Professional Learning

NASSP is here to help throughout your professional journey with robust online and in-person resources.

Online Professional Development

Sign up for dynamic online leadership training with the McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders, take advantage of our professional development webinars held throughout the school year, or explore Leading Success, our multimedia toolkit for educators.

On-Site Learning

Bring NASSP’s knowledge experts directly to your school or district for customized on-site professional learning that addresses your specific needs.

Conferences

Join your colleagues and get expert, hands-on training at our regional and national conferences. Join us in National Harbor, MD for the 2020 National Principals Conference, or send your student program advisers and students to our Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) and National Student Council (NatStuCo) conferences for specialized training events.

Center for Principal Leadership

In this center specifically for principals, you can connect with your colleagues and other experts to enhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes. In addition, you can enjoy new advice, tips, and stories every Thursday from principals in the Principal Expert of the Week series.

Assistant Principal Leadership Center

In this center specifically for APs, you can connect with your colleagues and other experts to enhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes. In addition, you can enjoy new advice, tips, and stories every Tuesday from assistant principals in the AP Expert of the Week series.

LFA College and Career Readiness Tools

As part of the Learning First Alliance Get it Right grant, NASSP, in collaboration with American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA), has developed three college and career readiness resources for principals, teachers, and counselors to utilizes as they build a college and career culture in their schools.

Also, check out the 2018 Teacher Prep Review, rating 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18 residencies preparing both elementary and secondary teachers. The review includes recommendations for programs to make changes to improve the quality of teachers entering the profession and highlights exemplary programs for states and institutions to examine.

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Upcoming Events

Education Law: An Update on Recent Legal Challenges to K–12 Schools

February 19, 2020 3:30–4:00 pm ET

The law continues to evolve, and principals need to stay informed. This session will discuss recent cases that involve a variety of education law issues, including special education, LGBTQ matters, curricular issues, and changes to civil rights enforcement. The webinar will familiarize principals with recent legal developments that occurred in 2019—and upcoming cases that could […]

Lessons Learned by (Re)Design: Assessing Candidate Outcomes in UConn’s Administrator Preparation Program

March 4, 2020 3:30–4:00 pm ET

This webinar is for individuals interested in assessment of success outcomes for school leader preparation programs. As a participant in the Wallace Foundation’s University Principal Preparation Initiative, the University of Connecticut (UConn) has restructured its principal preparation program. Dr. Richard Gonzales will share the self-study and improvement planning process to develop a plan for assessing […]

The Census in Context: What You Need to Know for 2020

March 5, 2020 8:00 pm ET

Did you know the census effects school funding? The 2020 census will take place this spring, and an accurate count will have a huge impact on funding and policy decisions for your school. Formulas based on census data provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually, including Title I, special […]

Global-Mindedness: Hawaii’s Zero-Waste Revolution at Kaʻōhao School

March 11, 2020 ET

About Ka’ōhao School Location: Mililani, HI Setting: Suburban Lunches: 14% free and reduced Grades: K–6 Size: 342 students, 20 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat March 15, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Design Thinking to Positively Impact Your School’s Culture

April 8, 2020 3:00–3:30 pm ET

In celebration of National Assistant Principals Week, this webinar will share how administrators and teacher leaders partner to focus on student-centered decision making. 2019 Virginia Assistant Principal of the Year Kip Gansneder Tuttle and renowned author and principal Evan Robb from Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA, will share how the application of design thinking […]

Events

Upcoming Webinars

Education Law: An Update on Recent Legal Challenges to K–12 Schools

February 19, 2020 3:30–4:00 pm ET

Lessons Learned by (Re)Design: Assessing Candidate Outcomes in UConn’s Administrator Preparation Program

March 4, 2020 3:30–4:00 pm ET

Design Thinking to Positively Impact Your School’s Culture

April 8, 2020 3:00–3:30 pm ET

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