Workshop 2015 will feature two exceptional keynote speakers who will inspire forward thinking, teamwork and optimism.
Travis Allen Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m., Exhibit Floor Stage Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing non-proﬁt organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in more than 40 states and seven countries, allowing him to reach an audience of more than 200,000 people. He has been featured on CNN, Hufﬁngton Post and Forbes. In 2011, he was the winner of Google Young Minds competition; in 2012, he was invited to the White House for Education Datapalooza. Travis is quickly becoming one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.
Jack BerckemeyerWednesday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m., Exhibit Floor Stage A nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humorist, Jack Berckemeyer, began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was named as an outstanding educator at his school, and shortly thereafter he was identified as one of the outstanding educators in the district. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Falcon School District. Jack brings his energy, humor, and expertise to his presentation as he helps school board members and administrators remember why the job they do makes a difference. He has also served as a judge for the Disney American Teacher Awards and the selection committee for the USA TODAY All Teacher Team.
More than 200 Training Sessions The annual Workshop Conference, the largest training and information conference for school officials in the state, will offer more than 200 individual sessions to New Jersey’s local school officials. The conference draws more than 7,000 attendees and exhibitors, and is a destination where educational leaders from across New Jersey can come to find solutions to the challenges they face in their school districts. School officials attending Workshop can learn ways to lower district operating costs, technology solutions for their districts, methods for improving student achievement, ways to integrate STEM and sustainability into the curriculum, ideas on creating healthier schools, and more.
Registration/Pricing The cost of Workshop group registration for boards of education and member charter schools is $1,300. The group registration covers up to 14 team members, which may include school board members, the business administrator, superintendent, facilities manager, curriculum coordinator and technology director. Registration must be handled by the school business administrator. Individual member registration is $250. School business administrators may start the registration process online at any time, but are encouraged to download and review the registration instructions prior to registering.
Housing Information Blocks of rooms have been secured at a number of hotels in Atlantic City for Workshop 2015 attendees. Please review the Housing Information page on the Workshop website. Housing must also be handled by the school business administrator.