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The Rochester Reform Trail

Rochester, NY
July 19-25 and July 21-August 1.

Exciting new professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers: Greetings from Rochester, New York! The Rochester Reform Trail is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for K-12 School Teachers, hosted by the College at Brockport, State University of New York, and the State University of New York Research Foundation. We are hosting two week-long workshops in July of 2015 exploring the antebellum reform movement. Landmark visits include an Erie Canal packet-boat cruise; field trips to Seneca Falls Women's Rights Historic National Park, the Susan B. Anthony House and Museum, and local sites associated with long-time Rochester resident Frederick Douglass (including Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony’s gravesites at Mt. Hope Cemetery). NEH summer scholars receive a stipend to offset travel and accommodation expenses. Please see the website below for more information. Hope you will join us! See our webpage: www.brockport.edu/rocreformtrail Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RochesterReformTrail Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RochesterReform
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Nobis World - Building Global Relationships, Understanding Global Poverty

Cabarete, Dominican Republic
July 23-30, 2015

During the Dominican Republic eight-day excursion, participants travel to the small, Caribbean beach village of Cabarete. Here they will experience another culture, learn about its history and build relationships with people from the community. Teachers will engage in community service with organizations whose work centers on the education, health and welfare of Dominican and Haitian immigrant families living in poverty. Teachers will establish reciprocal partnerships with these organizations and the international community for future collaboration with their classrooms.
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Grammar, Diagramming, and Writing Course

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
July 23-24, 2015

This new Teacher Training course is intended for elementary and early middle school educators who teach grammar and writing concepts. It is also open to parents and tutors. Instructors will review concepts and share effective teaching methods and resources. Each instructional topic will begin with an explanation of the concept and then focus on application through diagramming and writing with an emphasis of making grammar fun!
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An Introduction to Morphology

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
July 27-28, 2015

The Introduction to Morphology course offered at The Schenck School will discuss the instruction of Anglo-Saxon affixes along with basic Latin roots and affixes. We will also explore the impact of suffixes on pronunciation, meaning and usage. Attendees will be provided with tools and instructional procedures for teaching morphology to students in lower and upper elementary grades in one-on-one and group settings.
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Launching a Reading Workshop: An Authentic Approach to Teaching Literacy

Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL
July 27-30, 2015

Our workshop leaders, along with guest experts, will provide teachers with the necessary building blocks to implement a successful and authentic reading workshop routine. Through this comprehensive four-day seminar, participants will learn how to assess students in order to match instruction to their readers, enhance their students’ reading experience and accelerate student progress. Seminar sessions will focus on conferring with K-5th grade readers, planning interactive read alouds, writing effective mini-lessons and much more! Included materials: • professional text • binders with session content • reading assessments • children’s books to use for instruction. Full workshop $475 / *Multi-teacher discounts available for schools sending three or more teachers.*
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Teacher Training I

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
September 1, 2015 - May 1,2016

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Teacher Training II

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
September 9, 2015 - April 6,2016 (bi-montly)

Teacher Training I at The Schenck School is a comprehensive, nine month class. The class advances the understanding of specific procedures of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling and vocabulary. Teachers learn how to teach struggling readers to unlock the code of reading and spelling. Please go to the School site for more information.
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Virginia Independent School Summit

Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk, VA
October 3-4, 2015

This two-day high-intensity event focuses on teaching and learning aligned with the independent school climate and culture. This event is packed with purposeful integration ideas to improve instruction at every level and to inform digital leadership. Workshops provided by experts who have been in independent schools as both teachers and administrators - as well as Google Certified Teachers and solution providers. Featured speakers are experts in technology integration and digital leadership.
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ATLIS 2016 National Conference

Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA
April 17-20, 2016

ATLIS (Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools) is a new non-profit association founded by three directors of technology at independent schools. ATLIS serves the entire technology office--academic and institutional technology. The ATLIS mission is: As an advocate for independent school technology leaders and their staff, ATLIS provides a focused professional network to share resources and knowledge, grow future leaders in the field, and advance best practices that further the mission of independent schools. Next year, ATLIS 2016 is coming to Atlanta on April 17-20. Like many national conferences, ATLIS 2016 hopes to draw on contributions and participation from regional schools in the southeast. ATLIS 2015 National Conference in San Francisco featured over 300 attendees, 60 breakout sessions, and 20 sponsors. Join us for four fantastic days in Midtown Atlanta!
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2015 SAIS Board/Head Retreat
October 17, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
Featuring Pat Bassett, President of Heads Up Educational Consulting.

2015 SAIS Annual Conference
October 17-19, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
Featuring Rick Wormeli, John Chubb, Ian Symmonds, Pat Bassett, and Catherine Steiner-Adair.

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