Professional Learning

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

Online Professional Development

Take advantage of our professional development webinars and town halls held throughout the school year, get a behind-the-scenes look at schools across the country with NASSP’s virtual tours, 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

COVID-19 and Schools: Sneak Peek at the Data Dashboard

September 23, 2020 3:30–4:30 pm ET

Join us for an inside look at the new National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard! Created in partnership with AASA, Emily Oster of Brown University, Qualtrics, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the dashboard systematically maps schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar is your first […]

Lead Like a Ninja: How a “Fringe” Program Anchored a School District’s COVID-19 Response

September 24, 2020 ET

About Pasco eSchool Location: Tampa, FL Setting: Suburban Lunches: 54% free and reduced-price Grades: K–12 Size: 4,500 full-time students; 18,000 part-time students; 165 teachers Read the Blog Lead Like a Ninja: How a ‘Fringe’ Virtual Program Anchored A District’s COVID-19 Response Live Virtual Tour REGISTER NOW Watch Live September 24, 1:30 p.m. (ET) Pau Hana […]

Confronting Racism: A Principal and School Counselor Collaborative Approach

September 30, 2020 3:00–4:30 pm ET

Collaboration among your education team is critical to addressing racism and bias at school—and as the fight for racial justice continues to strengthen, these conversations are more important than ever. Join school leaders and school counselors from across the K–12 continuum for a frank and honest discussion about how to ensure equitable opportunities and positive […]

Developing a Culture of Strong Relationships and Shared Leadership

October 15, 2020 ET

About Bolivar High School Location: Bolivar, MO Setting: Suburban Lunches: 48% Grades: 9–12 Size: 881 Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live October 15, 10:00 a.m. (ET) Pau Hana Networking Session October 18

The Role of Principal Supervisors Amidst a Pandemic

October 28, 2020 3:00–4:00 pm ET

Principal supervisors play an important part in supporting principal leadership development. National conferences, new principal supervision standards, and other local efforts have prompted changes to the role to better support principals. The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI) was a four-year effort to redefine principal supervision in six urban school districts. Launched in 2014, the […]

Events

Upcoming Webinars

COVID-19 and Schools: Sneak Peek at the Data Dashboard

September 23, 2020 3:30–4:30 pm ET

Confronting Racism: A Principal and School Counselor Collaborative Approach

September 30, 2020 3:00–4:30 pm ET

The Role of Principal Supervisors Amidst a Pandemic

October 28, 2020 3:00–4:00 pm ET

Promoting Student Voice and Choice in Your School

November 19, 2020 ET

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