Middle School Directors

2019-2020 Schedule and Topics

Headways for Middle School Directors: Teaching and Learning During the Magical Middle School Years will be facilitated by Danielle Heard, NCGS Trustee and Head of School at Nashoba-Brooks School, and will occur from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the below dates:

October 15, 2019: Modeling and Teaching Leadership

Topics to consider: leadership curricula and programs, opportunities to teach/model leadership throughout the day, week, and year, role of older students, role of faculty, desired goals/outcomes, how to measure “success”

November 12, 2019: Advising Adolescent Girls

Topics to consider: advisory programs, schedule and structure for advisory time, desired goals/outcomes, key topics, suggested materials/resources/speakers

January 14, 2020: Grading and Assessment

Topics to consider: bridging shift from lower school expectations/rubrics to those followed by upper school, assessing project-based/collaborative work, considering effects of assessment on health and wellness, communicating about the role of grades in middle school

February 11, 2020: Marketing the Middle Years

Topics to consider: value proposition of all-girls middle school, competing in a market with different entry points (5th, 6th, 7th, 9th), relevant research and data, use of social media

April 14, 2020: Girls Online – Technology in the Classroom and Beyond

Topics to consider: integrating technology across the curriculum, providing effective PD, acceptable use policies, digital citizenship and online safety