Thank you for attending the NJSBA Virtual Technology Conference. Click here for a copy of the Virtual Program Guide.

You will be able to choose your sessions from the following:

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.


During this time attendees will be informed of valuable information of the day’s structure and advised of technology announcements

9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Is Your District Prepared to Defend Against Cyber Attacks?

With more people accessing your network during this crisis, this session highlights the current Cybersecurity challenges schools are facing. Understand how implementing an awareness program is the most effective and cost efficient way to lower your school district’s risk of a cyber incident.

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10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Communicating with your Community: A Board's Responsibility

Board members have a role as community leaders in setting the culture of their community. The dual role of both a representative of the school district in the community, and conversely as a representative of the community in the school district creates a unique challenge. Boards have both opportunity and responsibility to convey their values to constituents.

In times of calm productivity, the board can set the direction of the district and the tone of progressive communication by being proactive in pushing a positive culture. In times of crisis, the community looks to the governmental response to gauge their individual response. If, in an emergency, the community leaders react calmly, chances are the community members will follow suit.

Join us for communication tips in both times of crisis and calm. Navigating the post-COVID waters will take skill and intention to create and maintain an optimistic tone in the district and the community at large.

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11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Alternative Emergency Mechanism: Your Key to Alyssa’s Law Compliance

Alyssa’s Law requires each school building to be equipped with at least one panic alarm or an alternative emergency mechanism that is linked to local law enforcement and approved by the NJDOE. Districts should implement the most responsive system in accordance with their School Security and Safety Plans and school building configurations. With the recent updates on Alyssa’s Law and the NJ Grants for School Security, now is the time to review your school technology security needs.

At our session, we will:

  • Review Alyssa’s Law requirements and discuss alternative emergency mechanisms that meet those requirements.
  • Guide you in understanding your technology components and how they best work together to be fully prepared to effectively lockdown.
  • Discuss the three principles for school safety and security technology solutions.

You will walk away with an actionable plan to meet the requirements of Alyssa’s Law and how it will assist you when applying for NJ Grants for School Security.

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12:30 -1:30 p.m.

Bring Your District into the Cloud: Your K-12 Disaster Recovery Guide

How vulnerable is your data in the event of a natural or man-made disaster? How long would it take to get your servers up and running? More and more districts around New Jersey are asking themselves these questions during this public health crisis. And, for many, the solution is a cloud-based disaster recovery platform that provides security, compliance, governance and most importantly – peace of mind.

Attendees of this session will learn the value of using a cloud-based disaster recovery platform in today’s evolving technology landscape

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1:30 -2:30 p.m.

OPRA Requests Are Like an IRS Tax Audit…Always A Pain and Always Urgent

In this session, attendees will learn how Commvault software reduces the effort, duration, cost & risk associated with performing eDiscovery and legal holds for OPRA requests, legal matters and internal investigations. Attendees will also learn how to discover and manage custodial data sources to facilitate eDiscovery, protect data from ransomware or other loss, and keeping sensitive data private.

We will also discuss the free extended trial period for desktop/laptop backup through 9/1/2020, with cloud storage (up to 1,000 laptops per customer).

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2:30 -3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned (So Far) & Planning Ahead in the Face of Uncertainty: COVID-19

Members of the administrative team of Upper Freehold Regional School District will discuss the successes and challenges they’ve had in continuing the district’s educational program during the COVID-19 crisis.  They will provide insight on what they’ve learned using technology to keep their students, parents and faculty actively engaged and the challenges they’ve had providing student services.  They will also discuss planning considerations for end-of-the-year activities, including graduation, and resumption of normal school operations in the fall.

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