Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Peter Gow Joins ICG As Associate Director
The Independent Curriculum Group is delighted to announce that Peter Gow has joined the organization as Associate Director. Peter has spent the past 33 years at Beaver Country Day School, where he has served as English teacher, History Department Chair, Academic Dean, and most recently, Director of College Counseling. He previously worked at The Gow School, The Fessenden School, and Providence Country Day School.
Peter’s writing has appeared in Education Week, the Harvard Education Letter, and Teacher’s College Record, and he is the author of four books: “What is a School? A Philosophical and Practical Guide for Independent School Leaders, Trustees, and Friends”; “Messaging and Branding: A How-To Guide” (with Carol Cheney); “The Intentional Teacher: Forging a Great Career in the Independent School Classroom”; and “An Admirable Faculty: Recruiting, Hiring, Training, and Retaining the Best Independent School Teachers.“ Welcome aboard, Peter!
Posted by Bruce G. Hammond on 04/16 at 08:57 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Episcopal School of Dallas Kicks Off 2012-13 Events
The Episcopal School of Dallas will host “Fostering a Culture of Conversation: Students, Parents, Colleagues” on Monday, January 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program will explore the ways in which schools can use conversation as a powerful tool to create community, broaden horizons, resolve conflicts, challenge conventional thinking, and hone vital skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. A call for proposals is now open.
Posted by Bruce G. Hammond on 09/18 at 04:51 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Center For Innovative Teaching Offers Summer Sessions
ICG members and friends are urged to check out this year’s slate of summer offerings from the Center for Innovative Teaching (CIT), sponsored by The Urban School of San Francisco, an ICG Founding School. Sessions will be hosted by the Urban School (June 18-22) and The Chapin School in New York City (August 13-17).
In addition to CIT’s renowned offerings in math education, courses will address topics such as the flipped classroom, creating an online class, advanced whiteboard classes, and assessment. There will also be a workshop on encouraging social, emotional, and moral health in teens, and a course in genetics taught by the Founder and Executive Director of the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Visit CIT’s web site for more information, and be sure to ask about the registration discount for faculty from ICG member schools.
Posted by Bruce G. Hammond on 04/08 at 08:01 AM
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Hewitt Hosts Conference on Assessment
The Hewitt School in New York City will host New Directions on Assessment on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The conference will feature educators from schools participating in ICG’s National Assessment Project devoted to assessments of critical inquiry, creative problem-solving, collaboration, oral communication. For more information about the conference, visit ICG’s conference page.
Posted by Bruce G. Hammond on 03/29 at 05:29 AM
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Annual Meeting Set For NAIS Conference
ICG will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Tower, the primary hotel of the NAIS Annual Conference. The meeting will be on the third floor, Greenwood Room. Our primary agenda will be ICG’s plans for 2012-13. All teachers and administrators from member schools are invited. Guests are also welcome.
Posted by Bruce G. Hammond on 02/07 at 08:44 AM