Jun
22
Jun 24

Structured Word Inquiry Workshop with Peter Bowers

  • Blue School

Join Peter Bowers, PhD, Founder of WordWorks, for this engaging, practical workshop. Learn how teachers and tutors around the world apply the principles of scientific inquiry to the study of English spelling to build vocabulary, reading and spelling knowledge -- and also as leverage for learning in any subject area.

Research shows that teaching about bases and affixes benefits all learners, but especially younger and less able students. Explore wordworkskingston.com for resources, videos etc. on this instruction. See research and presentations on this work here.

Open to educators of all ages and abilities. Offered on June 22, 23 or 24, 9:30 AM–4:00 PM. Fee: $350 per person; $300 per person for two or more educators from the same school. Registration to open soon. 


Spring Fling 2015: Dreamland
Apr
30
7:00 pm19:00

Spring Fling 2015: Dreamland

  • Brooklyn Bowl

Join us for a whimsical evening of wonder and come together for a benefit to celebrate Blue School. Open to Blue School families, friends and the general public.

Blue School presents: Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.
Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

Blue School presents: Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.

  • Blue School

Blue School invites you to a special book signing event with Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential, and a Blue School Advisory Board member.

Featuring Robinson's newest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education, co-authored with Lou Aronica (Viking; April 21, 2015).

Teaching Innovation Conference 2014
Nov
4
9:00 am09:00

Teaching Innovation Conference 2014

  • Blue School

Thinking Big, Working Small

Featuring keynote by Dr. Dan Siegel, author of The Whole Brain Child and Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

A panel discussion lead by Kelly Young of Convergence, with Sam Chaltain, author of Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice

Dorothy Barnhouse, Literacy Consultant and co-author of What Readers Really Do and Readers Front and Center

Program in development

Blue Note: Larry Cohen PhD
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Blue Note: Larry Cohen PhD

  • Blue School

A special event with psychologist and long-time Blue School Advisory Board member Dr. Larry Cohen for his newest book The Opposite of Worry (Random House, September 2013). 

Blue Note: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Nov
20
5:30 pm17:30

Blue Note: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

  • Blue School

Neuropsychiatrist and Blue School Advisory Board member Dr. Dan Siegel will share insights from his latest research and newest book Brainstorm, an inside-out guide to the emerging adolescent mind. He will illuminate the changes in the brain during adolescence and explore practical ways parents can approach this important time of life to make the most of relationships and development.

Annual Blue School Book Fair
Nov
19
Nov 21

Annual Blue School Book Fair

  • Blue School

For three days in November, Blue School will house a bookstore of titles curated with care by Blue School parents and reflective of our community values and interests. Stop by and join in our celebration of books and literacy -- a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.

Come one, come all! Visitors must sign in at the front desk in our lobby and receive a visitor pass.

Special thanks to McNally Jackson Books, our local independent bookseller.

Photo: Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School, reads to 3s during Book Fair 2012.