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 2019 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
Leadership PROTIP: Listen, Listen, Listen (Three Ways to Get Heard—or Not) PechaKucha Block 3 Thursday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Use three levels of listening to deepen your professional relationships. Get heard.
  • Block: Block 3 (Thursday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Mary Menacho, The Education Group
Blueprint for a More Sustainable School PechaKucha Block 3 Thursday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: If we don’t equip our students with the ability to think critically and proactively about the global concerns of sustainability, who will?
  • Block: Block 3 (Thursday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Denise Yassine, Congressional School (VA)
How Getting Hit by a Car Made Me a Better Leader PechaKucha Block 3 Thursday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Following a catastrophic accident, the speaker learned a few very important lessons that made him a better independent school leader.
  • Block: Block 3 (Thursday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: George Swain, New York State Association of Independent Schools
How to Tie a Turban—and Stand Up for Independent School Values PechaKucha Block 3 Thursday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Independent schools are "values communities." Identifying and standing up for personal values are powerful tools in helping students grow into good people doing great things.
  • Block: Block 3 (Thursday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Siri Akal Khalsa, Northwest Association of Independent Schools
If the Answer Is Googleable, Is the Question Worth Asking? PechaKucha Block 3 Thursday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Hear one educator's take on why, in a sea of knowledge, preparing our students for the future ahead requires that we teach for understanding.
  • Block: Block 3 (Thursday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Mike Matthews, Katherine Delmar Burke School (CA)
Coming Out as Crazy: How Personal Disclosure Can Build Connections PechaKucha Block 3 Thursday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Hear how being vulnerable with your personal story can allow you to bring your whole self to educate the whole child.
  • Block: Block 3 (Thursday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Gretchen Martin, Gilman School (MD)
What's Your Affinity? Creating a Safe Space for Minority Groups in Independent Schools PechaKucha Block 3 Thursday, February 28,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: By offering affinity groups, my school allowed students of color a space to be their authentic selves, share their voices, and feel more visible.
  • Block: Block 3 (Thursday, February 28, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Tameka Woodard, Charlotte Country Day School (NC)
Sharing the Wealth PechaKucha Block 6 Friday, March 1,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Being the difference in the community is what sets independent schools apart from the rest. See how we do it at Dawson.
  • Block: Block 6 (Friday, March 1, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Le'Aqua Shoates, The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain (NV)
Flipped Classroom: Creating a Deep Learning Culture in the Secondary School Math Classroom PechaKucha Block 6 Friday, March 1,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Explore the flipped classroom from a deep learning perspective and practical activities teachers can bring into your teaching practice.
  • Block: Block 6 (Friday, March 1, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Daniel Lumsden, St. Michael's College School (Canada)
Innovative Ways to Bring Joy into an Inclusive Classroom Environment PechaKucha Block 6 Friday, March 1,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: A joyful and inclusive class culture is vital in the growth of a whole child. Thinking outside the box can create a highly creative environment.
  • Block: Block 6 (Friday, March 1, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Annie Errickson, San Domenico School (CA)
Why Every Course Should Integrate Social Media PechaKucha Block 6 Friday, March 1,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Schools must embrace social media instruction to teach digital citizenship, media literacy, and digital portfolios—skills our students need to succeed beyond school.
  • Block: Block 6 (Friday, March 1, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Nate Green, Flint Hill School (VA)
Puppetry as Interdisciplinary Connector PechaKucha Block 6 Friday, March 1,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: The art of puppetry connects the humanties and the arts to new technology initiatives as it helps students understand what it means to be human.
  • Block: Block 6 (Friday, March 1, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Cheryl Capezzuti, Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School (PA)
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Adages as Translated into a Visual Representation PechaKucha Block 6 Friday, March 1,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Discover how this concept-based art and English class lesson enriched the student experience in understanding Shakespeare's adages in Romeo and Juliet.
  • Block: Block 6 (Friday, March 1, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Lorna La Riviere, Brunswick Middle School (CT)
A Little Louder Now: Finding Strength in Our Mission—Making the Inclusive School Our Community Needs PechaKucha Block 6 Friday, March 1,
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Summary: Echo Horizon School is a mainstreaming environment for deaf and hard of hearing students. Learn how all of our mission goals come to life in our makerspace.
  • Block: Block 6 (Friday, March 1, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
  • Category: PechaKucha
  • Type: PechaKucha
  • Presenters: Sam Patterson, Echo Horizon School (CA)