Presented by Kathleen Fredette, Director of STEAM Initiatives, iLEAD Schools; Dr. Deirdre Pilch, Superintendent, Greeley-Evans School District 6 (CO); and Demetrius Reden, STEM Teacher and SmartLab Facilitator, Charles R. Drew Academy (TX)
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted school districts, students, staff, and families in unprecedented ways. In response to the learning loss, reduced instruction time, and low student engagement, the federal and state governmental agencies allocated ESSER I, II, and III funds to districts to utilize over the next two to three years.
Presented by Evelyn Wassel, Ed.D., Senior Learning Leader, Eduscape; and Machele Clark, Senior Learning Leader, Eduscape
As a new principal at the Dunwoody Springs Elementary School, Fulton County Schools, GA, Ivy Goggins faced pockets of success in the building, a climate of teachers working in silos, and the lack of true collaboration. These are common challenges for many instructional leaders, teachers, and coaches, and Goggins sought to find a way to create a culture of mutual respect, cooperation, and equitable learning opportunities for her teachers and students. In CT3’s recent edWebinar, Goggins, her principal coach Joy Treadwell, Ph.D. from CT3, and Jim McVety, Managing Partner of First Step Advisors, delved into solutions to these challenges through the essential leadership skills that have the potential to impact the entire school community.
This edWebinar will cover exactly how school leaders develop tenets of change management and implement authentic school improvement.
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.
Mention edtech, and the first thought that usually comes to mind is collecting data to evaluate students’ progress. And during the recent webinar “Get Smart with EdTech: Track Usage on Every Device,” presenters Jeremy Bunkley, Director of Information Technology Services, School District of Clay County, FL, and Leo Brehm, Product Manager, CatchOn, acknowledged that one goal of edtech is to provide educators with data so that they can develop a more effective and personalized learning plan for each student. They also said, though, that with the silos of information that still exist in many schools and districts, one of the most important pieces of data to collect is to find out what edtech resources are actually being used in your classroom. By asking three key questions, leaders can get a better sense of their K-12 edtech ecosystem.
Join this panel of digital savvy experts to learn how to transition to tech-savvy leadership. Steven W. Anderson, Amber Teamann, and Tony Sinasis will explore challenges, strategies, and ideas for leaders looking to change.
Todd Nesloney, Principal of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX, dreams of an environment where children are excited to come to school everyday, rather than excited to leave. In a school with a population that is 85% minority and almost 90% free-and-reduced lunch, how does the staff at Webb Elementary approach their students and what are some of the innovative programs behind the school’s success? In this edWeb.net webinar, Todd gave examples of how he works with his students and staff based on his own experiences.