Teacher to Teacher

Area 1


SMART Boards for Students With Special Needs

Thursday: 9 – 9:50 a.m.
Thursday: 10 – 10:50 a.m.

Presenter: Danielle Kovach
Lessons come to life for students with special needs through multisensory instruction using SMART Boards. Integrate the standards with daily classroom instruction to increase academic achievement using SMART technology.                      

ClassDojo Connects, Communicates and Collaborates With Parents, Teachers and Students

Thursday: 11 – 11:50 a.m.

Presenter: Sharon Enea
ClassDojo is a free online management app/interactive website that encourages students and offers easy parent communication. Parents experience the classroom through pictures/video with Class Story/student-created portfolios. Growth Mindset videos teach valuable life skills.

Let’s Make a Google Drawing!

Thursday: Noon – 12:50

Presenter: Miriam Parkinson
Use this free tool to create word art, comics, diagrams and brainstorming using shapes, images, text and more. Share and collaborate and incorporate Drawings into Docs, Sheets and Presentations.

Engaging Students and Informing Teachers Through Nearpod

Thursday: 1 – 1:50 p.m.

Presenter: Dianne Leoni
This session will highlight the interactive features Nearpod has to offer. Participants will engage in a Nearpod activity, explore the Nearpod library of lessons and view formative reports.

Adventure into Assessments With Avatars

Thursday: 2 – 2:50 p.m.

Presenters: Karen Simmons and Dr. Amy Ackerman
Animate with avatars as you learn how to involve K-12 students while measuring academic achievement. Pump up performance by providing meaningful feedback when using augmented reality for assessment.

Experience MusicFirst

Thursday: 3 -3:50 p.m.

Presenter: Annice Benamy
MusicFirst is a learning management system for general music, chorus and band classrooms. Learn how you can use MusicFirst to create blended learning experiences for your students.

Area 2

Focus on Forms

Thursday: 9 – 9:50 a.m.

Presenter: Michelle Wendt
Never created Google Forms before? Google Forms are a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, analyze data or collect other information.

Meeting Visual Literacy Standards Through Infographics

Thursday: 10 – 10:50 p.m.

Presenter: Michelle Wendt
Explore the free and paid tools used to create infographics. Discover how to communicate messages and set the correct tone and learn the key elements of a successful infographic.

How To Be an Engaging STEM Teacher Using Technology

Thursday: 11 – 11:50 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Presenter: Joseph Kariuki
The Progressive Science Initiative and the Progressive Mathematics Initiative are technology rich, web-based STEM programs that integrate curricula, presentations, open educational resources, and formative and summative assessments. Learn how an integrated technology approach can engage students in science and mathematics.

Formative Assessment

Thursday: Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Presenter: Arielle Goldstein
Engage your students with digital formative assessments. Learn the different ways you can assess students using fun online tools. Pick the one that works best for you.

Hands-On Coding

Thursday: 1 – 1:50 p.m.

Presenter: Marcos Navas
Hands-On Coding are coding blocks through which students can learn coding following any curriculum with no devices needed.

I Didn’t Know I Could Do That With Google Classroom

Thursday: 2 – 2:50 p.m.

Presenter: Kathryn Nieves
Tired of just distributing and collecting assignments with Google Classroom? Attend this session to discover innovative ways to use Classroom to increase student collaboration and creation.

Mathematical Conversations With Desmos Activities

Thursday 3 – 3:50 p.m.

Presenter: Nickolas Corley
Teachers can use Desmos activities to facilitate mathematical conversations between students. These conversations can help guide learning, clarify understandings and encourage precise communications. Desmos’s teacher tools will also be discussed.

Area 1

Edorable-Virtural Reality Classrooms

Friday: 9 – 9:50 a.m.

Presenter: Marcos Navas
We’ll discuss Edorable, explore ways to run a virtual reality classroom with users, and take part in long-distance learning.

Flipgrid in the Classroom

Friday: 10 – 10:50 a.m.

Presenter: Marcos Navas
In this session, participants will be introduced to Flipgrid, which is a new site that harnesses the power of video and allows students to have a voice in the classroom.

The AASL 25 Best Websites For Teaching and Learning

Friday: 11 – 11:50 a.m.

Presenter: Bruce Duboff
Take a live, guided tour of one of the most frequently used and cited lists of teaching and learning websites in the world with a member of the American Association of School Librarian’s selection committee.

STEAM Projects for Algebra and Geometry

Friday: Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Presenter: Balvir Singh
Do you want your students to do STEAM projects? Can’t find the time and appropriate tasks? Come and learn about projects that support the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and emphasize mathematical modeling.

Teaching Literature With Microcontrollers

Friday: 1 – 1:50 p.m.

Presenter: Sarah Roman
English and other humanities teachers will get the chance to explore the creative intersection of writing projects and the use or coding, the Raspberry Pi, and other microcontrollers.

Research Activities and Technology in Your Library Media Program

Friday: 2 – 2:50 p.m.

Presenter: Peter Richter
Teachers and school library media specialists will receive a step-by-step instructional activity e-guide to teach a research skills unit to students across grade levels.

Area 2

Digital Game-Based Learning to Support ELA Standards

Friday: 9 – 9:50 a.m.
Friday 10 – 10:50 a.m.

Presenter: Ivan Kaltman
Sydney’s World is a middle-grade fantasy novel embedded within a digital game. It is free for schools. Students maximize engagement through 21st-century read-alouds, where the text itself is differentiated.


Friday: 11 – 11:50 a.m.

Presenter: Marcos Navas
We’ll discuss Edorable, explore ways to run a virtual reality classroom with users, and take part in long-distance learning.

The “Links” to General Music Success

Friday: 1 – 1:50 p.m.

Presenter: David Dashefsky
Review myriad online resources available to support the variety of learners in today’s General Music classrooms. Develop new and existing lessons that foster both student interest and learning.

The Write Tech 2.0

Friday: 2 – 2:50 p.m.

Presenter: Joseph Pizzo
Turn your classroom into a dynamic lab and inspire your students with Sutoris, Google Slides, Digi-poems, Digi-posters, iMovies and more. Bring your device and your creativity!