Webinars

Register to participate in the various webinar series offered exclusively by the national office.

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Advisers

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Honor Society Selection Overview

This webinar will provide an introduction to or refresher on the national policies and requirements for handling the selection of NHS and NJHS members. We will review how candidates can be identified, notified, reviewed, and selected. Additionally, we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions and concerns addressed by the national office.

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Honor Society Discipline and Dismissal Overview

This webinar will provide an introduction to or refresher on the national policies and requirements for handling member discipline and dismissal. We will review frequently asked questions, discuss common pitfalls to avoid, and take questions from advisers and principals in attendance.

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Back-to-School: Returning Advisers and Principals

For returning advisers/principals. Join us for a review of Honor Society policies to help guide you through the school year. During this webinar, we will discuss how information about your chapter is established, reviewed, documented, published, and communicated to your school community. We will also review frequently asked questions and take questions from advisers and principals in attendance.

 

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Back-to-School: New Advisers and Principals

For new advisers/new chapters/principals. Join us for an introduction to Honor Society policies to help guide you through the school year. During this webinar, we will discuss how information about your chapter is established, reviewed, documented, published, and communicated to your school community. We will also review frequently asked questions and take questions from advisers and principals in attendance.

 

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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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Help Your Students Take Down Tobacco – Sponsored (2 of 4)

Join NASSP and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids as we work together to address the #1 cause of preventable death in the US: Tobacco use and roll back the current youth e-cigarette epidemic. This webinar will highlight opportunities for students to join the movement and level up their advocacy skills to Take Down Big Tobacco. Additionally, we will showcase current school-based tobacco prevention and education resources, while highlighting available evidence-based youth cessation programs.

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Adviser Ideas Share: Leadership Day (Zoom Meeting)

Learn how to set up your student leaders for success by hosting a Leadership Day. Inspired by leadership lessons and materials provided by the national office, adviser John Crawford will lead a discussion about the importance of sharing the call of leadership with your students and how to get other students engaged and excited about serving. John Crawford has been involved with the National Honor Society since 1997 when he was inducted as a member. Since 2014, he has served as the co-adviser and advisor for Forest High School NHS. After attending the NHS Florida State Summit in 2018, his student leadership team wanted to bring some of the ideas and energy they learned there back to the members. They are hosing their third Leadership Day this year and want to spread this educational and interactive event with your chapter.

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College and Career Readiness in Rural Settings

High school is a launching pad for college, career, and life. Principals, counselors, and teachers in rural school settings experience and witness unique challenges to preparing their students for college and career. A panel of educator leaders in rural schools discuss considerations for supporting each student’s pathway.

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Honor Society Chapter Management: Discipline and Dismissal Procedures

This webinar will provide an introduction or refresher to the national policies and requirements for handling member discipline and dismissal. We will review frequently asked questions, discuss common pitfalls to avoid, and take questions from advisers and principals in attendance.

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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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NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award for Advisers and Principals

This webinar will provide an overview for NJHS advisers the process for eligible NJHS students to apply to the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. We will provide an overview of the application components and where to find information to support your students during the application process. We will also discuss how students access the application through verified student accounts, explain the role of the NJHS adviser, the student’s parent or guardian, and a recommender, and address frequently asked questions about the award.

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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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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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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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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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Honor Society Chapter Management: Selection Policies

This webinar will provide an introduction or refresher to the national policies and requirements for handling the selection of NHS and NJHS members. We will review how candidates can be identified, notified, reviewed, and selected. Additionally, we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions and concerns brought to the national office.

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Back-to-School: Returning Advisers and Principals

Join Senior Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about programs and services for the new school year.

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Back-to-School: New Advisers and Principals

Join Senior Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about what to expect as a new NHS or NJHS adviser.

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Crafting an Impactful Personal Statement

Writing about yourself can be difficult, but it’s important to share your own unique story in your college essay. This session features guided activities and writing strategies to help applicants shine in preparing a personal statement.

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Financial Aid and FAFSA

FAFSA completion is necessary to be considered for federal student financial aid, as well as for states and colleges to determine eligibility for other financial aid. Expert presenters will provide plain-language instructions plus practical advice and resources to make this important step in the college-application process as stress-free as possible.

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ECPR (Emotionally Connect, Partner, and Respond)

Most people know how to respond to a physical health crisis, but few, regardless of age, know how to respond to an emotional one. The Emotionally Connect, Partner, Respond (ECPR) lesson covers important aspects of youth mental illness, including how common it is, facts on suicide, warning signs, how to detect if a friend is experiencing a crisis, how to connect a friend with people and resources that can help, and much more. The lesson will prepare youth to advocate for their peers when it comes to emotional safety.

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Understanding the College Admissions Process: How Decisions Are Made

The college admissions process is competitive and at times complicated. Learn firsthand from admissions professionals about how to stand out in the application process and what institutions are doing to ensure your safety in the age of COVID-19.

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Personal Branding and Resume Building – Sponsored

This webinar is brought to you by the National Student Leadership Conference. What type of skills, traits, and experiences do college admissions offices and organizations look for in future students or employees? In this webinar, learn how you can build your digital presence with LinkedIn, what items you should highlight on a resume, and how digital badges can help you stand out.

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Uniting to Take Down Tobacco – Sponsored (4 of 4)

Join NASSP and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on our final Take Down Tobacco webinar series. This third and final webinar will focus on building successful messaging strategies, and advocacy actions students can take to urge local, state, and federal legislators to reverse the youth e cigarette epidemic through flavor policy initiatives. Additionally, we’ll highlight successes from Take Down Tobacco, National Day of Action.

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Building Your Inner Advocate to Take Down Tobacco – Sponsored (3 of 4)

Join NASSP and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on a webinar series to Take Down Tobacco. This second peer-led webinar will support student leaders to cultivate core organizing and self-advocacy strategies including: crafting and utilizing a personal story, how to identify and perform effective outreach, the importance of relational organizing, etc. Additionally, student leaders will learn how they can engage in CTFK’s upcoming event Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action.

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Essential Skills for Middle Level Students: Planning for High School

High school is just around the corner! Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of college admissions professionals as they share their tips about making the most of your high school journey. Find out about setting goals, taking on new challenges, and making strides to ensure you stand out in college applications.

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The Call: Let’s Take Down Tobacco – Sponsored (1 of 4)

Join NASSP and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on a webinar series to Take Down Tobacco. The first session “The Call, Let’s take down Tobacco” will increase student awareness of the dangers of vaping and youth tobacco use and shine a light on the devious tactics big tobacco uses to target young people. Student advocates will share how they have gotten involved in the fight against big tobacco and why engaging in tobacco control advocacy is so important to them.

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It’s Never Too Early to Think About Getting Ready for College – Sponsored

This webinar is brought to you by the National Student Leadership Conference. High school is just around the corner! Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise from college admissions professionals as they share their tips about making the most of your high school journey. Find out about setting goals, taking on new challenges, and making strides to make yourself stand out in future college applications.

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NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award for Students and Parents

Students and parents are invited to join us for an overview of the application process for the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. NJHS student members in good standing are encouraged to apply. This webinar will provide an overview of the application components so that applicants can begin to prepare their materials and give advanced notice to their NJHS adviser and a recommender. We will also discuss how students access the application through verified NJHS student accounts and address frequently asked questions about the award.

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Scholarships and Aid: Yes, You Can Afford College! – Sponsored

This webinar is brought to you by the National Student Leadership Conference. Are you planning to go to college and worrying about the costs? In this interactive workshop, students will get expert tips and advice about the type of aid available for students and the steps you can start taking today. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the information you need to help you plan, prepare, and pay for college.

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The College Admissions Process – Sponsored

This webinar is brought to you by the National Student Leadership Conference. The college admissions process is competitive and at times complicated. Learn firsthand from admissions professionals about how to stand out in the application process and what institutions are doing to ensure your safety and successful experience in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.

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Community Chat: Making Groupwork Work – Sponsored

This webinar is brought to you by the Turnitin. Join NASSP Student Leadership and Academic Integrity sponsor Turnitin in this Community Chat on groupwork, the value of peer review and feedback.

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Feedback Practices that Impact Learning Outcomes – Sponsored

This webinar is brought to you by the Turnitin. Teaching and learning must include ongoing feedback. In this learning session, Academic Integrity sponsor Turnitin shares valuable insights and tips on what “good” feedback looks like and how it can bolster student engagement, agency, and ultimately learning outcomes.

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Developing Effective Honor Codes – Sponsored

This webinar is brought to you by the Turnitin. National Honor Society is about more than making an honor roll. NHS is also about more than an honor code. An honor code is and should be about more than just “not cheating.” In this webinar sponsored by Academic Integrity sponsor Turnitin, principals, advisers, and teachers will go through steps of creating a meaningful code that includes the community, engages students, and improves the culture of learning for all.

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