Professional Development Online Summit

What's Next for Professional Development: An Overview for Principals

Thu., November 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Professional development for principals and administrators can’t be limited to one-off lectures or seminars. Given the volatile nature of the job, these school leaders need to stay fresh through experiential training that keeps them in touch with their peers, the classrooms they oversee, and their own personal needs. This summit looks at ways to leverage school and district resources in areas like coaching and immersion in the classroom, as well as how principals apply what they’ve learned in coping with crises like the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance their professional growth.

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Jessica Cabeen
Principal Ellis Middle School, Austin, Minnesota
Jessica Cabeen is the Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin Minnesota. In 2017 she was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. Jessica is a NAESP Middle Level Fellow and a Future Ready Principal. She is the author of Hacking Early Learning and co-authored Balance Like A Pirate, Unconventional Leadership, as well as Lead with Grace: Leaning into the Soft Skills of Leadership. Jessica can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @JessicaCabeen and on her website:
Steve McManus
Upper School Principal Friends School of Baltimore
Steve McManus is the Upper School Principal at Friends School of Baltimore, a role he has held since 2011. Prior to coming to Friends, Steve served as the Head of Middle School at Garrison Forest School, an independent, all girls residential/day school in Owings Mills., MD After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, Steve began his career in education in Baltimore City Public Schools where he taught middle school social studies, U.S History, and geography as part of an alternative certification Master’s program with Towson University. Steve holds a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University, a M.A. in Teaching from Towson University, and a Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University of Maryland.
Elizabeth Heubeck is a contributor for EdWeek Top School Jobs.
Arianna Prothero is a reporter at Education Week who covers students and their well-being.
Denisa R. Superville is an assistant editor at Education Week who focuses on principals and school leadership.

Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.