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NJAIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT CALENDAR 2018-19

Follow links for registration and additional program details.

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

Exhibitor opportunities are available at all events.  Please visit our Exhibitor Registration page.

 


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Wednesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 2, 2019:  Head of School Conference

For: Heads of School

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn

Topics include:  Tuition Indexing/Flexible Tuition; Enterprise Risk Management and Faculty Engagement; Principles of Good Practice for Admissions and Hiring; Cybersecurity on Your Campus; Unconference Time; Tributes to Colleagues Leaving NJ.

 



Thursday, May 2, 2019: Nurse Round Table


For: School Nurse and Health Professionals

Location: Far Brook School


Tuesday, May 7, 2019: Sustainability Initiatives and Curriculum in Schools

This opportunity serves to connect, reflect, and collaborate across the association in order to expand and strengthen sustainability efforts, curriculum, and practices within our schools. The day will include presentations and panels that highlight the work currently being done in NJAIS and OASIS schools, space to discuss with colleagues your school’s sustainability program and mission, and hands-on learning utilizing Princeton Day School’s outdoor classroom.

For: Sustainability Coordinators, Leaders of Sustainability Initiatives, and Outdoor Classroom Teachers or Enthusiasts

Location: Princeton Day School


Tuesday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Admissions Officers Conference

For: Admissions Personnel and Secondary School Placement Counselors

Topics Include: Self-Care for Admissions People and Health Habits For High Performance 
Learning From the College Admissions Scandal
Character Counts in Admissions
EMA Update on Critical Issues in Admissions
Marketing to Millennials
Managing Up and Organizational Savvy:  Influence Without Authority
Principles of Good Practice for Admissions


Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


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Sunday, June 16 - Thursday, June 20, 2019: Diversity Institute at The Pennington School

For: Classroom Teachers (especially of the Humanities) and School Administrators

This experience extends the Harkness principles of collaborative, student-centered learning, and enables educators to help students learn about themselves as they are learning about others. Additionally, you will learn skills and acquire resources to have engaging conversations with your students and colleagues -- conversations that offer academically rigorous, and personally challenging, yet potentially transformative, experiences.

Location: The Pennington School


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Tuesday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019:

2019 INNOVATION INSTITUTE

For: All Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Technology Integrators, Curriculum Coordinators, and those looking to enhance their innovative instructional practice

Engage and Play with Instructional Tools, Collaborate with Your Colleagues, and Energize Your Instruction.  Featuring renown presenter Kathy Schrock!

Location: The Pingry School, Short Hills Campus

 

Monday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15, 2019:

INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

For: New Teachers, Veteran Teachers, and Administrators

This workshop is designed to define and demonstrate effective teaching skills for independent school educators. The program allows teachers and administrators to identify cause-and-effect relationships between teaching and learning, and gives them a repertoire of techniques and strategies that can be used in planning and delivering instruction. The sessions review the principles of learning and offer suggestions for translating the latest research into practical classroom applications.

Location: The Pingry School, Short Hills Campus


Monday, August 19, 2019:

PROGRAM AND DINNER FOR ATHLETIC PROFESSIONALS

Join Coaches, Athletic Directors, and other athletic professionals from across the association for an evening of connection, collaboration, and commitment to NJAIS athletes and teams.  Featuring Dr. Nate Zinsser, Director/Performance Psychology Program at West Point, topics will include resilience and partnership with parents.

For: Athletic Directors, Coaches, and Physical Education Teachers

Location: The Pingry School, Basking Ridge Campus





2018-19 COMPLETED PROGRAMS:

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Level I Google Educator Training

For: Teachers and Administrators

Location: Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

**Waitlist Available - Please contact Rachel Folan, rfolan@njais.org**

 

Wednesday, August 8 - Thursday, August 9, 2018: Innovation Symposium

For: All Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Technology Integrators, Curriculum Coordinators, and those looking to enhance their innovative instructional practice

Location: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

 

Monday, August 13 - Thursday, August 16, 2018: Instructional Skills Workshop

For: New Teachers, Veteran Teachers, and Administrators

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)

 

Monday, August 20, 2018: Program and Dinner for Athletic Professionals

For: Athletic Directors, Coaches, and Physical Education Teachers

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018: It's Not Too Late. Protect Yourself!  The Floodgates Have Opened

Presentation by: Stefanie Schwartz, Esq.

For: All School Administrators, Human Resource Managers, and Finance Officers

Location: Delbarton School

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Summer and Auxiliary Program Directors Round Table

For: Summer and Auxiliary Program Directors

Location: Gill St. Bernard’s School

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018: Building an Ethical Community in Your School

For: Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: Kent Place School

 

 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Edu-Tourism: A Visit to AltSchool, Avenues, and Portfolio School

For: Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: Leave from and return to Dwight-Englewood School

**Limited Space!  Register Early!**

Thursday, October 4, 2018: Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, Session 1

For: All Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)

**Waitlist Available - Please contact Rachel Folan, rfolan@njais.org**

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018: K-8 and Small Schools Round Table

For: Heads, Assistant Heads, and Administrators at K-8 and other Small Schools

Location: Far Brook School

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018: WHO the Tech?!

For: Novice Technology Directors, Integrators, and Network Administrators

Location: Lacordaire Academy

 

Friday, October 12, 2018: Grit and Grace: An Institute for Female Leaders in Education, Block 1

For: Women who are current school administrators and women who aspire to move into school leadership roles with a minimum of 3-5 years professional experience

Location: Saddle River Day School

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Cybersecurity Workshop for Independent School Administrators

For: Technology Directors, Business Officers, and Heads of School

Location: Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

 

Friday, October 19, 2018: Lunch Bunch for Heads of School

For: Heads of School

Location: Eno Terra, Kingston, NJ

 

Monday, October 22, 2018:  Don’t Worry, Be Happy!  Promoting Emotional Health and Wellness in Our Schools 

**Replaces Biennial Conference**

For: All Faculty and Administrators

Location: Far Hills Country Day School

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Finance Officers Workshop

For: Finance Officers

Location: Newark Academy


Thursday, October 25, 2018: Nurses Round Table

For: School Health Professionals

Location: Kent Place School

 

Friday, October 26, 2018: World Language Workshop


For: World Language Teachers and Administrators

Location: Kent Place School


Friday, October 26, 2018: Advancement Workshop

For: Advancement and Development Officers

Location: Mount Saint Mary Academy

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018: The Effective Assistant: Building the Modern Professional Staff

For: All School Administrative Support Professionals

Location: Chatham Day School

 

 

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Thursday, November 1, 2018: Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, Session 2

For: All Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018: Equity and Justice Dinner 

with Jennifer Bryan, Team Finch Consultants

For: All Teachers and Administrators

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)

 

Friday, November 2, 2018: Admissions Officers Workshop

For: Admissions Officers

Location: Kent Place School

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018: NJAIS Board Meeting and Head’s Luncheon

For: NJAIS Board Members and all Heads of School

Location: Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy

 

Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018: Academic Leadership Conference

For: Assistant Heads, Division Heads, Deans of Faculty, Academic Deans, Curriculum Coordinators, Leaders of Faculty Culture and Curriculum, and those involved in hiring

Location:  Molly Pitcher Inn

 

Friday, November 9, 2018: Bias Among the Well-Intentioned:  How It Affects the Hiring Process

Facilitated by Christine Savini, Principal Consultant, Diversity Directions

For: School Hiring Committee Members

Location: part of Academic Leaders Conference (see above)



Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Global Travel Workshop

With Debra Wilson, NAIS Legal Counsel, and Liza Kabanova, Risk Management Consultant for United Educators

For: Global Initiatives Coordinators, Community Service Directors, Trip Leaders, and Finance Officers

Location:  The Hun School of Princeton


 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018: NJAIS Legal Issues for Schools

With Debra Wilson, NAIS Legal Counsel, Caryn Pass of Venable LLP, Stefani Schwartz of Schwartz Weiner Law Group LLP, and Mark Kluger of Kluger Healy LLC

For: Heads of School, Trustees, Finance Officers, Admissions Officers, and School Administration

Location:  Peddie School

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Reading and Learning Specialist Round Table

For: Reading and Learning Specialists and Support Teachers

Location: Ranney School

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018: Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, Session 3

For: All Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018: What the Tech is Going On?!

For: Classroom Teachers, Technology Integrators, Administrators, and Curriculum Coordinators

Location: Delbarton School

 

Friday, December 7, 2018: Grit and Grace: An Institute for Female Leaders in Education, Block 2

For: Grit and Grace: An Institute for Female Leaders in Education Cohort

Location: Morristown-Beard School


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Saturday, January 12, 2019: 

For: Boards of Trustees, Heads of School, and Administrators

Location: The Pennington School

**Snow Date: Sunday, January 13**

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019: Beyond Fake News: Information Literacy, Publishing, and Schools

For: Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: Delbarton School

**Snow Date: Thursday, January 24**



Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Ethics and Civil Discourse

**Waitlist Available - Please contact Rachel Folan, rfolan@njais.org**

For: Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: Kent Place School

** Snow Date: Wednesday, January 30**

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019: NJAIS Board Meeting and Program for Heads of School

For: NJAIS Board Members and All Heads of School

Location:  Far Brook School

**Remote if inclement weather**


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Friday, February 1, 2019: Grit and Grace: An Institute for Female Leaders in Education, Block 3

For: Grit and Grace: An Institute for Female Leaders in Education Cohort

Location: Purnell School

**Snow Date: Friday, February 8**

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019: Design Thinking Workshop

For: Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: The Hun School of Princeton

**Snow Date: Thursday, February 7**

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019: Math, Science, STEM Department Chairs Round Table

**Waitlist Available - Please contact Rachel Folan, rfolan@njais.org**

For: Department Chairs for Mathematics, Science, and STEM

Location: Princeton Day School

**Snow Date: Wednesday, February 13**


Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Empowering Classrooms: Integrate Social Emotional Learning into Academics

For: Classroom Teachers, Department Chairs, Curriculum Coordinators, and Academic Administrators

Location: St. Benedict's Preparatory School

**Snow Date: Thursday, February 21**


Saturday, February 23, 2019: Job Fair to Promote Diversity

For: School Hiring Committee Members

Location: The Peck School

**Snow Date: Sunday, February 24**

 

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Wednesday, March 6 - Thursday, March 7, 2019: Early Childhood and Lower School Heads Conference

For: Early Childhood Director and Lower School Division Heads

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019: EdCamp Inspired for IT Professionals

For: Directors of Technology and School IT Support Staff

Location: Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019: Teacher Observation and Feedback

This experience will explore teacher observation and feedback structures that promote student-centered learning and professional growth.  Share, learn, and collaborate with colleagues across the association in order to enhance how we observe and guide our instructional teams.

For: Deans of Faculty, Division Heads, and Academic Deans

Location: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Reading and Learning Specialists Round Table

Join Reading and Learning Specialists from across the association to explore issues and ideas related to this group of educators.  This is an opportunity to connect, reflect, and collaborate in order to embolden this area for all of our schools.

For: Reading and Learning Specialists and Support Teachers

Location: Chatham Day School

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019: Grit and Grace: An Institute for Female Leaders in Education Dinner

For: Grit and Grace: An Institute for Female Leaders in Education Cohort

Location: Rutgers Preparatory School

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019: Digital Marketing Workshop for Schools

Join Finalsite and School Professionals for this workshop on marketing strategy - the latest best practices and innovations in inbound marketing, web design, admissions, communications, and more.  This full-day event provides insights and tools for digital marketing in this ever-changing landscape of independent schools.

For: Communications and Marketing Directors, Admissions Officers, Advancement Officers, and School Administrators

Location: Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

**Waitlist Available - Please contact Rachel Folan, rfolan@njais.org**

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: Ethics and the Arts

How is art defined? Are there "good" and "bad" interpretations of art, and who gets to make that determination? What happens when an individual's rights to free expression clash with a religious or cultural belief? How have the arts influenced our societal norms and attitudes? These are some of the ethical considerations that will be explored as we discover the intersection between ethics and the arts. Learn how to incorporate "ethics" into your school's arts programming, or simply join in this fascinating conversation about the ethics of art!

For: Visual and Performing Arts Teachers, and Curriculum Coordinators

Location: Kent Place School


Thursday, April 11, 2019: Mindfulness and Attention: Learning to Pay Attention on Purpose

As teachers, we spend much of our days asking students to pay attention.  But very seldom if ever do we teach them how to do that. This workshop will explore both the science of attention and distraction and practices that can help us to see how our own attention works.  Because mindfulness is best learned experientially, participants can expect to try several mindfulness and meditation practices over the course of the day.

For: All Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators

Location: Rutgers Preparatory School

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Advancement Officers Conference

The NJAIS Advancement/Development Conference is a professional development opportunity for Advancement, Development, Communications, Marketing, and Alumni.

For: Advancement and Development Officers

Location: The Peddie School


Wednesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 25, 2019:  Finance Officers Conference

For: Finance Officers, Business Managers, and HR Directors

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn

 

Friday, April 26, 2019: Equity and Inclusion In Our Schools

This professional development conference serves to bring together independent school teachers and administrators in order to collaborate and inspire each other to build and support diverse and inclusive educational communities.  In such an event for educators, NJAIS works to ensure the students in our member institutions are supported in their school pursuits with environments that invest in the potential and uniqueness of every student. The day features keynote, featured, and breakout presentations, as well as time for fellowship and forging professional connections with other participants and speakers. Take time at this NJAIS spring conference to think deeply about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

**Replaces Biennial Conference**

For: All Teachers and Administrators

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)




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