Upcoming events

    • 07 Apr 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie, New York

    In uncertain times educators must take stock, call upon their most creative selves, and above all work together to create learning experiences and environments that will prepare pupils for the world ahead. CURRICULUM 2017 at Poughkeepsie Day School will provide an opportunity for exceptional teachers to share their most successful ideas and best-practice solutions to the challenges of our time. The highlight of the event will the opportunity for educators to come together in themed working groups to create strategies and structures for a new model active and collaborative inter-school professional learning community. Each participant will be asked to bring an idea, practice, or program, and sharing these will be an integral part of the day's program and part of the foundation of a truly new culture of learning.

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California
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    Join us on APRIL 19–21, 2017 at ASILOMAR CONFERENCE GROUNDS on California's Monterey Peninsula for the ICG’s 2017 Academic Leaders Retreat PACIFIC.

    As always, this Academic Leaders Retreat is for VotUOiVjacademic deans, deans of faculty, deans of study, assistant heads of school, department chairs, teacher-leaders or anyone tasked with leading initiatives on curriculum and assessment in schools. Featuring a hybrid “unconference” with exciting and relevant keynotes from ICG executive director and blogger Peter Gow and workshops led by thought-leader and hands-on expert Jonathan Martin, the ALR PACIFIC 17 combines a beautiful setting, new to the Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 7.27.47 PMICG, with unsurpassed opportunities to share and collaborate with peers to enhance and invigorate your PLN, your personal practice, and your school’s work.

    Our first California retreat will continue the ICG's tradition of extraordinary experiences for educators committed to transforming schools both to build powerful  connections and to explore pressing questions as they create the future of education.

    Asilomar is close to the Monterey Peninsula Airport and is also served by shuttle service from San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose Airports. Participants may extend their stays and visit nearby attractions like Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Hearst Castle, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts

    USING THE GENIUS IN THE ROOM TO CHANGE THE ROOM!

    This day-long workshop co-sponsored by the Independent Curriculum Group and St. Mark's School will bring together Directors of Innovation and other educator leaders to share, learn, and work together to make innovation more than just a buzzword in our schools. Here are some questions we might consider:

    • What is “innovation,” anyhow, and why does it matter?
    • Why does innovation need to be a part of our strategic planning efforts?
    • How we are shifting culture in our schools?
    • In what ways are we are transforming the learning experience for our students?

    Our goal is to share the ways we infuse the term “innovation” with meaning and to use the collective expertise and experiences of our colleagues to gain practical ideas and to be inspired.

    We will be joined by Tim Fish, NAIS Chief Innovation Officer, and Meghan Cureton, Director of the Innovation Diploma program at the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation within Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Tim and Meghan will lead plenary sessions to kick off our program, then participants will break into groups based on what they bring into the room. Each participant will be asked at Registration what they hope to make, learn, share, or do during the day, and we will use this information to guide programming for the afternoon sessions. Schools will be encouraged to send groups of administrators and teachers to join this conversation and workshop.

    Let’s MEET UP at St. Mark’s in June!

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