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Education Love (EdLove) in the Time of COVID:

Instruction, Assessment, and Digital Leadership

Teaching, learning and leading have required a different approach from the days once remembered. On February 25, 2021, Ed Kemnitzer led a CAS CTLE Workshop via Zoom for over 25 CAS members to review the impact the pandemic has had on education. School leaders explored tools that students and educators can “own” as they forward in their learning and leadership. Throughout this two-hour interactive workshop, attendees reflected on, thought about, and crafted a vision of what true 21st Century learning would encompass moving forward. Conversations focused on reevaluating the way students are assessed and “how we can change the platforms used to teach and lead.” Using project-based learning and sharing your story are ways to achieve that goal.

No stranger to CAS, Ed is both a longtime member and professional development workshop presenter who is well known and highly respected across Long Island. He is the Director of Technology, Innovation, and Information Services for the East Williston School District and is passionate about learning, instructional technology, school branding, and developing professional learning networks. Ed is a co-founder of EdCamp Long Island and currently serves on the board of the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies (ASSET).  Ed is a past winner of the prestigious Fred Podolski Award for Leadership and Innovation in Technology, and he has also garnered the Nassau BOCES School Library Services Administrator of the Year Award. Formerly an English teacher and assistant principal, Ed also served as the Executive Assistant for Technology Integration for Curriculum Support & Development for the Massapequa Public Schools.

Upcoming CAS CTLE Workshops: 

Workshop Title: Meeting Magic: Strategies to Engage and Empower your Staff

Presenter: A.J. Juliani, national speaker, author, and Director of Learning and Innovation at Centennial School District

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


CAS is a certified NYSED Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor, and successful participants earned two (2) hours of CTLE professional development credit applicable toward the hours needed for continuing certification.

Upcoming CAS CTLE Workshops are scheduled throughout the school year and communicated through email and the website.


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