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Monday, October 24

1:00pm EDT

The Who, What and Why of Pre K-3rd Professional Deveopment for District Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Through an interactive presentation, learn how NJ's DOE, a state child advocacy organization and the state's principals and supervisors' association collaborated to develop a multi-tiered professional development program for district administrators that focuses on ensuring that participants become effective leaders of the Pre K-3rd grade continuum. 


Vincent Costanza

Executive Director of RTT-ELC, NJ Department of Education

Monday October 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room 419 Fourth Floor - East
Tuesday, October 25

1:00pm EDT

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.


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 EDT
Room 315 Third Floor - West
Wednesday, October 26

11:00am EDT

Creativity and Innovation Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

For more than two centuries, innovation and creativity from New Jerseyans have transformed the world through their invaluable and unique contributions. The current stakes are high – NJ faces enormous economic,  social, cultural, educational and environmental challenges.  How can creativity and innovation revitalize New Jersey? Learn how you can spark  a movement in your community that recognizes, fosters and sustains creativity and innovation as catalysts for a vital, prosperous and sustainable NJ. Hear what work has been done to create this initiative and how it is changing how we think about community. This is essential for our State to succeed economically and socially in the 21st century.


Larry Capo

Executive Director, Young Audiences/NJ

Wendy Liscow

Program Director, Education, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Wendy Liscow provides a wealth of programs promoting nonprofit best management practices.

Willa Spicer

Former Assistant Commissioner/Director of Curriculum, Montgomery Township School District

Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Room 421 Fourth Floor - East

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 313 Third Floor - West