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2022 NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD Conference: Celebrate

At the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ on March 24 and 25  in celebration of NJPSA’s 40th Anniversary.

George Couros and Zaretta Hammond will deliver keynote addresses. Several workshop sessions led by NJPSA members and other educational leaders will be held on such varied topics as climate and culture; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; diversity, equity, and inclusion; SEL, wellness, and mental health; supporting all learners; and many more.

More details of the schedule will follow.

Workshop Session Information is Now Available!

They’re here! Information about our 2022 Conference breakout sessions have been posted on our website. We have a great lineup of strand-based sessions that focus on leading and learning in today’s education world designed by a select group of educational leaders and experts.

Click here for the Workshop Sessions

COVID-19 Guidance

NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all and seeks to reassure those in attendance that all precautions are in place so they can relax, learn and enjoy. In adhering to state and federal guidance, masks are required in all conference common areas and workshop rooms, and social distancing is to be maintained as much as possible. Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required (specific instructions to follow). Requirements are subject to change as necessary.

Registration Rates

Registration for members is $160 for one day or $320 for both; registration for non-members is $210 for one day or $370 for both. NJPSA Premier members who register for both days of the conference are entitled to a free overnight stay at the Borgata on Thursday night.

  • NJPSA Members: $160 (1-day)   $320 (2-day)
  • Non-members $210 (1-day)   $370 (2-day)

Purchase Order Payments

Purchase orders for all workshops & conferences should be issued to FEA, the Foundation for Educational Administration, and can be emailed to or mailed to FEA, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Please indicate on this PO that it is for the MARCH 2022 NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD Conference and include the registrant’s full name.

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, March 24, 2022
George Couros – Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant

Building Resiliency through The Innovator’s Mindset

With resilience and dedication, educators across New Jersey continue to address the challenges and impact of COVID-19 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. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking.

Friday, March 25, 2022
Zaretta Hammond – Teacher Educator & Author of “Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain”

Keep Hope Alive and Help Learning Thrive During Pandemic Challenges

Arundhati Roy in her viral essay, The Pandemic is a Portal says, “historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.” We began 2021 talking about re-imagining education. We are now in the messy middle of the remodel and it’s tough going for many. Leaders have the unique responsibility of keeping hope alive during trying times like these. While it is difficult, it is possible to use this situation as an opportunity for radical change. But we first need to help educators and parents cultivate hope in the midst of so much stress and upheaval while advancing deep learning. Ms. Hammond will talk about how we can bring the principles of “less is more” to facilitate deeper learning and the role of “critical hope” in keeping us grounded and motivated.

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.

Fall Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 24

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Registration, Covid Check-In, Breakfast, Exhibits

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Student Musical Performance by Millville High School Jazz Ensemble  

9:30 am – 9:45 am
Welcome, Introductions, Sponsor Awards 

9:45 am – 10:45 am
Keynote (George Couros) (Salon D)

10:45 am – 11:15 am
Break/Exhibits (Salons A & B)
Legislative Action Lab (Boardroom 1 on Event Side)

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Session #1 Workshops (Keynote workshop in Salon D & 3 other breakout sessions)

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch & Exhibits 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session #2 Workshops 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Break/Exhibits (Salons A & B)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Session #3 Workshops

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Networking Reception/Exhibits/Prizes (Salons A, B & C)

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
President’s Reception & Anniversary Dinner (Salon D)
(6:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Cocktail Hour; 7:30 pm – dinner begins)

Friday, March 25

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration, Covid Check-In, Breakfast, Exhibits

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Student Musical Performance by Vineland High School Select Choir  

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcome & Membership Vote

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Keynote (Zaretta Hammond) (Salon D)

9:45 am – 10:15 am
Legislative Action Lab (Boardroom 1 on Event Side)

10:15 am – 11:15 am
Session #1 Workshops

11:15 am – 11:30 am
Break/Final Exhibits

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session #2 Workshops

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch/Prizes/Closing (Salon D)