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Empowering Women in Tech: A Program for Directors, Coordinators, and Aspiring Leaders in Independent Schools

Oct 08, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 15, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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Join us for this empowering program designed to support your growth and success as a woman leader in technology within the independent school community. Our facilitators will guide sessions to address the multifaceted aspects of the work and provide a platform for participants to share experiences, discuss dynamics, and offer mutual support. This program is open to both current and aspiring women-identified leaders in the field.

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Building Blocks: Community, Coaching, & Strategies for Classroom Educators

Oct 09, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 17, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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Building Blocks strengthens participants’ fundamental teaching skills and emphasizes inclusive practices for unit design, equitable classroom management, navigating school culture, deepening cultural competencies, and engaging confidently as a teacher leader. Participants will build community with each other, work with diverse educational leaders from the CATDC community, and have the opportunity to engage in two individual, 30-minute coaching sessions over the course of the program.

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Doing “The Work”: Community, Connection, and Support for DEIB Practitioners

Oct 10, 2024 10:00AM—Mar 13, 2025 3:00PM

Prospect Sierra Lower School

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Facilitated by members of The San Francisco Equity Leaders (SFEL), a cohort of DEI Directors from Bay Area independent schools and consultants, this ongoing program is intended for people who are doing DEIB work in official and “unofficial” roles. It is meant to provide participants with a safe and supportive community to reflect, share stories, and learn from each other.

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Emerging Leaders (Southern California)

Oct 15, 2024 10:00AM—Apr 29, 2025 2:00PM

Marlborough School

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This program will provide new and aspiring leaders with tools and strategies to transition successfully into a leadership role. Throughout this program, participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities unique to their roles and schools. Participants will engage in focused conversations around navigating colleague dynamics, becoming a supervisor, prioritizing tasks, and engaging in effective communication strategies.

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Decentering the Western Canon: Humanities Curriculum Cohort

Oct 16, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 16, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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CATDC’s Humanities Curriculum Cohort will provide a space where teachers can share what’s working for them, get support on what’s not yet working optimally in their classrooms, and pilot new strategies using critical friends or lesson study protocols. This group will also support navigating conversations with colleagues about culturally responsive teaching practices.

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Support for Supporters (Northern California)

Oct 17, 2024 9:30AM—Apr 24, 2025 2:30PM

Location TBA in San Francisco

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This ongoing program offers a small, confidential and welcoming environment designed to foster connections, learning, support and dialogue between Administrative Assistants working at independent schools.

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Emerging Leaders (Northern California)

Oct 18, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 28, 2025 2:00PM

Prospect Sierra Middle School

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This ongoing program will provide new leaders and educators growing into leadership roles with the tools and strategies to lead more successfully. With a focus on fostering our own personal growth as well as furthering our responsibility for the growth and development of others, participants will identify and hone the skills and habits of effective leaders, including locating one’s authentic leadership style, leveraging position within an institution, fostering high functioning teams, making informed decisions, navigating change and conflict, and creating and maintaining inclusive school environments in predominantly white institutions.

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Sustainable Futures: A Series for Teachers on Integrating Outdoor Education, Place-Based Learning, and Environmental Justice

Oct 22, 2024 10:00AM—May 06, 2025 2:00PM

Northern California Location (to be announced)

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Sustainable Futures is a year-long professional development series that equips Grades 3-12 teachers from various disciplines with the tools and strategies necessary to integrate outdoor education, place-based learning, and environmental justice into their curricula. This series is structured around five in-person sessions and two virtual check-ins, designed to foster collaborative learning and practical application in classroom settings.

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Finance & Sustainability in Independent Schools: A Practical Approach to Management and Innovation

Oct 23, 2024 2:00PM—Apr 23, 2025 5:00PM

Virtual

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This 5-session program will help educators develop practical financial management skills necessary for leadership roles in K12 schools, both day schools and boarding schools. Moving beyond the theoretical and foundational principles of finance, we will ground our work together in the practical tools that educators and schools can use to understand trends, articulate current and potential economic challenges, and develop strategic and action-oriented approaches to sound financial management and financial sustainability.

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Anti-Racist White Affinity Space Online Cohort

Oct 24, 2024 3:30PM—Dec 12, 2024 5:30PM

Virtual

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This 3-session, online cohort will center collective dialogue, offering White educators the opportunity to reflect on and process how they are experiencing—emotionally and somatically—this rise in global, national, and local conflict. Participants will also consider the ways that white supremacy culture prevents us from breaking our silence and stepping into conflict with curiosity and humility.

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Leadership Fellows Program

Oct 25, 2024 6:00PM—Oct 27, 2024 12:00PM

Santa Barbara Inn

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This year-long fellowship for experienced educators from throughout California supports the unique demands of independent school leaders—the only program of its kind in California!

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Leading Instructional Rounds with Purpose and Precision

Oct 29, 2024 9:30AM—Apr 15, 2025 3:00PM

Archer School for Girls, Nueva School, Virtual

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Join an interactive teaching lab focused on instructional rounds, one of the most effective tools for fostering teacher growth and development. Instructional leaders Karen Pavliscak, Associate Head of School at Archer School for Girls, and Maggie Cenan, Math and Computer Science Department Chair, offer school leadership and teacher leaders a chance to learn about the theory and practice behind instructional rounds and their connection to schools’ instructional core.

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Educator Cohort Committed to Queer and Trans Inclusion and Equity in Schools

Oct 30, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 30, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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In this program, participants who self-identify as queer and/or trans and participants who are active allies for queer and trans communities will meet throughout the school year to build and strengthen their practices as educators in supporting and empowering queer and trans students, staff, and folks within their school communities. This program is designed for school faculty/staff to receive hands-on guidance and customized, consistent support on creating more inclusive, equitable schools for queer and trans students and staff but also to join a community of advocacy-centered educators focused on continued learning and collaboration.

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