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Community Education Workshop Series

We are pleased to present learning disability and attention disorder related workshops for the 2016-2017 school year. These workshops are held at Groves Academy and are open to anyone. We are proud to offer workshops with presenters who are recognized as some of the nation's foremost authorities in learning disabilities and attention disorders. Click here to view the Workshop Series brochure.

Questions:
Please contact Jamie Prescott, Events and Volunteers Manager, at prescottj@grovesacademy.org or 952-915-4295.

2016-2017 Workshop Calendar

  • Understanding DyslexiaMarch 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Presented by John Alexander, M.Ed., Groves Academy Executive Director

    In this session, John Alexander will discuss what the latest research reveals about dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities. He will define dyslexia and examine key variables for instruction including the type, intensity, frequency, and duration of intervention. 

    Register Online

  • ADHD and Executive FunctioningApril 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Presented by Holly West Jones, M.A., ADHD Coach and Educator

    Welcomed back for another annual workshop, Holly West Jones will explore practical strategies that will help students increase their educational achievement and reach their potential. Learn about “mindfulness practices” to build neurological pathways that will help compensate for executive function weaknesses.

    Register Online

  • Assistive Technology Mini-SeriesMay 4, 2017, 6:00 pm

    Presented by Todd Hanson, Groves Academy Director of Technology

    Students with learning disabilities and attentional disorders often find the world of academia to be a frustrating place. Their classrooms are often focus on their challenges and minimize their strengths. Assistive technologies can help students move beyond the ‘disability’ and allow them to learn material, express their ideas, and experience success where they were previously frustrated.

    Tonight’s Mini-Series will look at tools and strategies to help the LD/ADHD student gain independence and success in the classroom through lecture and demonstration.

    6:00-6:55 = Active Reading
    7:00-7:55 = The Writing Process
    8:00-9:00 = Note Taking and Study Skills

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  • Taking Charge: Advocacy for StudentsMay 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Presented by Colin Roney, M.Ed., Groves Academy Dean of Students

    Navigating both public and private schools when your son or daughter has learning differences, specifically learning disabilities and attention challenges, can be extremely confusing, frustrating, emotional and overwhelming. The way special education works in Minnesota, especially outside of Groves, can range significantly based on your student’s specific needs, disability, school district, private vs public, socioeconomic standing and parent involvement level. This workshop will begin to explain this process and give a general overview of support services, finding the right setting (school choice / environment) and what questions to ask. Remember, nobody knows and understands your child as you do. Educating yourself aroundthese topics will help you better advocate for your child on their educational journey.

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  • Meditation and Mindfulness: The Multiple Proven Benefits on Executive, Social-Emotional, and Regular Daily FunctioningJune 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist

    Meditation and mindfulness applications are the focal point of many research studies with evidence suggesting this simple practice can significantly improve functioning in multiple areas. Common meditation/mindfulness practices, research-backed benefits, and various tools you can use will be covered in this workshop.

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  • Study Skills and Assistive Technology Tools to Support Executive FunctionsJune 26, 2017, 9:00 am

    Presenters: Kandi Retzlaff, M.Ed., Groves Academy Middle School Teacher and Todd Hanson, Director of Technology, Groves Academy 

    Groves Academy provides a series of workshops to give parents knowledge and insights to support their children. Workshops are led by Groves Academy staff members who are recognized as some of the nation’s foremost authorities in learning disabilities and attention disorders. This year’s three summer workshops are free of charge.

    Questions:
    Please contact Jamie Prescott, Events and Volunteers Manager, at prescottj@grovesacademy.org or 952.915.4295.

    Register Online

  • Managing Stress and AnxietyJune 27, 2017, 9:00 am

    Presenter: Dr. Zachary Eakman, Assistant Director of Diagnostics, Groves Academy

    Groves Academy provides a series of workshops to give parents knowledge and insights to support their children. Workshops are led by Groves Academy staff members who are recognized as some of the nation’s foremost authorities in learning disabilities and attention disorders. This year’s three summer workshops are free of charge.

    Questions:
    Please contact Jamie Prescott, Events and Volunteers Manager, at prescottj@grovesacademy.org or 952.915.4295.

    Register Online

  • An Overview of Learning Disabilities and Understanding Dyslexia June 28, 2017, 9:00 am

    Presenter: John Alexander, Head of School, Groves Academy

    Groves Academy provides a series of workshops to give parents knowledge and insights to support their children. Workshops are led by Groves Academy staff members who are recognized as some of the nation’s foremost authorities in learning disabilities and attention disorders. This year’s three summer workshops are free of charge.

    Questions:
    Please contact Jamie Prescott, Events and Volunteers Manager, at prescottj@grovesacademy.org or 952.915.4295.

    Register Online

Summer Education Workshop Series for Parents

This year’s three summer workshops are free of charge. Details and registration information are available under each workshop title in the above list.

Study Skills and Assistive Technology Tools to Support Executive Functions

Managing Stress and Anxiety

An Overview of Learning Disabilities and Understanding Dyslexia

Questions:
Please contact Jamie Prescott, Events and Volunteers Manager, at prescottj@grovesacademy.org or 952.915.4295.

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