Summer 2020 Professional Development Opportunities

 

Please join us for one of our Summer Professional Development Opportunities!

We will be adding to and updating these offerings frequently.  Please check back for the latest professional growth offerings.

Contact Rachel Folan, rfolan@njais.org, with any questions, suggestions, or partnership ideas.

 

Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 31, 2020
ONLINE DESIGN BOOTCAMP + INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING PROGRAM

For: Classroom Teachers and Curriculum Leaders who want to prepare for more remote learning and get better at it!
*While this program has traditionally aligned with Middle and Upper School curriculum, the program process and coaching are applicable to Lower School classrooms as well.*

NJAIS is pleased to partner with Global Online Academy (GOA) to offer a special four-week program for educators.  The goals of the Design Bootcamp + Coaching Program are to:
Support the work of educators to confidently design online learning courses for their students through an immersive week-long Design Bootcamp; to provide instructional design coaching for a cohort of educators who engaged in the Design Bootcamp to deepen practice and apply new learning skills to additional course designs

Registration has closed.

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020:
PIVOTAL PEDAGOGY: REDESIGNING YOUR CURRICULUM FOR ALL LEARNING PLATFORMS

For: Classroom Teachers and Curriculum Leaders
 
This hands-on, interactive online workshop will ask participants to bring two weeks of lesson plans in order to examine, redesign, and prepare for teaching in any (and all) learning platforms.  During the redesign process, teachers and school leaders will consider cognitive load for both students and faculty, active learning within the assigned work, Universal Design for Learning to support engagement, and how shifts in learning platforms can present new learning opportunities as well as challenges..  By utilizing what is already in place, teachers can shift in a split second - PIVOT!
 
Please register in advance for this session:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=415


 

Tuesday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 15, 2020:
PreK - GRADE 2 ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING 

Day One: Literacy, Laughter, and Learning
Day Two: Math, Manipulatives, and Monitoring Achievement

For: PreK to Grade 2 Classroom Teachers and Curriculum Leaders
 
This hands-on, interactive virtual program will offer early childhood teachers guidance and consultation to strategize for online teaching and student learning.  Outlining back-to-school routines and procedures to inspire literacy and math mindsets and environments, participants will take a deep dive into literacy, mathematical concepts, and EdTech tools for remote learning success.  

*PROGRAM AND WAITLIST FULL*

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020:
RE-IMAGINING TIME:
SCHEDULE REDESIGN WORKSHOP

For: School Administrators
 
In partnership with Leadership + Design, this full-day hands-on workshop serves to facilitate an examination of your current schedule, your spring 2020 emergency response schedule, and how you might frame your fall.

 

Please register in advance for this session:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=418

 

 
 

Thursday, July 16, 2020:
FILM SCREENING AND @BLACKAT DISCUSSION:
"THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO"

Facilitated by the film’s creator, André Robert Lee

For: All Educators, especially School Leaders

As you continue to commit and invest in purposeful work to address institutional racism in schools, NJAIS invites you to attend a screening of the 2012 film Prep School Negro by film maker and producer André Robert Lee.  This screening will be followed by a discussion to unpack the @BlackAt movement. Join André Robert Lee as he shares his film, his experience as an independent school student of color, and his expertise in race, racism, and guidance for strategic action plans for schools to move forward. This opportunity allows you to see the film, perhaps in a new light, while reflecting upon the posts that reveal or make public real student experiences in our schools.

Please register in advance for this session:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=426

 

 

Tuesday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020:
GRADE 3 - 5  ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING 

Day One: Literacy, Laughter, and Learning
Day Two: Math, Manipulatives, and Monitoring Achievement

For: Grades 3 - 5 Classroom Teachers and Curriculum Leaders
 
This hands-on, interactive virtual program will offer middle and upper elementary teachers guidance and consultation to strategize for online teaching and student learning.  Outlining back-to-school routines and procedures to inspire literacy and math mindsets and environments, participants will take a deep dive into literacy, mathematical concepts, and EdTech tools for remote learning success.  

*PROGRAM FULL*

Please visit the form to be added to the waitlist:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=419

 

Tuesday, July 28 - Thursday, July 30, 2020:
MIND, BRAIN, AND EDUCATION AS A PLATFORM FOR EXCELLENCE IN A BLENDED LEARNING CLASSROOM

For: K - 8 Teachers and School Leaders
 
Good teaching is good teaching, and good teaching is backed by research. This three-part workshop will provide teachers with the research behind making learning meaningful and making it stick. Each session will include an expert morning presentation, followed by an afternoon workshop session.  With the support of a cohort of teachers, translate the research into your classroom virtual or in person. Consider recommendations to increase engagement, assess understanding, and provide meaningful feedback in the context of your unique classroom. Make small adjustments to your current curriculum and have a big impact on your students’ learning.

Please register in advance for this session:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=425

 

Tuesday, August 4 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020:
INNOVATING INSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

For: All Teachers, Administrators, and Tech Directors
 
This two-day comprehensive experience featuring A.J. Juliani will provide reflection and action to take our best practices in pedagogy/instruction and turn them into today’s practices that promote authentic learning experiences for all students, whether in-person, or in blended or virtual learning environments.  From the top blended learning tools for all ages to assessment, curriculum development, and instructional methods, this conference serves to provide depth and breadth of content to prepare for any learning platform for the fall.

Please register in advance for this session:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=420

 

Monday, August 17, 2020:
LOOKING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD: 
TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGE LEARNERS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

For: World Language Teachers
 
In this session, we’ll draw upon teacher experience to chart a course forward using the best of what we all have collectively learned. Whether your next school year is in person, remote, or a hybrid, we'll make sure you're equipped to handle it. Attendees will reflect on their past experiences and look at case scenarios of other educators. Presenters will lay out the process and tools to plan and organize, to teach synchronously and asynchronously, and to aim for proficiency growth in evaluation.

Please register in advance for this session:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=417

 

Tuesday, August 18 - Thursday, August 20, 2020:
DESIGNING DIVERSE LEARNING EXPERIENCES WITH THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING IN MIND

For: All Teachers and Administrators
 
Decades of cognitive science research demonstrates that learners encode, store, and retrieve memories in similar ways as they critically think, make decisions, problem-solve, and develop their conceptual understandings and skill sets. To encourage and support all students’ cognitive, social, and emotional growth, the role of teachers is to design a diverse repertoire of learning experiences that require students to “think to learn” and respond to ongoing feedback that moves their learning forward. This workshop explores the many ways teachers can design learning in different contexts based on best-practice research about how children learn.
This 3-day workshop for K-12 teachers will explore the current understanding of how children learn and  investigate an array of teaching strategies and assessment techniques based on these learning principles. Participants will derive principles of effective learning, including the role of learner beliefs and mindsets in influencing that effectiveness. Using the lens of cognitive science, the workshop will examine how these understandings and strategies are applied in different contexts, both in the classroom and online.
 

Please register in advance for this workshop experience:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=427