High 5

Our weekly picks for advancing your career

July 13, 2020
1. New Co-administrator Academy  Are you a co-administrator or thinking of becoming one? ACSA will debut a new professional development Academy specifically designed to build capacity for being effective in this role and supporting the principal in the school setting. Co-administrators face constantly changing circumstances. This academy focuses on foundational skills and knowledge necessary for expanding adaptability, embracing lifelong learning, and being responsive to students, staff, parents and the school community. Participants will experience 70 hours of professional learning over seven weekends in a blended/hybrid format of in-person and online sessions.  When: Starts Aug. 28-29, 2020  Where: Victorville Cost: $1,285 (ACSA members)  Info: acsa.org/academies  2. LGBTQ+ resources  Find 13 of the top LGBTQ+ supporting organizations and websites in one downloadable document on the ACSA Resource Hub. This rubric highlights important resources on each organization’s website, such as guides for hosting events like Ally Week, checklists for LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness, and the Teaching Tolerance Guide.   Website: https://content.acsa.org/acsa-content/top-lgbtq-supportive-organizations-websites   3. Personnel Institute  ACSA’s Personnel Institute will empower HR staff — whether veterans or newcomers to the world of HR — to discover new ideas, stay up-to-date on the latest research and legal issues, and learn new concepts and ideas for future implementation in the HR office or the district.  When: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2020  Where: Sheraton Grand Sacramento  Info: acsa.org/personnelinstitute   4. Empowering Our Voices webinar  In this networking event hosted by ACSA Equity & Diversity and ACSA Member Services, education leaders tackle prevalent Asian American, South Asian/Indian, and Pacific Islander stereotypes — what they are, how to overcome them, and how to use our voices to champion other people of color. ABC USD Superintendent Mary Sieu kicks off the conversation with a presentation called “Overcoming the Glass and Bamboo Ceiling.”  Website: https://content.acsa.org/articles/empowering-our-voices-aapi   5. Focus skills webinar  In the free webinar “Using Focus Skills to Close COVID-19 Learning Gaps,” ACSA Partner4Purpose Renaissance will explain how to identify the reading and math skills that lay the foundation for future learning and are the most important for a given grade level — the focus skills.    When: 11 a.m. July 15 Website: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/assessment20200715/?int=https://www.renaissance.com/focus-skills/ 

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