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Learning to Lead:
The Art and Practice of Teaching Leadership
April 16, 2015

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Roland Park Country School


(For Teachers, Administrators, and Staff at All Grade Levels)


Anyone who interacts with students has the opportunity to teach leadership skills. Join this program to learn techniques and best practices for teaching leadership at all levels and in a variety of settings. The program will include interactive sessions in which leadership practitioners and student leaders will provide real-world examples. We welcome teachers, administrators, and staff who work with children K-12.


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Annual Heads Conference

April 23-24, 2015

Loews Annapolis Hotel


The Heads’ Conference this year will focus on managing the rapid pace of change in our personal lives, at our schools, and at AIMS. Rob Evans, always a compelling speaker, will talk about Leading in the New Age of Uncertainty; Ron Goldblatt will present the newly re-designed accreditation process and reflect on his experiences during a forty-year career in education and law; and Kathy Minardi, Head at Aidan Montessori, and a committee of Heads will celebrate Ron’s sixteen-year tenure as Executive Director. 


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3rd Annual Teachers Retreat

April 19-21, 2015


Join other AIMS Teachers for this dynamic, once-a-year educational opportunity designed to rejuvenate and inspire in a relaxed, yet rich learning environment. The AIMS Teachers Retreat provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and exploration of a wide range of practices that support good teaching and learning. Enriching the experience, we’ll hear from Keynotes Jen Lara, from Upcycled Education, on Fostering Creativity – and David Bill, from NoTosh on Learning Experiences: Designing the Interactions and Spaces that Define Our Learning.

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20th Annual Technology Retreat

May 3-5, 2015



This year marks our 20th year celebration of the AIMS Technology Retreat.

Supporting AIMS Technology Coordinators, IT Administrators, and Librarians, the AIMS Technology Retreat provides opportunities to collaborate, network, and learn about a wide range of technology trends that support good leadership, teaching, learning, and managing information systems in a fun, relaxed environment. Keynotes Dr. Mimi Ito and Danielle Martin will energize and inspire us on the topics of Connected Learning and the culture of Making


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Journal of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools

The Journal of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (JAIMS) is a digital publication and online forum focused on teaching and learning at all grade levels in independent schools. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of interests: scholarly articles, reports about action research, reflective pieces about classroom experiences, book reviews, and exemplary lesson plans. See Current Issue.

Highlighted Events 2014-15  
Crisis Communications
Boot Camp
Presenter: Jane Hulbert 
McDonogh School
May 6, 2015

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