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 Caroline Axelrod Mendel, PsyD
Associate Psychologist, Child Mind Institute
ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center
Friday, Oct. 13
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
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.

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 Kristin O'Neill Esq, JD
Assistant Director, New York State Committee on Open Government
Friday, Oct. 13
9:45 - 10:45 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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Vanessa Rosa
Principal, Public School 169-Bay Terrace School
Friday, Oct. 13
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
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.

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 MaryEllen Elia
New York’s Commissioner of Education
Friday, Oct. 13
10:45 a.m. - Noon
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.

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Ira Schwartz
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Accountability, NYS Education Department
Friday, Oct. 13
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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.

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Thomas Andriola
Chief of Policy and Implementation, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Karen Hill
Executive Director, NYS Children's Alliance
Renée L. Rider
Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Student Support Services at the New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Carly Sunderlin, LMSW
Adolescent Therapist & Prevention Educator
Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program

Friday, Oct. 13
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
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.

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Alex Kumi-Yeboah, PhD
Assistant Professor, University at Albany - State University of New York
Friday, Oct. 13
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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.

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