VISnet has partnered with several high-quality, innovative organizations and individuals to bring our member schools the most current Professional Development available.  

Current pricing available in Member Resources.

Rated A++ by teachers.
 

Teachers turn to CaseNEX PD for their continuing education or graduate level needs. Why? Because our multi-media, case-based learning approach is engaging, collaborative and truly effective. Our asynchronous, online delivery easily fits into educators’ busy schedules.

All CaseNEX courses are highest quality content that is facilitated by proven experts. In a CaseNEX course, participants learn from real-life scenarios specific to their daily classroom challenges, not from generic one-size-fits all training. CaseNEX founders at the University of Virginia pioneered this approach twenty-five years ago. Research has since found that teachers do learn best from scenarios that are as close to real life as possible.

Experience a CaseNEX course and find out for yourself how CaseNEX is redefining professional development, one teacher at a time.

Learn more at: www.casenex.com


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Campus Outreach Services provides professional development services to school clients around the world. Their Training Series is designed to educate teaching professionals, parents, and students at all levels about essential student wellness, school risk, and 21st Century teaching.

Contact us for information on the pre-packaged webinar series, including session descriptions and expert panel rosters.  They are offering three pre-packaged series: Faculty-ConnectParent-Connect, and Peer-Connect.

Primary Parent-Connect: This series affords parents insight into today's hot button health and wellness topics for children aged 4-12. This series offers school communities 8 compelling topics concerning preschool and elementary school-aged children and extraordinary, expert perspectives through this series of online seminars. Respected authors, specialists, and psychologist provide the latest research and practical parenting tips.

Parent-Connect: Join parents and educators world-wide for a digest of current teen wellness issues. A bevy of brilliant minds expounds the latest research and imparts strategies designed to assist students aged 13-18 in healthy decision-making. All webinars are recorded and available on-demand in your customized e-classroom. Benefit from useful workbooks, guides to facilitate discussions, and additional resources on each topic.

Faculty-Connect: Join faculty and school administrators to gain insight into today's hot button health and wellness topics.

Additionally, schools may build their own packages from Campus Outreach Service's extensive archive library to match their communities’ specific goals.  
 
All webinars -- whether part of the pre-packaged series or à la carte selections—may be accessed on-demand from September 1 through June 1, whenever it is convenient for users.  As always, COS is delighted to assist with the customization and implementation of all offerings.  They build branded eClassrooms for each subscriber and provide detailed login instructions for dissemination to users.

“The coaching experience for an independent school leader was invaluable. Having an environment to share goals, concerns, and aspirations with a seasoned professional allowed for personal growth. The coach assisted me analyzing my strengths and weakness, as well as, making a plan for progress. The essential part of coaching is the confidentiality which gives a leader freedom to seek advice.”

Georgia Independent School Educator

Coaching unlocks an individual’s potential for maximizing performance. It is highly effective for uncovering true values and producing the alignment without which optimal performance may never be realized (Leadership Coaching Institute-Fortune Magazine). Coaching principles are timeless and global. They provide a significant bridge from hierarchy to self-responsibility (Whitmore). Coaching involves a collaborative relationship where the coach and the client are equal partners. “Individuals who have been coached have indicated that it has increased their self-awareness, improved their ability to communicate, enhanced job-performance, and developed better relationships with their co-workers.”

Coaching is a method of directing, instructing, and training a person or a group of people, with the aim to achieve some goal or develop a specific skill (Harvard Business Review).


SUSAN BANKE CO-FOUNDER of CoachED

Susan Banke, Ph.D., has held various leadership roles in independent education for more than thirty years. Her experiences include teaching, coaching, and administration at secondary and elementary independent schools. She served as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Dade Christian School (FL), served as Upper School Principal at Charlotte Christian School (NC) and recently served as Upper School Principal at Whitefield Academy (GA). While working with CoachED clients, Susan is also an associate professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Kennesaw State University (GA). Dr. Banke holds masters and doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership from Barry University. She is an advisory board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cheer Division, and is a board member of the World Children’s Center Academy. Susan was recently asked to become a member of the founding committee for MentorU (CO). This program will provide mentor training and assistance to emerging school leaders at independent schools. Dr. Banke is the founder of Principals 101, an organization of middle and high school principals who meet monthly to improve the quality of education in metro-Atlanta independent schools.

DAVID TILLEY CO-FOUNDER CoachED

David Tilley, Ed.D., has worked as an educational administrator for more than forty years. He served for ten years as principal and central office administrator for the Cobb County School District (GA) before becoming head of school at Mount Paran Christian School, where he has served for over thirteen years. He has also held positions of Vice President for Student Life at both Lee University (TN) and Houghton College (NY). Dr. Tilley holds his master’s degree from Georgia State University and his doctoral degree from The University of Tennessee. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Leadership Studies Program at Kennesaw State University (GA) and on the Board of Directors for Feed My Lambs. He is a co-founder of the Atlanta Christian School Association (ACSA).

COACHED EXISTS TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERS IN MEETING THEIR POSITION-RELATED GOALS AND INSTITUTIONAL MISSION, AS WELL AS ENHANCING PERSONAL GROWTH AND SUCCESS.

G Suite for Education can provide your school a suite of productivity tools at no cost. How to make the transition to G Suite for Education requires a plan to manage the change while maximizing the potential these tools offer your school. As an authorized Google Education Trainer, Karl can provide training on the entire G Suite for Education along with setup and best practices for success. He can provide virtual sessions to get your team started, or onsite personalized sessions that meet the needs of your organization. Having helped to successfully implement a 1:1 iPad learning program, Karl can help your school maximize G Suite for Education with mobile devices.

VISnet members will receive a discount along with a no cost 1- hour initial virtual consultation.

The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides middle and high school courses for students and online professional development for educators. We’ve provided professional development to thousands of teachers in our 20 year history. In fact, the National Education Associate (NEA) modeled its standards for online teaching after ours. We know how to teach teachers, because we are teachers. Our curriculum and instruction coordinators are certified classroom teachers with the experience and training to be great online teachers and mentors too.

VHS is known for its high-touch, customized service and support. We’ll partner with your school or district to customize a program that meets your unique needs. We believe that at the center of great education there is always a great educator. Let us help you achieve more, enrich more, engage more – by using proven tools and techniques to supplement the already great work that you’re doing. We can show you how.

Here are some of the ways:

  • 1 hour PD webinar
  • Half-day on-site PD session for up to 30 participants
  • Webinar/PD topics of your choice including:
    • Incorporating blended learning into classroom teaching
    • How to measure quality in an online learning program
    • Key components that help ready students for online learning success
    • Study skills for college and career readiness
    • Digital citizenship for 21st century students
    • Teacher graduate level online training program (Online Teaching Methodologies)

VISnet member schools have access to sign up for any of the above PD options. Please contact Jim Dachos for more information.