Fall Learning Workshops Announced

We are excited to announce our Fall Learning Workshops!  We have a great line-up of opportunities for you to take advantage of that are hosted by our office as well as other departments on campus.  We look forward to announcing even more as the quarter goes on.  Don’t forget, it is MANDATORY for all NSPers to attend AT LEAST one workshop.  Please take note of  those workshops with limited spaces and sign-up here for the session(s): http://goo.gl/oAVPz We will have an NSP staff member at each session with a sign-in sheet.  Please find us to sign in and get credit for your workshop – workshops are PAID (for paid employees) and also count as a volunteer hour for volunteers J

1.      Paul Tough: The Science of Success - Thursday, October 18, 2012 * Only 5 Slots available, email Brandi Snodgrass DIRECTLY if interested*

2.      Peace Out Gun Violence – Social Justice Address - Friday, October 19th, 2012

3.      NSP Movie Night: Waiting for Superman - Monday, October 22, 2012

4.      Effective Classroom Management  - Tuesday October 23rd, 2012

5.      Arts & Activism: What are we fighting for? - Wednesday October 24th, 2012 * Only 7 Slots available, email me DIRECTLY if interested - NSP will provide transportation*

6.      A lecture and Discussion with Timuel D. Black: The 2012 Benton Medal Winner  -Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Paul Tough: The Science of Success

Thursday, October 18, 2012
4:45 p.m. - Reception and Book Signing*
5:30 p.m. - Lecture, Panel Discussion, and Q&A

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Lecture Hall - Room 142

Paul Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, and Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, he is also a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group's Early Childhood Interventions Network and a nationally-renowned speaker on education, poverty, and politics.

 *Only 5 slots available!!!  *EMAIL Brandi Snodgrass DIRECTLY IF INTERESTED IN ATTENDING*

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Peace Out Gun Violence – Social Justice Address

Friday, October 19th, 2012

6:30pm Event Start

Rockefeller Chapel

5850 South Woodlawn

Address by Rev. Michael Pfleger, PhD (Pastor of St. Sabina Church)

Reverend Pfleger has been recognized for his fight against guns, alcohol, drugs and racism.  For a complete bio and for more information visit www.ssa.uchicago.edu/alumni-weekend

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NSP Movie Night: Waiting for Superman

Monday, October 22, 2012

5:00 – 7:00

 

Ratner Athletic Center

5530 Ellis (Berwanger Room)

NSP kicks off our first ever Ed Film Series showing for 2012-2013 year!  We plan to host several “movie nights” this year revolving around a diverse range of education and community topics. Join your fellow NSPers as we watch Waiting for Superman,  a film that looks at the challenges of the American public education system and promotes ideas such as the Harlem Children’s Zone and Charter School Models by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school.

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Effective Classroom Management

Tuesday October 23rd, 2012

5:00 -6:00

Ratner Athletic Center

5530 Ellis (Berwanger Room)

 

Facilitated by Augusta Smith – Resident Principal at South Shore Fine Arts Academy

 

Augusta Smith is the Resident Principal at NSP Partner school South Shore Fine Arts Academy.  Please come out to hear tips on working with busy/active students and how to keep them on task and engaged in the classroom.

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A lecture and Discussion with Timuel D. Black: The 2012 Benton Medal Winner

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 

Lecture and Discussion - Reception to follow

The Quadrangle Club (Main Dining Room) 1155 East 57th Street
 

 

RSVP Here TODAY:  https://udarchicago.wufoo.com/forms/chicagos-south-side-as-sacred-ground/

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Arts & Activism: What are we fighting for?

Wednesday October 24th, 2012

5:00 -6:00

Hyde Park Arts Center * Only 7 Slots available, email me DIRECTLY if interested - NSP will provide transportation*

 

Facilitated by Teresa Albor

 

 

The right to peaceful protest is a vital part of democracy--  projects, which involve protest and art, serve a dual function: teaching young people about their role as informed citizens and challenging them to be creative. This hands on session takes participants through a model workshop on art and protest designed for teens. Handouts and lesson plans will be available, and the session will be taught by Teresa Albor, an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago with experience mentoring youth.  

 

Don’t forget to sign up for any workshops you’re interested in TODAY:http://goo.gl/oAVPz