Professional Development Workshops
run by and for LS Staff
The Stress Reduction workshop: Kelly Mazza, Kalie Judd (Yoga) & Sandy Crawford (meditation)
Take a break from your everyday routine and join us for a session to unwind. The session will be a combination of yoga and meditation. All skill levels are welcome! Please wear clothes that are comfortable for activity.
Student-Teaching at L-S: Virginia Blake and Dan Conti
This is a workshop designed for student-teachers and their cooperating teachers. We will meet separately for the first half of the session: The student-teachers will meet with one of the facilitators, while the cooperating teachers will meet with the other facilitator. For the second half of the session we will then meet together. We will focus on building a support system for the cohort of student-teachers; share strategies for working with student-teachers; answer questions; provide a brief introduction to L-S; and share expectations for this experience.
Visions for 2nd year staff: Caroline Han, Susan Shields & Ken Kimura
For 5 years, Lincoln-Sudbury has been involved in the VISIONS initiative to help us learn the strategies to create a truly multicultural environment where every voice in our school community is heard and respected. To this end, we have been offering the staff workshops, consultations and trainings to help each of us develop the skills necessary to identify and challenge “isms” in ourselves, in others, and within our school. The goal of these trainings is to give us a common language and tools to practice new approaches to deal with all the personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural challenges we face. This workshop is an all day workshop for invited second year staff.
Stalin's GULAG: David Hosford
Over the course of thirty years, Joseph Stalin incarcerated 20-30 million people and killed over 12 million of his own citizens. Over this time he created the most extensive web of labor camps the world has ever seen and sent innocent workers to the inhospitable areas of Siberia. In this talk, we will look at the camp system that Stalin set up and the painful journey that devoured countless people.
Podcasting and Screencasting: Mark Sobkowicz
In my physics and computer classes, I find myself repeating the same directions over and over to individuals and small groups of students. A video podcast takes some effort to make, but once its made I never have to give those same directions again. This workshop will show you the nuts and bolts of video podcasting, from shooting the video, to putting it up online so students can use iTunes to see it on their computer or ipod. You can see a preview of some of what I've done at http://computer.lsrhs.net/screencasting.html.
Playing in the Digital Sandbox: Nancy Errico & Jim Berry
Looking for some new ideas to add to your bag of teaching tricks? Want to find new ways to connect to your students? As teachers we never have enough time to explore and experiment with new strategies. We also need time to connect with each other. Here's your chance. Join us for a hands on workshop - A little "Show and Tell" , playing with digital gadgets, and investigating "Web 2.0 resources"
Mentors of New Teachers: Virginia Blake
The mentors of new teachers will convene to share with each other how mentoring is going this year, and to discuss ways in which we at LS support new faculty members.
Wikispaces: Jeff Mazza
This session will introduce you to wikispaces and how how I and others have used it in our teaching. You will have a chance to play around with a sample wiki and see what students will see
Old vs. Modern Oppression – Concrete Stratigies for Change: Karen Thomsen, Leslie Belcher and Leslie Gray
Using our own experiences at L-S, we will look at how modern oppression works and discuss alternative behaviors that can empower our students, and help us to combat the "isms" at our institution. Participants should have participated in a previous Visions training.
Should we lower the drinking age in the United States? Sarah Greeley & David Bloom
Substance use and abuse is a topic that communities have wrestled with for years. Does the current drinking age do what it supposed to do? Does it exacerbate the problem? Come join a lively discussion where we may not find the answer but we will certainly hear some points to ponder. This discussion may help you develop your own philosophy on teen substance use. How will you interact with your students around this topic? How will you parent around this issue?