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Tuesday, October 25
 

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
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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

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

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

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

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
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Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
PNC Bank 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
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

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
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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

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

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

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
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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.
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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