Monday, December 20, 2021

Photos from December 17, 2021 Workshop

Click here for photos from our 3-school workshop at the NLHS Multi-Magnet Campus on December 17, 2021.

Photo of 2021-2022 Group

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Regional Workshop December 17, 2021

More Than Words

December 17, 2021

New London High School STEM Lecture Hall

7:45 Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High students 

8:00 Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High students

8:30 Arrive at New London High STEM Program Lecture Hall

8:45 Icebreakers:

  • Movement Games
  • Name Games
  • Group challenge

9:30 Issues Forum :

  • In small groups, identify the three top issues that are facing our schools this fall
  • Large group report out of top issues
  • Small group – pick one issue that is most important and propose a solution
  • Large group report out

10:30  Listening exercise- small group with large group report out:

  • Think a person you admire as a great listener; what qualities do they show that makes you think he or she is such a good listener
  • Think of a person who you suspect does not listen well, what qualities or actions do they show that makes you think they are not listening?
  • Report out as small group to the large group

11:00  Leadership Skills:

  • Think of an effective leader, what qualities does he or she possess? What qualities do you think you need to improve or learn to be an effective student leader?
  • Small group talk --> report to full group

11:30 Lunch

12:00 Group challenge

  • Toothpicks and marshmallows
  • What Mike Graner noticed as groups

12:10 – Fish Bowl

  • Cell phone usage in school – personal privacy vs school security
  • Oxford Michigan school shooting – student responsibility?
  • How can a group like More Than Words make a diffierence?

1:15 Bus departs New London High

1:45 Drop off Ledyard High students

2:15 Drop off Ledyard Fitch students

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

First Post-Covid All-School In-Person Workshop!

After a year and a half we are back to live meetings. Our first workshop this year is a trust-building workshop at Camp Hazen.

October 22, 2021

Camp Hazen, Chester CT

7:45 - Groton STA picks up Fitch students 

8:00 - Groton STA picks up Ledyard students 

8:15 - Groton STA picks up New London students 

9:00 - Arrive at Camp Hazen and begin trust-building activities

10:00 - Program Intro and Intro of Superintendents

10:30 - More trust-building activities

11:30 - Lunch

12:00 - Program orientation/goals for the year

12:45 - Depart 

1:30 - Drop off at NL

1:45 - Drop off at Ledyard

2:00 - Drop off at Fitch