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Restorative Practices: Repairing Harm, Promoting Healing

Jul 27, 2021 9:00AM—Jul 28, 2021 12:30PM

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Given the current social and political landscape, this workshop will explore the intersection between restorative practices, identity, resiliency, and community healing in the face of racial trauma. During this two-session institute, participants will receive tools and resources, engage in small group discussion, and have the opportunity for individual reflection and application.

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Department Chairs Institute

Aug 02, 2021 9:00AM—Aug 04, 2021 2:00PM

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The Department Chairs Institute will guide participants in exploring the multilayered challenges of this unique position and in developing the knowledge, skills and strategies to become effective department leaders.

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The Art of Leading Educators

Aug 03, 2021 9:00AM—Aug 05, 2021 2:00PM

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This leadership institute is aimed at building the skills of educators who supervise and support teams at their schools. Through a neurobiology and social science research lens, we can deepen our understanding of the critical factors needed to create environments that support individual and organizational resiliency.

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Teaching Foundations

Aug 03, 2021 10:00AM—Aug 06, 2021 2:00PM

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The Teaching Foundations program is designed to support the growth and success of all teachers—particularly those in their early years at independent schools—by focusing on foundational areas of classroom teaching.

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Identity Conscious Facilitation: Race and Identity in the Art of Facilitation

Aug 09, 2021 1:00PM—Aug 10, 2021 1:00PM

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Identity-Conscious Facilitation centers on the exploration and clarification of identity consciousness and the impact on facilitation. Because identity informs and impacts how we act, interact, and see the world around us, it is important that facilitators develop a deep sense of identity as they work with individuals, groups, adults, and students.

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Rethinking Science PLC: Centering Student Experiences and Inclusive Curricula in the Science Classroom

Sep 13, 2021 3:00PM—Mar 07, 2022 5:30PM

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Come to be a part of a community of science teachers and learners that will reflect on where we have been, what we have learned and where we are going. Participants will explore the teacher’s role in engaging students in investigation and design. We will investigate strategies that put students at the center of their learning to fully engage, think deeply, ask questions, and apply their skills and knowledge to our society and natural world.

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Experienced Administrators: Supporting Faculty & Creating Community

Oct 12, 2021 1:00PM—Apr 26, 2022 3:30PM

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This online year-long program is designed for experienced senior administrators charged with the hiring, mentoring, professional growth, and evaluation of faculty. Our sessions, which are loosely timed to align with the rhythms of the school leader’s year, will be dedicated to discussing the challenges and complexities associated with managing, leading, and supporting diverse groups of faculty.

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Support for Supporters

Oct 20, 2021 10:00AM—May 03, 2022 12:00PM

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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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Setting the World Languages Standard: High-Leverage Framework-Aligned Instructional Practices

Oct 20, 2021 3:30PM—Apr 20, 2022 5:30PM

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This series of five interactive sessions will support world language teachers in applying the new California World Language Standards (adopted in 2019) and Framework (adopted in 2020) in service of developing students’ proficiency. Shared instructional practices will be designed and differentiated to make learning relevant to teachers of all languages, contexts, and grade levels.

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Reflective Practice Professional Learning Community

Oct 26, 2021 9:00AM—May 03, 2022 12:00PM

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This group will engage participants on how to more intentionally participate in a deep reflective practice that speaks to their emotional and intellectual selves. Our sessions will provide the space for participants to engage directly in a range of reflective practices with application to their current experiences as teachers and leaders as well as explore ways to bring these practices into their classrooms and school sites.

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