ALL PARENTS & STUDENTS WELCOME! 2 PROGRAMS!
Adam Grant: "Give and Take"
Tuesday, January 7, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., AND Wednesday, January 8, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cornog Auditorium, Northfield
Discover whether you are a giver, taker or matcher and which style is most likely to help you succeed -- and why -- from Wharton School of Business's youngest -- and arguably most popular -- professor. Don't miss the Jan. 8 morning session when we explore mid-life's opportunity for a second (or third!) act. (In partnership with FAN.)
ALL PARENTS WELCOME!
"The iPads are Coming! The iPads are Coming!"
Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., McGee Theatre, Winnetka
Soon, iPads will be used in all New Trier classes. How will classroom instruction change? How do teachers keep students from texting and playing games during class? What's on the technology horizon? Discover all this and more from our expert panel: Asst. Supt. for Curriculum Paul Sally, Technology Director Chris Johnson and Winnetka Asst. Principal Katherine Schindler.
ALL PARENTS & STUDENTS WELCOME!
Sian Beilock: "Choke"
Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ Gaffney Auditorium, Winnetka
Whether it occurs during sports, tests or work, we've all "choked" in high-pressured situations when we would have liked to have done our best. Discover what the secrets of the brain reveal about getting it right from this University of Chicago psychologist, who will also present her findings to all Township teachers during an Institute Day on emotional intelligence. (In partnership with FAN.)
UNIOR PARENTS PROGRAM
"College Admissions 101: What's the Right Fit for Your Student?"he Right Fit for Your Student?"
Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ Cornog Auditorium, Northfield
Just in time for those Spring Break college tours, discover what kinds of students that different kinds of schools are seeking from our panel of local admissions officers. Officers will include representatives from a highly selective private university, a large flagship state university, a regional private university, a small liberal arts college and a community college. Moderated by New Trier's Post- High School Counseling chair James Conroy.
NEW THIS YEAR! New Trier High School is now an annual sponsor of all FAN programs. Don't miss these other top researchers and thinkers: David Sheff on addiction (Feb. 5), Sheila Heen and Doug Stone of the Harvard Negotiation Project on receiving praise (March 11), Alice Waters on food (April 8), Hilary Levey Friedman on competition (April), Carol Dweck on mindsets (May 9), Temple Grandin on autism (Spring date TBD). Prepare to be amazed.
MISSED A PROGRAM? Most NTPA, ECGC and FAN parent programs have been videotaped and posted on these groups' websites. Find the links in the right-hand column of your monthly NTPA eNews.
NTPA TRANSFER FAMILY COMMITTEE
Have you recently moved into New Trier Township? The NTPA Transfer Family Committee hopes to ease the transition for families new to the community. Please contact Jennifer Bisceglia for more information.
International Exchange Students
Become a host family or an exchange student. Find out more about going abroad or hosting a foreign student. Or contact Athena Arvanitis, New Trier's Director of Student Life, or Beth Drucker via email or call Beth at 847-256-2676 to learn more about hosting or becoming an exchange student. If you are not able to host, but know someone who might consider it, please pass on this information
NTPA Program Archive
Many NTPA programs are videotaped and available for viewing online (click here for the updated software) or parents may borrow videotapes by contacting Mari Plotnik, NTPA Secretary, by email or 847-784-2202.
Teens and the Law: A Candid Discussion about Teenage Driving, Drinking and Drugs. Recorded October 24th, 2012