Digital learning is at the forefront of every conversation about the future of education and is a crucial component to facilitate student achievement. On Thursday, March 3, at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, NJSBA will host an interactive training program with a variety of sessions covering the most pressing school technology challenges districts are facing.

The conference will include a variety of breakout sessions, and a networking lunch, offering an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions on hot topics in digital learning. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with continental breakfast and registration starting at 8:30 a.m. This program offers four Board Member Academy credits.

The day will include a keynote speech by Travis Allen, the founder and CEO of the iSchool Initiative.

“At this year’s Tech Conference, school leaders will have the opportunity to hear this dynamic young man share his insight and vision for digital learning,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “Travis is a true innovator, who will have a lasting impact on educational technology. I see him as a future Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.”

Travis Allen is the CEO of the iSchool Initiative and has presented in more than 40 states and seven countries, allowing him to reach an audience of more than 200,000 people. He has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post and in Forbes magazine.

ischoolComing along for the ride, Travis is bringing his 38-foot Digital Learning Revolution Tour bus. Attendees will have the opportunity to get onboard this mobile classroom and see the potential of technology in education first hand.

Registration Information Registration may be completed online, but only by the school business administrator who must attach a scanned copy of the purchase order with the registration. School board members and other district staff that have previously been reported to NJSBA in the district census form may attend.

Additional district staff members are welcome to register online using a credit card. (Staff should check with the school business administrator as to local district policy regarding reimbursement.)

If a registrant does not meet any of the criteria above, they may register by downloading, printing and completing the registration/payment form in its entirety. Email the completed form to Lisa Deon.

Cost The registration fee for members is $200 per person and the fee for non-members is $400. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and program materials.

Who Should Attend? There will be sessions appropriate for school board members, charter school trustees, business administrators, superintendents, IT directors/staff, curriculum directors, content supervisors, principals and teachers.

For questions regarding this program, please email Jo Ann Dempsey, NJSBA business partnership consultant.