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.

AgendA Tracks

Learning Support:

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

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

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


Curriculum Design:

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

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

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


Instructional Techniques:

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

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

III: Utilizing Feedback in the Service of Professional Growth and Development
Kim Ridley, Head of School, Fayerweather School and Angela Garcia, Assistant Head of School, Fessenden School


Faculty Supervision & Evaluation:

I: 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

II: 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

III: Curiosity, Care, and Courage: Keystone Habits in Faculty Feedback and Evaluation
Geoff Wagg, Lydia Maier, and Tim Hebda, Waynflete School


Creativity and Innovation:

I: Intentionally and Creatively Using Instructional Technology
Megan Haddadi, The Park School and Kate Reardon, Dedham Country Day School

II: Going Beyond the Lecture - Strategies for Content Instruction in STEM
Sarah Goldin, Greenwich Leadership Partners

III: Innovation Nation: Empowering Students to Be Design Thinkers
Allison Butler, Bryant University


Spaces & Environments:

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

II: Environmental Literacy Meets Design
Case Study: Hitchcock Center in partnership with designLAB architects

III: From Surviving to Thriving in Your Schedule Change Process
Bea Garcia, Northfield Mount Hermon School and Jamie Baker, Lawrence Academy