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November

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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Project Wayfinder is innovating education with a year-long purpose learning curriculum called the Wayfinder Toolkit. Designed at Stanford University's d.school, our curriculum uses a wayfinding metaphor to equip our next generation with tools to unleash purpose in their lives and meaningfully contribute to the world they are a part of. Our toolkit is currently being taught by 200 teachers to more than 4000 students at 64 schools and colleges across the US and in 11 countries.


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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Project Wayfinder is innovating education with a year-long purpose learning curriculum called the Wayfinder Toolkit. Designed at Stanford University's d.school, our curriculum uses a wayfinding metaphor to equip our next generation with tools to unleash purpose in their lives and meaningfully contribute to the world they are a part of. Our toolkit is currently being taught by 200 teachers to more than 4000 students at 64 schools and colleges across the US and in 11 countries.


January

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Wichita Collegiate School

Teachers and administrators often loathe evaluation for a variety of valid reasons. Teachers can feel that it doesn't capture the full scope of their work. Systems are often either too simplistic or too complex. Administrators lack adequate time and resources for effective insight and support. It can be seen as top-down, subjective, or inequitable. These challenges can overwhelm even your best leaders and teachers.

Yet in this era of hyper-change and increased competition, communicating clear, higher-order expectations and supporting your teachers' growth is essential to your school's long-term viability. ISM's new teacher growth and evaluation framework encourages faculty innovation, while still maintaining a straightforward evaluation process that communicates clear expectations. This approach allows more time for coaches and mentors to work with teachers on personalized growth plans, based on goals that are difference-makers for students.

This one-day workshop provides you with an in-depth look at this process that will leave you excited to lead your school and your faculty from excellent to extraordinary.

Takeaways:

    • Understand the purpose and desired outcomes of faculty evaluation and growth.
    • Determine the biggest mistakes schools make in approaching evaluation and growth.
    • Learn the tools needed to assess and strengthen faculty culture and the student experience.
    • Explore why evaluation and growth can't be combined and why observation is not synonymous with evaluation.
    • Discover how evaluation can be easy, efficient, and effective, leaving time for coaching and growth.
    • Identify how to foster leadership among your faculty and get them on board and excited.
    • Enjoy the opportunity to share ideas and strategies with a diverse group of talented peers.

    Who Should Attend:

    School Heads, Division Heads, Academic Deans, Deans of Faculty, Department Chairs, and faculty should attend.

    Registration and Hotel Information can be found at this link

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    Parish Episcopal School

    Already know the basics of design thinking? In this workshop, you'll take design thinking to the next level. Learn how to leverage the tools, methods and levers of design thinking to create a more student-centered classroom environment. Equip yourself with the tools and mindsets needed to question the status quo, develop bold ideas and inspire all students to engage as co-creators of their learning and of the classroom procedures, policies and learning environments.

    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: Intro session on January 9, 2020 from 6-8pm CST on digital platform

    In person training on January 24, 2020 from 8am-4pm

    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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    Parish Episcopal School

    Is your school ready to take learning focused on design thinking and entrepreneurship to the next level? Is your campus looking to shift from a community service mindset to a social impact framework? Are you interested in exploring how to create community-based Social Impact Design Challenges that support students in developing empathy with the communities they are trying to serve and making a real difference in those communities?

    In this one-day workshop, learn how to leverage design thinking as well as frameworks for equity-based social impact work to create engaging, student-centered, real world Social Impact Design Challenges that support the development of creative confidence in students while preparing them to be effective leaders and changemakers in an increasingly complex world. Through these frameworks, you will also be able to shift from a passive community service model at your school to an active Social Impact model, all while giving your students to opportunity to make real changes in their communities. This workshop is co-led by Katie Krummeck,Educational Designer, and Laura Day, founding Executive Director of the Institute for Social Impact at The Hockaday School (Dallas, TX).

    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: January 25, 8am-4pm.

    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)

    February

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    Good Shepherd Episcopal School

    Lausanne Learning: Creating a Culture of Belonging is the next evolution of our second-longest running conference, LLI Southwest. It is a two-day professional development conference focusing on practical ways to foster a culture of belonging with your students, faculty, staff, and community, making your school stronger and more welcoming to all. All workshops are led by educators who actively use these tools and strategies in the classroom and who will share their resources and ideas with you in a collaborative learning environment!

    Register and Submit Proposals Here:

    https://www.lausannelearning.com/creatingacultureofbelonging/

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    Good Shepherd Episcopal School

    Lausanne Learning: Creating a Culture of Belonging is the next evolution of our second-longest running conference, LLI Southwest. It is a two-day professional development conference focusing on practical ways to foster a culture of belonging with your students, faculty, staff, and community, making your school stronger and more welcoming to all. All workshops are led by educators who actively use these tools and strategies in the classroom and who will share their resources and ideas with you in a collaborative learning environment!

    Register and Submit Proposals Here:

    https://www.lausannelearning.com/creatingacultureofbelonging/

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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)