SPEAK (Series for Parent Education About Kids) is a robust, educational lecture series produced by CA in collaboration with the Parent Association to host national and local experts who speak on topics of interest.
The lecture series is provided as a free service to the Colorado Academy community and the public, and presentation times are varied to accommodate parents’ schedules. View the SPEAK calendar and click register to RSVP.
On-campus child care is available for a fee at all evening SPEAK events. Prior reservations are required. Please contact Carol Rosberg at 303-914-2565.
CA SPEAK EVENTS
For more information about CA's SPEAK lectures please contact CA Communications at 303-914-2553.
CA provides language interpretation for these events. Please indicate your request for translation when you register; you may also contact Abel Ramirez at 303-914-2573 with any questions about interpretation/translation needs.
CA ofrece interpretación de idiomas para estos eventos. Por favor indique si necesita traducción al registrarse; también puede comunicarse con Abel Ramirez al 303-914-2573 si tiene alguna solicitud o pregunta relacionada a la interpretación/traducción.
2023-2024 CA SPEAK EVENTS
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Learning in the AI Age: How to Engage All Learners in an Era of Distraction September 13 at 8:30 a.m. Leach Center for the Performing Arts
A.J. Juliani is theWall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of Adaptable. He serves on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As a curriculum coordinator, tech director, English teacher, football coach, and K-12 instructional coach, A.J. has worked towards innovative learning experiences for schools in various roles. A.J. is also an award-winning blogger, speaker, and author of multiple other books, including the best-sellers Empower, Launch, and The PBL Playbook.
Richard Reeves brings a fresh perspective to the urgent issues of gender, masculinity & class in today's society. With deep insights & thought-provoking analysis, Reeves inspires audiences to challenge their assumptions & engage in meaningful dialogue about creating a more equitable & inclusive world.
Richard is President of the American Institute for Boys and Men, an organization with a mission to raise awareness of the problems of boys and men and advocate for effective solutions. His 2022 book, Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It, was described as a "landmark" in The New York Times and named a book of the year by both The Economist and The New Yorker. He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, where he previously directed the Future of the Middle-Class Initiative and the Center on Children and Families.
Frances Haugen, known as the Facebook Whistleblower, is an advocate for public oversight of social media. She is a specialist in algorithmic product management, having worked on ranking algorithms at Google, Pinterest, Yelp, and Facebook. In 2019, she was recruited to Facebook to be the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, which dealt with issues related to democracy and misinformation, and later also worked on counter-espionage.
During her time at Facebook, Frances became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company makes prioritizing their own profits over public safety and putting people's lives at risk. As a last resort and at great personal risk, Frances made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Facebook. The initial reporting was done by the Wall Street Journal in what became known as “The Facebook Files”. Her subsequent book is titled, "The Power of One: How I Found the Strength to Tell the Truth and Why I Blew the Whistle on Facebook."
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Frances is the daughter of two professors and grew up attending the Iowa caucuses with her parents, instilling a strong sense of pride in democracy and responsibility for civic participation. She holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College and an MBA from Harvard University.