Wednesday, May 5, 2010
6pm Welcome and opening talk by Amy Vetter and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater
6:30 Optimal Foreign Language Scheduling in Elementary School with Morgan Sharp
7:15 Modern Poetry as a Craft with Katie Roquemore
8:00 Paidiea Seminars and Critical Thinking with Matthew Frillici
8:45 Closing and door prizes
I'm putting the first two sessions together in one live blog. I'll put the others down a little lower in this same post. Please, please feel free to join in the conversation, ask a question, make an observation, etc.
Morgan Sharp's Session
Paidiea Seminars and Critical Thinking
Monday, May 3, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The New York Times calls Irshad Manji “Osama bin Laden’s worst nightmare.” Oprah Winfrey gave her the first annual Chutzpah Award for “audacity, nerve, boldness, and conviction.” Manji, director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University, accepts both as compliments. The project develops young leaders who will challenge conformity and champion creativity, including reform-minded Muslims. She is the internationally bestselling author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith. In those countries that have banned her book, Manji is reaching readers by posting free translations on her popular blog. In just over a year, the Arabic translation has been downloaded 300,000 times and circulated by youth throughout the Middle East. She created the acclaimed PBS documentary, Faith Without Fear, which follows her journey to reconcile Islam with freedom and human rights. For her pioneering work, Manji receives both death threats and distinctions: The World Economic Forum has selected her as a Young Global Leader; The European Foundation for Democracy has made her a Senior Scholar; and The Jakarta Post in Indonesia — the world’s largest Muslim country — identifies Manji as one of three Muslim women creating positive change in Islam today.
Here's the bit of the description that caught my attention: Ways to use principles of ecological literacy in food programs, campus facilities, and innovative curriculum development. Great looking lineup of presenters on this one too: Carolie Sly, Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) , Crystal Land, The Head-Royce School (CA) , Mark Stefanski, Marin Academy (CA) , Paul Chapman, The Head-Royce School (CA) , Zenobia Barlow, Center for Ecoliteracy (CA)
Friday, February 26, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
As the Future Catches You — The Impact of the Genetic, Digital, and Knowledge Revolutions
The Intentional Teacher: Better Teaching through School-Teacher Dialogue
A thoughtful and responsive professional culture allows independent school teachers to build meaningful careers and lives. This presentation will offer specific and practical ideas for developing institutional environments in which teachers can maximize their professional potential for the school and students while meeting their own needs and aspirations.
PRESENTER: Peter Gow, Beaver Country Day School (MA)