The American Dream
With words of wisdom for anyone just starting or trying to find their way, Dr. White will deliver an inspiring and motivational talk about hope, kindness, paying it forward and the power of the imagination.
A Message of Cohesion and Hope
Drawing on insight gained through her personal and professional experiences, Juju Chang will discuss the critical role school boards can play in ensuring public schools are incubators of civility, humanity and justice.
Toward Wellness: Emerging From a Pandemic
Our anger, anxiety and sadness are not symptoms of pathology. They are deeply human emotions and rational responses to our human experience. To move toward wellness, we must focus on the equally human characteristics of resilience, connection and belonging.
A Product of the Gap
A Native American multi-instrumentalist, hip-hop artist, music producer and storyteller, Waln will lead a session in the diversity, equity and inclusion strand where he shares the truth of the Indigenous story through narrative and performance. This session features an expanded question and answer period.
A Conversation with SED: A More Service-Oriented Approach
Hear from Jim Baldwin, SED’s Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy and former district superintendent of Questar III BOCES, on how SED is transforming its work and philosophy under the leadership of Commissioner Betty Rosa to focus on service to the field through partnership and positive connections with New York’s educators and students.