THE CONFERENCE ON SPIRITUALITY IN EDUCATION

The Next Wave in K-12 Education:

The Spiritual Core of the Whole Child

Sunday, November 3 – Monday, November 4

Teachers College, Columbia University

New York City

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Steven C. Rockefeller
Dr. Steven C. Rockefeller

Steven C. Rockefeller is professor emeritus of religion at Middlebury College, where he also served as Dean of the College. He has played a leading role in the drafting and promotion of the Earth Charter, a declaration of global interdependence and universal responsibility. He currently serves as Co-Chair of CSE..

 

Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller is the President of The Collaborative for Spirituality in Education and Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She is the Author of
“The Spiritual Child; The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving.” In addition she founded The Spiritual Mind Body Institute at Columbia.

 

Dr. Jack Miller

Dr. Jack Miller

John (Jack) Miller has been working in the field of holistic education for over 40 years. He teaches courses on holistic education and contemplative education at the University of Toronto. In addition, he has authored/edited over 20 books on holistic learning and contemplative practices in education.

 

Timothy Shriver

Timothy Shriver

Timothy Shriver is the
Co-Founder and current Chairman of CASEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. He is chairman of the International Board of Directors of Special Olympics promoting health, education, and a more unified world through the joy of sports.

THE CONFERENCE ON SPIRITUALITY IN EDUCATION

The Next Wave in K-12 Education:

The Spiritual Core of the Whole Child

Sunday, November 3 | Monday, November 4

Teachers College, Columbia University

New York City

CONFERENCE

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Steven C. Rockefeller
Dr. Steven C. Rockefeller

Steven C. Rockefeller is professor emeritus of religion at Middlebury College, where he also served as Dean of the College. He has played a leading role in the drafting and promotion of the Earth Charter, a declaration of global interdependence and universal responsibility. He currently serves as Co-Chair of CSE..

 

Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller is the President of The Collaborative for Spirituality in Education and Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She is the Author of “The Spiritual Child; The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving.” In addition she founded The Spiritual Mind Body Institute at Columbia.

 

Dr. Jack Miller

Dr. Jack Miller

John (Jack) Miller has been working in the field of holistic education for over 40 years. He teaches courses on holistic education and contemplative education at the University of Toronto. In addition, he has authored/edited over 20 books on holistic learning and contemplative practices in education.

 

Timothy Shriver

Timothy Shriver

Timothy Shriver is the
Co-Founder and current Chairman of CASEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. He is chairman of the International Board of Directors of Special Olympics promoting health, education, and a more unified world through the joy of sports.

CONFERENCE PANELS

PANEL 1

School Culture: CSE Research and Findings

Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller

Moderator

Lisa Miller is the President of The Collaborative for Spirituality in Education and Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She is the Author of “The Spiritual Child; The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving.” In addition she founded The Spiritual Mind Body Institute at Columbia.

 

Dr. Julian Bull

Dr. Julian Bull

Panelist

The Rev. Canon Julian P. Bull is the third headmaster of Campbell Hall (est. 1944), an Episcopal school in Los Angeles, California with 1130 students in grades K-12. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, his Master’s in Philosophy from Boston College, and his Master’s in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary.

 

Dr. Anne Marie Krejcarek

Dr. Anne Marie Krejcarek

Panelist

 In her 30 plus years in education, Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek has served in three Pre K-12 schools each with a focus on the whole child – mind, body and spirit. Each of these schools varied geographically and emerged from different core faith traditions. She currently is the President of Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco and is in her 7th year in this role.

 

Sharif El Mekki

Sharif El Mekki

Panelist

For the past six years, El-Mekki has been the proud principal at Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus, a neighborhood public charter that serves 750 students in grades 7-12. 

El-Mekki’s career has been based on the idea that all children should at least be afforded the educational experiences that they would desire for their own children. 

 

David Ballard

David Ballard

Panelist

David Bellard joined Chalmette High School in 2011 and teaches both English III Pre-AP and AP English Language.  Mr. Bellard believes in educating the whole student – intellectually, emotionally, and socially – and he does so through a highly active classroom that focuses upon extremely rigorous texts in order to develop the critical thinking and writing skills for all of his students.

CONFERENCE PANELS

PANEL 1

School Culture:

CSE Research and Findings

Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller

Moderator

Lisa Miller is the President of The Collaborative for Spirituality in Education and Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She is the Author of “The Spiritual Child; The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving.” In addition she founded The Spiritual Mind Body Institute at Columbia.

 

Dr. Julian Bull

Dr. Julian Bull

Panelist

The Rev. Canon Julian P. Bull is the third headmaster of Campbell Hall (est. 1944), an Episcopal school in Los Angeles, California with 1130 students in grades K-12. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, his Master’s in Philosophy from Boston College, and his Master’s in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary.

 

Dr. Anne Marie Krejcarek

Dr. Anne Marie Krejcarek

Panelist

 In her 30 plus years in education, Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek has served in three Pre K-12 schools each with a focus on the whole child – mind, body and spirit. Each of these schools varied geographically and emerged from different core faith traditions. She currently is the President of Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco and is in her 7th year in this role.

 

Sharif El Mekki

Sharif El Mekki

Panelist

For the past six years, El-Mekki has been the proud principal at Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus, a neighborhood public charter that serves 750 students in grades 7-12. 

El-Mekki’s career has been based on the idea that all children should at least be afforded the educational experiences that they would desire for their own children. 

 

David Ballard

David Ballard

Panelist

David Bellard joined Chalmette High School in 2011 and teaches both English III Pre-AP and AP English Language.  Mr. Bellard believes in educating the whole student – intellectually, emotionally, and socially – and he does so through a highly active classroom that focuses upon extremely rigorous texts in order to develop the critical thinking and writing skills for all of his students.

PANEL 2

Teaching Interconnectedness:

The Dynamics of Nature, Ecology and Civility

Robin Young

Robin Young

Moderator

Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for “The Today Show.”

Robin has received several Emmy Awards for her television work, as well as cable’s Ace Award, the Religious Public Relations Council’s Wilbur Award and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Gold Award. She has also received radio’s regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Dr. Walter Fluker

Dr. Walter Fluker

Panelist

Professor and minister Walter Fluker was born on August 26, 1951 in Vaiden, Mississippi. He served in U.S. Army as a Chaplain’s Assistant from 1971 to 1973, received his B.A. degree in philosophy and biblical studies from Trinity College in 1977, and M.Div. degree in 1980 from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Fluker completed his Ph.D. degree in social ethics at Boston University, in 1988. 

Drawing on the work of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr., Fluker says that in a global community it is important for religious leadership to be both reflective and active in compassionately negotiating various ethical viewpoints.

 

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

Panelist

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in Religion and Ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim

 

Dr. Sam Crowell

Dr. Sam Crowell

Panelist

Sam Crowell is professor emeritus from California State University, San Bernardino where he was the recipient of both the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Outstanding Professional Accomplishments Award.  He is the founder of the Masters Program in Holistic and Integrative Education and a founding member of the Network in Spirituality and Education. 

Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston

Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston

Panelist

Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston is the Director of Jewish Studies at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy and the author of Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools.  He teaches that instead of offering sermons, precepts, and prescriptions, educators can most effectively instill moral intelligence through example, critical thinking and role-playing exercises, and real-world applications outside the classroom. He founded The Derech Eretz Council in his school based on six core values: Honor, Honesty, Humility, Modesty, Community and Fellowship. 

Robin Young

Robin Young

Moderator

 Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for “The Today Show.”

Robin has received several Emmy Awards for her television work, as well as cable’s Ace Award, the Religious Public Relations Council’s Wilbur Award and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Gold Award. She has also received radio’s regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Dr. Walter Fluker

Dr. Walter Fluker

Panelist

Professor and minister Walter Fluker was born on August 26, 1951 in Vaiden, Mississippi. He served in U.S. Army as a Chaplain’s Assistant from 1971 to 1973, received his B.A. degree in philosophy and biblical studies from Trinity College in 1977, and M.Div. degree in 1980 from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Fluker completed his Ph.D. degree in social ethics at Boston University, in 1988. 

Drawing on the work of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr., Fluker says that in a global community it is important for religious leadership to be both reflective and active in compassionately negotiating various ethical viewpoints.

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

Panelist

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in Religion and Ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim

 

Dr. Sam Crowell

Dr. Sam Crowell

Panelist

Sam Crowell is professor emeritus from California State University, San Bernardino where he was the recipient of both the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Outstanding Professional Accomplishments Award.  He is the founder of the Masters Program in Holistic and Integrative Education and a founding member of the Network in Spirituality and Education. 

Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston

Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston

Panelist

Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston is the Director of Jewish Studies at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy and the author of Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools.  He teaches that instead of offering sermons, precepts, and prescriptions, educators can most effectively instill moral intelligence through example, critical thinking and role-playing exercises, and real-world applications outside the classroom. He founded The Derech Eretz Council in his school based on six core values: Honor, Honesty, Humility, Modesty, Community and Fellowship. 

PANEL 3

Educational Initiatives: Collaboration and Convergence

Dr. Linda Lantieri

Dr. Linda Lantieri

Panelist

Linda Lantieri, MA has been in the field of education for over 40 years in a variety of capacities: classroom teacher, assistant principal, director of a middle school in East Harlem, and faculty member at Hunter College in New York City. She is a Fulbright Scholar and internationally known speaker in the areas of Social and Emotional Learning, Contemplative Teaching and Learning and Mindfulness in Education.

Linda is one of the co-founders and presently a Senior Program Advisor for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). She is also core faculty of the Spirituality Mind Body Intensive M.A. Degree Program at Teachers College, Columbia University and has been involved with designing and leading the concentration in K-12 education since its beginning in 2014.

Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold

Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold

Panelist

Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold is an associate professor and the director of the EdD Program in the Department of Educational Studies at The Ohio State University.  A former administrator at the district and state level, Dr. Arnold currently serves as a consultant throughout the U.S. advising districts in data analysis, cultural mediation, and STEM leadership. She is president of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and the first African American female to serve in this capacity for UCEA. 

Dr. Arnold has nine books published or in press and serves as the series editor of New Directions in Educational Leadership and assistant editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education.  Dr. Arnold is a two-time nominee for both the Jack Culbertson Award for UCEA and Division A Emerging Scholar Award (AERA). She has served as an expert on issues in urban schooling and religion and education for NPR and other news outlets.

Dr. Maurice Elias

Dr. Maurice Elias

Panelist

Dr. Maurice J. Elias is a professor in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University, director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, and academic director of the Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service at Rutgers.

Prof. Elias lectures nationally and internationally to educators and parents about students’ emotional intelligence, school success, and social-emotional and character development. He is a recent recipient of the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

DAY 1

Sunday, November 3

 

10:30am-11:30am

CSE Leadership School Heads and Fellows Welcome Breakfast

______

11:30am-12:45pm

Conference Participant Registration

and Buffet Lunch

Teachers College Dining Hall

______

12:45pm-1:00pm

Opening Session

Teachers College Children’s Choir

Welcome – Dr. Lisa Miller

______

1:00pm-1:25pm

Keynote Address – Dr. Steven Rockefeller

______

1:25pm-1:45pm

Keynote Address – Dr. Jack Miller

______

1:45pm-2:00pm

Break

______

2:00pm-3:00pm

PANEL 1

School Culture:

CSE Research and Findings

•  Dr. Lisa Miller- Moderator

•  Dr. Julian Bull

•  Dr. Anne Marie Krejcarek

•  Sharif El Mekki

•  David Ballard

______

3:00pm-3:15pm

Break

______

3:15pm-4:15pm

Workshop Session 1

______

4:15pm-5:15pm

Workshop Session 2

______

5:15pm-6:00pm

Networking Reception and Book Shop

______

6:30pm-8:30pm

Philanthropist Dinner

Hosted by The Fetzer Institute

By Invitation Only

______

Day 2

Monday, November 4

 

7:30am-8:30am

Affiliate Breakfast

All conference participants are invited

______

8:30am-10:00 am

PANEL 2

Teaching Interconnectedness:

The Dynamics of Nature, Ecology and Civility

•  Robin Young- Moderator

• Dr. Walter Fluker

• Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

•  Dr. Sam Crowell

•  Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston

 ______

10:00am-10:15am

Break

______

10:15am-11:15am

Workshop Session 3

______

11:15am-11:30am

Break

______

11:30am-12:30pm

Workshop Session 4

______

12:30pm-1:30pm

Buffet Lunch and Book Shop

Teachers College Dining Hall

______

1:30pm-2:45pm

PANEL 3

Educational Initiatives: Collaboration and Convergence

•  Dr. Linda Lantieri

•  Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold

•  Dr. Maurice Elias

 ______

2:45pm-3:00pm

Break

______

3:00pm-4:00pm

Conference Closing Session

•  Short film highlighting leading work in the field (created by CSE Leadership Schools)

•  Timothy Shriver Address

•  Q&A with Timothy Shriver

______

4:00pm-4:15pm

Next Steps and Farewell – Dr. Lisa Miller

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

DAY 1

Sunday, November 3

 

10:30am-11:30am

CSE Leadership School Heads and Fellows Welcome Breakfast

______

11:30am-12:45pm

Conference Participant Registration and Buffet Lunch

Teachers College Dining Hall

______

12:45pm-1:00pm

Opening Session

Teachers College Children’s Choir

Welcome – Dr. Lisa Miller

______

1:00pm-1:25pm

Keynote Address – Dr. Steven Rockefeller

______

1:25pm-1:45pm

Keynote Address – Dr. Jack Miller

______

1:45pm-2:00pm

Break

______

2:00pm-3:00pm

PANEL 1

School Culture: CSE Research and Findings

•  Dr. Lisa Miller- Moderator

•  Dr. Julian Bull

•  Dr. Anne Marie Krejcarek

•  Sharif El Mekki

•  David Ballard

______

3:00pm-3:15pm

Break

______

3:15pm-4:15pm

Workshop Session 1

______

4:15pm-5:15pm

Workshop Session 2

______

5:15pm-6:00pm

Networking Reception and Book Shop

______

6:30pm-8:30pm

Philanthropist Dinner

Hosted by The Fetzer Institute

By Invitation Only

______

Day 2

Monday, November 4

7:30am-8:30am

Affiliate Breakfast

All conference participants are invited

Teachers College Dining Hall

______

8:30am-10:00 am

PANEL 2

Teaching Interconnectedness:

The Dynamics of Nature, Ecology and Civility

•  Robin Young- Moderator

• Dr. Walter Fluker

• Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

•  Dr. Sam Crowell

•  Dr. Judd Kruger-Levingston

 ______

10:00am-10:15am

Break

______

10:15am-11:15am

Workshop Session 3

______

11:15am-11:30am

Break

______

11:30am-12:30pm

Workshop Session 4

______

12:30pm-1:30pm

Buffet Lunch and Book Shop

Teachers College Dining Hall

______

1:30pm-2:45pm

PANEL 3

Educational Initiatives: Collaboration and Convergence

•  Dr. Linda Lantieri

•  Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold

•  Dr. Maurice Elias

 ______

2:45pm-3:00pm

Break

______

3:00pm-4:00pm

Conference Closing Session

•  Short film highlighting leading work in the field (created by CSE Leadership Schools)

•  Timothy Shriver Address

•  Q&A with Timothy Shriver

______

4:00pm-4:15pm

Next Steps and Farewell – Dr. Lisa Miller