Upcoming Events

The upcoming events on this page are AWSA events that are currently open for registration. To find more future or past events please visit the AWSA Professional Learning Calendar. We have separated the events on this page into three separate categories:

Academies - Conferences - Workshops

Have a question about one or more of the events you see below? Contact AWSA at 608-241-0300. Full refunds of fees will be made on cancellations received two weeks before the event begins. Following that date, 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refunds for no-shows or cancellations made during or after the event.


Analyzing Teaching for Student Results

Year long program - Begins January 2018.

If we are serious about having all of our students in Wisconsin graduating college and career ready, both the quality of teacher instruction and the support and feedback that leaders provide their staff about their teaching will need significant attention. To this end, the Analyzing Teaching for Students Results course will provide leaders, serious about deep impact of teacher growth and student learning, with a deep dive into one of the world’s leading resources for developing skillful, high impact teaching.

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New Building Administrators Academy 

Year long program - Begins August 8, 2017

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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Impactful Coaching Academy 

Fall of 2017 to Spring of 2018 - Multiple dates & locations

The educator effectiveness model provides growth opportunities for teachers, principals and other valued staff in our school districts today. This model requires principals to be highly effective coaches. Whether your school has instructional coaches or you’re trying to build teacher leadership capacity, all staff desire and deserve coaching and feedback aligned to high expectations, standards, and research based effective instructional practices. In this professional learning opportunity, participants will further develop the capacity to provide coaching and feedback that is aligned to high expectations, standards, and research based effective instructional practices.   

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Leading for Equity Academy

Year long program - Begins September 2017

The Learning Leaders Academy is founded on the evidence-based principle that developing capacity in the adult staff is the key strategy for increasing the impact on students and their futures. With this foundational principle in mind, the Learning Leaders Academy will assist school- and district-level leaders in approaching the complex work of continuous improvement in ways that significantly impact student learning.

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Data Leadership Academy

Year long program - Begins October

Leadership teams will more fully develop their inquiry mindset and data use culture. During each session, team members will learn, reflect, discover, refine and design strategies to enhance their own leadership systems. Develop data literacy and use/develop data systems to identify strengths and gaps between goals and areas for improvement. Participants will situate sources of information within a cycle of inquiry to identify, facilitate, and monitor a focused improvement agenda, engaging staff and community stakeholders as appropriate into the process.

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School Administrators Institute for Transformational Leadership (SAIL)

Year long program 

SAIL is designed to assist school and district leadership teams in creating a coherent and connected plan for transforming education at the local level within a complex environment, and in the process, instill confidence throughout the system for powerfully moving forward.

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2017 SLATE (School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education)
December 4-6, 2017

SLATE has over 100 sessions on technology in education meant for a wide variety educational leaders including Teachers, Principals, Associate Principals, District Administrators, Library Media Specialists, IT Coordinators, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction and others.

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2018 Associate Principals Conference
January 24-26, 2018 - Madison

Registration is now open for the 2018 Associate Principals Conference! This year's convention will take place from January 24-26, 2018 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. Please see our online brochure for full details. 

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2018 Middle and High School Principals Convention
February 7-9, 2018 - Wisconsin Dells

Registration is open for the 2018 Middle and High School Principals Convention! We've put together a great program comprised of distinguished speakers, comprehensive sessions, and networking opportunities.

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Aspiring Superintendents Workshop 

February 1, 2018 - Madison

The Aspiring Superintendent Program represents the commitment of AWSA and WASDA to invite and nurture the development of future school district leaders in Wisconsin. This effort will result in an ever-growing, high-quality pool of prepared candidates for district administrator positions to ensure that the condition of our profession will continue to improve as we meet the challenges of the future.

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Aspiring Administrators Workshops

April 10 or 11 - Multiple Locations

The Aspiring Administrator Workshop is for outstanding educators whom we hope to attract to school administration. The Workshop's primary purpose is to connect teachers, whose career goals include seeking administrative positions, to currently practicing administrators through publications, in-service programs, attendance at WFEA-sponsored programs, AWSA meetings, etc.  

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