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Web seminars provide real-time opportunities to interrelate with content experts, educational leaders, and practicing principals around current issues. NAESP provides this setting to bring together principals from locations around the country to participate in these online learning programs. No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in any of our webinars. Most webinars are free.

Archived webinars are available only to NAESP Members. See bottom of page for links.

FUTURE-READY SCHOOLS: LEADERS PREPARING STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS

Date:  Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Description: Future-Ready Schools (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Through a systemic planning process, FRS will help any district develop the human and technological capacity needed to personalize learning. With more than 2,000 districts already signing the Future Ready District Pledge, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education are leading this effort alongside a vast coalition of organizations such as NAESP and NASSP. This effort comes at a critical time as districts embrace college and career readiness as the goal for all students and recognize the potential of digital tools to help teachers personalize learning for each student. FRS provides districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, are implemented by highly trained teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities. FRS believes that every student deserves a rigorous, personalized learning environment filled with caring adults and student agency.

Presenters:  Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, D.C.; Brad Gustafson, (2016 MN Elementary Principal of the Year), Greenwood Elementary School, Wayzata Public Schools, MN; Jared Vance, Principal, Kickemuit Middle School, Bristol Warren Regional School District, RI; and Moderator: Deborah Tyler, Associate Executive Director, NAESP

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ESSA IMPLEMENTATION: CREATING AND SUSTAINING HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALS

Description: As state and local planning around programs and strategies to support teachers and leaders moves forward, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides the opportunity to create and sustain new learning opportunities for principals. While policymakers must identify evidence-based strategies that will best support the role of principals and other school leaders in the nation’s schools, the principal perspective must be considered as mechanisms for delivery are determined to best meet the needs of the practitioners in the system.

 Accomplished principals will share the latest research and analysis on evidence-based strategies to support the role of principals according to ESSA evidence tiers, discuss how ESSA provides states and districts with ample opportunities to provide on-going professional support for principals, and share key strategies for sustaining high quality professional learning communities for principals and other school leaders.

Presenters:  Carmen Concepcion, Principal, Oaklawn Language Academy, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Gina O' Hare, Principal, Palisades Park Elementary School, Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools; Tisha Greene, Principal, Oakhurst STEAM Academy, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Nicole Cathey, Project Manager within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Leadership Development Office; and Moderator: Deborah Tyler, Associate Executive Director, NAESP

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ESSA IMPLEMENTATION: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALS AND OTHER SCHOOL LEADERS

Description:  As states and districts look to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), evidence-based strategies must be identified to support effective educators. Recent analysis by the RAND Corp identified three kinds of principal support with tiered evidence that will help states and districts put into place viable strategies for improving student outcomes – including strengthening principal preparation and professional learning programs.

Presenters will provide background on the evidence base surrounding high-quality principal preparation programs, including the alignment of professional standards as a key indicator of improved instructional leadership and better student outcomes.  Leading researchers and practitioners will discuss the difference between ISLLC and the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), and explore how a district is working now to transform principal preparation programs.  The presenters will be joined by district partners during this important case study.

Presenters:  Cortney Rowland, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center); Devon Horton, Deputy Superintendent, East St. Louis School District #189, East St. Louis, IL; and Kelly Pollitt, Chief Strategist, Policy and Alliances, NAESP

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ESSA IMPLEMENTATION: LEVERAGING STATE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP

Description:  The passage of the nation’s largest federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), shifts significant authority to the state and local levels in order to identify and target resources to support effective educators. ESSA is informed by over a decade of research and practice, which now underscores the importance of principal leadership. Evidence shows that effective principals and other school leaders are second only to teaching quality when considering school-based factors that contribute to student learning.   

As we move into ESSA implementation, states and local districts are faced with both challenges and opportunities to plan comprehensive reforms that include systemic support for principals and other school leaders. This presentation will provide an overview of the new law and how it supports states and districts to improve principal quality, as well as the latest research and analysis that shows investing in principal preparation and development are evidence-based strategies. State policymakers and representatives from the State of Washington will share how they are working to reorient state efforts to take advantage of the opportunities to support principals and improve student and related outcomes. Attendees will gain knowledge around specific strategies that may be a part of any state’s ESSA plan, and how to ensure that the new law’s implementation will recognize, value and support the role of principals as the catalysts for reform.

Presenters:  Robert Butts, Assistant Superintendent for Early Learning, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington; Ron Sisson, Director of Principal Support and Elementary Programs, Association of Washington School Principals; and Moderator: Kelly Pollitt, Chief Strategist, Policy and Alliances, NAESP  


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THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA): WHAT EVERY PRINCIPAL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE LAW'S ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Description:  ESSA made far reaching changes to federal requirements governing state accountability systems.  As states work over the next 12 months to develop and implement new accountability models in anticipation of the law's full implementation by the 2017-18 school year, principals need to develop a working understanding of ESSA's requirements related to measuring school performance, establishing ratings intervening in low performing schools, and reporting results to families and the public.  This webinar will equip participants with the information they need to work effectively with district and state leaders to address these issues, including identifying the best possible range of indicators of school performance and how schools are identified for intervention.  

Panelists:  Reg Leichty, Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy; Amy Starzinski, Founder and Partner, Foresight Law + Policy; and Kelly Pollitt, Chief Strategist, Policy and Alliances, NAESP  

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FINDING YOUR LEADERSHIP VOICE 

Description:  Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland is one of six sites supported by the Wallace Foundation to participate in the Principal Pipeline Initiative which investigates the challenge of developing and offering specific supports to assistant principals and aspiring principals. Hear how assistant principals are being developed and how they acquire skills to become effective transformational school leaders as they discuss their experiencies with strategies and practices that strengthen their voice and school leadership.


Panelists:  Melissa Ellis, Supervisor, School Leadership Programs, Prince Georges County Public Schools (PGCPS), MD; Jerenze Campbell, School Leadership Development Coach, PGCPS; and Renee Jones, Assistant Principal, Mary Harris "Mother Jones" Elementary School, PGCPS

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THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF ESSA SERIES: WHAT PRINCIPALS NEED TO KNOW TO SUPPORT HIGH QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP 

Description: The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) recently signed into law provides an unprecedented opportunity to support high quality early childhood education and educators working in Pre-K-3, particularly with alignment of standards, curriculum and instruction. The law also acknowledges the important role of principal leadership in early childhood education and joint efforts across early learning settings and school-based contexts to address the needs of young children. This webinar presentation will identify specific areas of the new law that directly support early childhood education, and explore how states and districts can provide programmatic opportunities, including professional learning, to help facilitate collaborative efforts between principals, teachers, early childhood educators and related practitioners.


PANELISTS: Andrea Brinnel, Connecticut Office of Early Learning and NAECS-SDE Leadership Committee; Kelly Pollitt, Chief Strategist, Policy and Alliances, NAESP 

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IMPROVING INSTRUCTION TO ENABLE TEACHERS TO TEACH AT THEIR BEST AND STUDENTS TO LEARN TO THEIR UTMOST

Description: Research has shown that the most impactful staff development to foster building the instructional capacity of educators is job embedded with frequent opportunities to revisit and adapt skills. In this webinar, our goal is to have principals share the steps and processes they have taken to ensure that teachers have optimal opportunities to hone their craft.

PANELISTS: Dwayne Young, Principal, Centreville Elementary School, Centreville, VA; and Deborah Tyler, Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning and Outreach, NAESP.

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CREATING SPACE TO BUILD YOUR LEADERSHIP REAL ESTATE 

Description: This webinar will allow participants to engage in a discussion and dialogue that will assist with identifying areas that school leaders can cultivate to broaden their leadership abilities. The webinar will be led by Susan Holiday, Principal in Residence, Prince George's County Public Schools. This school system has broadly invested in and been a part of The Wallace Foundation Principal Pipeline Initiative that is helping districts develop larger corps of effective school principals and aspiring leaders. This work is anchored in the research supported by The Wallace Foundation "School Leadership in Action: Principal Practices."

PANELISTS:  Susan Holiday, Principal in Residence, Prince Georges County Public Schools, MD 

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UNPACKING THE 2015 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS (Formerly ISLLC) 

Description: Participants will engage in activities that will allow them to review and reflect on the newly released leader standards and to develop and ensure alignment with their current responsibilities and duties in their schools.  Panelists will take a deep dive into the link between educational leadership and student learning, and discuss specific ways the 2015 standards can be used in participants' daily professional practice.

PANELISTS:  Sharon H. Porter, School Leadership Development Coach, PGCPS, MD; William Lee, Mentor Teacher PGCPS, MD; Ronald Miller, Assistant Principal, Charles Flowers High School, PGCPS, MD; and Carrie Curry, Assistant Principal, Laurel High School, PGCPS, MD


 
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MANAGING PEOPLE, DATA, AND PROCESSES TO FOSTER SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Description:  Rick DuFour frequently laments that our schools are data rich and information poor. How does a principal manage people and use data to inform practice to ensure accountability to student achievement? In this webinar, our goal is to have principals describe how they manage these three key components; people, data, and processes with the end goal in mind of school improvement.

Panelists:  Robin Pinder, Principal, Homestead Elementary School, Crossville, TN and Deborah Tyler, Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning and Outreach, NAESP


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TRANSITIONING TO THE NEW TITLE I: REQUIREMENTS IN THE "EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT" AND HOW PRINCIPALS CAN IMPACT IMPLEMENTATION

Description:  Now that President Obama has signed the "Every Student Succeeds Act" into law, states and local district leaders are moving ahead to craft plans to transition to the new Title 1 and other areas of the new law, while the U.S. Department of Education has taken the first steps in setting new Title 1 regulations. This webinar will discuss what principals need to know about the new Title 1 requirements on accountability, supplement not supplant, and other issues such as use of funds, what principals can impact as decisions are made, and how to manage schools through the transition period. Principals will have an opportunity for Q&A to highlight important issues and raise concerns as they enter a new era of education policy for schools.

Panelists:  Richard Long, Author and Consultant on State and Local Implementation of Title I and Kelly Pollitt, Chief Strategist, Policy and Alliances, NAESP. 

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