Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08436

10:00am

Understanding the Changes to HIB Reporting
Understanding the changes to harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) regulations regarding reporting will help keep your district compliant. This program will simplify and outline the new guidelines. Examples of the regulations will be provided through a "what if" scenario.

Speakers
DC

Dominic Cannizzaro

CEO, HIBster/EDS
avatar for James Budzilek, Ed.D.

James Budzilek, Ed.D.

Director of Education, HIBster/EDS
Former teacher, principal and superintendent with extensive experience on training schools on HIBster software platform. Also, experienced speaker on school culture/climate.

Sponsors
avatar for HIBster|Pitt Bull Secure Technologies

HIBster|Pitt Bull Secure Technologies

Silver
HIBster is cloud-based anti-bullying software which specializes in incident prevention, management, automation, tracking, and reporting while keeping school districts compliant with state laws.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08420

10:00am

Film Festival Premiers: The Billy Walton Band
Students from Egg  Harbor Township High School will be debuting the film The Billy Walton Band.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Film Festival Theater

10:00am

Changing the Culture of Your Board
While all boards of education in New Jersey operate under the same code and statutes, the culture of boards can vary greatly. When your board’s culture needs to change in order to more effectively perform its responsibilities, what are some of the strategies and tactics that can be used to effectuate that change? Panelists will offer real-world examples of boards that have implemented meaningful change in their culture.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TL

Theresa Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA



Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08407

10:00am

Just Breathe!
The idea is simple: mindfulness can improve overall well-being, leading to a more engaged and fulfilled life. Practicing mindfulness also provides the tools necessary to deal with adverse events and traumas, and can improve a person’s health by relieving stress and improving sleep. Participants will see how an elementary school embraced the social and emotional learning of its students and staff by teaching mindfulness techniques to enhance the entire culture of the building. As part of this Action Lab, participants will actively engage in simple mindfulness techniques that can be implemented in and out of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Susan D'Alessandro

Susan D'Alessandro

Principal, Stafford Township School District, Ocean Acres Elementary
CS

Christine Schmidt

Teacher, Stafford Township School District, Ocean Acres Elementary


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 314 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08409

10:00am

Learning & Leading
Participants will rotate through stations that our student leaders experience at monthly Student Leadership meetings. Areas explored include: coding, digital citizenship, MakerSpace, digital exploration, entrepreneurship, and engineering challenges. Core beliefs emphasized during this session will encompass the Future Ready mindset, such as student voice, choice, and leadership. Through this systematic approach, innovative practices have been implemented district-wide with a focus on sustainability.

Speakers
BB

Bridgette Burtt

Coordinator of Innovative Programs, Long Branch School District
DM

Dr. Michael Salvatore

Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch School District
DR

Dr. Renee Whelan

Director of Early Childhood Education, Long Branch Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08415

10:00am

School Safety: A Whole Child Approach
A great deal of attention is being paid to school safety and security, following several high-profile incidents of school violence. The whole child approach to education features "safe" as its second of five key tenets. It states that "each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults." In this session, participants will take a deep dive into this tenet and its 10 indicators. Attendees will take away an approach to making key safety decisions from a global context that is proactive, rather than reactive to newsworthy events.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Mingle

Matthew Mingle

Superintendent, Warren Township Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08411

10:00am

Successful Superintendent Searches: The Most Important Role of the Board
This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process – from vacancy through transition to a new leader. Participants will work in small groups to set criteria for the search and review the legality and relevancy of interview questions. Topics covered include the development of a search calendar, the application process, community and staff involvement, interviews, the board’s role in selecting a finalist, reference checking, and negotiating the new contract.

Speakers
JA

Jesse Adams Jr.

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
CP

Charlene Peterson

NJSBA Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08405

10:00am

Being Mindful in Future Ready Schools: Student-Led Mindful Movement
***Join us throughout the day beginning at 10 am 

In this program, the nationally recognized NUYU Mindful Club at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North and former Community Problem Solving team made up of ninth graders, discuss how they are working to empower the education community with mindfulness. Along with facilitator Rebecca McLelland-Crawley, this group has led both adults and students into the world of mindfulness, and will run a small activity.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
NJSBA Mindfulness Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08456

10:30am

The Dover High School Women's Ensemble
The Dover High School Women's Ensemble, also known as the "Noteworthies", is an all-female a cappella group open to all students at Dover High School. Students join in the fall of each year and meet once a week after school. This group, led by vocal music teacher John Hoferer, performs a wide variety of repertoire, including sacred, secular, pop, and contemporary pieces.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Ground Floor Atrium Area

11:00am

A Hands-On EUC Test Drive
The EUC TestDrive is a hands-on look at VMware’s entire end user computing portfolio, spanning identity management, virtual desktops and applications, and device management. Experience the potential of centralizing student services while still leaving device choice in the hands of students.
By centralizing end user services, IT no longer has to run between buildings to update and repair the desktops or applications, which are now managed and protected in the data center.

Speakers
NW

Nick Wager

VMware Pre-Sales Technical Specialist, Carahsoft
Technical expert regarding all things VMware. Please feel free to ask me about virtualization of the data center, managing devices and applications, and the delivery of virtual desktops and applications.

Sponsors
avatar for Carahsoft|VMware

Carahsoft|VMware

Diamond
NJSBA contract offers all available licenses and services from VMware including AirWatch and PSO at a pre-negotiated discounted rate to all NJ K12 members.Tuesday, October 23rdKiosk 1Kiosk 2Kiosk 39:00am - 12:30pmVMwareSplunkForeScout12:30pm – 4:00pmVMwarePalo Alto NetworksMind's... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08422

11:00am

Coding for a Generation of Learners
In this session, coding will be demonstrated as a shared process, using innovative technology measures for all educational audiences.

Speakers
BT

Boris Thertus

Web Developer, MRA International

Sponsors
avatar for MRA International, Inc.

MRA International, Inc.

Gold
As an HP Platinum Partner, MRA has been providing technology solutions to NJ school districts for over 15 years. MRA understands the unique purchasing patterns and challenges of its public sector customers. It adds value by streamlining the process of doing business with multiple... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Google Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08428

11:00am

How to Reduce Your Healthcare Spending
The cost of health care coverage in New Jersey remains among the highest in the nation, and continues to increase each year. What’s missing today is a competitive marketplace that aligns interests, as in most other industries in America. Participants in this session will learn how giving employees the power to choose among provider networks formed around renowned integrated health delivery systems can lead to dramatic impacts on cost and quality outcomes in health care.

Speakers
MZ

Michelle Zettergren

President, Labor and Public Sector, Brighton Health Plans

Sponsors
avatar for Create Health Plans

Create Health Plans

Silver
Brighton Health Plan solutions develops industry-leading healthcare products - including Create, Magnacare, Magnacare Casualty - all on a mission to deliver better care at lower costs.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08420

11:00am

Mapping Your Building Envelope
This session will cover many of the sophisticated methods that can be applied and combined to document a building’s interior and exterior completely, including mapping of interior and exterior walls, roofs, and landscaping. Presenters will show samples of recent projects to demonstrate how technologies such as UAVs, 3-D Laser Scanning, and Concrete Scanning can be used to thoroughly document and geo-reference an entire building into building information models. We will also discuss other topics, including floor flatness surveys and mechanical/electrical models.

Speakers
KS

Ken Stigner Esq.

Control Point Associates

Sponsors
avatar for Control Point Associates Inc.

Control Point Associates Inc.

Silver
Professional land surveying, geospatial and consulting services.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08429

11:00am

School Safety: Are You Prepared?
Is your school prepared for a school security emergency? Imagine being able to enact an alert system that will lock down your school with one touch of a button if there is an intruder. Be notified when and where there is a 911 call being made to help first responders and record calls to provide additional crucial details. Send audio, text, and video notifications to different devices in the school and be able to choose who receives them. Session participants will learn how to leverage emergency notification systems.

Speakers
LS

Laura Stalter

Senior Account Manager, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for Millennium Communications Group, Inc.

Millennium Communications Group, Inc.

Silver, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.
Provides enhanced infrastructures supporting improved communications, increased connectivity, expanded educational programs, network based emergency management and surveillance systems, while improving productivity and reducing costs.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08430

11:00am

Understanding the Financial Impact of E-Rate
This session will explain the basics of the E-rate program, common issues and best practice solutions, and new program developments. In addition, participants will explore the positive financial impact that leveraging E-rate can have on your district.

Speakers
GS

Geoff Sweeney

Chief Legal Officer, E-rate Consulting, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for E-Rate Consulting, Inc.

E-Rate Consulting, Inc.

Silver
Provides a comprehensive E-Rate consulting solution, including program compliance, process management services, vendor and bid management, service and equipment review, and guidance regarding IT procurement best practices.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Scarinci Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08423

11:00am

What to Do When a Construction Project is in Trouble
By some measures, only one-third of all facility projects are considered successful. That means as many as two-thirds of projects run into trouble with aspects such as schedule, scope or costs. What can you do to maximize your chances at being successful? How can you know you are in trouble before it is too late? And once there, what can be done to get back on track? Join us as we walk through the different stages of a project, and explore procurement issues, the potential risks, and ways to protect your district.



Speakers
avatar for Marcus Rosenau

Marcus Rosenau

Principal, SSP Architects
Marcus truly enjoys the art of architecture. He possesses a design sense that is driven in equal parts by beauty and practicality. Marcus is just as at home on the construction site as he is in the office with pen, marker, and trace paper; he is a skilled hand-drafter and still... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for SSP Architects

SSP Architects

Silver, SSP Architectural Group
Architectural planning and design; specialized in energy planning and sustainable design, Celebrating 126 years of service!


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
The Weiner Law Group Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08436

11:00am

Film Festival Premiers: WZBZ 99.3
Students from Egg  Harbor Township High School will be debuting the film WZBZ 99.3.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Film Festival Theater

11:00am

Cops and Teachers: Partners in Education
There are overwhelming benefits to creating, developing and maintaining a strong, positive connection between the school district and the local police department –and it’s imperative to establish this rapport in the good times so when challenges arise, both groups are prepared. Beginning with patrolman and teachers and leading up to the chief of police and superintendent, there needs to be an open relationship and communication to ensure the safety and security of the students and staff. This program will discuss the process of establishing the regular communication and mutual support that it takes to foster the connection.


Speakers
SB

Scott Bendul

Director of Buidings & Grounds and Security, Fort Lee Public Schools
avatar for Patrick Kissane

Patrick Kissane

Executive Director, New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers
Deputy Chief Kissane(ret.), was appointed by the Governor in 2014 to the Legislative NJ School Security Task Force as an expert in school safety and security. The Task Force members were tasked with developing and submitting a report to the New Jersey Legislature with recommendations... Read More →
KR

Ken Rota

Superintendent of Schools, Fort Lee Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

11:00am

Full STEAM Ahead: Creating Innovative Environments
How many times have you heard someone say “Why change what we are doing; it’s worked for years?” The classroom environment is changing for many reasons, including the availability of teachers, the need to improve the delivery of education, and the imperative to prepare students for the workplace. Join us at this session to discuss how changing the classroom environment can better prepare our students for the real world.

Speakers
PL

Peter Logli

Program Manager, Google for Education
GS

Gregory Somjen

Principal, Parette Somjen Architects

Sponsors
avatar for Parette Somjen Architects

Parette Somjen Architects

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


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 413

11:00am

Genius Hour: Unlocking Student Voices
The ”Genius Hour” concept in classrooms is rapidly gaining momentum as a meaningful instructional practice. The practice involves setting aside time for students to explore their own passions; the idea is that allowing people to work on something that interests them encourages creativity and productivity. This session will explore how the Frenchtown School incorporated a Genius Hour for middle school students, and will discuss the challenges and triumphs, as well as how the school built the program to best meet student needs.


Speakers
CL

Christina Lauck

Principal, Frenchtown School District


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

11:00am

Get Ready: Robot Printers Will Rule the World
Technology plays a crucial role in Future Ready Schools and 1:1 digital learning. Session participants will learn how a school district can provide faculty and students with access, flexibility and technological capabilities while simultaneously controlling costs and the security of the information.

Speakers
JD

Jim DeWitt

Director of Software Solutions
MH

Marcie Hausser

Senior Technology Consultant, Education, Stewart, A Xerox Company
BS

Bob Siebold

Director of Learning and Development, Stewart, A Xerox Company

Sponsors
avatar for Stewart, A Xerox Company

Stewart, A Xerox Company

Platinum
Provides solutions that modernize your printing infrastructure, alleviate non-mission critical burdens from IT staff, while reducing your cost of operations. We allow you to reallocate funds and focus where it matters most, your students.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 410

11:00am

Leverage the Tiered System of Support
Session participants will learn how one district leveraged the New Jersey Tiered Systems of Support to implement a successful and effective data-driven, progress-monitored RTI (Response to Intervention) program and improve the efficiency of the interventional and referral services for students in grades K-8.

Speakers
BH

Braden Hirsch

Superintendent, Frankford Township School District
GM

Genene Meli

Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Frankford Township School


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

11:00am

Music Across the Disciplines
Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation brings rich educational materials to teachers and students everywhere through its TeachRock project—at no cost. The lesson plans at TeachRock.org are inquiry-based, aligned to instructional standards, and offer a multi-cultural approach to American history. From social studies and language arts to media studies, science, general music, and more, TeachRock.org has engaging and meaningful material to help educators connect the history of music with classroom work across the disciplines.

Speakers
BC

Bill Carbone

Director of Education and Partnerships
CN

Christine Nick

Senior Manager of Education and Outreach, The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation & The Teach Rock Project!

Sponsors
avatar for Rock and Roll Forever Foundation

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation

Platinum
Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation supports the TeachRock Project which brings rich educational materials to teachers and students everywhere - at no cost


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 409

11:00am

Negotiating Health Benefits
"Over the past few years, there have been significant changes in the health insurance arena, including changes in the School Employees Health Benefit Program; Chapter 78’s sunset; and the advent of the Affordable Care Act. Come learn how these changes affect collective negotiations
"



Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Special Assistant for Labor Relations, West Windsor -Plainsboro Regional School District
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

11:00am

NJ Public School Labor Management Collaborative
More than 20 years of research reports that when administrators and teachers, management and labor, board of education, administrators, teachers, and support staff collaborate, the results include increased student learning/achievement and healthier climates for students, staff, and all stakeholders. In this session, participants will hear from New Jersey districts who are using collaborative practices, and learn how to join the N.J. Public School Labor Management Collaborative.

Speakers
DS

Dr. Saul Rubenstein

Director of Early Childhood Education, Long Branch Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

11:00am

NJQSAC: A Pathway to Success
Session participants will learn about the New Jersey Department of Education’s revised model of school district evaluation, the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC). Selected District Performance Review (DPR) indicators will be shared, including indicators that reflect student achievement results and how they factor into a school district’s score on the continuum. Included in the workshop will be the process our county offices will use to prepare school districts for the NJQSAC evaluation and will include excerpts from the new NJQSAC User Manual.

Speakers
PB

Paula Bloom

Coordinator, NJDOE, NJDOE
RL

Robert L. Bumpus

Assistant Commissioner of Field Services, NJDOE
AH

Abdulsaleem Hasan

Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Field Services, NJDOE


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

11:00am

Organize, Engage, Improve!
Hear directly from superintendents and the head of one of the world’s top accrediting agencies about proven, sustainable and cost-effective strategies for successfully tackling system-wide improvement. Gain practical knowledge from educational leaders who have used system-wide accreditation to energize their districts, inspire change, advance student achievement and meet budgetary goals. Topics covered will include how to organize effective system-wide improvement teams, use data to create action plans for improvement, increase buy-in with all stakeholders, use peer review as professional development, and more.

Speakers
KC

Kelly Christian

Director of Operation, Middle States Association
DM

Dr. Michael Kuchar

former Superintendent, Bergenfield Public School District


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

11:00am

Preparing for Today's Workforce: Innovative Career and Technical Education

Join us to see how you can use an iPad to engage career and technical education students like never before. Session participants will explore a range of apps and digital tools that bring career pathways programs to life in agriculture, culinary arts, healthcare, architecture, construction, graphics and media design. There will also be a discussion on the Everyone Can Code program. Learn how to create an innovative learning environment that equips students with the skills to be successful in the world they’ll graduate into.

Speakers
PV

Paul Vassak

Development Executive, Apple

Sponsors
AE

Apple Education

Gold
Apple has always been deeply committed to education. We make products deigned to empower every individual no matter how they learn and what they love to do. We are dedicated to helping schools make the most of our products to expand what is possible for learning, create new opportunities... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

11:00am

School Safety and Security is Key
School districts across the nation are taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students and staff members. Learn how to develop and deploy a comprehensive solution and technology plan that addresses all hazards and follows the phases of crisis management planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. During this session, presenters from Johnston Communications will also share information on funding and purchasing vehicles that are available to make the process easier.

Speakers
SM

Steven Mullen

Executive Vice President, Johnston Communications
FS

Florence Sollo

Director of Sales, Johnston Communications

Sponsors
avatar for Johnston Communications

Johnston Communications

Platinum
Voice Data, wireless, video surveillance systems, cabling infrastructure. Celebrating our 40th year in business.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 414

11:00am

Schools and Health Insurance: the Latest Trends and Products
Participants will learn about the latest trends in the New Jersey school health insurance marketplace, with a focus on consumer-directed high deductible health plans (HDHP) including Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). We will also discuss the mechanics and the pros and cons of alternative funding such as self-insurance, pooled programs/shared services, and referenced-based pricing.

Speakers
avatar for Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors

Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors

Executive Vice President, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
The experienced teams at Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors provide guidance to over 300 New Jersey public school districts for them to attain successful, sustainable group employee benefits programs with proven long-term strategies and creative solutions. | Our people, expertise and... Read More →
avatar for Jim Finn

Jim Finn

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
JD

Jason Della Penna

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Regulatory Affairs, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors

Sponsors

Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 415

11:00am

Sustainability Champions
Learn from schools and districts in the forefront of sustainability. This session will highlight best practices and case studies from the 2018 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Champion Award winners: Three Bridges Elementary (Readington), Long Branch Middle School (Long Branch), and Jackson Liberty High School (Jackson) school districts.

Speakers
TB

Tiffany Barca

Technology Teacher, Three Bridges Elementary School
avatar for Jodi Bettermann

Jodi Bettermann

Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Three Bridges Elementary School
I work with students, staff, and the school community on behavior modification strategies to save energy, and I monitor and report energy usage and spending in the school district. I also secure grant funding for energy efficiency and related projects.
JB

John Blair

Energy Specialist, Jackson Liberty High School
JB

James Brown

Principal, Long Branch Middle School
JC

Jill Careri

Teacher, Long Branch Middle School
JC

Jill Careri

Teacher, Long Branch Middle School
KH

Kristen Higgins

Principal, Three Bridges Elementary School
VL

Veronique Lambert

Program Coordinator- Sustain Jersey for Schools, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
JV

Jena Valdiviezo

Science Supervisor, Long Branch Middle School


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

11:00am

The N.J. State Board of Education
The New Jersey State Board of Education adopts administrative code, which sets the rules needed to implement state education law. These laws are created to govern and supervise the state’s 2,500 public schools, which educate 1.38 million students. The State Board is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state Senate. This informative session will feature a moderated discussion with members of the New Jersey State Board of Education.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

11:00am

Understanding Cybersecurity Risk for School Administrators


Concerns about information security have become a national conversation, from the DNC email debacle to data breaches at Equifax, Atlanta, and many others. Join us for a discussion on the current state and trends of the cybersecurity world as well as security issues that specifically concern schools. We will discuss how schools can adapt and improve their security programs to meet the evolving challenges of today’s advanced persistent threats and provide an easy to understand framework for strategically implementing security controls.

Speakers
MG

Michael Giordano

Principal Security Architect, DynTek Services

Sponsors
avatar for Dyntek

Dyntek

Platinum, DynTek Services
DynTek is a leading provider of professional technology services to mid-market companies, state and local governments, educational institutions and commercial entities in the largest IT markets nationwide. From IT security and cloud computing to unified communications and collaboration... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

11:00am

We're Holding a Board Hearing: Now What?
This exciting program will use live demonstrations and videos to address the role of the board in the most common types of school board hearings, including HIB, student discipline, residency and Donaldson/non-renewals. Learn to recognize the differences between formal hearings and appearances before the board, understand the due process implications of different types of hearings, and adopt the best practices for conducting board hearings in your district.

Speakers
CA

Cherie Adams, Esq.

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC
JC

John Croot, Esq.

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC
DS

Dana Sullivan

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Westfield Board of Education

Sponsors
avatar for Adams, Gutierrez and Lattiboudere, LLC.

Adams, Gutierrez and Lattiboudere, LLC.

Gold
Experienced school board attorneys dedicated to the advancement of public education in New Jersey.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 308

11:00am

Future Ready Schools - NJ Awards Ceremony
This year, the Future Ready Schools - NJ certification program is recognizing nearly 200 schools as “Future Ready” certified. Is your school one of them?

 The Future Ready Schools - NJ certification program is designed to provide direction, guidance, support, and resources for New Jersey Schools that are dedicated to best preparing their students for success in college, career, and citizenship. By engaging in the program, districts gain the knowledge and foundation needed to support their schools' efforts to be certified as Future Ready, and schools are provided with a framework, as well as the support and access to resources that they need for systemic change toward becoming certified Future Ready.

ALSO FEATURED
Introduction of NJSBA Officers
School Leader Award


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Investors Bank Theater

12:00pm

The A.S. Faust Intermediate School Band
The A.S. Faust Intermediate School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jeffery Schweikardt, is a ten piece ensemble made up of select students from their 80 plus member concert band.

Annually, the band participates in the “Trills and Thrills” Music Festival where they have scored superior ratings for three consecutive years.  The group also performs for the community’s Senior Citizens, the Bergen County Teens Arts Festival, as well as many community performances throughout the year.
Mr. Schweikardt has directed the Instrumental Music program at Faust School since 1993, and he is very proud of the dedication and accomplishments of his students.

The Wildcat Wind Ensemble is very honored and excited to be performing at this year’s convention.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
County Cafe

12:00pm

Film Festival Premiers: Secondside
Students from Egg  Harbor Township High School will be debuting the film Secondside.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Film Festival Theater

1:00pm

Business as Usual for Special Education Litigation?
Special education litigation has been streamlined for the quick resolution of disputes with the appointment of additional judges. How have these new administrative law judges changed “business as usual” methods of litigation? This session will focus on re-strategizing a district’s legal approach, as well as discussing more changes coming down the pipeline.

Speakers
PK

Paul Kalac

Partner, Weiner Law Group LLP
MM

Maggie Miller

Partner, Weiner Law Group LLP

Sponsors
avatar for Weiner Law Group

Weiner Law Group

608
Committed to providing superior legal services in a dependable, responsive, aggressive and ethical manner. Our firm provides value-drive, innovative legal solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client. We are a firm that cultivates an environment of teamwork,  respect and... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The Weiner Law Group Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08436

1:00pm

Enhance Student Safety and Campus Security
A school district’s video surveillance solution must be highly reliable, network-optimized for megapixel quality and protected from cybersecurity threats. Learn how a video surveillance solution using the latest Panasonic Cameras and Video Insight software running on Razberi storage appliances provides the best quality video on a highly secure, budget-friendly platform.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Jenne

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm Inc.
27 years serving NJ School Districts. Phone systems, intercom, paging systems, ckocks, wireless and cabling.

Sponsors
avatar for Eastern DataComm Inc.

Eastern DataComm Inc.

Platinum
29 years serving NJ School Districts. School safety, phone systems, intercom, paging systems, clocks, wireless and cabling.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08430

1:00pm

Gender Equality and HIB
This session will focus on issues relating to harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) in the educational environment which is motivated by actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
Recent case law will be reviewed to illustrate how courts have viewed HIB matters that raise issues of gender equality, and recommendations will be offered for handling similar issues as they continue to arise in our schools.

Speakers
CL

Caitlin Lundquist

Counsel, The Busch Law Group, LLC
EM

Elizabeth Murphy

Partner, The Busch Law Group, LLC

Sponsors
avatar for The Busch Law Group

The Busch Law Group

Silver, The Busch Law Group LLC


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08429

1:00pm

Healthcare and Health Insurance Legislative Updates
Session participants will discuss recently enacted state and federal legislation that regulates the healthcare and health insurance programs provided to the employees of their district. There will also be an update on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Attendees will learn how the current healthcare legislative environment could have a financial and administrative impact on their school district.

Speakers
JD

Jason Della Penna

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Regulatory Affairs, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors

Sponsors

Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08420

1:00pm

Helping John Doe Learn and Succeed
Every district has a population of students who may be having difficulty but are easily overlooked. By high school these students become lost and it can be a struggle for them even to graduate. Districts can help them with credit recovery in high school. But imagine how valuable it would be to help them in middle school and elementary school, before they even reach high school. What if you could address social and emotional well-being, as well as academic standards? Learn how digital tools can help you assist all of your students.



Speakers
avatar for Odysseyware

Odysseyware

Silver, Odysseyware
GP

Geoff Perry

Regional Vice President, Odysseyware

Sponsors
avatar for Odysseyware

Odysseyware

Silver, Odysseyware


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Google Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08428

1:00pm

The ACE NJ Mentor Program
Learn how the ACE NJ Mentor program can work for your district's STEM program.

Speakers
TM

Todd M. Hay

Regional Vice President, Pennoni
LM

Lawrence Merighi

Partner, Manders Merighi Portadin Farrell Architects, LLC

Sponsors
avatar for Pennoni

Pennoni

Silver
Consulting Engineers


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08422

1:00pm

Why Is My Wireless Network Slow?
Join us to explore how to avoid or correct some of the top wireless configuration issues that can cause performance and connectivity problems. We will review key steps for increasing WiFi performance; best practices for wireless deployments; common configuration mistakes and how to avoid them; and the value of a wireless survey.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Grimes

Thom Grimes

Principal Architect - Wireless & Mobility, DynTek Services

Sponsors
avatar for Dyntek

Dyntek

Platinum, DynTek Services
DynTek is a leading provider of professional technology services to mid-market companies, state and local governments, educational institutions and commercial entities in the largest IT markets nationwide. From IT security and cloud computing to unified communications and collaboration... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Scarinci Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08423

1:00pm

Film Festival Premiers: Atlantic City - The Sounds of Stories Untold
Students from Atlantic City - Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts will be debuting the film Atlantic City - The Sounds of Stories Untold.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Film Festival Theater

1:00pm

Meet the FRS-NJ Chairs!
2018 has been an incredible year for the NJ Future Ready Schools program. Come enjoy an opportunity to meet the three chairs of Future Ready Schools-NJ during this interactive panel discussion. All attendees will gain a better understanding of the Future Ready Schools program, certification requirements, and how it affects the strategic planning for your district.



Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Future Ready - NJ Center

1:00pm

#TimesUp for Boundary Training
Boundaries are personal, professional and protective limits and guidelines that staff members should create and maintain to foster healthy relationships and protect themselves from any allegations of harassment or misconduct. Creating appropriate boundaries is crucial for school employees, who interact daily with students, as well as other professionals. This training is designed to raise awareness of issues and situations that may arise, prompt attentive behavior, and provide guidance for preventing and avoiding allegations of misconduct.

Speakers
LB

Laurie Bandlow

Superintendent, Paulsboro
SS

Stefani Schwartz, Esq

Partner, Weiner Law Group

Sponsors
avatar for Weiner Law Group

Weiner Law Group

608
Committed to providing superior legal services in a dependable, responsive, aggressive and ethical manner. Our firm provides value-drive, innovative legal solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client. We are a firm that cultivates an environment of teamwork,  respect and... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 414

1:00pm

Bring Your District into the Cloud: Your K-12 Disaster Recovery Guide

How vulnerable is your data in the event of a natural or man-made disaster? How long would it take to get your servers up and running? For many New Jersey districts, the solution is a cloud-based disaster recovery platform that provides security, compliance, governance and most importantly – peace of mind. Session participants will learn how to ensure a district’s critical systems are operational with off-site backups, disaster recovery, business continuity and always-on virtual machines living in the cloud.

Speakers
CC

Chris Clark

Director of Public Sector, Computer Design & Integration LLC
WN

Will Newns

Support Technician, Cloud and Managed Services, Computer Design & Integration LLC

Sponsors
avatar for Computer Design and Integration LLC

Computer Design and Integration LLC

Gold
True hybrid IT solutions provider with fast-growing public sector practice that builds on more than two decades of consulting engagements, deep technology skills and outsourcing experience.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 413

1:00pm

Building the Network of Tomorrow with the Budget of Today
Doing more with less is never easy. But with the right data network, doing more for less is within reach –more bandwidth with less budget, more productivity with less complexity, and more flexibility with less headaches. Join Comcast Business to discover how to transform your school with a more advanced data network - ready for today, built for tomorrow.

Speakers
VC

Victor Cardona

Strategic Enterprise Account Executive, Comcast Business
RK

Richard Kern

Enterprise Sales Engineer, Comcast Business

Sponsors
avatar for Comcast Business

Comcast Business

Gold
Offers Internet, Ethernet, Voice and TV services that are built for business, including 24/7 business support and a diverse private network.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

1:00pm

Creating a Security Mindset
Creating secure facilities requires buildings designed with the right physical configurations, systems and features. However, practices and policies make all the difference in whether your facility, even with all the right features, actually enhances safety. Make sure you understand the policies, practices and physical enhancements that can make a difference and learn how to prioritize implementation for your district’s circumstances and goals.

Speakers
DS

Dr. Scott Rocco

Superintendent, Hamilton Board of Education

Sponsors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Diamond
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.: Architecture, Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture; With our vast experience in renovations, feasibility studies, master plans, additions, and new construction, Spiezle Architectural Group has both the experience and the reputation... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 409

1:00pm

Discovering Analytics that Inspire Student Success

These are challenging times to run a school district. School leaders are expected to perform major feats - often with limited resources. They are faced with increased accountability for student outcomes, difficult financial decisions, and the need to correlate expenditures with academic achievement. While leaders are swimming in a sea of data, are they using it to their advantage? This session will demonstrate how to tell your district’s story and make data work efficiently for you- whether at the district, building or student level.



Speakers
TS

Timothy Stys

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Watchung Hills Regional High School

Sponsors
avatar for Eidex

Eidex

President, Eidex
Eidex proudly serves K-12 school leaders, providing them with analytics that inspire student success.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 415

1:00pm

Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Perspectives from K-12, Higher Education, and NJ’s STEM and Business Leaders
A few years from now, over one-third of the skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed and the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have brought us advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, biotechnology and genomics. Preparing a child for the world that doesn’t yet exist is not an easy task.  Participants will hear from a variety of business and education leaders who will discuss the critical 21st century skills every student needs to  succeed, and the abilities and traits that will serve them in a time of rapid change.

Speakers
CB

Christine Buteas

Chief Government Affairs Officer, NJ Business and Industry Association
SH

Stephen H. Clark

President and Chief Operating Officer, South Jersey Industries
DC

Dr. Claudine Keenan

Dean of Education, Stockton University
DM

David McNair

Office of Career Readiness, Division of Academics and Performance, New Jersey Department of Education
CT

Christy Tighe

Director of College and Career Readiness, Junior Achievement of New Jersey
DB

Dr. Brian Zychowski

Superintendent, North Brunswick Township School District


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

1:00pm

Investing in In-District Special Education Programs
The Howell Township school district provides an in-district program for students with significant behavioral disabilities, the C.H.A.N.G.E program, which has successfully served middle-school students from Howell and neighboring school districts in the least restrictive environment for over 15 years. This presentation will provide other districts the opportunity to learn how to develop, implement and sustain a similar special education program. Topics discussed will include budgeting, scheduling, identifying appropriate students, staffing, programming and cost savings/revenue.

Speakers
TB

Tara Byrnes

Special Education Teacher, Howell Township Public Schools
PC

Patricia Callander

Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services, Howell Township Public Schools
SS

Susan Spill

Supervisor of Special Education, Howell Township Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

1:00pm

Life After Special Education
Transition services for classified students after four years of high school can be the obligation of the public school district. This session will provide some of the innovative ways in which districts can meet this obligation.

Speakers
avatar for Nathanya G. Simon, Esq.

Nathanya G. Simon, Esq.

Partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC

Sponsors
avatar for Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Platinum
Legal Services/Attorneys


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

1:00pm

NJSBA Security Task Force Update
In 2014, NJSBA issued a seminal report on school security, What Makes Schools Safe? After the February 2018 tragedy in Parkland, Florida, President Dan Sinclair appointed a new committee to review the study, provide an update and, if necessary, make additional recommendations. This session will focus on new developments in school security and continued areas of concern.

Speakers
avatar for Don Webster

Don Webster

Immediate Past President, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

1:00pm

Preparing Students for Jobs that Don't Yet Exist
How do you prepare students for jobs that don't yet exist? Come peer into the future and learn how to foster the skills that students will need in the years ahead. This session will discuss the necessary shifts in practice to address the needs of today's learners and provide them with the knowledge and experiences to ready them to make an impact on tomorrow.



Speakers
KH

Kimberley Harrington

Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Northern Highlands, & Upper Saddle River Districts


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

1:00pm

Simplified I-STEAM Application Delivery in K-12
During this session, we will discuss methods to help K-12 districts deploy and manage both desktops and applications associated with STEM learning curriculums. We will talk briefly about challenges to mass deployments that many of our customers have encountered, and review an approach to delivering these rich application platforms to students and staff across the district.

Speakers
DD

David Davis

Manager, Solution Engineering, SLED, VMware

Sponsors
avatar for Carahsoft|VMware

Carahsoft|VMware

Diamond
NJSBA contract offers all available licenses and services from VMware including AirWatch and PSO at a pre-negotiated discounted rate to all NJ K12 members.Tuesday, October 23rdKiosk 1Kiosk 2Kiosk 39:00am - 12:30pmVMwareSplunkForeScout12:30pm – 4:00pmVMwarePalo Alto NetworksMind's... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 410

1:00pm

Staff Wellness Programs That Get Results
Employee wellness programs can make a difference in employees’ health and happiness while promoting a positive relationship between management and labor. Workplace wellness can offer financial gains beyond reduced claim expenses, including reduced absenteeism, greater employee engagement and productivity, less unscheduled paid time off, fewer workers’ comp claims, greater employee retention, and increased employee satisfaction and morale. This session explores key aspects of successful wellness programs.

Speakers
JR

Jim Rollo

Business Administrator, Mendham Borough Board of Education


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

1:00pm

The Future of Statewide Assessments
The New Jersey Department of Education conducted a listening tour around the state to hear what community members, parents, teachers, educators and students would like to see in a statewide assessment system. This presentation will outline the purpose, process and outline of the listening tour and present the results of the outreach as well as discuss the next steps of the evolution of the statewide assessment program.

Speakers
GG

Gilbert Gonzalez

Planning Associate, Office of Assessments
DP

Diana Pasculli

Chief of Strategic Alignment, NJDOE


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

1:00pm

The Grass is Greener with Grants
Sustainable Jersey for Schools has provided more than $1 million in small grants to participating schools. Learn about the exciting projects being undertaken by schools and school districts and how your district can obtain funding for sustainability projects in 17 category areas related to people, the planet and prosperity in your school.

Speakers
RJ

Russel J. Funari

Manager of Environmental Policy Enterprise, PSEG Services Corporation
SM

Samantha McGraw

Program Manager, Sustainable Jersey
CM

Catherine Mellon

Supervisor of Instruction, Toms River Regional School District
MA

Michael A. Rollins

NJEA Organizational Development, NJEA
ES

Erin Sharpe

Science Teacher, Cedar Creek High School/Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

1:00pm

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

Speakers
SB

Steve Brennan

Business Administrator, Pinelands Regional Board of Education
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

1:00pm

The Practical Implementation of Response-to-Intervention
This session will provide an overview of research-based and multi-tiered response-to-tntervention (RtI) strategies. Members of the Weehawken leadership team will discuss successful strategies for struggling readers, disaffected students, and students who fail Algebra I, and the tools needed to quickly implement and measure the effectiveness of interventions to help at-risk students.



Speakers
KN

Kenton Nice

Co-Founder, Realtime Information Technology
RZ

Robert Zywicki

Superintendent of Schools, Weehawken

Sponsors
avatar for Realtime Information Technology

Realtime Information Technology

Gold
Integrated, comprehensive student infomration system: database, special education, scheduling, teacher evaluation, gradebook, notification, medical, discipline, family/student portal, lesson planner, data sharing, food services, SGD.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 308

1:00pm

Virtualize and Personalize Your Professional Learning
Sometimes we learn the most from our colleagues. So how can we empower our fellow educators with both the voice and choice they need? Learn how to move your district’s professional learning days from a one-room presentation format to an authentic personalized, virtual experience. This digital learning environment allows for anytime, anywhere learning. The Future Ready team from Long Branch public schools will demonstrate the process they used to create a virtual library of professional learning sessions for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Speakers
LA

Lois Alston

Education Technology Specialist.
BB

Bridgette Burtt

Coordinator of Innovative Programs, Long Branch School District
DR

Dr. Roberta Freeman

Chief Academic Officer
NM

Neil Mastroianni

Education Technology Specialist, Long Branch
DM

Dr. Michael Salvatore

Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch School District
DR

Dr. Renee Whelan

Director of Early Childhood Education, Long Branch Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

1:00pm

NJASA Legislative Committee
(Open to NJASA Legislative Committee Members)

Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 411

1:00pm

21st Century Middle School Science
This is not the science you experienced in middle school! Lumberton Middle School students will guide participants through the "IQWST" program. Students will demonstrate the interactive digital program along with their digital journals. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a hands-on, student led science experiment.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Langowski

Joe Langowski

Superintendent, Lumberton BOE
@LumbertonSuper. Extensive experience raising student achievement throughout New Jersey public schools.
PL

Patricia Lee

LMS Science Teacher, Lumberton Middle School
BW

Bud Wrigley

LMS Principal, Lumberton Middle School


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08411

1:00pm

Engaging Students Through The Arts
Through integration of the arts, the languages unique to each art form combine to evoke creative thinking and engage every child. When music and visual art merge with writing, richer imagery, expression and sensory memories are brought forth to improve student writing. Participants in this workshop will listen to music, create visual images inspired by the music, and generate writing that is both deeply personal and rich in narrative imagery.

Speakers
BP

Barbara Prestridge

Art Teacher, Park Middle School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools
MV

Marcello Velame

Music Teacher, Neptune Public Schools and consultant for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08415

1:00pm

How’s Your Garden Growing? Follow-up for New Board Members
During your mandated NBM training you planted the seeds of effective boardsmanship. In this meet-up with group leaders, designed for board members in their first year, we will celebrate your successes and discuss the obstacles you faced.
• Where have you been able to be a positive change agent?
• How are you enhancing achievement opportunities for all students in your district?
• What are the unique challenges you/your district are facing?
• What ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions have you/your board developed?
Participants will leave with enhanced confidence, an enriched network of resources and renewed enthusiasm for the challenges ahead.

Speakers
SD

Sheli Dansky

Board Member, River Edge NJ
IL

Irene LeFebvre

Board member, Boonton Board of Education


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08406

1:00pm

My Life My Power: Social Emotional
My Life My Power delivers an evidence based process, curriculum and training to school board members and superintendents in order to show you what is possible in order to create a culture. During this workshop, you will have an opportunity to engage in fun exercises and dynamic conversations centered around getting to the root of the challenges within your district, while understanding how to create long term sustainable solutions for district, schools, employees and students. Participants design lives that propel their vision, sustain their purpose, and fulfill their dreams by engaging in thought-provoking exercises that expose them to life-affirming experiences and concepts.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08405

1:00pm

Safeguarding Student Rights: Student Hearings and Due Process
This engaging action lab focuses on disciplinary hearings for general and special education students, and suggests due process procedures that will protect the educational rights of students, as well as limit potential liability for administration and the board of education. Resources will include: overview of state laws related to student hearings and due process, sample policies and procedures and more.

Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Consultant, Policy, NJSBA
CT

Carl Tanksley

Director, Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08407

1:00pm

Strategic Planning
This program will answer the questions, what is strategic planning and how will it help my district and our students? We will identify the components of the strategic planning process and explore the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
MW

Mary Walter

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 314 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08409

2:00pm

The Carteret High School Varsity Vocals
Varsity Vocals is the premier a cappella group at Carteret High School. Founded in 2015, Varsity Vocals has performed at many venues locally, regionally and statewide such as; Carteret Borough Town Hall, Cancer Walks, A Cappella Festivals, Charity Events, Roosevelt Care Center, Robert Wood Johnson, New York City- Bryant Park, as well as performing on the field for the Trenton Thunder, minor team associated with the New York Yankees.

CHS Varsity Vocals is comprised of students in grades 9-12 with various musicianship levels. This a cappella group has received high praise and positive feedback from adjudicators in recent competitions. Varsity Vocals is under the direction of Mr. Kason Jackson, where he has been the Director of Vocals Music at Carteret HS for 3 years. CHS Varsity Vocals is proud to represent the Carteret School District at the NJSBA Workshop this year!

Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Investors Bank Theater

2:00pm

Developing & Implementing Indoor Air Quality Strategies
Creating and maintaining healthy indoor environments is perhaps one of the most complicated aspects of managing existing buildings and a central part of any green school effort. It includes green cleaning products and methods, ensuring adequate ventilation & fresh air, access to quality daylighting and artificial lighting, use and proper maintenance of healthy building materials. This involves a large group of stakeholder from purchasing to facilities management as well as end users. This session will provide an overview of these complex but related topics and how you can optimize indoor air quality to increase attendance & student/staff performance, reduce sick days and risk simultaneously.

Speakers
JK

Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED

Certified Sustainable Building Adviser, Adjunct Faculty, NJIT & Rowan


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Google Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08428

2:00pm

How Implementing a Cloud Fax Solution Can Provide Security and Cost Savings to a District
TGI Office Automation will be discussing how implementing Cloud Fax technology can provide a secure fax environment, eliminate outdated analog lines, and provide a significant cost savings without the need for any hardware or district resources. Examples of some recent Cloud Fax implementations will also be shown.

Speakers
avatar for Michael DeCanio

Michael DeCanio

Director of Business Solutions, TGI Office Automation
I work with districts throughout New Jersey on technology such as Cloud Faxing, Integration with Genesis SIS for student paperwork filing (IEP, 504, Immunizations, etc.), Document Management, A/P & H/R Workflow, E- Forms for Parent/Student Application process and Acceptable Use Policy... Read More →
BV

Bill Vanek

Director of Sales, GoldFax


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08422

2:00pm

Quality Indicators for Sustainable Inclusive Schools
Many people talk about making their schools more inclusive for students with disabilities. In this presentation, we will provide attendees with NJCIE's Quality Indicators for Inclusive Schools.

Speakers
FB

Fred Buglione

President & CEO, NJCIE


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Scarinci Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08423

2:00pm

Steven Van Zandt, Keynote Address
Steven Van Zandt is a musician; performer; songwriter; arranger; music producer and supervisor; actor; director; Broadway, TV and live event producer; TV and film composer; international DJ; activist; teacher; member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; public education advocate; and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both contemporary and traditional rock and roll.

He is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and successful solo artist, recording and performing solo with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.

But Van Zandt has also had a long-time interest in and passion for education. Building on his many years in the music business, Steven Van Zandt has spent nearly a decade working with a team of educators to create a history of Rock and Roll curriculum, with interdisciplinary lessons featuring the legendary musicians who are at the heart of the story.

ALSO FEATURED
Teacher of the Year
Carteret High School Varsity Vocals


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Investors Bank Theater

2:30pm

Arming Retired Police Officers in Schools: A Look at the Options
This session will discuss the options available for armed personnel in schools. The emphasis will be explaining the cost-effective best practice, which is the new Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer. We will discuss hiring, training and managing the Class III Officer based on the school resource officer community policing model.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Gerity

Timothy Gerity

President, New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers
Safe Schools Resource Officer/Liaison Training | Class 3 Police Officers in Schools | NJ Memorandum of Understanding Between Education and Law Enforcement
avatar for Patrick Kissane

Patrick Kissane

Executive Director, New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers
Deputy Chief Kissane(ret.), was appointed by the Governor in 2014 to the Legislative NJ School Security Task Force as an expert in school safety and security. The Task Force members were tasked with developing and submitting a report to the New Jersey Legislature with recommendations... Read More →
KR

Ken Rota

Superintendent of Schools, Fort Lee Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

2:30pm

Best Practices in New Jersey’s Preschool to Grade 3 Early Childhood Program
New Jersey’s commitment to high-quality early learning is built on a foundation of research-based standards, developmentally appropriate classrooms, and well-trained teaching professionals to meet the diverse needs of young children. The New Jersey Department of Education will share an array of critical resources that support effective Pre K-3 systems and approaches, including a focus on the New Jersey Kindergarten Entry Assessment (NJKEA).

Speakers
GB

Grace Becica

Education Program Development Specialist, NJDOE


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

2:30pm

Keeping Schools Safe: Security Steps for Today’s K-12 Environment
Following a string of shootings, threats and other violent acts in our nation’s schools, safety is top of mind among parents, students, and school administrators. This presentation will explore how districts can protect schools and students from threats using technology like electronic door barriers, IP video cameras with analytics and monitoring capabilities, and cybersecurity equipment. Learn how school officials, administrators and board members can proactively develop a school security system to detect, deter, delay, and monitor potential threats.

Speakers
SK

Stephanie Keer

Education Solutions Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA

Sponsors
avatar for Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Diamond
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges today!


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

2:30pm

Preparing Students for the Careers of Tomorrow
Session participants will learn how the landscape of work is changing and how classroom technologies and career readiness curriculums can help students prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.

Speakers
DC

David Chen

Program Manager, Google
PL

Peter Logli

Program Manager, Google for Education

Sponsors
avatar for Google

Google

Gold, Google
Google for Education is a solution built for learning and designed for the classroom that includes Chromebooks, Google Classroom, G Suite for Education, and programs to engage students.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 410

2:30pm

Workers’ Compensation: Key Factors in Risk Reduction and Maintaining Stable Premiums
Workers’ compensation makes up approximately 55 percent of a district’s property and casualty insurance costs. Learn from a panel of experts about the factors that are affecting your premium and ways to help reduce future premiums. This session will explore topics including exposure awareness; risk management trends; identifying frequency patterns; employment best practices; and the importance of training.

Speakers
DR

Deb Rice

Client Relations Supervisor, NJSIG
SS

Sameer Sarfraz

Senior Loss Control Representative, NJSIG

Sponsors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Diamond
NJSIG is one of the largest most financially stable school joint insurance funds in the state. Servicing approximately 400 school districts, NJSIG offers a cost-effective method of coverage.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 409

4:00pm

A Cisco-Connected Educator Program
Schools are finding that collaboration technology can help students and teachers connect– whether for group projects, online lectures and coursework, or spontaneous ad-hoc sessions. Learn how Cisco’s solutions for Collaboration make learning more accessible and flexible. This session will also explore the new set of professional learning communities the company has formed in partnership with the Center for Interactive and Collaborative Learning (CILC.org) and the Cisco Connected Educator Program, and the Cisco Connected Educator badges that education professionals can earn.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Schlegelmilch

Mary Schlegelmilch

Cisco Education Advisor, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco

Sponsors
avatar for Cisco

Cisco

Cisco solutions are building digital schools so buildings are connected, educators are empowered, administrators are informed and students can learn without limits.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

4:00pm

College Access Partnerships for Low-Income Scholars
This session will highlight how urban districts can create college awareness/enrollment partnerships through the Educational Opportunity Fund program, which is housed on 55 colleges in New Jersey. The strategic partnership between Newark Public schools and Montclair State University will be discussed including intentional recruitment programs, campus visits, maximizing financial aid awards and an introduction to the mandatory residential Summer Academy for incoming high school graduates.

Speakers
DD

Dr. Daniel Jean

Haledon Board Member, Haledon, NJ


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

4:00pm

Extend Your Learning Environment Outdoors
Enhance your curriculum and enrich your students’ learning experience with the creation of an outdoor learning environment. This program will cover the different types of outdoor classrooms, the potential for grant funding, and the benefits they provide to students, faculty, and the community.

Speakers
CF

Carly Fanslau, M.Ed

Supervisor of Students, Sea Girt Elementary School
AA

Adam Alexander, LLA, RLA

Director of Landscape Architecture, Spiezle Architectural Group

Sponsors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Diamond
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.: Architecture, Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture; With our vast experience in renovations, feasibility studies, master plans, additions, and new construction, Spiezle Architectural Group has both the experience and the reputation... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 410

4:00pm

Funding Outdoor & Sustainable Classrooms
Collaborating with environmental non-profit organizations known as Land Trusts is a great way to get your district's green initiatives funded. The Hopewell Valley Regional School District partnered with a local nonprofit, which received corporate, nonprofit, and municipal grants to replace school lawn space with native plant garden, meadows and outdoor classrooms. Outdoor classrooms can provide an opportunity for standards-compliant hands-on, project-based curriculum. School meadows also cut grounds maintenance by reducing required lawn mowing, reducing the carbon footprint, and improving storm water management.

Speakers
TQ

Thomas Quinn CEFM, CPSI.

Facilities Director, Hopewell Valley School District
TS

Thomas Smith, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Hopewell Valley Regional School District
LW

Lisa Wolff

Executive Director, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space
Collaborating to preserve and maintain open space


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

4:00pm

Healthcare Innovation: The Journey of Self Insurance
As health benefit premiums remain unpredictable and wavering, alternative measures can provide a sense of stability. This session will unveil the pre-planning, daily oversight and future expectations of a comprehensive care coordination model. The details of medical management, through self-insurance, are critical to the success and financial sustainability of a school district.



Speakers
PE

Peter E. Genovese III, RSBO

School Business Administrator, Long Branch Public Schools
DM

Dr. Michael Salvatore

Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch School District


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

4:00pm

Making Mathematics Meaningful for the 21st Century Learner
This session will highlight the shift in mathematics from solving problems to applying concepts. Since students today have access to resources that can give them the answers, the new goal is to develop independent learners who can analyze information and make informed decisions. Topics discussed will include the incorporation of technology, real-world examples that are relevant to the students, and how to make the shift with your staff.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Egan

Katherine Egan

Supervisor of 21st Century Learning and Innovation, Hazlet Township Public Schools
avatar for Lori Joseph

Lori Joseph

Supervisor of Mathematics, Hazlet Township Public Schools
avatar for Heather Schwarz

Heather Schwarz

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Testing, Hazlet Township Public Schools


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

4:00pm

Models for Concurrent College Enrollment
The Phillipsburg, Belvidere and Hackettstown school districts are looking at concurrent college enrollment opportunities for their high school students from a different point of view. Traditional dual-credit courses are often delivered on thie high school campus by the college or university. These three districts have creatively brought it back home, making scheduling, accountability and access much easier for all. Along with their partner, Centenary University, these pilot programs offer equitable opportunities for talented high school students as they prepare for their life after high school.

Speakers
CK

Christopher Kavcak

Principal, Warren Hills Regional High School
EL

Edward Lazzara

Principal, Belvidere High School
KN

Kathy Naasz

Associate Professor/Innovation Strategist, Centenary University
GT

Gregory Toxell

Superintendent, Phillipsburg School District


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

4:00pm

Sexual Harassment: It’s Not the 1950s Any More (or 2010 either)
The #Metoo movement has had a substantial impact on employment relations throughout New Jersey.  School districts are not immune from sexual harassment in the workplace. Using recent events and case studies, presenters will provide an overview of what could constitute sexual harassment, review recent case law decisions, and provide guidance on how to avoid costly litigation damages that can result from inadequate complaint responses.   Your district’s response to sexual harassment allegations is key.

Speakers
KA

Kathleen Asher

kasher@njsba.org, NJSBA
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

4:00pm

Splunk Your Schools: Secure, Monitor, Analyze
Education institutions have a greater need than ever to secure networks and student information, monitor infrastructure uptime, and analyze available data. Session participants will learn how Splunk can help simplify these tasks, particularly when integrated with solutions like Palo Alto Networks and ForeScout. We will also take a look at using Splunk to monitor social media trends and prevent cyberbullying.

Speakers
ZE

Zack Evans

Splunk Sales Engineer II, Carahsoft
avatar for Sondra Russell

Sondra Russell

Sr. Sales Engineer, Splunk
As a Senior Sales Engineer for Splunk, I have deep experience with data analytics platforms.

Sponsors
avatar for Carahsoft|VMware

Carahsoft|VMware

Diamond
NJSBA contract offers all available licenses and services from VMware including AirWatch and PSO at a pre-negotiated discounted rate to all NJ K12 members.Tuesday, October 23rdKiosk 1Kiosk 2Kiosk 39:00am - 12:30pmVMwareSplunkForeScout12:30pm – 4:00pmVMwarePalo Alto NetworksMind's... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

4:00pm

Supporting Social and Emotional Learning in Schools
This presentation will focus on the connection between social and emotional learning (SEL) and student success. Participants will be provided with an understanding of ways that schools can support the development of social and emotional skills in students and build the capacity of educators to support the whole child. This session will also address the role of school leaders in integrating trauma-informed practices into the broader approach to SEL.

Speakers
KA

Kelly Allen

Manager, New Jersey Department of Education


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

4:00pm

Tenure, Liability and Workplace Harassment
This session will provide the latest information on tenure issues, liability for student violence and sexual assault, and workplace harassment. It will address challenging situations, effective training for supervisors and non-supervisors, as well as technology’s impact on work place harassment and discrimination policies. The session will include a question and answer period.

Speakers
avatar for John G. Geppert, Jr., Esq.

John G. Geppert, Jr., Esq.

Partner; Chair, Public and Education Law Group, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC
avatar for Sean D. Dias, Esq.

Sean D. Dias, Esq.

Partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC

Sponsors
avatar for Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Platinum
Legal Services/Attorneys


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 414

4:00pm

The Impact of the Janus Decision
The recent U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision raises several questions. What is the impact of Janus on school district employees? Does deducting the agency fee violate an employee's First Amendment rights? This session will explore these and other questions.

Speakers
avatar for Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli

Parnter, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.

Sponsors
avatar for Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli

Parnter, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 409

4:00pm

The New CSA Evaluation Tool: Lessons Learned from the Field
The NJASA contributors to the CSA evaluation tool will provide reflections from the first year of implementation of the model.

Speakers
PH

Pat Haney

Superintendent, Logan Twp. BOE
avatar for Joe Langowski

Joe Langowski

Superintendent, Lumberton BOE
@LumbertonSuper. Extensive experience raising student achievement throughout New Jersey public schools.
SR

Scott Rocco

Superintendent, Hamilton BOE



Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

4:00pm

The Sunshine Law: Facts and Fiction
Join NJSBA Field Service Representative Charlene Peterson and Education Law Consultant Mike Kaelber in a review of Sunshine Law (OPMA) issues common to boards of education. Topics will include what constitutes a meeting, use of technology, proper meeting notice, legal closed session topics, RICE notices, minutes, and other issues common to boards of education and other public bodies

Speakers
MF

Michael F. Kaelber, Esq.

Educational Consultant, Independent Consultant
CP

Charlene Peterson

NJSBA Field Service Representative, NJSBA



Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

4:00pm

Virtual Days @ Pascack Valley Regional
In 2014, Pascack Valley Regional High School District initiated New Jersey’s first virtual day by a high school — only to have it rejected as a school day by the NJDOE. Pascack has since refined the implementation of virtual days so they are now recognized as official days of school. Learn what this Future Ready New Jersey district is doing to leverage the power of educational technology with progressive instructional methodologies to engage students in meaningful instruction from a distance.

Speakers
BB

Barry Bachenheimer

Regional Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Pascack Valley Regional High School District
PE

P. Erik Gundersen

Superintendent, Pascack Valley Regional High School District


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 308

4:00pm

Why Your School District Should Partner with the US Army

As a model for the rest of the country, the NJSBA and the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion have combined efforts and resources to invest in STEAM education, improve students’ academic achievement, and provide educators with innovative professional development opportunities. With a wide range of free college and career pathways, the U.S. Army gives young men and women the competitive edge they need to succeed in the new economy. Learn about the opportunities and discover how you can make a difference in your students' future.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

Platinum, US Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
The U.S. Army has a strategic interest in improving student acedemic achievement. In addition to providing our nation's security, the Army is a leading organization investing in educational initiatives.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 413
 
Wednesday, October 24
 

9:00am

NJASA Executive Committee
(Open to NJASA Executive Committee Members)

Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 411

9:30am

@WeAreMPSD: The #FutureReadyNJ Journey
The Morris Plains School District began our Future Ready Schools-NJ journey in the Fall of 2016. Join us as we share our motivational "why" behind our journey, our process of becoming Future Ready Certified, and the direction that our district has taken as a result of the reflections and connections made through Future Ready Schools-NJ. We will share what our newest initiatives and focuses are as a learning community and the means by which we hope to achieve them. Future Ready Schools-NJ is not just a banner and a title, it is movement, an inspiration, and an experience that continues to foster innovation and excellence in the Morris Plains School District.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Future Ready - NJ Center

9:30am

Boards Gone Wild, with a Twist
One of Workshop’s most popular programs is back, courtesy of Weiner Law Group. The firm’s attorneys will demonstrate there is no limit to outrageous behavior at school board meetings. Another year's worth of new videos from actual meetings across the country will help attendees learn how to use the law, Robert’s Rules, and common sense to maintain or regain control when meetings get too wild for words. Using these all-too-real situations, our attorneys will provide strategies (and some laughs) for managing meetings when the participants are unmanageable.

Speakers
PK

Paul Kalac, Esq

Partner, Weiner Law Group
MT

Mark Tabakin, Esq.

Partner, Weiner Law Group
DR

Danny Robertozi

Superintendent, Linden BOE

Sponsors
avatar for Weiner Law Group

Weiner Law Group

608
Committed to providing superior legal services in a dependable, responsive, aggressive and ethical manner. Our firm provides value-drive, innovative legal solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client. We are a firm that cultivates an environment of teamwork,  respect and... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 415

9:30am

Celebrate Learning with Digital Portfolios
Cultivate pride and ownership of learning as students develop career and future ready skills such as publication, metacognition, and digital citizenship through the use of digital portfolios. Digital portfolios are a natural fit to showcase authentic, project-based, and personalized learning experiences. This workshop will focus on one district’s journey in implementing digital portfolios at the middle and high school levels and how creating this digital venue supported students in showcasing their process, creativity, critical thinking, and achievement. Recommendations and resources for implementing digital portfolios at participants’ school sites will be provided.

Speakers
PO

Patrick O'Neill

Supervisor of Technology, Township of Ocean Schools
JR

Jack Rafter

Technology Coach, Township of Ocean Schools
VS

Valerie Sorce

Assistant Principal, Township of Ocean Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

9:30am

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

Speakers
JB

John Burns

Counsel, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

9:30am

Education/Justice Partnership: Systems Working Together to Support Youth
The term “school-to-prison pipeline” broadly describes the phenomenon whereby youth are pushed out of the classroom through overly punitive discipline practices and into the juvenile justice system. Session participants will hear from local and state-level stakeholders from the Education/Justice Partnership, a collaborative body of the New Jersey Council on Juvenile Justice System Improvement regarding their efforts to strengthen the collaborative relationship between educators and juvenile justice professionals and efforts to implement school-based initiatives. Ideas and strategies for leadership and collaboration to reduce school arrests and develop a system of care to assess and treat chronically-disruptive students and to improve graduation rates and school and community safety will be shared.

Speakers
MB

Mark Biedron

Immediate Past President, New Jersey State Board of Education
CH

Chief Harry Earle

Gloucester Township
EH

Erica Hein

New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 308

9:30am

Empower Students with an Intelligence-Driven Digital Workspace
Today’s primary and secondary schools need to deliver a seamless user experience to students in a rapidly changing environment. School systems have already made significant investments in one-to-one programs, modernizing the classroom, Smartboards and many other initiatives and still have not realized the benefits of an equitable digital experience for students from all types of economic backgrounds. This
session will explore a Digital Backpack solution that offers a cloud-like experience that can bring forward legacy technology while embracing modern digital curricula, applications and devices.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Reed

Chris Reed

EUC Strategist - VMWare's Office of the CTO, VMWare
Help people by building lasting relationships. Learn what I don’t know, teach what I do and enhance the quality of life for others through technology. | | | | | | | | PROFILE: | | | | An award-winning, influential business and technology leader with over 20 years of experience... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Carahsoft|VMware

Carahsoft|VMware

Diamond
NJSBA contract offers all available licenses and services from VMware including AirWatch and PSO at a pre-negotiated discounted rate to all NJ K12 members.Tuesday, October 23rdKiosk 1Kiosk 2Kiosk 39:00am - 12:30pmVMwareSplunkForeScout12:30pm – 4:00pmVMwarePalo Alto NetworksMind's... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 409

9:30am

Empowering Students through Authentic, Passion-Based Learning
Some call it "20 percent time." Others call it "genius hour." Whatever you call it, giving students a voice and choice on what they work on is a sure path to empowering students to be lifelong learners. In this session, we will discuss the amazing ways the authentic learning in our Fair Haven Innovates program is empowering students to achieve more and how teachers can incorporate passion-based learning in their classrooms to empower their students.

Speakers
CA

Chris Aviles

Innovation Coordinator, Fair Haven Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

9:30am

Full STEAM Ahead: Creating Innovative Environments
Enhance your curriculum and enrich your students’ learning experience with the creation of an outdoor learning environment. This program will cover the different types of outdoor classrooms, the potential for grant funding, and the benefits they provide to students, faculty, and the community.

Speakers
PL

Peter Logli

Program Manager, Google for Education
GS

Gregory Somjen

Principal, Parette Somjen Architects


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 414

9:30am

Incident Response and Business Continuity Planning

One of the most critical tests of an organization's leadership is its ability to respond to emergencies effectively. This presentation will explore the elements of implementing a successful disaster recovery and business continuity strategy. From physical security to information technology, participants will learn all the facets of how schools can plan for, and ultimately mitigate, the effects of unplanned events and ensure proper communication and prompt recovery times.

Speakers
MG

Michael Giordano

Principal Security Architect, DynTek Services

Sponsors
avatar for Dyntek

Dyntek

Platinum, DynTek Services
DynTek is a leading provider of professional technology services to mid-market companies, state and local governments, educational institutions and commercial entities in the largest IT markets nationwide. From IT security and cloud computing to unified communications and collaboration... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 413

9:30am

Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency
It is well known that energy efficiency upgrades save energy and money; this session will focus on the multiple benefits of energy-saving programs. Find out how planning for an Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) to finance efficiency upgrades can be leveraged to enable other related projects for improvements at the school. Learn from teachers about how the PowerSave program promotes learning and energy savings behaviors for students, and hear how teachers and administrators are leading the way in achieving energy savings and improving schools through innovative efficiency efforts.

Speakers
BB

Brad Bertani

Assistant Principal, Tuscan Elementary School South Orange Maplewood School District
KA

Kimberly A. Keener

Director of Operations, Robbinsville Board of Education
MT

Michael Thulen

ESIP Coordinator, NJ Board of Public Utilities


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

9:30am

Next Generation Science Assessments
New Jersey completed a field test of the next generation science assessment this past spring. This session will discuss the new science assessment and the new features of the assessment.

Speakers
JB

John Boczany

Assessment Science Coordinator, NJDOE
JH

Jeffery Hauger

Director of Assessments, NJDEO
MH

Mike Heinz

Science Coordinator, NJDOE


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

9:30am

Protect against Ransomware and Malware
Session participants will explore how to protect a network against cyberthreats such as ransomware and malware and what steps to take when a system is hit by such an attack. We will discuss questions such as: Is your network exposed? Do you have up-to-date backup? Are your employees unknowingly inviting threats to your network and school data? In today's world it's not a question of whether your district will be affected; it’s a question of when –and what steps have been taken to protect your data.

Speakers
BM

Bill McLaughlin

Chief Technology Officer, Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Sponsors
avatar for Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Diamond
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges today!


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

9:30am

Superintendent Evaluation Process and Tool
Evaluation of the superintendent’s performance is one of a school board’s statutorily-required, and most important, responsibilities. This year-long process starts with goal setting, includes a comprehensive evaluation tool that reflects today’s leadership standards, and culminates with meaningful dialogue between board and superintendent. Learn to develop an evaluation timeline, build consensus of the majority opinion, write an annual performance report, and understand the value in pre- and post- conferences with the superintendent.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Lewis

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
MW

Mary Walter

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association



Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

9:30am

Task Force on Education Opportunities for Non-College-Bound Learners
The programs, courses, and structure of high school to ensure that all students must be either college- or career-ready upon graduation from high school is evolving. The NJSBA Task Force on Education Opportunities for Non-College-Bound Learners will discuss their findings and recommendations during this group session.

Speakers
avatar for Don Webster

Don Webster

Immediate Past President, NJSBA



Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

9:30am

Teacher on Board! Now What?
It can be difficult to know where the boundaries are when you are a teacher, a member of the NJEA, and a school board member. There was a big push by NJEA to get more teachers on local school boards this year. This session will help you, as a teacher and a school board member, avoid some of the traps.

Speakers
EM

Eileen Miller

Board Member


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

9:30am

The "Rating" Game
School district contestants will compete to win a rating for their bonds by answering questions about their district's financial status and "personality". The program will be presented like the Dating Game, and promises to be an enjoyable way to learn about the importance of a credit rating and the rating process.

Speakers
KA

Katherine Attwood

School Business Administrator, Hamilton Township BOE

Sponsors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

Gold
Debt and lease financing, refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

9:30am

Why Your School District Should Partner with the US Army

As a model for the rest of the country, the NJSBA and the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion have combined efforts and resources to invest in STEAM education, improve students’ academic achievement, and provide educators with innovative professional development opportunities. With a wide range of free college and career pathways, the U.S. Army gives young men and women the competitive edge they need to succeed in the new economy. Learn about the opportunities and discover how you can make a difference in your students' future.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 410

9:30am

Labor Relations Mini-Workshop
Hold onto your hats, we’re in for a bumpy ride in labor relations. Over the last few years, changes in the public sector labor relations environment have come quickly. However, this year, changes have intensified and arrived at almost-breakneck speed. From a new administration in Trenton, to the impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, labor relations in New Jersey are quite different than they were only 12 months ago. The program will focus on the specifics of these changes; how they've changed the landscape; and what boards of education can do and should expect moving forward. Simply put: fasten your seatbelts.

Speakers
AB

Andrew Brown, Esq.

Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA
CT

Carl Tanksley

Director, Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 303

9:30am

NJSBA Innovative Classroom Sessions
9:30am-9:55am    STEM Made Simple®    Districts throughout New Jersey have invested in Makerspaces and/or STEM programs without a clear alignment to curriculum. In addition, many companies have published catalogs with a myriad of products under a “STEM” category without proven track records of success. In this session, learn about STEM Made Simple®, a practical approach to STEM education and planning that is designed to align with curriculum and support student-centered, problem solving activities. Presented by an educator with nearly 15 years of science and STEM teaching experience.

10:05am-10:30am    A District’s Guide to Digital Citizenship
Districts nationwide list Digital Citizenship as one of their top three areas of concern to safeguard students. Media literacy, cyberbullying, safeguarding digital footprints and online privacy are just some of the critical elements school communities must address to raise good digital citizens. During this presentation, participants will learn how to begin building and cultivating a culture of Digital Citizenship through a whole community-based approach.    25 minutes

10:40am-11:05am    ISTE Certified Educator Program
STE, the International Society for Technology in Education, based in the U.S., is the most highly regarded educational technology organization in the world. ISTE inspires educators worldwide to use technology to innovate teaching and learning, accelerate good practice and solve tough problems in education by providing community, knowledge and the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and empowering learners. This past May, ISTE announced its Certification for Educators; a new competency-based, vendor- and device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. In this session, learn about the certification program and its benefit for your district’s educators.

11:15am-11:35am    Why Teach ALL Kids to Code?    
Coding has been called the “language of innovation” and suggested as being more important than learning a second language for students. At the same time, the benefits of computational thinking beginning as early as PreK has been proven to help promote critical thinking and problem solving. States, such as Rhode Island have made Computer Science Standards part of every district. How though do we make coding a practical part of the curriculum for the everyday teacher? Where do Coding and STEM intersect and support learning across core subject areas? In this session, join an experienced educator who combined integrated Coding and STEM into her classroom for 10+ years.

11:45pm-12:10pm  Leading Digital Transformation
Future Ready? ISTE Certified? SAMR? TPACK? Roadmap21.org? COSN Matrix? These are just some of the guidelines and standards mentioned daily to support digital transformation, which used to be called “technology planning.” Where do we start? How do we build sustainable goals? These are the overriding questions that will begin to be answered in this engaging, informative and interactive presentation. Join an expert who has worked with several districts across the country (and now China) on how to develop a practical plan for digital transformation.

1:10pm – 1:35pm    Minecraft for Education    
Minecraft is much more than a game; Minecraft: Education Edition offers special features for educators such as easy tutorials, classroom management tools, secure sign-in, classroom collaboration and tons of sample lessons, plus a global network of mentors and tech support. Minecraft tools can now be integrated into STEM programs, across the curriculum and into Chemistry classes. Learn about the valuable classroom integration ideas from an experienced educator.

1:45pm – 2:10pm    ISTE Certified Educator Program    
ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, based in the U.S., is the most highly regarded educational technology organization in the world. ISTE inspires educators worldwide to use technology to innovate teaching and learning, accelerate good practice and solve tough problems in education by providing community, knowledge and the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and empowering learners. This past May, ISTE announced its Certification for Educators; a new competency-based, vendor- and device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. In this session, learn about the certification program and its benefit for your district’s educators.    

2:20pm – 2:45pm    Affordable and Practical STEM Solutions with micro:bit    
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization whose vision is to inspire every child to create their best digital future. micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun! Over 1 million micro:bits have been distributed to students in England, which has accelerated their ability to integrate coding into everyday subject areas. In the U.S., hundreds of districts have started to invest in making micro:bit a central part of their STEM programs. In this session, learn why micro:bit should be an integral part of your district’s STEM program and Makerspaces.    

3:00pm – 3:25pm    Accessibility with Microsoft    Learn about the accessibility tools and features built into Windows 10 and Office 365, as well as different types of assistive technology products designed for individuals with disabilities and/or with social emotional learning challenges. Microsoft accessibility tools are native to Windows 10 and Office 365, therefore included in current licensing fees.    


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 3:25pm
NJSBA Innovative Classroom: Powered by SHI

9:30am

STEAM Tank Competition
October 24, 2018
High School - Stage 1
930-950                Camden County Technical School              H20 Fortress
950-1010              Cumberland Regional High School             Securicell
1010-1030            Cumberland Regional High School             One Bud
1030-1050            Westwood Regional High School                Bake Bot
1050-1110            Fort Lee High School       Filton
1110-1130            Fort Lee High School       Oil Filter
1130-1150            Fort Lee High School       Cyber Watch
1150-1230            LUNCH BREAK    
1230-1250            Mercer County Technical School                Fireplace Safety Circuit
1250-110              METS Charter     4S Systems
110-130                Bayonne High School      Autonomous Dispenser of Deicing Agent
130-150                Ocean Township High School      Solar Scooter
150-210                Ocean Township High School      Solar Wire Charger
                               
Middle School- Stage -2
930-950                Demasi Middle School    Plethora Protection
950-1010              Demasi Middle School    Cranky Electricity
1010-1030            Demasi Middle School    Environmentally Safe Sunscreen
1030-1050            Winfield School                 Stress Relief
1050-1110            Alder Avenue Middle      Multi Utensil
1110-1130            Alder Avenue Middle      A direction for the Unsighted
1130-1150            Readington Middle          Catastrophe Care Kit  for Kids
1150-1230            LUNCH BREAK    
1230-1250            Readington Middle School            Nutrient Rich Biodegradable Lollipops
1250-110              Montgomery Middle School Lower           S2S
110-130                Montgomery Middle School Lower           Infracharger
130-150                Montgomery Middle School Lower           Lego Backpack Vacuum
150-210                Howell Middle School South        Pet Ultra Guard
210-230                Howell Middle School South        The Bend Bud
230-250                Howell Middle School South        Smart Bus+
                               
Elementary School- Stage 3
910-930                Camden's Promise Charter School             Aquaponics
930-950                Eleanor Rush Intermediate          Wired
950-1010              Eleanor Rush Intermediate          Perfect Ponytail
1010-1030            Beers St. School Doggycam
1030-1050            Cove Road School            Super Specs
1050-1110            Mt. Pleasant School         Zero Hunger Challenge
1110-1130            Alexander D Sullivan School         Medication Identifier
1130-1150            Alexander D Sullivan School         Safety Indicator
1150-1230            LUNCH BREAK    
1230-1250            Alder Avenue Middle School       E.C.T.C.
1250-110              Alder Avenue Middle School       Nail Glove
110-130                Pleasant Valley School   Menu at your fingertips
130-150                West Amwell Elementary             Pure Pot
130-150    West Amwell Elementary     Skunder Pants
150-210    Lambertville Public School     Insect Cookbook
210-230    Lambertville Public School     Fabulous Foldable Tiny House
250-310    Harrison Twsp School    Anti Tip Chair
310-330    Dawes Avenue     Save Shower

Take a photo on Instagram using the STEAM Tank hashtag, #NJSBAUSARMYSTEAMTANK

Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm
STEAM Tank

9:30am

Writing Words Through Music: Engage and Inspire Every Student
Learn how teachers can harness music to engage every student in every classroom as an invaluable word prompt tool, exploring classroom applications of popular songs, classical compositions and music for film. Participants will receive the information needed to immediately facilitate lessons in their schools and also explore the neuroscience behind the techniques.

Speakers
GP

Gregory Pavliv

Director of Vocal Music, Glen Ridge Public Schools
AP

Anthony Petrocelli

Teacher, Asbury Park Public Schools



Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

10:00am

A Blueprint for Building Collaborative Educational Makerspaces

This session will explore technologies and concepts of the latest learning environments, designs, and theories that educators are incorporating in schools; specifically focusing on how makerspaces can boost student performance and retention through collaboration and evolving technologies. Attendees will learn about essential elements of a makerspace including design areas, launch pads, furniture options, and the various levels of makerspace equipment.

Speakers
DG

Dr. Gina Coffaro

Superintendent, Oakland Public Schools
MF

Matthew Fink

Project Architect, LAN Associates
SS

Stephen Secora

Vice President, LAN Associates

Sponsors
avatar for LAN Associates EPAS, Inc.

LAN Associates EPAS, Inc.

Silver
Full-service architectural and engineering firm in Bergen County, providing clients with superior professional services for more than fifty years.



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
The Weiner Law Group Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08436

10:00am

A Powerful Comprehensive Management System
The Genesis Information System for Enterprise Management includes student information, staff management, payroll and budget functions, as well as powerful portals for information retrieval for staff, students and parents. Learn about a powerful comprehensive management system.

Speakers
JB

Jill Berenato

Senior Account Manager, Genesis Educational Services, Inc.
JH

Jessica Hines

Manager School Finance, Genesis Educational Services, Inc.
SS

Sandra Shoemaker-Scott

Senior Account Rep - School Finance, Genesis Educational Services, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for Genesis Educational Services Inc.

Genesis Educational Services Inc.

Silver
The Complete Solution - Student information system used in over 280 NJ districts plus staff management solutions; payroll your way; school budget systems.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Google Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08428

10:00am

Enhance Student Safety and Campus Security
A school district’s video surveillance solution must be highly reliable, network-optimized for megapixel quality and protected from cybersecurity threats. Learn how a video surveillance solution using the latest Panasonic Cameras and Video Insight software running on Razberi storage appliances provides the best quality video on a highly secure, budget-friendly platform.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Jenne

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm Inc.
27 years serving NJ School Districts. Phone systems, intercom, paging systems, ckocks, wireless and cabling.

Sponsors
avatar for Eastern DataComm Inc.

Eastern DataComm Inc.

Platinum
29 years serving NJ School Districts. School safety, phone systems, intercom, paging systems, clocks, wireless and cabling.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08429

10:00am

Healthcare and Health Insurance Legislative Updates
Session participants will discuss recently enacted state and federal legislation that regulates the healthcare and health insurance programs provided to the employees of their district. There will also be an update on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Attendees will learn how the current healthcare legislative environment could have a financial and administrative impact on their school district.

Speakers
JD

Jason Della Penna

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Regulatory Affairs, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors

Sponsors

Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08430

10:00am

Positioning Students to Change the World
The goal of schooling should be to outfit students with a body of knowledge, skills, and mindsets to be able to tackle any problem or goal, develop a plan, and carry that plan out to achieve success. Come explore various strategies, structures, and professional development opportunities to ensure your district is on track to position students to change the world. Receive complimentary resources to share with your district's teachers.

Speakers
NS

Nancy Sulla

President, IDE Corp. -- Innovative Designs for Education
GV

Gina Vodola

Client Solutions Specialist, IDE Corp. -- Innovative Designs for Education

Sponsors
avatar for IDE Corp.

IDE Corp.

President, IDE Corp. -- Innovative Designs for Education
Creators of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom - providing professional development to innovative schools.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08420

10:00am

The Next Step Toward Safer Schools
We all want safer schools. School districts, and their architect partners, are faced with balancing the challenges of construction projects with legal guidelines they might not fully understand, all while dedicating their energy to their ultimate goal: to keep the school space a warm, welcoming, productive and safe location for today’s learners. This session will review school safety standards and how elements such as securable perimeters, safe havens, and bullet-resistant glazing might help your district take a step forward in terms of school security.

Speakers
DC

Donna Coen O'Gorman

Project Manager, DMR Architects

Sponsors
avatar for DMR Architects

DMR Architects

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


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08422

10:00am

Trends in HIB, Student Discipline and School Safety
This session will provide the latest information on harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB), student discipline and student and school safety issues. The presenters will discuss some of the more recent cases and help provide administrators, supervisors and board members with the tools to effectively manage these issues.

Speakers
avatar for Michael A. Jimenez

Michael A. Jimenez

Counsel, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC
avatar for Krystle Nova

Krystle Nova

Senior Associate, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC

Sponsors
avatar for Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Platinum
Legal Services/Attorneys


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Scarinci Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08423

10:00am

Film Festival Premiers: The Brighton Bar - Home of Original Music
Students from Long Branch High School will be debuting the film The Brighton Bar - Home of Original Music.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Film Festival Theater

10:00am

"New Math" is just Better Math
As math standards are changed and curriculum is adapted to those standards, many parents and community members find themselves questioning what they consider "new math." It is important for everyone in the school community to see that new approaches are really just a way of more deeply understanding the math that we learned in school. This session will explore the reasons behind the changes, and highlight specific examples where new approaches support students. Participants will come away with ideas for ways districts can support parents who are skeptical of math instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elissa Scillieri

Dr. Elissa Scillieri

Math Supervisor, Pequannock Township School
Elementary mathematics is my area of expertise, but I would love to talk about anything mathematics or education related!


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 314 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08409

10:00am

Coding and Robots in the Special Needs Classroom
This session will focus on WHY you should be teaching students HOW to code, incorporate coding and robotics in the curriculum, and inspire students and teachers within the special needs classroom. Real life examples and videos will showcase how students in an Autism program and Cognitive Moderate program utilize various coding sites and apps to increase their computer literacy. In addition, presenters will demonstrate how to use small classroom-friendly robots, such as Ozobots, Sphero's and Drones as part of a coding lesson. Discussion will focus on “brainstorming” additional ways/ideas educational professionals can use coding apps and robots.

Speakers
JK

Jennifer Kressler Duda

Special Education Teacher, Mercer County Special Services School District
avatar for Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris

Principal and Director of Technology, Pennsauken Public Schools
Christopher Harris is the Director of Technology at Pennsauken Public Schools, a Pre-K to 12 public school district serving over 5000 students located in southern New Jersey. He is also the Principal for the Burling School, a K-4 Elementary school housing regular and special education... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08411

10:00am

I Survived My First Year as a New Board Member…Now What?
As you approach completion of your first year as a board member, it’s time for new board members to reflect on and share experiences. What were the lessons learned? What can be improved on? What are next steps to better serve the children of your community? This action lab will include a brief PowerPoint Presentation; small and large group discussion; and individual and group exercises. Resources include materials packet, case studies, and a personal prescription for continued professional growth.

Speakers
JA

Jesse Adams Jr.

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
avatar for Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Field Service Representative, NJSBA



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08415

10:00am

Successful Superintendent Searches: The Most Important Role of the Board
This hands-on session will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process – from vacancy through transition to a new leader. Participants will work in small groups to set criteria for the search and review the legality and relevancy of interview questions. Topics covered include the development of a search calendar, the application process, community and staff involvement, interviews, the board’s role in selecting a finalist, reference checking, and negotiating the new contract.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Helewa

Kathleen Helewa

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08406

10:00am

The Board's Role? The Superintendent's Role? Who Does What.
Research suggests the board-superintendent relationship does more to determine the effectiveness of education in schools than any other single factor. Using the National School Board Association’s Key Work of School Boards, we will explore the roles of board and superintendent; present real-life scenarios; identify "what went right" and “what went wrong;” and discuss strategies for building a positive working relationship with the board/superintendent team. Discussion will include communication, establishing norms, the importance of board training, and gaining a better understanding of the difference between oversight and management of schools.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08407

10:00am

Using a School as a Shelter During a Natural Disaster
During a natural disaster, school facilities may be used as a shelter at the request of State and/or County Office of Emergency Management. Schools as shelters may be used to care for those displaced and who need immediate sheltering. During this action lab, presenters will share what processes and procedures will need to be in place prior to, during and after a natural disaster.

Speakers
TG

Thomas Gambino, Ed.D

School Security Specialist, NJ Department of Education
JG

Jeff Gale

School Security Specialist, NJ Department of Education


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08405

10:00am

Journey to Heal Education Experiential Lab
***Join us throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. 

Expanding on the “Journey to Heal Education” group session, this learning lab will engage participants in experiential learning through mindfulness, yoga, and social – emotional learning competencies.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
NJSBA Mindfulness Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08456

10:30am

The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies
Students Performing: Alliss Alas and Etbaal Hernandez

Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Ground Floor Atrium Area

11:00am

11:00am

Film Festival Premiers: Musical Immortality - A Documentary of the Orange High School Mighty Marching Tornadoes
Students from Orange High School will be debuting the film Musical Immortality - A Documentary of the Orange High School Mighty Marching Tornadoes.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Film Festival Theater

11:00am

Checking in with your School Librarian
School librarians are a unique and essential parts of your learning community. We are master teachers, collaborative partners, information specialists, instructional leaders, program administrators, and technology integrators. As an indispensable part of obtaining your Future Ready Certification, come learn how to include your librarian in your FRS leadership team and learn how they can serve your district for each FRS Task Force Theme.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Future Ready - NJ Center

11:00am

Career and Technical Education Partnerships: Expanding Opportunities for Success
As interest in career and technical education grows, local school districts can partner with their county’s vocational-technical schools to develop programs that prepare students for success. With a commitment to career-focused learning and a willingness to collaborate, county and local partners are working together to boost student engagement and address employers’ needs for a highly-skilled workforce. This session will explore successful partnership models, including career academies in local high schools and district programs developed with support from county vocational-technical school experts.


Speakers
DK

Dr. Kimberly Metz

Superintendent, Hunterdon County Vocational School District
SM

Scott Moffitt

Superintendent, Morris County Vocational School District
JS

Judy Savage

Executive Director, NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical School Districts



Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

11:00am

Creating a Cost-Effective and Secure Environment in the Digital Era
What keeps educators up at night? School safety. Now more than ever, educational institutions need to understand the elements in their security infrastructure. Creating a physically secure environment that is relevant, effective and economical is a major challenge of today’s decision makers. In this session, industry experts will chronicle the newest technological innovations in physical security, and how to implement divergent requirements in a cohesive cost-effective solution.

Speakers
DL

Dottie L. Davis

Director of Security, Fort Wayne Community Schools
Dottie L. Davis, BS is the Director of Security for Fort Wayne Community Schools, the largest school corporation in the State of Indiana with over 30,000 students and nearly 5,000 employees. Davis is responsible for the safety of 63 buildings in the district. She retired in June... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Presidio

Presidio

Director K-12 Solutions, Presidio
A leading IT solutions provider offering consulting, professional services, and cloud and managed services. With more than 2,700 professionals, 1,500 are engineers with over 5,800 industry-leading certifications, based in 60+ offices across the U.S. WSCA Network Solutions Integrator... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 410

11:00am

Creating a Portrait of a Graduate for Your School District
After the River Value school district undertook a values-setting process, which included input from all education stakeholders, a collective conclusion was reached that what the community valued most was developing independent learners capable of personal and professional success, and helping children find and develop their passions. The district then turned that into something that represented the district's vision - a "Portrait of a Graduate." In this session, attendees will learn to create their own “Portrait of a Graduate,” along with helpful hints and a template for developing a more forward-thinking vision of teaching and learning.


Speakers
KD

Kimberly Dowling

Supervisor of Curriculum, River Vale School District
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Rory McCourt

Superintendent of Schools, River Vale School District
Rory McCourt is the Superintendent of Schools for the River Vale School District, a progressive K-8 district located in Bergen County - be sure to hear about how we created our Portrait of a Graduate on Wednesday, October 24th at 11:00 A.M. in room 301!


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

11:00am

Creatively Preserving Historical Facilities for Educational Use
In 2006, the Allamuchy Township Board of Education needed to expand facilities. A creative solution allowed the board of education and the Allamuchy Township Committee to preserve a historical landmark, Rutherfurd Hall, while re-purposing the property to create an elementary school facility, the Mountain Villa School. Join us as to learn about how the district took an innovative approach to education, historical and alternative uses of the property.

Speakers
JB

James Britt

Board Member, Allamuchy Township Board of Education
JE

Joseph E. Flynn

Superintendent, Allamuchy Township School District
KD

Keith De Tombeur

Mayor, Allamuchy Township Municipality


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

11:00am

Designing Libraries for Today’s Learner
The age of technology is quickly becoming the age of information. In this program, we will discuss the rapidly changing digital world and possibilities for transforming your underutilized libraries into more flexible and modern spaces. We will discuss examples from Point Pleasant Beach High School, along with various choices for 21st century media centers such as makerspaces, fabrication labs, independent learning areas, collaboration areas and group learning spaces.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Diamond
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.: Architecture, Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture; With our vast experience in renovations, feasibility studies, master plans, additions, and new construction, Spiezle Architectural Group has both the experience and the reputation... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 413

11:00am

Faculty Amazing Race: A Team building Professional Development Model
Would you like to have a professional development (PD) activity that would involve and energize your staff on new district initiatives? Would you like to actively engage your faculty to work together and embrace an innovative mindset and in the process, laugh, learn and bond ? Throw out the boring PD and join Stafford Township schools as they take you on an "Amazing Race" of meaningful professional development.

Speakers
GC

George Chidiac

Superintendent, Stafford Township School District
SR

Sean Reilly

Supervisor of Elementary Education, Stafford Township School District
DY

David Ytreboe

Director of Pupil Services, Stafford Township School District


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

11:00am

Music Across the Disciplines
Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation brings rich educational materials to teachers and students everywhere through its TeachRock project—at no cost. The lesson plans at TeachRock.org are inquiry-based, aligned to instructional standards, and offer a multi-cultural approach to American history. From social studies and language arts to media studies, science, general music, and more, TeachRock.org has engaging and meaningful material to help educators connect the history of music with classroom work across the disciplines.

Speakers
BC

Bill Carbone

Director of Education and Partnerships
CN

Christine Nick

Senior Manager of Education and Outreach, The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation & The Teach Rock Project!

Sponsors
avatar for Rock and Roll Forever Foundation

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation

Platinum
Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation supports the TeachRock Project which brings rich educational materials to teachers and students everywhere - at no cost


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 414

11:00am

Raising the Technology Bar at Woodbridge Township
Woodbridge Township School District’s  (WTSD) 1:1 technology initiative, which provides Chromebooks for high school students, was rolled out in September 2018.   Session participants will learn how students are engaged in learning, and have the ability to meet virtually, learn from, and connect with resources and experts from around the world. And because WTSD did not want students to exclusively rely on their devices to learn, this session will also feature discussion on how good teaching pedagogies still occur every day in every classroom.

Speakers
JB

John Bader

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Woodbridge Township School District
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Christopher Callahan

Supervisor of Technology, Woodbridge Township School District
ME

Michael Esolda

CIO, Woodbridge Township School District

Sponsors
avatar for SHI

SHI

Diamond
Founded in 1989, SHI is a global provider of technology prodcuts and services. In 2014, SHI exceeded $6 billion in revenu and topped 2,800 employees.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 409

11:00am

Reducing Anxiety in Students with Special Needs
The Morris-Union Jointure Commission employs strategies that are effective in reducing anxiety, improving communication and decreasing aggression for students with severe autism. These strategies include a sensory room, yoga, comfort dog visitation, gratitude journals, effective mindfulness exercises, martial arts, and an aquarium. Presenters will share how to employ these strategies in the most cost effective way. This session will highlight the sensory room and its use, cost, challenges, and benefits. Procedures and goals for each of the techniques discussed will be presented.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Janet Fike

Superintendent, Morris-Union Jointure Commission
DS

Denise Smallacomb

Assistant Superintendent, Morris-Union Jointure Commission


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

11:00am

School + University Partnership = Math Success
The establishment of a joint-school university culture fosters school improvement and increases student achievement with the development of professional development schools, which focus on the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers, and aims to support the transition from college to the workplace. This session will present current research from multiple school districts that have developed a joint-school university culture, and will provide attendees with the necessary tools and strategies to implement school improvement changes that lead to an increase in student achievement.


Speakers
AR

Andrew R. Piotrowski, Ed.D.

Principal, Raritan High School, Hazlet Township Public Schools
JP

Joseph P. Vespignani, Ed.D.

Principal, Hoboken Public Schools



Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

11:00am

School Safety: Protecting the Future of Learning
All students deserve a safe learning environment to grow, thrive, and shape their futures. This session will empower educators with the tools and strategies to enact safety measures in schools, allowing them to foster student development and academic success.



Speakers
DC

David Cittadino

Superintendent, Old Bridge Public Schools

Sponsors
avatar for MRA International, Inc.

MRA International, Inc.

Gold
As an HP Platinum Partner, MRA has been providing technology solutions to NJ school districts for over 15 years. MRA understands the unique purchasing patterns and challenges of its public sector customers. It adds value by streamlining the process of doing business with multiple... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

11:00am

Strengthening School Security
Learn the three principles for improving school safety and security with improved security technology.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Jenne

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm Inc.
27 years serving NJ School Districts. Phone systems, intercom, paging systems, ckocks, wireless and cabling.
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Louis J. Pepe

Assistant Superintendent for Business, City of Summit Public Schools
Mr. Pepe, Assistant Superintendent for Business for the City of Summit Public School District, is an experienced administrator in the field of education, and has more than 25 years of professional experience in management, operations and administration. He is 'Past President' of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for EI Associates

EI Associates

Gold
Full service architecture, multi-discipline engineering and educational planning services.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 415

11:00am

A Conversation with the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lamont Repollet
Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lamont O. Repollet, will address the state of education in New Jersey.

Commissioner Repollet will speak on major DOE initiatives, including the launch of what he has called “DOE 2.0,” which is his plan to restructure the Department’s efforts, re-envision services, and re-imagine programs for school districts. Following his presentation, Dr. Repollet will sit down for an informal question and answer session with NJSBA's director of governmental relations, Michael Vrancik.

ALSO FEATURED

Board Member of the Year
The Jersey City Public Schools Conwell Kidz Drama Group


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Investors Bank Theater

12:00pm

The Piscataway High School Saxophone Ensemble
The Piscataway High School Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Dr. Christopher G. Sumner, has been performing at various musical events in Piscataway for many years. The members of this year’s quartet are some of our most advanced musicians and have prepared a wide variety of styles of music that will certainly entertain all. These range from classical, to film, to modern.

Dr. Sumner has been the instrumental music director at PHS for 19 years. He directs the wind ensemble and orchestras, as well as teaching AP Music Theory and Music Technology. He is also a graduate of Piscataway High School.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
County Cafe

12:00pm

Film Festival Premiers: In Tune With Nutley
Students from Nutley High School will be debuting the film In Tune With Nutley.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Film Festival Theater

12:00pm

Future Ready Framework for All Students
This workshop will show how the Weehawken Schools, a Future Ready District, uses the Future Ready framework as a road map for rapid innovation and change to meet the needs of #AllKids. We will share online tools, strategies, and successes with our programs.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Future Ready - NJ Center

12:45pm

Courts, Cases, and Controversies
This legal program, presented in a school board meeting format, will present several controversial issues likely to come before your board in the coming school year. You will certainly want to attend this session to be better prepared. Some of the best legal minds in the state will role-play critical issues in an informative and engaging format on the main stage. Following the main presentation, the public will have an opportunity to present general school law and labor relations questions to this panel of distinguished school board attorneys. Bring your school law questions to the professionals!

SPONSORED BY:
  • Adams, Gutierrez and Lattiboudere, LLC
  • Comegno Law Group, P.C.
  • Cooper Levenson
  • Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Cappelli
  • Parker McCay P.A. 
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP
  • The Weiner Law Group
  • The Busch Law Group
  • Scarinci/Hollenbeck
  • Schenck Price

Also Featured: Superintendent of the Year
School Business Administrator of the Year



Speakers
CT

Carl Tanksley

Director, Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Investors Bank Theater

1:00pm

Coding for a Generation of Learners
In this session, coding will be demonstrated as a shared process, using innovative technology measures for all educational audiences.

Speakers
BT

Boris Thertus

Web Developer, MRA International

Sponsors
avatar for MRA International, Inc.

MRA International, Inc.

Gold
As an HP Platinum Partner, MRA has been providing technology solutions to NJ school districts for over 15 years. MRA understands the unique purchasing patterns and challenges of its public sector customers. It adds value by streamlining the process of doing business with multiple... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08430

1:00pm

Designing Libraries for Today’s Learner
The age of technology is quickly becoming the age of information. In this program, we will discuss the rapidly changing digital world and possibilities for transforming your underutilized libraries into more flexible and modern spaces. We will discuss examples from Point Pleasant Beach High School, along with various choices for 21st century media centers such as makerspaces, fabrication labs, independent learning areas, collaboration areas and group learning spaces.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Diamond
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.: Architecture, Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture; With our vast experience in renovations, feasibility studies, master plans, additions, and new construction, Spiezle Architectural Group has both the experience and the reputation... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08422

1:00pm

Family Feud: Energy Savings Edition
Come enjoy an entertaining game of "Family Feud" to learn how your district can save money through implementing capital improvements.

Speakers
RA

Robbi Acampora

Financial Adviser, Phoenix Advisors, LLC
DC

Dr. Christopher Irving

Superintendent, Teaneck Public Schools
MR

Mike Rinderknecht

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Glenn Rock

Sponsors
avatar for Energy Systems Group

Energy Systems Group

Silver
Energy Systems provider


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08420

1:00pm

Making the Most of Your Nutrition Program
This presentation will focus on ways to improve a cafeteria operation. It will provide overview guidance on the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, and also include marketing strategies that encourage students to make healthier food choices. Attendees will also learn how to help create a responsive and focused child nutrition program.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Vidovich

Mark Vidovich

President, Pomptonian Food Service
Proudly serving nutritious high quality meals for over 50 years . We are an innovative, creative food service provider dedicated to delivering 100% client satisfaction.

Sponsors
avatar for Pomptonian Food Service

Pomptonian Food Service

Silver
Proudly serving nutritious high quality meals for over 50 years . We are an innovative, creative food service provider dedicated to delivering 100% client satisfaction.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The Weiner Law Group Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08436

1:00pm

Physical Security Today
How to protect your school district in 2018.

Speakers
NG

Nordick Garcia

Director of Physical Security, New Era Technology
MK

Matthew Krone

New Era NJ VP, New Era Technology
PN

Paul Nolan

CEO, New Era Technology

Sponsors
avatar for New Era Technology

New Era Technology

Silver
New Era Technology helps customers work faster, smarter and more securely. Customers worldwide rely on collaboration, cloud, data networking, security, and managed service solutions from New Era.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08429

1:00pm

Securing "Internet of Things" Environments
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming more commonplace at many schools. The problem is, they’re also susceptible to cyberattacks, putting students and staff at risk. Palo Alto Networks provides visibility into all of your IoT devices, allowing for the detection, quarantine, and remediation of an infected device. Join us to hear about the importance of automating security, and how to continue using the best classroom technology for your students, in a way that keeps schools secure, student information private, and infrastructure updated.

Speakers
DI

Dan Ingling

Systems Engineer, Palo Alto Networks

Sponsors
avatar for Carahsoft|VMware

Carahsoft|VMware

Diamond
NJSBA contract offers all available licenses and services from VMware including AirWatch and PSO at a pre-negotiated discounted rate to all NJ K12 members.Tuesday, October 23rdKiosk 1Kiosk 2Kiosk 39:00am - 12:30pmVMwareSplunkForeScout12:30pm – 4:00pmVMwarePalo Alto NetworksMind's... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Scarinci Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08423

1:00pm

Why Is My Wireless Network Slow?
Join us to explore how to avoid or correct some of the top wireless configuration issues that can cause performance and connectivity problems. We will review key steps for increasing WiFi performance; best practices for wireless deployments; common configuration mistakes and how to avoid them; and the value of a wireless survey.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Grimes

Thom Grimes

Principal Architect - Wireless & Mobility, DynTek Services

Sponsors
avatar for Dyntek

Dyntek

Platinum, DynTek Services
DynTek is a leading provider of professional technology services to mid-market companies, state and local governments, educational institutions and commercial entities in the largest IT markets nationwide. From IT security and cloud computing to unified communications and collaboration... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Google Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08428

1:00pm

Film Festival Premiers: Little Town, Big Music - For the Love of Belvidere
Students from Belvidere High School will be debuting the film Little Town, Big Music - For the Love of Belvidere.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Film Festival Theater

1:00pm

Future Ready Coaching: Personalized Evaluation Model
Have you ever considered taking a personalized approach to the AchieveNJ Teacher Evaluation model in order to empower, inspire, and challenge your teaching staff? Allow us the opportunity to share how Morris Plains has transformed our teacher observation/evaluation model into a meaningful and personalized coaching experience for our staff. This innovative practice includes teachers selecting an administrative coach, collaboratively developing individualized goals, frequent classroom visits, and coaching/conferencing sessions throughout the year. In Morris Plains we strive to make the relationship between coach and teacher both meaningful and relevant to improving practices. During this presentation we will share with you how we designed and implemented an innovative approach to teacher evaluation that has transformed our district.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Future Ready - NJ Center

1:00pm

Ensuring School Security with Cisco Meraki
Join us to explore how the Cisco Meraki product portfolio can provide schools with network security. With content filtering, application control, and SD-WAN capabilities, reduce operational costs, simplify multi-site deployments and with integrated Layer 7 traffic shaping, classify evasive and encrypted applications, throttle bandwidth hogs, block unwanted web traffic, and prioritize educational apps. Meraki MV security cameras can ensure students’ physical safety at all times. Find out how you can make systemwide changes quickly and still maintain visibility into your network and physical security.

Speakers
DD

Dean Demitropoulos

Channel Account Manager, Cisco Meraki

Sponsors
avatar for ePlus Technology

ePlus Technology

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


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

1:00pm

Equity and Access for English Language Learners
This session will provide participants with the requirements and strategies, as well as resources, to ensure that English language learners receive equitable access to school district services.

Speakers
KB

Ken Bond

Bilingual/ESL coordinator, NJ Department of Education
JL

Jacquelyn Leon

Bilingual/ESL ed. specialist, NJ Department of Education
LR

Lori Ramella

Bilingual/ESL coordinator, NJ Department of Education


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

1:00pm

Gateway to Careers
This session will provide participants with practical strategies to jumpstart a career education program in a traditional high school setting. Presenters from Gateway Regional High School will share how to implement a schoolwide career day, forge game-changing partnerships with industry leaders and community organizations, and tackle career education using a multifaceted-approach including speakers, field trips, job shadowing, volunteer opportunities, and internships. The Gateway to Careers program was recently featured in NJEA’s Classroom Close-Up and partners with the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Eckstein

Melissa Eckstein

District Career Facilitator, Gateway Regional High School
As a former English teacher and counselor for 23 years, my professional passion is now laser-focused on career education. I believe in traveling well beyond the classroom walls to expose and educate students in opportunities available to them for the future. In addition, I network... Read More →
CO

Carol O'Connell

Director of Guidance, Gateway Regional High School
avatar for Shannon Whalen

Shannon Whalen

Superintendent, Gateway School Districts



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

1:00pm

Low-Cost and Effective Gifted Services
Does your district fulfill the requirements of New Jersey Administrative Code for identifying gifted students K - 12 and providing appropriate instructional modifications? Do you meet the code, ensuring that minority, limited-English-proficient, female and male students are properly represented in your gifted program? Do you meet the equity standards for the federal Office of Civil Rights? Come learn about practical methods to assure compliance with the gifted requirements under the new NJQSAC, and find potential ESSA funding sources in Title I and Title II money, as well as how to creatively use your current staff to serve your brightest students at their challenge level. Join us in a discussion of these and other issues regarding gifted education in your school district

Speakers
RB

Roberta Braverman M.A. Ed.

Educational Consultant, NJAGC Advocacy, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children
MF

Michael F. Kaelber, Esq.

Educational Consultant, Independent Consultant



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

1:00pm

Passing a Referendum in a Small District
In these challenging economic times, districts are desperately in need of additional funding. This is especially true of the many smaller districts in New Jersey. This session will highlight how the Cresskill School District (1,850 students) passed a $12.6 million referendum in September 2017.

Speakers
MB

Michael Burke

Superintendent, Cresskill School District
AK

Antoinette Kelly

Business Administrator, Cresskill School District
DV

Denise Villani

Board of Education President, Cresskill School District


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

1:00pm

Promoting Digital Citizenship While Providing Cybersecurity

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notes that security is everyone’s responsibility. While cybersecurity can never be foolproof, there are ways to help maintain a secure environment where the threat landscape is constantly changing. One method involves digital citizenship. As children grow up and begin using technology, they must learn that ethics and civility matter, and be taught how to be a good cyber-citizen. Find out how you can help reduce bad behavior online, which can have far-reaching and long-term effects.


Speakers
DK

Dr. Kecia Ray

Executive Director, Center for Digital Education

Sponsors
avatar for Canon Solutions America

Canon Solutions America

Gold
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a Canon USA Company, provides leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. Visit www.csa.canon.com


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 410

1:00pm

Propane-Powered School Buses: Achieve Cost Savings and Cleaner Air

Propane-powered school buses are safe, clean, reliable and quiet. This session will include information on the advantages of this option, including proven extended engine life and reliability, and the documented reduction in overall cost of ownership.

Speakers
DW

Derek Whaley

Business Development Manager North East & Central Regions-North America, ROUSH CleanTech

Sponsors
avatar for NJPGA Propane-Powered School Buses with Blue Bird, Hoover & ROUSH

NJPGA Propane-Powered School Buses with Blue Bird, Hoover & ROUSH

Gold, NJPGA
Propane-powered school buses will reduce emissions and extend the engine life of the vehicle. Call Hoover Truck & Bus Centers at 973-347-4210 for more information.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

1:00pm

Retaining and Attracting New Jersey's Future Workforce
The mission of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association's Postsecondary Education Task Force is to develop strategies to prepare New Jersey’s future workforce, to build a dynamic brand for New Jersey higher education, and to build career readiness standards into all curriculum in K-16 education. In this session, NJBIA will explore a recently-released Education Equation report, which contains recommendations and strategies to help keep millennials in New Jersey by matching education programs to private sector jobs.

Speakers
MS

Michele Siekerka

President and CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

1:00pm

School Safety and Security is Key
School districts across the nation are taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students and staff members. Learn how to develop and deploy a comprehensive solution and technology plan that addresses all hazards and follows the phases of crisis management planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. During this session, presenters from Johnston Communications will also share information on funding and purchasing vehicles that are available to make the process easier.

Speakers
SM

Steven Mullen

Executive Vice President, Johnston Communications
FS

Florence Sollo

Director of Sales, Johnston Communications


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 409

1:00pm

Schools and Health Insurance: the Latest Trends and Products
Participants will learn about the latest trends in the New Jersey school health insurance marketplace, with a focus on consumer-directed high deductible health plans (HDHP) including Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). We will also discuss the mechanics and the pros and cons of alternative funding such as self-insurance, pooled programs/shared services, and referenced-based pricing.

Speakers
avatar for Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors

Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors

Executive Vice President, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
The experienced teams at Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors provide guidance to over 300 New Jersey public school districts for them to attain successful, sustainable group employee benefits programs with proven long-term strategies and creative solutions. | Our people, expertise and... Read More →
avatar for Jim Finn

Jim Finn

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
JD

Jason Della Penna

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Regulatory Affairs, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors

Sponsors

Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 415

1:00pm

Sonic Highways Hometowns: Behind the Scenes

Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries is an initiative that empowers students to create a filmed portrait of their town’s musical history through research in libraries and archives, and interviews with family members, local musicians, venue owners, historians and fans. Inspired by the Dave Grohl-directed HBO series Sonic Highways, and created in partnership with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, these documentaries will provide students a way to explore local history through music in an interdisciplinary learning experience.

Victor Bayers and Chris Corey,  teachers from Middletown Township School District, will also be co-presenting.

Speakers
VB

Victor Bayers

Teacher, Middletown Township School District
CC

Chris Corey

Teacher, Middletown Township school district
CN

Christine Nick

Senior Manager of Education and Outreach, The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation & The Teach Rock Project!

Sponsors
avatar for Rock and Roll Forever Foundation

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation

Platinum
Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation supports the TeachRock Project which brings rich educational materials to teachers and students everywhere - at no cost


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 414

1:00pm

Trial By Fire
After a March 2018 nor'easter caused a transformer fire in a wing of the Boonton High School, the district faced the challenges of keeping the educational program operating in the preK-grade 12 district while cleaning up and repairing the damage. This session will cover such topics as the sequence of events after the superintendent received the phone call notifying him of the fire; the difficulties involved in restoring the facility; and the importance of having an emergency operating plan.

Speakers
IL

Irene LeFebvre

Board member, Boonton Board of Education
RP

Robert Presuto

Superintendent, Boonton Public School District


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

1:00pm

What’s New in #MicrosoftEdu
Looking to spark student innovation and learn what’s new and coming in educational technology? Session participants will learn “hot of the press” ed tech tips and tools from Microsoft Education team members and special guests.

Speakers
LT

Lindsey Troyanoski

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft

Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Gold
The leading platform and productivity company and its mission is to empower every person and every organizaton on the plant achieve more.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 413

1:00pm

What’s New in #MicrosoftEdu
Looking to spark student innovation and learn what’s new and coming in educational technology? Session participants will learn “hot of the press” ed tech tips and tools from Microsoft Education team members and special guests.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 413

1:00pm

Legislative Update Session
The Legislative Update session with New Jersey’s 2018-2019 legislature will feature a combination of NJSBA’s traditional forum, along with the Garden State Coalition of Schools. It is hoped that this combined session will allow for participation of a good number of our distinguished legislators. Please come with your appropriate questions for what we anticipate will be a great, collegial experience with our elected officials. This session has become the most highly-attended session of our Workshop.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

1:30pm

All Aboard the Arts Integration & STEAM Trains!
Arts integration practices have been proven to have a positive impact on student development, student achievement, and school climate. This session will provide a contemporary vision of how arts integration can improve school culture and deepen the learning process for students. The workshop will act as a framework for implementing arts integration within diverse educational contexts. Activities will focus on defining qualities, best practices, and professional development strategies, and hands-on, guided planning time. Participants will be provided with background information on arts integration, as well as a blueprint for building a quality STEAM program and recommendations for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Longo

Shawna Longo

Vice President, Board of Education, Morris Plains Schools
KZ

Kurt Zimmermann

STEAM Facilitator, Hopatcong Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08406

1:30pm

Board President: Are You Leading or Managing?
As board president, do you see yourself as “leading” your team to success or do you feel that you are just “managing” the month-to-month board activities? In this session we will look at the principles and qualities of leadership, various leadership styles, and examine case studies in leadership. Participants will work in small groups to assess their own perceptions and expectations of leaders, and will leave this session with concepts to help develop the leadership style that works best for them.

Speakers
JA

Jesse Adams Jr.

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
TL

Theresa Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 313 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08415

1:30pm

Costing out the Labor Agreement
Employee compensation is determined bilaterally through collective negotiations. School board and union negotiate compensation along with other terms and conditions of employment, which are memorialized in the district’s labor agreements. Because employee compensation comprises the largest expenditure in a school district’s budget, it is essential that current and projected costs of salaries and benefits, and expenditures for employee compensation, are ascertained to be consistent with board goals. This process is called “costing out” the labor agreement.

Speakers
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08405

1:30pm

Journey to Heal Education: Mindfulness Practices in Action
Expanding on the "Journey to Heal Education" group session, this action lab will engage participants in experiential learning through mindfulness, yoga, and social-emotional learning competencies. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of how these practices can increase attention, focus and relaxation. By the end of this session, participants will be equipped with a toolbox of strategies and skills to integrate mindfulness, breathing, yoga and SEL into their schools.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08411

1:30pm

Strategic Planning
This program will answer the questions, what is strategic planning, and how will it help my district and our students? We will identify the components of the strategic planning process and explore the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic planning process in your district.

Speakers
MW

Mary Walter

Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08407

2:00pm

Film Festival Premiers: Montville School of Rock
Students from Montville Township High School will be debuting the film Montville School of Rock.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Film Festival Theater

2:00pm

Gender Equality and HIB
This session will focus on issues relating to HIB in the educational environment that is motivated by actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. Such HIB conduct encompasses sexual harassment, coercion, and assault, as well as gender-based, homophobic, or transphobic insults, intimidation, and verbal or physical harassment of students who may not conform to culturally and traditionally defined gender roles and expectations. In this presentation, recent case law will be reviewed to illustrate how courts have viewed HIB matters that raise issues of gender equality, and recommendations will be offered for handling similar issues as they continue to arise in our schools

Speakers
EM

Elizabeth Murphy Esq.

The Busch Law Group, LLC
CL

Caitlin Lundquist

Counsel, The Busch Law Group, LLC

Sponsors
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The Busch Law Group

Silver, The Busch Law Group LLC


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08430

2:00pm

Labor Relations and Negotiations Issues
The sea changes of this year’s state Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act and the U.S. Supreme Court’s subsequent decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, have raised practical concerns about school district responsibilities. This session will chart the legal and practical concerns raised by the new law and discuss what has remained constant.

Speakers
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Shana Don Esq.

Attorney, Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC

Sponsors
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Scarinci & Hollenbeck

Platinum
Legal Services/Attorneys


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Scarinci Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08423

2:00pm

Law Enforcement in the Schools
This session will include a discussion of the legal, policy and practical considerations surrounding law enforcement in the schools, including SROs, SLEO IIIs, armed security guards, video surveillance and streaming and the related memorandum of understanding with law enforcement.

Speakers
JC

John Croot

Attorney, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC

Sponsors
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Adams, Gutierrez and Lattiboudere, LLC.

Gold
Experienced school board attorneys dedicated to the advancement of public education in New Jersey.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
NJSBA Mindfulness Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08456

2:00pm

Risky Business: Is the Absence of Ethics Training for Teaching Professionals a Problem?
School board members and school administrators must be trained on and adhere to the ethical standards in the School Ethics Act and the Code of Ethics for School Board Members. Most regulated professions require ethics training and are subject to a code of ethics. The teaching profession is a notable exception to this general rule, leaving teachers ill-prepared to navigate the ethical conundrums attendant to working with children. This session will discuss how ethics training can help facilitate appropriate boundaries between teachers and students, as well as between staff members.

Speakers
AH

Alicia Hoffmeyer Esq.

Attorney, Comegno Law Group

Sponsors
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Comegno Law Group, P.C.

Bronze
Providing proactive, trusted Education Law counsel to public school districts and Educational Services Commissions addressing a variety of legal issues affecting boards, administrators, staff and faculty, and students.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Google Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08428

2:00pm

School Districts: Educators or First Responders?
With the recently enacted requirement that schools have anti-overdose medications on hand, school districts bear an increasing responsibility to serve as medical first responders. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the medical responsibilities of school districts as well as their potential benefits and liabilities.

Speakers
AL

Andrew Li Esq.

Attorney, Parker McCay

Sponsors
avatar for Parker McCay P.A.

Parker McCay P.A.

Bronze
Provides comprehensive legal services to school districts throughout New Jersey. Our expertise includes general counsel, labor/personnel, special education, public finance and construction.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08429

2:00pm

School Segregation
Federal case law requires boards of education to make sincere efforts to achieve diversity, and the state constitution prohibits school segregation. Despite this authority and years of effort, the reality of segregated schools in New Jersey remains. There is pending litigation that challenges segregated public schools and seeks to address the divide. This session will tackle this timely and interesting topic.

Speakers
BL

Brenda Liss Esq.

Attorney, Riker Danzig

Sponsors
avatar for Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP

Bronze
Highly experienced school law attorneys representing schools, boards of education and other public entities, with the resources of one of the state's most respected law firms.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Box Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08457

2:00pm

Stopping the Practice of "Pass the Trash"
The new “Pass the Trash" law requires all school districts, charter and private schools, and contracted service providers to obtain certain documentation and information regarding child abuse/sexual misconduct from all applicants seeking a position which involves regular contact with students. It is undisputed that this new law provides much-needed additional protections for all students, but it also raises many procedural questions that will go unanswered. This session will provide guidance for districts on how to navigate these undefined issues.






Speakers
MD

Matt Donohue Esq.

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King

Sponsors
avatar for Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP

Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP

Bronze
Full-service law firm with over seventy attorneys. For the past one hundred years, the firm, has represented public entities, commercial business interests, individuals, and charitable organizations with excellence and integrity. The firm is widely recognized as one of the premier... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Legal Clinic Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

2:00pm

The Impact of the Janus Decision
The recent U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision raises several questions. What is the impact of Janus on school district employees? Does deducting the agency fee violate an employee's First Amendment rights? This session will explore these and other questions.

Speakers
LT

Lester Taylor Esq.

Attorney, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli

Sponsors
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Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli

Parnter, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli
Full service law firm with expertise in Education and School Law.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08422

2:00pm

Walkouts, Sit-ins and Protests: The Legal and Policy Considerations
This presentation will focus on the various legal and policy mechanisms that are available to administrators and a board of education during student walkouts, sit-ins, protests and other student events that are being taken under the general umbrella of First Amendment rights. Emphasis will be placed on not only legal rights but also positive ways to divert potential safety issues and parent concerns.

Speakers
WD

William Donio

Esquire, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
AH

Amy Houck Elco

Esquire, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law

Sponsors
avatar for Cooper Levenson

Cooper Levenson

Gold, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
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 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08420

2:00pm

What Does Your Board Attorney Do?
In these fast-paced times, the board attorney’s role is ever more critical to boards of education. Making the right legal decisions requires asking the right legal questions and understanding the answers. This session will focus on how to best utilize the services of your board attorney and understand the attorney’s role in both mundane and controversial school district issues.

Speakers
JS

Joshua Savitz Esq.

Attorney, Weiner Law Group LLP

Sponsors
avatar for Weiner Law Group

Weiner Law Group

608
Committed to providing superior legal services in a dependable, responsive, aggressive and ethical manner. Our firm provides value-drive, innovative legal solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client. We are a firm that cultivates an environment of teamwork,  respect and... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Weiner Law Group Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08436

2:30pm

Tools, Tips and Processes for Evaluating your Technology Plan/Projects
In the workshop you will be exposed to various evaluation techniques and processes for reviewing district-level technology plans or technology projects/initiatives. Learn how to use free NJDOE and Future Ready Schools technology tools, Google surveys, technology walk through tools, project management tools and focus groups. You'll receive sample tools and will learn how these tools fit into a comprehensive and rigorous process for technology plan or project evaluation.



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Future Ready - NJ Center

2:30pm

3D Printing in the Classroom
Session participants will learn about 3D printing and how to integrate it into the curriculum, explore the basics of 3D Design, resources, and talk about class projects such as a 3D-printed urban farm.

Speakers
MN

Marcos Navas

Tech Facilitator/Teacherprenuer, Union City School District


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

2:30pm

A Blueprint for STEAM Learning
STEAM teaching and learning employs arts integration as an instructional model to explore concepts within science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Learn how practitioners successfully implement arts integration to positively impact student development, student achievement, and school climate. Participants will learn detailed examples of innovative STEAM education practices and an effective blueprint for building and sustaining a quality program from a distinguished panel of school district and arts organization representatives.

Speakers
EB

Emil Binotto

Middle School Principal, Hopatcong Borough Schools
MR

Mary Reece, Ed.D

Director of Special Projects, Foundation for Educational Administration
OE

Olga Edgerton

Director of Curriculum and STEAM, Hopatcong Borough Schools
WL

Wendy Liscow

Program Director for Education, Gerald R. Dodge Foundation
BM

Bob Morrison

Executive Director, Arts EdNJ
JM

Joanne Mullane

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Hopatcong Borough Schools



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

2:30pm

Best Practices of Successful Education Foundations
Successful education foundations can provide additional and critical funding for their school districts. This session will spotlight the best practices of the New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership’s 2018 award-winning member foundations in the following areas: Working Closely with the Superintendent (Little Falls Education Foundation); Engaging the Community in Fundraising Events (Morris Educational Foundation); Providing Programs that the District Needs But Cannot Afford (Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence); Developing a Relationship with a Funder (Freehold Borough Educational Foundation); and Achieving Excellence by Making a Significant Impact on the School District (Summit Educational Foundation).

Speakers
RD

Randy Davis

President, Board of Trustees, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
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Trudy Doyle

Board of Trustees, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
Retired Executive County Superintendent, District Superintendent, Bedminster, Assistant Superintendent, Hopatcong; Past President current board member, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership; Starting a foundation, strengthening your foundation;
MD

Megan Dzwonkowski

Executive Director, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

2:30pm

Build Student Engagement and Civility via Social-Emotional and Character Development
The decline of genuine dialogue and civility, as well as a reduced sense of empowerment and civic engagement, is a difficulty affecting our young people that schools and the wider society must address with urgency. As John Dewey recognized, this starts with the classroom and school and moves outward into the world. The Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) Lab at Rutgers will share its work in we call STAT—Students Taking Action Together—an instructional strategy for use as part of everyday social studies, history, civics, current events, and language arts instruction, as well as to address school problem situations as they happen. We will demonstrate how to teach students in upper elementary grades through high school can use perspective—taking, empathy development, respectful debate, and improved communication and problem solving skills, all within the existing academic curriculum structure. The STAT approach also is ideal for partnerships between school mental health professionals and instructional staff, as well as those leading relevant student clubs.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 308

2:30pm

Building Student Leaders in Sustainability
It was Mahatma Gandhi who said "Be the change you wish to see in the world." The program directors of Eco-Schools USA and Sustainable Jersey for Schools will highlight examples of students across New Jersey who are taking that saying to heart and leading sustainability efforts in their schools. Learn how your school district can provide structure and support to empower students to "be the change."

Speakers
HM

Heather McCall

Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools, The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey
AM

Allison Mulch

Eco Schools USA Program Coordinator, New Jersey Audubon
DM

Dr. Michael Salvatore

Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch School District


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

2:30pm

Commonsense Best/Next Practices to Improving School Safety
Join your colleagues and the Cisco Systems Education and Safety Team to discuss practical ways to improve safety in schools, campuses, and school buses. Cisco's approach, which is based on the Department of Homeland Security all-hazards model, leverages the investment schools have already made and focuses on the basic needs, but can be extended to incorporate leading edge technologies.

Speakers
CK

Catalina Kowal

Cisco Collaboration Specialist, Cisco

Sponsors
avatar for Cisco

Cisco

Cisco solutions are building digital schools so buildings are connected, educators are empowered, administrators are informed and students can learn without limits.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 415

2:30pm

Get Ready: Robot Printers Will Rule the World
Technology plays a crucial role in Future Ready Schools and 1:1 digital learning. This session will explore how a school district can provide faculty and students with access, flexibility and technological capabilities while simultaneously controlling costs and the security of information.

Speakers
JD

Jim DeWitt

Director of Software Solutions
MH

Marcie Hausser

Senior Technology Consultant, Education, Stewart, A Xerox Company

Sponsors
avatar for Stewart, A Xerox Company

Stewart, A Xerox Company

Platinum
Provides solutions that modernize your printing infrastructure, alleviate non-mission critical burdens from IT staff, while reducing your cost of operations. We allow you to reallocate funds and focus where it matters most, your students.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 410

2:30pm

Interoperability: The True Promise of Education
IO (interoperability) is where curriculum, information technology and procurement intersect. In this session we will define interoperability within a school system, illustrate what it presently looks like “at the point of delivery” (the classroom), and explore why the true promise of education is dependent upon interoperability. The Morris School District will detail their vision regarding the relationship between interoperability and the development of student metacognition (ie. learning how to learn) and student agency; session participants will learn best practices and resources surrounding IO.

Speakers
KH

Kelly Harte

Assistant Superintendent of Cirriculum and Instruction, The Morris School District
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Erica Hartman

Director of Technology Integration, The Morris School District
MP

Mackey Pendergrast

Superintendent of Schools, The Morris School District


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455

2:30pm

Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting Policy for Public Employers
Effective January 8, all New Jersey public employers, including all school districts, are required to have and disseminate a reporting process for employees to report incidents of domestic violence. All public employees must be encouraged to report domestic violence incidents to their human resources officer, and should be provided with specific information and services. Presenters will go through the many new legal requirements as well as the responsibilities of a school district to provide a safe and confidential reporting mechanism for its employees. Often, the workplace may be the only safe place for a victim of domestic violence. Make sure your district is compliant!

Speakers
KA

Kathleen Asher

kasher@njsba.org, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

2:30pm

Schools and Municipalities: Working Together for Student Safety
This session highlights how school districts and municipal governments, including law enforcement, are working collaboratively—and effectively—to ensure student safety. Learn how to build a strong relationship between the school district and local police department. Obtain information on the joint procurement of security equipment, such closed-circuit television cameras. Hear about the latest developments in emergency response procedures and security initiatives.
Sponsored in cooperation with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Speakers
HJ

Hon. James Cassella

Mayor; President, NJLM, East Rutherford
SF

Steven Forte

Superintendent, Denville Township School District
CW

Christopher Wagner

Chief of Police, Denville Township
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Don Webster

Immediate Past President, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

2:30pm

Seizing the Advantage: How to Change Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You
In this high-energy, interactive program, participants will discover new ways to break through mental barriers and stagnant thinking to increase productivity and positively impact others. In addition, participants will learn powerful activities and effective skills they can use immediately to stimulate creative thinking and unlock the potential in themselves and their team. Attendees will acquire valuable information they can use to reach unprecedented levels of personal and professional success.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Budinich

Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

Sponsors
avatar for Investors Bank

Investors Bank

Platinum
A full-service community bank with more than $23 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 branches located in New York and New Jersey.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

2:30pm

Strategies for Capital Projects Planning

A reprise of last year’s popular program, this session will include a review of strategies for capital project planning and execution. Participants will explore effective planning, how to manage the construction process, funding options and project delivery methods to save time and money. Pitfalls, including the critical time frames for budget planning and the need to complete work during the summer will also be covered. This comprehensive presentation will also touch upon school security, ROD Grants, referenda and alternative project delivery methods.


Speakers
Sponsors
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FVHD Architects-Planners

Gold
Full-service Architecture, Planning, Interior and Roofing Design firm with 100 years of public school expertise specializing in complex, phased alterations, additions and sustainable building projects.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

2:30pm

Strengthening Career Readiness Through Quality Internships
This presentation will highlight New Jersey’s framework, strategies and best practices for developing high-quality structured learning experience (SLE) programs (also known as work-based learning programs) with an emphasis on administrative policies and requirements, and building robust connections with business and industry. The development of regulations that define SLE programs and their alignment to academic standards and technical skills, targeted guidance for school administrators and guidance staff, specific training for teachers that oversee SLE programs, self-assessment tools, and a focus on robust partnerships supports New Jersey’s mission to prepare all students for college and careers.

Speakers
DG

David Gehrke

Education Program Development Specialist, New Jersey Department of Education
DM

David McNair

Office of Career Readiness, Division of Academics and Performance, New Jersey Department of Education


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

2:30pm

The Role of technology in Teaching & Learning
As technology assumes a larger role in our classrooms, it is important to emphasize uses that enhance our human experience as opposed to detracting from it. When the immersive nature of technology connects with our humanity, technology can shift the very nature of teaching and learning. This session will explore how schools across the nation are making this happen.





Speakers
avatar for Matt Dascoli

Matt Dascoli

Educational Strategist, Dell


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 409

2:30pm

The Role of Technology in Teaching and Learning
As technology assumes a larger role in our classrooms, it is important to emphasize uses that enhance our human experience as opposed to detracting from it. When the immersive nature of technology connects with our humanity, technology can shift the very nature of teaching and learning. This session will explore how schools across the nation are making this happen.



Speakers
avatar for Matt Dascoli

Matt Dascoli

Educational Strategist, Dell

Sponsors
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SHI

Diamond
Founded in 1989, SHI is a global provider of technology prodcuts and services. In 2014, SHI exceeded $6 billion in revenu and topped 2,800 employees.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 409

2:30pm

Why Most Schools are Not Fully Prepared for a Lockdown
Although New Jersey schools have done a great job improving the policies and procedures to follow during lockdowns, a district’s technology may limit its ability to implement the most effective plan to keep their students and teachers safe. Learn important, practical solutions schools should invest in for a comprehensive solution, and the principles to follow when purchasing technology for emergencies. Also, a representative from Summit Public schools will explain what that district has done to improve school safety.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Jenne

Paul Jenne

Sales Manager, Eastern DataComm Inc.
27 years serving NJ School Districts. Phone systems, intercom, paging systems, ckocks, wireless and cabling.
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Louis J. Pepe

Assistant Superintendent for Business, City of Summit Public Schools
Mr. Pepe, Assistant Superintendent for Business for the City of Summit Public School District, is an experienced administrator in the field of education, and has more than 25 years of professional experience in management, operations and administration. He is 'Past President' of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Eastern DataComm Inc.

Eastern DataComm Inc.

Platinum
29 years serving NJ School Districts. School safety, phone systems, intercom, paging systems, clocks, wireless and cabling.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 413

2:30pm

Workers’ Compensation: Key Factors in Risk Reduction and Maintaining Stable Premiums
Workers’ compensation makes up approximately 55 percent of a district’s property and casualty insurance costs. Learn from a panel of experts about the factors that are affecting your premium and ways to help reduce future premiums. This session will explore topics including exposure awareness; risk management trends; identifying frequency patterns; employment best practices; and the importance of training.

Speakers
DR

Deb Rice

Client Relations Supervisor, NJSIG
CR

Connie Rogers

Workers' Compensation Claims Supervisor, NJSIG
SS

Sameer Sarfraz

Senior Loss Control Representative, NJSIG

Sponsors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Diamond
NJSIG is one of the largest most financially stable school joint insurance funds in the state. Servicing approximately 400 school districts, NJSIG offers a cost-effective method of coverage.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 414

2:30pm

NJASA Women’s Leadership Initiative
(Open to All Conference Attendees)
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.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 404

3:00pm

Film Festival Workshop 2018 Recap
Stop by the Film Festival Theater for a "Film Festival Recap" presentation that will serve an opportunity to discuss the Sonic Highways Documentaries project at greater length.

NJSBA has teamed up with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and TeachRock.org to produce the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival. This exciting new event features student films developed through a project-based learning initiative that empowers groups of students to create a portrait of their town’s musical history.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Film Festival Theater

4:00pm

A Jumpstart to a Successful Social Media Presence
Social media is an established way to reach all of your stakeholders; however, many platforms - Twitter and Instagram for instance - are still unfamiliar to district leaders. Do you need assistance getting started? This session will help you generate one or more social media accounts, create meaningful posts, introduce ideas to brand your school district, explore your colleagues' and school leaders' online presence and develop your own professional learning network.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Egan

Katherine Egan

Supervisor of 21st Century Learning and Innovation, Hazlet Township Public Schools
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Christine McCoid

Hazlet Middle School Principal, Hazlet Township Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 401 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08437

4:00pm

Career Programs for Future Ready Schools
Effective career and technical education (CTE) programs require students to take ownership of their education and provide all students with multiple pathways to reach their post-secondary school goals. This session will demonstrate how Northern Valley Regional High School district connected five areas of their Future Ready efforts to the development of three unique CTE programs in the STEM fields that received NJDOE approval. Participants will learn how to design career pathways for students, including opportunities for internships, externships, capstones, and classroom-level problem-based learning tasks.


Speakers
JC

Jennifer Cusmano

Supervisor of Science and CTE Coordinator, Northern Valley Regional HS District
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David Janosz

Supervisor of Technology and Engineering, Northern Valley Regional HS District
I am interested in developing the power of creative imagination and ingenuity in young people.
AV

April Vella

Supervisor of Mathematics, Northern Valley Regional HS District


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

4:00pm

Enhancing School Safety Through Policies and Procedures
Attendees will explore policies and procedures designed to contribute to safer and more secure schools. Topics such as visitor procedures, access control, after-hours policies, and practices to engage vendors in the security process will be discussed. In addition, attendees will learn of free resources available to schools to enhance school safety, and will also be provided with suggestions as to where to find funding for security enhancements.

Speakers
BC

Ben Castillo

Director of Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJ Department of Education
TG

Thomas Gambino, Ed.D

School Security Specialist, NJ Department of Education
JG

Jeffrey Gale

School Security Speicalist, NJ Department of Education


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08469

4:00pm

No IEP, No Label – Just Help
Traditionally, schools have been reluctant to offer intensive interventions and therapeutic services such as speech therapy, occupational, and physical therapy, without declaring a child to be disabled and in need of special education supports. This can lead to the unnecessary classification and labeling of children, just to grant them access to readily available school-based services. To address this issue, a series of structured intervention and therapeutic programs have been created to offer supports to all children in need, without the need to develop 504 plans and IEPs. This session will explore how to develop these school-based interventions and therapeutic programs, and their immediate and long-term benefits. We will also discuss how to overcome potential obstacles and challenges to program development and implementation.

Speakers
CD

Christine Doran, DPT

Physical Therapist, Colts Neck Township Schools
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MaryJane Garibay, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools, Colts Neck Township Schools
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Richard Beck, PhD

Director of Special Services, Colts Neck Township Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08466

4:00pm

State Aid: That's All We Got?
Do you ever wonder how the state comes up with the amount of school aid your district receives? Are you curious about whether your district is underfunded? Join us for a brief history of the School Funding Reform Act, an explanation of how aid should be calculated, and information on how to mobilize your board and your community to advocate for your students and taxpayers. This session will be specifically tailored to the needs of the underfunded district.

Speakers
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Jennifer Cavallaro

Board Member, Committee Member Kingsway Regional School district/ Fair Funding Action Committee
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Amy Jablonski

Board Member/Committee Member, Chesterfield Township School District/ Fair Funding Action Committee
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Andrea Katz

Committeewoman/Communication Director, Chesterfield Township Committee/Fair Funding Action Committee
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Jay Redd

Director, Gibbons P.C.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 418 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08452

4:00pm

Successful School District-Police Collaboration Practices
In 2016, the Weehawken Township School District adopted a new inclusive and collaborative approach to school security. The district rapidly updated and enhanced all security protocols and procedures with the close assistance of the Weehawken Police Department. A major outcome of the team effort included a successful $16,000,0000 facilities referendum with safety upgrades as the main goal of the new construction. Best practices for board-administrator-police communication will be shared, as well as, Weehawken's "three layers of safety" school security model.

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Brian Mera

Board Trustee / Weehawken PD Detective Sergeant, Weehawken
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Thomas White

Weehawken Police Dept
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Robert Zywicki

Superintendent of Schools, Weehawken


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

4:00pm

Teacher Tenure Update and Discipline Policies
Session participants will receive an overview of the applicable statutory and regulatory procedures regarding increment withholding, tenure charges, suspensions and terminations. The session will also include discussion of recent law illuminating examples of permissible discipline.

Speakers
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Adam Herman, Esq.

Counsel, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC
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Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

4:00pm

Turning the Key: Unlocking the Potential of Children
Believing in children and the unique gifts they all possess is the key to unlocking their innermost potentials. By providing children with rich and varied learning opportunities, pathways to self-discovery are defined and new talents revealed and nurtured. Join Washington Township Schools’ Board President, Kathy Koop and Superintendent, Jeff Mohre to learn how the entire education team works together to “turn the key” for each and every one of the district’s 2,000 young learners. Techniques and strategies designed to support the growth and development of every child will be shared and are certain to sharpen your Board’s focus on who matters most in education … children!


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Kathy Koop

Board of Education President, Washington Township Schools
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Jeff Mohre

Superintendent of Schools, Washington Township Schools
I'm Jeff Mohre a seasoned school district leader who never fails to see the world though the lens of a child. I have specific expertise in human resources development process-oriented planning and design education communications human and community relations operational management... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455
 
Thursday, October 25
 

9:00am

School Law Forum
Learn about cutting-edge developments in school law. Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their experience in addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, and statutes and code that affect public education and school district governance.

Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 3:30pm
Room 403

9:30am

Criteria for Selecting Science Instructional Materials
The selection of appropriate science instructional materials is essential to the effective implementation of the science standards. This session introduces participants to a tool and protocol that can be used at the local level to critically evaluate potential materials to answer the question: "How thoroughly are these science instructional materials designed for the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science?”

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Michael Heinz

Science Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Education


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 309 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08442

9:30am

Rottweilers and Labradors- Working with Both (And Those In Between)
We all have to deal with a variety of personalities in our professions, our schools and at board of education meetings. Being able to quickly assess others' behaviors will help you to engage them in a meaningful way and encourage cooperation and collaboration as opposed to conflict and divisiveness. In this session, we will discuss ways on how to best communicate with others based on their external behaviors to facilitate a comfortable dialog and working environment.

Speakers
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Bethany Summers

Dr., North Warren Regional
I am VP of the North Warren Regional BOE, President of the Warren County Assoc and a Master Board Member. To supplement my income (!), I also am a veterinarian in a small animal/exotics practice. I deal with the public all day and wanted to pass on some of what I have learned over... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 305/306 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08433

9:30am

Standards-Aligned Science Instruction
This session will allow partipants to take part in a sample lesson that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in science, so they can develop an understanding as to whether their district's science curriculum is truly aligned with the standards.

Speakers
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Rob Richard

Board Member, Hunterdon Central Regional HS District


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

9:30am

Your Board's Image Makes a Difference!
What characteristics and qualities of a board and district are superintendent candidates looking for when considering a new position? Has your board considered this as a significant factor when beginning a search? What are the best practices a board should consider even before beginning its search for a new leader? Join us to learn what and how to better ensure finding the best superintendent for your district.

Speakers
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Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
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Gwen H. Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 308

9:30am

Governance IV - Legal Update
For reelected/reappointed board members and charter school trustees in the first year of any succeeding term. Please note: This training session is not open to all Workshop registrants. Only pre-registered, qualifying board members may attend.

Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Room 303

10:00am

Attaining Educational Equity: Building Your Framework
Attaining educational equity toward greater student achievement for all should be on every district's priority list. In pursuit of its equity framework, the Washington Township School District (Sewell) has worked with Dr. Paul Gorski (author of "Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty'), Dr. Franklin Campbell Jones (author of 'The Culturally Proficient School'), and Dr. Nancy Sulla (author of 'Students Taking Charge"). Join us to explore the topics of policy, cultural and instructional change as, during this workshop, you begin to build your own framework for attaining equity. BYOT

Speakers
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IDE Corp.

President, IDE Corp. -- Innovative Designs for Education
Creators of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom - providing professional development to innovative schools.
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Dr. Steve Gregor

Director of Secondary Eduaction, Washington Township Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08406

10:00am

Experience by Doing: New Science Standards!
Your district should be implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. An overview of the three dimensions of the new standards and connections to the Language Arts and Math standards are highlighted. Students are expected to define problems; generate and evaluate multiple solutions; build and test prototypes; make claims using evidence; and optimize a solution. Participants will take part in challenges that promote K-12 STEM learning, and actually experience how district curricula can be enhanced by integrating and enhancing students' knowledge of science, math, literacy, social studies, and engineering practices while fostering creativity.

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Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 321 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08405

10:00am

From “Robert’s Rules” to “Robert Rules!"
Do board meetings leave you feeling stressed, frustrated and exhausted? Learn how “Robert” can help facilitate better discussions and group decision making at the board table. Join us for survival tips using Robert’s Rules, the guide to parliamentary procedure that will add efficiency, effectiveness and value to your board meetings. This action lab includes a brief PowerPoint Presentation, small and large group discussion, and individual and group exercises.

Speakers
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Jesse Adams Jr.

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
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Theresa Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 320 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08411

10:00am

Governance III - Student Achievement
For board members and charter school trustees in the third year of their first term. Please note: This training session is not open to all Workshop registrants. Only pre-registered, qualifying board members may attend.

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 304 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08435

10:30am

Governance II - Finance
For board members and charter school trustees in the second year of their first term. Please note: This training session is not open to all Workshop registrants. Only pre-registered, qualifying board members may attend.

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Room 301 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08434

11:00am

Instructional Rounds: A Tool to Establish Goals and Close Achievement Gaps
For the past three years, all administrators in the Hillsborough Township school system participated in instructional rounds visits to each of the district's nine schools. Principals presented their goals to their colleagues for discussion and all participated in classroom observations and teacher interviews. The purpose of the instructional rounds visits was to identify and close achievement gaps, as well as build professional capacity of school and district leaders. This session will review the process and share lessons learned.

Speakers
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Dr. Jorden Schiff

Superintendent of Schools, Hillsborough Township


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 310 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08485

11:00am

Makerspaces That Matter
Makerspaces are the newest thing in education, but how can they be connected to the curriculum? Session attendees will learn how Indian Mills Memorial School has connected its makerspace to the school curriculum. Practical ideas will be given for incorporating making to the curriculum and school culture.

Speakers
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Anastasia Hanneken

School Librarian/Tech Integrator, Shamong Township School District
Anastasia is a middle school librarian and technology trainer in Shamong Township School District. She is credited with transforming part of her library into a 21st century makerspace. In addition to presenting nationally, Anastasia enjoys working as a makerspace consultant.


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 308