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Parenting, educating the 21st century child topic of Friday seminar

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Dr. Paul Cummins, Founder Emeritus of Coalition for Engaged Education, received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, his MAT from Harvard, and his doctorate from the University of Southern California.
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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Join the Squaw Valley Institute for a special presentation on Friday, Oct. 7, from Dr. Paul Cummins about parenting and educating the 21st Century child.

Cummins, PhD, is a renowned educator, author, and CEO and President of Coalition for Engaged Education (CEE), a nonprofit organization that provides innovative educational opportunities through which at-risk and underserved young people can transform their lives.

For over 40 years, Dr. Cummins has devoted his career to creating opportunities for all children to have equitable access to a quality education.

He has founded and co-founded numerous schools including Crossroads School, New Roads School, Camino Nuevo Charter School, and New Village Charter School, as well as P.S. Arts.

Also a prolific author, Cummins has published four books on education, a biography, two volumes of his original poetry, and two children’s books. In addition to Confessions of a Headmaster, he has a forthcoming book entitled Engaged Education: New Visions for Joy and Success in Learning.

Highlights of the topics Dr. Paul Cummins will discuss include: the effects of academic pressure on students; positive parenting; how to help troubled teens; impact of athletics on learning; and more.

Key questions Cummins believes should be asked include:

Is there balance in student’s lives?

Do students have leisure time?

Is school a joyful learning experience?

What can parents do to ensure their children are successful, happy and engaged?

Two presentations will be held at the North Tahoe High School Theater. An educator seminar will take place from 5-6 p.m. All Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, charter and private school educators are encouraged to attend.

Then, a public presentation for parents and caretakers of students will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion panel with local public, charter and private school representatives will end the public presentation by Dr. Paul Cummins.

The panel will include: Dr. Fal Asrani, Deputy Superintendent of TTUSD; Joanna Mitchell, Principal of North Tahoe High School; Stephanie Foucek, Principal of Tahoe Lake Elementary; Kyle Mohagen, Principal of Kings Beach Elementary; Corine Harvey, Executive Director of Student Services for TTUSD; Taylor Simmers of Tahoe Expedition Academy; Jeff Kraunz of Creekside Cooperative; and David Manahan of Sierra Expeditionary Learning School.

Tickets — available online at squawvalleyinstitute.org — for the educator seminar are $15 per educator. Educator and public presentation combination tickets are available at $25 per educator. Adult tickets for the public presentation are $20, youth $10, SVI members are admitted free.

This article was provided on behalf of the nonprofit Squaw Valley Institute. Visit squawvalleyinstitute.org to learn more.