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

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE EVERY DAY: HOW TO PREPARE FOR AND RESPOND TO SCHOOL VIOLENCE, NATURAL DISASTERS, AND OTHER HAZARDS

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

Is your school prepared to deal with a crisis, whether it's a hurricane, an earthquake, an explosion at a nearby chemical facility, an active shooter, or one of many other possibilities? Does your school have an up-to-date plan to deal with hazards of all sorts? Do teachers and other staff members know what to do in emergency situations to protect their students and themselves from harm? In this informative virtual conversation, school safety experts Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger offer significant—and sometimes surprising—statistics on school safety, dispel common misunderstandings, and provide school leaders with information they to create safe environments for learning. At a time when schools at every level and in every community face the possibility of a crisis event, Keeping Students Safe Every Day equips leaders with the knowledge they need to give their students, staff members, parents, and the broader community confidence that their school knows what to do and makes safety a top priority.

Amy KlingerPresenters: Dr. Amy Klinger is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Ashland University and is the Director of Programs for The Educators' School Safety Network. She is nationally recognized as an expert in school safety and crisis management. She delivers trainings and lectures to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Klinger has over 28 years of experience as an educator and administrator and brings a practitioner's perspective to the critical concerns of school crisis response. Amanda KlingerMs. Amanda Klinger, Esq., is nationally recognized as an expert in cyberbullying, school safety, and the law. She delivers trainings and lectures to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Klinger is the Director of Operations for The Educators' School Safety Network, formerly known as The Prae Group. Ms. Klinger has past experience both as an attorney and an educator.

 


SET UP FOR SUCCESS: READY TO LEARN WITH SCHOOL BREAKFAST

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET)

Every school stakeholder hopes that students arrive each day with a hunger to learn. 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 lead the charge with Breakfast After the Bell. 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.

Brie DoylePresenter: Brie Doyle, Ph.D., Senior Manager, National Partnerships Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. In her work, Dr. Doyle engages organizations and stakeholders in the education sector to help schools increase students’ access to the school breakfast program. Previously, Brie worked at the University of Maryland exploring best practices in literacy for students from low-income, non-Native English speaking, and special education backgrounds. She also partnered with school districts and corporate and non-profit organizations to design, implement, and evaluate projects to increase literacy in low-income communities. Her work is published in books and journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and The Reading Teacher Brie is well-versed in stakeholder relationship management and witnessed first-hand how hunger impacts students in the classroom. She holds a Ph.D in Special Education and a M.Ed. in Reading Education from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: YOUR'RE THE PRINCIPAL: NOW WHAT?

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

A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this webinar, join Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, as she provides practical guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you'll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This conversation will be a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, "Now what?" It's the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

Jen SchwankePresenter: Jen Schwanke has been an educator for 20 years, teaching or leading at all levels. She is the author of You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders, published by ASCD. A second ASCD book will be coming out in March of 2020. Schwanke has written for Choice Literacy, Education Week Teacher, Principal, and Principal Navigator. She has presented for ASCD, NAESP, Battelle for Kids, RRCNA, and various state and local conferences. An instructor in educational leadership at Miami University of Ohio, Schwanke has also provided Professional Development to various districts in the areas of school climate, personnel, and instructional leadership. She is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio. Follow Schwanke on Twitter @Jenschwanke.

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, September 5, 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.


5 KEY PRACTICES THAT SHAPE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET)

What makes an effective principal? What practices are key to helping principals improve teaching and learning in their schools? Participate in this interactive webinar and learn the essential skills, supported by the Wallace Foundation research, that clearly characterize the leadership of principals who can make a difference in teaching and learning. Explore how principals can shape their leadership practice in talent management and how districts are investing to improve principal retention and student achievement.

Jacquelyn WilsonPresenter: Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson is the Executive Director of the National Policy Board for Educational Leadership. NPBEA is a national alliance of major membership organizations committed to the advancement of school and school-system leadership. Jackie has been advocating for state policy that supports standards, training and improved working conditions for school leaders for 20 years. She has over 40 years of experience in education including teaching, reading specialist, assistant principal and principal, Director of Professional Accountability at the Delaware Department of Education, and serving as faculty at the University of Delaware. She was selected as NAESP National Distinguished Principal for the state of Delaware (2002) and a USDOE National Blue Ribbon School Principal (2001).

 


SUPPLEMENTING THE BUDGET: ONLINE FUNDRAISING TO SUPPORT SCHOOL INITIATIVES

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

If you had access to an unlimited budget, what resources would you request to take your school to the next level? Come learn how to better leverage DonorsChoose.org, the nonprofit crowdfunding platform built exclusively to support K–12 public schools, to get materials and experiences to help your students learn and revolutionize your school. This session will cover how your teachers can get free resources, field trips, and professional development opportunities thanks to a national community of donors and highlight the critical role principals play in that process.

Kirk SmileyPresenters: Kirk Smiley, Principal Director, Advocacy and Public Partnerships, DonorsChoose.org. Kirk Smiley leads DonorsChoose.org's work with school districts, state leaders, and education associations, helping them leverage the award-winning charity to serve their educational priorities and bring substantial support to teachers and students. He's presented to thousands of district administrators, including at national and state-level AASA, ASBO, NSBA, NSFA, and ISTE conferences. He previously spent 10 years managing corporate and foundation partnerships at DonorsChoose.org and joined DonorsChoose.org back in 2007, originally directing their Indiana statewide expansion. Kirk graduated with honors from Purdue with B.A. degrees in English Literature and Religious Studies, a B.S. in Management, and an MBA from the Krannert School of Management. Coming from a long lineage of public school educators, he is honored to be helping thousands of teachers and students through DonorsChoose.org. Danielle RoweDanielle Rowe, New School for Social Research. Danielle works to deepen relationships with school district administrators across the country. A New York native, Danielle is a proud product of public school education. As a former educator, Danielle understands how limited resources can negatively affect educational outcomes and is committed to promoting educational equity and eliminating the achievement gap. An alumna of AmeriCorps, Danielle holds a BA from Fordham University in History and African American Studies. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy and Non-Profit Management at the New School for Social Research.

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: 5 KEY ELEMENTS FOR ASPIRING PRINCIPALS TO CONSIDER

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

 


NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: THE PRINCIPAL'S ROLE IN SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING - CASEL

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Presenter: Melissa Schlinger

 


NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 


LEAD FOR LITERACY VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

NAESP Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC)

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: LEADERSHIP: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

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

Tina Turner made a song with this title popular in the mid-1980s. If we were to consider this same question in the context of leadership . . . we might answer by saying that love has little to do with leadership. But it may be time to reconsider the connection between leadership and love . . we might find the connection to be surprising and one of the genuine keys to extraordinary leadership. Join in this informational webinar with leadership expert and past Director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and previously, as the Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership. Be challenged and readjust your leadership mindset.

Jimmy CasasPresenter: Colonel Arthur J. Athens, USMCR (Ret.). Colonel Athens recently left the federal government, having served for the past decade as the Director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and previously, as the Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership. Colonel Athens is a retired Marine Corps officer with significant command and staff assignments in all four Marine Aircraft Wings and an instructor tour with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (the Marine Corps’ equivalent to the Navy’s Top Gun school). He also served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan and the Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Colonel Athens currently speaks to public, private and non-profit organizations around the country about leading with competence, courage and compassion, and mentors individual leaders to help them live their lives with meaning and impact.

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: THE INSTRUCTIONAL CHANGE AGENT: BE THE LEADER YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS

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

Presenter: Adam Drummond

 


WOMEN IN PRE-K-8 LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES

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

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: EMOTIONAL POVERTY IN ALL DEMOGRAPHICS: HOW TO REDUCE ANGER, ANXIETY, AND VIOLENCE IN THE CLASSROOM

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

Every evening on the news, there are multiple stories about violence and anger erupting. Workplace and school violence are increasingly a reality. Using a brain-based approach, this session looks at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop; and the tools that can be used to change those responses. Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. To change behavior, the motivation for the behavior must be changed. This session will provide understandings on how that can be used with family, relationships, institutions, and oneself.

Jimmy CasasPresenter: Dr. Ruby K. Payne is the authority on working across economic classes to create sustainable communities where everyone can live well. Payne has written or coauthored more than a dozen books, including "Bridges Out Of Poverty" with Philip DeVol and Terie Dreussi-Smith. Her seminal, award-winning work, "A Framework for Understanding Poverty," has sold 1.8 million copies and continues to help individuals of all economic backgrounds achieve academic, professional, and personal success. Payne's efforts to fight poverty have achieved a global reach, and she has presented her work in Australia, China, Europe, India, North America, and Southeast Asia. Payne holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago and is the founder of aha! Process, a training and consulting firm that has been in business for more than 20 years.

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: ABSENTEEISM AND TRUANCY: WHAT WORKS IN SCHOOLS AND WHAT DOESN'T?

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

For students to be successful they need to be in school. Nationwide, far too many students are not in school. Missing just two days a month places students at significant increased risk of academic failure, social and behavioral difficulties in school, dropping out, and a host of other negative school and life effects. The great news is there are a variety of universal prevention procedures that have proven effective. So, what works, and what doesn’t? Join this webinar and find ways to reduce absenteeism and truancy in elementary and middle schools.

Jimmy CasasPresenter: Jessica Sprick is a writer and trainer for Safe and Civil Schools. She began teaching as a special education teacher for students with emotional and behavioral needs and later became a Dean of Students at the middle school level. She now works as an educational consultant for Safe & Civil Schools and as an author for Ancora Publishing and ASCD. Jessica is the lead trainer for Safe & Civil Schools' model of absenteeism prevention and intervention and provides trainings across the country on this topic for thousands of educators each year. She is the primary author of "The School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges", and "The Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges", and is a co-author of "The Functional Behavior Assessment of Absenteeism & Truancy and Absenteeism & Truancy: Interventions and Universal Procedures".

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: BETTER THAN CARROTS OR STICKS: RESTORATIVE PRACTICES FOR POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

School administrators are a “go to source” for teachers who struggle with classroom management. Traditionally classroom management is viewed as a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and have a broader reach. Join in this enlightening webinar with Dominique Smith and discover a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. As a school leader, gain a clearer understanding of how to help prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.

Presenter: Dominique Smith

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

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

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, February 6, 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: ADDRESSING IMPLICIT BIAS IN THE PRE-K-8 CLASSROOM

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

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: TIME MANAGEMENT FOR NEW ADMINISTRATORS

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

Presenter: Frank Buck

 


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) 

Presenter: Jessica Cabeen

 


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) 

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

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

 


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) 

 


WOMEN IN PRE-K-8 LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES

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

 


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) 

 


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) 

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: Q&A: ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WANT TO KNOW

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

 


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)