• TECHSPO ‘18 - SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE


    Sessions will be held on both levels of the Waterfront Conference Center. 

    Thursday, January 25

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm      Conference/Speaker Registration                                                                                          

    Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk                  

    7:00 am – 8:00 am       Exhibitor Registration                                                                                                            

    Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk                  

    8:00 am – 8:50 am       Continental Breakfast                                                                                                            

    Wildwood #16 (Exhibit Hall)                                                                                      

    9:00 am – 10:15 am     General Session   Keynote Speaker: Don Wettrick                                                                                                                   

    Wildwood #5

    10:15 am – 10:30 am   Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break                                                                                            

    Wildwood #16 (Exhibit Hall)

    10:30 am-11:30 am Group Sessions

    1. Insight to Trust Your Instinct: Score to Skill Resource to Mastery - Wildwood #1 & 2      
    2. iSTEAM, PBL, & a Maker Mindset: The Interface Between Tech and Learning - Wildwood #5
    3. The Future Ready Schools - New Jersey Certification Program - Wildwood #3 & 4
    4. You Have Assessment Data, Now What? -  Wildwood #6
    5. Social Media, Cyber-Bullying and First Amendment Rights - Wildwood #7
    6. Free Tools, Apps and Programs to Help Manage Your Network, Infrastructure and Devices - Wildwood #8
    7. Connected Reading in Today's Classroom - Wildwood #9
    8. What Kind of MakerSpace Do You Need? Categorizing MakerSpaces - Wildwood #10
    9. Cyber Security - Who, What, Where, Why, When and How - Wildwood #11
    10. Blended PD: Leveraging Tech & Video to Support Educator Growth - Wildwood #12
    11. Making Opportunity from Mandates to Create Impact: Using GAFE - Avalon #1
    12. Tech Tools for Science and Social Studies Educators - Avalon #2
    13. Transform Student Thinking: Content, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Collaboration - Avalon #3
    14. Creating a Culture of Readers Through Personalization of Literacy - Avalon #4
    15. Not Your 2010 BYOD: How the Cloud has Changed Everything - Avalon #5
    16. The Playground Approach “Swiftly” Introduce Coding in Your District - Avalon #6
    17. Nurturing Introverts in Our Classrooms: Technology to Reach Even the Quietest Kids - Avalon #7
    18. Balancing the Teaching with the Tech-ing - Avalon #8
    19. Data & Digital Tools to Personalize Learning - Avalon #9
    20. Empower Students with Virtual Reality Creation in the Classroom - Avalon #18
    21. Save Money with Summer School - Avalon #17
    22. Cyber Security in Education - Avalon #21
    23. The Role of Technology Coaches in a School District - Avalon #13
    24. Using Voxer to Create, Connect and Collaborate - Avalon #19
    25. Enrich Students’ Learning Experience in Mathematics and Science with Online Technology - Avalon #20

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm    NJASA Executive Committee Meeting - Avalon #12

    (This is a closed meeting for Committee Members only)                                                      

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm    Exhibits/Lunch and Prizes!  Wildwood #16 (Exhibit Hall)  No competing sessions or activities at this time.                                                                              

    1:30 pm –2:30 pm Group Sessions                       

    1. Educating for the Future - Wildwood #3 & 4      
    2. Who Plays the Role of the Director of Technology in Your District? (Panel Discussion) - Wildwood #1 & 2
    3. Increasing Supports for K-3 Struggling Readers - Wildwood #6
    4. How to Become Future Ready - Wildwood #7
    5. Using Google Apps to Improve ELL Instruction - Wildwood #8
    6. Denial of Service Attacks - Is Your School Safe? - Wildwood #9
    7. Bringing Your Best to Personalize Learning - Wildwood #10
    8. Find Your ALLY for Digital Content Accessibility - Wildwood #11
    9. Pad to iPad: The Evolution of Technology in Preschool Disabled Classrooms - Wildwood #12
    10. The Power of Shared Leadership to Provide a Culture - Google Coaches and Beyond - Avalon #1
    11. Strategic Planning and the Story of the Clinton Public School Makerspace - Avalon #2
    12. Student Choice in a High Tech Classroom - Avalon #3
    13. Hiring in a Digital World - Avalon #4
    14. Data Privacy & CyberSecurity - Practical Steps to Protect Your School - Avalon #5
    15. Deploying “Experience in-a-Box” – Using Simulations - Avalon #6
    16. Time to Face the Internet of Things (IoT) - Westfield Public Schools - Avalon #7
    17. PearDeck - How to Use It to Motivate and Engage Your Students! - Avalon #8
    18. The Use of Data and Analytics to Drive Decisions in Schools - Avalon #9
    19. Student-Centered Technical Support Structure - Avalon #18
    20. Student Voice and Choice: Personalized Learning in the Digital Age - Avalon #17
    21. Make Your Library Program Future Ready - Avalon #21
    22. Building a Network to IMPROVE Collaboration! - Avalon #13
    23. Transforming Summer Assignments with Digital Collaboration and Student Choice - Avalon #19
    24. Rethinking Teacher Professional Development in the 21st Century - Avalon #20
    25.  

    2:30 pm –2:45 pm   Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break Wildwood #16 Exhibit Hall                                                                                                          

    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Group Sessions

    1. Using Data to Drive Reflective Practice - Wildwood #6
    2. Creative Technology: Sensory Room, STEM Room, Media Center - Wildwood #7
    3. Suspension and Detention: Approaching Restorative Justice in New Ways - Wildwood #8
    4. Reaching Every Student at their Own Level Everyday with ST Math - Wildwood #9
    5. 21st Century Makerspace - Wildwood #3 & 4
    6. EdTech Interventions for Struggling Learners - Wildwood #10
    7. Designing and Developing a School District Smartphone App with School Alerts - Wildwood #11
    8. See the Light – Fiber Optics 101 - Wildwood #12
    9. Flip Your Faculty Meeting: Teach Tech Tools Through Integration - Avalon #1
    10. Today’s Menu is... Choice! - Avalon #2
    11. Cloud-Based Web Filtering, Bully Detection, and Parental Involvement - Avalon #3
    12. Social Media in a Participatory Culture - Avalon #4
    13. New & Exciting Innovation Initiatives & Practices That Leverage Ed Tech in the Classroom - Avalon #5
    14. The Instructional Power of Data - Avalon #6
    15. Protect Your Network from Ransomware & Other Attacks - Avalon #7
    16. Turning Technicians into Technologists - Part Two - Avalon #8
    17. Using litteBits with Elementary Students in Collaboration with High School Students - Avalon #9
    18. Panel: Growing Makers...From Design to Implementation - Wildwood #1 & 2
    19. Making Google Sites Meaningful - Avalon #18
    20. How RESILIENT Are Your CRITICAL Technology Systems? - Avalon #17
    21. Coding Through Time - Avalon #21
    22. Getting Results with Special Needs Students with Evidence Based Technology - Avalon #13
    23. MASS NOTIFICATION - Avalon #19
    24. What’s New from Apple Education - Avalon #20

    3:45 pm – 4:15 pm      Exhibit Hall Networking/Cash bar - Wildwood #16 (Exhibit Hall)

                                        Grand Prize Drawing!  (You must be present to win)                                          

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm      Reception (Sponsored by Altice) - Wildwood Ballroom Pre-Function (Wildwood #1-7)

    Friday, January 26

    7:30 am –- 1:35 pm     Conference/Speaker Registration                                                                                          

    Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk

    7:30 am – 8:00 am       Exhibitor Registration                                                                                                            

    Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk

    8:00 am – 8:50 am       Continental Breakfast                                                                                                            

    Wildwood #16 (Exhibit Hall)

    9:00 am – 10:15 am     General Session Keynote Speakers: Dr. Pam Moran &

                                        Ira Socol                                                                                                                                   

    Wildwood #5

    10:15 am – 10:30 am   Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break!                                                                                          

    Wildwood #16 (Exhibit Hall)

    10:30 am – 11:30 am Group Sessions

    1. Thinking About Starting a Makerspace? - Wildwood #1 & 2
    2. Technology, the Open Public Meetings Act, and the Open Public Records Act - Wildwood #6
    3. Serotonin, Opium & Silicon: The Psychology of Tech Addiction - Wildwood #7
    4. More Than Just a Chair: Flexible Seating to Increase Student Engagement and Empowerment - Wildwood #8
    5. Newly Revised Online Superintendent's Evaluation Tool and Process - Wildwood #10
    6. Using IQWST Science to Support Your 1:1 Initiative - Wildwood #9
    7. Why Most Schools Are NOT Fully Prepared for a Lockdown - Wildwood #11
    8. Technology Integration Across K-8 Classrooms - Wildwood #12
    9. Meshing up your WAN - Avalon #1
    10. Stop Wasting Time with Dubious “Data-Driven” Practices - Avalon #2
    11. Improving PARCC Math Scores For Free - Avalon #3
    12. Using Google Scripts to Support Professional Development - Avalon #4
    13. Beginner's Guide to Podcasting - Avalon #5
    14. Making STEAM Education Available 24X7 - Avalon #6
    15. Be Extraordinary! - Wildwood #3 & 4
    16. Myths & Mindsets: 21st Century Teaching & Learning - Avalon #7
    17. Implementing Blended Learning Opportunities for Middle Schoolers - Avalon #8
    18. Stretching the IT Budget a.k.a How to Become Your B.A.’s Best Friend - Avalon #9
    19. We Can Help! Creating Efficient, Proactive Workflows in a 1:1 Program - Avalon #18
    20. How Can We Best Encourage Our Teachers to Become Certified Educators? - Avalon #17
    21. UP TIME! Who Is Watching Your Technology When No One Is There? - Avalon #12
    22. Building a Culture of Reading - One School’s Journey to Build a Love of Reading - Avalon #13
    23. E-Rate; Category Two Budgets, Procurement, and Equipment Tracking - Avalon #19
    24. Systems Thinking: Connecting EdTech, Formative Assessment, and Differentiation - Avalon #20
    25. Around the World in a Differentiated Classroom: Combining Google Forms/Google My Maps - Avalon #21

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm    Exhibits/Lunch and Prizes!  Wildwood #16  (Exhibit Hall) 

    No competing sessions or activities at this time.                                                                                                                                           

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Group Sessions

    1. Character Development and Social & Emotional Learning - Wildwood #6
    2. Personalization, Equity, and High Standards - Wildwood #7
    3. Wellness and New Technology - Wildwood #8
    4. The Student Data Dilemma: Balancing Access vs Risk - Questions Everyone Should Be Asking - Wildwood #9
    5. Teacher Led Data Analysis - Wildwood #10
    6. # Key Factors to Minimizing Cyber Threats in Your District - Wildwood #11
    7. Non-Traditional Programming within a Traditional High School Setting - Wildwood #12
    8. Supporting a Digital Learning Environment - Avalon #20
    9. AI and Robotics - Avalon #1
    10. Future Ready Schools - The Tech Director - Avalon #3
    11. Creating and Establishing a School Makerspace - Avalon #4
    12. Positive Reactions to Digital Distractions - Avalon #5
    13. Makerspace End Game: Moving from Tinkering to Industry Credentials - Avalon #6
    14. How to Achieve Successful Outcomes in Elementary Math Through Personalized Learning for ELLs - Avalon #7
    15. Is Your District Cybersafe? The Real Value of a Network Audit - Avalon #8
    16. Process - The Ultimate Superhero or Ultimate Villain - Avalon #9
    17. Implementing a Systematic Data Culture in a Large District - Avalon #18
    18. Make Your Teacher Evaluation System Meaningful - Avalon #17
    19. The Intersection of OPRA, School Technology and the Law - Avalon #12
    20. From "Wow" to "How": VR in Schools - Avalon #13
    21. Next Generation Cyber Protection of Your Students and Staff from Today’s Threats - Avalon #19
    22. Digital Citizenship for School Leaders - Wildwood #3 & 4
    23. NJ School Technology Coordinators G+ Meetup - Wildwood #1 & 2

    2:45 pm              Grand Prize Drawing! - Wildwood Ballroom Registration Desk

                                        (You must be present to win)