Crisis Training, Cultural Responsiveness & Online Content Among Priorities
Schools with strong, visionary, and supportive leaders create a collaborative culture who latter recruit and retain high-quality, effective teachers. This plays a key role in student success across the education continuum. As it matters the most, Helios Education Foundation has awarded the Arizona School Administrators (ASA) a $260,000 grant to improve leadership training among school leaders ar all levels.
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The three-year grant will enhance ASA’s conferences and trainings, as well as expand online content to bring educational opportunities closer to individual school districts and administrators, particularly those in rural Arizona.
The fund will focus on enabling ASA to develop resources and training materials recruiting experts – to address some of the most pressing issues in today’s society, including crisis response to COVID-19, cultural responsiveness, and closing the education gap among low-income and students of color.
Schools across the United States, just like society at large, are beset with challenges, from how to appropriately and safely respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to addressing deep-rooted cultural inequities among student populations. The program reflects Arizona’s dedication to foster strong, innovative, and stable district leadership across the state.
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The grant also includes the first opportunity for Arizona to host the National Superintendent Certification Program, which provides a state-of-the-art, innovative curriculum to school leaders, culminating in a 20-month capstone project around an issue or initiative to transform a district’s schools and encourage greater student learning.
A mentor will be assigned to each superintendent to support and guide the participant through the process. The training will feature the use of online technology to reduce or eliminate travel in this pandemic era.
“Bringing trainings to school districts through webinars, virtual meetings, and other innovative methods is so important to rural districts across Arizona, especially in these times of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Globe Unified School District Superintendent Jerry Jennex.