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Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Settings

Jun 11, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Virtual

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In this workshop, participants will gather the understanding and tools needed to support gender diversity in early childhood settings. Janna Barkin will provide information about gender and gender identity, classroom best practices, resources, and insightful takeaways for educators who want to create a more inclusive and just world for children and all of us.

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Executive Function: Strategies for Student Success in Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Jun 18, 2024 9:00AM—4:00PM

Turning Point School

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In this interactive 1-day workshop, learn how to define the different EF skills and understand their impact on the brain’s ability to be in an optimal state for learning. Discover why it is important to add the teaching of EF skills along with your academic curriculum. Discuss and develop a scope and sequence for front-loading the explicit instruction of these skills during the first few months of school.

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From Busy to Intentional: Managing Your Work Life for Greater Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Joy

Jun 24, 2024 1:00PM—Jun 25, 2024 4:00PM

Virtual

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Kick off your summer with this interactive workshop on value, time, and project management. Over the course of two 150-minute sessions, you will learn and, importantly, put into practice, strategies for work efficiency. In addition, Andrew will be available for a follow-up 30-minute Q&A at the end of each session. Andrew Davis, a practitioner and evangelist of multiple productivity and time management tools, as well as a Head of School, will help you find the blend of strategies that will make your summer and 2024-25 school year more productive and rewarding.

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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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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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Fostering a Classroom Culture to Support Students’ Mental Health: Strategies and Practices for Classroom Teachers

Oct 21, 2024 9:00AM—3:30PM

Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences

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In this day-long intensive, educators will learn more about the current mental health climate and how this widespread epidemic is affecting young people. During this program, educators will develop strategies, curricular guidelines, and pedagogical approaches to address how physical health and mental health intersect in classrooms. Educators will leave this workshop with tools to support students in recognizing their stressors, coping mechanisms, nervous systems, and social wellness and to begin facilitating age-appropriate discussions about mental health.

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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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Accountability in the Digital World: Navigating the Complex Social Media Landscape in Partnership with our Students

Nov 12, 2024 2:00PM—Dec 10, 2024 5:00PM

Virtual

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In this two-part virtual workshop series, participants will have the opportunity to unpack incidents that have taken place at their own schools, discuss how to make lasting repairs in partnership with students, rather than fall into damage control patterns, and to think long-term about what it means for young people to be accountable in the digital world.

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Adapting Together

Dec 11, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Virtual

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This session offers practical insights and empathetic guidance for fostering open communication and understanding within the family. Discover tools to strengthen family bonds, promote empathy, and foster a supportive environment for every family member. This program will support educators, parents, grandparents, family, friends, colleagues, social workers, therapists, and community members.

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