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DASA in the Social Media Era (am) & NYS Diploma Requirements (pm)

April 24, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

We are offering two separate workshops on this day, one in the morning, one in the afternoon – see below for workshop descriptions.
You may attend either workshop alone, or both workshops.

The WinCap registration site will show a single workshop entitled “DASA in the Social Media Era (am) & NYS Diploma Requirements (pm).” Register for that workshop, whether or not you plan to attend both workshops, and attendance will be monitored during the sign-in period. Professional development hours/cost will also be managed after the day’s attendance is recorded.

  • The cost of the morning workshop – DASA in the Social Media Era is $60.
  • The cost of the afternoon workshop – NYS Diploma Requirements is $15.
  • If you wish to attend both workshops, the cost is $75, and you will be provided with lunch.

Workshop descriptions:

DASA in the Social Media Era Workshop

Presenter: Ryan Mullahy, Esq. & Tara Moffett from Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C.

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Registration – 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.)

Charlie Brown’s New Football – Social Media in the Age of DASA

Good Grief! Remember when all you had to worry about was whether Lucy would steal the ball?    The convenience of internet, electronic communication, portable devices, videos, recordings and the basic social media frenzy has catapulted harassment and bullying to an entirely new art form.  Relying upon the implied anonymity, students share their ideas, blithely unconcerned about the aftermath of their 42 characters.  Understanding the climate of social media is essential to help schools manage and respond to the threat of bullying and harassment I the cyber age.  This program will explore and explain your obligations under the Dignity for All Students Act, in addition to offering strategies for implementation, investigation, intervention and documentation.  From the trenches, we will reveal what works, what doesn’t, and offer suggestions on what you can do now to change your school’s culture and climate as it relates to harassment and bullying.

New York State Diploma Requirements Workshop

Presenter: Marybeth Casey from the New York State Education Department

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Registration – 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.)

**Cost for p.m. session only is $15.00 per participant**

Description: New York State Diploma Requirements

The presentation will offer the most up to date information on earning a New York State high school diploma including an update of 2017 Board of Regents’ actions impacting graduation and program requirements. Topics will include:  changes to middle level program requirements, credit and assessment requirements for the local, Regents and Regents with Advanced Designation diplomas, changes to the requirements for transfer students and students of active duty military families, diploma endorsements, pathway options including the CDOS pathway to a diploma, safety nets for students with disabilities, the Superintendent’s Determination of a local diploma, the CDOS Commencement Credential, and the appeals process.

Marybeth Casey has been with the NYSED since 2006 as an Associate in the office of Curriculum and Instruction. Her primary responsibilities include middle and high school program requirements and initiatives.  Prior to joining the Education Department, Mrs. Casey taught in the public school setting for 12 years and worked in private industry for 10 years.  She holds a BS in Economics from the State University at Albany and an MS in Education from the Sage Graduate School.

If you wish to attend one of our workshops, you must now register through WinCap. This will make it easier for you to track your Professional Development hours. To begin, please create a WinCap guest account (see PDF below for instructions). Then, you can sign in to the WinCapWeb Professional Development Catalog, and register for a workshop.

WinCapWeb PD Catalog & Registration

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April 24, 2018
4:00 am - 11:00 am
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