Programs for Educators and Families
The center offers workshops, webinars, and support groups for educators and families. Many of our events are designed to be informative for all educators and families, while others will target the specific needs of a smaller group. Our first series of topics have been selected based on data from our needs assessment surveys of over 400 educators and over 400 parents/guardians in the MetroWest region. If you have a request for a topic that you would like the center to address, please contact us at email@example.com.
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Please click here to register for two upcoming events:
Free Webinar: Children with Epilepsy and Seizures in the Classroom
Presenter: Susan Linn, the CEO of Epilepsy Foundation New England
There are 17,000 young people living with epilepsy in MA, with seizure types that range from “staring spells” to convulsions. This presentation will cover epilepsy basics and help participants recognize seizures, understand the impact of epilepsy on students, and help participants respond to seizures with timely and appropriate care.
Tuesday, November 10th, 12:30-1:30 PM (Held over Zoom)
Free Panel Presentation: What’s It Like Having Epilepsy?
The panelists will talk about how their experiences with epilepsy impact them on a day to day basis. They will talk about the challenges they faced, and how they manage them. They are willing to answer any of your questions regarding the epilepsy condition. There are 3.4 million people that live in the world with active epilepsy. Come hear about what it is like to have epilepsy and how you can help those with this condition.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2:30-3:30 PM (Held over Zoom)
2019-2020 Lecture/Webinar Series
Supporting Twice-Exceptional Learners at School and at Home
Presenter: Dr. MaryGrace Stewart, President of the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE)
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Archived Webinar Video: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/9a0ba076364942299f6ec9a6e778ef21
Moving from a reactive to a proactive approach in education: The importance of screening, early identification, and preventive strategies for dyslexia and other reading disabilities
Presenter: Dr. Nadine Gaab, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, & Harvard Graduate School of Education
Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 12:30-1:30 PM
Location: McCarthy Center Forum and Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Archived Webinar Video: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/898ee9fb4b2045e7a9feda0b14edc0a6
Preparing Teachers to Implement Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Presenter: Dr. James Cressey, Associate Professor of Education, Framingham State University
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Location: Alumni Room and Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Archived Webinar Video: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/8ebd63b3064e419dbf0764d98c6b4de4
Family Support Groups
The center is developing a model for family support groups for parents/guardians in the MetroWest region. Stay tuned for more information about dates, times, location, and how to register for these events.