Governance and Leadership

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*Please note CISNA does not endorse any of the organizations or links listed below, they are strictly a collection of third-party resources. 

     

    Resources For Administrators and Governing Bodies  

    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

    ​Do you know what rights your students and parents have in regards to their privacy?
    Information on FERPA:
    https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/sites/default/files/resource_document/file/SRO_FAQs_2-5-19_0.pdf

    ​Need help with resources (Title Funds) available for your school? Contact your state’s Ombudsman through this link:
    https://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/non-public-education/essa/ombudsman-directory/

    Department of Education Office of Non-Public Education:
    https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/index.html

    Public School Board Association Resources

    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/