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 chriswalshcenter@framingham.edu.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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)

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/children-with-epilepsy-and-seizures-in-the-classroom-registration-123523063809

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)

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-presentation-whats-it-like-having-epilepsy-registration-124464967067

PAST EVENTS

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 Videohttps://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/9a0ba076364942299f6ec9a6e778ef21

Slideshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1iX2XAHxSkjMDybiTpykX_AgHIsvUph6b/view?usp=sharing


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 Videohttps://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

Coming Soon

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.