2015 NAIS Annual Conference Program

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A Blended Learning Model for Enrichment, Intervention, and College Readiness Blended learning is a smart way for schools to teach college readiness skills while maximizing school flexibility and resources. Blended courses provide anytime access, but require students to demonstrate a great deal of independence — crucial for college success. Experience an effective model developed at AIM Academy, a school for bright children who learn differently. PRESENTERS: Jesse Korff and Chris Herman, AIM Academy (PA) Room Ballroom C LEVEL Introductory

The Classroom and Beyond:   Using Project-Based Learning to Develop Global Leaders As the world becomes more accessible, teachers must help students make global connections through curriculum and travel. Project-based learning helps students become future global leaders and interact with the world around them. While not all teachers can travel to distant lands, they can help students connect their projects with the world through various methods. PRESENTERS: Kelly Neely, Brimmer and May School (MA); George Stewart, Education First (MA); Jeremy Goldstein, Episcopal High School (VA) Room 313 LEVEL Intermediate

The Exeter-Noble Network Project: A Model for Public-Private School Collaboration Hear about the innovative new collaboration designed to introduce student-centered learning into a new Noble school. Exeter and Noble will work together to do initial and ongoing teacher training, curriculum development, and assessment with the goal of creating a new paradigm in urban public education. PRESENTERS: Ethan Shapiro, Phillips Exeter Academy (NH); Pablo Sierra, Pritzker College Prep (IL) Room 108 LEVEL Introductory

In the Trenches with K–12 Design Thinking Design thinking is human-centered problem solving. One size does not fit all and it’s not a step-by-step blueprint. Instead the modes and methods of design thinking can be adapted to meet unique needs. Meet a panel of design thinking leaders who came together via Twitter to start and moderate #dtk12chat — a weekly conversation about design thinking in K–12. Gain key take aways and trends from a year of talking about design thinking. PRESENTERS: Lisa Palmieri, The Ellis School (PA); Mary Cantwell and Trey Boden, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (GA); Shelley Paul, Woodward Academy (GA) Room 206 LEVEL Introductory THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Empowering Youth to Engage in Smart, Sustainable Change Through Global Service Learning For 23 years buildOn has worked with thousands of students to train them in advocacy, fund-raising, and leadership skills, as well as the in-depth knowledge necessary to effect long-lasting change in the developing world by building schools and improving access to education. Explore the journey from igniting a passion for sustainable change in our youth to empowering them with the tools to accomplish and assess their impact. PRESENTERS: Jennifer Lishansky and Tom Silverman, buildOn (CT); Paul Benney, St. Ann’s School (NY) Room 109 LEVEL Intermediate

Social Media and the Middle School Student: How to Navigate and Educate Social networking sites are a significant, inescapable part of the middle school student’s life. It is incumbent on schools to both recognize this medium of communication is here to stay and educate students and parents on appropriate and respectful use. Find out how to open up dialogue and partner with families to create a community of responsible and respectful users. PRESENTERS: Jason Lewis, Gus Haracopos, and Melissa Medeiros, Chase Collegiate School (CT) Room 201 LEVEL Introductory

2:30 –2:45 PM BREAK


Neri Oxman  Brian Bordainick  Sunni Brown Master of Ceremonies Marc Lamont Hill Independent Matters: Designing the Revolution Musical performance by Portsmouth Abbey School (Rhode Island) Introduction by Greg Schneider, head of school, Berwick Academy (Maine), and 2015 NAIS Annual Conference Think Tank member Veterans Memorial Auditorium See bios for Oxman, Bordainick, and Brown on page 7. BOOK SIGNING EVENT

Sponsored by EF Education First

4:30 – 5:00 PM BOOK SIGNING

Book signing for Sunni Brown, Veterans Memorial Auditorium Foyer Musical Performance by Brookwood School Steel Drum Band (Massachusetts), Veterans Memorial Auditorium

4:30 – 6:00 PM RECEPTION

Let’s Network in Boston! All are welcome and dress is casual. Exhibit Hall (Halls C and D)


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