The call for proposals is now open for the 2017 NCGS Conference, Education Innovation: Building Cultures of Creativity, June 25-27 at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC.
Education Innovation will provide attendees an opportunity to share ideas, make connections, and define -- or perhaps redefine -- what "innovation" means to them and their schools or organizations in the broadest terms possible.
For classroom teachers, it might entail delivering content in a new, more effective way. For administrators, it could result in developing alternative ways for students to master 21st century skills and how to assess those skills. For advancement and admissions, it might include expanding applicant pools or rethinking the use of social media to engage the power of many voices in our communities.
No matter what your role, it means providing girls with opportunities to develop the behaviors, skills, and mindsets that will allow them to dream big, try, fail, reimagine, and try again so they can make their way confidently in the world. It means, in addition to teaching girls about history or science or a second language, educators are also helping them to become courageous, empathetic, creative, and collaborative problem solvers and global citizens.
In short, innovation is about asking, "What's next?"
We invite you to submit a proposal addressing how you and your school/organization are answering this question. Click here to view the call for proposals overview, guidelines, and instructions. To access the online submission form, click here.
Proposals are due by December 19, 2016.
Registration is open for the upcoming Educating Girls Symposium, a professional development opportunity for educators to exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls.
Educating Girls Symposium
School Communities: The Power of Many Voices
February 22, 2017
The Nightingale-Bamford School
New York, NY
Presented in partnership with the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
School Communities: The Power of Many Voices will be the theme of the day with discussions addressing:
1. How do the various “communities” in your school – students, teachers, administrators, admissions teams, advancement officers, parents, and more – collaborate to create a space where girls feel safe, valued, and appreciated?
2. How does your school resolve conflict when any one of these voices is perceived to overshadow others?
3. How are the mission, vision, and values of your school reflected in the development of your school community?
Click here to register today!
Created by NCGS, PEP Talks: Podcast on Educational Possibilities airs the third Thursday of every month. PEP Talks is hosted by experienced educators Ayanna "Yanni" Hill-Gill and Sarah Edson. Members of the NCGS Board of Trustees, Yanni is Head of Atlanta Girls' School and Sarah is Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation at The Ethel Walker School.
PEP Talks brings together experts from NCGS member schools to share and discuss best practices in educating and empowering girls. You will also hear from students about how this current generation likes to learn and the teachers who inspire them.
As we lead up to the 2017 NCGS Conference, Education Innovation: Building Cultures of Creativity, PEP Talks will cover innovations in girls' schools in the areas of health and wellness, maker spaces and innovation labs, admissions and communications, scheduling and assessment, community involvement, advancement and alumnae relations, and global programs.
PEP Talks can be accessed through the NCGS website, iTunes, and the Apple Podcasts app (search for National Coalition of Girls’ School). It will soon be accessible via Google Play for Android users.
The second episode, featuring a discussion about innovations in advancement and women's philanthropy, is now available.