The Coalition Connection: May 3, 2019

Health & Wellness Resources

Building self-esteem in girls and encouraging their health and wellness is a life-long pursuit. The month of May, when we recognize National Teen Self-Esteem Month and National Women's Health Week, is a "may-day" on how critical it is to actively work with girls and young women to develop a positive, healthy self-image.

NCGS has created and assembled the following resources related to girls' healthy development and wellness:

2019 NCGS Conference

Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs will allow educators to explore these Essential Questions and ideas about the pedagogies, tools, physical space, and mindsets necessary to create environments in which girls can take risks, try new things, and shatter stereotypes.

Now available are the descriptions for the Breakout, INSPIRE!, and SNAP! sessions as well as Hands-on Workshops. Plenary session panels of high-profile speakers will include an all-female panel of Disney Imagineers along with panels dedicated to Financiers, Innovators, Makers, Entrepreneurs, and Engineers & Scientists.

Join us in Los Angeles, June 24-26, 2019, at Westridge School! Registration closes on June 14.


Introduction to Girls' Schools Online Course

For newly hired faculty to succeed at their first girls' school, orient them to the most effective methods for teaching girls. Introduction to Girls' Schools is a professional development opportunity offered by NCGS and One Schoolhouse. This online course provides insight to all teachers and administrators new to girls' schools, be they seasoned educators or new professionals.
Led by respected girls’ school educators, participants explore best practices and research. Faculty gain an understanding of what it means to work in an all-girls school, come away with ideas of how to create a classroom atmosphere and curriculum that maximizes how girls learn, and connect to a cohort of girls’ school faculty.

Two sessions are available this summer:
Jun 10 – 28, 2019
Jul 15 – Aug 2, 2019


Educating Girls Symposium

The one-day Educating Girls Symposium, Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future, will address the competencies and skills necessary to be an effective leader, and how schools are cultivating these skills in both the students and adults in their communities. The Call for Proposals to present at the Symposium is open. Proposals are due by June 10.

Registration is now open! Join us in Baltimore, October 18, 2019, at The Bryn Mawr School.


Summer Reading Lists for Students

NCGS is proud to release its 2019 summer reading ideas for girls. Thanks goes to the Book Curating Task Force at Columbus School for Girls for selecting this year’s suggestions. Reading lists are thoughtfully organized by the following grade levels:

In addition, over 50 titles are available for Educators and Parents. Our NCGS Books of Interest and Films of Interest are excellent resources for identifying all-faculty/staff reading and viewing material for your summer professional development.

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2019 Enrollment Surveys Available

Does your admissions office wonder why an accepted family chose to enroll at one of your peer institutions instead of your own? Does your head of school have the data to talk quantitatively about your 2019-2020 enrollment numbers at upcoming board meetings? NCGS offers member schools a simple, cost-effective way to gather this data.

Available until May 31 is a set of three online enrollment surveys for your prospective, non-enrolling, and enrolling families. Each survey is customized with your school's logo, survey deadline, and school-specific questions.

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Listening & Learning Tour

NCGS recently hosted its Girls’ School Advantage advocacy outreach program in Toronto for prospective families to learn about the unique benefits of an all-girls education. The program featured a Q&A panel of student representatives from The Bishop Strachan School, Branksome Hall, Hawthorn School for Girls, Holy Name of Mary College School, St. Clement’s School, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, and Trafalgar Castle School.