Hathaway Brown's Education Innovation Summit 2011

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November 4-5

Keynote Speaker Jaimie Cloud, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

Appreciative Inquiry Workshop facilitated by AI co-founder Ronald Fry, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion with Sustainability Experts in Educational Institutions


October 4-5
- Education Innovation Summit 2012 -

Everybody's Children:
Independent Schools, Educational Reform, and the Future of Teaching


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Summit Overview

Schools know we need to change. We just don’t know how to do it.

If you took a poll of independent school administrators, you’d be hard-pressed to find a president, business officer, admissions director, advancement professional, or curriculum dean who would tell you that the main goal of the institution is merely to survive. Yet by failing to implement sustainability initiatives across the board, many of our master plans are designed only to maintain the status quo.

The National Association of Independent Schools recently charged its 1,200 members to develop and implement Financial, Environmental, Global, Programmatic, and Demographic Sustainability initiatives. Attendees of HB’s Education Innovation Summit 2011 will leave with concrete directions for doing just that.

Through the revolutionary Appreciative Inquiry method of positive change, teams of educators from around the country will have the tools they need to shift their governing paradigms from surviving to thriving. Pioneered at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, Appreciative Inquiry helps practitioners capitalize on their strengths and mobilize assets to propel their organizations forward. AI is a collaborative process designed to unleash innovative ideas and formulate solutions. The approach has been widely employed around the world by schools, corporations, government agencies, and environmental scientists. AI has been used successfully by the United Nations, the U.S. Navy, Verizon, and John Deere, among many others. HB Summit participants will be guided by AI co-founder Ronald Fry through an intensive workshop designed to give direction to new plans focused on Sustainability.

To maximize the effectiveness of this workshop, space will be limited to 100 participants. Schools are encouraged to send teams of three to six people who will be charged with developing the framework for positive change. This program offers a perfect opportunity to connect great minds at all levels of your organization. Ideal attendees include heads of school, facilities managers, fundraising professionals, business managers, teachers, and even students. The low registration cost of $400 per person includes two days of programming, all necessary workshop materials, an opening reception, valet and hotel shuttle service, snacks and beverages, and closing luncheon.

In 2010, we welcomed more than 600 educators from 110 public, private, and parochial schools from 30 U.S. states and Canada to our campus for the inaugural Education Innovation Summit. The event was a rousing success. Feedback about the event – which included 45 sessions with expert speakers in the fields of medicine, business, technology, the arts, and education – was overwhelmingly positive. One presenter called it “the conference of the year, if not the decade.”In the months that have passed since the fall gathering, many of our colleagues have told us they’d like to get together again. Hathaway Brown is proud to announce that the Educational Innovation Summit will now be an annual event.

The Keynote Address for this year’s Summit will be delivered by Jaimie Cloud, founder of The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. This tireless advocate for Sustainability in our schools works extensively with K-12 educators, administrators, and school boards to design and facilitate professional development programs and direct the collaborative development of numerous instructional units for teaching and learning across disciplines through the lens of Sustainability. Her transformative Education for Sustainability approach has been used around the country to “equip students, teachers, and school systems with the new knowledge and ways of thinking we need to achieve economic prosperity and responsible citizenship while restoring the health of the living systems upon which our lives depend.”

Registration for HB’s Education Innovation Summit 2011 is now open. Save costs and reduce your carbon footprint by traveling to Shaker Heights as a group. Please remember that space is limited and open only to the first 100 registrants.

Questions? Email innovation@hb.edu or call 216.320.8785.

All independent school educators are invited to the grand opening of IdeaStore: Hathaway Brown's Innovation Marketplace. This new online venue is chock-full of great ideas and insights culled from forward-thinking teachers and administrators from around the country. Each section of the site contains information specially crafted to inspire you.

Hot & Fresh - important educational announcements, news items and promising brainstorms
Whole Brain Cereal  - scholarly observations and insightful analyses of educational trends and current events
Organic Produce - new ideas and inspiring initiatives created and nurtured by teachers and administrators
12 Items or Less - a quick rundown of noteworthy perspectives and cutting-edge programs

IdeaStore also contains a special forum section where site visitors are encouraged to network with each other. Visit www.ideastore.hb.edu and add your voice to what promises to be an exciting and dynamic conversation.

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