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  • Monday - July 12, 2021
    • Sports and Social Justice Off the Field 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMeSeminar
      This event will meet over three days: July 12-14, 2021 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Christopher Hayes, Associate Director of Athletics, The Chapin School
      Audience: PE Teachers, Athletic Administrators, History Teachers, All educators with interest in sports

      Details and registration here.
    • Context and Conversation: A Crash Course in Talking about Anti-Asian Violence 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMeSeminar
      11 a.m.-12 noon
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Nayantara Mhatre, Middle School Dean of Students, The Calhoun School; Morika Tsujimura, Math and Science Teacher, Grace Church School; Arhm Wild, Director of the Progressive Teaching Institute, MS/US Diversity Coordinator, Ethical Culture Fieldston School
      Audience: All educators

      Details and registration here.
    • Embodying Our Anti-Racist Values at School 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMeSeminar
      This event will meet over four days: July 12-15, 2021 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Lauren Porosoff, Empower Forwards
      Audience: All educators, including teachers, staff members, and administrators

      Details and registration here.
    • Where Have You Been? Who Are You Now? What Happens Next?: Clarifying Values, Reckoning with Losses, Building Resilience 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Canceled
      This event will meet over three days: July 12-14, 2021 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Jennifer Bryan, Re-Set School, and Tyner Gordon
      Target Audience: All educators, Pre-K through 12


    Thursday - July 15, 2021
    • Stepping Out of the Adult Space and Into the Student Experience: Incorporating the Voices of Black Girls to Build Anti-Racist School Communities 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMeSeminar
      9 a.m.-11 a.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Shahna-Lee James, 8th Grade Dean, Math teacher, Girls Athletic Coordinator, The Berkeley Carroll School
      Audience: All educators

      Details and registration here.
  • Monday - August 16, 2021
    • Showing Up and Standing Up: A 4-Part Journey Towards Antiracism for White Teachers 9:30 AM to 10:45 AMeSeminar
      This event will meet over four days: August 16-19, 2021 from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Jessy Molina and Jay Golon, Pollyanna, Inc.
      Audience: All educators, including teachers, staff members, and administrators

      Details and registration here.
    • Social Justice and Equity in STEM Classrooms 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Dr. Paulianda Jones, Katie Kartheiser, Dr. Annie Kloimwieder, Kim Lee-Granger, Science Faculty at Ethical Culture Fieldston School
      Audience: Science teachers, grades 7-12
      Details and registration here.
    • Creating Community as a Classroom Ensemble 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Madolyn Accola, LS Music Teacher, Friends Seminary
      1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: K-5 Music Teachers, with collaboration possibilities for classroom teachers, art teachers & librarians


      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - August 17, 2021
    • Further Exploration of Community Matters: Advisory Program 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      Audience: Teachers and Administrators, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
    • Implicit Bias Training: Understanding to Disrupt Unconscious Bias 3:00 PM to 4:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Sabrina Zurkuhlen, The Calhoun School
      Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and Staff, PreK-12
      Details and registration here.
    Wednesday - August 18, 2021
    • Creating an Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Classroom: Interrupting Microaggressions with Scenario-based Practice 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jessy Molina
      1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Teachers and Administrators, K-12

      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - August 19, 2021
    • The Value of Game-Based Learning Clubs in Independent Schools 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jared Fishman, The Hackley School
      1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Educators, gr. 5-12, who have an interest in game-based learning, are interested in starting a game club but don’t know how, or already run a game club and want to connect with others who do the same 

      Details and registration here.
    Monday - August 23, 2021
    • Both Fish and Fowl: A 3-Part Leadership Workshop Series for New Department Heads 9:00 AM to 12:15 PMeSeminar
      This event will meet over three days: 

      August 23, 2021, 9am-12:15 pm

      October 29, 2021, 1pm-4:15 pm

      January 28, 2022, 1pm-5pm

      Sold out!


      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Dalia Aidoo, Stephen Mak, & Eric Zahler, Spence School
      Target Audience: Department Heads in their first two years in that role 

      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - August 24, 2021
    • Theory to Practice: Make Intersectional Feminist Pedagogy part of your daily teaching 2:00 PM to 3:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Georgina Emerson, Kemeyawi Wahpepah
      Audience: Teachers and Advisors of all subjects, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
  • Tuesday - September 28, 2021
  • Monday - October 4, 2021
    • Beginning Teachers Institute 2021-22 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMeSeminars on Zoom
      An institute from Oct. 4, 2021-April 18, 2022; monthly online sessions with closing session in person in April.
      Audience:  Classroom and Assistant/Associate Teachers in their first or second year
      SOLD OUT!
      Details and Registration here
    Wednesday - October 6, 2021
    • THINK EQUAL: A Global Early Years SEL & Social Justice Intervention 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Leslee Udwin, Think Equal Founder & Executive Chair
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Lower School Educators in all roles

      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - October 7, 2021
    • The Addiction Inoculation 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jess Lahey, Author and Educator
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: K-12 Teachers, Staff, and Administrators 

    Wednesday - October 13, 2021
    • Imaginative Inquiry: Using Drama to Ignite Inquiry 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Elaine Chu, Institute for Imaginative Inquiry
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Teachers, Grades K-5

      Details and registration here.
    Wednesday - October 20, 2021
    • Dynamic Scheduling Practices 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Chloe Smith, Head of High School, Saint Ann’s School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Anyone in your school who is involved in the schedule design and implementation process 

      Details and registration here.
    Monday - October 25, 2021
    • Enabling Their Best: Counteracting Stereotype Threat in Adolescents - A 2-Part series 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Julian McNeil, Salubrious Consulting
      A 2-Part event: October 25 & November 1, 2021
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Middle and Upper School Educators in all roles

      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - October 26, 2021
    • An Approach to Social, Emotional, Academic Development for Humanities Teachers, with Facing History and Ourselves Signup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Humanities teachers, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
  • Tuesday - November 2, 2021
    • Systemic Differentiation: Three Ways to Design Units that Foster Equity and Empowerment (3-part series) Signup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      This is a 3-part series: Tuesdays, November 2,9,16, 2021; 4-5:30 p.m.

      Discover three different approaches to designing meaningful units of study that provide multiple ways for diverse groups of students to achieve the learning goal.

      Please note that the three sessions build on each other for a cumulative experience. Participants are encouraged to attend all three, and sessions will be recorded and provided to all registrants.

      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Lauren Porosoff, Empower Forwards
      Target Audience: Classroom teachers in all subjects and grade levels, department chairs, and academic administrators

      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - November 4, 2021
    • How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across AmericaSignup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      A Community Conversation
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Dr. Clint Smith, Author, Journalist, Poet
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: All educators, K-12
      Details and registration here.
    Monday - November 15, 2021
    • Capstone 1.0: Launching a Capstone ProgramSignup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jon Calos, Chair of Experiential Learning, Science Teacher, Emma Willard School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Educators, grades 5-12, interested in starting a capstone program. No experience required.
      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - November 30, 2021
    • "RACE TALK IS DIVIDING US!" And Other Myths About Race and Racial Literacy Curriculum in K-12 SchoolsSignup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jason Craige Harris in partnership with Pollyanna, Inc.
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: All educators and administrators, K-12
      Details and registration here
  • Wednesday - December 1, 2021
    • History of European AntisemitismSignup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Dori Gerber, Institute for Curriculum Services Educator
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: English, History, and Social Studies Teachers, grades 7-12
      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - December 2, 2021
    • Helping My Elementary and Middle School Students Become Powerful Navigators of Success Signup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Todd Feltman, Ph.D.
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Educators, grades 2-8

      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - December 7, 2021
    • Introduction to the ProEquity Instructional Framework: A Civics-Based and Perspectives-Consciousness Approach for Teaching About Racism and InequitySignup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Ayo Magwood, Uprooting Inequity LLC
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and High School educators, including:  Humanities educators and curriculum/academic deans
      Details and registration here.
    Wednesday - December 8, 2021
    • Storytelling, Homelessness, & Justice-Based Action: Designing a Framework for Your ClassroomSignup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Elana Anderson, Dennis Barton, Susan Greenfield, Rosie McCormack
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and High School educators, including:  Humanities, Literature, History, Social Studies, Social Justice, Social Services, Religious Studies, Theology 
      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - December 9, 2021
    • Children's Literature Symposium, 2021Signup for an alert reminder. 3:30 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar

      Online via zoom, facilitated by Jennifer Zwillenberg, Ed.D.

      Audience: Teachers of Writing and Lovers of Children's Literature, gr. K-8

      Registration and details here.



  • Thursday - January 13, 2022
    • The Sport of Mindfulness Signup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: James B. Samuels, Village Community School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Educators, grades K-12
      Details and registration here.
  • Monday - April 11, 2022
    • Global Language and Culture Online Conference 2022Signup for an alert reminder. eSeminar
      April  11-13, 4:00 - 6:00 each day
      Online via zoom
      Target Audience: All World Language Teachers

      Details and registration forthcoming
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