An Innovative and Collaborative Approach ERB Conference

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An Innovative and Collaborative Approach ERB Conference
An Innovative and Collaborative Approach ERB Conference • San Diego, CA October 4, 2012 AGENDA —  Introductions —  History —  Benefits —  Annual Events —  Pasadena Consortium Activities —  Getting Started —  Questions and Answers Consor,um Members — 
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Barnhart School – Arcadia, CA Chandler School – Pasadena, CA Clairbourn School – Pasadena, CA Crestview Preparatory School – La Canada, CA Flintridge Preparatory School – La Canada, CA Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy – La Canada, CA The Gooden School – Sierra Madre, CA High Point Academy – Pasadena, CA Mayfield Junior School – Pasadena, CA Mayfield Senior School – Pasadena, CA New Horizon School – Pasadena, CA Polytechnic School – Pasadena, CA Saint Mark s School – Altadena, CA Sequoyah School – Pasadena, CA Walden School – Pasadena, CA The Waverly School – Pasadena, CA Westridge School – Pasadena, CA All schools are members of CAIS and NAIS. History —  Why? —  Partners in the Process —  Trust —  Confidentiality —  Collegiality —  Professionalism Benefits —  Improve the process for the children and families —  Sharing the burden -­‐ working together makes it easier for all —  Reflects well on all participants —  Develop friendship, trust, collegiality, support, respect —  Increase efficiency, creativity, knowledge —  Advocate for independent school education Annual Events —  Calendar —  Admissions Due Dates —  Kindergarten —  Options Night —  Teacher Recommendation Form —  Kindergarten Readiness Screening —  Parent Education events —  Preschool Director Luncheon —  Statistics —  Website – www.pasadenaareaschools.org Calendar Calendar Op,ons Night Op,ons Night Common Teacher Recommenda,on Form Kindergarten Readiness Assessment —  Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) —  Developmental screening tool developed in partnership with the Consortium schools —  Relieves stress and repetition for young children —  Schools each receive the report (parents check which school they are applying to) —  Positive, streamlined, enjoyable experience for families Parent Educa,on events —  Educating the public about independent schools – An Evening with Patrick F. Bassett —  Symposium on the Benefits of Independent Schools – Heather Rogers Pre-­‐School Directors’ Luncheon —  professional development opportunity for directors/
teachers (invited speaker) —  networking —  clarification of Kindergarten Readiness assessment —  information exchange (directory of schools) Sta,s,cs —  Total number of K applicants —  Number applying to each school —  Applicant birth dates —  Gender comparisons —  Number of schools each applying to —  School-­‐specific reports Pasadena Area Independent Schools MISSION STATEMENT The Pasadena Area Independent Schools consortium is an alliance of seventeen schools, all members of the National Association of Independent Schools and accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The mission of the Pasadena Area Independent Schools consortium is to increase community awareness and understanding of the value of independent school education, to encourage collaboration and cooperation among member schools as a means of better serving the community, and to provide professional growth opportunities for area admissions professionals. Pasadena Consor,um Ac,vi,es —  Mentoring —  Monthly Meetings —  ISEE test sites —  Speakers —  Conferences/Professional Development GeKng Started… —  Common purpose – not competition, best interest of children —  Call someone – go to lunch, meet for coffee —  Share common issues/concerns —  Look at your calendars —  Visit each other s schools Ques,ons? —  Kris Haines [email protected] —  Sarah Lougheed-­‐Gill [email protected] —  Joscelle Shen [email protected]­‐marks.org —  Nue Yim-­‐Herrera kyim-­‐[email protected] 

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