Current & Upcoming

Competency Works! Leading Competency-Based Learning Initiatives

Jun 15, 2022 9:00AM—3:00PM

Marin Academy

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Competency-based education is an approach to learning that ensures all learners develop explicitly defined, measurable, and transferable essential skills and dispositions by making continuous progress toward competency. In this 6-hour Summer Institute, participants will spend the morning hearing the story of one’s school’s process and learnings, with opportunities for engagement and connection. In the afternoon, individuals and school teams will work to chart a course for their own school’s journey.

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Equity as Excellence

Jun 27, 2022 12:00PM—Jul 01, 2022 12:30PM

Dunn School | Los Olivos, CA

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Equity as Excellence is a unique opportunity for educators to learn research-based strategies, develop concrete tools, build community, and engage in guided practice to support diversity and equity work in their schools. Returning to an in-person setting, this five-day immersive Summer Institute is also designed to provide participants with the opportunity to be more strategic in the face of ongoing resistance, find renewal, and engage their radical imagination.

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(Re)Engaging with the Work as White Anti-Racist Educators

Aug 01, 2022 9:00AM—Aug 02, 2022 2:00PM

Virtual

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This workshop is a two-day opportunity to deeply (re)engage in learning and dialogue about the worldly nature of whiteness and how we can better recognize it, examine it, and disrupt it. We owe this (re)engagement to our students, colleagues, families, and ourselves.

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Teaching Foundations

Aug 02, 2022 9:00AM—Aug 05, 2022 3:00PM

Head-Royce School | Oakland, CA

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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 teaching.

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Department Chairs Institute

Aug 03, 2022 9:00AM—Aug 05, 2022 2:00PM

Virtual

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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 needed to become effective department leaders.

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Mastering Group Facilitation

Aug 09, 2022 9:00AM—Aug 11, 2022 3:00PM

Flintridge Preparatory School | La Cañada Flintridge, CA

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

Oct 12, 2022 2:00PM—May 10, 2023 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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Climate Leaders Alliance

Oct 13, 2022 9:00AM—May 04, 2023 12:00PM

Virtual

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This 4-session program will help you and your school get grounded in all the facets of climate change: its global impact and local contexts; its relationship with justice, innovation, and governance, and more. With access to hands-on projects and a diverse set of guest speakers and organizations, you will come away not only empowered to take action and ameliorate climate anxiety, but also with a community of other practitioners working alongside you.

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Instructional Growth for Equity

Oct 14, 2022 9:00AM—May 10, 2023 3:00PM

Crystal Springs Uplands School (Middle School Campus)

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In this year-long learning experience, teachers will engage in a research-based process to promote instructional growth and equity in the classroom. Educators will have an opportunity to reflect on their practice, generate questions regarding efficacy, gather data through observations, and receive feedback to promote new understandings and new practices.

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Learning from One Another: Cross-Generational Women’s Leadership

Oct 18, 2022 9:00AM—Apr 24, 2023 3:00PM

Bay School in San Francisco, CA

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We invite female-identifying humans in different seasons of their careers to come together to talk, reflect, tell stories, build skills, set goals, break bread, and share laughter. Ideally, we’ll build a cohort representing different career phases and offering sustained support into the future.

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Building LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools and Communities for Elementary Educators

Oct 19, 2022 9:00AM—Jan 18, 2023 11:00AM

Virtual

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In this 3-part workshop series , participants will review LGBTQ+ identities, learn how to develop an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum, train on how to prevent misgendering and address microaggressions, practice the use of gender-neutral/inclusive language, develop LGBTQ+ inclusive and equitable classroom and school policies and infrastructure, and engage in discussions around personal identity reflection.

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Support for Supporters (Northern California)

Oct 20, 2022 9:00AM—Apr 27, 2023 2:00PM

Bay School in San Francisco, CA

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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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Leveraging Our Learning for More Effective Coaching and Mentoring 

Oct 26, 2022 9:00AM—Mar 09, 2023 2:00PM

Town School for Boys and French American International School in San Francisco, CA

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This 5-session series is for novice and experienced coaches who wish to expand their tools and techniques to best equip teachers in their professional growth. Join us to learn and apply best practices for engaging in meaningful and productive coaching and mentoring.

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Past | Archive

Onboarding for Belonging and Connection (In-Person)

May 03, 2022 1:00PM—4:00PM

Vistamar School | El Segundo, CA