Professional Learning

Spotlight Recordings

April 24, 2024

Civil Service Fundamentals

Civil Service Fundamentals: An information session for civil service employees

March 21, 2024

Boosting Student Success: Tackling School Absenteeism

During this SAANYS Spotlight Session, delve into the intricate world of student success as we tackle the pressing issue of school absenteeism, an engaging online experience aimed at the discussion around boosting student attendance and fostering a supportive school community, featuring our simulation, Planning for Student Achievement.

January 11, 2024

Conducting Student Investigations, with SAANYS Legal Team

Download the PowerPoint presentation here.

October 4, 2023

The Impact of Learning Environment Design on Educators

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.