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Excellence and Equity in Education

In Active Learning, Facilitating Genius, leadership on August 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm

On August 13, 2015, I had the pleasure of presenting a workshop at the Prince William County School district’s Excellence and Equity in Education conference. This year’s theme was “providing a world-class education: reflecting, refining, and refocusing.” Patriot High School served as the venue for this professional development event.

Follow this link to download my slides –> Facilitating Genius at the Triple E Conference

Follow this link for a copy of the participants’ handout –> Facilitaing Genius Handout EEE Conference

And here are a few photos taken during this day-long event.

The Triple E Program from the 2nd largest school system in Virginia

The Triple E Program from the 2nd largest school system in Virginia

It was a thrill to lead this workshop for three "sold out" breakout sessions: A21, B28, and C1. Wow!

It was a thrill to lead this workshop for three “sold out” breakout sessions: A21, B28, and C1. Wow!

And it was perhaps ironic or symbolic that these sessions were located in Room 2015 of Albert Einstein Hall.

And it was perhaps ironic or symbolic that these sessions were located in Room 2015 of Albert Einstein Hall.

Of course the conference started with a nutritious light breakfast prepared by the cafeteria staff. After the fresh fruit, I liked the cinnamon scones.

Of course the conference started with a nutritious light breakfast prepared by the cafeteria staff. After the fresh fruit, I liked the cinnamon scones.

A round of Jeeepardy served as an excellent icebreaker and energizer.

A round of Jeeepardy served as an excellent icebreaker and energizer.

Dr. Adolph Brown entered the auditorium dressed as ... Well, he had dreadlocks, a backpack, and fatigue pants and looked like he didn't quite belong. Well done, sir. Well done!

Dr. Adolph Brown entered the auditorium dressed as … Well, he had dreadlocks, a backpack, and fatigue pants and looked like he didn’t quite belong. Well done, sir. Well done!

And by the end of his keynote, he had everyone ready to commence toward a new year and brighter future.

And by the end of his keynote, he had everyone ready to commence toward a new year and brighter future.

Most of the classrooms at Patriot HS are equipped with user-friendly audio-visual systems.

Most of the classrooms at Patriot HS are equipped with user-friendly audio-visual systems.

Here are the results of a large group exercise based on the Ben Franklin Method of decision-making.

Here are the results of a large group exercise based on the Ben Franklin Method of decision-making.

This image shows the results of the multiple intelligence self-assessment by participants from sessions A, B, and C. Naturally, in a group of teachers we see a large number of 'people smart' people.

This image shows the results of the multiple intelligence self-assessment by participants from sessions A, B, and C. Naturally, in a group of teachers we see a large number of ‘people smart’ people.

Presenter gift bags -- filled initially with a bottle of water and snacks -- made for a handy way to collect business cards. Kudos to the multiple intelligence community at the  Montclair Elementary School.

Presenter gift bags — filled initially with a bottle of water and snacks — made for a handy way to collect business cards. Kudos to the multiple intelligence community at the Montclair Elementary School.

 

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