Meet Some of Our Presenters

Promoting Family Engagement in Schools
Presenter: Tre Gammage, Strengths Based Learning Consultant and former City Council Member
Learn how family engagement improves social, emotional and academic outcomes in our children. This session is designed to help your PTA engage families in practical strategies and innovative resources to increase family engagement in your community. Explore creative approaches to boost attendance, enhance grades, and reduce behavioral issues.

 

 

Toxic Transmissions
Presenter: Kim Condurso, Retired Public School Advanced Placement Chemistry Teacher & Motivational Speaker
Have you ever wondered, “Is all of this exposure to cell phones, Wi-Fi, 5G, Smart technology, etc… harmful to my child or family in anyway?” In this workshop, you will be guided through the invisible world of energy and how it impacts our health and what you can do to improve your family’s energetic wellbeing.

 

 

Building Your Child’s Educational Success
Presenter: Magistrate Andre Gammage, St. Joe County Indiana’s Justice and former Defense Lawyer
Can you create an environment that makes it nearly impossible for your child to fail? YES! In this dynamic session you will dive into the building blocks of preparing your child for education and explore the environmental, social and cultural factors within your control to support your child’s success in education and life!

 

Generative AI and its Implications for Learning
Presenter: Judi Cook, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
This workshop will explore the fundamentals of generative AI tools and present an understanding of this evolving landscape for parents, teachers, and administrators. Participants will gain practical insights into the potential application of AI tools, be proved with real-world examples of tools such as ChatGPT, Gemini, DALL-E2, and Claude in an educational context, and include a framework for responsible use and digital literacy.

 

How New Jersey School Districts are Governed
Presenter: Ray Pinney, Lead Director Member Engagement and Training, NJSBA
Gain an understanding of the role of the local board of education, learn how some state regulations affect educational programming and how to build a more effective working relationship with your board of education.