Leonard Sax MD PhD

2008 workshops, seminars, and media events

Current as of October 29, 2008

 

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, Ontario:  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 at http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2008/200801/20080118.html.  

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 School, http://www.crescentschool.org/events_LeonardSax0708.asp.  

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 and Scotland, 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 the Tonbridge 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 with parents.

January 23:  Dr. Sax was the subject of a full-page feature in the Times of London, available online at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article3234354.ece.

January 24:  Dr. Sax was the subject of a feature in the Daily Mail (nationwide in the UK), online at www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=509818&in_page_id=1770. 

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, VA:  Dr. 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 States.  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 Ontario.

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 School.

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, NC:  Dr. 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, FL:  Dr. 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, SC:  Dr. 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, OH:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for Medina County public schools.  That evening, he spoke to parents about gender differences.

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/:

·         May 4, Auckland: 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. 

·         May 5, Auckland:  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 at http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1762294, click on “why single-sex schools are best” in the menu at right.

·         May 5, Auckland:  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.

·         May 6, Hastings:  Dr. Sax met with boys at Lindisfarne College, and separately with girls from Woodford House, Nga Tawa School, Iona, and Hastings Girls’ High School.

·         May 6, Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand):  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers from Woodford House, Nga Tawa School, and Iona.

·         May 7, Hawke’s Bay:  Dr. Sax met with students from Woodford College.

·         May 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 of Tasmania.

·         May 9, Hobart:  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.

·         May 12, Melbourne, Victoria:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers from Korowa Anglican Girls’ School; that evening, he spoke with parents at Korowa.

·         May 13, Melbourne:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Camberwell Grammar School; that evening, he led a forum for parents at Camberwell.

·         May 14, Brisbane, Queensland:  Dr. Sax led a parents’ forum at St. Aidan’s Anglican Girls School.

·         May 15, Brisbane:  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 west).

·         May 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, Florida:  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, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ontario (Canada), 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.

August 21, 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 County.

August 25, Platteville, WI:  Dr. 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, CT:  Dr. Sax spoke to teachers at the Brunswick School.

August 29, Potomac, MD:  Dr. Sax spoke to teachers at Landon School.

 

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: www.tvo.org/podcasts/theagenda/video/TAWSP_Int_20080919_779330_0_320x240_304k.mp4.

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 http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/09/22/koch.same.sex.classes.cnn.

September 26, Milwaukee, WI:  Dr. 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 Spain, 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, FL:  Dr. Sax visited the PACE Center, an all-girls public school.

October 16, Tampa, FL:  Dr. Sax visited James Elementary School, a public school with single-sex classrooms.

October 17, Tampa, FL:  Dr. 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, CA:  Dr. 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 (11/4).

November 6, Minneapolis, MN: Dr. Sax will speak at a conference on public education, hosted by Achieve Minneapolis, http://www.achieveminneapolis.org/. 

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 and territories.