Learning Community Series 2021-2022

CAIS Commission on School Growth & Collaboration
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When : Twice a month starting September 14, 2021
Where : online
Topics : pedagogy, curriculum design, pandemic-teaching, grading & assessment, leadership
Cost : $25 per-session / $75 all-access pass individual / $400 all-school, all-access pass


The CAIS Learning Community Series is a chance to ride the momentum of change and focus 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 followed by time to discuss and collaborate with peers. In-person events will give the group a chance to further their connection twice this year.

NEXT SESSION! December 14, 7-8 p.m. —
Podcasting: Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Podcasts provide a powerful way to connect with and hear the ideas of others. You can listen to them while driving, walking, cleaning, gardening, or doing a myriad of other activities. You can create your own podcasts just as easily. You can use them to promote programs or assign them for project based learning. No fancy equipment needed! Create podcasts with students and/or to share your own passions. Participants will hear and can discuss a variety of platforms to use and leave excited and ready to create a podcast.

WHAT:  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. Sessions include:

  • Conversations with students (dress code)
  • Perspectives on Grading
  • UN Global Sustainability Goals
  • Low Lift Tech Moves for Luddites in the Humanities
  • Searching For Color: The Witness Stones Project
  • Finders Keepers: What We Will Keep From What We Learned During the Pandemic
  • Authentic Learning
  • Teaching Leadership During a Pandemic
  • How Are We Feeling? Student Touch-points
  • Podcasting: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

WHEN: Sessions are online on Tuesdays from 7-8 PM twice-a-month throughout the school year on the following dates:

  • September  14, 28
  • October 12, 26
  • November 9
  • December 14
  • January 25
  • February 8, 22
  • March 8, 22
  • April 12, 26

COST: $75 individual all-access pass  ||  $400 all-school, all-access pass ||  $25 per-session

  • There will also be an in-person event on May 12-13 (Learning Community Retreat).
  • Registration and payment for the in-person event will occur separately.

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 who will receive and disseminate all registration and connection information to your school community for each session.
  • Prior to each session, the contact person will be sent a reminder which will include a link for people to register and receive Zoom connection information for that particular session. This will ensure that CAIS has adequate Zoom access for everyone who wishes to attend and will enable schools to track how many and which employees are attending each session.

Location online