July 21st Edition

Regulation of Off-Campus Student Speech: Key Take-Aways from the Supreme Court’s Holding in Mahanoy Area School District v. LevyMelissa Thiel Collar

This legal article discusses the impact of the recent Mahanoy Area School District v. Levy Supreme Court Case on the regulation of off-campus student speech and the guidance it provides. 

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Important COVID Updates

This article includes updates on immunization data, updated guidance, and testing.

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2021 Elementary Principals Convention 

Photo of elementary aged school childrenThe 2021 Elementary Principals Convention will take place from October 13-15, 2021 at the KI Center in Green Bay. 

Brad Gustafson and Jennifer Abrams will present our keynote sessions and the convention will feature over twenty sessions focused on Elementary Leadership. 

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Upcoming August Webinars 

Professional Learning That Sticks Webinar
August 2, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

If ever we needed our staff to grow, it’s now. The best professional learning does not come from outside consultants – it is homegrown. I will share a simple four-step process for designing professional learning (PL) sessions that stick. Come with an idea for a PL session and we will brainstorm ideas together. I will also share a tool to help you with the most neglected part of professional learning – evaluating it. How do you know if it worked? You will walk away with 2 tools and 5 strategies to improve professional learning at your school. Free to attend.

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Communicating in a Time of Change: Connecting to Stakeholders, Responding to Crisis
August 17, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM 

Effective communications and management are always important for school leaders, but getting communications right is even more critical as we emerge from the pandemic. Join Jerry Gallagher and Joe Donovan from the Donovan Group in discussing the principles of communication and crisis management that will promote clarity while preventing or minimizing the damage a crisis can inflict on the organization, its stakeholders, and its reputation. School leaders in large districts and small and from every corner of the state can attend this webinar for practical school communication tips for the 2021-22 school year. Free to attend.

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Upcoming Academies Beginning in August

Leading for Equity Academy
August 9-11, 2021 | Virtual Academy  

The  LEA will engage you in a deep analysis of your district so that you are equipped to thoughtfully address complex problems of equity and effectively plan next steps to tackle persistent opportunity gaps, however they are manifested within your local community.  The LEA  integrates a highly regarded, research-based, and field-tested approach called Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (ICS Equity), which provides a baseline assessment, framework, and process your team will use to thoughtfully address existing inequities in your organization from a systems approach.

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New Building Administrators Academy 
Begins August 12, 2021

School leadership is essential to high-performing schools. It is the mission of the New Building Administrators Program to provide the support necessary for early career principals and associate principals to succeed.

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Data Leadership Academy 
Begins August 18, 2021 

The Data Leadership Academy develops the capacity to lead continuous improvement efforts that focus on high-quality evidence-informed teaching, learning, and systems improvement. The academy is designed for leaders along with their leadership teams, to engage in a process that embraces an inquiry mindset through a collaborative learning culture.

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