Leadership Matters: A Virtual Webinar Series


Each interactive program in this series is presented by leading experts in the field of public education. These engaging professional development opportunities provide important information relevant to the work of superintendents and other school system leaders.

Upcoming Webinars


Archived Webinars


Better Feedback Better Teaching: Improving Observer Training and PD

October 15, 2015,  3-4 p.m. EDT
District leaders are committed to the development of a strong teaching faculty. Quality observation is on level to transform classrooms, help teachers improve their practices and create a better learning environment for students. Presenters will share their research and best practices identified in Seeing It Clearly: Improving Observer Training for Better Feedback and Better Teaching, part of the Measuring Effective Teaching (MET) project—a research partnership of academics, teachers and education organizations committed to investigating better ways to identify and develop effective teaching.

 Presenters: Steve Cantrell, senior program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stephanie Shultz, director of Align Teaching and Learning Framework, DC Public Schools; Jess Wood, education counsel (formerly of DCPS) and Bryan Joffe, innovative professional development project director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association.


Foundations for Young Adult Success: The Critical Role of Schools in Youth Development

November 10, 2015,  2-3 p.m. EDT
In an education landscape focused on standards and testing, it is important to remember that strong academic skills alone are not enough to lead a child to a productive, fulfilling adulthood. What other factors matter and how can adults nurture them?

This webinar provides a comprehensive look at what children need to succeed as adults. It presents a new framework developed by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and funded by The Wallace Foundation. The framework integrates knowledge from the fields of youth development, psychology, sociology, economics, education, and the cognitive sciences. It draws on decades of theory and research as well as insights from those who work with young people.

Presenters: Jenny Nagoka, deputy director and Camille Farrington, senior research associate, Consortium on Chicago School Research.


Live Virtual Programs

These real-time virtual programs are essential professional development opportunities for you and your school system's staff leaders. Additionally, they eliminate travel expenses and reduce time spent out of the office and the school system. All programs are priced per site so that multiple people from the same location can participate for one registration fee.


Virtual Seminar Partnerships

The AASA Leadership Development department is proud to offer AASA members the opportunity to participate in important and timely virtual seminars through partnerships with business leaders.



With questions contact Gayane Minasyan at gminasyan@aasa.org or Deanna Atkins at datkins@aasa.org.