2018 Keynote Speaker
What Would You Do? The Challenge of Doing the Right Thing
If you witnessed a person being bullied or treated unfairly, what would you do? Would you intervene or look the other way?
2018 Featured Speakers
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.
Opioids 101: The NYS Opioid Epidemic
Prescription opioids and heroin use is at a crisis level for New York students and families. Learn how the drugs are used and packaged, what intervention strategies are effective and what to look for if you suspect use.
Implementing ESSA – What It Means For School Districts
The 2018 - 19 school year is the first one in which New York will be implementing its approved Every Student Succeeds Act plan. Learn about the new district and school accountability system and how it will affect your board’s responsibilities and the operation of your schools.
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.
School Boards Supporting Excellence Through EquityFriday, Oct. 26
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Our communities’ future viability will be contingent on our capacities to better serve all children well and eliminate achievement disparities defined by students’ backgrounds or identities. Learn how we can assure that all students are exposed to rigorous learning experiences necessary to thrive in tomorrow’s world.
School Climate Improvement: Policy and Practice Trends
District leaders can support effective and sustainable efforts to improve school climate, prevent bullying and nurture social emotional learning. Attend this session to find practical guidelines, measurements for effectiveness through the discussion of case studies.
Creating An Innovative Classroom
Learn how a high school dropout became an Apple Distinguished Educator and is using technology to motivate students to stay in school. Join an interactive discussion on creating an innovative classroom through a one-to-one digital learning initiative.
School Board Meeting - The Musical (Off-Broadway)Saturday, Oct. 27
8:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Are your board members all “singing the same tune?” Join us for a musically-infused school board meeting: an informational, interactive, and entertaining look at common board scenarios and personalities. Between “scenes,” attendees can engage in conversation with board governance experts.
Diversity in School Leadership. Hiring the Best.Saturday, Oct. 27
8:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Hiring top quality superintendents, principals, and teachers is essential in schools. Attend this session to explore the role of bias in hiring practices and learn how to increase diversity among school leadership to reflect changing student demographics.