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What Do YOU Want in a Webinar Series?

by Caitlin Orbanek

Since it is officially summer, we know that educators across our districts are deep in preparation for next year, ready to kick it off strong! We also know that professional development opportunities can be expensive, time-consuming, and not always what you really need at a given moment. As you may know, CASDA recently launched an expansion into distance learning technology, something many of your districts are equipped with, in order to provide timely and efficient content delivery. Our expert faculty are ready to develop offerings around the topics that you...

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The View From Here

On High Quality Leadership and Effectiveness

by Caitlin Orbanek

By Jim Butterworth In most schools today, expectations are increasing and student needs are growing while resources are declining.  In response, the uninformed and the uninvolved simply exhort educational leaders to do more with less.  While increased efficiencies have preserved some programs for the moment, in the long run it seems that with less, we can do less.  Yet, in this era of constrained financial support for education, school leaders must remember that resources come in many forms including people, space, time, community support, healthy school cultures—and leadership. High quality...

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CASDA Re-Branding Committee Recruits New Faculty

by Caitlin Orbanek

As one of the oldest school study councils in the nation, CASDA’s roots run deep within New York. Traditionally a provider of professional conferences and networking events for educational administrators, CASDA has worked for over 65 years to meet the ever-changing needs of school districts throughout the Capital Region.  Now, in response to new technologies, new ways of learning, new state and federal standards for professional development and new trends in the field, CASDA has turned eyes inward in order to asses our own practices. In the coming months, you...

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CASDA Awards Season Recognizes Education Achievement at All Levels

by Caitlin Orbanek

As an organization dedicated to serving educational professionals and students,  CASDA holds two annual events designed to highlight the extraordinary achievements of these groups in the Capital Region. CASDA’s annual Awards Dinner was attended by over 100 guests celebrating award recipients such as Principal of the Year, PDK Prospective Educator Scholarship Awards, the Nelson J. Armlin Scholarship Award, the Capital District Counseling Association’s Counselor of the Year Award, and the National School Development Council’s Cooperative Leadership Award. CASDA and program sponsors also hosted the Scholars’ Recognition Dinner , which was...

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Social Media Conference Taps Student Behavior, Educator Response

by Caitlin Orbanek

Increasingly, students are wired into devices throughout their day and their interactions online spill into their interactions in school. Recognizing that teachers and principals experience a difficult gray area in monitoring and responding to students’ online interactions, CASDA recently held Students and Social Media: A School’s Role and Responsibility, a conference centered around the dangers both students and educators can encounter in the digital sphere. Experts from the FBI’s field office in Albany discussed school-based initiatives for online safety, the violent crime bureau and the agents who handle cybercrime. Attorneys...

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