Conference Themes

Conference breakout and “speed innovating” INSPIRE! sessions will address the following themes:

  • Leadership – female leadership, globalization, curriculum, programming (formal and informal), training, character/confidence development, financial literacy, strength finder/leadership assessment tools, sexism in the workplace, school leaders and governance, post-school/workplace success
  • Health, Wellness & Inclusion – support services, college counseling, athletics, gender identity, racial/ethnic diversity, bullying, conflict management, resiliency, anxiety and perfectionism, drugs/alcohol, mindfulness, body image, online behavior, healthy lifestyle coaching and programs, food services, parent education, legal issues, extracurricular activities, self-injury
  • STEAM – maker spaces, design thinking, curricular integration, computer science, academic risk-taking
  • Civic/Community Engagement – service learning, community partnerships, public/private partnerships, leveraging community resources, effective management of strategic partners, political voice
  • Classroom Innovation – university preparedness, blended learning, the flipped classroom, project-based learning, assignment calendars and tutorials, field experiences, cooperative learning and study groups, internships, differentiated learning, experiential learning, alternative scheduling, student-led classroom, classroom design, digital portfolios
  • Strategic School Advancement – post-secondary placement, strategic planning, legal issues, financial sustainability, fundraising, communications/marketing/messaging, admissions, residential community, boarding school communication with parents, international student recruitment, Op-Eds, parent relations, partnerships with international schools, grant writing, starting a girls’ school, professional development
  • Testing & Assessment – International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Common Core, project-based learning, standards-based grading, graduate surveys, alumnae tracking, international recognition of regional/national testing/assessments
  • Teaching & Curriculum – curriculum mapping, best teaching practices, interdisciplinary education, summer curriculum, auxiliary programs, AP Institutes, professional development, girl-centered pedagogy, signature programs, globalization of curriculum