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TAIS Workshop

Unlock the Future: Using Generative AI in the Classroom

Tuesday, July 30, 2024   |   8:30am-3:00pm CT
St. Mary's Episcopal School Athletic and Wellness Center, Memphis, TN

How might teachers and leaders embrace the potential and challenges of generative AI to unlock student learning? Through interactive sessions led by experts Stephen Monroe and Marc Watkins, participants will explore the potential and challenges of incorporating generative AI tools into your courses, gain practical skills in critical AI literacy, have hands-on experience with different generative AI tools, and develop strategies to ensure AI is used ethically in your classrooms.

Registration Closes July 22nd.    Learn More and Register
 

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TAIS Intensive

New and Emerging Leaders Institute 

September 6, 2024 - April 26, 2025   |   Nashville, Tennessee

Our eight-month cohort-based program, comprised of interactive workshops, mentorship, school shadowing visits, keynote sessions, and networking, provides fundamental leadership training specifically designed for new and potential leaders in independent schools. 

Applications for 2024-2025 are closed.   Learn More About NELI
 

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TAIS Intensive

Human Capital Development: Aligning Compensation to Strategy and Vision

September 10 - October 15, 2024   |   Tuesdays, 8:30-10:00am EDT           
Virtual Meetings
 

This intensive six-week program is presented by ADVIS (Advancing Independent Schools) and uniquely formatted to support busy school leaders in facing the urgent conversations of compensation and sustainability with intentionality and results. Leaders will explore how different compensation strategies might align with larger school-wide goals of recruiting, retaining, and growing a diverse and talented staff, advancing workforce equity and employee thriving, and ensuring both strategic advancement and organizational sustainability. Join TAIS in this new exploration!

Registration Closes August 27th.  Learn More and Register Your Team

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TAIS Workshop

Engaging Various Constituents in Development Work

Tuesday, September 10, 2024   |   8:30am - 3:00pm CT
Nashville, Tennessee
 

This workshop will be presented by Jeff Jowdy, President of Lighthouse Counsel. Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge as a veteran of nonprofit leadership and fundraising.

Registration Closes August 27th.    Learn More and Register

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TAIS Workshop

Where the Science of Learning Meets the Science of Reading

Tuesday, September 17, 2024   |   8:30am - 3:00pm CT
Nashville, Tennessee
 

While the science of reading tells us what is essential for building a reader, the science of learning tells us the conditions that are necessary for learning to thrive and last. In this workshop presented by Collaborative Classroom, participants will learn about the evidence base for the Science of Learning and connect those principles to the components of the Reading Rope.

Registration Closes September 3rd.    Learn More and Register
 

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TAIS Intensive

Championship Culture Leadership Cohort

September 20, 2024 - June 2, 2025   |   Nashville, Tennessee and Virtual
 

A "championship culture" leads to individual flourishing and measurable gains in team performance and student outcomes, but such a culture doesn’t emerge by chance or hope. This year-long program, presented by Trey Education, equips leaders with the frameworks and tools they need to deliberately cultivate the conditions for high-performing teams, faculty groups, and school. Lauren Evans and Meera Shah, both experienced independent school educators and academic leaders, will facilitate this year-long cohort comprised of monthly group development sessions, an in-person workshop, online modules, and optional, personal strategy sessions. 

Registration Closes September 6th.    Learn More and Register

 

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TAIS Mini-Conference

Civil Discourse Mini-Conference with Facing History and Ourselves

Friday, September 27, 2024  |   8:30am - 4:00pm CST
Ensworth School, Nashville, Tennessee
 

With a Lower School track and a Middle/Upper School track, this mini-conference will feature keynote speakers Liz Kleinrock and Bryan Jackson, expert presentations, and teacher-led workshops. From pedagogical frameworks and historical perspectives to lesson plans, literature recommendations, and conversation guides, attendees will leave this timely mini-conference equipped with practical tools and strategies to implement immediately. 

Registration Closes September 13th.    Learn More and Register

TAIS Annual Conference

Empowering Our Future: Pushing Purpose to Action

Sunday, November 3 - Monday, November 4, 2024
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, Tennessee
 

Conference registration, programming overview, and hotel booking information coming soon!

Registration Opens Friday, July 19th.    Learn More

 

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TAIS Workshop

Pushing Toward a Thinking Classroom in Mathematics

Monday, November 18, 2024  |  8:30am - 3:00pm CST 
University School of Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee
 

Leveraging the groundbreaking work of Peter Liljedahl's Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, this workshop will guide teachers through lively discussions, hands-on experiences, and reflective tasks to explore the essence of a Thinking Classroom. Participants will connect Liljedahl's practices to those of Collaborative Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Mixed Space Practice before distilling those implications down to practice through level-based math tasks. Presented by College Preparatory Mathematics and facilitated by teachers for teachers, attendees will walk away equipped with a toolkit of practical strategies and tasks ready for immediate implementation in your classroom.

Details and Registration Coming Soon!
  

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TAIS Workshop

Responsive Strategies for Human Sexuality and Gender Education

Thursday, November 21, 2024  |  8:30am - 3:00pm CST 
Nashville, Tennessee
 

As conversations connected to gender and sexual identity become increasingly politicized, and as disinformation spreads, pushback, hostility, and even direct attacks against public and independent schools, as well as individual staff members, have escalated sometimes in ugly, disruptive ways. Reassuringly, how this pushback -- whether relatively low-key or highly disruptive -- plays out within school communities is most often predictable and can be managed successfully. Facilitated by published expert Deborah Roffman, this workshop will guide participants through the complex dynamics embedded within these conflicts. Attendees will acquire numerous proactive and responsive strategies for strengthening related programs and protecting students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the institution itself.

Details and Registration Coming Soon!
 

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TAIS Workshop

Liquid Expectations: Getting and Keeping a New Breed of Family

With two offerings!
Memphis Workshop: Tuesday, December 10, 2024  |  8:30am - 3:00pm CST
Nashville Workshop: Wednesday, December 11, 2024  |  8:30 - 3:00pm CST
 

Today's family is different. Generational differences, geographic mobility, and possible implications of school choice in Tennessee are quickly evolving parents' expectations of schools. In this workshop led by field experts at Finalsite, participants will learn how to proactively and strategically identify, meet, and sometimes reset these shifting expectations through marketing and admissions.

Details and Registration Coming Soon!