Current & Upcoming

Restorative Justice Practices in Independent Schools

Jun 17, 2019 9:00AM—Jun 18, 2019 3:00PM

San Francisco Day School

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Restorative Justice is a framework that can support the range of diverse learners in independent school communities. One goal of “RJ” is to help students “repair the harm” when they have broken community agreements. Over the two-day workshop teachers, counselors, and administrators will have an opportunity to explore restorative practices and consider how “RJ” may work in their schools.

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Curriculum Mapping for the Contemporary Learner

Jun 26, 2019 9:00AM—Jun 27, 2019 3:00PM

The Athenian School

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In this active Summer Institute participants will learn the curriculum mapping review process. Dr. Pazos will provide feedback and guidance on both the big picture of curriculum mapping and the instructional level of quality unit design with a wealth of dynamic resources.

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Evolving Education into Standards-Based Instruction, Grading, and Reporting

Jun 26, 2019 9:30AM—Jun 27, 2019 3:30PM

Los Encinos School

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This 2-day Institute will focus on the most current, innovative research and will include direct instruction along with ample time to process and deepen the new knowledge. Day one will provide participants with the tools to deepen their knowledge in terms of identifying learning goals and how to create and use proficiency scales in their classrooms. This forms the foundation that leads to day two, in which participants will focus on the specific assessment and grading practices that will transform the classroom experience for students and teachers alike.

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Design and Making: Tools, Applications, and Strategies to Foster Student-Led Creativity and Innovation

Jul 22, 2019 9:30AM—Jul 24, 2019 3:30PM

Westside Neighborhood School

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This intensive 3-day Summer Institute will explore how schools with successful making and design programs use their makerspaces creatively 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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Equity as Excellence

Jul 23, 2019 9:00AM—Jul 26, 2019 12:30PM

Futures Without Violence in the Presidio

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Equity as Excellence is a unique opportunity for educators to receive concrete tools, research-based strategies, and guided practice to support diversity and equity work in their schools. Our method is rooted in the strong belief that equitable and inclusive teaching is simply good teaching, and all educators have the capacity to be equity leaders in their schools.

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Summer Leadership Institute

Jul 30, 2019 9:30AM—Aug 02, 2019 3:30PM

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

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The Summer Leadership Institute offers educators opportunities to explore, practice, and refine core competencies of independent school leadership. Led by Kate Sheppard and Jane Chandler, this year’s Summer Leadership Institute includes two programs that can be taken together or separately: The Art of Leading and Leading and Facilitating for Positive Change.

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Teaching Foundations (LA)

Jul 30, 2019 9:00AM—Aug 02, 2019 3:30PM

Curtis School

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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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Mastering Group Facilitation (Bay Area)

Jul 30, 2019 9:00AM—Aug 01, 2019 3:00PM

Jewish Community High School

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This 3-day Summer Institute is transformative for anyone who leads groups of colleagues or students, especially teachers, administrators, and department chairs. Participants will gain new tools, tactics, and a personalized work plan containing strategies to improve their facilitation techniques.

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Leading and Facilitating Positive Change

Aug 01, 2019 9:30AM—Aug 02, 2019 3:30PM

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

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The year-long program includes both in-person and online support for educators. It kicks-off with a 2 day intensive classroom experience before the school year begins. Participants will investigate the psychology of change and learn how to most effectively act as a catalyst for change within a complex organizational structure.

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Differentiated Instruction Institute

Aug 05, 2019 9:30AM—Aug 06, 2019 3:30PM

Westridge School, Pasadena

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This two-day session will introduce, expand on, and model key elements of differentiated instruction, seen through the unique lens of long-term, sustained school change. Designed for teachers, teacher leaders, coaches, and administrative leaders, some segments within the two-day program will bring all participants together in examination and discussion of what effective differentiation looks like and how teachers and leaders can support growth in differentiating effectively.

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Teaching Foundations (Bay Area)

Aug 06, 2019 9:00AM—Aug 09, 2019 3:00PM

Lick-Wilmerding High School

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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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Mastering Group Facilitation (LA)

Aug 07, 2019 8:30AM—Aug 09, 2019 3:00PM

Westridge School, Pasadena

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This 3-day Summer Institute is transformative for anyone who leads groups of colleagues or students, especially teachers, administrators, and department chairs. Participants will gain new tools, tactics, and a personalized work plan containing strategies to improve their facilitation techniques.

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It’s Your Time! Continuing Your Leadership Journey

Aug 09, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM

St. Mark’s School, Altadena, CA

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This day-long workshop supports educators looking to move to the next step in their leadership journeys. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their leadership paths, strengths, and experiences, taking stock of where they have been and where they aspire to go as educators and leaders.

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Past | Archive

Cultivating Creativity 

Mar 29, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM

The Bay School of San Francisco

The Impact of Small Actions Towards Big Change

Mar 21, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

WeWork Oakland

Developing a Diversity-Responsive Curriculum

Mar 18, 2019 9:30AM—3:00PM

Oakwood School