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ELN: The Ed Leaders Network

Grounded in the belief that education leaders impact student performance, the ELN:

Works Within Your Busy Day. ELN webinars are designed to be approximately 15-30 minutes in length.  This allows for easy viewing over your morning coffee, while you open your mail and during lunch.

Promotes Learning. ELN webinars not only allow you to pass on what you have learned, but you are also encouraged to watch these high quality webinars with members of your staff during "lunch and learn" sessions, faculty meetings and in-service days.
Increases Collaboration. The ELN community has been designed to provide you access to your peers and leadership experts from around the country.  You are invited to take part in a discussion group, blog your thoughts on educational leadership and upload resources into the ELN Library that will benefit your colleagues.
Is Available On-Demand, 24/7.  Always just a click away. 
The Ed Leaders Network is a collaboration of several state principal associations. The goal is to provide high quality, on-demand professional development webinars and professional networking communities to educational leaders. We believe that educational leaders impact student performance. It is our mission to provide professional development content that will assist you in your pursuit of improving your learning community.

Online, On Demand Professional Learning

Obtaining CEUs for ELN Webinars

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Annual subscription:  A one time annual subscription fee brings you a world of networking, webinars, and more -- at no additional charge.

Subscriptions are created online, using a credit card. (Invoices, checks, purchase orders cannot be used.)

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To receive the special MESPA member discount ($99/year), be sure to use the following code:

Fostering Student Engagement through Digital Literacy: from ELN.
Digital literacy is speaking, listening, writing and reading through the use of technology such as a cell phone, ipad, computer, laptop, video camera, Playstation, Wii and so forth. Outside of school children and adolescents today are using technology regularly. The following webinar highlights some of the connections between out-of-school literacy learning and within school learning to promote engagement.

Presented by Sarah McCusker, Principal Consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education, Division of College and Career Readiness: Sarah currently works on English Language Arts Common Core Standards Implementation and 21st Century Grants. She is a member of the Illinois State Library Literacy Advisory Board and the ISBE liaison to the Illinois Reading Council.  Prior to her work at ISBE Sarah formerly was a reading teacher K-6 and taught in first, second and fourth grade self-contained classrooms.

CEUs for ELN Webinars
When you have completed three hours of ELN Webinars, you may obtain continuing education units (CEUs).

What is ELN?
View a brief two-minute overview at and learn what ELN can offer you.

Watch anywhere!
Watch Webinars Anywhere!  The Ed Leaders Network has partnered with a company called Brainshark to bring you an enhanced video player that allows for playback on the iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. This upgrade has also made possible the ability to download and print a "certificate of completion" for each webinar you view. You will also notice a more easily accessible "attachments" button for downloading the presentation handout, and a larger "full screen" viewing experience.

Share with staff -- Or at your MESPA division meetings!
ELN webinars not only allow you to pass on what you have learned, but you are also encouraged to watch these high quality webinars with members of your staff during "lunch and learn" sessions, faculty meetings and in-service days. The State Mandated Trainings are a perfect opportunity to gather your staff together and promote learning on these important topics for educators. Each training also includes an attached "sign in sheet" to be completed and kept as verification that your school is compliant with the required trainings in your state.