Events and Convenings

Join us for events, including free webinars, communities of practice, cohort groups, and other gatherings.


Please join Elevate member and non-member schools for our webinars.

8p EST | THU, March 4, 2021 (NOTE NEW DATE)

Supporting Staff through the Pandemic

Join Susan R. Perry, PhD, MSW, LCSW, who will talk about how best to support staff and faculty moving forward, given where we are in the pandemic and as we look beyond it. Susan brings great energy and deep leadership experience at independent schools (Governor’s Academy, Phillips Academy, Asheville School, Ravenscroft School) and in higher ed (Duke University, Smith College). She will specifically address these questions: How do we best support our faculty now? What lies ahead for us in the coming weeks and months as we start to see light at the end of the tunnel? How might our support need to change and what steps can we take to be ready?

Free and open to all educators.

1p EST | TUESDAY, February 16, 2021

A Third Way: Creating a Sustainable Student-Led Science Research Program

Join us for a discussion with Luke De, Science Teacher and Program Developer of The Nueva School’s Science Research Program. Hear about the details of the program itself, which can serve as a new model for science instruction that focuses on increased engagement and authentic student-led experiments in the discipline. While the discussion centers on science, it also speaks to the broader development of a signature program across any department at a school and the value it can serve for a school as a differentiating factor.
Free and open to all educators.

Communities of Practice

Please join our Communities of Practice, where educators gather to address a particular topic area or challenge.

Monthly; Second Meeting Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 4 PM ET

Tech Tools for Teaching and Learning (TT4TL)

The Tech Tools for Teaching & Learning (TT4TL) Community of Practice is a group of Educators who come together to identify best practices for how technology-based tools can improve teaching and learning within their school’s classrooms, both in-person and virtually. Some educators have used technology as part of their teaching practice for years, whereas other educators had to quickly adopt new tools as a result of distance learning during COVID-19. Whatever the case, teachers and students can effectively use technology-based tools in the classroom, both in-person and virtual, to more effectively gather information, collaborate, communicate, present information, and assess student progress. This CoP will meet a minimum of three times - longer if members wish to continue.
Free for EXPLO Elevate Members, $150 for Non-Members.

Past Webinars

Watch the recording and view the slides of prior webinars:

Curriculum Review and Renewal: the Experience of Two Schools

Using Virtual Whiteboards for Better Collaboration

Tech Tools You’ll Still Be Using Next Year

Collaboration Strategies: Designing Student Groupings

SEED + SPARK: Using Nature as a Model to Reimagine How We Learn & Live, with Sam Chaltain and Trung Le

Remember More! Retrieval Practices for Deeper Learning

Inquiry-based Learning in the Remote Environment

The First Ingredient: Rising to Meet Challenges to Relationships in Fall 2020

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Prioritizing Flexibility, Equity, and Deeper Learning

Reawakening Humility: Centering Crisis Leadership in this Virtue

Designing Slides that Stick

Design the Future: How Schools can Plan For Uncertainty

Riverbank Colleagues: The Resource Leaders Need to Take on The Next Rapids

Supporting Educators in Culturally Responsive Practices: A Summer WORKbook

Pilot-Programs in 2020–Now More Than Ever Make Some Small Bets

Strategies for Designing Active, Project, and Movement-Based Courses Online, Featuring Author and Teacher Dan Ryder

Blended Learning In Action: Greenfields Academy

Navigating Challenging Conversations: Why We Disagree and How To Understand Effectively

Beyond Synchronous and Asynchronous: Elastic Proximity

Great Management in Times of Crisis: Leading Through COVID-19

Reopening School in a Pandemic: Planning For Fall 2020

Guiding the Emotional Life of Children in the Time of COVID

Agile Design: Making Courses Work Online and Face-to-Face

Building Resilience in a Time of Loss: Strategies for Children, Parents, and Faculty

Grading in a Crisis and Beyond

Due to the evolving nature and impact of COVID-19, we are putting our annual conference (scheduled for the fall) on hold and will reschedule at a later date. In the meantime, please join our weekly virtual gatherings for short presentations and Q+A with Elevate school leaders and other content experts.

Elevate Annual Conference

FALL 2020 | On Hold due to COVID-19

Leading Through Ambiguity and Change

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