2019 NJECC Annual Technology Conference
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NJECC’s 33rd Annual Technology Conference ~ January 8th, 2019
Keynote ~ Dr. Michelle Schmitz, Apple Distinguished Educator, Principal
"Pioneering Change in Education" (Sponsored by Apple Education)

Dr. Schmitz is an elementary administrator who IS reimagining and rethinking education to meet the needs of today’s learner.  Schmitz is the founding principal of EPiC Elementary where Every Person is Inspired to Create, a learning environment that is redesigning education based on three pillars: Empowering Creativity, Equipping Students, and Engaging Communities.  Her mission is to challenge your thinking and provide real-world ideas that will push your students to be creative thinkers, collaborators, and innovative problem solvers.

Please see our website for more information.

Tuesday Presentations and Workshops
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, Math 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 8th, 2019. The detailed schedule will be available mid-December. If you choose to attend our post-conference workshops, taking place on January 9th and January 10th, you must register for the sessions individually.

Hands-On Post Conference Workshops are listed below by date and time. Please choose your post conference workshops when you register.

The fee for Tuesday is $110 for NJECC members and $125 for non-members.
All individual workshops on the post conference days are $110 (member) and $125 (non-member) for each workshop.
Google Certification Preparation Workshop Level 1on post conference days is $279.00 (member) and $299.00 (non-member).

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

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Tuesday, January 8


15 Classroom Creativity Activities with Adobe Spark Montclair State UniversityMonica Burns Adobe Spark Video Book Trailers for Students Montclair State UniversityMonica Burns Avenue For Change - Social Action Through Literacy and Technology Montclair State UniversityDiana Ferrera • Rebecca Giacopelli Books, Bytes, Swipes, and Likes: Crafting Digital Identity with a Global Audience - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityCynthia Merrill Coding is Lit! - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityKeri Hennessy-Wilson Develop Interdisciplinary Skills with RSTs (Research Simulation Tasks) - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityRebeca Gordy Getting Digi With It in 2019 - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityTheresa Palumbo Personalize, Empower & Connect: Building Critical Readers for a Digital World Montclair State UniversityMichele Haiken Solubility Script Writing: Combining Language Arts, Science & Technology Montclair State UniversityPaulette Cinotti • Christine Sullo The Power of the Selfie Center: Using Technology to Build Meaningful Reflection - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityLiv Van Ledtje • Cynthia Merrill Using Google Apps in the English Language Arts Classroom - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityMegan Mariano 3-D Printing and Design with TinkerCAD Workshop - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversitySamantha Morra @WOKellyKids: Student Social Media Ambassadors Montclair State UniversityDiana DaCosta • Stephanie Ross A Side-by-Side View of K-5 STEAM Integration Montclair State UniversityLinda Bovino • Courtney Carrelha • Susan DeVito Adobe Spark Montclair State UniversityErin Marmara Adobe Spark Ignites Creativity Montclair State UniversityRuth Davis • Teresa Rehman AI and Student Achievement Montclair State UniversitySandra Paul Assistive Technology on the Chromebook Montclair State UniversityArielle Goldstein • Dani Haggerty Chromecast for Digital Signage Montclair State UniversityChris Stefanski Class Link Presentation Montclair State UniversityGregg Calvaruso Class Through Pear Deck Montclair State UniversityJimmy Pineda Classflow - Welcome to the Immersive Classroom Montclair State UniversityHetal Amin • Amanda Bowler Coding Across the Curriculum Montclair State UniversityJennifer Kressler Duda • Christopher Harris Comic Strips are worth 1000+ Words Montclair State UniversityRuth Davis • Teresa Rehman Computer Lab to MakerSpace/Design Lab Montclair State UniversityJennifer Bariso • Carrie Odgers-Lax Digital Playlists for Personalized Learning Montclair State UniversityNicholas Amaral District Technology Leader as Boundary-Spanner Montclair State UniversityBarry Haines Eduscape Presentation Montclair State UniversityAlex Urrea Effectively Integrate Technology in K-12 Schools Montclair State UniversityScott Curcio Empower Every Student with an Inclusive Classroom Montclair State UniversityMarissa Waddell Engaging Chrome Apps and Extensions in the Classroom! Montclair State UniversityFotini Kotrotsios Falling In Love With Ed Tech For Littles, K-2 Montclair State UniversityAmie Navarro • Stephanie Ross Flipgrid Fever Montclair State UniversityKarah Iansito • Ellen Luca Free Educational Websites for Elementary Students Montclair State UniversityWendy Gilson Geographic Information Systems for Students Montclair State UniversityStephanie Stern-Protz Google Quizzes For Formative Assessments Montclair State UniversityMyra Hardy • Connie Tripi Google Slides: Not Just for Presentations Anymore! Montclair State UniversityLori Perez Google Suite in the Visual and Performing Arts Classroom Montclair State UniversityJames Garde Graphics and Media in the Creative Classroom Montclair State UniversitySteve Zalot Health Sciences in Education Montclair State UniversityVictor La Bozzetta How to Apply the Genius Hour Concept Montclair State UniversityRebeca Gordy Instructional Strategies Consultant & Educational Technology Trainer Montclair State UniversityJamie Saponaro Integrating Augmented Reality Montclair State UniversitySteven Lahullier Keep Creativity in Schools Montclair State UniversityMaureen Danovsky • Arielle Goldstein Keeping Your Screen-Agers Engaged in Class Montclair State UniversityJoe Hutcheson Kicking Your Class up to 11 with Educational Podcasting Montclair State UniversityJeffrey Bradbury Kids Vamoose Presentation Montclair State University Level Up Communication & Learning with Seesaw Montclair State UniversityLaura Lucchetto Maker Schools and Maker Districts Montclair State UniversityDan Borghoff Making Student Content Accessible for All Learners Montclair State UniversityAlbert Spiegel Mindset Over Matter: Establishing a Culture of Empowered Educators Montclair State UniversityDiana DaCosta PKA PresentationEli Katz Reinventing Professional Learning Montclair State UniversityNicholas Amaral Robots -- Innovation & Creativity Within "Future-Driven" Classrooms Montclair State UniversityCarol Munn Rome was not Built in a Day! Montclair State UniversityJoe Fitzgibbon • Raquel Williams Seesaw: Student-driven Digital Portfolios for the Classroom and LibraryNydia Peake • Meredith Weil STRUCTURE and FORMAT: Using Google Sites to design class instruction (gamification,) student portfolios, and lesson plans Montclair State UniversityKimberly Batti Tech Tools to Become Better Instructional Coaches Montclair State UniversityAmy Arsiwala • Ted Samaras TEQ Presentation Montclair State University The Future Ready Schools - NJ Certification Program: How to #GetInvolved and #GetCertified! Montclair State UniversityJeremy Reich The Quest to Game Master Status: Creating A Gamified Lesson Montclair State UniversityDr. Shantel Scott • Claudia Soldiviero Unlocking the Everyday Formative Assessment Montclair State UniversityJesse Johnson • Michele Logue Using Games During PD to Engage Teachers Montclair State University Using Games During PD to Engage Teachers Room 2020Joanna Antoniou What Do Your Kids REALLY Know? Montclair State UniversityCharleen Schwartzman • Dominique Vetrano What Language do You Speak? Coding for All Montclair State UniversitySandra Paul What's New from Apple Education Montclair State UniversityMatt Unger Women in Technology Montclair State UniversitySarah Rolle Artificial Intelligence (AI): Past, Present, Future: Classroom Montclair State UniversityDee Kalman Beyond Game Play: Using Virtual Reality to Support the Curriculum Montclair State UniversityCynthia Cassidy Carousel of Creativity Montclair State UniversityJennie Pu • Beverly Tindall Creating a Center-Based Approach to Makerspace Through Challenges Montclair State UniversityJessica Gottlieb Design Projects with Code Montclair State UniversityRobert Kalman Digital Objects for Teaching from the Library of Congress Montclair State UniversityMichelle Kowalsky For "Tech's Sake" No More: How to Integrate EdTech to Create an Authentic Learning Experience - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityErinn Mahoney • Nicole Midura Future Ready Librarians New Jersey Montclair State UniversityElissa Malespina • Jeremy Reich Global Libraries and Literacy Heroes Montclair State UniversityKrista Welz Google Classroom in the Library - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityGabrielle Casieri • April Oliver Leading Library and Technology Departments as One Montclair State UniversitySarah Rolle Library Can Feel Like Summer Camp Montclair State UniversityJennifer Latimer Meet Micro:Bit: Take Coding to a New Level Montclair State UniversityBeth Thomas Revitalize the Middle School Media Center Montclair State UniversityMary Joy Falcone • Aimee Toth RGB - A Technical Help Desk Montclair State UniversityMelissa Ferro The Digital Citizenship Game Plan Montclair State UniversityShari Stein The Nuts & Bolts of Planning and Implementing a Coding & Robotics District Initiative Montclair State UniversityMatt Schachtel • Loreli Stochaj A Dash for Coding - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityDaphne Polidor • Zania Saul Blender In the Classroom Montclair State UniversityJoseph Ostroman EVERFI: The Real Life Approach to Education Montclair State UniversityAmanda Popolo Vartabedian Just the Right Stuff -- Math Tools for the Elementary Classroom Montclair State UniversityNiklas Lasso Personalizing the Math Classroom [Level 1] - HANDS ON WORKSHOPJeff Lisciandrello SMART Board, What’s in it for Math? Montclair State UniversityLinda Treilman Student Voice in the Math Classroom Montclair State UniversityKristen Emmel Teaching with Desmos Montclair State UniversityKathleen Carter Using the Desmos Calculator to Analyze Student Photographs and Pictures Montclair State UniversityStephanie Cooperman Utilizing Desmos to Strengthen your Math Instruction - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityNicole Ealey Cross Curricular Digital Storytelling Montclair State UniversityTJ Borriello • David Di Ianni Floreo - An Innovative Mobile VR Platform for Teaching Students with ASD Montclair State UniversityVijay Ravindran Hack Your Chromebook: Accessibility Features Montclair State UniversityLisa Thumann Inclusive STEM Innovation Stations - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversitySkye Donzelli • Jennifer Stenard Increasing Independence and Academic Success Montclair State UniversityEllen Farr More Than Words: AAC Success at School Montclair State UniversityMichele Gunnello • Tracy Lee Pi for Everybody: An AT+Edu Partnership Montclair State UniversityKeri Hennessy-Wilson • Mike Marotta Reaching All Learners - Apple Tools for Special Needs Montclair State UniversityDave Marra Revealing the Invisible: Metacognitive Support with Actively Learn - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityHeather Esposito Thematic Units and Project-Based Learning in the Regular and Special Education Classroom Montclair State UniversityDebra Ilana Bachrach Understanding Core Vocabulary, Aided Language Instruction, and LAMP Montclair State UniversityCatherine Fredericks Unplugged: Rest and Relaxation in the Classroom Montclair State UniversityFernando Palma Utilizing Google Forms & My Maps to Collect Data During Community Based Instruction Montclair State UniversityLindsey Releford Applying the Science & Engineering Practices from NJSLS-S to Other Subjects - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityAshley Green Creating Active Learning Activities Using H5P - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityDaniel Ward Cubetto for the Elementary Classroom - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversitySteven Lahullier Flipping Your Classroom Is Easy with EdPuzzle - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityKristy Braschi Google Drawings: The Unsung Hero of Google Suite and its Application in the ELA Classroom - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityAimee Battagliese • Maryellen Greer Google Forms: Multiple Uses - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityShivan Persad Look Out Google Slides ... Here Comes Google FRAMES! HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityJeffrey Bradbury The Best Things in Life are Free - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityVeronica O'Neill TinkerCAD Tips and Tools to Explore 3D Design - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityNicole Ealey Tools and Resources to Integrate Curriculum and Technology - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityAngela Brisini • Joseph Martinelli Using #EdTech to Transform Your Class into an Escape Room - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityEric Guise • Nicholas Johnson Using Google Classroom to Differentiate - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityRaquel Williams Using Google Tools to Promote an Inclusive, UDL Learning Environment - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityMike Marotta Using Sutori & Padlet to Facilitate PBL & So Much More - HANDS ON WORKSHOP Montclair State UniversityCarrie Odgers-Lax


Wednesday, January 9



Thursday, January 10