AASA Learning 2025

Monthly Virtual Learning Series

AASA Learning 2025

AASA Learning 2025 Systems can participate in monthly virtual networking and learning opportunities, featuring practical strategies, proven practices and real life examples from districts across the country.

Virtual learning opportunities occur the first Thursday of each month from 4-5:30pm ET and are open to all Learning 2025 leads and their teams.

2023-24 Monthly Virtual Learning Series Calendar:
DateTopic(s)Featured Speakers & Program Details
August 14, 2023Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning

We will be joined by Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn, who is renowned for her storied acting career but for decades has also dedicated her energies to promoting children’s mental health. MindUP, the program she champions, is designed to give schools, communities, and families a framework for helping kids cultivate “the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school and throughout their lives".

Goldie will discuss the importance of mental health supports in school systems and, together with Tony Sanders, Illinois State Superintendent, will give specific examples of what’s working in districts across the country

September 7, 2023Preparing Students for Their FuturesNational Thought Leader: Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of Digital Promise
Lighthouse Spotlight: Michelle Miller, superintendent, South Fayette Township School District (Pa.)
October 5, 2023

Future-Ready Strategies

Lighthouse Spotlight: Academic Success, Real World Experiences

Thought Leaders:

  • Shari Camhi, Superintendent, Baldwin Union Free Schoool District (N.Y.)
  • Philip Martell, Superintendent, River Valley School District (Pa.)

Discussion Leader: Kim Cantu, Mansfield School District (Texas)

November 2, 2023

Generative AI

Lighthouse Spotlight: Unwavering Commitment to Opportunity for All

Thought Leader: Gennaro R. Piraino, Superintendent, Franklin Regional School District (Pa.)

Discussion Leaders:

  • Nick Polyak, Superintendent, Leyden High School District 212 (Ill.)
  • Mike Lubelfeld, Superintendent, North Shore District (Ill.)
December 7, 2023

Remake Learning

Lighthouse Spotlight: Personalized Learning Through Systemic Redesign

Thought Leaders:

  • Gregg Behr, Grable Foundation
  • Tyler Samstag, Remake Learning

Lighthouse Spotlight: Laura Jacob, Superintendent, California Area School District

Discussion Leader: Ken Wallace, Superintendent, Maine Township (Ill.)

January 4, 2024

Strategic Redesign of Systems

Lighthouse Spotlight: Nurturing 21st Century Learners

Thought Leader: Calvin Watts, Superintendent, Gwinnett County Schools (Ga.)

Lighthouse Spotlight: Jessica Lombard, interim superintendent, and Amy Maccrindle, assistant superintendent, Huntly Community School District

February 1, 2024

Portrait of a Graduate

Lighthouse Spotlight: Removing Barriers, Empowering Learners

Thought Leaders: Karen Garza and Michael Duncan, Battelle for Kids

Lighthouse Spotlight: Jeff Dillon, Wilder School District (Idaho)

March 7, 2024

Social Emotional Learning

April 4, 2024Role of Superintendent in Instructional Leadership

Thought Leaders: Josh Starr and Jessica Huenziga, International Center for Leadership in Education

May 2, 2024Executive FunctioningThought Leaders: Ellen Galinsky and Paul Galazo, Mind in the Making
Superintendent Selfie with students
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