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

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

Dean of Students Symposium
June 27-29, 2018 | Asheville, NC
Develop a network of peers, discuss best practices on current issues, and gather practical ideas from colleagues.

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