NAIS Annual Conference

Upcoming Independent Curriculum Group Webinars

  • 1.  Upcoming Independent Curriculum Group Webinars

    Posted 11-12-2018 12:38 PM

    Dear friend in the NAIS community-

    I'm writing to let you know about a few upcoming free ICG webinars:

    TOMORROW! Tuesday, November 13 at 3:30pm ET
    Planting Seeds, Growing Leaders at TMI Episcopal School
    Teacher leadership is a catalyst for student growth, teacher retention, and a positive school culture. Presenters from TMI Episcopal School (TX) will share models that have built community and inspired educators through the sharing of innovative and creative practices and the collaboration of public and private school teachers. Identify opportunities in your school to capitalize on faculty potential and organically create change. Empower teachers to harness, amplify, and exhibit their leadership capacity. Learn practical strategies to create a community of teacher leader/learners who share expertise, enhance each other's school experiences, strive for professional growth, and celebrate each other's work in their classrooms.


    Wednesday, December 5 at 3:30pm ET
    Introducing Athena: Resource Sharing, Collaboration, and Professional Development
    Are you a teacher, eager to browse other people's work, share your own work, and collaborate to improve? Have you looked in vain for sources of curriculum and pedagogical ideas to enrich your own teaching or a place to share and iterate your own ideas? Athena (a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed by teachers for teachers and the recipient of an E. E. Ford Foundation grant) is a space for teachers to find, share, and improve the questions, activities, and assignments we use every day. Presented by founder Peter Nilsson of Deerfield Academy (MA), this webinar will introduce participants to Athena and to its rich and growing menu of professional development and classroom resources.



    Wednesday, January 16 at 3:30pm ET
    Independent Advanced Curriculum: Place-Based United States History
    Many United States history courses are taught with a flexible geographic focus. Instead of this traditional approach, the U.S. history courses at University Liggett School (MI) are taught through a fixed, place-based approach: Detroit, Michigan, and the Great Lakes region are the steady lens through which the essential themes of U.S. history are explored. Such an approach, rooted in serious research experiences, has allowed students not only to deconstruct the national mythology, but also to develop a deeper connection to the places they live, play, and work. In this webinar, we will provide a brief introduction to place-based social studies education, review Liggett's approach to United States history, and help show how this approach can be applied anywhere.


    Thursday, February 21 at 3:30pm ET
    Independent Advanced Curriculum: University Liggett School's Academic Research Program
    A 144-column inch article in the Sunday edition of The Seattle Times. An invitation to a six-week research experience in Israel. National publication in Digital America. A U.S. Patent application. These are a few of the achievements of students in University Liggett School's (MI) signature Academic Research Program, a four-year sequence that prepares every student to conduct a significant, rigorous, and meaningful academic research project in the topic of their choice. Learn more about the development, implementation, and evolution of this five-year-old program, which allows students to do work that matters to them-and matters in the greater world.


    Also, just a quick reminder about our Academic Leaders Retreats, co-presented with One Schoolhouse. Read more and sign up (soon!) HERE.

    Wishing everyone a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving to those in our global who observe it-PG

    Peter Gow, Executive Director
    The Independent Curriculum Group (a 501c3 non-profit organization)
    P. O. Box 1308
    Dedham, MA 02027 U.S.A.
    [email protected]