Professional Learning

Spotlight Recordings

January 11, 2024

Conducting Student Investigations, with SAANYS Legal Team

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October 4, 2023

So much of our focus in learning space design tends to prioritize the learner. Often students are at the center of decisions made about new buildings, renovated spaces, and how to use existing furniture and other resources effectively. But while having these conversations, we can’t forget about another key element of learning space design: how it affects educators. 

April 26, 2023

Leading School Culture Change Simulation – In this simulation, facilitated by Ken Spero, you will serve as a principal of an elementary school where academic performance is falling. The faculty and staff are satisfied with the status quo and resist change. As you encounter a variety of perspectives among individuals and teams, how can you build a coalition that recognizes the need for a culture that supports improved performance?

December 15, 2022

Cultural Competency Simulation: Practice and Problem-Solving – In this webinar, Dr. David De Jong, Dean of the College of Education at Dakota State University, facilitates our Cultural Competency simulation as part of the SAANYS Spotlight Session. Watch the session in the YouTube video below and learn more about simulations at:

May 5, 2021

Fair Isn’t Always Equal – Changes in Grading Practices that Will Reduce Stress, Improve Learning and Contribute to Equity. With Jenn David-Lang of the Main Idea.