Adviser Webinar Series

Advisers, register to participate in the Adviser Webinar Series, offered exclusively by the national office.

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The full 2020-21 Adviser Webinar Series is below:


Upcoming Webinars

Advocacy as Service

When K–12 school leaders and teachers think of service and leadership activities, they typically turn to fundraisers, organizing events, and community improvement projects. While these are all valuable, advocacy is often forgotten as an important dimension in building student service and leadership skills. Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing positive outcomes, speaking up for oneself and the community, including schools, families, and neighborhoods. Join NASSP’s Student Leadership and Advocacy teams as we host student leaders who will share why and how advocacy can be a valuable service-learning activity. You will also explore simple ways to introduce advocacy at your school to help students drive positive change.

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National Honor Society and the Law

This learning session will provide a high-level view and general guidance on issues of student conduct, selection, dismissal, and discipline pertaining to NHS/NJHS. This serves to provide a good backdrop to the reasons for certain procedures and processes laid out in the NHS and NJHS Handbooks, the importance of good communication, objective and consistent leadership, and high commitment to ethics for chapter administration.

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Raising Student Voice & Participation in Your School Community

It’s simple. Students who believe they have a voice in school are SEVEN times more likely to be academically motivated than students who do not believe they have a voice (Quaglia Institute Voice Report, 2016). But it’s not as easy to lift up student voice and agency for everyone in a school or learning environment. In this session, student leadership experts outline what student voice is, how to capture it, and how to use it to start making meaningful impact in your school. Highlighted will be NASSP’s RSVP (Raising Student Voice & Participation) program that guides students through a process exercises that shows them how to share their ideas and gather meaningful solutions.

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Cultivating a Service Mindset vs. Collecting Service Hours

An estimated 41% of college-bound 12th graders regularly volunteer in their communities and engage in service compared to just 24% of those students who do not have postsecondary plans in their senior year of high school (Child Trends, Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth, 1991 to 2016). Yet the way service is typically reported on a college or scholarship application is a numerical figure: hours served. Join admissions leaders and representatives from leading service organizations like NHS as they share and reflect on 1) the value of reading about applicants’ service activities, 2) service as an action vs. service as a mindset, and 3) the various types of service that are helpful for counselors, admissions leaders, and practitioners to consider as we communicate to students about the true value of service.

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Assessing Equity in Your Student Activities

Presenters will discuss the role of diversity and inclusion in student activities, even in clubs and organizations such as the National Honor Society, which may be perceived as exclusive. Practitioners and counselors will speak to ways that they have conducted outreach and in-reach to transform and build student activities and leadership programs. The panel conversation and interactive Q&A will include best practices for creating equitable opportunities in your school community.

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Academic Integrity and Equity

Academic integrity is a mutual commitment of academic institutions and their students to the fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. Equity is frequently linked to the domains of grading/assessment and behavior/discipline. While deeply interconnected to those two domains, academic integrity itself has not yet been a significant part of equity conversation. With a focus on middle level and high schools, this panel discussion will bring together policymakers, school administrators, classroom teachers, and thought leaders to delve into the intersection of these two complex topics in education.

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Celebrating Student Leaders: Ideas and Impact

In anticipation of this year’s National Student Leadership Week (sponsored by NASSP), join us as we talk with school leaders and student leaders about how to celebrate student leadership. From small to big ideas, practitioners will share what celebrations of student leadership have done for their school culture and community. Hear firsthand accounts from student leaders about the importance of including students in the planning of celebrations and how to keep leadership going strong all year long.

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Archived Webinars

Academic Integrity and Equity

Hosted by TurnItIn’s Ian McCullough and a panel of equity and education experts, this webinar will delve into the intersection of two complex topics in education, academic integrity and equity.

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National Honor Society and Academic Integrity

NHS students are well known for their commitment to service and for their “good grades.” But NHS is a high calling for leaders with integrity committed to all the pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. In this special topic web discussion, advisers, school leaders, and caring adults of students are invited to explore the depth and breadth of academic integrity in a program like NHS.

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Advocacy as Service

When K–12 school leaders and teachers think of service and leadership activities, they typically turn to fundraisers, organizing events, and community improvement projects. While these are all valuable, advocacy is often forgotten as an important dimension in building student service and leadership skills. Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing positive outcomes, speaking up for oneself and the community, including schools, families, and neighborhoods. Join NASSP’s Student Leadership and Advocacy departments as we host student leaders who will share why and how advocacy can be a valuable service-learning activity. You will also explore simple ways to introduce advocacy at your school to help students drive positive change.

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Student Service and Leadership Beyond School Walls: Virtual NHS and NJHS

In this special-topic webinar, the national office of NHS and NJHS highlights the chapter model and administration of Agora Cyber Charter School, which is a complete online learning environment for grades K–12. Co-advisers Rebecca Adams and Joanne Mulvey will share best practices on how to run a virtual NHS/NJHS chapter, be creative in an online setting, and support student service and leadership activities from afar.

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