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Statewide Events

The Essentials of Special Education Law
6/16/2014 - 6/30/2015
Webinars by LegalOneNY
Location: ONLINE
Link: Visit LegalOneNY

Special education law is extremely complex and disputes in this area often give rise to litigation. This training will help you understand how to provide all students with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and properly address complex issues related to student placement, program, discipline and due process.

School Achievement Institute w/ Bill Daggett
10/22/2014 - 12/8/2014
Strategies for Building and District Leaders
Location: Long Island / Westchester / Rochester / Albany / Lake Placid
 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Today’s challenges can be so overwhelming that they consume the agenda of our schools and school leaders. However, many schools showing the most rapid improvements are led by administrators who have taken control of improvement initiatives rather than simply responding to the demands being placed upon them by the latest requirements from the state or national level.

In this session, Dr. Bill Daggett will explain how the leaders of these rapidly improving schools created an understanding of and support for needed school improvement initiatives with their staff, board, and community. He will provide guidance on how to create an action plan that focuses on both today’s challenges and, equally as important, a series of emerging trends that will have major impacts on our schools.

Rush Henrietta Transportation Center - November 12 - register here

SAANYS, Albany- November 19 - register here

Lake Placid - December 8 - register here

2014 Annual Conference
10/26/2014 - 10/27/2014
Location: The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, Lake George
File: Download Annual Conference Registration Form
Link: Visit the official SAANYS14 website to learn more!

The theme of this year’s conference, Leading with Heart and Mind seeks to focus us on what matters most: supporting students, our school communities, and one another. Watch the video!

Keynote Speakers: Bill Daggett and Todd Whitaker
Featured Speaker: Bruce Taylor

Region 1 Events

Region 1 Fall Meet and Greet
Location: Blackbird's Grill, 553 Old Montauk Hwy, Sayville

 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Please show your support for region one and help strengthen our collegiality. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. 

RSVP by October 30: Mrs. Susan Bonner, or Mr. John Murphy,

Google Camp LI
Location: Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville
Link: Register Online

8:00am - 4:00pm

Google Camp is conducted in an Edcamp format. Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers, administrators and their needs. What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. All of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about, with the focus of GoogleCamp on all things Google. Topics covered may include: Chromebooks in the Classroom, Google Apps Management, Google+ Handouts, YouTube, Going Google, Completely Customizing Chrome to Make Your Life Awesome, Google Scripts, Google Apps for Mobile Devices, Deep Dive with Drive, and Google Glass Demo.

All participants will receive Google Chromecast! Space is limited!

Region 2 Events

Four Keys to Building a Common Core Culture in Your School or District
11/6/2014 - 11/7/2014
Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center, One Merrick Avenue, Westbury
Link: Register online

November 6 and 7, 2014; 8:30am - 3:00pm

*For teams of 3 or more from the same district - fee is $200.

This interactive two-day institute will focus upon actions school leaders can take to build a culture that promotes Common Core implementation in all subject areas and grade levels. Identification of collaborative practices to dismantle the silo model and provide the underpinnings for real change and identifying what Common Core instructional strategies look and sound like in real classrooms will be the focus of Day One. On Day Two, the focus is on the all-important conversations around teaching and learning that are essential to growth. Leaders will have the opportunity to hone their skills with difficult and important conversations around the observation process and learn how to implement a process to get teachers looking at student work as a primary data source.

Supported by SAANYS and Magellan

Region 11 Events

Region 11 - 2015 Awards Ceremony
Location: Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road, Penfield

5:00pm: Cash bar reception and appetizers

5:45pm: Awards Program