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.

Keeping Students Safe Every Day: How to Prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters, and Other Hazards

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: 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. Learn more

Building—and Keeping—a District Equity Culture

Organization: Education Week
Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Many school leaders say they strive for an equity culture in their districts, but such work can face serious challenges, both internally and externally. John D. Marshall, a graduate of Jefferson County, Ky., public schools, was a teacher and an assistant principal in the 101,000-student district before being appointed chief equity officer in 2012. He helped develop Jefferson County’s first equity report card, which evaluates schools on discipline, college-and-career readiness, school climate and culture, and literacy. He also spearheaded the creation of an all-boys public middle school, and is working to create a similar program for girls. He will share his insights on how to develop policies and supports that work for all students, the stumbling blocks and concerns that district and school leaders need to be aware of, and methods to overcome those problems. Learn more

How to Scale Ed-Tech Innovations in Your Schools

Organization: Education Week
Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: To implement ed-tech initiatives, like personalized learning or 1-to-1 device initiatives, across a school or a district, education leaders need to communicate a clear vision, reach across silos and foster a culture of innovation.  Guests will lay out steps to help create transformative ed-tech initiatives at scale. Learn more

Building Teacher Confidence and Camaraderie Through Math Coaching

Organization: Education Week
Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: How can instructional coaching create real, lasting change in teacher practice? In this webinar, math coach Joanna Burt-Kinderman and high school math teacher Laurel Dilley will describe how their small rural district made a cultural shift in teaching and learning over the past eight years, promoting student inquiry and teacher agency. Burt-Kinderman and Dilley will give an inside look at the underlying principles of their district's approach to instructional improvement, the effect on one teacher’s practice and perspective, and the newly minted efforts to expand this approach across the region and state.  Learn more

Early Career Principals Webinar: You’re the Principal: Now What?

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: September 3, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: 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. Learn more

5 Key Practices that Shape School Leadership

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: 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. Learn more

A Framework for Educational Equity and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 17, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar will define educational inequity and discuss its implications. It will include a brief introduction to culturally responsive pedagogy and what broader systemic changes may be necessary to implement equity and culturally responsive pedagogy. Learn more

Research and Practice in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and How to Sustain Systemic Changes

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar will explore research on culturally responsive pedagogy and what is known about its effectiveness. It will also explore what implementation of culturally responsive pedagogy looks like in practice as well as exploring the roles of educators, schools, districts, and states in implementing it. Learn more

Implementing District and School Policies and Practices to Support Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description:  This webinar will explore how a school and district have approached the challenge of implementing culturally responsive practice. It will elaborate on programs, policies, and practices that were implemented to support efforts to achieve equity and use culturally responsive pedagogy. It will also discuss core implementation considerations and challenges that may need to be addressed. Learn more

Developing Culturally Responsive Educators in Pre-service Programs

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: This webinar will explore how best to prepare educators to implement culturally responsive pedagogy, including and exploration of how programs train future teachers and school administrators and what changes programs may need to consider to effectively prepare these educators. It will also consider core implementation considerations and challenges that programs will need to address. Learn more