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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.

Klingenstein Center Info Session

Date: Monday - December 02, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Seattle Academy

Klingenstein Center Information Session

Date and Time: Mon, December 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Location: Seattle Academy Middle School Campus, 1137 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Learn about the professional growth opportunities available for independent school educators at the Klingenstein Center.

About this Event

Join us at Seattle Academy on Monday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to learn more about the Klingenstein Center programs and speak with current students and alumni.

The Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College offers innovative professional learning opportunities for independent school educators. Whether you are an early-career teacher wanting to hone your practice, a head of school yearning for a fresh vision, a department chair building instructional coaching skills, or a teacher or administrator seeking to earn your master’s degree in school leadership to prepare for the next stage of our career, the Center has a program to meet your needs. Learn with the Klingenstein Center and #LeadTheChange.


Please see the Eventbrite link for more information and registration here.

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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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