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Here’s the fall line-up on ACSA’s Online Learning Center
Build your skills this year with these virtual workshops
August 21, 2023
It’s back-to-school time for students, which also means it’s back to learning for leaders, too. Grow in your skills and leadership this year by taking one these workshops on ACSA’s Online Learning Center. Be the most effective school leader you can be this year with one of these live, instructor-led virtual workshops.
School Attendance Review Team and Board: Effective Strategies for Implementation
There are many facets to the School Attendance Review Team (SART) and School Attendance Review Board (SARB) process. In this workshop, attendees will explore the legal aspects of the SART/SARB process. You will be led through a step-by-step analysis of the process, be provided with implementation procedures, and attendees will be asked to evaluate their very own SART and SARB process for implementation. Those in attendance will walk away with tools to use immediately.
Steven France, a director overseeing SARB for Acalanes Union High School district, will lead participants on a comprehensive review of SART/SARB, legal mandates and Ed Code, daily attendance reporting procedures, chronic absenteeism, best practices and sample documentation.
Date: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 12 Cost: $79
Principals with Principles: Communicating to Build Trust Site administrators have a tremendous responsibility to help build trust across the site staff and with their parent/caregiver partners. School communities place a premium on the information that they receive from principals. This workshop will provide strategies and practical tips to strengthen your communication strategies and skills. This online workshop is ideal for superintendents, assistant superintendents, and district and site administrators who would like to learn how to work with the organization’s public information officer and how to support timely communication if you do not have a public information officer. Participants will also learn steps to address and allay concerns when issues arise and good uses for social media. Date: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 14 Cost: Free
Unleash the Power of Purposeful Play The need for lifelong learning, growth mindset and crucial 21st century skills has been evident for years. What we are seeing coming out of the pandemic are common themes around providing equitable experiences that leverage the benefits of hands-on learning to support students’ social/emotional needs and sustained academic development. Spend some time with LEGO Education Solutions Architect Denise Phillips, and hear how you can bring these kinds of activities to your classrooms, schools and districts. Date: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 20 Cost: Free
Leading Best Practices for Students with Disabilities The Special Education Department provides many resources for our students, and administrators are responsible for everyday functions to provide for students and families. Join our expert presenters through two engaging sessions (six hours of professional development) where you will walk away with best practices to help students with disabilities. This workshop is designed for anyone new, aspiring, or a veteran to the Special Education department.
Join ACSA members Dr. Charity Hennings and Eli Gallup for this two-part, interactive workshop designed for you to understand the ins and outs of the Special Education office. Dates: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 Cost: $149
Leading Best Practices for Curriculum & Instructional Administration Are you new, interested or a veteran to the Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability department at your district? This two-part virtual workshop will cover best practices and strategies for administrators to implement in their day-to-day tasks as a leader of CI&A. Different approaches, logistics and leadership development will be discussed for you to succeed in this role. Dates: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12 Cost: $149
School-Based Health and Wellness Centers: Why and How California’s school-based health and wellness centers are a way for schools to bring reliable, affordable, quality health and mental health care services to students and their families in an accessible and coordinated way. In this workshop, explore various models of services, staffing and finances for health and wellness centers across California, and how to more fully integrate robust and sustainable health services in your school. Date: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 10 Cost: Free
Supporting Student Mental Health to Create a Culture of Thriving in ELO-P Programs All students need a system of support for their physical, mental, social and academic well-being. Mental health is the foundation of student success, but many schools feel ill-equipped to meet the current needs of their students. Right At School’s Kate Vincent, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, therapist and former special education district administrator, will leverage her experience to facilitate a discussion on how school systems and district leaders can foster student resilience in the after-school space to mitigate mental health challenges and build a culture of thriving. Date: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 17 Cost: Free
Home and Hospital Instruction: Nuts and Bolts for Effective Implementation Home and Hospital Instruction is a program all districts are required to offer, but how does one ensure their program is compliant, well-thought out and implemented, and supporting the needs of students? This virtual workshop will provide attendees with: legal mandates, step-by-step program implementation, and sample handbook, application, and documents. Steven France, a veteran administrator with over 11 years overseeing Home and Hospital Instruction, will lead participants on an overview of Home and Hospital Instruction and provide them with tools they may immediately use within their districts. Date: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 25 Cost: $79
How to Transform Your District Through Intentional Customer Service For decades, school districts didn’t need an intentional approach to customer service. Until now. Find out why it isn’t enough to list a customer service goal in your strategic plan — and how you can use this opportunity to transform your district. It's time to implement a customer service strategy. Join Max Lush, regional account executive with K12 Insight, for this session and leave with an action plan to get started before it's too late. Date: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 26 Cost: Free
5 Ways to Be Innovative About Your PD Days Despite understanding the value of differentiating learning for students, we still provide educators with one-size-fits-all PD, which begs the question: How can we expect educators to meet the challenges of today with the methods of the past? Join Chris Everett, Ed.D., e2L as the Chief Operating Officer at e2L, and Casey M. Jackson, Ed.D., a senior manager of Blended learning and educational technology with Memphis-Shelby County Schools, for this session that will help school leaders shift away from traditional PD and toward comprehensive talent development that provides teachers with the differentiated, targeted professional learning, support, and tools that they need to grow in their craft. Date: 1-2 p.m. Nov. 7 Cost: Free
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