Other Events of Interest


Below please find non-SAIS events that may be of interest to the SAIS community. Want to submit a listing for this page?  Click here to submit your event. Please note that all submissions are reviewed before being posted.

If you would like to browse the *SAIS* calendar of events, please visit www.sais.org/events.

Nobis World - Dominican Republic


Dominican Republic
Cabarete, DR
July 24-31, 2014
all day

"Building Global Relationships, Understanding Global Poverty." During this eight-day excursion, participants travel to the Caribbean beach village of Cabarete. Here they will experience another culture, learn about its history and build relationships with people from the community. Teachers will engage in service-learning with organizations whose work centers on the education, health and welfare of Dominican and Haitian immigrant families living in poverty. Teachers will establish reciprocal partnerships with the community and receive training on how to integrate their experience into globally relevant lessons for their classrooms.
For more information: http://www.nobisworld.org

Nobis World - Savannah, Ga. & The Lowcountry


The Lowcountry
Savannah, GA
July 13-17, 2014
all day

"Preserving African-American & Gullah History in the Lowcountry." During this five-day program, participants explore the preservation of African-American history and culture in historic Savannah and Georgia's coastal islands. Through a service-learning project and cultural immersion, teachers explore how different museums and heritage organizations preserve the history of African-Americans in the Lowcountry. Focusing on the themes of race, slavery, and the education of African-Americans this program considers two different experiences: the urban environment of Savannah and the rural Gullah culture on the barrier island Sapelo. Teachers receive training in technology and on how to integrate their experience into globally relevant lessons for their classrooms.
For more information: http://www.nobisworld.org

MidSchoolMath National Conference


Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Santa Fe, NM
March 27-29, 2014
Varies by Day

The MidSchoolMath National Conference will be the first national conference with a dedicated focus on best practices in student learning and teaching for middle school math (grades 5 through 8). Set for March 27 – 29, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the conference offers an outstanding professional development opportunity for teachers, administrators and professionals at the middle levels with presentations from national experts, recognized authors, and innovative teachers from classrooms across the country.
For more information: http://www.midschoolmath.com

Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art


Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC
June 23 - 27, 2014 or July 28 - Aug. 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, social studies, and English/language arts. This week-long institute will be held June 23–27 and July 28–August 1, 2014. Core subject teachers for grades 6-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Registration is $200 per participant. Graduate credits, scholarships, and low-cost housing accommodations are available. Applications due Monday, March 31, 2014.
For more information: http://americanart.si.edu/education/dev/institutes/

Modeling Chemistry Workshop for HS Chemistry Teachers


The Lovett School
Atlanta, GA
July 7-25, 2014
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Modeling was initiated by Arizona State University and funded by the National Science Foundation over 20 years ago. It was one of only two k-12 science education efforts to be designated "exemplary" by the Department of Education in 2001. Modeling Instruction is an innovative, effective pedagogy. Data on some 20,000 students show that those who have been through the Modeling program typically achieve twice the gains in conceptual understanding as students who are taught conventionally. A three-week, 15-day summer workshop to train high school teachers in the use of a model-centered, contructivist method. Participants rotate through the roles of student and instructor as they practice techniques of guided inquiry and cooperative learning. Plans and techniques for raising the level of discourse in classroom discussions and student presentations are emphasized. Each teacher receives a flash drive containing the entire Modeling curriculum and a free one-year membership to AMTA.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/a/lovett.org/forms/d/15BRQCyVfZtt683xnCPmj47Pxbp4ybS_eUom8xvacNXI/viewform

iPad Summit II


Shorecrest Preparatory School
Saint Petersburg, Florida
July 14-16, 2014
8:30am-3:30pm each day

Join us for another successful three-day hands-on boot camp led by Shorecrest educators. We will explore ways iPads can turn classrooms into hubs of learning where creativity, innovation, and collaboration ignite all levels of learners.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vcVgG3Jk99RDogjWZU1P4pEKRgsAaDfQzc8k2Q8Z8NU/edit?usp=sharing

Summer Summit


Thacher School
Ojai, CA
June 16-20
5 p.m

The Thacher School will host a summit for teachers and administrators from schools interested in capstone projects. Through presentations, workshops, and discussions, we provide participants with ideas, tools, and resources to develop and improve capstone programs. Our first summit in 2013 attracted participants from all over the United States. Please visit our website to learn more about our work and this year's summit.
For more information: http://blogs.thacher.org/capstone/

MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music


University of North Texas
Denton , TX
May 3, 2014
7: 30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Conference website and registration: www.music.unt.edu/cambiata 8 invited performance choirs 4 invited demonstration choirs 8 national/international presenters A very full day of performance and pedagogy in middle school choral music.
For more information: http://www.music.unt.edu/cambiata

Howard Institute Summer Workshops


The Howard School
Atlanta, GA
June 9 -13 (4 separate courses)
8:30 - 3:30 each day

What The Brain Wants: June 9 - 10 (1 PLU) Vocabulary!: June 11 - 12 (1 PLU) Assistive Technology: June 12 I Hate Math!: June 13 See link for details of the four workshop.
For more information: http://www.howardschool.org/institute

Summer Diversity Institute for Educators


James Weldon Johnson Center, Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Mon- Thurs, Jun 9-12, 2014
See website

Research shows that diversity education has significant learning outcomes for all students. The best result occur when students engage in dynamic interactions with each other. The Summer Diversity Institute will help educators facilitate these conversations to achieve positive and productive results. Authentic conversations create dynamic learning communities and prepare students for the global community of the future.
For more information: http://ichangecollaborative.com/ichange/2014_Institute_Registration.html



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