Citywide Instructional Expectations

Chancellor's Principal Conference 2013

2013 Chancellor’s Principal Conference

On May 18, 2013, principals, network teams, cluster teams, superintendents and other educators attended the Chancellor's Principal Conference to hear from Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky about the 2013-14 citywide instructional expectations, learn from the experiences of Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston, and delve into a challenging issue in small breakout sessions. Resources from the day are available on this page. Video and resources from the 2011 and 2012 conferences are also available.


Chancellor’s Principal Conference - Morning Program

  1. Introduction and Musical Performance by the New School for Leadership and the Arts (M.S. 244)
  2. Reflection by Angela Donkor, Graduate of the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (Class of 2008)
  3. Remarks by Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott
  4. Remarks by Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky
  5. Keynote Address by Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston

Chancellor’s Principal Conference - Breakout Sessions

  1. How Children Succeed: The Importance of Academic and Personal Behaviors
  2. Middle School School Literacy: Ensuring All Students Enter High School Reading at or Above Grade Level
  3. Meeting the Challenges of the Common Core for ELLs (Dr. Timothy Shanahan)
See below for related resources from the breakout sessions.

Resources from the Breakout Sessions