As upstate New York's premier educational technical assistance center, CASDA engages educators and their schools in addressing challenges, embracing opportunities, and creating positive, lasting outcomes for students.
For almost 70 years, CASDA has worked to provide educators with opportunities for reflection, collaboration and professional development. We act as:
We raise consciousness about emerging educational challenges while promoting renewal and improvement in schools and post-secondary institutions.
We bring education professionals together to share and disseminate best practices and respond to complicated and emerging educational challenges.
We foster the development of regional learning communities that help to shape research and development of agendas and encourage the sharing of evidence-based practices.
We help educators and their organizations acquire the tools to assist students in realizing their full potential.
OUR CORE BELIEFS
We believe that educators should have the opportunity to collaborate regularly to solve common educational challenges.
We are committed to sharing best practices and evidence-based solutions by connecting the experience of school practitioners with cutting-edge research from the University at Albany and beyond.
We aim to cultivate highly capable teachers and school leaders through consistent and high-quality professional development, mentorship, and guidance.
We believe that the ultimate goal of school improvement is to increase student achievement and create positive, lasting outcomes for teachers and learners.