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National Conference on Girls' Education 2014 - Sessions

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The National Conference on Girls' Education ©
On the Forefront: Advancing Girls Together
February 7-9, 2014

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Co-hosted by Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN) and National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS)

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PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY: School Tours Group 2
Fri, Feb 7 8:00AM-2:00PM

PRESENTERS: SCHOOL TOURS

GROUP 2:
The Agnes Irwin School
Bryn Mawr College
Baldwin School

This Pre-Conference Activity offers the opportunity to receive an insider's view to some of the Philadelphia area’s all-girls schools. A shuttle bus will pick you up from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 8:00AM. At each stop, you will be greeted by a school administrator who will provide an overview followed by a tour of the campus. Lunch will be provided. You will return from your campus visits no later than 2:00PM.

Cost: $95 includes tour transportation, info sessions at each school, and lunch. To register, select PRE-CONFERENCE SCHOOL TOURS (Group 2) when completing your online NCGE registration.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY: School Tours Group 1
Fri, Feb 7 9:00AM-1:30PM

PRESENTERS: SCHOOL TOURS

GROUP 1:
Philadelphia High School for Girls
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

This Pre-Conference Activity offers the opportunity to receive an insider's view to some of the Philadelphia area’s all-girls schools. A shuttle bus will pick you up from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 9:00AM. At each stop, you will be greeted by a school administrator who will provide an overview followed by a tour of the campus. Lunch will be provided. You will return from your campus visits no later than 1:30PM.

Cost: $95 includes tour transportation, info sessions at each school, and lunch. To register, select PRE-CONFERENCE SCHOOL TOURS (Group 1) when completing your online NCGE registration.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: NCGS-OSG Advanced Professional Certificate in Girls’ Education
Fri, Feb 7 12:15-3:00 PM

PRESENTERS: Carrie Steakley, Director of Studies and Science Seminar | St. Mary’s Episcopal School and Christopher Wilson, Dean of Faculty and History/Art History Faculty | Holton-Arms School

Due to the success and positive feedback from the pilot program, NCGS and Online School for Girls (OSG) are once again offering the Advanced Professional Certificate in Girls’ Education in 2014.

This unique blended learning program, which includes a separate track for STEM and for humanities faculty, helps teachers gain the expertise needed to forge a contemporary approach to teaching girls. It is intended for girls’ school educators who have distinguished themselves in classroom teaching and learning and wish to both learn from experts in the girls’ school community and connect with fellow learners.

The 2014 session begins February 7 at NCGE and concludes August 30. Conference registration fees are included in the cost of the course.

Separate registration and fees required. Click here for details.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKER: Why the Brain Cannot Truly Multi-Task and What That Means for Teachers and Teaching
Fri, Feb 7 1:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: JoAnn Deak, President | The DEAK Group

So many brain centers combine to do such complex tasks as reading, taking notes, and listening to a lecture. Given the neurological wiring of children and adolescents, multi-tasking is an impossibility. Brains do what is called quick seriation. Example: listening to an iPod and doing homework means that the brain must keep switching back and forth, making both tasks less effective and efficient. There are direct implications for teaching!

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Creating a Network of Connected Girls' Educators
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Samantha Addington, Faculty | Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School

Educators nationwide are examining the needs of students in the new world, and we need to lead when it comes to healthy dialogue as well. Connect using Twitter, grow a Professional Learning Network of girls’ school educators, and create a chance for meaningful conversation and dialogue about issues that affect our unique population. Learn about this teacher’s unexpected product that developed through Twitter, learn how to build a hashtag conversation, start a weekly girl school chat or just explore and practice this style of communication. What are the challenges and what are the benefits? Connect outside your box in this interactive session.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Character Building: A Shared Commitment Between Home and School
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Lucia Calvo, Principal | Colegio Alborada

As educators and parents it is our duty and responsibility to give our students/children the tools to face life and its challenges. "Personalized Education" is a character building program that defines what moral values each girl uses in her life path. Coordination and cooperation with each girl’s family is a key piece of the success of this model. Family members are seen as guides and partners in the evolution of this program. The curriculum begins with the very youngest students and adapts its goals and issues to the age group. Take time to learn about the chart methodology used in keeping track of each girl’s progress and the success of this program school-wide.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Auditing Your IT Department When You’re Not So Techy: A Strategic Plan for Heads, Board Members, and Leadership
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Katie Koestner, Founder | Campus Outreach Services

Where do you start when someone else holds the keys to the castle? What questions should you ask if you want to make sure you've hired the right IT Director? If and when your school goes 1-to-1, are you prepared for the system load, repair policies, personal vs. school use issues, expectation of privacy, and the user baseline proficiency skill test? This session provides essential training for the lifelong productivity of your entire school community in a technological world. Understand how girls' schools could matriculate the next Bill Gates and what technological literacy essentials it takes to lead a school in 2014. Participants will learn the HR of hiring IT through key questions that need to be answered in a first phase IT audit, and the right ratios of staff to devices to keep up to speed with user error at a minimum. Session concludes with review of common findings revealed during independent school IT audits.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Helping Students Solve Complex Layered Problems
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Yelena Janumyan, Faculty and Michele O'Brien, Faculty | Harpeth Hall

Our students’ future careers will demand that they be strong communicators, collaborators, and self-directed learners who are able to make connections on a global level. Passive absorption of information does not lead to the critical thought or the global curiosity that is needed to gain this 21st century skill-set. Learn about a two-week, interdisciplinary project, where groups of girls struggle and work together to solve a problem presented by their Eighth grade faculty. Through self-directed research and self-guided collaborations, students navigated disagreements waged by interest groups and within their own teams as solutions were proposed and discussed. Consider how this set of activities aligns with the work of Carol Dweck and Angela Duckworth as well as educational commentaries by Ken Robinson and Daniel and Chip Heath. Participants will learn about the experience of designing and implementing this project, its strengths and pitfalls. Walk away with some practical tips and a few cautionary tales. Finally, develop your own ideas into problem-based projects.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Coming Together to Support the Whole Girl
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Krystal Cason, Director of Programs & Partnerships | Girls Inc. and Mara Lewin-Tankle Director of College Guidance & Programs | Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women

As more schools recognize the need to address the ”whole girl” – particularly in under resourced communities – partnerships can bring valuable expertise together while pooling resources in a time of constrained budgets. This workshop will present a case study of a public-private partnership from the all-girls Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science and Girls Inc., a nonprofit youth organization committed to developing lifelong learners and strong leaders. Attend to learn how these institutions collaborate to provide many more hands and hearts to support the complex needs of girls.


This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Tracking Your Alumni in College and Technology Tools That Can Help You do it More Effectively
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Selena Suarez, Senior Manager, Data Systems and Reporting | Young Women's Leadership Network

This session will highlight the importance of developing systems to track high school graduates as they enter and persist through college. The Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) will demo their current reporting structure and tracking system. The discussion will include an overview of the decision to create a partnership between the not-for-profit YWLN, the private educational technology service provider JumpRope Technologies, and the publically funded New York City Department of Education. This partnership provides opportunities for organizations to better track student outcomes and begin to glean insight into programmatic impact. Topics include: database implementation and administration, post-secondary tracking resources, benchmarking strategies, and reporting considerations.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Using Cooperative Activities to Build Compassion, Community, and Character
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Peter Otto, Faculty; Ariel Marcus, Faculty; and Monique Blanding, Faculty | The Young Women's Leadership School of Queens

A critical component of girls’ education and real world leadership development is the creation of a classroom environment where students feel welcome to take intellectual risks. In this workshop, participants will actively engage in team building exercises that they can use with their students to help build a community of compassionate leaders. Participants may undergo the full range of emotional and intellectual struggles that are often encountered by our students. By the end of the workshop, participants will walk away with a positive experience, a host of activities that they can choose to use in their classes, advisories, or as part of a whole-school initiative, and a reinforced appreciation for the emotional and intellectual pressures that accompany our students. This workshop is designed to motivate participants to continue to work compassionately, collaboratively, and sometimes out of their comfort zones to creatively connect to, encourage, and inspire all of our girls.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Developing Women Leaders
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Ted Fish, Executive Director | Gardner Carney Leadership Institute and Heidi Kasevich, Faculty and Department Head | Nightingale-Bamford School

How can we train our girls to be resilient, clever, and courageous enough to seek leadership positions and stay in them—even as they bear children? How can our girls work to change a culture that is predicated on what Rachel Simmons calls the “curse of the good girl”? This presentation will focus on research that the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute has conducted to create an effective program. This school has a story to tell about how they have focused on how teachers can learn to guide their students to become effective leaders. Additionally you will learn about a co-curricular program, Closing the Gap that has transformed girls’ lives. Have a direct experience of how to help others reflect upon, refine, and transform their identities around leadership. Consider innovation, practicality and big ideas—this can all work together.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Vision 2020: An Effort to Achieve Economic and Social Equity for Women
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Beth Olanoff, Director of the Vision 2020 Education Project | Institute for Women's Health & Leadership, Drexel University

Attendees will hear about the goals of Vision 2020 as well as the lessons, materials and resources that have been developed through a pilot program with Agnes Irwin School. Participants will become familiar with the types of content to be included in Vision 2020 and will receive the information used in the demonstration lesson along with a brochure describing the Vision 2020 Education Initiative including brief samples of materials and resources. Affording girls the opportunity to learn specifically about the accomplishments of the women who have come before them is central to them visualizing their potential: “If you can see it, you can be it.”

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: The Sisterhood Circle: Supporting Alumnae Through Successful College Transition to Increased Persistence and Degree Completion
Fri, Feb 7 2:00PM-3:00PM

PRESENTERS: Shareea Woods, Director of Alumnae Services and Ann Marano, Director of College Bound Counseling | Foundation for the Education of Young Women

Realizing that the support for college success and degree completion does not end with the move into the residence halls, the Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW) developed a comprehensive model of alumnae support. In addition to tracking and monitoring the academic performance of graduates, FEYW is committed to extending the “sisterhood circle” of its school communities to college campuses across the country. This session we will reveal how to define and create networks of alumnae support by identifying campus leaders, nurturing cohorts of alumnae on college campuses, and using social media. By connecting alumnae to each other and resources on their college campuses, you create a peer group that empowers them to be accountable to themselves and each other. Session participants will gain an understanding of what challenges our young women face as they transition to college, what robust alumnae support looks like, and ideas for programs they can implement on their campuses.

This Pre-Conference Workshop is available free of charge for registered NCGE 2014 attendees.

 
So You are Planning a Student Trip…

PRESENTERS: John Raymond, Director of Sales and Marketing | Grand Classroom

An all girls trip can be a marvelous event in the lives of our students. Travel itself promotes healthy development for girls, and the opportunity to spend so much time outdoors builds self-confidence and expands their horizons. Come to this session to learn how this program facilitates a hands-on experience with specific facilitators and expert guides. Understand how team building, lessons in leadership and collaborative work are structured into these travel experiences. Need a special touch or a curricular emphasis? Join this presenter to learn about how this organization has customized the program in working with other girls' schools to meet their goals while also collaborating about their potential ideas for trips in the United States.

 
From Mission to Motion: Moving Girls’ Voices to Action

PRESENTERS: Meryl French, Director of Faculty Development; Molly H. King, Head of School; and Betsy Feiner, Co-Director, College Counseling | Greenwich Academy

Nothing galvanizes students more than feeling that what they think matters. And when they are engaged in a program where what they think does matter, they flourish. YPAR (youth participatory action research) is just this kind of program. This initiative, in coordination with the Center for the Study of Girls’ and Boys’ Lives at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, has succeeded in providing authentic influence for self-selecting students, has become a sounding board for unfiltered and informed student voice, and is and is perceived as an agent of change, growing from three to fifty students. This session will include the impressions of students as well as faculty, and will describe the step-by-step process this school has utilized to support students in critically examining its mission, in teaching qualitative research skills and in advocating and monitoring meaningful change.

 
Connecting Through Social Media and Online Courses

PRESENTERS: Sarah Edson, Faculty & Dean of Academic Technology | The Ethel Walker School and Brad Rathgeber, Executive Director | Online School for Girls

Teaching has traditionally been a relatively isolated profession. Today, tools like blogs, Twitter, and Google+ enable dedicated, passionate educators from around the world to connect, share, inquire, reflect, inspire, challenge, and support one another. This session will introduce participants to the concept of a professional learning network, or PLN. Explore some of the tools and techniques available to connect to fellow educators, to learn from them year-round, and to share the great ideas and projects from your own classes. We will also look at more formal ways that teachers can connect online: online courses. Courses can give faculty the space and time to reflect on their teaching practice and get advice and feedback on their craft. And, courses give faculty a chance to experiment in a supportive and engaged group of peers, expanding faculty support networks and continuing to break down silos.

 
360 Degrees of Empowerment: Inspiring Future Leaders through Corporate Partnership

PRESENTERS: Abby Zorn, Co-Chair of Internal Board and Christine Hwang, Co-Chair of Internal Board | The Estee Lauder Companies and The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem

This interactive session will demonstrate the work that the The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has pursued with the Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. Participants in this session will be treated like students in this partnership and will be able to interact with ELC employees around the five tenants of this program: Excellence, Creativity, Teamwork, Dream, and Learning. Workshop participants will be asked to consider: “Why is teamwork an important quality of leadership?” “What are some dreams you have? How do you plan to accomplish them?” ELC employees have found that by sharing their own journeys, we show the many turns a career can take. Feedback reveals that our employees wish they had received the kind of empowerment the students are internalizing from their education.

 
Girls Like Malala: Who are Today’s Philanthroteens?

PRESENTERS: Julie Willig, Grassroots Officer and Rachel Wisthuff, Grassroots Associate | Girl Up and Sofia Stafford, Student | Duke University

Who best exemplifies the new face of philanthropy? A recent study from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy found that nearly nine out of ten children ages eight to nineteen give to charity and more than half volunteer. In this workshop, you will learn how the Girl Up Club program is helping to create a generation of philanthroteens, who are globally-minded and trained with the skills to fundraise and advocate for girls in developing countries. How are the 450 Girl Up Clubs connecting locally in key cities to form Girl Up regional coalitions, and inter-school partnerships? This workshop will also include a conversation a Girl Up Teen Advisor. Join us for an engaging discussion that covers relevant examples and resources for starting or amplifying global service at your school or organization. You will walk away with a tailored approach for creating a generation of philanthroteens in your own community.

 
Conscious Capitalism and Women: The Perfect Confluence of Strength, Strong Heart, Healthy Mind, and Strategies for Real Change

PRESENTERS: Dave Aldrich, Founder and CEO | Grab the Torch; Elizabeth Pooh Gephart, retired Dean of Students | Baldwin School; Mitchell Stoller, Executive Director | American Association for Cancer Research; Ann Pollina, Head of School | Westover School; and Christine Zachai, Principal | Forward Philanthropy

This session will present several business models within the Conscious Capitalism network highlighting the Intersection of business, effective leadership, ethics, empathy, and philanthropy. In a 2013 case study, Grab The Torch presented the core tenets of Conscious Capitalism to students from Emma Willard, Westover, Miss Porters, Nightingale-Bamford, KIPP, Truman HS, Trevor, and YWLN. The core values being taught and discussed at girls’ schools across the nation dovetails perfectly into this movement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women will become the majority of the labor force by 2018, and make 85% of the buying decisions within their households. The difference today—one that has enormous consequences across global economies—is women are also the earners. Panelists will demonstrate that girls can pursue a career in business without compromising their core personal beliefs and passions, and will also provide resources for your students to be in on the forefront of change for their generation.

 
Bet on the Yet! Promoting a Growth Mindset

PRESENTERS: Ann V. Klotz, Head of School; Abigail Bole, Faculty; Brian Carpenter, Co-Chair of Science Department and Faculty; and Carmen Magadan, Faculty | Laurel School

Learn how teachers at Laurel School in grades pre-primary to grade 12 demonstrate growth mindset in their curriculum. Hear numerous examples of how Laurel students and educators have a growth mindset, as they understand that intelligence can be developed. At Laurel, students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more and get smarter.

 
How Girls’ Schools Complement – and Complicate – the College Admissions Process

PRESENTERS: John Ball, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs and Kent Jones, Director of College Counseling | Emma Willard School, Carolyn Middleton, Director of Admissions | Barnard College, and Megan Murphy, Executive Director | NCGS

Girls’ schools create a distinct atmosphere where collaboration and “learning for learning’s sake” are highly valued. In many ways, this atmosphere allows girls to become their best selves and prepares them well for the work they will do in college. Yet the college admissions process puts girls in competition with one another, puts a higher premium on “product” than process, and creates winners and losers. This session will examine how we help girls navigate between the worlds in which they live. What are the competences girls develop in single-gender schools and how well do these competencies match up with the cultural expectations associated with college admissions? How healthy is the impact of this selection process? Plan to walk away with a detailed insight into the challenges girls face in college admissions as well as proven strategies for helping girls meet those challenges especially in all girls’ settings.

 
Power Up: Fostering “Healthy Competition" in the Classroom

PRESENTERS: Valerie Sawicki, Faculty | The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria

Notable researchers and psychologists like Dr. Joann Deak and Dr. Brene Brown have shown that competition has a crushing impact on the female brain. It is a game changer for the developing mind, and can limit a student’s future. The Young Women's Leadership School model of academic and emotional support ensures that competition has no place in teacher-student interactions. However, observing peer relationships, one can see that students’ “other” behaviors toward one another during competitive exercises can be concerning. How are we preparing our girls to handle serious competition? How can we help them interpret someone else’s success as a positive instead of being a threat? This workshop will address ways to create healthy competition and will allow participants to work through activities they might consider in their own classrooms that will foster confidence and not competitiveness.

 
Building Mastery Through Relationships: ELS Students Write Around the Table

PRESENTERS: Kate Doemland, Faculty and Bridget Gagne, Faculty | Miss Porter's School

The Harkness-style table invites students to build conversation and confidence with and from one another. English Language Support (ELS) students benefit from the community built around the discussion table, where honest conversation about the international experience is shared as girls develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Little did we know that “Write Around the Table” would build rigor, ritual, and relationships between and among our international (and other) students. For girls, especially girls from diverse cultural backgrounds, building confidence, working collaboratively, and creating a space to develop one’s voice proved critical to creating an identity in a new community. In this workshop participants will gather as readers, writers, and thinkers engaged in reflection on experiences as teachers, colleagues, mentors, coaches, parents, advisors, and ultimately, as students, in continued, collective learning. We will develop critical questions, interview one another, share stories, and create a writing experience that mirrors the intentions this curriculum.

 
LINCWell: Creating Balance in a Robust Program

PRESENTERS: Leanne Foster, Vice Principal and Megan Clay, LINCWell Program Coordinator | St. Clement's School

How do we help our high-achieving girls manage a robust course load, co-curricular activities, and good health and wellness in a rapidly accelerating 21st century? Learn about LINCWell—a comprehensive school-wide program for grades 1-12 supported by a robust team: “Learn well, Lead well, Live well.” Hear about the body of research in the fields of neuroscience and psychology that allowed this school to develop innovative programs, workshops, curriculum, and services to impact students across the entire school. Innovative and transformative programs are possible even in settings with limited resources by leveraging existing school culture and organizational structure. Participants will work with a framework to examine their own school setting, and will begin to develop a personalized school plan to facilitate discussions upon returning home.

 
21st Century Athenas: Aligning Achievement and Well-Being

PRESENTERS: Lisa Damour, Director of Center for Research on Girls | Laurel School

In the fall of 2010, two schools undertook a ground-breaking research study of achievement, stress, and well-being in girls with Dr. Belle Liang and Dr. Renée Spencer. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School, this study followed three cohorts of girls (who were in grades 6, 8, and 10 when the study began) for four consecutive semesters. The girls, as well as their parents and teachers, completed quantitative surveys and a subset engaged in detailed interviews. The results are now being published in academic journals. Consider the full summary of the findings as you think about your own students. Leave with research recommendations on how we can reduce girls’ stress and increase their well-being by addressing the relationships girls have with their peers, parents, teachers and mentors, and schools.

 
Making the Dream Come to Life: The Journey of the Founding Principal of an All-Girls School

PRESENTERS: Jeanne Goka, Principal | Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders; Lee Laureano, Co-Director | The Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx; Jennifer Gkourlias, Principal | Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester; Mary Mahon Sciarrillo, Head of School | Trinity Hall; Devon Eisenberg, Co-Director, The Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx; and Kathleen Ponze, Director of New Initiatives | Young Women's Leadership Network

Panelists will share their journeys: how they landed their positions, assembled their teams, and burned the midnight oil to get everything ready on time for that first class of girls!

 
Service, Girls, and Self-Esteem Through Social Action

PRESENTERS: Bill Hulseman, Faculty & Director of Professional Development; Denise Key, Upper School Counselor & Grade Dean; and Lauren Brownlee, Director of Social Action | Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Self-esteem is a crucial element in the development of strong and resilient girls. This workshop will explore some of the latest research and show how providing girls with the chance to participate in regular and meaningful service opportunities, framed by preparation and reflection, creates a context through which they can expand their appreciation of their own power and self-worth. Listen to the words and experiences of Stone Ridge students to understand how this comprehensive service program helps them learn new skills, grow in courage, and connect with others in significant ways. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about the mission and structure of our Social Action Program and explore ways in which they might be able to expand service learning at their own schools.

 
Artemis Unleashed: Practices for Cultivating Joyful Lives, Vibrant Communities, and a More Connected World

PRESENTERS: Tara Treichel, Director of Education and Vanessa Jones, Director of Student Life | Coastal Studies for Girls

At Coastal Studies for Girls, a science and leadership semester school for 10th grade girls, our leadership curriculum dives into the tangible business of creating joyful lives, vibrant communities, and a more connected world. This workshop will share effective practices that focus on following three areas: Joyfulness—figuring out who we are, who we want to be, and then taking the action to make it happen; Vibrancy in your community—a small community focused on fieldwork creates opportunities building relationships, leveraging conflict, and harnessing a diversity of perspectives to thrive; and Connections—it is not just what we learn, but what we do that matters. Consider this enriching experiential learning opportunity for your students!

 
Using the SAMR Model to Transform Online and Blended Teaching

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Gaspar-Santos, Director of Academic Technology | Castilleja School and Anthony Perez, Director of Technology | Atlanta Girls' School

How do we redefine online and blended teaching in our classrooms? What is the difference between simply enhancing versus transforming online and blended teaching using technology? Attendees will learn how to use the SAMR Model to investigate these challenging questions, and will come away with tools that apply to each level of the model: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. What are the takeaways from the NCGS-OSG Online Blended Learning Certificate Program? How can we leverage concepts like blending with MOOCs, flipped classroom and online collaborative spaces to ultimately turn transformative teaching into transformative learning? Come and have a discussion with other educators who are exploring the same questions and challenges in their own schools.

 
Don’t Know Much About History: The Value of Teaching Women's History to Girls

PRESENTERS: Joan Wages, President & CEO | National Women's History Museum

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) will share the impact of its ongoing work in engaging young school-aged girls (K-12) in education about their history. When girls are exposed to powerful stories about historical women who have made remarkable contributions and who they can identify with in some way, it has the power to transform. Although women constitute a majority of the population, their lives and achievements are often underrepresented in our nation’s textbooks and museums. Moreover, according to a 2006 study appearing in The Social Studies Research and Practice Journal, which evaluated three K-12 American history textbooks for gender balance, the textbooks revealed significantly more male representations than female in text content. This workshop will illuminate the value of teaching girls about women’s history as a means of promoting leadership skills, self-confidence and a challenge to cultural gender expectations.

 
For Girls, By Girls: Leading for Change – a Student-Led Initiative

PRESENTERS: Mariandl Hufford, Director of Academic Affairs and The Center for the Advancement of Girls and Rachel Hansen '14, Student | The Agnes Irwin School

Through research, innovative programming, and community outreach focused on four areas of girls' development: Leadership, Wellness, Global Citizenship and Teaching and Learning this school created a student-led initiative. This conference attracted 150 girls from 19 (private, public, and charter) schools. Learn about the sponsor funding, the genesis of the idea for the conference, and the process of planning this program. Find out how a specific segment received high acclaim and consider the lessons learned and the blueprint for a student-led conference as you think about hosting a similar event at your school. Finally, the presenters will explain the impact on the student organizers themselves; for each of them came away from the experience with a stronger sense of her own leadership ability, was enriched by her outreach to girls at other schools and learned to problem-solve, and exercise flexibility.

 
So You Want to Start an All-Girls Public School? What it Will Take

PRESENTERS: Ann Tisch, Founder & President | Young Women's Leadership Network; Amy Bean, Executive Director | Foundation for the Education of Young Women; Teri O'Glee, Advisory Board Member | Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders; Brenda Brown Rever, Founder | Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women; Jeanne Nowaczewski, Advisory Board Member | Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago; and Laura Rebell Gross, Founder | Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester

Building an all-girls school begins with a passion and a dream, but the road to realization is fraught with challenges. Learn from the experts and trailblazers. Which route to go: charter or district? How to build community support, create and proliferate a strong message, leverage local and national expertise, and ultimately, how to create a sustainable strategic plan.

 
The Other Sex: Male Teachers’ Vocation in Girls’ Schools

PRESENTERS: David Rosen, Faculty and David Lloyd Warner, Faculty | St. Paul's School for Girls

Male teachers in a girls’ school face unique challenges, and their ability to adjust and adapt their pedagogical skill to meet the needs of female learners is paramount. Some come to the profession with strong backgrounds in best practices for teaching girls, while others arrive with more limited knowledge of gender-specific education. This session will highlight the qualities that a male teacher should bring to an all-girls environment and the strategies and methodologies that they should learn. Reflecting on their own experiences, the presenters will explore reasons for recruiting male teachers, examine what a male teacher can offer to an all-girls setting, and provide advice and strategies on cultivating success in the single-sex classroom.

 
The Most Powerful People on Campus: Tour Guides

PRESENTERS: Maria Kadison, President | Edwards & Co and Tracy Crittenberger, Assistant Dean | The Madeira School

Who do most families meet first on our campuses? Tour Guides. Each of you knows that our enrollment numbers depend disproportionally on the performance of student tour guides. This presentation will emphasize why investing in tour guide training could be more important than your website. We all know what happens when a tour at our schools goes badly—everything else seems unimportant—the family is thinking oof the next school. Learn how the Madeira School revamped its tour guide training program to ensure a consistently positive and on-brand experience that excites and motivates families.

 
Effective Use of Web 2.0 Tools in High School Projects

PRESENTERS: Maluza Escamilla, Faculty and Department Chair | Ursuline Academy Dallas

After a decade as a laptop school, we have embraced the multitude of new technologies. In order to meet the needs of our “Millennial generation” students and to keep up with the rapid change of technology, four years ago, this school launched a GEI initiative project, using Project Based Learning methodology and technology. Participants will see examples of how to use the online tools to integrate the 5C’s with 21st century skills. Learn different ways of integrating these tools into your classroom and will view examples of how student used them in Spanish language classrooms. How can interactive Web tools be used to enhance Project Based Learning experiences for languages? Take advantage of a digital presentation and a few exercises. Leave with a comprehensive summary of Web 2.0 tools that you can use immediately in your work.

 
Take Action: How Do We Teach and Talk? Encouraging Girls to Excel in STEM

PRESENTERS: Elizabeth Woodall, Upper School Division Director and Christina Gillespie, Faculty | Kent Place School

Are students in all-girls schools still susceptible to gender-based stereotype threats? Might we as educators, administrators, and supporters of young women be unconsciously promoting these stereotypes? Does our school culture help or hinder girls’ successes and perceptions? How can we make STEM initiatives more successful? If these questions resonate with you, join this interactive and strategy-based session to address these issues and explore solutions. Be aware: we will challenge you to question your own beliefs and biases in an effort to be more aware of how these may be impacting your students. We will ask you to be more cognizant of the message your school climate is sending to students as they are faced with gender-stereotypes. Moving from an awareness of ourselves and our environments, we will discuss how to put the plethora of gender-based research available to good use and help you create an action plan based on our own trials, errors, and successes.

 
Building a Powerful, Passionate, and Purposeful Student Led Conference Experience

PRESENTERS: Lisa Langston, Dean of Faculty and Heather Skopak, Faculty | Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

Student led conferences at this school are a hallmark event building self-confidence and allowing for hands-on learning. Partnering with local businesswomen allows for mentoring as well as having the girls benefit from “outsiders” attending and evaluating their conference presentations. Students consider how to set and monitor goals, how to be reflective about their own learning process, and how to be accountable to their parents and guardians about their academic and social behaviors. Experience video interviews with the student participants; learn about the roles and responsibilities of all participants, and as the advisor, how to prepare and organize yourself & your advisees for student-led conference. Also expect to learn practical tips on the ways that we establish continuity and developmentally appropriate complexity to the SLC process across each grade level.

 
Are We Creating the Next Generation of Leaders?

PRESENTERS: Mary Shapiro, Professor | Simmons School of Management; Karyn Martin, Director of Council Initiatives & Research | Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts; and Diane Grossman, Professor | Simmons College

Why, even today, with so many women in college (55% of college students) and in the labor force (49% of all workers), are so few women attaining leadership positions? In a study conducted by Simmons College and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM), learn about the responses of over 1,000 middle school girls and boys regarding their aspirations. Be reassured by the comments of girls about their ambitions and be ready to discuss what is being done in classrooms, and what additionally needs to be done, to help girls move beyond social gendered career expectations. This seems especially important for educators to address since the most frequent advice from parents is “do what makes you happy.” Take away valuable research findings that will help you think about the messages in your community.

 
Girls Making an M-PACT

PRESENTERS: Stefan Cornelis, Faculy; Ellen Brickwedde, Faculty Campus Minister; and Sabra McKenzie-Hamilton, Faculty and Division Head of Upper School | Marymount School (NY)

Focusing on the belief that girls must develop an awareness of their community’s needs and that they can a play in philanthropic engagement, we will walk you through our program. This workshop has two clear goals: sharing the specifics of the M-PACT program including challenges and the benefits, and walking through a version of Philanthropy 101 to understand how to design and develop programs that target specific needs within the community. The program allows students to explore the challenges of starting an organization, how these organizations are structured, and the role of individuals within that system, as well as the function and mechanics of fundraising. This multi-year approach allows for a long-term impact on each girl. Beginning with sophomore year research of a social issue, continuing with a eleventh grade summer internship and culminating in a senior year program, these presenters will give a real sense of this program and give you a lot to take home.

 
Allegations of Sexual Misconduct: Schools Can No Longer Say “It Could Never Happen Here”

PRESENTERS: Jane Maxwell Hulbert, Founder & Director and Jim Hulbert, Esq., Partner, Communications Consulting for Legal & Board Issues | The Jane Group

The Jerry Sandusky scandal was a wake-up call to schools on how to manage allegations of sex abuse. There is a significant rise in sexual abuse issues (past and present) as victims come forward in coed, boys’, and girls’ schools. Having procedures and training in place are critical to a positive outcome. Add to that a solid communications plan specific to this issue, and you will be as ready as possible. This presentation will include what to do in advance and key communications steps to take with all constituencies based learning from managing this issue in many settings. The crisis will eventually go away but how it goes away is most important. Doing the right thing should always be the guiding principle.

 
Project Ventura: A High School and Middle School Project-Based Learning Collaborative

PRESENTERS: Ana Josephson, Faculty and Katherine Sauter, Faculty | Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Project VENTURA is a project on sustainable design that includes both 10th grade engineering students and 7th grade science students. The project is centered on the restoration and conversion of a vintage travel trailer into an off-grid “eco-trailer” that will be used by the school community for both recreational and educational purposes. Learn how our students work directly with people within the community as consultants as they would in the real world. They are also required to present their designs to a panel of professionals. Project VENTURA involves an open-ended real-world problem in which female students must research STEM related topics in order to solve.

 
Lead Up and Out

PRESENTERS: Anita Reznicek, President | St. Joseph's Academy

Classrooms offer safe places to take risks and attempt to lead, but there also are ample opportunities to learn leadership skills out in public representing one’s school to others. St. Joseph’s has fostered competence and confidence, trained young women for leadership outside of a school setting, and connected their girls to the larger community. Over the last two years, we have taken dozens of our young women out into the community to professional seminars and women’s business conferences so they can learn in a practical setting what women leaders look like, how to promote oneself, how to network, and are shown multiple examples of inspiring women’s leadership. Consider this unique leadership training program to raise the profile of your school.

 
Linking Lives: Confidence, Competence, Courage, and Community in Integrative Education for Girls

PRESENTERS: Ned Edwards, Chaplain and Faculty and Emily Johns, Dean of Students | Chatham Hall

New research into the ways adolescent girls integrate and understand the life of the spirit has inspired this school to consider opportunities to integrate its residential and spiritual curricula. This workshop will offer both the theoretical basis and practical examples of how addressing questions of meaning and purpose can provide girls’ schools with tools and practices that are not only educationally sound, but developmentally appropriate. Utilizing research on integrative education, adolescent girls’ brain development, spiritual practices, relational dynamics, and the postmodern effects of stress and anxiety, a unique and transformative residential curriculum has emerged that incorporates the spiritual development of girls while honoring its Episcopal school roots. The presenters will engage you in a dialogue about the current resources and practices that can help you develop your own program.

 
Cultural Expectations for Underrepresented College Bound Women

PRESENTERS: Ann Marano, Director of College Bound Counseling | Foundation for the Education of Young Women; Diana O’Connor, Faculty and Librarian | Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School; and Amanda Romero, Assistant Professor of Sociology | Mount St. Mary's College

Although underrepresented girls are enrolling in post-secondary institutions in record numbers, they are still not persisting and earning degrees at the same rate as their majority peers. In this session, participants will explore the challenges faced by underrepresented young women as they anticipate and enroll in college, and best practices for supporting them and their families. Who are these young women and what can we do to get them to “lean in”? Sheryl Sandberg notes how difficult it can be for women to take their place at the table, seek challenges, and embrace risk. We know it is exponentially more difficult for the underrepresented population to do so. Professionals from secondary and post-secondary institutions will share research, programs, and insights.

 
MAKERS: Women Making America

PRESENTERS: Amy Richards, Director of Educational Outreach | MAKERS and Stephanie Weber, Assistant Head of School | The Hewitt School

Find out what has happened since the announcement of the online and on air initiative created with AOL and PBS. This comprehensive contribution to contemporary women’s history, told mostly through first person narratives of the women who forced changes that rippled across all sectors of society. MAKERS is valuable as a tool for educators; confirming women’s place in history, but it is also an asset to be dispersed across disciplines. This permanent video archive of women's stories makes it possible to incorporate women's voices across different subject matters and also to highlight how women's impact on contemporary American history has benefited everyone. Join Amy Richards as she gives an overview of MAKERS and walks you through how others have used MAKERS, including first hand reports from the field. MAKERS material will also be available, including timelines, calendars, discussion guides and a sneak-peek at the MAKERS app, which will enable students (and anyone) to tell, record and share their own stories.

 
Who Am I? The Redefinition of Cultural Gender Expectations

PRESENTERS: Lauren Hilliard, Faculty and Kristin Wims, Faculty | Excel Academy Public Charter School

Fat. Worthless. Ugly. Stupid. Have you noticed that girls today have a distorted perception of who they are and what the perfect woman is? From songs, magazines, commercials, and movies; women are consistently portrayed in a hyper-sexualized and derogatory manner. “My Sister, Myself” is a character education program that aims to develop girls individually and collectively by promoting self-esteem and unity. Join in to explore the influences that adversely affect the way girls and women feel about themselves. Dive deep into these issues to navigate gender biases and discuss strategies to determine self-worth. Explore an introductory activity around self-worth and be prepared to identify social barriers that student populations experience. Discuss the latest research surrounding cultural gender expectations, dissect a video clip from the documentary Miss Representation, and get ready to take away strategies to implement with their respective students.

 
Running on Empty

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Lombardi, Executive Director | Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program

What is the difference between exercise and exercise abuse, as it relates to the healthy development of girls and young women? There are many identified benefits to exercise and sports: organized athletics build self-esteem, promote physical conditioning, teaches the value of teamwork and sets a foundation for lifelong physical activity. Athletic competition, however, can also cause severe psychological and physical stress. The presentation will consist of three sections. What are the challenges of exercise, How is overtraining different from over-reaching? Come listen to the current research, including the incidence of exercise abuse and the addictive nature of exercise. What practical techniques can you put in place to address? This presenter will thoughtfully shares her own story as an athlete and her recovery from Anorexia Nervosa, while reiterating the importance of early intervention in exercise abuse in young women.

 
A Paideia Seminar Discussion: Can this Change your Classroom Environment?

PRESENTERS: Rebekah Corace, Faculty and Sam Perry, Faculty | The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn

This workshop is designed to provide teachers with effective classroom strategies that embody best practices in girls’ education, specifically through the use of Paideia seminar discussion. This discussion technique provides students with an opportunity to explore ethical principles as a community. Participants will engage in this methodology, experience an assignment, the pre-seminar phase, and engage in a rich discussion on the “assignment.” Following this work, participants will reflect on whether this “class” achieved the desired outcomes. Learn from each other; walk away with the tools to run this seminar yourself with a handy step-by-step process. Set your own goals and try this when you get back to school.

 
Minimizing the Gap: Partnering with Local Universities for Educational Experiences

PRESENTERS: Jeremy Cortez, College Advisor; Berta Fogerson, Principal; and Julie Akeroyd, Assistant Principal | Talkington School for Young Women Leaders

This session will address how partnerships with local universities can enhance the public school college readiness experience. Participants will learn how the college collaborative at this school has supported the mission of attaining a 100% college admission rate for graduating seniors. The presenters will demonstrate how they have made college visits an integral part of the school culture engaging with universities and promoting college readiness throughout the year. Examples will include partnerships with different departments at the university level allowing access to unique summer camp experiences, mentoring programs, internships, seminars, dual credit and recruitment opportunities designed to meet the needs for first-generation college students. A common issue that first-time college students face is the need for family support. Long-standing relationships that are built with the local university can help alleviate familial doubts about the unfamiliar and can ease the acceptance of the pursuit of higher education.

 
Shaping Global Citizens: Building Skills that Make a Difference – Service, Leadership, and Intercultural Competencies

PRESENTERS: James P. Pellow, Ed.D, President & CEO and Christina McAnuff, Director, High School and Gap Year Abroad Program | CIEE

Leaders from the public and private sectors are calling for greater levels of international education. Political leaders from Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the U.S., to name a few, have championed various international exchange and study programs seeking to enhance the education of their citizens and strengthen their economies. CIEE has been producing high quality international study and exchange programs since 1947, focusing on today’s high school leaders who will become tomorrow’s global leaders. Learn about short- and long-term international high school programs that provide students with concrete skills, competencies and experiences that will enhance their knowledge of the world and develop life-long skills to navigate that world throughout their careers. Alumnae from CIEE’s summer Leadership Academy and Gap Year Abroad programs will share their stories of making global connections, overcoming culture shock, developing leadership skills, and how their time abroad has sparked a life-long commitment to international exchange and making a difference in our world.

 
Transforming New Faculty Orientation in a Connected Learning Community

PRESENTERS: Cathy Murphree, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs & Provost and Kim Wargo, Eugene McDermott Headmistress | The Hockaday School

What are new and transformative ways that you can welcome new faculty to the girls’ school community and your school? How can you help new faculty connect with faculty within your school and in the larger girls’ school community? Get ready to explore the potential of connected online learning, learn about the benefits of personal learning networks, and hear how schools are infusing online education into new faculty orientation. Professional development begins when new faculty arrive to campus—in fact, before they arrive to campus, with intentional orientation and network-building. Attendees will leave with great ideas to consider for their own orientation programs.

 
Women in Charge: Leadership and Single-Sex Schools

PRESENTERS: Abigail Norfleet James, Professor | University of Virginia

Does research support the notion that what girls learn about themselves and others in a girls’ school gives them this advantage? Come listen to the evidence that girls do develop leadership skills in girls’ schools through participation in school activities and in offering community service. Role models are important for girls and research will reveal how faculty serve as positive examples of effective leadership. In addition, the session will include the role of alumnae in giving girls examples of how to deal with the problems that face women in professional life. Reports of recent research will reveal the status of women in executive positions and how graduates of girls’ schools are uniquely prepared for such positions. The information in this workshop can be used by schools to evaluate their programs to ensure that their students are ready to be effective leaders in the 21st century.

 
Helping Girls with Learning Disabilities Navigate Their Social World

PRESENTERS: Hallie A. Buckingham, Educational Supervisor and Melanie D. Higgins, Faculty | Eagle Hill-Southport

This presentation is geared towards helping parents, teachers and support staff better understand the impact learning disabilities have on girls and the ways these specific characteristics manifest within their relationships. This interactive presentation will provide participants with an overview of successful strategies for helping pre- and adolescent girls with and without learning disabilities develop self-esteem, maintain more satisfying interpersonal relationships, and to practice better self-advocacy skills. Information will be shared to help participants respond constructively and help girls learn and practice a broader repertoire of pro-social communication techniques and positively assertive classroom participation habits.

 
Cultivating Empathy and Leadership through Strong Female Literary Characters

PRESENTERS: Betsy Gugle, Director of Lower School | Columbus School for Girls and Andrea Cheng, Poet and Children's Books Writer

In a world where girls are bombarded with negative messages and mean girl behaviors, there is an ever increasing need to cultivate empathy and leadership skills in young girls that in turn will build positive school cultures. Award-winning author, Andrea Cheng and Lower School Director, Betsy Gugle will share how children’s literature in the elementary school years provide a valuable tool in expanding young girls’ understanding of positive social interactions that they can apply to their own lives. Learn about their collaboration instituting a four-month writing workshop experience at Columbus School for Girls where the girls engage in rich conversations that lead to writing experiences across several genres with the central theme of empathy. While there is steady conversation about anti-bullying programs for girls, much of that curriculum is focused on middle-school and high-school girls. Come and learn about teaching empathy, acceptance, and understanding as part of the curriculum for young girls.

 
Implementing a Future Business Leaders of America Charter by Managing a Student Led Business

PRESENTERS: Stephanie Shrake, Faculty and Lisa Langston, Dean of Faculty | Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

How can we start a Future Business Leadership Charter at our school? Why FBLA? How can we engage our student leaders in entrepreneurial skills? Can our students implement and manage their own business at our school? Participants will learn about this school’s belief in what FBLA brings to girls. The presenters will walk through how FBLA has been implemented, discuss the challenges, and focus on the success of these student leader members. Get advice on how to choose a business for your school. Think about what this program can bring to your school now and in the future.

 
How Can Girl Scouts Offer Informal Educational Opportunities to Support Girls K Through 12?

PRESENTERS: Suzanne Harper, Chief Girl Experience Innovator | Girl Scouts of the USA

This interactive presentation will focus on the service learning aspect of the Girl Scouts leadership model. It will offer inspiring video stories to share real-life examples of girls changing their communities and the world, as well as tips for teaching the basics of service learning as early as kindergarten. While service learning has become an important component of the high school experience, girl scouting is uniquely positioned to start teaching girls how to identify community needs, brainstorm possible solutions and team up with others to solve problems as early as kindergarten. Take away ideas and tips about how to teach girls to become aware of the world around them and feel empowered to help others. Identify ways that Girl Scouts can partner with your school or organization by offering extended “learning with a purpose” for girls K – 12.

 
Economics is a Girl’s Best Friend: What a Girl Needs to Know about Money in Today's World (And Why This Matters to All of Us)

PRESENTERS: Robert Naeher, Faculty and John Ball, Assistant Head of School | Emma Willard School

Economics is not a discipline known for attracting high school girls, and while young women outnumber young men at college, young women typically represent only a third of university economic majors. While the shortage of young women in physical sciences and engineering has appropriately attracted significant attention, the challenges in economics are just as significant and yet command comparatively little attention. Explore the particular challenges facing girls in pursuing economics and understand how this discipline allows girls to build quantitative problem-solving abilities in the context of engaging material perceived as authentic and relevant. Get an introduction to this class and be introduced to an accessible way to the essential concepts of economics and why these matter to young women. Think about the practical ways you might increase the number of women studying economics. Our girls need to be as comfortable with numbers and balance sheets as they are with stories and pictures.

 
Language and Culture Meet Science and Engineering: Examples Across Middle and Upper School

PRESENTERS: Marees Choppin, Faculty; Elizabeth Allen, Faculty and Department Chair; Stacy Klein-Gardner, Director of Center for STEM Education for Girls; Dr. Yelena Janumyan, Faculty; and Vanesa Wenz, Faculty | Harpeth Hall

National policy supports the confluence of science, technology, and foreign languages with creative problem solving skills and civic awareness as essential elements of the country’s security. Two and a half years ago, eighth grade science and Spanish teachers came together to create a project that identified and addressed a specific need in a Latin American community. This collaborative effort between language and science has been extended to the Chinese, French and Latin classes in the eighth grade. Come find out how this school has taken this a step further this year coordinating anUpper School collaboration between engineering and cultural/linguistic goals to include critical thinking, analytical and linguistic skills of the high school students. Think about a focus you could have allowing your students to examine authentic documents in the target language to identify the problem yet to be solved, research, plan, create, test, and improve a viable engineering solution using the engineering design process.

 
Math/Physics Olympics: STEM Concepts with a Competitive Edge

PRESENTERS: Ashlie Smith, Faculty and Debbie Kridler, Faculty | Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls

Attending this session will show you how Cranbrook Kingswood is “pushing the envelope” in showing their middle school girls the relevance of math and physics and the applicability to actual events—not just problems in a text book. The Math/Physics Olympics positions the girls to think critically in subjects/fields traditionally viewed as a male domain. This event is a non-traditional but practical way to teach math and physics concepts through problem solving activities that are applicable to real life/professional settings. Team building, cooperation, leadership, critical thinking, and exploration all contribute to the positive, healthy development of young women.

 
Word Problems and Math Concepts: How to Create Relevance

PRESENTERS: Elmer Calvelo, Faculty and Rashida M. Bradley, Faculty | The Young Women's Leadership School of Queens

Presenting a word problem is one of the best ways to engage students and connect to real life situations that can often make mathematics relevant and fun to young learners. However, it is important that the word problems teachers present in the classroom are appropriate, engaging and challenging enough to the students. Join these presenters to consider typical word problems being presented in a typical classroom. Working in small groups, participants will review problems, discuss what makes each problem effective in engaging students and presenting the mathematics concepts being taught. How do you propose amending the problem so that it becomes effective in highlighting the mathematics being taught as well as challenging enough for students?

 
Bond Financing 101: So That’s How We Will Meet Our Long List of Needs

PRESENTERS: Judith C. Combs, Senior Vice President | Stifel Nicolaus

Single-sex schools for girls have a unique and crucial mission, yet face daunting challenges in today’s independent school market. Facing these challenges, the pace of the facilities & technology “arms race” is no longer manageable through fundraising campaigns alone, for most schools, yet students and their parents are demanding state of the art facilities as part of the value proposition for climbing tuition costs. This workshop is designed to explain bond financing and how it fits the budget of every independent school. In a “Bonds 101” format, these presenters will bring you a comprehensive understanding of bond financing. The workshop also includes topics such as the merits of long-range financial modeling; the credit rating process and how to navigate it; and public offerings versus private bank placements.

 
College Bound? Making the Transition with Success!

PRESENTERS: Berta Fogerson, Principal; Melissa Durham, Faculty; and Casey Wilkins, Faculty | Talkington School for Young Women Leaders

This presentation is intended to provide an overview of the diverse programs that the Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders has implemented in an effort to establish the resiliency that first-generation college bound young women need in order to make a successful transition from high school to college. Expect to learn about course offerings that focus on college readiness featuring the capstone Senior Seminar course. Participants will also learn about the academic summer enhancement programs that allow our students to build their leadership and academic skills at the end of each school year. Additionally, this presentation will provide suggestions for building productive partnerships with local universities and give insight about our rising juniors and rising seniors college preparatory summer camps.

 
Are Your Girls Getting a 5 on the Wellness AP Exam?

PRESENTERS: Katie Koestner, Founder | Campus Outreach Services

With measurable results, bench marked standards, and proof of behavioral and attitude change, your character and wellness program becomes as quantitative as physics. How can your school community obtain an A+ rating on healthy relationships, resiliency, and respect? Learn from a national model and benefit from bountiful tools and malleable resources. This interactive session will allow attendees to complete an on-the-spot assessment of need in two areas of character and wellness using a model tool. We will identify interdisciplinary and cross-cultural strategies to include varying student backgrounds and school missions.

 
Envisioning the Future with NCGS Leadership

PRESENTERS: Trudy Hall, Head of School | Emma Willard School; Kaye Savage, Founder and CEO | Excel Academy Public Charter School; Mark Pierotti, Head of School | Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart; and Sarah Edson, Faculty & Dean of Academic Technology | The Ethel Walker School

NCGS is on the move with a renewed commitment to strategic initiatives in the areas of advocacy, professional development, research and networking for girls’ schools and the professionals who work in those schools. Join several members of the NCGS Board of Trustees to bring your insights and creativity to the organization’s emerging vision as a leading advocate for girl’s education. Learn more about current programs that can benefit your school, your teachers and your girls. We believe in the power of many voices and want yours at the table, too.

 
Increase Your Students’ Economic Literacy: Federal Reserve Bank Online Teaching Tools

PRESENTERS: Steven Fisher, Senior Regional Program Manager; Jody Hoff, Senior Manager; and Rema Oxandaboure, Regional Program Manager | Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Discover online resources available from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF), which are designed to augment existing economics lessons or be given as homework assignments. Several resources will be demonstrated and best practices shared during this presentation. Understanding basic economic principles and the economy helps facilitate informed decision-making in an increasingly complex world. FRBSF online resources help students better grasp the economic world in which they participate. Available teaching tools include the DataPost series that covers key economic concepts such as GDP, inflation, and unemployment. This session will also highlight Economics in Person, a web-based video series that features FRBSF economists and their research. Lastly, the Federal Reserve and its role in the economy will be featured via the online resrouces What is the Fed? and The Fed Chairman Game.

 
Building Leaders through Coordinated Approaches in Health, Physical Education, and Athletics

PRESENTERS: Deborah Surgi, Director of Athletics; Jessica Spatz-McNeary, Lower School Psychologist; Liz Strauss, Middle and Upper School Counselor; and Shelley Lapinski. Athletic Trainer | Baldwin School

At the Baldwin School, the Director of Athletics, the school psychologist, the school counselor along with other key teachers and staff work together in all three divisions to build self-awareness, interpersonal skills and to ready girls for the next transition. Expect to learn how this team of specialists has developed curriculum to engage girls in understanding their emotional and physical journeys in a K-12 school. If Sheryl Sandberg’s analogy is true that the work place is more like a jungle gym then schools have unique tools and programs to equip young women with the skills to discover their strengths and address their needs.

 
Girls' Schools Speak: Transformative Girls' Education Rooted in Truth, Peace, Justice, and Integrity

PRESENTERS: Rosario O. Lapus, President; Edizon A. Fermin, High School Principal; Maria Louella M. Tampinco, Middle School Incoming Principal; and Lourdes S. Abad, Chair of the Department of Humanities | Miriam College

This session allows you to understand how a school can take a total institutional approach towards transformation education for young girls. How do we share best practices, research key tools and discover pathways to achieve this goal? And how is it done in the Philippines? Learn about policies and practices that have served to firm up the mission of this girl-centered institution. How can our schools move strategically towards providing transformative education? How truth, peace, justice, and integrity foster this process? Enjoy a discussion of the unique and research-based platforms that allow us to engage both girls and their mentors not only in preserving but more so in asserting and expanding their shared role of promoting ethical servant leadership, transcending cultural gender expectations, and advancing lifelong productivity. Consider our open invitation to initiate cross-country collaborative research initiatives—we are looking for partners!

 
Whole Girl Program: Developing a School Wide Framework for Creating a Culture that Nurtures the Healthy Development of Adolescent Girls

PRESENTERS: John Ashton, Head of Upper School; Dr. Margaret Morse, Upper School Counselor; and Meredith Mihalopolous, Student Counsel President | The Hockaday Schoool

Three years ago, Hockaday asked, “How can we be as intentional about developing the social and emotional capacity of our students in the same way we are intentional about developing their intellectual capacity?” The goal was to design a coherent, thematic approach to developing the whole girl during her time in high school and what emerged was the Whole Girl Program. Join these presenters to understand how this came together and how it is going in the second year. Attendees will also learn about a student led initiative from Hockaday’s Student Council President that focuses on creating a healthy environment for girls.

 
Supporting Transgender Students

PRESENTERS: Amanda Rosenblum, Educational Programming Manager | Young Women's Leadership Network

Until it happens at your school, you may not consider what to do if a transgender girl applies for admission or if a student comes out as trans*. For all our talk of surpassing gender stereotypes, and a deep pride in developing the whole girl, we may be excluding some of our students’ more complicated gender journeys from the conversation. As educators, we are tasked with building self-awareness, self-confidence, and identity formation. The transgender community becoming more visible in the news and pop-culture has elevated the conversation to a national level. As institutions that educate and care for youth, we need to be part of this conversation or we risk being out of touch with the language, culture, and information our students are being made aware of via the media, Internet, and public spaces outside campus walls. This session will explore how to infuse gender into the curriculum; how to talk with students about transgender, gender-queer, and gender-diverse identities; how to support students through the coming out process; and how to build a school culture around an understanding of fluid and self-defined gender identity.

 
Dazzle with DASL: Data and Analysis for School Leadership

PRESENTERS: Hilary LaMonte, Vice President for Online Services | NAIS

NCGS and NAIS are collaborating to build a suite of benchmarking and reporting tools to make your lives easier as independent school leaders. The aim is to reduce the amount of data entry you and your staff have to do each year, while preserving the valuable range of services you receive from the association(s) with which your school is affiliated. Come learn more about the planning and development of this system and give us your wish lists and ideas.

 
Have Your Cake and Honor It Too: Planning Your School’s Next Anniversary

PRESENTERS: Lisa McGrath, Associate Director of Advancement | Emma Willard School; Barbara Sabia, Director of Development | Westover School; Marion Couzens, Director of Institutional Advancement | Foxcroft School; and LeeAnn Harris, Middle School Director and Centennial Coordinator | Ethel Walker School

Does your school have a big birthday on the horizon? Are you ready to celebrate a centennial, sesquitennial, bicentennial? Come learn how to create your school's anniversary celebration. Hear from four panelists who represent schools that have either completed or are about to celebrate a major milestone anniversary. Find out how to engage your constituents, create a budget, build the infrastructure, and fund the celebration. Learn who needs to be involved, how to manage expectations, roles for volunteers, and challenges encountered. This is an opportunity to ask the questions that will enable you to plan a successful celebration for your institution.

 
Be Well, Lead Well: Bringing Health, Wellness, Leadership, and Power Together

PRESENTERS: Koyen Parikh Shah, Director, Center for Leadership Well-being; Sue Sadler, Associate Head and Director of Upper School; and Bill Christ, Head of School | Hathaway Brown School

Learn how a campus-wide initiative from the Center for Leadership and Well-being helped girls discover more about achieving success that includes a sense of well-being. With components that have touched stakeholders in every part of our school community, this initiative, Be Well, Lead Well helps girls reframe current challenges in women’s leadership. Consider how girls have explored how health, wellness, leadership and power can be sought simultaneously. Participants will be able to name factors that challenge the well-being of K-12 girls in our schools, describe what girls need to know, experience, and practice to respond to these challenges in healthy ways and discuss the strategy used in one school to bring various stakeholders together to encourage an approach to success that prioritizes well-being.

 
The “Maker Faire” Approach to Technology for Girls

PRESENTERS: Felice Piggott, Faculty and Omar Thorpe, Technology Specialist | The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem

Making, tinkering, experimenting, inventing, risking, failing and failing better are all a part of experimenting with technology in a supportive “Maker Faire” environment. The maker approach includes clear content and workshop objectives using low and no-cost tools such as Raspberry Pi, Scratch, Alice, X code and Google Apps to create exciting projects, animations or devices with a low “I’m afraid I’ll break it” factor. Maker-style workshops are the millennial form of arts and crafts workshops, but with technology instead of craft sticks and lanyards. In this workshop we will familiarize you with this low stress approach that allows girls to explore various new technologies and gain competencies and skills.

 
A Range of Skills: How Can a Co-Teaching Model Solve Your Concerns?

PRESENTERS: Maria Nelson, IEP Coordinator and Faculty | The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn

Special Education students often lack confidence, particularly when it involves academics. The myriad of skill levels of both the general education and special education population can be daunting. Learn about a co-teaching model that enables students to progress toward the grade standard being taught. Many lower level students, particularly students with disabilities, struggle immensely in the classroom because the material is taught outside of an optimal range for learning. Discover how this school has created a scaffold at each grade focusing on standards and explicitly teaching these skills that the student needs to master in order to progress. Both the General Education and the Special Education teachers will walk away with concrete strategies that will help you address the variety of needs of your students. Create co-teaching models to assess and gather observations of the students’ abilities to inform their instruction. You will leave with great tools for the challenges you face each day.

 
Using Social Networking to Build a STEM Community

PRESENTERS: Antoinette Decker, Director of the Duff Center for STEM Initiatives | Greenwich Academy

GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM) was launched this year as a network to build a strong female STEM community among member schools’ students and women working and studying in STEM-related fields. Many women who pursue STEM majors and careers indicate that they became interested in those disciplines as early as middle school. In addition, exposure to female role models and mentors has a significant impact on young women as they consider STEM-related careers and fields of study. The GAINS Network is built on a social network platform that encourages members to connect through posts, blogs, group discussions, and virtual mentoring events held twice a year. Participants will learn the overall structure of the network and its goals along with discussing blogs posted by GAINS mentors, and will engage in a review of the first mentor event.

 
Book Clubs, Reading Texts, and Discussion: Blending Approaches in the Classroom

PRESENTERS: Elizabeth Skoski, Faculty | The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn

Attendees will learn about how blending book clubs, informational text-centered reading, and small and large group discussions centered on essential questions can help students to understand and take away important facts while developing multiple skills. This session will focus on a particular unit involving a contemporary women’s dilemma or journey that can easily be transformed in other settings and topics. Along with other protocols, this workshop will provide: graphic organizers that can be used with any book to help encourage deeper thinking in students; weekly, monthly, and unit calendars to can be adjusted for individual teachers; and tracking sheets with suggestions on how to implement and grade Socratic seminars.

 
Are You Building an Inclusive Community?

PRESENTERS: Michele B. Smith, Psychologist; Khalia Adams, Diversity Coordinator; and Ashleigh Collins, Faculty | Marymount School (NY)

In order for girls of color to be successful in independent schools, it is critical we foster an environment that is welcoming and inclusive. Students of color typically encounter stressors above and beyond those encountered by majority group members. These presenters will discuss the Global Relationships and Cultural Exchange (GRACE) which focuses on the diversity-related roles and responsibilities of stakeholders within and outside the school, including teachers and administrators, students and parents, alumnae and trustees. In this workshop, you will also learn about ‘Harambee’ (from the Swahili, meaning “all pull together”) as an example of bi-annual diversity related programming that promotes cultural awareness and pride. Get ready to collaborate and share your ideas and experiences!

 
Building a Kinesthetic Global Leadership Experience for Girls

PRESENTERS: Kisha Palmer, Director of Women as Global Leaders and Mark Pierotti, Head of School | Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Through multi-media presentation, anecdotes and evaluative data synthesis learn about the journey of building a robust Global Leadership curriculum. What does global leadership mean and what were the challenges experienced in creating the definition? Be ready to be challenged about your own ideas of female as you consider the gender lens, cultural assumptions and language that may adversely impact innovative efforts in female leadership development. And finally learn how to engage community partners in this work.

 
Partnering Technology and Great Instruction to Improve Writing Across the Grades

PRESENTERS: Pamela Appleton, Regional Director | ERB

Writing well is an essential skill for all young women as they prepare to enter the world of higher education and when, as mature adults, they are asked to show their knowledge or offer an informed opinion. Using an analytic rubric to provide a common language to describe quality writing, assess, set goals, and monitor progress is essential to any effort to instruct and improve the student’s ability to communicate effectively. Consider ERB’s online Writing Practice Program which includes graphic organizers, instant feedback, analytic scoring, suggestions for revision, and scored exemplars. Aligned to newer NCTE/Common Core standards in its tutorials and writing prompts, teachers can now add their own prompts and include text, and videos to provide a more complex writing experience. Whether this tool or another works for you, learn what to look for when making a choice and how to fit technology into your writing program successfully.

 
Math Through the Ages: Best Practices for 6th Grade through AP

PRESENTERS: Kizzi Danh, Faculty | Hanger Hall; Suzanne Carreno, Faculty | Kent Place School; and Dave Lowell, Faculty | Castilleja School

Spanning 6th grade math through AP Calculus BC, come hear about our exciting experiences and results as we incorporated intentional curriculum design and implemented diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments in our courses. We will discuss strategies, obstacles, and student feedback.

 
Are We Keeping Our Youngest Students Healthy and Well?

PRESENTERS: Marisa Bellingrath, Head of Middle School; Karen Anderson, Faculty, Health & Wellness Coordinator; and Heather Smith, Faculty | The Hamlin School

Our workshop will be focused on shifting school culture through a K-8 Health and Wellness Program initiative. Presenters will share their perspective and process of developing this program. Multiple perspectives will be considered: administration, teacher leader, and classroom teacher. Walk through a backward design philosophy with the presenters where they will share planning tools, meeting protocols and case studies that helped shape this work. Leave with a sense of the clear outcomes for young girls' social, emotional and physical health. Be prepared to share your own dilemmas. Brainstorm and think with the panel to create solutions.

 
Resilience: Can it Be Successfully Taught?

PRESENTERS: Jenni Luke, CEO | Step Up

We are great at setting high expectations for our girls. But, without also teaching resilience we are leaving them with an incomplete tool kit to become the successful women we know they can be. Research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and elsewhere concludes that ‘grit’ is a key characteristic of successful adults in a variety of different fields. How do we translate the information about the importance of resilience into tangible classroom or after-school applications? Come to learn how Step Up has incorporated resilience as one of the outcomes of their after-school Confidence Curriculum. This workshop will provide background into this emerging field of research and thought about the value of resilience. Attendees will learn about a workable after-school and mentorship model that is successfully building self-confidence and resilience in high-school girls.

 
Storyline: Can It Improve Your Community?

PRESENTERS: Mary Louise Boutton, Faculty; Carol Sphar, Faculty; and Rebecca Anders, Faculty | Hathaway Brown School

Imagine walking through a school and seeing a single story told through three-dimensional friezes displayed in the halls. Storyline is a highly engaging and challenging way to learn developed in Scotland in the 1960’s. This interdisciplinary methodology uses the power and structure of a story to engage and motivate students to jointly construct the curriculum with their teachers and to achieve goals through a collaborative process. This workshop will take participants through the process of creating and executing a literature-based school-wide storyline project fostering community building, friendship, and mutual respect. Participants will learn how to engage teachers from multiple grade levels and special subject areas to collaboratively integrate their curriculum and create age-appropriate yet interlocking activities to interpret the classic story and bring its lessons of friendship and respect to life. Participants will be able to view photographs, videos, and other pieces of student work from a school-wide storyline project.

 
Girls Write Here

PRESENTERS: Meg McClellan, Faculty and Department Chair and Frances O'Connor, Faculty | Emma Willard School

Girls who love to write can easily find an online audience for their work, but receiving useful and trustworthy feedback about that work is much more difficult. Girls Write Here responds to that need as both a website and a course. Come to this workshop to learn the story of Girls Write Here and to discover how girls can develop meaningful writer relationships online while simultaneously honing their writing, editing, and pre-professional relational skills. And, it’s fun! Come see the evidence as these girls have become the copy chiefs, graphic designers and section editors who write the snappy headlines and sharp copy for each category, determine the evolving look and feel of the site, and battle over which genre and author to showcase each week. We have found that girls who write profusely will get better simply through practice, but they will get better faster if they receive feedback. Leave with great ideas on providing feedback in a new setting.

 
Kollege Knowledge: A Grrl's Guide to Surviving the First Year

PRESENTERS: Courtney Fenner, Faculty | The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem

Studies have shown that while minorities—especially women—are enrolling in college in record numbers, they are not graduating. Spend time with the author of this book reviewing statistics by playing a game, complete a puzzle that focuses on issues and interacting about future book topics. Each workshop participant will receive either a free bound copy of the book or a free coupon to download the book. Participants will have clear strategies and tools that they may take back to their home schools and utilize the best way they see fit.

 
Exploring Gender Diversity: Implications for School Settings

PRESENTERS: Sandra Luna, Head of School | Julia Morgan School for Girls and JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., President | The DEAK Group

In November 2012, representatives from five schools and experts in the fields of psychology, medicine, child development, and law gathered to begin a dialogue about gender and gender-variant children within the context of single-sex schools. The intent was to raise questions and concerns related to addressing the needs of transgender and gender-independent children. What became apparent is how little we knew about the spectrum and complexity of gender and the implications for single-sex schools. As states increasingly recognize the rights of transgender individuals, including children and youth, our schools will need to arrive at clear stances around their admission, creating an inclusive culture for all students. This session will help serve as a way to begin this complex and critical dialogue.

 
Developing Positive Academic Identity and Resiliance Among Adolescent Girls of Color: Intersection of Race, Gender, and Societal Expectation

PRESENTERS: Michelle Albert, Director of Community Partnerships and Ed Hudner, Executive Director | Mother Caroline Academy and FeLisa Albert, Founder & President | Visionary Consulting Group

In the past 100 years, we have seen a drastic change in how the nation views the importance of education for girls. Movements such as voting rights, women’s liberation, and support for working mothers have all benefitted how girls receive and approach their education. Higher dropout rates, lack of participation in STEM programming and limited access to higher education persist for girls of color. Girls of color are more likely to come from community backgrounds in which education achievement is not always fully valued. Join these presenters to hear about their research and practice related to educating female adolescents of color; providing practical advice on programming that student centered; discussing best practices occurring in schools; and brainstorming on how the educational experience can be more rewarding and inspiring for the young women of color.

 
Young, Gifted, and Black: Acknowledging the Connection between Self-Confidence in African-American Girls and Academic Competence

PRESENTERS: Constance F. Horton, MSW, Executive Director | Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME)

What does it mean to be African-American at an independent school? How does the experience of being “the other,” simultaneously sticking out like a sore thumb and being completely invisible, impact the social experience of African-American girls at independent schools? This workshop will explore the answers to these and many other questions and examine strategies to empower girls of color as they matriculate in college preparatory independent schools. In addition, the workshop examines both the factors that can contribute to the marginalization of students of color and best practices in educational inclusion efforts. Participants will also have the opportunity to share with and learn from one another as we work together to promote confidence in girls of color.

 
Global Education for Girls: Building the Next Generation of Empathic Leaders

PRESENTERS: Marina Lee, Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder and Seth Leighton, CEO & Co-Founder | Envoys

Empathy is best defined as the capacity to know emotionally what another is experiencing from within the frame of reference of that other person. This workshop explores methods by which empathy can be developed in girls, drawing upon educational, psychological, and sociological research studies. The goal is to provide participants with a theoretical understanding of empathic leadership as well as practical tools with which to build these skills in students. Drawing on personal and professional experiences, the workshop leaders consider the cultural and societal forces that prevent girls from exercising their empathic skills in leadership with a particular focus on global citizenship. Study a curricular model that integrates in-class studies with experiential learning to make clear the linkages between empathy and leadership among modern women. This adaptable model will be of use to any professional working with girls today.

 
The Power of Partnership: Empowering Girls Together

PRESENTERS: Holly Fidler, Director of Center for Research on Girls | North Star Collaborative, Laurel School; Carla Spawn-van Berkum, Associate Head of School | Roland Park Country School; Peter Metsopoulos, Faculty | Bryn Mawr School; Laura Day, Director of Service Learning | The Hockaday School; and Claire Leheny, Executive Director | National Network of Schools in Partnership

Well-designed partnerships between public and private schools for girls, linking institutions across the socio-economic divide, are a powerful means of strengthening education for all involved. Drawing from a two-year initiative to support and study the impact of partnerships and girls' education, this session examines how partnerships have the power to: develop resilience, build positive peer pressure, encourage self-advocacy and foster and expand college and career aspirations. Join the National Network of Schools in Partnership, along with three of its member schools, as we discuss how these partnerships were formed, how they are thriving and what they plan for the future.

 
Transforming a School: A Girls’ School Becomes a 21st Century Learning Community - Part 1

PRESENTERS: Deryn Lavell, Head of School; Barb McLean, Assistant Head, Human Resources & Professional Growth; and Jennifer Dunbar, Executive Assistant to Principal, Senior School | The Bishop Strachan School

Girl’s school educators are experiencing an intersection of two game changers: the emerging role of women leaders with a growing understanding of the unique style of female leadership and a global knowledge economy. No longer can girls’ schools teach with male leadership models in traditional classrooms isolated from each other’s content. Ten years ago, The Bishop Strachan School laid the groundwork for a culture shift that challenged received wisdom by incorporating continuous improvement and connecting with the world beyond the school in specific and meaningful ways to deepen the girls’ knowledge, confidence, and willingness to ask difficult questions. A Reggio-inspired approach to learning was adopted in the elementary grades then built upon for upper levels. This created a set of learning environment values that are now embedded into practices across the school: visible learning, viewing the child as a learner who comes with competencies rather than an empty vessel, and documentation as a practice of inquiry. This session will share the strategic approaches to build the vision, the tools and resources that provided educational inspiration, and the strategies used to build the commitment and engagement of the community.

 
From Alaska to Patagonia: The Value of Expeditionary Leadership Education for Girls

PRESENTERS: Sarah Annarella, Senior Account Manager and Lindsay Yost, Instructor | National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

We believe that leadership can be learned and that positive, ethical leaders change the world. Over the past ten years, NOLS began to focus on educating girls more effectively and examined the specific benefits of the expeditionary format in developing resiliency, leadership capabilities, and self-confidence. This session will present outcome research conducted by the University of Utah detailing what students learn on NOLS courses and how this learning transfers to life at home and at school. How can the NOLS leadership curriculum be integrated into your classroom practice? How can you establish a responsible and viable expeditionary leadership program at your own school? Step outside your program and consider new paths to leadership.

 
Putting Framework Theory Into Practice: Lessons from the Classroom About “Asking Questions, Making Choices”

PRESENTERS: Allison Stapley, Director of Education; Kelly Armstrong, Faculty; and Lizzie Forshee, Faculty | Laura Jeffrey Academy

Laura Jeffrey Academy (LJA), Minnesota’s first girl-focused public school, is in its sixth year of implementation and started with a goal to reverse the decline of girl’s interest in math, science, and physical activity. We believe the best learning comes at the intersection of four main areas: Girl Focused, Teaching and Learning, Culture, and Organizational Development. When these four areas are working according to the theories with which LJA has aligned as an organization, students win. This presentation will feature faculty working to align the framework with daily learning experiences for students. Examples of framework aligned units, guiding questions, and teacher reflections will be shared along with lessons learned that they can be applied in your own schools. In addition to the path the framework has set in curriculum development, discussed will be how the framework led to the implementation of seven guiding principles for students. Students are encouraged to apply the principles in order to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

 
How to Change the Future of Science

PRESENTERS: Kimberly Coelho, Program Coordinator and Karen Rezach, Director, The Ethics Institute | Kent Place School

Should Adderall and other prescribed stimulants be used by high school students to give them a needed edge? Are athletes compelled to use performance enhancing drugs in order to level the playing field? Should prospective parents use genetic engineering to achieve the exact traits they want in a child? Our workshop will share our school’s definition of ethical leadership through civic engagement and explore our Bioethics Project model as a model for girl-driven civic leadership in science through public bioethics dialogue. Participants will engage with a unique definition of leadership shaped by ethical awareness, have an opportunity to discuss the potential for girls to add distinct value to science through ethical leadership, and consider a model of collaborative independent research with a student-planned symposium as a way of empowering girls to transform the future of science.

 
Respect 360: A Toolkit to Build Self-Respect in Girls and Their Influencers

PRESENTERS: Courtney Macavinta, Co-Founder & CEO and Jessica Baker, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer | The Respect Institute and Jennifer Gkourlias, Founding Principal | Young Women's College Prep Charter in Rochester

Girl influencers use the Respect 360 to co-actively build self-respect in individuals ages 11-18. Respect 360 is a training and a toolkit containing 75+ cards that guide girls through how to redefine respect, practice The Respect Basics, break cycles of disrespect, achieve positive goals, and thrive. The toolkit can be implemented in groups or in one-on-one coaching sessions to guide girls to practice The Respect Basics in order to navigate challenges and achieve desired life outcomes. Many schools also use Respect 360 as a professional development process to bolster faculty/staff self-care, communication, and classroom management skills. Shared will be the one school’s positive experiences and outcomes with the Respect 360 curriculum.

 
Global Citizenship Through the Power of Girls’ Relationships

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Brittingham, Faculty; Dr. Helene Feinberg Walker, Counseling Psychologist; Stephanie Webster, Student; and Meghan Brennan. Student | The Agnes Irwin School

This workshop will share the story of transformation among several Agnes Irwin Upper School girls who developed relationships with the students at the Sega Girls School in Tanzania. It is through relationships that girls learn best. Through The Sega Club, founded by two Upper School students, a service program evolved that allowed for significant, continuing relationships to develop between our students and the Sega girls. The impact of what occurred over the course of extended relationships and a week long visit in Tanzania caught these girls by surprise and has left deep, permanent, positive impressions. This workshop will also detail how AIS fifth grade girls began to imagine themselves as world citizens by experiencing the relationships with the Sega School girls through the eyes of the Upper School girls. Join these presenters to hear and see the impact of virtual accessibility. Plan to leave with an understanding of how to replicate this service program in order to develop a global citizenship program based on the power of relationships.

 
Partnering for Change: Neighborhood-Centered Reform

PRESENTERS: Claire Leheny, Executive Director | National Network of Schools in Partnership; David Kasievich, Head of School | St. James School; Drew Smith, CEO | Russell Byers Charter School; and Jim Ballengee. Director of Service Learning and Faculty | William Penn Charter School

Philadelphia’s public school closures dominated the headlines last spring—and the stinging effects of the district’s budget crisis have been felt citywide this school year. What has garnered less attention is the steady work of some neighborhoods to come together to align public and private resources to build a new narrative of success. Join educational leaders from three very different Philadelphia schools as they discuss how they formed the Alleghany West Consortium (AWC) to address the needs of one urban neighborhood. Learn how consortium participants invested in building relationships and establishing trust, rather than defining measureable outcomes, at the start of their work. Finally, discover how the neighborhood is transforming itself, and what changes are on the horizon.

 
Empowering Early Learners: A Culture of Capability in Girls' Education

PRESENTERS: Laura Logaridis, Faculty; Leslie Siegrist, Faculty; and Katie Tranter, Faculty | Havergal College

In response to our understanding of what is critical for women in the future workforce, it is a must to reflect upon our practices in educating girls, beginning with our earliest learners. This interactive workshop will highlight the an early years (K - 1) approach where girls explore concepts and ideas in a supportive and developmentally appropriate environment that is rooted in inquiry and empowers learners to ask questions and think critically. Based on research and classroom experiences, the presenters will define principles of play-based learning, Reggio Emilia-inspired settings, inquiry and social constructivist theories. Attendees will be introduced to the power of the classroom environment, examining how organization of the space can empower and support rich and authentic learning. Within the environment, projects emerge allowing girls to act as leaders and collaborators that initiate learning opportunities based on interest. Discuss and examine current research on learning in the early years.

 
Mindfulness as a Teaching Tool: Utilizing Evidence Based Practice to Help Students Succeed

PRESENTERS: Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW, Director of Clinical Training | Timberline Knolls

Mindfulness has become a popular culture meme in the past few years. Different groups and causes have attached the idea to address multiple issues, from stress management to relationship building to ADHD. But what is mindfulness truly, and does it actually help as purported? This presentation will teach participants the science and art behind allowing each to complete a mindfulness exercise in order to teach students and families the rationale of mindfulness as a tool to goal achievement. Participants will walk away with a tangible technique that will help students achieve both academic and other goals.

 
What is the Best Way to Showcase Student’s Work?

PRESENTERS: Traci Keller, Dean of Students; Meggie Lucas, Department Chair and Faculty; Becky Smith, Department Chair and Faculty; Jennifer Adams. Director of Counseling; and Marees Choppin, Department Chair and Faculty | Harpeth Hall

How can we create a digital footprint of tangible output that tracks a student’s learning journey? What is an additional way we can empower students to realize her potential? Learn how a group of 7th grade teachers tackled these questions. Each of these questions was at the forefront of conversation as our team of 7th grade teachers began investigating answers through the use of an e-portfolio. Learn about the design of the program, the alignment with mission and the far-reaching benefits of this approach. Consider the realizations for each student, the window it opens in parent conferences and the progress that is captured in a four-year compilation. Go home with a powerful new tool for your curriculum.

 
Purpose Driven Girl: Cultivating Identity in Urban Girls

PRESENTERS: LaShunda Leslie-Smith, President & CEO | Young Womens College Prep

Teen girls face a plethora of challenges, such as peer, media and self-imposed pressure, academic pressures, friendship dynamics, dating, and parental issues, etc. This interactive workshop seeks to equip educators, advocates, and practitioners with practical skills to help empower girls for personal transformation. Workshop attendees will discuss ways to inspires girls in several areas including the development of their voice, ability and problem solving capacity to speak up, becoming decision makers, creating visionary change and realizing their full potential. The goal of the Purpose Driven Girl workshop is to address the very heart of issues confronting girls—increasing confidence in their own voice and convictions, developing life-skills, and improving their ability to identify paths and resources within their communities that can contribute to positive change and break cycles for a lifetime.

 
Creating a STEM Sisterhood

PRESENTERS: Rose Wong, Director of Curriculum & Faculty Development and Michael Schwartz, Director of STEM program | Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Attend this session and learn how to create a STEM Sisterhood that provides engaging experiences and inspires girls to pursue these interests. Discuss the report, Why So Few? (2010) by the American Association of University Women that identified that the key reasons for this disparity. Hear about how the STEM related courses in this K-12 school, including but not limited to engineering, architecture and computer science; are providing more access and exposure to female role models and increasing opportunities for mentoring and internships. Learn how to develop an Outreach component of a STEM program that will provide valuable opportunities for the development of leadership skills and for high school girls to serve as strong STEM role models, sharing their knowledge, skills, excitement and enthusiasm for STEM with younger girls. Finally, see how a 1:1 iPad program and available technology resources has allowed for more student collaboration and creativity. Come and envision a successful program or new components to your own offerings.

 
Changing a Learning Culture - Part 2

PRESENTERS: Sarah Dwyer, Department Head of Learning Commons; Tim Somerville, Faculty; and Kerri Embrey, Faculty | The Bishop Strachan School

At The Bishop Strachan School, our journey toward a Culture of Powerful Learning began with a clear vision of a 21st century education that empowers students to deal with complexity, nurtures a social and ethical responsibility, and ensures that students have transferable intellectual and practical skills with real-world applications. We also believed that powerful learning was not only for the students, but also for all the adults who work with the students: teachers, administrators, and staff. The challenge of implementing curricular and pedagogical change in a complex environment without jeopardizing the learning experience of today’s students, or unnerving their parents, is not a small thing to operationalize. In addition, the challenge of also changing an adult learning culture was central to success—one that can prove even more difficult than altering the student culture. This second installment of a two-part workshop will map out the process of operationalizing a vision for changing a learning culture.

 
"I Totally Failed That!”: Academic Self-Confidence at a Competitive All-Girls School

PRESENTERS: Caitlin Reynolds, Student; Heng Qin, Student; and Justine Bernacet, Student | Miss Porter's School

One stated advantage of an all-girls’ education is the opportunity for girls to excel academically without pressures from their male counterparts. Does this advantage hold at a competitive, independent, all-girls’ boarding school, where higher expectations and competition might impede girls’ confidence in their work? Miss Porter’s School’s Research Methods class is a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) group working in conjunction with scholars at the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives (CSBGL). This workshop will share specific findings from this project including responses from the survey, focus groups, and field notes. Workshop participants will engage in role-playing exercises, to focus on the lessons learned including suggestions that can promote a positive environment without decreasing expectations or rigor, and will share success stories from our own faculty.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Digital Activism: 21st Century Citizenship

PRESENTERS: Matt Rutledge, History Department Chair | Miss Hall’s School

Global Citizenship & Service Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Service Learning Curriculum for Girls

PRESENTERS: Todd Love, Middle School Head | St. Mary’s Episcopal

Global Citizenship & Service Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: An Innovative Global Education Program

PRESENTERS: Michele Harris, Faculty | The Ethel Walker School

Global Citizenship & Service Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How One School Is Empowering Girls With a 21st Century Mindset and Transforming Itself Too

PRESENTERS: Howard McCoy, Faculty and Susan Faust, Lower School Librarian | Katherine Delmar Burke School

Global Citizenship & Service Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Empowering Girls to Make a Difference in the World

PRESENTERS: Gigi Diller Bizar, Faculty| Westridge School for Girls

Global Citizenship & Service Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: International Women’s Academy Clubs: Creating Empowerment Projects

PRESENTERS: Dr. Peter LeMasurier, Co-Founder | International Women’s Academy

Global Citizenship & Service Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: eBooks in STEM

PRESENTERS: Julia Walthall, Faculty | The Holton-Arms School

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Watering the Roots of STEM: Initiatives, Alterations, and New Offerings in Middle School

PRESENTERS: Robert Missonis, Head of Middle School | Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: STEM Summer Institutes

PRESENTERS: Stacy Klein-Gardner, Director of The Center for STEM Education for Girls | Harpeth Hall

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How to Create a Math Positive Culture

PRESENTERS: Rebecca Zook, Founder | Zook Tutoring

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Ethics in Science: Teaching Girls to Think for the Future

PRESENTERS: Maureen Harrison, Eliza Kellas Chair in Science | Emma Willard School

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Understanding Issues with the STEM Job Preparedness Pipeline and How It Affects Girls

PRESENTERS: Kim Wilkens, Founder | Tech Girls and Mary Beth Hertz, Technology Teacher | Alliance for Progress Charter School

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Girls in Science Research

PRESENTERS: Kate Henson, Science Department Chair | Miss Porter’s School

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How to Inspire, Prepare, and Sustain Young Women in Science and Math

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Garrison Ross, Science Department Head | Marlborough School

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Engineering: Interaction Design

PRESENTERS: Jaymes Dec, Technology Integrator and FabLab Administrator and Chris Aguda, Faculty | The Marymount School and Don Buckley, Director of Innovation and Technology | The School at Columbia University

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Research Education in the Biological Sciences

PRESENTERS: Charles Alt, Faculty | The Greenwich Academy

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: From Skeptic to Spokesperson: Why Instruction Inspired by Singapore Math Works for Girls

PRESENTERS: Bridget McGivern, Math Specialist | The Albany Academy for Girls

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: What Works? Twenty Years Teaching Girls in STEM

PRESENTERS: Ben Hildebrand, Academic Dean | Westover School

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Using Engineering to Make Science Sticky

PRESENTERS: Becky Smith, Middle School Science Department Chair | Harpeth Hall

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Using the iPad in the Physics Classroom to Enhance Sticky Learning

PRESENTERS: Molly Thomas, Faculty | Chatham Hall

STEM Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Earthly Play and Moral Company: A Blended Learning Approach to Ethics Through Literature

PRESENTERS: Brian Wogenson, Faculty | The Archer School for Girls

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Blended A.P. 20th Century British Literature

PRESENTERS: Rebecca Sherouse, Faculty | Castilleja School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How Flipping My Math Class Changed My Life

PRESENTERS: Thaddeus Wert, Math Department Chair | Harpeth Hall

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Blending the Ancient World: Blended Learning in the History Classroom

PRESENTERS: Pontus Hiort, Faculty | St. Catherine’s School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Blended Learning for Coordinate Education: AP Art History at Holton-Arms and Landon Schools

PRESENTERS: Christopher Wilson, Dean of Faculty | The Holton-Arms School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Babel: The Multi-Lingual Literary, Art, and Music Online Magazine

PRESENTERS: Mimi Melkonian, Faculty| Brunswick School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: A Blended Approach to Collaborative Research in Physics and Forensics

PRESENTERS: Theresa Napolitano, Science Department Chair and Jen Shea, Faculty | Lauralton Hall

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Using Blended Learning to Increase Collaboration Beyond Our Lower School Walls

PRESENTERS: Diane Reckless, Faculty | The Ellis School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Girl Smoothies: Mixing It Up with Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom

PRESENTERS: Jerry France, Faculty and Andrea Chaves, Faculty | The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: The Digital World: A Conversation with Parents

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Adams, Director of Counseling and Molly Rumsey, Director of Library and Information Services | Harpeth Hall School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Helping Girls to Engage Deeply With Text of All Types: Close Reading

PRESENTERS: Erin O’Farrell, Faculty | Havergal College and Kimberly Harvey, Director of Senior School | York House School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: What is Work? An Analysis of the Summer Internship Experience of 20 Girls at Technology Companies

PRESENTERS: Deborah Muscella, Founder | Girls Get Connected

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Empowering Girls to Think Beyond their Boundaries

PRESENTERS: Christine Murakami, Technology Integration Specialist for the Upper School | Columbus School for Girls

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How to Incorporate Online and Blended Learning in Academic Excellence for Girls

PRESENTERS: Cathy Murphee, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs and Provost and Kim Wargo, Eugene McDermott Headmistress | The Hockaday School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Teaching Writing to Girls: 21st Century Tools for Effective Learning

PRESENTERS: Alex Northrup, English Department Chair and Academic Technology Coordinator | Foxcroft School

Technology Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Students Make the Grade: Exploring Student-Led Assessment and Evaluation in World Religions

PRESENTERS: Elizabeth Buko, Upper School English Teacher | The Holton-Arms School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Cultivating Leaders Through Global Awareness and Connectivity

PRESENTERS: Patricia Ray, Upper School Head | St. Mary’s Episcopal

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: The Challenges and Opportunities of Educating the Global Leaders of Tomorrow in the UK

PRESENTERS: Nicole Chapman, Joint President of the AMGS and Head Teacher of Chelmsford Country High School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How the Nation’s Only All-Female Corps of Cadets Develops the Leader of Tomorrow Through Military Structure and Discipline

PRESENTERS: Teresa Djuric, Brigadier General, USAF, Retired, Commandant | Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Appreciation for Diversity: Training Activities for Student Leaders

PRESENTERS: Maureen Harrison, Eliza Kellas Chair in Science | Emma Willard School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: What Are the Skills Needed to Lead a School Founded on Feminist Principles in a Post-Feminist World?

PRESENTERS: Mary Ladky, Principal | The Linden School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Leaders and 21st Century Problem Solvers

PRESENTERS: Jeanne Goka, Principal; Kristina Waugh, High School Assistant Principal; Texanna Turner, Middle School Principal; and Anah Wiersema, Middle School Assistant Principal | The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: A Comprehensive Leadership Program at an All Girls’ School

PRESENTERS: Kathryn Jasper, Leads Director | Hutchison School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Creating an Intentional Positive Environment, Producing Strong, Confident Female Leaders

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Oliver, Principal and Cheryl Horton, Assistant Principal | Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Bill Arnold Middle School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Development of a Mission-driven Leadership Program

PRESENTERS: Jennifer Adams, Director of Counseling and Traci Keller, Dean of Students | Harpeth Hall School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Developing a Schoolwide Leadership Program

PRESENTERS: Christine E. Szala, Upper School Head and Jeanne A. Blakeslee, Faculty | St. Paul’s School for Girls

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: A Mascot and a Mission: A Head-to-Tail Makeover of School Trips

PRESENTERS: Chela Crinnion, Faculty | Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Performance as Pedagogy: Engaging Students in the 4 C’s Through Public Speaking

PRESENTERS: Patricia Hearn, Founding Head of School | Lake Washington Girls Middle School

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Global Leadership: Developing Values-based Agents of Change

PRESENTERS: Britney Coleman, Faculty and Kassandra Wowk, Faculty | Havergal College

Leadership Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Cultivating the Potential of the Introverted Student

PRESENTERS: Alice Mcintyre, Teacher | Garrison Forest School

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: The Importance of Athletics

PRESENTERS: Tina Slinker, Director of Athletics | The Hockaday School

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: A Schoolwide Social Emotional Wellness Program

PRESENTERS: Suzanne Baumann, School Counselor and Coordinator of Health and Wellness | The Winsor School

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Accommodating Your Girls: Applicants and Students With Disabilities

PRESENTERS: Susan E. Schorr | Schwartz Hannum PC

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Helping Girls Build Effective, Healthy, Supportive Relationships

PRESENTERS: Lisa Hinkelman, Founder and Lauren Hancock, Director of Operations | Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc.

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Working with Quirky Girls: Helping Wallflowers Bloom

PRESENTERS: Linda Flaga, School Counselor | Cranbrook-Kingswood Middle School for Girls

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Negotiating Shame (and the Social Destruction of Self)

PRESENTERS: Laura Martocci, Ph.D. |The New School for Social Research

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: What Girls Think About Feminism

PRESENTERS: Kimberly Coelho, Researcher | The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School and Karen Rezach, Director of the Middle School | Kent Place School

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Helping Women and Girls Value Their Own Voice in a World of Negative Messages

PRESENTERS: Kelly Brown, Faculty and Betsy Esser, Faculty | Columbus School for Girls

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Creating Space: Using Intention to Teach and Mentor Students

PRESENTERS: Kathleen Murdock, Consultant for Community Wellbeing | Dana Hall School

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Gender Studies: Voices of My Students

PRESENTERS: Holly Fritz, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator | Prospect Hill Charter School

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Attachment Theory and Learning

PRESENTERS: Emily Sears Vaughn, School Counselor | Marlborough School and Dr. Dale Hudson, Trustee | Phillips Graduate Institute

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Media, Body Image, and Gender Stereotypes

PRESENTERS: Carey Albertine, Creative Director | In This Together Media

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Helping Girls Overcome Stereotype Threat

PRESENTERS: Andrew C. Watson, Founder | Translate the Brain

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Concussions and Adolescent Girls

PRESENTERS: Aimee Shelton, Faculty and Courtney Dougherty, Faculty | Agnes Irwin School

Wellness Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: I Think Therefore I Can: Fostering a Girl’s Sense of Self-Efficacy with Mission-Driven Education

PRESENTERS: Linda Vasu, Director of the Center for Research, Teaching, and Learning; Victoria Landry, Science Department Chair; and Elizabeth Fernandez, Library Director | Convent of the Sacred Heart

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Intensives: A Program for Interdisciplinary, Project-Driven, Authentic Learning

PRESENTERS: Shannon DeRosa, Faculty; Amy Anderla, Faculty; and Andrea Chaves, Faculty | The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
Student Research Projects: Finding the Right Program for Your School

PRESENTERS: Carla Guarraia, The Scholars Program | St. Paul’s School for Girls

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Shift the Paradigm: Students Take the Lead with Technology

PRESENTERS: Eamonn O’Brien, Faculty | Julia Morgan School for Girls

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How Gender Matters in a Critical Approach to Education for Girls

PRESENTERS: Julie Gentile, Director of Studies | Kent Place School and Stephanie McCall, Doctoral Candidate | Teachers College Columbia University

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Applying Blended Learning and Design Thinking Concepts to Faculty Meetings

PRESENTERS: Michelle Rust, Faculty | The Ellis School

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Girls and Interpersonal Relationships with Teachers

PRESENTERS: Hope Blosser, Faculty | Convent of the Sacred Heart

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: How to Make Reading and Writing More Fun and Meaningful

PRESENTERS: Carol Weston, Author

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Financial Literacy and Civic Literacy: Stepping Forward Together: A Grade 10 Curriculum

PRESENTERS: Denise Hartford, Faculty | Havergal College

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 
INSPIRE! SESSION: Cultural Capital at a Parochial Secondary School

PRESENTERS: Dr. Joanne H. Walls, Principal and Rose M. Scioli, Assistant Principal | St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls

Teaching Practices Track
INSPIRE! roundtable discussions will allow NCGE attendees to maximize information and idea gathering by rotating through brief 30-minute mini-sessions presented in a "speed dating" format. Ten or more topics -- grouped under the overarching themes of Teaching Practices, Wellness, Leadership, Technology, STEM, and Global Citizenship & Service -- will be offered during an INSPIRE! breakout period.

 

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