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Monday, October 24
 

10:30am

41st Annual School Law Forum

Lean about recent developments in existing law and emergin issues. Practicing school board attorneys will draw upon research and their own experiences in addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, and statutes and code that affect public education and school district goverence.


Speakers
MK

Michael Kaelber Esq

Director Legal and Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 5:00pm
Room 403 Fourth Floor - East

1:00pm

Accelerate AYP with Formative Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

We will show powerful, short-cycle, formative assessment procedures that rapidly improved NJDOE test scores of Title I and special education students. Schools improved 15-45%; some quadrupled advanced proficiency. We will report dramatic successes in diverse schools in Trenton, Belleville, Clementon, Lawnside, Pine Hill, Union City, Jersey City, Runnemede, Mt. Holly and Island Heights, Two schools received $100,000 Title I Awards from NJDOE.



Monday October 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 420 Fourth Floor - East

1:00pm

The Who, What and Why of Pre K-3rd Professional Deveopment for District Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Through an interactive presentation, learn how NJ's DOE, a state child advocacy organization and the state's principals and supervisors' association collaborated to develop a multi-tiered professional development program for district administrators that focuses on ensuring that participants become effective leaders of the Pre K-3rd grade continuum. 


Speakers
VC

Vincent Costanza

Executive Director of RTT-ELC, NJ Department of Education


Monday October 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 419 Fourth Floor - East

2:30pm

NJASA School Leadership Summit
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Monday October 24, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 401 Fourth Floor - East
 
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am

Labor Relations Mini Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Financial resources are being stretched as never before, employment costs continue to rise and the expectations of the public and unions are often completely at odds. In this environment, negotiating school labor contracts becomes an even more difficult, and crucial, challenge. Come hear from experienced practitioners and school negotiators who will provide advice and information that can help your district achieve its bargaining goals.

 


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 9:30am - 12:00pm
Room 302 Third Floor - East

10:30am

District Leadership for Equity and Excellence
Limited Capacity seats available

Enlightened district leadership matters if we are to effectively close our observed achievement gaps. Do you have a defined vision for excellence and equity and a focused plan for addressing the gaps? Come engage in stimulating dialog and learn about key elements of Board and Superintendent responsibility in developing policies that promote more equitable outcomes for all students.


Speakers
JJ

Joseph Jones

Superintendent of Schools, Woodbury City Public Schools


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 402 Fourth Floor - East

10:30am

Managing iPads, iPod Touches, and other IOS Devices Throughout a School District
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the most appealing aspects of iPads and iPod Touch devices is the fact that they are easy, intuitive to use and expand teaching and learning possibilities. As schools start using Apple iOS devices in the classroom on a large scale, there are often varying levels of understanding about the management options available to IT administrators.  Mobile Device Management (MDM) is commonly perceived as a comprehensive solution for managing mobile devices, but in reality there are additional steps to consider when managing iOS devices.  With this presentation, we will discuss the options and technologies available to manage Apple iOS devices in the classroom, including a definition of terms, an up to date summary of Apple's management framework, and the place of mobile device management framework, and the place of mobile device management tools such as the Casper Suite from JAMF Software. Next, that kowledge, framework and toolset will be applied to create a practical workflow used to support thousands of iPads in a real world educational environment.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Burger

Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 404 Fourth Floor - East

1:00pm

Mock Board Meeting

Join us for a live Mock Board of Education meeing and learn he in'[s and out's of how meetings should or should not be conducted.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

1:30pm

Campaign Connect: Closing the Gap Between Policy and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

From national legislation to New Jersey statute and administrative code, from headlines on school violence to individual fear wrought by school yard bullying, there is more than ample evidence that if students are preoccupied by any number of daily social and emotional stressors that they can’t handle, then academic performance may be a non-starter. Unfortunately, existing policy on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) does not necessarily translate into effective practice in schools. This session will engage participants in dialogue not only about the connection between SEL and student achievement, but also about how best to use practical tools.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 302 Third Floor - East

1:30pm

Increasing Flexibility & Efficiency While Lowering Costs with Virtual Desktops

Deliver rich, personalized virtual desktops from a virtualization platform built to deliver the entire desktop, including the operating system, appplications and data.  With VMware View, desktop administrators virtualize the operating system, applications, and user data and deliver modern desktops to end-users.  Get centralized automated management of thee components for increased control and cost savings.  Improve business agility while providing a flexible high performance desktop experience for end-users, across a variety of network conditions.

-Streamline deployment and management by delivering desktops as a service.

-Virtualize Windows applications for easier OS migration as you package once, deploy everywhere.

-Give secure remote access to students and faculty without sacrificing performance or security.

-Find out about the VMware purchasing vehicle for New Jersey education!


Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 404 Fourth Floor - East

1:30pm

1:30pm

Raising Private Funding- Starting and Building an Effective Education Foundation
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will be interactive and will engage participants in learning about how education foundation can create new funding for innovative and valued programs in their school district. They will share their challenges, successes and ideas for what will work in their community, and learn from each other. The presentation is fun and fast moving. They will leave with a wealth of resources, most of them free, to take the steps to start or build an education foundation.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 402 Fourth Floor - East

1:30pm

The Energy Savings Improvement Program: A Budget-Neutral Way to Implement Energy Projects

To expose school districts to the team members needed to implement this budget-neutral approach to energy projects and to share the steps that must be taken.

Does your school need:

 a new boiler?

 new windows?

 new unit ventilators?

 new exhaust fans?

 lighting upgrades?

 Join us for a game show presentation that will discuss how to implement energy-related projects in your districts without increasing your school’s budget or raising your taxes.


Speakers
avatar for Parette Somjen Architects

Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.
LG

Lisa Gorab, Esq.

Partner, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 411 Fourth Floor - West

3:00pm

NJASA Women’s Caucus Paths to Leadership: Challenges and Reflections

We invite you to join us for this afternoon’s session which is designed to help women in or aspiring to positions in educational leadership.  With networking, support and professional development, NJASA wants to create a clear pathway for women to engage, encourage, and inspire one another.  Listen as our presenters share their insights and leadership journey. An interactive Q&A will follow.

 Panelists:

  • Bernadette Mitchell – Vice President, AXA Equitable
  • Irene LeFebvre – Boonton Board of Education
  • Judith Rattner – Immediate Past President NJASA and Superintendent Berkeley Heights
    • Kathleen Waldron – President, William Paterson University
    • Carol Sharp – Rowan University – Dean of the College of Education     

http://www.scribd.com/doc/68386222/Womens-Caucus-Flyer-Oct-25-2011

Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 303 Third Floor - East

3:00pm

NJSBA Presents: A Board of Education Perspective on Navigating the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
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 →
avatar for Randy Nathan

Randy Nathan

Randy Nathan (aka Coach Randy) is the President/CEO of Project NextGen and known nationally as an edutainer. Coach Randy earned his BA and Secondary Teaching Credential from the University of Colorado and an MSW from the University of Southern California. He is a Professional Certified... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 312 Third Floor - West
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

11:00am

"Fire Is" - A realistic fire and life safety program is being launched throughout NJ State Schools

This class will present to viewers a stark look at the fire problem we have here in the U.S. Attendees will learn about the internet fueled juvenile firesetter epidemic occuring here in America. They will see the unrealistic portrayal of fires that occur in the home thanks to movies and TV.They will see first hand the value of the Fire Is program for not only students, but their parents/caregivers as well.The New Jersey FMBA Foundation, supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is our objective that attendance at this information session will give school administrators a comprehensive overview of the “Fire Is” fire safety education curriculum. The critical key to this program is not only reaching middle school-aged children as they begin to understand fire, but their parents/guardians and care givers as well. The curriculum is centered on a home-based learning system employing television, the internet, and public volunteers to put a new face on fire safety. Therefore, the program need not interfere with classroom time.



Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 416 Fourth Floor - West

11:00am

"How to Test Proof Your District"
Limited Capacity seats available

We will take a short test that will then become the body of the presentation. The answers to the test items are actually the topics of the presentation. Attendess will be encouraged to share their understanding of the uses of testing in their respective districts and we will endeavor to have them become more involved with the testing continuum that takes place during the school life of a student. We will also explore tactics to improve test taking skills.  I will have handouts for each attendee. Board Members will need this type of information as we move further into the "Data Driven Decision Making" mode of school improvement.


Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 419 Fourth Floor - East

11:00am

Creativity and Innovation Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

For more than two centuries, innovation and creativity from New Jerseyans have transformed the world through their invaluable and unique contributions. The current stakes are high – NJ faces enormous economic,  social, cultural, educational and environmental challenges.  How can creativity and innovation revitalize New Jersey? Learn how you can spark  a movement in your community that recognizes, fosters and sustains creativity and innovation as catalysts for a vital, prosperous and sustainable NJ. Hear what work has been done to create this initiative and how it is changing how we think about community. This is essential for our State to succeed economically and socially in the 21st century.


Speakers
LC

Larry Capo

Executive Director, Young Audiences/NJ
WL

Wendy Liscow

Program Director, Education, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Wendy Liscow provides a wealth of programs promoting nonprofit best management practices.
WS

Willa Spicer

Former Assistant Commissioner/Director of Curriculum, Montgomery Township School District


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 421 Fourth Floor - East

11:00am

Reimagining Kindergarten: Introduction to the NJ Kindergarten Guidelines
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenters will give an overview of current studies on the state of kindergarten that call for immediate action, followed by a highlight of the new state Kindergarten Guidelines in a Powerpoint presentation.  There will be opportunities for questions and an exchange of ideas.

Note:  Participants can read and download a copy of the Kindergarten Guidelines on the NJ DOE website at http://www.state.nj.us/education/ece/guide/KindergartenGuidelines.pdf)


http://www.state.nj.us/education/ece/guide/KindergartenGuidelines.pdf


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 418 Fourth Floor - East

1:30pm

Current Issues in School Law
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, NJSBA will discuss the current issues in school law.


Speakers
MK

Michael Kaelber Esq

Director Legal and Labor Relations, New Jersery School Boards Association


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 404 Fourth Floor - East