It's a Small World ... After All (grades 4-8) - student session
J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was first and foremost a scholar of languages and literature. Although he was enthralled by linguistic origins, structure and influences, Tolkien never forgot that language, at its core, serves to communicate needs and interests in the most efficient way possible. Tolkien’s elves, dwarves, orcs … each had their distinctive languages (that Tolkien created). Yet, we can almost understand them when we hear them speak. Why is that? You will obtain an idea when you delve into unknown realms in unfamiliar languages and discover how universal communicating with others can be.
WorldSpeak Language Immersion Private School
The Null Curriculum: The Most Important Lessons - presentation
Only a few people know about The Null Curriculum. That's because The Null Curriculum doesn't exist; it is never discussed and it is never offered in schools. It is what children learn from what they are never taught. Research tells us that the presence of omission has a profound impact on all learners. In fact, it is arguably the most important piece of any curriculum that forms the character and world view of young people in any culture, religion, or country. The Null Curriculum is a vital part of human development that deserves to be understood by more than "a few people". Join a discussion and become more aware of a hidden pedagogy too important to ignore.
The Jewish High School of Connecticut
It's a Small World ... After All - WorldSpeak Language Immersion School
Los Angeles, CA 2015 (student session)
The Null Curriculum: The Most Important Lessons - The Jewish High School of CT
Stamford, CT 2016 (presentation)
Algebra - Exploring Mathematics (grades 4-6) - student session
Take the first major step towards a greater, and richer, knowledge of mathematics. Tear yourself away from the basic four function (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) arithmetic that you have been studying in class and enter the realm of algebra. Algebra – the mathematics of symbols that is defined by the language of logic. Discover some of the “Basic Laws of Algebra,” solve linear algebraic equations and obtain a feel for what it is like to work with abstractions. Schools typically introduce algebra in the 8th grade. But, you can gain a glimpse of math’s beauty, magic and possibilities several years ahead of schedule.
Broward (FL) County School District
You, Your Child & Einstein - presentation
Have you ever worried that someday someone will find out your success is due purely to luck? Do you have a fear of failure,or a feeling that your hard work is never enough? If so, then you and about 70% of the population suffer from the Impostor Syndrome. It’s usually the highest achieving and most gifted people that get hit the hardest - Einstein, Tina Fey, Maya Angelou, you … your student. It is hard enough to deal with these feelings as adults, but it is harder when we see our children exhibiting the same fears. Come take a look at the Impostor Syndrome and learn how to combat this condition and give your children the confidence and skills they need to succeed.
The Experimentory at Deerfield Academy
Algebra- Exploring Mathematics - Broward (FL) County School District
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2017 (student session)
You, Your Child & Einstein - The Experimentory at Deerfield Academy
Washington, DC 2016 (presentation)
The Joys of Thinking Philosophically (grades 7-12) - student session
Socrates declared that the unexamined life was not worth living … Was he right, philosophically? And, if not, philosophically, what is the value and usefulness of developing a philosophic viewpoint in our daily experience? That you probably had to pause and consider all this just now has already made your life richer. Thinking philosophically, in fact, can lead to a deeper understanding of the complicated issues in history, education and everyday life. This interactive seminar, that will examine moral dilemmas, will start you on your way. Come explore ways of pondering life … and make it worth living.
Fountain Valley School of CO
Controlling Anxiety for Healthy Educational Objectives - presentation
It is one of life’s burdens – the college application process. Make it easier on yourself by learning some of the tools that will enable you to be an appealing admissions candidate. Most importantly, discover and be reassured that you do not need to compromise on hopes and dreams to find a college that will serve you best.
Options for College
The Joys of Thinking Philosophically - Fountain Valley School of CO
Tacoma, WA 2013 (student session)
A Practical Map for the Road to College - Options for College
Baltimore, MD 2015 (presentation)
In the Eyes of the ArtBot (grades 5-7) - student session
Delve in the world of ArtBots / Where bots are free to roam / For drawing lines like creeping vines / Or splaying tones like splashing foam / Making art for all to see / Through one’s unlimited creativity / And using basic circuitry. / Be the controller of the strings / That gets your bot to define its blings / Of arcs and curliques / Of dashing dabs and fancy hues. How about it? Come marry art with science.
Friends' Central School
The Indispensable K-12 STEM Resource Guide - presentation
Calling ALL students and parents seeking adventure, opportunities and excitement that will satisfy one’s capacity to think and ability to create. Explore how to effectively and efficiently incorporate STEM resources to accommodate advanced learners. Discover the best STEM places to visit, the most informative online sites for STEM-based information, the most practical sources that describe STEM career exploration activities, the most concise information for STEM advocacy, and more. Whether or not the overwhelming amount of available information is stymieing your efforts to learn about STEM enrichment resources both within and beyond the classroom, make your life easier by distilling the data into understandable bytes. Get ready to recharge your mind.
Montclair State University Gifted & Talented Program
In the Eyes of the ArtBot - Friends' Central School
Philadelphia, PA 2016 (student session)
The Indispensable K-12 STEM Resource Guide - Montclair State Gifted & Talented Prgm.
Northern NJ 2017 (presentation)