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 Isaac Collins, LMSW, CAS
Assistant Principal, Webster Central School District and Licensed Psychotherapist, Collins & Collins Clinical Services
Shameka Collins, LMSW
Licensed Psychotherapist, Collins & Collins Clinical Services
Friday, Oct. 25
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
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.

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 Laura Elenbaas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
Friday, Oct. 25
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
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.

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 Shannon LaNier
Anchor of CW39's “Morning Dose,” Father/Family Influencer & Author
Friday, Oct. 25
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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.

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 Robert Freeman
Executive Director, New York State Committee on Open Government
Friday, Oct. 25
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
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.

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 MaryEllen Elia
New York State Education Commissioner
Friday, Oct. 25
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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.

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 Timothy G. Kremer
NYSSBA Executive Director
Friday, Oct. 25
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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.

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CTLEThe convention educational sessions, pre-convention events, and featured sessions (but not including the Opening Session and the Commissioner Session) have been approved for CTLE credits.