Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hilton Hotel, Woburn, MA
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Today's schools are places children and young adults come together to discover who they are, and to be supported and nurtured as they navigate their way in today's multidimensional world. Come together with educators from fellow independent schools across New England and beyond, to reflect on your work, the needs of today's students, and the growth and innovation opportunities within your school's community.


Arrival, Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Claire Leheny, Executive Director, AISNE
8:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address
John Hunter, Musician, Teacher, Filmmaker and Game Designer
8:50 - 10:00 a.m.

John's World Peace Game inspires educators to develop new approaches to teaching methods and learning design. Dedicated to helping children of all ages reach their full potential, be invigorated by John's experiences and perspectives during this morning talk to kick off our full-day conference.

Refresh Break
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Session I: Select One
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Learning Support:
At What Cost: Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools
Dr. David Gleason, Developmental Empathy, LLC

Curriculum Creation:
Teaching Peace through Game Play: A Guide for Mid-Elementary Teachers
John Hunter, opening keynote speaker

Instructional Techniques:
The Intersection Between Ambitious Instruction, Equity and Access
Lynne Godfrey, Boston Plan for Excellence

Faculty Supervision & Evaluation:
Establishing and Fostering Sustained Leadership Growth Among Your Faculty and Staff
Dr. Marisa Porges, Dr. Laura Blankenship, and Dr. Sherry Forste-Grupp, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Design Thinking Meets the Classroom:
Intentionally and Creatively Using Instructional Technology
Megan Haddadi, The Park School and Kate Reardon, Dedham Country Day School

Spaces & Environments:
Designing with Both Teaching & Learning in Mind
Two Case Studies:

Refresh Break
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session II: Select One
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learning Support:
A New Conversation About Students Who Struggle
Laura Vantine, The Winsor School

Curriculum Creation:
Building Student Interest and Engagement Into Strong Curricula
John Hunter, opening keynote speaker

Instructional Techniques:
Learning to See / Seeing to Learn: Recognizing & Applying Low Inference Notes
Lynne Godfrey, Boston Plan for Excellence

Faculty Supervision & Evaluation:
New Methods and Approaches to Supervision and Evaluation
Dr. Marisa Porges, Dr. Laura Blankenship, and Dr. Sherry Forste-Grupp, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Design Thinking Meets the Classroom:
Going Beyond the Lecture - Strategies for Content Instruction in STEM
Sarah Goldin, Greenwich Leadership Partners

Spaces & Environments:
Environmental Literacy Meets Design
Case Study: Hitchcock Center in partnership with designLAB architects
Colleen Kelley, Hitchcock Center and Kelly Haigh and Sam Batchelor, designLAB architects

Networking Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Breakout Session III: Select One
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Learning Support:
From Disorder to Trait: Getting the Best Out of ADHD
Dr. Ned Hallowell, The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health

Curriculum Creation:
Curriculum Redesign for the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Charles Fadel, Center for Curriculum Redesign

Instructional Techniques:
Having Tough Peer-to-Peer or Peer-to-Supervisor Conversations in Easier Ways
Kim Ridley, Head of School, Fayerweather School and Angela Garcia, Assistant Head of School, Fessenden School

Faculty Supervision & Evaluation:
Curiosity, Care, and Courage: Keystone Habits in Faculty Feedback and Evaluation Systems
Geoff Wagg and Lydia Maier, Waynflete School

Design Thinking Meets the Classroom:
Innovation Nation
Allison Butler, Bryant University

Spaces & Environments:
Unique Approaches to Typical Scheduling Demands and Challenges
Bea Garcia, Northfield Mount Hermon School and Jamie Baker, Lawrence Academy

Closing Keynote Address
John Palfrey and Linda Carter Griffith, Phillips Academy, Andover
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Free expression can serve everyone―even those pursuing hate speech. Diversity is about self-expression, learning from one another, and working together across differences. It can encompass academic freedom without condoning hate speech.

John and Linda discuss how the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can, and should, coexist on campus, through the creation of safe spaces and brave spaces.

In safe spaces, students may explore ideas and express themselves with without feeling marginalized. In brave spaces―classrooms, lecture halls, public forums―the search for knowledge is paramount, even if some discussions may make certain students uncomfortable. The strength of our democracy depends on a commitment to upholding both diversity and free expression, especially when it is hardest to do so.

Take away John and Linda's powerful message and application techniques, to close out a full and thought provoking day together with your colleagues and peers.

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