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Friday, July 29 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Inventing the Entrepreneurial Faculty

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Cushing Academy has undergone a profound systemic transformation which has been a collective educational quest. This year, Cushing teachers traveled to various schools in the country where innovative educational approaches are taking place. Faculty researched pioneering classroom applications of 21st century learning and took a close look at what we are doing in our classrooms to meet the needs of our digital learners.  


We will preview our soon-to-be published companion pieces: Jim Tracy’s book on developing an entrepreneurial school and faculty findings on the best innovations Cushing has incubated internally along with the most interesting practices we have found in our travels, including:

  • Exciting teaching innovations taking place in America’s secondary classrooms
  • Effective methodology focused on differentiated instruction and evaluation
  • Methods to:

- galvanize faculty to a greater sense of inquiry and discovery

- affirm peers, encourage contributions and assuage fears around change

- forge a new consensus and momentum among faculty



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Nancy Boyle

About Nancy Boyle | Coordinator of 21 Century Curriculum and English teacher, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA | | Nancy Boyle is a veteran classroom teacher who has presented at several national and regional conferences. Nancy was selected by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) as part of the 2011-2012 Teachers of the Future Program. Mrs. Boyle has served in various roles at Cushing and teaches several courses in the English... Read More →
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James Tracy

About Dr. James Tracy | Headmaster, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA | | Dr. Tracy is a leader in the independent school community and is the editor of The NAIS Guide to Principles of Good Practice and of Why Change? What Works? The NAIS Guide to Change Management. He has written extensively on educational issues, including 21st century secondary education. | | Dr. James Tracy became Cushing’s eleventh headmaster on July 1, 2006. Prior... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Berkeley/Clarendon - 2nd Floor