In May, when edWeb.net surveyed principals, personalized professional development for teachers was the number one topic of interest. With all the responsibilities and tasks on principals’ plates, relevant, engaging professional development focused on best practices can be extremely challenging. In a recent edWebinar, Dr. L Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center in Pennsylvania, asked the question, “Why is it that when we think of professional development, it becomes a comedy or a depression and teachers automatically assume that it is going to be a colossal waste of time?” Personalized professional development can alleviate these feelings about professional development as it provides teachers with opportunities to be better teachers, which translates into improved student learning. Furman and the administrators in his school have completely revamped teacher professional development by utilizing the well-curated webinars and accessible and relevant resources available on edWeb.
In May 2019, 150 principals from across the country participated in an edWeb survey on the topics, challenges, and accomplishments they experienced this year as the educational leaders in their buildings. Some of the most significant challenges and successes were highlighted in a recent edWebinar presented by Shannon Holden, Principal, Pierce City High School, MO, and Dr. L. Robert Furman, Principal, South Park Elementary Center, PA. Interestingly, no matter what the topic, all principals pointed to a universal message that school culture can either be a catalyst for student success or a roadblock to positive changes.
edWeb.net is delighted to announce the launch of Principal Leadership: Making a Difference, a free professional learning community to help principals connect and collaborate on challenges they face leading schools and driving school improvement. Collaboration with peers is one of the most powerful ways to learn about effective ideas and practices. The community will host a series of monthly edWebinars with panels of leading principals where presenters and principal attendees can discuss topics of concern.
This presentation will share practical experiences and lessons learned by two school principals while they led SEL schoolwide implementations.
School leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning, and to support collaboration with staff across schools and districts. In “How Online Learning Communities Help Principals Collaborate and Succeed,” Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO, presented on the unique possibilities that online collaboration offers for personal professional learning and within schools, and how school leaders can use edWeb.net for online collaboration with staff.
In this webinar, Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO will show 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.
All K–12 school and district leaders or aspiring leaders will benefit from the Principal Academy. Come as a team or individually to develop a leadership action plan that you can implement upon your return.
Engaging students in their learning is more difficult than ever. With a flood of information available for children 24 hours a day, how do we make learning at school a compelling piece of their day? Students have opportunities to learn throughout television, technology, and their community in greater ways than any prior generation.
Dr. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary, was interviewed by edWeb to gain an administrator’s perspective on providing quality professional development for teachers and the social aspect of learning. While Robert first discovered edWeb as a webinar presenter, he quickly realized the site’s potential as a best-practices research platform, an affordable source of teacher PD, and an opportunity for growth-focused evaluation.
TIME (@TIME) released a list of the 140 best Twitter feeds of 2014. Eric Sheninger, Principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, and host of the Leadership 3.0 community on edWeb, was the only educator to make the list! Eric is also a NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe… read more →