Collaboration and Co-Teaching for ELL Success

Co-Teaching ELLs: From Theory to Practice - February 8, 2018 - 9 am - 12 pm

In this three workshop series, participants will connect research-based best practices for collaboration and co-teaching for ELL success to practice, both in mainstream and sheltered classrooms.

Elementary Scheduling to Promote Student Learning

February 27, 2018 - 8:30 am - 3 pm

Competing interests often make the creation of the building schedule a challenging task. Learn how to place your students’ needs at the center of the process to balance priorities and reach school goals.

School Administrators: How to Handle the Media

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9 am - 12 pm

This workshop provides superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, athletic directors and others with the skills necessary for a successful encounter  with a member of the media.

Helping Students Overcome Test Anxiety

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This conference will equip school administrators, teachers and pupil services staff  with the knowledge and skills to more effectively intervene with students who experience test anxiety. 

Seminar on Assistant Principals

March 7, 2018 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Assistant principals participating in this seminar will come away with new strategies for effective leadership, supervision, student management and school culture or research and practices for successful job endeavors and an opportunity to network with other assistant principals.

New School Leader Seminar

March 15, 2018 - 4 pm - 7 pm

For Educators (interns, new administrators, team leaders, department chairs) considering a career in administration, currently taking courses, or entering the field.

Increasing Achievement in Urban Schools

March 19, 2018 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Urban schools face a wide array of challenges in meeting the needs of their diverse learners. Despite ever-changing expectations and regulations, urban educators remain committed and passionate about their goal of ensuring academic success for all students.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for ELL Success

ENL Collaboration: March 21, 2018 - 9 am - 12 pm

In this three workshop series, participants will connect research-based best practices for collaboration and co-teaching for ELL success to practice, both in mainstream and sheltered classrooms.

PDK Information and Tips Night

March 22, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you looking to begin a career in education? Are you working as a teacher and wish to become an administrator? The Greater Capital Region Phi Delta Kappa Chapter is hosting a panel discussion that will provide insight and resources to help you advance. 

Your Professional Development Plan: What You Need to Know to Build and Sustain a Culture of Learning

March 22, 2018 - 9:00 - 3:00

This conference will develop a leader’s capacity to leverage successful instructional change through effective professional learning structures and opportunities for faculty and staff.  Participants will acquire skills, practices, strategies, and resources to develop their expertise to create cultures of continuous improvement and build collective responsibility for professional learning linked to their district goals and outcomes. 

Getting it Right: Hiring the Best Educators

March 27, 2018 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This conference will be an active day of exploration about current beliefs and practices and how effective these may be for your goal of hiring the best candidates.

How the Four Attributes of Transformational Leadership Influence Schools

March 29, 2018 - 9:00 - 3:00

How do great leaders lead? What does the research say about the qualities of those leaders in both private and public sectors who inspire organizations? 


Research has provided the educational field with many theories of leadership. Some theories, like those of Marzano and Fullan, have become the foundation of leadership standards and evaluation. However, for systems undergoing deep and lasting change, transformational leadership is cited as one model providing the beliefs and behaviors that will help leaders influence their teams and inspire faculty to reach higher levels of performance.

Improving Leadership Effectiveness Using Workplace Personality Profiles

April 19, 2018 - 8:30 - 12:00

Workplaces everywhere are using Workplace Personality Profiles to improve relationships, develop effective leaders and build the productivity of teams. CASDA trains school districts in the use of the DiSC Workplace Profile, a 15 minute survey that produces a detailed report about an individual's personality, style and behavior in the workplace. During the DiSC Training, individuals learn about their own style and then the styles of others.  They explore strengths, weaknesses, contributions, fears, motivators and stressors.

April 30, 2018 - 9:00 - 3:00

Early Childhood Education lays the foundation for academic success and personal growth in every student's scholastic experience. This conference will provide educators with resources and practices that help children discover the joy of learning. 

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Five Step Process For Improved Reading Efficacy

February 6, 2018

Participants will take away strategies for: Monitoring - Clarifying, Questioning, Searching Selection, Summarizing, and Visualizing/Organizing across all content areas and grade levels. The strategies taught are practitioner friendly and will enhance the teaching & learning process for your students.

According to a November, 2016 study by the Stanford History Education Group, students have "a dismaying inability to reason about information they see on the internet." This three part webinar series will examine the constantly evolving media landscape and its potential impact on how our students consume and process information. 

Schools must create workplace cultures of equity and accountability to ensure that they embody the ideals that they wish to impart upon their students. This webinar will analyze a school's legal obligations in addressing instances of workplace harassment and share best practices for developing a positive and inclusive workplace environment

Effective Delegation for School Administrators

March 20, 2018

It is impossible for a school leader to personally perform all the work needed to carry out the school's mission.  Therefore, work and the responsibility to carry it out need to be delegated to others.  Without delegation and the empowerment that must accompany it, no organization and no leader can enjoy long-term success.  In this webinar, we will examine the nature of delegation as well as the ways in which it can be most effectively employed.  

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The Principals' Guild

Next session December 15 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am

The Principals' Guild is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership and practice in a collaborative forum.

Master Scheduling Roundtable for Secondary Schools

Next session January 4, 2017 - 9 am - 11 am

A Professional Learning Community for Secondary Master Schedulers