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2019 Fall Conference – Collaborate!

October 17 and 18, 2019

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Conference fees

NJPSA Member 1 day – $160

NJPSA Member 2 day – $320

Non-member 1 day – $200

Non-member 2 day – $375

A complimentary hotel room is available for current active members registering for the 2-day event. While rooms at the Ocean Place Resort are currently sold out, we can help you register at one of the other nearby hotels, which will put you on a waiting list for the Ocean Place in case rooms become available.



Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Andy Hargreaves, Professor, Founder of Atlantic Rim Collaboratory

Andy Hargreaves is Research Professor at Boston College, Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University. He is President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Adviser in Education to the First Minister of Scotland and from 2016-2018 to the Premier of Ontario. Andy is founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC): a group of 9 nations committed to broadly defined excellence, equity, wellbeing, inclusion, democracy and human rights.

Andy has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities and professional associations worldwide. He has given keynote addresses in 50 countries, 47 US states and all Australian states and Canadian provinces. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards. Andy is ranked in the top 20 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

His most recent book (with Michael O’Connor) is Collaborative Professionalism: when teaching together means learning for all (Corwin, May 2018)..

Friday, October 18, 2019
Baruti K. Kafele, Principal, Author, Speaker

A highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey for more then 20 years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, he earned the awards listed below.

  • East Orange School District
  • Essex County Public Schools teacher of the Year
  • New Jersey State Teacher of the Year finalist
  • New Jersey Education Association Award of Excellence

As a middle school and high school principal, Kafele led the turnaround of four New Jersey urban schools, including the Mighty Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national recognition. It was named U.S. News and World Report recognizing it three times as one of America’s best high schools.

One of the most sought after school leadership experts in America, Kafele is impacting America’s schools. He has delivered more than 2,000 conference and program keynotes, professional development workshops, parenting seminars, and student assemblies. An expert in the area of “attitude transformation,” Principal Kafele is the leading authority for providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies to close the “Attitude Gap.” He is also an accomplished writer of several national best sellers. His most recently released book is The ASPIRING Principal 50.

Read Baruti K. Kafele full bio

2019 Fall Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration | Buffet Breakfast| Exhibits | School Band

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome: NJPSA President  (Atlantic Ballroom)
Conference Format: NJPSA Executive Director Patricia Wright

9:15 am – 10:15 am
Keynote: Andy Hargreaves (Atlantic Ballroom)

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Break and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

10:45 am – Noon
Session I Workshops

Noon – 1:30 pm
Buffet Lunch and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Session II Workshops

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Break and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Session III Workshops

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Awards for Conference Sponsors
Networking Reception | Exhibits | Prizes (Monmouth Ballroom) Hotel check-in is between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Dinner is on your own.

Friday, October 18, 2019

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration | Buffet Breakfast | Exhibits

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Welcome: NJASCD President (Atlantic Ballroom)
Keynote: Baruti Kafele

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Opening Remarks (Atlantic Ballroom)
National Awards | Visionary Awards | NJASCD Award Presentation

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Break and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

10:45 am – Noon
Session I Workshops

Noon – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Session II Workshops

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Exhibits | Prizes | Conference Closing (Monmouth Ballroom)


2019 Workshop Sessions

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thu. – 10:45 am – 12:15 pm — Session I

Thu. – 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm — Session II

Thu. – 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm — Session III

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fri. – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm — Session I

Fri. – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm — Session II

2019 Conference Location

Ocean Place Resort & Spa

1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740