Introduction to Girls' Schools Course

This course provides instructional insight to all teachers new to girls’ schools, be they seasoned educators or new professionals. In order for your newly hired faculty to thrive and succeed at their first girls’ school, it is valuable to provide them an orientation to the most effective methods for teaching girls.

Led by accomplished, respected girls’ school educators, participants will connect and collaborate to explore best practices and research. They will also discuss ways to create a collaborative student-centered learning space, including how technology can help achieve these goals. Faculty will gain a clearer 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 members.

"Introduction to Girls' Schools" is a four-week long course and requires participants to spend approximately four hours a week engaged in the class. The class is entirely asynchronous, meaning there is no specific required time to be online, and class-paced so participants can work together and engage in discussion.

Three sessions will be offered in 2017:

  • Summer Session I: June 12 - July 7, 2017
  • Summer Session II: July 17 - August 11, 2017
  • Fall Session III: October 2 - October 27

Course Faculty: Summer Session I is co-taught by Ann Klotz, NCGS Trustee and Head of Laurel School, and Kathryn Purcell, Assistant Head of Laurel. Margaret Broad, retired Head of School from St. Margaret's School and former NCGS Trustee, leads Summer Session II and Fall Session III.

Click here for a course outline, and click here to register and for more information about the course, including fees, and comments from past participants.

Introduction to Girls' School Course