The Browne Center

Three Browne Center staff presenting at AEE Regional Conference

Three Browne Center staff presenting at AEE Regional Conference

April 5-7, 2013 at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.  

For more information about Northeast Region Conference and other presenters please see the Northeast AEE website.  Below are the workshop titles and descriptions for Tara Flippo; Youth & Student Programs Director, Jeff Frigon; Youth & Student Programs Coordinator and Jack Hilbrich; Youth & Student Programs Intern from The Browne Center.


E1: Social Justice Education in 3D: Activities for dialogue, discussion & discovery

Tara Flippo | Saturday 1:30pm-4:30pm | The Manor

This workshop uses activities to address social justice education and promote the 3 Ds: dialogue, discussion, and discovery. Participants will experience an interactive activitybased approach to develop self awareness and agency. Focusing on methods, terminology and activities, participants will have the opportunity to increase their “toolbox” for diversity and/or social justice related content (anti-bias, inequity, discrimination, prejudice, and oppression).


S3: Have you ever…been bullied? Intentional anti-bullying activities to increase advocacy, empathy & action

Jeff Frigon | Saturday 1:30pm-4:30pm | Barn

Bullying has evolved from dodge ball to Facebook and from the “playground at 3:00” to 24/7 ostricization and humiliation via social media. This workshop will actively engage participants in an intentional sequence of activities designed to address some of the social emotional issues behind bullying. Participant should come ready to be active and prepared for engaging discussions!


T1: Teaching to Multiple Learning Styles Experientially: Exploring Creativity in Lesson Planning

Jack Hilbrich & Jeff Frigon | Sunday 8:45am-10:15am | Art Building Upstairs

The beauty of experiential education is that it easily addresses a variety of learning styles. Even so, we may find ourselves relying on or assuming that just because something is experiential, that it addresses all our students’ needs. Participants will explore the three basic learning styles and develop a greater awareness of how to meet the needs of students with a fresh perspective on creativity and how to incorporate it into lesson development and delivery.

The Browne Center has been providing innovative experiential learning programs since the early 1980s. We provide a wide range of programming from comprehensive trainings to shorter one-day sessions. Our learning programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and our diverse client base allows us to draw upon best practices from a variety of disciplines and remain sensitive to specific needs and outcomes.

Creating a dynamic program based on your group's specific goals is our approach with every single client. We can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs – whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence.