NEW WEBINAR SERIES FOR THE ESEA COMMUNITY!

WEBINARS FOR THE ESEA COMMUNITY

If the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is that in-person conferences and meetings are not the only way—or even the best way always—to engage educators in professional development. We have been planning our 2022 Conference in New Orleans with the theme “Recommit, Renew, Reimagine.” Embedded within that theme is the notion that effective professional development is not a single event, but an ongoing commitment.

For 2021, the NAESPA Webinar Series has included the following topics:

  • May - ESEA: Making Educator Wellness a Priority
  • June - McKinney-Vento Homeless Education - From the Basics to Best Practice
  • July - M-O-What Now? The ARP Maintenance of Equity Requirement
  • August - Using ESSER Funds to Support English Learners
  • September - Creating a Culture of Kindness: How to Prevent Bullying in Your School Using Research-Based Approaches
  • October - STEM as a Catalyst: Accelerating Graduation and Futures in Putnam County, Florida



Explore the dropdowns below to learn more and view previous webinars, or register for upcoming events.

ESEA: Making Educator Wellness a Priority

FREE-TO-VIEW WEBINAR*

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When we are feeling calm and happy, we enjoy our work more and we do better in our jobs. In this presentation, you will learn practical, research-based strategies for increasing well-being. Teaching is one of the most stressful professions so let's talk about ways to reduce stress so we can have more fun at work!

Amy Walker

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Committee for Children

Amy Walker is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Committee for Children, a non-profit organization providing research-based social-emotional learning programs to over 25,000 schools reaching 19 million kids. They are best known for the Second Step program and they also do work in advocacy, child protection, and bullying prevention. Amy has been in the field of education for over 20 years and has presented at numerous conferences and for dozens of school districts and local education authorities.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education – From the Basics to Best Practice

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Presented WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16th at 12pm Eastern

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Learn the basics of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act from Patricia Julianelle, Senior Strategist for Program Advancement and Legal Affairs with SchoolHouse Connection, and Jan Moore, Deputy Director of Technical Assistance at the National Center for Homeless Education. Then be prepared to expand your thinking as we discuss innovative best practices with an expert panel of state coordinators from Montana, New Mexico, Alabama, and Wisconsin, and a formerly homeless student who will share her lived experience. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions to this group as we wrap things up with an interactive question and answer session via the live chat feature.

Patricia Julianelle

Senior Strategist for Program Advancement and Legal Affairs

SchoolHouse Connection

Kristen Dial

Alabama State Homelessness Coordinator

Heather Denny

Montana State Homelessness Coordinator

Jack O'Connor

NAESPA President and Montana Federal Programs Unit Director

Dana Malone

New Mexico State Homelessness Coordinator

Jan Moore

Deputy Director of Technical Assistance at the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

Kara Freise

Formerly homeless youth and recent Columbia University graduate

Karen Rice

Wisconsin State Homelessness Coordinator

Kristine Nadolski

Wisconsin State Homelessness Coordinator

 

M-O-What Now? The ARP Maintenance of Equity Requirement

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This session provides an overview of the Maintenance of Equity requirement in the American Rescue Plan for State- and District-level administrators. It discusses the recent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education, the mechanics of the test and how compliance will be measured, key deadlines, and the questions that still remain regarding compliance and reporting for SEAs and LEAs.

Julia Martin

Legislative Director, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Julia Martin, Esquire --Legislative Director with the highly respected DC law firm, Brustein & Manasevit -- shares an overview of the guidance as it applies to school districts and states.

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Presented Tuesday, August 24th at 2pm Eastern

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This webinar provides an overview of what ESSER funds are, the difference in their 'characteristics' from typical federal funding (e.g., non-recurring, no supplanting, distributed using Title I formula, but they are not Title I or ESSA funds, etc.), and how to use ESSER funds to support educational and other programs for ELs. The webinar will feature a panel of EL practitioners from several organizations including NAELPA (National Association of English Learner Program Administrators); NAESPA (National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators; NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education); and others. The panel discussion will be facilitated by David Holbrook, NAELPA Executive Director.

Moderator, Dr. David Holbrook

Executive Director

NAELPA

Dr. Julie Sugarman

Senior Policy Analyst for Pre-K Education

Migration Policy Institute

Dr. Margarita P. Pinkos

President

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

Louise Marks, M.Ed.

Title III Coordinator, Office of ESEA Programs

Virginia Department of Education

NAESPA Member

Kallee Iverson

English Language Development Program Coordinator

Walled Lake School District

Lori Bowen

Director of the English Learners, Gifted and Talented, Interpreting and Translation Services, Migrant Education, and Instrumental Music Departments

Fayette County Public Schools

 

Creating a Culture of Kindness- How to Prevent Bullying in Your School Using Research-Based Approaches

FREE-TO-VIEW WEBINAR*

Presented Wednesday, September 1st at 2pm Eastern

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The 2021-2022 school year will be a year like no other, with big challenges to overcome and an opportunity to come back better than before the pandemic. It is a great time for educators to look at school culture and ask, “How can we create a culture of kindness in our schools where all kids feel welcome and included?”. There is a large body of research on bullying behaviors and strategies schools can implement to reduce or even eliminate bullying. We invite you to join us for this free webinar to learn about this research and discover steps your school can take to create a culture where all kids can thrive.

Amy Walker

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Committee for Children

Kelly Brazell

Education Account Manager

Committee for Children

STEM as a Catalyst: Accelerating Graduation and Futures in Putnam County, Florida

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Presented Wednesday, October 6th at 3pm Eastern

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Putnam County was in trouble. Their graduation rates were just hitting 55%, their funding was in trouble, and they were ranked 66th out of 67 districts in the state. They needed change, a big one. That was 2015. Now? Putnam County ranks in the top 50% of districts statewide, they have exceeded the State graduation rate, and every student has access to STEM. By creating a devoted structure that infuses STEM into the district rather than treating it as a special or elective, Putnam County has been able to achieve incredible results for their whole student body and trajectory-altering increases in their graduation rates. Join the team that made the difference: Superintendent Dr. Richard Surrency, STEM Specialist Mike Helms, and the “Yoda for all things STEM in Florida” Dr. Kathleen Schofield- Executive Director, Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub.

Michael Helms

STEM Specialist

Putnam County Schools

Dr. Rick Surrency

Superintendent

Putnam County Schools

Dr. Kathleen Schofield

Executive Director

NE FL Regional STEM2Hub

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