Upcoming/Archived Webcasts, Podcasts,
and Virtual Conferences of Interest

If your organization is planning a webcast related to mental health in schools, please let us know so we can include it here

See the following re. the Coronavirus Crisis

(1)  AIR explores ways the pandemic is affecting lives and how to address the challenges. https://www.air.org/resource/air-s-covid-19-response-and-resources

(2) From the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) https://www.nassp.org/news-and-resources/covid-19/

(3) From the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) https://www.naesp.org/content/coronavirus-resources

(4) From WestEd https://www.wested.org/webinars-home/

(5) Complimentary webinars, virtual multi-day events, blog posts, downloadable guides, and even 1:1 office hours and coffee chats for K-12 leaders to “talk it out” if needed. Organized in the following focus areas: Leadership, Culture,Virtual Learning + Virtual Work, and Communication. https://www.edelements.com/covid19-school-districts


  • For webinars related to social emotional learning (SEL), click here

    AASA's Leadership Network cohorts and thought partners are providing FREE webinars where you'll gain advice and strategies on the most critical issues leaders are facing https://www.aasa.org/AASA-LeadershipNetwork-Webinars.aspx

  • the National Child Traumatic Stress Network address questions mental health providers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic -- see recorded webinars and related resources at https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/global-mhttc/products-resources-catalog

  • National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) offers its own webinars and lists others at http://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/Connect/Webinars/ 

    Some other upcoming webinars

    12/8 Focus on Wellness: Apps to Support Mental Health for All Ages https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

    12/8 Rethinking your District Strategic Plan in the COVID Era https://www.edelements.com/learning-now-equity-and-distance-learning

    12/8 Student Agency: Designing Achievement at the Margins https://www.nassp.org/event/virtual-tour-kathryn-procope/

    12/8 Coordinating Services that Support the Whole Child https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/415366217270271756

    12/9 Serving Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3NlvLuJkTXG2lE1oNxtPyQ

    12/9 Planning to Pivot: Creating Schedules to Enhance Teaming (K-8) in the Era of Covid-19

    12/9 Stressed Out https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development 

    12/10 Using Telehealth to Respond to Mental Health Challenges during COVID-19  https://aap.webex.com/

    12/10 Working Toward Positive Educational Outcomes: Mental Health and Special Education https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

    12/11 Making Supervision Work https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/webinar-series

    12/11 Build Educator Resilience Through Self-Compassion and Gratitude https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/northwest-mhttc/event/webinar-3-build-educator-resilience-through-self-compassion-and

    12/11 Supporting the Wellness and Needs of School Staff https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8673633126751801356

    1/14 Facilitate Courageous Conversations in Anti-racist Organizations https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/webinar-series

    2/10 Transforming Your Leadership And Those You Lead https://www.naesp.org/career/webinars

    2/16 Build a Positive School Culture via a Student Leadership Team https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/webinar-series

    2/17 Mental Health Awarenes https://www.nassp.org/professional-learning/online-professional-development/webinars/s

    3/3 Middle School College and Career Program   https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/webinar-series

    3/17Access and Accommodations: Reimagining Places and Spaces for Students and Staff https://www.nassp.org/event/virtual-tour-robert-eichorn/

    3/31 Transform the Norm: Rethinking How Teachers Teach & Principals Lead d span> https://www.naesp.org/career/webinars

    5/14 Student led professional development https://www.nassp.org/professional-learning/online-professional-development/webinars/

    Ensuring All Students Succeed rong>

    (1) A transformation blueprint for student/learning supports

    30 minute introductory webinar from the

    Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports

    (2) The Imperative for a Learning Supports Framework

    Webinar Presentation now on YOUTUBE/span>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYDg4alT1Dk ,

    Rhonda Neal Waltman, EdD, is the senior director of Consultancy Services—Learning Supports for Scholastic, Inc. She has more than 30 years of experience in education reform using a learning supports model and has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Waltman first joined Scholastic as a consultant for Learning Supports and led the action research partnership. 

     As the Carnegie Council Task Force on Education of Young Adolescents (1989) stressed, “While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge.”

    For all students to have the opportunity to succeed, what has to be done in schools to reduce student barriers to learning and to reengage them in the learning process? The Learning Supports Framework demonstrates how the provision of a wide range of learning supports, coupled with effective instruction, is the recipe for ensuring all students succeed.

    Informed by the research of Drs. Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor from the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools, this webcast will feature Scholastic Education’s Learning Supports staff who will share the school improvement model that has significant results in schools and districts across the nation.

    This Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast looks at

    • Why a system of learning supports is an imperative for advancing school improvement and reengaging students.
    • What are learning supports and how are they typically deployed in school?
    • How can learning supports be delivered in an organized comprehensive manner?
    • The importance of building a school improvement plan that includes learning supports, along with instruction and management.
    • Key results that indicate a systems approach can directly impact positive outcomes for students.


    PreventConnect webinar series explores links among various forms of violence, multi-sector prevention efforts, and social inclusion strategies.