was expecting that when that many forward thinking, innovative drivers are put together - that there would be a plethora of best practices shared as well as ideas as to how we can all move our individual buildings forward. I was NOT disappointed

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Cris Turner
Principal, Bonney Lake High School

Many of the challenges we face are very common. From creating a redemptive culture, vital conversations around race, to dealing with the "nuts and bolts" of our day to day reality, AWSP gives us a forum to discuss, question and think together.

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Darren Nelson
Principal, Mt. Spokane High School

Being a building leader can be an incredibly lonely profession. This level of PD, the frequency we meet and the topics that we engage in will help to combat that feeling of isolation that many of us can experience

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Jack Arend

I can honestly say this has been the best professional development I've ever had. The impact of the things that I have learned to bring back to my building has had a direct impact on the student achievement.

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Jason Smith

We are all experienced administrators, and now we are in a position to benefit from one another's experience, and then pass our collective ideas onto others so that we rise together in Washington

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Kirsten Rue

"The MPLN work moved my own thinking forward regarding effective leadership and system development. Most importantly, the focus on equity and collaborative leadership sharing provided a number of ideas to bring to my own school and district.”

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Tom Edwards

Professional Learning

One size doesn't fit all, so we provide a number of different ways for principals to stay sharp and improve their skills. We offer content for interns, assistant principals, and principals in all stages of their career, in person and online. From our cohort-based Launching Principal Leadership and Building Effective Leadership networks to our video workshops, we've got something bound to be up your alley. 

Featured Event

Jul
25
2018

Launching Principal Leadership Network

Bringing new and newly assigned principals and assistant principals three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year.
 
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Stage 1 Topics

  • Establishing key relationships
  • Developing high impact systems
  • School law review
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Equitable discipline, and more!

Training / Conferences

  • Jul
    16
    2018

    A four-stage cohort series is designed to provide resources, guidance and supports to those who have set their sights on leading and transforming educational systems for all students.

  • Jul
    23
    2018

    Bringing principals and assistant principals three opportunities to maximize their leadership during year 2 and beyond.

  • Jul
    25
    2018

    Bringing new and newly assigned principals and assistant principals three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year.

Video Workshops

Elementary Science Workshop

 

Amber McCulloch, K–12 Science Specialist at OSPI, and Scott Seaman, Director of Professional Learning at AWSP, walk you through some learning tools centered around why elementary science, what good science instruction look like, and how building leadership teams can best improve science instruction in your school.

Additional Workshops

Launching Principal Leadership Network (LPLN)
LPLN brings new and newly assigned principals and assistant principals three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year.

Building Effective Leadership Network (BELN)
BELN brings principals and assistant principals three opportunities to maximize their leadership during year 2 and beyond. 

Assistant Principal Leadership Institute (APLI)
The assistant principal mission can feel impossible. AWSP is here to help with a workshop designed to help you succeed and make you an agent of change at your school.

Professional Learning That's Relevant and Fun

At AWSP, we believe adult learning should be fun and engaging, just like it should be for the students in your building. We promise to never deliver death-by-PowerPoint and bore you with sit and get learning. We believe learning happens when adults APPEAR:
  • Access expertise inside and outside of the group
  • Participate in authentic activities with the group
  • Practice using relevant problems of practice
  • Engage (formerly and informally) with colleagues
  • Apply new learning to professional contexts
  • Reflect on leadership and new learnings

MPLN 5

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Scott Seaman addresses the Mastering Principal Leadership Network during their fifth meeting.

From Attributes to Action: Principal Leadership Paradigms

School Leader Paradigm

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Principal Action Paradigm

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Ed Leaders Network (ELN)

What is ELN?

The Ed Leaders Network (ELN) is grounded in the belief that educational leaders impact student performance. With this foundational belief at ELN’s core, multiple state principal associations partnered together to provide you high quality, on demand professional development to enhance your educational leadership. We created a dynamic professional networking community so you can learn and interact with your peers and leadership experts from across the country. ELN’s mission is to provide educators with the professional development and capacity building professional network needed to do what’s best for your students and learning community.

AWSP & ELN

As an AWSP member, you can access tothe Ed Leaders Network (ELN) at a a special rate of $99 a year for an unlimited 12-month subscription. That’s a savings of $100 from the nonmember rate! ELN is one of the nation’s most respected providers of high-quality, on-demand webinars developed specifically for educational leaders with hundreds of courses available.