2006 appearances and events: Leonard Sax MD PhD

 

January 3, Beaufort, SC:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at Lady’s Island Middle School, Beaufort County School District (coed public school transitioning to single-sex)

January 4, Arden, NC:  Dr. Sax led a professional development seminar for teachers at the Christ School (all-boys); in the evening, he spoke to parents

January 17, Chappaqua, NY:  Dr. Sax spoke to a combined meeting of the Horace Greeley High School PTA and the Bell Middle School PTA about gender differences

January 18, Greenwich, CT: Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at the Convent of the Sacred Heart (all-girls); that evening, he spoke to parents at a forum on gender differences

January 19, Atlanta, GA:  Dr. Sax led a three-hour seminar for leaders of independent Roman Catholic schools at the annual conference of the National Consultants for Education

January 25, Rosemont, PA:  Dr. Sax spoke to teachers from the Haverford School (all-boys) and the Agnes Irwin School (all-girls); in the evening, he spoke to parents.

January 30, San Marcos, TX:  Dr. Sax led a colloquium for the Biology Department at Texas State University about the emerging science of sex differences; he also spoke to students in the School of Education about best practices for gender-aware teaching

January 31, San Antonio, TX:  Dr. Sax spoke about gender differences at a public forum for parents, sponsored by the San Antonio Academy.

February 1, San Antonio, TX:  Dr. Sax met with faculty from Central Catholic High School (all-boys) and Providence High (all-girls).  That evening he appeared on the local Fox affiliate (KABB-TV).

February 6:  Dr. Sax did an interview with radio station KOIT in San Francisco about ‘positive parenting’, online at http://www.koit.com/new_fall/positive_parenting.cfm?id=11313.

February 8, Fonthill, Ontario:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents at the Glynn A. Green school (coed)

February 9, Toronto, Ontario:  Dr. Sax led an assembly for girls, then led a professional development seminar for teachers, and spoke to parents, at Branksome Hall (all-girls)

February 10, Hockley Valley, Ontario:  Dr. Sax spoke to the District School Board of Niagara about best practices for gender-aware teaching in coed classrooms

February 23:  Deerfield, MA:  Dr. Sax spoke to students – and separately to the faculty – of Deerfield Academy, about gender differences.  In the evening, Dr. Sax spoke with parents about “Sex, Drugs, and Fast Cars” (gender differences in motivation for delinquent behaviors).

March 4, Camden, AL:  Dr. Sax led the first day in a two-day seminar for Wilcox County teachers (coed public schools transitioning to single-sex)

March 16, Gaithersburg, MD:  Dr. Sax led a seminar at Jefferson Montessori School (coed)

March 23, Clarkdale, MS:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers from the Lauderdale County School District (coed schools transitioning to single-sex)

April 1, Camden, AL:  Dr. Sax led the second day in a two-day seminar for Wilcox County teachers (coed schools transitioning to single-sex)

April 4, Washington DC:  Dr. Sax was the featured guest in a 40-minute discussion about the growing problem of unmotivated boys, on the program “On Point,” one of National Public Radio’s news programs, online at www.onpointradio.org/shows/2006/04/20060404_b_main.asp. 

April 4, Phoenix, MD:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents and teachers at Jacksonville Elementary (coed)

April 17, Woodbridge, VA:  Dr. Sax spoke to teachers from Prince William County public schools about gender differences in learning (coed)

April 20, Bethesda, MD:  Dr. Sax spoke to headmasters of more than a dozen leading boys’ schools, about the growing problem of unmotivated boys

April 26, Dickinson, ND:  Dr. Sax led a Biology Department colloquium on sex differences in sensation and perception, at Dickinson State University.

May 1, Cambridge, MA:  Dr. Sax was a featured speaker at the ‘Learning & the Brain’ symposium, cosponsored by Harvard University.

May 12 – May 25:  Australia:  Dr. Sax led seminars for teachers at Lauriston (girls’ school, Mel­bourne); at Brighton (boys’ school, Melbourne); at Trinity (boys’ school, Melbourne); at St. Aidan’s (girls’ school, Brisbane); and at Kambala (girls’ school, Sydney).  On May 23rd, he ap­peared live on the TODAY show, broadcast nationwide, and did a studio interview for ABC Radio Na­tional (Australian public radio).  Links to the radio interview, and to streaming video of the TODAY show, are at www.lauriston.vic.edu.au/section_1/inthenews11.asp. 

May 28, Avon, CT: Dr. Sax delivered the commencement address at Avon Old Farms School (all-boys)

May 30, Columbia, SC:  Dr. Sax led a day-long workshop on introducing single-sex classrooms, attended by more than 100 educators and administrators from South Carolina and Georgia

June 5, Jamestown, KY:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers from two Russell County public schools

June 9, Springfield, IL:  Dr. Sax led the first of two seminars for teachers at Jefferson Middle School

June 12, Madison, WI:  Dr. Sax delivered the keynote address at the University of Wisconsin, “Boys At Risk” 

June 16:  Dr. Sax was a guest on WNYC, public radio for New York City to discuss the growing problem of unmotivated boys, archived at www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2006/06/16. 

July 1, Kiawah Island, SC:  Dr. Sax was a featured speaker at the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), addressing gender-specific practices for preventing drug and alcohol abuse among teens

July 2, Washington, DC:  Dr. Sax was interviewed live on the Fox News Channel, broadcast nationwide.

July 11/12, Dayton, OH:  Dr. Sax led a two-day seminar for teachers who will be launching Dayton Public Schools’ first all-boys’ elementary school.

July 18/19, Roanoke, VA:  Dr. Sax led an all-day seminar (7/18) and delivered a keynote address (7/19) for the Virginia Department of Education’s Teaching and Learning Academy

July 20, Washington DC:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at the Septima Clark Public Charter School, a new all-boys public charter school

August 21/22, Pittsburgh, PA:  Dr. Sax led a series of seminars for teachers associated with the Diocese of Pittsburgh (more than 700 teachers in all)

August 23, McSherrystown, PA:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers from seven schools associated with the Diocese of Harrisburg

August 24/25, Philadelphia, PA:  Dr. Sax conducted an intensive two-day workshop for teachers leading single-sex classrooms in five Philadelphia public schools

August 29, Las Vegas, NV: Dr. Sax conducted a workshop for teachers leading single-sex classrooms at Cheyenne High School

August 30, Marshfield, WI:  Dr. Sax led seminars for teachers with the Marshfield School District and the Merrill School District (both coed)

September 1, Potomac, MD:  Dr. Sax spoke to teachers at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (coed)

September 8/9, Dallas, TX:  Dr. Sax led a professional development seminar for public school teachers at the Irma Lerma Rangel School (all-girls)

September 13, Charleston, WV:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers from five public schools which are adopting the single-sex format

September 15, Springfield, IL:  Dr. Sax returned to Jefferson Middle School to lead a second seminar for teachers about gender differences in learning.  He also led an evening seminar for parents.

September 20, Bethesda, MD:  Dr. Sax spoke to the Wednesday Morning Group (www.wmgroup.org)

October 5, Wilmington, DE:  Dr. Sax led a parents’ forum at St. Edmonds’ Academy (all-boys)

October 7, Columbia, SC:  Dr. Sax spoke at the first conference of NASSPE Southeast

October 8, Philadelphia, PA:  Dr. Sax spoke at the first conference of NASSPE Northeast

October 14, Chicago, IL:  Dr. Sax hosted the first conference of NASSPE Midwest

October 16, Hightstown, NJ:  Dr. Sax was a keynote speaker at the biennial conference of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools

October 26, Shaker Heights, Ohio and Hunting Valley, Ohio:  Dr. Sax spoke to students, teachers, and parents, at three separate events: at Laurel (all-girls), at Hathaway Brown (all-girls), and at University School (all-boys)

November 1, Murrieta, CA:  Dr. Sax led a professional development seminar for teachers at Thompson Middle School (coed transitioning to single-sex)

November 7, Jeffersonville, IN:  Dr. Sax led a professional development seminar for teachers at Parkview Middle School (coed transitioning to single-sex)

November 10, Irving, TX:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for faculty at The Highlands School (dual academy); in the evening, he led a forum for parents.

November 16, Deland, FL:  Dr. Sax visited Woodward Elementary School and spoke with teachers there.  In the afternoon, he led a seminar sponsored by the Stetson University Department of Psychology, on sex differences in how females and males see, hear, and smell.  That evening, he spoke to parents about gender differences in learning.

November 29, Tampa, FL:  Dr. Sax led a seminar for teachers at Academy of the Holy Names; in the evening, he spoke to parents

December 5, Arlington, VA:  Dr. Sax spoke to parents at a forum sponsored by the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, about the growing problem of unmotivated boys:  boys who are capable of doing the work but just don’t seem motivated to do it.

December 7, Wisconsin Dells, WI:  Dr. Sax was the opening keynote for a statewide conference on building successful schools, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:  more information available at http://dpi.state.wi.us/sspw/pdf/bhssbrochure.pdf.  

December 10/11, Janesville, WI:  Dr. Sax led a parents’ forum on gender differences (12/10); he also led an all-day seminar for teachers from around southeastern Wisconsin, about gender differences in learning (12/11).