Outreach & Workshops
Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program is essential in strengthening our mission of fostering greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities by training other educators, supporting families, and enlightening the community.
Since the inception of our Community Outreach Program in 1990, more than 37,500 educators, parents, students, and other supporters have been given the opportunity to experience and broaden their understanding of learning disabilities.
We offer Teacher Workshops, Parent Workshops, Student Workshops, Community Service Events, and a Speaker Series. Each one of these programs offers our community a variety of services to recognize learning disabilities and to then equip the participants with strategies and knowledge to offer further assistance.
Reviews from Outreach Program Attendees:
- “What a great role model Churchill Center & School is for our community.”
– Educational Program Director
- “Please accept my gratitude for your willingness to come and speak with our staff. There’s a lot of exciting things happening with study skills — a daily “organizational tip of the day,” teachers actively teaching study skills, and many more ideas brewing.”
– Middle School Director
- “You had a positive impact on me when you presented at our school, and I am still using your references.”
– High School Principal
- “Faculty members found the topics to be pertinent and directed to their needs and concerns.”
– Learning Consultant
- “The speakers were fascinating and I am avidly reading their book, Overcoming Dyslexia. I am very impressed with the knowledge base of the teachers at Churchill as well as their dedication and professionalism!”
– St. Louis Area Psychologist
- “Both presenters were terrific and all in attendance left with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to begin a new school year.”
– Elementary Principal
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This two-day workshop will train participants to use teaching practices from The Key to Comprehension Routine. This instructional routine teaches students a foundational set of comprehension strategies that support listening and reading comprehension in any subject area using existing reading materials.
Presented by Joan Sedita, the Founder of Keys to Literacy and the author of its literacy professional development programs. She is a nationally-recognized speaker and trainer. From 1974 through 1998, Joan worked at the Landmark School in Massachusetts, a pioneer school in the development of literacy programs for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Workshop Fee: $500.00 (includes "The Key Comprehension Routine" book and lunch both days)
* Space is limited!
Contact Churchill Outreach Director Mary Brotherton or visit the event page for further information.