Virtual Navigation

How to Navigate NYSSBA’s Virtual Convention and Education Expo

NYSSBA’s virtual Convention platform is a user-friendly platform that you will easily navigate for an enjoyable convention experience.

Getting Started

Your registration confirmation will contain a link to the platform and personal credentials created for you and only you. After logging in, you will land on the convention platform home page where you will find access to the various Convention events.

On the left hand side, you will see a list of tabs where you will begin to explore and participate in the virtual Convention and Education Expo.


Virtual Event Platform Tabs

Home – Home of the virtual Convention where you begin your convention participation.

Welcome – View a message from NYSSBA’s Board of Directors President, NSBA President and NYSCOSS President.

NYSSBA Board - View the NYSSBA leadership.

Schedule – Here is where you will access the agenda for each day and navigate to the sessions you wish to view live or view later, read speaker bios, view slide decks and download presentation materials. Recorded educational sessions will be available 48 hours after the live presentation. Plus if you view a speaker, and/or view a session, you will earn points toward the Game of Points program.

Expo – You will begin your Education Expo experience here. Search exhibitor alpha list and enter their booth by clicking on their logo. If you still need information from exhibitors after Oct. 29 … no problem … the virtual Education Expo will be available until December 31, 2020.

Sponsors – See who supports our Convention and educational programming. With their support, NYSSBA is able to provide the convention experience you have come to know and enjoy. Send them a thank you or visit them in the virtual Education Expo. When you view a sponsor, you will earn points toward the Game of Points program.

Networking – Start networking with your colleagues. Here you will opt-in and create your e-Business card and/or biography and create your list of connections (My Connections) via the attendee list link. You can begin chatting instantly and participate in the Game of Points program.

Forum – Share your vision of education here or post discussions on convention content and start a conversation.

Game of Points – Participate in this program to earn points towards winning a prize for your school district. You can follow the Game of Points leaderboard to compete with your colleagues. The program will begin on October 20 and end on October 29th at 5:00 p.m. Prizes are as follows:

1st Place - $1,000 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place - $750 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place - $500 Amazon Gift Card

Rules for the Game of Points:

  1. Member district must be in good standing at time of event
  2. One prize per district
  3. Payable in school district’s name post-event

Winners will be announced on October 30th via email to the superintendents and district clerks of the winning school districts as well as to the membership.

The gift cards will be made out to the name of the winning school districts and delivered directly to the district clerks.

Awards – Watch video presentations of the Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service, the President’s Award and Teacher of the Year.

Student Talent – Enjoy video presentations of the student musical groups’ performances, Sponsored by New York State School Music Association, the New York State Art Teachers Association student art show and your school district’s students in action photo loop.

Ask NYSSBA – Got a question for NYSSBA? Ask a question, share information or chat with your NYSSBA representatives on policy, advocacy, leadership development and the benefits of membership.

Follow Us! – See all of NYSSBA’s social networking platforms and share your posts. Use #nyssba20.

Social Feeds – Read comments from colleagues, exhibitors and NYSSBA and post your comments to earn points toward the Game of Points.

Surveys – We want to hear from you. Each day will list the educational sessions presented that day. Be sure to visit this tab daily to complete your educational session surveys. Complete a survey and earn points toward the Game of Points program.

CTLE/Certificate - Access the CTLE forms for the educational sessions and the Certificate of Attendance.

Help Desk – Having difficulties accessing sessions? Downloading session materials? Ask the helpful PSAV platform professionals.

Photo Gallery – Enjoy this virtual Selfie Booth. Take a selfie photo while you’re experiencing the convention or upload a photo from the device you are using and share with all the convention participants. Participate and earn points toward the Game of Points program.

Live Polling – Share comments and questions during livestream events to include Keynote, A Conversation with SED and School Board Meeting: The Musical.

Notes – Create notes while participating in the virtual convention. At the end of the convention, the notes will be sent to your email address. Earn points for the Game of Points program here too!

Have fun, engage, network, learn, share and enjoy the virtual Convention and Education Expo!

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