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NCGS 20th Anniversary at Southfield School and Advancing Girls in STEM Symposium both big successes!

NCGS was thrilled to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with so many of you at Southfield School, our gracious host. Thanks to Southfield and to all of you who attended for making this special night possible. It was a particular treat to hear from NCGS Founders Meg Moulton and Whitty Ransome. A big thanks also to all of our presenters, sponsors and attendees for making our NCGS STEM Symposium such a success! We were thrilled to have our highest attendance ever for an NCGS event and it was inspiri...

g and energizing to have so many people committed to the cause of advancing girls in STEM! Stay tuned for the post-symposium section of our website where we will feature materials from various presentations from the day. Also, if you were at the symposium and haven't already done so, we would be thrilled if you would take a brief moment to fill out our short survey to will give us feedback on your experience at the event. To fill out the survey, simply go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCGSStemEvaluation    

 
Save the Date for the National Conference on Girls' Education!

Mark your calendars on February 10-12, 2012 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington D.C. for the inaugural National Conference on Girls’ Education, co-founded by The Young Wo...

en’s Leadership Network (YWLN) and The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS).  This conference, bringing together all forms of girls’ schools (public, independent, parochial), girls’ program leaders and practitioners, academics, researchers and others committed to the healthy intellectual, social, and emotional development of girls and young women, will shine the spotlight on some of America’s top thinkers, educators and practitioners.  Details to come!

 
Educating Girls Conference-Co-Sponsored by NYSAIS and NCGS

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
Marymount School
Speaker: JoAnn Deak

"A Look at the Current Brain Research in Girls: Important Windows of Neuro-sensitivity in the First Two Decades of Life."

This workshop will combine theory and practice to help schools improve the educational journey for girls in girls’ schools and coed schools, thereby improving the experience for all learners.

The event is for all educators who work with girls, at all educational levels. In the last several years, there has been a burgeoning of research looking at readiness from a neurological perspective. The defining question: Are there areas of the brain that are most malleable or plastic during a particular age range? The answer to that question has been gaining more and more clarity to the point that the research is providing critical direction in child development. There are really two magic decades, which span critical periods of brain development. This conference is for everyone who works with girls at any grade grade level, in co-ed or single-sex schools. Understanding the full span of girls’ neurodevelopment will enhance how we structure curriculum, schedules, social activities – basically everything we do in school. In addition to Dr. Deak’s interactive presentations there will be a one-hour period of workshops. Everyone is invited to submit a proposal for a one-hour workshop on any aspect of working with girls. Use this form for your submission, due by December 1, 2012. Workshop presenters will be able to attend the conference at no charge. For more information, including the day's schedule, visit http://www.nysais.org/page.cfm?id=1161&verbose=3129  

 
NCGS Hosting Reception at CASE-NAIS Conference

Are you attending the CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference? If so, please join NCGS Executive Director, Megan Murphy, and Deputy Director, Emilie Liebhoff at a reception for advancement professionals.

The reception will take place Monday, January 14 at 6 p.m. in the National Harbor 8 room at the Gaylord Conference Center.


At this members-only reception, Megan and Emilie are very excited to share plans for the launch of the NCGS Alumnae Network, which will connect alumnae from member girls' schools across the country and abroad. 

Please RSVP to NCGS Director of Member & Administrative Services, Paige Rannigan at
prannigan@ncgs.org by January 8, 2013.

 
NCGS Hosting The Girls' School Advantage in LA

Date: June 9, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Place: Loyola High School (1901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles)
Speaker: Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA

NCGS is hosting an event for Los Angeles area prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Participating NCGS member schools include The Archer School for Girls, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Marlborough School, Marymount High School, Ramona Convent, and Westridge School.

Presenters will include Dr. Linda J. Sax of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute and a Q&A panel of student representatives from each of the six participating schools. The event will conclude with a school fair where staff members, student panelists, and alumnae will be available to answer school-specific questions.

Click here for a flyer with more information.

For anyone interested in attending, please RSVP by JUNE 1 to ncgs@ncgs.org.

 
National Conference on Girls’ Education 2014

Save the date for the National Conference on Girls’ Education!

February 7-9, 2014

Co-hosted by Young Women’s Leadership Network and National Coalition of Girls' Schools at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

NCGE 2014 is for educators, practitioners, and researchers to share ideas and resources to continue to advance the best possible practices for the education of girls. RFP, sponsor, and registration information will be available fall 2013.

 
NCGS Hosting Girls' Schools Advantage Events in Seattle, Baltimore, and Los Angeles

NCGS is hosting Girls' School Advantage events in Seattle, Baltimore, and Los Angeles for prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Researcher Dr. Linda Sax of UCLA will present highlights from her study Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College.

Click READ MORE for city details, participating schools, and to RSVP to attend.

SEATTLE
Date: March 20, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Place: Northwest African American Museum

Participating schools include Al-Noor Academy of Arts and Sciences, Annie Wright Upper School, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, and Seattle Girls’ School.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Date: April 5, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Place: Landon School

Participating schools include Excel Academy Public Charter School, Foxcroft School, Holton-Arms School, Madeira, National Cathedral School, Online School for Girls, and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

BALTIMORE
Date: April 6, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Place: Notre Dame of Maryland University

Participating schools include Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Bryn Mawr School, Garrison Forest School, Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Oldfields School, Roland Park Country School, St. Paul's School for Girls, and St. Timothy's School.

LOS ANGELES
Date: April 27, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Place: Loyola High School

Participating schools include The Archer School for Girls, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Immaculate Heart High School and Middle SchoolLouisville High School, Marlborough School, Marymount High School, Ramona Convent Secondary School, Vivian Webb School, and Westridge School.

 
2015 NCGS Conference "From STEM to STEAM"

SAVE THE DATE!

2015 NCGS Conference
From STEM to STEAM: Girls' Schools Leading the Way


June 22 - 24, 2015
St. Catherine's School
Richmond, Virginia

From STEM to STEAM will be an innovative opportunity for educators to engage in hands-on activities, participate in content-based discussions, share classroom materials, learn about web-based teaching resources, and exchange best practices for teaching girls.

Girls' schools lead the way in graduating women who become our nation's scientists, doctors, engineers, designers, and inventors. Research shows that girls' school graduates are 6 times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools (Goodman Research Group, The Girls' School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools). Compared to coed peers, girls' school alumnae are 3 times more likely to consider engineering careers (Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College). Nevertheless, women are vastly underrepresented in science and technology careers. For this reason, the 2015 NCGS Conference will also serve as a forum for educators to further examine why so many girls choose not to pursue careers in STEM-related fields and, even more important, how we can empower girls to shift this paradigm.

 
NCGS Hosting Girls' School Advantage Event in Baltimore

NCGS is hosting a Girls' School Advantage advocacy outreach event in Baltimore for prospective families and community-based organizations to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Megan Murphy, NCGS Executive Director, will moderate a panel of students representing each of the participating NCGS member schools.

Baltimore Girls' School Advantage
Sponsored by Girl Up
November 16, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Click here to register to attend.

Participating schools include Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Bryn Mawr School, Garrison Forest School, Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Oldfields School, Roland Park Country School, St. Paul's School for Girls, and St. Timothy's School.

Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. They give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

 
International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2013

NCGS member school, Miriam College in Quezon City, Philippines, is hosting the International Conference on Learning and Teaching (ICLT) October 4-5, 2013. The biennial ICLT coincides with World Teacher’s Day and seeks to examine the contexts, features, and outcomes of innovative education policies, programs, and practices. Breakout session topics will include media and technology, integrative learning and teaching, basic and higher education collaboration, transformative school leadership, and STEM.

Click here for more information and to register.

 
"Finding Kind" Screening Invitation from Girls Prep Middle School

Girls Prep Middle School would like to extend an invitation to Kindness Day. They will be screening the moving "Finding Kind". Feel free to bring any friends, family and colleagues. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14th 4:15pm Girls Prep M.S. / East Side C.H.S. AUDITORIUM 420 East 12th Street (enter on 11th St) between 1st & Avenue A Tickets $5 ~ Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit GPMS & The Kind Campaign http://www.kindcampaign.com/ To purchase tickets, visit: http://girlsprep.eventbrite.com/ .

*Note: Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. To view the trailer, visit: www.findingkind.com About the Movie In Finding Kind, filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, who met while in school at Pepperdine University, set out in a cross country journey of discovery and education. Interviewing women and girls along the way about their lives and experiences, Parsekian and Thompson find, among all of the unique personal stories, some universal truths about growing up as girls. Finding Kind is a document of that journey, and of the filmmakers' quest to take these experiences and find a common ground of kindness and mutual respect. In addition to all of the individual girls and women who share their personal experiences about girl on girl bullying with the filmmakers, Parsekian and Thompson include interviews with respected experts and authors in the fields of psychology, education, and the interrelationships of women and girls.

 
Harpeth Hall to host Second Annual Diversity Conference for Middle School Girls

Harpeth Hall’s second annual diversity conference for middle school girls will be on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Girls’ World is an interactive, one-day conference designed to empower girls to become culturally competent leaders. Girls’ World will take place at Harpeth Hall on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the cost will be $15 per student. If there is someone on your staff who you would like to receive the information, please contact Harpeth Hal...

's Director of Diversity Development Angela Brown at brown@harpethhall.org or 615.301.9271.

 
Harpeth Hall School Offers Summer Workshops As Part of Center for Innovative Educators

The Harpeth Hall School is offering three professional development workshops this summer as part of the Harpeth Hall Center for Innovative Educators. The mission of the center is to inspire teachers to develop new and creative practices, to build a network of learning professionals, to support teacher growth through innovative thinking and to prepare students for the 21st century. 2012 SUMMER WORKSHOPS  Promoting Independent Learning: Approaches to Flipped and Blended Classrooms

Would you like to transform your students from passive learners to active, independent ones? You can do it by implementing "flipped" or "blended" classrooms.  In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the pedagogy, explore relevant tools and principles and establish a professional learning network for support and future inspiration.  Break through the four walls of the traditional classroom, explore new ideas with colleagues and take advantage of some of the most useful (and user-friendly) services on the web, many of which are free! Date: Monday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $250, includes lunch Requirements: Participants should have basic competencies in computer use and be comfortable using technology in classroom situations. Must bring laptop. Instructors: Tad Wert, Chair of the Upper School Math Department, and Elizabeth Allen, Chair of the Upper School World Languages Department.   Creating Your Own E-Text More and more publishers are dipping their toes into the world of e-textbooks. However, most of them are just PDF versions of a print text.  Is there a better option for teachers desiring an interactive, up-to-date resource for their students? YES! This full-day workshop will begin with an investigation of tools and resources participants may use to create their own e-text.  The second half of the day will be spent building the first chapter of your new “book.”  Participants should bring resources they currently use to supplement their printed text (databases, video links, etc.)  This session will focus on tools that work with a PC. Date: Tuesday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $250, includes lunch Requirements: Participants should have basic competencies in computer use and be comfortable using technology in classroom situations. Must bring laptop. Instructors: Dr. Melissa Wert, Upper School Academic Technology Integration Specialist, and Molly Rumsey, Middle School Academic Technology Integration Specialist.   Leading the Way: How to integrate leadership development within your school's curriculum and culture Harpeth Hall’s nationally recognized Leadership Program encourages students to recognize that each is a leader in her/his own way and that leaders are not just students on the Student Council or those speaking behind the podium. Students are leaders on the athletic field, in the classrooms, and elsewhere in their daily lives. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to build a leadership program around their school’s mission. Attendees will leave with a definition of their own Leadership Program, a framework and implementation tools to start or expand your school’s Leadership Program. Date: Tuesday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $250, includes lunch Requirements: Please bring your school’s Mission Statement and Values Statement, as well as your leadership program goals for your school. Instructors: Jennifer Adams, Director of Counseling, and Traci Keller, Middle School Dean of Students.   WORKSHOP DETAILS  Location: All sessions for the Harpeth Hall Center for Innovative Educators will be held on the campus of The Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, Tennessee.   Cost Workshops are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $250, includes lunch. Questions: Contact Joanne Mamenta, mamenta@harpethhall.org. NOTE:Some workshops require a minimum number of participants. Participants will be notified by May 1 for the June workshops and June 1 for the July workshop if their workshops have been canceled, and registration fees will be refunded. (No refunds after May 2 for the June workshops or June 2 for the July workshop.)

NOTE TO MULTIPLE ATTENDEES FROM ONE SCHOOL: Each attendee must register separately.

Accommodations
: The Hampton Inn and Suites Nashville, Green Hills (2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville, TN 37215) is minutes from Harpeth Hall and is a 13-minute drive from Nashville International Airport. You may contact the Hampton Inn by calling (615) 777-0001 or make reservations online at www.hamptoninn.hilton.com. Other hotel locations are available throughout the city. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations and transportation to and from Harpeth Hall.

 
Emma Willard founding sponsor of AUDACIA, the Global Forum for Girls’ Education

AUDACIA, the Global Forum for Girls’ Education, will showcase and garner resources for programs and practices that hold the most promise for eradicating the barriers – poverty, violence and prejudice – that prevent tens of millions of girls from receiving a quality education or any education at all. It will be a multi-sector meeting in which leaders from all segments of society come together to learn, share ideas and commit to collaborations that get results. The event will be Monday, Septemb...

r 26-Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in New York City. AUDACIA is an invitation-only conference showcasing the latest research findings and best practices concerning access and quality in girls’ education. Please enter invitation code AUDFOR2011. The sole purpose of the AUDACIA forum is to ensure a quality education for every girl everywhere by providing a place for practitioners and philanthropists to meet, exchange ideas, and form collaborations. AUDACIA will focus on secondary school and adolescent girls with equal attention paid to factors associated with access and quality in education. Cutting-edge research on best practices will be presented by practitioners from countries and communities from around the globe. Featuring influential speakers and thematic sessions, AUDACIA is designed to be a highly interactive forum offering attendees unique and valuable opportunities for dialog and meetings with potential collaborators. AUDACIA is truly a must-attend event for leaders, trailblazers, and supporters of gender equality in education. For registration information, go to http://www.audaciaforum.org/content/register

 
Girls Summer Leadership Program at Dana Hall-Applications due March 15

The Girls Summer Leadership Program seeks to cultivate in its participants Dana Hall School’s core values of integrity, leadership, diversity, and service, as well as respect for self and others. Our program provides participants with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as high school students. Whether participants will enter a co-ed or single-sex high school environment in the fall, the irls Summer Leadership Program is designed to help girls find the tools they need to navigate this transition with confidence and self-awareness.

Participants: The Girls Summer Leadership Program is an 8-day/7-night residential program open to girls who have completed eighth grade and will enter high school in the fall. (Girls may be entering any high school; the program is not restricted to those entering Dana Hall.) Location: Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Massachusetts 2012 Dates: Saturday, June 23-Saturday, June 30 Tuition: $975 Includes room, board (8 days, 7 nights), and all activities and transportation costs during the program. http://www.danahall.org/girlslead.html Application Deadline: March 15, 2012 Contact: E-mail girlslead@danahall.org Call 781-235-3010

 
Miriam College invites Papers for International Conference on Learning and Teaching

International Conference on Learning and Teaching: First Call for Papers and Participation October 5-7, 2011, Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines World Teachers' Day will be celebrated on October 5, 2011. In line with this and the celebration of the 85th Anniversary of Maryknoll-Miriam College, a premier institution of learning for girls and women in the Philippines, we invite you to participate in this gathering of visionaries, practitioners, policy ...

akers, researchers, advocates, and innovators of education. Conference Topics

  • Lifelong learning
  • Learner-centeredness
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Teaching-based Research
  • Restorative School Discipline
  • Education for Social Transformation
  • Education for Global Citizenship (Local-Globe Connections)
  • Education for Truth, Justice, Peace, and Integrity of creation
  • Educating Girls and Women for Empowerment and Leadership
  • Alternative Learning Technologies and New Educational Media
Development Strands
  • Early Childhood Care and Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Inclusive/Special Education
  • Adult Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Higher Education
  • Continuing Learning
Deadline: July 31, 2011 For more information, see http://iclt2011.mc.edu.ph/ If you are interested in participating, delivering a presentation, or facilitating a workshop/teaching demonstration, please send a 200-word abstract and a 50-word biographical note to jcsantos@mc.edu.ph.    

 
The Global Forum for Girls' Education: AUDACIA

9/26 to 9/28 The AUDACIA forum's raison d'être is to help eradicate the poverty, violence, and prejudice that prevent some ninety million school-aged girls from receiving a quality education or any education at all. The forum will foster interest, as well as encourage substantial financial and technological investments by philanthropists, corporations, inventors, policy makers, and country leaders, in endeavors that have, or have the potential to, forge systemic...

and sustainable change. For more information, please visit http://www.audaciaforum.com Event Website: http://www.audaciaforum.com

 
The Agnes Irwin School Launches its Center for Advancement of Girls in October

The Center for the Advancement of Girls’ launch and celebration is scheduled for Friday, October 14, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek magazine and organizer of the Women in the World conference. For more information on the Center for the Advancement of Girls, see http://www.agnesirwin.org/CAG

 
World Scholar Athlete games and World Youth Peace Summit

6/26 to 7/4 Great Opportunity for Students The World  Scholar-Athlete Games (WSAG) invites high achieving scholar-athletes and  scholar-artists from around the globe to come together for a week to  participate in their area of sports and/or fine arts and also engage in  conversation about vital issues in a series of workshops.   Participation has a lasting impact: many have gone on to develop  compelling social entrepreneurship initiatives in their ...

ocal communities. The 2011 program will be the 16th Scholar-Athlete Games.   Others have been held in Rhode Island, Australia, Northern Ireland and  Israel. In 2011, scholar-athletes and scholar-artists will, for  the first time, also participate in the World Youth Peace Summit <http://www.youthpeacesummit.org/>    (WYPS).  By providing the  opportunity to learn about "Pathways to Peace" project planning through  three days of compelling lectures and workshops, the WYPS will furnish  participants with practical knowledge of how to develop and implement their  own peace initiatives successfully in their home communities. Speakers  at the Summit will include former Vice President Al Gore, Gen Colin Powell  (ret.), and Claes Nobel, the founder of the National Society of High School  Scholars and member of the Nobel Prize family. Key Facts  for the World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit Dates: June 26  -  July 4, 2011   Where: The   University of Connecticut, USA Who: 3,000   scholar-athletes and scholar-artists representing virtually every  country in  the world Eligibility:  Participants  must be between the ages of 15-19 as of June 2011. Cost: US$750   (Includes all room, board and program materials). Learn more about the  Eligibility Requirements <http://www.internationalsport.com/wsag/nomination.cfm> . Learn more about the World Youth Peace Summit Momentum Building Events <http://youthpeacesummit.org/eventslead.cfm>   including National Sportsmanship Day <http://internationalsport.com/nsd/>   and the Peace Walks <http://youthpeacesummit.org/peace-walks.cfm>. Admission: $750 Event Website: http://www.internationalsport.com/wsag/nomination.cfm

 
New to Single-Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to All-Girls Schools

8/6 to 9/2 Do you want to continue the momentum from NAIS and learn more about the innovative ideas we heard from great speakers like Sal Kahn? Is your school looking for excellent professional development opportunities that reach outside of your school's walls? Online School for Girls is offering professional development courses to teachers and administrators during the spring and summer of 2011. To date, 150 educators from 17 states, India, Australia, and Canada hav...

taken our course on blended learning. We look forward to continuing to build a professional community of learners though our new courses. Take a look at what Susanna Jones, Holton-Arms Head of School, says about her experience in our blended learning course. Please visit our website for complete course descriptions. Participants can expect to spend 3-4 hours each week engaged in readings, discussions, and projects. Courses are asynchronous so weekly assignments can be done at times that work within your schedule.

 
The 2011 Center for Research on Girls Biennial Symposium

8/10 to 8/12 FEATURING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Catherine Steiner-Adair For the past four years The Center for Research on Girls (CRG) at Laurel School has been putting the world's best research on girls to work in the classroom.  In some instances CRG's has produced curriculum upon the foundation of exciting new research that can enhance how we teach girls (e.g., developing a growth mindset; overcoming stereotype threat; etc.); in other instances CRG compiles the available ...

esearch (and possibly known curricula) into monographs that connect teachers with that research/curricula.  This biennial symposium is designed to take everything CRG has developed/collected and make it accessible to symposium participants when they return to their home institutions.  Participants will receive all the materials and references necessary to bring everything back to their own classrooms and schools. Event Website: http://www.laurelschool.org/about/2011biennialsymposium2.cfm Location: Laurel School (Shaker Heights, Ohio - a suburb of Cleveland) Contact Information: Dr. Larry Goodman, Co-Director of CRG lgoodman@laurelschool.org

 
Realizing the Potential for Women's Leadership

5/12 - Time: 1:00 pm Eastern Join Dr. Nan Keohane for an important discussion on how female and male undergraduates at Princeton approach their college years, the differences in how they define leadership, and in their overall experience. A recent study from the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership makes specific suggestions on how to support young...

women on campuses, provide them real-life skill sets and make their existing leadership more "visible." Many of the patterns observed in the report are common to other co-ed campuses and have implications for how women advance in careers after graduation. Dr. Keohane will outline current challenges as well as point to opportunities such as mentoring, a proven strategy to help bring greater gender equity to leadership. Admission: Free Event Website: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=ecwyccut1e8c

 
New to Single-Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to All-Girls Schools

6/4 to 7/1 Do you want to continue the momentum from NAIS and learn more about the innovative ideas we heard from great speakers like Sal Kahn? Is your school looking for excellent professional development opportunities that reach outside of your school's walls? Online School for Girls is offering professional development courses to teachers and administrators during the spring and summer of 2011. To date, 150 educators from 17 states, India, Australia, and Canada hav...

taken our course on blended learning. We look forward to continuing to build a professional community of learners though our new courses. Take a look at what Susanna Jones, Holton-Arms Head of School, says about her experience in our blended learning course  Please visit our website for complete course descriptions. Participants can expect to spend 3-4 hours each week engaged in readings, discussions, and projects. Courses are asynchronous so weekly assignments can be done at times that work within your schedule.

 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Food System Literacy in Classrooms, Cafeterias, and Communities

6/16 to 6/17 FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Frances Beinecke EWS '67 President, National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Bill McKibben Author, Educator and Environmentalist John Turenne President and Founder, Sustainable Food Systems   OVER A DOZEN WORKSHOPS, INCLUDING: Agriculture and The Environment; Understanding the Impact of Choice Wynn Calder, Principal, Sustainable Schools LLC Facilitating Conversations about Social Justice through Food Dave Madan, Fo...

nder, theMOVE Farm to School: How Connecting with Schools Strengthens Ties Between Farms and Communities Erica Curry, Shelburne Farms, VT FEED Farm-Based Education Association   EXPANDING HORIZONS WITH: Facilitated field trips to farms and community organizations The Sylvestor Manor Worksongers Event Website: www.ethelwalker.org/foodforthought Location: The Ethel Walker School

 
Laura Jeffrey Academy's Garden Gala-May 9, 2013

Laura Jeffrey Academy, a girl-focused tuition-free middle school dedicated to providing equitable education to  young women in St Paul, Minnesota, is pleased to invite all to attend its Garden Gala on May 9, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  It will be a delightful evening of wine, cheese, performances, silent auction, and live auction featuring LJA's hand-built wooden gunnel canoe.

The Garden Gala is Laura Jeffrey Academy's biggest and most critical fundraiser of the year.  Their goal is to raise $20,000 to be used towards scholarships for our extended day and summer learning programs.  Funds would also be used for technology equipment and for teacher and classroom support.

For more information, please contact: Jennifer Schiller, Director of Operations, Laura Jeffrey Academy, 1550 Summit Ave, St Paul MN 55105, jennifers@laurajeffreyacademy.org, 651-414-6000

 
2013 Girl Up Leadership Summit June 10-12 in D.C.

Girl Up will host the 2nd annual Girl Up Leadership Summit for high school and college students in Washington, D.C., from June 10-12, 2013. This year's Summit will convene 150 youth supporters from across the U.S. to engage with the Girl Up campaign through three days of powerful speakers, skills-based workshops, and advocacy on Capitol Hill. Issue-area experts, business leaders, and celebrity Champions will join the Summit to share their best and brightest ideas. Students will walk away more educated, motivated, and inspired to continue tackling the inequalities facing adolescent girls in developing countries.

Cost is $99 to attend the three‐day Summit (breakfast and lunch included). A limited amount of financial aid is available and can be requested on your registration. Visit GirlUp.org/Summit for more information and to register by May 12.

Parents and chaperones are welcome.

 
Harpeth Hall Hosts STEM Think Tank and Conference

Harpeth Hall School will host the STEM Consortium’s upcoming STEM Think Tank and Conference in Nashville from June 17-19, 2013. The theme for this year is “Girl Meets STEM: Developing the Next Generation of Professionals.” This three-day professional development opportunity for STEM educators will bring together national leaders in K-12 education for girls (independent, public, charter, and parochial), university K-12 outreach coordinators and researchers, leaders of successful university STEM programs, and members of industry. Click here for more information.

 
Adult Leaning Institute at Kent Place School Offering Summer Workshops June 17-20

Kent Place School's commitment to providing exemplary learning experiences for educators has resulted in the establishment of the school's Adult Learning Institute (ALI). These programs are staffed by school leaders who have extensive experience in their fields and who have achieved advanced levels of success in the work that they do. The school is eager to share these leaders' expertise with educators beyond Kent Place and is excited to offer a variety of programs that enable educators to discuss, disseminate and evaluate information that has the potential to enrich and extend their pedagogical, curricular, and leadership practices.

Click here for information about several workshops being offered June 17-20, 2013.

 

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