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The Independent Curriculum Group is committed to the development of events that introduce educators to important ideas and practices in an intentional culture characterized by exciting, high-level discourse, a shared commitment to problem-identification and problem-solving, and an atmosphere of mutual respect and unanxious expectation. As 21st-century educators we strive to make all of our offerings learner-centered, experiential, and above all humane and supportive, modeling for participants the kind of practice that we believe in and endorse.

See our main website page for upcoming ICG events or contact us about your ideas for events that Independent Curriculum Group might organize.

Educator Expert Program (EEP)

The ICG Educator Expert Program is based on the premise that someone in our ICG community knows something about the new challenge or issue facing your school. Questions about curriculum, or pedagogy, or schedule? Looking for better ideas on teacher recruiting or professional development? Want an expert to look at your high-level courses to see whether they meet the standards you have set for them?

The ICG is assembling an Educator Expert database—teachers, administrators, and staff from our Partner community who have defined expertise in particular areas ranging from subject matter to classroom culture to school leadership. These Experts are available as possible matches who can help you address your challenges and issues as consultants and sounding boards, even visiting your campus if necessary.

Details of the ICG Educator Expert Program and Expert consulting rates can be found HERE.

If your school would like to consult with an ICG Educator expert, click HERE contact the ICG office.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another member of the ICG Partner community as an Educator Expert, please either make nominations online HERE or complete THIS FORM and send it on to the ICG Office.

Professional Learning

Our resources include access to expert teachers from scores of schools, and the Independent Curriculum Group can help your school create targeted professional learning experiences that can take faculties to new levels of expertise and confidence in areas such as

  • Induction and support of teachers new to the profession and new to your school
  • Specific practices in 21st-century curriculum and assessment, from design thinking to differentiated instruction to coding
  • Basic aspects of teaching and teacher-leadership
  • Professional development program design and structure

In addition, we work hard to provide events and other opportunities that support specific academic leadership and middle management functions—deans, curriculum coordinators, department and division leaders—and teachers at all career stages.

Contact us to discuss your school’s or your own professional learning needs and goals.

Webinars: Our Online Archive

Click HERE to see the complete list of archived Independent Curriculum Group webinars on topics ranging from school schedules to professional learning to outstanding examples of independent curriculum. ICG webinars in our archive are free to view and free for use under Creative Commons CC BY-SA: Attribution Share-Alike.

Strategic Support

From its founding, the Independent Curriculum Group has existed to assist schools in making and implementing strategic decisions around curriculum and assessment, providing the resources, know-how, and above all the experience to guide school leaders in these areas:

  • Strategic thinking and prioritization around curriculum and pedagogical practice
  • Making the case for innovative and mission-driven educational programming
  • Developing structures that support both teachers and students to achieve strategic goals.
  • Framing communication and discourse on innovative educational practice to connect with key internal and external audiences

We can also support a school’s advancement functions—admission, marketing and communications, and development—in identifying and telling compelling stories of the promise and impact strategic initiatives in curriculum and pedagogy.

Contact us to discuss your school’s strategic goals and needs in curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy.

Partnerships

The Independent Curriculum Group is avidly interested in working in partnership with schools and other non-profit education-focused groups and organizations to develop programs, services, and events that support our mission.

In addition, schools and non-profit educational service organizations wishing to express their affiliation with the Independent Curriculum Group can become Partner Schools for a fee of $150, regardless of school size or sector. Partner Schools and Organizations will be able to display the “Independent Curriculum Group Partner School [or Organization] 2016-17″ badge on their website and materials; employees of current ICG Partner Schools and Organizations will receive discounts at ICG events. Partner School affiliations will be good for the current fiscal year only, July 1 to June 30, unless paid after April 15, when affiliation will be continued through the following fiscal year.

Contact us to discuss how your school or organization might partner with the Independent Curriculum Group to further a shared mission to serve educators, schools, and students.

Teaching as a Career

Independent Curriculum Group Executive Director Peter Gow is nationally renowned for his writing on independent school teaching as a career, and he is happy to consult with individuals at no charge as they contemplate next steps in their own careers. The ICG can also help schools develop protocols for every aspect of an effective, mission-informed recruitment, hiring, and orientation program.

Contact us with your questions about your personal career goals or how we can help your school adopt best practices in recruitment and hiring.

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