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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 →
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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
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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

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
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Michele Previte

Business Administrator, Middlesex School District


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
PNC Bank 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

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

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
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

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

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.
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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

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
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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

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.
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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

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
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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