Did you register for Thursday’s webinar? Managing Board Meetings During COVID-19
REGISTER NOW: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
With social distancing and stay-at-home orders, boards are looking for alternatives to in-person board meetings. Many are turning to virtual meetings via web-based and phone-based platforms. Join us as we discuss the legal considerations surrounding remote meetings, discuss challenges and promising practices of hosting virtual meetings, and offer suggestions for virtual meeting etiquette that can help your meeting run more efficiently.
ASBA Staff Presenters: Chris Thomas, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director; Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist; and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist.
Remember, if you can’t attend, register and the recording is emailed directly to you.
AZEdNews Senior Yearbook
AZEdNews invites you to submit photos of your high school senior for our online yearbook. We want to honor and recognize Arizona’s graduating high school seniors while school campuses are closed for the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Submit photos or check out the seniors already posted here. We will be posting a few seniors daily on social media as well.
ASBAIT responses to COVID-19 using three-tier approach
ASBA Summer Leadership Virtual Conference Series
We’ll miss the cool pines of Flagstaff, but we’re excited to offer you a “live stream” instead!
Due to current events and out of respect for the health and safety of ASBA members and staff, our 2020 Summer Leadership Institute is being transitioned to the ASBA Summer Leadership Virtual Conference Series.
BUT… To thank you for your membership and honor the leadership of school board members and superintendents statewide, we will be bringing you a free, virtual conference experience.
Like you, we’ll miss the cool pines of Flagstaff, but we’re excited to offer you a “live stream” instead.
Join your colleagues from around Arizona for two live, interactive afternoons focused on the timely leadership topics Summer Leadership Institute is known for, presented by ASBA staff and some very special guests. And don’t worry, School Board Trivia will be included!
We’ll be livestreaming directly to you the following dates:
Wednesday, June 3, 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17, 3 – 5:30 p.m.
These sessions are free to all ASBA members, but registration is required. CEUs and administrator certificates will be provided.
BONUS… All virtual conference attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free registration and a guaranteed reservation at Little America for the 2021 Summer Leadership Institute. Look for details soon on our late July ASAP online series for administrative professionals!
This event is sponsored by K12itc, our year-long VIP partner.
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FAQs still coming your way
Have a question? We can help! ASBA is committed to answering your most important questions as you work through the many complex and challenging leadership, governance and management/operational issues on the path ahead.
As questions arise, we will answer them ASAP in an online FAQs forum. This is a time for experts. If our staff and partners cannot answer your questions, we will direct you and/or connect you to those we believe can best do so. (Please note that this service is only for ASBA member districts).
Connect2Compete Low-Cost, Home Internet Program Expanded
First 60 days of home internet service offered for FREE. Offer ends May 15, 2020. Regular Connect2Compete service rates of $9.95 per month apply thereafter. Click here for more information.
Post on social media since you have time and use hashtag #Iam2020Census
Post on social media since you have time! Use the hashtag #Iam2020Census to post on social media. Write on a piece of paper stating, “I counted for…” and list the people who you counted in your home when you completed the census questionnaire. The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, and by paper through the mail.
When We Can't Be Together: Online Learning Opportunities for Board Members
In this time of school closures and social distancing, public school leaders are encouraging students to take advantage of online learning opportunities. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the recorded webinars on our website available to you 24/7 for continuing education!
Here are three great options:
- Our “Making Ties: Handling School Trauma” series with Grand Canyon University, which began in January, focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the impact of the trauma of ACEs on students and staff, why addressing trauma is essential, and how it can be done systemically so that every student can succeed. You may also register to participate in the final webinar in this four-part series, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the legal requirements from various educator perspectives: board members, superintendents, principals, teachers and support staff. This webinar will be held May 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- Our “Advancing Equity through Deeper Learning” series, which kicked off in fall 2019, digs into the challenges and opportunities of rural and remote, refugee/immigrant and foster youth, as well provides information on how school district leaders can be allies to students and families in those communities.
- Our “The State of Arizona’s Students” series, recorded in fall 2018 and spring 2019, takes a look important data and closing gaps in opportunity and outcomes for Latino, Native, Black and LQBTQ students.
Making Ties: Handling School Trauma
Register for Trauma Informed Education Supports: A Legal Perspective (May 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.) Click here
Advancing Equity through Deeper Learning Series
Recording: Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: What is an Ally?
PowerPoint: What is an Ally? – PDF
Recording: Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: A Focus on Rural/Remote
PowerPoint: Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: Rural/Remote – PDF
Resources: Why Rural Matters – PDF, How Information and Opportunity Gaps Limit College-Going in Rural Arizona – PDF
Recording: Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: A Focus on Foster Youth Population
PowerPoint: Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: A Focus on Foster Youth Population – PDF
Documents: Fostering Advocates Arizona – Arizona State Programs – PDF
The State of Arizona’s Students Series
Making Ties: Handling School Trauma