The Daily Find: February 27, 2013

Day one of the 2013 NAIS Annual Conference starts today with 3-hour workshops and the arrival of over 5000 participants. Yes, that is 5000 participants and the number is still growing. This year promises to be an opportunity to network, share and collaborate with many educators from around the country.

Twitter Hashtags
This year the conference hashtag is #naisac13. If you use this tag with your tweets, they will be available to all to follow throughout the conference. This will also allow your tweets to be archived throughout the conference. If you post pictures through Twitter using #naisac13, they will also be captured in the event archive ( and available beyond the conference. Check it out now. We hope you will share images of your experience at this year’s Annual Conference.


Santa Fe Leadership Center
Carla Robbins Silver
If you are coming to NAIS this week, please join us for two SFLC events. Learn about these events at:

Presenting on e-Portfolios
@ccshriver via Twitter
Excited to be presenting @ #naisac13 w/ @rhawk @staciemunoz @lindsaymarie_07Talking ePortfolios…join us Wed…[MORE]

Prepare for Thursday Opening Session
Resources to Prepare for Thursday’s Opening General Session- Pat’s Opening Comments. Pat has supplied a copy of slides and an article he wrote for Independent School Magazine

  • 25 Factors Great Schools Have in Common (Independent School Magazine) [PDF]

Where to grab a bite around the conference
Kelsey Vroomunn
I’m here in Philadelphia a bit early, and since I have been trolling the internet finding lunch venues near the convention center, I thought I would share the fruits of my labor.  There are quite a few restaurants in the neighborhood, ranging from quick and easy bites to fancier dinners.  So if you’re looking for a place to grub, read on…[MORE]

What do independent school educators think about?
Peter Gow
Every industry has its convention, its Gathering of the Clans, and the independent school sector–that is, self-governing, self-funding schools operating free of external control–has its own every year in late February. This year the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference (hashtag #NAISAC13) is in Philadelphia…[MORE]

On the Way to #NAISAC13
Mark Crotty
I am writing this while on my way to the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Because I could not attend last year due to a scheduling conflict, I am particularly excited. I love the learning that occurs at NAIS, whether in actual sessions or between them. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that I hope to have my thinking flipped. I still wish for…[MORE]



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