LEAD Professional Development

CISNA provides customized professional development by its qualified professional development team. If you want CISNA to come out to your school please contact us. Our experts can train, coach and guide Islamic schools starting up with the basics or veterans who want to take it to the next level. We train board members, administrators, counselors, special education specialists, curriculum coordinators, college readiness, teachers, parents and communities.

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Administrators and Governance Professional Development Resources

NAESP National Association of Elementary School Principals Best Practices: Professional Development for Principals
https://www.naesp.org/nprc/bp/professional-development-for-principals

ASCD Policy Priorities: Principal Leadership Professional Development
http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/policy-priorities/vol21/num01/Principal-Leadership@-Focus-on-Professional-Development.aspx

NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals Professional Learning
https://www.nassp.org/professional-learning?SSO=true

Shaping Strong School Leaders: For Principals Continuous Learning Critical to Career Success
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/01/21/for-principals-continuous-learning-critical-to-career.html

American Institutes for Research (AIR) Principal Professional Development
http://www.air.org/resource/principal-professional-development-new-opportunities-renewed-state-focus

The School Superintendents Association (AASA) Professional Development Programs
http://www.aasa.org/ProfessionalDevelopment.aspx

The Wallace Foundation School Leadership Knowledge Center
http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/school-leadership/Pages/default.aspx

Harvard’s Graduate School of Education
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/principals-center/portfolio/index.html.

The School Improvement Network: Innovation Summit
http://www.siis2013.com/siis/

The School Improvement Network: Curriculum Mapping
http://www.siis2013.com/cmi/about/#four

Solution Tree
https://www.solutiontree.com/

Bernier Software & Technology
http://www.vernier.com/training/summer-institutes/

Edweb
http://home.edweb.net\

Institute for Professional Development
http://ipd.org/services/faculty-development/

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Summer Reading Resource
http://www.leadandlearn.com/courses/common-core-state-standards/resources

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) released “Closing the Gap Professional Development Toolkit”
http://turningdataintoaction.org/content/professional-development-toolkit-complete

Independent School Management Training
https://isminc.com/workshops/summer-institute

​Education 2020 Professional Development Resources for Administrators
https://education-2020.wikispaces.com/Professional+Development+for+Administrators

Public School Board Association Professional Development

Heyworth CUSD #4 School Board Training
http://www.husd4.k12.il.us/buildings/unit_office/board_member_training_and_professional_development

Illinois Association of School Board Training
https://www.iasb.com/training/events.cfm

Illinois Association of School Board Mandatory Training
https://www.iasb.com/training/mandatory.cfm

Ohio School Board Association Training and Workshops
https://www.ohioschoolboards.org/professional-development

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction School Board Professional Development Series
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/about/schoolboardPDseries/

Florida School Boards Association Professional Development
http://fsba.org/professional-development/

Arkansas School Board Association Board Member Training
http://arsba.org/training/

New Jersey School Board Association Mandatory Training
https://www.njsba.org/training/

The School Superintendents Association Professional Development Program
http://www.aasa.org/ProfessionalDevelopment.aspx

Kettle Moraine School District Professional Development
https://www.kmsd.edu/Page/1066

Superintendent Round Up Professional Development by PowerSchool
https://www.powerschool.com/superintendent-round-professional-development/

NASSP Professional Development
https://nassp.org/professional-learning?SSO=true

Professional Development Articles

​Professional Development for Teachers What Two Rigorous Studies Tell Us
http://www.mdrc.org/publication/professional-development-teachers 

5
 Strategies for Better Teacher Professional Development
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/5-strategies-better-teacher-professional-development/

Celebrating Student-Ready Schools by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/back-to-school/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuufPrNyn1gIVAglpCh2DFAk-EAMYASAAEgL_iPD_BwE

Professional Development by Edweek
http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/professional-development/?cmp=cpc-goog-ew-topics&ccid=topics&ccag=professional+development&cckw=teacher%20professional%20development%20opportunities&cccv=content+specific+ad&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuufPrNyn1gIVAglpCh2DFAk-EAMYAiAAEgKLz_D_BwE

ASCD Summer Reading List
http://www.ascd.org/news-media/Press-Room/News-Releases/Summer-Reading-List.aspx

Arabic-Teacher Training and Professional Development A View from STARTALK by the University of Maryland
https://startalk.umd.edu/publications/MManaAlArabiya20112012.pdf

How can I improve as an Arabic Teacher and Network with Others?
file:///C:/Users/Najat/Downloads/How-can-I-improve-as-an-Arabic-teacher-and-network-with-others%20(1).pdf

Why Professional Development Matters by leaningforward.org
https://learningforward.org/docs/pdf/why_pd_matters_web.pdf

School Board Member Professional Development and Effects on Student Achievement
https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ940670

Importance of School Board Training by Michigan Association of School Boards
http://www.masb.org/importance-of-school-board-training.aspx#sthash.1xIDRoyE.dpbs

Independent Schools Making Professional Development Work by Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/independent_schools/2013/04/making_professional_development_work_in_independent_schools.html

Superintendents perceptions of their professional development in leadership for student achievement at Texas Region Education Service Centers
http://www.aesa.us/cms_files/resources/maze_jerry_2009_dissertation.pdf

Superintendents of small districts and school improvement: planning…professional development by American institutes for research
http://www.sedl.org/change/issues/issues31.html

Effective Physical Education Professional Development
http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=education_masters

21st century educators: developing and supporting great career and technical education teachers by AIR
http://www.gtlcenter.org/products-resources/21st-century-educators-developing-and-supporting-great-career-and-technical

EdTech Focus on K-12 Technology Starts with Professional Development Training
https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2016/06/technology-starts-professional-development-and-training

Professional Development Technology by Edutopia
https://www.edutopia.org/groups/technology-tools/417116

Technology Integration Professional Development Guide by Edutopia
https://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-guide

IES and NCES Technology in Schools
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/tech_schools/chapter6.asp

Professional Development Integration for Technology
https://ts.madison.k12.wi.us/files/techsvc/Professional%20Development%20for%20Technology%20Integration.pdf

7 PD Tips for your instructional technology integration plan
https://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/07/10/professional-development-technology-922/

Transforming Classroom Practices PD in educational technology
http://www.iste.org/images/excerpts/PRODEV-excerpt.pdf

What we are learning about integration of technology and PD
https://www.nysut.org/~/media/files/nysut/resources/2011/march/educators-voice-4-technology/edvoiceiv_ch7.pdf?la=en

Texas Computer Education Association
https://www.tcea.org/