2019 Archived Webinars

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Archived Webinars

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS

Jimmy Casas

This webinar is designed for educators in all roles interested in reviewing key communication skills that build more trust in relationships. It will provide reminders of essential skills and actions that increase trust in interpersonal and group interactions.

Participants will learn how to: 

  • Use effective non-verbal body language can increase or decrease how trustworthy others feel you are
  • Paraphrase and listen more skillfully so others truly feel heard
  • Ask questions that open other people’s thinking so they want to respond
  • Offer suggestions that others want to hear and will take into consideration
  • Respond more effectively to conflict and tension interpersonally and in group situations

Presenter: Jennifer Abrams, Communications Consultant.  Jennifer, formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach, works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations, and creating identity safe workplaces. Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community, and Hard Conversations Unpacked - the Whos, Whens and What Ifs.  Her upcoming book is tentatively titled Swimming in the Deep End: Four Essential Leadership Skills for Aspiring and Emerging Educational Leaders.  Jennifer was named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know,” featured in the blog ‘Finding Common Ground’’ from Education Week, and has also been awarded the International Educational Entrepreneur Award by the International Academy for Educational Entrepreneurs. More about Jennifer’s work can be found at her website, www.jenniferabrams.com, and she can also be found on Twitter @jenniferabrams.

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ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS: LEARN HOW TO USE THEM TO SUPPORT YOUR LEADERSHIP

Jimmy Casas

Using the best research from national education groups, "The Elements of Success: 10 Million Speak on Schools That Work" discusses the six crucial, interlocked elements that represent success for public schools. Richard Long, executive director of the Learning First Alliance (LFA), will show you how to use this comprehensive guide to improve your school and empower your staff. The Elements of Success is a compendium of what works in schools. LFA research finds significant congruence among teachers, principals, superintendents, counselors, professional learning specialists, school board members, and others for these elements; however, each successful school mixes these elements in a unique fashion, reflecting  their student's needs. This session will discuss the elements and show how each principal can use The Elements of Success to support their school’s agenda.

Presenter: Dr. Richard Long is executive director of the Learning First Alliance and a nationally known advocate, writer and commentator on pre-K-12 issues and federal policy. Prior to joining LFA, he spent the past four decades working in education policy, including 37 years as the Government Relations Director for the International Reading Association. He also concurrently served as Executive Director/Government Relations Director for the National Title I Association from 1995 to 2014. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from George Washington University. Long provided the leadership to create "The Elements of Success." In reviewing each LFA members’ recommendations on unusually effective schools, he found significant agreement on what constitutes successful schools. In short, the education community knows what is important and what works.

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HUNGRY TO LEARN: AN EQUITABLE START TO THE DAY WITH ACCESS TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST

Every school stakeholder hopes that students arrive each day with a hunger to learn. However, far too many students miss out on a morning meal, resulting in hunger for food, not knowledge. When schools make breakfast part of the school day, just like lunch, students succeed. Absenteeism and behavior disruptions decline and students' academic outcomes increase. Most importantly, teachers and principals report a new sense of community that is created as students eat a calm morning meal together. Learn how other principals have lead the charge to increase access to school breakfast by making it part of the school day. Panelists will include elementary and middle school principals who will share their stories of success and best practices learned along the way. Panelists will answer questions from webinar participants. Learn what resources are available through NAESP’s partnership with No Kid Hungry to ensure all your students have an equitable start to the day with school breakfast.

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Presenters: Dr. Brie Doyle, Ph.D., Senior Manager, National Partnerships Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign

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Jason Griffin, Director of Elementary Education, Craven County Public Schools, North Carolina.

Jimmy Casas Jason Joens, Principal, Gulf Middle School, Pasco County Public Schools, Florida

 

 


TECH TOOLS FOR PRINCIPAL ENGAGEMENT

Jimmy Casas

So many people say they aren't techie and fear is at the heart of it all.  Create a mindset of innovation not failure and start clicking those links to amplify your inner techieness that is already inside of you!  Join Adam in learning technology tools that will help build your practice!

Presenter: Adam Welcome, author, consultant, speaker, and co-founder of Kids Deserve It.  Adam has been an elementary school teacher, Elementary Principal, Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students.  He enjoys pushing the envelope to always do what's best for kids!  Author of "Kids Deserve It: Pushing the Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking" and "Run Like a Pirate: Push Yourself to Get More Out of Life".  Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications.  He is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country.  Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the meassage of Team Kid for many years. He is the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney.

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ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S PERSPECTIVE

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand. This learning process, helps with managing emotions, and setting and achieving standards for obtaining positive goals for learning. Some goals of (SEL) are to feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Join our panel of 2017-2018 Outstanding Assistant Principals of the Year, as they discuss their strategies of implementation and perspectives on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools.

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Presenters: Ms. Equetta Jones, Assistant Principal, Highlands Elementary School, Wilmington, Delaware and 2017-2018 National Outstanding Assistant Principal and Mr. Jerrod Roberts, Assistant Principal, Oliver Middle School, Brockport, New York and 2017-2018 National Outstanding Assistant Principal.

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