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SAANYS First Annual Summer Leadership Camp



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Monday, July 24: Kickoff:
Why Change Can’t Wait

After a thought provoking keynote, watch the powerful documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed” based on Tony Wagner’s book of the same name. This feature-length documentary examines the history of education in the United States and reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world.

Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era: Praise for “Most Likely to Succeed”

“Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith want us to stop thinking about success for our children in terms of test scores, and start concentrating on real learning, creative problem-solving, and the joy of discovery. And instead of just diagnosing the ills of our education system, they also offer a remedy in the form of a complete reimagining of what high-quality education for all could and should be.”
  – Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

The showing of the film will be followed by facilitated discussion and activities guaranteed to sharpen your focus and get your leadership juices flowing. A mini ed camp will follow. You will have a lot to think about on the way home!

Tuesday, July 25:
Focusing on our English Language Learners and Our Changing Communities:

AM: What School Leaders Need to Know About English Learners: What leadership actions can transform the school experience for your ELLs?

PM: Schoolhouse Reboot: Changing Needs for Changing Communities: What do you need to know to build cultural proficiency in your school?

Wednesday, July 26:
SHIFTING GEARS: Rethinking Student Discipline, School Climate, and
Student Support

Districts and schools that have recalibrated their school-wide discipline and student support policies and practices are seeing results in reduced disciplinary incidents, increased teacher efficacy, improved school climate, and increased student achievement.

Larry Dieringer, executive director of Engaging Schools will facilitate this highly interactive workshop that focuses on such topics as: effective discipline models, code of conduct, using data, parents as partners, essential teams, connecting classroom practice to climate and discipline, and much more to learn and take away! Book is included: Shifting Gears: Recalibrating Schoolwide Discipline and Support by Carol Miller Lieber, Michele Tissiere, and Nicole Frazier.

Thursday, July 27:
Supporting ALL Students’ Social and Emotional Well-Being

AM: DASA Update and Refresher Practice with SAANYS Attorney: This informative workshop will focus on recent DASA related cases. Participants will engage in actual hypotheticals relevant to DASA.

PM: Ensuring that LGBT/Transgender Students are Supported in our Schools. Increase your awareness of recent issues that have provided new learning and be prepared to leave with strategies to integrate in September. Go beyond compliance and “tolerance” to actively support all students.

You may register for single days or for all four days. Lunch will be catered onsite by Mazzone. A block of rooms at $115 per night has been reserved at the Hotel Indigo in Albany. The block will be released on Friday, June 9. 

For more information contact Karen Bronson at kbronson@saanys.org.  

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July 24 @ 8:00 am
July 27 @ 3:30 pm
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