Jun
6
to Jun 7

Neuroscience and Education: The Connection

Welcome to Neuroscience & Education: The Connection. Now in its sixth year, this summer Symposium is designed to bring together educators and healthcare professionals to hear about the latest brain research as it relates to education and how to apply this information in the classroom and in their practices.

The symposium is hosted by Currey Ingram Academy, the Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Vanderbilt Peabody College.

To register for the symposium and to learn more about its agenda and speakers, please visit the event page.

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Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

17th Annual Educational RISE Conference presented by the Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

The 17th Annual Educational RISE Conference presented by the Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association will take place at Currey Ingram Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee. Enjoy a keynote presentation from Barbara A. Wilson, M. Ed, the founder and president of Wilson Language Training.

Morning Breakout Sessions: There are 10 robust speakers. Topics include ADHD medication and management, anxiety, multisensory activities that enhance literacy, strategies for dealing with memory and processing, language impairment and dyslexia, accommodations and assistive technology for students with dyslexia, dyslexia basics, and executive functioning. Click here for program details.

Afternoon Session: The afternoon program will depart from a traditional format. Conference attendees will experience interactive, hands-on demonstrations of the National Reading Panel’s 5 Components of Reading—Phonemic Awareness, Phonics (including decoding and encoding), Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension--presented by experts using Structured Literacy Instruction. This intensive workshop will build an initial understanding of direct explicit instruction for the benefit of all readers, especially those who struggle.

To register, please click here.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Free Screening of 'Screenagers'

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Join Christ The King Catholic School for a free screening of SCREENAGERS, and visit screenagersmovie.com for more details.

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Jennifer Pharr Davis at Oak Hill School
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jennifer Pharr Davis at Oak Hill School

  • The Enrichment Center at Oak Hill School (map)
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The Oak Hill School is pleased to welcome National Geographic Adventurer of the year Jennifer Pharr Davis as part of the school’s Common Trust Speaker Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Jennifer Pharr Davis has covered more than 14,000 miles of long-distance trails on six different continents. In 2011, Jennifer covered the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, maintaining an extraordinary average of 47 miles per day. By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest known time on the “A.T.” and became the first woman to set the mark.

Join us to hear Jennifer share her remarkable stories, adventures, and lessons from the trail!

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Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event with Dr. Lisa Damour at Harpeth Hall School

  • Frances Bond Davis Theatre at The Harpeth Hall School (map)
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The Harpeth Hall School is pleased and honored to welcome Dr. Lisa Damour back to campus on March 7, 2019, to discuss her newest book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.

Please join us for a riveting evening of fresh insights, advice, and conversation. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. is the author of the award-winning, instant best seller Untangled, the soon to be released Under Pressure (available on Feb 12)and the Adolescence column for The New York Times.

In her new book, Under Pressure, Dr. Damour returns with an urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college. Damour details the many facets of girls' lives where tension takes hold and offers critical coping strategies that will help parents reduce their daughters' anxiety and address the toxic pressures to which our culture subjects girls and young women.

All are welcomed to attend. Please spread the word, share the post, bring a friend, your partner, your spouse - Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to address how to connect with your daughters and how to create a framework for understanding while addressing parents most common questions.

This event is free and open to adults. Please register to attend.

Tickets are required for this event and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your seats today.

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Reading and Q&A with 2018 National Book Award Finalist in Fiction Jamel Brinkley
Feb
25
5:30 PM17:30

Reading and Q&A with 2018 National Book Award Finalist in Fiction Jamel Brinkley

2018 National Book Award Finalist in Fiction Jamel Brinkley will visit University School of Nashville for two days in February as the 2019 Author in Residence. In addition to visiting High School English classes, he will host an USN Evening Class consisting of a public reading and book signing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25The event is free and recommended for high school age and above. 

Join USN and Brinkley for an evening of exploration into the complex relationships of fathers and sons as he reads from his debut short story collection “A Lucky Man,” winner of the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and a finalist for the PEN Literary Awards. A reception in University School of Nashville's Hassenfeld Library lobby will be immediately followed by a reading and Q&A session in the USN Auditorium. Parnassus will offer “A Lucky Man” for sale on site for $26, and Brinkley will sign copies after his reading and talk. For more information about the author in residence, please contact Mary Buxton, Library Director (mbuxton@usn.org or 615-277-7494).

Parking and the school entrance are accessible from 19th Avenue South. For more information about Evening Classes, call 615-321-8019 or register for Class No. 113 at eveningclasses.org. Although the event is free, registration is recommended so that seating will be available.

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Feb
13
8:00 AM08:00

10 Ways to Stop Defiance & Disrespect

Christ The King Catholic School and Celebrate Calm invite parents, teachers, friends and the community to two FREE dynamic, laugh-out-loud funny parent events. Both events are FREE and there is no need to register.

Kirk will demonstrate 10 ways to:
• Get your kids to listen the first time.
• Stop defiance, disrespect and yelling.
• Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights.
• Get kids off video games/screens without a fight.
• Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime.

“Practical, relevant and laugh-out-loud funny”

Watch video clips and learn more at http://celebratecalm.com/attend-live-events/

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

10 Ways to Stop Defiance & Disrespect

Christ The King Catholic School and Celebrate Calm invite parents, teachers, friends and the community to two FREE dynamic, laugh-out-loud funny parent events. Both events are FREE and there is no need to register.

Kirk will demonstrate 10 ways to:
• Get your kids to listen the first time.
• Stop defiance, disrespect and yelling.
• Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights.
• Get kids off video games/screens without a fight.
• Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime.

“Practical, relevant and laugh-out-loud funny”

Watch video clips and learn more at http://celebratecalm.com/attend-live-events/

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Jan
7
8:30 AM08:30

Partner in Education Featuring Trevor Muir

Lipscomb Academy is excited to welcome author, education consultant, and teacher Trevor Muir to the McCadams Athletic Center on January 7, 2019, for our third annual Partner in Education event. All educators are welcome to attend this free workshop on the real-world impacts of teaching and learning. If you'd like to learn more about Trevor Muir, please click here to visit his website.

In the spring of 2017, Lipscomb Academy launched Partner in Education - an event series which brings educational leaders from across North America to Lipscomb Academy for workshops, lectures and professional development events. Previous guests include Tom Schimmer (January 2016) and Kelly Gallagher (January 2017). More than 700 educators from across Tennessee and surrounding states have attended a Partner in Education event, representing 100+ schools. 

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion with author Ansley Erickson

On December 5 at the University School of Nashville, Ansley Erickson will discuss her book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits.

Ansley T. Erickson is a historian at Columbia University who focuses on educational inequality and urban and metropolitan history. Her first book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits (University of Chicago Press, 2016) tells the story of persistent inequality in Nashville, Tennessee's metropolitan school district during periods of segregation and desegregation. Parnassus Books will be on hand for the evening with copies of the book to buy and have signed.

Focused on the evolving educational landscape of Nashville over nearly seven decades, in The City and Its Schools: How Nashville Made and Remade Inequality, Erickson examines how land-use decisions, the pursuit of economic growth, and curricula have shaped ongoing injustices in the way students learn and are taught.

For more information, call 615-327-3877.

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Nov
30
to Dec 2

Tennessee Local Food Summit

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Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is November 30 – December 2, 2018.

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC , it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of Nashville’s existing local food movement.

Join us at Montgomery Bell Academy as we learn how to grow your own food, where local food is available and how to use it; explore how local food can provide jobs while improving the care of our Tennessee lands and waters; and explore our mission of promoting the production and consumption of healthy local food.

For tickets and more information, visit the Tennessee Local Food Summit website.

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Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide for Parents to Partner with Schools

Hosted by the University School of Nashville, NAIS is presenting a workshop during the People of Color Conference (POCC) on November 27.

About the Workshop: In this workshop, parents and guardians will learn a strategy they can use to partner more effectively with their children’s educators. The goal is to provide new tools to support, monitor, and advocate for their child’s education.

About the Presenter: The Right Question Institute (RQI) is a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Luz Santana, co-director of RQI and co-author of Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, has spent 30 years as an advocate for students, parents, schools and low-income communities. She came to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico, and her experiences navigating the welfare system and other public institutions while earning an associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree–and raising a family–have shaped her approach.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion with author Jeff Hobbs

Harding Academy will host New York Times bestselling author Jeff Hobbs as part of their Don Schwartz Distinguished Educator Speaker Series.

In The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, Hobbs documents the life of his roommate and best friend from college. Robert Peace was born in an impoverished neighborhood outside Newark nicknamed “Illtown.” His mother worked long hours, mostly in kitchens, and his father was in prison for murder. Through a rare and delicate interplay of intelligence, ambition, luck, and sacrifice, Peace earned admission to Yale, where he majored in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and graduated with distinction. He also sold marijuana to his fellow classmates. Almost exactly nine years after graduation, Peace was murdered violently, in a drug related homicide, in a basement one mile from the house he’d grown up in.

This is a story about America, its cities and their challenges, education and access and entitlement, identity and the forces that shape it, and the continuing national psychosis of race – unveiled in all their complicated gray areas through this intimate portrait of a singular individual. Peace was a Yale graduate, and he was a drug dealer. He was also a teacher, a coach, a scientist, a traveler, a friend, and above all a son. The rises and falls of his journey force us out of our bubbles to take an honest look at our failures – both individual and systemic. Could Robert Peace’s life have been saved somehow? Possibly, but possibly not. Could the life of a young man or woman be saved by learning of Peace’s story? Absolutely.

Join us Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM in The Henderson Theater at Harding Academy to hear Mr. Hobbs discuss access, inclusion, and other topics we all face in our daily lives.

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Promoting Compassion and Emotional Wellness in Children and Teens

Please join us in the Jewell Hall of Fame Room at Battle Ground Academy for this informative parent program about depression and anxiety in children and teens. This panel discussion will include mental health experts from Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center who will share ways to identify signs of each, how to help a child who is struggling, and information on evidence-based treatments. The panelists will also address the myths and realities surrounding suicide in children and teens. Families attending will learn how to incorporate respect and compassion when facing these challenging issues as well as how to support their child’s overall emotional wellness.

Please RSVP here and contact Layne Pickett, with questions.

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