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Summer Leadership Institute

Leading Inclusive Schools and Classrooms: 2017 Summer Leadership Institute, August 7-9 2017, Syracuse University

Leading Inclusive Schools and Classrooms:
Lighting a Candle (Instead of Cursing the Dark)

August 7 - 9, 2017 at Syracuse University

Facing state, national, and local pressure to create better inclusive schools?  Join us for 3 interactive days with national experts in making districts more inclusive, creating authentic inclusive schools, and improving inclusive classrooms. Take away a multitude of practical ideas and inspiration to do this important and timely work. 

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When: Monday August 7 - Wednesday August 9, 2017
(additional meeting time August 10 and 11 for graduate credit)

Where: Syracuse University Campus (view travel and hotel information)

Who: Practicing administrators and school leaders, including principals, special education directors, curriculum directors, superintendents, teacher leaders, and educational leadership students.


Registration Fees

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT before April 13 - save up to $100 per person!
  • $550 per person for individual registrations ($650 after April 13)
  • $500 per person for teams of 3-9 people from the same district/organization ($600 after April 13)
  • $400 per person for teams of 10+ people from the same district/organization ($450 after April 13)
  • $100 for students taking the institute for graduate credit (see below for details)


If you have any questions or need assistance, please call contact us at suschoolofed@syr.edu or 315-443-4696.


Taking the Institute for Credit

The Summer Leadership Institute can either be taken as a course for graduate credit, or attendees can receive Professional Development/Attendance Credit.

CEUs/Attendance/PD Credit

Continuing Education Units, professional development credit, and attendance certificates for the Summer Leadership Institute are now given as non-credit transcripts through University College. Attendees will be given a Noncredit Course Registration Form, which they must get marked each day of the institute and hand in at the end. Then at least 2 weeks afterwards, they can request a non-credit transcript online.

Graduate Credit

The Summer Leadership Institute can be taken for graduate academic credit through Syracuse University. The course involves an additional commitment in addition to the 3-day institute - readings ahead of time, classroom instruction on August 10 and 11, and a project due the week after. Please note that you must register for BOTH the Institute itself and EDA/SPE 700 to receive credit.

If you are not already registered as a student at Syracuse University, you can do so by contacting University College at 315-443-9378. University College can also assist you with questions about tuition and course credit vouchers from your district/organization.

Once registered as student (or if you are already a student at SU), please contact Michelle Mondo at mrmondo@syr.edu or 315-443-2685 for a permission number for EDA/SPE 700, and register for the course on MySlice (it will be listed under Summer 2017/Summer Session II).