Parents Education Network

Events

Upcoming events

    • December 04, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Children's Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St. SF CA 94103

    Join Dr. Brooks to learn about the factors that help families achieve greater balance, warmth, and respect, with a special focus on those who have children and teens with LD/ADHD, although his remarks will be applicable to all families.

    He will discuss the importance of:

    • practicing empathy in order to understand and respond effectively to each family member,
    • changing negative scripts that contribute to family disharmony,
    • establishing realistic expectations and goals
    • identifying and reinforcing the "islands of competence" of each child,
    • becoming a "charitable" family, and
    • disciplining in ways that promote self-discipline rather than resentment.

    Nationally renowned Psychologist and Author Dr. Robert Brooks


    Download the flyer and spread the word!


    Dr. Robert Brooks is one of the nation's leading authorities on the topics of family relationships, resilience and motivation. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital in Boston. He is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and stories to life. Dr. Brooks is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including Raising a Self-Disciplined Child, Nurturing Resilience in our Children and Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less. Dr. Brooks also completed a videotape and educational guide for PBS titled “Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience” that focuses on resilience in children with special needs and participated in the production of two videotapes by Sunburst Communications, one about parenting children with learning and attentional problems and the other about developing responsibility in children.

    Dr. Brooks received The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prentice School in Santa Ana, CA and the Distinguished Leadership Award from Learning Disabilities Worldwide in recognition of his contributions and commitment to the field of learning disabilities.  In addition, both CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) and the Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities bestowed him with “Hall of Fame” awards for his work with special needs children and adolescents. 

    Some of Dr. Brooks books will be available for purchase at this event.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014.

    7 - 9 pm.

    Location:
    Children's Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St., San Francisco

    Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

    FREE online registration for faculty at PEN Member Schools. Contact us if you don't know your discount code.

    $30 for non-member registration.

    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.

     

     

    • December 15, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Oak School, 1555 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Discussion Topic: With the winter holidays around the corner… how does having a child with learning and attention differences shape your family dynamic?

    Please join PEN for this special parent discussion.   PEN's greatest strength is its grassroots membership.  Don't miss this opportunity to share your experiences and connect with other parents!

    Date:  Monday Dec 15, 2014

    Time: 6:30 - 8 pm

    Cost: Free. Donations welcome. 

    Location: Live Oak School, 1555 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    360 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
    • December 20, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • December 20, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • The Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center, 750 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Bring all the family for a holiday outing with other PEN members!

    • January 06, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Bay School, The Presidio, 35 Keyes Ave., San Francisco 94129
    Applying to college or choosing a college for the student with learning and attention differences is an important and sometimes difficult and confusing process.  Hear from the experts: college students with learning and attention differences.  The students, all  members of SAFE, will discuss their experiences with:

    •    Whether and how to disclose a learning disability

    •    How they determined the best fit and scope of support for their college choices

    •    What they, as students with learning and attention differences, found when they arrived at college

    •    How to navigate and manage college life – academically and socially

    Audience:  High school students, parents, counselors and educators.

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
    7 pm - 9 pm.

    Location:
    The Bay School, The Presidio, 35 Keyes Ave., San Francisco 94129.

    Cost: Free. Suggested donation $20.

    • 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.


    Shayla 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 31, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • February 27, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco 94107

    Presented by Dr. Shirley Liu, Psychiatrist and Dr. Gabrielle Anderson, Clinical Psychologist

    Additional event details coming soon! 


    Friday, February 27, 2015.

    9 - 11 am.

    Location:
     Delancey Street Screening Room. 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

    FREE online registration for faculty at PEN Member Schools. Contact us if you don't know your discount code.

    $30 for non-member registration.

    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.

     

     

    • February 28, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • March 21, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • April 25, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • AT&T Park

    RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW TO EXHIBIT AT EDREV 2015!
    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    AT&T Park in San Francisco, Home of the SF Giants

    PARTICIPATE IN THE SEMINAL EVENT
    FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING AND ATTENTION DIFFERENCES, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE EDUCATORS THAT SUPPORT THEM

    YOUR TARGET MARKET IS HERE  -  YOU SHOULD BE TOO!!!

    Meet Your Target Market
    Parents, students and educators gather annually at EdRev to enhance their knowledge and skills, to connect with their community and to learn about current research, resources, learning strategies and technology innovations.  Attendees actively seek information from leading vendors, want to experience hands-on demonstrations and be exposed to new products and services which will improve the quality of their lives and experiences, at home and in the classroom.

    What makes EdRev Unique?
    EdRev, conceived of and first brought to life by Parents Education Network (PEN) in 2009, provides a unique day of interaction, understanding and information for students, parents and educators, exploring ways to create new educational environments that fit the individual, instead of making the individual fit the environment.

    EdRev features:

    • The latest technology that supports learning
    • A wide range of informative, relevant workshops
    • Over 100+ vendors showcasing innovative products, solutions and services
    • A juried student art contest
    • Student celebration with multiple activities held on the baseball field

    EdRev 2013 drew over 2,000+ attendees from the Bay Area and beyond.

    Meet Parents Education Network
    PEN is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded in 2003 by a group of parents whose children have learning and attention differences, and who individually struggled to find the information, services, and expertise needed to help their children succeed academically. They did not want other parents to experience the isolation and frustration they encountered. The founders came to believe strongly that parents and educators must work collaboratively to help children with learning and attention differences understand their individual strengths and challenges. PEN hopes to ignite an education revolution across the country that will acknowledge, appreciate and effectively teach all students, including those with learning and attention differences. 

    Exhibit at EdRev
    Reach new clients! Over half of EdRev attendees annually are first time attendees.


    Opportunities for face-to-face interactions with 2,000+ attendees

    • Exhibitor listing on the EdRevSF.org website with link to your website
    • Exhibitor listing in the conference program
    • Draped 6’ table with 2 chairs
    • Signage listing your company name
    • 3 Exhibitor badges
    • 2 Parking passes
    Pricing

    PEN Member Schools               FREE
    Non-Profit Organizations        $100
    For Profit Organizations:         $250                      Takeaway Table                        $  75

    Includes 6' draped table, 2  chairs, admission for 3 staff and 2 parking passes. 

    Email exhibit@parentseducationnetwork.org with any inquiries.

    Thank you!


    Optional extra: Advertise in the official EdRev 2014 Program

    Full Page  (8” x 9.25” portrait)                $1000
    ½ Page  (8” x 4.5” landscape)                 $500
    ¼ Page  (3.875” x 4.5” portrait)             $250
    Business Card  (3.5” x 2”  landscape)     $100

    For an additional $100 you will be included in the LD Resource Directory available on our website from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016. See the current Directory here.

    Image specifications:  PDF, full color, no bleeds or crops. Please email to ProgramAds@parentseducationnetwork.org.

    Ads must be received by April 1, 2014 to guarantee inclusion in the EdRev 2014 Program.

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations will be refunded through April 18, 2014. A 10% administrative fee will be charged.
    • April 25, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • May 16, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

Parents Education Network (PEN), 6050 Geary Blvd., Ste. 101A, San Francisco, CA 94121    Phone: (415) 751-2237

PEN is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax ID# 43-2008436.

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