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  • Monday - July 12, 2021
    • Sports and Social Justice Off the Field 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 AM
      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 AM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 PM
      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 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      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) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      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 America 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      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 8, 2021
    • Navigating the New Normal in Fall 2021: Common Issues Facing Independent Schools 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Caryn Pass and Janice Gregerson, Venable, LLC 
      2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Heads, HR Personnel, Business Managers

      Details and registration here.
    Monday - November 15, 2021
    • Capstone 1.0: Launching a Capstone Program 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      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
    • Communities at the Crossroads: Building Support, Resilience and Understanding Through Your School's DEI Communications 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Chris Lukach, AKCG, and Casper Caldarola, Pollyanna, Inc.
      11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Communications Professionals, DEI Directors, Advancement Professionals

      Details and registration here.
    • "RACE TALK IS DIVIDING US!" And Other Myths About Race and Racial Literacy Curriculum in K-12 Schools 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      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 Antisemitism 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      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 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      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 Inequity, A 2-Part Series 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      A 2-Part Series Online via Zoom
      Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and Tuesday, January 4, 2022
      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 Classroom 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      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, 2021 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

      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 6, 2022
    • Am I burned out yet? A Teacher's Guide to Surviving Extended Collective Crisis 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Deborah Offner, Ph.D.
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Teachers, coaches, counselors, nurses, DEI Directors, Deans of Students & other administrators

      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - January 13, 2022
    • The Sport of Mindfulness 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      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.
    Thursday - January 20, 2022
    • Who's Minding the Teachers? Supporting Faculty & Staff During (& Beyond) Collective Crisis 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Deborah Offner, Ph.D.
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Heads, Associate/Assistant Heads, Division Heads, Deans of Faculty, leadership teams

      Details and registration here.
    Monday - January 24, 2022
    • What Remote Learning Has Taught Us About Executive Functioning and What Do We Do Now 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom, Andrew Ayers and Amelia Glauber, Collegiate School 
      Three-part series: Mondays, January 24, 31, & February 7, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience:  Educators, K- 5th Grade
      Details and Registration here!
    Tuesday - January 25, 2022
    • Using Statistical Data, Quantitative Maps, and ArcGIS Mapping to Analyze Social Justice and Environmental Issues 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via Zoom
      Tuesday, January 25, 2022 
      Presenter: Ayo Magwood, Uprooting Inequity LLC
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and High/Upper School STEM and human geography educators, and curriculum/academic deans
      Details and registration here.
  • Wednesday - February 9, 2022
    • Supporting and Protecting Student Mental Health - A Community Conversation 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      A Community Conversation
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Dr. Lisa Damour and NYSAIS school mental health professionals
      Target Audience: All Administrators and Educators, K-12
      School-wide registration until January 20, 2022; individual registration will open on January 21, 2022.

      Sold out! Details and registration closed.
    Monday - February 14, 2022
    • Adjusting Hiring Practices in Uncertain Times - a two-part series 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      A 2-Part Series Online via Zoom
      Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15, 2022 
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Presenters: Jen Cort and Randolph Carter
      Audience: Hiring decision teams and decision makers

      Details and registration here
    Tuesday - February 15, 2022
    • The Four Pillars of Safe Schools 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Chris Joffe, Joffe Emergency Services
      2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Heads of School, Business Managers, HR Managers, Facilities Managers
      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - February 24, 2022
    • Exploring Strategies for Analyzing Primary Sources 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Dori Gerber, Institute for Curricular Services
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: K-12 Educators
      Details and registration here.
  • Tuesday - March 1, 2022
    • Capstone Thrives: Sustaining Inquiry and Reflection 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Jon Calos, Emma Willard School; Jocie Kopfman, Seth O'Bryan, Harley School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Schools with existing capstone or experiential learning programs in Middle or Upper School
      Details and registration here.
    Wednesday - March 2, 2022
    • Self-Assessment and Reflection: Strategies that Help Students (and Their Teachers!) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Rachel Mazor, Abraham Joshua Heschel School

      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Geared towards teachers of MS and US humanities, though the material is applicable to other disciplines and can work for students in grades 3 and up.

      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - March 8, 2022
    • Imaginative Inquiry: Using Drama to Ignite Inquiry 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      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
      For those who have attended this program in the past, Part 2 will be offered on April 19, 2022.

      Details and registration here.
    Wednesday - March 9, 2022
    • BEHIND THE DOORS: A Program for Associate Teachers 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via Zoom
      Wednesday, March 9, 2022 
      Presenters: NYSAIS Schools - Associate Teacher Programs
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: NYSAIS Schools Associate Teachers
      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - March 29, 2022
    • Fostering a Mental Wellness: A Simple Brain Model That You Will Love! 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via Zoom
      Tuesday, March 29, 2022 
      Presenters: Donna Volpitta, Ed.D.
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Educators and Administrators, K-12
      Details and registration here!
  • Monday - April 11, 2022
    • Gender and Sexuality eConference 2022 - a 3-day conference 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom
      This eConference consists of 3 parts over 3 days:
      -Monday, April 11, 2022
      -Tuesday, April 12, 2022
      -Wednesday, April 13, 2022
      (Each day from 4:00 - 5:30 PM)
      Presenters: TBA
      Target Audience: Human Development, Health, and Sex Education Teachers, Administrators (including, DEI Directors/Coordinators, Technology Directors/Coordinators, Deans, Counselors), School Nurses K-12. 


      Details and registration here!
    Thursday - April 14, 2022
    • Resetting for the Post-Pandemic Headship - a 3-part series for Heads of School 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      This is a 3-part series: Thursdays, April 14, 28, May 12, 2022; 4:30-6:30 p.m.

      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Carla Silver and Greg Bamford, Leadership+Design
      Target Audience: Heads of School

      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - April 19, 2022
    • Putting Imaginative Inquiry to Practice: Building a Toolbox of Techniques 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Elaine Chu, Institute for Imaginative Inquiry, and Jessie Kirk, LREI
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Teachers, Grades K-5

      Details and registration here.
  • Monday - May 2, 2022
    • Managing Climate Anxiety in Your School: a Conversation for Educators 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Rashidah Bowen White, Ph.D., Sarah Jaquette Ray, Ph.D., Rebecca Weston, L.C.S.W.
      Organized by NYC Sustainability Educators Network representatives: Kim Chaloner, Grace Church School; Ken Higgins, The Town School; Hannah Stebbins, The Brearley School
      5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Any educator who has struggled with teaching about climate and sustainability in these challenging times
      Details and registration here.
    Thursday - May 5, 2022
    • Implementing a Free High School Racial Literacy Curriculum 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Julia Kingsdale, Pollyanna, Inc.
      3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: High School Teachers, Administrators, and Curriculum Writers

      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - May 10, 2022
    • Good Talk - A Community Conversation with Mira Jacob 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      A Community Conversation
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk
      Target Audience: All Administrators and Educators, K-12

      Details and registration here
    Monday - May 16, 2022
    • Heads on Swivel: Communicating about DEI in the Face of Pushback 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Jan Abernathy and Naledi Semela, The Browning School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: All school personnel, gr. K-12
      Details and registration here.
    Tuesday - May 17, 2022
    • Solve Our Sleep From A to Zzzz 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Dr. Whitney Roban
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Middle and Upper School Educators
      Details and registration here.
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    • June 21, 2022 The Office Conference for Administrative Professionals 2022 4:00 PM to 7:45 PMSpeyer Legacy School
      In-person:  Speyer Legacy School
      925 9th Avenue, New York, NY  10019 (map)
      Audience:  This after school conference is for administrative professionals

      Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to entry.

      Details and Registration Here
    • July 11, 2022 Teaching for Equity and Justice: Beginning the Journey, with Facing History and Ourselves (5-part series) 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMeSeminar
      This is a weeklong series held on Monday-Friday, July 11-15; 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Juan Castellanos and Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      Target Audience: Grades 5-12, Teachers of all subject areas and administrators

      Details and registration here.
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