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NAESP Webinars

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.

Special Coronavirus/COVID-19 Webinars

Archived webinars are available only to members using your NAESP log in.

Upcoming Live Webinars

LEADING FOR LITERACY: BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE SCHOOLWIDE MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT

Date: September 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Jess Surles Lana Santoro Lauren Artzi

Join Jess Surles and Lana Santoro, Ph.D., as they introduce a five-part, NAESP-Lead for Literacy Center series focused on supporting literacy leadership in elementary grade settings. They will discuss the Lead for Literacy’s Leadership Framework and demonstrate how the elements from the Framework can be used by school leaders, within traditional and distance learning contexts, to implement evidence-based literacy practices within the context of a multi-tiered system of support for reading. Lauren Artzi will facilitate the session.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the five elements of the Lead for Literacy Center’s Framework and how each element contributes to an effective, schoolwide multi-tiered system of support.
  • Access web-based tools and resources to support implementation of evidence-based literacy practices by school staff and students.
  • Engage in application activities aligned with the Lead for Literacy Center’s Framework.

Presenters: Jess Surles is Technical Assistance Coach for the Lead for Literacy Center at the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL), University of Oregon; Lana Santoro, Ph.D., is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Lead for Literacy Center; and, Lauren Artzi, Ph.D., is a Technical Assistance Coach for the Lead for Literacy Center and Senior Researcher at the American Institutes for Research.

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WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: REUNITE, RENEW, AND THRIVE: SEL ROADMAP FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS

Date: September 9, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Justina SchlundJoin CASEL for guidance on beginning the new school year with equity-focused SEL strategies centered on relationships and built on the existing strengths of a school community.

Participants will:

  • Take time to cultivate and deepen relationships, build partnerships, and plan for SEL.
  • Design opportunities where adults can connect, heal, and build their capacity to support students.
  • Create safe, supportive, and equitable learning environments that promote all students’ social and emotional development.
  • Use data as an opportunity to share power, deepen relationships, and continuously improve support for students, families, and staff.

Presenter: Justina Schlund Director of Field Learning, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: MY SCHOOL HAS REOPENED, NOW WHAT? WHAT ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS NEED TO KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO

Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Andrea Thompson Andrew Lindsay Equetta Jones

As schools reopen this fall, assistant principals will play an integral and pivotal role in creating the best learning environment for students. Join our panel of Nationally Recognized Outstanding Assistant Principals of the Year as they share practical strategies for the beginning of the year to ensure success in reopening schools.

Participants will:

  • Create effective tools/procedures that address the health and safety of students and staff.
  • Promote quick, effective assessments of students in order to measure what they know and how best to meet their learning needs.
  • Work with your building level principal to communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Design effective school schedules for maximizing student learning.

Presenters: Dr. Andrea Thompson is the Assistant Principal at Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Elementary School in Maryland; Andrew Lindsay is the Assistant Principal at Owen Intermediate School in Michigan; and, Equetta Jones is the Assistant Principal at Highlands Elementary School in Delaware.

 

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: BOLD ACTION FOR CHALLENGING TIMES: INTENSIFY YOUR LEADERSHIP!

Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Michael ChirichelloDuring these volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous times, take a moment to intensify your leadership by making a commitment to your role as dreamer, architect, innovator, and change mediator. Maximize your leadership capacity by breaking away from the narrow task of instructional leader and move toward your role as education leader. Enhance your leadership with renewed competence and confidence. Bold action for challenging times demands answers to these critical questions:

  • As dreamer, how can you lead collectively with purpose and vision?
  • As architect, how can you build highly effective teams by avoiding trust busters and implementing trust builders and boosters?
  • As innovator, how do you inspire others to ask what can be rather than accept what is?
  • As change mediator, how do you peel back the illusion that most teachers are resisting change?

Boost your leadership by participating in this engaging webinar. Now is the time for bold action. In these challenging times, your leadership matters more than ever!   Presenter: Michael Chirichello, Ed.D. is a respected national and international consultant for school districts and professional organizations. He has facilitated thought provoking professional learning sessions on five continents and throughout the United States.

 

EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS: WAIT! DID I SIGN UP FOR THIS? TIPS FOR LEADING YOUR SCHOOL THROUGH COVID-19

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Jennifer ScwankeBeing a new principal is one thing. Being a new principal in the throes of a global pandemic is quite another. Join Jen Schwanke to consider how early career principals can lead through—and learn from—the challenges of this year.

Participants will:

  • Consider how to react to uncertainty with confidence and skill.
  • Identify ways to connect with students, staff, and community in new, innovative ways.
  • Flip "crisis" into "opportunity" for yourself and your school.

Presenter: Jen Scwanke is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio and author of two books: You’re the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders, and The Principal ReBoot.: 8 Ways to Revitalize Your School Leadership.

 

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: THE 1-MINUTE MIRACLE: CHANGING YOUR ENTIRE LIFE IN 60 SESONDS (OR LESS!)

Date: November 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Sara PalmerWe all want to improve in our personal, professional, and intellectual lives. Instead, you repeat the same ineffective behaviors and reactions. Why?! We’ll identify universal obstacles to change and practice five simple steps to clear them. No theoretical session here; it’s all action, all immediately applicable, and all about YOU!

Participants will:

  • Implement the first three steps of the 1-Minute Miracle method in any personal, professional, or intellectual situation.
  • Identify their self-care needs during the day and find solutions to meet them in short- and long-term ways.
  • Practice all five steps on a sustainable, ongoing basis to strengthen new neural pathways.
  • Support others in their personal and professional lives from a position of abundance, not overwhelm.
  • Presenter: Sara Palmer, Sara Palmer Speaks.

 

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: PLANNING TO PIVOT: CREATING SCHEDULES TO ENHANCE TEAMING (K-8) IN THE ERA OF COVID-19

Date: December 9, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Elliot Y. MerenbloomLearn how educational leaders create master schedules that include team approaches to instruction for elementary, K-8, and middle schools in the COVID-19 era. All models are applicable to full-in person, virtual and hybrid options.

Participants will:

  • Learn 5 steps in building a K-5 or 6 as well as K-9 schedule that can pivot.
  • Learn strategies for building a middle school schedule that can pivot and facilitate teaming.
  • Explore plans to implement or expand the role of a teaching team.
  • Engage in strategies for pivoting.

Presenter: Elliot Y. Merenbloom Educational Consultant.

 

BONUS WEBINAR: AMERICAN OVERSEAS SCHOOLS

Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Thomas Shearer Brent Mutsch

Learn more about the role of American Overseas Schools. Literature and materials, including fact sheets, school directories, and recruitment information will be shared.

Participants will:

  • Learn about employment opportunities and school-to-school partnerships.
  • Gain an understanding of opportunities available to stateside principals.

Presenters: Thomas Shearer, Director, Office of Overseas Schools, Bureau of Administration, U.S. Department of State and Brent Mutsch, Senior Associate, Search Associates

 

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: TRANSFORM THE NORM: RETHINKING HOW TEACHERS TEACH & PRINCIPALS LEAD

Date: March 31, 2021
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Kim Campbell Jack Berckemeyer

What if we as educators reimagined what our classrooms could look like, sound like or be like.....to help prepare our students for the 21st century we must move away from being the sage on the stage to the guide on the side. We must give our students choice and voice in all that we do in our classrooms. Join me as we look at transforming the norm. Participants will leave with ideas and thoughts about creating a classroom where kids thrive and become better prepared for the future.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to create a welcoming classroom.
  • Learn how a school can engage their students through inquiry based learning.
  • Learn ideas about how to get more student voice/choice.
  • Leave with resources to support their work.

Presenters: Kim Campbell, Proud Middle School Teacher & Daring Dean of Students and Jack Berckemeyer, Berckemeyer Consulting Group