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Purposeful Design and Making

Oct 04, 2019 9:00AM—Dec 04, 2019 3:00PM

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This intensive ongoing program will explore successful making and design practices through hands-on activities, allowing participants to experience the potential of making and design in the classroom, to work with a variety of tools, and to get feedback on their own making and design projects.

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Transformational Coaching

Oct 10, 2019 9:30AM—Mar 19, 2020 2:30PM

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Designed for instructional leaders at all levels within their school sites, from classroom teachers to school administrators, this ongoing program will explore the habits and practices of transformational coaching.

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Developing Your Leadership Capacity

Oct 15, 2019 9:00AM—Mar 10, 2020 2:00PM

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This program is designed for aspiring and current educational leaders, in both academic and non-academic roles. Participants will deepen their own leadership capacity by exploring leadership styles, school culture, communication, diversity and innovation, self-care, networking, and relationship-driven feedback models.

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Independent School Women’s Networking Series

Oct 17, 2019 4:00PM—Mar 17, 2020 5:30PM

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Join women from other CATDC member schools for a series of focused learning and networking opportunities. Each session will feature guest presenters—current and past Heads and Assistant Heads of School—in a relaxed, small group setting.

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Leadership Fellows Program

Oct 21, 2019 11:00AM—Mar 16, 2020 4:30PM

This year-long fellowship for experienced educators from Northern and Southern California supports the unique demands of independent school leaders—the only program of its kind in the state! Facilitated by two experienced, long-time Heads of School, the Leadership Fellows Program offers practical knowledge and skills about independent school leadership, as well as professional and personal support.

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Math Professional Learning Community

Oct 22, 2019 9:30AM—Mar 10, 2020 2:30PM

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In this ongoing program, participants will investigate strategies for engagement, creativity, critical thinking, and inclusivity. Come be a part of a community of thoughtful math teachers and learners that will explore innovative ideas and captivating tasks to make math class matter to our students.

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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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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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