Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Classrooms with a Conscience

Would anyone be interested in attending this?

Classrooms with a Conscience

A day-long ethics conference for public and independent school teachers of high school and middle school students

In our classrooms, can we raise issues of identity, morality and cultural diversity?  Can we ask students: “Who am I?”  Who are you?”  “Who are we?”  Can we teach students first, and subjects second — emphasizing both morality and achievement?

After keynote address by Author James Carroll, ten exciting seminars propose many ways to teach ethics in the classroom.

Find out more: conference schedule and seminar leaders
Thursday October 7, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts
Co-sponsored by Milton Academy and Facing History and Ourselves

Open to teachers of all subjects, administrators, coaches, professional staff, parents and community leaders. Lunch will be provided. PDP’s are available.

Educator rate: $75 (teachers, administrators, staff)
Group rate: $65 each (3 or more)
Community rate: $100 (parents, community leaders)

Pre-register by September 27 at
Keynote Address
“Conscience, Classroom, Class, and Contempt”
Keynote speaker James Carroll is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, columnist for The Boston Globe, regular contributor to The Daily Beast.  James Carroll’s American Requiem won the National Book Award. His landmark book on Christian anti-Semitism, Constantine's Sword, is among his several national bestsellers and was adapted for a feature length documentary. His newest work Jerusalem, Jerusalem: The Ancient City that Ignited Our Modern World is due to be released in March 2011. Issues of prejudice and discrimination, as well as those of nuclear threat,  disarmament, and peacemaking have coursed through Mr. Carroll’s life’s work. He has been a fellow at both the Kennedy School and the Divinity School at Harvard University, and is now distinguished scholar in residence at Suffolk University.