These virtual events are designed so you can learn about topics related to running your districts under quarantine, staying connected to staff and students, implementing and ensuring quality distance learning and more. The AASA Leadership Network is here for you during these challenging times. We also thank our network of leaders and partners for their assistance creating these important and timely virtual events. In order to support as many leaders as we can while navigating this challenging time, AASA's Leadership Network cohorts and thought partners are providing FREE webinars where you'll gain advice and strategies on the most critical issues leaders are facing.




WEBEX MEETING
Meeting the Needs of ALL Students During COVID-19
Theme: Meeting Needs of Our Most Challenged Students in Out-of-School Settings
April 2, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
with Robert Zywicki, Superintendent, Mount Olive Township School District, Flanders, New Jersey

Creating equity for ALL of our students, including our special education students is a priority during online learning.  Learn specific strategies for meeting their needs.




WEBEX MEETING
Leading with Ethics

April 2, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT

This session will explore how district leaders can positively impact their districts’ decision making practices to develop a network of support and collaborative communication that will reduce ethical risks. The panel will include Dr. Lazaro Ramirez from Texas, a former assistant superintendent of Human Resources, as well as the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of New Brunswick Public Schools in NJ. The registration link is below, and by registering, the attendee will also receive a link to the recorded version afterwards, which may be shared with others.




WEBEX MEETING
How to Keep Potential Dropout Students on Track to Graduate
Theme: Meeting Needs of Our Most Challenged Students in Out-of-School Settings
April 3, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
with Sandy Addis, Executive Director, National Dropout Preventer Center

COVID-19 cannot become a factor that accelerates student dropout rates.  Sandy will share critical strategies for addressing the needs of existing and emerging potential dropout students.


WEBEX MEETING
Creating New Approaches to Student Trauma in Today’s Environment
Theme: Managing Trauma and Stress
with John Gailer, Associate Director, National Dropout Prevention Center
April 6, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT

Prepare! Practice! Prevent!  How do you prepare to identify and manage student trauma in today’s environment? What practices or strategies are most effective?  How can you prevent trauma from having effects?  Explore how to identify and managing student trauma in today’s environment.


WEBEX MEETING
Don’t Forget Your Staff! Supporting Their Mental Health
Theme: Managing Trauma and Stress
April 7, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
with Todd White, Superintendent, Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, Kansas

Helping teachers and your staff manage the weight of the trauma being experienced in today’s environment is an area of concern for all leaders.  These strategies will help you identify and manage teacher and staff trauma in today’s environment.


WEBEX MEETING
When Re-Entry Happens – What Does it Look Like?
Theme: Anticipating and Planning for Our Next Set of Challenges
April 8, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Michael Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools, Middletown, Connecticut

Upon re-entry things will not look the same as they did before the COVID-19 hiatus. Developing a plan for re-entry will be a vital role of the leadership team in your district.  Learn from superintendent Michael Conner, some important considerations and suggestions.


ZOOM MEETING
What’s Happening, What’s Next: COVID-19 Lessons and What School Leaders Need Now
April 9, 2020, 1-2 p.m. EDT
Over the last several weeks, many school districts and charter school networks have successfully shifted to digital learning platforms while responding to an uncertain end-of-year calendar. At the same time, some students are experiencing little to no learning at all as schools struggle to provide adequate support.


WEBEX MEETING
Avoiding the Negatives of Online Learning
Theme: Anticipating and Planning for Our Next Set of Challenges
April 9, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Ray McNulty, President, Successful Practices Network

Don’t let this online experience turn teachers, parents, and students off to online learning!  Hear how to make this time engaging and positive.


WEBEX MEETING
America’s Rural Schools and Communities Can Be Successful in Online Instruction
Theme: Connecting and Staying Connected in a Virtual World
April 10, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Jeff Dillon, Superintendent, Wilder School District, Wilder, Idaho

The unique opportunities and challenges of our rural schools and communities will impact how we meet the needs of our students in an online environment.  Others have had success already!  Learn the successful practices that are proven for online instruction in rural settings.


WEBEX MEETING
Anticipating and Planning for Budgets, Stimulus Funding, & Contracts
Theme: Connecting and Staying Connected in a Virtual World
April 13, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT

It’s a New World!  Budgets, Stimulus Funding, contracts and more will be top of mind for our district and school leaders.  Join us to collaborate on how to address these emerging issues.


WEBEX MEETING
Digital Day Countdown Tips
Theme: Connecting and Staying Connected in a Virtual World
April 14, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Joy Silk, Supervisor, Digital Learning, Cherokee County School District, Canton, Georgia

Thinking ahead, how do you prepare your staff and students to be ready the NEXT time we have a need to go online with all of our teaching and learning.  Joy will share practical strategies for creating digital days to prepare for more comprehensive online delivery.


WEBEX MEETING
Mentoring Changes Lives
Theme: Connecting and Staying Connected in a Virtual World
April 15, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Robert Kravitz, Superintendent, Englewood Public Schools, Englewood, New Jersey

What are the best practices for mentoring students in their homes?  Who can mentor these students?  How do I get started?  Learn the answers to these questions and more for mentoring students in their homes.


WEBEX MEETING
Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!
Theme: Connecting and Staying Connected in a Virtual World
April 16, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Eric Sheninger, ICLE Associate Partner

Communicating during times of crisis is the “X” Factor in preventing panic and mitigating fears.  Eric can help you define specific strategies to build communication and help everyone stay connected.


WEBEX MEETING
Calm and Reassuring – Two Important Words in These Challenging Times
Theme: Connecting and Staying Connected in a Virtual World
April 17, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Randy Fillpot, Superintendent, Newman-Crows Landing USD, Newman, California

Meeting the social/emotional needs of our students during these challenging times is as high a priority as meeting their academic needs.  Learn strategies that will assist you in this effort.




WEBEX MEETING
HELP! I’m Teaching my K-3 Students Out-of-School
Wednesday, April 1, 3-4 p.m. EDT

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AASA Partners With National Association For Pupil Transportation (NAPT) For COVID Webinar
April 1, noon ET
Join us and our friends at NAPT for an advocacy update on what the latest COVID emergency supplemental means for education. Many are saying the $2+ Trillion stimulus package the president signed into law last Friday is a game-changer for a national economy decimated by the novel coronavirus. But, how does it affect education? Join us on Wednesday (4/1/20) at 12Noon ET for a special one-hour webinar and learn what the CARES Act includes for education, how these provisions and their related appropriations will impact school systems across the country, and when you can expect to see and feel the impact at the local level.

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Breakthrough Mindset: A How-To-Guide for Scaling Virtual Collaboration
Tuesday, March 31, 2-3 p.m. EDT

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Create an AWESOME At-Home Learning Environment
Tuesday, March 31, 3-4 p.m. EDT

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Ensure Your Online Teaching is a Success!
March 30, 2020
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Distance Learning in Today’s World – What Do I Do Now?
March 27, 2020
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Transformation, Core Values, and COVID-19 – How Do They Mix?
Brought to you by CoSN, AASA's Leadership Network and Digital Promise

March 26, 2020
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Voices from the Field: Offering Our eLearning to You
Brought to you by AASA's
Personalized Learning Cohort and Leadership Network

March 26, 2020
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Breakthrough Mindset: Virtual Collaboration and Learning Continuity
Brought to you by CoSN, AASA's Leadership Network and Digital Promise

March 25, 2020
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