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2016 Conference On Coordinate Education - Breakout Workshops

[Coordinate Academics: The Classroom] Beyond Blended: A Coeducational, Hybrid Course for Single-Gender Schools

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 10:55 AM-11:55 AM

PRESENTERS: Andrew Jones, Head of Mathematics, St. George's School (CANADA); Phil Stringer, Head of Mathematics, Crofton House School (CANADA); Marianne Chang, Head of Mathematics, York House School (CANADA)

Blended learning is typically described as mixing online and face-to-face teaching; but what if you took it further? Join us to learn about our journey implementing a coed, hybrid academic course (AP Statistics) spanning three single-sex schools. The Math Department Heads join together to bring out the best in each of themselves and their schools to make a significant difference for their students.

Beyond Blended-A Coedcuational, Hybrid Course for Single-Gender Schools.pdf

 
[Coordinate Academics: The Classroom] Exploring Human Relationships Together

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 10:55 AM-11:55 AM

PRESENTERS: Matthew Green, Head of Upper School, The Haverford School (PA); Carmen Epstein, Spanish Instructor, The Haverford School (PA); Bill Escher, Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department, Agnes Irwin School (PA)

Single-sex classrooms can invite honest discussion that may not surface in a coed setting, but some topics are enriched by the presence of a wide variety of voices. Such is the case in Human Relationships Seminar, where boys and girls from three single-sex schools explore a range of topics, including personal identity, gender roles and equity, romantic love, and friendship.


Exploring Human Relationships Together_2.pdf

 
[Coordinate Academics: The Classroom] Intentional Walk: Pitching a Model for Coordinate Team Teaching

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 10:55 AM-11:55 AM

PRESENTERS: Melissa Brooks, Upper School English Teacher/Co-director of College Counseling, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD); Joel Coleman, Upper School Head, St. Paul's School (MD)

Is there a model for coordination beyond simply opening our classrooms to boys and girls? One that serves teachers as well as students as they grow beyond mere academic, social, and professional competency? Join us to explore the administrative logistics, pedagogical considerations, and interpersonal compromises involved in creating and implementing an edifying intercampus, team-taught course.

 
[Coordinate Academics: The Classroom] Online Spaces Facilitating Coordinate Programs

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 10:55 AM-11:55 AM

PRESENTERS: Brad Rathgeber, Executive Director, One Schoolhouse (MD)

Many boys’ and girls’ schools seek to create more curricular opportunities for students. But there is a big challenge: the schedule! Find out how schools can use online learning spaces — whether fully online classrooms or blended ones — to create coordinate curricular opportunities. Explore best and emerging practices for the entire field of learning online.

 
[Coordinate Academics: The Classroom] Shared Decision-Making in a Coordinate System: A Test Case with a Great Outcome

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 10:55 AM-11:55 AM

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Galambos, Assistant Head of School and Upper School Director, Bryn Mawr School (MD); Ereni Malfa, Upper School Head, Roland Park Country School (MD); Robert Heubeck, Upper School Head, Gilman School (MD)

In 2015, our Upper Schools set out to change the trischool exam schedule. A simple plan to move the date of exams evolved into much deeper discussions regarding the purpose of exams, the format of assessments, and the goals for student learning. Join the three Upper School Heads for a conversation on how coordinate schools can make changes through shared decision-making.

 
[Coordinate Academics: The Classroom] SHASAM Workshop: STEM, History, Art, Spanish, and Applied Mathematics

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 10:55 AM-11:55 AM

PRESENTERS: LuAnn Blackman, Math Teacher, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD); Sofia De Jesus, STEAM Coordinator, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD); Aggie Diver, Spanish Teacher, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD); Mick Scott, STEM Director, St. Paul's School (MD); Edee Waller, Art Teacher and Upper School Dean, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD); David Warner, History Teacher, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD)

This workshop will help participants formulate a multi-discipline/multi-cultural unit. Attendees will receive instructions on how to conduct the unit with various options. Information will be given on how the plan was created at St. Paul’s School for Girls (SPSG), and how it is evolving and developing to include and engage both the girls from SPSG and the boys from St. Paul’s School.

 
[Coordinate Academics: The Classroom] Widening the Pedagogical Horizon: Developing Classroom Strategies for All

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 10:55 AM-11:55 AM

PRESENTERS: Abigail James, Adjunct Professor, Germanna Community College (VA)

Girls’ and boys’ schools develop curricula differently to meet the needs of the majority of their students. Coordinate educational programs provide students with the opportunity to widen their educational horizons. Join us to use what is known about gendered educational approaches to help teachers develop pedagogies and approaches that will include all students in their classes.

 
[Coordinate Programs in the Co-Curriculum/Student Life] A Unique Coordinate Culture in an Australian Setting

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 1:10 PM-2:10 PM

PRESENTERS: Linda Douglas, Principal, Ruyton Girls' School (AUSTRALIA); Cathryn Furey, Assistant Principal, Ruyton Girls' School (AUSTRALIA)

Nearly 25 years ago Ruyton Girls' School and Trinity Grammar established The Coordinate Programme, encompassing the final two years of schooling across both schools. Hear how the programme evolved, including shared culture, community, purpose, and goals. Discover how we have maintained strong identities as single-sex schools to create a truly unique programme.

 
[Coordinate Programs in the Co-Curriculum/Student Life] Co-Curricular Coordinate Successes and Setbacks: Process, Culture, and Buy-in

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 1:10 PM-2:10 PM

PRESENTERS: Ivette Bohlen, Associate Director of Counseling/US Counselor, National Cathedral School (DC); Sandi Krotman, Director of Counseling/MS Counselor, National Cathedral School (DC); Carrie Friend, Upper School Psychologist, St. Albans School (DC)

Trying to start a coordinate program? Are you wondering what direction to take with your partner school? Come hear our story about developing coordinate wellness curricula, general SEL programming, and seminars. Share what has and hasn't worked at your school and collaborate with each other to gain fresh ideas and perspectives about how to move this work forward.

 
[Coordinate Programs in the Co-Curriculum/Student Life] Collaborative Protocols for Policy and Practice

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 1:10 PM-2:10 PM

PRESENTERS: Kathleen O'Neill Jamieson, Head of School, National Cathedral School (DC); Faye Ferguson, Director of Finance and Operations, National Cathedral School (DC); Dave Baad, Associate Headmaster, St. Albans School (DC); Greg Parker, Director, Finance and Business Operations, St. Albans School (DC)

National Cathedral School and St. Albans School have developed a process for creating shared policies and practices that ease families’ coordinate experience and clarify expectations for faculty and staff. Join heads of school and directors of finance to hear about lessons learned in streamlining coordinate budgeting, travel policies, financial aid, and human resource guidelines.

 
[Coordinate Programs in the Co-Curriculum/Student Life] Make Coordination Count: Time and Place for Coed Initiatives in the Middle School

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 1:10 PM-2:10 PM

PRESENTERS: Whitney Price, Director of Strategic Initiatives and MS Assistant Head, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD); Tom Linz, Seventh Grade Dean and MS History, St. Paul's School for Girls (MD); Matt Byars, Fifth and Sixth Grade Dean and MS English, St. Paul's School (MD)

Structured, intentional coed opportunities enhance the experience of students and prepare them for the real world. Delve into process and product as faculty highlight the evolution of coordinated efforts at the middle school level. Hear about buy-in, challenges, and successes in implementation and growth of the program, including joint academic, social, and service events.

 
[Coordinate Programs in the Co-Curriculum/Student Life] Supporting Gender Fluid Students in Our Schools: A Discussion

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 1:10 PM-2:10 PM

PRESENTERS: Paul Burke, Head of School, The Nightingale-Bamford School (NY)

Join Paul Burke, Vice President, NCGS Board of Trustees, to hear how single-sex schools in New York City are working together to determine the best strategies for supporting gender fluid students in their schools. Participants will then have an opportunity to offer their own stories, share ideas, and discuss possible next steps within their own communities.

 
[Coordinate Programs in the Co-Curriculum/Student Life] Two Schools, Two Divisions: Enhancing Coordinate Student Life

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 21, 1:10 PM-2:10 PM

PRESENTERS: Tim Harger, Assistant Upper School Dean of Students, National Cathedral School (DC); Emily Fetting, Middle School Dean of Students, National Cathedral School (DC); Kelly Castellanos, Lower School Dean of Student Affairs, St. Albans School (DC)

National Cathedral School for Girls and St. Albans School for Boys share a campus and coordinate program in Middle and Upper Schools. Join this roundtable discussion to examine ways we have been working to enhance our coordinate relationship so the program serves both schools' missions and students' developmental needs. We look forward to discussing similar efforts with other schools.