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Monday, October 24
 

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
 
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am

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
Room 315 Third Floor - West

3:00pm

Character Education From the Inside Out
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will include hands on activities such as, but not limited to: how to orchestrate an advisory group whereby the class will be divided and experience a group discussion based upon examples of issues facing our children today;  small group activities that identify “good listeners” and the skills they possess (has been wonderful for board members and superintendents in the past!!); scenarios presented for groups to brainstorm and come to resolution/conflict resolution; several examples of written material used in advisory programs such as “The Maligned Wolf,’ “The Power of One,” etc; “sculpting’ to observe and assess situations as well as offering specific examples based upon the needs and requests of the group.  These activities show how to connect a Character Education program with your crisis management, school safety, discipline, academic, social emotional issues, parent programs, service learning and community involvement.  Pro active strategies will be presented to educate parents, students and staff on issues such as cyber bullying, eating disorders, self harm, gangs, school safety etc. An environment of confidence and trust will be created, thus producing an atmosphere where students will feel comfortable, safe from harm and ridicule allowing the prime components for learning. 



Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 314 Third Floor - West

3:00pm

 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am

Green Schools Leadership Institute
Limited Capacity seats available

The Green Schools Leadership Institute action lab will demonstrate how to use the school building as a teaching tool and investigate options for lowering operating cost of the facility. It demonstrates 21st Century collaboration by connecting green industry professionals from the USGBC-NJ Green Schools Committee with school leadership to developing a green strategic plan


Speakers
CJ

Carol James

Director NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium, Educational information & Resource Center


Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 317 Third Floor - West

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