CAIS Commission on Professional Development

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Teaching and Inquiry in the 21st Century: 21st Century Learning Environments

October 20, 2009 10am-3pm, Chase Collegiate School
January 21, 2010 9am-3pm, Chase Collegiate School
October 21, 2010, 9 am-3pm, Chase Collegiate School

Call for proposals

The CAIS Commission on Professional Development (CPD) values its visionary teachers and its members' expertise. Creating a forum to think and share among our schools is at the core of our mission. Collaboration, cooperation, communication, creativity, organization, problem solving, global education initiatives, fluency with technology: these make the top lists on many 21st Century Skills websites. Do you have others that should be included?

In a multi-year effort to concentrate our professional development offerings on 21st Century skills, the CAIS CPD is seeking proposals for a variety of one day, half day and dinner meeting-style “show-and-tell” events. Our first full day event in Fall 2009 will begin with a visionary keynote speech. Connecticut teachers will then host stations where they will share their best ideas, lesson plans, projects and pedagogical techniques. Participants will be able to visit several "stations" in twenty minute intervals so they can see a variety of teachers and projects. We’ll conclude with affinity groups sorted by grade-level or subject area to compare notes and share questions about what we've learned from one another. We expect to receive several proposals that speak to a variety of 21st Century skills. As such, the proposal review team will group like proposals together to offer several theme-based show and tell events.

Below are just a few examples of collaborative projects to give you an idea of what is possible. Your proposal can discuss your experience with something that’s a defined project such as the NAIS Challenge 20/20 or a project on a smaller scale, like Trout Raising from the lower school at St. Thomas’s Day School. We are eager to consider all collaborative projects that help to define what you think encompasses 21st Century Learning Skills at your school.

NAIS Challenge 20/20
Trout in the Classroom - St. Thomas's Day School
Youth Peace-builder Network
Global Nomads Group
Stream Team
thinwalls project

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Click here to ask questions or make suggestions regarding presenting at a CAIS 21st Century Learning Program.

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