MAGNET-RELATED Webinars

To help you take advantage of online opportunities to build your professional knowledge, the MSAP Center offers this list of webinars. To learn more, click on the link at the end of a description to go to the sponsoring organization’s website.

Supporting Equity and Social and Emotional Learning

Organization: REL Midwest
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: This webinar will showcase how practitioners can implement SEL practices that are equitable to support students’ social and emotional development. Presenters will discuss research on SEL, equity, and the interconnections between the two topics. Presenters also will share SEL strategies that districts and schools can use to promote equity. A school- or district-level practitioner will share firsthand experience using SEL and equity practices to support students. Learn more

Girls STEM Institute: Transforming Lives Through a Holistic Approach

Organization: Great Lakes Equity Center
Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Girls STEM Institute is a holistic informal learning program designed to provide opportunities for Girls of Color who are historically marginalized in STEM fields to engage in rich, rigorous, relevant and transformative learning experiences.

During this roundtable, a panel of Girls STEM Institute participants and their parents/caregivers will discuss their experiences with Girls STEM Institute and how their experiences have impacted their lives. For the past five years, Dr. Crystal Morton has worked with girls from historically marginalized groups and their families through her work with Girls STEM Institute. She centers her work around the needs and wants of those who invite her to their tables. When talking about any work related to Girls STEM Institute, it is imperative to prioritize the voice of the girls and their parents/caregivers--to not approach them as an outsider coming in to "fix" something that is broken, but rather as an authentic partner coming alongside parents/caregivers and the girls as they work out the vision they have for their lives.

This virtual roundtable will provide an overview of Girls STEM Institute and give an evaluation of the program's impact. Learn more

Preparing for the Principalship

Organization: NAESP
Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: If you are an Aspiring Principal, many questions will pop into your brain like: What leadership strategies are needed during my first year on the job? How can principals get additional support? What do successful education leaders need to know and be able to do? How do you prepare and develop effective school leaders? If you have these or similar questions, join experienced administrators as they unravel the importance of preparation before stepping into this important role. Learn more

Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement

Organization: Education Week
Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: Research shows that when parents are engaged in their children’s learning, students succeed. Educators often need support in helping families integrate into local school communities, where they can learn about the education practices and policies that impact their children. The challenge is figuring out the best methods for building these relationships.

The philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York commissioned the Global Family Research Project to create a white paper on the history, current practices, and future potential of family engagement. In this free webinar learn about the five high-leverage areas identified in the report: attendance, data sharing, academic and social development, digital media, and transition points.

The Corporation invited three nonprofit organizations to explain what success might look like based on their experiences in creating successful models, showing how others might do the same. Learn more

ROI: When Districts Invest in Quality Professional Learning

Organization: Education Week
Date: April 30, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: When district administrators and principals sit down to create the budget for the upcoming school year, the formula funding processes can be daunting, at the very least. Not only must these leaders work around enrollment numbers and resources, but they must align these numbers to the school and district visions.

How is a district leader to decide where to allocate budget funds to best meet the needs of students and educators? Ultimately, we need to know what returns a district will get from investing in a program. With its “ROI” report, New Teacher Center releases the first ever look into the returns that an investment in quality professional learning can yield. Learn more

Using Teacher Feedback in School Leader Evaluations

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: May 13, 2019
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: The goal of the webinar is to expand local and state leaders’ knowledge of teacher survey instruments to enhance the evaluation of school leaders. The webinar will increase participants’ knowledge of teacher survey instruments already used by other districts and states as an input for school leader evaluations as well as notable research on the characteristics, use, and effects of those instruments. It will describe the experience of one district that is considering incorporating a teacher survey instrument in its system for evaluating school leaders. Connections established between webinar participants and presenters might also help them exchange ideas and best practices after the webinar. Learn more

Magnet Schools in the 21st Century: Viable Integration Strategies or Sites of Segregation?

Organization: Great Lakes Equity Center
Date: May 16, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: In this virtual roundtable, individuals from districts across the Midwest and Plains regions that utilize magnet school admissions in their student assignment policies will discuss the pros and cons of magnet schools in the current school choice context and offer insights about their efforts to provide integrated schooling environments.

This virtual roundtable will: Provide a clear understanding of magnet school admission policies; Discuss the pros/cons of magnet school admission policies and how/whether they still work as an integration strategy; and Provide recommendations for school districts considering adopting magnet school admissions policies. Learn more

Sage Advice for Early Career Principals

Organization: NAESP
Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar
Description: As an Early Career Principal, are you struggling to ensure effective instructional practices are being implemented in your school? Do you find time management and leading change to be a challenge? How do you deal with students and adults who struggle with mental health issues? Join experienced principals as they discuss timely solutions and thoughtful strategies that will assist with the everyday challenges facing today’s school leaders. Learn more