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Professional Development > Program Schedule 17-18



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* Please note that this is a partial listing. New events will be added. Please watch the NJAIS website and listservs. *




Summer and Auxiliary Program Directors Round Table

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Location: Gill St. Bernard’s School


Admissions Officers Workshop

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Location: Kent Place School

Teaching and Talking about Social Justice Workshop

 Friday, September 29, 2017

Location: Rutgers Preparatory School


Small Schools Round Table

Monday, October 2, 2017

For schools with enrollment less than 350 students

Location: Far Brook School


World Language Workshop

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Location: Stuart Country Day of the Sacred Heart


 “Teaching Students to Fail” and "Kids Do Dumb Things" with Dr. Chris Thurber

Monday, October 16, 2017

Location: Purnell School

For Heads, Assistant Heads, Division Heads, Deans, and Faculty

Featuring Dr. Chris Thurber, School Psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy


 Leadership Institute Building Block I

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

For 2017-18 Leadership Institute Members

Location: Delbarton School


Cybersecurity: Protecting Your School’s Community

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Location: Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

For Heads of School, Business Managers, and Technology Directors

Featuring Dave Weinstein, Chief Technology Officer for State of New Jersey, and Chris Rodriguez, Director of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security


  Lunch Bunch for Heads of School  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Location: TBD

Invitation Only


Finance Officers Workshop

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Location: Newark Academy


Equity and Justice/Diversity and Multicultural Forum Dinner

Thursday, October 26, 2017:

Location: Peck School


Tri-State Head’s Conference

Wednesday, November 1 - Friday, November 3, 2017

For Heads of School in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York

Location: Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY


You Are the H.E.A.R.T of Your School: A Program for Administrative Support Professionals 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Location: TBD


Trustee Enrichment Day

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Location: Lawrenceville School


Leadership Institute Building Block II

Sunday, November 12, 2017

For 2017-18 Leadership Institute Members

Location: Lawrenceville School


A Day of Spirituality and Mindfulness

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Location: Mount Saint Mary Academy


Reading and Learning Specialists Round Table

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Location: Chapin School

What the Tech is Going On?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Location: Delbarton School


Lower School Mathematics Round Table

Friday, December 8, 2017

Location: Willow School


Leadership Institute Building Block III

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

For 2017-18 Leadership Institute Members

Location: The Hun School of Princeton


Makers Fair

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Location: Stuart Country Day of the Sacred Heart

**Snow date: Tuesday January 30, 2018**


Harkness Method Training

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Location: Lawrenceville Academy

**Snow date: Thursday February 1, 2018**



Lunch Bunch for Heads of School

Friday, February 9, 2018

Location: TBD

Invitation Only

Arts Education as Beneficial for Non-Arts Learning:  How, When, What, and Why?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Location: Kent Place School

Science Department Chair Round Table

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Location: Dwight-Englewood School

History and English Round Table

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Location: Pennington School

  A Science and Math Symposium

Science and Mathematics for Everyone

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hosted by NJAIS, Morristown-Beard School, and Far Hills Country Day School

Location: Morristown-Beard School


 Leadership Institute Dinner

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

For 2017-18 Leadership Institute Members

Location: Pingry School


Middle, and Upper School Division Heads Conference

Thursday, April 19 - Friday, April 20, 2018:

Location: Crystal Springs Resort


Early Childhood and Lower School Division Heads Conference

Monday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 1, 2018:

Location: Crystal Springs Resort


Finance Officers Conference

Tuesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018:

Location: Crystal Springs Resort


 Development Officers Conference

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Location: TBD


Admissions Officers Conference

Wednesday, May 9 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Location: Crystal Springs Resort


Events In Planning Progress:

 Equity & Justice/Diversity & Multicultural Forum Round Table

 Leading from the Middle: Role of Department Chairs

 Executive Skills Workshop

 Community Service Round Table

 Mathematics Department Chair Round Table

 History and ELA Round Table

 Design Thinking Workshop

 Inquiry Workshop for Teams of Teachers and Librarians

 Arts Symposium

 Teacher Observation Tools

 Google Bootcamp for Level 1 Certification

Raspberry Jam: Training with Raspberry Pi 

 Science Department Chair Round Table

 Lower School Mathematics Workshop

 Learning Specialist Round Table

 Nurses Round Table

 Head’s Assistants Round Table

 EdCamp Inspired Program for IT Professionals

 A Day of Coding and Robotics for Beginners




Innovation Symposium

Tuesday, August 8 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Location: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart


Instructional Skills Workshop

Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Location: Pingry School


Program and Dinner for Athletic Professionals

Monday, August 21, 2017

Location: Pingry School


Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Training

Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25, 2017

Location: Ranney School


 Orton-Gillingham Advanced Continuum

Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 24, 2017

Location: Ranney School


For Round Tables:  Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation one week prior to the program.

For Workshops, Conferences, and Retreats:  Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program. 

In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or postponed.  Please watch the website for updates.

Talking and Teaching about Social Justice

Date: Friday - September 29, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Rutgers Preparatory School

In light of recent events in our country, NJAIS wants to support our educators by providing an all-day workshop that focuses on bias, diversity, racism, and social justice. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for teachers to ask questions and leave with tools to facilitate difficult conversations in a meaningful and constructive manner in their school communities.

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