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Crafting Character

Who:
Karen Blumberg, Meredith Stewart
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 309

Students need to recognize that their communications and actions contribute to their character. In an age where everyone uses Google (including high school counselors, college admissions, and employers), it is more important than ever to initiate conversations with students about how their immediate online choices have potentially permanent ramifications.

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Habits of Mind - RICO - Refine, Invent, Connect and Own

Who:
Linda Nathan and Students from Boston Arts Academy
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 309

Boston Arts Academy seniors show their understanding of how to be artist-scholar-citizens through their capstone experience, Senior Grant Project, where each student writes a grant proposal for a project that uses their artistic talents to serve their community. The project coordinator Monika Aldarondo, and two Boston Arts Academy students, Duke and Xavier, discuss their projects and their process, including getting funding and working to complete their projects.

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The same as it ever was, but does it have to be?

Who:
Leo Brehm, Beth Knittle
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 309

Please join us for a conversation on change. We will discuss our ideal learning environments and practices; outline the skills, knowledge, tools and strategies needed; and set realistic goals to realize this vision. Help us to pinpoint the traits of successful change that has been implemented in either a small classroom or school/district-wide.

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Using Technology to Teach Empathy

Who:
Samantha Morra
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 309

Teaching empathy may be one of the most important skills we can teach our students in the 21st century. Technology brings the world into the classroom. We will look at a variety of ways to teach empathy including web sites, communication tools and creative tasks such as digital storytelling.