Independent Schools Association of the Southwest

Member Schools Professional Development Opportunities

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May

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River Oaks Baptist School
Here are ROBS we have been reframing educational technology, focusing on its intersection with curriculum as opposed to it being an add on item in the classroom. Our curriculum should drive the technology we use, and not the technology driving the curriculum. Innovation Camp focuses on the innovation that happens in our classrooms whether technology is involved or not, and gives teachers the opportunity to experience or share/showcase these experiences. In many cases our teachers are doing amazing things that hardly anyone gets to see, so we have decided to showcase and celebrate our teachers' innovative ideas.


Initially this event was put on for our teachers by ROBS teachers with guest speakers. This year we are opening up the event for anyone who would like to attend or present. If there is a PD requirement for your teachers, this could check that box. If you have seen some amazing things happening in your classrooms that other teachers could learn from and would be beneficial to other students, I encourage you to share this information with your teachers. We all have a plethora of teachers who would love to learn. You also may have teachers who would love to learn new concepts and we would love to have them attend.

If you as a technology leader would like to attend or share innovative ideas, we welcome you as well. Share this information with administration as you see fit.

Last year we had the pleasure of welcoming Christine Dinh, the Instructional Technologist from The Joy School as one of our guest presenters and our teachers absolutely loved seeing what other schools are doing. The Coordinator of Technology Applications from Fort Bend ISD, Andres Chavez also shared with our teachers great information about formative assessments.


So here are the CliffsNotes:

What: InnCamp
When: May 29th
Theme: Innovation (as a presenter, we are open to anything that could be seen as innovative, whether it involves technology or not)
Where: River Oaks Baptist School
For who: Anyone involved in education
Why: An exchange of ideas and opportunities to collaborate


This is what last year's InnCamp looked like, I am in the process of building out this year's website and promotional material.


Contact Brian Mahabee at bmahabee@robs.org for more information.

June

St. John's School, Houston, Texas

Four-Day Social and Emotional Learning Institute

Hosted by St John's School, Houston TX

June 3-6, 2019

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning's Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four-days of creative workshops and opportunities for collaboration, reflection and renewal.

The Institute provides participants with inspiration and rationale behind SEL as well as experiential lesson materials and teaching practices that will expand their community's social and emotional learning and wellbeing.

The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Share a deep, experiential understanding of core SEL principles and practices.
  • Help educators cultivate their teaching practices so that a strong sense of humanity and empathy inspires their students to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.
  • Inform an educator's perspective in ways that help spark creativity and renew inspiration for teaching.
  • Strengthen an educator's capacity to bring SEL to classroom, curricula, and community in ways that transform a school

What's Included:

  • A comprehensive binder of developmentally appropriate SEL lesson plans, materials and research
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments every day (accommodation for different dietary needs available)
  • Joining an international network of educators committed to Social and Emotional Learning
More information and registration at https://www.instituteforsel.net/events/si-st-johns-2019
St. John's School, Houston, Texas

Four-Day Social and Emotional Learning Institute

Hosted by St John's School, Houston TX

June 3-6, 2019

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning's Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four-days of creative workshops and opportunities for collaboration, reflection and renewal.

The Institute provides participants with inspiration and rationale behind SEL as well as experiential lesson materials and teaching practices that will expand their community's social and emotional learning and wellbeing.

The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Share a deep, experiential understanding of core SEL principles and practices.
  • Help educators cultivate their teaching practices so that a strong sense of humanity and empathy inspires their students to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.
  • Inform an educator's perspective in ways that help spark creativity and renew inspiration for teaching.
  • Strengthen an educator's capacity to bring SEL to classroom, curricula, and community in ways that transform a school

What's Included:

  • A comprehensive binder of developmentally appropriate SEL lesson plans, materials and research
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments every day (accommodation for different dietary needs available)
  • Joining an international network of educators committed to Social and Emotional Learning
More information and registration at https://www.instituteforsel.net/events/si-st-johns-2019
St. John's School, Houston, Texas

Four-Day Social and Emotional Learning Institute

Hosted by St John's School, Houston TX

June 3-6, 2019

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning's Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four-days of creative workshops and opportunities for collaboration, reflection and renewal.

The Institute provides participants with inspiration and rationale behind SEL as well as experiential lesson materials and teaching practices that will expand their community's social and emotional learning and wellbeing.

The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Share a deep, experiential understanding of core SEL principles and practices.
  • Help educators cultivate their teaching practices so that a strong sense of humanity and empathy inspires their students to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.
  • Inform an educator's perspective in ways that help spark creativity and renew inspiration for teaching.
  • Strengthen an educator's capacity to bring SEL to classroom, curricula, and community in ways that transform a school

What's Included:

  • A comprehensive binder of developmentally appropriate SEL lesson plans, materials and research
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments every day (accommodation for different dietary needs available)
  • Joining an international network of educators committed to Social and Emotional Learning
More information and registration at https://www.instituteforsel.net/events/si-st-johns-2019
St. John's School, Houston, Texas

Four-Day Social and Emotional Learning Institute

Hosted by St John's School, Houston TX

June 3-6, 2019

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning's Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four-days of creative workshops and opportunities for collaboration, reflection and renewal.

The Institute provides participants with inspiration and rationale behind SEL as well as experiential lesson materials and teaching practices that will expand their community's social and emotional learning and wellbeing.

The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Share a deep, experiential understanding of core SEL principles and practices.
  • Help educators cultivate their teaching practices so that a strong sense of humanity and empathy inspires their students to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.
  • Inform an educator's perspective in ways that help spark creativity and renew inspiration for teaching.
  • Strengthen an educator's capacity to bring SEL to classroom, curricula, and community in ways that transform a school

What's Included:

  • A comprehensive binder of developmentally appropriate SEL lesson plans, materials and research
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments every day (accommodation for different dietary needs available)
  • Joining an international network of educators committed to Social and Emotional Learning
More information and registration at https://www.instituteforsel.net/events/si-st-johns-2019
all day
Trinity Valley School

This event will focus on implementing, integrating, and utilizing the Google Suite for Education in your teaching practice. In your classroom, across your curriculum, and throughout the school year learn how you can leverage the tools within the Google Suite to inspire your students to create, collaborate and learn. The summit also provides ample opportunities to connect and network with like-minded educators.

Regsiter at: https://www.educollaborators.com/dfwsummit/

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Trinity Valley School

This event will focus on implementing, integrating, and utilizing the Google Suite for Education in your teaching practice. In your classroom, across your curriculum, and throughout the school year learn how you can leverage the tools within the Google Suite to inspire your students to create, collaborate and learn. The summit also provides ample opportunities to connect and network with like-minded educators.

Regsiter at: https://www.educollaborators.com/dfwsummit/

all day
The Hockaday School

Degrees of Impact will provide educators from across the country the opportunity to connect and consider emerging practices and trends for community engagement, civic and partnership programs. The two-day event will focus on engaged, hands-on learning opportunities that will prepare students for their futures by honing their critical character skills and preparing them to be leaders in their communities, workplace, and society.

Over the course of the two-days, attendees will be introduced to a variety of ways that community and civic engagement programs are integrated into a PK-12 curriculum as well as they will be given ample time to design or redesign their own programs through a design thinking process. Every attendee will leave the Degrees of Impact with a greater understanding of the variety of ways in which community and civic engagement can be integrated into the curriculum as well as an action plan for ways in which to enhance the work at home.

REGISTER NOW

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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is proud to host Stanford University's Laura McBain and the K12 Lab faculty, June 26-28, on the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus. Registration is open on March 1 at www.gsesdallas.org/Monarch

The K12 Lab is pleased to offer Discover Design Thinking, an introduction to design thinking for teachers and school leaders. The purpose of the workshop is to help educators build creative confidence and equity awareness that can be applied upon return to their local contexts. This three-day intensive workshop offers participants the opportunity to: learn design thinking by tackling a real world problem, connect with like-minded educators from across a wide network, apply high-quality resources, and develop a plan for how to implement the process and mindsets of design thinking.

Workshop participants will hit the ground running with a real-world innovation challenge. Using design thinking as an innovative framework, attendees will experiment with new tools through two hands-on challenges. Between lively activities and exercises, facilitators will tie in moments of reflection for participants to collect, process, and share learning with teammates. By the workshop's close, all attendees should expect to leave with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and spend a full day transferring what they learned to their classrooms, schools, and beyond.

Questions? Contact Laura Cole at lcole@gsesdallas.org


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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is proud to host Stanford University's Laura McBain and the K12 Lab faculty, June 26-28, on the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus. Registration is open on March 1 at www.gsesdallas.org/Monarch

The K12 Lab is pleased to offer Discover Design Thinking, an introduction to design thinking for teachers and school leaders. The purpose of the workshop is to help educators build creative confidence and equity awareness that can be applied upon return to their local contexts. This three-day intensive workshop offers participants the opportunity to: learn design thinking by tackling a real world problem, connect with like-minded educators from across a wide network, apply high-quality resources, and develop a plan for how to implement the process and mindsets of design thinking.

Workshop participants will hit the ground running with a real-world innovation challenge. Using design thinking as an innovative framework, attendees will experiment with new tools through two hands-on challenges. Between lively activities and exercises, facilitators will tie in moments of reflection for participants to collect, process, and share learning with teammates. By the workshop's close, all attendees should expect to leave with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and spend a full day transferring what they learned to their classrooms, schools, and beyond.

Questions? Contact Laura Cole at lcole@gsesdallas.org