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History/Social Science Teacher Professional Learning Community

Oct 23, 2019 9:00AM—Mar 13, 2020 1:00PM

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This year-long professional learning community will allow history and social science teachers to work together on their own pedagogy and curriculum, building a network of collaboration and support. Collaboration is at the heart of this CATDC program, and the wisdom, experience, and perspectives of the participants will drive the learning.

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Developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Independent Schools

Oct 23, 2019 9:30AM—Mar 17, 2020 2:00PM

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This program is an opportunity for educators committed to the work of diversity, equity and inclusion to develop an understanding of practices and strategies to navigate their school community and institutional structure to affect change. Participants will use the latest research and facilitated discussion to explore a range of topics relevant to their work as agents of change in independent schools.

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Department Chairs Program

Oct 25, 2019 8:30AM—Mar 13, 2020 12:30PM

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The goal of the Department Chairs Program is to provide the opportunity for exploring the multilayered challenges of this unique position and to support its participants in becoming more effective and satisfied in their work.

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Special Event: Mindsight in Education with Dan Siegel

Dec 06, 2019 11:30AM—2:30PM

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

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This presentation will explore the important lessons from the interdisciplinary framework of Interpersonal Neurobiology and how to apply these conciliant ideas—the universal finding across a range of pursuits of knowledge—in the educational setting

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Up for Debate! Building Debate Routines in STEM Classrooms

Jan 16, 2020 9:00AM—3:00PM

Mirman School

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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP Debate and classroom discussion have often been staples of the humanities classroom. However, research informs us that classroom conversations are crucial for student learning for all subjects. Debate activities are known to increase student achievement and understanding, and the Common Core Standards for Math and Next Generation Science Standards encourage students to…

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Navigating Those Tricky Conversations

Mar 04, 2020 9:00AM—2:30PM

Brentwood Upper School

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This workshop is for teachers and administrators who want to strengthen their skills when working with other adults by planning strategically for challenging conversations in advance to better assess for nuance and outcome.

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Becoming a Diversity Responsive School

Mar 18, 2020 9:00AM—3:00PM

Oakwood Secondary School

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In this day-long workshop, participants will apply theories of anti-bias education to the work they do everyday in their classrooms. For the first part of the day, we will review several different models for shifting our curricula to align with best practices and to be more responsive to the children in our classrooms. Then, we will apply the research and frameworks of understanding to a variety of case studies that reflect the challenges and situations we face as independent school educators.

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