Experienced Teachers Institute

The Experienced Teachers Institute (ETI) provides an opportunity for seasoned teachers to spend time with seasoned colleagues reflecting on their schools, their teaching, and their career paths, putting attention on the stress caused by change. 

For 2020-21, NYSAIS is pleased to re-create the Experienced Teachers Institute in a unique remote format. Experienced teachers will join a cohort of up to 50 people to attend online stand-alone sessions based on their individual interests throughout the school year. This includes NYSAIS eSeminars as well as mini-conferences of interest to experienced teachers.

A flat fee provides:

  • Attendance at a variety of eligible eSeminars and online mini-conferences through June 30, 2021
  • Regular notification of which events are included in the institute, and the first series is described below.
  • Two roundtable discussions with ETI staff to reflect and share what they are learning 
    • Thursday, February 4, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday, May 11, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
The Experienced Teachers institute provides chances for experienced teachers to:
  • reinvigorate our practice
  • reconnect with why we teach
  • join a cohort of experienced teachers
  • give purposeful time to working on what’s next for us
  • learn to lead as an experienced member of the community
  • be together with other experienced teachers in a beautiful space to learn from each other while being coached on current trends and best practices in education

Criteria for registration: 10 years of teaching experience

Once you are registered, you will receive periodic updates about eligible sessions and directed to register for those sessions without charge. The NYSAIS Calendar will also reflect ETI-eligible events.

Fee: $440, members; $540, non-members

Deadline for registration: September 30, 2020

ETI Staff (2019-20)

Eric Baylin has been an educator for over 50 years (gulp) teaching students of all ages from pre-school through college as well as adult classes. He is currently in his 37th year at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn where he teaches Upper School visual art and a philosophy course for second semester seniors entitled Life's Big Questions.



Annie Spader Byerly has devoted her life to elementary education. She got her post-college start while teaching with her mother at the coed Pike School in Andover, MA, and after four years there, she taught all boys for twelve years at the Buckley School in Manhattan. Now she is in her 23rd year at The Brearley School, also in Manhattan but with all girls, from which both of her daughters graduated. Annie has spent some time teaching nursery, first grade, second grade, and third grade, and was even briefly an administrator. She has been a math specialist for Classes I-V, and an art specialist for grades N-II, but a clear majority of her years (30 years!) have been spent as a Kindergarten teacher.

Javaid Khan currently serves as the Head of the Middle Division at Horace Mann School. Prior to his appointment, he was the Head of Upper School (Grades 5-8) at Bank Street School for Children. Previously, Javaid worked in various capacities at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, including as an English Teacher, Basketball Coach, and the Director of Diversity. Javaid is the father of two and a proud alumnus of independent schools himself.


NYSAIS Events Registration
    • April 13, 2021 NEIT (NYSAIS Education Information Technology) Online Conference 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Rory Mir and Shirin Mori
      Target Audience: Librarians, Technologists and Technology Directors

      Details and registration here
    • April 14, 2021 Improvisational Play in the Virtual Classroom 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Elana Fishbein
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Pre-K to 5th grade teachers; space is limited

      SOLD OUT!
      Details and waitlist here.
    • April 15, 2021 Annual LGBTQ+ Gathering - Poetry is Not a Luxury: Activism, Poetry, and Black Feminist Joy 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
      Speakers: Roya Marsh, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
      Audience: LGBTQ+ educators and administrators 
      Hosted by NYSAIS Diversity Committee

      Details and registration here.
    • April 19, 2021 Global & Cultural Competence: Nurture Belonging & Deeper Learning in Younger Grades 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMeSeminar

      Online via zoom, Homa Tavangar, Author and co-founder of BigQuestions.Institute

      Audience: PK-6 faculty, staff, school leadership

      Registration and details here.

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