Articles in the Multimedia and Webinars category

Watch live the Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration

Leaders from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and state school boards associations are participating in the Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, taking place in Denver today and tomorrow. At this first-of-its-kind conference, national and local school leaders will hear from other superintendents, school boards, and teacher union leaders who are working together to redefine the labor-management relationship in their communities.

Earl C. Rickman III, President of NSBA, and Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director of NSBA, will represent NSBA at this conference. Rickman also represents Michigan’s Mount Clemens Community School District Board of Education, which he serves as board president. Mount Clemens is one of the 150 school districts from across the country participating in the conference.

Bryant will be part of the session tomorrow on “Leading a Movement to Advance Student Achievement Through Labor-Management Collaboration” which will be featured below live from 2:15 – 3:15 PM EST.

Several leaders from state school boards associations will be represented at the conference, including Ken Delay, Executive Director, Colorado Association of School Boards; Randy Black, Director of Member Relations, Colorado Association of School Boards; Kelly B. Moyher, Senior Staff Attorney, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education; C. Ed Massey, Board Member, Boone County Board of Education in Kentucky and Secretary-Treasurer, NSBA; Carl Smith, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Boards of Education; Andy Sever, Director of Personal Services, Montana School Boards Association; Patrick Duncan, Senior Consultant/Negotiator Labor Relations, New Jersey School Boards Association; Van Keating, Director of Management Services, Ohio School Boards Association; and Timothy Duffy, Executive Director, Rhode Island Association of School Committees.

NSBA joins the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, the American Association of School Administrators, the Council of the Great City Schools, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service as partners in this conference.

View live video streaming of the main sessions.

Schedule of Sessions Being Live Streamed:

February 15 4 – 4:30 pm EST
Welcome, Framing, and Overview
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

February 15 4:30 – 5:30 pm EST
The Principles in Action: Structuring Labor-Management Collaboration for Student Success
The plenary will feature the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, the president of the Hillsborough (Florida) Classroom Teachers Association and the president of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Board of Education.

February 16 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
The Difference You Can Make: The Positive Impact of Reform From the Perspective of Students, Parents, Teachers and Principals
The plenary will feature participants from Denver and Douglas County (Colorado) Public Schools.

February 16 2:15 – 3:15 PM EST
Leading a Movement to Advance Student Achievement Through Labor-Management Collaboration
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Association
Michael Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
George H. Cohen, Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators
Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

Note: Video will only appear during the time of the live sessions.

Free Videos by Ustream.TV

Alexis Rice|February 15th, 2011|Categories: Conferences and Events, Federal Programs, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Rural Schools, School Boards, Teachers, Urban Schools|

Obama’s budget plan focuses on education

This morning, President Barack Obama traveled to Parkville Middle School and Center for Technology in Maryland’s Baltimore County to unveil his budget plan and disscussed the need to invest in education.

See the video from the Associated Press:


Alexis Rice|February 14th, 2011|Categories: Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Federal Programs, Middle Schools, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers, Urban Schools|

Leadership Conference photos available

One hundred photos from Day 1 of NSBA’s 2011 Leadership Conference are available at

Erin Walsh|February 5th, 2011|Categories: Leadership Conference 2011, Multimedia and Webinars, School Board News|

How can you effectively use the right data?

We hear a lot about the importance of using data to make smart decisions in education reform. But how do you make sure you’re asking the right questions? And how do you take the information you receive and use it to make effective and efficient changes in your school district? 

There are a number of sessions at the 2011 NSBA Annual Conference that will focus on data-driven reforms — from the intensive overview provided in the New Board Member Workshop, “Data-Driven Decision Making”,  to more focused topics such as “Using a Data-Driven Model to Successfully Pass a General Fund Referendum”, and “A Comprehensive Analytical Data Directed Approach to Raising Student Achievement and Teacher Quality”, to name just a few.  

Take a look at this video of a new board member, sharing her thoughts on what she learned at last year’s conference:

Barbara Moody|February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Governance, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, School Boards|

Video: Geoffrey Canada on The Colbert Report

President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone and leading education advocate, Geoffrey Canada, appeared on Tuesday’s The Colbert Report where he discussed his vision to improve education.

View the video:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Geoffrey Canada
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog March to Keep Fear Alive
Alexis Rice|January 5th, 2011|Categories: Charter Schools, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers, Urban Schools|

Concussions in high school football

BoardBuzz likes that there has been a stronger focus and awareness on concussions in athletes of all level.

Injuries and even deaths have always been a part of athletics. Until the 1970s, when helmets became effective, football players often died from traumatic head injuries.

Today, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on a high school football athlete who suffered a brain injury due to multiple concussions.

Check out the video report on CNN’s website.

Alexis Rice|November 23rd, 2010|Categories: High Schools, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Wellness|

Bill Gates on transforming education

Microsoft founder and leading education philanthropist Bill Gates will be speaking today to the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Annual Policy Forum on education reform. You can view this through a live webcast today at 1 p.m. EST.  It will also be archived to be viewed at later time.

Let us what you think about Gates’ recommendations to advance public education.

Alexis Rice|November 19th, 2010|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers|

Raising awareness of global child abuse

This Friday, November 19 is the 10th annual World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, a recognition initiated in 2000 by the Women’s World Summit Foundation.  Many activities will take place around the world to increase awareness and educate people about this ongoing, global problem.

BoardBuzz recently read an inspirational memoir dealing with this difficult subject – and surprisingly, the book was not written by a woman, but by actor and former professional athlete Victor Rivas Rivers. In A Private Family Matter, the Cuban-born Rivers outlines his struggles to overcome his abusive childhood with the help of teachers, coaches and other families within his community. Rivers talks about his journey in this video from a speech given at the City Club of Cleveland:


Victor Rivas Rivers will be the National Hispanic Caucus Luncheon speaker on Monday, April 11 at the 2011 NSBA Annual Conference.

Barbara Moody|November 17th, 2010|Categories: Conferences and Events, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Wellness|

Stopping LGBT bullying and suicides

Check out this powerful new PSA video that is addressing the issues of LGBT bullying and suicides:

Alexis Rice|November 15th, 2010|Categories: Announcements, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, School Law, School Security, Student Achievement, Wellness|

Celebrating International Education Week

International Education Week begins on Monday, November 15, 2010. This is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S..

Here is a video from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promoting the International Education Week:

Be apart of International Education Week, you can submit your own videos and photos showing how your class, school, or school district is celebrating.

Alexis Rice|November 12th, 2010|Categories: Federal Programs, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers|
Page 3 of 1112345...10...Last »