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Welcome to the SAIS virtual bulletin board for events hosted by schools and related organizations. 


Neuroscience and Education: The Connection

Currey Ingram Academy, Brentwood, TN
May 31-June 1, 2018
The Fifth Annual Neuroscience & Education: The Connection is a summer symposium designed to bring together educators and healthcare professionals to hear from experts about the latest brain research as it relates to education and how to apply this information in the classroom and in their practices. The symposium is hosted by Currey Ingram Academy, the Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Vanderbilt Peabody College.
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Summer Teacher Workshops

High Meadows School & Center for Progressive Learning, Roswell, GA
June 4-8, 2018
We are excited to announce our summer teacher workshops! Whether its creating a classroom culture to increase student thinking, improving learning with inquiry and innovation, providing teachers with skills to navigate social justice learning, or fine-tuning writing workshop to increase student voice and choice, the Center is here to provide valuable progressive education professional development. Won't you join us or share these opportunities with educator friends? This summer we are offering four dynamic learning opportunities: Lifting the Level of Student Writing, Tools for Transformation: Creating Classroom Cultures of Thinking, Teaching for Civic Responsibility and Social Justice, and Learning with Inquiry and Innovation. Two-day workshops are $150 per person with lunch included. Four-day workshops are $400 with lunch included. We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please visit the website for flyers, details and registration information.
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STEM Summer Teacher Training

Clayton-Bradley Academy, Maryville, TN
June 5-6, 2018
Clayton-Bradley Academy will be hosting a two-day STEM Summer Teacher Training. This training is designed to show integrated science activities through project based instruction and inquiry. This training will include four different activities: Pistol Creek Ecology, Hydroponics/Community Gardens, Physical Sciences with Visual Note-taking, and Beekeeping. This training is for K-12 teachers and pre-service teachers. Participants will be doing different activities each day with time to build individual curriculum with the assistance of CBA teachers and professors from Maryville College. This is a collaboration between Clayton-Bradley Academy and Maryville College. Lunch is included as well as other equipment related to the activities. The cost is $500.
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MISBO Business Office Team Intensive

Atlanta, GA
June 10-12, 2018
This program is designed for everyone in your school’s business office: Business Officers, Controllers, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Student Billing, Benefits Administrators, and Payroll Specialists. The event will consist of team-focused general sessions as well as opportunities to collaborate and share with your peers who hold similar positions in their schools. Attendees will leave with valuable takeaways to help them in the daily tasks that are critical to their schools’ smooth and successful operation. More importantly, each person will leave with a new group of colleagues they can call upon when they need guidance!
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Master Class in Inclusive Leadership

The Children's School, Atlanta, GA
June 17-20, 2018
Now in its third year, the Master Class in Inclusive Leadership at The Children’s School in Atlanta offers a summer institute for aspiring leaders in independent schools. The Master Class kicks off a full year of mentorship from leadership coaches who will give you practical advice, help you build leadership capacity, and inspire you to lead at your own school and in your community. You will interact with experienced school leaders who know how to navigate the independent school world – including heads of school, senior administrators, and search consultants – and who can help you take inventory of your own personal leadership styles with research-based strategies. Be inspired by independent school leaders like Desiree Ivey, executive director of teacher training at Shady Hill School; Nishant N. Mehta, head of school at The Children’s School; and Lois Mufuka Martin, vice president of CalWest Educator’s Placement, who will help you build a leadership toolkit that you can take back to your own school and community.
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Summer Diversity Institute for Educators

The Attic, Atlanta, GA
June 18-21, 2018
A 4-day intensive for teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators. The 2018 Institute will focus on how we can build relationships across differences to consciously cultivate the allies and accomplices we need to achieve greater equity and inclusion in our schools and communities. Please join us!
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MISBO Summer Summit: Talent Acquisition

Atlanta, GA
June 21-23, 2018
This event brings together leaders from the independent school community who know that hiring the people charged with carrying out the school’s mission is one of the most significant responsibilities they have to ensure the long-term sustainability and viability of the school. Participants will hear about the journeys of The Children’s School and Athens Academy to reimagine a vetting process that seeks alignment, complies with regulations, and identifies mission-appropriate candidates to get the right people on board and set up for success. Who should attend? HR Directors, Heads, and anyone in academic or operational school leadership with responsibility for hiring.
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Woodward's Summit for Transformative Learning

Woodward Academy (main campus), College Park, GA
July 26-27, 2018
At STLinATL you’ll learn innovative approaches and new teaching methods and ideas from outstanding conference speakers and presenters while experiencing the southern charm Atlanta is known for. Spend two powerful days of learning with many of the nation’s top educational experts in small group settings. Participants will learn to take research-based, sustainable learning practices that provide the foundation for meaningful change to meet the needs of today’s students. Speakers include Donna Orem (NAIS President), Marcia Spiller, Jay McTighe, Dr. Janet Zadina, Dr. Ayanna Howard, Scott Sanchez, Sue O’Connell, Suzie Boss, Vicki Davis, Dr. Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Laura Terrill, Dr. Amanda Stanec, and more.
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EE Ford Summer Teachers' Colloquium

Santa Fe Preparatory School, Santa Fe, New Mexico
July 31-August 3
Our program is intended to provide professional teachers a chance to explore their subject deeply with a diverse group of colleagues at an adult and deep level. Each course will use a community approach that involves seminar-style discussion, field trips and outings, and guest speakers to incorporate the many learning partners and resources unique to Santa Fe.
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MakerTech Summer Professional Development

The Steward School, Richmond, VA
August 13-17, 2018
At Steward MakerTech Week, you’ll learn how to use high-tech tools and coding to bring your students’ ideas to life. If you’re ready to add to your teaching toolbox so you can use and integrate robotics, 3D printing, and programming languages such as Arduino and Scratch, this is the workshop you’ve been waiting for. Learn how to use a makerspace to foster inquiry, critical thinking, creativity, and social skills. Get ready for a week jam-packed with ideas to prepare your students to meet the future head on. The cost is $750 for the week, and scholarships are available.
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2018 MISBO Fall Conference

Hilton Head Island, SC
October 3-5, 2018
For the past several years independent schools have been asking some big questions. Are we still relevant in today’s world of ever-changing education? What will the students of tomorrow need, and how do we anticipate those needs? Do we have the right mix of programs, facilities, faculty, and technology to support those needs? The 2018 MISBO Fall Conference will connect you with industry professionals, along with some of our schools’ brightest leaders, providing you with answers to these questions. Keynote speaker Ian Symmonds will kick off the conference with three critical questions facing independent schools today, and better yet, he will guide you to find the answers for your school; you will be inspired by the engaging “Leadership Lessons from the Fields of Gettysburg,” which draws parallels between battle strategies and critical leadership traits (who knew?); the final day will have you reimagining student assessment and what that could mean for our country’s future leaders with The Mastery Transcript Consortium. Additional breakout sessions will broaden these themes, designed to offer solutions to many of the issues you face every day: hiring for key positions, compensation design, security, as well as long range and capital budget planning. This conference will also feature MISBO’s signature “Sourcing Solutions” session, providing attendees an opportunity to leave with valuable takeaways from MISBO vendors in short 15-minute mini-sessions, along with dedicated exhibit time to talk with vendors and sponsors. And as always, there will be endless opportunities to network and collaborate with your peers. Join us as we not only ask the important questions, but also provide the answers for you to take back to your school. Don't miss this opportunity for first-class professional development and networking in beautiful Hilton Head!
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TAIS Biennial Conference

Memphis University School & Hutchison School, Memphis, TN
November 4-5, 2018
This conference is the largest gathering of Independent Schools in Tennessee. There are offerings for all school administrators and educators. The conference has two keynote addresses, three featured speakers, over 250 session choices, over 300 presenters/facilitators, 30 vendors and a dinner to recognize and celebrate special award recipients. Registration opens in August.
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If you would like to browse the SAIS calendar of events, please visit www.sais.org/events.

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Institute for New Heads
June 13-15, 2018 | Peachtree Corners, GA
An informative program preparing administrators for a successful transition to headship.

Institute for Heads
June 19-22, 2018 | Asheville, NC
This energizing and nurturing retreat offers an opportunity for thoughtful dialogue and engagement with colleagues on key issues facing heads of school and their spouses.

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