The annual Workshop conference will return to the Atlantic City Convention Center from Monday through Thursday, Oct. 22-25, 2018. The theme for Workshop 2018, “Engaging Every Child,” reinforces our belief that every child has a path toward success.

The Workshop 2018 call for proposals is now open, and the New Jersey School Boards Association is seeking engaging, creative and thoughtful submissions. Proposals should reflect the best practices in education across the state.

Please consider the following session guidelines. These criteria will influence the selection of sessions to be presented.

What Workshop attendees want to see:

  1. Sessions with a greater depth of content
  2. Sessions that focus on best practices
  3. Sessions that provide tools that can be easily implemented
  4. Sessions designed to engage and educate
  5. Sessions with differentiated content for new and veteran school leaders
  6. Sessions showcasing cutting-edge innovations in the education field

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following training opportunities at Workshop 2018:

Action Labs are 90-minute programs, limited to 48 attendees, which actively involve participants. The majority of the time must be devoted to hands-on tasks directed by the presenter(s). On the Program Proposal Form, please clearly describe the program, spell out the objectives, and include a general list of activities so that the selection committee will be able to assess how the participants will enrich their skills.

Group Sessions are 60-minute programs which allow the speaker to present information to up to 200 attendees on an area in which you are the subject matter expert.  At least one quarter of the program should be devoted to questions and answers. In designing your program, you may consider using any one of the following formats: single speaker, panel, debate, or some other program structure. If there is more than one presenter, include all of the required information for each individual on the completed Program Proposal Form. These training opportunities are limited to three presenters. Please clearly describe the program and spell out the objectives so that the selection committee will be able to assess how the attendees will benefit.

All Workshop program submissions will receive equal consideration.  The deadline for receiving completed forms is Monday, April 2, 2018 by 5 p.m. Those submitting proposals will be notified of the Association’s decision by mid-June. Submit your Workshop Program Proposal Form today.

For more information, please email NJSBA.