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2016 Global Forum - Breakout Sessions

[G] From STEM to Full STEAM in Miriam College Middle School

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Gina J. Ganapin, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Middle School | Miriam Collegel (Philippines)

Collaboration is one the 21st century skills that is emphasized in Miriam College Middle School. In this session, the participants will gain insights as to how parents and teachers work hand-in-hand in developing STEAM skills of the students through the STEAM@Home projects. This session will share the challenges faced in the implementation of the program and how these challenges were addressed. Sample videos and blogs of students about the project will be shown. Other STEAM initiatives undertaken by the school will also be presented.

 
[G] Building PERMA to Achieve Positive Results for Girls

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Victoria Rennie, Deputy Principal and Julie Townsend, Headmistress | St Catherine's School, NSW (Australia)

As we look to the future the significance of positive education continues to permeate school life. Dr. Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2000 wrote that "our best long term investment is human capital investment in the form of emotional, social and cognitive education," and in order to do this, educators must have a clear focus on building wellbeing and flourishing in their students. With clear aims to teach girls the key competencies of resilience, how to build academic tenacity, positive relationships and emotions, and how to apply these successfully in order to reach their full potential and achieve their goals, we work closely with staff to deliver and develop a comprehensive K-12 Academic Care program. Drawing together the work of Barbara Fredrickson, Carol Dweck and aimed at  building PERMA in our girls, our Academic Care program has a particular focus on four key areas: (1) Building mental toughness; (2) Building strong relationships; (3) Building positive emotion; and (4) Building academic capacity.

 
[G] Building Your Fundraising Toolkit: Funding Girl Power!

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Laura Green, Dean of Advancement | Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

This fundraising workshop will provide a look into how schools can improve on their fundraising efforts. The topics covered will include: (1) Case Statement: How to create a unifying, compelling, and consistent message about your school; (2) Goal Setting: How to create your case for support and what strategies do you need to reach your goal; (3) Major Gifts Program: according to GIVING USA 2014, individuals make 90% of all charitable contributions; therefore, we will talk about what you need to develop a simple and workable face-to-face major gift solicitation program. This includes creating a simple donor ranking and moves management system.

 
[G] Executive Director Panel

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

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[G] From Classroom to Career: Innovative STEM Curriculum to Plug the Leaky Pipeline

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Erika Kurt, Managing Director | Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration; Barbara Fishel, Dean of Studies/Director of Research | The Hockaday School; Nichole Broderick, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics | University of Connecticut (formerly Associate Research Scientist | Yale University); and Janelle Anderson, Partner | CTI Life Sciences Fund (formerly Managing Director, MRL Venture Fund | Merck)

Research shows that girls start out strong in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – courses but lose interest along the way, often referred to as the "leaky pipeline." This engaging panel will discuss an innovative discovery-based course – the Small World Initiative™ (SWI) – formulated at Yale University to encourage and retain girls in STEM and what additional actions your school can take to help links students to STEM careers. Formulated at Yale University in 2012, SWI centers around an introductory biology course that engages students in original hands-on laboratory and field research while addressing a worldwide health threat – the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics. As part of SWI, students from around the world isolate bacteria from soil in their local environments in the hunt for new antibiotics. SWI is already in 99 colleges and universities around the world and will be training its first cohort of high school instructors this summer.

Join us as Erika Kurt, Managing Director for the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration, moderates an interactive panel discussion between pioneering science educators and industry. Barbara Fishel, Dean of Studies at The Hockaday School, will share how she is piloting SWI’s innovative science curriculum at the high school level and the impact it is having on her students. Nichole Broderick will discuss how to harness the power of active learning to achieve both educational and scientific goals and insights from Yale’s Center for Scientific Teaching. Finally, industry expert Janelle Anderson will weigh in on what your school can do to link girls to careers in STEM and build relationships between your school and industry.

 
[G] From STEM to Full STEAM in Miriam College Middle School

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

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[G] Gender Diversity in Public Girls' Schools

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Amanda Rosenblum, Girls' Education Senior Manager, Programs and Partnerships | Young Women's Leadership Network

In January 2014, California’s historic School Success and Opportunity Act, ensuring transgender youth have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in public schools across the state, went into effect. This law was the first of its kind in the country and requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity. The NY State Education Department followed suit and released guidelines in the summer of 2015 for school districts to accommodate transgender students. Public schools are, once again, required to honor students for who they are, no matter their gender. In this workshop, we will explore how to infuse gender into the curriculum throughout content areas, how to support students through the coming out process, and how to build school culture around an understanding of gender diversity.

 
[G] Global Education Standards: Why and How

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Loren Fauchier, Director of Global Education | Providence Day School & Global Education Benchmark Group; Vicki Weeks, Founder | Global Weeks & Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG); and Joe Vogel, Director of Center for Global Citizenship and Executive Director of GEBG | Hathway Brown School and Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG)

The Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) formed in 2008 in an effort to identify best practices and improve global education for independent schools. Since then, GEBG created its Global Education Endorsement program to evaluate and endorse schools with significant global education programs. This presentation will provide an overview of the standards and discuss why they are important and should be applied beyond independent schools.

 
[G] I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Amita Vyas, Director, Maternal and Child Health MPH Program | Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and Chelsea Ullman, Policy Associate | Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University

This session highlights the resource guide created by The Global Women’s Institute of the George Washington University, in collaboration with the Malala Fund. Attendees will gain new knowledge of the major themes of the resource guide: education, cultural politics, religion, media, feminism, and violence against women. Participants will engage in group discussions and view several multimedia videos. This session demonstrates how innovative teaching and curriculum can support global efforts to mobilize women and men to address women’s and girls’ rights to an education.

 
[G] Local Partners, Global Ambitions: How a Community Center and a Girls' School Collaborate to Change the World Together

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Paul Burke, Head of School and Rebecca Strauss, Director of Open Doors | The Nightingale-Bamford School; and Asha Curran, Director | 92nd Street Y Center for Innovation & Social Impact

Global education can begin at the schoolhouse door, or - in this case at least - on the same city block. This session explores how the 92Y and Nightingale - two NYC neighbors - have found innovative ways to partner and how that partnership has helped us dream big dreams. A Nightingale-authored, 92Y-inspired giving curriculum in support of the international #GivingTuesday movement inspires today's generation to give, and Nightingale’s Anonymous Project empowers girls to tell the stories of historically overlooked female leaders through creative projects that will be shared with a broader public through collaboration with 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius festival. Come to this session to learn how you can tap nearby resources to make a far-reaching difference, for your students and for their world.

 
[G] SJA Meets LUV: Opportunities for International Collaboration through Personalized STEAM Enrichment

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: John Richardson, Technology Director and Claire Luikart, Special Projects Manager/Computer Science Instructor | St. Joseph's Academy; and Neesha Rahim, Co-Founder | Level Up Village

For the fall semester of 2015, St. Joseph’s Academy has embarked on a journey of international cooperation through a partnership with Level Up Village (LUV), an online distance learning program. LUV provides a platform for students in the US to video chat asynchronously with partner schools across the globe; students in both locations learn new STEM skills, apply them to real-world problems, and find solutions through unconventional, design thinking. Hear firsthand accounts of how your school can benefit from coordinating with LUV and give your students new perspectives while problem-solving in STEM fields.

 
[G] The Story of Girls Prep Bronx Elementary: A School Wide Yoga and Mindfulness Program

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Kelli Love, Yoga Teacher | Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School

Many schools have adapted yoga/mindfulness due to the strong body of evidence showing that it fosters emotion regulation, builds the attention muscle, grows pro-social behaviors as well as ultimately develops resiliency. This presentation will look at the depth and increased skill acquisition for self-awareness and emotion regulation one teacher can facilitate when offering a full time yoga and mindfulness curriculum from within the school, rather than an outside provider. At Girls Prep Bronx, yoga and mindfulness have been prioritized as a school-wide content. Participants will leave with tangible ways to empower girls and implement a yoga and mindfulness curriculum.

 
[G] Strengthening Your Professional Possibilities and in turn Your Institutional Success: The Importance of CAEP (Certification of Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals) and its Role in Enhancing the Profession and Enrollment Management at Your Sc

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

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[G] Cohort & Collaboration: A Case Study and Roadmap for Immersive Experiences Abroad

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Christina McAnuff, Director, High School & Gap Year Abroad Programs | CIEE (Council for International Education Exchange)

CIEE’s global footprint with Study centers around the world supports the cultural exchange and leadership experiences that can help female leaders gain proficiency in global competence and STEAM skills. They return home with a better understanding of who they are and where they are going. Learn about the NCGS-CIEE Global Discovery program, as well as other global classroom offerings that give girls access to global education experiences in 19 destinations.

(Formerly "The World is Our Classroom:  Supporting Female Leaders with CIEE 
STEAM Programs")

 
[G] Weaving Leadership Education into the Middle School: Will Your Girls Accept the Challenge?

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Christine Clemens, History Teacher and Eighth Grade Team Leader; Erin Hennessy, English Department Chair and Co-Director of Girls’ Leadership Institute at Kent Place; Holly Doyle, Latin and History Teacher and Co-Director of Girls’ Leadership Institute at Kent Place; and Karen Rezach, Director of the Middle School and Director of the Ethics Institute | Kent Place School

Despite all the cliches about middle school, it is actually the most developmentally opportune time to teach leadership skills to girls. Young girls are already in the process of building self-image and why not position them to see themselves as leaders? At Kent Place, leadership learning happens daily through intention. Discover how an advisory program, curricular and pedagogical choices, community partnerships, global trips, and the Girls Leadership Institute programs are used to build and inspire student leadership. Learn how to create structures and curriculum to support comprehensive leadership education. Attendees will also take away and practice specific activities that empower girls with skills to help them grow as leaders.

 
[G] Strengthening Your Professional Possibilities and in turn Your Institutional Success: The Importance of CAEP (Certification of Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals) and its Role in Enhancing the Profession and Enrollment Management at Your School

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: Janice Crampton, Executive Director | Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP); Ray Diffley, Director of Admission | Choate Rosemary Hall and Director (beginning July 2016) | AISAP’s Center for Admission and Enrollment Management Leadership; and Liz Schmitt, Chief Enrollment & Student Affairs Officer | Miss Porter's School

Now more than ever there is a need for Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals to understand and implement best practice strategies into their operational as well as strategic plans. As the increasing connection between our schools, our students, and our independent school brand and value proposition is being examined, so must our common practice, understanding, language, and agreed upon metrics towards enhancing the admission and enrollment management profession be clear, understood, and implemented. Join us as we allow you to imagine the possibilities when a profession truly professionalizes and in turn expectations and understanding join with Standards and Competencies of Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals to then map out for all of those who work, work with, oversee and are impacted by the work of your school’s enrollment management efforts. We will allow you to see, plan, and imagine how you can reach your full potential and encourage others to do so as well. 

 
[G] Executive Director Panel

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

PRESENTERS: TBD

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