2019 NJECC Annual Technology Conference has ended

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.

Conference Location and Parking

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Tuesday, January 8 • 11:55am - 12:10pm
Understanding Core Vocabulary, Aided Language Instruction, and LAMP

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A main Goal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is to provide users with the ability to communicate what they are thinking. Performance is generally stressed in schools, rather than communication. The importance of SNUG (Spontaneous Novel Utterance Generation) and a robust language system will be discussed as it relates to the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. The difference between Augmentative Communication and Alternative Communication will be defined, and considered in relation to the idea that AAC is used as a last resort for students with minimal potential for developing effective verbal speech. The importance of using core vocabulary within an AAC system,  Aided Language Instruction, and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) will be explained, with practical suggestions for implementation within a school setting. Videos will be shown to illustrate the use of Core Vocabulary, Aided Language Instruction and LAMP.  

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Catherine Fredericks

Speech/Language Pathologist/AAC Specialist, Wayne Board of Education
Employed by the Wayne Township Board of Education, Catherine is a Speech/Language Pathologist and Certified Autism Specialist with over 40 years experience helping students with complex disabilities develop communication skills. Recognized in 2017 by Worldwide Leaders in healthcare... Read More →

Tuesday January 8, 2019 11:55am - 12:10pm EST
Room 2009 Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ
  Special Education