Kristen O’Neill, Esq.
Assistant Director, NYS Committee on Open Government
Tuesday, Oct. 27
12:15 - 12:55 p.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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  Dr. Betty A. Rosa
Interim Commissioner of Education
T. Andrew Brown
Vice Chancellor, New York Sate Board of Regents
Wednesday, Oct. 28
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
A Conversation With SED

In these unprecedented times for education, hear Interim Commissioner Rosa and Regents Vice Chancellor Brown discuss the unique issues facing school districts and the State Education Department. You won’t want to miss this engaging session.

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  Dr. Amy DelCorvo, Moderator
New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE)
Richard Hughes, Panelist
Superintendent, Frontier CSD
  Laurie Guyon, Panelist
Model Schools Coordinator
Wednesday, Oct. 28
10:40 - 11:25 a.m.
Sharing Success: Remote Learning Best Practices

Hear from a panel of teachers from across New York state who are successfully using remote learning to engage their students during these challenging times. You’ll take away best practices and ideas for using remote learning as a key teaching tool.

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 Jeremy Thode, Moderator
Board President, Smithtown Central School District
Wednesday, Oct. 28
11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Understanding the Needs of the LGBTQ Student

Let LGBTQ students and parents help your school district create a more diverse, accepting and successful school culture which can, in turn, set them up for classroom success. Get lessons learned from their unique experiences, needs and desires.

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  David Christopher
Executive Director, New York Association for Pupil Transportation
Thursday, Oct. 29
9:25 - 10:10 a.m.
Transportation in a Pandemic Environment

With nearly 60% of students riding buses to school, student transportation under COVID-19 has been one of the most challenging issues addressed by district leaders. Learn how the new transportation guidelines are working and how school district transportation has fared since school started. Examine the ongoing challenges districts face.

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  Dr. Luvelle Brown, Moderator
Superintendent, Ithaca City School District
Lisa Johnson, Moderator
Assistant Executive Director, NYS Caucus of Black School Board Members
Thursday, Oct. 29
11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Diverse and Equal: A Student Perspective

The post-Millennial generation – those born from 1997 to 2012 – is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in our country’s history. Get a perspective on diversity from a student panel and students’ role in advocating for equity in schools and community.

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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.