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Parent Education Events

Get Support Through Parent Education

We know parenting can be life’s toughest job and we’re here to support you in this role. With the Parent Education Network (PEN), we bring expert speakers to campus to help you navigate these years of your child’s growth and development. Please join us this year at these parent ed events!
 

2021 Alumni Speaker: Frances Newton '96 Stacy Navigating Economic Volatility in 2021 & Being a Part of the Solution

Hosted by the Alumni Association

Tuesday, February 23, 2021  |  9 -10 a.m. via Zoom


In this virtual session, alumna Frances Newton '96 Stacy will virtually share her path from Graland to the finance industry. She will also offer her perspective on how investors of any scale can navigate times of economic and political volatility, particularly by focusing on inflation, deflation, growth and policy. Frances will speak about the GameStop phenomenon of retail investing vs institutional investing and share thoughts on how it could affect the future of investing. Finally, she will also address the wealth gap and what individuals can do to be part of a greater economic solution.

Book Club with Josh: “Range”

Wednesday, February 24, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Zoom
 
What do parenting, business, education and sports have in common?  The successful path in any of these domains, may not be what you think…
 
In his book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.
 
In Epstein’s book, he proposes that there are two types of problems in the world, kind and wicked. Kind problems follow predictable patterns; whereas “in wicked domains, the rules of the game are often unclear or incomplete, there may or may not be repetitive patterns and they may not be obvious, and feedback is often delayed, inaccurate, or both.” In the last year, there is no doubt that the world has been facing a wicked problem.
 
Since its beginnings, Graland has been committed to graduating students who will go on to solve the world’s next wicked problem. In “Range,” David Epstein provides direction on how to foster those types of problem-solvers. Josh Cobb will lead a book club discussing Range and how it reflects Graland’s past, present and future vision of education. This event is hosted by the Parent Education Network (PEN).

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.