During the Executive Leadership Institute’s 2018 Leadership Summit, MaryEllen Elia, New York State Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York, presented a broadly informative plenary session at the Executive Leadership Institute’s (ELI) July Leadership Summit at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus. She focused on New York’s implementation of the new Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) regulations, changes in educational standards for New York State, and use of the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) for professional staff evaluations.
The ELI Leadership Summit also included a plenary session presented by Fordham Graduate School of Education Associate Professor Margaret Terry Orr, PhD, who addressed how to use multi-perspective inquiry and collaboration strategies to create long-term solutions to persistent educational problems that plague our schools. Orr also discussed how yearly demands and performance benchmarks often lead to shifting priorities, short-term solutions and quick fixes. Finally, she addressed how to tackle persistent, often seemingly intractable problems by creating a foundation for continuous improvement.
Open to all members of The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), the ELI Leadership Summit also held workshops on a wide variety of additional topics, including: the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA); Career and Technical Education; School Law; Effective Budgeting; Social Emotional Learning; English Language Learners; Compliance; Tenure; and Creating a LGBTQ Inclusive School.