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 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Cross Curricular Digital Storytelling

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We will present on our full year cross curricular project funded by a contact from the VSA and The Rosemary Kennedy Initiative. The project includes instruction in the fine arts including drawing and painting, still and moving digital media including photographs and animations, and filmmaking using digital film and editing.
Students draw and paint representative expressive pieces that will illustrate emotions and situations that relate to their disability. These will be either abstract or representative. Other students will take the inputs from these works to create animations from the artwork while others will conduct interviews and create "B-Roll" on camera to tell the story about the situations and emotions that are being expressed. Emotional control issues as well as sensory challenges with be the connecting themes. The program's primary goal is to give students on the autism spectrum the opportunity to explore aspects of their disability through the process of visual storytelling. 


TJ Borriello

Digital Arts Teacher, Academy360

David Di Ianni

Director, FilmAcademy360

Liana Kelly


Tuesday January 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EST
Room 2007 Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ
  Special Education, Session 1

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