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NESA Webinars

Parents as Partners: Second Semester

AN Eight-Part Webinar Series FOR SCHOOL PARENTS

JANUARY 19 - APRIL 27, 2021

Every 2nd Tuesday | 4:00-5:00pm GMT+2




About the Webinar Series

Join with parents across the NESA region for an all-new spring semester webinar line-up of this popular series. Hear from distinguished specialists and explore and learn new strategies in support of your child as a learner.

Years of research reveal that schools that partner with parents positively impact student growth and achievement. This series will address child development within the context of family and school.

Attendance is open to entire school parent communities. Registration is by school. Schools do not need to register each participant; NESA will send information and a link to join the webinars to the school. Distribution of this information to parents is the responsibility of each individual school.

Webinar Schedule

About the Presenters

Steve Barkley

Executive Vice President

PLS 3rd Learning


For the past 35 years, Steve Barkley has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. A prolific published author, his weekly blog, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud, has evolved into a go-to resource for teachers and administrators all over the world. |

Founder & Director

Positive Discipline UK


Joy Marchese is a mother, educator, author, and well-being advocate. For over 20 years, she has worked with thousands of children, parents, teachers, and professionals to help foster a happy and flourishing environment in the home, in schools, and in the workplace. Ms Marchese is the Founder of Positive Discipline UK and Co-founder of iGROWco, and co-author of Positive Discipline for Today’s Busy (& Overwhelmed) Parent. She runs a successful coaching practice and offers seminars and workshops to various schools and organizations globally.

Steve Barkley

Professor of Communication & Director

Media Education Lab,
University of Rhode Island


Renee Hobbs is an expert on integrating digital and media literacy education into elementary and secondary schools. She is a Professor of Communication and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island, where she co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy. She has a special interest in professional development for online learning and created Virtually Viral Hangouts, a daily gathering space for educators to develop digital literacy skills during the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Hobbs is the author of numerous books including Mind Over Media, Create to Learn, The Library Screen Scene, and Copyright Clarity.

Steve Barkley

Founder & Executive Director

Institute for the Future of Learning


Julie M. Wilson is the founder and executive director of the Institute for the Future of Learning, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping transform the 'one size does not fit all' model of education. She has over fifteen years' experience building effective learning environments that unlock human potential and enable organizational culture to adapt and grow during times of change. Julie graduated from Harvard's Graduate School of Education with a master's degree in technology, innovation, and education. Her book, The Human Side of Changing Education, was published by Corwin Press.

Clinical Psychologist, School Consultant, Author


Michael Thompson is a clinical psychologist, school consultant and author based in Boston. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He has consulted to or given presentations at over 700 schools in the United States and in international schools around the world, speaking to students, teachers and parents.


Owning Up Programs, Cultures of Dignity


Carey Goldstein was a school counselor for 15 years in the middle and upper school at a small independent school in Louisville, Kentucky. She earned a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, DC, and a master’s degree in Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2018, Carey joined the Cultures of Dignity team as the Director of Owning Up Programs after using their Owning Up curriculum in her classroom and contributing content for many years. The Cultures of Dignity team works with parents, educators and young people to successfully navigate the challenges of young adulthood.

Science & Mathematics Consultant, including with the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools


Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the US Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.

She has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on several projects including the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (, and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence and Coordination of Secondary School Science.

Registration Fees

Fees quoted are per school, and include unlimited parent and educator attendance for ALL 8 webinars.

All fees quoted are in US Dollars (USD).
An invoice will be sent following registration.

  • NESA Member School: $500/school
  • NESA Affiliate School: $500/school
  • Non-Member School: $650/school

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.