The Independent Curriculum Group, a community of over 160 schools and organizations whose mission is to “build capacity in the development of effective curriculum based on their unique missions and the special resources, needs, talents, and passions of their own communities of educators and learners,” reminds NAIS Community members of upcoming important events.
FREE WEBINARSTUESDAY, February 7: “Problem-Based Learning for Teachers,” presented by J. D. DeVaughn-Brown of Chadwick School (CA). Information and registration HERE.
THURSDAY, February 9: “Lectica: A New Kind of Assessment for Real Learning,” presented by Dr. Theo Dawson of Lectica. Information and registration HERE.
CURRICULUM 2017: URGENCIES, IMPERATIVES—AND IDEAS! April 7 in Poughkeepsie, NYIn these troubled times educators must interrogate and respond to social challenges and great uncertainties. This highly participant-driven event at Poughkeepsie Day School (NY) will showcase best practices and programs using an interactive “poster session” format. The highlight of the program will be sessions whose purpose is to bring together sustainable professional communities of educators working together across schools to create curricula and other living and learning experiences can lead to a brighter future. Information and registration HERE.
ACADEMIC LEADERS RETREAT PACIFIC 2017 April 19-21 in Pacific Grove, CAThe crown jewels in the ICG event calendars are the Academic Leaders Retreats, intimate gatherings of academic administrators, department and division chairs, and teacher-leaders to learn, share, and build professional and personal connections. ALR Pacific 2017 will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds on California’s Monterey Peninsula, and will feature learning sessions led by Jonathan Martin, participant-created unconference sessions, and time for reflection and socialization. Information and registration HERE.
INNOVATOR MEETUP! June 22 in Southborough, MA Co-sponsored by the ICG and host St. Mark's School, this Meetup, featuring keynotes from Chief Innovation Officer Tim Fish of NAIS and Meghan Cureton of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School’s Institute for Innovation, will bring together Directors of Innovation and other educator leaders to share, learn, and work together to consider how to make innovation more than just a buzzword. Participants’ preference will drive the breakout sessions as they work to infuse the term “innovation” with authentic meaning and to use the collective expertise and experiences of colleagues to gain inspiration as well as practical ideas. Information and registration HERE.
We invite you to share this message with colleagues and friends and to learn more about the Independent Curriculum Group on our website.