Educating Girls Symposium

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NCGS Educating Girls Symposiums are professional development offerings that take place in various regions of the country and provide educators with an opportunity to convene and exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls. The topic for the symposiums changes every 18-24 months based on the real-time issues and challenges faced by NCGS member schools.

How do our schools create a warm and welcoming sense of community? From the outside it may look like this happens organically, but those involved in our schools know it actually takes a lot of dedicated people working in concert to create and sustain vibrant and unique learning environments.

Starting in February 2017, we will be discussing this phenomenon in the next series of Educating Girls Symposiums, School Communities: The Power of Many Voices. How do the various "communities" in your school -- students, teachers, administrators, admissions teams, advancement officers, parents, and more -- collaborate to create a space where girls feel safe, valued, and appreciated? How does your school resolve conflict when any one of these voices is perceived to overshadow others? Participants will hear from keynote speakers and will explore these questions and more in peer-led breakout sessions.

The audience for Educating Girls Symposiums includes heads of school, administrators, faculty, counselors, and educational professionals. Attendees come from all-girls and coed schools that serve PK-12th grade students in the U.S., Canada, and abroad, with a particular concentration from the region in which the symposium is taking place.

Upcoming Educating Girls Symposiums

October 1, 2018
Laurel School
Cleveland, OH

February 20, 2019
The Nightingale-Bamford School
New York, NY
Presented in partnership with the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

Past Educating Girls Symposiums
Girl in Science class