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All new updated course information has been placed on the website.
NEW THIS YEAR!!! There is no longer a team pre-registration. Once the registration materials are posted, each individual team member must complete the online registration form. Please identify one member of your team to list as Team Leader on your individual registration form.
Deadline for individual registration is April 1st. Due date for payment of all school team members is May 15th. Invoices will be sent no later than April 4th. Registrations will only be confirmed for attendance once payment is received. This Institute is expected to fill up fast – registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Cost per Team Member – New lower rate!! $450 registration fee per person.
Join the BEST Team on Monday Night for
Meet, Greet and Eat! Network with other schools and meet the Institute staff and presenters.
Free for Institute participants. $10 for guests (Pay for and pick up reception tickets at the Institute registration desk).
Time: 5:00 – 6:30
New Wednesday Workshops - added March 29, 2012
Increasing Physical Activity to Improve Student Outcomes
Does your school system purposefully engage students in physical activity to improve learning and behavior? In this workshop educators will collaboratively review current research that links physical activity with improved cognition and behavior. Living, successful strategies will be showcased. Then through participatory activities and discussion educators will consider policy, instructional and curricular strategies for applying this research. Please come ready to move and to share your experiences and ideas.
Lindsay Simpson works as the Vermont Department of Education's Physical Education Consultant. She holds a B.A. in neuroscience from Middlebury College, a M.P.H. from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a 7-12 Vermont teacher's license.
The Role and Effectiveness of Peer Education As Part of a Comprehensive Bullying Intervention and Prevention Plan
This interactive session will examine the role of peer education as part of a comprehensive bullying intervention and prevention plan to foster a safe and respectful learning environment in middle and high schools. The session will also examine the effectiveness of peer education in increasing students’ understanding of, and ability to address, prejudicial behavior in themselves and others, as documented in a research-based evaluation of A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute’s Peer Training Program.
Phil Fogelman, Director, A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Anti-Defamation League New England Region
Phil Fogelman has been developing and advancing programs in the field of education for more than 30 years. Since 1998, he has been serving as Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New England Region’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, a national anti-bias and diversity education and training program. Under his leadership, thousands of students, educators and other professionals participate annually in training programs that promote best practices in bullying and cyberbullying intervention and prevention, and that facilitate safer, more respectful schools and communities. Phil has also designed diversity education programs and presentations for universities and government agencies, including Harvard University and the U.S Department of Education. In addition, Phil has served as a member of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Safe Schools Initiative and is an active member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Educational Athletics Advisory Committee.
Joey Leone is back!
Wednesday night dance 7:30 - 10:30, Oscar Wilde Ballroom or Poolside (weather permitting)