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Speaker Series

2017-18 Speaker Series Lectures

All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place in the HRS Commons. There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.


November 9, 2017

Identifying and Nurturing Strengths in Twice-Exceptional Students

Presented by Kristi Helgeson, Life Coach & Former Dyslexiaville CEO

Explore techniques to develop and nurture the natural strengths and talents of highly intelligent students with dyslexia and other learning challenges.


January 18, 2018

Oral Language Development to Support Reading Success

Presented by Linda Azure, Speech and Language Pathologist

How are oral language skills and reading skills connected? Learn how developing students’ oral language skills can support their progress in reading.


February 15, 2018

Paper and Pencil: The Research and Rationale Behind Teaching Handwriting

Presented by Beverly Wolf, Educational Consultant

In an age of smartphones and touchscreens, why do we still teach writing by hand. Learn about the research that strongly supports the benefits of print and cursive handwriting.


April 26, 2018

Reading and Writing with Assistive Technology

Presented by John Goddard, Library Media Specialist

Learn about assistive technology that can help students complete homework, build confidence, scaffold their writing process, and bring joy to reading.

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