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  • encouraging diverse points of view.
  • continuous reflection and on-going improvement.
  • collegial relationships and ethical leadership.
  • independent education options for families.
  • promoting the independence of our schools.
  • quality standards without standardization.
  • assisting schools in fulfilling their missions.

Professional Development

NWAIS Offers an Extensive Calendar of Professional Development To Move Your School Forward

  • Conferences - multi-day, residential events, generally targeted at a specific job category
  • Workshops - Single day, topic-based events
  • Fellowship for Collaborative Innovation - In-depth research and reporting by a group formed from multiple NWAIS schools

Visit the Full 2016-17 Professional Development Calendar


Professional Development From Dipping Toes to Deep Dives

NWAIS offers a variety of approaches to Professional Development allowing attendees to get started in a topic or develop high-level expertise. See the full roster of events bringing trending topics and best practices together to benefit your school.
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Beginning Teachers Workshop - January 6, 2017


Bright Water Waldorf School, Seattle, WA

Are you a teacher who would like to sharpen your skills and gain new tools in curriculum planning, classroom management, student engagement, and assessment? Join us to learn research-based strategies to ease and enhance your professional life.
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Preventing Sexualized Trauma in Schools – January 20, 2017


Westside School, Seattle, WA

This workshop would be helpful for School Administrators, School Counselors, School Board Members, and others who are contributing to their school risk management, policy development, and crisis intervention plans.
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Upper School Student Diversity Leadership Retreat – February 3-4, 2017


The Overlake School, Redmond, WA

Upper school students from member and non-member schools are invited to come together, connect, and build both relationships and skills around communication and inclusiveness (no online registration).
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Helping Students Make School Meaningful and Vital – February 24, 2017


Rowland Hall, Salt Lake City, UT

Join our host faculty, Rowland Hall, for a full-day workshop on Values-Driven Curriculum Design followed by an optional half day “Un-Conference” Where Rowland Hall educators present and demonstrate how they utilize values in classroom practice.
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Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad - March 13, 2017


Northwest School, Seattle, WA

Join us for an interactive overview of the evolving hazard landscape and risk management strategies for study abroad intended for international trip leaders, program managers and administrators.
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Northwest Association of Independent Schools
5001 California Ave. SW, Suite 112
Seattle, Washington 98136
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