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Leading for Equity Academy
August 2021
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New Building Administrators Academy
Year-Long Program
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Building Effective Leadership Academy
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Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy
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Impactful Coaching Academy
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Impactful Coaching Academy: Advancing Your Skills
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Managing to Lead Workshops
One Day Workshop
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Leading Professional Learning Communities Academy
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Data Leadership Academy 
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Advancing Your Skills: Wednesday Webinars
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Using Assessment as an Improvement Lever Webinar
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2021 Elementary Principals Convention
October 13-15, 2021
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Essential Standards Webinar Series
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Professional Learning that Sticks Webinar
August 2, 2021
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Welcome to AWSA's bi-weekly newsletter! Below you will find our most recent edition of the AWSA Update Bulletin. Located on the side you will find current and past articles, current events and sponsor information.  

June 23rd Edition

A New Partnership with School Perceptions

Recently, AWSA and School Perceptions formed a partnership to bring you the School Leadership Planning Tool. Perfect for building leadership teams such as administrators, teacher leaders, and others, this tool helps you create an environment where students can thrive.  Check out this flyer to learn more about the School Leadership Planning Tool.


Recognizing 2020-21 Retirees

It is our privilege to thank our AWSA members who are retiring at the end of this school year for their careers of service to children. We extend our best wishes to our colleagues who are opening a new, more leisurely, chapter in their lives: Class of 2021 Retirees. 

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 Upcoming AWSA Webinars 

In addition to our academies, conventions, and workshops, AWSA has several webinars planned during the start of the next school year. Review the information below to register or find more information. 

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 home grown. 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.

More information / Register today! 

Advancing Your Skills Webinar Series: Webinar Wednesdays
Multiple days

Based on past participant feedback and recent developments in the need for virtual professional development, AWSA will now be providing virtual offerings focused on specific key areas in coaching school improvement. It is recommended that participants have already participated in the Impactful Coaching Academy in order to be familiar with the coaching protocols to be used in the virtual offerings.

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Using Assessment as an Improvement Lever Webinar
October 6, 2021 or March 29, 2022

Teachers make many instructional and assessment decisions in a day.  As a leader, what role do you play in ensuring that the assessments teachers are choosing to inform instruction and are used to communicate progress are valid and reliable and reflect student understanding?  What does monitoring for assessment quality look like in your school? In this webinar, participants will learn some tools for conducting an assessment audit, understand the role of the team/department and identify the various entry points for this important improvement work.

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Essential Standards Webinar Series
Multiple Webinars October & November of 2021 

The pandemic illuminated a lot of improvement areas --in positive ways-- and one of those is the need for staff to truly refine curriculum, focusing on Essential Learnings or Power Standards/Clearer standards for each grade and subject, and vertical articulation.  AWSA will be providing a series of webinars to equip school leaders and leadership teams with the knowledge and skills to facilitate this work back at the school/district level.  Participants may choose all four webinars or pick and choose the specific topic of need.  

More information / Register today!