Leonard Sax MD PhD
workshops, seminars, and media events
Current as of October 29,
January 3: Dr. Sax taped an interview for NBC Nightly
News on the growing popularity of single-sex education. This segment aired January 15; streaming
video is available at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#22671626.
January 7, Aurora, Ontario:
Dr. Sax spoke to faculty at St. Andrew’s College about gender differences in
learning; that evening, he spoke to parents.
January 8, Toronto,
Dr. Sax taped an interview in the studios of the CBC for “The Current,” which
was broadcast nationwide in Canada
on January 18. This program is archived
January 8, Scarborough,
Ontario: Dr. Sax met with educators from Brebeuf, Chaminade, and McNeil High
Schools; that evening, he spoke to parents.
January 9, Toronto,
Ontario: Dr. Sax spoke to faculty, and to
parents, at the Crescent
January 10, Richmond Hill, Ontario: Dr. Sax led an all-day session for more than
400 educators with the York Region District School Board (www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/).
January 15: Dr. Sax was featured in a 4-page interview
about “Boys Adrift” for Maclean’s, Canada’s largest-circulation
magazine. You can read it online at www.macleans.ca/homepage/magazine/article.jsp?content=20080109_70985_70985.
January 16, Washington DC: Dr. Sax spoke to parents at the Blessed
Sacrament School about gender differences in learning.
January 22 to January 30, United Kingdom:
Dr. Sax led events in England
in a tour organized by the International Boys’
Schools Coalition. Dr. Sax spoke to
parents at Dulwich
College, near London (January 22). On January 23, he led a full-day workshop at
School in Kent
which was attended by educators from Eton
College, Harrow, Monmouth and other
leading independent schools from around the south of England
as well as Wales. On January 24, he met with teachers at Winchester College.
On January 28, he led another full-day workshop, hosted by Loughborough Grammar School, attended by educators from both state
schools and independent schools from all around the East
Midlands. On January 29 he
led a workshop for teachers, and met with parents, at the Newcastle
School for Boys in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His final workshop was at the Merchiston Castle
School in Edinburgh (January 30), where he also spoke
January 23: Dr. Sax was the subject of a full-page
feature in the Times of London, available online
January 24: Dr. Sax was the subject of a feature in the Daily Mail (nationwide in the UK), online
January 26, London, England: Dr. Sax was interviewed by Lesley Ashmall in the studios of BBC, for a broadcast on BBC Radio
Five, about the growing gender gap in the United Kingdom particularly in
secondary and post-secondary education.
February 6, Albuquerque, NM: Dr. Sax led an all-day seminar for public
school teachers from Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe, on gender
differences in learning. This event was
hosted by New Mexico MESA (www.nmmesa.org).
February 10 – 11, Clarkston, MI: Dr. Sax spoke to parents about the advantages
of single-gender education (2/10). This
event was attended by about 300 parents from all over southeastern Michigan, from Saginaw to Dearborn. He also led an all-day workshop for teachers
on best practice for single-gender classrooms, which was attended by faculty not
only from Everest Academy (the host school) but also from Detroit International Academy,
an all-girls public school.
February 15, McLean,
Sax led an all-day seminar on gender differences for teachers at the Potomac School.
February 16: Dr. Sax was a guest for a three-hour
interview on “Coast to Coast”, a nationwide radio program heard on more than
500 stations around the United
Streaming audio is available at http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2008/02/16.html#recap.
February 21, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario: Dr. Sax delivered the keynote address for the
annual conference of the Hamilton-Wentworth Principals’ Association. He also led a session on how the “boys
adrift” phenomenon is manifest in various Canadian provinces.
February 21, Jordan, Ontario: Dr. Sax led a forum for parents at Jordan Public
School, which was attended by more than 300 parents from all over southeastern
February 26 – 27, Mexico
City, Mexico: Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for more than
thirty Catholic schools in Mexico City. This workshop was hosted by Grupo Integer, www.grupointeger.com.
He also led an evening forum for parents (February 26).
March 7, Darnestown,
MD: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at
the Thomas Jefferson Preparatory
March 11 – 12, Avondale, GA: Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for teachers from
DeKalb County and Fulton County public schools which are (or soon will be)
offering single-sex classrooms; he also led an evening forum for parents.
March 24 – 25, Arden,
Sax returned to the Christ
School to lead a workshop
for teachers, and to lead an evening forum for parents.
March 27, Loudonville, NY: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers, and spoke
to parents, at St. Gregory’s School. His
events were covered by the Albany
Times Union, article online at http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=676069.
March 29 – 30, DeLand,
Sax led a meeting of the NASSPE Advisory Board, on the campus of Stetson University. One outcome of this meeting was an agreement
between NASSPE and Stetson to collaborate on the launch of a scholarly journal tentatively
entitled Advances in Gender-Specific Education. The inaugural editor of the journal will be
Professor Margaret Ferrara of the University
of Nevada at Reno.
April 11, Charlotte Hall, MD: Dr. Sax led a workshop on “Noisy Time Story
Time” for the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association.
April 17 – 18, Charleston,
Sax spoke to parents (4/17) and led a workshop for teachers (4/18), at the Porter-Gaud School.
April 18: Dr. Sax was featured in a segment on National
Public Radio’s All Things Considered about
the growing popularity of single-sex public education. Streaming audio is available at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89771250&sc=emaf.
April 23, Medina,
Sax led a seminar for Medina
County public schools. That evening, he spoke to parents about
April 25, Chicago, IL: Dr. Sax was one of two panelists at a forum
on recent brain research for the annual conference of the National Education
Writers’ Association, www.ewa.org.
April 26, Annapolis, MD: Dr. Sax shared a podium with author Rosalind
Wiseman as both gave presentations at the Annapolis Book Festival.
May 4 to May 16: Dr. Sax led events at venues in New Zealand and in Australia in a tour organized by
the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia, www.agsa.org.au/:
Dr. Sax taped an interview on the advantages of single-sex education for New
Zealand Channel Three. Streaming video
is available at http://www.tv3.co.nz/Home/Video/NZCityVideo/tabid/361/Default.aspx?articleID=55177.
Dr. Sax was a guest in the studios of TV New Zealand Channel One
(national television in New
Zealand), discussing the advantages of
single-sex education, particularly for younger children. Streaming video of this program is available
click on “why single-sex schools are best” in the menu at right.
Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers from St. Cuthbert’s College and
Epsom Girls’ Grammar, and a separate workshop for teachers at the Dilworth School.
Dr. Sax met with boys at Lindisfarne
College, and separately with girls
from Woodford House, Nga
Tawa School, Iona, and
Hastings Girls’ High School.
6, Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand): Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers from
Woodford House, Nga
Tawa School, and Iona.
7, Hawke’s Bay: Dr. Sax met with
students from Woodford
8, Hobart, Tasmania: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers from St.
Michael’s Collegiate School, St. Mary’s College, the Fahan School,
and Ogilvie High School. That evening, he led a public forum on gender
differences, at the University
Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at the Hutchins School. That evening, he led a parents’ forum on the
importance of gender differences, at the Royal Yacht Club.
12, Melbourne, Victoria:
Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers from Korowa Anglican Girls’ School; that
evening, he spoke with parents at Korowa.
Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Camberwell Grammar School;
that evening, he led a forum for parents at Camberwell.
14, Brisbane, Queensland: Dr. Sax led a parents’ forum at St. Aidan’s Anglican Girls School.
Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers from girls’ schools from
around Queensland. Teachers drove or flew in from as far away as
Rockhampton (600km north) and Toowoomba (150 km
16, Brisbane: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at
Brisbane Boys’ College. That evening, he
spoke to parents at B.B.C.
May 28/29, St. Louis, Missouri: Dr. Sax spoke to parents about the importance
of gender differences (5/28); he also led a workshop for teachers (5/29), at
MICDS (Mary Institute & Country Day School, an independent school).
June 12/13, Orlando,
Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop, hosted by Stetson University,
on best practices for single-sex classrooms.
This workshop was attended by educators from Alaska,
South Carolina, South
Dakota, Texas, and Virginia. More information is available online at http://www.stetson.edu/ninabhollis/gender.php.
July 12, Nashville, TN: Dr. Sax delivered the closing keynote address
for the annual conference of the Southern Regional Education Board.
July 31 / August 1, Stone
Mountain, GA: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers from DeKalb
County public schools on
best practice for single-sex classrooms.
August 6 – 7, Hazel Crest, IL: Dr. Sax led a two-day
workshop for teachers from Robert Frost Middle School
and Rich East High School,
on best practice for single-sex classrooms.
This workshop was also attended by teachers from Merrillville, Indiana.
Las Vegas, NV: Dr. Sax led a full-day
workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, attended by teachers from
five public schools in Clark
August 25, Platteville,
Sax spoke at the University
of Wisconsin Platteville
about changing concepts of gender differences.
August 26, Platteville, WI: Dr. Sax spoke to more than four hundred
public school teachers from five different counties in Wisconsin and Iowa, on
the topic of gender differences in education.
August 27, Waupaca, WI: Dr. Sax led an all-day conference on gender
differences in learning, for more than 600 public school teachers, from Waushara
County, Waupaca County, and Portage County.
August 28, Greenwich,
Sax spoke to teachers at the Brunswick
August 29, Potomac,
Sax spoke to teachers at Landon
September 19: Dr. Sax was a studio guest for TV Ontario,
discussing the phenomenon of “Boys Adrift” in Canada. Streaming video is available online at this link:
September 22: Dr. Sax was on the CNN program “Morning in America”,
discussing the growing popularity of single-sex education in public
schools. Streaming video is available at
September 26, Milwaukee,
Sax led a full-day conference at Cardinal
Stritch University, on the significance of sex differences
in education and parenting.
October 10 – 12, Memphis, TN: Dr. Sax hosted the fourth international
conference of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education. The conference featured more than forty
speakers, from the United States,
Canada, Australia, Germany,
and 397 attendees.
October 13: Dr. Sax spoke via satellite to the National
Boys’ Education Conference in Sydney,
Australia. His presentation was featured in several
Australian newspapers, including the Sydney
Morning Herald, http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/boys-schools-break-barriers-singlesex-success-story/2008/10/11/1223145699338.html.
October 15, Orlando,
Sax visited the PACE
Center, an all-girls
October 16, Tampa,
Sax visited James
Elementary School, a
public school with single-sex classrooms.
October 17, Tampa,
Sax led an all-day workshop for teachers and administrators with the Hillsborough County School District,
regarding gender differences in education.
October 28, Roanoke, VA: Dr. Sax led a full day of workshops for the Virginia Association of Federal Education
Program Administrators, www.vafepa.org.
November 2, Los
Altos, CA: Dr. Sax will speak to parents at Loyola Elementary
School about the importance of gender differences.
November 3 – 4, Monterey,
Sax will speak to parents about the importance of gender differences (11/3); he
will also lead a full-day workshop for teachers at the Santa Catalina School
November 6, Minneapolis, MN:
Dr. Sax will speak at a conference on public education, hosted by Achieve
November 12, Vancouver, BC: Dr. Sax will keynote the annual conference of
the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists (www.bcasp.ca).
November 12, West Vancouver, BC: Dr. Sax will lead an evening parents’ forum
on how the “boys adrift” phenomenon is manifest in various Canadian provinces