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Tuesday, October 24
 

9:00am

21st Century Solutions Center (Booth 735)

TUESDAY

11:00 AM – Fusfoo

21st Century Education: Your High School is a Content Making Machine.

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your school’s message and achievements online! Fusfoo shares tools and tips to connect your school to its community more effectively. 
Dani Finkel, Creative Director, Fusfoo

1:00 PM - SHI

Future Ready Curriculum Enhancements with Virtual/Augmented Reality and more
J
oin Trevor Schubert as he navigates the products that make up Virtual/Augmented (VR/AR), Google Expeditions, Tango, and other STEM/STEAM products while tying each technology to a specific example within a curriculum.
Additionally, Trevor will touch base on the Google admin console from a pre-deployment specialists perspective. Sharing asset management tips, laser etching best practices and general ways to help ensure Google whiteglove requests go smoothly.  
Trevor Schubert, Solutions Specialist, SHI

2:30 PM - iSchool

5 Steps to Building Team Culture & Inviting Students into Your Tech Initiative
Join us in this two part program as we discuss some keys to establishing a productive and positive team culture while inspiring and engaging students to create deeper impact and retention. Following this discussion, we will hear directly from the students of Belvidere Middle and High School about their journey, and some of their team's accomplishments.
Tim Wright, iSchool Initiative, Program Manager
Caralee Gately, Belvidere Middle School, Teacher & Tech. Specialist
Chris Carruba, Belvidere School District, Superintendent
Students from Belvidere Middle and High School

 WEDNESDAY

 9:30 AM - CrosStar

Lower Operating Expenses and Invest Money Back into the Classroom
Learn how your district can save 20 percent or more on monthly telecommunications through a no-cost a telecommunications analysis and inventory cost analysis as part of the NJSBA TEC program. During this session, CrosStar Network Solutions (CNS) will demonstrate ways your district can reduce monthly costs, eliminate unnecessary services, and upgrade to better, less expensive technology.
Eric Savitsky, Marketing Director, CrosStar Network Solutions

11:00 AM - E-Rate Consulting 

E-Rate Basics – The Nuts and Bolts
This session will explore the fundamental concepts of the E-rate Program to provide school administrators and board members with the opportunity to learn the "nuts-and-bolts" of the E-rate Program.  This session will include an overview of how discount rates are calculated; the different categories of service; eligible services and equipment; and common mistakes made during the application process that can jeopardize E-rate funding.
Vince LaForgia, President, E-Rate Consulting

 1:00 PM - Microsoft

Unleash Classroom Collaboration and Student Engagement with Microsoft Teams
Learn about Microsoft Teams, a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education.
Chuck Luey, Account Executive, Microsoft
Kristeen Kohrs, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft  

2:30PM - VMware/Carasoft

The Classroom Anywhere: Modernizing the Classroom to a Borderless Model
Many schools are facing the technology crossroad as their students quickly outgrow the technical capabilities provided by many schools.  This brings the challenge to properly align the technology[remove comma] requirements with the deployment plan.  If not done properly it can result in costly stalled initiatives.  Join us to learn about the solutions available to all K-12 districts.   We will cover common use cases, products and the cost effective services designed specifically for our schools.
Mario Spallarossa, Senior Systems Engineer- Public Sector – NJ, VMware

 


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Future Ready Center (Booth 729)
Tuesday
9:30 am 
Activating Student Voice through TED ED Clubs
TED-ED Club leaders and TED-ED Innovative Educators will share the power of leveraging student voice, creativity and passion. TED-ED’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. TED-ED supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos, to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills. This session will share the opportunities and benefits of starting a TED-ED Clubs program in your district. 
 David Aderhold, Wendy Morales, Marcos Navas
 
11 am
Creating Student Driven Academies: Beginning the Journey
Toms River Regional School District is designing student-driven, problem-based Career Academies starting this school year. Teachers are rethinking curriculum so that students are tackling real-world, multi-subject, open-ended problems and using a design process to create solutions. Instructionally, teachers are designing structures and strategies that put students in charge of their own learning while transformationally using technology. Join us as we share the beginning of our change process: the steps, successes, and challenges.
Norma DeNoia, Dr Marc Natanagara, Tonya Rivera
 
1 pm

Future Ready Schools - The Certification Process

Future Ready Schools - NJ, a coalition of the New Jersey School Boards Association, New Jersey Department of Education, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, is a certification program designed to provide support, guidance, and resources to schools who are dedicated to fostering successful graduates in college, career, and citizenship. The program is based on the national Future Ready framework and the successful design of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. In this session, attendees will learn about the mission and vision of the certification program, how their schools and districts can get involved and benefit from the program, as well as the process for being certified as Future Ready.
 Joshua Koen, James Lipuma, Patrice Maillet, Jeremy Reich, Barry Haines
 2:30 pm
Solving Education's Wicked Problems with Concept Mapping
Problems in Education are “Wicked Problems” or at the least, they are part of them (see https://goo.gl/BHksKP). Solving our “Wicked” educational problems requires a different way of looking at our issues, literally! Participants will learn the strategies of visual concept mapping and visual messaging used by Howell Township Public Schools. These strategies can be used by anyone to create a clearer vision of both the problems faced, and the solutions needed by a school district.
Joseph Isola, Bruce Preston
 
Wednesday
 9:30 am:
True North: Maintaining Our Core Values in a Climate of Change
The education landscape continues to shift with changing standards, technology, and student needs. As we strive to be innovative, it is also critical that we maintain our core values to ensure we consider the whole child - students that are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Join us to discuss prioritization strategies and protocols for professional practice to help your school/district remain focused on your true north in a climate of change.
 Allison Rodman, Barry Saide
 
 11 am
Beyond 1 to 1: The Pathway to Future Ready
To support New Jersey schools as “Future Ready”, Future Ready Schools has created a framework of 7 gears for success: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Use of Space and Time; Robust Infrastructure; Data and Privacy; Community Partnerships; Personalized Professional Learning; & Budget and Resources. Participants will see how the Howell Township Public Schools gathered a team of stakeholders, comprised of students, staff, parents, community members, members of the Board of Education, and administration to go through a process that inextricably connects all 7 gears. Concrete examples of interconnected gears will be provided with actual results of those cohesive efforts. Time will be given for a district-supported panel discussion during which participants can apply elements of this workshop to their own district efforts towards being “Future Ready”.
Claire Engle, Joseph Isola
 
1 pm
District/School Branding: A Collaborative Process
What we have seen and are continuing to see in education is schools/districts taking responsibility for their social capital as they work towards making their mark in both the local and global education community. This 60 minute group session will focus on the why and how of district/school branding, and the importance of making it a collaborative process.
Daniel Alston, William P George III Ed D, Stephany Hesslein, Wendy Morales, Marla Weinstein
 
 
 
2:30 pm
Future Ready Schools - The Certification Process
Future Ready Schools - NJ, a coalition of the New Jersey School Boards Association, New Jersey Department of Education, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, is a certification program designed to provide support, guidance, and resources to schools who are dedicated to fostering successful graduates in college, career, and citizenship. The program is based on the national Future Ready framework and the successful design of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. In this session, attendees will learn about the mission and vision of the certification program, how their schools and districts can get involved and benefit from the program, as well as the process for being certified as Future Ready.
Joshua Koen, James Lipuma, Patrice Maillet, Jeremy Reich, Barry Haines

Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm
TBA

9:00am

INTEGRATIVE STEAM COMMAND CENTER Featuring “STEAM Tank”

Stop by the I-STEAM Command Center and pick up your STEAM Passport to help guide you through the many demonstrators and exhibitors who can support your school districts STEAM initiatives.

In addition to the “STEAM Tank” Challenge, the I-STEAM Command Center will feature several new and expanded activities:

 Camden County Technical Schools Robotics Team- As it heads into its 20th year of competition, learn how the award winning Camden County Technical School Robotics Team has been the catalyst for STEAM initiatives in the district and throughout the county.

New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA), educational leaders in project based learning practices, presents this year's Maker Space!  This innovative space educates and encourages attendees with a hands-on experience. Each person will create a product from start to finish utilizing the same design process as students in a integrative K-12 technology, engineering and design education program. While this is just one version of a makerspace and each is created differently to meet the needs of the community it serves, NJTEEA’s space demonstrates the fundamentals of a successful technology, engineering, and design facility. Come join a handful of the state’s top technology, engineering, and design educators from NJTEEA to learn about all the great things maker spaces have to offer!

Liberty Science Center presents StarLab: Crawl into a portable planetarium to watch the constellations come alive. Our state-of-the-art digital StarLab allows exploration of the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, solar and lunar eclipses, and the repeating seasonal pattern of constellations.  The presentations will be occurring inside the dome of the StarLab. We will be meeting the participants outside and guide them in for the experience. Each presentation will be approximately 20 minutes.

U.S. Army STEM Lab features STEM in the Army. Featured at this lab are Army Engineer Robots, Army Medical, and Team Building Activities. Come check it out!


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm
TBA

9:00am

NJSBA Services Area (Booth 449)

All attendees who join us for any of the sessions in the NJSBA Services Area on Tuesday or Wednesday will be entered into prize drawing for the day of attendance. The more sessions you attend that day, the more chances you have to win!

 Tuesday  October 24th

 10:00   NJSBA Grants Support Program & Going After Foundation Grant Funding

Private and corporate foundations give away millions of dollars in support of education grant projects every year. Join Grants Office LLC, NJSBA’s partner for grant services, as we discuss strategies for seeking foundation funding, tips for building relationships with these funders, and best practices on how to make your request. We’ll even cover how districts can leverage the NJSBA Grants Support Program to pursue foundation, state, & federal grant opportunities!

 12:15   Creating efficiencies in board meetings  - Why it matters!

 Creating more effective and streamlined board meetings is an essential task in today’s fast-paced world. Having a streamlined meeting for board members is important, but also just as crucial staff, students and the community to understand the objectives of the Board. View first-hand how your peers are using technology to establish great efficiency when conducting board meetings while becoming more transparent with the community and why these components matter.  

 

2:15     Daily Prize Drawing

Wednesday October 25th 2017

10:00   Reduce Your Energy Costs

Learn ways that school districts can implement sustainable energy projects that save money and reduce expenditures.  Stop by to learn more about how your district can start saving money on its energy expenses!

12:15   Making your Policy Manual Environmentally Friendly

Learn how technology can be utilized to dramatically improve how your board policy manual can be managed and accessed while playing a key role in the effective governance of your school district, improve communication with the community and how these improvements will save you money and demonstrate your commitment to the environment.

 2:15     Daily Prize Drawing


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Sustainable Schools Center

Once again this year, the Sustainable Schools Center features a variety of government agencies and non-profit organizations that showcase programs and resources that lead to healthier learning environments at lower operating costs. 

Along with school districts that will showcase their best practices in sustainability, the Sustainable Schools Center will feature a few new activities this year! There will be a Walkway showing how each system of school can engage in sustainable practices. There is an opportunity for Sustainability Champions to share their successes as well as new pledges for sustainability to be made. In addition, there will be a “Sustainability On Demand” Theatre to view best practice videos and webinars on specific topics, great learning opportunity. Additionally, there is a “Green Grants Garden” area that will provide information on available grants from various sources that can directly support your sustainability efforts.

Information on cost savings and statewide green resources can be found in this location on the Exhibit Floor. Also featured in the Center, is the Sustainable Schools Passport, that gives participants the opportunity to collect initials around the Exhibit Floor from subject matter experts that can boost your knowledge in sustainable practices, products and services.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm
TBA