Principal PD

Professional Development Online Summit What's Next for Professional Development: An Overview for Principals
Join fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on professional development for principals and administrators.
November 18, 2021
Professional Development Video What Good Principal Coaching Looks Like
Here's how one district uses coaches to guide new principals through their early years.
Jaclyn Borowski , November 3, 2021
5:16
Steve McManus, the Upper School Principal of the Friends School of Baltimore, helps a student complete her independent work during his modern history class on Sept. 24, 2021.
Steve McManus, the Upper School Principal of the Friends School of Baltimore, helps a student complete her independent work during his modern history class on Sept. 24, 2021.
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Special Report How Principal Professional Development Is Evolving
This special report looks at fresh ways to frame continued professional learning for school leaders.
November 2, 2021
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Professional Development Download Making Principal Coaching Work: 5 Tips
What are the elements of a successful coach-principal relationship? Read on for some key advice from veteran coaches.
Denisa R. Superville & Laura Baker, November 2, 2021
2 min read
Professional Development Coaching for New Principals Can Provide a Critical Pillar of Support
Principal-coaches can go beyond mentoring to help early-career principals, but many districts don't have them.
Denisa R. Superville, November 2, 2021
11 min read
Professional Development How Taking a Turn as a Teacher Can Sharpen a Principal's Leadership Skills
"Teaching principals" say the experience can deepen relationships with staff and offer valuable lessons for their own leadership decisions.
Elizabeth Heubeck, November 2, 2021
7 min read
Professional Development From Our Research Center What School and District Leaders Get, Want, and Need From Professional Development
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed hundreds of educators about their professional development access, requirements, and preferences.
EdWeek Research Center, November 2, 2021
1 min read
Chicago Teachers Union members and hundreds of supporters march through the Loop to call for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters march in June 2020, calling for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department.
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Professional Development 5 Ways for Principals to Turn Crisis Into Professional Development
School leaders offer advice on developing the mindset and habits to learn the lessons left by challenges like the pandemic.
Arianna Prothero, November 2, 2021
8 min read
Professional Development Teaming Up School and District Leaders: A Win-Win Approach to PD
Some professional development programs get district and school leaders working together in an effort to align policies and goals.
Denisa R. Superville, November 2, 2021
14 min read
Professional Development Video Where Texas School Leaders Can Find Comprehensive Professional Development
An Austin-based center brings together those at the school and district levels.
Jaclyn Borowski , November 2, 2021
5:08
Professional Development Video Valuable Lessons From a ‘Teaching Principal’
A Baltimore principal finds that making time to teach has benefits beyond his classroom.
Julia Nikhinson, November 2, 2021
3:02
Professional Development Opinion When School Leadership Actions Contradict the Work We Expect to See in Classrooms
Districts often want to engage in the latest work that will impact student learning. Unfortunately, their actions go against that work.
Peter DeWitt, October 20, 2021
6 min read
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School & District Management With $102 Million in Grants, These Districts Plan to Train Principals With a Focus on Equity
The new grant program from the Wallace Foundation will help eight school districts work on building principals’ capacity to address equity.
Denisa R. Superville, October 14, 2021
11 min read
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School & District Management SEL for Principals: How a Professional Development Program Serves Their High-Stress Needs
A statewide program in Massachusetts guides principals on how to apply social-emotional learning and self-care skills to their own jobs.
Denisa R. Superville, September 24, 2021
10 min read