The 37th Annual Religious and Independent Schools Educators Conference

RISE  2021
November 9-10th

Thank you for participating in the RISE 2021 Conference.

1.  Tips Sheet (CLICK HERE)
2. Conference Program (CLICK HERE

Welcome and Information

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We appreciate our sponsors, those companies that help us provide you with a stellar event.  Scroll down for links or click here to go to the corporate showcase.

The Evaluation Link to Father McShane's Keynote  click here

RISE 2021

For information about sessions, times, and presenters:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 

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Session Videos will be posted in the coming weeks.

Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, 11/9, Kim Marshall - drawing on his decades as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, consultant, and writer, lightens the load of busy educators by serving as their "designated reader."

Wednesday, 11/10 Father Joseph Michael McShane SJ is an American Jesuit priest, and President of Fordham University

Evaluation and CTLE LINK

Wednesday, 11/10 Jodee Blanco, an author, activist and advocate for bullying prevention.

RISE 2021 is brought to you by NYSCIRS.  The Professional Development Resource Centers and the NYS Education department have also provided support.  Scroll down to find out more information about each center and what resources they can provide you.

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High-quality and capacity-building professional development that promotes academic achievement for all students.

Relevant topics to support the needs of educators in current learning environments.

Holistic approach built on inter-related areas including leadership, pedagogy & curriculum, assessment for learning, learning environment, and student support.

Learn more  - Long Island PDRC

The Long Island PDRC is supported by Catapult Learning.  Read about the Catapult Difference,  our education solutions, and Covid-Recovery programs here.


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Educating the whole child & adolescent


Developing communication competence and social responsibility


Constructing knowledge, problem-solving and innovation


Fostering leadership and the ethics of care

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Welcome to the Fordham PDRC

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We deliver:

Professional Development that is aligned to the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards and meets Fordham standards for rigorous academic endeavors, reflective pedagogy, and a commitment to social justice, personal responsibility, and equity for all learners.



Students Are the Center of All We do

Our Mission

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Our services seek to support your mission in providing the highest quality independent education possible.

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Our services are designed to meet your individual needs.

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Our collaborative approach seeks to strengthen and deepen your unique values-driven philosophy of education.

Learn More Here!

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2021 RISE

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For over 40 years, Catapult Learning has been dedicated to providing educational and social-emotional solutions for entire school communities that generate demonstrable academic achievement and better life outcomes for students, regardless of the learning obstacles or other challenges they face.  Our services range from High-Dosage Tutoring, Intervention, Counseling and SEL, Professional Development/Coaching, Family Support and more.   


We are a global network of enthusiastic educators to help strengthen your schools.  

Our holistic approach to continuous

improvement encompasses accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and customized improvement services.

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A leading provider of early childhood comprehensive education solutions to public schools, Head Start programs, and early childcare centers, with a focus on children from birth to age 5.  Our programs
are based on early brain research and provide intentional age-appropriate
instruction that is aligned to both federal and state standards. 

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The Imagine Learning Suite of online PreK–8 Literacy, Math, and Assessment solutions ignites engagement, maximizes personal relevance, amplifies confidence, and inspires breakthroughs for all learners.

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Ray Dass

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Rediker Software provides independent and religious schools with fully integrated, cloud-based software solutions for school management, including admissions and enrollment, online applications, school data analytics, a teacher web gradebook, parent and student portals, and more. (

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We represent SchoolTool – the leading SMS in New York State and the only one designed to meet NYS education requirements.  As the only SMS exclusive to NYS, SchoolTool is widely adopted in ~400 school districts across the state and has been chosen for 90% of SMS conversions in the last 10 years.  We will be holding "2" raffles for attendees! Just click on our SchoolTool logo and enter your name and email on the request a demo link on our website.

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The Sora student reading app, from OverDrive Education, connects 48,000 K-12 schools worldwide with the industry's largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Sora provides 24/7 access to books and powerful learning tools and insights to meet the needs of students and educators. Click our logo to learn more and enter our iPad sweepstakes!


Sharzer Associates is dedicated to improving education for all New York City students, in public, charter, parochial and private educational institutions. We provide outstanding educational materials, as well as professional development for educators, and customizing these materials to the needs of the district, school, or teacher. 

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Wilson Language Training® is a leading provider of professional learning and research-based reading and spelling curricula for all ages.