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Announcements

Heads & Chairs Conference

The Conference includes workshops for new Heads and new Chairs, notable Guest Speakers, separate sessions for Heads and Chairs, and the CAIS Annual General Meeting. Several other presentations and workshops take place, which vary each year. Learn more & register here.

Leadership Institute

Prepare for senior leadership roles in independent schools with our Leadership Institute. Learn More

Online PD Webinars

Each year, we host webinars on national topics that are most relevant to our leaders. Access previously recorded webinars in CAIS Connect.

New PD model

Anne-Marie speaks to moving forward with a new national PD model with the creation of one national conference. Watch the Video

2015 CAIS Accreditation Guidelines

Review the new CAIS Accreditation Guidelines that are being piloted this school year. We welcome your feedback!


Other Conferences & Resources

CAIS schools are leaders in education. Many of our schools develop programs for educators, and we encourage you to check out these world-class opportunities in our sections below.

Aditionally, from time to time, CAIS promotes Professional Development opportunities led by credible organizations with missions and values that are aligned with CAIS.

Contact us to post your program with CAIS




CAIS School Conference & PD Opportunities

CAIS schools are leaders in education. Many schools develop programs for educators, and we encourage you to check out these world-class opportunities.









Entrepreneurship Education Workshop for teachers

Hosted by Royal St. George's College (120 Howland Avenue, Toronto, Ontario)
April 19th to 21st, 2018

https://wildfire-education.org/training/

The Korda Method is a highly developed curriculum so that students master cognitive, productive and social-emotional skills to solve problems that are real and don’t have answers in the back of the book. They are empowered as they discover their own ability to create value and contribute to the world.

Join the growing cohort of innovative educators who are preparing their students for a changed world. We will give you our methodology, skills curriculum, instructional practice and toolkit to equip you with everything you need to build your own entrepreneurship and problem-based programs. The educators who participate in our workshops are developing transformative interdisciplinary courses in a diverse range of schools as their students learn what they need to thrive in the 21st century.

This training program was founded at Hawken School in Cleveland. To learn more about the Hawken School's Model for Entrepreneurship Education and this training program, watch the short video below:

For more information and to register for the workshop, click below:
https://wildfire-education.org/toronto-workshop/

* Please note that space is limited.







2018 Global Forum on Girls' Education® II

Mark your calendars for June 18-20, 2018, for the Global Forum on Girls' Education® II in Washington, DC!

NCGS is proud to host the Global Forum II in collaboration with 15 strategic partners -- preeminent educational organizations from around the world.

Nearly 1,000 educators, researchers, advocates, and authors from 23 countries came together in 2016 for the first-ever Global Forum on Girls' Education®. What began as an exchange of best practices for teaching girls became much more significant. It signaled the start of a movement -- a call to action to awaken the world to the importance of empowering girls through a single, inalienable right: access to a quality education.

Join as we stand up -- and speak up -- for girls everywhere!

Register here.
Pledge your support on Change.org here.








The Deans' Roundtable
A Conference For Independent School Professionals

We invite you to join us for the 7th Annual Deans' Roundtable Conference on June 18-21, 2018 at the Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA. This event kicks off on June 18 with the New Deans Conference, followed by the Deans' Roundtable, June 19-21.

Last year, 40 deans from 25 different independent day and boarding schools across the country came together to discuss a variety of "hot topics" that deans tackle on a regular basis, share best practices with one another, and expand their network.

New this year:

  • Sara Schwartz will offer a 3-hour training session on investigating student misconduct.
  • Mariama Richards (who spoke in 2015 and 2016) will be back to talk about diversity and inclusivity. Alex Scott is also returning as a featured speaker.
  • The New Deans’ Roundtable will be held on Monday with the main conference starting on Tuesday.

Click to register now and review conference details.

About the Attendees: The Deans' Roundtable is a conference for independent school professionals whose responsibilities include overseeing/helping to manage the day-to-day running of student, faculty, and school life. Dean/Assistant Dean of Students, Grade/Class Deans, Assistant Head for Student/Residential Life, Upper/Middle School Deans/Principals are some, but not all of the titles of past participants.

Visit the website here.








Fraser Academy is pleased to offer the AOGPE Orton-Gillingham Training Course (Associate Level).

July 3-13, 2018

This 70-hour course is certified by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, the largest OG organization in North America. The training is composed of 3 modules, for a total of 9 sessions.

It consists of high-quality training in structured, multisensory language instruction that goes far beyond the basic level of teaching phonograms.

Participants learn advanced word attack and writing skills as well as comprehension and study strategies for teaching both elementary and secondary school students with dyslexia and other language-related learning disabilities.

This approach also gives participants the opportunity to learn the structure of written English, as well as systematic and multisensory teaching techniques.

Learn more here.

Fraser Academy also offers Summer Camps for students:

Learn more here.








Are you a JK to Grade 6 teacher interested in inquiry-based learning environments? Would you like to incorporate Reggio-inspired principles into your classroom and develop meaningful projects with your students?

Discover the Bishop Strachan School’s Investigations & Expression Summer Symposium, this summer from July 3 - 6! BSS, a leader in teacher research and Reggio-inspired learning, is pleased to offer 2 hands-on sessions that dive into the process of creating collaborative and vibrant learning environments.

Session 1 offers an encompassing introduction to theory and practice of Reggio-inspired and inquiry-based pedagogy and Session 2 dives deeper into combining Reggio-inspired theory with classroom practices.

Choose one or both!

Price for each session: $300
Discount for all 4 days: $550

Head to here for more information on how to register!








PBL Canada Institute

August 20 - 22, 2018

Hillfield Strathallan College (HSC), an independent day school for students from Pre-K to Grade 12, is excited to be hosting the second annual PBL Canada Institute this August (20-22). HSC is located in beautiful Hamilton, Ontario, located halfway between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

The following three day workshops will be offered.

  • PBL 101
  • For PBL 201, select from two strands: Building a Learner-Centred Classroom OR Improving the Quality of Student Work
  • PBL Coaching Academy (for Administrators and Instructional Coaches)

In addition, we are gathering a list of participants interested in the PBL Leadership workshop (for leaders who are either seasoned or new to PBL). If there is sufficient interest, this session will also be offered.

Register now or contact Carrie Annable with questions.

LEARN MORE








Canadian Universities' Fair at St. Andrew's College - Oct 3, 2018

St. Andrew’s College (SAC) will host its 11th Annual Canadian Universities' Fair for students in York Region on Wednesday, October 3 from 4:30-9:00 p.m.

Last year more than 900 students gathered information from over 45 universities. We would like to continue this success. Please share this event information with students and parents you think would be interested in learning more about various Canadian universities.








Fraser Academy is pleased to offer the AOGPE Orton-Gillingham Training Course (Associate Level).

Fall 2018 (Every other Fri-Sun in November X 3)

Time: 8:00 to 5:15pm Friday and Saturday; 8:00 to 4:15pm on Sunday

Module 1: November 2, 3, 4

Module 2: November 16, 17, 18

Module 3: November 30, December 1, 2

Application deadline: September 28, 2018.

This 70-hour course is certified by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, the largest OG organization in North America. The training is composed of 3 modules, for a total of 9 sessions.

It consists of high-quality training in structured, multisensory language instruction that goes far beyond the basic level of teaching phonograms.

Participants learn advanced word attack and writing skills as well as comprehension and study strategies for teaching both elementary and secondary school students with dyslexia and other language-related learning disabilities.

This approach also gives participants the opportunity to learn the structure of written English, as well as systematic and multisensory teaching techniques.

Learn more here.








Regional PD Opportunities


Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)

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QAIS promotes collaboration, provides services that further educational leadership and advocates independent English language education in Quebec on behalf of its member schools.

Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC)

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The purposes of the ISABC are to foster and encourage the establishment and operation of independent schools in BC. In a spirit of collaboration, the Association draws more closely together the Heads of School, school administrators, teachers, and students. The schools engage in collaborative professional development as the basis for enhancing teaching and learning in the schools.

Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario

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Mission: To advance educational excellence in our member schools.

CIS Ontario is an association of independent schools working together to support member schools in their missions to prepare students for the 21st Century.