Ethics On-Demand Learning

Ethics On-Demand Learning

OSSBA’s on-demand library of recorded webinars and workshops offers school board members, administrators and other district employees a convenient option for learning new information and receiving required training.

With over 30 recordings available and more being added weekly, we have something to fit your needs, interests and schedule! View the complete on-demand library here.

Registration is as listed for OSSBA members, and non-members pay double the member rate. Each registration is valid for one computer. Multiple people may share a computer to watch, but each school board member who needs board credit must have an individual registration.

**To register for a recorded webinar or workshop, please click on the registration link or log into the member portal.**
For information or questions about the member portal, please contact Lisa Deaton by email with your name, district, and email address or call 888.528.3571.

WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link
Board and Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities: The Basics

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano, Julie Miller

1EthicsChildren and communities are best served when local school districts have a strong governance team. Join us for a discussion about the proper roles and responsibilities for superintendents and board members and the qualities of an effective governance team.1$60REGISTER
Board and Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities: Beyond the Basics

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano

1EthicsA deeper dig into how boards and superintendents can engage in visionary leadership and work together to ensure student success.1$60 REGISTER
Board’s Role in Employment

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Tony Childers

1EthicsEmployment matters can be one of the most challenging areas for school board members to navigate. We’ll cover the legal parameters governing the board member’s role in employment matters, the basics of employee contracts, due process for district employees and more.1$60REGISTER
Communicating in Difficult Situations

Presented by: Joe Siano, Christy Watson, Amber Graham Fitzgerald
1EthicsFrom managing crisis situations to dealing with contrary individuals, join as we discuss how board of education members can navigate the negativity and help propel their districts forward – even when the waters seem the roughest.1$60REGISTER
COVID-19 and the Workplace: Navigating Employment and End-of-Year Issues

Presented by: Brandon Carey, Amber Graham Fitzgerald

2EthicsAn overview of a variety of COVID-19 and employment-related topics including employee leave, worker’s compensation, hiring, future-planning and more.2$100 REGISTER
Distance Learning: Lessons Learned

Presented by: Joe Siano, Ann Caine

1EthicsA conversation about distance learning and the lessons learned when COVID-19 ended the 2019-2020 school year in an unprecedented way with every Oklahoma school moving to distance learning for the fourth quarter and ending the year without returning face-to-face.1$60REGISTER
Goal-Oriented: Delivering on the Promise of Public Education

Presented by: Stephanie Hyder, Guest Panel

1EthicsJoin us for a special conversation with local education leaders who involved their communities in the process of developing a 5-year strategic plan. They’ll share why it’s critical for school board members to engage in goal setting, the results of their planning work and offer advice for their fellow education leaders.1$60REGISTER
Goal-Oriented: Delivering on the Promise of Public Education – Part II

Presented by: Stephanie Hyder, Guest Panel

1EthicsThis strategic approach doesn’t happen by accident; it takes planning, dedication and a shared vision for the district’s future. In Part I of this series, school leaders learned from other districts that have successfully charted this course. In this webinar, Part II, you’ll learn how your district can embark on and grow through this important journey.1$60REGISTER

Investing in Students and the Future: Effective Capital Improvement Planning for Schools

Presented by: Joe Siano, Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Danny Jardine

2Finance and EthicsJoin us as we discuss best practices for developing and successfully communicating a comprehensive capital investment plan that will garner support from local voters and transform education for your students.2$100REGISTER
Leading & Learning: Governing through Crisis

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano

1EthicsA conversation about the leader’s role in crisis management.1$60 REGISTER
Legislative Advocacy for Education Leaders

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Rooney Virgin

2EthicsWe’ll give an overview of the legislative process, review the state budget outlook, discuss hot-topic issues before legislators this year, break down Gov. Kevin Stitt’s budget proposal and state-of-the-state address and talk about the critical role school board members play in legislative advocacy. 2$100REGISTER


Legislative Review 2021

Presented by: Rooney Virgin, Joe Siano

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Director of Government Affairs Rooney Virgin and Associate Executive Director Joe Siano as they provide a detailed recap of the 2021 legislative session.1FreeREGISTER

Neutral Grounds: Religious Activities on School Premises

Presented by: Tony Childers, Brandon Carey

2EthicsWe’ll review some of the legal and policy considerations regarding religious activities on school premises, prayer in school, material distribution to students and requests to advertise on school property.2$100REGISTER
OSSBA Town Hall: State Aid Formula, Legislation and Census Updates

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Julie Miller, Christy Watson

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime and the OSSBA team for a discussion of the new laws on transfers and state aid which go into effect in 2022, and how changes to the Census timeline will affect school board redistricting. We’ll also provide updates on key legislative topics including charter school funding.1FreeREGISTER
OSSBA Town Hall: Schools and COVID-19 Vaccinations

Presented by: Shawn Hime and Keith Reed, Deputy Commissioner of Community Health Services for the Oklahoma State Department of Health

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime and Keith Reed, Deputy Commissioner of Community Health Services for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, for a conversation about COVID-19 vaccines and the education community.1FreeREGISTER
Partners in Success: Developing a Strong Board/Superintendent Team

Presented by: Joe Siano, Ann Caine, Julie Miller

1EthicsWe’ll discuss the keys to building a strong governance team, the importance of the superintendent evaluation, analyze scenarios and provide concrete strategies for improvement. This is a great session for board-superintendent teams to watch together.1$60REGISTER
President’s Workshop: Part 1

Presented by: Ann Caine, Brandon Carey

1EthicsJoin us for a conversation about the critical legal responsibilities of a school board president, how to run effective and efficient meeting, and best leadership practices for leading a board.1$60REGISTER
President’s Workshop – Part 2

Presented by: Ann Cain and Brandon Carey

1EthicsUsing the feedback from our first session, this session will focus on social medal, the basics of running a meeting (such as what do to when a board member talks too long about an agenda item) and how to work with difficult people.1$60REGISTER
Report It: Understanding Student Health and Safety Issues & Reporting Requirements

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Brandon Carey

1EthicsIn this workshop, we will discuss district reporting obligations related to student health and safety, including law enforcement, DHS, Title IX, and health department reporting requirements.1$60REGISTER
School Safety: Weapons on Campus

Presented by: Tony Childers and Rooney Virgin

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Staff Attorneys Tony Childers and Rooney Virgin for a legal overview and best practices regarding arming school personnel, open carry, students and weapons, student searches and more.1$60REGISTER

Student Issues: The Board’s Role

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Rooney Virgin, Julie Miller

1EthicsMany areas of board policy have a direct effect on students. This session will look at a myriad of those policies, including those of particular importance during COVID-19 like attendance, dress code, suspensions, extracurricular activities and more.1$60REGISTER
Teamwork: The Superintendent Evaluation

Presented by: Ann Caine and Joe Siano

1EthicsJoin Dr. Ann Caine and a distinguished panel of education leaders as they discuss what school board members need to know about evaluating a superintendent, their experiences with OSSBA’s ongoing superintendent evaluation process and how the process is helping districts build stronger governance teams.1$60REGISTER

The Basics of Conducting a Superintendent Evaluation

Presented by: Ann Caine, Julie Miller

1EthicsJoin us for a conversation about the legal and practical aspects of the superintendent evaluation, best practices, common mistakes and the importance of the board-superintendent relationship in the evaluation process.1$60REGISTER
The Board’s Role in Policy

Presented by: Brandon Carey, Julie Miller

1EthicsSetting policy is one of the most important roles of a local school board. We’ll discuss why that role is critical, best practices for creating and updating policies, and discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the school policy landscape.1$60REGISTER
Voices: Equity, Race and Student Achievement 1EthicsJoin the OSSBA team, Oklahoma City Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Jason Brown and Norman Public Schools Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Stephanie Williams to learn how districts can progress on the important issues of equity, race and student achievement and the critical leadership role of school board members.1FreeREGISTER
Why Failing to Provide Reasonable Assurance May Be Costing Your DIstrict Thousands

Presented by Tony Childers and Kim Bishop

1EthicsJoin OSSBA staff attorneys Tony Childers and Kim Bishop for a how-to session on providing reasonable assurance and how the process can save your district thousands of dollars annually.1$60REGISTER