With the ever-increasing work load we all face as professionals in the K-12 educational environment, it is seldom anyone has time to attend conferences and learn from others with great experience. The team at ShieldCampus has built an impressive network of professionals within our industry who have great knowledge and a passion to share that knowledge with others. ShieldCampus will be hosting a series of free webinars, bringing various experienced professionals into short, fast-paced discussions designed to offer you the opportunity to take away meaningful information to help you in your specific initiatives. We hope you will join us for any,or all, of these timely discussions. Also, please pass along the invitation to others in your school/district who might be interested as well.

Choosing the right technology vendors for your District!

Feb. 29, 2:00 pm EST
Don Breedlove, Former Assistant Superintendent for Facilities and Safety at Paulding County Schools

This webinar will focus on the challenges of selecting and managing multiple technology vendors within a school district. These technology solutions address areas of need such as school safety, facilities management, student attendance, behavior/wellness, and sub-coordination. We will focus on the pain points and best practices when choosing the right vendors.

Managing Crisis Part 1: preparation, training, and being prepared for the real thing!

March 7, 2:00 pm EST
Mike Adcock, Safety Director at The Heritage School in Newnan, GA. Former GA State Patrolman for over 30 years

This webinar will discuss developing effective safety plans for your school or district. Also, learn to effectively prepare, schedule, and drill your staff for crisis situations. Finally, 3 must have best practices so your district/school is prepared for the real thing.

Managing Crisis Part 2: Reunification – making sure your plan is ready for Chaos.

March 21, 10:00 am EST
Deputy Curtis Clay, Safety Director for Hendry County Schools

This webinar will discuss the best practices for the reunification process. The discussion will center around reunification plans, communication, and execution. Also, how to effectively practice the reunification process to be ready for the real thing. Lastly, technology and reunification what you need to know.

Crisis Management Part 3: Effective Communication in a Crisis.

March 28, 2:00 pm EST
ShieldCampus Co-Founder, Jeff Pickren, and ShieldCampus Advisor, Ann Pickren

Jeff Pickren, co-founder ShieldCampus, as he and Ann focus effective communications in a crisis. Ann will be sharing some of her insights into what the pitfalls are, and how they can be avoided, in building and executing a crisis communications program. Ann Pickren has spent over 30 years working in the mass notification, crisis management profession, with roles including Chief Customer Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer. During that time, she has worked with higher ed institutions, and commercial customers of all industry and sizes, helping them implement sound communications programs.

Threat Management: Preventing a Crisis.

April 4, 2:00 pm EST
Holly Saia, Mental Health Director for Hillsborough County Schools

Best practices for the Threat Management process. Holly will discuss multiple Threat Management models that have been employed in the state of Florida. Also, best practices in training your staff on recognition and execution of the Threat Management process.

Attendance Crisis: Addressing Student Attendance Post-Pandemic.

April 11, 10:00 am EST
Dr. Hunter Chadwick, Head of School at Calvary Day School in Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Chadwick will discuss the challenges facing educators of student attendance in a post-pandemic world. Also, leveraging technology to help in the attendance process.

Finding a Better Way: Addressing Student Management, Mental Health, and School Safety

April 18, 2:00 pm EST
Jimmy Chupp, Assistant to the President of Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, GA

Jimmy discusses his how student safety and management has evolved over his years in education. He also shares Greater Atlanta Christian School’s journey of trying to “find a better way” to address student management, mental health, and school safety.

Athletic Administration: it’s more than just making sure the equipment is there!

April 25, 10:00 am EST
Ryan Livezey, 2022 – 2023 Georgia Athletic Directors Association Athletic Director of The Year

Managing teams, paperwork, and the health of athletes will be discussed. Also, best practices of leveraging technology to keep track of these issues. Pain points of using multiple technologies to do so.

Special Education Management: making sure your school is in compliance!

May 2, 2:00 pm EST
Sean Cooper, GLRS Director for Chatt-Flint RESA

We will discuss best practices for making sure you are in compliance with your Special education students. Making sure that 504, IEP, and BIP policies are being adhered to, so you are not liable or in jeopardy of losing funding. Best practices and pain points of keeping up with this data at the school and district level will be discussed.

School Security: Perspectives and Resources

May 9, 2:00 pm EST
Dr. Thomas Washburn, Executive Director of the Law and Public Safety Education Network (LAPSEN)

A second-generation educator and former police officer in his fourth decade working with public schools, Dr. Thomas Washburn will share a historical perspective of school security challenges while directing participants to excellent resources available on the internet that can bolster school preparation and awareness. Dr. Washburn is the Executive Director of the Law and Public Safety Education Network. Prior to retiring from public education, he was awarded the Stanford University Sterling Award for Academic Achievement plus over thirty other honors.

Front Desk Management: The frontline defense and the face of your school!

May 16, 10:00 am EST
Rachel Marsh, Registrar for The Heritage School, Newnan, GA

The front desk manager at your school is probably the most underrated staff member in terms of importance to your school. From safety to culture, management of visitors, checking in/out of students, and part time nurse they do it all. Best practices for managing this role will be discussed; as well as the employment of technology to manage all these tasks. Also, pain points and ways to address.

Federal Grant Writing Strategy: School Safety, Security, and Student Mental Health Initiatives.

May 23, 2:00 pm EST
Paul Brennan, Nationally Certified Superintendent (AASA) of Schools for The Riverside School District in Taylor, PA

This webinar will focus on best practices and strategies when pursuing federal grant opportunities. In particular, Paul will be discussing grant opportunities focused on school safety, security, and student mental health initiatives.

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