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WHY ATTEND? 
Do you want to reCONNECT VAIS educators for a day of learning?
Do you want to be INSPIRED?
Do you want to be equipped to INSPIRE your students? 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  
Independent School Educators! 

HOW WILL WE LEARN?  
Experience the NEW conference format with an engaging Keynote; traditional Concurrent Sessions;  Lunch and Learn workshop; afternoon Deep Dives; and more! 

WHO WILL LEAD OUR LEARNING?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Dr. Shimi Kang, Award Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur 

Dr. Kang will inspire and equip us with research-based practical solutions to best support today’s independent school students and families.

 

LUNCH & LEARN WORKSHOP:
Ross Wehner
, World Leadership School, Founder

Passion! Do you wonder why some elements of your job seem to energize you, while others deplete you? This interactive and inspiring session will connect you to the answers at the root of that question, and to the "why" at the center of Y-O-U!

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
Explore concurrent sessions facilitated by amazing VAIS educators, national and regional experts, scholar-researchers, and authors. In these interactive sessions, we will learn about leading trends, best practices, and practical strategies you can apply in your classroom tomorrow. Below is a list of these sessions.
*Building a Classroom Hydroponics System to Teach Sustainability
*Rethinking Professional Development to Foster Connection and Growth
*Walk a mile in my virtual reality shoes
*Don't Return to Normal, Return Better Than Ever
*“Support” isn’t a Room in the Building- How to integrate well-being and learning services in your classroom         to 
ensure success for the whole child
*Using "Mini Moves" to Elevate Student Writing in the Humanities
*Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction for Students with Language-Learning Difficulties
*Never Grade Another Test or Paper: Grading with Standards and Equity
*Educational Technology Research and Innovation in K-12 Schools
*Let’s teach … listening?
*Retiring Inequality-Financial Wellness for all
*Using Algebra Tiles to Build Understanding of Expressions and Equations
*Teaching Relevant History w/ the Virginia Museum of History & Culture
*From The Ground Up: Fostering Relationships, Trust, and Accountability in the Classroom using Restorative Justice in Education Practices
*Leading through storytelling to inspire, motivate, and connect school constituents
*Why ‘Happy Teacher’ Isn’t An Oxymoron
*Increasing and Securing Student-Teacher Relationships: A Trauma Responsive Intervention

DEEP DIVES:
Sign up in advance for a deeper exploration specific to your role in VAIS schools (sign up will be sent after you register). Assistant/Associate Heads, Business Officers, College Counselors, Division Directors, Heads of School, Educators, School Nurses and the New Teacher Institute Cohorts (2021 & 2022) will have an opportunity to collaborate, learn, and apply with field experts and colleagues. 

SCHEDULE:

Annual Conference Schedule, November 4, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Welcome/STOKE
Sally K. Boese Distinguished Service Award
Keynote: Dr. Shimi Kang
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK & VISIT WITH SPONSORS
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions VAIS Fall Business Meeting
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM BREAK & VISIT WITH SPONSORS
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:15 AM - 12:30 PM BREAK & VISIT WITH SPONSORS
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Innovation Awards
Lunch & Learn
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM BREAK & VISIT WITH SPONSORS Deep Dive Sessions
(pre-registration required)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM BREAK & VISIT WITH SPONSORS
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Concurrent Sessions
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Gratitude & Closing

 

LOCATION:  
Richmond Marriott Downtown                                 
500 East Broad Street                             
Richmond, VA 23219      

Need an overnight? VAIS has a room block with an overnight rate of $159 + taxes per night. To receive our group rate, please make your reservation no later than Friday, October 14.

To make an overnight reservation, please click here.

REGISTRATION:
Registration includes program, breaks, and lunch.

Early Bird fee for member schools only until Thursday, September 15 (payment must be received by Friday, September 30). The final registration deadline is Friday, October 21, 2022. No refunds will be issued after that date. (See Cancellation Policy)

WHO EARLY BIRD FEE REGULAR FEE
VAIS MEMBER $195.00 (until 9/15)        $225.00
NON-MEMBER $450.00 $450.00


If you are registering someone else in your school, you need to be a Key Contact making sure to click on "Linked Profiles" and select those registering. Any questions, contact 
Joan.

REGISTER for the ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SPONSORS:
VAIS appreciates the support of the following Sponsors for the Annual Conference.

Strategic Partner
Brockenbrough
Family Insight
George Mason University
MISBO
RSB Building
Southern Teachers Agency
TIAA
University of Richmond

Event Sponsor
CPM Educational Program
CulinArt
DALY Computer
Eastern Mennonite University
Education Resource Group
ISM
R.E.A.L. Discussion
Sage Dining Services
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Holocaust Museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
World Leadership School

Book Store
Fountain Bookstore