TODD WHITAKER - LEADING SCHOOL CHANGE

This workshop provides a step-by-step approach to successfully implement any change that you would like to occur in your organization. Leading School Change is perfect for leadership teams, individual leaders, or any combination of people who are interested in successfully leading change throughout their school or district. Included will be information on which people you have to start the change process with, how to make sure the first exposure is great, and how to diminish the influence of the resistors. The hands on activities will enable you to develop a plan specifically for you and your group. Whether it is a change you hope to make or a new mandate you will learn how to bring everybody on board.

 

TODD WHITAKER - WHAT GREAT PRINCIPALS DO DIFFERENTLY

What are the specific qualities and practices of great principals that elevate them above the rest? This workshop reveals what the most effective principals do differently than their colleagues. Blending school centered studies and experience working with hundreds of administrators, this workshop will focus on the things that the most successful principals do... that other principals do not. Participants will leave knowing what great principals do differently, why these things make them more effective, and how to immediately implement each of these practices into your school.

 

TODD WHITAKER - LEADING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

Having high-energy staff members is critical to the success of every school. Everyone who works with students must come to school in a positive frame of mind each day. This is even more challenging during difficult times. This new two part webinar series with Dr Todd Whitaker is designed to support all levels of educational leaders – from classroom leaders to school and institutional leaders - on how to be most effective during the challenging times we are facing.

 

BARBARA BLACKBURN

7 Strategies for Improving Your School Webinar series will provide the busiest leaders with an accessible set of tools that can immediately be deployed to positively impact their school. Dr Blackburn will personally present and explore the COMPASS model—Culture; Ownership and Shared Vision; Managing Data; Professional Development; Advocacy; Shared Accountability; and Structures to Sustain Success—as an overall framework for school improvement.

 

BARBARA BLACKBURN - 7 STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING YOUR SCHOOL

Are you wondering about rigor? For many educators, it is a negative term that means "harder' or "double the work". Dr Barbara Blackburn's internationally recognized, practical, teacher-friendly concept of instructional rigor includes high expectations, scaffolding for instruction, and demonstration of learning.

 

BARBARA BLACKBURN - WEBINAR SERIES PACK

Join Barbara across her three series of Webinars covering all aspects of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. Each Webinar series cover a distict area of practice in Classroom Management, Assessment & Pegagogy.
Includes: Rigor Is Not a Four Letter Word, Rigorous Assessments and Rigor & Differentiation in the Classroom.

 

EVAN ROBB - IMPACTFUL LEADERSHIP

Vision, Purpose, and Creating & PathWay for Change! with Evan Robb, the Ten Minute Principal. This webinar will challenge you to reflect on why you do what you do, how you do it, and the shifts you can make to be a more effective leader and get different results. Together, we’ll dive deeply into ideas that can support your leadership role. The goal will be to develop a school with skilled teachers that prepare students to be creative problem solvers and leaders who know how to free up their time to positively and purposefully interact with staff, students, and parents.

 

LYN SHARRATT - CLARITY

Bringing ‘CLARITY’ to the elements that sharpen precision-in-practice ensures knowing ‘where to next’. How to gain ‘CLARITY’ is based on a set of interrelated concepts deployed within an evidence-proven framework and implemented consistently and reflectively across systems, schools and classrooms. This Webinar Series, in three parts: 1. Learning; 2. Teaching; and, 3. Leading, is built on solid research. There are no silver bullets or commercial programs that lead to continuous student improvement. While individual inferences can be made by interpreting many sources of data or evidence, the real power of data resides in the ‘aha’ outcomes of collaborative conversations from ‘roll-up-your sleeves’ work with ALL stakeholders.

 

PASI SAHLBERG - LET THE CHILDREN PLAY

Around the world children spend less time playing and physical outdoor activities than before. Yet, research and advice from paediatricians suggest that play is a critical part of children’s growing up and healthy emotional and social development. Simple as it sounds, letting children play more seems to be hard to put in practice in schools and at home. This three-episode webinar series provides principals, teachers and parents with closer look at what is the state of play today in our societies, why play makes a difference in children’s wellbeing and learning, and how can we make most of playtime in school and at home.

 

DR. ROBERT BISWAS-DIENER - WELLBEING IN EDUCATION

Wellbeing was as important to education before the current global pandemic as it is during this time. The spread of the coronavirus, and the ensuing distress it has caused, has elevated wellbeing to a place of prominence in discussions of workplace performance, continuity of service, engaged learning, and positive relationships. This webinar series brings the topic of wellbeing to home for educators. Using a variety of professional surveys, educator interviews, and published research, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener will discuss trends in and obstacles to wellbeing. He will provide an overview of the topic in the first session. In the second session, he will explore the nature of distress and its effects on our thinking and work. Here, he will also provide specific strategies for managing distress effectively. In the third and final session, Robert will argue that attending to positives—although not exclusively—is also a vital aspect of effective coping. He will provide case studies and specific advice that might be tailored to a wide range of educational settings. This webinar will be helpful to many education stakeholders including staff, instructors, and parents.