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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.  All webinars are free to share best practices in leadership with principals.

Watch webinars which have already been broadcast using this on-demand opportunity. This allows you to access information at your desktop from home or school at a time that is convenient for your schedule.

Webinar Series:  Five Key Practices of Effective Principals

Description:

This series of webinars will highlight the Wallace Foundation’s five Keys Practices found in The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. This report summarizes a decade of foundational research and work on school leadership and identifies effective principal leadership practices. It concludes with five key actions that effective principals carry out particularly well including shaping a vision of academic success for all students and cultivating leadership in others. The tipping point is to bring together these five elements in a strategic way within the context of each principal’s unique school and community setting.

Each webinar will share tips and practices from our experts who will share their perspectives in working in various demographic environments to bring these five key principal practices alive! As each presenter shares how they have implemented exemplary leadership practices, participants will see how the five key practices cannot be viewed as isolated skills or standards.

 

Part One Date:  January 14, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)\

Presenters:  Kimberly Washington, Principal, Hyattsville MS, Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD and Susan Holiday, Principal, Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD

    

Part Two Date:  February 2, 2015
Time:  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Presenters: Missy Lennard, Principal, Stowers Elementary School, Hillsborough County, FL; and Julie Hasson, Ed.D., Principal, Symmes Elementary, Hillsborough County, FL

    

Part Three Date:  February 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)

    

Presenters: Carol Riley, Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning and Outreach, NAESP, Alexandria, VA; and Theresa West, Retired Principal, McNair Elementary School, Herndon, VA

 


NAESP-NASSP Webinar: "Middle Level Conversations: Using Data to Assess and Inform School Change, Tools to Improve Teacher Development"

 

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Eastern)

Description: This webinar will explore tools for using data to assess and inform school change for middle level school leaders that integrates current research, planning strategies, and implementation tools with video interviews and real-world examples of school improvement strategies. This is a free resource for NAESP and NASSP members that includes activities and discussion guides that can help principals work with others in their schools to improve teaching and learning.

Presenters:

Mathew Saferite Mathew Saferite, Professional Development Coordinator, Bentonville Public Schools, Arkansas

 

 

NAESP-NASSP Webinar: "Middle Level Conversations: Leading and Teaching for Student Learning Tools to Improve Teacher Development"

Description: This webinar will explore tools for middle level school leaders that integrate current research, planning strategies, and implementation tools with video interviews and real-world examples of school improvement strategies. This is a free resource for NAESP and NASSP members that includes activities and discussion guides that can help principals work with others in their schools to improve teaching and learning.

Presenters:

Mathew SaferiteMathew Saferite, Professional Development Coordinator, Bentonville Public Schools, Arkansas

 

 

Maribel ChildressMaribel Childress, Principal, Monitor Elementary School , Springdale, Arkansas

 

 

NAESP Webinar: "The A,B,C's of School Playground Safety"

Description: This webinar will look at the most common injuries that occur on school playgrounds, hazards associated with school playgrounds, and tips and techniques to help keep your playgrounds and children safe.

Presenters:

Caroline SmithCaroline Smith, NRPA Playgrounds Safety Manager

 

 

Greg HenneckeGreg Hennecke, CPSI Instructor, Background: Insurance and Risk Management for School Systems

 

 

NAESP-NASSP Webinar: "Middle Level Conversations: Tools to Develop Leadership Skills for Change to Improve Teacher Development"

Description: This webinar will explore tools to develop leadership skills for change for middle level school leaders that integrates current research, planning strategies, and implementation tools with video interviews and real-world examples of school improvement strategies. This is a free resource for NAESP and NASSP members that includes activities and discussion guides that can help principals work with others in their schools to improve teaching and learning.

Presenter:

Mathew SaferiteMathew Saferite, Professional Development Coordinator, Bentonville Public Schools, Arkansas

 

 

MULTITASKING IS A MYTH - GET THINGS DONE BETTER ONE STEP AT A TIME

Description: Learn how to improve your vision of time management and understand the myths related to multi-tasking.Strategies will be shared that enable busy principals to more effectively organize their day and work and free up more time to focus on ever increasing demands, such as time for teacher evaluation, intervention, safety, and instructional leadership. Reviewing business management practices applicable in the school environment will help principals rethink common practices related to multi-tasking, time management, open door policies, delegation, and staff empowerment. This training will help principals reduce stress and increase their productivity.

Presenters:

Paul Young Paul Young, Retired Principal, Lancaster, OH

 

 

Jeromey Sheets Jeromey Sheets, Principal, Tallmadge Elementary School, Lancaster, OH

 

 
Helpful Resources:
 
Click here to access Time Management Essentials video.
Click here to access 1:1 Huddles - Switchbuster.
Click here to access Teacher Multitasking Game and Questions video.
 
Click here to download Multitasking presentation.
Click here to download Multitasking Test #1.
Click here to download Multitasking Test #2.
 

SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOL - UNDERSTANDING THE INTERIM FINAL RULE NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR COMPETITIVE FOODS IN SCHOOLS

Description: USDA staff will be providing an overview of the nutrition standards, recordkeeping and fundraising requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2014 with regard to competitive foods sold to students during the school day.

Presenter:

Denise White Nancy Lyons , USDA Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

 
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PROVIDING SUPPORT TO PRINCIPALS TO IMPROVE TEACHER EVALUATION: A COACHING MODEL

Description: Learn how Delaware used Race to the Top funding to provide coaches for principals to improve their skills and knowledge and to create an environment where teacher evaluation is a process for improving instruction and identifying professional development for teachers who need improvement in targeted areas.

Presenters:

Denise White Jacquelyn Wilson, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, Georgetown, DE

 

 

Denise White Sharon Brittingham, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, Georgetown, DE

 

 
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THE PRINCIPAL'S ROLE IN DEVELOPING ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS THAT SYSTEMATICALLY SUPPORT SCHOOL CULTURE

Description: This presentation contains useful tips and take-home tools to help principals assess school culture, clarify and teach a common vision, set goals, structure a safe and secure learning environment, establish student and staff behavioral expectations, build relationships, and share leadership among the staff. Strategies are adaptable to all school settings.

Presenters:

Paul Young Paul Young, Retired Principal, Lancaster, OH

 

 

Jeromey Sheets Jeromey Sheets, Principal, Tallmadge Elementary School, Lancaster, OH

 

 
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EVALUATING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE AGE OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Description: As educators, we spend our limited time and resources attending professional development activities that we expect will improve our knowledge and skills. But, how do we know that we spent our time and resources wisely? To answer this question, we should be asking ourselves, “Will the new skills I just learned result in improved student achievement?” This webinar, based upon the work of Thomas R. Guskey, will provide you with a foundation of knowledge needed to evaluate the effectiveness of professional development activities. In addition, the connection between effective professional development activities and student achievement will be explored.

Presenter:

Denise White Peter Bonaccorsi, Principal, Heron Pond Elementary School, NH

 

 
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CALLING NEW PRINCIPALS!: SHARING THE PROMISE OF LEADERSHIP

Description: Have you had one of those moments when you wonder "what am I doing?"? This highly participatory workshop will offer tested and effective tools to new principals that positively impact systems structures, budget development, culture and climate, communication, professional development, data use, and time management.

Presenter:

Denise White Pamela A. Stiles, Principal, Chichester Central School, Chichester, NH

 

 
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BUMPING UP YOUR WALK-THROUGHS: RECOGNIZING AND COACHING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL RIGOR

Description: One of the most critical roles of an administrator is being an instructional leader. Walk-throughs and informal observations provide the perfect opportunity for giving meaningful feedback to teachers to help them enhance the rigor of their instruction. In this highly interactive session, administrators will have the opportunity to identify common trends observed during walk-throughs and walk away with practical strategies to share with teachers to address these trends and increase student learning and achievement.

Presenters:

Denise White Denise White, Inspire and Engage Consulting Services, Tulsa, OK

 

 

Alisa Braddy Alisa Braddy, Inspire and Engage Consulting Services, Tulsa, OK

 

 
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GRIT, MINDSET, AND DETERMINATION: THE KEY TO LEADING BY INFLUENCE (GRADES 1-8)

Description: What is it that allows some people to triumph over unimaginable challenges on their way to success? They possess the 12 “stay-the-course” grit traits needed to push past obstacles, setbacks, and obstructions and keep their eyes focused on their goals! Creating opportunities for student achievement as well as teachable moments when encountering frustration and failure is a delicate balance.

Join Jim Grant as he discusses the motivational and energizing effect of “Grit traits” and leave with immediately usable tips, tricks, and strategies for helping your students learn to positively respond to failure as a crucial component of their overall educational achievement.

Presenter:

Jim Grant Jim Grant, Founder, Staff Development for Educators, Peterborough, NH

 

 
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BEYOND TWITTER: USING THE POWER OF TWITTER TO BOLSTER INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

Description: Twitter is a powerful tool in helping to connect with other educators across the nation and globe. Learn how to use Twitter as a tool for instructional leadership success!  Become a more effective instructional coach and bolster your own instructional knowledge through Twitter.  This session requires a working knowledge and use of Twitter.  

Join Peter Carpenter as he discusses:

  1. How to create groups in twitter so you can get instructional information in quick fashion.
  2. How to participate in twitter chats so you can be an active participant in learning with the experts.
  3. How to create teacher learning communities in your school that become active consumers of instructional information.

Presenters:

Jim Grant Peter Carpenter, Principal, Emmorton Elementary School, Bel Air, Maryland

 

 
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PREVENTING BULLYING PART 2: SYSTEMATIC APPROACHES

Description: Gain a broader understanding and perspective on bullying in light of research on the link between bullying and school climate. This session covers issues related to systems change and positive behavior supports aimed at promoting a positive school climate and preventing bullying.

Presenters:

Catherine Bradshaw Catherine Bradshaw, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, Baltimore, MD

 

 

Sandra Hardee Sandra Hardee, , Johns Hopkins University, Sheppard Pratt Health System

 

 
Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation.
Click here to download the PBIS Overview.
Click here to download the PBIS and Bullying Tips.
Click here for a bullying book resource.

ACADEMIC RIGOR AND THE ROAD TO "EXEMPLARY"

Description: The NAESP Rigor seminar was developed with an eye toward providing information about rigor in the classroom, especially in light of the Common Core. We’ll discuss four aspects of rigor: 1) metacognition; 2) higher level thinking; 3) deep understanding; 4) solving problems then address specific teacher behaviors and student responses in order to help principals and teachers engage in discussions about integrating greater rigor into instruction. Academic rigor is more than a set of activities; it is focused on the belief that the primary role of schooling is to develop self-directed individuals who are self-reflective, self-modifying and self-managing. It entails teaching beyond knowledge and skills to a deeper understanding of concepts, generalizations and principles that sit at the heart of disciplines and are transferable within and across subjects. Participants will consider what changes can be instituted for students to achieve more in the classroom.

Presenter:

Kathleen Sciarappa Kathleen Sciarappa, NAESP Mentor Trainer and Coach, Rigor Workshop Speaker

 

 

 
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TAKING WALLACE RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: MANAGING PEOPLE, DATA AND PROCESSES TO FOSTER SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Description: Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore managing people, data, and processes to foster school improvement as noted in the Wallace Foundation report: "The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning."

Presenter:

Carol Riley Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program

 

 

Carol Riley Susan Lawyer Willis, CEO, TransformED Leadership, Roanoke, VA

 

 

Carol Riley Patricia Drobny, Soos Creek Elementary School, Kent, WA

 


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PREVENTING BULLYING PART 1: SPECIFIC STRATEGIES

Description: This session provides an overview of recent research on bullying prevention approaches. Learn how to use specific strategies for intervening in bullying situations and how to communicate with parents and students about bullying.

Presenter:

Catherine Bradshaw Catherine Bradshaw, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, Baltimore, MD

 

 

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TAKING WALLACE RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: IMPROVING INSTRUCTION

Description: Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore improving instruction to enable teachers to teach at their best and students to learn to their utmost as noted in the Wallace Foundation report: "The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning."

Presenters:

Carol Riley Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program

 

 

Chris Young Rachel E. Foglesong, Principal, North Chesterfield, VA

 

 

Beverly Lund Rose Castello, Principal, Sunrise Drive Elementary School, NY

 

 

 

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RIDE THE WAVE OF CHANGE: WITH A TUESDAY TWEET UP

Description: Have you been looking for ways to build your professional network? Are you tired of the emails that may be clogging your inbox? Are you looking to ride the tidal wave of change with those who are already surfing it? Well Twitter is for you! Twitter is an online social network that gives any school leader access to some of the greatest minds in education with a flick of a finger. Learn how to navigate the basic features and delineate a plan to help you stay up to date with the best and brightest in our profession!

Presenter:

Peter Carpenter Peter Carpenter, Principal, Howard County Schools, MD

 

 
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TAKING WALLACE RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: CREATING A CLIMATE HOSPITABLE TO EDUCATION

Description: Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore creating a climate hospitable to education in order that safety, a cooperative spirit, and other foundations of fruitful interaction prevail as noted in the Wallace Foundation report: "The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning."

Presenters:

Carol Riley Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program

 

 

Julie Hasson Peter Carpenter, Principal, Howard County Schools, MD

 

 

Denis Parcells Susan Holiday, Principal, Prince Georges County, MD

 


 

Denis Parcells Kirk  Downing, Principal, Brown Elementary School, MA

 

 
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TAKING WALLACE RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: SHAPING A VISION OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS

Description: Are you ready to move your school to extraordinary? Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore successful practices associated with shaping a strong vision of academic success for all students, one based on high standards. Participants will share how they have exercised key practices described in the Wallace Foundation report entitled: The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. Learn how create strong leadership teams and a school climate that is conducive to improved student learning.

Presenters:

Carol Riley Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program

 

 

Julie Hasson Julie Hasson, Principal, Hillsborough County Schools, FL

 

 

Denis Parcells Denis Parcells, Principal, Glendale School District, AZ

 


 

Denis Parcells James Richardson, Principal, Buck Lodge Middle School, MD

 

 
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Click here to check out a major resource for making your leadership practice extraordinary!

 

 


 

MOVING ORDINARY SCHOOLS TO EXTRAORDINARY – FIVE ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR EVERY EFFECTIVE PRINCIPAL

Description: Are you ready to move your school to extraordinary? Join Carol Riley and a panel of principals as they explore five evidence-based leadership practices for effective leadership. Participants will share how they have exercised practices described in a recent report from The Wallace Foundation, The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. Hear from exemplary principals on how they have used the five guiding areas to improve school conditions for teaching and learning and honed their own instructional leadership skills.

Presenters:

Carol Riley Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program

 

 

Lita Kelly Lita Kelly, Specialist, Oxon Hill Staff Development Center

 

 

Monique Sloan Monique Sloan, Principal, Calverton Elementary School

 

 

Dwayne Young Dwayne Young, Principal, Centreville Elementary School

 

 

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