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The Changing Learning Environment: Teacher's Roles in Student's Challenges and Opportunities Today

A training on the creation of school success through: a focus on working and learning together, gaining synergy and developing strategies for making decisions by consensus, as well as selecting school leadership and planning teams.

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    Action Research: A New Look into Collaborative and Progressive Problem Solving

    A presentation of Action Research and its usefulness for teachers in the modern learning environment.  A look into action research v. traditional research, what action research is and how it can be used in education today,  and an in depth plan into developing and carrying out an action research plan in your school.

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      Districts and their Leaders: Fostering School Improvement and Student Learning

      This presentation goes into the importance of the improvement of school learning environments through family and community engagement.  It also looks into former research, as well as more current findings, that will help school administrators understand better how to better create these positive environments.

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        Developing a Comprehensive Support System for Ed Leaders

        A guide looking into the creation of  an inclusive support system  for educational leaders. Leading questions to initiate discussion and collaboration.

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        Curriculum Mapping 101: Setting the Stage at Hackett Middle School

        A CASDA Powerpoint presentation created for Hackett Middle School, but applicable to any school district looking to improve their curricula. The presentation defines curriculum mapping and its importance; it also outlines a process for discussing the content, skills, assessments, and questions that must be address in the collaborative mapping process.

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        Leading Change Handbook: Concepts and Tools

        This is a practical guide for administrators and leaders to effectively create change within a school or organization. The step-by-step process outlined here provides leaders with methods to assess stakeholder perceptions, reduce resistance, develop collaborative decision making, and evaluate results. The purpose is to help leaders maximize change and minimize risk.

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        NYSED/Newburgh Enlarged CSD Joint Intervention Team Report and Recommendations

        This May 2011 report on the restructuring of Heritage Middle School reflects just one of the services that CASDA provides. Utilizing a team of talented and experienced educators, CASDA can help districts and schools in need of improvement to develop intervention plans to foster positive growth and change. The CASDA team has developed JIT reports and recommendations for schools throughout New York State. For more information, please contact Executive Director James Butterworth at jbutterworth@albany.edu.

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        Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning- Instructional Leadership

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        Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning- Collective Leadership

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        What Changes are Ahead for Education?

        This powerpoint presentation examines the many changes that are about to affect public schools andcompares the American public education system to others in developed countries.  It identifies a number of ways that we can improve student outcomes, improve accountability, and utilize technological innovation.  By improving teacher quality and collaborating with stakeholders, public educators can have a significant impact on the system and ensure its sustainability.

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