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No Cost Technology Assessment for FCIS Schools

Is your school’s technology optimized for 2021-2022?

i-Tech wants to see you to get there. For a limited time, we are offering no-obligation, no-cost school technology assessments (a $5,000 value).

What’s included?
An onsite visit with i-Tech’s experts culminating in a report evaluating your school’s Information Technology infrastructure and Educational Technology resources with a focus on teaching and learning impacts. You can use this report to help you address any areas for improvement as you plan for the upcoming school year.

About i-Tech
i-Tech was founded in 1999 and has become the #1 Google-reviewed Tech Company in Central Florida and the state’s leading Educational Technology service provider. We have supported 20+ schools through COVID-19.

Date: March 19 through April 16, 2021
Location: i-Tech Support
Registration Cost: Free for FCIS Member Schools
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Contact Evelyn McCulloch at

2021 Innovation Institute

Pine Crest School will be hosting the 2021 Innovation Institute virtually! The Seventh Annual Innovation Institute is scheduled for April 18, 19, and 20, 2021. The theme for the virtual conference is Making the Future.

This year, the conference will offer a variety of hands-on workshops geared toward educators at all levels. During the workshops, attendees will explore key elements that generate authentic student engagement through hands-on learning linked to project-based learning activities and technology integration. During the Institute, attendees will explore the following key learning objectives:

  • Integrating physical computing into project-based learning
  • Garnering ideas for projects in a makerspace or STEM Lab
  • Utilizing strategies for integrating global understanding and empathy, deep thinking and learning, and problem-solving into the curriculum
  • Developing engaging spaces for learning, creativity, and innovation
  • Creating lesson plans that ensure students are future ready

Attendees will receive a box of materials and supplies. Materials needed for the hands-on workshops will be included in the mailing.

Hosted by: Pine Crest School
Date: April 18-20, 2021
Location: Virtual
Registration Cost: $125
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NYSAIS | Caste: The Origins of our Discontents
Reflections from the author Isabel Wilkerson

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Drawing on her extraordinary research, Isabel Wilkerson will explore the 8 pillars of the caste system in America, with particular focus on how caste has affected schooling, particularly Independent Schools.

Read more about Isabel Wilkerson.
Hosted by: NYSAIS
Date: April 28, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Virtual
Registration Cost: $65

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Enrollment Management Association's ALC Spring Regional Seminar

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is no longer just a value add at a school; it is a moral and strategic market imperative. Join us as we learn from and collaborate with admission experts across North America.

Attendees will benefit from a keynote presentation (Kevin Plummer, Head of School at Tampa Prep and Marjorie Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management at Westminster School), two concurrent sessions, three lightning rounds, data specific review specific to the South, and will be able to access all recordings after the event.

Hosted by: Berkeley Preparatory School
Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 11:00am
Location: Virtual
Registration Cost: EMA members: $49.99 for one person/$99 for 2 or more;
Non-EMA members: $75 for one, $150 for two or more
Questions? Contact Jay Lasley at
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Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices

This is a free, self-paced online course taught by professor Justin Reich of MIT and professor Rich Milner of Vanderbilt University. 

As Black Lives Matter and the movement for racial justice has galvanized schools and society, equity work in education has become more visible and important than ever. This course offers guidance from experts alongside a deep look at real schools in the midst of doing this vital work. 

In this course, you will explore mindsets and practices that help all students, especially underserved students, to thrive and feel valued. By the end, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and your students, new resources and exercises to draw on in your local context, and a plan for your school community to advance the lifelong work of anti-racist, equitable teaching.

The course opens on January 15, 2021, and you can complete the course at your own pace anytime before August 26, 2021. 

Click here for more information and to enroll.