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Center for Progressive Learning Summer Workshops

High Meadows School, Roswell, GA
June 6-7, 2016

High Meadows is excited to announce the first of our Center for Progressive Learning Summer Workshops. We feel strongly that we have a unique opportunity within the independent school community to share the progressive approach to learning. We are offering 2 learning opportunities for educators: • Growing Social Intelligence • Tools for Transformation: Creating Classroom Cultures of Thinking Thank you for promoting the workshops among your schools and colleagues. The Center aims to help educators experience how best practice and progressive education are one in the same. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
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Crisis Communications Boot Camp

Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA
June 9, 2016

Join NAIS crisis communications consultants Jane Hulbert for a comprehensive Boot Camp on Thursday, June 9, 2016. This one day course will take you through crisis management from start to finish. Hosted by Pace Academy, The Jane Group Boot Camp will prepare you and your crisis team for getting through your worst day. In addition, The Jane Group has partnered with Finalsite to present on the role of social media in a crisis. Designed specifically for independent schools, this one-day course will cover the following topics: • Before the Crisis -- We will analyze what your school should have in place, steps to take in advance of a crisis, and team training. • During the Crisis -- Steps to take: first hour response, fact finding, messaging to constituents, and media management. • The Role of Social Media – Presented by Finalsite • Case Studies– The group will break into small groups to work through case studies.
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Launching a Writing Workshop: An Authentic Approach to Teaching Literacy

Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL
June 13-16, 2016

In this comprehensive four-day seminar workshop leaders, along with guest experts, will teach participants the nuts and bolts of how to implement the routines and procedures of a successful writing workshop in Kindergarten through 5th Grade classrooms. Seminar sessions will focus on practical methods for modeling, teaching and assessing writing through a workshop model. Participants will leave with a strong foundation in teaching narrative and informational writing, conferring with writers, using student writing to plan instruction, and much more! Cost is $475 per participant. Included Materials: Professional text, binders with session content, reading assessments, children’s books to use for instruction Visit www.shorecrest.org/pd to register.
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Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
June 13-16, 2016

A ten hour course designed for educators, tutors and parents seeking to learn more about dyslexia and the highly effective Orton-Gillingham Approach. Participates will learn about the characteristics of dyslexic learners, brain research on learning and how it supports multi-sensory teaching, principals of the Orton-Gillingham Approach, phonology and the importance of phonemic awareness, basic rules concerning the structure of English that influences reading and spelling, and a brief history of English and its influence on our sound system.
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International ELL's in the American Classroom

The Bolles School - San Jose Campus, Jacksonville, FL
June 14-16, 2016

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS International ELLs in the American Classroom A 3-day workshop designed for private school administrators June 14-16, 2016 Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus Are you a private school administrator who wants concrete strategies, best practices and tools to move your International ELLs forward in their linguistic, academic and social growth? Do you seek ways to make your entire school a true hub of global understanding? This 3-day (with additional half-day option) workshop is designed for school administrators with International ELLs in the classroom. Though the primary focus will be on Upper School issues, many discussions will be applicable to Middle Schools as well. This workshop is appropriate for anyone involved in curricular design and decision-making, long-term strategies for program growth, along with planning for and execution of Professional Development with teachers. Participation in this workshop will facilitate your understanding of current trends, research-based practices, best technology tools, assessments and professional development to support all of your teachers with ELLs in the classroom as well as your entire school. All participants are encouraged to discuss and share information with others throughout the sessions. Please bring an iPad and/or laptop and iTunes account info. Smartphones will not be sufficient for the hands-on activities.
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Launching a Writing Workshop: An Authentic Approach to Teaching Literacy

Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL
June 20-23, 2016

Workshop, 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 their progress. Seminar sessions will focus on conferring with K-5th Grade readers, planning interactive read alouds, writing effective minilessons and much more! Cost is $475 per participant. Included Materials: Professional text, binders with session content, children’s books to use for instruction Visit www.shorecrest.org/pd to register.
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AMTA Biology Teachers Summer Institute

Asheville School, Asheville, NC
June 20-July 1, 2016

Come join other biology teachers in this two-week workshop to train instructors in the use of the American Modeling Teachers Association curriculum in biology. Modeling is an effective pedagogical approach that encourages students to think scientifically, test and create valid models, and discard naïve concepts. Modeling instruction organizes the course around a relatively small number of scientific models and applies inquiry techniques to basic skills and practices. The instructors for this institute are two experienced National Board Certified modeling instructors (Julie Maimes and Angela Gard). More information about modeling can be found at http://modelinginstruction.org. For details about the institute contact Frank Kriegler, Science Department Chair at Asheville School
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Teaching Literacy in a Reading and Writing Workshop - *Advanced Course*

Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL
June 27-28, 2016

Workshop leaders, along with guest experts, will extend teacher’s knowledge of the reading and writing workshop approach to teaching literacy. During this two day intensive, participants will delve further into the work of conferring, small group instruction, guided reading and assessment. Cost is $300 per participant. Included Materials: Books to use for instruction and binders with session content **Prerequisite: Reading or Writing Workshop training Visit www.shorecrest.org/pd to register.
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Independent School Leadership Institute

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
June 27-July 1, 2016

The Independent School Leadership institute is designed to equip participants with knowledge and resources directly aligned to the real-life complexities of leading an independent school. Participants emerge having had a chance to reflectively engage with other capable, motivated school leaders committed to increasing the effectiveness of their home institutions. Challenges facing independent schools are addressed along with strategies to deal with the ever-changing competitive landscape of the independent school marketplace. The regular application deadline for these institutes is Monday, May 9. If you or someone you know would be interested in PPI, we encourage you to begin your application today or to share our brochure with your colleagues(both at link below). For additional information, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at ppi@vanderbilt.edu.
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Beginning Teachers in Independent Schools Institute

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
June 27-July 1, 2016

The Beginning Teachers in Independent Schools institute provides new or early-career teachers with opportunities to formulate or refine a vision for teaching while gaining classroom management knowledge and skills, strengthening instructional effectiveness, and increasing knowledge about the context of independent schools. Designed for current and aspiring teachers in math, science, and the humanities, the institute will assist participants as they begin building a foundation for a successful career in independent schools. The regular application deadline for these institutes is Monday, May 9. If you or someone you know would be interested in PPI, we encourage you to begin your application today or to share our brochure with your colleagues(both at link below). For additional information, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at ppi@vanderbilt.edu.
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4th Annual Technology Summit: Effectively Integrating Technology into the Classroom

Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL
July 11-13, 2016

From novice-level iPad training to a master-class on iMovie, to building the perfect Makerspace for your classroom or school, there’s something for all skill and experience levels at the 4th Annual Technology Summit at Shorecrest. Lead by nationally recognized educators, the Summit features 12 different sessions with which you can create an individualized track that best suits your classroom needs. For a list of full course descriptions, faculty bios and registration, visit www.shorecrest.org/pd.
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Shorecrest unConference

Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL
July 14, 2016

Looking for a way to jumpstart your new school year? Join innovative faculty leaders who will share engaging lessons to help you revamp your classroom plans. After the one-hour sessions, join colleagues for a tech smackdown. Learn about new apps, websites, and other technology tools to help spark even more ideas. For a list of full course descriptions, faculty bios and registration, visit www.shorecrest.org/pd.
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American Horticultural Society National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium

Columbia, SC
July 14-16, 2016

The 24th annual NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world.
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History of the English Language

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
July 18, 19, and 20, 2016

English is a layered, complex language. When closely examined, the language reveals levels of influences from its origins, conquering countries, and the absorption of cultures along the way. This class will look at distinct time periods in which English underwent changes as well as the impact these changes had on pronunciation, vocabulary, and spelling. Join Josephine Calamari, M.Ed., a Fellow-in-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, and classroom teacher at The Schenck School for an informative and interesting three day course.
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BOLD Summit: Atlanta

The Galloway School, Atlanta, GA
July 18-21, 2016

The BOLD Summit is a four day professional development opportunity for educators of color who are looking to further their careers and are actively seeking out leadership opportunities. It will be held at The Galloway School in Atlanta, GA. Educators will apply and be accepted for one of two tracks; as teachers looking for their first opportunity to move into mid-level administrative positions (i.e. Dean, Grade Chair, Curriculum Director, Assistant Administrator, etc.) or as current mid-level administrators looking to move into a senior administrative position (Level Head, Assistant Head of School, etc.). Through large and small group instructional sessions, lecture, and individual instruction, participants will explore who they are as leaders, leadership styles, areas of personal growth, and how to best present themselves. Through deep dialogue, and evidence-based best practices, educators will leave the BOLD Summit with better understandings of themselves and leadership as an educator of color in independent school settings. While there are similar programs out there, The BOLD program is unique in its approach.
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An Introduction to Morphology

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
July 21-22, 2016

This course will discuss the instruction of Anglo-Saxon affixes along with basic Latin roots and affixes. The course 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. This course will be taught by Jennings Miller, M.Ed., a Fellow-In-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Ms. Miller trains under the supervision of Rosalie Davis. Ms. Miler worked for ten years as a classroom teacher with children with special needs including students with dyslexia and language disorders. In her private tutoring practice, she works with children ages 5 - 18 of all abilities to develop reading, math written expression, and language skills.
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Grammar, Diagramming, and Writing for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
July 25-26, 2016

This course is intended for elementary and early middle school teachers teach grammar and writing concepts. Concepts will be reviewed, and effective teaching methods and resources will be shared. Each instructional topic will begin with an explanation of the concepts followed by diagramming and writing with those concepts. The emphasis will be on making grammar fun! The course will be taught by Janet Street and Lisa Murray both Fellows-In-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and classroom teachers at The Schenck School.
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Vocabulary

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
July 27, 2016

Tired of introducing great vocabulary words to your students and then witnessing them being forgotten and never used in speech or writing? Come learn methods you can employ immediately in your classroom to: · choose high-frequency words your students will read and hear over and over · establish in-depth understandings of their multiple meanings · discuss the etymology and morphology of the words · reinforce the parts of speech of the words · engage students in thinking critically about the words · encourage students to actually use the words when speaking as well as writing The course will be taught by Janet Street and Lisa Murray. Ms. Street and Ms. Murray are Fellows-In-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham of Practitioners and Educators and classroom teachers at The Schenck School.
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Reading Comprehension

The Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
July 28-29, 2016

Comprehension is more than just knowing what you read. It requires skills along the language continuum to construct and compose meaning. Students then need to actively demonstrate that meaning through their writing. This class will break down these skills and examine the areas where dyslexic readers may struggle including skills such as main idea, drawing conclusions and making inferences. Josephine Calamari, M.Ed., a Fellow-In-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and classroom teacher at The Schenck School along with Jennings Miller, M. Ed., also a Fellow-In-Training with the Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators with ten years of classroom teaching experience, are the instructors for this course.
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AIM Summer Institute US 2016

The Bolles School - San Jose Campus, Jacksonville, FL
July 28-29, 2016

AIM Summer Institutes offer extensive programming over two days to enable new teachers to learn about the unique techniques and strategies used in the AIM, and experienced teachers to deepen their knowledge and skills. Keynote Speaker: Wendy Maxwell! Wendy Maxwell is an award-winning teacher who has transformed second language instruction, both in Canada and internationally. Wendy is the program creator and lead author of AIM Language Learning’s French and English programs and the first two levels of our new Spanish program, iJóvenes en acción! Wendy is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence (1999) and the H.H. Stern Award for Innovation in Second Languages (2004). She has made many appearances on CBC, Radio-Canada, Citytv and CTV. Her program has been written up in the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and various international journals. Wendy has delivered keynote addresses in Paris, Tokyo and The Hague. Connect with new and experienced AIM teachers The Summer Institute draws participants from across North America and around the world. Connect with, and share best practices with, teachers who share a passion for languages and innovative teaching practices. Attend inspiring workshops, led by AIM experts A wealth of topics will be covered for both new and experienced AIM teachers. Examples include: The Essential Elements of AIM Strategies for Success in the AIM Classroom Story retelling and Extension AIM Games Spontaneous Communication with AIM AIM and Technology Making Grammar Fun! Differentiated Learning and Classroom Management Assessment for, as and of Learning in an AIM Classroom Cultural Literacy and the AIM.
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