Leadership Matters: A Virtual Webinar Series

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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

 

Networked Improvement Community: The Current Challenge

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. EST

AASA and Talent Development Secondary (TDS) have created a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) to help transform our most challenged secondary schools in the era of ESSA. By joining this select group, AASA/TDS will establish a strong, connected cohort of districts and schools that benefit from common systems of support, convening, training & technical assistance, staffing, structures and measures of success.

This second webinar will review the following key issues:
• Low graduation rate high schools and their feeders;
• How many, where are they and what is their profile;
• Why are they so hard to change?;
• How this project mitigates against those challenges;
• Why ESSA represents an unprecedented opportunity;
• The money available for school improvement and how to access it.

Presenters: Robert Balfanz, Sr. Research Scientist and Co-Director of Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and Charles Hiteshew, Executive Director, Talent Development Secondary

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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.

 

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Strategies for Superintendents: Using School Climate Data to Promote Academic Achievement

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. EST 

Today, superintendents are prioritizing school climate and social-emotional learning (SEL) in response to evidence that student engagement, teacher-student relationships, and sense of belonging matter deeply to student success. Join this webinar to learn how Worthington Schools (Ohio) and Framingham Public Schools (Mass.) are promoting belonging, relationships, and student engagement with learning. Superintendents Trent Bowers (Worthington) and Robert Tremblay (Framingham) will share how they use the Panorama Student Survey as a leadership tool to understand student voice and improve the classroom environment.
 

Presenters: Trent Bowers, Superintendent, Worthington Schools; Angie Adrean, Chief Academic Officer, Worthington Schools; Robert Tremblay, Superintendent, Framingham Public Schools; and Judith Styer, Director of Health & Wellness, Framingham Public Schools.

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Supporting Students Through the College Cost Conundrum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. EST 

How to cover the costs associated with pursuing a college degree is one of the most significant financial decisions a student or family will make. There are many misperceptions throughout the process that can derail students on their path to find an affordable college option. This session will share insights from NACAC and PwC research completed in the fall of 2017 that examines the role of secondary school counselors and college admission professionals in supporting student decision-making related to paying for college. Presenters will discuss knowledge gaps and corresponding resources and training needs for school counseling professionals, including: the Urban Institute’s free online resource, Understanding College Affordability and highlights from the recent New America and uAspire Decoding the Cost of College report. Attendees will leave with insights on how to improve college cost and value conversations to meet student needs.


Presenters: Suzanne McHenry, Senior Manager for PwC’s Responsible Business Leadership team; Melissa Clinedinst, Associate Director of Research at the National Association for College Admission Counseling; Sandy Baum, nonresident fellow in the Education Policy Program at the Urban Institute and professor emerita of economics at Skidmore College; and Laura Keane, chief policy officer at uAspire.

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The Potential of Improvement Science for Schools and Districts in the Age of ESSA

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. EST 

American Institutes for Research is committed to sharing their experiences with networked improvement communities (NICs) and improvement science, including the tools and resources they’ve developed to build and support state and local capacity to better understand which policies, programs and practices improve teaching and learning. To that end, this webinar will seek to achieve the following objectives:
  • Allow participants to hear from two Beyond Accountability districts about their experience in the NIC and about how they designed and implemented systematic improvement science initiatives (and the outcomes of that work); how they created an infrastructure for applying improvement science going forward; and how they plan to adapt the process to make progress on additional areas of their school and district improvement plans;
  • Share tools and resources available to support districts in their work to engage in disciplined improvement science within a network, and grow and understand the evidence base around what works (and doesn’t work) in school improvement in their context;
  • and Provide time for Q&A.

Presenters: Cortney Rowland, Principal Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research (AIR); Amy Feygin, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR); Kelly Burgess, Assistant Superintendent – Kannapolis City Schools (NC); René Clayton, Director of Middle School Curriculum and Instruction – School District of Osceola County School (FL).

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Networked Improvement Community: The RFP and the Community of Support

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:00 pm 
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 

AASA and Talent Development Secondary (TDS) have created a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) to help transform our most challenged secondary schools in the era of ESSA. By joining this select group, AASA/TDS will establish a strong, connected cohort of districts and schools that benefit from common systems of support, convening, training & technical assistance, staffing, structures and measures of success.

This third webinar will review the following key issues:

• Review history of education and why we have a subset of schools where the greatest challenges are concentrated;
• Why TDS and AASA came together on this;
• Our goal of creating a shared community of practice around improving our most challenged secondary schools in the ESSA era;
• The Four Levers of Change in traditionally low performing schools;
• What the evidence says about how best to pull them;
• Description of the AASA Pre-con on February 13;
• Elements of the RFP to be issued at that Pre-con.

Presenters: Robert Balfanz, Sr. Research Scientist and Co-Director of Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and Charles Hiteshew, Executive Director, Talent Development Secondary

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