KlingShare archives the takeaways from webinars, KlingChat online conversations, and design thinking sessions held by our graduate students. 

  •  Webinar: Learning from Schools in Asia, Reopening - May 27, 2020
    This webinar featured a panel of alumni school leaders from schools in Shanghai, Beijing, and Japan sharing their experiences, challenges, and successes in reopening their schools after closures during COVID-19.  
    View on Youtube | View with text transcript 
  • KlingShare:#13 - Financial Toolkit for COVID-19
    This toolkit provides iterative, five-step process - with spreadsheet tools - for schools to assess their financial position, identify and consider possible actions and policies, run financial scenarios, and communicate with families, donors, and faculty/staff.
    View/Download KlingShare #13
  • KlingShare:#12 - Virtual Traditions: Designing Meaningful Online Events, April 23 and 28, 2020 10:00 AM
    Prototypes co-created by participants in this facilitated design thinking session to explore ways to create meaningful online celebrations and events - awards or moving up ceremonies, graduations, or other community celebrations. 
    View/Download KlingShare:#12
  • KlingShare:#11 - KlingChat for College and Placement Counselors, April 30, 2020
    A summary of discussion among independent school college counselors working with high school students and placement counselors working with elementary or middle school students. Focus questions for this discussion were "What stresses and concerns are your students and their families experiencing and what approaches have you used to help them navigate the rapidly changing testing/admission landscape? How might we plan for next fall (college kick off events, test prep, essay sessions, visits and interviews, etc) in the face of uncertainty?"
    View/Download KlingShare:#11
  • KlingShare:#10 - KlingChat for Tech Teams, April 21, 2020
    A summary of discussion among independent school tech specialists around the focus questions, "How might we continue to provide high-quality support and training to faculty and staff in a remote work environment without tech team burn-out? How might we leverage the investment in the tools and techniques of remote school/work when students, faculty and staff begin to return to campuses?"
    View/Download Klingshare:#10
  • KlingShare:#9 -  Finance and Advancement KlingChat, April 16, 2020
    A summary of discussion among school finance and advancement professionals around these focus questions: "How might we adjust our financial management and fundraising efforts to account for COVID-19? What are the potential long-term impacts on COVID-19 on a schools’ financial health?"
    View/Download KlingShare:#9
  • Executive Functions: Executive Functions: Helping Kids Get Organized for Remote Learning
    In this webinar, Vicki Algeri and Nancy Weinstein of Mindprint Learning, co-authors of The Empowered Student: A Guide to Self-Regulated Learning, present key strategies to support students with weaker executive functions in a remote learning environment.
    Intro to executive functions | Full webinar recording | Presentation slides
  • KlingShare:#7 - Heads and Division Heads KlingChats, April 9 & 15, 2020
    A summary of ideas and practices discussed during a KlingChat online conversation for Heads and Division Heads. The discussion questions for these conversations were: "How might we support adult learning and well-being as teachers adjust to online teaching? What external pressures are you facing and what methods of addressing them have been successful for you?"
    View/Download KlingShare:#7 
  • KlingShare:#6 - Admissions KlingChat, April 14, 2020
    A summary of ideas and practices discussed during a KlingChat online conversation for Admissions professionals. The discussion questions for these conversations were: "What challenges have you faced in retaining your existing families and what approaches have been successful?  How have you/might we approach recruiting newly-accepted families when campuses are closed?"
    View/Download KlingShare:#6
  • KlingShare:#5 - Middle School Educator KlingChat, April 7, 2020
    A summary of ideas and practices discussed during a KlingChat online conversation for middle school educators. The discussion questions for this conversation were: "How might we integrate social-emotional, DEI, & ethics learning into online schooling for middle schoolers? What structures or strategies might we use to help students and their parents manage the new work of remote learning?"
    View/Download KlingShare:#5
  • KlingShare:#4 - High School Educator KlingChat, April 2, 2020
    A summary of ideas and practices discussed during a KlingChat online conversation for high school educators. The discussion questions for this conversation were: "How might teachers design for increased independence and intrinsically motivated learning? How can we support high school students dealing with anxiety and the loss of in-person traditions?"
    View/Download KlingShare:#4
  • KlingShare:#3 - Webinar: Learning from Schools in Asia - April 1, 2020
    This webinar featured a panel of alumni school leaders from schools in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong sharing their experiences, challenges, and successes during Covid-19.  
    View on Youtube | View with text transcript | Download KlingShare:#3
  • KlingShare:#2 - GradLab Design Thinking, March 2020
    KlingShare:#2 shares ideas generated by graduate students in the Klingenstein Center's Private School Leadership Program to answer the question, "How might we create meaningful capstone experiences for students in International Baccalaureate classes now that IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) has cancelled the exams due to COVID-19?
    View/Download KlingShare:#2
  • KlingShare:#1 - Early-Childhood and Elementary Teacher Klingchat, March 31, 2020
    A summary of ideas and practices discussed during a KlingChat online conversation for early-childhood and elementary educations. The discussion questions for this conversation were:  "How might early-childhood and elementary teachers build community with our youngest students? How might we support parents of young children as they work with their children on learning tasks?"  
    View/Download KlingShare:#1
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