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The 30th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day
Building Bridges With Your Stories
Through stories, we learn from one another and build a network of support. Stories can connect and inspire
us. This year, we put the focus on your stories and the bridges they will build between us.

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Ralph Singh

Wisdom Thinkers Network
Chair
Ralph Singh, Author, Educator, Story-teller, and Community Builder, Chairs the Wisdom Thinkers Network and currently consults to develop curricula and resources in poor rural, poor urban, and everywhere in between, to help create a school climate which nurtures character, honors diversity, and deters bullying. Following the post-9-11 arson attack on his spiritual center, Gobind Sadan, USA, he followed the powerful act of forgiveness, by committing to the young arsonists that he would help overcome the hatred and ignorance by helping young people share each other’s stories.
His award winning “Stories to Light our Way, Journey to the World of Good” draws from wisdom stories from 11 different traditions, with common core aligned lesson plans, Pre-K through 8, easily implemented by teachers and internalized by students and have proved especially effective in reaching special needs and non-verbal students, the hard to teach, and others who tend to slip through the cracks. The approach brings an understanding of shared values into schools and community, using the teachings and wisdom stories from the world’s traditions and cultures. Together with his middle and high school inquiry model service learning game, “Change the Story, a game to Alter Reality,” endorsed by Harvard’s Dr. Richard Weissbourd and Dr. David Streight, and their turn-key Oral history project help foster more compassionate, engaged, pluralistic citizens and lead to a more dedicated, ethical workforce.
Ralph is a veteran of character education and has spent his life promoting spirituality and values in education and public life. Over 20 years ago he was part of the CNY Education Consortium’s taskforce on Values in Public Education where he helped develop and name their Schools of Character project which was administered throughout the state by Syracuse University.
Ralph has presented at Character.org (CEP), Association for Moral Education, most recently at their joint conference with Harvard and Tisch School at Tufts on “Civic engagement: A cultural revolution?,”
internationally in China, and India. and with the Club of Rome’s task force on the “Quest for Values.”
His blogs and articles have been featured in Character.org, CSEE.org, Huffington Post, The Interfaith Observer, and is collaborating with William James book award winner Dr. Darcia Narvaez, and Dr. Tonia Bock, on a book chapter entitled, “Ecology for Raising a Virtuous Human Being.”
He can be contacted at ralph@wisdomthinkers.org or for more information www.widomthinkers.org