Webinars

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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 members using your NAESP log in.

ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: PREPARING FOR THE PRINCIPALSHIP

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

If you are an aspiring principal, many questions will pop into your brain: What leadership strategies do I need during my first year on the job? How can principals find additional support? What do successful education leaders need to know and be able to do? How do you prepare and develop effective school leaders? If you have these or similar questions, join experienced administrators as they unravel the importance of preparation before stepping into this important role.

Jimmy Casas

Presenters: Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis, NAESP Vice-President and Principal of Cordova Elementary School in Cordova, TN; and Victoria Reed, Principal, Highland Elementary School, Wallingford, CT

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
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.


 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: READS: HELPING CHILDREN BECOME SUMMER BOOKWORMS

Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Jimmy Casas

Summer is almost here!! Do you have activities planned for your students? How can you get students to learn more during the summer break? Do you have students who need to improve in reading? Join our Assistant Principals Webinar Series on the Summer READ-at-Home Program, which will provide students with free books and lessons to sharpen their reading skills. Dr. James Kim will present on the effectiveness of literacy reform and how to help disadvantaged students become productive readers and discuss his work on a 10-year program of research that shows how the Summer READ program works.

Presenter: Dr. James (Jimmy) Kim, Professor of Education, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. Dr. Kim studies the effectiveness of literacy reforms and interventions to improve student outcomes. He leads the READS Lab at Harvard (Research Enhances Adaptations Designed for Scale in Literacy), a research-based collaborative initiative to identify and scale adaptive solutions for improving children’s literacy learning opportunities and outcomes. He is an expert in conducting randomized field trials to evaluate, improve, and scale evidence-based literacy reforms. He is also the principal investigator of an Investing in Innovation Fund validation study to evaluate READS for Summer Learning, a low-cost and large-scale summer reading intervention program for improving reading comprehension outcomes in high-poverty elementary schools. Dr. Kim has led experimental studies of several widely used teacher professional development interventions for improving reading and writing outcomes in the elementary and secondary grades, including the Pathway Project, Teacher Study Groups, and the Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention.

 


6 EARLY WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR SCHOOL CULTURE IS TURNING TOXIC

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET)

 

Jimmy Casas

If you’ve ever tried to take on a toxic school culture, then you know how hard it can be. In this webinar, you will learn why most efforts to detoxify school cultures don’t work and the very simple process you can use instead to eradicate toxicity for good. One of Dr. Robyn Jackson’s favorite sayings is "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." If you've got a toxic culture, it really doesn't matter what your strategic plan or vision is. Your culture always trumps your strategy. That's why educators protect their culture by spotting and getting rid of toxicity before it has a chance to spread. Join Robyn as she shares six early warning signs that your culture is turning toxic. If you can nip these in the bud before they have a chance to infect your entire culture and ruin any initiatives you are trying to launch, you can clear the way to achieve your schoolwide vision and get everyone on board. 

Presenter: Dr. Robyn R. Jackson is the Founder and CEO of Mindsteps. She is passionate about the profession of teaching and helps teachers and administrators understand the principles of mastery teaching and show them how to apply these principles to help every student succeed. As a former high school English teacher and middle school administrator, Robyn refined these principles on her own journey to become a master teacher. She is a best-selling author, internationally recognized keynote speaker and professional developer.

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: SAGE ADVICE FOR EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

As an Early Career Principal, are you struggling to ensure effective instructional practices are being implemented in your school? Do you find time management and leading change to be a challenge? How do you deal with students and adults who struggle with mental health issues? Join experienced principals as they discuss timely solutions and thoughtful strategies that will assist with the everyday challenges facing today’s school leaders.

Jimmy Casas

Presenters: Bill D. Jones, Zone 5 Director, Principal, Corbin Intermediate School, Corbin, KY and Timothy Kosters, Zone 7 Director, Principal, Lead-Deadwood Elementary School, Deadwood, SD

 


ESCAPING THE SCHOOL LEADERS DUNK TANK: HOW TO PREVAIL WHEN OTHERS WANT TO SEE YOU DROWN

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 
  

Have you ever felt as if a supervisor, coworker, or stakeholder was trying to sabotage you? No school leader is immune to the effects of discrimination, bad politics, revenge, or ego-driven coworkers. If you've ever worked in such conditions, you know that adversaries can make your job as a school leader miserable. But even if you're lucky enough to be thriving in your current role, you've probably seen leaders whose careers have been tanked by difficult and demanding circumstances. You may even wonder from time to time, "Am I next?" In this webinar, you will learn: 1. The emotional driving forces behind organizational adversity at your school or in your district. 2. The adversarial tactics that others might use against you. 3. Strategies for swimming and prevailing in your career so that you won’t get dunked by politics or negative colleagues.

Jimmy Casas

Presenters: Rick Jetter and Rebecca Coda. Rick Jetter, Ph.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. J.”) is an author, speaker, trainer, and national education consultant. He has worked in the field of education for over 21 years and has held the positions of: alternative education teacher, English teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools before pursuing a career in consulting, speaking, writing, and publishing. Rick has recently returned to the classroom as a Grade 9 English teacher at the Western NY Maritime Charter School. He is also the co-founder and lead consultant at Pushing Boundaries Consulting, LLC with his co-author of various books, business partner, and friend, Rebecca Coda, NBCT. Rebecca Coda, Med, NBCT is currently a K-6 Director of Curriculum & Instruction in Cabot, Arkansas. She is the founder of Digital Native Network, co-founder of Pushing Boundaries Educational Consulting, and Co-author of Let Them Speak: How Student Voice Can Transform Your School & Escaping the School Leader's Dunk Tank with Dr. Rick Jetter. Rebecca a social justice warrior and advocate of student voice and equity. She is the mother of three children of trauma adopted from the foster system. She is a national speaker with over ten years’ experience facilitating professional development in all content areas grades K-8 for district administrators, principals, instructional coaches, educators & parents. She has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, district level ELA curriculum specialist, and district-wide technology Integration specialist. Her true passion is learning and growing from everyone around her to support the academic success of all students. She leads with impact and will settle for nothing less than making a difference for every child……. because our kids are counting on US! You can learn more about her work at www.rebeccacoda.com  

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: BECOMING A LEARNING LEADER

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Jimmy Casas

In education we often assert that we are lifelong learners but what does this mean? Who does it apply to in education students, adults, both? Can the learning that principals engage in impact the learning of educators and students? For principals on the journey to becoming a learning leader, a life-long learning growth mindset is essential. Leadership actions that are intentional, transparent, and collaboratively aligned to student and teacher learning are required for results. This session will examine some of the behaviors, aspirations and attitudes associated with becoming a learning leader. Join Dr. Childs-Bowen and explore how you can elicit a contagious, collaborative culture of inquiry, learning, action and adaptation for everyone in your school, including a well-deserved, you!

Dr. Childs-Bowen is the Chief Learning Officer and consultant for Creative Mind Enterprise. She has more than 30 years of skilled and knowledgeable practice in educational research, professional development, facilitation, organizational development, executive coaching, and strategic planning. She specializes in leadership development and coaching, building capacity and effectiveness through professional learning communities. Childs-Bowen has authored numerous articles and contributed to toolkits through ASCD, NASSP, and Learning Forward. She most recently co-authored the ASCD book, The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals (2016).