is a proud product of the New Jersey public schools. A graduate from Union High School in 1997, Jay attended The American University in Washington DC with a BA in interdisciplinary studies. He began his teaching career in Roselle, NJ teaching a variety of subjects, including social studies, computers, and literacy. Known for being ‘outside of the box’ and for strong technology infusion, Eitner strived to make a learning environment that was both student centered and data driven. Jay received his Masters Degree in 2004 and was hired to teach 8th grade social studies in the nationally recognized East Brunswick Public Schools. During his time in East Brunswick, Eitner has written & received over $140,000 in grants for his students. Grants ranged from podcasting equipment to creating a fully-interactive goldrush experience, where students dug for gold during their westward expansion unit. Jay obtained his supervisor, principal, and school administrator certificates from the NJPSA NJ-EXCEL program in 2009. Administratively, Eitner has served as a middle school Assistant Principal, a K-12 Supervisor of Social Studies, and currently serves as a Superintendent for The Lower Alloways Creek School District. He has presented a series of workshops on digital leadership, technology infusion, and student achievement for grades K-12.
Jay’s blog can be found at www.jayeitner.com and can be followed on Twitter under the name @iSuperEit.
Summary of Presentation: Breaking Down Barriers in Classrooms and Communities
We have all heard the horror stories that social media in schools is evil, malicious, and unproductive. This is not true! Please bring your wireless device and join a positive, collaborative, interactive conversation that will show the highlights and positive points of social media in the classrooms, schools, and district. Discussion topics will range from what specific policies should be utilized to how to use free, safe social media apps in your schools. It’s 2015 – why aren’t YOU breaking down some barriers?
The presentation can be found at: https://goo.gl/GMQ2eH