All New Summer Series

Don’t miss the ALL NEW LINE-UP of free virtual workshops Groves is offering this summer!

Groves is committed to expanding the benefits we offer and sharing our expertise with parents, educators, and students in the greater community. The Groves Summer Workshops Series are all open to the public as a community resource, and are free of charge. The workshops are held online, and the Zoom meeting code for each workshop will be provided to registrants.

young boy looking at smartphoneJuly 15, 2021

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

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

Register for the Virtual Workshop

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.


July 21, 2021

A Guide to Successful Writing Instruction for Struggling Students

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

Register for the Virtual Workshop

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.


SGI Workshop graphicsJuly 29 and 30, 2021

Sensory-Cognitive Instruction: The Foundation of Teaching Neurodiverse Students

***This is event has been postponed. The new event date is yet to be determined. Thank you for your understanding.***

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.

Ethan Schwehr | Director of Diagnostics
Dr. Schwehr is a psychologist who is dually licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology and the Minnesota Department of Education. He is also a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). Dr. Schwehr started as a school psychologist in southern Minnesota before pursuing his doctorate degree. Since 2010, he has gained experience working with children and young adults in a variety of settings and capacities such as providing therapeutic services in outpatient clinics, conducting neuropsychological evaluations at the Medical College of Wisconsin, teaching courses and professional development seminars for local colleges and school districts, and completing comprehensive evaluations for adolescent boys in residential care. Dr. Schwehr has worked for multiple school districts in Minnesota and Illinois where he guided them through comprehensive evaluations, applications of Response to Intervention (RTI), and special education law.
Laurie Kincade | Psychologist, PhD LP NCSP
Laurie assesses and supports the social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and psychological development of children, adolescents, and adults. She is passionate about helping clients and families advocate and find their voice in their lives and about bringing knowledge and services to communities and families who otherwise may not have access to such support. She is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy. Laurie is a National Association of School Psychologists member and of grassroots advocacy groups in the metro area that advocate for legislative changes related to education and mental health. Her favorite children's book is "The Rabbit Listened" by Cori Doerrfeld.
Ellen Engstrom | Director of Curriculum
Daniel Morgan | President
Dan Morgan grew up in Madison, Wisc., and even after seven major relocations in the past 25 years, he remains a proud midwesterner. Upon completing his education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dan moved to San Diego, and launched right into his education career. He was fortunate enough to be trained in dyslexia and LD instruction and assessment by Patricia Lindamood, and spent the next 14 years at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes working with students across the world, and across the whole spectrum of neurodiversity. In 2011, Dan shifted his career to Fusion Education Group and worked for more than 8 years developing and expanding their network of unique private schools designed for students who do not fit the traditional paradigm of education. Dan helped lead Fusion on an incredible growth trajectory, launching over 30 schools across the country in four years.
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