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 Export to Your Calendar 2/2/2021 to 2/16/2021
When: February 2, 9, and 16, 2021
4-5:30pm Eastern / 1-2:30pm Pacific
Where: Online Course
United States

Online registration is available until: 2/2/2021
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CSEE Members Schools: $125 for three classes


Others: $250 for three classes



Basing their course on a popular undergraduate course at Yale University, Head of School Mark Davis and Director of the Center for Leadership Kate Parker-Burgard set out to create an experience for Upper School students at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT that spurs critical thinking on the question of what constitutes a flourishing life. Their course, Life Worth Living, draws upon several religious and philosophical traditions as students and teachers together approach the core question—what is a life worth living? 

Students are eager to explore these existential questions that get at the purpose of life. Whether your school is ready to create an entire course around what makes life worth living or you’d like to weave some of this thinking and structure into already existing courses, this three-part class will offer some tools for approaching this topic. While their course is designed for Upper School students, there are applications for Middle School and possibly even Lower School students as well. Over the course of this CSEE class, participants will be introduced to some structure and content that can help frame these existential questions and deepen your understanding of these topics.  






Kate Parker-Burgard is the director of the Center for Leadership at St. Luke’s School, a secular private school for grades 5-12 in New Canaan, CT, where she has also served as dean of students, director of character education, and director of community affairs. The Center for Leadership promotes the understanding of leadership as a behavior, not a position, and so is taught as competencies that everyone can develop. In addition to teaching leadership, Kate also focuses on community service. Before joining the faculty at St. Luke's, she served as dean of students at Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. Over the course of her 17-year tenure at St. Luke’s, she has received the Crusader of the Year Award, the Edward Blakely Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Tracy Duncan Innovation Award. 







Mark Davis is the head of school at St. Luke’s School (Connecticut). Previously, he was director of college counseling at Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire). Earlier in his career, he worked at The Taft School (Connecticut) for 17 years, serving in a variety of capacities including history teacher, assistant director of admissions, class dean, varsity baseball coach, and director of college counseling.





Tuesday, February 2nd  -  4-5:30pm Eastern  /  1-2:30pm Pacific

Tuesday, February 9th  -  4-5:30pm Eastern  /  1-2:30pm Pacific

Tuesday, February 16th  -  4-5:30pm Eastern  /  1-2:30pm Pacific



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