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Tuesday, October 25
 

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: How NJSBA Policy Services Can Assist Your Board
Speakers
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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

11:30am

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 !
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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

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

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
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

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

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

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

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

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 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