Webinars

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.

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

Upcoming Live Webinars

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: ADDRESSING IMPLICIT BIAS IN THE PRE-K-8 CLASSROOM

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Join Dr. Gilliam as he discusses the latest findings regarding expulsion and suspension practices in early education settings, gender and racial disproportionality, and potential causes for these disparities, including the potential role of implicit bias. Although the session will focus on research findings, attendees will also be exposed to emerging information about how early educators understand implicit bias and how preschool expulsions and suspensions are understood within a social justice and civil rights framework. Early childhood mental health consultation will be discussed as a means for addressing issues of both social-emotional climate and equity in early childhood settings.

Walter Gilliam

Presenter: Dr. Walter S. Gilliam is the Elizabeth Mears & House Jameson Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center and Director of Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. He is the current board president of Child Care Aware of America; a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, the Irving Harris Foundation, First Children’s Finance, and All Our Kin; a research fellow of the National Institute for Early Education Research; and former Senior Advisor to the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dr. Gilliam is co-recipient of the prestigious 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Education for the coauthored book, A Vision for Universal Preschool Education. Dr. Gilliam’s research involves early childhood education and intervention policy analysis (specifically how policies translate into effective services), ways to improve the quality of prekindergarten and child care services, the impact of early childhood education programs on children’s school readiness, and effective methods for reducing classroom behavior problems and preschool expulsion. His scholarly writing addresses early childhood care and education programs, school readiness, and developmental assessment of young children. Dr. Gilliam has led national analyses of state-funded prekindergarten policies and mandates, how prekindergarten programs are being implemented across the range of policy contexts, and the effectiveness of these programs at improving school readiness and educational achievement, as well as experimental and quasi-experimental studies on methods to improve early education quality.

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: TIME MANAGEMENT FOR NEW ADMINISTRATORS

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

This webinar gives you a system for staying on top of paper, putting everything you have to do in one digital task list, and becoming the master of documentation. In the process, you'll learn how to put repeating tasks on autopilot, minimize interruptions, and delegate. Even better, you will be able to teach your office staff and faculty how to use these same tools to save time, increase productivity, and decrease stress. Life doesn't have to be as hard as we sometimes make it.

Frank Buck

Presenter: Frank Buck is a veteran school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and author of Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders. He has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and internationally to help busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. "Global Gurus Top 30" named him #1 in the "Time Management" category for 2019.

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: PRINCIPAL IN BALANCE: GO BEYOND WORK-LIFE BALANCE TO IGNITE PASSION AND THRIVE AS AN EDUCATOR

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

How do we get from a place of feeling like we need it all to finding a way to appreciate what we have? Balance is a myth, but living with purpose, passion, and priorities is within your reach. In today's 24/7, always-on culture, life feels busier than ever before. That hectic pace combined with the constant demands that come with being an educator create the perfect condition for burnout. But life doesn't have to be that way. Join this virtual convening, led by a practicing principal and laser your focus on creating a lifestyle that allows you to break free from the “should” and “have tos” to thrive in every area of life.

Jessica Cabeen

Presenter: Jessica Cabeen currently serves as the principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. Prior to this role she was the Principal of the "Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota", the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. She has written four books: Hacking Early Learning, co-authored Balance Like a Pirate, Lead with Grace and Unconventional Leadership. She has been the principal facilitator for the Minnesota PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series for the past four years and is a facilitator of the Minnesota Principal Academy. She speaks at regional and national conferences on topics such as family engagement, early learning, and unconventional leadership.

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: SPECIAL EDUCATION DO'S AND DON'TS

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Most students with disabilities spend the majority of their school day in a general education setting. Therefore, it is essential for all teachers and school leaders to have knowledge, skill, and ongoing professional development to meet their complex learning needs. The High-Leverage Practices (HLP) in Special Education, developed through a partnership of the Council for Exceptional Children and the CEEDAR Center, are identified practices to improve student outcomes. In this webinar, presenters will provide an overview of the HLPs, share a resource for school leaders to encourage implementation, and discuss strategies that can be used to differentiate support for beginning special and general education teachers.

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Students enter schools bringing the impact of traumatic experiences with them. This webinar will focus on strategies being used by principals and schools to manage mental health issues. Speaker Joy Winchester will share her experiences with schools in Alabama who are implementing a program called Conscious Discipline that empowers adults to consciously respond to daily conflict, transforming it into an opportunity to teach critical life skills to children. Speaker Jenine "Jen" Thomas, Principal at Olive B. Loss Elementary School, will discuss strategies and resources educators need to meet the diverse and complex needs of students facing adverse childhood experiences (ACES). She will share her work with supporting the social-emotional needs of educators and how adult stressors can affect a school’s ability to sustain strong and effective mental health supports.

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO PREPARE FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Aspiring principals are constantly searching for innovative ideas to launch a successful career in school leadership. Join this highly engaging session as we explore the essential elements of good leadership and the skills it takes to develop strong leaders.

 


WOMEN IN PRE-K-8 LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES: OVERCOMING LEADERSHIP OBSTACLES

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Are you looking for strategies to move into a leadership position at your school? Meet an inspirational panel of women leaders as they share their stories for overcoming obstacles in becoming outstanding school leaders. Come and learn the skills these women use to successfully navigate and overcome personal and professional challenges to achieve their goals.

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Jimmy Casas

The NAESP Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC) is comprised of volunteers who contribute time and creative energy to enable the NAESP organization gain feedback and understanding from active members regarding the relevant needs of national principals. Virtual conversations are held quarterly. Compensation is not available; however, principals will find the experience to be personally and professionally rewarding knowing they are making worthwhile contributions to expand leadership and powerfully impact student and adult learning. For additional information on this opportunity please contact NAESP: 800-386-2377 or 703-684-3345 or via email at leadership@naesp.org.


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: TACKLING THE SUMMER LEARNING SLUMP

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Without participation in a high-quality summer learning program, many students can lose ground academically over the summer contributing to a persistent achievement gap problem. The session speaker will review the findings on summertime experiences and offer recommendations on how school leaders can improve the quality, equity, and effectiveness of summer programming. Attendees will take-away practical strategies and resources for building a high-quality summer learning program of activities to reduce the summer learning slump.

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT, WHAT KEEPS ME GOING - NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED PRINCIPALS

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

The Principalship can be likened to playing a game of chess. You make too many wrong moves and you can lose the game. If you allow yourself to be consumed by what mistakes you might make, you’ll never enjoy being a principal. This webinar will offer leadership strategies and district support mechanisms from a superintendent’s perspective that can help early career principals envision ways to navigate their complex job requirements. Time will be allowed too for participants to engage with a panel of early career principals to discover ways to survive and thrive and reduce feelings of frustration, isolation, and burnout.

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: DISSECTING THE QUESTIONS EVERY ASPIRING PRINCIPAL SHOULD BE READY FOR IN AN INTERVIEW

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

You have to be interviewed before accepting a job offer, right? Aspiring principals often overlook the interview process, and it can be difficult to highlight the skills prospective employers are looking for when filling their positions. Join our panel in dissecting the interview questions every aspiring principal should be ready to answer. This is one webinar you don’t want to miss!

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: LEADING LEARNING COMMUNITIES: PILLARS, PRACTICES, AND PRIORITIES OF EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALS

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS! LEARNING WITH AND FROM EXEMPLARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Do you struggle in making empowering connections that will positively impact your school’s culture? Join an exciting panel of National Outstanding Assistant Principals as they discuss tips and strategies for creating effective connections with staff, students, families, and community partners. Come learn how our exemplary panelists have faced and overcome their own connection obstacles.