The role of school leader has never been more challenging and the need for up-to-date relevant training has never been more important.

As an administrator, you must use every minute and dollar wisely, especially when it comes to your own professional growth.  It’s time for professional learning to become more personalized, more efficient, and ultimately more effective. You need specific information, you need easy access, you need EILA credit, and you need it Now!

With Kentucky administrators in-mind, KASA, The School Leaders Association, offers 2021 KASA Now! live event series and the KASA EILA Resource Center (ERC). 

LIVE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENTS 

KASA Now! provides access to live, 90-minute virtual professional development events scheduled with the nation’s most respected educational experts without the travel costs
 associated with most professional learning of this quality. Each event provides EILA credit will be recorded and added to the KASA Now! EILA Resource Center (ERC) for later access if live viewing is not possible.  

KASA EILA RESOURCE CENTER (ERC)
The ERC, formerly known as the Online Resource Library, contains a rich menu of professional learning topics for viewing at your convenience. All video sessions come with EILA certification and provide an efficient way to meet the just-in-time professional learning needs of today’s growth minded leader.

cost:

Series All Live Events 
Register Now 

Member $549 
(includes access for one license to EILA Resource Library)
Non-member $849 
(non-member not eligible for EILA Resource Library)

Next Individual Live Event
The Color of Silence
Presented by Dr. Tracey Benson
Register Now
February 18, 2021

Member $99
Non-member $149

1.5 Hours EILA credit per session

Cancellation Policy:
 · Written cancellation requests received before February 11, 2021 will receive a refund minus $39 cancellation fee.
 · Written cancellation requests received on or after February 11, 2021 will not be refunded. 
 · Written cancellation requests must be sent to lisa@kasa.org.
Individual Live Session Information

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools  
Presented by: Dr. William Parrett, Boise State University 
January 21, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Dr. Parrett’s Kentucky connections run deep, and KASA is pleased to welcome him to share his most recent work around closing achievement gaps.  Expanding on his original framework's still-critical concepts of actions and school culture, Dr. Parrett’s recently released new edition of Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools incorporates new insights for addressing equity, trauma, and social-emotional learning. For more information click here

The Color of Silence: Addressing Unconscious Bias in Schools 

Presented by Dr. Tracy Benson, University of North Carolina Charlotte  
February 18, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Every hour in schools, educators make frequent decisions that have consequences for students. Many of these decisions -- often quick and instinctive -- are unconsciously influenced by racial bias. In this session, school leaders will learn about the phenomenon of unconscious racial bias and how it negatively affects the work of educators and students. Using examples from his experience as a school principal and recently published book on this topic, Dr. Benson will describe the conditions necessary for educators to address racial bias directly in ourselves and our school communities. For more information click here.
 
What Great Principals Do Differently 
Presented by Dr. Todd Whitaker, University of Missouri    
March 18, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
What are the specific qualities and practices of great principals that elevate them above the rest? This session reveals what the most effective administrators do differently than their colleagues. Participants will focus on what the most successful school administrators do . . . that others do not. Everyone will leave knowing what great principals do, why these things are more effective, and learn how to immediately implement each of these into their own schools. For more information click here.
 
How to Combat School Staff Burnout  
Presented by Dr. Robyn Jackson, Mindsteps    
April 15, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
The stress on educators during the extended pandemic has been difficult at best and emotionally or professional damaging at worst.  We simply cannot calculate the number of teachers and staff who are feeling the physical and mental strain that jobs have created over the past few months.  Join one of the nations most respected educators, and best-selling author, Dr. Robyn Jackson, as she provides tools and resources to help staff overcome burnout. For more information click here.
 
The Evolution of Education:  Preparing Students for their Future, Not Our Past                                           
Presented by: Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)    
Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt    
May 20, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Today's students must be equipped with the skills to be competitive in the workforce and society of tomorrow. How can we empower our students to be adaptable, collaborative, and independent so that they may prosper and succeed in this increasingly technological age? In this 90-minute interactive session, Dr. Daggett shares findings from his November 2020 released book, The Evolution of Education, defining the tools necessary to support sustainable school transformation and help build a strong workforce and prosperous society.  For more information click here

What Schools Need to Know about Ending the Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic and Reducing Youth Tobacco Use 
Presented by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington, D.C.     
June 17, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Kentucky educators know firsthand that vaping has hooked a whole new generation of kids, thanks to thousands of kid-friendly flavors, slick marketing, and massive doses of nicotine. Disciplining our way out of this problem is not possible given the prevalence and the intense addiction that many students are experiencing.  In this webinar, participants will hear from the national Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids about current youth tobacco and vaping use, the efforts underway to address it and how schools and school districts can get involved. For more information click here.