Learning Community Series 2024-25

CAIS Commission on School Growth and Collaboration
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When : Tuesdays from 7-8 PM throughout the school year
Where : Online
Topics : Centering students, Uplifting educators, Authentic collaboration
Cost : $90 individual all-access pass (CAIS member school); $450 all-school, all-access pass (CAIS member school); $40 per session (CAIS member school)


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.

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

  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12
  • December 3
  • January 7
  • January 21
  • February 4
  • February 25
  • April 1
  • April 15

SESSION TOPICS will include the following:

  • Building community: Teaching to listen not to persuade
  • Beyond Coffee Cups and lunches – How to actually boost morale
  • Battery on E – How to recharge one day at a time
  • LCS Book Club – Check out our book recommendations

COST (reflects member pricing): $90 individual all-access pass  ||  $450 all-school, all-access pass ||  $40 per-session

SESSION 1 — Now what? How do I apply what I’m learning about media literacy to my classroom?
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
How do you keep your students at the center as you apply trusted media literacy techniques to your teaching toolbox? This will be an interactive and practical session in which you will be joined by other educators to explore ways to apply effective media literacy skills into your daily teaching practice. Whether you attend this year’s session with Mosh Oinounou or not, you will walk away feeling more confident about ways to guide your students towards resputable media sources.  Register for Session 1 HERE

 — More detailed 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:

  • 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

Click Register to Sign-up for an All-Access Pass

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