NYSAIS Professional Learning in 2021-22
As you are in the midst of opening for the 2021-22 school year and greeting your colleagues and families for what we hope will be a smoother academic year, we continue to plan to support you in whatever comes your way. While we recognize that uncertainty still exists, we look forward to continuing to provide valuable and worthwhile professional development opportunities to the NYSAIS community.
Our current plans for professional learning are as follows. We will continue to regularly offer online programming via eSeminars, Roundtables, Online Conferences, and other events to meet the needs of your community. We are open to your suggestions and feedback as we continue these online programs. Please contact us with your ideas for topics, speakers, and formats that would be useful to you and your school.
We are also eager to gather again in person and return to the kind of professional growth and community building that we have enjoyed in the past. NYSAIS is, therefore, cautiously planning a reduced roster of residential programming at Mohonk Mountain House, beginning with the Annual Conference for Heads of School on November 10-12, 2021 and the Annual Conference for Assistant Heads, Division Heads and After School Directors on November 17-19, 2021.
The full list of planned residential conferences is:
NEIT (NYSAIS Education Information & Technology): January 19-21, 2022
Experienced Teachers Institute (ETI): February 3-5, 2022
Institutional Advancement: March 6-8, 2022
Athletic Directors: April 25-27, 2022
Business Affairs: April 27-29, 2022
Admissions Directors: May 4-6, 2022
Diversity Practitioners: May 11-13, 2022
Early Childhood and Lower School Leaders: June 22-24, 2022
Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all in-person NYSAIS events. If health concerns make any of these conferences inadvisable and/or the protocols for safe gatherings are too extensive, we will again shift and offer these events online as we did in 2020-21.
With Dr. Matt Suzuki now on our team as Associate Director for Professional Learning and DEI Initiatives, we are fortunate that he will have main oversight of these residential conferences as well as our ongoing efforts to increase and ensure equity and justice at our schools. Marcy Mann will continue to oversee our online presence in professional learning as well as our five institutes. We have been grateful for the enthusiastic participation of educators at our member schools in all of our endeavors, and encourage you to contact Marcy and/or Matt to engage in your own professional learning by presenting valuable sessions to our community.
We hope you will look frequently at our Professional Learning Calendar in order to share and attend sessions of interest to you and your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you, whether online or in person!
The NYSAIS Team