Community Workshops & Events

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

Groves College Fair

Due to the uncertainty and health concerns associated with public and large social gatherings, Groves Learning Organization™ will not be hosting the Groves College Fair in 2021.

For more information about post-secondary and college planning, attend our Feb. 8 virtual workshop Who Am I? How Career Choice Impacts Post-Secondary School Choice, read “Post-Graduation Planning Can Help Eliminate Fears” on the Groves Learning Organization Blog, and check out our Learning Challenges Resources.

Community Workshops

Groves Learning Center hosts virtual Community Workshops throughout the 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 cultivating children’s confidence to pursue their path to success. We do this by expanding our benefits 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 GLO 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.
Nov 30 2021

Virtual Monthly Parent Connect November 30, 2021

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We invite the families of currently enrolled students at Groves Academy to join us November 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm to connect with other Groves parents and Groves Administration. This month’s topic is our curriculum with Groves Academy Head of School Kim Peeples and Ellen Engstrom, Director of Curriculum.

We hold these monthly events via Zoom and feature registration links in the weekly parent emails each Sunday. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual event.

Please join us and bring your questions!

 

Dec 07 2021

Virtual Workshop- A Guide to Successful Writing Instruction

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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?
Jan 10 2022

Summer Programs Virtual Info Session January 2022

Welcome to Summer 2022 at Groves Academy! Summer is the time of year when we are thrilled to offer tailored, intensive, and engaging academic programs designed specifically for students struggling with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning challenges. Whether this is your first summer at Groves or you visit us each year, we welcome you and know that your child will experience a high quality, individualized, and fun summer!

Join us in a conversation about Summer at Groves Learning Organization where we will answer questions and provide details about our Summer Programs.

Please register in advance for this info session. 

Register for the Summer Info Session on January 10

Jan 19 2022

Virtual Workshop- How Executive Functioning Deficits Impact Reading, Writing, and Spoken Language

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Presented by Groves Academy Speech-Language Pathologists Jeannie Parker, MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE, and Director of Speech- Language Therapy 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.

Mar 08 2022

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.

May 03 2022

Virtual Workshop- Every Student Can Learn to Read: The Science of Reading in the Classroom

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Presented by Groves Literacy Partnerships Literacy Coach Maggie Rowan

Attendees will explore the concept of how students learn to read based on years of research into the area of literacy and look at how the application of this science has impacted the learning of students and teachers who are using Groves Method curriculum in their classrooms. Within this interactive session, attendees will be reminded of the startling statistics about students and the impact of not being able to read at grade level and look at methodologies that can help students close the reading gap. Attendees will discuss and grow their knowledge of key skills in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency, from the National Reading Panel Five Components of reading. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of the science of reading and look towards how that knowledge can be applied in their classroom. They will build a lesson plan template for themselves that can be used for high-quality Tier 1 instruction as well as modified for the needs of students in Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions.

May 17 2022

Virtual Workshop- IEP and 504 Plans: Advocating for your Child

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Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP, Groves Licensed Psychologist,  Colin Roney, MEd, Groves Academy Assistant Head of School, and Groves Academy Transitions Advocate Kim Aune 

Navigating public and private schools special education rules and regulations for your child with learning differences can be extremely confusing, frustrating, emotional and overwhelming. Each family’s experience varies greatly depending upon many factors, including your child’s specific needs, school district, and if you are in a private vs public school setting.

This workshop will begin to explain this process and give a general overview of support services, finding the right setting (school choice and environment) and guide parents with some vocabulary and questions to ask. No one knows and understands your child as you do, and this workshop will help you start to become better prepared to advocate for your child on their educational journey.

Watch Recordings of Previous Featured Workshops and Events

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