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Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am

Parent Portal - Your Gateway to the Community

Learn how 180 NJ schools use the parent portal to manage schedules, grades, attendance, assignments, discipline, contracts and fees.  Districts can post letters and messages specific to the student from teachers and administrators as well as district wide notices online for parents to see and acknowledge.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Heitmueller

Richard Heitmueller

Senior Systems Manager, Genesis Educational Services
Rich Heitmueller was the Director of Computer Services at the Asbury Park Board of Education Data Center. He has designed, developed and supported both Student Record and Financial systems (Payroll and GAAP) for school districts in New Jersey. As a Service provider, Asbury Park provided... Read More →
LM

Leonard M. Niebo

Director Information Technology, Brick Township Public Schools
avatar for Christopher Zinn

Christopher Zinn

Developer, Genesis Educational Services, Inc.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Renewable Energy Procurement

Many districts have turned to renewable energy projects as a cost savings option.  The vast majority of these projects involve power purchase agreements or district owned and financed photovoltaic systems.  The presenters will discuss their experiences with renewable energy procurement, and answer audience questions on the subject.  Items to discuss include: 1) how the drop in the SREC market impacts current and future projects, 2) issues to consider in the development of RFPs and project specifications, 3) roof and maintenance issues, 4) joint solar projects with other districts or governmental entities, and 5) available procurement methods.


Speakers
DD

Dennis DeMarino

Business Administrator, Woodbridge Township BOE


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Shared Services for Employee Benefits from an Insured Perspective

Shared services options for medical, Rx, dental and vision benefits without self funded liability


Speakers
avatar for Peter Abitanto  RHU

Peter Abitanto RHU

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
Vice President - Employee BenefitsBrown and Brown Benefit Advisors


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Solar Projects: Contrasting the Methods of Project Execution

There is no dispute that solar projects can be very beneficial for schools.  This session will discuss and contrast the two primary methods for undertaking a project:  district self-financed vs. a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and dispel some misconceptions regarding each.


Speakers
GR

George R. Duthie AIA

Principal, Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie PC Architects-


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Solar: High Performing, Attractive Solar Systems at Public Schools, the San Ramon Case Study

Presenation will be about San Ramon Valley School District going solar with high efficiency, solar systems.  You will learn how San Ramon was able to save money on energy.


Speakers
JH

Joe Henri

Director, Business Development, SunPower Corporation


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Transforming Traditional Schools into Sustainable Schools for the 21st Century

Presenters will discuss new innovative ways of funding facility renewal for aging schools, while pursuing LEED Certification.  Discussion will include new approaches, as well as potential legislative improvements, which will provide an opportunity for school districts in need of capital facilities renewal to move forward with needed improvements and renovations.  Presenters will also discuss the potential of renovating existing schools or building new schools while protecting the school district's debt capacity.


Speakers
SM

Steven M. Morlino

Executive Director, Facilities Newark Public Schools
RW

Rodney Williams

Director, Facilities Newark Public Schools

Exhibitors
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Energy Systems Group

Energy Systems Group
An award-winning energy services provider that specializes in developing sustainable energy solutions that maximize energy efficiency and operational performance.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Employee Wellness Campaigns

We will discuss how a robust, well-executed wellness campaign can potentially improve the health of your employees and their dependents, reduce absenteeism, and reduce health insurance claims experience.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Finn

Jim Finn

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
MP

Michele Previte

Business Administrator, Middlesex School District


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

11:00am

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
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

NJSBA Policy Q & A - Addressing Bullying Through Policy

Get advice on policy updates required to comply with the recently enacted “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.” The session will cover responsibilities of board members, administrators and staff in implementing the legislation.


Speakers
SM

Steven McGettigan Esq

Manage Policy Services, New Jersery School Boards Association


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

11:00am

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
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

NJSBA Policy Q & A: How NJSBA Policy Services Can Assist Your Board
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.


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

11:00am

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
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

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
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Reducing Energy & Operational Costs through ESIP

Learn how Boards of Education can make energy-related improvements to their facilities and pay for the costs using the value of energy savings that result from the improvements.  This session will break down the process and give you the information you need to make an informed decision.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:30am

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
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:30am

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
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

21st Century Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

The challenging new frontier in education has arrived. This session showcases the myriad applications of synchronous online instruction in support of district needs: course supplements in a time of budget constraints, remedial coursework for at-risk students, home instruction. Connect with students in their environment: the virtual landscape


Speakers
LD

Laura DeSena

I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies -- composition and research writing (in brick and mortar and virtual environments). In addition, I am a Faculty Observer of online instructors for NYUonline. I teach English... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Attracting and Retaining Talented Teachers: Building a Quality Teaching Force in Your Schools

As baby boomers continue to retire from teaching positions, administrators are faced with the challenge of attracting and retaining a new generation of teachers. Generation Y-  the Millenials - have different goals and views about careers and life. NJEA researchers and field staff will help you understand this new generation of teachers and share strategies for building support networks to ensure their success.  



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

12:00pm

Children's Engineering
Limited Capacity seats available

By using problems identified in children's literature, students are given opportunities to create tangible solutions to solve problems presented in some of their favorite stories. Children identify the problem, consider how the problem could be solved, ponder what they could make to solve the problem, plan and build a solution. Next, they test their solutions to determine whether or not their creations meet the needs of the problem. Students are encouraged to seek multiple solutions to promote the understanding that there is more than one working solution. As a closure activity, students revisit the story to compare their solutions with the one provided in the literature. This circular process integrates math, science and technology in a hands-on learning approach. Meeting countless standards, children's engineering allows children to become problem solvers of the future by allowing them to practice 21st century problem solving skills in an active and innovative setting.


Speakers
EB

Erika Barrett

Teacher, Clark School District


Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

Closing the Achievement Gap with TI MathForward
Limited Capacity seats available

The TI MathForward™ program – responds to a pressing need for middle school algebra readiness and high school algebra success while increasing teacher capacity for further gains. The TI MathForward program enables schools to turn around student achievement in mathematics and creates a basis for sustained progress over the long term.


Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

Special Ed Cost Savings Strategies

Using Special Ed Management Systems to Increase Staff Productivity, Return Time to Teaching, Enhance Compliance and Maximize Aid. Any solutions for stretching the school budget dollar must include Special Ed. The time spent on Special Ed compliance, paperwork and administration is overwhelming. The risk of being out of compliance and associated cost of litigation is substantial. Examine Special Ed cost savings strategies. Learn how breakthroughs in Special Ed management systems can help control costs. Find out how Special Services Departments can do more with less.


Speakers
avatar for Centris Group/Frontline Education

Centris Group/Frontline Education

Silver Sponsor, Centris Group/Frontline Education
Frontline Student Solutions for special education, RTI, Medicaid and Section 504 are designed to streamline processes, enhance compliance, inform best-practices and support improved outcomes.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

Special Ed Cost Savings Strategies - Using Special Ed Management Systems to Increase Staff Productivity, Return Time to Teaching, Enhance Compliance and Maximize Aid

Any solutions for stretching the school budget dollar must include Special Ed.   The time spent on Special Ed compliance, paperwork and administration is overwhelming.  The risk of being out of compliance and associated cost of litigation is substantial. Examine Special Ed cost savings strategies.  Learn how breakthroughs in Special Ed management systems can help control costs.  Find out how Special Services Departments can do more with less.


Speakers
avatar for Centris Group/Frontline Education

Centris Group/Frontline Education

Silver Sponsor, Centris Group/Frontline Education
Frontline Student Solutions for special education, RTI, Medicaid and Section 504 are designed to streamline processes, enhance compliance, inform best-practices and support improved outcomes.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

Identify Effective SMART Board Use
Limited Capacity seats available

It is our goal to help you learn ways to evaluate and shape your school’s or district’s SMART Board use. It is easy to walk into a classroom and see that a teacher has something displayed on a SMART Board, but how do you really assess what type of learning is taking place? We will investigate ways to further integrate and evaluate the use of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, Notebook software, and other educational technologies. Together we will explore effective and engaging uses of the SMART Board, ways to help teachers plan and design interactive learning environments, how to use SMART Technologies products to assess student learning, and so much more.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Thaxter

Matthew Thaxter

Professional Development Manager, Teq
With over fifteen years of education research, experience and technology integration has given me the tools, the know-how and the vision to bring the role of technology and effective pedagogy into the learning environment. Working with schools and school districts to build and develop... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Creating In-District Programs for the Retention and Return Classified Students Back to the District

During this session, we will provide information regarding the process for analyzing the student data and making the determination on the greatest needs of the students and the programs that would benefit these students and could be created in-district.



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

1:00pm

Panoramic Video Tools for Effective Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachscape Reflect was developed as part of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has been used to capture over 12,000 lessons in more than 3,000 classrooms across six states. This workshop will focus on bringing this study and its findings to the conference attendees. They will view the video capture solution engineered by Teachscape which involves panoramic digital video cameras that require minimal training to set up, are operated remotely by the individual teachers, and do not require a cameraperson. After class, participating teachers can upload video lessons to a secure Internet site where they will review the video, and individually or collaboratively view, share and comment on it anytime, anywhere. I will show them what the recording station looks like, and how the video can be viewed, tagged, edited, etc. online.


Speakers

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

1:00pm

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
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

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
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

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
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

The Case for Space - Athletic Facilities

Through case studies and photos we will describe the best practices related to the planning and function of Athletic Spaces. We will specifically focus on space layout, sanitation, safety and liability, security, equipment care and program image. Wenger Planning Guides will be provided to each attendee.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

The Importance of Technology to Transportation Savings
Limited Capacity seats available

Yes, there is hope! See the most recent technological advances in Pupil Transportation and how they lead to cost savings. Every district is facing budget constraints and those dollars are better taken out of operations than class rooms. See the latest solutions to reduce transportation costs, whether contracted or district owned. Things can always be done better, see the tools that can get you there! Hear testimonials as to how other districts are handling the current financial crisis.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Why have an Owner's Project Requirement?
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will focus on the components of a Owner's Project Requirement. How to Develop the OPR as a functional living document. Define when the OPR should be developed for a building program and the overall process. The role of the OPR for Building Commissioning and for the Owner's expectations being fulfilled.


Speakers

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

2:00pm

2:00pm

A Board Member’s Prospective

Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

Alternative Sources of School Funding
Speakers
JM

Jonathan M. Busch Esq.

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, LLC


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

2:00pm

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

A roundtable discussion on the need for broad-based training and practical solutions to problems of implementation such as staff buy-in, informing the community, educating students, and hearings, and due process.  



Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

Issues in School Construction

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

One District's Energy Savings Improvement Plan: The Devil is in the Details
Limited Capacity seats available

The lure of the Energy Savings Improvement Plan (ESIP) is the promise that “savings generated from reduced energy use … will be sufficient to cover the cost of the program’s energy conservation measures.” But developing and implementing a plan in conformance with statutory requirements and school district budget restrictions requires close attention to detail by the district’s Buildings and Grounds Committee, business administrator and attorney. Learn from one district’s experience.


Speakers
avatar for Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP

Bronze Sponsor, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP
Highly skilled attorneys with significant experience representing boards of education, and the resources of one of the state’s oldest, largest, and most respected law firms.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

Solar and Wind Energy Savings

Speakers
AL

Andrea L. Kahn, Esq.

McManimon & Scotland


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Sunshine Law Issues

Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

2:00pm

The Shared Services Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will follow the Mock Board stage event. Conducted by a Board attorney and a Board member, in which the attorney will give a brief overview of the legalities of shared services between two school districts, or between school districts and municipalities, while the Board member will present her experiences with shared services from a personal perspective.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

What can you say and When can you say it?

Navigating the ins and outs of the Open Public Meetings Act can make all the difference between a constructive meeting with an informed public or a invalid meeting with lawsuits and public relations nightmares.   Recently the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court gave important guidance to Boards of Education and other public bodies regarding the timing, sequence and subject matter of executive session discussions and public discussions in the case of McGovern v. Rutgers Board of Governors.  By reviewing this case, other relevant cases, and the OPMA, the discussion will focus on potential pitfalls and best practices to help board members and boards make sure they respect important privacy rights while ensuring the rights of the public to see and comment upon democracy in action. 


Speakers
avatar for Cooper Levenson

Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

Long Range Facility Planning – Be Proactive, Not Reactive

This session will focus on Long Range Facility Planning and how to execute it effectively in your district. Topics will include defining deficiencies, energy savings, collaboration of the architect and school district to establish goals for future facilities, and planning for life safety and comfort.


Speakers
avatar for DMR Architects

DMR Architects

Silver Sponsor, DMR Architects
Architecture, programming, interior design, sustainable design, long range facility planning, needs assessments, feasibility studies, construction administration.


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

3:00pm

New E-Rate Gotchas
Limited Capacity seats available

This subject will briefly describe the E-Rate program and the most common reasons for funding denial, then focus on recent rule changes that will result in loss of funding for many applicants. The presentation will describe the best practices for avoiding the loss of funding.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Riordan

Dan Riordan

President, On-Tech Consulting, Inc.
E-Rate is my life.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

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
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

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
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

Using Technology to Verify Student Residence
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will see sample fraudulent documents and view a live online demonstration detailing the ease and speed of determining a student's actual residence using new online database technology. This is the same technology and databases used by credit card companies to quickly identify potential fraud now available to school districts.


Speakers
avatar for Verify Residence.com

Verify Residence.com

Silver Sponsor, Verify Residence.com
Uses the latest in detection technology to quickly and efficiently audit your entire student roster to identify out of district students within 72 hours.


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

3:30pm

Creating Your District Social Echo

In a world where communication is reliant on being 120 characters, we need to economize on our words and provide our community a message that is succinct, efficient and effective. This message is the tagline your district wishes to have communicated in schools, at the football fields, in the newspapers as your "social echo." How do we create a positive, effective social echo? This session will assist you in your effort.


Speakers
LS

Louise San Nicola

Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent, Upper Freehold Regional School District


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:30pm

Engaging the Community Through Mathematics

I will demonstrate and share mathematics activities that are engaging and hands-on, and aligned to the new CCSS. In addition, I will present talking points on what parents can do at home to support math education, and on what they should expect to seen in the classroom. I will present a sample agenda for a community mathematics event.


Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:30pm

School Communications in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Now more that ever, districts must evaluate the most effective communications tools to reach and engage every audience from young parents and alumni via text messaging, twitter and facebook to the business community to seniors. NJSPRA Communication Professionals will share their expertise in creating a successful communication plan for the 24/7 21st century we live in.


Speakers
JG

Jeanine Genauer

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


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:30pm

Speaking as One Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

For the mini-PR forums, I would like to discuss with Board members why it is so important for one person in the district, whether it's the Superintendent or Board President, to speak for the district. Too many voices lead to reporters inferring what they will into an article, which is never good, and may lead to doubt among the public as to what the district is doing or if they even know what they're doing. It is essential that the correct information is shared with the community and parents, particularly during budget time.


Speakers
avatar for Maren Smagala

Maren Smagala

District Communications Coordinator, North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District
Maren Smagala started as the District Communications Coordinator for the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District in March 2007. During her time with the district, she has helped to pass the annual budget and has greatly improved the district’s communication to parents... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:30pm

Using Online Surveys to Gauge Public Opinion and Obtain Stakeholder Input
Limited Capacity seats available

Our presentation will discuss the use of online surveys, including design, distribution, and evaluation of results, as a means for obtaining input from stakeholders and gauging public opinion. Discussion will include using survey results in the decision-making process as well as to create messages that address concerns and correct misinformation.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

4:00pm

Controlling Health Care Costs in the Reform Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

There is nothing in the new health care reform law (PPACA) that addresses the issue of health care plan cost control. Using largely non-technical terms, and with an interactive and engaging style, Milliman health care actuary Suzanne Taranto will help the attendees to identify the key action steps needed to respond to this critical challenge.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

4:00pm

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
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

4:00pm

We Teach - A Reality TV Series
Limited Capacity seats available

View Lenape District's new reality series, We Teach, a candid, unvarnished look into the daily lives of Lenape District teachers. The program focuses on what it takes to mentally, physically and emotionally engage students and prepare them for success beyond high school. Presentation discusses series development and community impact.


Speakers
EC

Emily Capella

Superintendent of Schools
JD

John Donaldson

View Lenape District's new reality series, We Teach, a candid unvarnished look into the daily lives of Lenape District teachers. The program focuses on what it takes to mentally, physically and emotionally engage students and prepare them for success beyond high school. Presentation... Read More →
MS

Marc Sonsini

District Television Technican


Tuesday October 25, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

10:00am

AAON HVAC Equipment

A Presentation describing how AAON equipment can provide energy efficiency and cost savings while maintaining proper ventilation and indoor air quality. 


Speakers
BS

Brett Smith

Northeast Regional Manager, AAON/Ocean City School District


Wednesday October 26, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Assistive Technology

We will share our Assistive Technology (AT) mission:

* provide ongoing professional development for teachers on the use of assistive technology tools in the classroom.
* facilitate the process of implementing assistive technology in the classroom.
* involve students and parents in the use of technology to support learning goals.
* pilot the use of new and innovative assistive technology tools and collect data to assess student outcome.

Additionally, we will present how we chose the AT team members to insure that the entire district would benefit from development and implementation of this initiative.


Speakers
DF

Dr. Faye Brady

Director of Special Services, Warren Township School District
Director of Special Services, Warren Township Public Schools with past experience as a School Social Worker on the Child Study Team. Committed to working to build upon the expertise of educators to enhance the accessibility of the general education curriculum for all students and... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Comprehensive Planning for Energy $mart Schools
Speakers
avatar for EI Associates

EI Associates

Silver Sponsor, EI Associates
Full service architecture multi-discipline engineering and educational planning services.


Wednesday October 26, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Get the best 'Bank' for your Bucks

Districts have been having a really tough time getting their value out of banking relationships. They are paying near zero on deposits and many are charging for services as well. Finally most banks do not support districts when they need to borrow. We'll discuss how to best select a bank (RFPs) and how to appropriately apply pressure to get what is deserved. 


Speakers
avatar for Phoenix Advisors LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

Platinum Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing, refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Wednesday October 26, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Unified Communications: Bringing Parents and Teachers Closer Together

Unified Communications (voice, video, messaging, and emergency communications) can bring you savings on the one hand, and facilitate parent-teacher interaction on the other.  This session will highlight the challenges in this type of large project and how to overcome them, and describe the various applications that can be applied to facilitate parent-teacher interaction.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Auker  

Brian Auker  

Chief Technology Officer, Westfield School District


Wednesday October 26, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Long Branch BE Solar Project
Limited Capacity seats available

It is intended to use this direct experience presentation, necessarily limited by the available time, in conjunction with a group session that will more fully explain various alternatives for financing and implementing energy savings improvements and renewable energy production facilities to reduce a district's energy costs and favorably impact energy policy in the State.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Middlesex Regional Services Commission Co-op

MRESC and Nickerson Corp will be describing all the services available through the State Approved MRESC Co-op Pricing System.  Services include bids for supplies, furniture, energy, flooring and other time & material contracts.  We will also be discussing how to join the MTESC Co-op and take advantage of these cost savings programs & services.


Speakers
avatar for Nickerson Corporation

Nickerson Corporation

Bronze Sponsor, Nickerson Corporation
For over 60 years Nickerson Corp. has been dedicated to improving and providing unique learning environments for students. From furnishings and equipment to services and repair. We furnish a child's education.
PM

Patrick M Moran

Business Administrator, Middlesex Regional ESC


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

ASSIST (Adaptive System of School Improvement Support Tools)
Limited Capacity seats available

AdvancED's newest program, ASSIST, redefines the meaning of continuous improvement and gives schools and districts the tools and support they need to transform education.  ASSIST merges process, content, and technology into a dynamic web-based platform that supports end to end management of school improvement and accreditation processes. Schools and districts are provided access to high-quality research and consulting support, surveys for gathering stakeholder input, relevant data for analyzing and understanding results, and tools for formulating improvement goals and action plans. 



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Classroom Economy: A year-long cross-curricular unit to teach 3rd graders real world mathematics and economic principles
Limited Capacity seats available

Classroom Economy is an engaging and hands-on approach to teach the "Economics, Innovation, and Technology" strand of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (6.1.4.C.1-16).  Having students engaged in a simulated economic environment allows for a deeper understanding of economic principles.  Establishing a classroom economy provides the opportunity to create a cohesive, year-long unit in which the students become active participants and are invested in learning and understanding the concepts presented in class. 


Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Comprehensive Solutions for Special Education Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will describe the special education services that EBS can provide to NJ Public Schools.  They include: 1. Management & Direct Services (Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, School Psychologists, Special Education Teachers, School Nurses, Other Special Services);
2. Consulting Services (Perform a Program Analysis; Develop a Strategic Plan for Special Services; Develop Comprehensive Solutions for Special Education Issues/Challenges)
3. Customized Trainings (RTI- Response to Intervention; FBA - Functional Behavior Assessments; Multicultural Difference vs. Delay; Collaborative Service Delivery; Autism; Literacy; Augmentative Communication; Assistive Technology)



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Fast ForWord
Limited Capacity seats available

Fast ForWord is a research-based program that provides instructional strategies and multisensory activities to assist students in classroom activities and learning.  A software program published by Scientific Learning, it features a series of scientifically validated reading intervention products that apply neuroscience principles to building the learning capacity of students. The Fast ForWord program utilizes patented technologies that leverage the science and opportunity of brain plasticity.  By exercising processing skills through intensive, adaptive activity, actual physical changes occur in the brain.  These physical changes to the brain can result in changes to one’s abilities.  The program is offered on every level (Primary, Elementary, Middle and High School) and is designed to offer challenging, innovative and experiential learning.  



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Infusing 21st Century Skills into Problem-based Learning Units
Limited Capacity seats available

Problem-based Learning Units, differentiated learning, interdisciplinary connections and 21st Century Skills:  A model for grades 1-8.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Instructional Aides: Effective Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructional Aides can be highly effective support for students with disabilities.  One of the greatest challenges in providing this support is in knowing whether it is used and useful in meeting students' IEP goals and objectives and also whether data is being collected to manage the service effectively.  This program will discuss methods of data collection and ongoing review of data among instructional aides, educators and child study team members.  



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

LEGO Designs

LEGO Designs is a robotics program aimed at hands-on technology, engineering, and mathematics and designed to have students working in pairs.  Our top seniors are paired with our top seventh-graders and they work together on high-interest activities/challenges in the high school's new, cutting-edge computer lab after school and on Saturdays.  The students who we are at risk of losing to one of the magnet high schools come to our high school and get to see one of our top-shelf, brand new facilities.  They also develop mentoring-type relationships with seniors who tell them about all that our high school has to offer.  Students enrolled, for example, in Advanced Placement mathematics classes serve as the senior mentors since engineering has a direct link to many of the concepts that are studied in such courses; the seventh-graders are selected via an application and accompanying rubric.  


Speakers
EG

Ed Grande

Assistant Superintendent, Clark School District


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

11:00am

LEGO Designs
Limited Capacity seats available

LEGO Designs is a robotics program aimed at hands-on technology, engineering, and mathematics and designed to have students working in pairs.  Our top seniors are paired with our top seventh-graders and they work together on high-interest activities/challenges in the high school's new, cutting-edge computer lab after school and on Saturdays.  The students who we are at risk of losing to one of the magnet high schools come to our high school and get to see one of our top-shelf, brand new facilities.  They also develop mentoring-type relationships with seniors who tell them about all that our high school has to offer.  Students enrolled, for example, in Advanced Placement mathematics classes serve as the senior mentors since engineering has a direct link to many of the concepts that are studied in such courses; the seventh-graders are selected via an application and accompanying rubric.  


Speakers
EG

Ed Grande

Assistant Superintendent, Clark School District


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Lunch Monitors
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch Monitors is an easy-to-implement program that integrates general and special education students in the lunch room. The program also can reduce bullying and promotes positive peer interactions between students of all ages. Fifth grade students volunteer their recess time to monitor student behaviors in the lunchroom. Monitors work with a partner to correct misbehavior in a respectful manner and award tickets to students who show appropriate behaviors. Students can earn lunchroom privileges in monthly ticket drawings. Being a monitor helps students learn to work with others, initiate and maintain conversations, develop and recognize appropriate social skills, serve as role models, and build self-esteem. The presence of the Lunch Monitors in the cafeteria also motivates students to behave appropriately.


Speakers
ER

Erin Reilly

Special Education Teacher, Clark Public Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Oxford Central School Archery Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The Oxford Central School has participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program since 2006.  The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the life long sport of Archery. The program’s focus is to provide International Style Target Archery training in physical education classes grades 4 - 12.  NASP is a program designed for students that promotes the valuable lessons presented by the sport of archery.  Students learn many skills that carry-over into their academic classes:  patience, cooperation, dedication, team work and integrity.  

The objective of the program is to provide another sport that students can participate in everyday. The NASP program allows studnets from grades 4-12 to compete against each other without advantage of size, athleticism or many other physical attributes that might accompany other more traditional sports.  This program allows students of all abilites to particpate.  


Speakers
avatar for Bob Magnuson

Bob Magnuson

CSA, Oxford Central School


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Point Pleasant Borough Schools Corporate Sponsorship Program

In an effort to provide continued outstanding educational and co-curricular programming at a low cost to taxpayers, the administration of Point Pleasant Borough Schools actively explores new ways to reduce spending and increase revenue from non-traditional sources.
In early 2010 the district began offering local businesses and organizations the opportunity to post full-color signage throughout district athletic venues.
A comprehensive selection of advertising packages meet local businesses' marketing objectives, providing valuable exposure in the community. These Board-approved messages also communicate to the community that local businesses are actively participating in youth programs.
During the inaugural year, the district raised over $35,000 in revenue in addition to the receipt of a donation of two new scoreboards and scorer's tables valued at over $40,000.
It has been a very successful program for the district and in these difficult financial times, creative financial solutions are essential.


Speakers
JG

Jacquelyn Goss

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Point Pleasant Borough School District


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

11:00am

Psychology's Place in High Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Today's high school classroom is frequently one that reflects the pressurized environment of high stakes testing. Content presentation and retention is paramount to all parties involved. There is a constant search for ways to alter lessons and assignments, as well as continuing attempts to locate best practices that will yield the best understanding of content.

However, group interactions have two major forces, one being content dynamics, and the other being process dynamics. Process dynamics involve all of the many human behaviors, both verbal and nonverbal, which play a major role in how we as human beings are received. Though often overlooked, these play a crucial role in student behavior and understanding of material. Some topics to be addressed include: Nonverbal teacher and student behavior, modeling of appropriate behavior, psychology's curricular content, students searching for meaning, group dynamics and processes and others.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Puppetry Workshop

In Puppetry Workshop students develop their skills in language through their investigation of the art and craft of puppetry.  Students construct and manipulate shadow puppets, marionettes, and hand puppets and around stories that have been created by students.  Students learn to work cooperatively through a sequence that culminate in a production.  The production instills a sense of commitment and responsibility.  This course includes presentations at local schools, hospitals, and township events.
Puppetry Workshop provides a voice for all students.  Through the puppets, students are able to express their ideas through written and oral means.  They build confidence while developing performance skills.  Puppetry workshop has been especially beneficial to our special education students who do not always meet with academic success.  In addition to servicing these students, the program also lends itself to the district's character education program.  Through their pupppets, students teach their peers about respect and responsibility through varied skits. 


Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Seamless Transitions
Limited Capacity seats available

As a young professional entering the teaching world, I was given the opportunity to become a leave replacement substitute for grades 2 and 3. I was expected to transition into these classrooms several months into the school year while maintaining the consistency of learning and fluidity of the classroom environment.  The purpose of this presentation is to offer the advice and strategies that lead me towards success.   By implementing time, effort, and dedication into the teaching field, one can eventually achieve the ultimate goal; having your own classroom.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

South River Preschool Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The South River Preschool is an innovative program designed to facilitate inclusion of all special education students with their typically developing peers.  Preschoolers learn through play and social interaction.  Three different preschool programs are offered based upon the needs of our students:  the Verbal Behavior Program (one full-day self-contained class), Self-Contained Program (one half-day class), and a General Education Program (three half-day classes). The Creative Curriculum is implemented in all of the preschool classes. Most of our special education students are placed in the general education preschool program.  A critical component of our program is the immediate change of placement to the general education preschool as soon a student can benefit from increased inclusion. 



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Technology in the Classroom
Speakers
EB

Erika Barrett

Teacher, Clark School District


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

The Ad Agency

The Ad Agency introduces second and third-year graphic arts students to the real life experience of running an advertisement agency.  Students create products such as logos, posters, playbills, ads, and web pages for the school community.  As part of this experience, students work individually and in teams to generate ideas and develop concepts with real customers; focus on the aesthetic, structural, and functional aspects of advertising product design; compete for advertising opportunities; conduct meetings to discuss project timelines; and, ultimately, create a product for an authentic audience using 21st century skills.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

The Buddy Class Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The Buddy Class Program is a school-wide social skills building program designed to promote a safe and caring school environment.  With the education of the whole child as a focal point, upper elementary-aged classes are "buddied" and the students within these classes are partnered or "buddied" with the the younger-aged elementary classes and students. 



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:30am

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
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

Digitizing Your School Records

We will be presenting solutions for electronically storing student and business office records. We will also present various scanning solutions in a state of the art imaging center which has been DARM approved. Our partner, Salem County Vo-Tech will be sharing the districts experience in digitizing their paper records. 


Speakers
avatar for Kate McKeown

Kate McKeown

Sr Mgr of Sales Engineering, Ricoh USA
Leveraging Multi-Functional Devices (MFD) to improve business processes and speed transactions. Create efficient workflow by transforming paper -based information into information that works - sending from the device directly to the Education system. Schools can take advantage... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

Nutri-Serve Taking it to the Next Level

We are taking our districts to the next level by begining to introduce more whole grains fresh fruits and vegetables.  We are using Farm to School and getting positive reactions from students and staff.  We will present a slide show and talk about what we are doing and how it is working.


Speakers
avatar for Nutri-Serve Food Management, Inc.

Nutri-Serve Food Management, Inc.

Silver, Nutri-Serve Food Management, Inc.
Food service experts, specializing in K to 12.


Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

School Data as a Transformational Tool, Lesson Planning and Teacher Evaluation

We will demonstrate the power of a single source of information with integrated planbook, gradebook, special ed., and teacher evaluation tools.  Working together seamlessly, the modules create the most complete picture possible of the whole child, tracking nutritional, medical and instructional histories of students and giving power to improve schools.


Speakers
TL

Tracy Lederman Ed D

Director of Curriculum Products, Realtime Information Technology
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Realtime Information Technology

Gold Sponsor, Realtime Information Technology
Integrated comprehensive student infomration system: student database special education scheduling teacher evaluation gradebook notification medical discipline family/student portal lesson planner data sharing food services.


Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Phone Systems Don't Last Forever: Lower Cape May Regional's decision to deploy Hosted VoIP

All school districts are eventually faced with upgrading or replacing aging phone systems. Wading through the myriad of phone system choices can be daunting. This task can be far more manageable when you’re armed with a few basic facts. Join Lower Cape May Regional’s Frank Onorato as he discusses his process of choosing and deploying a 133-extension Hosted VoIP solution in his school district.


Speakers
avatar for Bill Cohen

Bill Cohen

Inside Sales Manager, Xtel Communications
avatar for Xtel Communications

Xtel Communications

Silver Sponsor, Xtel Communications
Providing voice, Internet, data and Wi-Fi services to New Jersey schools, municipal government entities, libraries, and small, medium and enterprise businesses since 1994.
FO

Frank Onorato

Business Administrator, Lower Cape May Regional School District


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Do I Have a Right to Know?  Board member involvement in hiring, firing, promotion and other personnel actions.

Hiring staff is a critical function of a board of education.  But what personnel documents are board members entitled to see to make informed decisions?  This session will examine the legal parameters and ethical considerations of accessing personnel information and explore practical tips on getting pertinent material without crossing the line into micromanagement.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Document Expense Reduction

The Sharp Education Technology Team is partnering with New Jersey School Districts to provide optimal technology and solutions helping them: Spend less on district wide printing & copying saving from 12%-54% annually. While refreshing outdated technology, protecting confidential student records, displaying eye- catching school announcements onsite andseamlessly gather student test scores.


Speakers
avatar for Sharp Business Systems

Sharp Business Systems

Bronze Sponsor, Sharp Business Systems
Multi function copiers - Authentican accounting software for copiers/printers - managed network services, back up and disaster recovery. Sharp Aquos intereactive display boards, MRESC Co-Op.


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Funding School Infrastructure Improvements in Challenging Economic Times
Limited Capacity seats available

The “Energy Savings Improvement Program” (ESIP) is an alternate funding vehicle that offers school districts in New Jersey the ability to pursue energy related school infrastructure improvements (HVAC, control systems, lighting, building envelope – windows, doors & roofs) without the need to go to a bond referendum, incur additional debt service, or deplete already thin capital improvement funds.  ESIP allows districts to self-fund these projects through future expected energy savings.

With minimal state aid on capital projects expected in upcoming years and with the available “Pay for Performance” rebates available to school districts in New Jersey, the need to explore creative programs, such as ESIP, has never been greater.  This presentation will discuss the program, its benefits, its pros and cons compared to traditional school infrastructure funding, and the process to explore it as a viable vehicle.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Koziol

Jeff Koziol

I'm an industry professional who works with public school districts in New Jersey to upgrade their building infrastructure for the purpose of energy efficiency and improved comfort. I work, both on my job and in my personal life, to get people to embrace conservation and recycling... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

How to reduce FICA taxes in relation to retirement final payments using your 403b plan
Speakers
NP

Nilkanth Patel

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Carteret Board of Education
MR

MetLife Resources

Specializes in providing retirement products and services to nonprofit healthcare providers, schools, institutions of higher education, associations, foundations, and government organizations
MS

Michael Sumi

Regional Managing Director, Metlife Resources


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Ingenious Greenness - Achieving Environmental, Educational and Community Success

Sustainable design, renewable energy, shared services, green curriculum, historic preservation, public/private partnerships – Allamuchy’s Mountain Villa Primary School has it all!  Come learn how the vision to create this innovative PK-2 school has enriched District educational delivery, provided the community with a rich recreational destination and even created revenue to offset taxpayer burden – all while protecting its NJ Highlands site.


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!


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Overcome Achievement Gaps
Limited Capacity seats available

Diverse schools in Jersey City, Union City, Trenton, Belleville, Lawnside, Runnemede, Lakewood, Clementon, Upper Deerfield, Mt Holly and Island Heights increased proficiency on NJDOE tests by 12-55% in literacy and mathematics; some schools had 500% rates of gain in advanced proficiency. Several schools received $100,000 Title I awards from NJDOE. We will offer tools that translate data into classroom differentiation so all students can rapidly achieve AYP.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

Effective Bullying Response and Intervention Steps

Participants will become  knowledgeable as to how they can effectively respond and intervene to any bullying situation and properly address the student who is bullied, the student(s) who bully, and any bystanders who participate.  Additionally, participants will understand how to the necessity of ensuring that effective follow-up is commenced.


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 →


Wednesday October 26, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

Latest Incentives from the NJ Clean Energy Program

Overview of financial incentives available from the  NJ Clean Energy Program for upgrading inefficient building systems.


Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor