Tuesday, August 27, 2013 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration deadline: Friday, August 23, 2013
Whether you are a brand new school head or early childhood program director or an experienced school head leading an Episcopal school for the first time, join us to learn more about the key characteristics of Episcopal schools and the services and resources available from NAES that can support you in your leadership. Free to members and non-members alike.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration deadline: Friday, September 6, 2013
Welcome to Episcopal school chaplaincy! Join experienced chaplains and the NAES staff to learn about the unique nature of Episcopal school ministry, the role of the chaplain, and resources that can enrich your school ministry. Free to members and non-members alike.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration deadline: Friday, September 20, 2013
What are the principle qualities that distinguish a school as Episcopal? Join us to learn more about these qualities, how they are expressed day to day in school life, and how they inform your role and responsibilities. Ideal for assistant/associate heads, division heads/directors, admissions and development professionals, and other senior administrators who are new to Episcopal schools, or those seeking a refresher on this topic.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Episcopal schools strive to live fully into Christ's gospel call such that "barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace." (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 823).
To be published in August 2013, NAES' Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice in Episcopal Schools speak to these core beliefs. They are a guideline and reference point to assist Episcopal schools of all sizes and grade levels to be places of moral courage where each person is honored fully as a child of God and the love of Christ is present on behalf of all.
Join us for this in-depth review of the newest addition to the NAES Principles of Good Practice series. Ideal for rectors, trustees, heads of school, senior administrators, chaplains, diversity practitioners.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration deadline: Friday, November 8, 2013
At some point in their shared lives, leaders of Episcopal parishes and their ECE program often discover that they have different assumptions about what they can or should expect of their colleagues “across the way.” Sometimes a preschool and parish are in conflict due to significant growth or economic hardship. Sometimes they are going through a change in school or parish leadership. Often they are simply embarking on long-range or strategic planning.
This webinar will explore six of the most common misconceptions that Episcopal parish ECE programs and their sponsoring parishes have of one another that can get in the way of working more effectively together, and how to avoid them.
Ideal for early childhood education (ECE) program directors, school board or school committee members, rectors, and vestry members.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EST)
Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
An initiative of the Tony Blair Foundation, Face to Faith is a school-based program for 12-17 year-olds that connects students worldwide to discuss global issues from a variety of faith and belief perspectives. Learn more about this innovative program and how two Episcopal schools have implemented it. Ideal for chaplains, humanities teachers, and diversity practitioners in grades 6–12, and anyone interested in advancing inter-religious understanding and social action in Episcopal schools.
Presenters: The Rev. Kristen F. Looney, Face to Faith, and Jane Beckwith, Holland Hall School, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EST)
Registration deadline: Friday, January 10, 2014
In 2011, the Anglican Schools Association of Western Australia embarked on a major revision of its religious studies framework and invited NAES to collaborate with them on the project. An updated and expanded religious studies framework was launched in Australia in August 2013 and will be made available to all NAES schools in 2014.
The framework is organized into seven topical strands: The Bible and Christian Belief, the Story of the Church, Philosophy of Religion, World Religions, Meditation Prayer and Worship, Christian Ethics and Ethical Theory, and Faith in Action. Key questions, content, skills, and knowledge are provided for four different developmental stages: Early Childhood Years (grades K-2), Middle Childhood (grades 3-6), Early Adolescence (grades 7-9), and Late Adolescence (grades 10-12). This webinar will provide an overview of the framework along with a sampling of the thirty units of study developed to support it.
Appropriate for chaplains, teachers, and service learning coordinators across the K-12 span.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EST)
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Each year, new vestry members are elected at Episcopal parishes and cathedrals that include an Episcopal school as part of its ministry and/or corporation. But many vestry members may not know a great deal about their school, about the church-school relationship, or about their role as vestry members in relation to the school. This webinar will provide a basic orientation to Episcopal parish day schools: their history mission, and governance as well as the elements of healthy church-school relations. Ideal for new vestry members or anyone who would like a refresher on this topic.
Thursday, March 11, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014
Many preschool and elementary school teachers and leaders have a deep grounding in the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children but may wonder how they can support their students’ spiritual development, particularly in a school setting. Similarly, parish clergy and school chaplains may wonder how best to engage preschool or elementary-level students in chapel or in a classroom setting. This webinar will offer an overview of the spiritual lives of young children and how adults can nurture their spiritual growth. Ideal for early childhood and elementary-level school leaders, faculty members, and chaplains.
Presenter: Amelia J. Dyer, Ph.D., Virginia Theological Seminary
Engaging Students in Chapel: Ideas for Middle and Upper School
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Marketing Your School's Episcopal Identity
Thursday, May 15, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
An Orientation to Episcopal Schools for New Board Chairs and Trustees
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)