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February

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Parish Episcopal School

How might we leverage the design thinking process to bring real world challenges, relevance and engagement to traditional academic subjects?

In this one-day workshop, with built in follow up sessions, learn how to use the design thinking process as a pedagogical framework to create well-scaffolded, authentic project-based learning experiences in subjects as varied and diverse as math, Language Arts, Social Studies and health. This interactive session will be facilitated by Katie Krummeck, Educational Designer.

This session is perfect for department-teams to come and plan together!

Note- all participants must have completed some design thinking coursework ahead of this session (not self-taught) such as (but not limited to) CTL's Introduction to Design Thinking.

When: In person training on February 21, 2020 from 8am-4pm

Follow up training on March 24, 2020 and April 21, 2020 from 6-8pm CST on digital platform

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244

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To register or for additional information, go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/spring-2020 or contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org)

March

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Parish Episcopal School

The Center for Transformational Leadership is hosting a three-day workshop (followed by two additional sessions) to help you understand your own strengths, develop your leadership style, and work towards becoming the leader you are equipped to be. This course includes some pre-work and will also include two assessments: a Strengthsfinder © test and a 360 feedback tool.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Articulate your core values and personal leadership credo;
  • Understand your leadership strengths and evaluate how they shape your leadership style;
  • Envision and articulate the leader you would like to become;
  • Identify next steps to enhance your leadership capabilities.

When: March 5-7, 2020 in person in Dallas, TX; one-on-one coaching call the week of March 23 (scheduled individually at your convenience); and final online Zoom meeting on April 7 from 6:30-8pm CST.

Sessions will start at 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 5 and conclude at noon on Saturday, March 7.

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX, 75244

To register or for additional information go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/spring-2020 or contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org)

all day
Parish Episcopal School

The Center for Transformational Leadership is hosting a three-day workshop (followed by two additional sessions) to help you understand your own strengths, develop your leadership style, and work towards becoming the leader you are equipped to be. This course includes some pre-work and will also include two assessments: a Strengthsfinder © test and a 360 feedback tool.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Articulate your core values and personal leadership credo;
  • Understand your leadership strengths and evaluate how they shape your leadership style;
  • Envision and articulate the leader you would like to become;
  • Identify next steps to enhance your leadership capabilities.

When: March 5-7, 2020 in person in Dallas, TX; one-on-one coaching call the week of March 23 (scheduled individually at your convenience); and final online Zoom meeting on April 7 from 6:30-8pm CST.

Sessions will start at 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 5 and conclude at noon on Saturday, March 7.

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX, 75244

To register or for additional information go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/spring-2020 or contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org)

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The Hockaday School

This workshop is designed for early educators, and will be most appropriate for Pre-K - 3rd grade teachers and administrators.

It will discuss age appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children. Share your own best practices, hear from others, and engage in collaborative work time for reducing bias back in your own schools.

Educator's wisdom tells us young children don't notice differences or have any biases, yet research is telling us otherwise. This workshop will discuss age appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children. Share your own best practices, hear from others, and engage in collaborative work time for reducing bias back in your own schools.

Rosetta Lee is a teacher and professional outreach specialist at Seattle Girls' School. Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, bullying in schools, and gender bias in the classroom. She has worked with over 175 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities, and has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.

For more information and to register visit:

https://www.csee.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1...
all day
Parish Episcopal School

The Center for Transformational Leadership is hosting a three-day workshop (followed by two additional sessions) to help you understand your own strengths, develop your leadership style, and work towards becoming the leader you are equipped to be. This course includes some pre-work and will also include two assessments: a Strengthsfinder © test and a 360 feedback tool.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Articulate your core values and personal leadership credo;
  • Understand your leadership strengths and evaluate how they shape your leadership style;
  • Envision and articulate the leader you would like to become;
  • Identify next steps to enhance your leadership capabilities.

When: March 5-7, 2020 in person in Dallas, TX; one-on-one coaching call the week of March 23 (scheduled individually at your convenience); and final online Zoom meeting on April 7 from 6:30-8pm CST.

Sessions will start at 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 5 and conclude at noon on Saturday, March 7.

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX, 75244

To register or for additional information go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/spring-2020 or contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org)

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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

In his book, The New Childhood, Dr. Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define our narrative around our children and technology. Drawing on groundbreaking research in economics, psychology, philosophy, and education, The New Childhood shows how technology is guiding humanity toward a bright future in which our children will be able to create new and better models of global citizenship, connection, and community.

Dr. Shapiro offers concrete, practical advice on how to parent and educate children effectively in a connected world, and he provides tools and techniques for using technology to engage with children to help them learn and grow. He compares this moment in time to other great technological revolutions in humanity's past, while presenting entertaining micro-histories of cultural fixtures: the sandbox, finger painting, the family dinner, and more. But most importantly, The New Childhood paints a timely, inspiring and positive picture of today's children, recognizing they are poised to create a progressive, diverse, meaningful, and hyper-connected world that today's adults can only barely imagine. register HERE

https://tinyurl.com/th9uxn2

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Good Shepherd Episcopal School


Jill Vialet Presents "The Power of Play"

Jill Vialet is the CEO and founder of Playworks, the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. Playworks creates a place for every child on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.

"Play is one of the most important ways in which children learn."

Jack Shonkoff
Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Why play? From the satisfaction of breaking a sweat to the surprise of imagination, play teaches us to be human. In fact, societies depend on our ability to "play well together." Through play, children discover the joy of physical activity. They learn the social and emotional skills they will use in the classroom, in the workplace, and in life. The American Academy of Pediatrics notes, "Recess serves as a necessary break from the rigors of concentrated, academic challenges in the classroom. But equally important is the fact that safe and well-supervised recess offers cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits that may not be fully appreciated. Recess is unique from, and a complement to, physical education-not a substitute for it."

Jill launched Playworks in 1996 with two schools in Berkeley; while serving as co-founder and executive director of Oakland's Museum of Children's Art, she met with a school principal who asked for help in reducing the chaos and conflict in the schoolyard during recess. Since then the organization has grown to 23 regions across the U.S., reaching more than 949,000 students in more than 400 schools through direct service and training programs. Vialet is the author of Recess Rules, a fictional book written for children from 8 to 13 years old. She has received numerous honors, including being selected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2004 and named to the Forbes Impact 30 as one of the 30 leading social entrepreneurs worldwide in 2011, as well as being asked to speak at TEDMED in 2014. She also is one of a small group of Californians honored with the 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. Jill is a graduate of Harvard University. Register HERE

https://tinyurl.com/vuz3p4v

April

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Parish Episcopal School

Stress is a powerful force in our lives that can take us off center and compromise our capacity to put our best work out into the world.

Thinking critically about our relationship with stress is paramount for our wellbeing and amplifies our impact. This session offers actionable, concrete strategies that can lead to a sustainable plan to be energized, engaged and effective!

This one day session will be led by Michelle Kinder, former executive director of the Momentous Institute and nationally recognized social emotional health expert, writer and speaker.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will examine their relationship to stress, ego and fear
  • Participants will learn three concrete strategies to outsmart stress
  • Participants will evaluate their commitment to self-care and leave with a more proactive frame

When: April 3, 2020 from 9:00am-4pm

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX, 75244

For more information or to register, please contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org) or go to CTL's website: ctleadership.org


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Parish Episcopal School

You know that the world has changed and that your school must do the same to prepare students for the ever evolving future. The problem that keeps you up at night is, "How do I lead my school through this challenging process?"

The Center for Transformational Leadership is hosting a one-day workshop to help you build the skills needed to lead your school through impactful and innovative change. If you are leading your school away from the industrial model of education and towards helping your students build the skills and knowledge that will prepare them for an uncertain future, this workshop is for you.

What you will learn:

  • The shifts required to transition from the industrial to the post-industrial model of education.
  • How to navigate the 'messy middle' of change.
  • Why leading this kind of change is different from other strategic initiatives.
  • The five factors that support successful, meaningful, and sustainable change.
  • The Change Leader's Journey: understanding the narrative arc of this inner journey.

When: April 4, 2020

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX, 75244

Time: 9am-4pm (light breakfast and check-in available at 8:30am)

June

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Parish Episcopal School

The Center for Transformational Leadership is hosting a three-day workshop (followed by two additional sessions) to help you understand your own strengths, develop your leadership style, and work towards becoming the leader you are equipped to be. This course includes some pre-work and will also include two assessments: a Strengthsfinder © test and a 360 feedback tool.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Articulate your core values and personal leadership credo;
  • Understand your leadership strengths and evaluate how they shape your leadership style;
  • Envision and articulate the leader you would like to become;
  • Identify next steps to enhance your leadership capabilities.

When: June 15-17, 2020 in person in Dallas, TX; one-on-one coaching call the week of July 13 (scheduled individually at your convenience); and final online Zoom meeting on August 4 from 4:00-5:30pm CST.

Sessions will start at 12:00 pm on Monday, June 15 and conclude at noon on Wednesday, June 17.

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX, 75244


For more information or to register, please contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org) or go to CTL's website: ctleadership.org