*****APRIL 2018*****
Free screening of “The Mask You Live In” at Friends School’s North Campus on April 24th at 6:00PM. For parents/caregivers, students(15+), and educators: How do we, as a society, raise a healthier generation of boys & young men? This film follows boys & young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s limited definition of masculinity. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, & media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence on the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it. RSVP by 4/20/18 to events@friendsschoolboulder.org

Spring Book Fling - author Helen Thorpe at St. Anne's Episcopal School on April 25, 2018 at 6:30pm. For parents - Author Helen Thorpe shares stories from her book The Newcomers (about 22 immigrated teenagers, their stories, their families, and their journeys). Additional reading recommendations will also be made by a representative from The Bookie. RSVP



*****MAY 2018*****



****JUNE 2018****
Traverse Conference
June 4-6, 2018 at Watershed School.
Traverse is focused on real-world learning as the future of education. "Real-world learning" refers to any learning experience that challenges students w/real problems, situations, & opportunities. Educators might call pieces of it project-based learning (PBL), inquiry-based learning, expeditionary learning, service learning, experiential learning, and/or design thinking. Challenge yourself to try things, take risks, make connections w/other educators, & leave inspired to lead your school toward the future of learning! Details & Registration

Girls who Code – 2-week technology summer camps at various ACIS schools:
June 4-15 - Intro to Computer Science (at Boulder Country Day School)
June 18–29 - Website Design & Development (at Boulder Country Day School)
July 9-20 - Wearable Tech & Fashion Design (at Colorado Academy)
July 16-27 - Intro to Computer Science (at Kent Denver School)
July 23-Aug 3 - iPhone App Development (at Colorado Academy)
For girls who want to learn more about computer science & technology Details & Registration

Trauma Responsive Restorative Communication – Advanced Restorative Practice Skill Workshop – Kerri Schmitt & Dr. Will Bledsoe at Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, Wheat Ridge, CO on June 14, 2018 8AM-4PM. School professionals working w/students, staff, & parents frequently encounter difficult situations that require a deeper understanding of language, the impact of trauma, & the dynamics of conflict. Restorative practices are much more than five simple questions. As a practitioner you need to: recognize the signs that a restorative practice is moving in the wrong direction & what to do in the moment to pivot the conversation to successful resolution; understand how trauma impacts the body, brain & mind in conflict conversations; and utilize specific questions to enhance social emotional learning & develop the necessary trauma-aware interaction skills to instantly diffuse a trauma response & create safety & trust. If you have any questions please contact the Colorado School Safety Resource Center @ 303-239-4435. Details & Registration

HMI Educators Expedition at High Mountain Institute, Leadville, CO
Session 1: June 23-30, 2018
Session 2: July 22-29, 2018
For teachers & administrators: If you have ever thought that you are only scratching he surface of your student’s leadership potential or wondered how you can cultivate intentional community within the classroom or in the broader context of your school, this professional development opportunity is for you. Traveling through Colorado’s dramatic Sawatch Mountains and collaborating with like-minded educators will leave you excited to take advantage of all the opportunities you have to help students realize their full potential – as leaders, independent thinkers, and thoughtful citizens. Details & Registration

Math Workshop for K-5 Educators at Fay School, Southborough, MA June 24-28, 2018. The Math Workshop is an intensive, invigorating, interactive five-day experience where you will be a learner & teacher-researcher as you extend your own mathematical understanding as part of your role as curriculum facilitator & developer. Details & Registration

Wonder Women! - Leadership+Design
June 25-28 at Moses Brown School, Providence, RI.
For fearless women leaders - 4-day conference for women to build their leadership capacity Details & Registration

Institute on LGBTQ-Inclusive Educational Practices: Creating Affirming Environments for Gender, Sexual, and Family Diversity in Colorado PK-12 Schools -- Boulder, CO
June 28-29, 2018.
For educators – This two-day statewide educator institute will bring educators, administrators, and other youth-serving adults together to engage in professional development around LGBTQ-inclusive educational practices. Register & get more info at lgbtqstatewide2018@gmail.com



****JULY 2018****
Camp Spark: Teacher PD Camp “Transformational Tools for Teacher”
July 9-13, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM (5:00PM on FRIDAY ONLY to allow time for the closing celebration) at Montessori School of Denver.
In a nurturing & playful setting, teachers who join in this week-long intensive will gain tools to support both their professional development and personal transformation. Details & Registration

Register by May 15 to get the early-bird rate!

STAMP Camp 2018
July 9-13, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM at History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway, Denver, CO).
Social Justice Leadership Camp for Rising 9th – 12th graders. Designed to deepen our understanding of equity, social justice & transformational leadership through content based experiential learning & community engagement. Details & Registration


****AUGUST 2018*****
Language Teacher Workshop in the Rassias Method
August 5-10, 2018 at Vail Centre - Dartmouth College, Vail, CO.
PD for Educators – The Rassias Method has been the most innovative teaching methodology for English as a second language since 1975. RM techniques hold student’s attention & foster spontaneous use of language, banishing the inhibitions that can slow the acquisition of foreign language. Details & Registration

Project Based Learning Seminar
August 6-7, 2018 from 8am - 4:30pm at Denver Jewish Day School.
PD Opportunity for Grade K-12 teachers in any curricular area. Explore Project Based Learning by engaging in collaborative, hands-on learning, and leave with a planned (or nearly planned) PBL unit ready to implement in one of your classes. Registration

National Capstone Consortium – Summer Summit 2018
August 6-9, 2018 at Endicott College (Boston’s South Shore).
PD for Educators – Following the peer-to-peer model developed over six years, the Summer Summit 2018 will offer programming & collaborative opportunities for all types of capstone models, ranging from fledgling to mature programs, and information will be shared using an open-source model. The Summer Summit will bring public & independent schools together to develop transformational capstone experiences, and consider the role capstone plays in the college application process. Details & Registration

Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork Summer Institute: Building a Whole-School Restorative Response to Behavior at Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, Carbondale CO on August 6-10, 2018 PD for Educators – 5-day intensive “hands-on” workshop that equips Waldorf educators & administrators w/the education, training, skills & materials to implement a Waldorf-Specific Whole-School Restorative Response to Conflict, Misconduct, & Trauma. Please contact Anne White-Menconi for details - PHONE: 970.963.1960 - EMAIL: anne@waldorfschoolrf.org



***SEPTEMBER 2018***
***OCTOBER 2018***
***NOVEMBER 2018***
ACIS Parent Association Leader Workshop
Thurs., Nov. 29 2018 at St. Mary's Academy, Englewood, CO.
This interactive workshop will introduce principles of good practice that have successfully guided parent associations all over the country. We’ll use a case study approach to illuminate common challenges & identify practical solutions. Small group discussions over lunch will allow participants to make connections w/parent leaders in other schools. Details & Registration