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NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD Fall Conference Going Virtual

Resilience Personified

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, Appearing Live at Our Virtual Fall Conference on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm!

Sully photo

  • New York Times #1 Bestselling Author of “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” (also published as “Sully: My Search for What Really Matters”)
  • Attendees will also receive his e-book, “Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders”
  • Leading Voice on Leadership & Flawless Execution Strategies
  • Format will be an interview and live Q and A from the virtual audience.
  • One of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s preparation and leadership enabled him to safely guide US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River.

“Sully” Sullenberger Biography

 


The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how we are educating our children and how we provide and engage in our own professional learning, and it is clear that in our “new normal,” distance learning will be a critical part of our future.

After much deliberation and in consideration of the health and well being of all of our members and guests, we are excited to announce that the 2020 NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD Fall Conference will be transformed into a three-day Virtual Conference on October 14, 15, and 16, with a new theme Celebrating Our Resilience. If you have already registered for the two-day conference, you will automatically now be registered for the full three-day virtual conference. You do not need to re-register. We will then return to the Borgata in Atlantic City to Celebrate our 40th Anniversary in October 2021.

Our Conversion to a Virtual Conference

To assist us in planning this virtual conference, we are contracting with one of the nation’s leading event management companies now specializing in virtual events to help ensure that your experience is rich, rewarding, and relevant to the new normal. Fortunately, our research is indicating that many similar organizations who have converted to virtual conferences during the pandemic have been amazed by the extent of participation among the attendees and the quality of the presentations and learning sessions.

We hope you are as excited as we are for the upcoming virtual conference and will be there to Celebrate Our Resilience. Register today!

Keynote Speakers and Conference Recordings

We are pleased to announce that George Couros and Zaretta Hammond have agreed to remain our keynote speakers and will deliver their presentations via livestream. George Couros will also lead a workshop session following his keynote. More details on these sessions and a full schedule of events that will allow you to take full advantage of everything we will have to offer, as well as providing ample time for breaks and attending to personal and professional matters, will be forthcoming. Since all sessions will be recorded online, attendees will have access to view all sessions after they occur, not only the ones they attend live. This will solve the inevitable issue of having to decide between two or more great sessions that are scheduled for the same time.

Virtual Workshop Sessions

The next phase of planning will be our selection of workshops and, in light of the current landscape the following topic strands, some of which have a renewed purpose and urgency:

  • Arts Integration
  • Climate, Culture & Social Emotional Learning
  • Culturally Responsive Practices
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access
  • Future of Learning & Technology Integration
  • Leadership: Shared Leadership, Teacher Leadership & Leadership Development
  • Learning Communities
  • Mental Health Issues (Student, Staff & Community)
  • Supporting Struggling & Chronically Absent Learners

Session Strands


Registration Fees

Register Today!

  • NJPSA Members: $292 (3-day)   $149 (1-day)
  • Non-members $345 (3-day)   $195 (1-day)
  • Retired NJPSA Members: $200 (3-day)   $125 (1-day)

Sponsors and Exhibitors: Click here for information on becoming a sponsor or exhibitor.


Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, October 14, 2020; 9:00 am – 10:00 am

George Couros – Building Resiliency through The Innovator’s Mindset

With resilience and dedication, educators across New Jersey continue to address the challenges of COVID-19 and the constantly shifting learning environment to meet the needs of each learner.  How can we translate these challenges into opportunities? “The Innovator’s Mindset” offers a pathway to embrace change, empower educators and learners, and recreate learning opportunities that our students and schools deserve.  In this keynote, George Couros shares strategies, resources, and examples of the innovator’s mindset that will expand the ability of educators to respond to crises with growth and innovation.

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity and his latest book, Innovate Inside the Box. George is a worldwide leader in the area of innovation, yet his focus is always on the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners.


Thursday, October 15, 2020; 9:00 am -10:00 am

Zaretta Hammond – The Roots and Wings of Resilience When Leading for Equity

Crisis brings with it opportunities for us all to grow. It is this growth that allows us to celebrate our resilience. Over the course of this year, leaders have been helping teachers, students, and families navigate these challenging times. But if we want teachers, students, and parents do more than survive, as leaders we must understand how to do more than simply inspire. During this talk, Ms. Hammond will provide insight into the skills and mindsets that become the roots and wings of resilience so we can keep our eye on equity in the midst of the global pandemic and quest for racial justice.

Ms. Hammond is a national education consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. She is a former high school and community college expository writing instructor. She holds a Master’s in Education in English Education, with a concentration in Writing. She is passionate about the intersectionality of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching.


Friday, October 16, 2020; 10:45 am -12:00 pm

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger – “Miracle on the Hudson” Captain

Sully photo

  • New York Times #1 Bestselling Author of “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” (also published as “Sully: My Search for What Really Matters”)
  • Attendees will also receive his e-book, “Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders”
  • Leading Voice on Leadership & Flawless Execution Strategies
  • Format will be an interview and live Q and A from the virtual audience.
  • One of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s preparation and leadership enabled him to safely guide US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River.

Sully Sullenberger Biography