The Coalition Connection: May 31, 2019

Maximize Your Time at the 2019 NCGS Conference

Joining us for Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs? Maximize your professional development experience by taking advantage of Pre- and Post-Conference Activities. Add the following activities to your existing conference registration by contacting Paige Rannigan:



  • Carnegie Observatories Tour will give you an insider's look at Pasadena’s oldest scientific establishment, including its latest research and facilities where instruments are made for the telescopes used in the global coordinated effort to capture the first photograph of a black hole.
  • School Visits:

The Dream, Dare, Do conference will explore essential questions and ideas about the pedagogies, tools, physical space, and mindsets necessary to create environments in which girls—and their adult mentors—can take risks, try new things, and shatter stereotypes. Be sure to check out the Breakout, INSPIRE!, and SNAP! sessions as well as Hands-on Workshops and plenary session panels comprised of high-profile experts in the fields of Finance & Philanthropy, Innovation, Making, Entrepreneurship, and STEM.

Haven't yet registered for the 2019 NCGS Conference? Registration closes in two weeks!

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Introduction to Girls' Schools Online Course

For newly hired faculty to succeed at their first girls' school, it's critical to 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:
Jun 10 – 28, 2019
Jul 15 – Aug 2, 2019


2019 Enrollment Surveys Available

Has your admissions office ever wondered 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 needed 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 exclusively to NCGS members, a set of three Enrollment Surveys for your prospective, non-enrolling, and enrolling families is available until June 30. Each survey is customized with your school's logo and survey deadline. You may also add up to five school-specific questions.

Contact Natalie Demers, Director of Research Initiatives & Programs, to order your surveys today.

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Crushing Gender Stereotypes: Inspiring Girls to Pursue STEM
Study International
You Don’t Want a Child Prodigy
The New York Times
St Stithians

Listening & Learning Tour

NCGS Executive Director Megan Murphy was a guest speaker at the South African Girls’ Schools Association (SAGSA) conference in Johannesburg last week. She presented on the Coalition’s research and the upcoming Global Forum on Girls’ Education III in Boston on June 21-23, 2021. While there, Megan met with South African delegates attending next month’s 2019 NCGS Conference, Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs, and visited a variety of all-girls schools, including NCGS members St Stithians Girls’ College [students pictured above], St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory, and St Andrew’s School for Girls.

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Thank You to Our 2019 NCGS Conference

Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors

2019 NCGS Conference The Walt Disney Company
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