2019 Keynote Speaker
Closing The Skills Gap
You may think your school is giving students the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce, but more than 50% of employers say graduates aren’t prepared for jobs.
2019 Featured Speakers
Trauma Informed Schools -Understanding The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Nearly two thirds of children report at least one traumatic event by age 16. Traumatic events have negative effects on a student’s physical, emotional and psychological well-being. Trauma is often hidden and can contribute to inaccurate student classification. Learn about distinct types of childhood trauma, its impact on students and their school experience and find resources for identifying and assisting those in need.
Reducing Stereotypes & Promoting Inclusivity In Childhood
Why do children develop stereotypes, and how can we promote inclusivity? This session offers insights from child development research on why biases emerge, and what schools can do to promote fairness and friendship between students of different backgrounds.
Jefferson’s Children: The Story Of One American Family
Hear President Thomas Jefferson’s sixth-great grandson chronicle his journey in uncovering the history behind his heritage. He’ll share his story and discuss why it’s important for schools to better know their students, where they come from, their family heritage, their culture and the impact personal experience has on academic success.
Government in the Sunshine
Whether you’re concerned about disclosure of records under FOIL, executive sessions, meeting notices or side discussions with fellow board members, you’ll need to know what the Open Meetings Law requires and permits. Bring your questions and get the latest updates.
A Conversation With The Commissioner
Don’t miss your opportunity to ask State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia your questions about the trending topics related to public education in New York state. This is a popular event so arrive early to get a good seat.
Are School Board Members In Touch With What’s Happening In Schools Today?
Hear a school board panel respond to questions on a wide variety of issues such as racial diversity, testing, technology, social media, safety, mental health and drug use in an energized fast-paced multimedia session.