Leadership Preparation Webinar Series:

Continuing Professional Development

The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement partnered with education experts and leaders to develop a ten-topic webinar series on transitioning to a principalship. Each webinar topic is split into two 30-minute parts to allow for reflection. Topics include Turbulence Theory, Values-Based Leadership, High-Quality Assessment, Resource Allocation, Measuring for ImprovementContinuity of LearningConnecting with the Interviewer, Virtual Walkthroughs, Trauma Informed-School, and Even in a Pandemic: Why Equity Still Matters for School Leadership

Each webinar topic is accompanied by resource documents that can be accessed for use prior to the webinar. Completion and submission of the Participant's Guide and Portfolio Artifacts for each webinar is required for participants seeking Continuing Professional Development(CPD) credit. To receive one (1) credit, participants must complete five webinar topics. To receive two (2) credits, participants must complete all ten topics.

Contact Dr. Lori Ellis, Coordinator for Leadership Development at lori.ellis@maryland.gov with any questions.

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Leadership Preparation Virtual Webinars by Topic

Values-Based Leadership

Melinda Baiza, Executive Leadership Coach, Baiza & Associates Consulting

Lorna Klokkenga, Chief Operating Officer, Baiza & Associates Consulting

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of values-based leadership; the difference between values and vision; comparing values, beliefs, and attitudes; leadership and self-awareness; and creating a leadership story. 

24 min 32 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of identifying top values, how values influence behaviors, clarifying values, and learning through scenarios. 

28 min 26 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

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Transformational Leadership: Applying Turbulence Theory to Educational Leadership in Challenging Times

Dr. Steve Gross, Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership, Temple University

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of four contexts that could lead to heightened turbulence, the basics of turbulence theory, responding to turbulent conditions, specific ideas in a season of crisis and opportunity for educational leaders, and examining a case study. 

         33 min 33 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of specific ideas in a season of crisis and opportunity for educational leaders and examining a case study. 

41 min 23 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

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Six Components of a Trauma-Informed School

Harrison Bailey III, High School Principal, Liberty High School

Nikolas Tsamoutalidis, High School Assistant Principal, Liberty High School

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of trauma through a case study and defining trauma and toxic stress. 

24 min 56 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of effectively handling trauma by identifying critical components of a trauma-informed school, describing an implementation plan, and other helpful resources.

34 min 10 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

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Making Impact Through Virtual Walkthroughs

Brandi Sheffield; Chief Executive Officer; Learning Associates, LLC

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of system infrastructure development of virtual walkthroughs in order to realize an impact on student achievement growth. Use of a virtual master calendar will be discussed.

27 min 06 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of system infrastructure development of virtual walkthroughs, in order to realize an impact on student achievement growth. Identifying an observational focus, planning, and conducting virtual observations will be discussed. 

28 min 13 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

School Leaders’ Role in Allocating School Resources to Support Student and School Needs

Aimee Evan, Senior Research Associate, WestEd

Jason Willis, Director of Strategy & Performance, WestEd

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of why and how to leverage resources to prioritized needs.

24 min 30 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of alignment or resources to prioritized needs.

30 min 10 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

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Assessment Leadership: Building a Culture of High-Quality Assessment of Learning

Dr. Robert Sheffield, Director of the Center for School Turnaround & Improvement, WestEd

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of foundational concepts used to establish balanced, comprehensive assessment systems within a school.

25 min 38 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of how to leverage the assessment system to achieve equity goals, including how to conduct an assessment inventory to check the alignment of an assessment system to school goals.

26 min 10 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

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Let's Land That Job!

Dr. Glenn Max McGee; President; Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of what superintendents are seeking, how to write cover letters that get read, preparing resumes that get interviews, and rating resumes.

38 min 58 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of what qualities superintendents are seeking, connecting with the interviewer, interviews that get the job, interviewing via phone and video, interview questions, sample answers to common questions, sample interview scenarios, and non-verbal communication.

40 min 08 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

 
 
 
 
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Continuity of Learning for All Students During Building School Closures

Laura Liccione, Coordinator of Academic Improvement, Maryland State Department of Education

Anders Alicea, Instructional Transformation Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of how the first five Professional Standards for Education Leaders connect to the action of an effective school leader and a reflection on how the Eight Components of an Effective Continuity of Learning or Distance Learning Plan inform the actions of an effective leader.

32 min 57 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of how the last five Professional Standards for Education Leaders connect to the action of an effective school leader and a reflection on how the Eight Components of an Effective Continuity of Learning or Distance Learning Plan inform the actions of an effective leader.

30 min 22 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

 
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Measuring for Improvement in Student Learning

Dr. Segun Eubanks, Director of the Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement and Professor of Practice, University of Maryland

Dr. Jean Snell, Senior Faculty Specialist, University of Maryland

Iris Bond Gill, Project Manager, University of Maryland

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion of the principles of improvement science in education and how to use data to identify student learning gaps.

22 min 51 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of how to develop measures to gauge student progress and the effects of changed classroom or school practices and the use of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles in guiding improvement.

24 min 15 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.

 
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Even in a Pandemic: Why Equity Still Matters for School Leadership

Dr. Annette C. Anderson, Faculty Program Lead of School Administration and Supervision Programs, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education

 

​Webinar Part I provides a discussion around the importance of equity with resources that inform the role school leaders play in promoting sound equitable practices for school improvement aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

32 min 16 sec​

Webinar Part II provides a discussion of solutions for cultural and instructional disruptions to equitable best practices brought on by the pandemic. 

29 min 50 sec

​​Please download all of the webinar materials prior to starting the video to fully participate.

View Part I or Part II and access the Video transcripts for Part I and Part II

Access the Continuing Professional Development Credit Directions to learn how to submit your materials.