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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

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

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

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

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
 

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
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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

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

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

Technology in the Classroom
Speakers
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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

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

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