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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, get the information you need to guide your future decisions. Cut through the noise with free weekly COVID-19 updates—specifically for private schools—without trying to parse through all the information on your own.
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Webinar Length: 60 minutes
- Do you find it difficult to find common ground with a new generation of students who seem to connect more easily via social media?
- Do you struggle to adapt to the learning styles and preferences of students who have always known the answers are just a “click away?”
- Are you constantly trying to adjust your expectations and strategies to motivate an ‘iGeneration’ of kids connected to their devices, yet fail to meaningfully engage them?
- Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of understanding a new generation who want different rules and programs than prior generations?
Generation Z, generally defined as those born between 1997-2014, are the main generation currently in K–12 schools. They have been reared in a period marked by a volatile economy and social justice movements.
Many educators have not yet figured out how to meet the needs of this new group of students. Explore how to create a collaborative, personal, and real-world focused approach that resonates with this young, idealistic generation.
- Are you trying but failing to increase your school’s revenue, especially during the pandemic?
- Do you struggle to cut costs that don’t support your school culture or the student experience?
- Do you worry about your school’s long-term viability?
- Do you feel overwhelmed because you think you might be letting your community down?
Increasing revenue and cutting costs without upsetting faculty morale or the student experience is vital to your school’s long-term viability. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take right now to maximize your resources and capitalize on “low-hanging fruit” to increase your bottom line.
Discover how to augment profits and cut expenses to protect your finances without affecting your culture. We will share with you action steps you can implement immediately. Further, we will explore what your Leadership Team must consider if these initiatives fail, including drafting new strategic plans or merger initiatives.
- Do you demonstrate to families that students will be ready for the next level?
- Do you wonder if the way you traditionally measure student success is valid?
- Have you discovered that test scores and GPAs are insufficient to predict student success or college performance?
- Do you want to use a better approach?
Self-efficacy refers to an individual's belief in his or her capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments (Bandura, 1977, 1986, 1997).
When it comes to schools, parents expect their children to be prepared for the next academic level and social environment upon graduation or completion of a school’s top grade. What is the best evidence schools have to illustrate the “preparation” parents expect and students need?
Explore the shortfalls of traditional measures of progress and discover why self-efficacy should become an important outcome variable for your school. Identify the means through which self-efficacy can be developed, allowing you to identify ways your school might help students develop belief in themselves.
- Are you seeking ways to engage your school’s alums more effectively?
- Do you struggle with finding the right balance of promotional vs. relational outreach?
- Do you have a strategic communications plan and calendar in place for your alumni program?
If you’re finding it ever more challenging to build an effective alumni program, it’s time to step back and look at your communication and engagement strategies. Each graduating class has different needs, wants, and preferences when it comes to how they connect with your school, and it’s up to you to meet them where they are.
Examine the unique characteristics of your various alumni groups, receive a framework for identifying and implementing segmented outreach strategies for each, and consider a communications solution to help you track and measure the value of your work.