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 • 12:25pm - 1:55pm

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 Minecraft is much more than a game, it’s a whole world of creative possibilities! In this workshop, participants will learn how to set up a world, navigate within it, build structures, and craft new objects.  Learn how Minecraft allows fast iteration so students can create - and re-create - a model of a real-world object. Then, create code quickly and easily with MakeCode and connect to your robot agent to turn your code into a building. Join the Minecraft community of educators and learn how to contribute your own lessons. Walk away with a new world of ideas and possibilities that can be immediately applied in any classroom.
Learner Outcomes
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to…
• Navigate the Minecraft interface
• Create worlds with customized settings
• Create models of real-world objects
• Create code to automate the building process


Josh Kaplan


Tuesday January 8, 2019 12:25pm - 1:55pm EST
Room 3012 Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ