Professional Development at Hillbrook

Our faculty and staff attend over 75 conferences and professional development experiences each year. Listed below are some examples of the most recent year's professional learning.

Social Impact
  • Impact Lab Series Launch a Network Event
  • Money Matters: The Impact of Finance and Entrepreneurship
  • Partnership: The Impact of People and Communities Working Together
Hosted by California Teachers Development Collaborative (CATDC) Impact Lab Series in San Francisco, CA
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Storytelling: The Impact of Human-Centered Design and Story-Telling
Hosted by the California Teachers Development Collaborative (CATDC) Impact Lab Series in San Francisco, CA
Garden and Farm-based Science & Nutrition
Hosted by the University of California: Santa Cruz Life Lab in Santa Cruz, CA
4th Annual Maker Educator Convening
Hosted by Maker Ed Convening in San Jose, CA
World Languages
Annual Convention and World Language Expo
Hosted by the Annual American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Convention in New Orleans, LA
Writing & Literature
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference
Hosted in Portland, Oregon
Mindset Mathematics
Hosted by the Stanford Curriculum Seminar
Hosted in Stanford, CA
Sustainability, Project Based Learning, and Social Impact
Bioneers: Pathways Forward
Hosted by the Annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA
Making, STEM, STEAM, & Social Impact
Annual California STEAM Symposium
Hosted by Annual California STEAM in Long Beach, CA

Example Workshops at the Wildwood School: STEM in Real Life, Social Activism for Elementary School
Hosted in Los Angeles, CA
Project Based Learning
Buck Institute Project Based Learning Workshop
Hosted by Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, CA

Student Experience
Socratic Seminar Trainings
Hosted in San Jose, CA
Design Thinking & Leadership
Design Thinking, Leadership, Innovation, & Learning Spaces with Leadership + Design
Location varies
School Leadership
Leadership + Design Santa Fe Seminar
Hosted in Santa Fe, NM

Council For Advancement in Support of Education for Independent Schools
Hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Philadelphia, PA

Elevate! Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) Annual Conference
Association of Independent School Admission Professionals
Hosted in Nashville, TN
Rhythmic Integrity and Expressivity Through Dalcroze Eurhythmics 
Hosted by the Northern California Orff Society (NCAOSA) Fall Workshop in Oakland, CA

American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference
Hosted in Cincinnati, OH
Social Emotional Learning
Bay Area Social Thinking Conference
Hosted in San Francisco, CA

Developmental Designs Workshops for Elementary and Middle School
Hosted in San Francisco, CA
Teaching Tolerance
Remote Learning
Technology in Education
Spring CUE (Formerly known as Computer-Using Educators) 2019
Hosted by CUE in Palm Springs, CA

“It was great to attend the SEED [Seeking Educational Equity &
Diversity] facilitator training this past summer. I met people who changed my own perspective and it reminded me that each individual has their own story to share. Co-facilitating SEED meetings this year for colleagues at Hillbrook allows me to see and connect with my colleagues with a depth that is not often given time in a typical workplace.”
“Attending AWP [Association of Writers & Writing Programs] Annual Conference breathed life into my own reading and
writing practice and gave me a contemporary selection of books that the students will love to read and learn from--in particular, books that build
empathy. It was so refreshing to learn from writers and educators who are at the top of their crafts, share that experience with my colleagues, and to
be able to take that enthusiasm and passion back to my students.”
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