Tang Institute events are designed to share creative ideas and spark lively discussions on diverse topics related to connected learning. All community members are invited to join in—and tap into exciting explorations that are happening at the Institute, throughout the PA campus, and in education more broadly. 

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Discussion

Chinese Cloud Peers

china-10_edJoin us for a Lunch & Discussion Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. in Pearson C with Tang Fellow Lilia Cai-Hurteau. Cai-Hurteau will present on her year-long fellowship project, “Chinese Cloud Peers,” through which she developed partnerships between Andover’s Chinese 420 classes, led by Cai-Hurteau and Ian Wollman, and classes at the Beijing Ren Da Fu Zhong (RDFZ) High School and Shanghai Datong High School. The partner classes conducted collaborative activities ranging from pen-pal and artwork exchanges to joint design-thinking projects in an effort to measure the social and cognitive impact these types of virtual, global exchanges have on our students. Cai-Hurteau will share student work and survey results, reflect on the opportunities and challenges of communicating across time zones, and discuss the factors that contributed to authentic engagement for students from both countries.

05/24/2017 1:00 PM
05/24/2017 2:00 PM
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Webinar

Rebooting the American High School with Neuroscience and Purpose Learning

The Institute wil16Oct20_016_2l host the webinar, “Rebooting the American High School with Neuroscience and Purpose Learning,” presented by Stanford Social Innovation Review, on Wednesday, May 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Pearson C. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the Blog post.

05/24/2017 2:00 PM
05/24/2017 3:00 PM
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Webinar
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Dinner & Discussion

Patricia Russell, Mastery Transcript Consortium

trussell-newsPatricia Russell, interim executive director of Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC), will offer a brief overview of the consortium over dinner on Monday, May 22, in Pearson C at 5:30 p.m., prior to Faculty Meeting. Phillips Academy joined the MTC as a member school–a two-year, initial commitment to support the exploration and design of an alternative transcript. For more information, visit the Blog post.

05/22/2017 5:30 PM
05/19/2017 7:00 PM
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Lunch & Discussion

Kevin Mattingly on Science of Learning

Learning DispositionOn Friday, May 19, Kevin Mattingly, PhD, director of co-curriculum for the Riverdale School in New York City, will join us in Pearson C, from noon to 1 p.m., for lunch and conversation. Mattingly co-teaches the popular edX course, “The Science of Learning: What Every Teacher Should Know.” For more information, visit the Blog post.

05/19/2017 12:00 PM
05/19/2017 1:00 PM
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Past Events

Dinner & Discussion

David Yeager on Student Persistence, Belonging

Yeager_ed3David Yeager, PhD, a leading expert in the ways mindset, purpose, self efficacy, and sense of belonging impact student persistence and achievement, will host dinner and discussion at Phillips Academy Andover on May 15, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in Pearson C.

He will later present during Faculty Meeting; this talk will also be open to local educators. For more information, visit the Blog post.

05/15/2017 5:30 PM
05/15/2017 7:00 PM
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Faculty Series

Learning: Purpose, Meaning, and Motivation

institute-icon-iphone-180-3xOn Monday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m., in Pearson C, Noah Rachlin and Christine Marshall Walker will lead the workshop “Learning: Purpose, Meaning, and Motivation” as part of the ongoing faculty discussion series, “Learning Disposition, Neuroplasticity, and Cognitive Load: What do we know and how does it impact our classrooms?” Dinner will be provided. For more information, visit the Blog post.

05/08/2017 5:30 PM
05/08/2017 7:00 PM
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Learning: Purpose, Meaning, and Motivation
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Faculty Series

Beyond Compliance: Fostering engagement and enjoyment in the classroom

institute-icon-iphone-180-3xOn Monday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m., in Pearson C, Noah Rachlin will lead the workshop “Beyond Compliance: Fostering engagement and enjoyment in the classroom” as part of the ongoing faculty discussion series, “Learning Disposition, Neuroplasticity, and Cognitive Load: What do we know and how does it impact our classrooms?” Dinner will be provided. For more information, visit the Blog post.

05/01/2017 5:30 PM
05/01/2017 7:00 PM
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Beyond Compliance: Fostering engagement and enjoyment in the classroom
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Sustainability

Sustainability Study Group

DSC00915On Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m., in Pearson C, the Sustainability Study Group will host an informal meeting focused on Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life by E.O. Wilson. Participation is not dependent upon reading. Discussions will cover a variety of topics pertaining to sustainability. Everyone is welcome; please contact Sarah Bakanosky at sbakanosky@andover.edu if you would like more information or are interested in attending.

04/26/2017 6:00 PM
04/26/2017 7:00 PM
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Merrimack Valley Partnership

Join Merrimack Valley Educators: Learning Disposition Dinner & Discussion

confluence__1500x450__20On Tuesday, April 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Pearson C, a group of Merrimack Valley educators, including Phillips Academy colleagues, will gather to discuss various dimensions of supporting young people in cultivating a learning disposition. Join the conversation on student focus and assessment—and bring an experience or artifact that represents work you’ve done in this domain. Dinner will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, email tanginstitute@andover.edu. All are welcome!

04/25/2017 6:00 PM
04/25/2017 7:00 PM
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Faculty Series

Learning & Memory: Neuroplasticity with Christine Marshall Walker

institute-icon-iphone-180-3xOn Monday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m., in Pearson C, Christine Marshall Walker will lead the workshop “Learning & Memory: Neuroplasticity” as part of the ongoing faculty discussion series, “Learning Disposition, Neuroplasticity, and Cognitive Load: What do we know and how does it impact our classrooms?” Dinner will be provided. For more information, visit the Blog post.

04/24/2017 5:30 PM
04/24/2017 7:00 PM
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Learning & Memory: Neuroplasticity
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Faculty Series

Learning & Memory: Engagement

institute-icon-iphone-180-3xOn Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m., in Pearson C, Christine Marshall Walker will lead the workshop, “Learning & Memory: Engagement” as part of the ongoing faculty discussion series, “Learning Disposition, Neuroplasticity, and Cognitive Load: What do we know and how does it impact our classrooms?” Dinner will be provided. For more information, visit the Blog post.

04/10/2017 5:30 PM
04/10/2017 7:00 PM
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Learning & Memory: Engagement
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Faculty Series

Learning & Memory: Sleep

institute-icon-iphone-180-3xOn Monday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m., in Pearson C, Christine Marshall Walker will lead the workshop, ” Learning & Memory: Sleep” as part of the ongoing faculty discussion series, “Learning Disposition, Neuroplasticity, and Cognitive Load: What do we know and how does it impact our classrooms?” Dinner will be provided. For more information, visit the Blog post.

04/03/2017 5:30 PM
04/03/2017 7:00 PM
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Learning & Memory: Sleep
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Faculty Series

Learning Disposition

institute-icon-iphone-180-3xOn Monday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m., in Pearson C, Noah Rachlin will kick off the faculty discussion series, “Learning Disposition, Neuroplasticity, and Cognitive Load: What do we know and how does it impact our classrooms?” with the workshop, “Learning Disposition” Dinner will be provided. For more information, visit the Blog post.

03/27/2017 5:30 PM
03/27/2017 7:00 PM
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Learning Disposition
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LUNCH & DISCUSSION

The Science of Mindfulness at School: Theory and Practice

Please join us for a lunch discussion with mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen. This discussion will focus on ways in which teachers, coaches, and school leaders can learn from mindfulness practices. In addition, Alison will talk about findings from scientific research into mindfulness and help lead a discussion about the ways these practices can support empathy and balance in individuals and broader communities.

RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Pearson C

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Tang Lunch + Discussion
Alison Cohen
Pearson C
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WORKSHOP

Implicit Bias Workshop

Led by Alison Cohen, this workshop will provide an introduction to mindfulness practice and will give students and adults mindfulness-based strategies to help them reflect on, better understand, and interrupt implicit bias. For more information about her approach, see this link. The Tang Institute is delighted to partner with Out of the Blue in bringing this event to PA. Cupcakes will be served!

RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m., Freeman Room

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Workshop
Alison Cohen
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LUNCH & DISCUSSION

Community Engagement at Andover: Student thoughts and perspectives

On Wednesday, February 15, from 1 to 2 p.m., in Pearson C, student program leaders (Jair Suazo ’17, Justice Robinson ’18, Madison Pettaway ’17, Tiffany Chang ’19, and Gracie Limoncelli ’18) from the Community Engagement office will share their experiences engaging with communities beyond campus and discuss how their work impacts their own lives and the lives of others. Student leaders will also share thoughts and perspectives on opportunities for enhancing our own community on campus.

RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Pearson C

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Community Engagement
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E@PA

E@PA Session

Join us for our next E@PA session on “intra-preneurship and entrepreneurship” with GE Ventures! Students who are interested in signing up for E@PA should contact Mr. Roland at eroland@andover.edu.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m., Pearson C

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E@PA
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SUSTAINABILITY STUDY GROUP MEETING

Sustainability Study Group Meeting

Please join us for our winter meet-up! The Sustainability Study Group is a yearlong inquiry into the current state of climate change. Colleagues from all areas of campus are participating in this initiative, with conversations and resource-sharing taking place online as well as during in-person events scheduled throughout the year. Please contact Sarah Bakanosky at sbakanosky@andover.edu if you are interested in participating.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m., Mural Room

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COMMUNITY EVENT

"Positive Education: A Whole School Approach to Well-Being"

Join us for a discussion with Stephen Meek, principal of the Geelong Grammar School, on “Positive Education: A Whole School Approach to Well-Being.”

Throughout the past decade, Meek has led his school community in adopting a Positive Education model, which focuses on developing both student intellect and character. In his presentation, he will share examples and insights from the Geelong Grammar School’s journey and summarize the school’s model for Positive Education.

This event, open to the Andover community, will be thought-provoking for parents, faculty, students, and staff alike. Please visit our EventBrite page to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=31327846432

Thursday, February 09, 7:00 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

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02/09/2017 7:00 PM
02/09/2017 8:00 PM
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“Positive Education: A Whole School Approach to Well-Being”
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COMMUNITY EVENT

"The Sweet Spot and Beyond"

The Tang Institute is delighted to host Amy Baltzell for the presentation, “The Sweet Spot and Beyond: The Role of Sport Psychology Mental Skills, Positivity, and Mindfulness for Optimal Performance.” Baltzell is clinical associate professor at Boston University, president-elect of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and consultant to professional athletes and aspiring Olympians in various sports.

This event, open to the Andover community, will be thought-provoking for coaches, athletes, faculty, students, and staff alike. For more information, please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sweet-spot-and-beyond-with-amy-baltzell-tickets-31287881897

Sunday, January 22, 3:00 p.m., Underwood Room

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TEDxPHILLIPSACADEMYANDOVER

TEDxPhillipsAcademyAndover conference

It’s official: TEDxPhillipsAcademyAndover will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. The student-run, student-led conference will feature responses to the event theme, “What is our generations mission statement?”. We look forward to the unique, thought-provoking, fun, and inspiring ideas Andover students will bring to the TEDx stage!

For additional information on the event, please email the Tang Institute at tanginstitute@andover.edu

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 4:30 p.m., Tang Theater

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1/14/2017 8:30 PM
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TEDxPhillipsAcademyAndover
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COMMUNITY EVENT

Panel discussion with current and alumni athletes

Alumni, parents, and friends of Andover are invited to a panel discussion with current and alumni Andover athletes on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Andover Inn. Tang Fellow Lani Silversides will moderate a discussion about developing mental skills to enhance personal and athletic growth.  Panelists will share experiences as student-athletes either at Andover or beyond, reminisce, and talk about ways to further develop the program to fit the needs of our students as they prepare for collegiate athletics and beyond sports.

Sign up to attend here: https://events.attend.com/f/1383777388#/reg/0/

Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 p.m., Andover Inn

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Sport Panel with Current and Alumni Athletes
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DINNER & DISCUSSION

"The Science of Learning" Dinner and Discussion

Starting Wednesday, November 16, edX is offering the course “The Science of Learning—What Every Teacher Should Know.” Those interested in participating in this four-week course should join us for our second informal discussion session guided by Tang Fellows Christine Marshall Walker and Noah Rachlin on Monday, December 12. Dinner will be provided. For additional information or to register, please email the Tang Institute at tanginstitute@andover.edu

Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m., Tang Institute

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DINNER & DISCUSSION

"The Science of Learning" Dinner and Discussion

Starting Wednesday, November 16, edX is offering the course “The Science of Learning—What Every Teacher Should Know.” Those interested in participating in this four-week course should join us for an informal discussion session guided by Tang Fellows Christine Marshall Walker and Noah Rachlin on Monday, December 5. Dinner will be provided. For additional information or to register, please email the Tang Institute at tanginstitute@andover.edu

Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:30 p.m., Tang Institute

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“The Science of Learning” Dinner and Discussion
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TECHNOVATION KICKOFF

Technovation Kickoff event

Design For Change

Technovation is a program that offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. This year, Technovation has partnered with Google’s Made with Code and UN Women and invites teams to build apps that change the world for the better. More information on Technovation can be found here: http://masstlcef.org/technovation/

Together with the mathematics department and Educational Initiatives, we are celebrating the kickoff of Technovation season on Thursday, December 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Pearson C. We hope you can join us to learn more about the program; encourage your female students to get involved! For more information on the event, please contact tanginstitute@andover.edu.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Tang Institute

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Technovation Kickoff
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COMMUNITY EVENT

"Born Digital" book launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser. Building off more than a decade of research about the lives of a generation “born digital,” the gathering will feature a conversation with the authors and the research team, together with students, parents, and teachers. The workshop and discussion will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Underwood Room.

Please note that this event is open to the public but does require advance registration. For additional event details or to register, please visit our Eventbrite link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-the-release-of-born-digital-tickets-28373742628. Please RSVP by Friday, October 28.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

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“Born Digital” book launch
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COMMUNITY EVENT

Sustainability Discussion with Jon Gertner

You are invited to join us for dinner and discussion on sustainability and climate change with Jon Gertner. Gertner is the author of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation and is currently writing a science-oriented book on the past, present, and future of Greenland. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Tang Institute

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Dinner and discussion with Jon Gertner
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COMMUNITY EVENT

“Why Our Thoughts Don’t Matter”

The Tang Institute is delighted to host Greg Cartin, an expert in sports psychology who specializes in mindfulness training for athletes, for the presentation, “Why Our Thoughts Don’t Matter.” Building upon Tang Fellow Lani Silversides’ project about mental skills training, Cartin will explore the power of observation in how we recognize and accept our thoughts and emotions and manage stress in our lives.

This event, open to the Andover community, will be thought-provoking for coaches, athletes, faculty, students, and staff alike. For more information, please contact Lani Silversides (lsilversides@andover.edu).

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., Underwood Room

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“Why Our Thoughts Don’t Matter.”
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E@PA

E@PA Session IV

Join us for the second to last E@PA session featuring John Palfrey! Mr. Palfrey will lead our discussion on obtaining funding and other material support. Students who are interested in signing up for E@PA should contact Mr. Roland at eroland@andover.edu.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m., the Nest

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E@PA
E@PA Session IV
The Nest
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LUNCH & DISCUSSION

Intrinsic Motivation

This session, the next in a suite of offerings around the concept of learning disposition, will focus on encouraging students to build and exercise intrinsic motivation, both within and outside of the classroom. Building off of earlier conversations around growth mindset, this discussion will surface ideas from the community around how intrinsic motivation is cultivated in the lives of students. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Pearson C

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Intrinsic Motivation
Pearson C
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E@PA

E@PA Session III: Communication + Pitch

For this E@PA session we welcome Stuart Paap, renowned communication and pitch expert, to discuss the “art of the pitch”. Students will learn how to communicate ideas more effectively, an invaluable skill for entrepreneurial ventures and beyond. Students who are interested in signing up for E@PA should contact Mr. Roland at eroland@andover.edu.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m., the Nest

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E@PA
E@PA Session III: Communication + Pitch
The Nest
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TEDxYouth IDEATION SESSION

TEDxYouth Ideation Session

What would a TEDxYouth conference look like at Andover?

The Nest, the Tang Institute and OWHL teams are hosting a TEDxYouth Ideation Session, led by Tanvi Kanchinadam ’19. We’re excited to explore the themes, topics, and conversations that could frame a TEDx conference here at Andover. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m., the Nest

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TEDxYouth Ideation Session
What would a TEDxYouth confrence look like at Andover?
The Nest
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STUDENT PRESENTATION

The Value of Creativity

Julian Otis ‘16 will present his research findings related to promoting student creativity, both at Phillips Academy and educational institutions more broadly. Through his Winter 2015-16 independent project, Otis conducted research on the value of creativity, the creative process, and specific practices aimed at enhancing the creative context in school settings. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1 p.m., Pearson C

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The Value of Creativity
Julian Otis ‘16 will present his research findings related to promoting student creativity, both at Phillips Academy and educational institutions more broadly. Through his Winter 2015-16 independent project, Julian conducted research on the value of creativity, the creative process, and specific practices aimed at enhancing the creative context in school settings.
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LUNCH & DISCUSSION

Reimagining Chemistry

Tang Institute Fellows Brian Faulk and Keith Robinson will share what they’ve learned about adopting a blended learning approach through their ongoing project, Reimagining Chemistry. Their talk will also consider how this knowledge can be leveraged to help build online materials for current and future students. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, 1 p.m., Pearson C

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Reimagining Chemistry
Tang Institute Fellows Brian Faulk and Keith Robinson will share what they’ve learned about adopting a blended learning approach through their ongoing project, Reimagining Chemistry. Their talk will also consider how this knowledge can be leveraged to help build online materials for current and future students.
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LUNCH & DISCUSSION

Sustainable Use of Biodiversity as a Strategy to Protect the Amazon

Roberto Palmieri will offer insight into the work of Imaflora, one of the partner organizations of the Brazil PLACES Learning in the World program. The non-profit, founded in 1995, leads efforts to conserve tropical rainforests by actively engaging with the local community as the guardians of these protected areas. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C

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Imaflora’s Impact on the Brazil PLACES Program
Roberto will offer insight into the work of Imaflora, one of the partner organizations in the Brazil PLACES Learning in the World program. The non-profit, founded in 1995, leads efforts to conserve tropical rainforests through public policy, supply chain, certification, and local development activities.
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LUNCH & DISCUSSION

Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Tang fellows Lou Bernieri, director of Andover Bread Loaf and instructor in English, and Monique Cueto-Potts, director of the Office of Community Engagement, will discuss Writing and Teaching to Change the World, a new senior elective that they have been offering this year. The course stems from a collaboration among PA’s Department of English, OCE, the Lawrence Public Schools, and other Lawrence community organizations. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Feel free to share this invitation widely!

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C

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An Update from PA’s 2016 Technovation Teams
“Writing and Teaching to Change the World” is an innovative service-learning course that is a collaborative effort among Phillips Academy, Andover Bread Loaf, and community organizations in Lawrence. Institute Fellows Lou Bernieri, Director of Andover Breadloaf and Instructor of English, and Monique Cueto-Potts, Director of the Office of Community Engagement, will discuss how this course is helping to create a model for service-learning courses at Phillips Academy and other secondary schools.
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LEARNING IN THE WORLD ART EXHIBIT

Divergent Thinking and Global Imagination

The Learning in the World art exhibit, “Divergent Thinking and Global Imagination,” will feature original works by Andover students who were inspired by their 2014–2015 Learning in the World experiences. The event will also include stations of desserts from around the world, a performance by the dance group Hypnotic, and a Learning in the World Photo Booth. Learn more. Please feel free to share this invitation widely! Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Steinbach Gallery, George Washington Hall

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Learning in the World Art Exhibit
The upcoming art exhibit, “Divergent Thinking and Global Imagination,” will feature original works by Andover students who were inspired by their 2014–2015 Learning in the World experiences. More than 140 students and 23 faculty members participated in a program, traveling to such diverse locations as China, Peru, the American South, India, New Mexico, Brazil, France, Russia, and Germany. The event will also include stations of desserts from around the world, a performance by the Yorkies, and a Learning in the World Photo Booth.
Steinbach Gallery, George Washington Hall
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STUDENT PRESENTATION

An Update from PA's 2016 Technovation Teams

The three Phillips Academy teams participating in this year’s Technovation Challenge, SynTech, Morse Code, and Thrively, will provide us with an inside look at the mobile apps and business plans they’ve developed. Each team will deliver the “pitch” they will present in the upcoming Regional Pitch Event in Cambridge, MA. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1 p.m., Pearson C

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An Update from PA’s 2016 Technovation Teams
The three Phillips Academy teams participating in this year’s Technovation Challenge, SynTech, Morse Code, and Thrively, will provide us with an inside look at the mobile apps and business plans they’ve developed. Each team will deliver the “pitch” they will present in the upcoming Regional Pitch Event in Cambridge, MA.
Pearson C
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Confluence: Environment, Culture, Community

Mark Cutler, Tang Fellow and Instructor in Spanish, will present on “Confluence,”  a new, yearlong Learning in the World program that will engage students with their local communities to help bring positive social and environmental change. The program, which has been a focus of Cutler’s project at the Institute, was developed in collaboration with administrators, educators, and students from several schools in the Merrimack Valley area. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 1 p.m., Pearson C

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Confluence: Environment, Culture, Community
Tang Fellow Mark Cutler presents his upcoming summer project, Confluence: Environment, Culture, Community. This program is a collaboration of five schools in the Merrimack Valley (Andover High School, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Lawrence High School, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, and Phillips Academy) and focuses on engaging younger students with their communities and local partners to impact positive social and environmental change.
Pearson C
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Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code

David Rea will discuss the the debut of the  Summer Session Pilot course, “Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code.” This hybrid course, which allows students to have an on-campus experience for the first portion of the program and apply the skills they’ve learned while at home during the latter half, aims to provide students with the skills to look at problems (and learning in general) from a fresh angle. Learn moreRSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 1 p.m., Pearson C

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Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code
David Rea will discuss the the debut of the first-ever Summer Session Pilot course, “Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code”. This hybrid course, which allows students to have an on-campus experience for the first portion of the program and apply the skills they’ve learned while at home during the latter half, aims to provide students with the skills to look at problems (and learning in general) from a fresh angle.
Pearson C
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SPECIAL INVITATION

The Future of Learning in a Networked World

1-Leise-Jones-Photography239-199x300Justin ReichExecutive Director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, will explore emerging models of online learning that empower students to create and participate in meaningful communities, shape their public persona in responsible ways, and prepare for a life of online learning.

Monday, April 4, 2016, 6:45 p.m., Kemper Auditorium. Learn more.

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THE FUTURE OF LEARNING IN A NETWORKED WORLD
During his talk, Justin Reich will explore emerging models of online learning that empower students to create and participate in meaningful communities, shape their public persona in responsible ways, and prepare for a life of online learning.
Kemper Auditorium
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Growing up Social

MSR3sm-sqToday’s youth are navigating a complex world of social technologies. From Instagram to texting, Snapchat to video games, many parents and educators are scratching their heads, trying to understand why teens do what they do online. In this talk, danah boyd will explore some of the major questions raised by the networked world in which today’s youth live and help contextualize the reasons why youth do what they do.

Thursday, March 31, 2016; events at noon and 7:30 p.m. Learn more.

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Growing up Social with danah boyd
In this talk, boyd will explore some of the major questions raised by the networked world in which today’s youth live and help contextualize the reasons why youth do what they do.
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SYMPOSIUM

GLOBAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING FOR IMPACT

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This symposium will explore critical questions at the center of global education programs: How do we understand the impact of such programs? How do we design practices that lead to deeper and sustained learning? How can we develop flexible frameworks for assessment that help us to continue to improve and refine such programming?

For more information, please email Eric Roland at eroland@andover.edu.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Davis Hall. Learn more.

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GLOBAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING FOR IMPACT
The symposium will explore critical questions at the center of global education programs: How do we understand the impact of such programs? How do we design practices that lead to deeper and sustained learning? How can we develop flexible frameworks for assessment that help us to continue to improve and refine such programming?
Davis Hall
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LUNCH & DISCUSSION

Exploring the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection

headshotJoin us for a discussion with Nile Blunt, instructor in history and the Academy’s geographer-at-large for the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection. During his talk, Blunt will share an overview of this incredible collection and an update on the creative ways in which they are being used in teaching and learning at the Academy.

RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Pearson C

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Exploring the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection
Join us for a discussion with Nile Blunt, instructor in history and the Academy’s geographer-at-large for the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection. During his talk, Blunt will share an overview of this incredible collection and an update on the creative ways in which they are being used in teaching and learning at the Academy.
Pearson C
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Discussing Innovation at the Addison Gallery

Dolkart_newsPlease join our discussion with Judith F. Dolkart, The Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C. 

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Discussing Innovation at the Addison Gallery
Please join our discussion with Judith F. Dolkart, The Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy. Lunch will be provided.
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Exploring the Khan Academy Statistics Project

Khan signPlease join our discussion with Tang Fellow Matt Lisa and the team of students who are leading our Khan Academy Statistics project.
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C. 

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Exploring the Khan Academy Statistics Project
Please join our discussion with Tang Fellow Matt Lisa and the team of students who are leading our Khan Academy Statistics project.
Pearson C
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Youth and Media: Berkman Center for Internet & Society

downloadJoin the Youth and Media team from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University as they share their work on the Digital Literacy platform, an evolving collection of freely accessible resources (e.g. infographics, curricula, guides, and papers) about online safety, privacy, creative expression, and information quality. Team members will also highlight the creative possibilities of learning with technology and provide an overview of an ongoing Scratch project.
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C. Learn more. 

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Youth and Media: Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Join the Youth and Media team from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University as they share their work on the Digital Literacy platform, an evolving collection of freely accessible resources (e.g. infographics, curricula, guides, and papers) about online safety, privacy, creative expression, and information quality.
Pearson C
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Learning in the World: Cultivating Partnerships and Community

IMG_2634 - edit - Road to Chavin de Huantar, PeruJoin Learning in the World Program Leaders as they share their perspectives on constructing impactful partnerships and community throughout the world, offering examples from various LITW experiences.
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C. 

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White Earth Nation with Ryan Wheeler

Wheeler_pictureJoin us for lunch and discussion with Ryan Wheeler, Director of the Academy’s Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, to learn more about recent developments in the relationship between the Peabody Museum and the White Earth Nation.

This event is organized in collaboration with the PA Music Department. RSVP to tanginstitute@andover.edu if you can join us, and feel free to share this invitation widely.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C. 

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Musicishardtohear_home pageSee What You Hear: Using Visuals to Unlock the Meaning of Music

Lushen Wu, founder of bebop.com, will give a presentation on his work and then engage the audience in conversation. Bebop uses mesmerizing visual animations to unlock the meaning and power of music, making it more engaging, accessible, and enjoyable.” Learn more.
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C.

STUDENT PRESENTATION

Neuroscience Night
Gabe Blanchard and Julian Otis ’16
The event will feature talks by two students who have been studying cognition and learning/memory this term with Biology Instructor Christine Marshall-Walker. Learn more.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7 p.m., Pearson C

STUDENT PRESENTATION

IMG_5005Experience Technovation Challenge
Please join us for an event that will feature an opportunity to engage with 2015 Technovation Challenge participants and offer information about how to participate in the 2016 competition. The event is hosted by Maria Litvin, along with PA’s Educational Initiatives team and Tang Institute. Visit the related Blog post for more information.
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7 p.m. Pearson C 

TABS PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

PhillipianPhotoCrop_NoahRachlin‘I Can’t Do That…Yet’: Cultivating a Learning Disposition
Noah Rachlin, Tang Fellow
Thursday, December 3, 2015, Pearson C

LITW DISCUSSION

Quito-View-from-Hotel-2015Learning in the World Information Sessions

Students are invited to stop by for information about Learning in the World Programs. Visit the related Blog post for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. (Mural Room)
November 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Commons (Lower Left)

FACULTY DISCUSSION SERIES

EnglishStudent Report Writing
Led by Noah Rachlin, Tang Fellow and Instructor of History and Social Science; Kate McQuade, Instructor in English; and Patricia Russell, Dean of Studies and Instructor in Science. Vist the related Blog post for more information.

Friday, November 13, 12:10 p.m.; Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:10 p.m.; Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:15 a.m.; Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:10 p.m. Pearson C. 

TANG EVENT

Design for Change with Sanjli GidwaneyDesign for Change Discussion
Sanjli Gidwaney, Director of Design for Change USA
Gidwaney will present a curriculum and technology platform that builds character, capacity and confidence by engaging young people in social change projects. Visit the related Blog post for more information.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 8 a.m., Pearson C

LITW DISCUSSION

Learning in the WorldLearning in the World Initiatives
PA faculty and community members are invited to participate in a lightly moderated conversation regarding our Learning in the World initiatives and the many opportunities that we offer for students to study and learn off-campus. Visit the related Blog post for more information.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:30 p.m., Underwood Room. 

LUNCH & DISCUSSION SERIES

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Educational Diversity
Asabe W. Poloma, Executive Director, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
Poloma will highlight the urgency and challenges to educational diversity; provide an overview of the IRT framework, programs, and its contributions to diversifying schools, colleges, and universities; and reflect on some emerging directions for the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C.

LUNCH & DISCUSSION SERIES

Michael-ManessWhy Human-Centered Design?
Michael Maness, Innovator in Residence, Digital Initiative, Harvard Business School
Maness, Innovator in Residence of the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School, will discuss how design-thinking can be put to use in education. Visit the related Blog post for more information.
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C. 

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Discussion about Educational Initiatives
Erin McCloskey, Director of Educational Initiatives
McCloskey will discuss current and upcoming initiatives at the intersection of pedagogy, learning, and technology; she will describe core concepts and frameworks that ground this work.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C

SPECIAL INVITATION

maxresdefaultThe Mainstreaming of Mindfulness in America
Join in an evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Organized by Andrew Housiaux, Tang Fellow.
Friday, October 16, 2015, 7 p.m., Arlington Street Church

LUNCH & DISCUSSION SERIES

FranceConversation about Learning in the World
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C

SPECIAL INVITATION

lj-gallery-7-27-15-4853Sundance Film Presentation: Most Likely to Succeed
Ted Dintersmith, Filmmaker
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7 p.m., Coolidge Corner

LUNCH & DISCUSSION SERIES

Steve ChinosiDiscussion about Innovation in Schools 
Steve Chinosi, Director of Strategic Innovation, Andover Public Schools
Chinosi will share his experience in building the Innovation Lab and Greengineers program at Newton Public Schools.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C

FACULTY MEETING

MazurConfessions of a Converted Lecturer
Eric Mazur, Physicist and Educator, Harvard University
Mazur will discuss how he has adjusted his approach to teaching and how it has improved his students’ performance significantly. Visit the related Blog post for more information.
Monday, September 21, 2015, 6:45 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

LUNCH & DISCUSSION SERIES

IMG_7459-XLThe Making of a Makerspace
Mike Barker and OWHL Team
Barker will discuss the launch of the new Makerspace at the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library (OWHL).
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 12:10 p.m., Pearson C

2015-2016 Events