2017 Keynote Speaker
American Education in the Age of Globalization
In this keynote address, Dr. Yong Zhao debunks the myths that misled American reforms and proposes a new paradigm of education for the future.
2017 Featured Speakers
Mental Health 101: Signs and Symptoms of Common Disorders in Youth
Mental health disorders are the most common health issues among school-aged children. Students struggling with these disorders are at risk for poor outcomes in school. Learn the signs and symptoms and receive tangible strategies to identify students who need support.
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.
Using Technology to Support Rigor and Engagement for ALL Students
A New York City public elementary school principal will share her school's journey in using technology to support the diverse learners, educators and families in her school community. Learn about the innovative one-to-one take home iPad program and leave with strategies and tools for a technology vision for your school.
A Conversation with the Commissioner
Next Generation Learning Standards, computer-based testing, ESSA, APPR, closing the achievement gap and more. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia will discuss the state of New York education in an engaging format. This is a perennially popular event. Arrive early to get a good seat.
New York’s ESSA Plan – What It Means For School Districts
New York has submitted to the federal government its plan for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Learn about the new school accountability rules and how they will affect your board’s responsibilities and the operation of your schools.
Addressing Trauma So Students Can Succeed
Trauma has an adverse impact on brain development, and traumatic experiences can negatively impact learning, behavior and relationships. Join this workshop and learn strategies your school can use to help students who have experienced trauma.
Understanding and Educating the Immigrant Child
Immigrant children are one of the fastest growing populations in our schools today. The key to their educational success is awareness and understanding immigrant cross-cultural experiences and their challenges. Hear Dr. Kumi-Yeboah’s personal experiences, research and proven strategies for educating immigrant students.