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Tuesday, October 24
 

10:00am

Get a Handle on Printing Costs
Districts do their best to watch each penny, and use resources to help all students. One area you may have not considered, that can drain your financial resources, is printing. It is essential for schools to make smart and budget-savvy decisions in providing printing services for educators and students. Learn how to track printing in a network environment to better understand how, when and by whom devices are used. Session participants will learn how to provide needed print access, in the most effective way, while keeping costs under control.

Speakers
BW

Bruce Wadja

Solutionist, Atlantic Tomorrows Office


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Help Your Students Thrive into Adulthood with Sanford Harmony
Sanford Harmony is a research-based Pre-K-6th grade program designed to create a positive learning environment and school climate essential to social-emotional development. Through intentional relationship-building activities and engaging lessons, students learn and master communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Educators love Harmony as it is flexible, easy to implement, and builds inclusive learning communities where the focus is on teaching and learning. Join this interactive session to learn more about how you can foster healthy relationships in your school or after-school program at no cost to you.

Speakers
AB

Alyssa Belcastro

Northeast Regional Ambassador, Sanford Education Programs, LIU


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Scarinci | Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

It's Not If you'll Be Hacked -- It's WHEN?
Most people think cybersecurity is the role of your IT staff. However, success in protecting your organization’s infrastructure at all levels is inextricably linked to your employees’ cybersecurity behavior. The key to ensuring success begins with training and educating teachers, faculty, staff and students on the latest cybercrimes such as phishing attacks, ransomware and identity theft. Learn how to accomplish this with a mix of interactive distance learning modules and simulated phishing activities to consistently educate, teach and train your staff to be the front line of your cyber defense.

Speakers
BL

Brian Lau

VP Business Development, D2 Cybersecurity
WR

Walter Rant

Director, Cybersecurity Center, Kean University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Overcoming Challenges in the Ever-Changing Construction Market
In November 2016, the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional School district, with approximately $3.5 million worth of capital projects already in the pipeline, passed a $9.7 million referendum for critical projects at two schools. Shortly after, with a new administrator and a new architect, the district and the architect got to work on implementing and completing these critical projects, all while the busy schools, which collectively serve nearly 3,000 students, remained in full use. How is the team managing it all? This session will feature discussion with those who are making it happen, and will reveal the approach, tips and techniques that are key to tackling concurrent, yet vastly different, construction projects.

Speakers
DC

Donna Coen O'Gorman

Project Manager, DMR Architects


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Professional Development & Strategic Planning for Sustainability
This session will review professional development options for school board members, district administration, district staff, and school staff in key areas of sustainability. In addition, we will discuss opportunities to identify ongoing, planned or future "green and sustainable" practices that could support existing strategic planning goals or new goals in the following areas: student achievement, community engagement- or community partnerships, finance, resources, culture and climate, facilities, or other goal areas of importance to the district. Professional development is a priority action item of Sustainable Jersey for Schools worth 5 points and green enhancements to your district plan is worth an additional 10 points.

Speakers
JK

Jason Kliwinski

CEO/Founder, Green Building Center - NJ


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Apple Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Ransomware, Don't Be a Victim
This session will discuss ransomware, and ways that districts can avoid being a victim.

Speakers
CC

Carmine Cannizzaro

CEO, Pitt Bull Secure Technologies, Inc.
BS

Brett Summers

CTO, Pitt Bull Secure Technologies, Inc.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Saving Districts Money Since 1995 -- Cost Savings through Fiber
Come join a discussion of how owning your own fiber network can save you money and help future-proof your network. We will also discuss several other cost-saving IT solutions, as well as physical security for schools.

Speakers
LC

Lauren Cassel

Account Manager, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.
LS

Laura Stalter

Senior Account Manager, Millennium Communications Group, Inc.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Food Service Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Student Speech and Religious Expression
This program will review the scope, limitations, and implications of student speech in school and online. This program also will address student religious expression in school, including organized prayer groups and activities, accommodation of prayer during instructional time, and related issues.

Speakers
EF

Elizabeth Farley Murphy Esq

Partner, The Busch Law Group


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Presidio Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

What Were They Thinking?Responding to and Investigating Employee Misconduct
It’s 6 a.m. and you get the call that a school employee was arrested or you get an anonymous email about an employee’s inappropriate Facebook post. This session will cover how to respond; appropriate investigation procedures; interim measures, reporting requirements, and dealing with the press and the public.

Speakers
PL

Perry L Lattiboudere Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC
LJ

Lissa Johnson

Assistant Superintendent, Trenton Board of Education


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Phoenix Advisors Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Cloud Networking for Your K-12 IT Environment
This session will discuss how a product, Cisco Meraki, is providing innovative cloud networking, offering wireless, switching, security, voice, surveillance cameras and mobile device management, all managed seamlessly. Meraki is designed to be simple to manage, quick to deploy, and to offer in-depth analytics and tools to help keep networks running effectively and efficiently. Participants will learn how Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) can implement this technology to enhance K-12 IT environments.




Speakers
CC

Chris Clark

Director of Public Sector, Computer Design & Integration
MS

Matthew Schaner

CNG Public Sector Product Sales Specialist, Cisco


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools: Service Dogs v. the Exhaustion Requirement
This session will examine the recent Supreme Court decision on service dogs in the classroom. What are the likely outcomes if the proper procedures are followed?

Speakers
KC

Kim C Belin Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Keeping Our Students Safe Online
As districts adopt Google Chromebooks and Classroom, Microsoft Office365 in the cloud, and other cloud-based vendors as part of the curriculum, questions arise. Is sensitive information stored in the cloud secure? What is your district doing to prevent and detect behavior such as cyberbullying, suicide threats, and other activities that put students in harm’s way? This session will introduce tools to gain visibility and control of data and users in their cloud applications, while enforcing regulatory, operational, and security compliance easily and effectively. All attendees of this session are eligible to receive a free cloud security assessment.

Speakers
GL

George Lazarou

Principal Security Strategist, Aspire Technology Partners


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Scarinci | Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Like Having GPS for Student Outcomes: A District Primer on Data Visualization
Imagine if your school leaders had “GPS” to guide them on the journey to student outcomes. How deftly could they maneuver if they received alerts about areas where students and teachers were hitting speed bumps? This is the power of “data visualization”, a set of techniques and technology that transforms thousands of school data points into live, interactive infographics. Join this workshop, featuring Tom D’Elia of Belleville public schools, on ways that data visualization can improve student outcomes, school operations, and teacher effectiveness.

Speakers
TD

Tom D'Elia

Director of Operations, Belleville Public Schools
TG

Tre Gonzalez

EdTech Specialist, OnCourse Systems for Education


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Maschio's Food Service Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Making the Most of Your Nutrition Program
This introductory presentation will be focused on ways to improve cafeteria operation. The session will provide overview guidance on the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. It will include marketing ideas to encourage healthier choices, including more whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, and a component that will help the audience identify goals and communicate them in a way that helps food service provide a responsive and focused nutrition program.

Speakers
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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 →
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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.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Presidio Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

NJ Council of ESC's Innovative Programs and Solutions for the 21st Century  
Educational Services Commissions are public school districts authorized by the State Board of Education to provide needed educational and administrative services to local school districts. ESC's strive to provide cost-effective, long-term as well as short-term options in all areas of education programs that meet the needs of individual districts. Program options include: coordinated transportation services, CST evaluations and support services, transition support services, special education classes--regionalized or within district, alternative school options, NJ Virtual School, Career Centers, paraprofessional services, services to nonpublic schools, services to support the district business office function, home instruction and online instructional services and summer schools and ESY special education programs.

Speakers
HD

Hal Dunsavage

Superintendent, Somerset County Educational Services Commission
TF

Terry Foppert

Superintendent, Union County Educational Services Commission
AR

Andrea Romano

Superintendent, Sussex County Educational Services Commission


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Apple Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Preparing Staff for Mediation and Due Process in Special Education
A district can increase its chances of success in special education mediation or due process by training staff members to follow certain procedures, and provide certain programs and services prior to a legal challenge. This session will discuss what needs to be in place for a district to obtain the best possible results.

Speakers
NS

Nathanya Simon Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
CC

Carolyn Chaudry Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

The Employee Portal as a Unified Gateway to District Processes
A comprehensive employee portal offers access to a large array of critical staff information and functionality, including: Evaluations, SGOs, Professional Development, HR and Payroll information. Employees have the ability to enter requests for leave of absence, to attend professional development events, for vacation days, and whatever else the district wishes. Requisitions for purchases can be entered, as well as time sheet and voucher information.

Speakers
RH

Rich Heitmueller

Senior Systems Support, Genesis Educational Services, Inc.
JR

Jan Russak

Partner, Genesis Educational Services, Inc.
CZ

Chris Zinn

Partner, Forge Tech, Inc.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Phoenix Advisors Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Why Me? Straight Talk about Board Member Conflicts

This session will feature discussion on board member conflicts of interest, including areas covered by the Code of Ethics for School Board Members and the nepotism regulations. Whether it’s the selection of the superintendent or collective bargaining, learn what the School Ethics Act and the School Ethics Commission decisions and advisory opinions say. Participants will near the who, what and why of board conflicts.

Speakers
KP

Kelli Prinz Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
AH

Amy Houck Elco Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
YM

Yolanda Melville Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Buy American for Your District's HVAC Needs
This session will address the importance of selecting the right heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and its role in keeping the classroom environment comfortable, clean, quiet, efficient and in compliance with the new laws, codes and standards.

Speakers
JB

Jeff Barat

Partner, D&B Engineering


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Apple Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana in the Schools: What You Need to Know
This session will examine the compassionate use of medical marijuana in New Jersey school districts by qualifying student-patients. We will review the legal requirements imposed on boards of education and qualifying students, and will explore the legal pitfalls of failing to adhere to these requirements.

Speakers
JD

Joseph D Castellucci Jr Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Cost-Effective Meal Solutions Using Commodities and Local Produce
Enjoy a live cooking demonstration, featuring locally-sourced produce and cost-saving commodities! This session will demonstrate how to enhance your school meal program using the latest food trends to create compliant menu items that are nutritious, great-tasting and cost-effective. Maschio’s corporate chef will be sampling the latest in culinary trends such as smoothie and wellness bowls, made-to-order stations, and Farm-to-School recipes. Join us for an action- and nutrition-packed class!

Speakers
SE

Steve Escobedo

Corporate Chef, Maschio's Food Services
HB

Hallie Berutich RD SNS

Corporate Registered Dietitian, Maschio's Food Services
JU

Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Maschio's Food Service Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Disaster-Piece Theater
This presentation will focus on the various legal and policy mechanisms that are available to a board of education when a meeting goes awry. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the chair in presiding over the meeting and the ability (and inability) of a board of education to silence outspoken commenters (which may include other board members, members of the public, student protesters, teachers/school personnel, etc.) on matters that are (and are not) before the board. Legal discussion will touch on First Amendment concerns.

Speakers
WS

William S Donio Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
CB

Christopher Barrett Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Healthcare and Health Insurance Legislative Update
Session participants will receive an update – with a focus on the financial and administrative impact—on recent state and federal legislation regulating the health care and health insurance programs school districts provide to employees. In addition, presenters will provide a review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") and the status of any legislative efforts to "repeal and replace" Obamacare.


Speakers
JC

Jason C Della Penna

Senior Vice President - Employee Benefits Regulatory Affairs, Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Navigating Ethical Issues for School Boards
This program will provide an overview of the School Ethics Act for school board members, with updates on recent cases and advisory opinions to help board members identify and avoid potential ethics issues. A question and answer session on common pitfalls and strategies for steering clear will be included.

Speakers
ST

Shana T Don Esq

Associate, Scarinici Hollenbeck
RE

Ramon E Rivera Esq

Partner, Chair of Labor and Employment Law Group, Scarinici Hollenbeck
KN

Krystle Nova Esq

Associate, Scarinici Hollenbeck


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Scarinci | Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Save 30% in 30 Days
Heritage Business Systems Print and Document Workflow Study is a comprehensive assessment of how you print and exactly how paper and information travels thru your organization. This includes a professional assessment of your entire document and printing environment - from fleet audit to financial, volumetric and energy data. The Heritage Solutions team uses proven, in-depth analyses, as well as employee and department manager interviews and surveys. Heritage Document Print and Document Workflow Study highlights all areas of waste, lengthy manual processes and poor productivity across your organization. The result: A clear report showing exactly where money can be saved and processes optimized.

Speakers

Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

STEM: The Moral Imperative
STEM programs emerged from the realization that we lack students who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM programs often begin with the "stuff" of STEM: robotics, roller coasters, 3D virtual reality goggles, and more. While these may be fun, they will not prepare students for STEM careers. Even beyond problem-solving with the "stuff" of STEM, schools must build in students the "mindsets" of the scientist, technologist, engineer, and mathematician. Preparing students for STEM careers, a rapidly growing job sector, represents a moral imperative to provide students with increased opportunities for their future. Come learn more about how to develop these mindsets while creating engaging and powerful STEM programs and schools.

Speakers
DN

Dr Nancy Sulla

President, IDE Corp.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Phoenix Advisors Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Strategies for Capital Improvement Success
Are capital project approvals, timelines, incentives, costs, and funding causing headaches? While it is overwhelming, understanding the fundamentals of the facilities and construction process and how to plan wisely can position you to capture incentives and keep projects on track. This session will provide an overall picture of the entire process and highlight the opportunities you need to be aware of – from ways to maximize funding to key actions that need to be planned in advance.

Speakers
DF

Diane Fox CPA

Business Administrator /Board Secretary, Middle Twp School Disrtict
AS

Anthony Solimine Esq

Bond Counsel / Partner, McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC
AI

Anthony Inverso

Financial Advisor / Senior Managing Director, Phoenix Advisors
SG

Steven G Siegel

Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group


Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465
 
Wednesday, October 25
 

10:00am

Building a Network for the Class of 2030
In today’s school districts, technology is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. Distance learning, online assessments and Wi-Fi initiatives demand constant connectivity. In fact, both the State Educational Technology Directors Association and the Consortium for School Networking recommend at least 1 Gbps of bandwidth per 1,000 students. Session participants will learn how thousands of schools have improved the quality of education with services dedicated to supporting administrators, faculty and students.

Speakers
CD

Chris Dekowski

Sr. Manager, Strategic Enterprise Sales Manager, Comcast Business
JJ

Jim Jennings

Sr. Manager, Sales Engineering & Support, Comcast Business


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Scarinci | Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Connected Security for Schools
Session attendees will develop an in-depth understanding of computer security and learn how to integrate defenses across critical vectors of an attack. Your district’s network, server, end point, and now cloud, are all very important parts of an infrastructure that are vulnerable to attacks. We will explore hands-on, real-world examples of how integrating these components across multiple companies (ie: Cisco, McAfee, and others) can make your district’s overall security solution much stronger than the individual components.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Cost-Effective Meal Solutions Using Commodities and Local Produce
Enjoy a live cooking demonstration, featuring locally-sourced produce and cost-saving commodities! This session will demonstrate how to enhance your school meal program using the latest food trends to create compliant menu items that are nutritious, great-tasting and cost-effective. Maschio’s corporate chef will be sampling the latest in culinary trends such as smoothie and wellness bowls, made-to-order stations, and Farm-to-School recipes. Join us for an action- and nutrition-packed class!

Speakers
SE

Steve Escobedo

Corporate Chef, Maschio's Food Services
HB

Hallie Berutich RD SNS

Corporate Registered Dietitian, Maschio's Food Services
JU

Joanne Untamo

Director of Operations, Maschio's Food Services


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Maschio's Food Service Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Cracking School Security
Understanding your school security needs and making your schools safer can be overwhelming. Thinking holistically can help you focus on the most critical needs and goals, balance technology with policy changes, and enable smart, cost-effective solutions. Join us as we discuss how to approach security solutions, work with your local law enforcement resources, and achieve real results without breaking the budget.

Speakers
SE

Scott E Downie AIA LEEDap

Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group
SS

Sandy Student

Board Member/Vice President, Evesham Township Board of Education


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

District Collaboration to Enhance Student Learning and Reduce Costs
The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey and New Brunswick Public Schools have collaborated to provide a preschool disabled class program for students with autism. This innovative relationship has enhanced student learning, provided professional development for faculty and staff, and reduced tuition and transportation costs for the district. Attendees will hear from the school board and district leaders that make this relationship work to the benefit of all involved. Learn how your district can incorporate this pioneering approach to benefit students and taxpayers alike.

Speakers
DD

Dr Dale Caldwell

Board President, ESCNJ
MJ

Mark J Finkelstein

Commissioner School Ethics Commission, NJDOE, Superintendent, ESCNJ
DA

Dr Aubrey A Johnson

Superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Phoenix Advisors Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Food Services Management: Reimbursable vs Fixed Price Contracts
This session will focus on the advantages and/or disadvantages of a Cost Reimbursable Contract and a Fixed Price Contract.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Apple Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Inclusive Education: Finances, Research, Impact
Inclusive education has 33 years of research support showing that it is more effective for instructing students with disabilities than self-contained or out-of-district placements. Unfortunately, New Jersey ranks 49th out of 50 states based on rates of inclusion and out-of-district placement. New Jersey spends close to a billion dollars on out-of-district placements at over 140 private special education schools. There are school districts in New Jersey that spend 10-20 percent of their overall budget on out-of-district placements. This presentation will review the importance of inclusive education financially and through research. We will review how other states include students with disabilities at close to double the rate that we do, and will instruct board members to identify how much their districts are spending to educate students out-of-district.

Speakers
FB

Fred Buglione

CEO, New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education
ML

Michelle Lockwood

Director, New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Merging Technology with Practicality for Clean Buildings
Application of technology pioneered in other industries is changing the game in clean, safe buildings today. Software and equipment advancements are on the horizon to understand conditions and performance on a remote basis. These advancements enable changes in methodology that increase productivity and reduce overall costs. Budget constraints and rising operational costs make the implementation of emerging technologies and practices imperative for tomorrow.

Speakers
RG

Rob Glassmeyer

President, ICE International Cleaning Equipment


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

10:00am

Special Ed: What Every Board Member Needs to Know
All you need to know is the IDEA requires an IEP with a PLAFP that offers FAPE in the LRE. Confused? Attend this seminar to decipher the lingo and learn the key components of special education, the role of the board and the administration, and the latest developments in state and federal law.

Speakers
CL

Cherie L Adams Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC
JO

Jean O'Connell

Director of Special Services, Bernards Township Board of Education


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Presidio Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Help protect your Network from Ransomware !!
Protect your school network from Ransomware! Cisco will show how security solutions Umbrella and Cloudlock are the first easy and affordable steps to your district's overall Security Plan.

Speakers
GG

Greg Girgenti

Security Account Manager, Cisco Systems


Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

11:00am

Third Layer of a Comprehensive Cyber Security Strategy
A comprehensive and effective Cyber Security Strategy consist of multiple layers. We will briefly touch on the first and second layers which include: Firewalls, End-point protection, Intrusion Protection Systems, Malware Detection, Social Engineering, and Analytics. We will focus most of our time discussing the third and sometime most ignored layer which is Backup, and Disaster Recovery (DR). You will learn how a seamless and well-integrated Backup/DR strategy will significantly augment your overall Cyber Security Strategy.


Speakers

Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Charging Forward: Opportunities in the Face of Declining Enrollment
As enrollment in the more rural parts of the state trends downward, school districts must become even more creative with plans to deliver high-quality programs on increasingly tight budgets. The board and administration of the Delaware Valley Regional High School District embraced these challenges not as a dilemma, but as an opportunity, and embarked on a comprehensive educational long-range planning process. This process tapped into an Advisory Task Force to help craft the plan, the results of which tied back to the district’s Strategic Plan, and helped direct the board’s focus in areas such as curriculum development, finances, and facilities. This session will provide an overview of the process used by Del Val and will highlight some key steps along the way.

Speakers
JP

Jeanne Perantoni

Chief Executive Officer, SSP Architects
DW

Daria Wasserbach

Superintent, Delaware Valley Regional School District


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Apple Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Get a Handle on Printing Costs
Districts do their best to watch each penny, and use resources to help all students. One area you may have not considered, that can drain your financial resources, is printing. It is essential for schools to make smart and budget-savvy decisions in providing printing services for educators and students. Learn how to track printing in a network environment to better understand how, when and by whom devices are used. Session participants will learn how to provide needed print access, in the most effective way, while keeping costs under control.

Speakers
BW

Bruce Wadja

Solutionist, Atlantic Tomorrows Office


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

How To Identify Unauthorized Out-of-District Students
Residence fraud continues to plague New Jersey school districts where students are unlawfully attending schools in districts where they do not live. Learn how a district can use the latest in fraud detection and database technology to quickly identify ‘suspect’ out-of-district students. Verify Residence.com will audit a student roster and compare the addresses with the current information contained in multiple data providers such as credit bureaus, financial lending institutions, utility companies and the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address database.

Speakers
JM

Jimmie Mesis

Director of Investigations, Verify Residence.com


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Is Your District Intervention and Referral Services Compliant?
This program will review and highlight the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS)component of New Jersey School Administrative Code. Regardless of school size, districts are responsible for developing and utilizing an I and RS team to help not only special needs students, but also victims and perpetrators of HIB incidents. Additionally, the HIB intervention software program will be utilized to demonstrate how it can help schools stay compliant.

Speakers
DJ

Dr James Budzilek

Director of Education, HIBster Anti-Bullying Software


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Phoenix Advisors Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Propane-powered School Buses: Achieve Cost Savings and Cleaner Air District-wide
Safe. Clean. Reliable. Quiet. Propane is an amazing domestic alternative to a dirty past.
Proven extended engine life and reliability; documented reduction in overall cost of ownership; and sub-zero starting and faster heat, that provide a comfortable child environment, all make it a positive choice. Learn more about this amazing option for school districts.


Speakers
JA

John Aymil

Transportation Director, Randolph Township School District
EM

Ed Mulcahey

President, NJ Propane Gas Association (NJPGA)
DW

Derek Whaley

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


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Strategies for Cost Savings and Improved Outcomes in Special Education
Solutions for stretching the school budget dollar and improving student outcomes must include strategies for managing special education. The time spent on special education compliance and paperwork is overwhelming. The risk of being out of compliance and associated legal costs are substantial. This session will examine special education cost-efficiency strategies, including management systems that can control costs, enhance compliance and contribute towards improved outcomes. Participants will learn how special services departments are improving the quality of their IEPs and how this positively impacts student outcomes.

Speakers
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Christie Schutz EdD

Supervisor of Special Education, Old Bridge Township Public Schools
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Andrew Horelick

Market Owner - Special Education & Interventions, Frontline Education


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Maschio's Food Service Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Student Success
How can schools support the whole learner-Cognitively, Emotionally, Physically and Socially? Insights from Steelcase Education research will discuss a more holistic definition of student success where knowledge, skills and personal development meet, along with ways the built environment can help students think better, feel better and be healthier.

Speakers
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Dorothy DeSimone

Regional Education Specialist, Steelcase Education
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Dennis Guidera

Regional Education Specialist, Steelcase Education
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Erica Hartman

Director of Technology, Education integration, Morris School District


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Why School Ventilation Systems Are Stifling Our Students
A recent study by Harvard University definitively links poor educational performance to inadequate, outdated classroom ventilation. As districts consider options for improving school facilities, it is imperative that a holistic approach toward climate control be implemented in all designs. This session will consider several low-cost and high-tech solutions, including demand control ventilation, displacement ventilation, CO2 effects, radiant heat and the connection between physical comfort and student achievement. Best practices will be explored from economic, sustainable and performance criteria.

Speakers
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Kenneth H Karle

President, LAN Associates
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Dr William Ronzitti

Retired Interim
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Tom Wighard

Mechanical Engineer, LAN Associates


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Scarinci | Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

1:00pm

Wireless Solutions for Education
Whether your school system requires a large, multi-site controller-based WLAN architecture, or a single-site controller-less instant solution, Aruba solutions have the flexibility to handle your unique environment. AirWave, an on-premises multi-vendor network management system for both controller-based and controller-less solutions, as well as Central, a cloud-based management platform for our instant solutions, are highlights among the Aruba portfolio we will be discussing.

Speakers
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Sharon Carolan

Account Manager, PKA Tech
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Steve Taylor

Systems Engineer, NY Metro, Aruba Networks


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465