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Member School Conferences, Workshops and Events

Events on this calendar not NWAIS events. They are hosted by member schools or are available to NWAIS schools at no cost. You can post an event here via the member portal or by contacting NWAIS.

Information on NWAIS professional development programs an be found here.

Kids CAN Read & Write Cursive: A hands-on calligraphy workshop

Date: Thursday - January 09, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UCDS Main Campus
The UCDS Institute Thursday Night Workshop series presents a wide range of topics that extend from early childhood to 12th grade.  All sessions are $40 and include clock hours. Space is limited.

Cursive handwriting is good for your brain! And kids really can read and WRITE using it! Experiment with different tools and alphabets to take this useful skill beyond filling in highway lines. Using brush calligraphy techniques you can learn to go beyond writing without tears and even try for a smile.

Register here: https://immersifire.myshopify.com/collections/quarter-long-professional-development-courses/products/kids-can-read-write-cursive-a-hands-on-calligraphy-workshop

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Explore Cohort Programs

Instructional Growth Cohort

is our newest cohort for our newest educators. In this cohort educators in their first five years of independent school teaching will meet regularly over the course of 6 months, to discuss ideas of pedagogy, planning, and professionalism.

Registration to Open Fall 2019

Emerging Leaders Cohort

is a two-year program to develop independent school leaders in taking the next step in their career.

Applications for Next Cohort Due May 2020

Pathways to Leadership Cohort

is a two year program to develop women who are interested in becoming a Head of School in the next 3-5 years.

Applications for Next Cohort Due May 2020

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