Summer Symposiums

 

NEW COLLABORATION!
SUMMER SYMPOSIUMS DAY 1 & Day 2
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
June 19-20, 2019


 

DAY 1 | Full of Data, Yet Starving for Information: An Introduction to Data-Driven School Leadership

SUMMER SYMPOSIUMS | DAY 1
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
#FCISSummer19



Leaders and teachers are often tasked with the incredible responsibility of improving teaching and learning in their schools. While this can be a rewarding feat, the work of instructional improvement can also feel haphazard, inconsequential, and just plain difficult to plan, implement, and sustain year after year. Recently, educators have embraced data-informed leadership as one tool to help them understand "what works" in their schools. In this workshop, participants will explore the principles of data-driven leadership and experience a hands-on simulation of a data-driven inquiry process in structured leadership teams. Do not worry - no math or statistics is required! 

The four guiding questions for our day together will be:

• What are the underlying principles of data-driven leadership?
 • How does my school team use data-driven leadership and evidence-based decision making in our work?
• What constitutes as “good data,” and how do I prepare and analyze the data to answer learner-centered questions that address problems of practice?
• What ethical responsibilities do I have to protect student data in the digital age?


 

Presenter: Kenny Graves, Ph.D. 
Upper School Ethics & Technology Coordinator
Ethical Culture Fieldston School

 

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Kenny Graves, Ph.D. has served in public and Independent schools for the past decade as an award-winning English teacher, professional developer, instructional technologist, and school leader. Kenny currently serves as the Upper School (9-12) Ethics & Technology Coordinator at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, NY. Along with his role at Fieldston, Kenny is an emerging researcher in the field of education leadership. He is a recent graduate of the Ph.D. in  Education Leadership program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as an instructor at the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership.  Kenny's teaching and research broadly focuses on the notion of technology leadership for social justice. He is also interested in leadership for computer science education, data-driven leadership, as well as equity, ethics, and social issues in technology leadership. You can follow Kenny on Twitter at @kennyegraves.


Participants will: 
• improve their data literacy;
• generate measurable, learner-centered questions about problems of practice;
• recognize, analyze, and interpret "good data"; and,
• understand emergent ethical issues pertaining to the data we collect in schools
.

Who should attend?
Heads • Division Heads • Department Chairs • Academic Deans • Curriculum Coordinators
Bring your team and share a collaborative professional development experience!

Agenda

Agenda

9am - 9:15am  |  Welcome, Norm Setting, and Framing for the Day

9:15 - 10:30am  |  Workshop #1 - What are the underlying principles of data-driven leadership?

10:30 - 10:45am  |  Break

10:45am - 12:00pm  |  Workshop #2 - How does my school team use data-driven leadership and evidence-based decision making in our work?

12:00 - 1:15pm  |  Lunch

1:15 - 2:30pm  |  Workshop #3 - What constitutes as “good data,” and how do I prepare and analyze the data to answer learner-centered questions that address problems of practice?

2:30 - 2:45pm  |  Break

2:45 - 3:45pm  |  Workshop #4 - What ethical responsibilities do I have to protect student data in the digital age?

3:45 - 4:00pm  |  Reflection and Closing



 

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Location: Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, 12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa, FL 33618

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Cost: $225 (Members) | $325 (Non-Members)

* Fee includes lunch.

Bundled Cost for Both Workshops: $395 (Members) | $595 (Non-Members)
* Fee includes lunch both days.
Please note: The bundled option is available to one registrant only and cannot be divided between two registrants.

Deadline: June 7, 2019
Payment must be made prior to the workshop.

Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 per person processing fee through May 31, 2019, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? Please contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or acarlson@fcis.org.

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations: Below are hotel recommendations in the area. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly. There is no FCIS group rate.

Home2 Suites by Hilton
11606 North McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612 
To make reservations, call 813-750-8844.

OR
Embassy Suites by Hilton
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, FL, 33612
To make reservations, call 813-977-7066.

REGISTER HERE
PLEASE NOTE: If you click on the Register Here button above and do not see the registration form, try a different browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.).



 

DAY 2 | Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

Summer Symposiums | Day 2
Thursday, June 20, 2019

#FCISSummer19



There is a lot to learn in the world. Students can’t learn everything, and educators can’t teach everything. Especially not over, and over, and over again each time students forget.

• What can we do to improve learning and reduce forgetting?
• How can we use our limited amount of classroom time and make learning stick?

Based on more than 100 years of research, cognitive scientists have established powerful tools that substantially improve learning for diverse students, subject areas, and education rigor. In this workshop, cognitive scientist Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D., illuminates key discoveries and practical teaching strategies from the science of learning, while challenging our ingrained beliefs about how learning works. Everyone learns, every second of every day – but that doesn’t mean we always make the most of it.


 


Presenter: Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. 
Cognitive Scientist, Founder of RetrievalPractice.org & Former K-12 Teacher
 

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 Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is an expert in the field of cognitive science. She has conducted rigorous research on learning in K-12 public schools for more than 15 years and she has a forthcoming book, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning.

Pooja is the Founder of RetrievalPractice.org, a hub of resources and strategies for teachers based on the science of learning. In addition, Pooja is an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music and an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and she is a former K-12 teacher.

Learn more at poojaagarwal.com and follow her @PoojaAgarwal.


 

Participants will be able to:
• Go behind the scenes and explore key findings from cognitive science research
• Think critically about current teaching practices from a research-based perspective
• Challenge myths and misconceptions about how humans learn
• Implement practical classroom strategies and build a supportive classroom culture


Who should attend?
Division Heads • Department Chairs • Academic Deans • Curriculum Coordinators • Teachers
Bring your team and share a collaborative professional development experience!

Participants earn 6 hours of in-service credit.

Agenda

8:45AM | Grand Room | Welcome

9:00AM  |  The Science of Learning and Power Tool #1: Retrieval Practice

10:00AM  |  Power Tools #2, #3, and #4: Spacing, Interleaving, and Metacognition

11:00AM  |  Small Power Tools Make a Big Difference

12:00PM  |  Lunch

1:00PM  |  The Bigger Picture: Course Design and Keeping it Real

2:00PM  |  Effective Study Strategies and Reducing Anxiety for Parents

3:00PM  |  Challenges for Implementation and Practical Next Steps

4:00PM | Surveys and Departure


 

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, 12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa, FL 33618

Registration Cost: $225 (Members) | $325 (Non-Members)   
* Fee includes lunch.

Bundled Cost for Both Workshops: $395 (Members) | $595 (Non-Members)   * Fee includes lunch both days.
Please note: The bundled option is available to one registrant only and cannot be divided between two registrants.

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2019
Payment must be made prior to the workshop.

Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 per person processing fee through May 31, 2019, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? Please contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or acarlson@fcis.org.

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations: Below are hotel recommendations in the area. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly. There is no FCIS group rate.

Home2 Suites by Hilton
11606 North McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612 
To make reservations, call 813-750-8844.
OR
Embassy Suites by Hilton
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, FL, 33612
To make reservations, call 813-977-7066.

REGISTER HERE
PLEASE NOTE: If you click on the Register Here button above and do not see the registration form, try a different browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.).


Private school leaders may submit for travel reimbursement through the Florida Department of Education for the FCIS Summer Symposiums, using this link.

Please note, at this time, travel reimbursement is only for leaders – Heads, administrators, and any other “school leaders” that fit the ESSA definition of a school leader. Teachers are not eligible at this time.