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.
Jul 15 2021

Screen Time and Media: What We Know Now and Considerations during the Pandemic

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Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist and Laurie Kincade, PhD NCSP, Groves Postdoctoral Fellow

There is a lot of conflicting information on screen time and media recommendations for families and children. This workshop will provide an overview of recommendations and what the research has found. We will broadly cover different types of media (e.g., television, social media, video games) and suggestions for how to handle media and screen time during a pandemic.

Jul 21 2021

A Guide to Successful Writing Instruction for Struggling Students

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

Everyone agrees that writing is an important skill to master, but so many students struggle. This workshop will address the difficulties that students encounter as they learn to write as well as how research-based writing instruction can reduce or remove the barriers that prevent students from developing proficient writing skills. The workshop will address these questions:

  • What is writing?
  • What are the benefits of having good writing skills?
  • Why do so many students struggle with writing?
  • What is the foundation of proficient writing?
  • What type of writing should be the focus of instruction?
  • What materials are necessary to teach writing?

This workshop is geared to educators, parents, and others who want to learn more about an approach to writing instruction that might help students who struggle with writing.

Jul 29 2021

Sensory-Cognitive Instruction: The Foundation of Teaching Neurodiverse Students

This workshop will be presented by Dan Morgan, Groves President

This is a two-part workshop offered over two days. Attendees please register for and plan to attend both days.


Day 1 of a 2 part workshop: Jul 29, 2021 at 11:30 AM     Register for Day 1

Day 2 of a 2 part workshop: Jul 30, 2021 at 11:30 AM     Register for Day 2

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