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This year's SAS Institute, Focusing Forward: Creating Innovative Educational Pathways,
scheduled for December 6-8, 2021, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center (virtual option also available) will center around five major strands designed to transform learning:
  1. Pathways to Quality Instruction
  2. Pathways to a Healthy Learning Environment
  3. Pathways to Prepare for the Future
  4. Pathways to Continuous School Improvement
  5. Pathways for Accelerating Learning
PDE is excited to announce a partnership between the SAS Institute and the Data Summit! Benefits to attending both conferences include:
  • An alignment between SAS Institute and Data Summit sessions
  • A discounted registration fee for attending both conferences
  • A combined Act 45 program offering

Registration is open!

Registration Fee*

SAS Institute        $150
Act 45 Program   $150

*Registration for the SAS Institute also includes discount codes for the Data Summit registration and the Data Summit Act 45 program.


Below you'll find our current schedules and helpful documents.

At a Glance Schedule (PDF)

SAS Institute Full Schedule (PDF)

Save the Date (PDF) 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Baron R. Davis

Dr. Baron R. Davis, Superintendent, Richland School District Two, South Carolina, is notable for his role in leading through unprecedented times while pivoting with grit and grace. His emphasis on equity, transformation, and courageous leadership inspire and encourage as he embraces the core values of learning, character, community, and joy. 
Dr. Baron Davis
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent of the Fall Creek, Wisconsin School District, recognized as Education Dive's 2019 National Superintendent of the Year, strives to change the narrative and create a culture of YES to help leaders see the opportunities for those they lead - as opposed to the reasons why ideas won't work. Developing an environment where trust and YES are the default can transform the learning for students and staff. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Byron McClure

Dr. Byron McClure, a National Certified School Psychologist, focuses on systems change and how to integrate SEL into a framework that includes relationships and an equity mindset. His areas of expertise include school climate, school discipline, disproportionate discipline practices, and school-wide behavior expectations. 
Dr. Bryon McClure


Feel free to contact Jean Dyszel or O. David Deitz with any questions or concerns.

Email: Jean Dyszel

Email: O. David Deitz

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