Registration Open for Educating Girls Symposium in New York

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!


NCGS Starts Monthly Podcast: PEP Talks

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 first episode, featuring a discussion about innovations in school scheduling, is now available.


Infographics on Benefits of Girls' Schools Available for NCGS Members

NCGS is offering its member schools impactful infographics and charts. These visual statistics will give prospective and current families and donors a quick snapshot of the unique benefits and outcomes of girls' schools.

The infographics cover aspects of girls' schools such as dedication to how girls learn, academic achievement, inspirational environment, building self-confidence, developing leadership skills, higher aspirations, and success in STEM.

Also available are charts from the research report "Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools," which highlight statistics comparing students at all-girls schools with their female peers at coed independent and public schools.

Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, the infographics and charts can be used in a variety of ways:

1. Embed in school's website.
2. Share on social media.
3. Publish in alumnae magazine.
4. Enhance fundraising materials.

These graphic files can be easily downloaded from a private webpage upon request. Please contact Olivia Haas to receive the link.
In addition, the "Girls' School Advantage" infographic poster is available to all current 2016-2017 member schools. To request an electronic version or hardcopies, please contact Paige Rannigan.