Webinar

Sign of the Times: Webinars Tackle Terrorism

As we all know, your school’s success is tied to much more than student academic performance. School security, and the emotional and physical well being of your students, staff, and community, are examples of other important issues that must be managed well in our present educational and societal climate. To that end, in December, educators from around the country had the opportunity to tune in to two webinars, courtesy of NASSP, on terrorism—an all too relevant topic today.

Throughout the year, NASSP offers free professional development webinars that provide discussion and instruction on timely topics and tools for education leaders. (Fees for nonmembers vary.) (more…)

Upcoming Webinar – Improving Instruction Through Fundamental Change

Join author and national presenter Sean Cain as he kicks off the Ignite ’14 interactive learning experience by discussing instructional practices that make college-ready learning in every classroom a reality.

In this free, one-hour webinar, Cain will provide an overview of the practices identified in his book, The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction. Cain will discuss the synergy created through the execution of the “fundamental five,” which makes the improvement of both the floor and ceiling of student performance a foregone conclusion.

Sean Cain has served as a teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, and state director of innovative school redesign. He is currently the chief idea officer for Lead Your School, a confederation of successful school leaders dedicated to improving student, campus, and district performance.

NASSP invites webinar attendees to continue this conversation on instructional practices during Sean’s “Fundamental Five” session on Friday, February 7, at the NASSP Conference: Ignite ’14 in Dallas, TX.

Title: Improving Instruction Through Fundamental Change
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 3:30–4:40 p.m. ET

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Upcoming Webinar – Cultivating the Principals Urban Schools Need

Join Glenn Pethel, executive director of leadership development for Gwinnett County (GA) Public Schools, for a webinar sponsored by The Wallace Foundation that will examine how six urban school districts are working to cultivate first-rate principals for their schools.

Until recently, many educators and policy makers overlooked the unique role districts can play to help principals shoulder their central responsibility: improving teaching and learning. However, with new evidence emerging about the importance of school leadership and how it can best be developed, a number of school districts are rethinking their approach to the principal pipeline.

Pethel will be joined by colleagues Michelle Farmer, director of leadership development, and Erin Hahn, coordinator of leadership development, to discuss how school districts funded through The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative are working to build a large corps of well-qualified candidates and provide support to school leaders on the job.

This webinar also will review the recent Wallace Foundation report, Districts Matter, Cultivating the Principals Urban Schools Need, which demonstrates how urban school districts can play a major role in ensuring they have principals who can boost teaching and learning in troubled schools.

Webinar compliments of The Wallace Foundation and NASSP.

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 3:30–4:40 p.m. ET

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Upcoming Webinar – The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning

Join noted author and Stanford University professor Linda Darling-Hammond for a webinar sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. Darling-Hammond will examine how principals and other school leaders can work directly with teachers and staff to improve instruction and student achievement.

During this webinar, participants will learn strategies to shape a vision for academic success, create a hospitable climate, cultivate leadership, and manage staff data and processes.

Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. She is the author of more than 400 publications, including The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (2010) and Powerful Teacher Education (2006).

Webinar compliments of The Wallace Foundation and NASSP.

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

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