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Annual Summer Leadership Institute – School of Education – Syracuse University

This interactive three-day school leadership institute will utilize the latest research, national presenters and key lessons from practice necessary to create equitable and excellent schools for all students. The institute places a particular focus on the inclusion of students with disabilities, special education, and issues of belonging and learning for all students.

When: Monday, August 5 — Wednesday, August 7, 2013 (August 8 & 9 for graduate credit)

Where: Syracuse University

Who: Practicing administrators and school leaders, including principals, special education directors, curriculum directors, superintendents, teacher leaders, and educational leadership students.

Registration Fees: Fee includes registration, institute materials, refreshments and parking at Syracuse University. (Continuing Education Units (CEU) certificates are available and can be requested by anyone attending the institute.)

$490 per person for individual registration

$450 per person for teams of 3 or more from the same school/district/organization

$350 per person for teams of 10 or more from the same school/district/organization

$100 per person for individuals taking the Institute for credit (more information below)

Graduate Credit: Students attending the Institute for graduate credits should register for EDA/SPE 700 on and pay a reduced registration fee of $100 as well as tuition. Those interested in earning graduate credit will attend the institute August 5-7 and class on August 8-9 as well as complete assignments.

via Annual Summer Leadership Institute – School of Education – Syracuse University.


More Youth in Action Tip Sheets | NCWD/Youth

Our friends at the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability have posted more Youth in Action Tip Sheets on their web site. They are youth-friendly, step-by-step guides and related resources to work on transition goals.

Youth in Action! – Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate

Youth in Action! – Leading Your Transition Planning

Youth in Action! – Learning Disability History

Youth in Action! – Getting Involved in Volunteering

Youth in Action! – Serving on Decision-Making Boards

Youth in Action! – Participating in Internships and Work-Based Experiences

To see all of their youth development and leadership resources, go to:  Youth Development & Leadership | NCWD/Youth.


Education Week: Student Peer Leadership Boosts School Climate in NYC

From Education Week: “Elvira Quintero and Brander S. Suero come across as effortlessly top-clique at Central Park East High School here. Composed and direct with adults, flocked to by other students in the halls, maxing out on their allowed Advanced Placement courses, and with applications in hand for college after graduation, they seem natural school leaders.

Yet like the achievements of Central Park East itself—recently honored by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Expanded Success Initiative for its “college-going culture”—the students’ success belies unpromising beginnings and years of struggle. Both seniors are part of the school’s College Summit peer-leaders program, which Principal Bennett Lieberman credits with helping administrators and teachers think differently about their students’ potential: not test scores, but resilience and connection to other students as the earmarks of future achievement.”

via Education Week: Student Peer Leadership Can Help Boost School Climate.