Webinars

Learning Center

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.

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: STAFF, TEACHERS, STUDENTS & STAKEHOLDERS

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET)


Difficult people can defy logic.  Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.  Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst of all stress. Learning how to deal well with conflict and difficult people is a vital life skill that can support you to be a powerful, conscious and compassionate human being.  Learn strategies and techniques on dealing with difficult staff, teachers, and students from subject matter experts that will assist Early Career Principals with these challenges.  Join us on Tuesday, December 4th for our Early Career Principal’s Webinar Series “Dealing with Difficult People; Staff, Teachers, Students & Stakeholders”. 

 


DISRUPTING POVERTY: FIVE POWERFUL CLASSROOM PRACTICES

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

If some schools can overcome the powerful and pervasive effects of poverty to become high performing, shouldn't any school be able to do the same? Shouldn't we be compelled to learn from those schools? In their book, Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools, authors Dr. William Parrett and Dr. Kathleen Budge build on long-standing work done by organizations like the Education Trust to provide an analysis and toolkit for understanding how schools all over the United States are realizing outstanding student achievement results among their high-poverty student populations.  Register now to experience a powerful virtual learning experience and learn how to help all of your students succeed — and how you and your school can adopt the same practices no matter what socio-economic climate students live in.

Jimmy Casas

Presenters: Dr. William Parrett is the Director of the Boise State University Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies.  Dr. Kathleen Budge is the Department Chair & Associate Professor of the Leadership Development Program at Boise State University. Bill and Kathleen’s newest best-selling book, Disrupting Poverty: 5 Powerful Classroom Practices, was honored as an ASCD Member book and provided to over 50,000 educational leaders and classroom teachers worldwide as a part of its official release in January of 2018. Their previous book, the award-winning Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools, provides a “Framework For Action” that has been adopted throughout the nation to guide lasting improvement and student success in high-poverty schools. 

 


TECH TOOLS FOR PRINCIPAL ENGAGEMENT

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

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.

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 
  

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, February 7, 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 contribut 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.


BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 
  

Jimmy Casas

This short 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.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

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

 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF HIGH QUALITY STAFF

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 
  

Jimmy Casas

Join Kelly Coash-Johnson as she shares what AASPA has been tracking with regards to the national teacher shortage. Learn what is going on in some key states good and bad. As many school districts struggle to recruit and retain top talent and ensure equitable access to excellent educators, school district need to know as much as possible about the status of the teacher shortage and key strategies Principals can use to improve their recruitment and retention.

Presenter: Kelly Coash-Johnson, pHCLE, M.A.Ed is the Executive Director for the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA). AASPA’s mission is to provide every member with services, resources, and information vital to successful school human resource practices in the interest of students and provide leadership in promoting effective human resource practices. Kelly has over 17 years of experience with educational associations working with not only K12 HR Administrators but with Superintendents, Principals and Special Education Administrators. As the Executive Director, Kelly travels the country visiting with K12 HR Administrators learning and sharing best practices and strategic leadership.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET)

 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ON SCHOOL LEVEL SPENDING

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 
  

Jimmy Casas

School-level spending figures coming in 2018-19 will create new demands on Principals. How much is spent (all in) per pupil in public funds on behalf of the students in your school? Chances are, even principals don’t have access to that number and may not know if it is higher or lower than other schools in the same district. But that’s about to change. Federal law requires reporting of per-pupil spending for each and every public school for the first time starting with 2018-19. Coupled with other data, this information will undoubtedly prompt questions about spending equity within districts, and about spending trade-offs. And of course, the data will enable all to see how well each school is able to leverage their dollars to do the most for its students This session is designed to get principals up to speed on how to communicate about school-level finances with your staff and community and with your district leaders. And, the session will share simple tools to enable principals to leverage the new data to do the most for your students.

Presenter: Marguerite Roza, Director of the Edunomics Lab and Research Professor, Georgetown University. Dr. Roza’s research focuses on quantitative policy analysis, particularly in the area of education finance. Recent research traces the effects of fiscal policies at the federal, state, and district levels for their implications on resources at school and classroom levels. Her calculations of dollar implications and cost equivalent tradeoffs have prompted changes in education finance policy at all levels in the education system. She’s led projects including the Finance and Productivity Initiative at CRPE and the Schools in Crisis Rapid response Paper Series. More recently she served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her work has been published by Education Sector, the Brookings Institution, Public Budgeting and Finance, Education Next, and the Peabody Journal of Education. Dr. Roza is the author of the highly regarded education finance book, Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go? Dr. Roza earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Washington. Prior to that, she served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy teaching thermodynamics at the Naval Nuclear Power School. She has a B.S. from Duke University and has studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Amsterdam.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

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

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


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 contribut 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.

 


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)

 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

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

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


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

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 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  

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR

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

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!