Webinars & Multimedia

Since 2008, the editors of American School Board Journal have hosted a number of free webinars that provide coverage beyond what is in the print magazine. Below are links to the archived webinars, which are available in video (wmv) and slideshow format unless otherwise noted.

(Note: High-speed Internet access is recommended to download the webinars. Mac users may have to download a .wmv extension to view the video on QuickTime.)


PowerPoint presentation, Best Practices for School Leaders Luncheon (Magna Awards luncheon)
This year's Best Practices for School Leaders Luncheon (Magna Awards luncheon) will be held Saturday, April 21, 12:00-2:00 p.m., at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Grand Ballroom AB (concourse level), 425 Summer Street, Boston, Mass. 02210, during NSBA’s annual conference. Learn more about this year's luncheon, which provides an opportunity for Magna-winning districts to talk about their winning programs with other school board members and administrators, sharing their stories of success.


Best Practices Luncheon for School Leaders (Magna Awards luncheon)
Learn more about this year's Best Practices Luncheon for School Leaders (Magna Awards luncheon), which will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis (Salon 7) on Saturday, April 9, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., during NSBA’s annual conference. This year’s luncheon features some new and exciting changes. We are creating an opportunity for Magna-winning districts to talk about their winning programs with other school board members and administrators, sharing their stories of success.


Facilities and Construction Money: Where to Find It
American School Board Journal and the Association of School Business Officials International are teaming up to present this webinar designed to help school board members, administrators, and CFOs take advantage of federal stimulus funding and the current lower costs of materials and labor to build and renovate facilities that enhance learning.

Bullying: A Decade After Columbine, What Has Changed?

In September 2009, the editors of ASBJ and the American School Counselor Association held a joint webinar on "Bullying: A Decade After Columbine, What Has Changed?" Sponsored by SolutionTree, the 63-minute webinar is broken down into three sections:

Remembering Columbine: 10 years later
(April 2009)
This one-hour webinar, presented by ASBJ and the American School Counselor Association, was held on April 16. Featured speakers were former Superintendent Jane Hammond, counselor Sandy Austin, former communications director Rick Kaufman, and current school board member Jane Barnes.

School Districts as Catalysts for Success
(Audio only, April 2009)
Author Hildy Gottlieb, the keynote speaker at the 2009 Magna Awards luncheon, has posted an audio version of her talk “School Boards and Community Engagement.” You can access the talk by clicking on the link above and see Hildy’s story that appeared in ASBJ by going to the April Archive.

The Case for Green 
(PowerPoint only, April 2009)
Rachel Gutter, senior education manager of the U.S. Green Building Council, was a speaker at an ASBJ-sponsored session during the National School Boards Association’s annual conference. Click on the link to access her PowerPoint. Go to the April Archive to access our special report on Green Schools.


Change Happens…and How to Manage It

(Slideshow format of webinar only – January 2008)
Managing the sweeping changes in our schools is a top challenge for school leaders. ASBJ’s editors discuss the ways school leaders can embrace change and make it work for them.

Education Vital Signs: 2008
(February 2008)
American School Board Journal editors talk about the magazine’s annual report on the education trends and events that shape and influence what goes on in our schools.

Make Mine Top-Notch! What does it take to create a stand-out district?
(April 2008)
What makes a school district exceptional? Is it programs to bring dropouts back to school and make sure all students receive high school diplomas? Or is it searching for a way to engage Spanish-speaking parents? Or maybe is it the district’s ability to save money with a recycling program? Yes, it’s all those things, but it’s also about how districts work, think, collaborate and engage their communities. Join ASBJ editors in discussing the best practices of districts and boards that earned Magna Awards.

Are You Ready When Disaster Strikes?
(October 2008)
Learn from the leaders in health and safety how to protect your students and staff in an emergency.  ASBJ and the American Red Cross presented a webcast on "School Safety and Emergency Preparedness."  The presentation included information on how to prepare your staff and students for an emergency, what preparedness tools your schools should have, and ways to partner with your local American Red Cross to augment your current curriculum with lifesaving training and materials to develop an emergency preparedness plan.  (Also includes a downloadable Microsoft Word document of “Emergency Preparedness Resources for Schools.")