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See below for a partial listing.  More events will be added, so please check back often while this is 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION. 

NJAIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

EVENT CALENDAR 2019 - 2020

Follow links for program registration and additional details.

* Please note that this is a preliminary listing. New events will be added and some dates and/or locations may change. Please watch the NJAIS website and listservs. *

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

 

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

2019 INNOVATION INSTITUTE: INVENT, ITERATE, INSPIRE

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 NJAIS Colleagues, and Energize Your Instruction

Featuring keynote presentations from renowned presenter Kathy Schrock and Emily Ong, Senior Manager of Community Partnerships & Outreach for Girls Who Code; breakout sessions that highlight innovative classroom instruction and curriculum; rapid-fire presentations that showcase innovative instructional practices (with a cocktail reception!); panel presentation for new/novice technology integrators, directors, and specialists; facilitated hands-on work with instructional tools; collaboration with colleagues; FUN!

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’s 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.

For: Athletic Directors, Coaches, and Physical Education Teachers

Location: The Pingry School, Basking Ridge Campus


Thursday, August 22, 2019:

LUNCH BUNCH FOR HEADS OF SCHOOL

This is an informal gathering of Heads of School in order to connect, collaborate, and build camaraderie before another school year begins. Featuring the beautiful scenery of South Jersey!

For: Heads of School

Location: South Jersey


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019:

WEBINAR: BUILDING A “PLN”

Join this webinar for 10 tips to build and expand your PLN (Personal Learning Network).

For: All Educators

Zoom link available after registration


Wednesday, September 25, 2019:

LEGAL ISSUES FOR SCHOOLS

This full-day experience serves to educate and empower schools with the intricacies of school law.  Learn from legal experts who will present current challenges confronting schools and how to proactively create strategies that can limit liability exposure.  

For: Heads of School, Finance Officers, Human Resource Officers, and Other School Administrators

Location: TBD


Wednesday, September 25, 2019:

SUMMER AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS ROUND TABLE

Join other Summer and Auxiliary Program Directors and Coordinators for this collaborative, problem-solving discussion opportunity.  

For: Summer and Auxiliary Program Directors

Location: Gill St. Bernard’s School


Thursday, September 26, 2019:

AUTHENTIC INPUT AND INSPIRED OUTPUT IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in how learners at any proficiency level can tap into the power of using authentic resources to serve as rich input. Join us as we explore various types of authentic cultural resources to better inform students’ knowledge.

For: Teachers of World Language, all grade levels

Location: TBD


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Thursday, October 3, 2019:

EdTECH FOR THE HUMANITIES CLASSROOM

This experience will explore how EdTech is used effectively in English and History classrooms in order to enrich classes and benefit students.

For Teachers of English and History, Grades 5 - 12

Location: TBD


Tuesday, October 8, 2019:

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

BUILDING BLOCK I: EXPLORE

This opening session of the 2019 - 2020 Leadership Institute cohort will begin its collaborative journey, orient personal leadership styles,  and dive into the landscape of school leadership.

For: Leadership Institute 2019 - 2020 Cohort

Location: Dwight-Englewood School


Wednesday, October 16, 2019:

WEBINAR: CYBERSECURITY

Join this webinar for the latest “need-to-knows” to protect your school.

For: Tech Directors, Business Managers, and School Administrators

Zoom link available after registration


Friday, October 18, 2019:

TEACHING CIVILITY IN AN AGE OF CONFLICT

**Fall Major Conference**

Featuring Keynote Speaker Anne Nelson, award-winning author and playwright, professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, this experience serves to support schools in navigating the current social and political landscape.  Sessions include case studies in civil discourse, building a center of civic engagement, debriefing incivility in our schools, unpacking implicit bias, helping schools face current events for all grade levels, and more.

For: All Educators, all grade levels

Location: Delbarton School


Thursday, October 24, 2019:

FINANCE OFFICERS WORKSHOP

This annual meeting serves to support the collegiality and professional growth of finance professionals.

For: CFOs, Business Managers, Directors of Finance, and Directors of HR

Location: The Hun School of Princeton


Thursday, October 24, 2019:

JEDI PROGRAM AND DINNER

An annual gathering for JEDI warriors, this event features a keynote presentation followed by dinner and opportunities to connect and collaborate on behalf of JEDI initiatives in our schools.

For: All Educators who work on behalf of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Location: The Hun School of Princeton


Friday, October 25, 2019:

ADMISSIONS OFFICERS WORKSHOP

This annual meeting serves to support the collegiality and professional growth of admissions professionals.

For: All Admissions Professionals

Location: TBD


Tuesday, October 29, 2019:

DEPARTMENT CHAIR WORKSHOP

This full-day workshop serves to support department chairs in areas of pacing change and building partnerships across departments, giving feedback to colleagues, hiring and recruitment, and more.

For: Department Chairs

Location: TBD


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Friday, November 1, 2019:

EDUCATION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM WITH FUJITSU

This shared initiative promotes education-wide collaboration and to discuss current trends facing educators spanning the K - 12 spectrum.

For: Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, EdTech Leaders

Location: Rutgers Preparatory School

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019:

COLLEGE COUNSELOR MEETING

This experience will feature expert presentations and collaboration with colleagues in order to support and strengthen our college processes.

For: College Counselors and Advisors

Location: Wardlaw + Hartridge School


Friday, November 8,  2019:

ADVANCEMENT OFFICERS WORKSHOP

This annual meeting serves to support the collegiality and professional growth of development professionals.

For: Directors of Development and Development/Advancement Staff

Location: TBD


Wednesday - Thursday, November 13 -14, 2019:

LOWER SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This conference will support school leaders working with students preschool through grade five.  The experience will allow for collaboration, networking, and growth as leaders and learners.

For: Early Childhood and Lower School Division Heads and their leadership teams

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


Thursday - Friday, November 14 - 15, 2019:

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This conference will support school leaders who steer the culture and curriculum of their institutions.  The experience will allow for collaboration, networking, and growth as leaders and learners.

For: Academic Leadership Teams including, but not limited to, Deans of Academics, Deans of Faculty, Upper and Middle School Division Heads, Assistant Heads, and Directors of Curriculum.

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


Sunday, November 17, 2019:

*Snow date Sunday, November 24, 2019*

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

BUILDING BLOCK II: SERVE

This session of the 2019 - 2020 Leadership Institute will explore the role of governance in schools, examining the question, “What is a Trustee and how do trustees serve our schools?”.

For: Leadership Institute 2019 - 2020 Cohort

Location: Morristown-Beard School


Sunday, November 17, 2019:

*Snow date Sunday, November 24, 2019*

TRUSTEE ENRICHMENT DAY

NJAIS' annual Trustee Enrichment Day is a benchmark event for new and experienced Trustees. This is a valuable opportunity for administrators and Trustees alike to experience a broad range of speakers and workshops to support strong governance for our schools.

For: Trustees, Heads of School, and Executive Administrators

Location: Morristown-Beard School



Tuesday, November 19, 2019:

WEBINAR: DESIGN THINKING

Join us to learn about how you can incorporate design thinking into any classroom, focusing on a model called Agency by Design.

For: All Educators

Zoom link available after registration


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019:

READING AND LEARNING SPECIALIST ROUND TABLE

Join other Reading and Learning Specialists for this collaborative, problem-solving discussion opportunity.

For: Reading and Learning Specialists and Support Teams

Location: Rumson Country Day School


Wednesday, December 11, 2019:

ADVISORY GROUP WORKSHOP

This experience includes a workshop that provides participants with the new skills for challenging conversations, a plan for the creation of norms, and an advisory lesson draft.  It will also showcase current NJAIS exemplary advisory programs.

For: All Educators

Location: TBD


Thursday, December 12, 2019:

WHAT THE TECH IS GOING ON?!

NJAIS Technology Steering Committee is pleased to offer its annual “What the Tech is Going On?!” event, created to foster collaboration and sharing of creative technology initiatives. This 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. event will include a showcase of technology-based programs followed by a cocktail meet-and-greet. Bring your questions, projects, and curriculum ideas to discuss with our team of technology professionals.

For: All Educators

Location: Delbarton School


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020:

*Snow date Wednesday, January 22, 2020*

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

BUILDING BLOCK III: INSPIRE

This session of the 2019 - 2020 Leadership Institute will explore pathways to leadership, continue to build connection within the cohort, and examine steps to build leadership opportunities.

For: Leadership Institute 2019 - 2020 Cohort

Location: Gill St. Bernard’s School


Tuesday, January 28, 2020:

*Snow date Thursday, January 30, 2020*

DIVISION HEADS ROUND TABLE

Join other Middle and Upper School Division Heads and Academic Leaders for this collaborative, problem-solving discussion opportunity.

For: Division Heads and Academic Leaders, grades 5 - 12

Location: Saddle River Day School


Wednesday, January 29, 2020:

PROGRAM AND LUNCHEON FOR HEADS OF SCHOOL

Program description pending

For: Heads of School

Location: Far Brook School

 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020:

*Snow date Wednesday, February 12, 2020*

HISTORY AND ENGLISH ROUND TABLE

Join other History and English teachers for this collaborative, problem-solving discussion opportunity.

For: Teachers and Leaders in History and English, grades 5 - 12

Location: The Pennington School


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Saturday, March 7, 2020:

*Snow date Sunday, March 8, 2020*

JOB FAIR TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY

This experience serves to connect member schools with candidates who wish to enhance the culture and community. Please note that while no one will be excluded, this event is designed to increase the numbers of teachers and administrators of color at NJAIS schools.

For: School Hiring Committees

Location: The Peck School


Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

EdCAMP INSPIRED FOR IT PROFESSIONALS

This discussion-based event is fun and collaborative, providing networking opportunities across the association.  Topics are generated by the need/interest of the group and sessions draw upon the vast experience and wisdom from participants.  

For: IT Professionals, Network Administrators, Integrators, and Technology Department Staff, and anyone in a related field

Location: Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020:

THE AP UNDOING PROJECT

Have you considered phasing out AP courses but worried about the reaction from your constituents?  Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School at Lincoln School (RI), has successfully led two school communities away from AP exams and will share effective navigation of this process.  

For: Curriculum Coordinators, Deans of Academics, Academic Leaders, School Administrators

Location: Wardlaw + Hartridge School


Thursday, April 23, 2020:

ADVANCEMENT OFFICERS CONFERENCE

This annual meeting serves to support the collegiality and professional growth of development professionals.

For: Directors of Development and Development/Advancement Staff

Location: TBD


Thursday, April 23, 2020:

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - DINNER

BUILDING BLOCK V: LEAD

This evening (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.) session of the 2019 - 2020 Leadership Institute will provide a closing experience for the cohort.  With a keynote presentation and facilitated conversation, participants will reflect, think ahead, and dive into the question, “How can I make a difference?”

For: Leadership Institute 2019 - 2020 Cohort

Location: Rutgers Preparatory School



Friday, April 24, 2020:

ADMITTED OR ACCEPTED: BELONGING IN OUR SCHOOLS

**Spring Major Conference**

Our annual JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Conference will explore belonging - In our schools, who feels they have been accepted into our school communities and, thus, who feels they have been admitted, but might not belong.

For: All Educators

Location: Princeton University Center for Social Justice


Wednesday - Thursday, April 29 - 30, 2020:

HEAD OF SCHOOL CONFERENCE

This annual get-away for Heads of School serves to support professional learning and camaraderie for the leaders of our schools.

For: Heads of School

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


Thursday - Friday, April 30 - May 1, 2020:

FINANCE OFFICERS CONFERENCE

This annual get-away serves to support professional growth, support, and camaraderie for the financial officers of our schools.

For: CFOs, Business Managers, Finance Officers, and Directors of HR.

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


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Wednesday - Thursday, May 13 - 14, 2020:

ADMISSIONS OFFICERS CONFERENCE

This annual get-away serves to support professional learning and camaraderie for admissions teams at our schools.

For: All Admissions Professionals

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


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Sunday, June 14 - Thursday, June 18, 2020:

DIVERSITY INSTITUTE AT THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL

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.

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

Location: The Pennington School











Dates and/or Programs in Progress:


DIVERSE LEARNERS AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Program description pending

For: All Educators, especially School Administrators and Learning Support Teams

Location: TBD



LOWER SCHOOL TEACHERS  WORKSHOP SERIES

Program description pending

For: K - 5 Classroom Teachers

Location: Via Zoom Connect


MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Program description pending

For: Marketing and Communications Professionals

Location: TBD


GLOBAL CLASSROOMS  WORKSHOP

Program description pending

For: Global Studies Coordinators, Classroom Teachers, and School Administrators

Location: TBD


LIBRARIAN CONFERENCE

Program description pending

For: School Librarians

Location: TBD


NURSE AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL  ROUND TABLE

Program description pending

For: School Nurses and Health Professionals

Location: TBD


POSITIVE ENCOUNTERS: WORKING WITH TEENS ONE-ON-ONE

The workshop will provide professionals with an update on the latest trends in adolescent sexual behavior, an opportunity to examine personal versus professional boundaries as they relate to disclosure, practice handling teachable moments, and issues related to confidentiality and agency policy regarding sexual health.

For: School Counselors, Nurses, and Social Workers

Location: Blair Academy





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