NJECC’s 34th Annual Technology Conference ~ January 14, 2020 - January 16, 2020

Our keynote speaker is Mr. Anthony Stirpe. During his career, Anthony Stirpe has been acknowledged as an innovator and pioneer in the area of English Language Arts. With more than 15 years of experience as a public-school teacher, he has been recognized by local, state, national and international organizations for his ongoing endeavors to revolutionize the traditional ELA experience. Stirpe received the 2016 Content and Curriculum Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the 2017 New York State English Program of Excellence by the New York State English Council, and in 2017 he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator. This past year Stirpe was awarded the 2019 TELL Award for his work on
fostering social change through technology. We are looking forward to hearing from Mr. Stirpe. Please join us.

 Registration is now open.

Please see our website for more information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Presentations and Workshops (Day 1)
Join us for more than 100 presentations featuring professionals teaching in K-12 schools and universities. This year we will feature strands for Library Media Specialists, Special Education Teachers, and English/Language Arts Teachers. We will offer hands-on sessions and BYOD sessions. All presentations and workshops are listed below. You are free to choose from any of the sessions when you register for Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The detailed schedule will be available mid-December. The fee for Tuesday is $110 for NJECC members and $125 for non-members. There will be a late fee of $15.00 after January 9, 2020. Cancellations after January 9th will incur a fee of $50.00. Register 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Design Thinking Symposium (Day 2)
Design Thinking is a human-centered process for creative problem-solving. By adding empathy to problem-solving we can help students focus on creating for people over content. On day two of the NJECC Conference, get hands-on with Design Thinking and walk away with some practical ideas to implement it in your classroom. Registration is limited. The fee for Wednesday is $110 for NJECC members and $125 for non-members. There will be a late fee of $15.00 after January 9, 2020. Cancellations after January 9th will incur a fee of $50.00. Register 

Thursday, January 16, 2020, Workshop Day (Day 3) - Join us for Hands-On Workshops on a variety of Educational Technology Topics. We will hold AM and PM workshops. The fee for the post-conference hands-on workshops is $110.00 (members) and $125 (non-members) per workshop. There will be a late fee of $15.00 after January 9, 2020. Cancellations after January 9th will incur a fee of $50.00. Register here.

Exhibition Area: Come visit our exhibition area on the main floor of University Hall to view displays and demonstrations from vendors featuring the latest in educational technology products and services.

IGNITE SESSION: Please visit our vendors in the exhibition area in the 1st-floor hallway of University Hall. Prize “dots” will
be given out by the vendors. You can fill up your prize card with the dots for a chance to win some great prizes at this last session of the day. We will also have five fast-paced presentations for you to enjoy!

Please note: Cancellations after January 9th, 2020 will incur a $50.00 charge.

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Tuesday, January 14


9:00am EST

10:45am EST

Future-Ready Read-Alouds Room 3010Ivan Kaltman Strengthening Literacy Skills with iPad Room 3011Paul Vassak #EdTech Throwdown Room 2025Nick Johnson • Eric Guise A Conversation with Anthony Stirpe Room 2002Anthony Stirpe Aruba ClearPass / Avigilon Security Solutions Room 2026Sharon Carolan Assistive Technology in the Classroom Room 3008Dee Moye Hoban Creative Digital Publishing Room 3009Pat Flavin • Laurie Ann Moore Enabling Apple Technology in the Classroom Room 2031Matt Unger Explore, Play, Share! - 25 Differentiated Tech Tools For Your Learners Room 2012Jamie Saponaro Exploring Augmented Reality in Education Room 1010Robert Kalman Getting Going with Google Forms Room 1020Shivan Persad Google Apps for Education: Tips, Tricks, and Templates Room 2040Dr. Krista Welz Google Quizzes For Formative Assessment Room 2021Myra Hardy • Connie Tripi Great Websites for Teaching and Learning Room 2013Elissa Malespina It’s Lonely at the Top. You're IT! Stop Working in a Silo! Room 2008Sandra Paul Microsoft: M365, Minecraft for EDU and Surface! Room 3012Theodore Ragavas • Alfred Silva • Dave Reicher Moving to Voice- Amazon Alexa in the Classroom Room 2009Brian Friedlander Technology Together: A Collaboration with Speech and Enrichment Room 3013Darlyne Kelleher • Leslie Rochman Design Thinking in the Library Room 2010Jennifer Latimer Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners Room 2004Dave Marra Digital Tools to Empower Diverse Learners Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Room 1145 ADP CenterMarc Cicchino EscapEd: Unlocking Student Engagement with Breakout EDU - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Room 3002Brian Costello Learn to Love Data with Google Forms - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Room 1120 ADP CenterSamantha Morra Tech 4 All Learners - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Room 3004Naomi Leibowitz Top 10 Apps for Students with LD - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Room 1143 ADP CenterAlexandra Mendez Using Screencasts to Support Visible Thinking and Create Engaging Content - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Room 1121 ADP CenterNicole Finnegan • Carrie Odgers Lax Wondering about Robots? Start with Dash and Dot! - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Room 3006Laurie Wood • Leslie Wise

11:55am EST

Engage. Collaborate. Empower Room 2006Brianna Charles • Dani Haggerty Engaging English-Language Learners with iPad Room 3011Paul Vassak Entering the Poem: Using PowerPoint to Fully Immerse in Text Room 3010John Findura The Tech in Me Room 2007Eugenia Cooley Best Practices for Digital Citizenship Education Room 3008Shari Stein Bring Coding to Your School with iPad Room 2026Vic LaBozzetta Choosing the Right Blend Room 1010Heidi Biller • Erica Hartman Cybersecurity - Are we Doing Enough? Room 2008Sandra Paul Engaging STEM Learners with iPad Room 1020Ian Camera Game On! Escape the Room with Google for PDs or Student Engagement. Room 2011Ted Samaras • Dr. Amy Arsiwala Introduction to Google Sheets Room 2040Castro-Alvarez Realize the Full Potential of the Internet: WebQuests Room 2012Tom Walsh Sketchnoting: Purposeful Doodling That Integrates Both Sides of the Brain Room 3009Bev Tindall Student Podcasting Room 2025Nick Johnson • Eric Guise Teach Your Class Wirelessly -- Don't be Stuck Up Front Room 3012Theodore Ragavas Unplugged: Relaxation and Reflection Room 2021Fernando Palma • Gina Delli Bovi Virtual Exchange: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today! Room 3013Christopher Ahearn Is Your Plate Overflowing? Your Librarian Can Help Room 2010Lisa Straubinger • Christina Cucci Library and Digital Literacy Room 2009Christine Kelly • Wendy Gilson Makerspace and SEL Room 2013Jessica Gottlieb Tackling Turf Wars: How Ed Tech Coaches and School Librarians Can Work Collaboratively Room 2031Lisa Manganello • Nicole Hunter • Marc Lifland Accessible Tools & Strategies in Office 365 Room 2004Brian Friedlander Designing STEM Experiences for Learners with Disabilities Room 2002erin

12:25pm EST

1:10pm EST

Fake News, Real News: Really Great Conversations on Discussion Boards! Room 2006Debbie Kemp-Jackson • Mahua De YouTube Stars of Literature Room 2007Andrew Tuttle • Cait Burnup Bloomz in the Classroom: Keeping Families Connected Room 3008Marija Primiano • Kim Dalton • Christine Schouten Classroom Web Tools You Should Try in Your Classroom Room 2025Vanessa Waxman Effective, Safe Researching Skills/Organization using Google Docs/Sheets Room 2026Liz Schinski • Adam Ramsden • Melissa Aujero Everyone Can Create—Ignite Creativity with iPad Room 1020Ian Camera Fostering Reflection with Educational Technology Room 3009Stefanie Gigante Managing Workflow in a Digital World Room 3013Carrie Odgers Lax Microsoft MakeCode: Hands-on Computing and Design Room 2009Robert Kalman Organize, Interact, Collaborate, and Engage! Room 2040Sarah Lowey • Lauren DiCicco Revitalize Your Middle School Media Center Room 2010Mary Joy Falcone • Aimee Toth Social and Emotional Learning Dashboard Room 3011Alfonso Gonnella Tech Tools for Student Engagement Room 3012Renee Sudol The 21st Century Approach to STEM, Digital Wellness, & Career Exploration Room 2012Chloe Sanducci TinkerCAD for Beginners Room 2011Ted Malin Using Games for Formative Assessments Room 2021Lori Perez • Lisa LeBlanc MakerSpaces - Lessons Learned Room 2013Rebecca Kreider Your Brain Needs a Break (and So Does Your Student's) Room 2008Sharin Rello • Gabrielle M. Casieri Applying Technology to Differentiate Instruction in the Classroom Room 2004Melissa Diggins • Keri Scheinbach • Alexa Nemeth Assistive Technology for Students with Reading and Writing Challenges Room 2031Adam Krass Chromebooks to Promote Inclusive Learning Environments Room 2002Katie Nieves Managing Education Return on Investment Room 3010Susan Patterson • Adam Pearson

2:00pm EST

2:20pm EST

3:30pm EST

Thursday, January 16

9:00am EST

12:30pm EST