• PROGRAM


    Thursday, January 31, 2019

     

    Conference Registration                                                        

    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:  Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk

     

    Exhibitor Registration                                                

    7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Location:  Wildwood Ballroom Pre-Function

     

    Exhibit Hours

    8:00 am - 4:15 pm

     

    Exhibit Hall Opens!                                                   

    8:00 am

    Continental Breakfast                                                

    Location:  Wildwood #11/#16 (Exhibit Hall)

     

    Opening General Session:                                                      

    9:00 am - 10:15 am                                                                

    Location:  Avalon #5/#11

     

    Welcome - Dr. Ken Greene

    NJASA President and Superintendent - Newton

     

    Welcome – Dr. Lamont Repollet

    Commissioner of Education

    New Jersey Department of Education

     

    Keynote Speaker:

    Esther Wojcicki                     

     

    Esther Wojcicki is an internationally known journalism teacher and the founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program, a program that focuses on empowering students through the use of media teaching all the 21st century skills. The program started in 1984 with 19 students and has grown to become the largest scholastic media program in the nation today (2018) with 600+ students, six journalism teachers, ten publications, and a new 25,000 sq. ft Media Arts Center.

     

    Esther is also the founder of the Global Moonshots in Education movement (www.globalmoonshots.org) and she is one of the founders of Google Education. She is the mother of Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, and Janet Wojcicki, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Medical School. She has been awarded three honorary doctorates as well as numerous other major awards.

     

    Take a Break!                                                            

    10:15 am - 10:30 am

    Exhibit Hall Refreshments/Networking                               

    Location:  Wildwood #11/#16 (Exhibit Hall)

     

    Group Sessions

     

    Session 1

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #1

     

    Revisiting the SAMR Model for Best Instructional Practices

     

    With the advent of one-to-one technology, teachers are moving more content to the digital platform.  But, is the move necessary or even beneficial?  In this workshop, revisit ways to use the SAMR model to best leverage the available technology for your district or school.  See strategies to use a blend of older techniques and newer technologies to give students the best chance to demonstrate and improve their test-taking skills and performance.  This model benefits disadvantaged, ELL, and special needs students in addition to general education and G&T students.  Give your district the best chance to be an educational and informational success!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Christine Picerno

    Supervisor of Math & Science PS-5

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    Kevin Ruane

    Educator

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    Dr. Doreen Ryan

    Principal

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    Kristin Vona

    Supervisor of Special Education

    Township of Ocean School District PS-5

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    kruane@oceanschools.org

     

    Session 2

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #2

     

    Creating a Culture of Reading in Every Classroom

     

    This is a professional learning session on how to create a culture of reading in every classroom across a district. It will be run by Sherea Lloyd, a professional development expert from Scholastic. The focus will be on intrinsic behavior.  Kathryn Diskin, the Assistant Superintendent at Middlesex Borough Public Schools will share how she has implemented these best practices.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Kathryn L. Diskin

    Assistant Superintendent

    Middlesex Borough Public Schools

     

    Sherea Lloyd

    Regional Director Professional Learning Services

    Scholastic

     

    Session 3

    10:30 am - 11:30am

    Location:  Wildwood #3

     

    Podcasting for a Means of Differentiation and Staff Team Building

     

    Need new resources to reach reluctant learners or even honors students?  Want to send out quick and easy messages to get out to the staff, but don't have time for a meeting?  Having a hard time integrating 21st century practices in your day to day routine?  Podcasting is something that any educator, regardless of content area, should try.  Through this session, one will see how to incorporate podcasting into a classroom of any content area and through staff professional development or communication.  Through staff and student examples, we can show you how it is done without expensive equipment and with the top of the line tools we have purchased for our district.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Don Biery

    Math Teacher/Ed Leadership Student/Robotics Teacher

    North Warren Regional School District

     

    Jeanna Diaz

    Teacher/Reading Specialist/Special Education

    North Warren Regional School District

     

    Courtney Matash

    HS MS English Teacher/Ed Leadership Student

    North Warren Regional School District

     

    Ken Morris

    Teacher/Special Education/Resource Room

    North Warren Regional School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    cmatash@northwarren.org

     

    Session 4

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #10

     

    Google Professional Development:  Keeping Current on the GSuite, Apps, Extensions, and More!

     

    Change happens.  Let’s face it.  If you are an educational leader who has infused Google into your district, then ask yourself one question:   How do I, as an educational leader, ensure that the constant updates to Google are disseminated and then infused into the fabric of my district?  Google is constantly in a state of development and adaptation.  If you leave this process to chance, there is the absolute chance your district is not current on the Google Platform.  This session will present the latest updates that you can infuse into your district along with demonstrating a fully developed systems process designed to inform and integrate the constant updates to an amazing platform.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Mr. Michael Ballone

    Director of Curriculum

    Marlboro Township Public Schools

     

    Dr. Eric M. Hibbs

    Superintendent

    Marlboro Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    ehibbs@mtps.org

     

    Session 5

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #4

     

    From Slide to Glide:  Empowering Students Through Choice in Summer Reading

     

    Data confirms summer reading increases student proficiency and reverses the trend of the proverbial “summer slide.”  However, summer reading has become controversial, especially in a world where schools are competing for attention with social media and video sites.  Controversy and reticence is rooted in traditional summer reading assignments that lack choice and student agency.  Previous summer reading programs forced students to write academic papers or take high-stakes tests on an assigned canonical text, which made summer reading tedious, ineffective, and possibly devastating.  The Roxbury Township School District has worked to increase student choice and agency in summer reading that have resulted in student learning.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Eric Schmidt

    Supervisor: English 6-12

    Roxbury Township School District

     

    Christopher Zegar

    Supervisor: Social Studies 6-12

    Roxbury Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://www.summerreadingrox.com/

     

    Session 6

    10:30 am - 11:30am

    Location:  Wildwood #5

     

    Student WIFI ACCESS

     

    Altice Lightpath school district customers have shown a real need for schools to provide internet access to their students after traditional school day hours.  The catalyst to this is the explosion of school-issued devices – “One-to-one” initiatives.  Today, each school district is in the process of issuing Chromebooks and Mac devices to each of their students.  Now more than ever a student needs to have access while at home or while they are engaged throughout the community.  By providing this resource it is now extending learning out of the classroom.  Unfortunately, a digital divide is preventing students from accessing these devices at home or in the community.  More than 60% of students in our footprint are on free or reduced lunch programs, representing a barometer for WiFi access outside of the classroom.  Altice Lightpath has a new subscription product that gives schools the ability to access our over 2 million optimum hotspots that has benefited Edison Schools.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Ralph Barca

    CTO

    Edison Public Schools

     

    Jim Van Orden

    Director of Sales

    Altice Business Services

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jim.vanorden@alticeusa.com

     

    Session 7

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #6

     

    Simulations:  Engaging Tool for Leader PD and to Build and Sustain Positive School Climate

     

    To be a great leader, certainly skills are essential, but what is often missing, is Experience.  Experience implies the ability to use good judgment in even the most complex situations.  We know Experience is the Best Teacher, but we would frown upon a surgeon who practices on her patients.  Simulations enable sitting and/or aspiring leaders to gain realistic Experience in even some of the most complex situations without risks or pain typically associated with the 'School of Hard Knocks".  Leaders have the opportunity to gain critical experience in a risk-free/safe context.

     

    Presenters:

     

    James Allen

    Chief Sims Officer

    Ed Leadership SIMS

     

    Ken Spero

    CEO

    Ed Leadership SIMS

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    humentum@gmail.com

     

    Session 8

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #13

     

    Enhance your Community, Culture and Productivity with Technology

     

    Educational communities are busy places!  This presentation will showcase ways to leverage technology to amplify the work of teaching, leading, managing and communicating to all members of your educational community.  Join us for a session where we showcase ways to leverage Google tools to enhance and amplify your school's culture and brand!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Jason Borawski

    Tech Integration Specialist

    Flemington Raritan School District

     

    Bob Castellano

    Principal

    Flemington Raritan School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    bcastell@frsd.k12.nj.us

     

    Session 9

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #14

     

    Free Tools, Apps and Programs to Help Manage Your Network, Infrastructure and Devices.  REBOOTED

     

    This session introduces close to 100 free tools, apps and programs that can be used to help complete job tasks simply, more efficiently and at a cost savings to the district.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Jeremy Slockbower

    Technology Coordinator/Network Administrator

    Byram Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    slockbower.jeremy@byramschools.org

     

    Session 10

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #7

     

    Let’s Get Googley with Apps and Extensions! (for Administrators and Faculty)

     

    Certified Google for Education Trainer and the 2018/19 Hudson County Teacher of the Year, alongside the Director of Curriculum and Superintendent, will demonstrate how Google Apps and Extensions can enhance productivity, organization, and communication.  These tools assist with creating interactive presentations, assessments, feedback, automated emailing, grading, special education needs and management, data analysis, and so much more. Extensions and apps tailor and personalize your Internet experience and can be chosen for individual needs. Instructions for installation and utilization is provided to enhance organization and efficiency for both teaching and administrative tasks.  Join us for your district technology needs!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Jennifer Montesano

    Superintendent

    Secaucus Public School District

     

    Dr. Daniela Riser

    Director of Curriculum and Assessment

    Secaucus Public School District

     

    Patricia Smeyers

    Teacher/2019 Hudson County Teacher of the Year and NJ STOY Finalist

    Secaucus Public School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://patriciasmeyers.wordpress.com and https://www.sboe.org/

     

    Session 11

    10:30 am - 11:30am

    Location:  Avalon #16

     

    Blending Evaluation and Professional Learning:  Video, Reflective Protocols, and PLCs

     

    The Warren Township School District has been using a version of the Reflective Protocol as an alternate observation option for highly effective staff for three years.  This session will provide an overview of how the process has evolved from the pilot year, including participant survey results.  In its third year, the process has expanded to include a PLC option in which staff share multiple recordings of targeted lesson recordings to support one another's instructional growth.

     

    Presenter:

     

    William Kimmick

    Curriculum Director

    Warren Township Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    wkimmick@warrentboe.org

     

    Session 12

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #8

     

    Creating a Culture of Communication - A Jumpstart to a Social Media Presence

     

    Social media is an established way to reach all of your stakeholders; however, many platforms - Twitter and Instagram for instance - are still unfamiliar to district leaders.  Do you need assistance getting started?  This session will help you generate one or more social media accounts, create meaningful posts, introduce ideas to brand your school district, explore your colleagues' and school leaders' online presence and develop your own professional learning network.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Katherine Egan

    Supervisor of 21st Century Learning and Innovation

    Hazlet Township Public Schools

     

    Christine McCoid

    Principal, Hazlet Middle School

    Hazlet Township Public Schools

     

    Dr. Scott Ridley

    Superintendent

    Hazlet Township Public Schools

     

    Session 13

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #9

     

    Technology & Passion Projects in the ELA and Social Studies Classroom - CANCELLED

     

    Session 14

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #1

     

    Still in Control in the Digital Classroom

     

    In a technological world it is necessary as Educators and Administrators to keep up to date with the newest ways to engage students and still give them the freedom to navigate and explore the 21st century world.  In this session we will demonstrate and share strategies to manage classroom behaviors and learning using 1:1 Technology.  Everything from managing distractions, entrances and exit's, HyperDocs, and PBL's, we have tried it all!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Maura McLaughlin

    Teacher

    Franklin Lakes School District

     

    Tania Zaporoshan

    Teacher

    Franklin Lakes School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    mmclaughlin@franklinlakes.k12.nj.us

     

    Session 15

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #12

     

    Coding and Robots in the Special Needs Classroom

     

    This session will focus on “WHY” you should be teaching students HOW to code, incorporate coding and robotics within the current curriculum, as well as, inspire students and teachers within the special needs classroom (varying levels of cognitive ability).  Real life examples and videos will showcase how students in an Autism program and Cognitive Moderate program utilize various coding sites and apps to increase their computer literacy.  In addition, the presenters will demonstrate how to use small classroom friendly robots, such as Ozobots, Sphero's and Drones as part of a coding lesson.  Discussion will focus on “brainstorming” additional ways/ideas that educational professionals can use coding apps and robots in a variety of subject areas.

     

    Session Components:

    -Why you should start teaching coding in elementary school

    -Why all students can Code

    -How to incorporate the ISTE Standards for Students

    -How to use coding apps/websites (and robots) that can be used in special needs and regular education classes

    -Demonstrations of several codeable robots you can use in your class

    -Hands-on learning included

     

    Presenters:

     

    Jennifer Kressler Duda

    Special Education Teacher

    Mercer County Special Services School District

     

    Christopher Harris

    Principal & Director of Technology

    Pennsauken Public Schools

     

    Session 16

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #2

     

    Improving Parent Participation with Cost Effective Strategies

     

    Does your district want to increase parent participation and engagement?  Schools utilize digital grade books, teacher websites, and staff computer trainings; however, many districts still continue to offer exclusively day and evening “in person” parent workshops.  Come learn how the Morris-Union Jointure Commission successfully uses teleconferencing and webinar trainings to increase participation and engagement in parent/administrative meetings, trainings and workshops.  Participants will learn how to deliver high quality, cost effective and time-effective training without having to search for a location or rely on good weather.  Discussion will include the benefits and pitfalls of using technology for parent trainings and meetings.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Janet Fike

    Superintendent/NJASA Treasurer

    Morris-Union Jointure Commission

     

    Jason Parenti

    Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    Morris-Union Jointure Commission

     

    Denise Smallacomb

    Assistant Superintendent

    Morris-Union Jointure Commission

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    dsmallacomb@mujc.org

     

    Session 17

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #3

     

    Using Data to Grow Your Academic Program

     

    In this session, you will learn how our data-based approach to decision making helped us to produce more college-ready learners.  Through the use of statistical analysis of both present and graduated students, we were able to identify student trends which proved success at the AP level.  Using this data model, in addition to surveys, policy revision, and innovative programming, learn how your district can grow your academic program while improving AP scores.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Robert Nixon

    Principal

    Berkeley Heights Public Schools

     

    Tara Oliveira

    Assistant Principal

    Berkeley Heights Public Schools

     

    Session 18

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #4

     

    PD on the Go with G Suite

     

    Transform professional learning in your district by designing your own online professional development using

    G Suite tools.  Virtually coach teachers through the effective design and implementation of their own content.  Facilitate and participate in online discussion to help teachers reflect and improve their instruction. 

     

    Presenters:

     

    Chris Corney-McGee

    Instructional Technology Facilitator

    Hamilton Township School District

     

    Cara Flodmand

    Instructional Technology Facilitator

    Hamilton Township School District

     

    Joe Valver

    Instructional Technology Facilitator

    Hamilton Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1heweHhB3iHXFPyjLE1vlTKXWryP84Jve5VaCmqtKCIw/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Session 19

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #6

     

    Cultivating Literacy Confidence with Grit and Growth Mindset

     

    As educators, we have the power to create a classroom culture where struggle and risk-taking is valued.  We have the power to nurture a “growth mindset” – the belief that success comes from effort.  And, we have the power to support all students build literacy confidence by reaching that 1300 Lexile level, no matter the content area, assessment, or outcome expectation.

     

    Join us for an interactive discussion where we’ll tap into how to build students’ literacy grit and perseverance through differentiated reading and writing content strategies, including engaging students in text-based discussions with their peers to hone social-emotional learning via conversation and relationship-building skills for the future.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Alyce Anderson

    Principal, Lake Riviera Middle School

    Brick Township Public Schools

     

    Renee Kotsianas

    Principal, Veterans Memorial Middle School

    Brick Township Public Schools

     

    Susan McNamara

    Director of Curriculum of Instruction

    Brick Township Public Schools

     

    Roberta Bear

    Directory of Customer Advocacy

    Achieve3000

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    bobbi.bear@achieve3000.com

     

    Session 20

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #15

     

    Bright Beginnings Learning Center Improves Students Social Skills Using SiLAS

     

    How do schools provide special needs-students the social skills needed to navigate their home, school, community, and workplace?  Blending technology, such as SiLAS, that reflect real life social situations resonates well with this generation of students.  This session will provide attendees a brief overview of the how SiLAS has helped students gain social skills that are necessary in all environments.  An overview of the research supports the use of computer programs for teaching social skills.  Information on avatars and facial/emotional recognition as they apply to social skills will also be discussed as well as the technology needed to implement the program.  The session will also provide hands-on experience with the SiLAS Technology.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Cindy Borell

    Supervisor

    Educational Services Commission of NJ

     

    Nicole Cornely

    Teacher

    Educational Services Commission of NJ

     

    Marisa Martin-Vargo

    Speech Therapist

    Educational Services Commission of NJ

     

    Bernadette Mullen

    SiLAS Curriculum Developer

    SiLAS

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    www.escnj.k12.nj.us

     

    Session 21

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #7

     

    Using Google Classroom to Revolutionize and Streamline Staff Development

     

    Want to learn how to harness the power of Google Classroom as an administrator?  In this session we will explore ways to share information with your staff more effectively and efficiently; all in one place.  Discover how Classroom can be used to centralize information, deadlines, announcements, and more!  Help your teachers spend less time searching through files and emails and more time learning and collaborating.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Spike Cook

    Principal

    Lakeside Middle School/Millville Public Schools

     

    Lauren Daigle

    Digital Literacy and Learning Specialist

    Millville Public Schools

     

    Session 22

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #8

     

    Personalized Math in K-2 Setting with ST Math

     

    How do we achieve the goals of rigorous standards and raise the bar for math performance through successful integration of technology?  With specific examples and best practices, we will explore how instructional math software can provide students invaluable opportunities to interact on a deep level with content and persevere in problem solving.  Participants will experience how conceptual learning, informative visual feedback and research based instruction will foster math success and enjoyment for all students!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Joseph Cirillo

    Superintendent

    Palisades Park Public Schools

     

    Dr. Robert R. Zywicki

    Superintendent

    Mount Olive Township School District

     

    Session 23

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #9

     

    Education for the Future

     

    Education is changing now more than ever.  Students need to become leaders in their schools and have a voice of change.  This session will document how student voice and design thinking are implemented in a middle school setting.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Heather Petersack

    Teacher

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    Glenn Robbins

    Superintendent

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    Session 24

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #18

     

    Finding & Deploying the Best Chromebook Apps for K-12

     

    We’ll start with exploring the best, and most frequently deployed, Chromebook integration apps for K-12.  In an interactive discussion, we’ll cover Clever integration and Personally Identifiable Information guidelines.  We will explore the differences between Chrome: extensions, apps, and android app. deployment.  Come with suggestions to share, and leave with a variety of new tools to excite your Chromebook users, along with the step-by-step instructions to make your Chromebook app deployments a success.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Barry Haines

    Director of Technology

    Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools

     

    Michael Wilson

    Manager of Network Operations

    Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://sites.google.com/view/techspo2019

     

    Session 25

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #19

     

    Get Future Ready.  Starting Today.

     

    As educators, it is our shared responsibility to prepare students for the technological world they live in and the one that awaits them.  Through access to standards-aligned, digital content we can support and take an active role in helping students understand the benefits, dangers and opportunities technology provides.

    This session about future readiness will review digital citizenship and technologies like Nearpod that are related to an evolving digital culture, explore the importance of equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources, and the use of digital information and technology, including the synthesis of global and social issues.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Evan Abramson

    Technology Director

    Millburn Township Public Schools

     

    Maggie Senor

    Regional Sales Manager

    Nearpod

     

    Session 26

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #17

     

    Learn to Code, Code to Learn

     

    Coding (computer programming) can be an extension of writing in the classroom.  The ability to code allows students to engage in creative and interactive simulations. Students are not just learning how to code, but they are coding to learn.  They are using learning strategies along with mathematical and computational ideas to problem solve, design, and communicate through technology.  Explore how coding can be used to support core content area curriculum in addition to computer science.  This session will allow attendees to uncover how Scratch, a coding application can be used to enhance their curriculum.

     

    Please bring a charged laptop or device to this session.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Teresa Castellan

    Computer Teacher

    Newbury Elementary School/Howell Township Public Schools

     

    Kelley Gilligan

    Grade 4 Gifted & Talented Teacher

    Newbury Elementary School/Howell Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    tcastellan@howell.k12.nj.us, kgilligan@howell.k12.nj.us

     

    EXHIBIT HALL ACTIVITIES                                                                      

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #11/#16

     

    -Box Lunches                                                                                    

    -Refreshments                                                                                    

    -Prizes!

     

    Your TECHSPO® 2019 badge is your ticket for a box lunch. 

    No competing sessions or activities at this time.

     

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    NJASA Executive Committee Meeting

    Location:  Avalon #20-22

    (This is a closed meeting for Committee Members)

     

    Group Sessions


    Session 1

    1:30 pm - 2:30pm

    Location:  Wildwood #6

     

    Primary School STEAM Program

     

    An inside look at the OC TECH Lab where a hands-on approach to learning comes to life through 3D printing, robotics, video production, digital portfolios, and makerspaces to name a few.  This primary level STEAM program is designed for K-3 students.  Our lab embraces continuous engagement with exciting equipment and software to create a learning environment, which is engaging for everyone!  Through experiences and learning activities in the Tech Lab, students from our OC Life 21 Club created a LEGO Room as our makerspace.  Sky is the limit for this program.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Randall Kohr

    K-3 Technology/Design Teacher

    Ocean City School District

     

    Cathleen Smith

    Principal

    Ocean City School District

     

    Dr. Kathleen Taylor

    Superintendent

    Ocean City School District

     

    Session 2

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #7

     

    How to Use Data to Inform Instruction and Accelerate Foundational Reading Skills

     

    This is a professional learning session focused on how to use data to inform instruction and accelerate foundational reading skills.  It will be run by Sherea Lloyd, a professional development expert from Scholastic and Eric Crespo, the Associate Chief Academic Officer at Paterson Public Schools.   Sherea will focus on best practices and Eric will share how his team implemented these best practices.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Eric Crespo

    Associate Chief Academic Officer

    Paterson Public Schools

     

    Sherea Lloyd

    Regional Director Professional Learning Services

    Scholastic

     

    Session 3

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #8

     

    Does Tech Kill SEL

     

    Join this highly interactive dialogue with immersive activities to draw your own conclusions about the impact of technology.  Are we actually diminishing academic outcomes through our increased reliance on tech?  The answer will be found through our experience and not our brain.

     

    Presenters:

     

    James DiDonato

    Superintendent

    Mount Holly Township

     

    Dr. Jared Scherz

    TeacherCoach

     

    Session 4

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #9

     

    Bridging the Data Gap:  How to Effectively Move Data from Reports to Tangible Instructional Shifts

     

    Learn how to maximize your district’s use of online programs (e.g. Study Island) by structuring a process to set the expectations for school administrators and teachers to leverage student performance data to inform and create deliberate instruction tailored to each student’s needs.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Michael Ballone

    Director Curriculum and Instruction

    Marlboro Township Public Schools

     

    Adam Lindstrom

    Supervisor for Instructional Technology

    Marlboro Township Public Schools

     

    Dave Ranta

    NJ Partnership Consultant

    Edmentum

     

    Session 5

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #8

     

    Proven Tech Strategies to Meet the Needs of ALL Learners via RTI

     

    This session will provide an overview of best practices that harness blended learning tools and district SIS functionality to implement a comprehensive K-12 multi-tiered Response-to-Intervention (RtI) program.  Research-based strategies for struggling readers, disaffected students, and students who fail Algebra I will be explored in depth.  Learn how to shift from a slow paper-based I&RS system to an efficient RTI model that quickly measures the effectiveness of interventions to help at-risk students.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Robert R. Zywicki

    Superintendent

    Mount Olive Township School District

     

    Kenton Nice

    Co-Founder

    Realtime Information Technology

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    robert.zywicki@motsd.org

     

    Session 6

    1:30 pm -  2:30pm

    Location:  Wildwood #4

     

    Using Empatico to Connect with Classrooms Around the World

     

    How can educators work together to build empathy in our next generation with students leading the way?

    Empatico is the answer.  It’s a free tool for teachers to connect with classrooms in the US and around the world.

     

    Third grade student ambassadors will share their experiences of partnering with students in Tennessee.  An Empatico Virtual Connection lesson will be conducted live with our partner class in Memphis.  Attendees will see first-hand just how amazing these connections are while learning concrete examples for global connections, tangible practices and strategies.  They’ll be invited to join on the spot and register for Empatico.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Stacie Delaney

    Classroom Special Education Teacher

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    Michael Dunlea

    Classroom General Education Teacher

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    Glenn Robbins

    Superintendent

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    dunleam@tabschools.org

     

    Session 7

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #5

     

    Finding Your Wings After You’ve Jumped Off the EDGE

     

    EXPLORE an innovative and personalized approach to learning.  DISCOVER how to offer professional development that is self-directed for staff and how to offer credentials and authentic experiences for students that are not assessed through traditional methods.  GROW through insights on best practices.  ENGAGE in a sample digital badging game.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Ruth Davis

    Technology Integration Specialist

    Roxbury Public Schools

     

    Michael Mitchell

    Director of Innovation and Planning

    Roxbury Public Schools

     

    Teresa Rehman

    Director of Technology

    Roxbury Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    bit.ly/RoxTechspo2019

     

    Session 8

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #10

     

    How to Choose Tech Tools that Support Students with Mental Health and Social-Emotional Needs

     

    As a nation, we are facing challenging times for children and adolescents, leading to an increase in mental health and social-emotional needs.  Schools are striving to provide greater supports for students who struggle in this area. This presentation will provide participants with a tool that schools can utilize to evaluate technology solutions for students with mental health and social-emotional needs.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Lisa Bernardo

    Director of Special Programs & Student Services

    Park Ridge School District

     

    Hal Friedlander

    Senior Advisor

    Public Consulting Group

     

    Nicole Heid

    Senior Program Manager

    Public Consulting Group

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    nheid@pcgus.com

     

    Session 9

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #3

     

    Data-Driven Tech Coaching

     

    Come learn how our 1:1 school district’s technology coaches use data collection and analysis to meet the technology integration needs of teachers.  Through a combination of knowledgeable coaches, district technology goals, and Google Forms and Sheets wizardry, our team provides both reactive and proactive tech coaching to all teachers.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Mary Ellen Davies

    Computer Support Teacher

    Hillsborough Middle School/Hillsborough Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    mdavies@htps.us

     

    Session 10

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #2

     

    Create a Digital Collaborative Experience

     

    Attendees will be introduced to Microsoft Teams as the digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place.  Teachers and Administrators will see how Teams can promote equity and student voice with collaborative classrooms, easily connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with staff.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Cathy Famelio

    Science Teacher

    Monmouth Regional High School District

     

    Theodore Ragavas

    Supervisor of Technology

    Monmouth Regional High School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    http://bit.ly/2QfHPEW

     

    Session 11

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #2

     

    Technology Applications in the World Language Classroom

     

    This workshop will demonstrate how teachers of World Language can use technology to develop and increase communication skills and engage students in the learning of a Second Language.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Raquel Williams

    World Language Teacher

    Metuchen School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://classroom.google.com/c/MTgzNDI5NTA1NTRa

     

    Session 12

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #3

     

    Struggling with Effective Technology Integration, the Problem is Your Instruction.

     

    Educators have struggled to consistently and effectively implement technology to improve instruction. Whenever a new technology is introduced many believe it will revolutionize learning, only to find out afterward that little has changed.  What if the problem is not the technology, but our instructional practices?  In this interactive presentation, participants will discuss how traditional instruction limits the impact technology can have on learning and how instruction must change for students to fully harness technology's potential.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Rick Cave

    Director of Technology

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

     

    Session 13

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #12

     

    5 W's, 1  H of Digital Citizenship

     

    Digital Equity occurs only when educators nurture students as Digital Citizens.  Digital Citizens are those who utilize technology effectively, efficiently and responsibly to engage with society.  Did you know, as a technology novice, you can develop true Digital Citizens?  Digital Citizens live in a world of Digital Equity.  Since equity in edtech is beyond the 1:1 student to electronic device ratio, attendees will learn steps to take towards developing Digital Citizens right away in their classrooms, schools and life.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Keri Hennessy-Wilson

    Technology Coach

    Asbury Park School District

     

    Laura A Schetlick

    Data & Communications Manager

    Asbury Park School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    lschetlick@gmail.com

     

    Session 14

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #6

     

    Creating a TV Studio for Morning Annoucements

     

    Learn how to create a TV studio in your elementary, middle or high school using equipment you may already have in your school.  We will also show you a checklist of things that you will need in order to create the studio.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Michael Noble

    Technology Teacher

    Cinnaminson Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wm5QvUa1S4ZCpLp3sz2mR5XsND9cXlHrLGNFMUJi3o0/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Session 15

    1:30 pm -2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #7

     

    Standards Based Grading - Using Technology to Support Grading

     

    Grading based on standards is good practice and the research is becoming so overwhelming that it is hard to avoid improving traditional grading practices.  In this session, participants will learn some simple ways of using technology to:

     

    1) Communicate with parents

    2) Keep daily grades accurately and efficiently

    3) Make the grading process about learning and not compliance

     

    Presenter:

     

    Jack Marcellus

    Superintendent/Principal

    Gibbsboro School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jmarcellus@gibbsboroschool.org

     

    Session 16

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #13

     

    OPMA and OPRA:  Technology Matters

     

    In today's world, technology matters.  Current caselaw demonstrates the impact that technology has on the OPRA and the OPMA, and how our schools are dealing with email, text messages and video recordings.  In this session we will review these laws and how it applies to today's schools.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Joseph Langowski

    Superintendent

    Lumberton Township School District

     

    Susan S. Hodges

    Counsel

    Parker McCay P.A.

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    kgamble@parkermccay.com

     

    Session 17

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #1

     

    Technology to TeAchnology:  Getting an A in Your Classroom, School, District, and Community

     

    Are you looking to apply technology to create opportunities for students to engage in their learning?  Do you utilize technology for professional development?  Are you creating a social media brand in your classroom or school?  Are you looking to increase your instructional repertoire in a blended learning environment?  Come see how the Pequannock Township School District utilizes a 1:1 program to drive all facets of our instructional curriculum.   This interactive workshop is for teachers, administrators, and anyone interested in making their schools A-mazing.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Peter Cook

    Supervisor of Technology

    Pequannock Township School District

     

    Richard Hayzler

    Principal

    Pequannock Township School District

     

    Michael Portas

    Principal

    Pequannock Township School District

     

    Elizabeth Sheridan

    Supervisor of Social Studies and World Language

    Pequannock Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    richard.hayzler@pequannock.org

     

    Session 18

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #1

     

    Point Beach Summer Geometry Program:  A Blended Learning Opportunity for Course Advancement

     

    This session will provide information on blended learning opportunities offered to students at Point Pleasant Beach High School that could serve as a model for other districts.  We offer several opportunities to our students for course advancement, including a blended Summer Geometry program, incorporating the APEX learning platform and a required number of hours of teacher instruction.  This allows students an opportunity to advance their Math coursework.  We have seen great results over the past 2 summers on the Summer Geometry PARCC, as well.  We also offer students the opportunity to take courses we are not able to offer in-house, such as AP Psychology and AP Micro and Macroeconomics.  Our 8th grade students complete a blended course on College and Career Readiness to familiarize them with online learning combined with teacher instruction.

     

    Presenters:

     

    John Palumbo

    Math Teacher, Summer Geometry Instructor

    Point Pleasant Beach High School/Point Pleasant Beach School District

     

    Chris Wilson

    District Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

    Point Pleasant Beach High School/Point Pleasant Beach School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    wilsonc@ptbeach.com

     

    Session 19

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #14

     

    STEM for All:  An Inclusive STEM Experience

     

    Participants will be introduced to our Award Winning Inclusive STEM classroom.  We will provide information on how to start your own inclusive STEM room on a shoestring budget.  We will bring our STEM room to you, as participants will have hands-on opportunities using Universal Design materials from our room.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Skye Donzelli

    Technology/STEM Teacher

    Howell Memorial Elementary School/Howell Township Public Schools

     

    Jennifer Stenard

    Media/STEM teacher

    Howell Memorial Elementary School/Howell Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    http://classroomcloseup.org/segments/stem-stations/

     

    Session 20

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #9

     

    Technology and Your Vision for the Future:  How the River Vale School District Leverages Technology Towards Our Portrait of a Graduate

     

    In 2017, using feedback from the community, the River Vale School District created a Portrait of a Graduate to serve as a "north star" for teaching and learning in the district.  This re-imagined vision affirms that all students can be collaborative innovators, problem seekers and solution makers, compassionate citizens, global communicators, and fearless trailblazers.  In this presentation you can learn more about how technology is being leveraged as a powerful K-8 learning tool to help students in these key areas that are at the heart of teaching and learning in our classrooms.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Kimberly Dowling

    Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction

    River Vale Public Schools

     

    Rory McCourt

    Superintendent

    River Vale Public Schools

     

    Tom O'Gara

    Director of Educational Technology

    River Vale Public Schools

     

    Melissa Signore

    Principal, Woodside Elementary School

    River Vale Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    rmccourt@rivervaleschools.com

     

    Session 21

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #17

     

    Supporting the Whole Child with Data Analytics

     

    Learn how districts are combining disparate datasets into a single system to improve student outcomes and develop action plans immediately.  Aggregated visual dashboards are allowing school leaders to quickly analyze their combined data including metrics such as GPA, attendance, workplace learning, co-curricular activity, standardized test results, free/reduced lunch and other variables that see a child in that moment.  Decisions can be made to support students in their daily lives, as well as College and Career Readiness initiatives.  In addition to high school data metrics, the session will also cover data for grades PK-8 to evaluate grade-appropriate “readiness” metrics for elementary and middle school students.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Daniel Gallagher

    Superintendent

    Bound Brook School District

     

    Dr. Scott McCartney

    Superintendent

    Moorestown Township Public Schools

     

    Josh Rader

    Senior Director

    Forecast5 Analytics

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jrader@forecast5analytics.com

     

    Session 22

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #4

     

    Assessing Your School District's Cyber Security Risk

     

    As New Jersey schools introduce more and more technology into the 21st century connected classroom, schools have become prime targets for cyber-attacks.  Schools now have to deal with defending against Ransomware, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and data breaches which can interfere with their classroom instructional time and daily operations.  School leaders are struggling to understand how they deal with the risk and ensuring compliance with FERPA and HIPPA laws, all while dealing with budget constraints.  Learn what's involved in evaluating your district's current security posture.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Mark Rudnick

    IT Manager

    Ewing Township Public Schools

     

    Sean Dawson

    Consultant

    ePlus Technology

     

    Lee Waskevich

    VP of Security Solutions

    ePlus Technology

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    Presentation will be posted after session.

     

    Session 23

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #15

     

    Teachers Evolving Teachers: Offering Tech Integration Assistance

     

    See how our regional high school offers tech integration assistance to the staff using teachers during their duty blocks to troubleshoot, evolve, and collaborate to help teachers take their lessons to new levels using the SAMR model.  We'll show how the workload is managed and the different ways we use "teacher coaches" and "tech integration specialists" to help our staff learn new platforms, evolve their pedagogy or even just fill out the state SGO form.  Teachers helping teachers, makes it so they can use their own classroom experiences to relate to their "clients" and offer customized assistance.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Jane Armellino

    Tech Integration Specialist/Math Teacher

    Hunterdon Central Regional High School District

     

    Heather Baldwin

    Tech Integration Specialist/English Teacher

    Hunterdon Central Regional High School District

     

    Katherine Watt

    Tech Integration Specialist/Math Teacher

    Hunterdon Central Regional High School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    hctrainer@hcrhs.org

     

    Session 24

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #16

     

    The Broad Impact of a Captivating Digital Library at Jersey City P.S. 33

     

    Join Principal Frank Piccillo and team as they discuss their implementation of a digital library at P.S. 33 to prepare their students for the next grade level, as well as college and career readiness.  Learn how P.S. 33 has improved student performance and raised test scores by increasing access to books, guiding personalized, independent reading practice, and involving the community to maximize participation.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Jennifer Miller

    Teacher

    Jersey City Public Schools

     

    Frank Piccillo

    Principal

    Jersey City Public Schools

     

    Chantal Snow

    Supervisor of Language Arts

    Jersey City Public Schools

     

    Anna Murray

    Field Manager

    Renaissance

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    Anna.Murray@Renaissance.com

     

    Take A Break!                                                                       

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break                                           

    Location: Wildwood #11/#16

                                                                                                                           

    Group Sessions


    Session 1

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #5

     

    Your School Deserves a Mass Media Program

     

    By having a Mass Media program, your school can join in on having your own news show!  Ours is called the BNN (Byram News Network), which gives students a sense of pride and accomplishment when their segments are aired.  Our episodes are shared publicly on YouTube, as well as on our district Facebook page!  We went from views in the 30s or 40s to now in the hundreds, and parent comments show how appreciative they are of seeing what’s going on every day!  This class has been able to promote everything that is positive about our school, we invite you to join us to learn how you can replicate many of the things we have created here at Byram.

     

    Presenters:

     

    James Clayton

    Teacher

    Byram Intermediate School/Byram Township School District

     

    John Fritzky

    Principal

    Byram Intermediate School/Byram Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    fritzky.john@byramschools.org

     

    Session 2

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #6

     

    Recognizing an Employee in Behavioral Health Crisis and the Immediate Steps that Follow

     

    Shame and guilt can drive our colleagues who may be struggling with a behavioral health or dependency issue to keep things under wraps for as long as possible. Janet Gerhard and John Lichtenberg from FHE Health address the signs and symptoms that may indicate that an employee is struggling in the workplace.  The initial steps are important to contain liability, reputations and further health issues. 

    Presenters:

     

    John Lichtenberg

    Former NJ Superintendent/National Outreach

    Florida House Experience

     

    Janet B. Gerhard

    Director of Public Affairs

    The Florida House Experience

     

    Session 3

    2:4 5pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #9

     

    Marlboro Township Schools:  Digital Tools - A Systems Process for Usage & Performance

     

    Schools are systems.  They need systems processes.  Our school district uses a systems approach to deploy and utilize digital tools to make learning personal for every student.  Does  your district use any of the following to personalize learning with respect to digital tools?  Vision statements, goal statements, flowcharts, action plans, one page cheat sheets, planning documents, digital professional development, turn-key sessions, etc.?  Too often, digital tools are left to chance.  Districts must constantly monitor usage and performance to drive instruction.  If you don’t know how many Math IXL questions your district engaged in last year (5,456,904 for us!) or how many days of instruction were added because of Study Island (1,053 - Really!), then this session is for you.  

     

    Presenters:

     

    Morgan Gross

    Supervisor of Technology

    Marlboro Township Public Schools

     

    Adam Lindstrom

    Supervisor of Technology

    Marlboro Township Public Schools

     

    Session 4

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #4

     

    Full STEAM Ahead:  Ways to Adapt STEAM Activities for Diverse Learners

     

    In this session, students will present on ways to adapt some of their favorite STEAM activities for diverse learners.  Students will model three different activities (one coding activity, one makerspace activity, and one Design Extraordinaires activity).  Students will discuss ways to modify and adapt each activity to make them work for different students in different classroom settings. 

     

    Presenters:

     

    Brittany Murro

    Collaboratory Teacher

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    Dr. Gerald Paterson

    Tabernacle Elementary School Principal

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    Jamie Worrell

    Special Education Teacher

    Tabernacle Township School District

     

    Session 5

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #3

     

    Flippity is Flippin’ Awesome!

     

    Come to this session with a list of students, words, facts or trivia questions, enter it in Google Sheets and be amazed when it turns into an interactive game, flashcard set, or random name picker thanks to the magic of Flippity!

     

    Presenter:

     

    Mary Ellen Davies

    Computer Support Teacher

    Hillsborough Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    mdavies@htps.us

     

    Session 6

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #2

     

    Using Google Classroom to Enhance Your PD

     

    Administrators will get ideas on how to enhance their Professional Development time and Faculty meeting by using Google classroom.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Raquel Williams

    Teacher

    Metuchen School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    raquelwilliam@yahoo.com

     

    Session 7

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #7

     

    New Brunswick:  Infusing Visualized Data Into Our Strategic Mission

     

    At New Brunswick Public Schools, our mission is to prepare, empower, and inspire students, while creating a nurturing environment for all.  To monitor our initiatives, it became critical to overhaul our data systems.  Our aims: 1) democratize data to make insights available to all, 2) gain the ability to swiftly monitor district indicators, while still tracking growth of classrooms and individuals, and 3) visualize holistic data like attendance, behavior, and parent interaction.  To do this, we executed a comprehensive, expedited system transition in partnership with OnCourse Systems for Education.  In this workshop, we’ll talk about the strategy and systems that made it possible.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Vanessa Pellington

    Director of Assessments, Planning & Program Evaluation

    New Brunswick Public Schools

     

    Tre Gonzalez

    Ed-Tech Specialist

    OnCourse Systems for Education

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    oncoursesystems.com

     

    Session 8

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #8

     

    From Pad to iPad: Transforming Data Collection Systems in Special Education Classrooms

     

    This program will illustrate how technology can be used to promote and monitor student growth in ABA based PK-5 classrooms.  With the implementation of an electronic data collection system, students progress in targeted areas and their performance can be closely monitored and recorded on a daily basis. Data can then be analyzed immediately so that teachers can make on the spot decisions to improve instruction.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Melissa Andreacio

    Special Education Teacher

    Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District

     

    Deborah Huffman

    Supervisor of Special Eduction

    Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District

     

    Emily Piekarski

    Behaviorist- BCBA

    Parsippany- Troy Hills Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    djhuffman@pthsd.net

     

    Session 9

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #1

     

    Hey Tech Person:  Nice Shoes, Want to Talk? (about why you aren’t wearing worn out sneakers?)

     

    Maximizing the efficiency of technology staff is increasingly important and challenging as the number of devices school technology departments are expected to support continues to grow and budgets continue to shrink.  Learn how you can use automated tools to manage device imaging and software deployments, maintain version control, and reduce the travel time and sneaker wear of technicians in your district.  We will also discuss the strengths and potential pitfalls of automated distribution platforms and how to judge when you’re saving or losing time with a tool.  Bonus:  How to convert saved time into improved PR for your technology department!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Peter Cook

    Supervisor of Technology

    Pequannock Township School District

     

    Darren Spezio

    Systems and Network Manager

    Pequannock Township School District

     

    Dean Atkinson

    Network Administrator

    NRESC

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    peter.cook@pequannock.org

     

    Session 10

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #1

     

    High School Master Scheduling with Google Sheets and Genesis

     

    North Plainfield will share how their master schedule philosophy changed from a teacher driven schedule to a student-driven schedule. The team of administrators and the district’s data manager will explain how they leverage Google Sheets and Genesis to achieve this.  The presentation will highlight the benefits, implementation process, and valuable lessons learned.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Giancarlo Colosimo

    Data Manager

    North Plainfield School District

     

    Daniel Kushner

    Supervisor of Science, Engineering & Technology

    North Plainfield School District

     

    Charles Rowan

    Assistant Principal & Supervisor of Social Studies

    North Plainfield School District

     

    Session 11

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #17

     

    Raising the Bar for Learning with Technology - A Superintendents' Panel

     

    Apple is deeply committed to education.  From the beginning, we have believed that some of the most powerful opportunities for technology are in the hands of educators and learners. We make products and programs designed to empower every individual no matter how they learn and what they love to do.  And, we're dedicated to helping schools make the most of our products to expand what’s possible for learning, create new opportunities for teaching, and establish a dynamic environment that supports them.  Please join us to hear from a panel of Superintendents to get a deeper understanding of how they are creating new opportunities for teaching and learning.  You’ll also have an opportunity to interact with the Superintendents and Apple Education representatives to learn more about leading new learning initiatives in your school or district.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Ronald E. Bolandi

    Superintendent

    The Plainfield Public School District

     

    Robert Kravitz

    Superintendent

    Englewood Public School District

     

    Dr. Danny Robertozzi

    Superintendent

    Linden Public Schools

     

    Paul Vassak

    Development Executive

    Apple

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    www.apple.com/education

     

    Session 12

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #2

     

    Just the Right Stuff- Math Tools for the Elementary Classroom

     

    In this session participants will explore math tools and strategies to enhance their overall classroom instruction. Using tools from Google, Symbaloo, Greg Tang and various other resources, participants will learn new and innovative ways to structure their math time. This session will also focus on the importance of blended learning within the classroom. The overarching goal of this session is to have the participants walk away with some new tools for their teacher toolbox and have a desire to incorporate more 21st century skills within their math time.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Niklas Lasso

    Teacher/ Technology Coordinator

    Merriam Avenue School/Newton Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    nlasso@newtonnj.org

     

    Session 13

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #3

     

    No Power?  No Problem!  How Digital Electricity Can Keep Your IOT Network Running When The Lights Go Out

     

    Schools need to harden their Network IoT infrastructure to maintain service even during a major power outage.   Hear how the Westfield Public Schools is deploying Digital Electricity (DE) to provide emergency power to Networks and IoT devices such as access points, phones, lights and security cameras seamlessly during a power outage.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Brian Auker

    Chief Technology Officer

    Westfield Public Schools

     

    Joseph R. Marateo

    Technician

    Westfield Public Schools

     

    Arvin Vidal

    Network Manager

    Westfield Public Schools

     

    Session 14

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #4

     

    Building a Computer Science Program - CS @ WH

     

    Computer science education is expanding across New Jersey schools providing student-centered, authentic learning experiences for students.  As more schools implement computer science programs, CS@WH will show how providing students curricular and extracurricular opportunities in computer science can result in valuable learning.  Hear from Warren Hills students as they share their projects and the expanding possibilities for computer science in schools.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Daryl Detrick

    Computer Science Teacher

    Warren Hills Regional School District

     

    Timothy Jaw

    Technology Coordinator

    Warren Hills Regional School District

     

    Christopher Kavcak

    Principal

    Warren Hills Regional School District

     

    Session 15

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #10

     

    Streamline and Personalize with Google Scripts

     

    Google Scripts are a powerful tool for automation and customization.  The scripting language is based on JavaScript with a programming interface to Google docs, sheets, forms, mail, and calendar.  Scripts can be scheduled to run based on user action or at chosen times.  We have used scripts to automatically merge 250+ teacher tutorial sheets in a master sheet each week, and to generate custom docs and e-mails using data from forms and sheets.   Come and see how Google Scripts can help streamline and improve your processes and communications!

     

    Presenter:

     

    Jane Armellino

    Mathematics Teacher/Technology Integration Specialist

    Hunterdon Central Regional High School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jarmelli@hcrhs.org

     

    Session 16

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #12

     

    Google Tour Creator to Create Virtual Reality Environments

     

    Learn about Google's new tool called Tour Creator and how it can be used for creating a virtual reality experience!  If you are a school district with Google Expeditions, the tours can be viewed using the Google expedition goggles!  Participants will learn how to take a 360 degree picture and use it to create a Google Expedition with text, sound, and additional images.  Learn how students can turn their class field trips into virtual trips too!  You will have a hands on experience of a tour with Google Expedition Googles!

     

    Presenter:

     

    Julie Spoerl

    Technology Specialist/Teacher

    New Providence School District

     

    Session 17

    2:45pm-3:45pm

    Location:  Avalon #6

     

    FREE is for ME!  Online Formative Assessment Tools

     

    Assessment in your classroom doesn’t have to be expensive or cumbersome!  Come to this session and learn about quick, fun and free online tools and applications that will make your formative assessment come to life and help drive your instruction.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Karen Cotter

    Educational Technology Consultant

    Summit Public Schools

     

    Linda Lampert

    Technology Facilitator

    Rahway Public Schools

     

    Dylan McMillen

    Elementary Technology Facilitator

    Rahway Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://tinyurl.com/free-formative-assessment

     

    Session 18

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #9

     

    Blended Learning:  A Guide to Implementing World Language, K-4

     

    With New Jersey’s World Language mandate requiring students in K-4 to be exposed to world languages, school districts may struggle with providing the appropriate education while considering budgetary constraints, personnel, and scheduling.  With an interactive language program (curriculum approved by the NJDOE), students are being offered the opportunity to explore and discover languages in an engaging, interactive, and self-paced environment that will meet the needs of diverse learners.  This program is designed specifically for elementary students, and the focus is on providing an age-appropriate introductory foundation with an emphasis on exposure and appreciation for language and world culture.  This session will allow you to learn more about the program, observe the effective blended/online implementation, and make district decisions that will help you ensure you are meeting the World Language requirements of the NJDOE.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Joseph Cirillo

    Superintendent

    Palisades Park Public Schools

     

    Jillian Vivanco

    Principal

    Palisades Park Public Schools

     

    Theresa Bruns

    Director Product Marketing World Languages

    ELL & Credit Recovery

    Fuel Education

     

    Brian Hartigan

    Curriculum Specialist

    Fuel Education

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    doctorcirillo@gmail.com

     

    Session 19

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #7

     

    Computer Science Education Solutions

     

    Presenting on cutting-edge computer science programs, Dana Castro, an HP Education Solutions architect will explore the various MakerSpace initiatives among School Districts to advance K-12 STEM education.  She will explore how HP Education Solutions can enhance learning objectives in order to engage each and every student effectively.

     

    Presenters:

     

    David Cittadino

    Superintendent

    Old Bridge Township Public Schools

     

    Dana Castro

    HP Global Channel Business Development, Education Solutions

    Hewlett Packard

     

    Bruno Tirone

    President/CEO

    MRA International

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jenine@mrainternational.com

     

    Session 20      

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #14

     

    The Role of Computer Science Teachers in a Future Ready District

     

    Our Future Ready district has revolutionized the role of the Computer Science Teacher.  Our coding/robotics curriculum focuses on computational thinking and the problem solving processes which are essential to the development of computer applications and designing systems. Creative building schedules provide opportunities for Computer Science Teachers to collaborate with colleagues to provide coaching and instructional support.  Computer Science Teachers develop positive relationships with their colleagues to support the goals of the school and district. The classroom and computer science teachers pair together in a co-teaching model to share the responsibilities of planning, instructing, and assessing students.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Claire Engle

    Director of Digital Learning and Innovation

    Howell Township Public Schools

     

    Stephen Rao

    Computer Science Teacher

    Howell Township Public Schools

     

    Tina Yorke

    Computer Science Teacher

    Howell Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    srao@howell.k12.nj.us

     

    Session 21      

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #13

     

    Virtual Professional Development Day:  An Innovative Approach To Upend Traditional Practices

     

    In light of the many snow days that occurred during the winter of the 2017-18 school year, Northern Valley Regional High School found itself in a situation that was not uncommon in New Jersey at the time -- needing to make up a school day for staff.  Rather than to require teachers to come in over spring break or to add days at the end of the school year, we were able to develop and implement a Virtual PD Experience.  In this session, we will discuss the context, obstacles, requisite digital tools, procedures for accountability, and successes of our Virtual PD Day.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Marc Cicchino

    Director of Innovation

    Northern Valley Regional High School District

     

    James Santana

    Superintendent

    Northern Valley Regional High School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    cicchinom@nvnet.org

     

    Session 22      

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #15

     

    STEAM Projects:  Concept to Prototype

     

    STEAM projects promote critical thinking, collaboration and creativity through problem based learning.  Students are able to connect science, math, language arts, and technology to design solutions for real world problems.  West New York’s  projects, created, designed, and completed by our students, include Vex Robotics, Prosthetic Hands, Green Technology Home, and Aquaponics.  These projects utilize coding, Fusion 360, Arduino, 3D printing, solar panels, and wiring.  This workshop highlights the engineering design process and how it transcends traditional exploration of  disciplines and technologies.   Modernizing and merging our industrial arts program with science allows students to bring their projects from Concept to Prototype.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Francisco Barquin

    Science & Industrial Arts Supervisor

    West New York School District

     

    Clara Herrera

    Superintendent

    West New York School District

     

    Scott Wohlrab

    High School Principal

    West New York School District

     

    Session 23      

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #8

     

    Putting Data in the Hands of Teachers

     

    See  how the work of a district data team has provided teachers with the tools to use data to improve the teaching and learning process.  This process has led teachers to collaborate with each other to identify strengths and weaknesses, which has resulted in continuous improvement in student achievement.  Participants will be provided with examples of tools, exercises and data output used to engage teachers in the effective use of data.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Russell Altersitz

    Data Analyst

    Logan Township School District

     

    Patricia L. Haney

    Superintendent

    Logan Township School District

     

    Dr. Kristi Jansen

    Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction

    Logan Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    phaney@logantownshipschools.org

     

    Session 24      

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location:  Avalon #16

     

    Digital Escape Rooms

     

    Have you tried out the Escape Rooms in the area yet?  You know, the ones where you are locked in until you can solve the mystery?  Well, how about making your own digital escape room for your students to solve?  By using the content you are teaching them, Google Sites and Forms you can make your own Breakout puzzle.  Students will be challenged to solve these while using the information they have learned.  We will also show you how to find pre-made Breakout rooms that you can use right away.  Laptops recommended.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Michele Krayem

    4th Grade Teacher

    Readington Township Public Schools

     

    Sherry Krial

    Supervisor

    Readington Township Public Schools

     

    EXHIBIT HALL!                                                                   

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

    Networking and Refreshments (cash bar)                              

    Location:  Wildwood #11/#16

    Grand Prize Drawing!                                    

    (You must be present to win)

     

    RECEPTION                                                              

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Sponsored by Altice/Lightpath                                    

    Wildwood Ballroom Pre-Function

    (no competing activities at this time)

     


    Friday, February 1, 2019

     

    Conference Registration                                                        

    7:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk

     

    Exhibitor Registration                                                

    7:30 am - 8:00 am

    Location:  Wildwood Ballroom Pre-Function

     

    Exhibit Hours

    8:00 am - 1:30 pm

     

    Exhibit Hall Opens!                                                   

    8:00 am

    Continental Breakfast                                                

    Location:  Wildwood #11/#16

     

    Opening General Session                                                       

    9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Location:  Avalon #5/#11

     

    Keynote Speaker:

    Todd Henry    

     

    Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of four books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, and Herding Tigers) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

     

    Todd’s book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Herding Tigers, is about what creative people need from their leader, and how to give it to them. Be prepared to walk away with specific, concrete ideas you can immediately implement to make you more effective.

     

    Take a Break!                                                            

    10:15 am - 10:30 am

    Exhibit Hall Refreshments/Networking                               

    Location:  Wildwood #11/#16

     

    Group Sessions

     

    Session 1

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #1

     

    Game On!  A Gamified Approach to Personalized Self-Paced Learning

     

    Imagine a classroom where students have the opportunity to demonstrate skills and knowledge that relate to levels of mastery in a gamified learning environment.  In this environment, students complete missions to attain points in order to unlock digital badges.  Unit challenges are developed with game-based language and context to provide students with the opportunity to conquer lesson achievements and earn ways to dive deeper to further explore a topic or subject matter.  Discover ways in which a Future Ready NJ Silver Certified district embraced gamified pedagogy to boost motivation through engagement and provide a customized and self-paced approach to learning.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Claire Engle

    Director of Digital Learning and Innovation

    Howell Township Public Schools

     

    Stephen Rao

    Computer Science Teacher

    Howell Township Public Schools

     

    Tina Yorke

    Computer Science Teacher

    Howell Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    srao@howell.k12.nj.us

     

    Session 2

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #2

     

    Empowering School Staff Through Mentoring & Coaching:  A Leadership Model for Technology Integration

     

    The best professional development for educators is job-embedded, sustained and applicable to an effective operation of a school.  Presenters will share their journey from the inception of G Suite for Education, their leadership role as Google/Technology Coordinator, the role of the Google Coaches, the technological supports and initiatives they lead, and the culture that exists in the district today.  Presenters will focus on the essential components in providing meaningful PD to school staff that encompasses the school leadership, parents, and staff as a whole, while using technology models to link our work with research.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Kelli Beard

    Teacher

    North Plainfield School District

     

    Megan Schutz

    Teacher

    North Plainfield School District

     

    Edison Torres

    Administrator

    North Plainfield School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    kelli_beard@nplainfield.org

     

    Session 3

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #10

     

    Cybersecurity Risk - Is Your District Prepared?

     

    Cyber threats continue to impact schools.  Curriculum driven technology deployments and resources continue to outpace some schools ability to support them.  How do Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents for Curriculum, School Business Administrators and Technology Directors balance delivering technology for learning while keeping the districts cyber plant running and everyone’s identity safe from piracy?  This session will review threats that face schools daily.  What components are necessary in a cyber incident response plan?  How to create Staff Cyber Awareness training and a review of  hardware, software and cloud hosted solutions that allow districts to move from reactive to proactive in management of cyber risk.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Rick Hillman

    Manager of Information Technology/ Buildings & Grounds

    Mercer County Special Services & Mercer County Technical Schools

     

    Scott Tennant

    Executive Director

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

     

    Session 4

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #12

     

    Perspectives from a Tech Council

     

    A panel discussion.  Learn how to build your own regional tech council and work effectively with your DOE county liaison to advance technology initiatives in your schools and communities.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Ralph Barca

    Chief Technology Office

    Edison Township Public Schools

     

    Christopher Irovando

    Supervisor of Instructional Technology

    Piscataway Township Schools

     

    Sharon Johnson

    Director of Technology

    South Brunswick School District

     

    Rosanne M. Moran

    Director of Technology

    Old Bridge Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    mctechcouncil.com

     

    Session 5

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #3

     

    Equity and ESSA:  Levelling Achievement Gaps with Research-Based Interventions and Data-Driven Instruction, Personalized to Meet the Needs of All Students…Including Those Historically Left Behind

     

    In this interactive discussion, we will explore leveraging technology to enable data-driven differentiated instruction to personalize learning to help struggling students and improve outcomes.  This format will feature 2-3 New Jersey educators engaged in a moderated discussion with dynamic audience participation.  The session leaders will be discussing their districts strategies, what works, challenges faced and how they support struggling students.  The audience is encouraged to bring your questions to our panel.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Michael Ojeda

    Principal

    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy/Elizabeth Public Schools

     

    Jeannette Torres-Gomez

    Principal

    Passaic High School/Passaic Public Schools

     

    Jason Mitchell

    Strategic Initiatives

    Apex Learning

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://cdn.apexlearning.com/al/Apex%20Learning-%20NJ%20Techspo%202019pdf.pdf

     

    Session 6

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #4

     

    Engaging Essentials for Elementary Digital Citizenship

     

    Today, digital literacy is as essential to young learners as any other form of literacy, but how do you teach elementary school children to be good digital citizens?  In this workshop, you will learn about resources, activities, and lesson plans to infuse digital literacy into your curriculum.  Topics covered will include how to be responsible digital citizens, practice critical thinking and spot fake news, how children can protect their information, and develop good privacy habits.  Come learn engaging essentials for elementary digital citizenship.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Tiffany Barca

    Teacher (Technology)

    Readington Township Public Schools

     

    Joyce McGibbon

    Teacher (Gifted and Talented)

    Readington Township Public Schools

     

    Wendy Reardon

    Teacher (Technology)

    Readington Township Public Schools

     

    Session 7

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #5

     

    Essential Tools for Telling Your District's Story

     

    Need help telling your district’s story?  This session will teach you how to tell your district’s story just like an experienced school communications professional.  This group of presenters includes two superintendents, a communications manager and a technology supervisor who will demonstrate their favorite web-based communication tools that won’t cost your district a penny.  To maximize your learning, consider bringing your own device.  Laptops are recommended.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Daniel Alston

    Supervisor of Innovation, Design & Communication

    Middletown Township Public Schools

     

    Sarah Bilotti

    Superintendent

    North Warren Regional School District

     

    Nicholas Diaz

    Superintendent/Principal

    Union Township Schools (Hunterdon County)

     

    Lori Perlow

    Communications Manager

    Camden County Educational Services Commission

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    lperlow@camdenesc.org

     

    Session 8

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #6

     

    Mad About STEAM

     

    This session will allow participants to have a window seat into how Bradley Elementary School moved STEAM lessons from after school into daily integration.  A step by step presentation on the planning process through coaching and professional learning communities will be discussed along with an opportunity for hands-on activities that can be used when participants return to school the next day.  This session will be a roller coaster of the inception, pitfalls and roadblocks.  Was it successful?  Come find out how it all turned out!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Keri Hennessy-Wilson

    Technology Coach

    Bradley Elementary School/Asbury Park School District

     

    Edwin Ruiz

    Principal

    Bradley Elementary School/Asbury Park School District

     

    Laura Schetlick

    Data Manager

    Genesis

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    hennessy-wilsonk@asburypark.k12.nj.us

     

    Session 9

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #7

     

    School Staff and Student Privacy and Security:  Assessments and Current Threat Trends

     

    This session will highlight main areas for a school’s concern, including physical security, IT, apps and content delivery options, vendors and personally identifiable information (PII), when protecting staffs’ and students’ data privacy and security.  The presenters will go through each category and discuss the assessments necessary to determine your school’s defensive weaknesses.  Session attendees can expect to learn how to pinpoint areas of concern through assessments and understand next steps in fortifying their schools’ safety.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Kevin M. Craig

    Director of Safety and Security

    High Point Regional School District

     

    Michael Dougherty

    Technology Director

    Chester School District

     

    Matt Boehm, CISSP, CEH

    Information Security Analyst

    CM3 Building Solutions, Inc.

     

    Robert Schechter, Esq.

    Principal

    Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    RMSchechter@pbnlaw.com

     

    Session 10

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #8

     

    Using Video and Student Self-Assessment in Writing Instruction

     

    Attendees will learn how to create short screencast writing lessons and upload them to YouTube for students to use as self-guided learning.  Attendees will also learn how to manage this type of writing instruction in the classroom, including how students can self-reflect during the process.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Amanda Alessandro

    4th Grade Teacher

    East Brunswick Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    aalessandro@ebnet.org

     

    Session 11

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #13

     

    Lessons Learned From a Five-Year Case Study of the Chief Technology Officer

     

    Visionary Leadership?  An Individual CTO?  Facilitating Conditions, or Stability Over Time?  What are the keys to a uniquely successful 1:1, K-12 initiative?  A successful initiative defined as every student receiving a digital device 24/7, that by the end of five years was being integrated across all grades and curriculum areas on a routine basis? (Hint: discover the differences between a siloed, versus a boundary-spanning CTO).  Come explore these and other themes, in a Google driven, interactive presentation geared to build organizational leadership knowledge that can be immediately applied in your district.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Dr. Barry Haines

    Director of Technology

    Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://sites.google.com/view/techspo2019

     

    Session 12

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Wildwood #9

     

    Explore, Play, Share! - 25 Differentiated Tech Tools For Your Learners

     

    Raise your hand if you’re overwhelmed with the multitude of edtech tools out there!  Which tools are best for your different learners?  Come check out a portal of tools, sorted by learning style, to help you effectively and seamlessly differentiate instruction.  Technology tools to address the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners will be the focus as you explore and evaluate these differentiated resources.  You will also receive a free account to ClassLink’s single sign-on solution, a portal to house all of your web-based resources that stores your passwords for you!  BYOD - A device is preferred for this session.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Chris Alworth

    Supervisor of Industrial Arts Department, Technology,

    State Testing, and Student Activities

    Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District

     

    Jamie Saponaro

    Director of Educational Success

    ClassLink

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://difftech.weebly.com/

     

    Session 13

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #14

     

    Cutting Cords to Open Doors - How Wireless Technology Increase Parent Interactions and Student Independence In a First-Grade Classroom

     

    It started with a simple idea; what would a first-grade classroom look like if you utilized wireless technology to untether the teacher from the front of the classroom.  The result was an initiative that was embraced by teachers, students and parents alike.  It increased and improved communication with parents, empowered students to take control of their learning and created a central repository for student work that was easily accessible by teachers anywhere, anytime.  During this session participants will learn how the initiative was developed, as well as participate in a simulated classroom experience.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Laura Agnella

    Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

     

    Rick Cave

    Director of Technology

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

     

    Jaime Cook

    Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

     

    Session 14

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #1

     

    Digital Citizenship and Common Sense Education

     

    The road to Digital Citizenship and student responsible technology use can be overwhelming.  Teachers, administrators, and parents often feel discouraged by the seemingly never-ending onslaught of new social media apps, poor student decision-making, and cultural norms that encourage impersonal, distant communication.  Follow one district's journey down this road and be able to take away a "road map" to success for your own district.  This workshop will highlight the intersection of technology implementation, character education, and content pedagogy.  The West Milford Schools have been named a Common Sense District by Common Sense Media and have received state and national recognition for our digital citizenship initiatives by Character.org.  Participants will leave with very real and tangible resources, contacts, and program examples.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Colleen Czulada

    Social Studies Teacher

    West Milford Township School District

     

    Julianne McCall-Bramley

    Media Specialist

    West Milford Township School District

     

    Daniel R. Novak

    Director of Education

    West Milford Township School District

     

    Laura Oakes

    District Technology Specialist & Coach

    West Milford Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://sites.google.com/wmtps.org/wmetc

     

    Session 15

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #2

     

    Strengthening Your Students' Learning Experience Using Virtual Courses

     

    The power of technology enables students to go beyond their classroom walls, to explore alternatives not offered in the standard curriculum and to help prepare them for a successful future.  A well-designed online/blended learning initiative can build students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, help make them more attractive to top universities, enhance a school's curriculum while providing alternative learning pathways, and give schools a competitive edge differentiating them from other schools and programs.  The Virtual High School will facilitate a panel session in which educational leaders from Weehawken High School will share their motivation and process for implementing online and blended learning to support their school's mission and learning objectives.  Panel members will share their perspective and experience in implementing their own online/blended programs and the benefits their program has brought to students.  There will be time built into the session for discussion and attendees' questions

     

    Presenters:

     

    Francesca Amato

    Assistant ​​Superintendent of Academic Affairs and Innovation

    Weehawken Township School District

     

    Ariel Parkinson

    Media Specialist, Social Studies Teacher, G&T SAC

    Weehawken High School/Weehawken Township School District

     

    Jenna Wendolowski

    School Counseling Coordinator

    Weehawken High School/Weehawken Township School District

     

    Martha Kagan

    Regional Manager

    The Virtual High School

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    mkagan@vhslearning.org

     

    Session 16

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location: Avalon #3

     

    Is Your School District Prepared to Respond in the Event of a Cyber Security Incident?

     

    In a world where it isn’t a question of “if,” but “when” your School District may find itself the target of a cyber incident, a detailed incident response plan will be your lifeline to weathering the storm of a security incident.  Please join Core BTS for an interactive session on how to develop an incident response plan to weather any security breach.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Cindy Constanza

    Technology Manager

    Denville Township School District

     

    Steven Forte

    Superintendent of Schools

    Denville Township School District

     

    Michele Kramer

    Account Manager

    Core BTS, Inc.

     

    Bob Sensenig

    Sr. Vice President Business Development & Security

    Core BTS, Inc

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    michele.kramer@corebts.com

     

    Session 17

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #4

     

    The Role of Educational Technology Coach

     

    Educational Technology Coaches enhance instruction, promote student engagement, and provide job embedded professional development.  In this dynamic session we will explore the practice of collaboration and tech integration with educational technology coaches.  Participants, from tech beginners to seasoned veterans, are encouraged to share their own experiences and ideas as we reflect on this emerging field.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Mike Huston

    Media Specialist/Educational Technology Coach

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    Derek Tranchina

    Educational Technology Coach

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jhuston@oceanschools.org and dtranchina@oceanschools.org

     

    Session 18

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #6

     

    School Safety:  Are You Prepared?

     

    Safety in schools is a top priority.  A matter of seconds can make all of the difference.  In this session we will discuss how you can implement physical security technology that will secure your school.  We will talk about how we can design an alert system that will lock down your school.  Notify you of the location a 911 call is being made and call recording to provide crucial details.  Send audio, text, and video notifications to devices around the school specific to recipient.  Give restricted access/entry to your facility with access control.  Come find out how we can help you.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Jeremy Slockbower

    Technology Coordinator/Network Administrator

    Byram Township School District

     

    Pragnesh Amin

    CIO

    Millennium Communications Group, Inc.

     

    Keith Burkhard

    Manager, Security & Surveillance

    Millennium Communications Group, Inc.

     

    Lauren Cassel

    Account Manager

    Millennium Communications Group, Inc.

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    nbarattin@millenniuminc.com

     

    Session 19

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #7

     

    The Venn Diagram of Educational Technology Law/Teaching and Learning

     

    The laws governing technology in public education (OPRA, OPMA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, Acceptable Use Policies) do not necessarily work for the betterment of teaching and learning in our public schools.  In this interactive session, an Education Lawyer/former teacher will facilitate discussion regarding the current legal landscape governing educational technology and ways to make such laws and  technology work for our children. The goal of the session will be to test whether a Venn Diagram, where one circle is  "Educational Technology Law" and the other circle is "Teaching/Learning" can be intersected into one, meaningful diagram.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Vincent McHale

    Assistant Superintendent

    Teaneck Public Schools

     

    Philip Stern

    Attorney

    DiFrancesco Bateman Kunzman Davis Lehrer & Flaum, PC

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    newjerseylaw.net

     

    Session 20

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #8

     

    Data Governance:  Third-Party Vendors and Cybersecurity Risk in Education

     

    West Orange School District and Privva will present a case study of how they assessed district vendors, identified vendor vulnerabilities, and communicated a remediation plan to improve the overall security of district data. Throughout the presentation, the presenters will give recommendations on how to hold vendor’s accountable for their cybersecurity practices with an ongoing assessment strategy.  Our goal is to give an overview of the project’s high-level results and educate stakeholders of the risks associated with using third-party vendors responsible for storing and managing district data.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Fil Santiago

    Director of Technology

    West Orange Public Schools

     

    Ishan Girdhar

    CEO

    PRIVVA

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    fsantiago@westorangeschools.org, ishan.girdhar@privva.com

     

    Session 21

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #9

     

    Making Good, Great:  Empowering Teacher Innovators

     

    “Good, better, best.  Never let it rest. ’Til your good is better and your better is best.”  How do you support teachers that are already performing at a high level?  How do you encourage them to continue growth and guide them to try (and sometimes fail) with new ideas?  This session will highlight how our district supports our teachers and empowers them to be innovators within and outside of their classroom.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Daniel Cazes

    Executive Director of Technology

    Upper Saddle River, Ho-Ho-Kus, Allendale,

    Northern Highlands Regional High School

     

    Amy D'Ambola

    Curriculum Coordinator

    Upper Saddle River School District

     

    Michael Padilla

    Assistant Director of Technology Media Services

    Upper Saddle River School District

     

    Session 22

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Location:  Avalon #15

     

    Digital Differentiation:  Using Technology to Make it Manageable

     

    Participants will be introduced to strategies for using technology (specifically Google Apps) to create personalized learning experiences that are meaningful for students and manageable for teachers.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Meg King

    Teacher

    East Windsor Regional Schools

     

    Danielle Lagnese

    Teacher

    East Windsor Regional Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    dlagnese@ewrsd.k12.nj.us

     

    Session 23

    10:30am-11:30am

    Location:  Avalon #16

     

    Teaching with Social Media:  How to Use Digital Social Technologies Safely and Successfully in the Classroom

     

    Digital social technologies such as the Internet, Google, Facebook, blogging, and wikis are becoming part of the teaching-learning process at all educational levels.  Their successful use, however, requires creativity, planning, alignment with course objectives, and the implementation of critical social media policies that cover a variety of scenarios.  In this presentation, Dr. Mary Chayko will discuss the benefits and hazards of using digital social technologies to enhance learning and collaboration, sharing with attendees critical elements of the planning process, specific assignments, best practices, and the policies she developed to help the process unfold smoothly and safely.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Mary Chayko

    Professor

    Rutgers University

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    http://marychayko.com

     

    EXHIBIT HALL ACTIVITIES                                             

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Box Lunch                                                                 

    Location:  Wildwood #11/#16

    Refreshments

    Prizes!

     

    Your TECHSPO® 2019 badge is your ticket for a box lunch. 

    No competing sessions or activities at this time.

     

    Group Sessions

     

    Session 1

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #1

     

    Create Your Own Tour!

     

    In this session, learn how to use immersive and 360 degree technology to build and create your own customized tours using Google's Tour Creator.  Learn how to create a tour, add scenes, upload images, add narrations, add ambient sounds, include points of interest and much more!

     

    Presenter:

     

    Kimberly Mattina

    Technology Teacher

    Galloway Township Middle School/Galloway Township Public Schools,

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://sites.google.com/view/thetechladyexpress/

     

    Session 2

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #2

     

    History Trading Cards

     

    This cross curricular activity will help middle school students research historical people in a fun and exciting way.  Using Google sheets, docs, slides, and maps, this lesson will allow the class to work together to make as many different cards as you desire.  With this lesson you can use sheets, docs, slides, and create points on a custom Google map that can be shared with anybody.  Come see this lesson on how one class came up with a way to research 60 different people in a fun and exciting way. 

     

    Presenters:

     

    Kathy Hennelly

    Technology Supervisor

    Cinnaminson Township Public Schools

     

    Robert A. Spier, Jr.

    Technology Teacher

    Cinnaminson Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://tinyurl.com/y8o6mqod

     

    Session 3

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #3

     

    Google Geo Tools for the Classroom

     

    Attendees will learn about the Google Geo Tools available to them - including Google Earth for Chrome, Google Maps, Google My Maps and Tour Builder - and how they can use them with their students.  Google’s Geo Tools allow students, teachers and others a way to learn about our planet.  Teachers and Students can easily use these tools to explore and discover places in the World, map out new knowledge, tell stories and immerse themselves in other landscapes and cultures.  Practical Classroom ideas will be given and full lessons examples will be provided.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Pamela Lockwood

    Technology Teacher, Facilitator & Trainer

    Belmar Elementary School District

     

    Kevin O'Donnell

    Technology Teacher, Facilitator & Trainer - also a Google for Education Certified Trainer,

    Google Certified Educator Level 2,  & Google Earth Education Expert (GE3)

    Belmar Elementary School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ByPWKSSvr38JYpTtQoqxPTKvCJKm0-aSUfaF12XjzGw/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Session 4

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #4

     

    Teaching Students to Teach Students

     

    Using apps and editing software, students will be able to create tutorials (to link to a website or YouTube page). This way, while students are at home (doing homework or studying) and they need a lesson refresher, they can watch a quick video created by a classmate that explains a concept!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Stephanie Stephan

    Teacher

    Spring Lake Heights School District

     

    Petra Rose

    Teacher

    Spring Lake Heights School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    sstephan@slheights.org

     

    Session 5

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #6

     

    1:1 Never Done

     

    Congratulations you have a 1:1 program in your district!  Now what are you going to do with it?  How do you manage it?  Are you using these powerful resources to their maximum benefit?  What happens when a device breaks?  How are you monitoring student behavior?  Have your teachers bought in?  Do the students take the device home with them?

     

    Come to our session to see how the Runnemede School District has been grappling with these questions since the inception of our program in 2014.  In that time our program has grown from a 1:1 in grades 6 & 7 to a 1:1 in grades 2-8.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Stephen Bonora

    Technology Integration Specialist

    Runnemede School District

     

    Sean McCarron

    Business Administrator/Supervisor of Curriculum

    Runnemede School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    sbonora@runnemedeschools.org

     

    Session 6

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #7

     

    Innovative Spaces

     

    As part of their strategic plan, Union Township Schools have implemented innovative spaces in their schools. Come hear from the team about their journey in creating innovative spaces to spark creativity in their students.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Nicholas Diaz

    Superintendent

    Union Township Schools

     

    Brian Geniton

    Teacher

    Union Township Schools

     

    David Knoble

    Teacher

    Union Township Schools

     

    Fran Suchovic

    Principal

    Union Township Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    inicholasdiaz@gmail.com

     

    Session 7

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #8

     

    YouTube LIVE Your School Announcements

     

    Does your school have morning announcements?  Do you think they can use an update to grab students attention and interaction again?  Why not move into the digital age by using YouTube LIVE to deliver immediate and engaging news to your school.  In this session I will share my experiences and lessons on how our school moved our announcements to a live streaming broadcast each day, and how that opened up other opportunities for our school in the digital space.  We will discuss first steps in the transition, organizing the process, student involvement, management, equipment needed, setup, content delivery and moving forward.  Any administrator, teacher or tech specialist interested in the process will have a solid plan on how to get your YouTube Live Stream started in your school!

     

    Presenter:

     

    Jason Shuler

    Computer Teacher & Tech Coach

    East Amwell Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    tinyurl.com/youtubeliveit

     

    Session 8

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #9

     

    Student Technology Internship Experience @MTPSpride

     

    How do you empower High School students to leverage technology to participate as active learners, innovative designers, and creative communicators in your school/district during the Summer Break?  Launch a Student Technology Internship Experience.  This session will provide attendees with the tools to partner with High School student leaders to serve their learning community while gaining and using critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills in their school/district.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Daniel Alston

    Educational Technology Specialist/Innovation and Design Teacher

    Middletown Township Public Schools

     

    William O. George, III

    Superintendent

    Middletown Township Public Schools

     

    David Siwiak

    Manager of Information Systems

    Middletown Township Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    moralesw@middletownk12.org

     

    Session 9

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #10

     

    Technology Centers in the General Music Classroom

     

    Discover how technology centers can transform learning in the General Music classroom.  Find out how such technology as coding and 3D printing and programs like Garageband, Soundtrap and Google Sites can be incorporated into music class.  Discover how to include centers designed for students to study and self monitor progress on such instruments as guitar, piano and ukulele.  Ideas for assessment of students in a centers environment and examples of arts integration lessons will also be presented.  Limited access to technology?  No problem.  These centers can be adapted for a wide variety of situations.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Natasha Bloomquist

    Music Teacher

    Deal School District

     

    Session 10

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #12

     

    10 Tips for Evaluating an Active Learning Classroom

     

    Active learning strategies utilizing digital tools in the classroom, promote higher order thinking and lead to positive outcomes for students.  What does active learning look like?  How are evidence-based teaching practices evaluated?  This presentation will introduce what active learning is, how it works, what is looks like in the classroom and how it aligns with observational frameworks.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Terri Evans

    Instructional Technology Coach

    Perth Amboy High School/Perth Amboy Public Schools

     

    Dr. Courtney Pepe

    Supervisor of Educational Technology

    Perth Amboy High School/Perth Amboy Public Schools

     

    Rachael Sedeyn

    Instructional Technology Coach

    Perth Amboy High School/Perth Amboy Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    terrevans@paps.net

     

    Session 11

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #13

     

    Incident Response Tabletop Workshop

     

    To demonstrate the urgency and importance of a quick and smart response to a data or cybersecurity breach, our presenters will go through a variety of different scenarios that could happen at your school, as they have at others. The speakers will go through each situation with small groups of similarly-situated attendees, discuss how to prevent a breach, and detail what immediately needs to happen once one occurs.   You can expect to learn to pinpoint areas of concern, understand action items for prevention, and how to remediate in the case of a violation.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Tanya Dawson

    Business Administrator/Board Secretary

    Chester School District

     

    Dennis Schmidt

    Administrator of Technology

    Hopewell Valley Regional School District

     

    Martin J. Healy, Esq.

    Principal

    Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

     

    James G. Mottola, MS, CPP, CISM

    Vice President Data Privacy, Investigations and Security

    Porzio Compliance Services

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jmottola@porziocs.com

     

    Session 12

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #14

     

    Celebrate Learning with Digital Portfolios

     

    Cultivate a sense of pride and ownership of learning as students develop career and future ready skills such as publication, metacognition, and digital citizenship through the use of digital portfolios.  Digital portfolios are a natural fit to showcase authentic, project-based, and personalized learning experiences.  This workshop will focus on one district’s journey in implementing digital portfolios at the middle and high school levels and how creating this digital venue supported students in showcasing their process, creativity, critical thinking, and achievement. Recommendations and resources for implementing digital portfolios at participants’ school sites will be provided.

     

    Presenters:

     

    Mike Huston

    Librarian/Tech Coach

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    Patrick O'Neill

    Supervisor of Technology

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    Jack Rafter

    Technology Coach

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    Valerie Sorce

    Assistant Principal

    Township of Ocean School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    vsorce@oceanschools.org

     

    Session 13

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #15

     

    21st Century Education or Modern Learning

     

    We are almost nineteen years into the 21st Century, and we are still trying to figure out how to use technology in the classroom.  TPACK and SAMR give us guidance, but do they really work?  This session will explore how to move beyond the concepts of TPACK, SAMR, and 21st Century learning and move toward Modern Teaching and Learning.  Educators and Administrators are invited to explore how technology can be used as part of a lesson and not as an accessory to a lesson with local, state, and national Educational Technology presenter, Howard Galowitz.

     

    Presenter:

     

    Howard Galowitz

    Educational Technology Coordinator

    Pitman Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    https://sites.google.com/pitman.k12.nj.us/thepen/home

     

    Session 14

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #16

     

    Reaching the Whole Student

     

    One size truly does not fit all!  With classrooms becoming more and more diverse, how can we truly “teach to the edges” and reach the whole learner, supporting both academic and social emotional well-being.  Learn how to personalize academic learning and customize online content, as well as open dialogues and discussions into what takes place before this academic learning – social emotional learning.  In this workshop you will hear creative solutions to engage students in their academic and Social and Emotional learning to truly allow you to reach every student and “teach to the edges”! 

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dave Herman

    Assistant Principal

    Jersey City Public Schools

     

    Dr. Karen DeSchryver

    National Product Champion

    Odysseyware

     

    Sheila Miller

    Education Specialist

    Odysseyware

     

    Session 15

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon #17

     

    Prepare for Next Generation Science Standards with Online Interactive Simulations

     

    Online interactive simulations help prepare students for the Next Generation Science Standards which are not only rich in content for students to understand deeply, but also rich in science practice. Using simulations, students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation. Simulations also allow students to collect, analyze and interpret data, use and evaluate models of scientific concepts, and identify patterns at different scales in a system.  These activities fulfill the goals described in 'A Framework of K-12 Education' in its Standards of Scientific and Engineering Practice, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas.

     

    Presenters:

     

    John Acampora

    Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    Little Egg Harbor School District

     

    Lindsey Tennyson

    Area Director

    ExploreLearning

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    www.explorelearning.com

     

    Session 16

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Avalon 20-22

     

    NJ School Technology Coordinators Round Table

     

    Calling all edutech attendees!  Welcome to the 2nd annual NJ G+ meetup.  I encourage all members and non-members to attend.  The best part is membership is FREE.  We will have a crowdsourced agenda just like last year.  I look forward to seeing you all soon!

     

    Presenter:

     

    Justin Marcinkowski

    Technology Coordinator

    Barnegat Township School District

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    jmarcinkowski@barnegatschools.com

     

    Session 17

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #8

     

    Get Out of Your Silo, Merging Technology and Curriculum:  Collaborating for the Future!

     

    District Curriculum and Technology departments share common goals, yet frequently are separate entities.  Learn how Cherry Hill Public Schools merged the Office of Curriculum and Instruction with their technology team to improve communication, collaboration, customer service and student outcomes.  This collaboration has enabled the curriculum to drive instructional needs enhanced by viable technology tools and resources. Engage in a candid conversation on how to move your teams out of the silo!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Dr. Farrah Mahan

    Director of Curriculum

    Cherry Hill Public Schools

     

    Marc Plevinsky

    Assistant Director of Technology

    Cherry Hill Public Schools

     

    The Website where my Presentation/Materials can be viewed after my session:

    www.chclc.org/techspo

     

    Session 18

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Wildwood #9

     

    Breakout of the Ordinary!

     

    Unlock student potential, teach important concepts, and meet standards with Digital Escape Rooms!  In this session, attendees will participate in an escape room and learn how to use Google Forms and Sites to design a digital escape room.  Learn about and experience the capacity of escape rooms to maintain student interest, and promote critical thinking, collaboration, research, and team-building skills.  Escape rooms benefit not just students but learners of all ages... find the key to active learning and attend this session!

     

    Presenters:

     

    Lauren Heiba

    Library Media Specialist

    Middlesex Borough Public Schools

     

    Michelle Logue

    District Technology Coordinator

    Middlesex Borough Public Schools

     

    GRAND PRIZE DRAWING!                                   

    2:45 pm

    You Must Be Present to Win!                                                     

    Location:  Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk