May 4th Edition

Professional Learning Opportunities 

The AWSA 2022-23 Professional Learning Catalog was published last month highlighting conferences, academies, and coaching opportunities for you next year. Here is a list of learning opportunities that we are currently accepting registrations for:


School Administrative Assistants Conference

July 27-28, 2022 Holiday Inn | Stevens Point

Elementary Principal Convention

October 12-14, 2022 Hyatt Regency | Green Bay

Academies (Which Academy is Right for Me?

Career-Stage Academies

New Building Administrators Academy More information 
Building Effective Leadership Academy More information 
Mastering Leadership Academy   More information 

High-Leverage Practice Academies

Leading Professional Learning Communities More information 
Leading for Literacy Academy More information 
Impactful Coaching Academy More information 
Impactful Coaching Academy: Advancing Your Skills More information 
Supporting Principal Excellence Academy More information
Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy More information 

Webinars and Workshops

Retention and Recruitment Strategies to Prevent the Great Resignation
June 14 1:00-2:00 PM | Hosted by Jenn David Lang, Author of The Main Idea

It’s hard to find a principal who hasn’t been affected by staffing challenges and the shortage of subs, both of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Join Jenn David-Lang, Author of the Main Idea, and educational leaders from around the state and walk away with dozens of strategies for RETENTION and RECRUITMENT during this critical time. Register here.

Ten Ways to Avoid "PLC Lite"
June 15 1:00-2:30 PM | Hosted by Kim Marshall, Author of the Marshall Memo

Teacher teams (PLCs) analyzing and acting on interim assessment data - Ten ways to avoid "PLC lite" and use student work in ways that boost learning and teaching. Register here.

Managing to Lead Workshop
August 1, 2022 | Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie or August 16, 2022 | Altoona HS Library

Register for this one-day workshop with your teammate and find a better way! Participants spend the day working together as a team to improve time management and office procedures for a more productive, professional, and enjoyable daily experience at work and beyond! More information


May 18th Edition

Are You Retiring?

If you are retiring this year, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]. We’d like to include you in our recognition announcement and also share with you information about retired membership with AWSA.

New Reports on WI Educator Workforce

As schools look ahead to filling staff positions for the 2022-23 school year amidst widespread concerns around educator shortages, the need for timely and high-quality data which helps inform efforts to both diversify and increase the “pipeline” into the educator workforce is more important than ever.  This article outlines an initial set of research briefs related to the educator workforce in Wisconsin.  Read More.

Online Learning: A Case for Continuous Improvement (4th Article in Four-Part Series)

The three previous articles in this series focused on strategies for planning and implementation related to providing online learning options for learners.  The final installment in this series will address the idea of continuous improvement and summarize a mini-playbook, which contains a practical guide to help practitioners ask reflective questions about how their efforts can be continuously improved.  Read More.

Next Steps for Cybersecurity for the Summer 

It is important to revisit school and district policies annually, as cybersecurity threats are real and costly. Earlier this year, NPR reported a cyberattack on Albuquerque Public Schools compromising its student information database and locking teachers out of attendance, emergency contact information, and who is approved to pick up students after school. The superintendent was forced to cancel two days of classes for around 75,000 students.  Read More.