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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Wilson Fundations® 1st Grade Workshop

Wilson Fundations® 1st Grade Workshop
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fundations® provides a research-based supplement (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. This workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations® 1 (1st Grade) program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

Workshop Topics To Include:
• Underlying principles of Fundations®
• How the Fundations® daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading
• Practical guidelines for implementation
• Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for Fundations® 1

Materials are NOT included. May be purchased at www.wilsonlanguage.com
(A full kit will be available to preview at the workshop)

In you have any of the following materials please bring with you to the workshop.
• Fundations® 1 Teacher's Manual
• Laminated Cue Cards
• Set of Student Materials

Total Workshop Cost: $289.00

Seats are limited (20) and registration will close once all seats are sold.

Payment must be received seven days prior to workshop or registration will be cancelled.

To register with a P.O. or for further questions/concerns, please contact Mary Brotherton at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.com

*** PLEASE NOTE: Kansas-Missouri IDA will provide scholarships for this workshop. All approved teacher training programs are listed under the Scholarships tab under Approved Teacher Training Opportunities at the following:


Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities.