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Navigating Those Tricky Conversations

Nov 05, 2019 9:00AM—Nov 06, 2019 2:30PM

Head-Royce School

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The purpose of this workshop is to make each participant a better leader, teacher, and communicator as they navigate the tricky and sticky moments that arise each day. In this 2-day workshop, participants will share previous experiences, define areas of needed focus, practice using a case study from their experience, and make plans to implement new communication strategies.

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Project-Based Service Learning to Foster Academic Growth

Nov 12, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM

Crane School

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This workshop explores the methodology of service learning as a framework for embarking on youth-driven social action that is authentically embedded within classroom curriculum. Unit examples and curriculum resources will be shared, allowing participants to see this form of project-based learning in action.

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Special Event: Mindsight in Education with Dan Siegel

Dec 06, 2019 11:30AM—2:30PM

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

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This presentation will explore the important lessons from the interdisciplinary framework of Interpersonal Neurobiology and how to apply these conciliant ideas—the universal finding across a range of pursuits of knowledge—in the educational setting

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Up for Debate! Building Debate Routines in STEM Classrooms

Jan 16, 2020 9:00AM—3:00PM

Mirman School

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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP Debate and classroom discussion have often been staples of the humanities classroom. However, research informs us that classroom conversations are crucial for student learning for all subjects. Debate activities are known to increase student achievement and understanding, and the Common Core Standards for Math and Next Generation Science Standards encourage students to…

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Tending to Our Inner Teacher: Courage and Renewal for Mid-Career Educators

Feb 07, 2020 2:00PM—Feb 09, 2020 12:00PM

Marconi Conference Center

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This mid-year retreat is an extraordinary opportunity for mid-career teachers to engage in reflection and find personal and professional rejuvenation. Our work will be grounded in the Circles of Trust® approach as described in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness, intended for those who want to live and work more wholeheartedly, connecting who they are with what they do

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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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Past | Archive

Getting Better with AGE: Appreciation, Growth, and Evaluation Cycles

Oct 15, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM

Bay School of San Francisco

Teaching While White: Understanding Whiteness and Its Impact on Teaching and Learning (LA)

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

The Center for Early Education

Beyond Diversity 101: Developing Inclusive Communities and Equity Leadership

May 07, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM

Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA

Cultivating Creativity 

Mar 29, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM

The Bay School of San Francisco