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Professional Development

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Every school leader must share the responsibility for his or her own professional development, and NASSP is here to help, with a variety of offerings—both online and in-person.

Meeting Your Needs
NASSP provides professional development that gives busy school leaders the timely, helpful information they need to be their best. To that end, we offer several ways for school leaders to improve their skills:

  • On-site workshops. Bring our knowledge experts directly to your school for customized professional development seminars addressing your school's specific needs. 
  • Online learning. Explore Leading Success, our multimedia toolkit for educators; choose from our affordable e-learning modules, offered in both live and on-demand formats with printable certificates of completion; or take advantage of our free professional development webinars held throughout the school year.

Where Do I Start?
The first step in any successful professional development initiative is to identify your existing strengths and weaknesses. The NASSP Assessment Suite helps you do exactly that, offering web-based tools that combine self-assessment, peer assessment, and input from our knowledge experts to zero in on the areas in your school and skill set that could most benefit from professional development. 

Four Categories of Customizable PD
NASSP understands that every school is unique. That's why we separate our professional development offerings into broad categories and let you choose the programs your school needs to reach its full potential.

  • Achievement: Common Core, teacher evaluations, principal and counselor connections, achievement gap, data-driven decision-making
  • Culture and Equity: school culture & climate, personalization, learning styles, support systems, enlisting parents, student voice
  • Leadership: collaborative leadership, mentoring and coaching, Breaking Ranks, innovation, enhancing teacher leadership
  • Technology: social media, classroom technology, transition training, 3.0 schools, staying connected

Contact Pete Reed at reedp@nassp.org (800-253-7746, ext. 295) for a free consultation to set you and your school on a path toward meaningful improvement.

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