2021 AASPA Webinars

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Below is a listing of our webinars for 2021. AASPA webinars are a great way to get last minute professional development and provided crucial information on recruiting & strategic staffing. 

Don’t Forget Subs in Your Workforce Planning

March 9, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Jim O’Halloran, Education Consultant, Red Rover and Amanda von Moos, Co-Founder, Substantial Classrooms will present.

In the wake of COVID-19, the challenges in maintaining high-quality instruction in the classroom continue to evolve. With increased teacher absences and an escalating substitute shortage, flexible staffing looks like part of the plan—but is your substitute program up to the challenge?

The HCLE (Human Capital Leaders in Education) standards provide an opportunity to rethink strategic substitute management, from recruitment to retention—ensuring high-quality instruction in the classroom, even during the "new normal" of the pandemic.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to apply the HCLE standards to strategic substitute management
  • Strategies for recruiting and retaining high-quality subs, even during COVID-19
  • A checklist for sub-readiness in the 2021-22 school year
This webinar is provided FREE for AASPA members and FREE for nonmembers. Not a member of AASPA or don’t know? Contact us at 913-327-1222

Skills Training Qualifies Substitute Teachers to be Successful

March 11, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Geoffrey Smith, President & CEO, Kelley Stone, VP of Client Services, STEDI.org will present.

Research shows there are certain tools and skills needed so substitute teachers can help continue the learning process in each classroom. These skills train them to focus on what matters most: the student. Proper training is the key to success!

STEDI offers training courses, both online and in-person, that produce qualified substitute teachers. Implementing an effective training program can be easy if set up correctly. We’ll explain how!

This webinar is provided FREE for AASPA members and FREE for nonmembers. Not a member of AASPA or don’t know? Contact us at 913-327-1222

Supporting Employee Mental Health: Start the Chat

March 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Amy Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Candy Hawks, Employee Wellbeing Coordinator, Blue Valley Schools will present.

According to the World Health Organization, “mental health is more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities. It is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” In this session, participants will learn about the strategies implemented by the Blue Valley School District to create a mental health-friendly workplace. Participants will learn tools and tips that can empower staff members to feel safe enough to explore mental health resources without the stigma. #startthechat

This webinar is provided FREE for AASPA members and $25 for nonmembers. Not a member of AASPA or don’t know? Contact us at 913-327-1222

Avoid COVID Summer Slide Virtual Instruction Intervention Program

March 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Dr. April Willis, Director of Operations & Business Development, National Virtual Teacher Association and Monica Portillo, Teacher, Dallas ISD will present.

Research shows that summer, particularly during these times, can create a detrimental loss of student learning. From the lack of educational opportunities to simply forgetting info already learned, many students experience what is known as regression, or "summer slide." In this session, we will talk with Monica Portillo, MS, a teacher from Dallas ISD, as we explore options available to districts to mitigate summer slide. From prevention to remediation, educators can continue to support student learning, even during the summer.

This webinar is provided FREE for AASPA members and FREE for nonmembers. Not a member of AASPA or don’t know? Contact us at 913-327-1222

Retention and Performance Management. Ongoing Formative and Summative Feedback for Employees.

March 30, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Jessica Bennington, Executive Director of Human Resources, Ogden School District will present.

The overall purpose of observations and feedback is not to evaluate employees, but to develop them. Let's look at study's that show where most supervisors spend their time when providing feedback, and where supervisors should spend their time. HCLE Standards 11.1.4.

This webinar is provided FREE for AASPA members and $25 for nonmembers. Not a member of AASPA or don’t know? Contact us at 913-327-1222