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Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Settings

Jun 11, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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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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A Visual Journey for Intentional Transitions

Jun 18, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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This is a unique and interactive workshop designed for educators processing and navigating change. Participants will embark on a journey of discovery while learning simple visual storytelling techniques to explore the transitions happening around them and to them. Participants will also leave with inspiration and connections with other educators.

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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

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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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Leading During an Election Year: Multiple Perspectives, Critical Questions, and Thoughtful Planning

Aug 05, 2024 1:00PM—Aug 06, 2024 12:00PM

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This two-day virtual program collaboration between CAIS and CATDC is designed for school leadership teams. It will grant them the time, tools, and guidance to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by an election year. We’ve learned from previous election years how important it is for schools to be proactive in their approach to meeting the needs of their communities during politically charged times.

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Department Chairs Institute

Aug 07, 2024 10:00AM—Aug 09, 2024 3:00PM

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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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Empowering Women in Tech: A Program for Directors, Coordinators, and Aspiring Leaders in Independent Schools

Oct 08, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 15, 2025 5:30PM

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Join us for this empowering program designed to support your growth and success as a woman leader in technology within the independent school community. Our facilitators will guide sessions to address the multifaceted aspects of the work and provide a platform for participants to share experiences, discuss dynamics, and offer mutual support. This program is open to both current and aspiring women-identified leaders in the field.

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Building Blocks: Community, Coaching, & Strategies for Classroom Educators

Oct 09, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 17, 2025 5:30PM

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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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Decentering the Western Canon: Humanities Curriculum Cohort

Oct 16, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 16, 2025 5:30PM

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CATDC’s Humanities Curriculum Cohort will provide a space where teachers can share what’s working for them, get support on what’s not yet working optimally in their classrooms, and pilot new strategies using critical friends or lesson study protocols. This group will also support navigating conversations with colleagues about culturally responsive teaching practices.

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

Oct 23, 2024 2:00PM—Apr 23, 2025 5:00PM

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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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Anti-Racist White Affinity Space Online Cohort

Oct 24, 2024 3:30PM—Dec 12, 2024 5:30PM

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This 3-session, online cohort will center collective dialogue, offering White educators the opportunity to reflect on and process how they are experiencing—emotionally and somatically—this rise in global, national, and local conflict. Participants will also consider the ways that white supremacy culture prevents us from breaking our silence and stepping into conflict with curiosity and humility.

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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

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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

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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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Educating to Empower

Nov 21, 2024 3:30PM—Mar 20, 2025 5:30PM

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This workshop is a beginner’s guide to becoming a liberatory educator who centers social justice within and beyond their classroom community. We will delve into transformative educational strategies that focus on community building, decentering Western narratives, and fostering critical consciousness.
This comprehensive exploration of liberatory education aims to empower educators to cultivate inclusive learning environments that challenge traditional power dynamics and promote equity and empathy.

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Adapting Together

Dec 11, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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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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Leveling Up Our AI Practice

Apr 17, 2024 3:30PM—5:00PM

Virtual