2010 events: Leonard Sax MD PhD

Current as of November 22, 2010

 

 

January 13/14, Grand Coteau, LA:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents (1/13), and led a two-day workshop for teachers, hosted by the Academy of the Sacred Heart.  This workshop was attended by educators from across south Louisiana as well as from Texas.

January 15, Shreveport, LA:  Dr. Sax returned to Caddo Parish to lead an additional day of professional development workshops for public school teachers there.

January 19, Red Deer, Alberta: Dr. Sax provided a full-day workshop for public school teachers, on gender-specific best practice for the content areas, sponsored by the Central Alberta Regional Consortium, www.carcpd.ab.ca.

January 21, Toronto, Ontario:  Dr. Sax gave the opening keynote address for a conference of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, www.opsba.org.

 

February 8, Paget, Bermuda:  Dr. Sax spoke at Bermuda College to public school counselors and administrators about sex differences in the propensity to delinquent behavior:  girls and boys both get into trouble, but they often get into different kinds of trouble.

February 8/9, Devonshire, Bermuda:  Dr. Sax spoke to more than 600 parents (2/8), and led a full-day workshop for teachers (2/9), hosted by Somersfield Academy.

February 20, Houston, TX:  Dr. Sax led a full-day conference on gender-specific best practice for public schools; this conference was attended by educators from across Texas as well as from Kansas and Nevada.

February 20, Houston, TX:  Dr. Sax spoke to doctors from Methodist Hospital about “Plastic Girls and Brittle Boys:  endocrine disruptors and why they matter.”

 

March 18 – 19, Rochester, NY:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents (3/18) and led a full-day workshop for teachers (3/19), at McQuaid Jesuit School.

March 27, Towson, MD:  Dr. Sax led a workshop on sex differences in speech pathology and in hearing, for the annual conference of the Maryland Speech & Hearing Association.

 

April 13 – 14, Los Angeles, CA:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on gender-specific best practice, for teachers at the Young Oak Kim Academy, a public charter school; he also spoke to parents (4/13).

April 16, North St. Paul, MN:  Dr. Sax spoke to school administrators about how to broaden educational horizons and to break down gender stereotypes.  He also visited Carver Elementary, a local public school.

April 16 (evening), St. Paul, MN:   Dr. Sax spoke at Macalester College about “Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge:  why more and more boys are goofballs, and more and more girls are anxious.”

April 17, Mahtomedi, MN:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers, presenting gender-specific best practice for the content areas in grades K – 12.

April 18, Mahtomedi, MN:  Dr. Sax gave a presentation at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church on “The Maiden King:  recent research on gender differences in the spiritual needs of children and teenagers.”

April 26:  Dr. Sax was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio, to discuss Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge. Streaming audio is available online (40 minutes’ duration) at http://clipcast.wpr.org:8080/ramgen/wpr/mlr/mlr100426f.rm.

April 29, New Paltz, NY:  Dr. Sax led two workshops for guidance counselors from public schools across the Hudson Valley.

 

May 3:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studio for Minnesota Public Radio to discuss Girls on the Edge.  Streaming audio (45 minutes) is available at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/05/03/midmorning2/.

May 10: Dr. Sax was a guest in the studio of CNN’s American Morning to discuss Girls on the Edge with Kiran Chetry; streaming video is available online at www.leonardsax.com and at http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/10/teen-girls-coping-with-drugs-alcohol-sexting/.

 

June 3, Jamestown, ND:  Dr. Sax was a keynote speaker for a statewide conference hosted jointly by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.  He also led two breakout sessions, on “Girls on the Edge” and “Boys Adrift.”

June 17, Madison, WI:  Dr. Sax will keynote a conference on gender differences in the propensity to delinquent behavior, hosted by the Gender Studies Project at the University of Wisconsin Madison, www.dcs.wisc.edu/pda/boysandgirls/index.html.

June 21 - 22, Washington, DC:  Dr. Sax led a two-day training workshop for teachers, hosted by Randle Highlands Elementary School; he also spoke to parents (6/21).

 

July 22, Melbourne, Australia:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers, hosted by Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, which was attended by educators from across Melbourne. He also met with all Year 8 girls at Korowa to discuss issues related to texting, instant messaging, and social networking sites.  He also gave a presentation for parents entitled “Girls on the Edge.”

July 26/27, Christchurch, New Zealand:  Dr. Sax met with students, led workshops for teachers, and spoke to parents, at Rangi Ruru School. 

July 27, Christchurch, New Zealand:  Dr. Sax was a guest on Radio New Zealand, discussing gender issues in education.  Streaming audio of the interview is online at http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20100727-1411-Gender_matters-048.mp3.

July 29/30, Sydney, Australia:  Dr. Sax met with students, led workshops for teachers, and spoke to parents, at Ascham School.

 

August 2/3, Perth, Australia:  Dr. Sax met with students, led workshops for teachers, and spoke to parents, at MLC, an independent school, www.mlc.wa.edu.au.  He also met with students at Christ Church Grammar School.

August 5, Auckland, New Zealand:  Dr. Sax led workshops for teachers, and spoke to parents, at St. Cuthbert’s College.

August 6, Auckland, New Zealand:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studios of TV New Zealand for the morning news program, “Breakfast,” discussing some of the challenges facing girls today such as texting and Facebook.  Streaming video is available online at http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/psychologist-warns-facebook-dangers-3687167.

 

August 11 – 12, St. Louis, MO:  Dr. Sax led a two-day training workshop for teachers, hosted by the Imagine Academy of Academic Success.

August 13, Baltimore, MD:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for public school teachers at the SEED school, a public charter boarding school.

August 16, Columbus, Ohio:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for public school teachers.

August 20:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studios of CNN’s American Morning, discussing recent research on the over-diagnosis of ADHD in American schoolchildren. Streaming video at http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/20/1-million-kids-misdiagnosed-with-adhd/.

August 26, Washington DC:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School.

August 30, Guelph, Ontario:  Dr. Sax gave a keynote address, and led breakout sessions, on gender difference in education, at a conference hosted by the Upper Grand District School Board.

 

September 1 – 2, Temperance, MI:  Dr. Sax led two days of workshops on gender-specific best practice for the content areas, for Bedford Public Schools.

September 24, St. Louis, MO:  Dr. Sax returned to the Imagine Academy of Academic Success to lead a third day of training for teachers there.

September 29, Ottawa, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers, and spoke to parents, at the Elmwood School.  He was also a guest on CBC Radio as well as a guest on the local Ottawa TV station: streaming video of his interview (about texting and Facebook) is available online at http://bit.ly/cydpG9.

 

October 9 – 10, Las Vegas, NV: Dr. Sax will host the sixth international conference of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education.

October 14, New York, NY:  Dr. Sax will lead a full-day workshop on gender issues in education, as well as an evening forum for parents, at the Grace Church School.

October 19, Greenwich, CT:  Dr. Sax will lead a workshop for teachers, and speak to parents, at the Stanwich School.

October 20, Bryn Mawr, PA:  Dr. Sax will lead a workshop for teachers at the Agnes Irwin School; he will also speak to parents that evening.

October 22, Halifax, Nova Scotia:  Dr. Sax will lead workshops at a provincial education conference, on gender differences in best practice for the content areas.

October 25: St. Louis, MO:  Dr. Sax will return to the Imagine Academy of Academic Success to lead a fourth day of professional development for teachers there.

October 26, St. Paul, MN:  Dr. Sax gave a full-day presentation entitled “Boys adrift, and girls on the edge,” hosted by the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center.

October 27, Rochester, MN:  Dr. Sax gave a full-day presentation entitled “Why Gender Matters: the importance of gender in early intervention with at-risk youth,” hosted by Rochester Community College.

October 29, Baltimore, MD:  Dr. Sax led a second day of professional development for the SEED School, a public charter boarding school with single-sex classrooms.

 

November 1, Mississauga, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for the Peel District School Board, on the topic of “girls on the edge”.  This workshop was attended by more than 500 educators and other school professionals.  An article in the local paper about Dr. Sax’s workshop is available online at http://bit.ly/cqnS8v. Dr. Sax also spoke to parents that evening.

November 3, Lake Forest, IL:  Dr. Sax spoke to students, and led a workshop for teachers, at the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart.  He also spoke to parents about the challenges facing teenagers in the era of texting and Facebook.

November 8, Aventura, FL:  Dr. Sax led a workshop about the dangers of endocrine disruptors.

November 9 – 10, East Hampton, New York:  Dr. Sax led a series of workshops for teachers at the Ross School.  He also met with girls, and with boys, in grades 5 through 12, in eight separate sessions over two days, to discuss the effects of popular culture on gender-specific issues:  for example, Gossip Girl and Call of Duty: Black Ops.  He also gave an evening presentation for parents about the challenges facing girls and boys in grades 5 through 12 today.

November 11, Wisconsin Dells, WI:  Dr. Sax provided the keynote address at a conference for juvenile justice professionals, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, www.uwex.edu.  The keynote was entitled “Gender differences in the propensity to delinquent behavior.”  He also led breakout sessions specifically on the challenges facing girls at risk, as well as boy-specific issues, from the perspective of what juvenile justice professionals need to know. 

November 12, St. Louis, MO:  Dr. Sax returned to the Imagine Academy of Academic Success to lead a fifth day of professional development for teachers.

November 15 and 16, Sonoma, CA:  Dr. Sax led two days of workshops for teachers, hosted by the Presentation School.  He also gave an evening presentation to parents regarding the challenges facing girls and boys today.

November 17, Princeton, NJ:  Dr. Sax gave an evening presentation to parents about the challenges facing girls and boys in the era of texting, Facebook, and Call of Duty.

November 24, Port Ewen, NY:  Dr. Sax will lead workshops for Ulster County educators about gender differences in the classroom.

November 29, Austin, TX:  Dr. Sax will lead a workshop for teachers, and speak to parents, at St. Stephen’s School.

 

December 6, Greenwich, CT:  Dr. Sax will speak at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a girls’ school.

December 8, Columbus, OH:  Dr. Sax will lead the first of a three-day strand of professional development for teachers with Columbus Public Schools; subsequent days will be February 9 and May 11, 2011.

 

Go to Dr. Sax’s personal web site, www.leonardsax.com.

Go to the web site for the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, www.singlesexschools.org.

Go to the web site for the Montgomery Center for Research in Child & Adolescent Development, www.mcrcad.org.