CASconversations – A Podcast for School Leaders by School Leaders

CAS is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast series for school leaders!

CASconversations will be produced bi-weekly and will feature exciting guest speakers who provide thoughtful opinions, timely research and critical information to help school leaders succeed in their ever-challenging roles.

Following its debut on September 19, 2017, each new episode will engage practitioners and thought leaders in conversations about issues, ideas and innovations relevant to today’s busy educators.

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Individual episodes can be accessed below.

CASconversations Archives

EPISODE 1

DATE: September 19, 2017

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. Karissa Niehoff – Executive Director of CAS-CIAC
  • Dr. RoseAnne O’Brien Vojtek – Principal of Bristol’s Ivy Drive School | CAS President
The debut episode of CASconversations features CAS President Dr. Rosie O’Brien Vojtek and CAS Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff discussing a wide range of topics, including developments at CAS-CIAC, CT’s budget quagmire, new education-related state legislation, and the threat of education policy changes at the federal level.

 

EPISODE 2

DATE: October 2, 2017

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Attorney Tom Mooney – Shipman & Goodwin LLP | UConn’s Neag School of Education
  • Dr. RoseAnne O’Brien Vojtek – Principal of Bristol’s Ivy Drive School | CAS President
In the second episode of CASconversations, CAS President Dr. Rosie O’Brien Vojtek sits down with Attorney Tom Mooney to talk about a number of issues impacting school administrators, including the 2017 legislative session, teacher evaluation practices, funding of the state teacher pension system, and the importance of being disciplined in the use of social media and electronic communications.

 

EPISODE 3

DATE: October 17, 2017

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Fran Rabinowitz – Executive Director of the CT Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS)
  • Dr. RoseAnne O’Brien Vojtek – Principal of Bristol’s Ivy Drive School | CAS President
“School principals have the most difficult job in education,” states Fran Rabinowitz in Episode 3 of CASconversations. CAS President Dr. Rosie Vojtek chats with the new executive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) about the state’s budget impasse; CAPSS’ ambitious plan for transforming CT’s education system; the importance of high quality early learning programs; how technology has revolutionized education; and, the ideal relationship between the superintendent and the building principal.