2006-2007 School Year
Monday,, September 11, 2006
Walking the Path with the Twice-Exceptional Learner
An overview presentation of the collaborative
Professional Development effort between IDL and the HCPSS Departments of
Special Education and Gifted Education.
Monday, October 9, 2006
Betty Caldwell M.A.
and Director of Stressless Tests Skills Program�
Helping Each Child Flourish
Betty Caldwell specializes in teaching a skill-based
approach for overcoming stress and its myriad forms of expression. In the
process, she helps the child discover their inner strengths, builds their
self confidence, and teaches them time management skills and how to study
effectively for tests. She has successfully assisted many hundreds of
individuals, helping them to flourish in school, in sports, and in life.
Come prepared to enjoy your evening, experience some new insights, and
discover some new possibilities for your child.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Nancy Sheain, LLC
and founder of Building Futures
Smashing ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts
workshop on mentoring kids in turning negative thoughts into positive
Our inner voice is a constant companion. It can
encourage, congratulate, caution, criticize, or chastise. It is always
present and always speaking to us. If one's inner voice is off-balance,
motivation and the chance for success can be severely limited. Nancy
Shain and her Building Futures' Workshops are dedicated to helping
families build relationships, success and self-esteem.
How to turn the dread of math into the love of math...
...even when the
math gets really hard
... and even when you don't know how to help.
Suzanne Sutton has worked with individual students
for more than 30 years, many of them facing big struggles - and a
loathing for math. In a lively and upbeat presentation, she shares the
secrets of their successes, shatters myths, and offers strategies any
parent can use,even if they don't remember what a denominator is.
Suzanne Sutton is an education writer whose mission is to extend the
power and joy of learning to every child through ideas and strategies for
learning and teaching math, science, reading, writing, history, languages
... and more.
Monday, January 8, 2007
Levin Bowman, M.Ed
The Director and owner of Bowman Educational Services, inc.. http://www.bowmaneducationalservices.com
Different Methods for Different Learners
Fran Bowman is a Fellow in the Academy of
Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators with over 33 years of
experiences working with children with learning differences.
Accommodations only make the school environment less frustrating: changes
in methodology remediate the actual learning problems. Fran discusses
specific techniques to address the needs of different learners.
February 12, 2007
Co-author of �Smart
Kids with Learning Difficulties� and former Montgomery County coordinator
of the Twice Exceptional Student Program (GT/LD). See
Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties
Too often, the student�s gift and
disability mask one another and we only see an average student who seems
lazy or unmotivated. At other times we focus on the disability and try to
fix what is wrong while paying little or no attention to the gifts. As their
teachers and parents, we must increase our efforts to identify these kids
and their strengths; then we must provide opportunities to develop and
utilize those strengths. http://www.richweinfeld.com
� TOPIC: Help Your Child Soar Above
Challenges to See Unlimited Possibilities!!!
struggling underachiever to success story, Michael Sandler�s achievements
are inspirational and his enthusiasm contagious. He inspires students,
parents, and teachers, alike, to turn a negative barrier into a positive
attribute. He will expand your ideas and challenge your attitudes about
how ADHD should be �managed�.
with The Howard County Public School System (HPCSS), The Learning
Disabilities Association (LDA), and CHADD (Children and Adults with
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
SPRING BREAK: No meeting
Monday, May 14,
Dr. Linda Grossman
As you see above, we have an impressive array of
from our current 2006-2007 School Year. To check
our guest speakers from our previous school year,
click here and see our guests from the 2005-2006 School Year.