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Summer Institute 2017

Summer Institute 2017
July 26-July 28, 2017
Pre-Conference Workshops July 25th

2017 Summer Institute Theme:
Transformative Leaders, Transforming Education

The Summer Institute, a three-day conference for secondary school administrators, offers an unparalleled gathering and learning opportunity each Summer on Cape Cod.

The days are filled with content-rich workshop sessions that are relevant, meaningful and important to every school administrator. Numerous workshop sessions will encourage attendees to share and learn best practices over areas of interest pertinent to the challenges of urban, suburban, vocational, middle school, or high school administrators.

In addition to these highly valued sessions, attendees have opportunities to hear timely speakers, interact with MSSAA Corporate Partners and enjoy social time with other administrators and the amenities of the hotel venue.

New and aspiring administrators are encouraged to attend! 

Register Online

The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, MA 
The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
 features thoroughly modern amenities including on-site golf, a deluxe full service Avedia Spa, a large well-equipped fitness center, ample parking, and superior conference facilities. As always, registration for the Institute is separate from hotel registration.

To access the 2017 Room Reservation Form (to be returned to the Resort and Conference Center), please visit Members Only.

Please use the 2016 program, posted below, as a guide for how the conference flows and for typical sessions, social events and features.

Summer Institute Pre-Conference Workshops, July 25, 2017

 Addressing First Amendment and Civil Rights Challenges in Schools
in the Current Political Climate

8:30am3:00pm  Presenter: Richard W. Cole, Esq., Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consultant

workshop flyer
    online registration

How to Build High Performance School Teams – The Five Drivers That Will Get Academic and Social-Emotional Results In Your School or School System

8:30am3:00pm  Presenter: Dr. Paul Ash

workshop flyer
    online registration

Supervising and Evaluating Educators’ Implementation
of Social-Emotional Learning

8:30am3:00pm  Presenter: Carol Gregory, M.S.

workshop flyer  
    online registration

Google Bootcamp

10:30am2:00pm  Presenter: Lytania Mackey-Knowles

workshop flyer  
    online registration

MIAA Rules Orientation/Induction Workshop for Principals & Athletic Directors

12:00pm5:00pm  Presenter: MIAA Assistant Director Dick Baker

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    online registration

Presenter Opportunites at Summer Institute 2017

We are no longer accepting applications from prospective presenters for Summer Institute 2017. Please watch this space for the opportunity to submit an application to present at Summer Institute 2018.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Award Winners

Congratulations Maureen Kemmett!
Assistant Principal of Furnace Brook Middle School
Recipient of the 2017 Paul J. Hunter Award
Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year


Congratulations Carl Nelson!
Principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School
Recipient of the 2018 Edmund K. Fanning Award
Massachusetts Middle School Principal of the Year


Congratulations John Clements!
Principal of Nipmuc Regional High School
Recipient of the 2018 Bertram H. Holland Award
Massachusetts Principal of the Year

Summer Institute 2017 Program

The Summer Institute Program itinerary now available in the online application called SCHED.  The following link will take you to the program website. If you are viewing on a mobile device, please hit the mobile app icon in the row of social media and other icons. This will take you to a link for optimal viewing on a device.

Summer Institute 2017 Program in SCHED

Registrants will receive email invitations to log in to SCHED to use all its features. We are excited to offer our program in this web-based event scheduling service.

Images from the 20th Summer Institute Courtesy of Grynn & Barrett Studios
Summer Institute 2017 Corporate Partner Information

Registration is now open for our Corporate Partners
for the 2017 Summer Institute!

You may register online at:


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Thank you To Our

2016-2017 Corporate Partners!

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Summer Institute 2016 Session Handouts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Concurrent Sessions #1

The Power of Twitter for Administrators, Martin Geoghegan, Principal, John T. Nichols Middle School, Middleborough
The Power of the Hashtag

Concurrent Sessions #2

Challenge Day, Jonathan Bourn, Norwood HS, and Aaron Sicotte, Needham HS
Challenge Day

Mindfulness as a Tool for Emotional Awareness, Julie Grimm, Seaside Educational Consultants
Mindfulness as a Tool for Emotional Awareness
Mindfulness Practice Guidelines

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday Featured Presentation Materials:

A Leader’s Role in Building a Strong Emotional Culture that Nurtures Educator Growth and Student Development
John D'Auria, President, TEACHERS21
       Powerpoint Presentation (in pdf format)
       Youtube video presentation

Concurrent Sessions #3

Prescription for Education, Hillary Dubois, Director of Prevention Services, and Amanda Sandoval, Assistant Director of Prevention Services, High Point Treatment Center
A Prescription for Education
How Can I Help My Friend Poster 

Recognizing Depression and Suicidal Ideation, Meghan Diamon, Youth Programs Manager, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Program research on the Middle School SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program
Program research on the High School SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program
The SOS One Pager with information on receiving free SOS Programs

Concurrent Sessions #4

Using Early Warning Data to Improve Student Outcomes, Nyal Fuentes, College and Career Readiness Specialist, and Kate Sandel, Senior Policy Analyst, MDESE
Early Warning Indicator System
Using Early Warning Data to Improve Student Outcomes   
EWIS and College Success Outcomes

Sexuality Education in Schools: Why Schools Should Partner with Parents to Teach Sex Education, Jennifer Hart, Director of Youth and Professional Education, and Jen Slonaker, Vice President of Education and Training, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Sexuality Education in Schools: Why Schools Should Partner with Parents to Teach Sex Education

Educational Research: Impact of Cyber-Bullying and Extracurricular Impact on Academics, Prof. Nelson and CAGS Students
CAGS Examinging the Effects of Cyberbullying - Eighth Grade
The Impact of Extracurricular Activity Involvement on High School Academic Achievement

Concurrent Sessions #5

The Latest Update on the Next-Generation MCAS Project, Jass Stewart, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff; Maureen LaCroix, Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner, and Jeff Wulfson, Deputy Commissioner, MDESE
Project Update: Next Generation MCAS

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