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									                                                                                                NJCSA 2010 Conference Breakout Sessions                                                                                                      as of Feb. 17, 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            School
              Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Target
   Day                Start Time End Time Title                                 Presented by                       Description                                                                             Strand            Location                       Operational
           (sortable)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Audience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Level

                                                                                                            A charter school that collaborates with Rutgers University will describe how to set up a                                        Teachers,
                                                                            Gloria Bonilla-Santiago and Dr.
                                           Building University Partnerships                                 partnership with an institution of higher learning, how to collaborate for successful                                           School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                                                            Deanna Burney, LEAP                                                                                                            Advocating for
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM with a Charter School: Lessons                                   outcomes and how to build on mutual interest for student learning. This successful                             Monmouth IV      Board Members, Intermediate,
                                                                            Academy University Charter                                                                                                     Charter Schools
                                           of Success and Accountability                                    relationship has ensured the charter school's 100% graduation rate and 100% college                                             Business        Experienced
                                                                            School
                                                                                                            placement.                                                                                                                      Officials

                                                                                                                   This session offers empowering tips for engaging and working with government officials
                                                                                                                   to best capitalize on what your charter school has to offer local communities. The
                                             Carrying the Charter Public                                                                                                                                                                    Teachers,
                                                                                                                   presenters provide strategies and tangible examples on creating and maintaining
                                                                                Dale Florio, Princeton Public                                                                                                                               School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                             School Message Through                                                strong, working relationships with relevant government decision makers and other       Advocating for
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM                                       Affairs Group, Inc.; Carl Zeitz,                                                                                                         Atlantic III       Board Members, Intermediate,
                                             Effective Advocacy and                                                community leaders so that they become vocal advocates for your school. Additionally, Charter Schools
                                                                                Riverfront Associates                                                                                                                                       Business        Experienced
                                             Communications                                                        we discuss ways and means of using public relations to create an effective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officials
                                                                                                                   informational platform on which decision makers can build and secure advocacy for
                                                                                                                   charter schools.

                                                                                                                   Effective communication and marketing allows you to establish a strong identity and
                                                                                                                   build support both inside and outside of your school community. Presentations to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teachers,       Pre-Op/New,
                                             Effective School                   David Sandler, Sandler             parents, boards and community groups, as well as e-mails, memos, letters and            Advocating for  Sea Bright
Friday     3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                                                                                                                                                  School Leaders, Intermediate,
                                             Communications and Marketing       Communication Services             proposals that are vague, inconsistent or bureaucratic reflect poorly on your school.   Charter Schools North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Board Members Experienced
                                                                                                                   This session gives participants the advantage of proven strategies on how to achieve
                                                                                                                   communication goals by presenting useful information clearly and concisely.

                                                                                                             This panel provides charter schools with information and techniques for creating
                                                                            Timothy White, MWW Group;
                                                                                                             positive media relationships. Discussion focuses on key issues and topics that schools                                                         Pre-Op/New,
                                             Communications 101 for Charter John Mooney, New Jersey                                                                                                 Advocating for                          School Leaders,
Friday     3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                                                    can leverage to secure media coverage, ways to build solid personal relationships with                 Atlantic III                            Intermediate,
                                             Schools                        Spotlight; Bruno Tedeschi, Jaffe                                                                                        Charter Schools                         Board Members
                                                                                                             elected officials and the media, and practices for enhancing communication and saving                                                          Experienced
                                                                            Communications, Inc.
                                                                                                             resources through the use of search-engine friendly websites and social media outlets.

                                                                                                                   The Harlem Children’s Zone has changed the paradigm for community partnership
                                                                                                                   models. It is a testament that the most successful educational models include dynamic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            School Leaders,
                                                                                                                   and strategic community partnerships. When partnered with strong community
                                             Building Dynamic Community         Karen Thomas, Marion P.                                                                                                  Advocating for  Sea Bright         Board Members, Pre-Op/New,
Friday     3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                                                          organizations where the mission and vision are shared, schools build capacity and
                                             Partnerships                       Thomas Charter School                                                                                                    Charter Schools South              Business        Intermediate
                                                                                                                   produce mutual benefits for schools as part of the community. This session explores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officials
                                                                                                                   ways to maximize resources and to create effective collaborations that transform
                                                                                                                   learning and instruction.

                                                                                                                   This session reviews the responsibilities of charter school administrators and board
                                                                                                                   members in relation to public school law, such as Sunshine Law, due process, special
                                             Board Governance Training and      Joseph Conway, Camden's                                                                                                 Charter School                      School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                         education law, and school assessments. Topics span day-to-day school operations and                       Atlantic III
                                             Charter School Law                 Promise Charter High School                                                                                             Operations                          Board Members Intermediate
                                                                                                                   board member governance with regards to policies and procedures. Specific guiding
                                                                                                                   cases and scenario examples will be reviewed.

                                                                                Brian Keenan and Jeff Crum,        Learn the ins and outs of charter school facility development and financing from a panel
                                                                                Real Estate Advisory and           of industry experts, including NJ’s leaders in charter school facility development and                                                   Pre-Op/New,
                                           The Ins and Outs of Charter                                                                                                                                      Charter School                  School Leaders,
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                      Development Services; Mike         financing. Get answers to your questions from NJ charter school leaders who have                          Monmouth III                   Intermediate,
                                           School Facility Development                                                                                                                                      Operations                      Board Members
                                                                                DeBlasio, Greater Brunswick        gone through the process. Find out what you can afford, what lenders look for, where to                                                  Experienced
                                                                                Charter School                     find financing, and how to prepare your school and board for a facility project.

                                                                                                                   For the first time in 20 years, the IRS is requiring charter schools to comply with not-for-
                                           The New IRS Form 990:                                                   profit corporation law, which includes filing the IRS Form 990. This interactive session                                 School Leaders,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pre-Op/New,
                                           Preparing Charter Schools for        Terence Cook, Fiscal               highlights the significant changes of the core form and then addresses the requirements Charter School    Oceanport      Board Members,
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Intermediate,
                                           the Opportunities and                Management Associates              for increased charter school governance disclosures; stringent policies and procedures; Operations        North          Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Experienced
                                           Challenges                                                              identification of directors, officers and key employees compensation; and preparing for                                  Officials
                                                                                                                   audited financial statements.


                                                                                                                   Ever spend an hour in a board meeting talking about paint colors for new classrooms or                                   Teachers,
                                                                                Dr. Brian Carpenter, Charter       grass-cutting services? Former superintendent and past board member Dr. Brian                                            School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                           Five Dysfunctions of Charter                                                                                                                                   Charter School     Oceanport
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                      School Governance and              Carpenter has, and he is on a crusade to end this kind of board dysfunction in charter                                   Board Members, Intermediate,
                                           School Boards                                                                                                                                                  Operations         South
                                                                                Management Consultant              schools. You’ll be challenged to improve your board leadership while laughing at real                                    Business        Experienced
                                                                                                                   examples of boards aspiring to new heights of mediocrity.                                                                Officials




           This schedule is subject to changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1
                                                                                              NJCSA 2010 Conference Breakout Sessions                                                                                                       as of Feb. 17, 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School
              Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Target
   Day                Start Time End Time Title                                Presented by                     Description                                                                                Strand           Location                       Operational
           (sortable)                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Audience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Level
                                                                                                              This session explains the distinction between policies and regulations/procedures, their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School Leaders,
                                            Understanding Policies and                                        importance, how to develop them, and how to keep up-to-date with policy and                                                                  Pre-Op/New,
                                                                               Philip Nicastro, Strauss Esmay                                                                                          Charter School                      Board Members,
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM   Regulations/Procedures for                                        regulation/procedure requirements. Learn how to determine if a policy or regulation is                        Atlantic III                   Intermediate,
                                                                               Associates                                                                                                              Operations                          Business
                                            Charter Schools                                                   mandated by the state, how to write a policy, and when to update, revise or develop a                                                        Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Officials
                                                                                                              new policy.

                                                                               Keith Timko, Real Estate         All charter schools can save money on operations, reduce their environmental impact,
                                                                               Advisory and Development         and raise awareness about energy use, including making this a part of the curriculum,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School Leaders,
                                                                               Services; Ken Karle, LAN         through energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. This session focuses on                                                        Pre-Op/New,
                                            A Whole School Approach to                                                                                                                                     Charter School                  Board Members,
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                      Associates; Brian DeLuca, TRC    energy-efficiency programs available to charter schools in the state, introduces                            Monmouth III                   Intermediate,
                                            Energy Efficiency                                                                                                                                              Operations                      Business
                                                                               Companies; Sara Vernon           participants to NJ’s TEACH program (Teaching Energy Awareness with Children’s                                                              Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Officials
                                                                               Sterman, The Reinvestment        Help) and explores how schools can access capital for improvements and take
                                                                               Fund                             advantage of the current focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

                                                                                                                 Hear about national trends in charter school quality that could affect your school.
                                                                                                                 During the life of your charter – from the moment you apply until your renewal – your                                     Teachers,
                                                                               E. Ted Fujimoto, Elevate
                                                                                                                 school is in a continual improvement process. Regardless of the rigor of your schools                                     School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                                                               Charter Schools National; Jill E.                                                                                           Charter School
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM   Elevate Your Charter School                                          authorizer, your school should strive for excellence beyond what is expected. Learn                        Monmouth IV    Board Members, Intermediate,
                                                                               Shahen, Elevate Charter                                                                                                     Operations
                                                                                                                 about a national initiative by state charter school associations called Elevate Charter                                   Business        Experienced
                                                                               Schools NY
                                                                                                                 Schools that is designed to help you identify the things holding your school back in                                      Officials
                                                                                                                 delivering undeniable student success.


                                                                                                                This session covers the art and science of fundraising with a focus on the special                                         School Leaders,
                                                                             Janice Alderman and Heather                                                                                                                                                   Pre-Op/New,
                                            Strategies for Successful School                                    challenges facing charter schools. Topics will include the five steps to successful        Charter School                  Board Members,
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                    Robinson, Partnership in                                                                                                                       Monmouth V                     Intermediate,
                                            Fundraising                                                         fundraising, including organizational issues, pros and cons of setting up a separate       Operations                      Business
                                                                             Philanthropy                                                                                                                                                                  Experienced
                                                                                                                fundraising arm, and the tools for developing a successful fundraising team.                                               Officials



                                                                                                                This session describes the functions of a certified school business administrator in a
                                                                                                                school. So many new and developing charters minimize and/or don't comprehend the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School Leaders,
                                            The Importance of Maximizing                                        financial and administrative role this person plays in a school's operation. NJ statute
                                                                               Georgette Regnault, Hope                                                                                                    Charter School   Oceanport      Board Members,
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM   the Business Function in Your                                       requires every public school to have a certified BA on staff, but quite a few charters are                                                 Pre-Op/New
                                                                               Academy Charter School                                                                                                      Operations       North          Business
                                            Charter School                                                      skimping on this requirement. Learn about the school business administrator's highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Officials
                                                                                                                specialized responsibilities and how the school business administrator should work with
                                                                                                                the school leader to ensure a smoothly running and successful operation.


                                                                                                                When looking at their facility options, charter schools can take an integrated approach
                                                                               Keith Timko, Real Estate
                                                                                                                that explores a wide range of options that bring the benefits of green to their schools.
                                                                               Advisory and Development                                                                                                                                    School Leaders,
                                            School Facilities and An                                            This session discusses how to balance a desire for more integrated design with the                                                         Pre-Op/New,
                                                                               Services; Marc R. Parette,                                                                                                 Charter School                   Board Members,
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM   Integrated Approach to                                              difficult financial realities of most schools. We describe good examples of what is                         Monmouth III                   Intermediate,
                                                                               Parette Somjen Architects LLC;                                                                                             Operations                       Business
                                            Sustainability                                                      possible, including creative partnerships, a range of cost-effective options that do not                                                   Experienced
                                                                               Mike DeBlasio, Greater                                                                                                                                      Officials
                                                                                                                cost more, and new opportunities to include solar photovoltaic panels that can be a long-
                                                                               Brunswick Charter School
                                                                                                                term solution for reducing the ongoing operational cost of charter schools.

                                                                                                              A quality charter school has many key characteristics and the demand for such quality
                                                                               Douglas Thaman, National                                                                                                                                                    Pre-Op/New,
                                            Charter School Quality,                                           charter schools far exceeds the supply. This session will focus on the characteristics of    Charter School                  School Leaders,
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM                                      Association of Charter School                                                                                                                Monmouth IV                    Intermediate,
                                            Principles to Practice                                            a high quality charter school and the indicators, measures, and metrics used to              Operations                      Board Members
                                                                               Authorizers                                                                                                                                                                 Experienced
                                                                                                              determine quality.
                                                                                                              Participants will be able to develop strategies to take control of purchasing in the
                                            Charter School Purchasing:                                        charter school to be in compliance with NJ State Law. Learn the basic procurement                                            School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                                                               James Shoop, Plainfield Public                                                                                              Charter School   Oceanport
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM   What You Should Know to Keep                                      methods that must be used when purchasing in NJ. Understand the importance of                                                Business        Intermediate,
                                                                               School District                                                                                                             Operations       North
                                            You Out of Trouble!                                               Ethics in Purchasing and be able to present the importance to every staff member in                                          Officials       Experienced
                                                                                                              your charter school.
                                                                                                                A team of highly experienced presenters will briefly review the critical tasks faced by
                                                                                                                new charter schools as they move from approval to opening then navigate their first                                        School Leaders,
                                            Getting Started, A Conversation
                                                                            Jeffrey Lischin, Jeffrey Lischin    year, followed by a group discussion. The workshop will be an opportunity for              Charter School   Sea Bright     Board Members,
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM   with Newly Approved and Newly                                                                                                                                                                                  Pre-Op/New
                                                                            Consulting; Joni Berman             participants to bring their challenges and to share their experiences. As the title        Operations       North          Business
                                            Opened Charter Schools
                                                                                                                indicates, attendees will be expected to be active participants seeking guidance from                                      Officials
                                                                                                                their peers as well as from the experts.




           This schedule is subject to changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                2
                                                                                             NJCSA 2010 Conference Breakout Sessions                                                                                                         as of Feb. 17, 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            School
            Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Target
   Day              Start Time End Time Title                                 Presented by                    Description                                                                                 Strand             Location                       Operational
         (sortable)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Audience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Level

                                                                              Sara Vernon Sterman, The        Securing an adequate facility is one of the most significant challenges facing charter                                        School Leaders,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pre-Op/New,
                                           Charter School Facility            Reinvestment Fund; Joseph V.    schools, and financing is critical in overcoming this obstacle. Learn about different  Charter School                         Board Members,
Friday   3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                                                                                                                                     Monmouth III                   Intermediate,
                                           Financing 101                      Palazzolo, NJ Community         financing options and how to match them to your school’s needs. Find out what lenders Operations                              Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Experienced
                                                                              Capital                         look for and how to plan for a successful project.                                                                            Officials

                                                                                                              This workshop is designed to provide the basics about writing proposals for obtaining                                                        Pre-Op/New,
                                           Show Me the Money: Grant           Janice Solkov, Educational                                                                                                  Charter School     Oceanport      Teachers,
Friday   3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                      grant funds. Learn fundamental points for successful grant writing and possible grant                                                        Intermediate,
                                           Writing 101                        Consultant                                                                                                                  Operations         North          School Leaders
                                                                                                              funding sources.                                                                                                                             Experienced

                                                                                                              Learn how and why finger-scanning biometrics is an ideal solution for school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            School Leaders,
                                           Practical Biometric ID Solutions                                   administrators to identify students, to provide accurate records that facilitate funding                                                      Pre-Op/New,
                                                                              Raymond Fry, IdentiMetrics,                                                                                                   Charter School                  Board Members,
Friday   3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM    for Accountability and Security                                    and to provide a safer environment for everybody on campus. Finger scanning provides                           Atlantic IV                    Intermediate,
                                                                              Inc.                                                                                                                          Operations                      Business
                                           in Schools                                                         indisputable accuracy that is faster, safer, reliable and key to the efficient operation of a                                                 Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officials
                                                                                                              school. It’s just smart business!

                                                                                                            The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) provides on-demand
                                           The National Charter School                                      resources, information and technical assistance to support successful planning,
                                           Resource Center: Technical         Abner Oakes, National Charter authorizing, implementation and sustainability of high-quality charter schools; to            Charter School                    School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
Friday   3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                                      Monmouth III
                                           Assistance and Resources for       School Resource Center        evaluate the effects of charter schools; and to disseminate information about                 Operations                        Board Members Intermediate
                                           Charter Schools                                                  successful practices in them. Session participants will learn of and discuss the
                                                                                                            NCSRC’s recent work.

                                                                                                              Learn the story of Revolution Foods and how the organization has transformed school
                                                                                                              food service by providing healthy meals and nutrition education to schools throughout
                                                                                                              California, Washington, D.C., and Denver. These programs include K-12 charter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teachers,
                                                                                                              schools, school districts, preschool Head Start programs and after-school programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                           Transforming the Way We Feed       Kristin Richmond and Erin       Through serving students the highest quality balanced meals and teaching them to            Charter School     Oceanport
Friday   3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                     Board Members, Intermediate,
                                           Our Children                       Lewellen, Revolution Foods      engage in healthier decisions, school partners have reported higher attention levels in     Operations         South
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Business        Experienced
                                                                                                              class, fewer disciplinary problems, an increased interest in healthy food, and weight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officials
                                                                                                              loss amongst their students. We discuss your nutrition and health and wellness goals
                                                                                                              for your school and how to run a cost-effective and operationally friendly healthy meal
                                                                                                              program.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teachers,
                                                                                                              Building on last year's session "Nuts and Bolts of Charter School Law," this session
                                                                              Thomas O. Johnston, Esq.,                                                                                                                                     School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                           Advanced Legal Strategies for                                      reviews laws specific to charter schools and describes advanced legal strategies and        Charter School     Sea Bright
Friday   3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                       Porzio, Bromberg & Newman                                                                                                                                     Board Members, Intermediate,
                                           Charter School Success                                             best practices to diminish exposure in the common areas impacting charter school            Operations         North
                                                                              P.C.                                                                                                                                                          Business        Experienced
                                                                                                              liability.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officials


                                                                                                              This session describes turnaround dynamics, helps school personnel make a
                                                                              Richard O'Neill, Renaissance    determination about their school's status, and discusses what needs to be done if the       Charter School                    School Leaders,
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM    Turning Around a Failing School                                                                                                                                                   Atlantic IV                    Experienced
                                                                              School Services                 school is underperforming. The presenters use a case study of the turnaround of a           Operations                        Board Members
                                                                                                              failing charter school to illustrate the lessons learned and turnaround approaches.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teachers,
                                                                              Cynthia Hoenes and John       This overview discusses the laws and regulations governing Special Education in all NJ                                          School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                           NJ Special Education Rules and                                                                                                                          Charter School            Oceanport
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM                                       Worthington, NJ DOE Office of public schools. Learn the timelines and procedures for complying with Federal and                                               Board Members, Intermediate,
                                           Regulations                                                                                                                                             Operations                South
                                                                              Special Education             State laws and regulations.                                                                                                     Business        Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officials



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            School Leaders,
                                           Privacy: It is More than Cyber                                     Learn about the loss-exposure associated with various new security threats. In                                                                Pre-Op/New,
                                                                              Toby Merrill, ACE Group of                                                                                                  Charter School     Sea Bright     Board Members,
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM    Insurance With Social                                              particular, the session examines cyber crime, privacy and network security and other                                                          Intermediate,
                                                                              Insurance Companies                                                                                                         Operations         South          Business
                                           Networking                                                         security breaches, and a method schools can use to assess these risks.                                                                        Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Officials




         This schedule is subject to changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3
                                                                                                 NJCSA 2010 Conference Breakout Sessions                                                                                                   as of Feb. 17, 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          School
              Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Target
   Day                Start Time End Time Title                                 Presented by                      Description                                                                              Strand           Location                      Operational
           (sortable)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Audience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Level
                                                                                                                  This session provides practical resources and strategies for effective literacy instruction
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Increasing                                 Pre-Op/New,
                                             Connecting Reading, Writing,       Sarah Tantillo, Sarah Tantillo,   in grades 3-12, addressing these questions: What are the key critical reading                                           Teachers,
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                                                                                                                    Student       Monmouth V                   Intermediate,
                                             and Test-Prep Instruction          Ed.D., LLC                        strategies, and how do we use them to comprehend? How can we connect reading,                                           School Leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Achievement                                Experienced
                                                                                                                  writing and test-prep instruction to strengthen students' literacy skills?

                                                                                                                  Learn about the Cloud Institute’s EfS Standards and Performance Indicators and
                                           Analyzing Student Work for           Jaimie Cloud, The Cloud           discuss how to design and assess them in your curricula. We will practice looking at       Increasing                                  Pre-Op/New,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sea Bright    Teachers,
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM Evidence of Education for            Institute for Sustainability      student work samples for evidence of the EfS attributes. Finally, we will focus on what it Student                                     Intermediate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            North         School Leaders
                                           Sustainability (EfS)                 Education                         takes to assess our strengths and, where appropriate, what it takes to re-orient our       Achievement                                 Experienced
                                                                                                                  curriculum and instructional practices to educate for sustainability.

                                                                                                                  This workshop introduces teachers and administrators to the NJ requirements for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Teachers,
                                                                                                                  business, economics and financial literacy, as well as providing opportunities for
                                           Business, Economics, and             Sheila Van Diver, NJ Business                                                                                              Increasing                     School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                                                                                                  students to learn practical issues that impact their lives. Participants learn the                        Sea Bright
Thursday   3/18/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM Financial Literacy - Getting         Teachers Education                                                                                                         Student                        Board Members, Intermediate,
                                                                                                                  importance of teaching students basic business, economic and financial principles as                      South
                                           Ready for Life                       Association                                                                                                                Achievement                    Business        Experienced
                                                                                                                  practical life skills. We also explore academic, life and workplace readiness skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Officials
                                                                                                                  through these subjects, as well as available resources.

                                                                                                            Quality after-school programs improve student outcomes such as better grades,
                                                                                                            improved work and study habits, task persistence and social skills. Equally important,
                                                                              Amy Plotch, New Jersey School
                                                                                                            they provide a safe haven for students during the most dangerous time of the day.              Increasing
                                             After School and Charter School: Age Care Coalition; Mary                                                                                                                      Oceanport     School Leaders, Intermediate,
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                                                   LEAP Academy's after-school program incorporates arts, fitness and socialization               Student
                                             Extending Opportunity            Rivera, LEAP Academy                                                                                                                          South         Board Members Experienced
                                                                                                            along with academic support for Camden's students. Using the LEAP example, this                Achievement
                                                                              University Charter School
                                                                                                            workshop shows how schools and after-school programs can partner to improve
                                                                                                            student success.

                                                                                                                  MathNext provides professional development to teachers and teacher-leaders of
                                                                                                                  grades 6 to 9 mathematics, using cutting-edge webinar technology. This session
                                                                                Lisa Warner, Center for
                                             MathNext: A Look into                                                describes some of the main ways in which teachers' instructional practices may change Increasing                                       Pre-Op/New,
                                                                                Effective School Practices,                                                                                                                 Sea Bright    Teachers,
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM    Reforming Mathematics                                                in order to enhance mathematics instruction. For example, they include changes in the Student                                          Intermediate,
                                                                                Rutgers University Graduate                                                                                                                 North         School Leaders
                                             Instruction                                                          ways teachers listen to and follow students' ideas, highlight student thinking, set up  Achievement                                    Experienced
                                                                                School of Education
                                                                                                                  hypothetical (or actual) situations about an existing problem and encourage students to
                                                                                                                  question and make sense of their own and others' representations.

                                                                                                                  This session focuses on maintaining a comprehensive school health program through
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Increasing                                     Pre-Op/New,
                                             Promoting Health in the Charter                                      the understanding of statues and Administrative code that impact the delivery of Health                   Sea Bright    Teachers,
Thursday   3/18/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM                                       Beverly Stern                                                                                                             Student                                        Intermediate,
                                             School Setting                                                       Services. Topics include requirements for physical examinations for school students,                      South         School Leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Achievement                                    Experienced
                                                                                                                  issues relating to delegation of epinephrine and current legal issues.

                                             Literacy Centers: Organizing
                                                                               Samuel Dela Cruz and Remi          This session reviews what Literacy Centers are and the importance of incorporating       Increasing                                    Pre-Op/New,
                                             and Facilitating Learning Centers                                                                                                                                                            Teachers,
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM                                      Dabney, Marion P. Thomas           them in a Balanced Literacy Program. In-depth discussions identify various literacy-     Student          Monmouth V                   Intermediate,
                                             that Support the Balanced                                                                                                                                                                    School Leaders
                                                                               Charter School                     based centers and activities that go in each center.                                     Achievement                                   Experienced
                                             Literacy Program in Grades K-5

                                                                                                                  This session discusses the concepts of Understanding by Design (UbD) as a unit
                                             Understanding by Design,                                             project template and its incorporation into the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content      Increasing
                                                                                Joseph Conway, Camden's                                                                                                                     Oceanport     Teachers,      Intermediate,
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM    Curriculum Mapping, and                                              Standards. We will review whole school curriculum in light of curriculum mapping and Student
                                                                                Promise Charter High School                                                                                                                 South         School Leaders Experienced
                                             Differentiated Instruction                                           how to incorporate differentiated instruction techniques into the UbD framework to meet Achievement
                                                                                                                  every learner's needs.

                                                                                                                  Come, explore the emotional dynamics of classroom life as they impact teachers and
                                                                                                                  interfere with the teaching/learning process. Participants realize their difficult emotional Increasing
                                             The Emotional Climate in the       Claudia Zuorick, Soaring                                                                                                                    Sea Bright
Thursday   3/18/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM                                                                         experiences in classrooms and schools are not unique but common to teachers                  Student                    Teachers        Intermediate
                                             Classroom                          Heights Charter School                                                                                                                      South
                                                                                                                  everywhere. Teachers are introduced to the difference between reacting destructively Achievement
                                                                                                                  and responding constructively. This session is limited to 20 attendees.

                                                                                                                  African-American males have been categorized as an ―endangered species." The
                                                                                                                  comparative numbers between those in college and those in jail are staggering. Studies Increasing                                      Pre-Op/New,
                                           Closing the Achievement Gap for Curtis Lawrence, Marion P.                                                                                                                                     Teachers,
Friday     3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                        have shown that the high drop-out rates in this demographic have a direct correlation to Student          Atlantic IV                  Intermediate,
                                           African-American Male Students Thomas Charter School                                                                                                                                           School Leaders
                                                                                                                  low standardized test scores. This session will explore strategies that engage boys in   Achievement                                   Experienced
                                                                                                                  the classroom and provide culturally relevant materials to develop lifelong learners.




           This schedule is subject to changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                               4
                                                                                            NJCSA 2010 Conference Breakout Sessions                                                                                                    as of Feb. 17, 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      School
            Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Target
   Day              Start Time End Time Title                                Presented by                    Description                                                                                 Strand        Location                       Operational
         (sortable)                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Audience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Level

                                                                                                             Unity Charter School implemented the Positive Discipline character education program
                                         Unity Charter School, A Positive                                    as a comprehensive whole school model. Learn how engaging student voice, fostering
                                         Discipline School: Using         Teresa LaSala, Positive            connection, teaching essential life skills, building social and emotional competence, and Increasing                     Teachers,
Friday   3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM Solution-focused Discipline to   Discipline Association; Carolyn    using effective classroom management strategies resulted in a community based on          Student         Monmouth IV    School Leaders, Experienced
                                         Build a Powerful Learning        Mungo, Unity Charter School        mutual respect and enhanced academic learning -- and significantly reduced                Achievement                    Board Members
                                         Community                                                           disciplinary challenges. Its effective implementation earned Unity Charter School the
                                                                                                             highest level designation as a Positive Discipline International Demonstration School.

                                                                                                             This presentation concentrates on two foci: the relationship between educational
                                         Why Incorporating Multicultural     Sherri Parmenter and Anthony    leaders and multicultural/global literature and the types of leadership educators who       Increasing                                  Pre-Op/New,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Teachers,
Friday   3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM and Global Literature in the        Calandrillo, Atlantic Cape      promulgate for the inclusion of multicultural literature in the classroom practice. Learn   Student       Monmouth V                    Intermediate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      School Leaders
                                         Classroom Is So Important           Community College               practical suggestions on how and when to incorporate this genre of literature in the        Achievement                                 Experienced
                                                                                                             classroom.

                                                                                                             Has your school been sucked into a seemingly never-ending cycle of NJ ASK test
                                                                                                             prep? Do you want to return to the core values and educational philosophy on which
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Increasing
                                           Becoming a Mission-driven         Cynthia Millinger, Charter      your school was founded while still working toward meeting AYP? Learn how to turn                         Oceanport      Teachers,      Intermediate,
Friday   3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                                                                                                            Student
                                           School Again                      School Startup                  your charter school’s mission and philosophy into teachable standards for all grades                      South          School Leaders Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Achievement
                                                                                                             and subjects to ensure your students to get the complete education that attracted them
                                                                                                             to your school in the first place.


                                         Lost in Translation? Learning to                                    How can schools transition to the National Advisory Panel’s recommendations? The
                                                                                                             key is translation — making sure teachers and students understand the Panel’s               Increasing                                  Pre-Op/New,
                                         Speak the Language of Fluency Debbie Crawford and Marcie                                                                                                                      Sea Bright     Teachers,
Friday   3/19/2010   10:00 AM   11:30 AM                                                                     statement, ―The curriculum must simultaneously develop conceptual understanding,            Student                                     Intermediate,
                                         & Understanding to Develop       Doll, Pearson                                                                                                                                South          School Leaders
                                                                                                             computational fluency and problem solving skills.‖ Walk away with specific classroom        Achievement                                 Experienced
                                         Mathematical Proficiency
                                                                                                             strategies that balance procedural facility with the ability to reason mathematically.

                                                                                                             Learn how to view technology as a whole and gather tips to better prioritizing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Teachers,
                                           Technology as a Manageable        Louis Pizzigoni III and Tara    implementation. Gain understanding of the common mistakes made with technology       Increasing                                          Pre-Op/New,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      School Leaders,
Friday   3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM    and Cost Effective Solution to    Massey, Network Information     management and discuss solutions and strategies to these problems. This presentation Student              Monmouth IV                    Intermediate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Business
                                           Enhancing Education               Technologies                    emphasizes the importance of staff development as a key to successful technology in Achievement                                          Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Officials
                                                                                                             the classroom and also as a potential means of saving money for the school.

                                                                                                             This two-part workshop is designed specifically for teachers of 3rd through 8th grade
                                                                                                             students. The workshop explores a variety of activities that teachers can use to help
                                                                                                             their students meet the expectations of the Standards and support their preparation for
                                           Math NJ ASK Preparation for 3rd                                                                                                                            Increasing                                     Pre-Op/New,
                                                                           Sally Schannen, Sally             the NJ ASK tests. The workshop content consists of rich problems and longer                                              Teachers,
Friday   3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM    through 8th Grade Students --                                                                                                                              Student          Monmouth V                    Intermediate,
                                                                           Schannen, LLC                     explorations of activities picked from the different Math Core Curriculum Standards.                                     School Leaders
                                           Part 1                                                                                                                                                     Achievement                                    Experienced
                                                                                                             The activities are designed to illustrate ways that students develop and construct their
                                                                                                             solutions; foster ways of questioning that affect change in student performance; and
                                                                                                             develop teacher content and process expertise.

                                                                             John Henry, Educational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Teachers,
                                                                             Information and Resource        Learn how to create online courses and units using free, open-source software, such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Increasing                        School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                                                             Center (EIRC); Diane Viehweg,   Moodle. Teachers can store their lesson plans, interactive assignments, and                               Oceanport
Friday   3/19/2010   1:00 PM    2:30 PM    Classrooms 24/7                                                                                                                                          Student                           Board Members, Intermediate,
                                                                             Coordinator for South Jersey    multimedia elements online and make them available to teachers, parents,                                  North
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Achievement                       Business        Experienced
                                                                             Academy of Teaching &           administrators and students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Officials
                                                                             Learning


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Teachers,
                                                                                                             The 21st century workforce must be ready for global competition and technological
                                                                             Jay Dugan, Educational                                                                                                 Increasing                        School Leaders, Pre-Op/New,
                                                                                                             advances. To prepare students for this future, this workshop walks teachers and
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM    Data-driven Decisions             Information and Resource                                                                                               Student            Atlantic III   Board Members, Intermediate,
                                                                                                             administrators through the process of identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each
                                                                             Center (EIRC)                                                                                                          Achievement                       Business        Experienced
                                                                                                             student and making curricular decisions based upon this data.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Officials

                                                                                                             Learn effective strategies for using quarterly benchmarks, mock tests, annual plans,
                                                                                                             and an analytical rubric for aligning curriculum, instruction methods, student        Increasing                                        Pre-Op/New,
                                           Effective Use of Data: Strategies Nihat Guvercin, Bergen Arts
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM                                                                      assessment and program evaluation. Participants will also learn how to analyze school Student             Monmouth III   School Leaders Intermediate,
                                           for Administrators                and Science Charter School
                                                                                                             improvement documents to ensure these elements are met and linked together            Achievement                                       Experienced
                                                                                                             systematically.




         This schedule is subject to changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                             5
                                                                                           NJCSA 2010 Conference Breakout Sessions                                                                                            as of Feb. 17, 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             School
            Date                                                                                                                                                                                                             Target
   Day              Start Time End Time Title                              Presented by                Description                                                                               Strand        Location                      Operational
         (sortable)                                                                                                                                                                                                          Audience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Level

                                                                                                       This session helps educators understand what a professional learning community is
                                          Professional Learning                                        (and isn’t), what components are required for success, how to find the best way to
                                                                          Jerry Woehr, Educational     generate interest and support, and how to use this framework to make major changes Increasing
                                          Communities: Understanding,                                                                                                                                                        Teachers,      Intermediate,
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM                                   Information and Resource     in how we learn so we can reach more students effectively. Participants are provided   Student          Monmouth IV
                                          Supporting and Developing Their                                                                                                                                                    School Leaders Experienced
                                                                          Center (EIRC)                background knowledge and research on why this process is so effective. From dealing Achievement
                                          Growth
                                                                                                       with reluctant staff through to finding time in the schedule for teams to meet, issues
                                                                                                       affecting developing a PLC are addressed.

                                                                                                       This twp-part workshop is designed specifically for teachers of 3rd through 8th grade
                                                                                                       students. The workshop explores a variety of activities that teachers can use to help
                                                                                                       their students meet the expectations of the Standards and support their preparation for
                                          Math NJ ASK Preparation for 3rd                                                                                                                       Increasing                                  Pre-Op/New,
                                                                          Sally Schannen, Sally        the NJ ASK tests. The workshop content consists of rich problems and longer                                           Teachers,
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM   through 8th Grade Students --                                                                                                                         Student        Monmouth V                   Intermediate,
                                                                          Schannen, LLC                explorations of activities picked from the different Math Core Curriculum Standards.                                  School Leaders
                                          Part 2                                                                                                                                                Achievement                                 Experienced
                                                                                                       The activities are designed to illustrate ways that students develop and construct their
                                                                                                       solutions; foster ways of questioning that affect change in student performance; and
                                                                                                       develop teacher content and process expertise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Increasing                                 Pre-Op/New,
                                                                           Robyn Douglas, Foundation   Learn the many ways to utilize iLife software in the classroom and the skills necessary                 Oceanport     Teachers,
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM   Using iLife in the Classroom                                                                                                                           Student                                    Intermediate,
                                                                           Academy Charter School      to create teaching tools with iLife. Come away with sample classroom activities.                        North         School Leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Achievement                                Experienced

                                                                                                       Increased accountability and the recognition of multiple measures of student success
                                                                                                       have resulted in a heightened awareness of data analysis as an essential component in
                                                                                                       improving instruction. School leaders must use many data elements in the school-         Increasing                                   Pre-Op/New,
                                                                           Julie Stapleton Carroll,                                                                                                            Sea Bright    School Leaders,
Friday   3/19/2010   3:00 PM    4:30 PM   How to Measure Success                                       improvement process. Effective use of data measures achievement and suggests             Student                                      Intermediate,
                                                                           Foundations, Inc                                                                                                                    North         Board Members
                                                                                                       effective instructional strategies. This workshop focuses on types of data available for Achievement                                  Experienced
                                                                                                       review and the process of developing appropriate questions in examining the data for
                                                                                                       school improvement.




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