Council of School Supervisors & Administrators
local 1: american federation of school administrators, afl-cio
Celebration of Teaching and Learning
This year’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning drew thousands of spectators, mostly educators, to the two-day professional development conference; CSA has been a major sponsor since its inception six years ago.
“I find the trade show very interesting (because) I’m constantly involved in buying cutting–edge equipment for my school,” said Michael Weinstein, Assistant Principal, Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Brooklyn.
Hot button issues like the Common Core State Standards, the nation's global ranking of student performance, teacher tenure, preparation and effectiveness, Principal accountability measures and the shortfalls of the No Child Left Behind law were stressed throughout the conference.
Charlotte Danielson and Michael Fullan conducted lectures in crowded rooms. (Their presentations were so popular that some participants chose to sit on the floor or stand rather than miss them.)
“I loved Michael Fullan; he was a phenomenal speaker; he was warm, practical and knowledgeable about schools,” said Crystal Bonds, Assistant Principal, Brooklyn Technical High School.
CSA's professional development arm, the Executive Leadership Institute, offered three single topic workshops: Moving Your Instructional Agenda Using Effective Communication, Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners and Moving Forward With the Common Core State Standards.
|Carol Ildebrando, ELI coordinator led the workshop Moving Your Instructional Agenda Using Effective Communication with Michael Schlar.||48.66 KB |
|On Friday morning, participants were invited to a CSA sponsored event that provided a light breakfast. ||65.38 KB |
|Participants enjoy the morning's event. ||70.98 KB |
|Nazeema Baboolall, teacher, Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications in the Bronx attended the CSA sponsored event.||58.3 KB |
|Left: Christopher Anest, PS 5, D-6 with a colleague at the breakfast event. ||69.45 KB |
|Peter McNally, Executive Vice President welcomes participants to the conference.||45.92 KB |
|Beth Hermelin, Assistant Principal at PS 33 Chelsea Prep in Manhattan attended the CSA sponsored breakfast. ||74.26 KB |
|Nancy Sing Bock, Principal, PS 51, D-2 listens to Mr. McNally's welcome speech.||53.82 KB |
|At the breakfast, CSA Field members were recognized for providing round-the-clock services to Administrators. Director Steven Rosen, Field Director accepts such fete.||59.82 KB |
|Vivian Hay-Duncan Interim Acting Principal of PS 67, D-13 in Brooklyn enjoys the morning event.||71.56 KB |
|Right: James J. Hennessy, Ph. D, Dean Graduate School of Education at Fordham University chats with an educator at the CSA sponsored breakfast. ||51.44 KB |
|Dozens of retirees volunteered at this year's conference. From left: Retirees Nilsa Gonzalez and Adrienne Cosner at the CSA-sponsored breakfast. ||68.77 KB |
|Participants review the conference schedule.||61.93 KB |
|The exhibitors' hall showcased new tools for schools. ||87 KB |
|Friendly exhibitors at the conference. ||84.27 KB |
|Michael Fullan during his presentation: Moral Purpose Realized.||40.86 KB |
|Charlotte Danielson's workshop: Talk About Teaching: Leading Professional Conversations was popular among educators. ||63.13 KB |
|Left: Eathelle Clay, Retiree Chapter Executive Board member with William Pinkett, Treasurer, Retiree Chapter. ||77.04 KB |
|Presentations and workshops were up to capacity throughout the day. ||98.76 KB |
|Participants tested new classroom technology in the exhibitors' hall. ||86.07 KB |
|Peter McNally, Executive Vice President, introduced journalist Cynthia McFadden, panel moderator of Teachers: Building the World’s Nations. He also recognized the Aspiring Principals in the audience. ||56.44 KB |
|Cynthia McFadden is a reporter for ABC News and is a co-anchor of Nightline. ||52.6 KB |
|Far left: Panelists Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers; Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers. ||46.83 KB |
|Dell sponsored a reception for Aspiring Principals where several Dell Tablet PCs were raffled. Pictured is one excited winner Assistant Principal Evelyn Santiago.||53.81 KB |
|Another Dell Tablet PC winner was Darleen Garner (left) pictured with mentor Nancy Sing Bock.||54.09 KB |
|Rodney Orji, Assistant Principal of the Academy of Urban Planning in Brooklyn poses with his new Dell Tablet PC. ||53.15 KB |
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