While liberal arts education has come under attack from some quarters for being frivolous in a modern economy, many of today's leaders in every field experienced and benefited from more humanistic learning. This argument is one we need to consider as we prepare our students for higher education and make a case for our own programs.
Wesleyan President Michael Roth will be the keynote speaker for the morning. Following his address, President Roth will be available for Q&A during session 1. Presenters from peer schools will also share ideas about creative ways in which they are engaging their students in a liberal arts education.
David Chrzanowski, A-men Rasheed and Kerry Kendall ~ Westminster School ~ Introduction to the Visual and Performing Arts
John Corrigan ~ Northfield Mt. Hermon ~ Utilizing a Student's Self-Reflection and Self-Assessment in the Writing (and Grading) Process
Andrew Harcourt ~ Deerfield Academy ~ AP Seminar course: Global H2O Resources
Alec McCandless ~ Loomis Chaffee ~ The Model T and the American Industrial Revolution
Kate Seyboth ~ Westover School ~ What Works? 20 years teaching girls in STEM
Jennifer Weeks ~ Kingswood-Oxford School ~ Global Online Academy
The Westminster Teaching Initiative was formed in 2010 in order enhance teaching and learning at Westminster School by encouraging collaboration and dialog among faculty members and departments about curriculum and pedagogy. The purpose of our symposium is to widen this circle of sharing and allow teachers from area schools to come together, converse, and learn from one another.
Westminster School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and Postgraduate, located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The suburban New England campus is midway between New York City and Boston.