Leonard Sax MD PhD

2007 workshops, seminars, and media events

 

January 4/5, Foley, AL:  Dr. Sax returned to Foley to lead a two-day training seminar for teachers from three Baldwin County public schools.

January 9, New York, NY:  Dr. Sax led a forum for parents at the Fieldston School.

January 10, New York, NY: Dr. Sax visited the Hewitt School and led a seminar for teachers there on best practices for teaching math and science to girls.

January 23, Woodbridge, VA:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at Woodbridge Middle School; that evening, he spoke to parents about gender differences in learning.

January 26, Cooksville, MD:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at the Woodmont Academy; that evening, he spoke to parents about the advantages of single-sex education.

January 29, Woodbridge, VA:  Dr. Sax continued the training for teachers at Woodbridge Middle School, in preparation for their launch of a gender-separate magnet program.

January 30, Gloucester, VA:  Dr. Sax led a district-wide meeting of Gloucester Public Schools.

February 1, Columbus, OH:  Dr. Sax met with students, then led a professional development seminar for teachers, at the Columbus School for Girls.  That evening, he hosted a parents’ forum on sex differences in the propensity to delinquent behaviors.

February 8, San Luis Potosí, Mexico:  Dr. Sax was a keynote speaker at an international conference sponsored jointly by the Asociación Latinoamericana de Colegios de Educación Diferenciada (Latin-American Association for Single Sex Education), www.alced.net, and by the Colegios del Real, http://www.colegiosdelreal.com/.

February 15/16, Chesterfield, MO:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents about gender differences (2/15); he also led a day-long seminar for teachers at the Gateway Academy (2/16).

March 2, Grayslake, IL:  Dr. Sax led an all-day conference for administrators from North Chicago, Burbank, and Lake County Public Schools on gender differences in education.

March 3, Lake Forest, IL:  Dr. Sax led a parents’ forum entitled “Sex, Drugs, and Fast Cars: what you need to know to keep your son or daughter safe.” He also spoke for the Lake Forest Learning Disabilities Association on the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of ADHD.

March 16/17, Charleston, WV:  Dr. Sax led a two-day seminar on gender differences in education, sponsored by West Virginia State University. 

March 21, San Francisco, CA:  Dr. Sax spoke to students, led a seminar for teachers, and conducted a forum for parents, at the Burke School.

March 29/30, La Crosse, WI:  On March 29th, Dr. Sax led a parents’ forum entitled “Sex, Drugs, and Fast Cars: what you need to know to keep your son or daughter safe.”  On March 30th, Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for a conference on child abuse.  Both events were sponsored by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, a satellite of the Mayo Clinic.

April 23/24, Springfield, MA:  Dr. Sax spoke to physicians about gender differences (April 23); on April 24th, he discussed the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in girls, at the Baystate Health Women’s Health Conference.

April 26, Madison, WI:  Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for the annual conference of the Wisconsin Family-Based Services Association, where he spoke about “Boys Adrift.”

April 30 – May 12, Australia:  Dr. Sax spoke at schools in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra.  Some of those schools included:

                        Sydney:    MLC School, www.mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au; also Brigidine College St. Ives

                        Adelaide:  Seymour College, www.seymour.sa.edu.au

                        Perth / Fremantle:  PLC, www.plc.wa.edu.au; also Scotch College and Penrhos

                        Canberra:  Canberra Girls Grammar, www.cggs.act.edu.au/pages/page480.asp.

While in Australia, Dr. Sax was interviewed by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation); a transcript of his television appearance is available at www.abc.net.au/stateline/sa/content/2006/s1923103.htm.

 

May 14, Santa Fe, NM:  Dr. Sax spoke to educators from Santa Fe public schools about gender differences in learning.  That evening, he led a forum at Santa Fe Community College on “Boys Adrift: the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys.” 

May 29/30, Deland, FL:  Dr. Sax returned to the main campus of Stetson University to lead a 2-day training seminar for public school teachers from Volusia County and Flagler County.

May 31/ June 1, Celebration, FL:  Dr. Sax visited the Celebration campus of Stetson University to lead a 2-day training seminar for teachers from Florida, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, www.stetson.edu/ninabhollis/singlegender.php.


June 15, Woodbridge, VA:  In his third 2007 meeting with teachers at Woodbridge Middle School, Dr. Sax continued the training for their launch of a gender-separate magnet program.

June 18, Oconomowoc, WI:  Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for a conference on “Boys At Risk,” sponsored by the Gender Studies Project of the University of Wisconsin Madison.

June 19, Milwaukee, WI:  Dr. Sax spoke to a panel of judges, child welfare advocates, guardian ad litem attorneys, and others, about “Girls At Risk” – girls who have either already been adjudicated or who are considered at risk for offending – and best practices for effective intervention.  This program was sponsored by Milwaukee County Court Services.

June 24, Washington DC:  Dr. Sax led a seminar, “Noisy Time Story Time,” on best practices for library story time for boys, for the American Library Association’s National Conference.  This seminar became the basis for the cover story of the September 2007 issue of School Library Journal, see http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6472910.html.

June 29, Madison WI:  Dr. Sax gave a keynote address at the annual conference of the Wisconsin School Leadership Academy, www.awsa.org. 

July 10, Memphis, TN:  Dr. Sax met with Memphis schools superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson, as well as members of the Memphis school board, to discuss launching single-sex programs in Memphis public schools.

July 19, Troy, AL:  Dr. Sax led a one-day workshop sponsored by Troy University, for educators from around southeastern Alabama.

July 31, New York City:  Dr. Sax was a guest on the TODAY show, interviewed by Matt Lauer, to discuss Dr. Sax’s second book, Boys Adrift:  the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men, and “the myth about boys.”  You can link to streaming video of the segment (about five minutes long) at www.BoysAdrift.com.

August 7/8, Cincinnati, OH:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best practices for gender-separate classrooms, for public school teachers.

August 9, Baton Rouge, LA:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Cypress Heights Academy; that evening, he spoke to parents.

August 14:  Dr. Sax was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show, which is broadcast on more than 130 NPR stations nationwide, to discuss Boys Adrift.  Streaming audio of the program is available at http://www.wamu.org/programs/dr/07/08/14.php#13672. 

August 20/21, Washington DC:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for teachers at Webb-Wheatley Elementary School, in preparation for the launch of gender-separate classrooms there.

August 23, Pittsburgh, PA:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at the Ellis School.

August 24, Gibsonia, PA:  Dr. Sax led training workshops for teachers from the Pine-Richland Elementary School and from the Mars Area High School.

August 28, Burlington, WI:  Dr. Sax led a professional development seminar for teachers with the Burlington Area School District; that evening, he spoke with parents.

August 30, Los Angeles, CA:  Dr. Sax led a professional development seminar for teachers from five independent schools in Santa Monica, Bel Air, and Pacific Palisades:  Carlthorp, Calvary Christian, John Thomas Dye, St. Matthew’s Parish School, and the Village School.  That evening, he spoke to parents about gender differences in learning.

 

September 12, New York, NY:  Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-author of YOU: an owner’s manual and YOU On A Diet and host of an hourly radio show heard daily on “Oprah & Friends” (XM Radio 156), interviewed Dr. Sax about his book Boys Adrift.  Excerpts from this interview can be streamed online at http://www2.oprah.com/xm/moz/200710/moz_20071010.jhtml.

September 18, Washington DC:  Dr. Sax was a guest on the radio show “Morning in America,” hosted by former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett, which airs on 115 radio stations around the United States and on Sirius satellite radio.  The topic was Boys Adrift.  You can link to streaming audio of Dr. Sax’s interview at www.bennettmornings.com/site. 

September 27/28, Chesterfield, MO:  Dr. Sax returned to Gateway Academy to lead a two-day workshop on best practices for gender-separate classrooms; he also led an evening forum for parents.

October 5 – 7, Chicago, IL:  Dr. Sax hosted the third biennial national/international conference of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE III), which was attended by 442 educators from around the United States as well as from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Iceland, and Spain. 

October 8, Winnetka, IL:  Dr. Sax lad a professional development seminar for teachers at North Shore Country Day School; that evening, he spoke to parents about gender differences.

October 9, Wilmette, IL:  Dr. Sax led a teacher workshop for Wilmette Public Schools.

October 11/12, Chesterfield, MO:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents at Chesterfield Day School (10/11); he also led a full-day seminar for educators associated with ISSL, the Independent Schools of St. Louis.

October 18, Kamloops, British Columbia:  Dr. Sax led an all-day seminar on the topic of “Boys Adrift” for educators from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Ontario, and Quebec.   

October 22/23, Naples, FL:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for educators from Royal Palm Academy, as well as from Immokalee Public Schools (Collier County).

October 28, Charleston, SC:  Dr. Sax delivered the keynote address at the annual conference of the South Carolina School Counselor Association.

October 29/30, Cumming, GA:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for educators at Pinecrest Academy; he also led an evening forum for parents.

November 5/6, Crawfordsville, IN:  Dr. Sax spoke at Wabash College, in separate events, to the faculty and to the community at large.

November 8/9, Indianapolis, IN:  Dr. Sax gave four presentations at the conference of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), www.isacs.org/misc_files/Featured%20Speakers%202007.pdf:

1)      Sex Differences in Trajectories of Brain Development:  relevance to education

2)      Boys Adrift:  the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys

3)      Beyond Sugar and Spice:  how to engage girls in computer science and physics

4)      Sex, Drugs, and Fast Cars:  gender differences in WHY teenagers do bad stuff

November 15, Miami, FL:  Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for the annual conference of the Florida Council of Independent Schools, www.fcis.org.  The subject was “Why Gender Matters: what educators need to know about the emerging science of sex differences.”

November 26, Pottersville, NJ:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers, and spoke to parents, at the Purnell School.

November 28:  Dr. Sax did a one-hour live interview for Minnesota Public Radio, available online at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/11/28/midmorning2/.  The subject was “Boys Adrift.”

November 30:  Dr. Sax did a live interview for WCPN, the NPR station for northern Ohio, about “Boys Adrift.”  The program is archived at www.wcpn.org/index.php/WCPN/soi/2007/11/30/.   

December 11:  Dr. Sax is scheduled to do a live interview for TV Ontario (Canada), on the subject of “Boys Adrift.”