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At MSA, we believe providing online enrichment and professional development is as integral to our members as our in-person conferences. Our webinars provide online professional development for principals, teachers, magnet coordinators, and administrators.

Topics focus on school leadership, curriculum and theme development, project-based learning, technology integration, and much more.

From time to time, our webinars are produced with our sponsors and partners to showcase interesting and helpful tools that will help you do your jobs as educators better.

Check out our 2023 webinars below.

September 2023 Webinars

Ensuring Wall-to-Wall Magnet Culture

2:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, September 21, 2023

In the competitive world of education, magnet schools are uniquely situated to sit at the top of the heap. Whether you are a whole school magnet or a program within a school, theme integration is an essential component for success. If you are wondering “How can we build an outstanding magnet program?” this session is for you. Our discussion will center around the multiple methods you can use to demonstrate the distinctive aspects of your program.

Join Jayme Rawson and Dr. Michelle Frazier for a lively discussion!

Register now.

What can Cloud Computing do for your classroom?

2:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023

Middle and Secondary teachers have a pivotal role in inspiring students (ages 13+) to consider careers in technology and to persist in STEM pathways. But are you ready to lead students into the next generation of digital literacy? In this session, you’ll get trained in free, integrated, and applied cloud-enabled learning!

Prepare to help your students build an enduring understanding about the impact of cloud computing.

Deidre Holmberg, AWS Spark Global Lead
Rachel Seys, AWS Spark PM

Register now.

October 2023 Webinars

Deepen Family Engagement

2:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 26, 2023

In this webinar, Heidi Targee and Billie Rayford will examine ways to empower our educators and families to co-create the conditions to deepen student learning and school success.  Come prepared to share your own family engagement best practices and to hear from your peers!  


  • Reflect and analyze core beliefs surrounding Family Engagement
  • Engage in research-based learning about Family engagement and its impact in improving student outcomes and building an inclusive school community
  • Hear strategies and best-practices from experienced educators 
  • Examine current practices and begin to set goals for deepening your family-school partnerships  

Register now.

December 2023 Webinars

Action-Based Research

2:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 7, 2023

This one-hour webinar will highlight key components and considerations for conducting action-based research within unique school and/or classroom contexts. Participants will experience a taste of the action research process, including developing a research question, deciding what data to collect, summarizing findings, and presenting outcomes. Learning will be facilitated through interactive discussions, interactive writing, and practical resources that can be utilized and shared with others. Whether you are new to action research or you have used it to inform instructional and programmatic decisions, this webinar is for you!

Dr. Mary Conage and Scott Thomas will lead attendees in timely, relevant, job-embedded professional learning for teachers and school leaders. It provides a framework for effectively engaging in action research to

  • enhance instructional practices,
  • improve student engagement and learning,
  • share knowledge with other educators,
  • promote equity and excellence in achievement for all students,
  • and evaluate magnet program quality as well as measure outcomes.

Register now.

Learn how to become a Nationally Certified Magnet School

Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.

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