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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. *


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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)

**Limited Space!  Register Early!**


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: Protecting Your School’s Community

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: TBD in Princeton


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: TBD


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: Far Brook School


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 Constance Neary of United Educators and Debra Wilson, NAIS Legal Counsel

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 LLC, Stefani Schwartz of Schwartz Edelstein Law Group, and Mark Kluger of Kluger Healy LLC

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

Location:  TBD


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: Trustee Enrichment Day

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

Location: The Pennington School

**Snow Date: Sunday, January 13**


Thursday, January 17, 2019: Digital Citizenship Conference

For: Classroom Teachers and Administrators

Location: Delbarton School

**Snow Date: Thursday, January 24**



Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Ethics and Civil Discourse

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:  Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy

**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: TBD

**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

For: Department Chairs for Mathematics, Science, and STEM

Location: Princeton Day School

**Snow Date: Wednesday, February 13**


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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Thursday, March 7 - Friday, March 8, 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

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

Location: The Pennington School


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

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: Mindfulness - Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Students

For: All Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators

Location: TBD


Wednesday, April 10, 2019: Ethics and the Arts

For: Visual and Performing Arts Teachers, and Curriculum Coordinators

Location: Kent Place School


Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Advancement Officers Conference

For: Advancement and Development Officers

Location: TBD


Friday, April 26, 2019: Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Conference

**Replaces Biennial Conference**

For: All Teachers and Administrators

Location: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)



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

For: Heads of School

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, May 3, 2019: Tri-State Conference for Business Managers

For: Finance Officers and Business Managers

Location: Mohonk Mountain Resort


Tuesday, May 7, 2019: Sustainability

For: Sustainability Coordinators and Outdoor Classroom Teachers

Location: TBD


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

For: Admissions Officers

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn

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