Learning Community Series 2023-24

CAIS Commission on School Growth and Collaboration
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Virtual
  • Posted 7 months ago


When : Tuesdays
Where : Virtual
Topics : Professional growth, belonging, community
Cost : $90 individual all-access pass; $450 all-school, all-access pass; $40 per session


The CAIS Learning Community Series highlights the innovative work happening in our schools, and focuses on student connection and learning. The goal of the community series is to form trusted relationships outside of your school in twice per month meetings. During each session we will host short presentations introducing new models in education which includes sharing best practices, lesson plans, innovative projects, and pedagogical techniques that have had a significant impact on students and schools. Sessions include time to discuss and collaborate with peers.

WHAT is the Learning Community Series?:  A learning community of peer educators interested in discussing current learning models, keeping students at the center, and collaborating on the future of education as we collectively progress to normal.

WHEN are the sessions?: Sessions are online on Tuesdays from 7-8 PM throughout the school year on the following dates:

  • October 3
  • October 17
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • April 9
  • April 30

COST: $90 individual all-access pass  ||  $450 all-school, all-access pass ||  $40 per-session

SESSION 3 — Cultivating Trust, Collaboration & Connection with Colleagues
Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Join an interactive conversation with Heidi Hojnicki, Director of Teaching and Learning at Kingswood Oxford School, to discuss one educator’s experience cultivating professional growth strategies with trust at the center. This session is designed with teachers and administrators in mind. Come prepared to engage in generative conversation and to share your insights and questions with peers about effective ways to build (and maintain) trust between educators in our schools. Register for Session 3 HERE

 — Session descriptions for future sessions will be shared with registrants as they become available  —

HOW TO JOIN: Registration for the LCS ensures that you have access to as many or as few of the sessions of interest to you. There is no obligation to attend all the sessions. *If you are interested in joining the LCS, we encourage you to share your interest with your supervisor (department chair, grade level leader, division head, PD coordinator, Dean of Faculty, etc.) as there is a group discount pass.

Notes for the All-School Pass (Change from previous year’s instructions):

  • Schools that choose the all-school, all-access pass should designate one faculty member or administrator to serve as the contact point at the school to disseminate the information and registration link to your school community for the sessions as they become available. We encourage schools to make note of which employees would like to attend each session so that they have a record at the end of the school year of numbers who have benefitted from the All School Pass.
  • Each member of the school community will then be responsible to register themselves for each session. The registration page for each session will indicate the passcode for registrants whose school has an All-School Pass.
  • Once registered for a session, each registrant will be sent the link to receive the Zoom connection details for the session.

Please contact us at CAIS if you or your colleagues have questions about this program ||Joan Edwards – J_edwards@caisct.org or Nancy Dickson – N_dickson@caisct.org

Location Virtual