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Assistant/Aspiring Principal Workshop
Feb. 8-9, 2021 (Mon-Tue) | VIRTUAL

This program is for ALL GRADE-LEVEL assistant principals, elementary through secondary, and for teacher leaders looking to become campus administrators.

Early Bird Pricing for all TASSP Members - $129,
(after Jan. 8, 2021 – pricing goes up to $159) Pricing for Non-Members - $159

 
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BE A PART OF THIS GREAT CONFERENCE – ENGAGE LIVE VIRTUALLY!

 Jimmy Casas
Keynote Speaker
Jacob Edwards
Safe & Civil Schools
Sean Cain
Lead Your School
JC Pohl
TEEN TRUTH

The Assistant Principal Workshop offers:

  • Opportunities to learn from Educational Leaders & Experts
  • Opportunities to share with Expert Leaders from across our great state
  • Insight into Instructional Leadership and Dealing with Teachers
  • Focus on Discipline Strategies & Legal Updates, School Safety, Extra & Co-Curriculars
  • Curriculum Updates & Much, Much, More!  (Scroll down for the full schedule and descriptions)

Also Featuring:

  • Associates with Walsh/Gallegos Law Firm
  • Dr. Amy Anderson: University of Texas Arlington, Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Dr. Devin Padavil: Former TASSP President, Area Superintendent, Leander ISD
  • Dr. Shelley Garrett: Assistant Superintendent of Safety & Operations, Garland ISD
  • Dr. Courtney Gober: Assistant Superintendent for Student, Family, and Community Services, Plano ISD
  • Nika Davis: TASSP Past President, Principal of Boswell HS, Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD
  • Dr. Herb Cox: Former TASSP President, Principal of Midway MS, Midway ISD
  • Carrie Jackson: Former TASSP President, NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, Principal of Northwest HS, Northwest ISD
  • Dr. Joe Coleman: Principal of North Shore HS, Galena Park ISD
  • Melissa King-Knowles: Principal of Dulles HS, Fort Bend ISD
  • Michael Curl: Principal of Kingwood MS, Humble ISD

Participate in two days of dynamic and practical training as you learn from master practitioners and build professional learning relationships with TEXAS ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS; current and aspiring!


Early Bird Pricing for all TASSP Members - $129,
(after Jan. 8, 2021 – pricing goes up to $159) Pricing for Non-Members - $159

Workshop Days and Times:
Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 – 9AM to 3 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 – 9AM to 1 PM

All sessions are scheduled to be live via Zoom and will be recorded for viewing at later times, if needed. All paid registrants will have access to sessions through the month of February, 2021.
Contact Billy Pringle at [email protected] or 512-443-2100 x8505 with any questions.

SCHEDULE: Monday, February 8 - All sessions on zoom

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | OPENING: Meet and Greet
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM | WELCOME: Opening Video/Pledges


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | KEYNOTE SESSION: Jimmy Casas | Culturize: Cultivating a Culture of Excellence
In this session, school leaders will gain practical application strategies to build a school community where everyone has the opportunity to leave their legacy. Hear first-hand and learn by example how establishing meaningful relationships with all members of the school community is an essential component to making a positive impact on the culture of a school and creating an environment where all students and staff can be a part of something great.


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM | BREAK


11:00 AM – Noon | SET 1 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Choose one)
• Jimmy Casas | Live Your Excellence: The Critical Truth All Assistant Principals Need to Know
Remember when you wanted to become a school leader? How excited you were? How you were going to inspire others to be great? Do you still have that same fire? If not, why not? What happened? Well, I give you all a pass because I know you are doing the best you can, but we all can do better when we have a better understanding of the skill’s we need to develop to become more effective. In this session, Jimmy Casas, twenty two-year veteran principal and best-selling author of Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes., will share his shortcomings and the critical truths that he learned the hard way on his path to becoming a state and national award- winning principal.
• Sean Cain | A NOTEable Solution
As schools work to address the academic gaps caused by Covid-19 interruptions, the need to use better instructional practice has never been more pronounced. However, as schools emerge from a year of Covid-19 pedagogy suppression, changing teacher practice and student engagement at scale will be, at best, daunting. Unless you attend this presentation. Sean Cain and Mike Laird, authors of The Fundamental 5, The Reboot, and The Reboot Classroom, share a quick and practical process for creating a culture of critical writing and lesson closure on your campus guaranteed to make teachers more effective and students more successful.
• Carrie Jackson | When We Can’t Meet In Person…
We all have experienced how disconnected we can feel when we are unable to gather in person. The Northwest High School Texan Admin Team has pulled together a few of their favorite strategies for staying connected despite the requirement that we hold our faculty meetings and gatherings digitally. Join us as in this interactive session as we share some of our experiences and learn some things from YOU. Additionally, we will explore how we might transition back to gathering in person once we are cleared to do so!
• Dr. Devin Padavil | Win the Interview Process: Tips and Strategies to Attain the Principalship
Tips and strategies to help you prepare for a successful principal selection process.
• David Waldherr | If You Think You Can Cure Test Anxiety, Think Again!
TestPrep companies recommend a big breakfast and extra sleep to reduce test anxiety. Not true. Text anxiety is assumed to be harmful. But it may not be as bad as you think. We will discuss research-proven anxiety interventions that actually work. You and your students can forever control test anxiety.


Noon – 12:30 | LUNCH BREAK: Brown Bag (BYOL & Visit)
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | VENDOR / EXHIBIT ZOOM SESSIONS


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | SET 2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Choose one)
• Jimmy Casas | Live Your Excellence: The Critical Truth All Assistant Principals Need to Know
Remember when you wanted to become a school leader? How excited you were? How you were going to inspire others to be great? Do you still have that same fire? If not, why not? What happened? Well, I give you all a pass because I know you are doing the best you can, but we all can do better when we have a better understanding of the skill’s we need to develop to become more effective. In this session, Jimmy Casas, twenty two-year veteran principal and best-selling author of Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes., will share his shortcomings and the critical truths that he learned the hard way on his path to becoming a state and national award- winning principal.
• Michael Curl | Student Engagement Coaches: Mind the Gap
After gathering data on achievement gaps in academic performance between student groups, we found that many were missing non-instructional resources needed to maximize their potential. This session sheds light on how we found human and financial resources to assist students in creating a future story and building relationships with caring and resourced adults. After just one year, we saw achievement gaps decrease and minds open. Join the conversation to hear from the principal who started it, and to move the conversation forward for student success in your setting and beyond.
• Dr. Amy Anderson | Decision Making, Collaboration and Teacher Autonomy: Practical Ways School Leaders Create Balance
This session will help school leaders create positive opportunities for staff to participate in decision making and share feedback in productive ways. Participants will leave with ideas for when collaboration is needed, effective facilitation strategies, protocols and processes to help staff feel connected and that they have a voice, even in the midst of trying times.
• Marty Barbieri | Partnering for Pro-Active Crisis Response
This session will focus on campus leadership team meetings, including your counselors, with community crisis organizations. The information gathered will allow your team to develop a campus plan that meets legal guidelines, is pro-active in nature, and ensures that your unique campus plan works within your district guidelines.
• Dr. Chris Miller | Lunch Power Hour Benefits and How to Start, plus Interactive Faculty Meetings w/ Nearpod
The power of the block lunch hour has been well documented as an effective way to capture students during the school day. The block lunch hour has provided schools with embedded tutorials, interventions, UIL practice, and club time during the day. Unfortunately, it can be an intimidating step for many campuses to take. Come learn more about benefits and how to start the conversation on your campus. The monthly faculty meeting has been a lackluster staple on many campuses for decades. Too many times, information is shared that could have been read in an email. Furthermore, the meetings tend to be long, boring meetings with most teachers unengaged. What if those meetings could be informative, efficient, and engaging? What if you could embed professional learning while also recognizing teachers on your campus? What if your meetings modeled the presentation and learning experiences you expect to see in your teachers' classrooms?


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | VENDOR / EXHIBIT ZOOM SESSIONS
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | BREAK


2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | SET 3 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Choose one)
• Nika Davis | Calling On Every Individual’s Determination
The success of our students and staff is heavily aligned to campus leadership. We are all being put to the test. Step up to the COVID challenge and focus on the mental wellness of your campus from the seat of an administrator. Specific campus practices will be shared with all participants.
• Dr. Shelley Garrett | Texas Education Code Ch. 37: What Every Administrator Needs to Know
This entertaining session focuses on issues that cause heartburn for principals and how to address them: Indecent exposure, weapons, facial hair, and more!
• Dr. Devin Padavil | Instructional Leadership in the Time of COVID Stress for Staff
How to find your purpose, grow to your potential, and excel as a leader.
• Dr. Amy Anderson | I’m ready for the job! Or Am I? How to prepare for the interview process for the next step in school leadership
The world of administration is ever changing, as is the process by which you interview and compete for the job that you seek. This workshop provides seasoned advice from an expert in the field of principal recruitment, hiring, evaluation and growth. You will leave with practical ideas and tips for interview processes and resume preparation.
• Jade Stenger and Josh Greenwood | Google Tools for Success
It's the world of virtual...virtual faculty meetings. Tired of the audience sitting and getting? Learn some Google tools that can help get the audience engaged and ready to take some techie tools back into their classrooms. Looking for another way to document walkthroughs? Learn how to utilize a Google form to produce pdfs for informal walkthroughs, learning walks, etc. for teacher documentation and growth.

3:50 – 4:30 PM | FIRST TIME ATTENDEE AND NEW MEMBER SESSION
Please join Archie E. McAfee, TASSP Executive Director, and learn how TASSP-sponsored leadership programs can help you be more effective and efficient. Networking with current and aspiring assistant principals and principals is a key component to professional development. Join us!


SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2020 - All sessions on zoom

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | MEET AND GREET


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | SET 4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Choose one)
• Sean Cain | Pandemic Pacing: Instructional Decisions In The Post Pandemic School
The instructional issues facing campuses now are overwhelming. When it comes to curriculum, school leaders need to develop filters to prioritize content concepts and revise content delivery based on concept importance. Sean Cain and Mike Laird, nationally recognized school improvement experts, cut through opinions and outline a process for school leaders to organize instruction and delivery in a way that significantly reduces the academic gaps caused by Covid- 19.
• Dr. Herb Cox | Building a Strong Campus Culture
How we built a culture at Midway Middle School that will help us to become the Best Middle School in Texas for Students and for Teachers. Over the course of the past nine years, we have worked diligently as an Admin Team to create a strong and positive culture at our campus, one that will position and empower our students and our teachers to be able to overcome anything that comes their way. This has proven to be extremely valuable to us throughout this current school year, and we expect it to continue into the foreseeable future.
• Dr. Courtney Gober | How to Score the Most Assists as an Assistant Principal
This presentation will outline the day-to-day duties of an assistant principal and provide practical strategies to move your daily schedule from being reactive to proactive while spending more time as an instructional leader. Learning how to manage the “chaos” of what lands on the AP desk while effectively serving your staff and students is the key to scoring the most assists as an Assistant Principal.
• JC Pohl | Building Campus Relationships From the Inside Out
When it comes to building a strong school culture, campus relationships can make or break the efforts of even the best administrators, teachers, and student leaders. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, JC Pohl, has spent nearly 20 years helping schools build campus cultures where relationships can thrive. In this program he lays out a powerful “needs based system” that provides the exact blueprint your school can use to build stronger relationships. If you want to decrease staff conflict and improve campus relationships, make sure to attend this session. It will provide you with the perfect stepping-stones to build an amazingly connected and vibrant school culture.
• Liz Goen | Best Practices for Leading Successful ARD Meetings
This session is a guide to creating and leading an effective ARD meeting, where collaboration becomes the norm. In simple, practical and very specific terms, this presentation assists in bridging the gap that exists between educators and families of students with disabilities. Best practices can lead to more systematic, effective and synergistic ARD meetings. We will focus on areas such as pre-conferencing to assure that all participants are adequately prepared, use of effective time management, establishing meeting guidelines, using a written agenda and more practical examples that will make your ARD meetings run smoothly and efficiently.


9:30 AM – 9:45 AM | BREAK


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | SET 5 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Choose one)
• Jacob Edwards | Foundations for a Proactive and Positive Learning Climate
This session will provide an overview of an effective leadership style as participants reflect on their current style. An overview of evidence-based strategies for leading effective and efficient school reform will also be explored
• Melissa King-Knowles | Attitude Says It All
Being an administrator can be tough; transitioning from being an Assistant or Associate into the Principal seat can be even tougher. Add in external factors like what we are experiencing currently, and the complexities grow. One thing remains true: regardless of the challenges, our attitude says it all. If you are interested in learning how to successfully navigate the journey of being an administrator, especially in preparation of transitioning into the Principal role, you will not want to miss this session!
• Dr. Trisha Gerrish Ray and Ty Cauthen | Brave New World of DAEP: Altering Behavior while Sustaining the Learning
District Alternative Education Placement (DAEP) is considered a misnomer by most practicing Texas administrators. Alternative is rarely equitable in actual practice. While administrators understand the reality of the need for placing students in DAEP, they also understand and wrestle with the impact the decision ultimately makes on the student’s education. This presentation/discussion forum will explore practical possibilities to connect students who have been removed from the classroom setting to their assigned instructional setting. Relevant literature, research, and proposed solutions will be presented. The presenters will host a discussion forum designed to generate practical ways to seamlessly continue a student’s education using mainstream technologies.
• JC Pohl | Building Resilient Students From the Inside Out
COVID is affecting school culture every day. Teen suicide is on the rise. Mental health continues to be a concern. And students are feeling more and more disconnected from their peers. In the face of such overwhelming stress, how can we help our students work through the adversity they regularly face? Award-winning producer and nationally certified counselor, JC Pohl, offers a direct pathway to one singular solution: resiliency. In this interactive session, JC offers five proven and immediately applicable ways to help students build self-efficacy and resilience. These keys to building resilient students might save the next suicidal student, help ignite campus culture, or remind every struggling child that brighter days lie ahead.
• Dr. Shelley Garrett | Texas Education Code Ch. 37: What Every Administrator Needs to Know
This entertaining session focuses on issues that cause heartburn for principals and how to address them: Indecent exposure, weapons, facial hair, and more! A live repeat of Monday’s session.


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM | BREAK


11:00 AM – Noon | SET 6 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Choose one)
• Sean Cain | Pandemic Data Practices: A Better Way To Close The Covid Gap
As schools emerge from a year of Covid-19 suppression, students will face enormous gaps in understanding. Schools that refocus and refine their system processes and data practices will close those gaps more effectively and efficiently than schools that do not. Sean Cain and Mike Laird, authors of The Fundamental 5, The Reboot, and The Reboot Classroom, will highlight required adjustments to system processes and provide you with a logical data analysis and decision-making process that will make teachers more effective and students more successful.
• Jacob Edwards | Positive and Proactive Classroom Management
This session guides participants to establish a school-wide classroom management model. Participants will learn strategies and suggestions to help organize staff for effective classroom management implementation, including how to communicate clear expectations to staff, structure effective observations, and mobilize for change.
• Dr. Joe Coleman & Dr. Amelie Sanchez | Embracing the CHANGE: Insight, Acquired Knowledge and Leadership Strategies
In this session, Dr. Joe Coleman and his colleague Amelie Sanchez will provide attendees with synergetic insight, knowledge, and leadership strategies endorsed by their combined 50 years of educational experience. Their experiences provided the foundation for their efforts to “Embrace the CHANGE” at North Shore Senior High, the largest high school in the Houston area. Dr. Joe Coleman has served as the Principal of North Shore Senior High within Galena Park ISD for the past nine years; he also has served as the TASSP Region IV Coordinator for the past three years. Amelie Sanchez has served within Galena Park ISD for six years and currently serves as the Associate Principal of Student Support at North Shore Senior High.
• Marty Barbieri | Becoming Stronger
There will be residual effects of the COVID Pandemic. Preparing your campus to help students re-cover academic, personal/social, and family “holes” left from this pandemic, so that ‘stronger’ will be a word used consistently to describe your school family. Developing Campus Care Teams is one tool a campus might choose to use. This session will focus on Academic strength building, Mental health, Family disruption and Care Team Tools.
• Bronwyn Sullenberger & Briana Baker | COVID19!?! We got this Forum!!!
Join our participatory Forum. Come and share/brainstorm with colleagues ideas on maintaining academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structures & processes in a year with a pandemic! Together we got this!


Noon – 12:30 PM | LUNCH: Brown Bag (BYOL & Visit)
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | VENDOR/EXHIBIT ZOOM SESSIONS


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 2021
• Wesley Nute | Walsh/Gallegos Law Firm
This closing session will cover student discipline, special education, 504, liability and other concerns
that are practical and relevant to AP’s.