NAIS AC Powered by PechaKucha

NAIS has adapted the exciting, quickfire format of popular PechaKucha presentations for the Annual Conference stage. Each presenter must adhere to the 20x20 rule: 20 slides that advance automatically, at 20 seconds per slide. Presentations can be funny, sad, informative, inspirational - but what they must all be is concise and visual.

Watch the PechaKucha presentations from previous Annual Conferences. Please check out the session for the 2020 NAIS Annual Conference below!
 
Hosted by PechaKucha Orlando organizer and coach Eddie Selover, NAIS PechaKucha sessions educate, inform, and inspire.
 


Title Block Time Summary Track
Leading With Empathy to Diffuse Conflict and Bring People Together PechaKucha 3 Thursday, February 27,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Conflict is a fact of life. By taking steps to refine our sense of empathy, school leaders can diffuse conflict and find common ground.
  • Block: 3 (Thursday, February 27, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: George Swain, New York State Association of Independent Schools
So All May Learn: The Legal Arc of Inclusion PechaKucha 3 Thursday, February 27,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: We need to know the story of education in America; otherwise the narrative of the fight for equity and justice will be told by others.
  • Block: 3 (Thursday, February 27, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Philippe Ernewein, Denver Academy (CO)
Positioned for Transitions: Fostering Gender-Inclusive Schools PechaKucha 3 Thursday, February 27,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: By combining academic research with my personal experience supporting my spouse through a gender transition, I present a roadmap to gender-inclusive schools.
  • Block: 3 (Thursday, February 27, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Kelsey Schroeder, The Hamlin School (CA)
How to Meditate When You Don't Have the Time PechaKucha 3 Thursday, February 27,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Mindfulness and meditation can be a valuable component of educator self-care. While it isn’t easy, it is simple. It can be done any time and any place.
  • Block: 3 (Thursday, February 27, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Marc Balcer, The Shipley School (PA)
How Schools Can Support Faculty Mental Health and Wellness PechaKucha 3 Thursday, February 27,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: This presentation will reveal how independent schools can prioritize faculty mental health and wellness, and why we must.
  • Block: 3 (Thursday, February 27, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Meg Haston, The Savannah Country Day School (GA)
The Risks, Rewards, and Responsibilities of Verbal Affirmation in Education PechaKucha 3 Thursday, February 27,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Praise is a powerful human weapon. Because it imposes our own ideas onto others’ bodies, educators must be ethical and linguistically skilled in its application.
  • Block: 3 (Thursday, February 27, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Liz Bruno, Hampshire Country School (NH)
Removing Body Language Cues to Strengthen Brainstorming and Problem-Solving PechaKucha 3 Thursday, February 27,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Subtle body language cues can stifle collaboration. “Politeness” can interfere with efficient communication. Power imbalances kill creativity. Here’s how to fix it.
  • Block: 3 (Thursday, February 27, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Luci McKean, National School Reform Faculty
When You’re 40, What Will You Remember From Fourth Grade? PechaKucha 6 Friday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: What do you remember about lower school? Was there a teacher who left a meaningful impact on you? How can you leave behind a legacy?
  • Block: 6 (Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Annie Errickson, San Domenico School (CA)
Invisible Habits: How Might We Change the “Rules” of School? PechaKucha 6 Friday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: What rules do we follow that we don’t realize exist? There are these invisible forces that control us. How might schools reimagine learning?
  • Block: 6 (Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Bill Selak, Hillbrook School (CA)
Lessons That Stick: Creating a Curriculum That Includes Diverse Perspectives PechaKucha 6 Friday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Here’s how to design a curriculum that accurately and effectively teaches students content that includes the perspectives of people of color.
  • Block: 6 (Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Aundrea Tabbs-Smith, Waterside School (CT)
The Invisible Gorilla PechaKucha 6 Friday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Play, movement, mindfulness: These are essential human needs that can be met and designed for in schools. So why is it hard to do so?
  • Block: 6 (Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Chris Cunningham, The Chestnut Hill School (MA)
Making Good Trouble: Teaching Subversive Arab Texts in a Western Context PechaKucha 6 Friday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Ghada Al Abbadi reflects on teaching Arab texts on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in two high school courses: World Literature and Arabic Literature in a Global Context.
  • Block: 6 (Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Ghada Al Abbadi, The Miami Valley School (OH)
The Magic of Letter-Writing in the Classroom PechaKucha 6 Friday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Whether having his students write letters of gratitude or writing weekly letters to his students, Will McDonough outlines the value of letter-writing in schools.
  • Block: 6 (Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Will McDonough, New Canaan Country School (CT)
An Inclusive History of the Study of Greco-Roman Classics PechaKucha 6 Friday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: This mini-unit is part of a Latin 3 Honors course. It explores race and the history of “Classics” and classical education in America.
  • Block: 6 (Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Melanie Subacus, The Episcopal Academy (PA)