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Monday, October 24
 

10:00am EDT

Governance I: New Board Member Orientation
Limited Capacity seats available

Prepare to assume your new role. Explore the responsibilities, boundaries of authority, and mechanisms of school governance. Understand the mandates of the Bullying Law and the School Ethics Act. Learn the fundamentals of policymaking, collective bargaining, and evaluating the superintendent. This format includes presentations by specialists, analyses of case studies, and problem simulations. Discuss issues with NJSBA staff. Completion of this course satisfies the requirements of the School Ethics Act.

 


http://www.njsba.org/training/pdfs/NBM1112schedWEB.pdf?w=380

Speakers
SM

Steven McGettigan Esq

Manage Policy Services, New Jersery School Boards Association
MK

Michael Kaelber Esq

Director Legal and Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Monday October 24, 2011 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Room 303 Third Floor - East

10:30am EDT

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 EDT
Room 316 Third Floor - West

10:30am EDT

Costing Out the Labor Agreement
Limited Capacity seats available

In order to establish parameters for upcoming negotiations, it is essential that the management team can identify and understand costs in the current contract.  We will teach the participants how to analyze these cost factors, emphasizing, but not limited to salary and health care benefits.  


Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan Esq

Manager Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 314 Third Floor - West

10:30am EDT

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 EDT
Room 313 Third Floor - West

10:30am EDT

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 EDT
Room 315 Third Floor - West

10:30am EDT

Governance III
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed to enable all board members in their third year of their first term in office to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states, ”The board member shall complete a training program on school district governance in each of the subsequent two years of the board member’s first term.”  


Speakers
avatar for Erik Endress

Erik Endress

Education Technology Specialist, New Jersey School Boards Association
GH

Gwen H. Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
CZ

Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Room 304 Third Floor - East

1:00pm EDT

Governance II
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed to enable all board members in their second year of their first term in office to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states, "The board member shall complete a training program on school district governance in each of the subsequent two years of the board member's first term."


Speakers
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Monday October 24, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 304 Third Floor - East

2:30pm EDT

Governance IV

This course is designed to enable all board members in the first year of a re-elected or re-appointed term to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states.  " Within one year after each re-election or re-appointment to the board of education, the board member shall complete an advanced training program.  This training program shall include information on relevant changes to NJ school law and other information deemed appropriate to enable the board member to serve more effectively."


http://www.njsba.org/training/intro-boardsmanship.htm#govii

Speakers
SM

Steven McGettigan Esq

Manage Policy Services, New Jersery School Boards Association
JB

John Burns Esq

Counsel Governmental Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Monday October 24, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 415 Fourth Floor - West

2:30pm EDT

Organizing Your Charter Policy Manual
Limited Capacity seats available


This session will help Charter School Board of Trustees members and School Leaders to learn the importance of having an updated policy manual; What should be in their policy manual and why;How to organize their policy manual for quick and easy access; and to provide them with tools and services available to them to assist them in keeping their manual updated.


Speakers
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 2:30pm - Wednesday October 26, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Room 417 Fourth Floor - East
 
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

Best Practices of Charter School Governance
Limited Capacity seats available

TBD


Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Room 315 Third Floor - West

9:30am EDT

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 EDT
Room 313 Third Floor - West

9:30am EDT

Labor Relations Mini Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Financial resources are being stretched as never before, employment costs continue to rise and the expectations of the public and unions are often completely at odds. In this environment, negotiating school labor contracts becomes an even more difficult, and crucial, challenge. Come hear from experienced practitioners and school negotiators who will provide advice and information that can help your district achieve its bargaining goals.

 


Speakers
avatar for Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC

Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC

Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere is a minority and women owned law firm dedicated to the representation of charter schools and public schools in all areas of general school law, labor and employment matters and insurance defense. AG&L is committed to the improvement of public education... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 9:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 302 Third Floor - East

10:00am EDT

Lobbying from the inside out!
Limited Capacity seats available

Our session will have two moderators-one familiar with members' present advocacy activities and one familiar with the operation of local legislative offices and lobbying strategies. Through narratives and questions posed to four legislative aides, representing both political parties, and with NJSBA members with an interest in politics and advocacy, the moderators will demonstrate the importance of establishing and maintaining a two way dialogue with local district legislators, who direct the educational and fiscal policies that board members and administrators must follow in the governance and operation of school districts.


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Horl

Barbara Horl

Lobbyist, New Jersey School Boards Association
DJ

Dave Jenkins

Legislative Aide to Assembly Majority Leader Joe Cryan, 20th District
avatar for Ray Pinney

Ray Pinney

Director - Member Engagement and County Activities, NJSBA
TS

Tom Suthard

Chief of Staff to Assemblymen John Amodeo and Vince Polistina, 2nd District.
AW

Andrew Wynne

Chief Counsel, Assembly Republican Caucus


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Room 421 Fourth Floor - East

10:15am EDT

Keynote: Welcome to The Great Conversation: Increasing Public Support for America’s Public Schools.
Limited Capacity seats available

Building on the themes presented in his book, School Cannot Do It Alone, Jamie makes the case that this is public education’s most hopeful time. He acknowledges the threats arising from multiplying mandates, shifting demographics, media hype, and a changing economy. But he demonstrates how all districts can marshal the tremendous resources at their disposal to initiate a conversation that produces the Four Prerequisites of Progress: community understanding, trust, permission to change, and support. This presentation includes the popular "Blueberry Story" and a discussion of the mental affliction "Nostesia" – a disease comprised of 50% nostalgia, 50% amnesia, which prevents Americans from appreciating the achievements of their local schools.

 


www.jamievollmer.com

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vollmer

Jamie Vollmer

Jamie Vollmer is an award-winning champion of public education, and the author of the highly acclaimed book, Schools Cannot Do It Alone.  He has spent the last twenty years working with school districts, education associations, foundations, and chambers of commerce across the nation... Read More →



Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

11:00am EDT

Media Relations: 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether they write for traditional newspapers, post on a community news websites or publish their own blogs, responsible reporters need concise, accurate and timely information. Ask NJSBA's communications experts about the best approaches to take when working with the news media.

Participants will learn how to make board meetings "media friendly," steps school districts can take to ensure accurate coverage, and common-sense approaches to follow when communicating with the news media.


Speakers
FB

Frank Belluscio

Deputy Executive Director, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am EDT

NJSBA Policy Q & A: Best Practices to Make Your Board Committees More Effective
Limited Capacity seats available

Roundtable discussion on board committees. NJSBA policy consultant, David Bosted will answers concerns, discuss what other school districts may be doing and offer suggestions and advise on policy language.


Speakers
DW

David Wm. Bosted

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
I'm Passionate about POLICY. Policy can be a FORCE to set priorities and get things accomplished in your school district.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor
  Floor Session, Legal/Policy

11:00am EDT

NJSBA Policy Q & A: Protecting and Encouraging Student Health Through Policy
Limited Capacity seats available

NJSBA policy consultant will answer questions and discuss protecting and encouraging student health, what other school districts may be doing and offer suggestions and advise on policy language.


Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Consultant, Policy, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am EDT

NJSBA Q & A: Legislative Issues

Come and hear about proposed legislative issues, including tenure reform, affecting board members and school districts.


Speakers
JB

John Burns Esq

Counsel Governmental Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:30am EDT

Stump Your FSR
Limited Capacity seats available

Get answers to their district specific questions.... and cement relationships with the Field Service Department.


Speakers
PB

Paul Breda

Field Service Rep with NJSBA. Looking forward to Workshop 2011 !
avatar for Terri Lewis

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
KW

Kathy Winecoff

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:30am EDT

Stump Your FSR
Limited Capacity seats available


Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Friedman

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
SM

Susan McCusker

public education
GH

Gwen H. Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
CZ

Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor
  Floor Session, Leadership / Governance

11:30am EDT

Using Technology to Engage Your Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how your district can utilize technology to engage your parents, citizens and constituents. We’ll explain how you can use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Podcasts to connect with your community to share your district’s story. We'll hear first hand from a Superintendent recently launched her district Facebook page and from a social savvey former Edison High School student who rocked her school vote last April.

We'll show you how you can use web-based solutions to enable you to sell tickets for district events and fundraisers. We’ll explain how hyper-local news sites are transforming how citizens get the news. This fast paced presentation will help you and your district look at technology you can use, instead of technology you might be afraid of.


Speakers
avatar for Erik Endress

Erik Endress

Education Technology Specialist, New Jersey School Boards Association
AK

Ammaarah Khan

As an 18 year old freshman in college, I feel as if I am so much more different than my peers. In high school, when everyone was complaining about school, I realized the importance of it, and when budget cuts came around, I stood my ground, and spoke against them. I believe in public... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

12:30pm EDT

Learn@Lunch Live - Virtual Field Trips
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us on a super exciting virtual field trip at the TD Bank Theatre on the showfloor as we demonstrate how your district can leverage the Cisco TelePresence system to take students on virtual field trips. In this simulation, your scheduled mission puts you onboard the the space station as it glides through the silence of space, two hundred and fifty miles above the earth. The station's solar panels bathe in the sun's rays, generating the electrical energy vital to the station's systems. Everything appears tranquil and safe. A major solar flare, however, is about to erupt. We'll ask for a few volunteers from the audience to help us save the day while showing you how your students can take advantage of this technology saving your district money! 

 


http://www.e-missions.net/

Speakers
avatar for Erik Endress

Erik Endress

Education Technology Specialist, New Jersey School Boards Association


Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

1:00pm EDT

Personal Learning Plans & Career Day
Limited Capacity seats available

"Personal Learning Plans" is a national trend and a proven technique to get middle school and early HS students thinking about possible careers, and what it is required to get from (a) where they are now to (b) a successful career. PLPs don't have to be complicated or expensive. Career Days for 8th graders is a related tool for motivating students and making them consider alternatives. This session will also mention "Career Academies" and related ideas for making successful transitions from school to college and career.


Speakers
DW

David Wm. Bosted

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
I'm Passionate about POLICY. Policy can be a FORCE to set priorities and get things accomplished in your school district.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm EDT

Recent PERC Decisions
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be given the basic information on important PERC and Court decisions effecting labor relations in the schools. Question and answer session with participants.


Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor
  Floor Session, Labor Relations

1:00pm EDT

School District Publications in an Online Era
Limited Capacity seats available

In print or online, school district publications are a valuable vehicle for getting your district’s message out. This session will discuss both print and online publications – the advantages and disadvantages of both regulations that govern content, and how to publish district news on the web. Learn how your message should be crafted differently for an Internet audience. View examples of good New Jersey school district communications vehicles.


Speakers
JB

Janet Bamford

Manager, Communications and Publications, NJSBA
SP

Stacy Pezzola

Graphic Design and the Phillies!


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm EDT

Blogs, Tweets, and Bytes: Working with the New News Media
Limited Capacity seats available

The "new" news media represents a growing opportunity to communicate with your school district's stakeholders, but blogs, online publications, social media sites and the like also present unique challenges for districts.  Explore this topic with a distinguished panel of speakers, including veteran education reporter John Mooney, a founder of NJSpotlight.com


Speakers
FB

Frank Belluscio

Deputy Executive Director, NJSBA
JG

Jeanine Genauer

Director of Communications, Grants and Special Projects, West Orange Public School District


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 421 Fourth Floor - East

1:00pm EDT

Mock Board Meeting

Join us for a live Mock Board of Education meeing and learn he in'[s and out's of how meetings should or should not be conducted.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

1:00pm EDT

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 →
avatar for Terri Lewis

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


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

1:00pm EDT

Successful Transition to a New Superintendent
Limited Capacity seats available

The Board-Superintendent relationship is central to effective school governance. This Action Lab focusses on how the Board can help make their new Superintendent's transition a success.  Hands on activities include small group brainstorming sessions on how the Board can help or hinder the transition, a puzzle exercise that defines the roles of the Board and Superintendent, a quiz about the Board's role in governance, and a large group discussion of the key importance of communication in the Board-Superintendent relationship.  


Speakers
PB

Paul Breda

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

Susan McCusker

public education


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room 316 Third Floor - West

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 310 Third Floor - West

2:15pm EDT

The Economic Outlook & What It Means To You
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in the TD Bank Theatre for an important and informative presentation by Beata Caranci, Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist at TD Bank Financial Group.

Ms. Caranci will discuss the economy, the economic outlook and what it means to you and your district.


Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D
  Keynote, Budget / Finance

2:30pm EDT

Governance III
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed to enable all board members in their third year of their first term in office to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states, ”The board member shall complete a training program on school district governance in each of the subsequent two years of the board member’s first term.”


Speakers
GH

Gwen H. Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA
CZ

Charlene Zoerb

Field Service Representative, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 304 Third Floor - East

3:00pm EDT

NJSBA Resources: Labor Relations
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an informative session on the resources, services, and data available to you as a member through New Jersey School Boards Association. View a live demonstration of the Labor Relations web page and learn where to find valuable information on breaking issues, teachers’ settlement rates, salary guide, insurance comparisons and other hot topics. A must see for new members, as well as a great refresher for our experienced members!


Speakers
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor
  Floor Session, Labor Relations, Technology

3:00pm EDT

Recent Changes in health care laws and negotiations
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out how will this summer's new pension and health benefit law impacts your district and its negtotiations with its employee organizations.


Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan Esq

Manager Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor
  Floor Session, Labor Relations

3:00pm EDT

Effective Greivance Handling
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be led through the grievance process from the constitutional & statutory requirements to the appeal process.  Particular attention will be paid to the necessary contract lanaguge and the standards which may be utilized in grievance arbitration.  Participants will be asked to prepare the "issue" presented to the arbitrator based upon a hypothetical fact pattern. 


Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 315 Third Floor - West

3:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 317 Third Floor - West

3:00pm EDT

NJSBA Presents: A Board of Education Perspective on Navigating the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
Speakers
avatar for Samuel Hart

Samuel Hart

Managing Manager, SDH Associates, LLC
Samuel Hart is the founder and managing member of SDH Associates, LLC, a training and consulting organization.  He previously served as a primary instructor at the U.S. Naval Justice School, Newport, R.I., and as a Quality Advisor and Training Coordinator at the New Jersey Department... Read More →
avatar for Randy Nathan

Randy Nathan

Randy Nathan (aka Coach Randy) is the President/CEO of Project NextGen and known nationally as an edutainer. Coach Randy earned his BA and Secondary Teaching Credential from the University of Colorado and an MSW from the University of Southern California. He is a Professional Certified... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 312 Third Floor - West
  Special Session, HIB

4:00pm EDT

Option 2, and the successful transition from HS to college

This program has been perennially popular as an Action Lab at Workshop, but can also be delivered in a compact, cogent format as a floor session. Some districts are already delivering Option II programs, but many more have not yet started. Many board members are not aware of how valuable Option II can be to save parents money while expanding the curriculum and facilitating a successful transition from HS to college. Board members can learn about policy resources in this area and other areas related to improving student academic achievement, at NJSBA.


Volunteers
DW

David Wm. Bosted

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
I'm Passionate about POLICY. Policy can be a FORCE to set priorities and get things accomplished in your school district.

Tuesday October 25, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Disciplining School Employees
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of the action lab will be to provide school board members and school administrators with an overview of a school district’s ability to discipline certified and non-certified school employees. The participants will receive an overview of the applicable statutory and regulatory procedures regarding increment withholdings, tenure charges, suspensions and terminations. The participants will also receive an overview of recent case law illustrating examples of permissible discipline.

 


Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Room 313 Third Floor - West

9:30am EDT

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 EDT
Room 310 Third Floor - West

9:30am EDT

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
avatar for Terri Lewis

Terri Lewis

Field Service Representative, NJSBA


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

9:30am EDT

Governance II

This course is designed to enable all board members in their second year of their first term in office to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states, "The board member shall complete a training program on school district governance in each of the subsequent two years of the board member's first term."


http://www.njsba.org/training/intro-boardsmanship.htm#govii

Speakers
PB

Paul Breda

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


Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
Room 304 Third Floor - East

10:30am EDT

Charters, Choice and the Opportunity Scholarship Act

Charter schools, school choice and the Opportunity Scholarship Act are being touted as reform options for children in failing schools. However, many questions remain, on issues such as accountability and funding. Panelists will discuss both sides of the issue.


Speakers
avatar for Ray Pinney

Ray Pinney

Director - Member Engagement and County Activities, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2011 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 410 Fourth Floor - West

11:30am EDT

Negotiations Environment Update
Limited Capacity seats available

The negotiations environment is changing rapidly and board members need to know the latest changes to the law and tactics which are being utilized.  Board members also need to know what the latest trends are in negotiations. 


Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor
  Floor Session, Labor Relations

11:30am EDT

Question & Answer Session with the New Jersey State Board of Education

The state board will discuss the most pressing issues in public education in a question and answer format. Topics include: tenure and teacher evaluations; charter schools and school choice; school funding; regulations and their implementation; and the role school boards will play in education reform. 

 


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D
  Group Session, Government

12:45pm EDT

Panel Discussion: Teacher Evaluations and Tenure

Tenure reform and teacher evaluations are key issues in the education reform movement. Panelists on both sides of the issue will offer their viewpoints.

 

 


Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

1:00pm EDT

Governance IV
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed to enable all board members in their first year of their re-elected or re-appointed term in office to meet the mandate under the school district accountability law which states, "Within one year after each re-election or re-appointment to the board of education, the board member shall complete an advanced training program. This advanced training program shall included information on relevant changes to NJ school law and other information deemed appropriate to enable the board member to serve more effectively.


Speakers
JB

John Burns Esq

Counsel Governmental Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association
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.


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 304 Third Floor - East

1:30pm EDT

Current Issues in School Law
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, NJSBA will discuss the current issues in school law.


Speakers
MK

Michael Kaelber Esq

Director Legal and Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 404 Fourth Floor - East

2:00pm EDT

Conversation with The Acting Commissioner

As Acting Commissioner, Christopher Cerf oversees New Jersey’s 2,500 public schools, 1.4 million students, and 110,000 teachers in over 600 school districts.‪ Commissioner Cerf will discuss issues effecting public education in New Jersey and his vision for the future.

 



Wednesday October 26, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D
  Group Session, Government