Catalog: CASDA - NY (WebReg)

Search Options

Search Results (1 - 32 of 32)

1. Athletic Directors Roundtable

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: Athletic Directors

Dates: 10/6/2021 to 5/18/2022

Join us to communicate, collaborate and share your practice with other Athletic Directors.

2. Communicating With Difficult Audiences

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: administrators and educational leaders

Dates: 10/6/2021

This workshop will assist administrators with strategies to comfortably address difficult audiences. Participants will learn: -Effective ways to prepare for and present to difficult audiences. -How to disarm combative audience members. -Effective ways to get your points across.

3. Assistant Principals Seminar

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: assistant principals

Dates: 10/7/2021

Join CASDA and the Capital Region Principals' Center for the Assistant Principals Seminar. Assistant principals participating in this seminar will learn new strategies for effective leadership, student engagement, supervision, time management, school culture and equity. Principal Center Board members will address wellness for school leaders, dealing with student anxiety and teacher stress.

4. IT/AT Roundtable

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: Instructional technology educators, assistive technology educators

Dates: 10/8/2021 to 6/10/2022

Collaboration and support among instructional and assistive technology professionals will remain critically important as educators continue to integrate strategies for virtual and hybrid instruction developed during the pandemic. ​Participants of the IT/AT Roundtable will be provided short presentations on a variety of topics followed by discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies for improving support services.

5. Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Schools: A Free Virtual Series

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 10/13/2021 to 4/6/2022

This five-part free virtual series will explore the topic of student trauma using the book, "Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education”, by Alex Shevrin Venet. Why should we discuss trauma through an equity lens? As the author states, "Trauma informed educational practices respond to the impacts of trauma on the entire school community and prevent future trauma from occurring. Equity and social justice are key concerns of trauma-informed educators as we make changes in our individual practice, in classrooms, in schools, and in district-wide and state-wide systems” (Venet, 2021, p.10). Over the five sessions participants will explore the importance of 1) bringing equity to the center of trauma-informed practices, 2) viewing trauma as a lens, not a label, 3) cultivating unconditional positive regard for students, 4) taking a systems view of trauma for impactful and sustained change, 5) examining classroom practices and pedagogy to support healing practices. We will explore Venet's book alongside current research in education, sociology and public health on the relationship between trauma and equity in public institutions in order to provide participants with an interdisciplinary critical lens to transform their classroom, school or district. Join us for one or all five of the sessions. It would benefit your experience if you purchase the book, however, reading the book prior to or during the series is not required to participate.

6. 2021-2022 Principal Collaborative

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: principals, assistant principals

Dates: 10/15/2021 to 5/13/2022

The Principal Collaborative is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership practice with colleagues in a mutually beneficial space. Each of the eight seminars will be facilitated by members of the Greater Capital Region Principals' Center in partnership with the Capital Area School Development Association. Topics for 2021-22 will be developed to meet participants' stated priorities with programs designed to help educators respond to emerging needs and bring research to practice. The first meeting in October will feature an interest survey and focus on the topic: First Session Revision: Reopening Challenges and Successes.

7. What's On Our Minds? Reflecting on the Start of the School Year

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 10/25/2021

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every month or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

8. Trauma-Informed Education in Rural Schools: A Free Virtual Series

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 11/9/2021 to 5/10/2022

Trauma impacts everyone in every community. However, the challenges vary by type of community and those faced by rural schools and communities are unique. Trauma-informed education research based on the book, "Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education," by Alex Shevrin Venet (2021), focuses on the systemic and structural changes schools can make to proactively address student and adult trauma. Research specific to rural schools like "food deserts,” inequitable housing, transportation barriers, lack of access to medical care and other trauma-related structural influences will be examined. Additionally, a review of community assets-based research will offer proactive steps the school system and educators can take. Over the five sessions participants will explore the importance of 1) bringing equity to the center of trauma-informed practices, 2) viewing trauma as a lens, not a label, 3) cultivating unconditional positive regard for students, 4) taking a systems view of trauma for impactful and sustained change, 5) examining classroom practices and pedagogy to support healing practices in the context of rural school and community experiences.

9. School Counselors Roundtable - Block 1

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: school counselors

Dates: 11/16/2021 to 1/11/2022

School counselors serve an essential role in helping students maximize educational opportunities, develop and engage interests and plan for a future beyond graduation. Relationships and engagement with students and their families form the foundation of this work. Covid-19 and the subsequent virtual and hybrid schooling models it has necessitated constitute significant obstacles for counselors seeking to connect with students and families. Although the majority of students are returning to school full time for the 2021-2022 year, many challenges remain for students and counselors at all levels. Additionally, a new element added to the role of counselors is continuing to provide support to students choosing virtual learning that is administered by other providers off site. The School Counselors Roundtable, a collaborative offering from CASDA and the Capital District Counselors Association (CDCA), is a professional learning community that will focus on strategies for developing and sustaining engagement with students and families during this continued period of uncertainty. We will build upon themes identified in the initial meetings and continue to provide a space for counselors to share effective practices that meet the academic and social emotional needs of students. The spring session will seek to integrate the expertise and perspective of higher education counselors in order to build bridges to ensure support across the P-20 Continuum. Additionally, the roundtable will address the topic of coordination of support services for students in relation to the following needs: academic, social/emotional, risk/crisis, and mental health.

10. Dealing with Difficult Employees

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: administrators and educational leaders

Dates: 11/19/2021

This workshop will assist administrators in avoiding costly 3020A and Section 75 due process proceedings and demonstrate an efficient and inexpensive alternative to the formal disciplinary process. Participants will: -Learn how to conduct effective counseling sessions and improve employee behavior. -Learn how to write letters of counsel to be placed in an employee's file. -Understand how to address conflict inherent in the administrator's role. -Learn how to avoid expensive, time consuming formal disciplinary processes.

11. What's On Our Minds? Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 11/29/2021

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every month or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

12. Project Based Learning in Action

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 11/30/2021

Project based learning (PBL) provides opportunities for students to learn in a dynamic and interdisciplinary manner - allowing them to make connections between content areas and develop critical thinking skills. This approach is also often far more relevant to life after graduation regardless of whether students attend college or enter the workforce. This half-day workshop will allow participants to attend Tech Valley's afternoon long block classes in the content area of their choice to see instructors and students in action. This activity will be followed by a facilitated dialog between Tech Valley's instructional leaders and program participants to allow space for attendees to brainstorm about how they can implement elements of PBL in their classrooms.

13. What's On Our Minds? Inquiry-Driven Schools

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 12/20/2021

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every month or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

14. School Mental Health Provider Roundtable

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: school mental health providers, social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses and administrators.

Dates: 1/13/2022 to 5/12/2022

When you travel by air, before the plane takes off a flight attendant will remind you, "Should the cabin lose pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the overhead area. Please place the mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting others.” Why are we directed to take care of ourselves first? The answer, though seemingly counterintuitive, is if you become incapacitated you can't help anyone else. CASDA's Roundtables are designed to provide educators with a space for self-care and growth, so they are ready and equipped to provide the critical services needed by the students and families they serve. This five session Roundtable series is for school mental health provider, social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses and administrators. Join us for an opportunity to learn about some of the latest research on the mental health crisis in schools exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, engage with colleagues facing similar challenges and collaborate on developing and implementing creative solutions. The Roundtable will be facilitated by CASDA Executive Director Michael Piccirillo, Ed.D., a lifelong educator, and CASDA Consultant Brian Farr, CASAC M.S. in Ed., a NYS Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor and Assistant Professor in the Chemical Dependency Program at Hudson Valley Community College.

15. How Leaders Can Design and Facilitate Compelling and Productive Meetings

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Business Administrators, and Building level Principals

Dates: 1/18/2022

This workshop will assist administrators in creating compelling and productive meetings. Effective types of meetings will be reviewed along with strategies to effectively engage participants to achieve targeted meeting results. You will also review "meeting tools” to get results and learn ways to reduce "sneaker time” (wasted time outside of meetings).

16. What's On Our Minds? Teacher/Student Learning Partnerships

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 1/31/2022

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every month or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

17. What's On Our Minds? The School as a Community Institution

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 2/28/2022

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every month or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

18. School Counselors Roundtable - Block 2

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: school counselors

Dates: 3/15/2022 to 5/17/2022

School counselors serve an essential role in helping students maximize educational opportunities, develop and engage interests and plan for a future beyond graduation. Relationships and engagement with students and their families form the foundation of this work. Covid-19 and the subsequent virtual and hybrid schooling models it has necessitated constitute significant obstacles for counselors seeking to connect with students and families. Although the majority of students are returning to school full time for the 2021-2022 year, many challenges remain for students and counselors at all levels. Additionally, a new element added to the role of counselors is continuing to provide support to students choosing virtual learning that is administered by other providers off site. The School Counselors Roundtable, a collaborative offering from CASDA and the Capital District Counselors Association (CDCA), is a professional learning community that will focus on strategies for developing and sustaining engagement with students and families during this continued period of uncertainty. We will build upon themes identified in the initial meetings and continue to provide a space for counselors to share effective practices that meet the academic and social emotional needs of students. The spring session will seek to integrate the expertise and perspective of higher education counselors in order to build bridges to ensure support across the P-20 Continuum. Additionally, the roundtable will address the topic of coordination of support services for students in relation to the following needs: academic, social/emotional, risk/crisis, and mental health.

19. Athletic Directors Roundtable - NYSAAA Member Registration

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: Athletic Directors

Dates: 3/23/2022 to 5/18/2022

Join us to communicate, collaborate and share your practice with other Athletic Directors.

20. What's On Our Minds? The DEI Journey in Schools

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 3/28/2022

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every month or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

21. What's On Our Minds? Educational Innovation - What Does it Mean?

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 4/25/2022

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every week or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

22. IT/AT Roundtable - May and June

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: Instructional technology educators, assistive technology educators

Dates: 5/13/2022 to 6/10/2022

Collaboration and support among instructional and assistive technology professionals will remain critically important as educators continue to integrate strategies for virtual and hybrid instruction developed during the pandemic. ​Participants of the IT/AT Roundtable will be provided short presentations on a variety of topics followed by discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies for improving support services.

23. What's On Our Minds? Reflecting on the School Year - Celebrating the Opportunities

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: all educators

Dates: 5/23/2022

Join CASDA Executive Director, Dr. Michael Piccirillo each month for free, hour-long virtual sessions discussing challenges, sharing research, strategies and solutions on topics of interest to educators. Join us every month or pick and choose the sessions you attend based on topics of interest to you. Special guests will be joining us for sessions to share their expertise. One-hour CTLE credit each session.

24. School Mental Health Provider Roundtable

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: school mental health providers, social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses and administrators

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 6/1/2023

Starting Soon
This Roundtable series is for school mental health providers, social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses and administrators. Join us for an opportunity to learn about some of the latest research on the mental health crisis in schools exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, engage with colleagues facing similar challenges and collaborate on developing and implementing creative solutions. The Roundtable will be facilitated by CASDA Executive Director Michael Piccirillo, Ed.D., a lifelong educator, and CASDA Consultant Brian Farr, CASAC M.S. in Ed., a NYS Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor and Assistant Professor in the Chemical Dependency Program at Hudson Valley Community College.

25. 2022-2023 Athletic Directors Roundtable

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: Athletic Directors

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 5/17/2023

Join us to communicate, collaborate and share your practice with other Athletic Directors.

26. 2022-2023 Principal Collaborative

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: principals, assistant principals

Dates: 10/14/2022 to 5/19/2023

The Principal Collaborative is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership practice with colleagues in a mutually beneficial space. Each of the eight seminars will be facilitated by members of the Greater Capital Region Principals' Center in partnership with the Capital Area School Development Association. Topics for 2022 - 2023 will be developed to meet participants' leadership needs and to foster collaborative discussion on topics such as the opening of school, DEI, handling stress and addressing chronic absenteeism to name a few.

27. Community Building with ENL Students and Families

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: ENL teachers, content teachers

Dates: 10/14/2022

Affirming and welcoming classrooms are built with intention. This professional development will focus on how we create a welcoming environment and build community in our classrooms. There will be a focus on affirming classrooms for ENL students to build relationships that support a sense of connection and belonging, social-emotional wellbeing and academic engagement and growth. We will also discuss strategies for welcoming ENL families in a proactive, positive manner that allows educators to draw upon their "funds of knowledge” to integrate family and community assets into the classroom. Educators will leave with a repertoire of practices to create more humanizing, engaging learning environments that help ENL students build stronger connections to both community and curriculum.  Objectives  -Participants will leave with strategies and practices to build community with ENL students, support ENL students developing positive peer relationships and build a classroom community that is welcoming, inclusive and affirming for all learners.  -Participants will understand the importance of clear, supportive and effective communication with parents and families to support the learning and wellbeing of ENL students.  -Participants will learn strategies to welcome families' cultural funds knowledge into the classroom to enrich all students' learning in positive, affirming ways without resorting to tokenization.  -Participants will learn strategies to create a welcoming school environment for ENL students and their families.

28. IT/AT Roundtable

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: instructional tech educators, assistive tech educators, STEM, content teachers

Dates: 10/14/2022 to 6/9/2023

Collaboration and support among instructional and assistive technology professionals will remain critically important as educators continue to integrate strategies for virtual and hybrid instruction developed during the pandemic. ​Participants of the IT/AT Roundtable will be provided short presentations on a variety of topics followed by discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies for improving support services.

29. 2022-2023 Speech and Language Therapy Roundtable

Program: CASDA Roundtable

Audience: Speech and language educators

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 5/16/2023

New
This roundtable will provide speech and language educators with the opportunity to share, discuss and learn about issues of concern to them in the field, and include resources and guest speakers. Each session will focus on specific topics determined by the participants. This year, a portion of the roundtable will aim to reflect on ableism in the school based SLP's practice. In a field that is traditionally based on comparing students to a neurotypical standard, speech therapists are in a powerful position to be at the forefront in making changes against ableism through empowerment and inclusivity. How might our role change as we approach communication and disability through social model vs. medical model lenses? Topics may include: -Alternative modes of intervention -How to avoid writing ableist goals -The role of the SLP in reading -Written language disabilities -Assessment -Billing, scheduling, and data collection -Other pertinent issues you are facing in schools and agencies

30. Communicating with Challenging Audiences

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: school leaders

Dates: 11/14/2022

This workshop will assist administrators with strategies to comfortably address difficult audiences. Participants will learn: -Effective ways to prepare for and present to difficult audiences. -How to disarm combative audience members. -Effective ways to get your points across.

31. How to Build and Maintain Effective Teams

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: school leaders

Dates: 12/12/2022

This workshop will assist leaders at all levels to build an effective team and develop team protocols. Learn how to use the talents of all team members, ensure all team members take responsibility for team success, address team conflict, build and sustain trust, construct a team "code of conduct,” and design effective team meeting structures.

32. Dealing with Challenging Employees: A Workshop for School Administrators

Program: CASDA Conference

Audience: school leaders

Dates: 12/19/2022

This workshop will assist administrators in avoiding costly 3020A and Section 75 due process proceedings and demonstrate an efficient and inexpensive alternative to the formal disciplinary process. Participants will: -Learn how to conduct effective counseling sessions and improve employee behavior. -Learn how to write letters of counsel to be placed in an employee's file. -Understand how to address conflict inherent in the administrator's role. -Learn how to avoid expensive, time consuming formal disciplinary processes.