Upcoming PD Conferences & Workshops

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Upcoming Workshops & Conferences

  • Diversity Directions- June 10- July 15 Diversity Directions consults exclusively to independent schools. A team of educational leaders with deep professional experience in independent schools comprises the Diversity Directions group. Over the past eight years, Diversity Directions has consulted to schools in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Georgia, Maine, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. Diversity Directions' philosophy is to meet the individual school where it is in its multicultural evolution, and, using an inquiry-based approach, to provide concrete, practical steps to help the school reach its next level of development.Diversity Directions consults in:Diversity Strategic PlanningRecruiting/Retaining A Diverse FacultyMentoring Diversity DirectorsProfessional Development For DiversityCoaching Heads ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 8:05 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • The Equity Exchange The Equity ExchangeJuly 23 – July 28, 2017John Burroughs SchoolSt. Louis, MOThe Equity Exchange was established in 2014 to raise the level of discussion and action around systemic change for equity and justice in all schools.An unusual (and all the more important) public-private partnership, the Exchange annually convenes an intimate cohort of experienced educators who engage in collaborative, generative and organic work. The curriculum and experience are dynamic, shifting on the basis of current trends, topics and practices as well as participant priorities. This is a think tank in which everyone teaches and everyone learns.This year our focus is [What to do] With Polarization at School?We will formulate and answer a host of ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2017, 9:01 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • Learning & the Brain Conference: Positive Student Minds- April 7-9, Arlington, VA WHY POSITIVE MINDS SUCCEEDIn order for students to thrive and succeed in today's high-stress, changing and chaotic world, they will need skills well beyond good test scores. Brain, behavioral and positive psychology research has shown that the most important skills for school/college success and achievement, life satisfaction, good health and wellbeing are resilience and positive emotions: optimism, gratitude, empathy, kindness and happiness. Discover why positive emotions are important for school success, wellbeing and behavior, ways to build student resilience against rising anxiety, adversity, bullying and depression, and strategies for promoting positive minds, students and schools. Go to this link to download the conference brochure and learn more.
    Posted Jan 14, 2017, 5:38 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • 18th Annual White Privilege Conference- Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 18th Annual White Privilege ConferenceThursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30, 2017Kansas City, MissouriOrganizing. Strategizing. Taking-ActionFor More Information go to this link: http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/schedule.htmlWPC 18 Keynotes    AMER F. AHMED, Ed. D., is an individual with an eclectic personal and professional experience. As an intercultural diversity consultant, college administrator, facilitator, poet and Hip Hop activist, he channels his diverse experiences into work geared towards effective change serving to create mutual benefit for all. Born in Springfield, Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants, Amer has dedicated his life to engaging and facilitating diversity across human difference. His studies in Anthropology and Black Studies have been enhanced by powerful study abroad experiences in South Africa ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 7:29 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
  • MCRC@ADVIS Presents Beyond the Binary: Exploring Gender Identity & Sexuality in Independent Schools- Jan. 17 Beyond the Binary:Exploring Gender Identity & Sexualityin Independent SchoolsFeaturing from left to right: Dr. Jennifer Bryan, Founder and Principal, Team Finch Consultants;Dr. Linda A. Hawkins, co-Director, Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic, andSamantha Taylor, Clinic Coordinator and Director of Education, Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia This workshop is appropriate for a broad range of independent school educators including school heads, division directors, classroom teachers, diversity coordinators, counselors, admissions professionals, and athletics staff.Agenda8:30 - 9:00 AM ~ Check-in and continental breakfast  9:00 – 9:30 AM ~ Opening remarks, breakout instructions, move to concurrent sessions9:30 – 11:30 ~ Concurrent sessions (choose one at registration)Gender and Sexuality Diversity 101 - for ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2016, 4:33 AM by Ruth Aichenbaum
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