Research indicates that effective teachers are the most critical factor contributing to student achievement. Among other attributes, highly effective teachers excel at deeply engaging students, fueling persistence and excitement in learning from introduction to mastery. How do successful district leaders empower all educators to enable highly engaged learning experiences and unlock the learning potential of every student? In this edWebinar, Dr. Tim Hudson and Chris Kalmbach shared how to build highly engaged schools and classroom.
Too often educators and school administrators confuse the concepts of school culture and school climate. The book School Culture Rewired was built around that issue. In the book, our presenter Steve Gruenert and his co-author Todd Whitaker bring the complex ideas around this subject into useful thinking for school leaders.
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM). In this edWebinar, Dr. Cathy Grace highlighted basic elements of a comprehensive plan for early care and education programs that will mitigate the impact of any disastrous event. Learn from Dr. Grace’s first-hand experience in the recovery of the early childhood centers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.
To support students as they pursue their passions in career and life, we must help them develop skill sets that encourage them to persist and grow. This edWebinar highlights how educational leaders can help teachers and students develop a deep connection to—and love for—mathematics, one that supports a vision of transformation and a growth mindset beyond the classroom.
Everyone wants to be the kind of person who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code? Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring people do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she has determined the core tenets of inspiring communication.
In this edWebinar, authors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Char Ryan, Ph.D., a former statewide trainer, and Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., a school- and district-wide coach, will lead you through the decision to implement PBIS in your school or district.
Today’s school leader must deal with many day-to-day challenges, from special interest groups and social media posts to racial tension and religious freedoms. In this edWebinar, Carroll ISD’s Julia Thannum shared practical tips for implementing a strategic, two-way communications program to not only inform but also actively engage your stakeholders in topics important to their public schools.
In this edWebinar, innovative educators, learners, and authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outlined eight keys in their book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys To Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Each is a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.
The 2017 School Climate Surveys are in! Along with national data on the health and wellbeing of our faculty, students, and staff, Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, shared findings on school climates and identified priority next steps.
Have you ever struggled with being too connected or too isolated? Learn how to overcome the hurdles of being a school leader and stay ahead with this helpful guide to battling isolation and getting connected. Spike C. Cook, Ed.D., Principal, Lakeside Middle School, NJ, discussed powerful vignettes and strategies, and you’ll discover how innovation-minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas.
In this edWebinar, Ellen Dorr, Director of Digital Learning, shared how Renton School District in Washington is developing and using innovative, effective strategies to build teacher capacity and increase achievement for diverse learners. Viewers will walk away with a deeper knowledge around…
The public schoolhouse is under pressure to compete for students. How do we keep the best and brightest choosing our schools? How do we ensure continued success? Drawing on lessons from global brands, we consider how to win the School Choice Challenge.
In this webinar, best-selling Author Richard Gerver and Crayola Director of Education Cheri Sterman discussed the topics raised in Gerver’s book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today: Education—Our Children—Their Future. Richard’s experience in transforming schools provides practical advice for early career principals. An inspiring storyteller, Richard discussed how he shifted the paradigms around change in the schools he led. Co-presenter Cheri Sterman shared insights from her work with elementary school principals building creative capacity school-wide.
In order to transition schools and districts to blended and personalized learning, we must develop a talented pipeline of educators who understand these approaches and can support leaders with this shift. The Fuse RI Fellowship is currently training 60 educators to be Rhode Island’s next generation of blended and personalized learning coaches, consultants, and leaders. In this webinar, three leaders from the Fellowship presented best practices for defining a district’s blended learning vision, identifying priority practices, and coaching early-adopter teachers.
In this webinar, Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO demonstrated how school leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning and to support collaboration within and across schools and districts. Learn how the edWeb.net platform can be used to collaborate with other school leaders around the country, and the world, and also to create private communities within schools and districts to accelerate innovation and personalized professional learning.
This session is part of a series of webinars on SETDA’s 2016 report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning, which advocates for designing flexible networks for learning. District leaders shared examples of effective planning and network design for current and future broadband implementation including wireless connectivity.
In this webinar, Dr. Smalley discussed careers and women in leadership, especially in STEM fields, with some discussion of ESSA funding driving STEM. In addition, she discussed cultural influences and poverty issues in STEM learning. Dr. Smalley collaborated along with colleagues in Real Women, Real Leaders, edited by Kathy Hurley and Priscilla Shumway.
The first years in the principalship can be some of the most exciting and difficult years in education. It’s imperative that new school leaders focus on what really matters during these foundational leadership years. In this webinar, Dr. Brad Gustafson discussed his book, Renegade Leadership.
Personalized learning in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC aims to develop the whole child and empower students to take ownership of their learning by providing them with multiple pathways to demonstrate mastery in order to be successful and productive 21st century citizens in an ever-changing world. In this webinar, Jill Thompson, Director of Personalized Learning, discussed Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s implementation plan, best practices, and how they coach their teachers on the instructional shift needed to best meet the needs of their students.
So, you got the call from your superintendent that school is closed for the day due to winter weather. Now what? Learn the ins and outs of a successful winter weather communications strategy from Zac Rantz, Chief Communications Officer at Nixa Public Schools, MO.
In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Fiarman hosted a virtual book talk on topics raised in her book Becoming a School Principal which describes her first few years as a school principal committed to enacting a powerful vision of leading and learning.
As leaders continue innovating to improve the achievement and life-long success of all students, many are working to make schools and classrooms more personalized and responsive for students. How can leaders support the collaborative development of effective personalized learning models? In this webinar, Dr. Tim Hudson, Vice President of Learning at DreamBox Learning, shared ideas to help leaders create and sustain innovations that benefit students, teachers, parents, and school culture.
This webinar told the story of the Baale Parwaz Library project that was co-founded by Sajia Darwish, a junior at Mount Holyoke College, who has been studying in the U.S with the support of AGFAF, so she can return to help the Afghan people. Sajia shared how she returned to her country, and in one summer, built a library at her former school, Mohammad Asif Mayel School – a school of 3,500 students that had no library. Any educator who wants to be inspired by what can be accomplished by a young women with dedication to help her people should view this webinar!
In this webinar, Zoë Timms presented the story of Women’s Education Project (WEP), an organization she founded in 2002 to help young women from poor families in India succeed in college and careers. The webinar focused on key decisions the organization has made over its fourteen-year history, which have formed its values and a program much needed and loved by its students. Zoe concluded with an overview of the organization’s model and five-year plan.