✱ New! MASA Online Classroom Videos
Available through August 31
MASA Presents: Passing School Referenda in the "New Normal" presented by Don Lifto, Consultant, Springsted
MASA Presents: Social Media for School Leaders presented by Bill Adams, Superintendent, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton School District
✱ Leading School Finance Elections: U of M Summer Graduate Class
9:30 am-1:10 pm
University of Minnesota - East Bank
Course Number: Summer 2018 - OLPD 5393
Don Lifto of Springsted, Inc. will be leading a three session summer course for the University of Minnesota. The course will provide a comprehensive planning model for conducting school finance elections. Don will emphasize systems, strategies, and campaign tactics.
✱ Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar
Sessions run August 8, 2018-February 7, 2019
More information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Research clearly indicates that it’s not evaluation that improves performance; it’s the conversations about evaluation. Cognitive Coaching is a powerful approach used by administrators to enhance those conversations. This coaching model focuses on thinking, the core of what actually impacts professional learning and growth. By using Cognitive Coaching along with evaluation, administrators support and enhance long-term sustainable growth for teachers, and ultimately for their students. The eight-day Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar will be offered during School Year 2018-19, in Plymouth, MN, beginning August 8, 2018, with the final session on February 7, 2019.
✱ Views and Voice: Episodes 2 - 5 Online!
Check out the latest episodes online now!
Episode 2: Message about Public Education
Episode 3: Possible Vision of an Innovative High School
Episode 4: High School Proposal
Episode 5: School Shootings
MASA is grateful to our online convener and podcaster, Dr. Jane Sigford, who has volunteered her services for this initiative. Jane is an MASA retiree and loves nothing more than challenging us (and herself) to think, create, and share ideas.
✱ Looking for a book study for your leadership team?
MASA's "What We Are Reading" Blog is a great resource. Thanks to our book blogger, Steve Malone, Superintendent of Becker Public Schools for being our Reader Leader! Check out a sample today.
Be sure to check out the newest post from Superintendent Malone on Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail