English/History/World Languages Teachers

2020-2021 Schedule and Topics

Headways for English/History/World Languages Teachers will be facilitated by Rebecca Cook-Dubin, English Department Chair at Miss Hall’s School. All meetings will occur from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The schedule for the 2020-2021 program will be posted by early August 2020. Please note that NCGS is mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will ensure that discussion topics are timely and relevant.

Headways for English/History/World Languages Teachers is open to teachers/faculty members in disciplines including but not limited to Creative Writing, English, Government, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, World Language(s), etc.

October 2020: The Lasting Impacts of COVID-19 on Teaching and Learning

Topics to consider: COVID-19 and adaptations/alterations of schedule; curriculum planning and hybrid learning; content delivery, assessment, and community building, etc.; lessons learned and silver linings

November 2020: Establishing Equity and Increasing Representation in the Classroom

Topics to consider: diversifying the canon; selecting authentic materials/resources

January 2021: Navigating Challenging Content and Conversations in Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Topics to consider: addressing outdated terms, gendered language, offensive language; confronting bias and stereotypes

February 2021: The Critical Role of Feedback in Girls’ Education

Topics to consider: providing positive feedback and constructive criticism; building grit and resilience; creating low-stakes environments for girls to take risks

April 2021: The Continued Importance of the Humanities, Civic Mindedness, and Cultural Awareness in the 21st Century

Topics to consider: acquired skills and tools; building resiliency


Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, each cohort includes five conversation topics. A registration fee of $250 is required by each participant. Space is limited with preference given to new, first-time participants who can commit to joining every session within a cohort.

Advance-registration for the 2020-2021 Headways program is now open! Join the list to receive information ahead of the general registration period in late August.