National Principals Month Webinars

Learning Center


LEADING THE LEARNING: A Conversation on Culturally Responsive Leadership

Description: Today's school leaders are operating in extremely complex times. This webinar will provide school leaders with practical strategies to lead the learning in a culturally responsive way.  NAESP and NASSP are proud to promote capacity-building conversations so that all students can be successful.


  • Collect examples of culturally responsive leadership strategies;
  • Learn how conversation can be leveraged to impact change;
  • Walk away with practical strategies to transform your school culture; and,
  • Be inspired to lead the learning for ALL matter what!

Presenters:  Dr. Brad Gustafson, Principal and Author, Greenwood Elementary School, Plymouth, MN; Dr. Bill Ziegler, Principal, Pottsgrove High School, Pottstown, PA; Derek McCoy, NASSP Digital Principal Award Winner; and Nancy Alvarez, Principal, Celina Primary School. 

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COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP: 6 Influences That Matter Most

Description: Whether we are a teacher leader, instructional coach or a building and district leader we understand the need to focus on students, as well as, adult learning and impact.  Collaborative leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most focuses on how leaders can use 6 of John Hattie's high effect influences on learning to foster growth in teachers and put the focus on learning for students.


  • Learn high effect size influences to use with students in their classroom or school;
  • Understand how the importance of and research behind, collaboration as a school leader;
  • Learn how/when to use tools such as the flipped model to build collaboration; and
  • Walk out with numerous practical actions to use in classrooms or schools regardless of whether you are a teacher, school leader, or district or division leader.

Presenter:  Dr. Peter DeWitt, Author and Consultant, Corwin Press.

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D), author/consultant, Corwin Press is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He runs workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on collaborative leadership, fostering inclusive school climates, and connected learning. Within North America, his work has been adopted at the state level, university level, and he works with numerous districts and school boards, where he trains leadership teams and coaches building leaders. Dr. DeWitt is the 2013 School Administrators Association of New York State's  (SAANYS) Outstanding Educator of the Year, and the 2015 Education Blogger of the Year (Academy of Education Arts & Sciences). He is a Visible Learning Trainer for John Hattie, and Instructional Coach for Jim Knight. Peter also is the Series Editor for the Connected Educator Series (Corwin Press) and the Impact Series (Corwin Press) that include books by Viviane Robinson, Pasi Sahlberg, Yong Zhao and Michael Fullan.

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