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One-Hour Workshops: Block 4

Block 4Friday 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Communications and Advancement
    • CANCELLED Sharing Your School’s Story to Increase Enrollment and Raise Your Profile

    • The End of Turf Wars: Transcend One-Upping and Become Your Market's One-and-Only

      Northern Hemisphere A-2

      Inquiring families want to know: Who's best? Sadly our culture--and most school marketing - suggests comparing stat sheets and miring schools in a beleaguered battle for "best." Join Patti Crane, president of Crane MetaMarketing, and Edward Kim, head of Breck School, to learn how this Minneapolis flagship rose above the battle for "best" to more fully embrace "best-fit."
      Patti Crane, Crane MetaMarketing Ltd. (GA); Edward Kim, Breck School (MN)
      Daily Work of School Leaders
  • Governance
    • Bringing Your Board “On Board” During a Capital Campaign

      Oceanic 3

      A capital campaign is a transformational moment for your school. Learn how bringing your board “on board” during a campaign will galvanize your school’s community, connect with your volunteer leadership, build a culture of philanthropy, inspire and motivate your donors, and successfully implement your vision for the future.
      Katherine Schantz, The Lab School of Washington (DC); Greg Hagin, CCS (NY)
      Financial Sustainability
    • Renewal Through Strategic Planning

      Northern Hemisphere A-3

      With a new head of school, a strong board of trustees, and for the first time, ownership of its land, Lamplighter School decided to build on its strengths, identify areas in need of attention, and rededicate itself to its founding principles through a comprehensive strategic planning process. Hear about best practices and specific tools for planning.
      Joan Hill and Catherine Rose, The Lamplighter School (TX); Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership (MA)
      Demographic Sustainability
  • Leadership Development
    • Connecting Learning and Value: Zero-Based Strategic Transformation

      Northern Hemisphere A-4

      Is your school innovating at the margins or at the systems level? Learn how to leverage results from a report on work with hundreds of educational leaders in 2012-13. It results in a new zero-based model for strategic transformation that integrates design thinking, focusing on the teaching and learning core and a school’s value proposition.
      Grant Lichtman, Martin Institute/Presbyterian Day School (TN); Bo Adams, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School (GA)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Exploring Gender Diversity: Implications for School Settings

      Northern Hemisphere A-1

      In November 2012 experts gathered to dialogue about gender-independent children within the context of single-sex schools. As states increasingly recognize the rights of transgender youth, all schools will need to arrive at clear stances around their admission, creating an inclusive culture. Join us to begin this complex and critical conversation.
      Sandra Luna, Julia Morgan School for Girls (CA); JoAnn Deak, The Deak Group (OH)
      Demographic Sustainability
    • From the Lunch Room to the Teacher Lounge: Cracking down on Adult Bullying

      Asia 3

      Today's cases of adult-to-adult and adult-to-student bullying in schools are increasing nationwide. If ignored, the school may find itself the target of potential claims for harassment, workers’ compensation, and infliction of emotional distress. Discuss techniques of identifying and managing adult bullying to implementing proper school policies.
      Candice Pinares-Baez, Fisher & Phillips, LLP (FL); Anita Tychsen, Pine Crest School (FL)
      Daily Work of School Leaders
    • Leading from the Middle: An Opportunity to Guide Change Within Your School

      Southern Hemisphere V

      Managing from the middle successfully significantly impacts a school’s ability to address challenges of all kinds. Hear one school tell a story of success and failure in leading from the middle and how the successes have led to improved collaboration within and between departments in addressing the recruitment and retention challenge.
      Sarah McDonough and Brian Oliver, Wakefield School (VA); Mike Connor, Connor and Associates Strategic Services (CA)
      Daily Work of School Leaders
    • NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads

      Asia 5

      Join the NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads fellows as they share their group projects to explore a variety of global issues facing the independent school community.  The fellows will present answers to some of the toughest questions facing our schools.  
      NAIS Fellowship Cohort 2013-14
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Partnership 2.0: From Moral Imperative to Real-World Results

      Northern Hemisphere E-1

      What do sustainable, high-impact partnerships look like? Find out when the National Network of Schools in Partnership unveils its Framework for Effective Partnerships. While possessing common qualities, effective partnerships can be expressed through various models. Learn from school leaders about how they arrived at the right model to match their schools and communities.
      Claire Leheny, National Network of Schools in Partnership (DC); Randall Dunn, Latin School of Chicago (IL); Jean Brune, Roland Park Country School (MD); Clayton Lewis, Washington International School (DC)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Research and Practice: Informed Program Design at Vanderbilt University

      Europe 2

      The new master’s degree program in independent school leadership at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University draws upon a rich research and practice base for developing school leaders. Explore these foundational supports, examine features of the new program, and discuss the implications for independent school teacher and leader development.
      Patrick Schuermann, Vanderbilt University (TN)
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    • The Role of the Head of School in Empowering Bold Initiatives

      Northern Hemisphere E-2

      How do you take an innovative idea from germination to reality? What is the role of the head of school in the process? Those are the central questions for this panel of heads of school and campus innovators. Explore roles for campus constituent groups: boards, students, faculty and staff, alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the school.
      Michael Nachbar, Global Online Academy (WA); Brad Rathgeber, Online School For Girls (DC); Bernie Noe, Lakeside School (WA); Susanna Jones, Holton-Arms School (MD)
      Programmatic Sustainability
  • Management
    • American Education Overseas: Exploring Partnership Schools in China

      Oceanic 5

      Explore the next phase of international education as collaboration between institutions leads to greater educational opportunities for students and educators. Follow two heads of independent schools as they discuss their unique programs and experiences establishing partnership schools in China. Learn about the potential of such programs and the challenges they face.
      Peter Gangemi, Cambridge Institute of International Education (MA); Frank Phillips, St. Mary's School Medford (OR); Shane Foster, The Barstow School (MO)
      Global Sustainability
    • Financial Sustainability in Tough Times: One School's Success Story

      Northern Hemisphere E-3

      In 2007, Maret sought to break the traditional, non-sustainable tuition model and created a strategic financial model that integrates enrollment management, long-term financial planning, and aggressive fund-raising. Learn how the school consistently lowered tuition increases while increasing salaries, financial aid, and curricular innovation over the past six years.
      Sally Dunkelberger, Darwin Walker, and Mary Zients, Maret School (DC)
      Financial Sustainability
    • How to Integrate Summer Programs into Your Risk Management Plan

      Oceanic 4

      Summer programs are an important source of revenue but should not be overlooked as source of potential serious risk. Learn how to integrate risk management procedures into a summer program. Programs with limited schedules and budgets can address key student safety issues on a limited scale. Learn which policies, procedures and training are crucial for summer programs.
      David Wolowitz, McLane Law Firm (MA); Ethan Shapiro, Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • More than Food: Secrets to Creating a Sustainable Foodservice

      Oceanic 1

      Discover how your cafeteria can be an alternative revenue source while aligning nutrition, sustainability, curriculum, and community at the same time. Explore Nardin Academy’s experience working with Beyond Green, a sustainable foodservice consultancy, to build a holistic food program that is about more than quality food.
      Greg Christian, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners (IL); Leslie Johnson, Nardin Academy (NY)
      Environmental Sustainability
  • The Classroom Experience
    • 20 Percent Time in the Classroom

      Northern Hemisphere E-4

      How do we create an innovative classroom when motivators like grades undermine creativity? The answer is to provide autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Explore how Google’s 20 percent time model provides the perfect classroom environment to supercharge innovation and creativity.
      Kevin Brookhouser, York School (CA); Juan De Luca, The Langley School (VA)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • A Multisensory Curriculum: Teaching LD Students Well, Teaching All Students Well

      Northern Hemisphere B

      Your school has more different learners than you think! Learning how to teach them effectively enhances the way you reach all your students. Clinical Psychologist Anthony Henley will discuss the research behind multisensory teaching, and Siena staff will share practical approaches to multisensory teaching in order to prepare students for a rigorous college curriculum.
      Clay Kaufman, The Siena School (MD); Anthony Henley, Clinical Psychologist (DC)
      Demographic Sustainability
    • Breaking the Classroom Mold: Online Learning Across Campus Boundaries

      Southern Hemisphere III

      Schools are rapidly realizing the potential of online learning. From web-facilitated and blended learning courses to multi school consortiums, online learning provides opportunities to expand the ways students learn and share. Learn how St. Luke's School and The Lovett School came together to offer a unique, team-taught learning opportunity for their students.
      Travis Warren, WhippleHill (NH); Elizabeth Preston, St. Luke's School (CT); Laura Deisley, The Lovett School (GA)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Challenge 20/20: Engaging Students as Global Citizens

      Asia 4

      NAIS's Challenge 20/20 program engages students in a solutions-oriented, globally collaborative approach to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Join us to explore how this free, internet-based program can support your school in implementing the priorities of the 21st Century education model and developing student leaders and innovative global citizens.
      Mark Cline Lucey, Vermont Commons School (VT); Priscila Torres, North Broward Preparatory (FL)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Creating the Next Generation of Leaders: Three Schools, Three Programs and the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute (gcLi)

      Asia 2

      Teachers, administrators, and heads who want to create, tweak, or transform a student leadership program will learn three design, implementation, and planning models - framed by core principles of the gcLi.  Discover how student leadership programs can be part of every transformative 21st century independent school.
      Ted Fish, Gardner Carney Leadership Institute @ FVS of CO (CO); Samantha Brennan, The Rivers School (MA); Robert Franz, Fredericksburg Academy (VA); Caroline Blatti, Hutchison School (TN)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Debating Across the Curriculum

      Europe 1

      Debate offers unique benefits as a classroom activity, including motivation and engagement, active learning, listening and advocacy skills, appreciation for depth and detail, and immediate feedback. Learn to construct debate activities that are easy to plan, implement, and grade — and try one out yourself — with teachers from a variety of disciplines and grade levels.
      Kevin McCaffrey, Michael Speer, Tim Torkilsen, and Nicole Ackerson, Berkeley Preparatory School (FL)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Global Programs: What Works and How Can We Improve?

      Asia 1

      International programs and student service-learning experiences often rely on well-accepted assumptions about how students learn while abroad. Learn how one school turned the microscope on its own global programs to identify and quantify the key elements of the transformational student experience, uncovering surprising and challenging results in the process.
      Aric Visser, Universidad de Zaragoza (SPAIN); Jack Creeden and Nelson Chase, School Year Abroad (MA)
      Global Sustainability
    • International Assessments: Using Public Domain Resources/Data from TIMSS

      Southern Hemisphere IV

      The vast inventory of public domain resources /data gathered by the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) organization can  help educators who seek to compare both American teaching practices and student performance data with international peers. Get suggestions on how to access and use the data to improve teaching and  benchmark student performance.
      Doug Lyons, CAIS (CT); Andrew Niblock, Greenwich Country Day School (CT)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Into the Future

      Americas Seminar Room

      Hear how two seasoned and dedicated instructors create an educational community that rethinks curriculum, physical space, and social development in a project-based, sustainable program. Breaking the barriers of traditional curriculum, student work focuses on passion, innovation, creativity, and the world around them.
      Jill Robert and Paul DeAngelis, Miami Country Day School (FL)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • Sustained and Sustainable Global Partnerships: Building Multi-Year Programs

      Southern Hemisphere I

      What have we learned about building and maintaining successful global partnerships? Join five schools with more than 100 years of collective global experience as we examine our successes and our failures in an attempt to offer helpful advice. After brief presentations discuss best practices and innovative ideas.
      Brad Nicholson, Peddie School (NJ); Raj Mundra, Phillips Academy (MA); Joe Vogel, Hathaway Brown School (OH); Pauline McKean, George School (PA); Nishad Das, Groton School (MA)
      Global Sustainability
    • Teachers Unplugged: Explore and Discover

      Northern Hemisphere C

      Join innovative conversations in this participant-driven session, based on the “unconference” format.  Share knowledge and passions, problem solve, and ideate.  Learn from colleagues and share your expertise with others in this open format.
      Jenni Swanson Voorhees, Sidwell Friends School (DC); Chris Bigenho, Greenhill School (TX); Jill Brown, Albuquerque Academy (NM); Liz Davis, Belmont Hill School (MA); Sophie Halliday, St. Andrews Priory School (HI); Linda Swarlis, Columbus School for Girls (OH)
      Programmatic Sustainability
    • The Creative Brain: Design Thinking to Develop Executive Functioning

      Southern Hemisphere II

      Uncover how 21st century students benefit from learning design thinking (a creative approach to problem-solving) as a means to strengthening executive function (the highest-level thinking skills necessary for academic, social, and emotional learning). Take home tools your can apply to your own curriculum and classrooms.
      Patricia Hearn and Charito Sotero de Menezes, Lake Washington Girls Middle School (WA)
      Programmatic Sustainability

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