Delaware Academy for School Leadership
Fall 2021 Webinar Series
Helping Children Find Their Voices Again:
returning to discourse-rich classroom environments
A NO COST learning opportunity for GISL Fellows and school and district leaders.
As we return to in-person learning this year, our work has focused on reopening schools in a way that keeps our children and school communities safe. We shift to consider our role in providing every student equitable and excellent opportunities to develop and learn, following a year in which many of our students and teachers suffered trauma. Rich classroom discussions are important sites for teachers to integrate social, emotional learning with deep disciplinary learning. In this webinar series, we consider our work in helping teachers create classroom environments that support students from different contexts and backgrounds to engage with one another in deep disciplinary thinking. At the same time, we consider whose voices are privileged in the norms of the learning space, and whose experiences and interactions are rendered invisible.
Registration: While beneficial to participate in all sessions, it is not a requirement for the series.
Please contact Tracy Hudson (email@example.com) with questions or for additional information.
Fall 2021 Webinar Series Details
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Where are we now? Returning to classrooms, returning to discussions to support learning and development
|We want kids to feel seen and heard. We want to provide them opportunities to share ideas with their classmates and listen to the ideas of others. In this webinar we consider why seeing and hearing kids as they are is so important to disciplinary, social and emotional learning.||10/21/21
9:00 – 10:00 am EST
Robust, discourse-rich classroom environments: What do they look like? What is our role in supporting them?
|Together we refine our vision of what is possible when teachers work with students to create discourse-rich environments. We consider what is our role as instructional leaders in supporting the development of these environments.||11/16/21
9:00 – 10:00 am EST
Robust, discourse-rich professional learning environments: What do they look like? What is our role in supporting them?
|Many of us have structures at our schools for teachers to come together to work on teaching and learning. We consider what makes such structures productive for teachers’ learning and continued refinement of teaching and our role in supporting teachers’ ongoing learning.||12/16/21
9:00 -10:00 am EST
The Delaware Academy for School Leadership (DASL) is proud to sponsor this Fall 2021 Webinar Series.
DASL is a professional development, research and policy center working to improve public education by developing leaders.
Looking for recordings of prior webinars? See below.
June 2021 Webinar Series
Rethinking the Role of School Leadership to Support Student Teachers
A no-cost learning opportunity for principals and assistant principals.
This webinar series is intended to support principals and school leaders who seek to strengthen their hiring pipeline and improve teacher retention by strengthening the quality of the student teaching practicum and student teachers’ learning experiences.
Webinar 1: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Optimizing conditions for successful student teaching placements
This workshop will explore conditions that create an environment focused on teacher candidate professional growth during student teaching.
Administrators will learn how to:
- select the “best fit” clinical educators from the teaching staff
- create a welcome orientation that clearly articulates school-building expectations
- provide professional mentorship to candidates
Webinar 2: Thursday, June 17, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Providing a high-quality experience for all stakeholders
This workshop will explore the essential components of a high-quality field experience for candidates and their assigned school-based clinical educators (cooperating teachers).
Administrators will learn how to:
- embed candidates into the school community
- provide support for school-based staff serving as clinical educators
- support experiences that leverage the “power of two” – clinical educators and candidates working together to support pupil learning
A NO COST learning opportunity for school leaders and educators as they reimagine and plan for the spring semester.
Recording Available Below
In the last 10 months, school leaders and educators have worked diligently to meet the demands associated with teaching during a pandemic. Dr. Karchmer-Klein has been working closely with school districts across the country to support teachers with this difficult endeavor. This webinar will elaborate upon lessons learned so far as well as potential solutions to problems of practice. Topics include:
- role of leadership in supporting online instruction
- importance of teacher decision-making
- need for collaboration and interaction between students
- approaches to reimagining professional development
Presented by University of Delaware Faculty Member, Rachel Karchmer-Klein, Ph.D.
Dr. Karchmer-Klein is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. She has been integrating technology into her own teaching since she began her career as an elementary school teacher in 1994. She has continued to strengthen her digital literacy skills through her research and her own online teaching. Her recent book, Improving Online Teacher Education: Digital Tools and Evidence-Based Practices (Teachers College Press, 2020) describes her online instructional design process and how she prepares preservice and practicing teachers to do the same in their own instruction.
Webinar 3 Panelists:
- Julie Lavender, Principal, Allen Frear Elementary School, Caesar Rodney School District
- Barbara Miklus, Assistant Principal, Allen Frear Elementary School, Caesar Rodney School District
- Carol Leveillee, Principal, Frederick Douglass Elementary School, Seaford School District
Webinar 1: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
The Delaware Academy for School Leadership Fall Webinar Series will highlight how Delaware districts and schools leverage school leadership to meet unique needs in Fall 2020. This session will focus on Systems Conditions for success based on a recent practice brief published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Leveraging Principals in System-Level Strategies for Recovery.
Ursula McCoy, Assistant Principal, William Penn High School, Colonial School District
Corey Miklus, Ed.D., Superintendent, Seaford School District
Webinar 2: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
The Delaware Academy for School Leadership Fall Webinar Series will highlight how Delaware districts and schools leverage school leadership to meet unique needs in Fall 2020. This session will focus on Wellness and Wellbeing for success.
Webinar 2 Panelists:
- Jean Briggs, Visiting Teacher and McKinney-Vento Liaison, Seaford School District
- Nikki Miller, Principal, Cape Henlopen High School, Cape Henlopen School District
- Becky Neubert, Principal, Seaford Central Elementary School, Seaford School District
DASL Webinars Archive
The Two Sides of the Schoolhouse:
Academics and Care
Kalyn McDonough, MSW
UD Doctoral Candidate
DASL Leadership Specialist Director of Priority Schools
Dr. Sharon Pepukayi
Assistant Superintendent Appoquinimink School District
Dr. Sharon Brittingham, DASL Senior Associate Director
Chester Cox, DASL Leadership Specialist
Tracy Hudson, DASL Leadership Specialist
A NO COST learning opportunity for policymakers, board members, school administrators, and school staff as they examine what schools can do to care for the health of their students.
The webinar series will focus on the “care” side of the schoolhouse, including Delaware data and promising strategies to address health inequities that impact our students’ ability to learn in the classroom. These strategies are focused on making the largest impact on the most number of students, thus, they are strategies for adapting the school environment, as well as changing socioeconomic conditions and factors. This webinar will provide useful information for decision-making among school leaders and state policymakers.
The Intersection of Health and Education: Learning the Data to Inform Decisions to Promote Health Equity for Delaware’s Students
|Learn about Delaware’s Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners, why health equity is important, evidence of health inequities in Delaware and strategies for schools and policymakers to address these inequities.||Thursday, August 13, 2020||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
Structural Racism as a Determinant of Health (and Educational) Inequities: Learning the Data to Inform Decisions to Promote Health Equity for Delaware’s Students of Color
|Learn about the influence of structural racism on racial health (and educational) inequities in Delaware, and strategies for schools and policymakers to address racial inequities.||Tuesday, August 18, 2020||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
Resilience for teachers and learners during a pandemic
A free orientation to a free online PD offering for school leaders to use with their teachers.
Offered by Amy Pleet-Odle, Ed.D., Inclusion Focused Coaching
Facilitated by DASL
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST
Reimagining Teaching and Learning for the Fall: A Time for Vital Leadership
A Webinar Series Presented by University of Delaware Faculty Member Rachel Karchmer-Klein, Ph.D.
Dr. Mark Holodick- DASL Senior Leadership Specialist
Tracy Hudson-DASL Leadership Specialist
A NO COST learning opportunity for principals and assistant principals as they reimagine and plan for the reopening of school in the Fall of 2020. This three-session program (one hour each from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm) is aimed at developing building level administrators’ knowledge base and skill set with virtual teaching and learning.
|Identifying Expectations for the Next School Year||Focus on instruction and student engagement||July 23, 2020||11:00-12:00|
|Providing Students with Sound Instruction||Focus on observing and supporting teachers with online instruction||July 27, 2020||11:00-12:00|
|Leading Faculty in Digital Environments||Focus on modeling best practices and online teaching||July 29, 2020||11:00-12:00|