2018-19 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 8, 2018
Taming Teen Stress
Presented by Sheri Gazitt, parent educator, author, and founder, of TeenWise
The amount of stress and anxiety that our children are dealing with is phenomenal. Parents often feel helpless when they see their children tired, anxious, and stressed. Together, we’ll explore the causes, effects, signs and symptoms of stress, and how parents can make a difference.
January 10, 2019
Dyslexia Advocacy from the Couch
Presented by Jennifer Bardsly, author and dyslexia advocate
Social media can be one of the best ways to advocate for dyslexia awareness. Learn the basics of Twitter and other social platforms and find out how they can be used to make the Superintendent and state legislators pay attention to important issues around dyslexia
February 7, 2019
Digital Media Awareness for Students with Learning Differences
Presented by Megan Reimann, educator, coach, and learning specialist
Neuroscience says the developing brain is changing in the digital age. Investigate technology and screen use as it relates to essential learning, school performance and family relationships. Topics will include managing screen use, homework and home routines, and more.
April 4, 2019
Educational Interventions in the Dyslexic Brain
Presented by Dr. Jason Yeatman, UW Brain Development and Education Lab
Drawing on topics in neuroscience, psychology, education, and engineering, Dr. Jason Yeatman of the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, will discuss our understanding of how the brain’s reading circuitry develops in response to education and how targeted behavioral interventions prompt changes in the brains of children with dyslexia.