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Ron Berger to speak at Brandeis University

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    Ben Smith

Cultivating an Ethic of Excellence in Schools

Expeditionary Learning Chief Program Officer Ron Berger will speak at the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education on Sunday, January 30, 2011, from 12 pm to 4 pm.

In this workshop, Ron Berger will guide participants through an exploration of student work as examples of how to develop what he calls a "culture of craftsmanship."

He will explore:

  • How can we help students to engage in excellent, original work?
  • How can we promote high standards?
  • How can we nurture the capacity for rigorous and respectful critique?

Ron Berger, a dynamic and visionary educator, is author of An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship in Schools. He is chief program officer at Expeditionary Learning, and has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and professional developer.