The Junior Years

Workshop Block 5

Tuesday, July 10, 2:20 – 3:20 PM

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

The ABCs of Leadership Education: Wise Heads, Responsive Hearts, Skilled Hands

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Rogers 2
At St. Mark's School of Texas, intentional leadership begins in the lower school. Boys learn to examine their role in the various communities in their lives. They think with their head, speak from their heart, and act with their hands to help move each of their communities forward. Come hear why at St. Mark's, leadership is more than being "in charge" of a group.
Presenters: Sherri Darver and Teri Broom, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)

Character and Leadership

Concept-Driven Inquiry
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Stevenson Room
Curriculum often has an excess of content and, at times, lacks an overarching framework for the delivery of this content. Translating excessive content into big ideas or key concepts can achieve clarity and purpose in the content we teach, establishing a common core of big ideas that connect learners to a shared commonality and humanity. Join us to discuss how.
Presenter: Lisa Kraft, Anglican Church Grammar School (Australia)

Connecting with the Curriculum Through Picture Books

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Library Seminar 1
Picture books are widely underrated as a teaching tool across curriculum areas. Discover how through picture books students can connect with their world and the role they play in it by making connections and being involved in higher-order thinking.
Presenter: Deborah Schinckel, The Southport School (Australia)

The Role of Games in Math Instruction

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Rogers 3
Developing a strong foundation in mathematics is essential for all boys and it begins in the early grades. Join us to focus on developing mathematical understanding through the use of games in the classroom. Learn games that teach not only mathematics but also cooperative learning, practice, and leadership skills.
Presenter: Mary Ann Warrington, Stuart Hall for Boys (United States)

Rollercoasters and Roundabouts: Case Management of Students with Disabilities

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Rogers 1
Review principles of inclusive education and explore the case management of students with disabilities. Key points include the nature of inclusive education, the need for consistent communication with stakeholders, and the demands of increased student diversity. Investigate these points using a case study of a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Presenters: Amelia-Rose Read and Terri-Lee Hurd, The Southport School (Australia)

Who Am I? Investigating Identity in Our Classrooms

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Prep Hall
How do we provide a healthy space for identify development of boys that expands the definition of masculinity? How do our own concepts of identity shape the experiences we design for our students? Explore these questions through the use of visible thinking routines and learn from fellow educators. Discuss what you're currently doing in your school and hear about work we're doing at Town.
Presenter: Louisine Frelinghuysen, Town School for Boys (United States)