Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Workshop Agenda October 25, 2019

More Than Words Workshop
Oct. 25, 2019
New London Science and Tech High School

7:45 Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High students
8:00 Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High student
8:15 Students arrive at New London Sci. and & Tech High
8:30 Icebreakers
-Movement games
-Name games
-Group challenge:
9:00 MLK speeches
9:15 Review of last year
9:40 Privilege Walk -→ small groups: what does the walk illustrate? How does privilege
impact the school you attend? How does SES impact you, your school and your
community?
10:00 Intro vision for 2019-20 program: how do we support the consolidation of two middle
Schools in Groton? → Small groups: wat are the initial obstacles? How do we achieve
true integration of bot student bodies into one.
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Opinion Continuum:
-Government repose to vaping is a total overreaction
-Drug companies have been unfairly blamed for the opioid crisis
-CT efforts to legalize marijuana would be good because it would
decriminalize a harmless behavior.
12:30 Fish Bowl: high school do not have a legitimate voice in their schools.
1:10 Bus departs NL Sci. & Tech HS
1:45 Drop of Ledyard High students
2:00 Drop of Fitch High Students

Monday, May 27, 2019

Workshop Agenda May 30, 2019

More Than Words

May 30, 2019

New London Sci & Tech Magnet H.S.



7:45     Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High students

8:00     Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High student

8:15     Students arrive at New London Sci and & Tech High

8:20     Icebreakers

9:00     Reflection on the year's activities:

·      Amistad trip

·      West Side workshop

·      School programs report out

10:00   Rules for dialogue

10:10   How to respond to hate language or inappropriate remarks from students, staff and

            ?friends.

11:30   Lunch

12:00   One book/One region

12:15   Senior reflections

12:30   Plans for next year- identify community needs

1:10     Bus departs NL Sci & Tech HS

1:45     Drop of Ledyard High students

2:00     Drop of Fitch High Students

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Workshop Agenda October 26, 2018

More Than Words
Oct. 26, 2018
Mashantucket Pequot Museum

7:30  a.m.        Pick up New London High students
7::50 a.m.        Pick up Fitch High students
8:10 a.m.         Pick up Ledyard High students
8:30 a.m.         Icebreakers
        •    Name game
            •   Movement game
9:15 a.m.         Orientation/History:
·       Students review programs over last three years.
·       What is each school’s recent developments?  What are you working on?  

9:30 a.m.         Opinion continuum
10:15   Annual Theme –
Civility – You make a difference; you have the power to make a positive impact.
·       MLK Scholar speeches
·       New London Day editorial and cartoon.

Theme Questions:
·       How do we as student leaders promote civil dialog?
·       How do kids have conversation with people who don’t agree with the basic facts?
·       How do More Than Words students spread the word to other youth

10:45 a.m.  Dialogue:
·       What are this year’s outreach projects?          West Side MS?
·       Starfish book and art project? Empower students to make a difference

11:30 a.m.       Lunch
12:00 p.m.       Museum tour
12:45 p.m.       Workshop wrap up
1:00 p.m.         Pick up students at Mashantucket Pequot Museum
1:15 p.m.         Drop off Ledyard High students
1:30 p.m.         Drop off Fitch High students
1:50 p.m.         Drop off New London High students

Opinion Continuum topics:
·       Kavanagh Nomination – accountable for high school behavior
·       Voter ID laws – Voter suppression vw. should we have strict rules requiring identification
·       Collin Kaepernick – Sell out to Nike?
·       Gender identity – transgender no longer applicable
·       Migrant children vs. secure borders
·       Smart phones – promote poor communication

·       Racial identity

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Workshop Agenda May 17, 2018

Workshop Agenda May 17, 2018 
@ New London Science and Tech Magnet High School
  • 7:45 Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High Students
  • 8:00 Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High Students
  • 8:15 Students arrive at New London Science and Tech High School
  • 8:20 Icebreakers
  • 8:45 Group challenge: beach ball building challenge
  • 9:45 Bert Phillips activity
  • 10:45 Video of role of police, artists, the media etc. in our culture
  • 11:15 Lunch
  • 11:45 Senior acknowledgment
  • 12:45 Plans for next year
  • 1:15 Bus Departs
  • 1:45 Drop off Ledyard High students and staff
  • 2:00 Drop off Fitch High School students and staff

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Workshop Agenda, March 29, 2018

More Than Words
March 29, 2018
New London Science and Tech Magnet High School

7:45  Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High Students
8:00  Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High Students
8:15  Students arrive at New London Science and Tech High School
8:20  Icebreakers
9:00  Fitch High School incident explanation
·       Hurtful language re: gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc.
9:45  More Than Words response to problem – possible solutions
·       Hate talk, harmful words, disrespectful behavior
·       Social Media role in crisis
·       Teacher training
·       De-escalation and education re: racism
11;15  Lunch
12:00  Walk-In/Walk-Out student response to gun violence
1:15  Bus Departs
1:45  Drop off Ledyard High students and staff

2:00  Drop off Fitch High School students and staff

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Workshop Agenda December 21, 2017

More Than Words
December 21, 2017
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Community Center

7:45       Groton STA bus picks up New London High Students
8:00       Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High Students
8:15       Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High students
8:30       Students arrive at MPTN Community Center
8:20       Icebreakers:
•             Movement games
•             Name games
•             Ships that sink in the night
•             Group Challenge (ensure equal number of students from each school are in one of seven groups)
9:30      Student facilitation training:
–             key goal of group.
–             Newsprint with sticky back to post
–             What are the characteristics of a good facilitator?
10:00  Home group work: Student facilitator leads the group
•             Do you think society is handling the sexual harassment issues properly
•             What did the recent election in Alabama show about our country?
•             Is the ban on transgender service personnel in the best interest of our national security?
10:45     Home group reports     
11:15     Lunch
12:00     Home group discussion: 
–             How to handle volatile discussion that ensure frank dialogue and civility
1:00       Home group reports
1:15       Bus Departs
1:00       Bus Departs the MPTN Community Center
1:15-    Drop off Ledyard High students and staff
1:30 -   Drop off Fitch High School students and staff
1:45       Drop off New London High School students and staff

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Workshop Agenda October 26, 2017

More Than Words
Oct. 26, 2017
New London Science and Tech Magnet High School

7:45       Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High Students
8:00       Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High Students
8:15       Students arrive at New London Science and Tech High School
8:20       Icebreakers
9:00       Mission orientation 
9:15       Opinion Continuum 
9:45       Fishbowl
10:45     Oliver Hazard Perry Newport trip September 2017
11:15     Lunch
12:00     Goal Setting – align school programs to inter-district group
1:15       Bus Departs 
1:45       Drop off Ledyard High students and staff
2:00       Drop off Fitch High School students and staff