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PNAIS Conference Audiocasts

Listen to selected presenters from PNAIS events on demand;

PNAIS Listserves

Subscribe to our discipline specific lists and begin exchanging information with your fellow PNAIS teachers;

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Social Media

Join the PNAIS Ning!  The Ning is a place to start a discussion, upload media, share school related events, create your own discussion groups and more...

Additional Online Resources

  • Blurb
    Create your own books
  • Bloglines
    A tool for searching, subscribing to and creating your own blog
  • Brain Pop
    Animated movies for K-12
  • Educational Wikis (Wikispaces)
    Examples of educational wikis from all over the world 
  • Howstuffworks
    Easy to understand explanations of how things work
  • Microworlds
    Students can explore and test their ideas in this idea exploration and project creation environment
  • Moodle
    Open source course management software
  • PBS Teachers
    K-12 educational content from the Public Broadcasting Service 
    STELLA provides opportunities to explore by asking "what if," and watching what happens
  • Surveymonkey
    Online survey building tool
  • Ta-da Lists
    Web-based "To-Do" list maker
  • TeacherTube
    Online video sharing for educators
  • Think.com
    Connecting schools, teachers and students worlwide
  • Turn It In
    Online plagiarism prevention
  • Wikispaces
    Create simple webpages that can be edited by others
  • Wikispecies
    An open dictionary of species
  • Wikiversity
    A community for the creation of learning activities

News & Events

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School Calendars

Parents, visit our School Open House Calendar and check out our online School Search  to learn more about PNAIS schools in your area! Also, be sure to visit the Summer Program Calendar!

Upcoming Conferences

Registration Now Open
May 19, 2012 (Sat.)
Board Chairs Workshop
Location: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Registration Now Open
May 21-22, 2012 (Mon.-Tues.)
Facilities Managers Conference
Location: The Inn, Gig Harbor, WA

Registration Now Open
June 18-20, 2012 (Mon.-Wed.)
Institutional Advancement Conference
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac, WA

Registration Now Open
June 25-27, 2012 (Mon.-Wed.)
Leadership Institute
Location: Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Registration Now Open
June 25-27, 2012 (Mon.-Wed.)
Diversity Practitioners Retreat
Location: Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Save the Dates
Academic Year 2012-13

Registration Now Open

July 2-3, 2012 (Mon.-Tues.)
Tech Share Conference
Location: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Registration Now Open
August 7-10, 2012 (Tues.-Fri.)
New Heads Institute
Location: Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA

September 10, 2012 (tentative)
Bloodborne Pathogens Workshop
Location: TBA

September 22, 2012 (Sat.)
New Trustees Workshop
Location: Island School,
Bainbridge Island, WA

September 23, 2012 (Sun.)
New Trustees Workshop
Location: Seattle Hebrew Academy, Seattle, WA

September 29, 2012 (Sat.)
New Trustees Workshop
Location: The Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR

October 11, 2012 (Thurs.)
Self Study Coordinators Workshop
Location: Annie Wright School
Tacoma, WA

October 12, 2012 (Fri.)
Fall Educators Conference
Location: Annie Wright School
Tacoma, WA

October 24, 2012 (Wed.)
Critical Conversation Lab
Location: TBA

November 3-4, 2012 (Sat.-Sun.)
Institutional Leadership Conference
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge
Seatac, WA

November 4-5, 2012 (Sun.-Mon.)
Fall Heads Meeting
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge
Seatac, WA

November 6, 2012 (Tues.)
Sustainable Fundraising Workshop
Location: TBA

Dec. 3, 2013 (Mon.)
Meeting the Needs of All Learners Through Differentiated Instruction
Location: TBA

Jan. 18, 2013 (Fri.)
The Framework of Teaching – Using the Danielson Model To Design An Effective Teacher Evaluation Model (limited to 40 people)
Location: TBA

February 8-9, 2013 (Fri.-Sat.)
Student Diversity Leadership Retreat
For Students in grades 10, 11 and 12
Location: The Overlake School, Redmond, WA

Mar. 4, 2013 (Mon.)
Playful Literacy: Supporting the Connections Between the Arts and Literacy in Early Childhood Education
Location: TBA

Mar. 18, 2013 (Mon.)
Small School Response to Critical Events
Location: TBA

April 21-23, 2013 (Sun.-Tues.)
Business Officers Conference
Location: TBA

May 5-7, 2013 (Sun.-Tues.)
Spring Heads Conference
Location: TBA

May 18, 2013 (Sat.)
Board Chairs Workshop
Location: TBA

June 20-21, 2013 (Thurs.-Fri.)
Administrative Assistants
Location: TBA

June 24-26, 2013 (Mon.-Wed.)
Leadership Institute
Location: TBA

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