Conference Agenda & Breakout Sessions

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Exhibit Hall

We are pleased to present a compact selection of exhibitors at this year’s event. Many will be present for both days in the Hallway at the Robert Treat Hotel, and a whole new batch of companies will be present for just Wednesday inside the Tri-State ballroom at the Robert Treat Hotel.

Wednesday Breakfast Keynoter: Dr. H. Richard Milner, IV

Dr. Milner will present his keynote address during Wednesday’s Breakfast Plenary Session, starting at 9:15 am, in the Tri-State Ballroom at the Robert Treat Hotel.

We are both delighted and honored to welcome Dr. H. Richard Milner IV to our conference as the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual NJ Charter Schools Conference on Wednesday, October 18.

Dr. Milner–or as he prefers, Rich– is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education, as well as the Director of the Center for Urban Education, at the University of Pittsburgh (PA). Rich is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the recipient of the National Association of Multicultural Education’s Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award.

Recently, he was honored with the John Dewey Award for relating research to practice and the Innovations in Diversity, Teaching, and Teacher Education Award from Division K of the American Educational Research Association. His research, teaching and policy interests include urban teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. In particular, his research examines policies and practices that support teacher success in urban schools.

Rich’s research has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s 2012 Outstanding Book Award and the American Education Studies Association’s Critic’s Choice Book Award for the widely read book, Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010). His most recent book is Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2015).

Conference Schedule

This schedule of events is subject to change.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

8:00 am9:00 pmRegistration OpenHallway / Robert Treat Hotel
8:00 am9:15 amBreakfast BuffetTri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel
9:15 am12:00 pmBreakout SessionsVarious Breakout Rooms
11:30 am6:30 pmVisit ExhibitorsHallway / Robert Treat Hotel
12:00 pm1:45 pmLunchTri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel
1:00 pm3:45 pmBreakout SessionsVarious Breakout Rooms
4:00 pm4:45 pmWelcome ReceptionTri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel
5:00 pm6:30 pm20-Year Salute to NJ ChartersTri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel


Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

7:30 am4:30 pmRegistration OpenHallway / Robert Treat Hotel
8:00 am3:00 pmExhibit Hall Open -- See even more exhibitors in the BallroomHallway & Tri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel
8:00 am9:30 amBreakfast BuffetTri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel
9:15 am10:15 amPlenary SessionTri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel
10:30 am
12:30 pmBreakout SessionsVarious Breakout Rooms
12:00 pm1:30 pmLunch Buffets OpenTri-State Ballroom / Robert Treat Hotel
1:15 pm4:30 pmBreakout SessionsVarious Breakout Rooms