Summer Leadership Conference 2022

MHLI Summer 2022, In-Person at SUNY New Paltz, June 28
Join us to recharge, reconnect with your colleagues, and look ahead with intention in order to lead your schools to their next destination, whatever that may look like. 


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Thomas Murray, future ready schools

Creating Cultures of Innovation to Empower Change 

The pandemic has brought uncertainty at every turn. Opening last school year in the midst of a global pandemic created significant anxiety and a loss of sleep for all educators, regardless of position. As we work to innovate and transform the work, how can we create a culture where both students and staff can thrive? How can we work to overcome fear and fail forward when things don't go as planned? Regardless of what happens outside our school walls, together we can work to create meaningful opportunities for those we serve when we hyper-focus on the things that matter most. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

Future Ready Schools 

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Literacy as a Human Right

Dr. Jevon Hunter

“. . . With Literacy and Justice for All:” Teaching & Learning Literacy as Tool to Affirm Our Humanity

Often literacy work is disconnected from the lived experiences of youth, reflecting a reductive form of information consumption and production; there is no life transformation happening. This interactive workshop offers a model of how literacy can be a tool to assist youth in authoring their social identities, asserting their individual dignity, and re/claiming their intellectual freedom; in essence, affirming their total humanity, unapologetically. Indignation will be embraced; justice will be demanded. 

Honoring Black History by Looking to the Future

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Engagement for All

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Project Based Learning Examples at HTH

Lean into High Tech High’s project design focused on the student inquiry process which foster Deeper Learning competencies. Educators will engage in culturally responsive and equity focused practices of essential questions, ideation, draft-revision, critique, reflection, assessment, exhibition, community partnerships and student leadership.

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Engagement for All


Leading with Purpose

What separates “leaders” from those who lead? This session will help leaders reflect on pandemic lessons learned, connect their passion to their work, understand the research behind effective leadership, and empower those around them to rise up and lead. To make the shifts discussed at today’s Institute, we as leaders must pave the way. Participants will take part in a handful of culture-building activities that they can bring back and impact their schools and classrooms. Today’s modern learners need bold leaders who model the way and create a culture of innovation, you are part of the solution! 

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SEL Systems & Structures

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We Are Crew, Not Passengers

For those already engaging in advisory or similar structures, we will explore how the culture and spirit of Crew can be utilized to enhance student belonging in those spaces. We will also consider how leaders can directly support Crew culture, creating space for adult belonging through staff Crew. “We are crew, not passengers.”

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Center for Love & Justice

We are a Design School for Social Justice

The Center uses justice-driven, love-centered design to fiercely challenge inequity and co-create loving visions of the student experience. Participants will practice radical self-care and engage in Equity Stances as a lens to name their histories and the histories of their community. In caring for the self, we support the soul of the work we must do together for our young people.

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Maker's Space


MHLI Futures Museum

Start your day by exploring and experimenting in the design/maker’s space with Stanford University’s Then, close out the day with a gallery walk where you can see your work and your colleague's work curated into a shared vision of the future. Check out the Futures Series.  

A Place for Designers & Learners 

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Local Leaders

Hudson Valley Educator Spotlights

Local leaders present short sprints of innovative work they developed during the pandemic that empowered learners and adults. 

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Conference Schedule

8-8:45 AM
Registration Opens/Breakfast and Connections

Futures Lab is OPEN

8:45-9:15  AM
Welcome & Opening Keynote

Reconnect with Colleagues

9:15-10 AM
Future Studio-Connections & Campfire Conversations

10-11:30 AM
Session 1 Breakouts

11:30 AM-12:20 PM
Lunch & Futures Studio-Connections

12:30-2 PM
Session 2 Breakouts

2:15-3 PM
Local Leadership Campfire Connections

3-3:30 PM
Museum Opening & Closing Keynote



Program Contact

For more information about the Summer Leadership Conference please contact:

Sarah Dudley-Lemek
Instructional Services

175 Route 32 North
New Paltz, NY 12561
phone: 845.255.1402 x1390