****JUNE 2018****
Traverse Conference
June 4-6, 2018 at Watershed School.
Traverse is focused on real-world learning as the future of education. 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

Startup Weekend EDU + Google’s Grow with Google
at University of Denver Daniels School of Business (2101 S. University Blvd) on June 8-10, 2018.
For designers, developers, educators, students & entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products, & launch education startups. Teams focus on research, idea validation, & prototyping w/the help of experienced coaches from a variety of fields and then demo their ideas & receive feedback from experts while competing for amazing prizes! Details & FREE Registration

GlobalMindED – Bold Leaders Delivering Inclusive Outcomes
at Denver Downtown Sheraton on June 9-11, 2018.
For Heads of School, Administrators, Educators & HS Students. STEM School Partners (including ACIS Member Schools click here for a discounted rate): Details & Registration

Grab the Torch Summer Institute
June 16 -24, 2018 at University of Denver, Denver, CO
July 21 – 28, 2018 at Simmons College, Boston, MA

This educational Summer Institutes for high school girls focuses on leadership, ethics, purpose & philanthropy. Details

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. In this workshop, learn:
* how 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
* how trauma impacts the body, brain & mind in conflict conversations
* utilize specific questions to enhance social emotional learning
* how to develop the necessary trauma-aware interaction skills to instantly diffuse a trauma response & create safety & trust.
Questions? Call 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
PD for teachers & administrators: Traveling through Colorado’s dramatic Sawatch Mountains & collaborating w/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, & thoughtful citizens. Details & Registration

Math Workshop for K-5 Educators at Fay School, Southborough, MA on June 24-28, 2018. 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, & Family Diversity in Colorado PK-12 Schools -- Boulder, CO
June 28-29, 2018.
This two-day statewide educator institute brings educators, administrators, & other youth-serving adults together to engage in prof. dev. around LGBTQ-inclusive educational practices. Register & get more info at lgbtqstatewide2018@gmail.com

Academy for NEW Division Heads – ISACS – Barbara Braham, Ken Rogers, Dana Crumley, & Dave Mochel
June 21-22, 2018 at the ISACS classroom, Chicago, IL.
Two-day workshop for division heads in their first 1-3 years of headship -- also beneficial for aspiring division heads or those who desire leadership training. Many new division heads begin a leadership journey in this pivotal position without formal training. Current & experienced ISACS division heads have identified the most common areas of challenge & we have brought together an exceptional team of experts to share powerful strategies in successful leadership. Details and Registration: Details & Registration (ACIS members: Please contact ACIS at 303-444-2201 to request the coupon code for discounted registration.)

****JULY 2018****
Camp Spark: Teacher PD Camp “Transformational Tools for Teacher”
July 9-13, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM (5:00PM on FRIDAY to allow 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 prof. dev. & personal transformation. Details & Registration

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

STAMP Camp 2018
July 9-13, 2018 9AM–4PM 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

Cybersecurity in Independent Schools
at Trinity Valley School, Ft. Worth, TX July 19-20, 2018
For Technology & Risk Management Leaders - Attendees will gain knowledge to prepare them to lead an ind. school through the security review process & undertake the steps necessary to ensure improved security for all areas as well as the security of individual community constituents. 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. Explore Project Based Learning by engaging in collaborative, hands-on learning, & leave w/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 – The Summer Summit brings public & independent schools together to develop transformational capstone experiences, & 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 5-day intensive “hands-on” PD that equips Waldorf educators & administrators w/the education, training, skills & materials to implement a Waldorf-Specific Whole-School Restorative Response to Conflict, Misconduct, & Trauma. Contact Anne White-Menconi for details - PHONE: 970.963.1960 - EMAIL: anne@waldorfschoolrf.org

Reasoning, Rigor, & Results – Greg Tang
August 17, 2018 8:30am–3:30pm at Aspen Academy.
PD for MATH Educators – This workshop explores exemplary teaching methods & cleverly-designed problems that encourage students to struggle, reason, persevere, & grow. Cost: $140/person. (45 seats available as of May 4th). Details & Registration: Contact Katie Becker at katie.becker@aspenacademy.org or 303.346.3500 x112

***SEPTEMBER 2018***
***OCTOBER 2018***
K-12 Purpose Summit Oct 4-7, Chautauqua, Boulder, CO This intimate gathering of admin & educational leaders takes place at the base of the Rocky Mountains as the Aspen leaves turn. Working in small groups w/the goal of returning home w/tangible work products in order to implement purpose learning back at our schools, participants will look at purpose curriculum for global, experiential/service learning, and advisory programs; as well as an integrated part of core learning across the K-12 curriculum. Details & sign up: Details & sign up or email shayna@worldleadershipschool.com

ACIS 2018 Trustee & Head of School Conference – Building a Culture of Innovation & Engagement at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa, Beaver Creek, CO on October 11 & 12, 2018. For independent school heads, trustees, & administrators – Annual independent school governance conference. Details & Registration: [registration opens mid-August]

2018 STAMP & CIRCLE Conference at History Colorado Center, Denver, CO
October 12, 2018 – STAMP conference
October 13, 2018 – CIRCLE conference

Details & Registration

***NOVEMBER 2018***
ACIS Parent Association Leader Workshop
Thurs., Nov. 29 2018 at St. Mary's Academy, Englewood, CO.
This interactive workshop introduces principles of good practice that have successfully guided parent associations all over the country. A case study approach will 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

***DECEMBER 2018***
***JANUARY 2019***
Jan. 19, 2019 8AM–5PM at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.
Summit is for parents, 8th grade & above students & teachers: Mission – to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline for children of color & children in poverty through education. Click here to submit your presenter proposal.