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


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


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

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:

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.