Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Since 1990, countless schools have relied on Churchill to provide their teachers with in-depth learning disability education training.

Workshop participants will practice research-based classroom techniques and leave with new strategies for teaching all kinds of learners.

For more information on Churchill’s Teacher Professional Development Workshops, check out our upcoming events below. To request a free workshop at your school, email Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

Reviews from Teacher Professional Development Workshop Attendees

  • “I benefitted from using positive language with parents about their ADHD child.”
    – Teacher Workshop Attendee: ADHD Strategies
  • “I learned different ways to help students understand math.”
    – Teacher Workshop Attendee: Math Computation Strategies for Struggling Students
  • “Experiencing the child’s perspective during each simulation was very eye opening.”
    – Teacher Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD
  • “Presenters were very knowledgeable and made the workshop very fun.”
    – Teacher Workshop Attendee: Reading Strategies for LD/Dyslexic Students

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Speaker Erin Walsh – “It’s Complicated: Students, Social Media & Mental Health” (Educator Session)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Churchill Center & School

Erin Walsh, with Mind Positive Parenting, will focus on how technology impacts mental health and academic performance.

Social networking, smart phones and video games are game changers for students today. While a lot of social technology use happens outside of the classroom, its impact shapes our students' social and academic lives in ways that we can no longer ignore.

In this interactive and energizing presentation, Erin Walsh will use brain science, stories and humor to explain how technology impacts mental health and academic performance. Erin will help educators understand emerging evidence about the relationship between screen time and mental health, and provide practical tools and strategies for addressing these challenges in schools and with families.

Erin will explore a range of questions including:

• How can schools play a part in helping students become good digital citizens?
• What is the relationship between social media use and anxiety and depression?
• Is video and internet addiction real?
• How does media use impact core learning skills like focus, attention and memory?
• How can educators help identify red flags in social media use?
• How can educators help students practice healthy media habits?

SESSION FEE: $100.00 per person (includes lunch)

Erin Walsh, is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and digital media. Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and enjoyed working with her father, Dr. Dave Walsh, for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting in 2010. In addition to writing articles and blogs for several other organizations including Bolster Collaborative and Psychology Today, she co-authored the 10th Anniversary Edition of the national bestseller "Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen." She has consulted with schools, parent groups and other youth serving organizations throughout North America on issues related to digital media, children and youth.

Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course (4th Edition) – October 2019

WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day
WHERE: Churchill Center & School | 1021 Municipal Center Drive Town & Country, MO 63131

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) is a comprehensive remedial program for students in grades 2 - 12 and adults needing intensive intervention. This 16.5 hour introductory course provides hands-on practice and application of skills with the WRS Lesson Plan to effectively begin implementing the program. It serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification.

Workshop Topics:
• Reading research
• Principles of language structure
• How the WRS addresses the five areas of reading
• Definition of dyslexia and common characteristics
• WRS principles of instruction
• Program implementation
• Student placement, progress monitoring and scheduling
• Creating a successful classroom environment
Participants prepare a 10-part lesson plan and practice lesson procedures

Cost: $675.00 per person (Lunch is NOT provided. Lunch is on your own).

Materials are not included. All materials can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training® at www.wilsonlanguage.com.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds for cancellations will only be issued if cancelled seat can be filled - less a $50.00 processing fee.

Hotel Information: Contact the Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis West County at 12815 Daylight Drive directly to book a room (314-339-7500). Ask for the Churchill rate of $149.00 per night.

For further questions or concerns, please contact Director of Community Outreach Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org or 314-997-4343.

Experience Dyslexia®: A Learning Disabilities Simulation

Experience Dyslexia®: A Learning Disabilities Simulation

October is National Dyslexia Awareness month. Join us at Churchill Center & School for a series of simulations designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia (a specific language learning disability) encounter daily.

You will rotate through six stations that simulate various language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace.

We hope this experience will provide insight into working more effectively with students with dyslexia and lead to greater empathy and understanding.

(Participants must be 18 or older).

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For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Community Outreach, 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.