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Each interactive, Internet-based educational program in this series is presented by leading experts in the field of public education. These engaging professional development opportuntiies provide important information relevant to the work of superintendents and other school system leaders.
Live Virtual ProgramsThese 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 PartnershipsThe 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.
School Emergency Management: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
April 11, 20132-3 p.m. EDTRegister at http://rems.ed.gov/webinars/WebinarRegistration.aspx?WebinarID=22
Please join us on April 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. EDT for a brief overview of the key elements of vulnerability and risk assessments as part of a comprehensive, all-hazards school emergency management plan! This one-hour webinar, "School Emergency Management: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment," will provide you with the necessary information to help build capacity and learn more about how comprehensive, all-hazards plans are developed, implemented, and enhanced as it relates to vulnerability and risk assessment. Immediately following the 45-minute presentation will be a 15-minute question and answer session, along with information on how to access more information and resources. The webinar is first come, first serve; we strongly encourage you to pre-register! Registration can be accessed at http://rems.ed.gov/webinars/WebinarRegistration.aspx?WebinarID=22
Implementing a School Emergency Management Plan at the School and District Level
April 25, 20132-3 p.m. EDTRegister at http://rems.ed.gov/webinars/WebinarRegistration.aspx?WebinarID=24
Please join us on April 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. EDT for a brief overview of the key elements of implementing a comprehensive, all-hazards school emergency management plan! This one-hour webinar, "Implementing a School Emergency Management Plan at the School and District Level," will provide an overview of the four-phases of school emergency management (Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) as well as the critical components and processes of school emergency management. The webinar will provide you with necessary information to help build capacity and learn more about how comprehensive, all-hazards plans are developed, implemented, and enhanced at the school building and the District level. Immediately following the 45-minute presentation will be a 15-minute question and answer session, along with information on how to access more information and resources. The webinar is first come, first serve; we strongly encourage you to pre-register! Registration can be accessed at http://rems.ed.gov/webinars/WebinarRegistration.aspx?WebinarID=24.
Effective Principals in Our Schools Take Commitment and Focus
April 9, 20132-3 p.m. EDTWebex Recording [1hour 3min]Presentations: Hillsborough County Public Schools [pptx] Charlotte Mecklenberg Public Schools [pptx]
April 9, 20132-3 p.m. EDTWebex Recording [1hour 3min]Presentations:
Too often, training for principals fails to prepare them for the difficult task of guiding schools to better teaching and learning. This webinar will focus on the Wallace Foundation research and work in school leadership to identify five lessons for better training, including: more selective admission to training programs, a focus on instructional leadership and mentoring for new principals. Two urban school districts, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Public Schools, N.C. and Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL will share their stories as they set out to create a Principal Pipeline in their school districts to attract strong educational leaders into the position.
AASA WEBINAR: The Rise of Vouchers—and What You Can DoAbout ItSeptember 26, 2012Private school vouchers in your district? NIMBY you may say—but think again! School choice advocates are using effective tactics to build and expand private school choice programs at both the state and district level. More than $800 million in dedicated funding was available for school voucher and scholarship tax credit programs nationwide in 2011-12.
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AASA Sequestration WebinarAugust 7, 2012AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech is joined by Advocacy Team Members Bruce Hunter and Noelle Ellerson. Together, AASA will provide an overview of sequestration, including the latest updates from USED and what school districts can do in August to raise awareness and understanding in Congress for the important work of avoiding sequestration.
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Worth The Fight: Effective Approaches to Seclusion and Restraint LegislationJuly 10, 2012In the past two years, nine states have adopted new legislation, guidelines or regulations limiting the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. There is considerable variation in the prescriptive nature of these new laws, but there are common problems that advocates must be knowledgeable about and ready to fight. AASA has had success in fending off federal legislation despite tremendous pressure by the disability rights' community. Sasha Pudelski, Government Affairs Manager for AASA, shared the latest research produced by AASA on the use of seclusion and restraint interventions as well as comment on the recent release of the U.S. Department of Education's resource document of best seclusion and restraint practices. Name of panelists:
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For Every Child, Multiple Measures: What Parents and Educators Want From K-12 AssessmentsMay 17, 2012This webinar focus on the For Every Child, Multiple Measures: What Parents and Educators Want From K-12 Assessments study which gauges the assessment needs of parents, teachers and district administrators – those with the most practical and personal experience with the day-to-day impact of assessments and accountability. The study comes at a pivotal time, as policymakers are considering a new blueprint for education improvement and significant education reform initiatives are currently underway.
Speakers:Charles Merritt, vice president of Policy and Advocacy, Northwest Evaluation Association Peter Grunwald, president and founder, Grunwald Associates, LLC. Patrick Murphy, superintendent, Arlington Public School System, Va. Krista N. Vega, teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools, Md.
>> Download Webex Recording [1 hour]>> Download PowerPoint Presentation>> Download Full Study and Read More at NWEA Website.---------------------------------------
The Principal as Leader May 9, 2012Outstanding school leadership doesn't just happen. Based on ten years of research from The Wallace Foundation, effective principals employ five key practices. The School Principal as Leader gleans lessons from Wallace-supported scholarship by leading researchers (at institutions including the RAND Corporation, Stanford, Vanderbilt, the University of Washington, and the Universities of Minnesota and Toronto) as well as Wallace-funded projects in 24 states and numerous districts. It concludes that these five practices are central to effective principal leadership: shaping a vision of academic success for all students, creating a climate hospitable to education, and cultivating leadership in others, improving instruction and managing people, data and processes to foster school improvement. This webinar will feature Wendy Robinson and Robert Bender who will share their experiences from the field and Jody Spiro, Wallace’s education director, to share the research perspective.
>> View WebEx Recording [1 hour]>> Download PowerPoint Presentations: Jody Spiro, Wendy Robinson, Robert Bender.
Driving School Improvement through a College Access and Success AgendaApril 30, 2012Research demonstrates that when school leaders emphasize post-secondary preparation and matriculation over high school graduation as an end goal, drop-out rates decrease and academic performance increases. In a school with a college-going culture, students understand the relevancy of high school to their future. They are able to “connect the dots” between their high school studies and their hopes, dreams and aspirations. High Schools dedicated to launching all of their students to career and college success – what some call “Launchpad High Schools” - measure their success on post-secondary attainment, enjoy structures that provide the kind of meaningful connection all adolescents need to set goals and persevere through obstacles. AASA and College Summit have held regional meetings across the country, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on building a college-going culture and using college-going data to drive reform. This webinar will share lessons learned from the field and best practices for driving K-12 improvement through a college access and success agenda.
Speakers:Bryan Joffe, AASA Keith Frome, College Summit Robert McCord, AASA Research Professor in Residence
>> View WebEx Recording [1 hour]>> Download PowerPoint Presentation
Stopping the Summer Slide and Closing the Achievement GapApril 27, 2012Sponsored by the Wallace FoundationThe conventional six-hour, 180-day school year may not be enough to adequately educate many low-income students in the nation’s urban schools. This session will focus on summer learning loss and what quality programs can do to remedy it. The Wallace Foundation is engaged in a major, multi-year summer learning initiative to help improve summer learning programs for those who need it most in urban areas. This panel will include discussion of a recent RAND study Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning. Participants will hear from a senior policy researcher at RAND and summer programming providers participating in the Wallace initiative.
Presenters:Kathryn M. LeRoy, Chief Academic Officer, Duval County Public Schools, Fl. Khalilah Harrington, Summer Learning Specialist , Cincinnati Public Schools, OhioJulie Doppler, Community Learning Center Coordinator, Cincinnati Public Schools, OhioJennifer Sloan-McCombs, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND, Va.
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Building a Strong Principal Pipeline: Improving Student Achievement through LeadershipApril 23, 2012Sponsored by the Wallace FoundationThis webinar will feature district officials from Prince George’s County and the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) the PG County training provider, discussing the importance of selective hiring and training for urban school districts.
Presenters:William R. Hite, Superintendent, Prince George's Public School System Pamela Shetley, Instructional Supervisor, Prince George's Public Schools Bob Hughes, President, National Institute for School Leadership
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ESEA Re-Authorization: Hot Button Issues Up for GrabsMarch 29, 2012
This webinar will address the attempts to incorporate hot button policy issues into the re-authorization of ESEA in the House and Senate. From bullying to seclusion and restraint, to vouchers and transportation for children in foster care, webinar participants will learn what they can do to block efforts of special-interest groups to insert their social policy agendas into critical education legislation.
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Webinar: Building a College-Going Culture: Lessons from School LeadersMarch 28, 2012
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Helping Teachers Become More Effective While Measuring Teaching EffectivenessSeptember 12, 2011
Moderator: Dan Domenech, executive director, AASA
The September 12, 2011 AASA Webinar: Helping Teachers Become More Effective While Measuring Teacher Effectiveness examines promising practices for educator evaluations and system-wide improvement based on short-cycle interim assessment data. National experts shared perspectives on the utility of such data to help make system-wide improvements using both summative and interim assessment data. Topics include ways summative data can be displayed to identify learning gaps, allocate resources, and make mid course corrections, as well as how short-cycle interim assessments are key support for ongoing school improvement. We also discussed how evaluation systems can encourage professional learning to help sustain system-wide effectiveness. The webinar was sponsored by Renaissance Learning.
Improving Postsecondary OutcomesAugust 25, 2011
Presenters: Keith W. Frome, Ed.D., co-founder, College Summit Robert S. McCord, Ed. D., AASA professor in residence
What Every Leader Should Know about CoachingMay 11, 2011Coaching is more than a buzzword. It is a process of fostering transformational change that requires a depth of understanding about coaching, developing a mindset and specific skill set that skilled coaches use to help others achieve goals from the classroom to the boardroom. Whether you are leading a coaching initiative in your district and want it to be more successful or curious about what it means to adopt a coaching style of leadership, please join us for this informative session.Presenter: Karla Reiss, the founder of The Change Place, LLC.
Developing Effective District-University Partnerships for Leadership PreparationApril 26, 2011AASA hosted a webinar supported by The Wallace Foundation. The presenters provided an overview of current research and share practical strategies on steps to take within one's district and in collaborating productively with local universities to reflect district needs and priorities. Presenters shared program examples on content and internships, reviewed resource contributions, and explored governance models.Presenters: Margaret Terry Orr, Bank Street College of Education; Lynne Wheat, Jefferson County Public Schools; Sheila Smith-Anderson, St. Louis Public Schools.
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