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Attend one of our events to learn about learning disabilities and proven strategies for success.

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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 Reading System Seminar for Parents – December 2022

WILSON READING SYSTEM® SEMINAR FOR PARENTS

WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive
Town & Country, MO 63131

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED:
- Brain Basics
- Why Wilson® Works: Ten Critical Points
- What does this mean for my child?

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
RSVP to Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO FEE TO ATTEND.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax Pollnow Outreach Fund.

Fundations® Level 1 Course

FUNDATIONS® LEVEL 1 COURSE

WHEN: Friday, December 16, 2022
TIME: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
WHERE: Churchill Center & School at 1021 Municipal Center Drive | Saint Louis, MO 63131
COST: $300.00 per participant (lunch on your own)

Churchill Center & School's Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program is offering this one day course.

Fundations® provides a research-based supplement (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in grades kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2).

This Fundations Level 1 Workshop will provide a practical, how-to-overview of the Fundations program. Each 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 addresses the five areas of reading, teaching the principles of language structure and incorporating direct, multi-sensory methods
• Practical guidelines for implementation
• Writing lesson plans and practicing lesson activities for this Fundations level

Materials:
• Workshop manual is included, but other materials will not be included
• Materials may be purchased at www.wilsonlanguage.com
• A full kit will be available to preview at the workshop

REGISTER NOW!

Wilson Reading System Seminar for Parents – January 2023

WILSON READING SYSTEM® SEMINAR FOR PARENTS

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive
Town & Country, MO 63131

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED:
- Brain Basics
- Why Wilson® Works: Ten Critical Points
- What does this mean for my child?

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
RSVP to Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO FEE TO ATTEND.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax Pollnow Outreach Fund.

Wilson Reading System® Seminar for Parents – April 2023

WILSON READING SYSTEM® SEMINAR FOR PARENTS

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive
Town & Country, MO 63131

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED:
- Brain Basics
- Why Wilson® Works: Ten Critical Points
- What does this mean for my child?

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
RSVP to Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO FEE TO ATTEND.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax Pollnow Outreach Fund.

Learn More

For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

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