This year’s Workshop will feature a completely renovated iSTEAM and Green Command Center. This new and improved facility, located on the Exhibit Floor, will have demonstration stations that will focus on iSTEAM (integrative science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education and sustainability resources and services.
The expanded area will include more than 30 exhibitors representing iSTEAM and sustainability and strategies designed to help schools reach their academic and financial goals.
Attendees interested in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools (SJ4S) certification program will have an opportunity to meet representatives from Sustainable Jersey, and learn about NJSBA’s new sustainability services designed to align with SJ4S actions toward certification. There will also be representatives available from ACESplus, the program designed to help districts with their sustainability initiatives.
Other features include a stationary pedal bike, designed and constructed by the Liberty Science Center, that can charge a cell phone, Green Learning Lab presentations, and an expanded iSTEAM studio, designated for presentations on integrated STEAM.
This year, the Green Command Center will also debut the Green Passport. The Green Passport will give participants the opportunity to collect stamps around the Exhibit Floor. Once the passport is full, Workshop attendees can drop it in the box located in the Green Command Center to enter to win an array of prizes.
For more information about the iSTEAM and Green Command Center, contact John Henry, NJSBA STEAM and sustainable schools specialist at [email protected].
The annual Workshop conference, the largest training and information conference for school officials in the state, will offer more than 200 individual sessions to New Jersey’s local school officials. The conference draws more than 7,000 attendees and exhibitors, and is a destination where educational leaders from across New Jersey can come to find solutions to the challenges they face in their school districts.
Registration and Cost
The cost of Workshop group registration for boards of education and member charter schools is $1,300. The group registration covers up to 14 team members, which may include school board members, the business administrator, superintendent, facilities manager, curriculum coordinator and technology director. Registration for additional individual school district employees is $250. School business administrators may start the registration process online at any time.
NJSBA strongly advises that school business administrators register their members for the annual Workshop training conference by Oct. 2 to avoid onsite lines and delays. The badges for attendees registered by Oct. 2 will be mailed to the school business administrator, along with a confirmation letter. Attendees registered after Oct. 2, will be required to go to on-site registration on the second floor of the Atlantic City Convention Center, outside of Hall D, to have their badges printed.
School officials should ask their school business administrator to register their districts for Workshop 2015 as soon as possible. Information on registration, housing, event schedules and special events can be found on theWorkshop website.