School Superintendents Knowledge Center

webinar-header

Each interactive program in this series is presented by leading experts in the field of public education. These engaging professional development opportunities provide important information relevant to the work of superintendents and other school system leaders.

Webinar Recordings

(listed by date in descending order)

 

STOP School Violence Act 101

 
 Stop Webinar Presentation
 June 21, 2018
Playback Recording (65 mins)
Presentation (PDF)
After the tragedy at Parkland, Congress acted quickly to create a new funding stream to support state and local efforts to deter school violence. The passage of the STOP School Violence Act authorizes $75 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2018 and $100 million in funding for the following nine years. 

AASA, in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, is presenting this webinar to explain the grant opportunities for districts, how to apply and how the dollars can further school safety efforts and mental health programs in your district. 

 Presenters: Katrina Velasquez, Esq., MA, managing principal, Center Road Solutions and Dana Montgomery, associate field director, Sandy Hook Promise. 

Building Effective Principal-Superintendent Relationships

 
building principal-supt relationships thumnail
June 13, 2018
How are effective principal-superintendent relationships developed? Strong leadership partnerships don't happen in isolation. As an award-winning past superintendent with Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and now executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Daniel A. Domenech shares key insights on how Pre-K-8 principals can build dynamic, collaborative and intentional partnerships with superintendents. In this webinar, you will learn how savvy administrators form interdependent relationships that bring a team approach to meeting student needs. This webinar was presented by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

Presenter: Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA

Webinar Series for Aspiring Women Leaders Pt. 3: How to Work Effectively with School Boards and Search Firms to Advance Your Career

 
 women webinar part 3 thumbnail 2018
June 6, 2018
Research suggests that many distinct social barriers prevent qualified female candidates from ascending to the superintendent position. In this webinar, discover how to overcome the negative perceptions and level the playing field; learn how to work collaboratively with school boards to achieve optimal results; get practical advice and tips on how to navigate potential political minefields; learn the right questions to ask to identify search firms with good track records in recruiting and placing women candidates; and obtain guidance on what to look for and how to navigate the web sites of search firms.

Presenters: Carmella S. Franco, Search Consultant, (CA); Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, North Carolina School Boards Association (NC); and Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools (WA). Moderator: Patricia E. Neudecker, Director of Administrative Leadership, Assistant Professor, Alverno College (WI).

How Districts and Universities Can Work Together to Improve Principal Preparation and Student Achievement

 
 principal prep 5-30-28 thumbnail
In this webinar, we explore successful partnerships between school districts and universities that have helped to strengthen school leadership and improve students' achievement gains. Find out what it takes to develop similar partnerships and replicate their success. Panelists share their insights: the strategies, successes, challenges and lessons learned.

Presenters: Liz Kirby, chief of strategy and planning, Chicago Public Schools (Ill.); Marguerita DeSander, department head and associate professor, Western Kentucky University; and Michelle D Young, executive director, UCEA, and professor of educational leadership, University of Virginia. Moderator: MaryAnn Jobe, director, education and leadership development, AASA.

Webinar Series for Aspiring Women Leaders Pt. 2: Finding Work-Life Balance

 
finding work-life bal thumbnail

May 2, 2018
Playback Recording (62mins)
Presentation (PDF)
Superintendents have very difficult jobs. Given the demands of the work, finding a healthy balance between career and family responsibilities can be challenging. In this webinar, Dr. Beth Cabrera (Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being) and Superintendent Jill Gildea provide insights on how to effectively balance career and family responsibilities and thrive. Discover proven strategies for reducing stress, experiencing greater joy, and living a more authentic and meaningful life. Get practical advice that you can put into action immediately to increase productivity and job satisfaction. 

Presenters: Patricia E. Neudecker, director of administrative leadership, assistant professor, Alverno College; Jill Gildea, superintendent, Greenwich Public Schools (Conn.); Beth Cabrera, senior scholar at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University (Va.).

Webinar Series for Aspiring Women Leaders Pt. 1: Navigating Pathways to the Superintendency

 
 navigating pathways thumbnail 4-4-18

April 4, 2018
Playback Recording (62mins)
Presentation (PDF)
Women comprise more than 70 percent of the education workforce, but few occupy the top leadership position in U.S. public school systems. Hear from the courageous women leaders who have broken through the barriers and taken over the helm of our nation's school systems. Learn about their successes, challenges and lessons learned, while navigating pathways to the superintendency. Get advice and tips on how to make your journey a success.

Presenters: Patricia E. Neudecker, director of administrative leadership, assistant professor, Alverno College; Kristi A. Sandvik, superintendent, Buckeye Elementary School District; Karen Cheser, superintendent, Fort Thomas Schools; and Lupita L. Hightower, superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District.

Improving School Discipline Outcomes and Reducing Exclusion and Disproportionality through Code of Conduct Revision

 
school discipline webinar march 2018

March 28, 2018
Playback Recording (55mins)
Presentation (PDF)
The Syracuse City School District in New York State conducted a holistic and comprehensive initiative to revise and implement a new code over the last four years resulting in substantial improvements in student disciplinary and academic outcomes. The new Code of Conduct places Equity front and center by creating policies that help eliminate discriminatory disciplinary responses to different groups of students and reduce exclusionary punishments and lost instructional time. Engaging Schools has been a key partner in revising and implementing the new code. Join this webinar to learn about key strategies and activities that resulted in success in implementing the process with fidelity and integrity.

Presenters: Jaime Alicea, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District; Patty Clark, Chief Ombudsman/Student Support Services Officer, Syracuse City School District; Carol Miller Lieber, Engaging Schools.

Leader Tracking Systems: Turning Data into Information for School Leadership

 
leader tracking systems webinar thumbnail 3-21-18

March 21, 2018
Playback Recording (60mins)
Presentation (PDF)
Using Leader Tracking Systems to address school leadership issues has proven effective for six large, urban districts participating in The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI) to train, hire and support talented principals. They have successfully harnessed and leveraged data to help select the right principal, improve on-the-job support, build the bench and improve pipeline components. How can their success be replicated by smaller districts? Two small districts in the early stages of developing leader tracking systems share their stories.

Presenters: Jim Marshall, Faculty, San Diego State University; Toni Faddis, Principal on Special Assignment, Chula Vista Elementary School District; and Dianna Carberry, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership Development and Systems Innovation, Sweetwater Union High School District. Moderator: MaryAnn P. Jobe, AASA Director, Education and Leadership Development. 

529 Accounts Are The New Frontier for Private School Choice: What Do YOU Need to Know?

 
 529 accounts webinar thumbnail 2018

March 8, 2018
Playback Recording (63mins)
Presentation (PDF)
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law in December. Of importance to school leaders was a change in federal law allowing 529 savings accounts to be used for K-12 private and religious school tuition expenses. AASA has gathered two national experts for a webinar to explain what this change could mean for your state coffers and what to do about it.

Presenters: Andrea Feirstein, Founder of AKF Consulting Group, and Nat Malkus, Resident Scholar and Deputy Director of Education Policy Studies, at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Maximizing Crowdfunding Opportunities to Support District Priorities

 
 donors choose webinar thumbnail 2018

February 8, 2018
Playback Recording (60mins)
Presentation (PDF)
This Donors Choose and AASA webinar educates participants about how crowdfunding can support school district priorities, as well as best practices to ensure maximum impact alongside critical transparency, accountability and security considerations. The presentation is led by crowdfunding experts as well as school district leaders.

Presenters: Charles Best, founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org; David DeSchryver, co-director of research, Whiteboard Advisors; Robert Romines, superintendent, Moore Public Schools, Okla.; and Rachel Sprecher, executive director, office of partnerships and development, Atlanta Public Schools, Ga. 

ESSA Fiscal Transparency: Whats and Whys of Per Pupil Funding & the New Reporting Requirement

 
 essa-fiscal-transparency-webinar-2

December 5, 2017
Playback Recording (67 mins)
Presentation
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a new fiscal transparency reporting requirement, whereby states will have to detail per pupil expenditures at the school and district level. This will have implications for districts in ensuring they understand their own allocation constructs, what it means for the schools they serve, and how it can be perceived in the community. This webinar will walk through what the requirement entails, what it will mean for state and district leaders, and things for districts to consider as they share this information with their communities.

Presenters: Jonathan Travers, partner, ERS Strategies, and Ary Amerikaner, director of P-12 resource equity, EdTrust.

Women Leaders: Lessons from Our Times

 
 thumbnail-webinar-100417   October 4, 2017
Playback Recording (1 hour)

Presentation (PDF)

Education industry thought leaders Kathy Hurley (Real Women, Real Leaders) and Ann McMullan (Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby) share life lessons on how to become a successful leader, in this AASA webinar. Participants will discover strategies to help navigate leadership roles within school systems; learn key leadership competencies and how to use them to navigate pathways to success; get special access to a leadership self-assessment tool that will help discover leadership traits; and determine which skills women need to acquire to develop a personal roadmap to the top.

Presenters:Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global, and Ann McMullan, education consultant, McMullan.

Voices in Education: The Pros & Cons of Public Education

 
 voices in edu webinar thumnail September 5, 2017
Playback Recording (1 hour)

 


 Drawing from one of the most popular sessions during the 2017 summer leadership conference, this session brings back both Mike Petrilli and Catherine Brown to walk us through both sides of the meaningful conversations that will shape the path of policy in public education. The hour-long webinar will debunk some of the false narratives around public education and shed a light on the purposeful and substantive arguments for vouchers and privatization.

Presenters: Mike Petrilli, president, Thomas Fordham Institute, and Catherine Brown, vice president for education policy, Center for American Progress.

Opening the Door to School Safety

 
 open door to school safety webinar thumbnailAugust 9, 2017
Playback Recording (65 mins)
Presentation
Students and teachers need to be safely secured in the classroom in case of an emergency and they need to be able to escape quickly if necessary, as well. According to the National Center for Education, in 2012, students ages 12–18 were victims of more than 1.37 million nonfatal victimizations at school. In this presentation, we will teach you what questions to ask to find the right solutions for your school—industry best practices for keeping your doors, hardware and paths of egress safe, secure and code compliant. We’ll also discuss action steps to stay on the right path moving forward.

Presenters: Jerry S. Heppes, Sr., CAE, and Laura Frye, AHC, FDAI, CSI, CSS.

Get the Lead Out: Testing for and Removing Lead in School Water Systems

 
 get the lead out slide

July 17, 2017
Playback Recording (49 mins)
Presentation
The basic goal for this webinar is to educate school superintendents from across the country on the following: The health risks of lead for children; how lead gets into school drinking water and solutions to "Get the Lead Out" and how schools can and are making progress in testing for and removing lead.

Presenters:  Larry Nyland, superintendent, Seattle Public Schools, Wash.; Lauren Gambill, Pediatrician, UC Davis Health and John Rumpler, clean water program director, Environment America, Mass.

Financial Transparency Requirement in ESSA

 
 roza webinar thumbnail
June 28, 2017
Playback Recording (55 mins)
Presentation
During this webinar, the Edunomics Lab provides an overview of the financial transparency requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), highlighting lessons learned from states working towards meeting the requirement and provides a district lens for thinking about the opportunities this new data can provide.

Presenters: Dr. Marguerite Roza, director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University and Noelle Ellerson Ng, associate executive director, policy & advocacy, AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

More Than a Power Lunch: Building Networks to Support and Advance Women in School Leadership

 
 women leadership initiative webinar-5.31.17
May 31, 2017
 Playback Recording (63 mins)

 Presentation (PDF)
In 2016, AASA launched More Than a Power Lunch: Building Networks to Support and Advance Women in School Leadership Initiative to help understand the impact of social barriers that women face in ascending to the top leadership positions within our school systems and to increase the number of women seeking and becoming superintendents. In this webinar, the AASA National Women’s Leadership Consortium think tank provides an update on the initiative, shares key findings and discusses the implications of the work for women who are aspiring to top leadership positions in school districts. 

Presenters: Amy Sichel, Superintendent, Abington School District, Pa.; Tamu Lucero, Assistant Superintendent, Stamford Public School District, Conn.; Jacinda Conboy, General Counsel, The New York State Council of School Superintendents, N.Y.; Patricia Neudecker (Moderator), Director of Administrative Leadership Programs and Assistant Professor, Alverno College, Wis.

Increasing Sponsorships for Your District

 
 increasing sponsorships image
May 3, 2017
Traditional sponsorship opportunities like stadium signs, banners, are great—but there's more you can do to increase increasingly valuable sponsorship dollars. From supporting a school app to websites or advanced email strategies, the rapidly moving technology landscape is ripe with opportunity for your local sponsors to spend their marketing dollars more wisely while raising significant revenue for your district! Learn how easy it can be for you to leverage your current communications right away to raise sponsorship dollars for your district.

Presenter: Thomas Evans, VP of sales, School Revenue Partners

Part 3: How to Can Supervisors Shape Effective Principals?

 
 part 3 sharping effective principals 
April 19, 2017
Playback Recording (53 mins)
Presentation
Now more than ever, today's school principals need support for their development and growth, as society places higher expectations on them to be instructional leaders who improve student learning and achievement. A new first-ever set of standards, developed by a committee of 12 educators led by the Council of Chief State School Officers whose work was supported by The Wallace Foundation, is intended to assist state education agencies and local school districts to help recruit, select, support and evaluate supervisors of principals. The standards emphasize shifting the supervisor’s role away from the traditional focus on bureaucratic compliance toward fostering the growth of effective principals who improve both teaching and learning.

Presenters: Frederick Brown, deputy executive director, Learning Forward; Mary Canole, school leadership consultant; Tricia McManus, assistant superintendent of educational leadership and professional development, Hillsborough County Public Schools; and MaryAnn Jobe, director, education and leadership development, AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

The New Excellence Gap: Identifying & Assisting School Districts Struggling with College-Ready Standards

 
 the new excellence gap webinar 
April 12, 2017
Playback Recording (49 mins)
Presentation
Under old, easy achievement standards and tests, most schools appeared above average. Now that most states have developed college-ready standards and high-quality tests, less than 3 percent of schools truly "beat the odds." In addition, 20 percent of schools have both low poverty and low achievement. Using cutting edge data visualization tools, this webinar will help superintendents see more precisely where the new problems are. The presenters will also highlight bright spots in urban & rural districts and suggest solutions for improvement.

Presenters: Jean-Claude Brizard, partner, Cross & Joftus and former CEO, Chicago Public Schools, and David Wakelyn, partner, Union Square Learning.

Policy Implications of the New President 2017 

 
 policy webinar new pres
Two weeks into the new administration, the AASA advocacy team provided an updated look at what we know about the new year, the new Congress and the Trump administration. The presentation includes updates on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to head the U.S. Department of Education, Congressional committee leadership and composition, the opportunity for education policy in President Trump's first 100 days and the education cases being considered by the Supreme Court. 

Presenters: Noelle Ellerson Ng, associate executive director, policy and advocacy, AASA; Sasha Pudelski, assistant director, policy and advocacy, AASA; and Leslie Finnan, senior policy analyst, AASA.

2016 End-of-Year Policy Recap with AASA's Policy & Advocacy Team 

 
policy recap-2016 

December 6, 2016
Playback Recording (58 mins)
Presentation  
In this one hour webinar, AASA’s advocacy team (Noelle Ellerson Ng, Sasha Pudelski and Leslie Finnan) provide an overview of ‘the year that was’ in 2016, including updates on ESSA and implementation, school nutrition, school vouchers/choice, background checks, Perkins/Career Tech, education funding, rural education and more.

Presenters: Noelle Ellerson Ng, associate executive director, policy and advocacy, AASA; Sasha Pudelski, assistant director, policy and advocacy, AASA; and Leslie Finnan, senior policy analyst, AASA.

The December Dilemma: Best Practices for Handling the December Holiday Season in Schools

 
december dilemma

September 15, 2016
Playback Recording (59 mins)
Presentation
Join AASA and Dr. Charles Haynes, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and author of consensus guidelines on the role of religion in public schools for a webinar on constitutional approaches for addressing the "December dilemma" and other issues concerning religious music, symbols, and teaching about religions in school programs and curriculum.

Presenters: Charles Haynes, founding director, Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and Mort Sherman, associate executive director, leadership development, AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

2016 Superintendent of the Year Forum Ignite Presentations

 
ignite pres webinar 

November 22, 2016
Playback Recording (43 mins)

During AASA's 2016 National Superintendent of the Year Forum in Washington, D.C., the following presenters shared how their districts are implementing personalized learning. They replicated their presentations for this webinar to extend best practices and new ideas with a wider audience.

Presenters: Gail Pletnick, AASA president-elect and superintendent, Dysart Unified (Ariz.), Patricia Deklotz, district administrator, Kettle Moraine School District (Wis.), and Shon Hocker, superintendent, Big Horn County School District (Wyo.).

Part 2: How to Can Supervisors Shape Effective Principals? 

 
effective principal supervisors part 2

November 10, 2016
Playback Recording (60 mins)
Presentation  
Now more than ever, today’s school principals need support for their development and growth, as society places higher expectations on them to be instructional leaders who improve student learning and achievement. A new first-ever set of standards, developed by a committee of 12 educators led by the Council of Chief State School Officers whose work was supported by The Wallace Foundation, is intended to assist state education agencies and local school districts to help recruit, select, support and evaluate supervisors of principals.

Presenters: Frederick Brown, deputy executive director, Learning Forward; Mary Canole, school leadership consultant, CCSSO; Michelle N Pierre-Farid, chief academic officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (Ohio).

K-12 and Community College College Partnerships for Access, Readiness and Success

 
 Hobsons webinar community college partnerships 

September 15, 2016
Playback Recording (55 mins)
Presentation
With an increasing focus on dual enrollment and college access, K-12 institutions and community colleges have put an emphasis on working together to provide the best experience for students. Join Dr. Mary Rittling and Dr. David Schuler as they discuss partnerships developed in their communities to increase access to community college, prepare students to be college-ready and to foster student success in high school, college and beyond.

Presenters: David Schuler, superintendent, District 214, Ill., and AASA Past President and Mary Rittling, president, Davidson Community College, N.C.

Supplement not Supplant: Latest ESSA Regulations and What It Means for Districts 

 
 SNS webinar

September 12, 2016
Playback Recording (74 mins)
Presentation (PDF) 

USED has released the third and final set of proposed regulations on ESSA, the ones dealing with ‘supplement not supplant’ (SNS). This proposal is the most concerning to AASA, given its extreme federal overreach and the potential for the rule—if unchanged—to result in program changes and significant burden/changes to fiscal reporting.

This webinar will feature AASA's Noelle Ellerson along with Sheara Krvaric and Melissa Junge of the Federal Education Group, to walk through what the proposal includes, what it could mean for schools, and to lay the ground work for our advocacy effort to encourage USED to revise its rule. Our ability to impact the final rule will rely almost solely on our ability to provide significant technical feedback from the field.

Leveraging ESSA's Evidence Provisions to Help Every Student Succeed

 
 Leveraging ESSA Evidence Provisions

August 30, 2016
Playback Recording (63 mins)
Presentation (PDF)
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school districts will have more freedom to fashion their own solutions to their most pressing challenges. While they do so, ESSA sometimes requires, allows or encourages districts to leverage evidence-based approaches. During this webinar, Results for America's Evidence in Education Lab will help superintendents understand and explore the new opportunities provided by ESSA's evidence provisions.

Presenters: Jeremy Ayers, Vice President of Policy, Results for America; Dan Gordon, Senior Advisor, Results for America; Brad McMillen, Assistant Superintendent for Data, Research and Accountability, Wake County Public School System; and Matthew Lenard, Director, Data Strategy & Analytics, Wake County Public School System.

Redesigning Professional Development Matters

 
 pd matters webinar
June 29, 2016
Playback recording (58 mins)
Presentation (PDF)
This webinar covers how districts are redesigning professional development systems, innovating in their practice and improving return on investment. AASA gives a broad view of Innovative Professional Development (iPD) nationally and Long Beach Unified School District shares its strategies for empowering educators and increasing student achievement. 

Presenters: Pamela Seki, Asst. Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District (Calif.); Nader Twal, Program Administrator for myPD, Long Beach Unified School District (Calif.) and Bryan Joffe, Director, AASA

K12 STEM School Leadership

 
Jason Learning Webinar
June 6, 2016
Playback recording (52 mins)
Presentation (PDF)
AASA in partnership with JASON Learning provides a comprehensive look at ways schools can expand ‪‎STEM interest among students in this webinar.

Presenters: Matt Montgomery, superintendent, Revere Schools, Ohio; Eleanor Smalley, CEO, Jason Learning; Bernadine Futrell, director of Awards and Collaborations, AASA; Mort Sherman, associate executive director, AASA.

Redefining Ready! National College and Career Readiness Indicators (Part 2)

 
Redefining Ready Pt 2 
June 15, 2016
Playback Recording: (1 hour) 
Presentation (PDF)
Launched by AASA, Redefining Ready! is a national campaign to introduce a new multi-metric, research-based approach to determine what it means to be college ready, career ready, and life ready. This campaign is designed to change the national narrative regarding public education from a one-standardized- test judges all philosophy to a focus on readiness for our nation’s 50 million plus public school students.

Presenter: David Schuler, AASA President and Township High School District 214 (Ill.) Superintendent Moderator: Jennifer Delgado, media manager, High School District 214  

Redefining Ready! National College and Career Readiness Indicators (Part 1)

 
Redefining Ready Pt 1 
June 1, 2016
Playback Recording: (51 min) 
Presentation (PDF)
With the passage of the Every Students Succeeds Act, states are revamping their accountability systems. Redefining Ready!, launched by AASA, is a national campaign to introduce a new multi-metric, research-based approach to determine what it means to be college ready, career ready, and life ready. This campaign is designed to change the national narrative regarding public education from a one-standardized- test judges all philosophy to a focus on readiness for our nation’s 50 million plus public school students.

Presenter: David Schuler, AASA President and Township High School District 214 (Ill.) Superintendent Moderator: Jennifer Delgado, media manager, High School District 214

How Can Supervisors Shape Effective Principals?

 
Principal supe 
April 26, 2016
Playback Recording: (1 hour) 
Presentation (PDF)  
Now more than ever, today's school principals need support for their development and growth, as society places higher expectations on them to be instructional leaders who improve student learning and achievement. A new first-ever set of standards, developed by a committee of 12 educators led by the Council of Chief State School Officers whose work was supported by The Wallace Foundation, is intended to assist state education agencies and local school districts to help recruit, select, support and evaluate supervisors of principals.

Presenters: Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director, Learning Forward; Mary Canole, School Leadership Consultant, CCSSO; and David Schuler, Superintendent, High School District 214 (IL) and AASA President. Moderator: MaryAnn Jobe, Director, Education and Leadership Development, AASA

Curing Employee Benefits Blues: Solutions The Work

 
 hms webinar 
March 10, 2016
Playback Recording: (35 min) 
Presentation (PDF)
In this webinar presented by HMS, an AASA School Solutions Partner, learn how school districts have recognized significant employee benefits cost savings by conducting dependent eligibility verification projects and medical plan audits. In today's climate of rising health case costs, these are mainstream strategies that save money without changing the level of benefits being offered.

Presenters: Alison Walker, sales manager, HMS and David Hines, director of employee benefits at Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tenn.

North Canton City Schools Launch an Active Learning Initiative to Transform their Learning Spaces

 
 NJPA Steelcase Education Webinar 
January 20, 2016
Playback Recording: (47 min) 
Presentation (PDF)
Participants of this webinar will view how schools in the North Canton (Ohio) City School District transformed their classrooms to better reflect active learning environments. Presenters will provide an implementation plan, professional development and improvement strategies currently used throughout the district.

Presenters: Kim Nidy, director of instruction, North Canton City Schools and Steve Slifka, leader: architecture & design, Steelcase, Inc.

Can Schools Help Counter Violent Extremism?

 
 CVE Webinar 
January 19, 2016
Playback Recording: (35 min) 
Presentation (PDF)
Michael German will present on federal efforts to engage schools in a relatively new, anti-terrorism initiative called Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The program asks school personnel to assess children for their vulnerability to extremism. A number of vendors are also beginning to offer programs to districts to assist school leaders in monitoring students for exposure to radicalization within the school environment.

German will share the research basis for conducting CVE programs in schools, specifically highlighting recent efforts in the UK to address extremism in schools.

STEM Leadership with JASON Learning

 
Jason Learning WebinarDecember 3, 2015
Playback Recording: (60 min) 
Presentation (PDF) 
The webinar provides a comprehensive look at ways schools can expand STEM interest among students. It presents an online curriculum framework developed by JASON Learning. JASON Learning provides multimedia curricular experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for K-12 students, and corresponding professional development for educators in a wide variety of formal and informal education environments.

Presenters: Eleanor Smalley, CEO, JASON Learning; H.D. Chambers, superintendent, Alief Independent School District, Texas; Matt Montgomery, superintendent, Revere Schools, Ohio. Moderators: Mort Sherman, associate executive director, AASA and  Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D. Director, AASA.

 Foundations for Young Adult Success: The Critical Role of Schools in Youth Development

 
webinar-1111.jpgNovember 10, 2015
Playback Recording: (60 min) 
Presentation (PDF) 

In an education landscape focused on standards and testing, it is important to remember that strong academic skills alone are not enough to lead a child to a productive, fulfilling adulthood. What other factors matter and how can adults nurture them? This webinar provides a comprehensive look at what children need to succeed as adults. It presents a new framework developed by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and funded by The Wallace Foundation.

Presenters: Jenny Nagaoka, deputy director, Consortium on Chicago School Research and Camille Farrington, senior research associate, Consortium on Chicago School Research. Moderator: Vera Turner, project manager, AASA.

 

 Better Feedback and Better Teaching: Improving Observer Training and PD

 
 Better Feedback WebinarOctober 15, 2015
Playback Recording: (51 min)
Presentation (PDF) 

District leaders are committed to the development of a strong teaching faculty. Quality observation is one lever to transform classrooms, help teachers improve their practice and create a better learning environment for students. Presenters will share research and best practices identified in Seeing It Clearly: Improving Observer Training For Better Feedback And Better Teaching, part of the Measuring Effective Teaching (MET) project—a research partnership of academics, teachers, and education organizations committed to investigating better ways to identify and develop effective teaching.

Presenters: Steve Cantrell, senior program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stephanie Schultz, director of align teaching and learning framework, DC Public Schools and Jess Woods, Education Counsel (formerly of DCPS)

The District's Role in the Community

 
Shelby County WebinarOctober 1, 2015
Playback Recording: (50 min)
Presentation (PDF)  
Most communities are built around businesses and large employers, politics and other regional stakeholders. School districts are also key components in communities like these and often cross political, demographic and other lines in ways that present challenges that are unique to them. In this webinar, you will learn how to make your school district a central hub for communicating and coordinating everything from community events, to athletics programs, and even hosting political events.

Presenter: Cindy Warner, head of community ed/public relations at Shelby County School District.

ChromaGen Lenses: Life Changing Lens Technology for Students with Reading Problems

 
chromagen-child
June 10, 2015
Playback Recording: (43 min)
Presentation (PDF)  
ChromaGen Lenses are a new and unique treatment option for students struggling with reading problems. The lenses (worn as eyeglasses and contacts) are patented and cleared by the FDA. In this webinar, you learn about the science behind these lenses and how they help students who are struggling to read. You learn which segment of the student population benefit from ChromaGen Lenses and the benefits students can expect in the area of reading speed, comprehension and a decrease in the nagging symptoms of headaches, nausea and fatigue that cause students to not want to read.

Presenters: Jeanne Howes, director of education, licensed school psychologist, and Edward J. Huggett, chief optometric advisor.
 

Helping School Districts Communicate More Effectively With Email Marketing & Social Media Strategies

 

May 20, 2015
Playback Recording: (56 min)

During this session we provide cost-effective, practical, and time saving methods to engage parents, faculty, and the community using email marketing and social media. These methods aid your efforts to provide relevant, consistent, and timely communications. This session also discusses why having insight and oversight into campus communications at the district level is so important.

Presenter: Julie Niehoff, director of education, author and marketing strategist.


Part 1: Professional Development Redesign – Lessons From The Field

 

Dec. 10, 2014
Playback Recording: (62 min)
Presentation (PDF)  
Learn how trailblazing, Innovative Professional Development (iPD) districts are redesigning their professional development systems to empower educators and increase student achievement. District leaders share their redesign strategies, best practices and lessons learned.

Presenters: Bridgeport Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools, Long Beach Unified School District, MDRC and AASA

Part 2: Professional Development Redesign – Lessons From The Field

 

May 13, 2015
Playback Recording
Presentation (PPT)  
Learn how trailblazing, Innovative Professional Development (iPD) districts are redesigning their professional development systems to empower educators and increase student achievement. District leaders share their redesign strategies, best practices and lessons learned.

Presenters: Fulton County Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Syracuse City School District and AASA

AASA webinar with the White House on K-12 Education and the Maker Movement

 
webinar-White-house.jpg
May 14, 2015
Playback Recording (60 min)
To help superintendents make the most of these exciting opportunities, this webinar provides superintendents with some background on the Maker Movement, describes steps that school leaders are taking to promote the educational benefits of Making, with case studies from school districts in Pennsylvania and California and discusses steps that the AASA and its members could take to learn more about the Maker Movement, and harness the power of Making for education.

Presenters: Tom Kalil, deputy director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Mickey Porter, deputy superintendent of the Sonoma County Office of Education; and Bart Rocco, superintendent, Elizabeth Forward School District

Unpacking International Assessments

 
intern assesm
May 6, 2015
Playback Recording (64 min)
International assessments are a hot topic, but they're loaded with inappropriate comparisons. Educators must understand the context in which national school systems operate. Here's what's left out of these international assessments, with whom the United States should be compared, and how American schools perform in context. This webinar looks at school performance in Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Presenters: James Harvey, executive director, National Superintendents Roundtable

Habits of Mind: Essential Dispositions for Success in School, Work, and Life

webinar habits
April 28, 2015
Playback Recording
Presentation (PDF)
Many schools want students to graduate as effective problem solvers, communicators and ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. However, that vision is rarely observed in the teaching and assessing practices for organizations. Too often, we refer to these skills as "soft skills." Art Costa and Bena Kallick believe there are no skills harder to learn than those that require empathy, flexible thinking and persistence.

Presenters: Arthur L. Costa, emeritus professor of Education, California State University, Co-Founder, Institute for Habits of Mind, and Bena Kallick, co-Director, Institute for Habits of Mind, program director, Eduplanet21.  

Realizing a Well-Rounded Education That Provides an Arts Education and Improves Student Achievement

 
webinar-arts.jpg
April 15, 2015
Playback Recording   Presentation PDF
Educators realize the value of providing students with a high-quality arts education. But faced with the reality of tight budgets and limited time in the school day, they struggle with how to raise academic achievement and at the same time offer students a quality arts education. Learn how district and school leaders from Boston Public Schools have created a well-rounded education program that provides an arts education and improves student achievement.

Presenters: Myran Parker-Brass, Executive Director for the Arts, Boston Public Schools (MA); Diana Wogan, Project Manager, Expanded Learning, Boston Public Schools (MA); Megan Webb, Principal, Orchard Gardens K-8 School (MA); Jennifer Siaca Curry, Chief of Staff, TASC (NY); MODERATOR: Vera Turner, Project Manager, AASA (VA)

 

FOR MORE
ARCHIVED WEBINAR RECORDINGS
CLICK HERE