The Promising Practices Conference 2016

The Promising Practices Conference
November 4 & 5, 2016
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Albany, New York

Photo of students
Office of Innovation and
School Reform
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

Conference High lights


Registration and Hotel Accommodations:Click Here

Agenda:Click Here

Travel to Empire State Convention Center Meeting Rooms 1-6:

Note: On the weekends and for big events, Parking Services opens up a second level of Parking underneath the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.  There are additional lots next to Museum that are free after 2pm on weekdays and weekends. Street parking is also free on Saturdays. The entrances and exits that are typically closed on Friday night are the ones to the Capitol. Public ones will be open; such as the Madison Avenue entrance right across from the Museum. Refer to the Empire State Plaza map posted in this section.

Note: Elevators 14-18 lead to the Northeast Gallery, in which the Empire State Plaza Convention Center Meeting Rooms 1-6 are located.


Note to all participants: Feel free to download the presentations below to your laptop. You will not have WiFi access in the meeting rooms during the conference; however, you can retrieve your downloaded presentations if you saved them on your laptop.


Guest Speaker: Dr. Bill Daggett


Promising Practices Conference PowerPoint


Deep Dive into Demonstrable Improvement: Assistant Commissioner, Ira Schwartz

DII- Drilldown 110516.pptx

DII- Drilldown Questions & Answers 110516 (1).pptx

DII-Print on Yellow Paper DII Drilldown Answers 110516.pptx


School Presentations:

Buffalo Public Schools:
West Hertel Elementary School

  • Integration Technology

For PPT Click Here.

Syracuse CSD:
Grant Middle School

  • Extended Learning Time

For PPT Click Here.

New York City DoE:
August Martin High School

  • Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

For PPT Click Here. PowerPoint

Rochester CSD:
School 9, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

  • Changing the Narrative:

Focus on Instructional Success

Link to presentation http://prezi.com/xp5u65a5mbsd/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Poughkeepsie CSD:
Poughkeepsie Middle/High School

  • Focused Instructional Walks

For PPT Click Here.

Yonkers Public Schools:
Roosevelt High School
      Early College Studies

  • Putting Children First – Moving from an adult centered to a student centered culture

For PPT Click Here.

Syracuse CSD:
Dr. Weeks Elementary School:

  • Extended Learning Time

For PPT Click Here.

For Data PPT Click Here.

New York City DoE:
Junior High School 80 The Mosholu Parkway

  • Instructional Technology

Hempstead UFSD:
Hempstead High School

  • Master Scheduling: Strategic Practices for Transformation

For PPT Click Here.


NYSED CTLE Credit Certificates:

  • OISR has received inquiries regarding teachers and administrators receiving these certificates at the completion of the conference for eligible hours. To see what the CTLE Credit Certificate looks like, click here.  
  • OISR staff will not be completing these certificates at the conference but will provide evidence of attendance to assist you in working with your district contact person to complete them.
  • If an individual wants evidence of attendance, simply provide registration table staff with the name, district and email address; and the contact to whom staff should email this info.
  • On Saturday, 11/5, and toward the end of the session, registration table staff will then review the individual’s registration info (scanned badges) and email that contact person.
  • Following this conference, OISR staff will email its own Certificates of Attendance which participants may also choose to use as additional evidence.
  • If you have additional questions, please email OISR@nysed.gov  with the Subject Line: CTLE Credit Certificates.


Last Updated: February 1, 2021