Community Workshops & Events

Throughout the year, The Learning Center at Groves Academy offers a variety of events for community members, alumni, alumni parents, current parents and students, and education professionals.

Community Workshops

The Learning Center at Groves Academy will host virtual Community Workshops throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Our workshops this year will be held online, will be accessible through an online link, and are all free of charge. Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online event.

We are committed to expanding the benefits we offer and sharing our expertise with parents, educators, and students in the greater community. Workshops cover learning disability and attention disorder-related topics and are open to the public as a resource to the community. Workshops are presented by Groves staff, as well as outside experts who are recognized as authorities in learning disabilities and attention disorders.

Workshops & Events Calendar

Click the workshop title below to go to the registration page for each event. Community Workshops dates, times, speakers, and topics are subject to change.
Sep 29 2020

Grove 2020 College Fair – CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled.

Oct 08 2020

Virtual Workshop: Does My Student Need a Speech-Language Evaluation?

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Presented by Groves Academy Speech-Language Pathologists Catherine Ruekert, MS, CCC-SLP and Meghan Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE

It can be difficult to identify if a student is reaching typical speech/language milestones as they grow and develop. Join us to learn about speech/language development, red flags for a language or learning disorder, and resources that are available for students in need of intervention.
This is a virtual event.

Oct 20 2020

Virtual Workshop: The Nature of Anxiety and Better Management

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Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist
This workshop covers the underlying mechanisms of anxiety. By understanding the neurological and biological facets of anxiety, the management of symptoms is improved. Appropriate supports and therapies will be discussed.
This is a virtual event. 

Oct 29 2020

Virtual Workshop: ADHD and Executive Functioning

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Presented by consultant and author Judy Bandy, RN, LSN

This researched-based workshop about ADHD/Executive Functions will provide parents and professionals the knowledge needed to implement strategies for both academic success and harmony at home.

Nov 05 2020

How to Cultivate Brilliance in your Middle Schooler with ADHD: A Survival Guide for Parents

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Presented by Katherine Quie, Author and Founder of ADHD&U

Katherine Quie is a child psychologist with a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD. Katherine is also a mother of two and has written an insightful memoir, Raising Will, Surviving The Brilliance and Blues of ADHD, about raising her son with ADHD. Katherine brings a professional and personal lens and provides empathetic, compassionate, and light-hearted support to the ADHD community.

Nov 12 2020

Virtual Workshop: Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

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Presented by Ellen Engstrom, Groves Academy Director of Curriculum
Many learning disabilities have overlapping symptoms and can have confusingly similar names. At this workshop, Ellen Engstrom explains what defines dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. In addition, she addresses how they differ from one another and how they affect learning. Effective, research-validated interventions for each of these learning disabilities are presented and discussed.
This is a virtual event.
Dec 03 2020

Virtual Workshop: How Executive Functioning Deficits Impact Reading, Writing and Oral Language

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Presented by Groves Academy Speech-Language Pathologists Jeannie Parker, MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE and Meghan Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE

Executive functioning skills are essential for many academic tasks. Not only are they key for focus, memory, work completion, organization, planning, time management, etc, but they impact important academic skills as well. Join us to learn how a student’s executive functioning deficits may be impacting their reading comprehension and ability to express themselves both verbally and in writing.
This is a virtual event.

Feb 04 2021

Virtual Workshop: Understanding Dyslexia

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Presented by Ellen Engstrom, MA, Groves Academy Director of Curriculum

Feb 18 2021

Virtual Workshop: Meditation and Mindfulness

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Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist
A hot topic in today’s society is mindfulness and learning how to be present in your daily life. This presentation discusses actual research supporting the practice of meditation and mindfulness, and an introduction of various mindfulness activities will be completed.
This is a virtual event.
Mar 18 2021

Virtual Workshop: Executive Functioning in the Classroom and Beyond

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Presented by Groves teachers Andy Tolan and Rachel Erickson

Two Groves Academy upper school teachers discuss the design and launch of the school’s new course, Executive Functioning: In the Classroom and Beyond. Our ultimate goal? Putting new tools in student hands and the self-knowledge to use them independently. Hear how our students have been responding to the course, what it has done for us as a faculty to collaborate on it, and experience some of the activities we used to facilitate discussion and exploration of executive functioning skills.

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