Professional Development Events

Professional Development Events

Welcome to the Internationals Network Professional Development page! Here you will find all of our 2021-2022 offerings – workshops, conferences, and events.

This page is updated on a rolling basis, so always be sure to come back to see what we have coming up.

For any questions about these offerings contact clarissa.cummings@internationalsnetwork.org

NATIONAL NETWORK EVENTS

Committees and Working Groups
New Teacher Working Group: Unit Planning for the Internationals Approach

4:00p-5:30p ET / 3:00p-4:30p CT / 1:00p-2:30p PT 

  • Oct. 25
  • Nov. 22
  • Feb.  7
  • Mar.  7
  • Apr.  4
  • May.  9
  • Jun.  6

The New Teacher Working Group: Unit Planning for the Internationals Approach is designed to support teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching at an Internationals Network school. The series creates a safe space for teachers who are going through similar experiences to learn and grow together. During the sessions participants will learn about best practices that are occurring throughout our network of schools, reflect on their experiences teaching in an Internationals classroom, and spend time considering how to implement the new strategies they have learned into their upcoming lessons. This monthly series will explore these topics through the lens of the unit planning process and will culminate in a teacher portfolio reflection on their learning journey. We hope you will join us for this enriching experience! Stay tuned for our announcement on the opening of registration and the workshop schedule.

 

Facilitator(s): Andrew Sigal

To join this working group, register here.

Trauma-Informed Working Group

Wednesday, March 23,  3:30p – 5:00p ET  or  5:30p – 7:00p ET

    In this series, we will reflect on our work as adults in supportive school communities through a trauma-informed lens. We will explore challenges we are facing during this unprecedented time. This is an opportunity for deepening compassion and understanding how our brains and bodies are impacted by trauma. We will consider what specific interpersonal strategies and structural systems can promote wellness and support for everyone in our school communities. These monthly meetings will be responsive to participants and their needs/areas of focus.
    All are welcome!

     

    Facilitator(s): Genna Robbins

    To join this working group, register here.

    Workshops and Other Network Events
    Check back soon!

    NEW SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

    Committees and Working Groups
    New Leader Meetings

    3:45 – 4:45 pm ET/2:45-3:45 pm CT/ 12:45-1:45 PT

    • Mar. 31
    • Apr. 28
    • May. 26

    Facilitator(s): Dariana Castro, Maggie Ward

    If you have questions about this working group, email dennis.caindec@internationalsnetwork.org.

    Workshops and Other Network Events
    East Coast Curriculum Development Series

    3:00p – 4:30p CT / 4:00p – 5:30p ET

    • Apr. 26
    • May  23

    This series will lead teachers through the process of building out strong backwards-designed unit maps for multilingual learners. Each session will be focused on a specific component of strong curriculum (e.g. building summative assessments, creating a formative assessment plan, integrating specific and targeted language development etc.). Sessions will include an introduction to the skill as well as time for participants to apply the skill with the support of content-area colleagues.

    To join this workshop series, email elizabeth.derham@internationalsnetwork.org.

    BAY AREA 

    Committees and Working Groups

    Workshops and Other Network Events

    Curriculum Development Series

    3:00p – 4:30p PT

     

    • Mar. 23
    • Apr. 27
    • May   4

    To join this workshop series, email elizabeth.derham@internationalsnetwork.org.

    DMV AREA

    Committees and Working Groups

    New Teacher Working Group: Unit Planning for the Internationals Approach

    4:00p – 5:30p ET

    • Apr.  4
    • May   9
    • June  6

    The New Teacher Working Group: Unit Planning for the Internationals Approach is designed to support teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching at an Internationals Network school. The series creates a safe space for teachers who are going through similar experiences to learn and grow together. During the sessions participants will learn about best practices that are occurring throughout our network of schools, reflect on their experiences teaching in an Internationals classroom, and spend time considering how to implement the new strategies they have learned into their upcoming lessons. This monthly series will explore these topics through the lens of the unit planning process and will culminate in a teacher portfolio reflection on their learning journey. We hope you will join us for this enriching experience! Stay tuned for our announcement on the opening of registration and the workshop schedule.

    Facilitator(s): Andrew Sigal

    If you have questions about this working group, email nancy.rosas@internationalsnetwork.org.

    Workshops and Other Network Events

    Check back soon!

    NYC AREA

    Committees and Working Groups

    PD Committee Meeting

    5:30p-7:00p ET

    • Oct. 19
    • Nov. 16
    • Dec. 14
    • Jan. 18
    • Feb. 15 
    • Mar. 15
    • Apr. 12
    • May. 17
    • Jun. 14

    The Professional Development Committee will bring together representatives from across our schools in order to support the Fall Professional Development Conference, create additional learning and networking opportunities, and collect and share resources.

    Facilitator(s): Dolan Morgan

    Instructional Coach / Team Leader CFG

    4:00p-5:30p ET

    • Apr. 14
    • May. 19
    • Jun.  2

    This working group will continue from our successful pilot from last year. This group is focused on supporting exchange, discussion, and learning among instructional coaches and team leaders. Instructional coaches and team leaders have a unique influence and position in our school communities, with opportunities to impact a wide array of ambitions, and supporting their work can have wide reach in pursuing a school community’s goals; at the same time, these roles can sometimes be isolated, with few or limited opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange about engaging in this type of important work.

    This group exists as a space for these staff to share promising practices, negotiate dilemmas and puzzles, and innovate new possibilities and resources. While inquiry-focused and collaboratively constructed, topics that could be covered during these sessions include: CFG protocols, continuous improvement protocols, relationship building among teams, facilitation techniques and moves, coaching conversation approaches and theory, and methods for giving and receiving feedback, among others.

    Facilitator(s): Genna Robbins

    College Access Project

    10:00a-11:30a ET

    • Apr. 19
    • May. 17
    • Jun. 21

    Selected schools work on college application and enrollment rates.

    Facilitator(s): Khalia Joseph

    Interested in joining? Email khalia.joseph@internationalsnetwork.org.

    Workshops and Other Network Events

    iCAN Meeting

    10:00a-11:00a ET

    • Mar. 16
    • May. 18
    • Jun. 15

    Network meeting for the college access community. .

    Facilitator(s): Khalia Joseph

    Interested in joining? Email khalia.joseph@internationalsnetwork.org.