Join the AAEE community for one of our upcoming webinars. Interested in presenting? Contact Daphne Donaldson at DDonaldson@ebrschools.org.


Research and Reading Letters of Reference
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 @ 2PM EST
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You are often asked to write a letter of reference. What happens next? What should you include In letters of reference? What does research say about letters of reference? When you read a letter of reference what should you be looking for? 

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will take away:

  1. Insight into frequency of word usage
  2. Awareness of predictive validity of letters of reference
  3. Tips in reading letters of reference
  4. Advice for writing reference letters

FREE for members | $25 for non-members


Richard W. Mason, Ph.D.
Dr. Mason has been involved in public education for over 40 years.  He has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Title I Director, and served 30 years as a principal.  Currently, he is an Associate Professor and created the Higher Educational Leadership program.  He coordinates the Educational Leadership Co-op Program between the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research interests include leadership in education and hiring practices.  He can be reached at masonr@uww.edu. Richard holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership.

Mark P. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Dr. Schroeder is an Associate Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he currently teaches courses in measurement and statistics. His academic interests currently lie in improving teacher preparation by establishing assessment frameworks that clarify goals, expectations, and provide meaningful feedback to candidates. Mark has experience and expertise in research design, research in applied settings, objective performance measurement, skill development and decay, and the assessment and improvement of training environments. He also has extensive experience in the use of objective measures in applied settings, and the impact of changes in training programs on readiness.

Mark holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education/Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.

Past Webinars

Engage, Empower, and Evolve:
A Guide to Project-Based Learning
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 @ 2PM EST
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“Learning by Doing” is an experience that all adept educators strive to facilitate for their students. The goal of Educate, Empower, and Evolve: A Guide to Project-Based Learning, is to provide strategies on how teachers can utilize PBL to educate their students and give them an empowering role in their education further evolving and preparing them for college, careers, and civic life.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will take away:

  1. How to distinguish the difference between doing projects and Project-Based Learning
  2. Procedures on designing and planning meaningful project-based experiences


FREE for all AAEE Members and Non-Members.

You must register by Thursday, Jan 19 at 10AM EST. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and then you will receive a special email directly from Anymeeting with a link and your login information, including a user specific password. You must have this information to login to the webinar.

Allison Brown-Lands
Professional Development Specialist
East Baton Rouge Parish SD

Allison Brown-Lands, a Professional Development Specialist with the East Baton Rouge Parish School District, graduated with a B.S. in Business Economics from Southern University and A&M College. In addition to receiving notable honors from the Boeing Corporation, Allison was awarded a lifelong membership in the Business Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma. Knowing that education is an essential right and is vital for the economic, social, and cultural development of all societies, she attained her teaching certificate and dedicated her professional career, time, and energy wholly to sharing her knowledge and attention with her students. While serving as an Elementary Instructional Specialist, Allison had the immense responsibility and opportunity to help guide, mentor, and inspire teachers. This experience further strengthened her aspiration to promote professional development and the improvement of educational services. As she completes her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Mrs. Lands continues to assess, design, and implement initiatives that are aligned with urgent challenges and focused on creating and sustaining the best learning experiences for all students and teachers.

7 Recruitment Principles for Principals
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 @ 2PM EST
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Principals and other Administrators, it’s time to get focused on the recruitment process. We know one of your greatest challenges is ensuring that every student is taught by an excellent teacher.

Join us and be empowered by the answers to these questions:

  1. What is the best way to advertise a teacher job?
  2. What will attract good teachers to my school?
  3. How can I tell if a candidate is going to fit in?

Attracting a wider pool of diverse teacher talent is the goal of this webinar. Apply the seven principles to showcase your school and you’ll be first to recruit the best teachers.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will take away:

  1. Seven principles to help them diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of their school’s culture and identify specific areas to showcase.
  2. How to better utilize their school’s culture and instructional practices to attract, hire and retain outstanding teachers. 


FREE for all AAEE Members and Non-Members.

You will receive an email confirmation 24 hours prior to the event with a link and your login information, including a user specific password. You must have this information to login to the webinar.

Trina Edwards
DIVERSITY in Ed. Magazine

Trina Edwards is the editor-in-chief of DIVERSITY in Ed, a magazine, job board and online career center, that connects new and credentialed, job-seeking educators with school leaders committed to diversity recruitment.

Trina’s Master’s Degree and ten years of experience as a registered nurse manager and healthcare educator prepared her for a smooth transition into her role of advisor to organizational leaders responsible for diversity recruitment and hiring. Eighteen years later, Trina has found another passion in community outreach opportunities lecturing to young people on shaping their career paths. 


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