Final Preparations for #NJEA09

I was honored when the folks that ran the NJEA Technology Institutes this past July invited me to run some sessions at the NJEA Convention this fall. I had remembered reading the blog posts and Tweets from fellow NJ educators while they were in the High Tech Hall last November and felt a bit envious that there was such a large gathering of local teachers interested in using technology to improve teaching and learning in the classroom that I couldn’t be a part of. But this year, I’ll be there in Classroom 2.

My good friend and colleague, Kevin Jarrett, has been sharing resources with me and the others involved in the showcase. Here’s a map to the High Tech Hall as well as the two Classrooms that will be in the Convention Center dedicated to the technology integration. I was also able to (finally) find a link to the online program guide on the NJEA website.


I’m presenting five one-hour sessions with the theme: Stretching Your Technology Dollar –  Shoestring Innovations

Thursday, November 5

9:00am Thinking Inside the Box

11:30am Did You Say That Was Free?

1:00pm Are We Teaching Standard Students?

Friday, November 6

9:00am This Is Not Your Grandmother’s Google

11:30am Don’t Be Late-That’s So 2008

Each session will be hands-on in Classroom 2 which is loaded with computers. The way I understand it, you can’t sign up for a seat, so you’ll need to come down to the High Tech Hall a little on the early side should you see a session that peaks piques your interest. While you are there, there are tons of mini sessions going on and there are other one-hour workshops in Classroom 2 as well.

I’m looking forward to networking with and learning from many folks I don’t get to see face-to-face too frequently. I hope to see you there too!!

10 thoughts on “Final Preparations for #NJEA09

  1. Lisa!!!

    This is going to be SO much fun!!! Can’t wait to see you and everyone else in High Tech Hall!!! It’s awesome that NJEA is bringing you in this year!!!

    Here is the wiki with (what will hopefully at some point be) links to resources for each Showcase (small group, sit-down, hands-on, try it out) and Classroom (sit-and-get) session:

    Here’s my Showcase:

    FLIPpin’ SWEET! Student Created Video in the Classroom

    (My daughter Holly, an 8th grader at my school, will be “showcasing” with me!)

    And here’s my Classroom 2 preso:

    Skype in the K-12 Classroom: Collaborate, Communicate and Innovate!

    This is shaping up to be the best NJEA Convention EVER!!!


    1. Thanks for sharing the links Kevin. I was hesitant as I know some of the presenters are still working on their pages (I will be finishing mine today). But I am ready and looking forward to the Convention!

      See you and Holly on Wednesday night!!

    1. Thanks John! That’s what I get for not reading what I write three times. Spell check certainly wouldn’t catch that one.

      I’ve fixed it now and I appreciate you bringing it to my attention.


  2. Dorothy Caufield says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I stopped by your booth yesterday at the Convention for a few of your presentations. Great job. I took away a lot of good ideas that I will try out–some that I’ve seen before and others that were new. I’ve seen Wordle, but look forward to reading the articles about how to use it in the classroom.

    Dorothy Caufield

  3. Daryl Halter says:

    I spent about 3 hrs on Thursday and 2 hours Today sitting in Classroom 2. GREAT Presentations!!! I will look for your workshops in the future. Great information. I’m the guy who asked what would be on your playlist for the ride home.

    Thank you for your time and effort. I can’t wait to start using some of the great resources you shared. I’m not blogging yet but will let you know when I start.

    Your passion for kids and teachers did not go unnoticed. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words Daryl. YOUR enthusiasm was a great way for me to end the NJEA convention. I truly appreciate it.

      By the way, on the way home, I listed to the TWIT podcast – This Week in Technology. They were talking about the Android phones. Now I REALLY want one.

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