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    Spring Leadership Conference 2022

    The Balancing Act:  Connecting Life, Leadership and Wellness

    May 18 - 20, 2022 - Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center - Atlantic City

    SCHEDULE-AT-A -GLANCE

    Meeting Room Assignments

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    DATE/TIME                        

    Wednesday, May 18

    10:00 am – 6:00 pm                  Conference Registration   -    2nd Level – Avalon Ballroom Registration Desk                                                                               

    11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  NJAPSA Meeting (RSVP in advance required with NJAPSA)   -       Avalon #20/21         

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                    General Session:  Award Presentation/Keynote:  David Rendall  -   Avalon #4                  

    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm                    Exhibitor Registration and Set-up   -     2nd Level – Avalon Ballroom Registration Desk

    3:15 pm – 4:15 pm                    NJASA “Open” Executive Committee Meeting   -    Avalon #25/26                                         

    3:15 pm – 4:15 pm                   

    1. The Freak Factor by David Rendall - Avalon #1
    2. Leading with Literacy: Framing Lessons in Your District - Avalon #2
    3. COVID19 Mental Health; Special Ed Legal Lessons Two Years Later - Avalon #3
    4. Authentic Professional Learning: Practice and Process - Avalon #5                               
    5. Capturing Kids’ Hearts: The Foundation for Social/Emotional Learning - Avalon #6
    6. Strengthening Person Centered Planning Using ACT Based Strategies - Avalon #14
    7. Hamilton Township School District: Developing an MTSS Continuum - Avalon #15
    8. Promoting Self-Care Needs in the Workplace - Avalon #17
    9. Celebrating Student Success While Providing Inclusive Education - Avalon #18
    10. The COVID-19 REBOUND; a Multi-Tiered Approach - Avalon #19             

    4:15 pm – 5:00 pm                    NJAPSA Executive Board Meeting - Avalon #25/26                                                                         

    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm                    Welcome Reception –  Avalon #16                                                                                               

    Thursday, May 18

    7:00am – 5:00pm                      Conference Registration  -  2nd Level – Avalon Ballroom Registration Desk                                                                                                                                              

    7:45 am – 8:30 am                    Continental Breakfast - Avalon #16 (Exhibit Hall)                                                         

    8:40 am – 10:45 am                   General Session:  Award Presentations - Keynote: Erik Weihenmayer - Avalon #4

    10:45 am – 11:00 am                 Refreshment Break - Avalon #16 (Exhibit Hall)         

    11:00 am –12:00 noon              

    1. Teaching FUNctional Skills and Activities that Maintain Motivation - Avalon #1
    2. A Blueprint for Wellness - Avalon #2
    3. Transforming Student Achievement Through a District-wide Approach - Avalon #3
    4. Strength in Numbers - Avalon #5
    5. An Inconvenient Truth: Wellness Really Does Matter - Avalon #24
    6. Looking at Esports Through the Eyes of SEL/21st Century Skills - Avalon #14
    7. Wellness: The Intersection of Public Education, Non-Profit/For-Profit - Avalon #15
    8. For Google Schools: How We Unsprawled Our Tools & Data - Avalon #22
    9. Link Between MTSS and Special Education - Avalon #18
    10. Getting Value from Your Retirement Plan - Avalon #17
    11. Leading with a Crisis Mindset - Avalon #19
    12. Preventing Burnout - Avalon #6
    13. MORE IMPORTANT THAN the 3R’s - Avalon #20/21

    11:00 am –12:00 pm                  Leadership Discussion (By Invitation) - Avalon #4               

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm                  Exhibits/Lunch and Prizes! - Avalon #16 (Exhibit Hall)                                                                                                        

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                   

    1. NJSBA & NJASA Online University Hub - Avalon #20/21
    2. CJ Pride: Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators: - Avalon #1
    3. Hop on the Balance Beam of Life, Leadership, and Wellness! - Avalon #2
    4. Aligning NJTSS Fidelity and QSAC Compliance - Avalon #18
    5. The Superintendent as Instructional Leader - Avalon #3
    6. A Time to Reconsider Time - Avalon #5
    7. Committed to SEL - Avalon #6
    8. Finding Balance: The Attuned School Approach (ASA) - Avalon # 22
    9. First Things First: How to Make SEL a Priority in These Turbulent Times - Avalon #15
    10. Violence Reduction and Active Shooter Design and Grant Options - Avalon #17
    11. What’s in Your Students’ Backpacks? Information Privilege and Equity - Avalon #14
    12. Beyond the Bell-Safety and Security Considerations - Avalon #19         
    13. Reunification Partnerships: Police, Schools, Parents - Avalon #24

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                    Great Schools of New Jersey Meeting - Avalon #25/26                                                              

    2:30 pm – 2:45 pm                    Refreshment Break   - Avalon #16 (Exhibit Hall)                                                                                                                                                                                              

    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

    1. 5 Minutes in November; Legal Lessons Learned from the Michigan School Shooting - Avalon #15
    2. Integrating SEL to Increase Literacy Engagement - Avalon #1
    3. Standards Based Learning – “It’s More Than Just Grading” - Avalon #2
    4. Grow with Dylan’s Wings of Change - Avalon #17
    5. E-Sports for Every Child - Avalon #14
    6. Addressing the Rise in Challenging Student Behaviors - Avalon #3
    7. What is a Red Team and Why Do I Need One? - Avalon #5
    8. RTI and Elective Courses, a 2 for 1 Combo PD Session - Avalon #6
    9. Post Pandemic: Now What? - Avalon #18
    10. Practicing Equity Center Leadership: A Simulation Experience - Avalon #19
    11. Healthy Staff Room, Healthy Classroom - Avalon #20/21
    12. Beyond Grades and Test Scores: Student Data for Wellness and Mental Health - Avalon #24
    13. Dysfunction to Focus: Keeping Your Board Anchored in Turbulent Times - Avalon #22                                    

    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                     Leadership Diversity Program  -  Avalon #4

    3:45 pm – 5:00 pm                     Exhibit Hall Networking and Prizes (cash bar) - Avalon #16 (Exhibit Hall)                                                                                                         

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                    NJASA Presidents’ Reception - Pool Deck (If inclement weather, Avalon Pre Function Area)

    Friday, May 20                       

    7:00 am – 11:30 am                   Conference Registration - 2nd Level – Avalon Ballroom Registration Desk

    7:45 am – 8:30 am                    Continental Breakfast - Avalon #16 (Exhibit Hall)                                                                               

    8:30 am – 10:15 am                   General Session:  Awards Presentation/Keynote:  Dr. Debi Crimmins - Avalon #4                                               

    10:15 am – 10:30 am                 Refreshment Break - Avalon #16 (Exhibit Hall)

    10:30 am – 11:30 am                 Women in Leadership Program - Avalon #4                                                                               

    10:30 am – 11:30 am

    1. An Update on Ethics and Other Landmines for Board Members - Avalon #1
    2. Reaching All Learners: Access Abilities - Avalon #2
    3. Keeping Millennials in the Profession, What the Research Says - Avalon #3
    4. Educating the Whole Child - Avalon #22                                                                                                                                       

    ADJOURNED