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Monday, October 24
 

10:30am

Boards Matter: You Make the Difference in Student Achievement
Limited Capacity seats available

Student Achievement needs to be every board's top priority. All board members want their students to succeed but often don't understand their role in creating the vision and conditions for student success. Board members need the knowledge and confidence to discuss student achievement at the board table and collaborately build a system that focuses on improved student learning.

The conversation begins with the belief that all children can learn and board members make the difference in creating districts where all students reach their highest potential!


Speakers
PB

Paul Breda

Field Service Rep with NJSBA. Looking forward to Workshop 2011 !
GH

Gwen H. Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 316 Third Floor - West

10:30am

HIB, Code of Conduct and Other Policies Requiring Annual Review
Limited Capacity seats available

It is often a problem for boards to keep track of all the policies that the law requires the board to annually review.  This group session will comprehensively cover committee strategies to facilitate and organize the annual board review and revision of policies as mandated by law.  The focus shall include harassment, intimidation and bullying, and the code of student conduct as models for the discussion. 
The program format shall include Power Point presentation, lecture and discussion.  Handouts shall include model and sample policies, a chart of all policy topics that require annual review which details specific review requirements (i.e. public and staff participation, community involvement etc.), committee organization strategies and mock calendar.


Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Consultant, Policy, NJSBA
LS

Lou Schimenti

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


Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 313 Third Floor - West

10:30am

Role of the Board President
Limited Capacity seats available

Being the Board President can be a challenging position.  A board president must balance the needs of all to be heard with the need to use the board’s time efficiently and effectively.  Whether the issue is personnel, a divided board, or public participation, the board president’s leadership can help guide the board through these difficult situations. 

Using scenarios brought by both the presenters and those in attendance, the attendees will be given legal and practical information to navigate through the challenges they face.  The roles and responsibilities of the Board President before, during and after the board meeting along with the Board President’s relationship with fellow board members and the administration will all be part of this discussion.


Speakers
MH

Marc H Zitomer Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith and King LLP
Marc H. Zitomer Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP Celebrating 100 Years of Service to our Clients and Community220 Park Avenue | PO Box 991 Florham Park, NJ 07932 Phone: 973-540-7329 Fax:  973-540-7300Email: mhz@spsk.comWebsite: http://www.spsk.comBio: View my Bio... Read More →
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Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 317 Third Floor - West

10:30am

Strategic Planning for School Districts
Limited Capacity seats available

Understand strategic planning as a unique opportunity to set your district's course in line with your identified needs, being aware of the interests and demands of your district, attuned to future possibilities and aware of both the internal and external forces that will influence your journey.   Attendees will take part in an activity that recognizes the strength of an organized process, will brainstorm the elements of excellence, will participate in a quiz, and will discuss their educational beliefs.


Speakers

Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 315 Third Floor - West

2:30pm

Opportunities to Enrich Gifted Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop, presented by the President of NJ Association for Gifted Children, will provide participants with resources of activities, contests, collaborations and ideas that have been used effectively with gifted students and which  provide opportunities to enrich learning, engage students, and stimulate creativity.  Many of these programs and contests are free.  Examples will be shared through DVDs and hands-on samples.  Information on grants received and how to fund some of these programs will also be provided.








Monday October 24, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 416 Fourth Floor - West
 
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am

Boards Matter: You make the difference in Student Achievement
Limited Capacity seats available

Student Achievement needs to be every board's top priority. All board members want their students to succeed but often don't understand their role in creating the vision and conditions for student success. Board members need the knowledge and confidence to discuss student achievement at the board table and collaborately build a system that focuses on improved student learning.

The conversation begins with the belief that all children can learn and board members make the difference in creating districts where all students reach their highest potential!


Speakers
PB

Paul Breda

Field Service Rep with NJSBA. Looking forward to Workshop 2011 !
CZ

Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 25, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 313 Third Floor - West

9:30am

Orienting Your New Superintendent: Transition Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

You and your board worked tirelessly to paper screen resumes, interview candidates, check references, and negotiate a contract to secure the new superintendent to your district.  Your board is filled with optimism that is only matched by the hope that your choice to lead the district succeeds.  This action lab will help to improve the chance that your new superintendent begins his/her career with the tools to be successful.  Board members will have the opportunity to develop a transition plan that will help the new leader navigate through the unique waters of your community.  This session will be led by an experienced superintendent who will share his transition plan and facilitate the process of developing a transition plan to meet the needs of your district.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 317 Third Floor - West

1:00pm

Role of the Board President
Limited Capacity seats available

Being the Board President can be a challenging position.  A board president must balance the needs of all to be heard with the need to use the board’s time efficiently and effectively.  Whether the issue is personnel, a divided board, or public participation, the board president’s leadership can help guide the board through these difficult situations. 

Using scenarios brought by both the presenters and those in attendance, the attendees will be given legal and practical information to navigate through the challenges they face.  The roles and responsibilities of the Board President before, during and after the board meeting along with the Board President’s relationship with fellow board members and the administration will all be part of this discussion.


Speakers
MH

Marc H Zitomer Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith and King LLP
Marc H. Zitomer Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP Celebrating 100 Years of Service to our Clients and Community220 Park Avenue | PO Box 991 Florham Park, NJ 07932 Phone: 973-540-7329 Fax:  973-540-7300Email: mhz@spsk.comWebsite: http://www.spsk.comBio: View my Bio... Read More →
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Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 314 Third Floor - West

1:00pm

Superintendent Search: The Process
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on action lab will cover all aspects of the superintendent search process.  We will explain areas of responsibility of the CSA and have small groups reach consensus on their expectations.  The next step is the Preparation Stage where we will discuss the decisions that have to be made.  In small groups the attendees will participate in a hands on activity on setting up the search criteria. The next step is the Processing Stage, which involves setting up a calendar, the application, and the interviews.  In small groups the participants will review the legality of interview questions.  The last phase in the process is the Final Selection Stage.  In this stage we will discuss choosing the finalists, district visits, negotiating the contract, and picking the new superintendent.


Speakers
GH

Gwen H. Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 310 Third Floor - West

1:00pm

Your Green Schools Action Plan - Save Energy while Educating Students
Limited Capacity seats available

The Green Schools Committee of the USGBC NJ chapter is committed to linking sustainable facilities design and operations to curriculum at all grade levels.  Committee leadership has developed DOE approved curricula focused on the 5 areas of LEED, as well as vocational school curriculum focused on preparing students for employment in the green buildings industry.

This session will present curriculum related to the 5 areas of LEED (site preservation, water conservation, materials reuse and recycling, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality) and relate them to specific, developed lesson plans for all grades.

In this Action Lab, participants will be given an overview of Green School objectives, and will have access to web-based resourves and live instruction in preparing a Green Schools Action Plan that they can take back to their school for implementation that can lead to changed behaviors in facilities and reduced operational costs.


Speakers
SA

SSP Architectural Group

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


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 315 Third Floor - West

3:00pm

HIB, Code of Conduct and Other Policies Requiring Annual Review
Limited Capacity seats available

It is often a problem for boards to keep track of all the policies that the law requires the board to annually review.  This group session will comprehensively cover committee strategies to facilitate and organize the annual board review and revision of policies as mandated by law.  The focus shall include harassment, intimidation and bullying, and the code of student conduct as models for the discussion. 
The program format shall include Power Point presentation, lecture and discussion.  Handouts shall include model and sample policies, a chart of all policy topics that require annual review which details specific review requirements (i.e. public and staff participation, community involvement etc.), committee organization strategies and mock calendar.


Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Consultant, Policy, NJSBA
LS

Lou Schimenti

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


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 317 Third Floor - West
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am

Strategic Planning for School Districts
Limited Capacity seats available

Understand strategic planning as a unique opportunity to set your district's course in line with your identified needs, being aware of the interests and demands of your district, attuned to future possibilities and aware of both the internal and external forces that will influence your journey. Attendees will take part in an activity that recognizes the strength of an organized process, will brainstorm the elements of excellence, will participate in a quiz, and will discuss their educational beliefs.


Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 310 Third Floor - West

9:30am

Superintendent Evaluation Process
Limited Capacity seats available

The evaluation process is critical to the success of the school district. Participants will view the process form start to finish, including our online version for both CSA evaluation and self evaluation. Learn how to write a CSA narrative based on majority opinion and how to construct an effective professional development plan.


Speakers
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Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 316 Third Floor - West

11:00am

Negotiating Your Superintendent Contract in 2011
Limited Capacity seats available

With the implementation of superintendent salary caps in conjunction with the accountability regulations, the ability of a board to recruit and retain a quality superintendent has become more complex. Our goal is to provide board members with the ins and outs of negotiating a new superintendent contract that will enable the board to fairly remunerate the superintendent while maintaining their fiduciary responsibility to their community. 


Speakers
GH

Gwen H. Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 410 Fourth Floor - West

1:00pm

STEM: Fostering Students' 21st Century Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be actively engaged in problem-solving challenges that promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning that is integrated with literacy and social studies. Participants will experience firsthand how district curricula can be enhanced by incorporating activities that totally engage students while fostering 21st century skills.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 313 Third Floor - West