Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Workshop Agenda for May 5 at LMS and JWL

               7:30       Pick Up New London High students           
               7:50       Pick up Fitch High Students
               8:10       Pick up Ledyard High Students
               8:30        Arrive at Ledyard Middle School
·        Organize the workshop components
·        Prepare the discussion and follow-up activities
9:35- 10:22         Workshops in Grade 7 classes
11:00- 12:00       Workshops in Grades 5 and 6 at Juliet Long School
12:11     Lunch at Ledyard High School
1:10       Depart Ledyard High
1:25       Drop off Fitch High students
1:45       Drop off New London High students

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Workshop November 24 at NLSTMHS

More Than Words workshop on November 24 at New London Science and Tech Magnet High School

7:25       Fitch High students will be picked up by Groton STA bus
7:40       Ledyard High students will be picked up
8:00       Drop of Fitch and Ledyard students at NLSTMHS
8:05       Icebreakers
8:30       Discussion of school’s mission, purpose and goals
•             Fitch students report re: school programs
•             All three schools hold school-based discussion re: goals, etc.
•             Full group report and sharing

9:15       Discussion of inter-district group’s mission, purpose and goals

10:00     Current Issues Forum – Could it happen here? How respond?
•             East Lyme
•             University of Missouri
•             Yale University cultural sensitivity issue
•             Paris attacks – world-wide, national and local effects
11:30     Lunch
12:00     Race/culture exercise
1:15       Depart New London High
1:40       Drop Ledyard High students at LHS
1:55       Drop Fitch students at FHS

Monday, May 25, 2015

Workshop May 29 at Conn College

Workshop agenda for May 29 at Conn College

7:45       Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High Students
8:00       Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High Students; New London students transported to Conn College
8:15       Bus arrives at Conn College
8:30       Icebreakers:
•             Names games
•             Group Challenge
•             Movement games
9:00       Baltimore Police Incident dialogue:  (Small group activity)
•             One way to start ("the ongoing dialogue that shod continue into the Fall") is to set up a series of RDGs. RAP Dialogue groups. These groups should consist of 7-9 students, led by a student facilitator with Faculty members moving around observing and mentoring the groups.
•             Here are some ideas from Bert Phillips:
1. Students should start with what they personally feel about what is going on in Baltimore?
2. How does it affect them emotionally and socially?
3. What do they see as the two biggest problems/issues?
4. What would they suggest as solutions to these problems/issues?
After each student has shared, there should be free flowing dialogue and if the group wishes, they can share with other groups.
                              5. Could a similar incident happen in Southeaster CT? How can we help to prevent such an incident?
10:30     Break
10:40     Group activity: Ivy Williams
11:00     Native American Music performance – Kenny Merrick
11:30    Lunch
12:00    Review this year’s workshops – what worked, what didn’t? Recommendations for next year.
•             Discuss the proposal to reorganize next year; we would conduct training workshops
•             Each school group would conduct in-district workshops at elementary and middle schools
•             Following the workshops
1:00       Depart for return to high schools

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bennie Dover Jackson Bullying Workshop

More Than Words Workshop
Dec. 19, 2014
Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

7:45       Ledyard STA bus picks up Ledyard High Students
8:00       Ledyard STA bus picks up Fitch High Students
8:15       Bus picks up NL Science and Tech Magnet School students
8:30             Arrive at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School
8:35            Prep for anti-bullying workshop
·      Organize MTW students into groups of 2 or 3
·      Reread and highlight Manny McMoose and His Chubby Caboose, noting with yellow sticky notes places to stop for emphasis and clarification
·      Agree on end-of-book message
·      Develop skit and icebreaker ideas for classes
10:00            Workshops in Sixth Grade classrooms
11:05     Lunch
11:30            Depart School
·      11:35 – Drop off  New London High students
·      12:00- Drop off Fitch High students and staff
·      12:20 - Drop off Ledyard High School students and staff