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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

 

Conference Registration

10:30am – 5:00pm

 

11:30am – 1:00pm

New Jersey Association of Pupil Services Administrators

(RSVP in advance required at njapsa.org)

 

(Co-Sponsored by Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC)

 

General Session          1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

The Keynote Speaker Program is sponsored exclusively by Frontline Education

 

Keynote Speaker:  Eric LeGrand

 

Faith. Determination. Inspiration. This is the foundation on which Eric LeGrand’s life is currently shaped upon. His career as a motivational speaker and sports analyst might strike others as overwhelming, but to LeGrand it’s all part of his divine purpose. During his tenure at Rutgers University in 2010, he enjoyed playing the game of football as a defensive tackle. But after a severe spinal injury (from an intense collision during a game at MetLife Stadium), which dramatically changed his life, LeGrand found himself wondering if he’d ever recapture that kind of success on the field.

 

Through triumph and tragedy, Eric’s road to recovery has been less than effortless. Having undergone a nine-hour emergency surgery procedure to stabilize his spine as well as a rigorous rehabilitation process, he has regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. With that, he resumed his college classes via Skype and graduated from Rutgers University (2014) with a degree in Labor Relations. Not only did he graduate with honors, but he also gave a commemorative speech during the commencement ceremony. He has recently launched his sports broadcasting career as an analyst for Rutgers Football Radio Network. With courage and grace, Eric has been honored with a plethora of awards and accolades throughout his recovery process, which include the “Unsung Hero Award” (2012) presented by the New Jersey Hall of Fame, the “Jimmy V Award” for Perseverance at the 20th Annual ESPYs (2012), and being elected as the “Most Influential Person in New Jersey Sports” presented by the

Star Ledger (2012). On September 14, 2013, Rutgers hosted a ceremony, which retired the No. 52 jersey that belonged to Eric. Eric’s jersey was the first number to be retired by Rutgers in the history of their program.

 

In awe of the unwavering support, Eric’s story continues to touch numerous lives. Eric released his first book in the fall of 2012, titled BELIEVE: My Faith And The Tackle That Changed my Life (HarperCollins Publishers). He also signed an official NFL contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (by his former Rutgers coach, Greg Schiano).

 

Eric quickly became an advocate for individuals that are affected with spinal cord Injuries and disorders. Fueled with passion, LeGrand decided to form Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Established in 2013, the proceeds generated from the charity go toward research to find a cure for paralysis and help to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries.

 

Eric recently hosted the fourth annual “A Walk to Believe: One Step Closer With Team LeGrand” at Rutgers HighPoint Stadium. Key industry leaders such as Subway, AmeriHealth, Robert Wood Johnson and many more sponsored this event. Destroying the original goal of raising 52K, A Walk to Believe raised over 65K.

 

Having been afforded to see the world and taste the fullness of life, he has partnered and reveled in the company of notable celebrities such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, LeBron James, Tim Howard, Jessica Alba, Rob Lowe and countless others. He also has a business partnership with the Jordan Brand, in which he is working on a documentary about his life slated for 2017.

 

Don’t miss Eric LeGrand’s keynote:

“bELieve”

 

Special Education Administrator of the Year Award

Sponsored by Frontline Education

Co Sponsored by NJASA and NJAPSA

 

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Exhibitor Registration and Set-up

 

3:15pm – 4:15pm

NJASA “Open” Executive Committee Meeting

 

Group Sessions           3:15pm – 4:15pm

  1. Transition in Practice

  2. Demystifying Dyslexia Screening

  3. How the “NJ Tiered System of Supports’ Model is Improving Student Outcomes and Reducing Referrals to Special Education

  4. Due Process Again?  10 Common Mistakes Districts Make in Meeting LRE Requirements

  5. Student Homelessness & Residency Issues

  6. They Say Cadillac, You Say Chevrolet:  Successfully Defending Your IEP

  7. Twists and Turns in Tenure Matters 

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Welcome Reception

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

7:00am – 5:00pm

Exhibitor Registration

 

7:30am – 5:00pm

Conference Registration

 

8:00am – 8:50am       

Continental Breakfast

 

The Exhibit Hall will be open from 8:00am–5:00pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to network with NJASA's preferred providers of equipment, supplies and services.

 

General Session          9:00am – 10:30am

 

The Keynote Speaker Program is sponsored exclusively by Scholastic

 

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Steve Constantino

 

Leader, teacher, author and entrepreneur Dr. Steve Constantino has a long and distinguished career in leadership and bringing innovation to educational and business organizations. Steve has held numerous leadership positions at all levels of organizations, including being the CEO of his own start-up and presently as a school district superintendent.

 

Steve is internationally recognized for his work in family engagement and his innovative, non-conventional, entrepreneurial and outlier approaches to leading organizations and acquiring impressive results. As a master of the stage, he has captivated thousands of teachers, administrators, school board members and business people from the United States and around the world. His amazing keynote presentations and workshops have been featured in local, state, regional, national and international conferences. With the gifts of storytelling, humor and the knack for telling it like it is, Steve is a much sought-after speaker and leadership consultant because he is the rare combination of someone who can both lead and teach others how to lead.

 

He has experience both in the public and private sector and leverages this unique lens to challenge conventional leadership practice favoring what he describes as a “blow up the box mentality.” As an entrepreneur himself, Steve founded a small start-up and brings this unique perspective of leadership to his teaching and speaking on the topics of entrepreneurial leadership in education as well as his unique approach to the engagement of families and communities

 

Don’t miss Dr. Constantino’s keynote:

Every Family Engaged, Every Student Learns!

 

Special Award Presentations will be made honoring:

  • Regional Superintendents of the Year
  • Superintendent of the Year
  • Distinguished Service
  • NJASA President                                                                            

10:30am – 10:45am

Refreshment Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee and mingle among the Exhibitors before rushing off to the next session.

 

Group Sessions           10:45am – 11:45am

  1. Pitfalls in Strategic Planning

  2. One District’s Story with Youth Mental Health and Wellness

  3. Increasing Student Achievement Through Short Cycle Assessment

  4. Ten Hot Topics in Special Education Compliance – The Legal and Practitioner Perspectives

  5. The Evolution of a Data Team

  6. Providing Situational  Awareness in an Emergency

  7. Understanding the Need of Evidence Based Drug Prevention

  8. Negotiations – Between Chapter 78 and Breakage, Why Can’t You Pay 10% 

11:45am – 1:15pm

Exhibit Hall/Lunch/Networking and Prizes

Please pick up a box lunch and visit with our Exhibitors who graciously support the Associations throughout the year.  The knowledge, products and services they bring to this conference are available throughout the conference to assist school leaders in making informed decisions for their school districts.

 

Group Sessions           1:15pm – 2:15pm

  1. Leading with the Whole Child in Mind

  2. Congratulations, You’ve Got Competition

  3. Multi-Tiered Approach for Providing Preschool Services to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Public Schools

  4. Can Families Really Help Students Learn?

  5. Want to Be Future Ready?  Data Visualization Is the Key

  6. A is for Affirmative Action

  7. Creating the Conditions for a School-Wide Student-Driven Culture

  8. How to Increase Instructional Effectiveness with Greater Cost Efficiency 

1:15pm – 2:15pm

NJASA Legislative Committee

(This is the regularly scheduled meeting date for this Committee.  All Committee Members should plan to attend.)

 

2:15pm – 2:30pm      

Break

 

Group Sessions           2:30pm – 3:30pm

  1. Creating a Blueprint For the Tiered System of Supports

  2. Powerful Leadership in Action:  What Do the New Educational Leadership Standards Mean For You, Your School and Your District?

  3. Social Media Policies and Practices

  4. Current Issues in School Law

  5. Building a Brighter Future:  The Moral Imperative

  6. Soaring to New Heights in STEM Education

  7. G.A.F.E. For Administrators

  8. Character Development Through Web and Mobile Programs 

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Women in Leadership Initiative

 

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Networking and Prizes

The Exhibit Hall remains open until the start of the Presidents Reception. (Cash bar)

 

5:00pm – 6:30pm

NJASA Presidents’ Reception

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet new members and renew old friendships while enjoying adult refreshments and light fare.

                                                           

Friday, May 19, 2017

 

7:30am – 1:30pm

Conference and Exhibitor Registration

 

8:00am – 8:50am

Continental Breakfast

The Exhibit Hall will be open from 8:00 am–1:30 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to network with NJASA's preferred providers of equipment, supplies and services.

 

9:00am – 10:30am

General Session

 

The Keynote Speaker Program is sponsored exclusively by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

 

Keynote Speaker:  Raymond J. McNulty

Raymond J. McNulty is the Dean for the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University which Fast Company magazine named the 12th most innovative organization in the world in its World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, and is a Senior Fellow to the International Center for Leadership in Education, having previously served as President. Ray also serves as the Chair of the National Dropout Prevention Network and was recently the Chief Learning Officer for Penn Foster a global leader in online education. Prior to joining the International Center, he was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked with leading educators on improving our nation's high schools. Ray is a past president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and author of It’s Not Us Against Them — Creating the Schools We Need, published in 2009 by the International Center. 

An educator since 1973, Ray has been a teacher, vice principal, principal, and superintendent. From 2001-03, he served as Vermont's education commissioner. During his tenure, Ray focused on aligning the Department of Education's work on three key issues: early education, educator quality, and secondary school reform. 

Ray is a presenter at the state, national, and international levels on the need for school systems to accept the challenges that lie ahead. He is committed to raising performance standards for both teachers and students and to building solid connections between schools and their communities. Ray believes strongly that education systems cannot wait for the children and challenges to arrive at school; rather, schools need to reach out and help forge solutions.

Don’t miss Ray McNulty’s keynote:

Future Ready Today — Where Best Practices Meet Next Practices

 

Special Award Presentations will be made honoring:

  • NJASA Retiree Recognition
  • NJASA Emeritus Membership
  • Anti-Defamation League

10:30am – 10:45am

Refreshment Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee and mingle among the Exhibitors before rushing off to the next session.

 

Group Sessions           10:45am –11:45am 

  1. Using the 2015 Leadership Standards to Implement a Digital Science Curriculum

  2. I Have a Strategic Plan, Now What?

  3. Making Learning Personal

  4. Transforming Teaching and Learning for 21st Century Learners Through Engaging Game-based Technology

  5. Promoting School Safety and Security in Our Changing Times

  6. Is MaryJane On Your Payroll?

  7. Internal Investigations:  Navigating the Process at All Levels of Your Organization

  8. The Connected Action Roadmap:  Ensuring High Quality Instruction in Every Classroom 

11:45am – 1:15pm

Exhibit Hall/Lunch/Networking and Prizes

Please pick up a box lunch and visit with our Exhibitors who graciously support the Association throughout the year.  The knowledge, products and services they bring to this conference are available throughout the conference to assist school leaders in making informed decisions for their school districts.

 

Group Sessions           1:15pm – 2:15pm

  1. Fostering Teacher Leadership

  2. Meeting the Needs of All Students Through Differentiated and Data Driven Instruction

  3. Bomb Threat Assessment, Awareness and Response

  4. HIB & Transgender Updates

  5. Engagement, Empowerment, and Efficacy:  Student-Driven Instruction in Action

  6. Case Law Review:  Tenure Eligibility Issues

Adjourned

 

*Note: Group sessions and times are subject to change.

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