In This Issue - Oct. 24, 2014


Calling All High School Student Leaders and Yet To Be Leaders!

The CT Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) is the perfect place for high school students from every facet of student life – athletes, artists, community servants, student council members, diversity champions, academics, employed, eager future leaders, untapped potential and more - to hone skills, be inspired, build networks and expand their capacity to lead change at school, at home and in life. The CSLC is a student-designed and -led conference featuring national speakers, skill-building and personal discovery workshops, and action planning. The conference, which will be held in Southbury, CT, will begin at 12:30 pm on Friday, November 21st, and continue until 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 22nd. The registration deadline is November 7, 2014. 
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Twitter Workshop Video Available for Online Viewing

Did you miss our October 21st workshop on "The Power of Twitter"? If so, the video is now available online, so watch it at your convenience! Shelton Intermediate School Headmaster and Twitter enthusiast Ken Saranich covers the basic mechanics of Twitter and explores the ways in which Twitter can be used for professional learning and networking.
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Don't Miss Third Session of Principal Webinar Series

All K-12 principals and school leaders are invited to participate in the third session of the CSDE’s Principals Webinar Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m. “What Should I See in a CT Core Standards-Aligned Classroom?” will focus on what the CT Core Standards look like in practice in the classroom. Participants will review the instructional shifts in Mathematics and in English Language Arts and Literacy and will learn what those shifts look like in lesson planning and instructional practice. Participants will also examine the Connecticut Core Standards Classroom “Look Fors” flipbook.
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Student Voices in Education Contest

Do your students have great ideas on how to improve their education? Whether it's using multiple pathways to learning, increasing the use of technology in the classroom or innovative ways to improve student engagement and enhance learning, we want to know about it. For the third consecutive year, we're encouraging middle and high school students across Connecticut to share their ideas through creative and compelling videos and thoughtfully articulated essays (high school division only). From now until March 2, 2015, students can enter the CAPSS-CAS 3rd Annual Student Voices in Education Contest. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each division. To learn more and to enter, visit  www.ctstudentvoices.com today.

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Space Limited for Middle School Student Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the popular Middle Level Student Leadership Conference, which will be held on January 7, 2015, at Trinity College in Hartford. This year's event will feature a special session by Dr. Michael Fowlin, noted actor/psychologist/poet, who will address the group on issues of race, discrimination and personal identity. Throughout the day, student-leaders will:

  • participate in team-building activities with students from other schools; 
  • respond to role-play situations; 
  • talk with recognized student leaders from Connecticut high schools and universities; 
  • share leadership experiences and ideas with peers; and, 
  • go back to their schools and share new knowledge, ideas, and initiatives with decision-makers. 

Click here for details and registration information. Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

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A'ric Jackson Back by Popular Demand at Upcoming Sportsmanship Conference

The CIAC will host its 2014 Sportsmanship Conference, featuring keynote speaker A’ric Jackson, on November 20th at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Now in its eighth year, this annual event is one of the largest that the CIAC sponsors. Jackson, who wowed the audience last year with his "Fearless Leadership" presentation, is back by popular demand. This year’s event will also include break-out sessions for student leaders and a legal workshop for advisors, administrators, coaches & athletic directors.
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Join CAS' Connected Educators Community!

As part of Connected Educator Month 2014, CAS launched its very own Google+ community: the CAS Connected Educators Community (CASCE)! This new online forum provides an easy and accessible platform where educators can connect with one other and share best practices and resources associated with the use of technology in education. Join now! 
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Fall Advisors' Workshop Addresses Critical Legal Issues

CAS invites NHS advisors to a workshop on November 10th to learn from Attorney Julie Fay about Connecticut Freedom of Information laws and legalities related to selection/dismissal procedures. Advisors will also have the opportunity to share creative fundraising, induction ceremony and/or community service projects that have contributed to their chapter's success. Registration closes November 5th. 
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Be Part of the CAS-CIAC Team – Volunteer Now!

Each year, the quality and effectiveness of our programs and services are dependent upon the volunteer efforts of our member school administrators through their work on our various committees. Last year, more than 400 individuals served on over 90 CAS and CIAC committees. Each year, we seek to recruit volunteers with a mind towards establishing balanced committee membership with respect to gender, ethnicity, district demographics and level of experience. Join your peers; exchange ideas; enrich us! We welcome new faces and new ideas! The time required of committee members is not burdensome; and you will find that the total experience of being active at the state level is valuable to you and, ultimately, your school. Click on the links below to volunteer for a committee(s) of interest!

CAS Committees: http://casci.ac/1055
CIAC Committees: http://casci.ac/1056

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About CAS

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Contact Information
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Cheshire, CT  06410
Phone: 203-250-1111
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Website: www.casciac.org
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