Leonard Sax MD PhD
workshops, seminars, and media events
January 4/5, Foley,
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
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
January 26, Cooksville, MD: Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at the
Academy; that evening, he
spoke to parents about the advantages of single-sex education.
January 29, Woodbridge,
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
February 1, Columbus,
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
February 8, San Luis Potosí, Mexico: Dr. Sax was a keynote speaker at an
international conference sponsored jointly by the Asociación Latinoamericana
(Latin-American Association for Single Sex Education), www.alced.net,
and by the Colegios del Real, http://www.colegiosdelreal.com/.
February 15/16, Chesterfield,
Dr. Sax spoke to parents about gender differences (2/15); he also led a
day-long seminar for teachers at the Gateway
March 2, Grayslake,
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,
Dr. Sax led a two-day seminar on gender differences in education,
sponsored by West Virginia
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,
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
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,
In his third 2007 meeting with teachers at Woodbridge Middle School,
Dr. Sax continued the training for their launch of a gender-separate magnet
June 18, Oconomowoc,
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
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,
Dr. Sax led a one-day workshop sponsored by Troy
University, for educators from around
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
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,
Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at the Ellis School.
August 24, Gibsonia,
Dr. Sax led training workshops for teachers from the Pine-Richland Elementary School
and from the Mars
August 28, Burlington,
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,
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,
Dr. Sax lad a professional development seminar for teachers at North Shore
School; that evening, he spoke to parents about
October 9, Wilmette, IL: Dr. Sax led a teacher workshop for
Wilmette Public Schools.
October 11/12, Chesterfield,
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
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
October 22/23, Naples,
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,
Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for educators at Pinecrest Academy; he also led an evening forum
November 5/6, Crawfordsville,
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
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
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
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.”