Head of School, Cabell King speaks at 2021 NAIS Online Annual Conference

The boundaries between civic and social worlds and the classroom are progressively muddy. Tense emotions, complex ideas, and hyper-relevance can be critical challenges for schools and teachers alike—but the classroom just might be the best place for them. GCE’s Head of School, Cabell King, along with Noah Bopp from The School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington DC, and Ashley Waldorf from Mastery School of Hawken in Ohio to explore how to teach with current events in the conference workshop, “From Global Warming to George Floyd: Current Events in the Classroom” on Friday, February 26th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Implementing current events in the classroom not only makes learning relevant, it equips students with preparation for responsible, creative, and constructive participation in the community—there’s a difference between events that are moments of incident and enduring events like bitter partisanship, social justice, climate change, pandemic, etc. When we situate learning within the enduring challenges, we’re better prepared to work through the moments of incident because we have been working through and engaging those challenges so they become instances instead of exceptions.

—Cabell King, Head of School at GCE Lab School

The NAIS Annual Conference is a professional development and networking event for administrators, trustees, and teachers at independent schools with more than 5,000 participants over the course of three days. NAIS represents more than 1,800 national and international member schools.

There’s still time to register for the conference here: https://registration.experientevent.com/shownai212

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