Recorded Webinars

Covering the most prominent topics facing public education, MASB has webinar recordings available for you to access at any time, from anywhere that has internet access. Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a link and instructions for how to access the webinar.

Cost: $50 each

MASB Webinar Series

Restorative Justice 101
As policies around student discipline evolve and change, how do we as school board members keep up with the latest practices around restorative justice? Learn what is behind this powerful, developmental discipline tool that is currently replacing zero tolerance in districts across the state and country. Our guest, Nancy Schertzing, M.S. will share insights and lessons from more than a decade of practicing restorative justice in schools along with her experiences training educators to integrate it into their learning communities. Please join your fellow MASB members for this live and interactive two-hour webinar introduction to the philosophy and basic principles of restorative justice.
Date Recorded: April 19, 2018

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Impact of Trauma on Students and Learning
Kindergartners pulling cabinets off of classroom walls? Preteens exhibiting dangerous behaviors such as cutting themselves? Why are today’s students so different?

Join Errin Skinner-Liell, LMSW and Fran Jozefowicz, MSN, RN for a discussion about the impact of trauma on children and youth, including how this relates to school behaviors and performance. Errin serves as the Coordinator for MDHHS’s Statewide Children’s Trauma Initiative. Fran is a Supervisor of Early Intervention Services for Families Forward of Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. They will talk about the benefits of resiliency and how to promote/build resiliency among children and youth with a history of trauma. Board members will learn about strategies and resources that their district can employ to support youth with a trauma history.
Date Recorded: May 17, 2018

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School Improvement
What is a board member’s responsibility in the School Improvement process? What policies and practices should be in place for the district School Improvement Team?

As proposed legislation around school improvement continues to circulate, it is important for school board members to stay abreast of the policy changes as they occur. Education Consultant and Retired Superintendent Sara Shriver will share pertinent information regarding the comprehensive needs assessment process, school improvement planning and how board members can evaluate their own district's progress.
Date Recorded: June 21, 2018

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Labor/Legal

Transgender Students, TItle IX and District Policies
Confused by everything you’re hearing regarding transgender student rights and district responsibilities?

MASB's Legal Team provides an update concerning the latest developments regarding transgender students. This webinar covers the recent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights, as well as the incidents, investigations and judicial rulings that have brought us to where we are now. They answer questions on the current state of the law and what is expected of districts at the state and federal level right now.

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Administrative Professionals

Meetings: From Notice to Adjournment (and Everything in Between)
Presenter: Brad Banasik, J.D., MASB Legal Counsel/Director of Labor Relations & Policy

  • Issues involving the OMA
  • Taking minutes
  • Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Q & A

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Social Media
Presenter: Greg Rokisky, MASB Marketing Manager

  • Hear from others on what’s working for inspiration from other districts from around the state.
  • Receive feedback on current social media efforts in your district to enhance effectiveness.
  • Learn and understand what channels are best for which type of messaging.

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Getting Over It: Get Your Resilience On—For Good
Presenter: C. Leslie Charles, CSP, Motivational Speaker

Let’s face it; sometimes life “bites.” Things break, mistakes occur, accidents happen. People complain, blame, demand and disappoint us. Meanwhile we’re so busy just trying to keep up with work and life we barely have time to sort it all out. This presentation hones in on ways you unknowingly stress yourself. Resilience (mental hardiness) is the secret for coping with a constantly changing world that seems more chaotic every day. Lessen your worry load, increase peace of mind, enjoy better relationships and have more fun. If that sounds at all appealing, this practical, positive session is for you!

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Registration Policy
Coordinate all registrations through your district office. One registration form per participant.

Confirmations are generated upon receipt of your registration by MASB. If you don’t receive a confirmation within five business days, please contact Mary McCarthy at mmccarthy@masb.org. Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB’s conferences, Board Member Certification Classes and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB’s use and distribution of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproduction and audio of such events.

Nonmembers will be charged an additional 30% for all classes and events. If you are employed by a member district and feel that you have been charged this fee in error, please contact mmccarthy@masb.org.

Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be given for cancellations received within seven days of the event. Cancellations prior to this date will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Substitutions may be made in lieu of cancellation. All cancellations must be in writing.

Special Accommodations 
Registrations requiring special accommodations should contact Angel Davis at 517.327.5926 or adavis@masb.org at least seven days prior to the class/event you plan to attend.