2009 events: Leonard Sax MD PhD

 

 

January 29, New Orleans, LA:  Dr. Sax presented Grand Rounds to the Department of Psychiatry, LSU School of Medicine, on the topic of “The differential diagnosis of attention deficit.”

January 29 – 30, New Orleans, LA:  Dr. Sax led an evening forum for parents (1/29) and then led a workshop for teachers (1/30), at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

 

February 4, Wisconsin Dells, WI:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for educators from south-central Wisconsin (from Madison, Portage, Stevens Point, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Dells, and other school districts) on the importance of gender differences in education.

February 5, Milwaukee, WI:  Dr. Sax gave two presentations at the annual conference of the Wisconsin State Reading Association:  “Noisy Time Story Time” (for librarians) and “Why Gender Matters” (for classroom educators).

February 5:  Lake Forest, IL:  Dr. Sax led an evening forum for parents, hosted by Lake Forest Country Day School, on the topic of “Why Gender Matters.”

February 12, Philadelphia, PA:  Dr. Sax visited Boy’s Latin of Philadelphia, an all-boys public charter school.

February 16, Waco, TX:  Dr. Sax led a district-wide workshop for all teachers in the Waco School District, at the Waco Convention Center.

February 17, Warrenton, VA:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers at the Highland School; that evening, he spoke to parents.

 

March 3, New York, NY:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studio for NBC’s TODAY show, to discuss the growing popularity of single-sex public education with Matt Lauer.  Streaming video is available at http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/29480854#29480854 and also at http://www.leonardsax.com.

March 19, 2009:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studio for Fox News’ national morning news program, to discuss the growing popularity of single-sex public education.

 

April 14, Duluth, MN:  Dr. Sax spoke to physicians at St. Luke’s Hospital about “the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of ADHD.” 

April 14 – 15, Duluth, MN:  Dr. Sax led an evening forum for parents about the importance of gender differences; he also led a two-day workshop for public school teachers.

April 18 – 19:  Middlesex, England:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at the Harrow School (founded in 1572; alma mater of seven British prime ministers, including Winston Churchill).  He also led a forum for parents at Harrow about how the “boys adrift” phenomenon is manifest in England and Scotland.

April 20, London, England:  Dr. Sax visited the City of London School for Girls and met with sixth formers there (http://www.clsg.org.uk/).

April 21, Munich, Germany:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents at the Pasinger Fabrik about the growing phenomenon of unmotivated boys in Germany, as part of the promotion for the German version of Boys Adrift, entitled Jungs im Abseits (www.koesel.de/Detail.asp?isbn=346630822).  There was also some coverage in the German media, e.g. http://www.szon.de/news/politik/vermischtes/200904250019.html.

April 23, Madrid, Spain:  Dr. Sax spoke about the history of single-sex education in Spain, calling attention to the potential benefits of re-introducing single-sex classrooms into Spanish public education.  This speech was attended by many leaders in Spanish education and politics, including members of the Spanish Parliament.  Dr. Sax’s presentation was covered extensively in the Spanish media; see for example:

·         http://www.albadigital.es/2009/04/28/videos/un-experto-mundial-en-educacion-diferenciada/   (full streaming video of Dr. Sax’s presentation, with Spanish translation)

·         http://www.aceprensa.com/articulos/2009/apr/30/leonard-sax-la-educacin-diferenciada-no-es-una-batalla-ideolgica-es-una-opcin-de/

·         http://www.magisnet.com/noticia.asp?ref=4939

·         http://www.hispanidad.com/noticia.aspx?ID=128345

·         http://www.elconfidencial.com/cache/2009/04/23/sociedad_72_educacion_consigue_alumnos_rindan_mejoran_cifras_fracaso.html

·         www.discapnet.es/Discapnet/Castellano/Actualidad/Noticias/Linea%20Social/detalle?id=169338

·         http://www.nuevaeconomiaforum.com/es/act/noticias/object.aspx?o=23998

April 23, Madrid, Spain:  Dr. Sax gave a two-hour presentation about the importance of gender differences in education, as the guest of the IESE (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, www.iese.edu).

April 24, Rome, Italy:  Dr. Sax spoke at the second conference of the European Association for Single-Sex Education, www.easse.org/congreso/eng/programa.htm. His presentation received substantial coverage in the Italian media, for example

·         http://www.wallstreetitalia.com/articolo.asp?art_id=710914

·         http://www2.tecnicadellascuola.it/index.php?id=25665&action=view

·         http://www.affaritaliani.it/cronache/societa-maschi-femmine-scuola230409.html

·         http://www.romereports.com/palio/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=543&newlang=english (video coverage, in English)

April 28, Toronto, Ontario:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studio of radio station CFRB for an interview about “boys adrift” in Canada.  Full streaming audio (40 minutes) is at http://www.cfrb.com/media/922015/Dr.+Leonard+Sax+on+The+Motts.

April 29, Mississauga, Ontario:  Dr. Sax gave a full-day presentation about the growing number of unmotivated boys in Canada.  This event, hosted by the Peel District School Board, was attended by more than 1,200 educators from all over Ontario.  

April 29, Burlington, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led an evening forum for parents at Burlington Central High School on the topic of “Sex, Drugs, and Fast Cars:  what you need to know to keep your son or daughter safe.

 

May 1, Maryville, Tennessee: Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for an education conference hosted by Blount County Public Schools.

May 21 – 22, Green Oaks, IL:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers at the Oak Grove School; he also led an evening forum for parents.

 

June 8 – 9, Rocky Mount, NC:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best practices for single-sex education, for Rocky Mount Preparatory School, a public charter school.  This workshop was also attended by educators from Florida, Indiana, Nevada, and Ontario.

June 11 – 12, Tulsa, OK:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for teachers with Tulsa Public Schools, on best practices for single-sex education.  He also spoke with parents (6/11), explaining the rationale for single-sex education.  His presentation to parents was featured in an article in the local newspaper, available online at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20090612_19_A9_DrLeon545420. 

July 27 – 28, St. Louis, Missouri:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best practices for single-sex classrooms, hosted by Carman Trails Elementary School and Maryville University.  This workshop was attended by teachers from four schools in St. Louis as well as by educators from Oklahoma, Indiana, and Michigan.

 

August 3 – 4, Shreveport, LA:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, for Caddo Heights Elementary School.  He also spoke to parents (8/3) to explain the rationale for single-sex education.

August 13, Shreveport, LA:  Dr. Sax conducted a workshop for Caddo Parish middle school teachers who will be leading single-sex classrooms.

August 17 – 18, Parkersburg, WV:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, hosted by Van Devender Middle School; he also spoke to parents about the rationale for single-sex classrooms.  His presentation was the subject of a front-page story in the local newspaper, available online at http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/520582.html?nav=5061.

August 20 – 21, Washington, DC:  Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, for Randle Highlands Elementary School; he also spoke to parents about the rationale for single-sex classrooms.

August 24, St. Albans, WV:  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Anne Bailey Elementary School, on best practice for single-sex classrooms; that evening, he spoke to parents about the rationale for single-sex education.

August 25, Beckley, WV:  Dr. Sax led a workshop on best practice for single-sex education; that evening, he spoke to parents about the rationale for single-sex education.  His presentation was featured on statewide news radio, see http://www.wvmetronews.com/index.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=32014.

 

September 3, Burlington, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, for educators at Burlington Central High School.  That evening, he met with about thirty administrators from the Halton District School Board. 

September 15, Marion, OH:  Dr. Sax led a morning workshop for the “Wild Child” workshop, on gender differences in the propensity to delinquent behavior.  In the afternoon, he led a seminar entitled Girls on the Edge (previewing his third book, to be published by Basic Books in 2010).  This seminar was attended by counselors and other professionals from all around Ohio, from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati and Zanesville.

September 28, Sydney, Nova Scotia (Cape Breton):  Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers, and spoke to parents, at Riverview High School.  Dr. Sax’s presentations were front-page news in the local newspaper; you can read it online at http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=290222&sc=145.

 

October 10 – 11, Atlanta, GA:  Dr. Sax hosted the fifth international conference of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, which was attended by 464 educators not only from all across the United States but also from Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, and Poland.  The full program for the conference is online at www.singlesexschools.org/MainText.pdf.

October 14, Toronto, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led an afternoon workshop for the directors of Youth Justice Centres across Ontario (“youth justice centres” are known in the United States as “juvenile detention centers”).  This presentation was sponsored by Youth Justice Services, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth.

October 23:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to discuss a proposal to launch an all-boys elementary school in Toronto.  The eight-minute interview with Dr. Sax aired nationwide in Canada and is online at http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2009/200910/20091023.html, scroll to the bottom and click on "Listen to Part Three."

October 23, Halifax, Nova Scotia:  Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop on gender differences in elementary education, hosted by the Primary Elementary Teachers' Association, PETA.  This workshop was attended by more than 500 public school teachers from across Nova Scotia.

 

November 17, Albuquerque, NM:  Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for a full-day conference on the growing disengagement of boys from school, hosted by the New Mexico Men’s Council for Boys and Young Men, www.NMBoys.org.

November 19, Delran, NJ:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents about gender differences.

November 24, Toronto, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led a second workshop for Youth Justice Services, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth.

November 24 – 26, Toronto, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led two town-hall style meetings, hosted by the Toronto school board, in association with plans to launch two all-boys public elementary schools in Toronto in the fall of 2010.  The Globe and Mail, one of two national papers in Canada, interviewed Dr. Sax about the new initiative:  see http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/leonard-sax/article1373519/.  Dr. Sax also visited schools in low-income Toronto neighborhoods (11/25) and spoke to the elected school board trustees (11/26).

 

December 9, New York, NY:  Dr. Sax was a guest in the studios of CNN to discuss a single-sex program at Woodbridge Middle School in Woodbridge, Virginia, a program which he helped to launch.  Video of this segment is available at www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2009/12/09/am.chetry.single.sex.class.cnn.