NCGS is developing an inspirational video that will premiere in its entirety at the 2017 NCGS Conference, Education Innovation: Building Cultures of Creativity, and we need your participation!
The video will capture girls' perspectives around the world about what innovation means to them. We are asking our member schools to contribute to this project by selecting students to answer two predetermined questions and share their thoughts about the importance of education innovation.
Click here for filming and submission instructions, including a media release form. Video submissions can be uploaded to the NCGS Videos Google Drive.
Video submissions are due by March 17, 2017.
Registration 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?"
Created by NCGS, PEP Talks: Podcast on Educational Possibilities airs monthly. 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 now Google Play.
The fourth episode, featuring a discussion about innovations in advisory and health/wellness programs, is now available.