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Upcoming events

    • January 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Co-sponsored with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

     

    This talk will provide a definition of executive functioning as well as descriptions of the many potential implications of deficits in this area.  Basic principles of executive functioning intervention will be covered.  To exemplify these principles, we will discuss specific behavioral strategies to help build executive functioning skills and compensate for deficits, as well as technology to support these strategies.


    Photo of Shayla HulganShayla Hulgan, M.A.

    Educational Specialist

    Children’s Health Council


    Shayla Hulgan, M.A., is an educational specialist and executive functioning coach.  After studying cognitive psychology and human development at UC Davis and working at the UC Davis MIND Institute, Shayla completed a Master’s program at Northwestern University in Learning Disabilities.  Shayla has been a classroom teacher and has worked in private practice as a learning specialist.  She is currently the Manager of Educational Services at Children’s Health Council and is building their executive functioning coaching program.  She also completes educational evaluations, provides one-on-one educational therapy, and runs groups to build executive functioning skills in middle and high school students.

    Audience:  Most relevant for parents and teachers of students in grades 5 – 12, but parents and teachers of younger students are also welcome to attend. 

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 9 am - 12 pm.

    Location: Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Cost:  FREE

    To Register: please contact Support for Families at (415) 920-5040.

    Free childcare and interpretation services in Spanish and Cantonese are available for families who pre-register.

    • January 14, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Athena Academy - 525 San Antonio Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Most people think in words; however, one-third of children in any given classroom think in images, and this percentage is growing.

    High achieving, left-brained learners are advanced in reading, writing, spelling, calculation and memorization, and perform well under timed conditions.

    Visual-spatial learners are gifted in right-hemispheric abilities, such as imagination, visualization, intuitive knowledge, multi-dimensional perception, science and technology, holistic thinking, creativity, artistic expression (music, dance, art, drama), and emotional responsiveness. Visual-spatial gifts are vital to employment in the 21st century and need to be nurtured.

    Dr. Silverman, author of Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner and founder of the Gifted Development Center in Denver, will offer specific strategies for identifying and teaching visual-spatial learners, as well as fresh perspectives and countless ideas for parents of VSLs.

    Please RSVP: https://athenaspeakslinda.eventbrite.com


    • February 12, 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 14, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
    Registration is closed
    LEARNING AND THE BRAIN CONFERENCE SPECIAL RATE

    Making Lasting Memories :
    Using Brain Science to Boost Memory, Thinking and Learning

    February 12, 2015 - February 14, 2015

    San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, atop Nob Hill in San Francisco, CA


    Register here on the PEN website by the end of January to take advantage of the special group discount rate of $473!

    (Current individual rate on conference website is $589)

    Neuroscientists are discovering strategies that make learning easier, more effective, and that can boost long-term memory, thinking and academic performance. By using mnemonics, movement, active learning, discussions, gestures and varied practices, teachers can improve their students’ ability to learn, reflect and remember. Discover how the “Science of Learning” can help boost student retention, recall and retrieval of information.

    Download conference brochure (pdf)

    Conference website for more information

    • March 07, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Carey School, 1 Carey School Ln, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Co-sponsored with Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA)

    This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. Dr. Mather will address the definition of dyslexia;  important lessons from history; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies, including technology, for addressing specific types of reading problems.  

    Participants should expect to increase their:

    1. understanding of the definition and characteristics of dyslexia

    2. knowledge of the cognitive and linguistic factors that contribute to dyslexia

    3. awareness of assessment techniques for diagnosing dyslexia

    4. understanding of reading and spelling development and how instructional methods align with specific developmental levels

    5. knowledge of evidence-based instructional methods to improve phonological awareness, reading decoding, spelling, and reading fluency

    Audience: Parents and educators of K-12 students.

    Nancy Mather, Ph.D., is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. She is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of this test. Other recent books are Comprehensive Evaluations (Mather & Jaffe, 2011) and Essentials of Dyslexia:  Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012).



    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    9 am - 3 pm

    Location:
     TBD 

    Prices - early online registration:

    $60 Non-members
    $50 NCBIDA members
    $50 PEN members. Click here to join
    $30 Faculty at PEN Member Schools (
    Contact us if you don't know your discount code.)

    Walk-in prices:

    $75 Non-members
    $65 NCBIDA members
    $65 PEN members
    $40 Faculty at PEN Member Schools

    PEN's Speaker Series is a membership-based series of lectures and workshops on various aspects of parenting and educating children with learning and attention differences. PEN Membership is only $35/year or $350/lifetime. Click here to join.

     

     

    This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. The speaker will address the definition of dyslexia; the important lessons from history; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies, including technology, for addressing specific types of reading problems.  

    This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. The speaker will address the definition of dyslexia; the important lessons from history; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies, including technology, for addressing specific types of reading problems.  

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