Leonard Sax MD PhD

2011 events

 

 

January 6, Providence, Rhode Island:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers, and spoke to parents, at the Lincoln School.

January 10, West Palm Beach, Florida:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers, and spoke to parents, at the Benjamin School.

January 17, Lititz, Pennsylvania:  Dr. Sax met with students, led workshops for teachers, and spoke to parents, at Linden Hall, the oldest extant girls’ school in North America, founded in 1746.

January 27/28, Concord, New Hampshire:  Dr. Sax led two days of training for teachers.  Teachers came from as far away as Pittsburg in the north (on the Canadian border) and from Nashua in the south.  The evening of January 27, he spoke to parents about challenges facing parents of boys; the evening of January 28, he spoke to parents about challenges facing parents of girls.

 

February 9, Columbus, Ohio:  Dr. Sax continued a 3-day “strand” of professional development for Columbus Public Schools.

February 10/11, Vancouver, British Columbia:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents (2/10), and led workshops for teachers (2/11) at Crofton House School.  He also did an interview for the local CBC affiliate radio station; streaming audio is available online at www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/episodes/2011/02/10/raising-girls/.  The Vancouver newspaper also published a feature article about his visit; the online version is available at http://bit.ly/es22rn.

February 15, Brampton, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for school social workers and other professionals who work with adolescents, hosted by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

February 17, St. Louis, Missouri:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents at the Wilson School about the importance of sex differences in child and adolescent development.

February 18, St Louis, Missouri:  Dr. Sax led a sixth day of professional development for teachers at the Imagine Academy of Academic Success.

February 21, Surrey, British Columbia:  Dr. Sax led workshops for teachers, and spoke to parents, at Pacific Academy.

February 24, Niagara Falls, Ontario:  Dr. Sax was a keynote speaker for the annual conference of COYO, the Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario; he also led two breakout sessions.

 

March 2, Minot, North Dakota:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and other professionals, for North Dakota State University at Minot.  That evening, he spoke to parents.

March 8, Tacoma, Washington: Dr. Sax led a workshop attended by teachers and administrators from Tacoma Public Schools, hosted by Jason Lee Middle School.  That evening, he spoke to parents. 

 

(continued next page)

March 16, Detroit, Michigan:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers.  That evening, he spoke to more than 700 parents at the University of Detroit Jesuit Academy on the topic of “boys adrift.”

March 25/26, Tampa, Florida:  Dr. Sax led workshops for teachers (including a special full-day teachers’ workshop on Saturday March 26), and spoke to parents, at events hosted by the School District of Hillsborough County.

 

April 12, Brampton, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led a second workshop for school professionals, again hosted by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. 

April 14 – 15, Minneapolis, Minnesota:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents, and to school professionals, on gender issues in child and adolescent development.

April 27 – 28, Duluth, Minnesota:  Dr. Sax led five workshops on gender issues, all hosted by the Northland Foundation:  for juvenile justice professionals; for physicians; for youth workers; for teachers; and for parents. The evening of April 27, he spoke to parents about problems facing boys; the evening of April 28, he spoke to parents about challenges facing girls.

April 30, Charleston, West Virginia:  Dr. Sax returned to Stonewall Jackson Middle School to lead a weekend workshop for teachers.

 

May 18:  Columbus, Ohio:  Dr. Sax led the third and final day in a 3-day “strand” of professional development for Columbus Public Schools.

 

June 16/17: Madison, Wisconsin:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on gender-specific best practice for the classroom, hosted by the University of Wisconsin.  This event was attended not only by teachers from all across Wisconsin but also from Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Washington DC.

June 29: Dr. Sax was a guest for a one-hour interview on XM Radio “Doctor Radio” (Sirius / XM channel 81), discussing the important of gender, and gender variations, in child and adolescent development.

 

July 14, DePere, Wisconsin:  Dr. Sax led a workshop on gender issues, for the F.I.E.L. Fellows conference (primarily public school administrators).

July 18, Tampa, Florida:  Dr. Sax returned to Tampa to lead another full-day workshop for public school teachers.

July 26, Charlotte, North Carolina: Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for the Teaching Fellows Institute.  That evening, he spoke to parents.

July 28:  Dr. Sax did a 45-minute live interview for KERA, North Texas Public Radio (Dallas / Fort Worth / Longview / Kilgore / Wichita Falls), discussing some of the challenges facing girls today. This interview included live call-in questions from listeners.  The description of the show is online at http://www.kera.org/2011/07/28/the-current-crisis-for-girls/ and you can listen to streaming audio at http://bit.ly/nMTX0Q. The show was re-broadcast on January 3, 2012.

 

August 1 & 2, Hazel Crest, Illinois:  Dr. Sax returned to Hazel Crest public schools to lead a two-day workshop for teachers there.

August 4 & 5, Atlanta, Georgia:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for teachers at the Wesley Imagine International Academy, a public charter school; he also spoke to parents the evening of August 4. 

August 9/10, Dallas, Texas:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for teachers who are launching the Barack Obama Leadership Academy, a new boys’ public school which is enrolling boys not only from all across Dallas but also from outlying suburbs such as Plano, Richardson, and Mesquite.  He also spoke to parents the evening of August 9.

August 16, Charleston, West Virginia: Dr. Sax returned to Stonewall Jackson Middle School to lead another day of professional development.

August 18, Traverse City, Michigan:  Dr. Sax gave three presentations at a statewide conference sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Education:

1.      Girls on the Edge: A keynote address in which Dr. Sax will describe trends affecting girls, putting more girls at risk, in almost every demographic group

2.      Boys Adrift: a breakout session in which Dr. Sax will share strategies which other communities have used to re-engage boys and young men to become productive, courteous and responsible.

3.      Facebook Ate My Daughter: a breakout session to consider how the emerging world of social networking is putting girls in a new kind of jeopardy (this was the most popular breakout at the conference, with 94 attendees).

August 22/23, Yakutat, Alaska:  Dr. Sax led two days of training for public school teachers.  He also spoke to parents the evening of August 22.

August 29: Dr. Sax was the guest for a 30-minute interview about the challenges facing girls and young women today, hosted by KPFA, public radio for Berkeley, California, streaming audio available at http://kpfawomensmag.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-29th-girls-in-age-of-facebook.html

August 30/31, New Buffalo, Michigan: Dr. Sax led two days of training for public school teachers, hosted by New Buffalo Area Schools. He also spoke to parents the evening of August 30.

 

September 16, Brampton, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for high school teachers, hosted by Saint Edmund Campion Secondary School.

 

October 8/9, Orlando, Florida: Dr. Sax hosted the seventh international conference of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, which was attended by more than 400 educators from across the continental United States as well as from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico.

October 22, Lake Forest, Illinois: Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for the Special Education District of Lake County.  That evening, he spoke to parents.

October 28, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia:  Dr. Sax led a full day of workshops for ATEC, the Association of Teachers of Exceptional Children.

 

November 7, Wilmington, Delaware:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Padua Academy.  That evening, he spoke to parents about the challenges facing girls in the era of texting, Facebook, and YouTube.

November 10, Sugar Land, Texas: Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop on the topic of “boys adrift”: addressing the question of why we find so many boys who are not working up to their potential, and what parents and teachers can do about it.

November 11, Dallas, Texas: Dr. Sax delivered a keynote address, and led two breakout sessions, for the conference of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (www.iecaonline.com).  The keynote address was titled “Why Gender Matters”: the breakout sessions were “Facebook Ate My Daughter” and “Boys Adrift.”

November 17 – 18, Willmar, Minnesota: Dr. Sax gave an evening keynote presentation, and led a full day of workshops, for the annual conference of Pact 4 Families Collaborative, www.pact4.org.  

November 30, Princeton, New Jersey: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Stuart Country Day School.  That evening, he spoke to parents about the challenges facing girls in the era of Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, 24/7 texting, Facebook, and YouTube.

 

December 5, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers and other school professionals, on gender-aware instructional strategies for the content areas, as well as gender-specific motivational strategies for coed classrooms.  That evening, he spoke to parents.

December 7, Princeton, New Jersey: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart.  That evening, he spoke to parents about the challenges facing boys in the era of Call of Duty, Halo, and Eminem, growing up in a popular culture which teaches that academic achievement and scholarship are unmasculine.