The Juniors Years

Workshop Block 4

Tuesday, July 10, 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM

You may download workshop materials from any presenter who shares them with us by clicking the link under the workshop description.

Boys to Leaders

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Stevenson Room
Being a leader is a learned behavior. To become leaders, boys need to maintain a positive attitude and learn how to take on a challenge. Perseverance, communication, and collaboration are necessary qualities of a leader. Boys should also be able to learn from their mistakes. Explore how to help boys learn and develop leadership skills that will prepare them to become leaders in a global society.
Presenters: Kelly Barr, Molly Hemenway, and Katherine Greenberg, Fairfield Country Day School (United States)

Fostering Creativity Through Questioning and Thinking Routines

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Rogers 1
Scotch College has been on a journey of exploring visible thinking routines. Our goal is to create a culture of thinking where curiosity and creativity are encouraged and valued. We respect the uniqueness of each individual and aim to create a balance between teaching the fundamental skills of reading, writing and numeracy, while maintaining boys’ natural curiosity. Learn from our story.
Presenter: Anthony Tasca, Scotch College Junior School (Australia)

Invigorating Boys’ Writing

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Rogers 2
Engaging boys with writing can be a challenge. Encouraging boys to progress from mundane to extraordinary writing can feel overwhelming. Get some simple tools and resources you can use to achieve real results quickly, with primary-aged boys.
Presenter: Steve Leszczynski, Anglican Church Grammar School (Australia)

Providing Provocations

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Rogers 3
How can we best utilize human resources within our schools to engage boys? Examine case studies and address important steps involved in working collaboratively with your colleagues to provide successful, relevant incursions tailored to suit the needs of your students.
Presenter: Amy Jackson, Trinity Grammar School (Australia)

The Simple Things in Life: Garden Programs in Schools

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Library Seminar 1
As the well-known saying goes, “The simple things in life are often the best.” This concept encapsulates the intent of the TSS Rainforest Program, an initiative to promote student well-being. Discover a model for the provision of an outdoor, creative learning space to engage students physically and socially in a supervised and supportive environment.
Presenters: Terri-Lee Hurd and Amelia-Rose Read, The Southport School (Australia)

Stimulating Student Interest in the Core Curriculum Through Visual Art

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Stevenson Art Room
Discover how to deliver the core curriculum in a dynamic, interesting way using visual art as a primary stimulus. Historically, primary art education has lacked sufficient time and resources dedicated to the subject. Learn how our Prepartory School aims to redress this imbalance using visual art as the vehicle for change.

Presenters: Kerrie Anderson, Wendy Rix, and Shelagh Rogers, The Southport School (Australia)