Current & Upcoming

A Mindful Approach to Whiteness

Feb 27, 2020 9:00AM—3:00PM

Bay School of San Francisco

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This workshop is for self-identified white educators and will provide a chance to engage in a mindfulness-informed exploration of our white racial conditioning together in community.

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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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Surviving and Sustaining: People of Color in Independent Schools

Apr 29, 2020 9:00AM—3:00PM

The Bay School of San Francisco

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This full-day workshop serves to encourage local collaboration and provide tangible takeaways that affirm the experiences of People of Color (PoC) in independent schools and the broader community. Intended for people of color who are doing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their school communities, participants will have the opportunity to bring to light common challenges and successes regarding DEI topics and collaborate on bringing positive change.

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Restorative Justice Practices in Independent Schools

Jun 15, 2020 9:00AM—Jun 16, 2020 3:00PM

Jewish Community High 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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Sexuality Education Summit

Jun 16, 2020 9:00AM—Jun 17, 2020 3:30PM

Brentwood Upper School

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The two-day Sexuality Education Summit will provide a vision and framework as well as teach educators and administrators the skills necessary to create a comprehensive K-12 human sexuality education program.

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Restorative Justice Practices in Independent Schools

Jun 18, 2020 9:00AM—Jun 19, 2020 3:00PM

Westridge 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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Creating Cultures of Thinking and Empowered Learning

Jun 18, 2020 9:00AM—Jun 19, 2020 3:00PM

Town School for Boys

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Ron Ritchhart and the work of Project Zero (PZ) played a vital role in CATDC’s (then BATDC’s) early success to improve teaching and learning in our schools. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, CATDC is delighted to partner with the Town School for Boys to bring Ron Ritchhart back to the Bay Area along with his PZ colleague and co-author, Mark Church.

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Equity as Excellence

Jul 21, 2020 9:00AM—Jul 24, 2020 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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Design and Making: Tools, Applications, and Strategies to Foster Student-Led Creativity and Innovation

Jul 28, 2020 9:30AM—Jul 30, 2020 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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Women + Leadership (LA)

Jan 23, 2020 9:00AM—4:00PM