The Daily Find: February 28, 2012


Make the most of your time at NAIS Annual Conference 2012 by learning more about the keynote speakers before they speak. Each speaker will be featured in the community before they speak. Take some time to provide additional context to each speaker by reviewing the resources provided. Our first speaker is Bill Gates.

Learn more about Bill Gates
You think you know Bill Gates? Check out the resources at this post to learn more about his latest work. Read the Gates Notes or the latest Annual Letter from Bill. Watch a couple of his TED talks or read an article from The Chronicle. Make the most of your time at NAIS 2012 and learn about the speakers before they speak…MORE

Global Online Academy 2.0
New course offerings for 2012-13 are posted The list has grown since last year. You can learn about their offerings, course descriptions and their program at MORE

Stop Stealing Dreams
I first noticed this when NAISAC12 Community member and blogger Jamie Baker posted the link on her blog as she was getting ready to head to Seattle for the NAIS Annual Conference. Since then, it has flown around on Twitter and seems to be catching attention from many in education. Why not? The question that Seth Godin poses is “What is School for?” This 30,000 word “manifesto” is free for download in one of many formats for your reading pleasure and reflection. If nothing else, it seems like it might make good material for discussions around innovation and the future of schools at this year’s conference. Download a copy at…MORE


Wot r u doin 2nite: laziness or creativity
Shared by @PDSHead

What is your best guess? Predicting answers leads to deeper learning
Shared by @mattscully

Independent Schools shouldn’t brand…they should blog
Shared by @schneiderb


Rafael Del Castillo
EdCamp Seattle- Conversations with educators of color
I have been in conversation with many colleagues about how to address one of the core diversity questions for our schools: how do independent schools attract and retain faculty of color? I believe that many PNW schools are making strong efforts in bringing greater diversity to our student populations and to our faculty. The recent article in the Seattle Times is a MORE

Sewickley Academy
7 Questions with Pat Bassett
Patrick F. Bassett became the president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in August 2001. NAIS, a membership organization of more than 1,400 independent (private) schools and associations of schools in the U.S. and 250 affiliated schools and associations internationally, is the “national voice for independent schools and the center for collective action on their behalf,” providing advocacy for independent K-12 college-prep…MORE

Brett Jacobsen
21st Century seal of approval
A few months have passed since my last posting.  However, it has been an extremely busy season during our Year of Celebration and Innovation at Mount Vernon.   During the past couple of weeks, I have been reflecting on the amazing work from our faculty and students specific to our 21st century focusof college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders…MORE



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