Upcoming Events

  • Using myFolio New Features
    Wednesday, August 19 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT
    Zoom

    It’s here - the exciting new features and enhancements in myFolio. Learn about the long-awaited updates and changes to the platform, and begin introducing them to your school community. See how “Themes” will help faculty and staff align their professional growth goals with your school’s priorities, mission and values. Explore the prompts and guided process that will make goals more meaningful and achievable. See where your school community will share insights, ideas and resources in the new community feed, and the new redesign that will make the myFolio experience more engaging and impactful.

    For Folio member schools only.

    Free

    Details and registration here
  • 2021 Summer Institute
    June 28-30, 2021
    Lansdowne Resort and Spa
    Leesberg, VA (45 minutes from DC)

Past Events

  • myFolio New Features Preview
    Wednesday, August 5 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT
    Zoom

    Preview the exciting new features and enhancements in myFolio before the long-awaited updates and changes to the platform are launched on August 10. See how “Themes” will help faculty and staff align their professional growth goals with your school’s priorities, mission and values. Explore the prompts and guided process that will make goals more meaningful and achievable. See where your school community will share insights, ideas and resources in the new community feed, and the new redesign that will make the myFolio experience more engaging and meaningful.

    For Folio member schools only.

    Free

    Details and registration here
  • Folio Workshop: Ongoing Reflection as a Tool for Growth and Innovation
    Wednesday, July 29  9:00 - 11:00 AM EDT / 6:00 - 8:00 AM PDT
    Wednesday, July 29  12:00 - 2:00 PM EDT / 9:00 - 11:00 AM PDT
    Zoom
    This workshop is being offered twice; participants should select one of these sessions.

    Great educators are self-reflective, continually thinking about what worked and what didn’t work in their daily practice and then using that information to make adjustments. By establishing shared structures, dedicating time, and working side-by-side with teachers to unpack and innovate based on reflection, school leaders demonstrate their commitment to reflective practice. In this workshop, we’ll explore how adult learners use reflection as a way to process, draw connections, find relevance, and make meaning from their experiences, learn about the common elements of effective reflection practices; think about how we might expand our reflection practices, brainstorm ways to help teachers use their reflections as the starting place for innovation, and create and receive feedback on a draft framework for implementing a multi-faceted, embedded approach to reflection with your faculty and staff.

    This workshop is designed for Folio school leaders responsible for facilitating the observation and feedback process with faculty and staff.

    Details and registration here
  • Folio Workshop: Observation and Feedback — Focusing on What Matters
    Wednesday, July 15 - 9:00-11:00 AM EDT / 6:00 - 8:00 AM PDT
    Wednesday, July 15 - 12:00-2:00 PM EDT / 9:00-11:00 AM PDT
    Zoom
    This workshop is being offered twice; participants should select one of these sessions.

    Given the uncertainties surrounding next school year, it’s important to focus on what matters most - those aspects that will remain relevant in a physical, virtual, or hybrid school environment. Observation and targeted feedback can positively impact faculty and staff performance and support community morale. In this workshop, we’ll work together to review the fundamentals of effective observation, explore how non-traditional observation methods strengthen and complement traditional scheduled classroom observation, brainstorm about observation protocol for enduring elements of effective teaching, practice observation through role play, and draft a framework for implementing a targeted observation and feedback approach that works in physical and virtual schooling environments.

    This workshop is designed for Folio school leaders responsible for facilitating the observation and feedback process with faculty and staff.

    Details and registration here
  • Folio Member Spotlight: St. George's School
    Friday, May 22 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT, Zoom
    For Folio members


    Justin Cerenzia, Dean of Teaching & Learning and Director of Merck Center for Teaching  at St. George's School, will share his school’s reflection efforts and how that empowered faculty to become more adaptable.  With the help of the Folio process, Justin and other school leaders were able to create the conditions necessary to adjust, pivot, and collaborate successfully during the shift to distance learning.

    This event is open to Folio members only.

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    Friday, May 22 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT
  • Town Hall - Dave Mochel: Trusting Your Wise Self
    Wednesday, May 20 – 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT


    Have you ever promised yourself that you will stop doing something only to repeat it that same day? Have you ever committed to a new behavior only to forget that commitment hours later? We may find ourselves repeatedly engaging in ineffective behavior simply because it is automatic and comfortable.

    Life coach Dave Mochel will teach participants the practice and principles of Mindful Self-Regulation. This simple and powerful practice for honest and self-compassionate reflection allows us to access the wisdom and confidence we need in real time to be healthy, purposeful and effective.

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    Wednesday, May 20 – 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT
  • End of Year Reflection - Learning in a Time of Rapid Change
    Monday, May 18 – 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT
    For Folio Members


    As a school leader during these times of rapid transition and change, you have undoubtedly been working alongside faculty and staff to help them navigate their new roles as distance educators. And yet, as a Folio school leader, you know that it’s not enough to provide emotional support and pedagogical guidance to teachers - that in order for real learning to occur, we also push teachers to pause, reflect, and make sense of the experience.

    In this 90-minute workshop, participants will:

     - Review adult learning principles to understand the elements of effective reflection practices and make the case for why reflection is vital for educators

     - Brainstorm potential reflection practices in small groups

     - Create and receive feedback on a draft framework for leading end-of-year reflection with your faculty and staff

    This event is open to Folio members only.

    Each workshop limited to 8 Folio school leaders.

    SOLD OUT! Wait list available.
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    Monday, May 18 –  3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT
  • Folio Member Spotlight: The Athenian School - Approach to Professional Development for Distance Learning
    Wednesday, May 6 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT, Zoom
    For Folio members


    The Athenian School built-out distance learning professional development for their faculty by curating ideas and knowledge from current leaders in online learning and adapting those to their unique identity as a school.

    The amount of information around distance learning practices can be overwhelming and by asking the question “How will this work in my context?” the process of selecting tools and processes can take a more strategic focus. Participants will discuss possible frameworks for doing the same in their respective schools

     This event is open to Folio members only.

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    Wednesday, May 6 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT
  • Folio Town Hall with Dr. Arman Taghizadeh: How can we teach through something we never learned?
    Friday, May 1 – 10:00 AM EDT/ 7:00 AM PDT, Zoom

    In education, this time of year can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances much less the current situation. This interactive virtual program is specifically designed for school leaders to help provide support, address individual concerns and present concrete suggestions that educators can integrate into their personal and professional lives. Let’s use this crisis as an opportunity to challenge ourselves, to grow and improve as professionals!

    Arman Taghizadeh, M.D. also known as “Dr. T”, is a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist who is Board Certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also specializes in Sports Psychiatry and is the founder of Mindset Training Institute (MTI).

    *This Town Hall will be particularly relevant to Department Chairs and others who support faculty directly.*

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    Friday, May 1 – 10:00 AM EDT / 7:00 AM PDT
  • Folio Co-Lab: Reflection as a Tool for Growth
    Thursday, April 23 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT, Zoom
    For Folio members

    Natika Stewart from the Folio Team will facilitate this hour-long conversation for Folio members to discuss strategies and tools for facilitating the reflection process with their faculty and staff.

    Given the dramatic changes to independent schooling forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, these weekly Co-Labs help Folio members connect and access the resources and tools they need for remote leadership.

    Registration is limited to 15 Folio members. As space is limited and demand high, please check your schedule to confirm your availability prior to registering. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information. If the Co-Lab is full, please contact our team (pd@foliocollaborative.org) to be placed on the waitlist. Materials will also be available at foliocollaborative.org following each weekly Co-Lab.

    This event is open to members only.

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    Thursday, April 23 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT    
  • Folio Member Spotlight: Seattle Academy (SAAS)
    Tuesday, April 21 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT, Zoom
    For Folio members

    Fred Strong, the Dean of Faculty for Arts and Athletics at Seattle Academy, will share strategies and lessons learned from his school's transition to distance learning.

    There will be time for questions from participants following the presentation.

    This event is open to members only.

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    Tuesday, April 21 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT      
  • Leadership Coaching Conversation with Abigail Wiebenson
    Wednesday, April 8 - 1:00 EDT / 10:00 AM PDT, Zoom
    For Folio members

    What’s on your mind? What is keeping you up at night? How are other school leaders handling our recent changes and demands? Abigail will lead this candid conversation about school leadership in a time of change and crisis. Folio members can participate in one or several of these weekly discussions.

    Call limited to 10 participants.

    This event is open to members only.

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    Wednesday, April 8 - 1:00 EDT / 10:00 AM PDT     
  • Folio Member Spotlight: St. Mark’s School
    Wednesday, April 8 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT, Zoom
    For Folio members


    Dr. Sarah Enterline, Director of Institutional Research and Samantha Brennan, Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty at St. Mark’s School will lead a presentation on their emerging remote learning assessment program.

    Through this work, the school hopes to understand better which methods in virtual instruction are most effective and lead to the highest levels of engagement and satisfaction, as measured by weekly surveys of faculty, students and parents. As part of this research, St. Mark’s will be partnering with other independent schools to share research and learn from one another.

    Dr. Enterline will preview this survey work and discuss plans for using feedback to inform real-time adjustments to their instructional approach.

    There will be time for questions from the audience, following the presentation.

    This event is open to members only.

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    Wednesday, April 8 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT      
  • Folio Co-Lab: Structured Member Conversations
    Tuesday, April 7 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT, Zoom
    For Folio members

     Natika Stewart from the Folio Team will facilitate this hour-long conversation for Folio members to share ideas and insights about how to use the Folio goal-setting process during just-in-time and remote learning.

    These weekly Co-Labs help Folio members connect and access the resources and tools they need for remote leadership.

    Registration is limited to 15 Folio members. As space is limited and demand high, please check your schedule to confirm your availability prior to registering. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information. If the Co-Lab is full, please contact our team (pd@foliocollaborative.org) to be placed on the waitlist. Materials will also be available at foliocollaborative.org following each weekly Co-Lab.

    This event is open to members only.

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    Tuesday, April 7 - 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT    
  • Town Hall with Harriet Cooperman and Kathryn Beaumont Murphy: Current Covid-19 Employment Concerns: New Legislation, Paying Employees, Performance Expectations, and Lessons Learned
    Monday, April 6 – 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT, Zoom

    Harriet Cooperman and Kathryn Beaumont Murphy from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s K-12 Independent School Practice will share their legal expertise about how schools can prepare to comply with the new regulations in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including employment concerns.

    This one-hour session will include content as well as plenty of space for participant conversation and questions.

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    Monday, April 6 – 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT 
  • Town Hall with Brad Rathgeber: Continuity in Crisis: A Leadership Conversation around Distance Learning
    Friday, April 3 – 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT, Zoom

    Brad Rathgeber, CEO and Head of School at One Schoolhouse, will lead this conversation about best practices you should keep in mind as your school settles into this new way of leading and teaching for the remainder of the school year. Brad will touch on key concepts and strategies from the new One Schoolhouse course offering of the same name.

    This one-hour session will include content as well as plenty of space for participant conversation and questions.

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    Friday, April 3 – 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Leadership Coaching Conversations
    Wednesday, April 1 – 7:30 AM EDT and Thursday, April 2, 2020  - 12:00 PM EDT/9:00 AM PDT, Zoom conversation

    Join fellow Folio members and school leaders in the second of a series of leadership coaching calls to speak candidly and productively about your school leadership during these times of crisis. Facilitated by Abigail Wiebenson, certified leadership coach and veteran school leader, participants will discuss current challenges and wins and harness the collective expertise and resources of the group as they lead school communities during this unprecedented time.

    Each call limited to 10 participants.

    Click for free registration.
    Wednesday, April 1 – 7:30 AM EDT
    Thursday, April 2 – 12:00 PM EDT/9:00 AM PDT
  • Town Hall with Tim Fish: Applying Innovation Frameworks to Our New Reality
    Tuesday, March 31 – 10:30 AM EDT/7:30 AM PDT, Zoom

    In this conversation with Tim Fish, the Chief Innovation Officer from NAIS, we will discuss strategies Tim is hearing from schools navigating the transition to distance learning particularly well.  Using some of the work developed through the NAIS Strategy Lab, Tim will walk participants through models that can help schools answer the question: What else should I be doing to support my teachers?  This conversation will inform your leadership and give you a chance to strategize your next steps as a leader of faculty.

    This one-hour session will include content as well as plenty of space for participant conversation and questions.

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    Tuesday, March 31 – 10:30 AM EDT/7:30 AM PDT
  • FolioCollaborative Co-Lab: Sustaining Personal Connections with Faculty and Staff Remotely
    Tuesday, March 31 – 8:00 AM EDT and 12 Noon EDT/9:00 AM PDT, Zoom conversation


    Co-Labs are new weekly meetings for Folio members, focused primarily on sharing the resources and tools needed for the just-in-time learning that independent school leaders are driving. Anyone with a supervisory role for faculty and teachers will find these Co-Labs especially beneficial.

    The Folio team will provide relevant content and moderate a discussion so that members have the opportunity to learn from each other and discuss how other schools are approaching similar situations.

    Registration is limited to 15 Folio members. As space is limited and demand high, please check your schedule to confirm your availability prior to registering. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information. If the Co-Lab is full, please contact our team (pd@foliocollaborative.org) to be placed on the waitlist. Materials will also be available at foliocollaborative.org following each weekly Co-Lab.

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    Tuesday, March 31 - 8:00 AM EDT
    Tuesday, March 31 - 12 Noon EDT / 9:00 AM PDT
     
  • Folio Town Hall with Glenn Whitman: Using Educational Neuroscience to Support Remote Leadership and Learning
    Friday, March 27 – 10:30 AM EDT (US and Canada), Zoom conversation

    The next weekly Folio Town Hall – what type of virtual experiences can deepen learning? How can you intentionally build belonging into your teaching and leading in order to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of teachers and students? How can the most promising research in mind, brain, and education science inform the current virtual school reality?

    This one-hour session led by Glenn Whitman (co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education and Director
    of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's Episcopal School) will include participant conversation and questions.
    Open to Folio members and non-members.

    Click for free registration :
    Friday, March 27 - 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Leadership Conversations
    Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26, 2020 , Zoom conversation

    Join fellow Folio members and school leaders in the first of a series of leadership coaching calls to speak candidly and productively about your school leadership during these times of crisis. Facilitated by Abigail Wiebenson, certified leadership coach and veteran school leader, participants will discuss current challenges and wins and harness the collective expertise and resources of the group as they lead school communities during this unprecedented time.

    Each call limited to 10 participants.

    Click for more information and for free registration.
    Wednesday, March 25  - 7:30 AM
    EDT
    Thursday, March 26 - 12:00 PM (EDT)/ 9:00 AM PDT
  • Coronaviris (COVID-19) Town Hall, Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Zoom online webinar
    As a community, let’s leverage our shared and unique experiences to help each other through this period of change and uncertainty. Share with and learn from other independent school leaders around the country about planning for and implementing remote learning. Two sessions.
    Click for more information and to register:
    Tuesday, March 17 – 7:30 AM (Eastern)
    Tuesday, March 17 – 10:30 AM (Eastern) / 7:30 AM (Pacific)

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