2023 NJECC Annual New Jersey Educational Technology Conference
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NJECC’s 37th Annual Technology Conference ~ March 7, 2023 - March 8, 2023

Join us on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, for our in-person conference at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. for over 70 presentations and round tables. Join us on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, for an all-virtual day of Hands-On Workshops and Round Table Discussions.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Presentations (Day 1)

Our Keynote Speaker on March 7, 2023, is Kelly Croy, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Kelly Croy is the author of Along Came a Leader: A Guide to Personal & Professional Leadership and the author and illustrator of Unthink Before Bed: A Children’s Book on Mindfulness. He is the host of popular Wired Educator Podcast and travels internationally as a speaker.

Kelly has served the past 31 years transforming teaching and learning through innovative approaches and bold leadership. He taught English for 26 years at both secondary and college levels, and he now serves Port Clinton City Schools as a district administrator as the Director of Innovation and Instruction.
Kelly has been honored and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Innovator, and a PBS Digital Innovator.

Kelly travels the world as a speaker, educational consultant, and leadership coach.
To learn more about Kelly please visit his website.

Registration is now open.

Please see our website for more information.

Join us for more than 70 presentations featuring educational professionals in K-12 schools and universities. This year we will have sessions for Library Media Specialists, Tech Coaches, STEM Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and IT Professionals as well as general sessions for all. All presentations are listed below. You are free to choose from any of the sessions when you register for Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The fee for Tuesday is $115 for NJECC members and $130 for non-members. There will be a late fee of $25.00 after February 24th, 2023. Cancellations after February 24th, 2023 will incur a late fee of $50.00.

Schedule for Tuesday:

9:00 AM Opening Session: Welcome and Keynote Address
10:15 AM -11:10 AM - Session 1
11:20 AM - 12:15  PM - Session 2
12:30 PM -1:25 PM - Session 3
1:35 PM - 2:30 PM - Session 4

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Workshops (Day 2)

Our Keynote for speaker on March 8, 2023 is Kim Festa. Kim currently serves as an English/Language Arts teacher at Valley Middle School in Oakland NJ. She has experience as an elementary and high school educator and is a published author. Mrs. Festa is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she focused her studies on risk and resilience. Mrs. Festa will co-present her keynote presentation with two of her current middle school students. The title of their keynote will be: "Unmute: Listening to the Voices of Teachers and Students through the Static of the Pandemic."

Join us for a day of virtual workshops and round tables. The fee for Day 2 is $95 (members) and $110 (non-members) per workshop. There will be a late fee of $25.00 after February 24th, 2023. Cancellations after February 24th, 2023 will incur a late fee of $50.00.

Schedule for Wednesday:

9:00 AM Opening Session: Welcome and Guest Speakers
10:10 AM - 11:40 AM - Session 1
11:50  AM - 1:20 PM - Session 2
1:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Session 3

There is a discount for two days. The NJECC Member two-day price is $185.00.
The Non-member two-day price is $215.00.

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.

IT Exhibition Area: Come visit our IT Exhibition area in the Commons area of the ADP Center in University Hall to view displays and demonstrations from our IT vendors featuring the latest in IT and cybersecurity products and services.

IT Professionals: Come join us in the ADP Center to meet other IT specialists and view the exhibition center. There will be breakfast in this area as well as in front of Room 1070.

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 fast-paced presentations for you to enjoy!

Please note: Cancellations after February 24th, 2023 will incur a $50.00 fee.

Registration is now open! 

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Tuesday, March 7

9:00am EST

10:15am EST

A Conversation with Kelly Croy MSU - Ballroom - 7th FloorKelly Croy Canvasing the LMS Landscape: From PowerSchool to Instructure ADP 1145Melissa Heike • Sean Beavers Coded Bias Room 2009Angela Williams-Nash Creating Impactful Videos - Teaching Final Cut Pro in the High School Setting ADP 1121Michael Clear Designing Meaningful and Interactive PD Room 3006Bonnie Weinstein • Trudy Cohen Dig Deep into Discovery Education Lecture Hall 1030Bina Ramesh • Brad Fountain Digital Feedback for Formative Assessment Room 2013Michelle Zgombic Do Not Touch Original Data! Using Import and Query in Google Sheets/Forms Lecture Hall 1010Amy Arsiwala • Ted Samaras Kapwing EDU: The Ultimate Video Creator for Students & Teachers Room 2008Krista Welz Questioning Tech in Schools Lecture Hall 1020Stacey Wisniewski Teach Coding Without the Code (Teaching Things) Room 3008Adam Fragale Teaching Mathematics with and without Technology Rationally in High Schools Room 2007Chris Shamburg • Duli Pllana Teaching Ordinary Subjects in Extraordinary Ways Room 2010Michael Castania Universal Design for Learning and Technology Integration Room 2011Amy Mercado YouTube Stars of Literature ADP 1120Andrew Tuttle • Cait Burnup Creative Computational Thinking in Elementary Science Room 2046Kathy Kennedy, PhD • Jennifer Garvey Being Proactive Against Book & Electronic Resources Challenges Room 2002Elissa Malespina College and Career Readiness for Special Needs Students (Teaching Things) Room 2006Emma Foley Google for Special Education: Using Google Workspace to Support All Learners Room 3002Katie Nieves Licwinko, Ed.D. Socially Assistive Robots as Social-Emotional Supports Room 3004Dennis Kozar • Samantha Kozar High Impact Learning Strategies and Technology Integration Room 2048Heather Esposito ClassLink in the Classroom Lecture Hall 1060Lindsey Velez • Sue Devito Document the Process Lecture Hall 1040Jason Hom Strengthening your Cyber Security Posture ADP 1143Mark Sangster

11:20am EST

21st Century Skills (Teaching Things) Room 2011Robert Abraham Applying Technology to Differentiate Instruction in the Classroom Room 3008Alexa Nemeth • Kerith Scheinbach Apps & Extensions in The Classroom: Meeting Learners Where They Are Room 3004Melissa Marks Augmented Reality Design in the Classroom ADP 1120Robert Kalman Challenge For Change: Plainfield Public School Students Advocate for Air Conditioning Lecture Hall 1050Tristian Cox Crucial Elements to High-Impact Tutoring Lecture Hall 1020Paul McDevitt Designing School Notices with Canva (Teaching Things) Room 2006Emma Foley F3: Formative: Flexible, Functional Feedback Room 3007Katie Rush Modern Cybersecurity Approaches: Defending Organizations and Innovating at Scale ADP 1143Tina Thorstenson Screen Recording Platforms: Creating Instructional Videos Room 2048Felicia Lott • Jennifer Lambert SEL Through E-Learning: Mindfulness in Education Room 2008Melissa Welz STEM/Technology Enrichment Room 2010Jennifer Bariso Support Students Through Multisensory Learning Room 2046Jennifer Meyers • Vanessa Waxman Supporting Students as Content Creators Lecture Hall 1030Christopher J. Nesi • Eric Guise Using Technology to Build Students' Research Skills Room 2002Barbara McCarty Using Technology to Plan and Execute Field Trips Room 2044Laila Moolji What's New in Google - 2023 Edition Room 2012Lisa Nydick Cyber Security - The Past of Cyber Security, Where Is Your District Now, What Should Your District Do Moving Forward ADP 1145Sean Beavers • Michael Dougherty Creating a Digital Information Hub through Collaboration with the Library Media Specialist Room 2004Cheryl Pasquale • Theresa DiGeronimo Let's Talk It Out- A Discussion with School Library Media Specialists Room 2007Arielle Denrich • April Barry • Tara Cooper Weiss • Iveth Mollinedo What Coding Looks Like for Young Learners Room 2013Tiffany Grant-Simmons Creating Self-Paced Professional Development Courses Using Microlearning Room 3002Katie Nieves Licwinko, Ed.D. Creating a Safe Haven for Kids to Grow. The All-in-One for 1:1 ADP 1121Kendall Freeman What's New in Apple Education Lecture Hall 1010Steve Zalot • Dave Marra

12:30pm EST

Apps for Teachers ADP 1121Albert P. Antomattei Civics Projects to Empower Older Students (Teaching Things) Room 2006Emma Foley Differentiation Tips for ELLs Using Lumio (Teaching Things) Room 2009Caylie Gaccione Digital Tools for Project Based Learning Room 2008Daniel Cyckowski Everyone Can Be a Graphic Designer with Canva Room 2048Bruce Reicher Google Sheets: A Powerful Tool for Teachers ADP 1120Samantha Morra Making Digital Citizenship a Part of Classroom Culture Room 2042Ashley Shanley NASA CONNECTS - Teacher Central Resource for NASA Education Room 2012Stephanie Stern-Protz SEL Check-ins with Google (Teaching Things) Room 2011Robert Abraham Students' Tech Use Outside School Is Causing Problems IN School Lecture Hall 1040Kathy Van Benthuysen • John Schwind Tame Your Unruly Inbox & Make Gmail Work for You Room 2013Carrie Odgers Lax The #Edtech Throwdown: Tools For ALL Learners Lecture Hall 1030Eric Guise • Nick Johnson The Technology Coordinator’s Playbook ADP 1145Sean Beavers • Michael Dougherty Wakeup and Ride the Wakelet Wave Room 3006Trudy Cohen • Bonnie Weinstein Breaking Dewey: the Case for Genrefication and a Modified Decimal System Room 2002Christine Hartigan Miller Engagement! Meeting CS Standards in the Library Room 2004Jennifer Latimer Escape Those Boring Library Orientations Room 2007Emily Ford • Jessica Emili • Denise Spina Reaching ELL Students and Their Families: Equity, Accessibility, and Engagement Room 3002Melissa Marks Applying Creativity and Technology in Elementary and Middle School STEM Classes Room 3008Kerith Scheinbach • Alexa Nemeth Computer Lab to MakerSpace Room 2010Susan Emmick • Joe Calabria • Jennifer Bariso Student Tech Teams Room 2046Christine Sullo • Tim Aumack The Other IT ADP 1143Tory Gibilisco • Phillip Crisostomo Augmented Reality (Apple Education) Lecture Hall 1020Paul Vassak • Lauren Basselini Deploying iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura (Apple Education) Lecture Hall 1010Dave Marra • Steve Zalot

1:35pm EST

Google Classroom: Creating and Maintaining a Successful Classroom Room 2042Ashley Shanley 3D Design with TinkerCAD ADP 1120Samantha Morra AI Roundtable Discussion ADP 1121Arielle Denrich Canva for Education Room 2008Susan Rodriguez • Nicole Wohlrab Create a Video Production Studio/Livestream Program On A Budget ADP 1143Andrew Pawlak • Mike Huston Enhancing Student Engagement Through Technology Room 3006Jamie Rifkowitz Flexible Learning Through the Use of Video as a Tool Room 2012Jennifer Fernandes How I am Learning (and Teaching) Python Programming - With No Programming Experience Room 3008David Snyder Inquiry-Based Teaching with Technology Integration Room 2011Amy Mercado Leveraging the Power of Google Workspace Apps for Administrators: Improving Efficiency and Managing Day-to-Day Routines Room 2013Aimee Toth • Mary Joy Falcone Math, Technology and Student Success Room 2006Chris Shamburg • Janet George Mindfulness with a Twist/Utilitizing Technology Effectively Room 3007Scott Curcio Staying Organized as a Tech Coach (Teaching Things) Room 2046Cori Frede STEMtastic ways to integrate Mathematics and Science for STEM Career pathways Room 2010Kim Serino • Patricia Hester-Fearon Techy Tips from Techy Teachers Room 2007Leah Push • Kim Kefalas Tik Tok in the Classroom ADP 1145Joe Bavazzano Using Interactive Storytelling to Build Academic Vocabulary (Teaching Things) Room 2009Caylie Gaccione Do Your Job and Keep Your Job: Dealing with the Pressure to Ban or Restrict Access to Certain Books in a School Library Room 2002Kim Field Benefits of EdTech for Special Needs Children Room 3004Dr. Alisa Martin Leighton • Qunita Whitely, Ed.D Desmos Art Project Room 2004Nicole Ealey Active & Passive Tech Coaching Strategies: Meeting Educators Where They Are Room 2048Kaylee Baldwin • Daniel Cyckowski Coaching Against All Odds Room 2044Amy Sweeney • Nicole Finnegan Accessibility with Apple Presentation: Designed for All Learners (Apple Education) Lecture Hall 1010Dave Marra • Steve Zalot Everyone Can Create (Apple Education) Lecture Hall 1020Paul Vassak • Lauren Basselini PC University Distributors Room 1060Sandy Ramjit
Wednesday, March 8

9:00am EST

10:10am EST

11:50am EST

1:30pm EST


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