ACSI Professional Development Webinars

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Instructional Leadership

Sept. 19
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Dr. Mary Martin
Instructional Leadership: What It Is, Why It Matters
Research tells us that instructional leaders have the strongest impact on student learning.  Why should every school leader involved with the learning process understand the importance of instructional leadership?  What characterizes Christ-centered instructional leadership?  What practical steps can you take to positively impact instruction and learning in your school? 

Oct. 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Dr. Erin Wilcox
Portrait of a Graduate: Expected Student Outcomes
Learn about the value of expected student outcomes.
Jan. 16
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Elizabeth Dombrowski
Inclusive Education and the Christian School
 Elizabeth Dombrowski, executive director of CLC Network, will give an overview of how Christian schools across the country are successfully supporting students with disabilities in their communities. Based on CLC Network's partnerships with more than 70 faith-based schools in nine states, she will share the experience and benefits of going beyond special education to create communities of belonging with students along a wide range of disabilities. Join us for this webinar and bring your questions!
Feb. 13
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Matt Kwiatkowski
Planning Effective Staff Development
Join us as we hear from Matt Kwiatkowski on how to plan effective staff development.
Mar. 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
David Smith
How Faith Shapes Curriculum
In this webinar we will explore how faith commitments shape curriculum choices, looking at examples of curriculum past and present. We will consider how Charles Taylor’s idea of the social imaginary – the basic ways of imagining our social world that we share with those around us – illuminates the messages implicit in our curriculum choices. Participants will gain fresh perspective on how to critique implicit curriculum messages from a Christian standpoint.
Apr. 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Dr. Penny Clawson
Understanding by Design: A Conceptual Framework
Join us as we hear from Dr. Penny Clawson on Understanding by Design. Presentation & Handout
May. 15
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Keri Ingraham
Best Practice in Hybrid Online Programs
Join us as we hear from Keri Ingraham (Director of PCAplus Virtual Academy) as she shares best practices in hybrid online programs.

Operational Leadership

Sept. 5
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Dr. Tom Cathey
Emerging Legal Trends
In this webinar, Dr. Tom Cathey provides a look at the current legal issues facing Christian schools.
Oct. 3
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Teri O'Connor
Development and Fundraising
Join us as we hear from a certified fundraising executive, Teri O'Connor on the topic cultivating the donor relationship.
Nov. 7
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Jon Eckert
Distributed Leadership
Jan. 2
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Dr. Cindy Dodds
The Turnaround School: Getting to Financial Viability
Join us as we hear from Dr. Cindy Dodds on how to develop a Strategic Financial Plan. Download Handouts 
Mar. 6
3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)
Dr. Bill Mott
Board Governance
 Join us as we hear from Dr. Bill Mott on the topic of Board Governance.