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Topics to consider: addressing outdated terms, gendered language, offensive language; confronting bias and stereotypes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