Superintendents Knowledge Center (Continued)

Creating a Clear District Vision for Your Tech Initiative

Webinar Recording: http://goo.gl/ZO2Izk  
Presenter: Billie McConnell, leading educator for over 30 years.

IQ Tests and Gifted Identification: 100 Years of Misconception

Webinar Recording: http://goo.gl/4fi1rh
Presenter: Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., Research Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at George Mason University.

Scaling Personalized Learning and Course Customization

Webinar Recording: http://goo.gl/0RHvo4
Presentation: http://goo.gl/x2dWqd
Presenters: Matt Camacho, Senior Product Manager, Fuel Education, Herndon, VA; Jeff Rings, District Virtual Learning Coordinator, Johnstown-Monroe Local School District, Johnstown, OH

Building Effective Principal Supervisory Systems

Webinar Recording:  http://goo.gl/jRSWIb  
Presentation:  http://aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Resources/Webinars/PrincipalSupevisorySystemsFinal.pdf

Presenters: Keith Ballard, Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools (OK); Kim Dyce, Deputy Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools (OK); Julio Contreras, Instructional Leadership Director, Tulsa Public Schools (OK); Andy Cole, President, Cole & Associates (VA); MODERATOR: Vera Turner, Project Manager, AASA (VA)
  

Governing at the Top: Building a Board-Superintendent Strategic Governing Team

Speaker: Doug Eadie, founder and president of Doug Eadie & Company
Webinar Recording: http://goo.gl/0kr388
Presentation: http://goo.gl/BtJceT

E-rate 2.0: Understanding the New Category 2 Services

Presenters: Aleck Johnson, Vice President, EdTech Strategies, LLC; Tim Laubach, Program Director, Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
Webinar Recording: http://goo.gl/GamVWA
Presentation: http://goo.gl/aBM5l4

E-rate 2.0: Understanding the New Category 1 Services  

 Presenter: Aleck Johnson, Vice President, EdTech Strategies, LLC
 Webinar Recording: http://goo.gl/6gT8or
 Presentation:http://goo.gl/CD0KY9

 E-rate 2.0: What Superintendents Need to Know

 Presenter: Aleck Johnson, Vice President, EdTech Strategies, LLC
 Webinar Recording:http://goo.gl/YAIKrf
 Presentation: http://goo.gl/8e25O9


How to Avoid the Summer Slide and Jump Start the New School Year: Lessons From the Field

Webinar Recording:  https://goo.gl/07Ep2A
 Presentation:http://goo.gl/Gn26qR
Presenters: Catherine H. Augustine, senior policy researcher, RAND Corporation , PA; Mauricio Dominguez, assistant superintendent for student services; Bolgen Vargas, superintendent, Rochester City School District, NY; Caterina Leone-Mannino, executive director, Office of School Innovation, Rochester City School District, NY; Moderator: Vera Turner, project manager, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, VA
 
 

 


AASA Webinar on Significant Title VI Guidance from U.S. Department of Education

Date: October 21, 2014
Time: 3-4 p.m. EDT
On October 1st the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidance on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act explaining how OCR will investigate districts for noncompliance to determine whether they are providing equal access to educational resources for all students. Under Title VI, school districts must not intentionally treat students differently based on race, color, or national origin in providing educational resources. The new guidance issued by ED details how the Department will be comparing resources allocated across schools and school districts to measure the relative allocation of “equal educational opportunities for students.” Among the factors they will consider are equal access to: courses, academic programs, and extracurricular opportunities; effective teachers and leaders and other school personnel; school facilities and instructional technology and materials. The new guidance is complex and may require districts to reconsider their current allocation of resources across the district.

AASA hosted a free webinar on the new guidance for all AASA members and urged our district leaders to take advantage of the unique opportunity to learn more about the guidance and right away. The webinar featured Maree Sneed and Michelle Tellock at Hogan Lovells, LLP who discussed the guidance in great detail. For decades, Maree Sneed has provided extensive counsel to AASA and its members advising them on a wide range of state and federal legal issues, including those involving the U.S. Constitution, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Title IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She is a partner at Hogan Lovells, LLP.

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AASA Webinar on School Discipline in the Eyes of School Superintendents
AASA hosted a webinar on improving school discipline policy and practice. AASA shared findings from our ground breaking survey of 500 local school leaders that investigated the state of district-wide school discipline, how and why districts use exclusionary discipline, the revision and parameters of district’s discipline policies and the efforts being made to create more positive school climates to reduce discipline disparities.

AASA and our partner, the Children's Defense Fund, are working to find solutions for the challenges of school discipline policy.

This webinar featured Richard Carranza, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, who will share the school discipline reforms San Francisco is implementing that improve school climate and academic achievement for students. 

Presenters: 


Bryan Joffe, AASA Project Director
Sasha Pudelski, AASA Assistant Director of Policy & Advocacy
Richard Carranza, Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District 

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AASA Webinar on Important New U.S. Department of Education Guidance
The U.S. Department of Education recently released three important guidance documents that school superintendents and their staff should know and understand. The first describes a district’s responsibility under Title XI in preventing, responding to and reporting sexual harassment. The second focuses on the rights of undocumented students to enroll in school and what documentation districts can and cannot use for enrollment purposes. The third guidance document amends FERPA to allow districts to share more comprehensive educational records with local child welfare agencies.

The webinar was hosted by Maree Sneed and Michelle Tellock of Hogan Lovells, LLP who discussed the two guidance documents and relevant case-law on these topics.

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Cultivating Talent in a Principal Pipeline
May 29, 2014
How can school districts reshape leader preparation and support, so that they improve the chances that the new principals they hire in the future will bring the right skills to the job? This webinar described practical steps being taken in the six districts participating in the Principal Pipeline Initiative with support from The Wallace Foundation. The initiative’s evaluator, Brenda Turnbull Ed.D., summarized findings about strategies like selective district-run preparation programs for assistant principals, partnerships with universities and nonprofits, and skilled mentoring for new school leaders.

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AASA and BloomBoard Webinar: Stronger Schools and Increased Savings: A New Approach to Teacher Effectiveness
May 22, 2014, 12 p.m. ET

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Jason Lange, CEO and Co-Founder of BloomBoard, discussed how school administrators can uniquely approach educator professional development and teacher effectiveness while strengthening their schools.

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          AASA Webinar on Significant New USED Guidance Regarding District Online Data-Sharing Policies
          Date and Time: April 1, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EST

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On February 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education released significant new guidance on protecting student privacy and the use of technology in the classroom that could require alterations to your district's student data policies and your practices for contracting with service providers. Specifically, the new guidance counsels that superintendents should examine whether their district’s use of computer software, mobile applications, and web-based tools comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (“PPRA”), and other applicable student privacy law and regulations. During this webinar, AASA, with the help of K-12 legal expert Maree Sneed of Hogan Lovells and her colleagues, shared information about how to protect student privacy when using online educational services, best practices for written agreements with service providers, and guidance on how to communicate with parents about issues related to student privacy online. The webinar provided you practical examples for how your district could ensure that its use of online technologies comply with the Department’s guidance and student privacy laws.

Presenters: 
Maree Sneed, partner Hogan Lovells
Harriet Pearson, partner Hogan Lovells
Bret Cohen, associate Hogan Lovells
Michelle Tellock, associate Hogan Lovells

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Smart Snacks in Schools
Date and Time: March 20, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EST 
   
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        by Nancy Lyons [ppt]

AASA and USDA are partnering to inform school system leaders about the Smart Snacks in Schools guidelines. These guidelines affect competitive foods in schools such as foods sold in vending machines, school stores and a la carte items. Schools must meet all guideline requirements by the start of the 2014-2015 school year. As the deadline is fast approaching, this webinar will go into detail about the specifics of the guidelines, including certain calorie, fat, sugar and sodium limits, as well as other food and beverage requirements.

The panel will highlight the resources USDA provides for schools, as well as AASA’s competitive foods policy initiative. This initiative pairs school districts together in a mentor/mentee relationship in order create a collaboration between districts that have strong competitive foods policy with districts that are in need of adopting these new guidelines. AASA is seeking districts to join this initiative and take advantage of the mentor/mentee aspect, as it is a powerful tool for districts to learn from one another and come up with innovative solutions to improve school wellness policy.

Presenters:
Summer Kriegshauser, Project Manager, AASA
Nancy Lyons, Policy Analyst, USDA

 

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NEW School Discipline Guidance
Date and Time:January 24, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EST

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On January 8th, the U.S. Department of Education released significant new guidance on Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that could radically alter your district’s school discipline policies and practices. The guidance increases the burden on districts to demonstrate they are not disproportionately disciplining students of color and students with disabilities. AASA, with the help of esteemed legal expert Maree Sneed of Hogan Lovells, will walk you through the necessary steps to comply with the new guidance. Sneed will provide examples of how your district can comply and outline specific remedies districts should enact to be compliant with the guidance.

For decades, Maree Sneed has provided extensive counsel to AASA and its members advising them on a wide range of state and federal legal issues, including those involving the U.S. Constitution, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Title IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She is a partner at Hogan Lovells, LLP.

Sasha Pudelski, AASA’s Assistant Director of Policy and Advocacy, will highlight the compendium of resources on school discipline released by ED along with the Title IV guidance. She will also detail legislative efforts at the federal level to modify local school discipline policies and practices. 

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December 11, 2013 1:30-1:45 p.m. ESTwallaceFoundation_logo

Featured: Tom Boasberg, Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
Leading Student Success: Principal Talent Management in Denver Public Schools

As part of Denver Public School’s commitment to Empower Excellent Educators, Lead in Denver supports school leader development. We have defined what it means to be a great leader in our School Leadership Framework, and we use it as the driving force to recruit, develop, recognize and reward our leaders. In Denver Public Schools, we understand that having a pool of high-quality candidates for school leadership moves us one step closer to closing achievement gaps and creating a world where Every Child Succeeds.

Download and listen here:

       Leading-Student-Success-Denver.mp3

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November 20, 2013 3:00 p.m. EST

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Featured:
Shael Polakow-Suransky, Chief Academic Officer, New York City Public Schools, NY
Leadership in Motion: Addressing the Principal Pipeline in NYC

New York City Schools estimates that every year they need 150-200 new principals and 350-400 new assistant principals to fill vacancies in the district. (PSA, 2012) Shael Polakow-Suransky, chief academic officer, NYC discussed what is being done to address this issue and how the leadership of NYC is developing leadership standards and forging leadership development partnerships in creating a new model of district leadership hiring and placement.

Download and listen here:

Leadership-In-Motion-New-York.mp3

 

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October 22, 2013  2 p.m. EST

AASA Free Podcast on the Principal Pipeline Initiative (Part I) 

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Featured: Brenda J. Turnbull, Policy Studies Associates

AASA’s first Podcast of the Principal Pipeline Initiative featured Brenda J. Turnbull who spoke to the research being done on the emerging leaders issue. This research is being supported by The Wallace Foundation.

A new independent evaluation details how six urban school districts are beginning to build larger pools of strong principal candidates at a time when the job has become more demanding and, in some places, less attractive to some aspiring leaders.

The report, Building a Stronger Principalship: Six Districts Begin the Principal Pipeline Initiative, is the first of several reports that are part of a multi-year evaluation conducted by Policy Studies Associates and the RAND Corporation. Over time, the researchers will measure the effects on schools and student achievement of principals who have emerged from these pipelines.

Download and listen here:

Principal-Pipeline.mp3

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June 13th, 2013 1 p.m. EST

Leading For Effective Teaching: Leadership Tools To Support Principal Success

Moderator: Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA
Presenter: Stephen Fink, executive director/affiliate professor, Center for Educational Leadership, University of Washington

This podcast was designed for superintendents and school district leaders who have responsibility for providing principal evaluation and support and featured several of the most popular tools that have been created to support district leaders in the work of developing principal instructional leadership.

Download and listen here:

Leadership-Tools-to-Support.mp3


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October 1, 2013 1:30 p.m. EST
Webinar: School Risk…Too Risky to Ignore

In this day and age, proactive loss prevention and mitigation training is a necessity, not just another training session to obtain continuing education credit. Because of tight budgets, risk management is a function spread throughout school administration in various departments. It has never more been important to be on the same page. Does your school district have a good handle on the daily risks and threats to safety? How can you make a difference? Attend this web seminar to learn the steps all school administrators must take to ensure schools are safe and operational.

Presenters: John Chino, CSRM, ARM-PE and Cheryl Johnson, CSRM, ARM

This event is sponsored by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

 

Learning How To Take Fundraising Into the Digital Age

Recording date:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:43 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (Indiana, GMT-04:00)

AASA and EdBacker are joining forces to bring educators a better way to fundraise. By taking the process online with Edbacker, schools can increase funds and maximize efforts.

Speakers: Gary Hensley, CEO and Co-Founder, Alaethea Hensley,
Director of Marketing and Community Outreach

This webinar is designed to provide educators with an introduction to Edbacker, a basic understanding of how crowdfunding works and a chance to meet the founders and ask questions. A basic outline of the webinar is as follows:

•  Introduction to team and Edbacker fundraising tool
•  Demo of website
•  FAQ time with Founders

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School Emergency Management: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

                April 11, 2013
               2-3 p.m. EDT

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.  

Implementing a School Emergency Management Plan at the School and District Level

April 25, 2013
2-3 p.m. EDT

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.



Effective Principals in Our Schools Take Commitment and Focus

April 9, 2013
2-3 p.m. EDT
Webex 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 Do
About It
September 26, 2012
Private 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.

Panelists:

  • Sasha Pudelski, AASA government affairs manager
  • Joe Bard, spokesman for Pennsylvanians opposed to voucher coalition
  • Ryan Owens, general counsel and director of Legislative Services for the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administrators
  • Liz Harris, attorney at Husch Blackwell LLP

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AASA Sequestration Webinar
August 7, 2012
AASA 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Name of panelists:

  • Dan Domenech, AASA Executive Director
  • Bruce Hunter, Associate Executive Director, Advocacy, Policy and Communications
  • Noelle Ellerson, Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Advocacy

>> Download WebEx Recording [55min]
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Worth The Fight: Effective Approaches to Seclusion and Restraint Legislation
July 10, 2012
In 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:

  • Sasha Pudelski, Government Affairs Manager, AASA
  • John D. Forester, Director of Government Relations, School Administrators Alliance (SAA) of Wisconsin
  • Sandra J. MacArthur, Deputy Executive Director, Maine School Management Association
  • Merrill Winston, Director of Program Development for the Professional Crisis Management System

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For Every Child, Multiple Measures: What Parents and Educators Want From K-12 Assessments
May 17, 2012
This 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.

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The Principal as Leader
May 9, 2012
Outstanding 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 SpiroWendy RobinsonRobert Bender

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Driving School Improvement through a College Access and Success Agenda
April 30, 2012
Research 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]
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Stopping the Summer Slide and Closing the Achievement Gap
April 27, 2012
Sponsored by the Wallace Foundation
The 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, Ohio
Julie Doppler, Community Learning Center Coordinator, Cincinnati Public Schools, Ohio
Jennifer Sloan-McCombs, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND, Va.

>> View WebEx Recording [38min]

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Building a Strong Principal Pipeline: Improving Student Achievement through Leadership
April 23, 2012
Sponsored by the Wallace Foundation

This 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

>> View WebEx Recording [ 1hour]

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ESEA Re-Authorization: Hot Button Issues Up for Grabs
March 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.

Presenter:

  • Sasha Pudelski, the AASA Government Affairs Manager

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>> View WebEx Recording [1 hour]

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Webinar: Building a College-Going Culture: Lessons from School Leaders
March 28, 2012

Presenters:

  • Superitendent Heath Morrison, Washoe County, Nev.
  • Principal Mark Lenoir, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Corona-Norco Unified, Calif.
  • Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator April Moore, Corona-Norco Unified, Calif.

>> View Webex Recording [1 hour]
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Helping Teachers Become More Effective While Measuring Teaching Effectiveness
September 12, 2011 

Panelists:

    • Allan Odden, Professor, School of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Damian Betebenner, Associate, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment
    • Alphonso Mance, Executive Director, Tennessee Education Association

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.

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Improving Postsecondary Outcomes
August 25, 2011

Presenters:
    Keith W. Frome, Ed.D., co-founder, College Summit
    Robert S. McCord, Ed. D., AASA professor in residence

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What Every Leader Should Know about Coaching
May 11, 2011
Karla ReissCoaching 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.

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Developing Effective District-University Partnerships for Leadership Preparation
April 26, 2011
AASA 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.


For more information, contact Mary Ann Jobe at mjobe@aasa.org or 703-875-0734703-875-0734.