The Coalition Connection: September 20, 2019

Educating Girls Symposium in Dallas:
Call for Proposals and Registration Open

The winter Educating Girls Symposium will be held on January 27, 2020, in Dallas, TX, at The Hockaday School. We will continue focusing on the theme Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future. Programming will address topics such as 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. NCGS is proud to host this Educating Girls Symposium in partnership with the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

The call for proposals to present on your area of expertise is now open along with registration. The deadline for proposal submissions is November 1, 2019.

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Headways Online Conversations

Final week to register for the Headways online conversation series! Limited space is still available for the following cohorts:

Advancement/ Development/ Alumnae Relations Directors
Athletic Directors
College Counselors
Diversity Practitioners
Educational Technology Specialists
Fine & Performing Arts Educators
Global Learning/ Exchange Coordinators
Heads of School at All-Boys and All-Girls Schools (offered in partnership with the International Boys’ Schools Coalition)
Humanities Teachers
Lower School Directors
Middle School Directors
STEM Teachers
Upper School Directors
World/ Foreign Language Teachers

Headways provides girls' school administrators and faculty the opportunity to connect via video-conferencing to discuss operational issues relevant to their posts. Participants meet in small cohorts throughout the academic year for five one-hour moderated conversations about prearranged, timely topics.


Educating Girls Symposium in Baltimore

Final day to receive the early bird registration rates for the Educating Girls Symposium on October 18, 2019, in Baltimore, MD, at The Bryn Mawr School.

The theme 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.

Check out details about the Breakout Sessions and Keynote Speakers, and arrive early to take advantage of the Pre-Symposium School Visits.


NCGS & OneSchoolhouse

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.

Final 2019-2020 session:
October 21 – November 8 


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Help NCGS Gather Benchmarking Data

Help NCGS to collect accurate data about girls' schools by participating in DASL (Data and Analysis for School Leadership) from NAIS. Schools do not need to be an NAIS member to participate, but your school must submit benchmarking data to DASL in order to download statistics and reports. DASL is open to all school types including public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated.

Data collection is open until October 9, 2019.

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Girls' School NET: Networking & Empowering Together

Girls' School NET: Networking & Empowering Together receptions offer the unique opportunity for NCGS member schools to connect with their alumnae and fellow educators from girls' schools.

Save the dates for these ready-made, cost-effective regional alumnae and professional networking events:

January 13, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Held in conjunction with the CASE NAIS Conference
Atlanta, GA

June 22, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Held in conjunction with the 2020 NCGS Conference
Philadelphia, PA

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Listening & Learning Tour

Members of the NCGS team recently visited Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (pictured above), a preK-12th grade Catholic school in Miami, FL, and Village School, which serves girls in 5th-8th grades in Charlottesville, VA. Carrollton's Head Master Olen Kalkus serves on the NCGS Board of Trustees, and Village School is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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