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 Improvement, Continuity of Learning, Connecting with the Interviewer, Virtual Walkthroughs, Trauma Informed-School, and Equity. 

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 at lori.ellis@maryland.gov with any questions.

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 31 sec​

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

28 min 25 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 32 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 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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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 55 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 09 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

 

​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 13 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 24 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.

25 min 37 sec​

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

30 min 09 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 37 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 09 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 57 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 06 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.

 
 
 
 

The Office of Leadership Development and
School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education

200 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD. 

Assistant State Superintendent,

tiara.booker-dwyer@maryland.gov 

The mission of the Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement is to provide leadership, support, and technical assistance to local school systems to improve school performance and foster the development, growth, and retention of effective leaders. 

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Updated: November 16, 2020