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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.

SAANYS Webinars
7/2/2014 - 7/2/2015
Ipad Tips and Tricks / Understanding SLOs / Difficult Employee Situations & more
Location: Watch ONLINE at your convenience
Link: Visit Webinar page


Webinar Wednesdays: Nuts and Bolts for School Leaders
9/24/2014 - 12/17/2014
Location: Online Series
Link: Register online

WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS:  An six-part series of interactive webinars for school administrators on timely and practical topics. All are one hour in length, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm on the following dates:
September 24FREE: Running effective meetings (email for login information)

October 1 – Everything you need to know about the cloud
October 15 – Working effectively with administrative office personnel
October 29
 – Honing your presentation skills
November 12 – Strategies for handling difficult conversations
December 3 – Understanding and implementing flipped and blended models
December 17 – Save time and Increase productivity with online meetings

SAANYS Assistant Principals Academy
10/20/2014 - 3/19/2015
Location: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Kingston

Facilitator: Jeff Olefson, President, Staff Development Associates; with Dr. Michael Johnson; Don Nickson and Karen Bronson, SAANYS

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m  (onsite sessions)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (online sessions)

Cost: $500 SAANYS Members / $600 Non-members

The Assistant Principals Academy is specifically designed to meet the professional development needs of assistant principals, and provides a unique opportunity to learn about and share best practices and sharpen the tools in your leadership tool box. This is a hybrid model that combines onsite and online interactive and practical sessions on current topics such as: Definition of Leadership, Evolving Role of the AP, Effective Feedback Around Instruction, DASA, Difficult Conversations, and more. Participants must currently serve as an assistant principal to participate. Principal and superintendent recommendations are required. The cohort is limited to twenty participants. Please note that this series is designed for assistant principals at any stage in their professional life, including career assistant principals.

Buffalo: Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, Room A1, West Seneca
October 20, November 24 (online), January 5, February 17 (online), March 16 - REGISTER ONLINE

Rochester: Rush Henrietta Transportation and Operations Center, 1133 Lehigh Station Road, Henrietta
October 21, November 24 (online), January 6, February 17 (online), March 17 - REGISTER ONLINE

Syracuse: 1005 West Fayette Street, Suite 1D - Small Group Room, Syracuse
October 23, November 24 (online), January 8, February 17 (online), March 19 - REGISTER ONLINE

Kingston: Ulster County Community College, Business Resource Center Room 125, 1 Development Court, Albany Avenue, Kingston
October 30, November 24 (online), January 15, February 17 (online), March 12 - REGISTER ONLINE


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.

Western Suffolk BOCES - October 22 - register here
Southern Westchester BOCES - November 6 - register here
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: Deborah Delisle and Todd Whitaker
Featured Speaker: Bruce Taylor

Region 1 Events

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 4 Events

Assistant Principal Academy
10/7/2014 - 5/19/2015
October 7; November 5; December 2, 2014; January 13; February 10; March 10; April 21; and May 19, 2015
Location: P/NW BOCES - School Services Building, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
File: Download the flyer
Link: Register here, select "Center for Educational Leadership"

This academy is designed to meet the professional development needs of assistant principals, and provides a unique opportunity to learn about and share best practices and sharpen the tools in your leadership tool box. The academy will consist of monthly, highly interactive and practical sessions on current leadership topics. Members of the cohort will work collaboratively with colleagues from other districts on a project related to a problem of practice. Participants will be required to currently serve as, and have at least one year of experience as, an assistant principal.  Principal and superintendent recommendations are required. The cohort is limited to twenty participants.

This Academy is jointly sponsored by SAANYS, Putnam/Northern Westchester (P/NW) BOCES, and the Assistant Principals Association of Westchester and Putnam Counties.

  1. Introductions, Review of Project Requirements What is Leadership
  2. The Evolving Role of the AP
  3. What Every Administrator Should know about Curriculum, Instruction and Technology: Using Data to Inform Instruction (featuring a panel of regional educational leaders)
  4. Effective Feedback Around Instruction: Vision
  5. Presentation Skills
  6. Implementation Considerations for the Dignity Act and Difficult Conversations
  7. Presentation of Projects, Self-Reflection and Celebration Dinner

    School Districts will be Billed Through Co-Ser 512.

Region 7 Events

North Country PD
Location: North Country Teachers Resource Ctr., SUNY Plattsburgh Campus, Sibley Hall, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh
Link: Register online

Cost: $10 Space is limited! Registration closes September 16.

Full day workshop consisting of two half day sessions.

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Building Common Core Culture and Instructional Strategies:
Key Steps for the Year Ahead
Presenter: Karen Bronson, SAANYS

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dealing With Difficult Constituents
(note that instructions on writing letters of counsel will be part of this)
Presenter: Dr. Michael Johnson

Region 9 Events

SAANYS Region 9 Elmira Jackals Hockey Night
Location: The First Arena, Elmira
File: Registration form

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 18th when the Elmira Jackals face off against the Kalamazoo Wings at First Arena as the puck drops at 7:05pm. SAANYS members and guests will save $2 on the walk up price costing $14 each. Download the registration form and send in by October 6.

Sponsored by: AXA

Region 10 Events

Region 10 Unit Presidents Meeting
Location: Sharkey's Restaurant, 7240 Oswego Rd (Rt 57) in Liverpool

4:00 - 5:00 pm
At this meeting SAANYS Executive Director Kevin Casey will be present. He will share with us important information regarding any regulatory, legal, and negotiating updates; describe how to access services (negotiating, legal, and PD, and discuss the roles/responsibilities of a unit president.  Finally, there will be an opportunity for unit presidents to openly discuss any other issues/questions. 


Sponsored by: Rowland Reading Foundation

Region 12 Events

Region 12 Presidents and Officers Dinner
Location: JP Fitzgerald's, 4236 Clark Street, Hamburg

Cost: $15

5:00pm -  Registration, Networking, Cash Bar
6:00pm -  Buffet Dinner
6:30pm - Program

Impact of APPR Moratorium and Beyond
Update from Region 12 Representative

RSVP: Monday, September 29, 2014 by 4:00pm to
Make checks payable to "SAANYS Region 12"
Mail to:  Dr. Robert B. Anderson, Principal, Gowanda High School, 10674 Prospect Street, Gowanda, NY 14070

Sponsored by: Curriculum Associates