|Dr. Jeb Schenck
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With Dr. Jeb Schenck of Knowa.org
During the presentation we will examine and experience how attention, emotion and movement work together to influence the building of memory, along with study strategies that work and those strategies that don’t work. Part of the discussion will also include information on more common disorders including ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and Autism. Parents will find the presentation both useful and fascinating.
PEN & TEN present an all-day Teacher Training Workshop:
February 5, 2009
9am - 3pm. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
With Dr. Jeb
Schenck of Knowa.org
Please note: Lunch provided, with pre-registration only.
emerging field of neuroeducation is providing educators with new,
practical insights that can improve both student and teacher
performance. Through a series of interactive explorations,
will come away with practical strategies they can immediately implement
in their instruction. With each major brain process, we will guide the
development of personalized strategies that the teacher can take back
and realistically use. We will explore and experience how the attention
systems, emotion, and motivational strategies work together. Disorders
such as ADHD, Bipolar and Autism will be explored along with
interventions that work. Learn how to cement memories through
experiences and why sometimes repetition doesn’t work.
One of the biggest benefits comes after the workshop. All the ideas that are generated and shared by participants will be assembled, sorted, and sent back to everyone so they have a pool of ideas strategies from which to select. In sum, the workshop is about neuroeducation research that works in real classrooms when used by real teachers. It will be a fascinating journey. Come join us!
Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center & Parents Education Network present:Learning to Play & Playing to Learn
For the fourth year in a row, the early childhood education
community & parents of preschoolers will be able to learn about
how brain development is enhanced by play & how to create an
environment that promotes learning through play. Places limited - sign
up now! Cost: $20.00. Scholarships available--please contact us for
AT&T Park, San Francisco
Saturday, April 17, 2010
This year’s theme, Your Journey from Self-Awareness to Successful Independence, highlights the need for supportive services spanning the journey from early intervention through career launch.Check out the listings that are already on our website for:
We need your help! We need a large team of volunteers to help out on the day of EdRev! Please contact us if you'd like to beinvolved!
Visual Art: painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper.
Written Word: poetry, essay, short story
Video: short film
Music: up to 10 minutes of music
All submissions due by April 2nd, 2010.
Please attach a brief Artist
Statement including: what your piece is about, your name, your learning
difficulty, address, contact number & email address.
Drop off location: PEN Office, 281A 16th Avenue, San Francisco (please call 415.751.2237 beforehand) or send files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call or email for more information.
All work will be displayed at EdRev 2010. Exciting prizes to be won!
We would also like to invite LD/ADHD-related service
participate at EdRev
More inforation and registration at: ParentsEducationNetwork.org/Opportunities
If you know any sevice provider who you think should take part in EdRev, please forward these links to them!The Power of Teachers Talking to Teachers
I am who I am today because of my upbringing and my learning differences. When I was born, my mom was 16 and my dad was 20. From them, I inherited ten different races, and four learning differences. My parents split up when I was around a year old, and neither of them could take care of me, even if they loved me very much. A woman named Mary became my foster parent when I was 14 months old. Then, every 90 days there was a hearing to see if my birth parents were doing the things they needed to do to get me back, like go to parenting classes, find a safe place to live, find a job. I saw them for separate visits every week, but after 18 months, they lost their parental rights. About a year later, Mary adopted me. My birth mom found all this hard to take and stopped all contact with me, but I still had contact with my dad and still do today. In elementary school, I was smart in some ways, but there were some kids, and even some teachers, who thought I had the IQ of a jar of marmalade, and kids bullied me because of my learning differences:I have Central Auditory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Slow Processing.
I have trouble with my learning differences, but they give me things that other people don’t have, like spatial processing strength, and enhanced creativity, I spend three times as long doing things as everyone else, except building Legos. I can build Legos three times faster than other people can. And, I have the ability to see things in a different way and sometimes I can solve problems other people cannot.
I’ve grown up trying hard to keep up in school. My mom always helped me with schoolwork, because of my struggle. When I was in kindergarten, my mother decided to be a teacher, because of my LD. So in a way I shaped her, as much as she shaped me. As an LD teacher, she helps many kids. Even if she works hard, and is not paid as much as she deserves, she loves her job.
Having learning differences is like trying to get an ice cream cone 5 yards away, before it melts, while wearing size extra large lead shoes. Although my mom encourages me to try my best, even if I can’t do things perfectly, it is mentally exhausting to do all my schoolwork and I end up with assignments overdue. I work on what I can and make the best of it, and I don’t consider things finished until they are as good as possible. From elementary to high school, I have been working to the best of my ability, and being goofy in between. Outside of my school life, I am a playful, curious, person who is always thinking, and always planning things to do in the future.
I still have a hard time in school, I still get distracted, and it still takes me three times longer to do things then other people. Nevertheless, I still make things, I still don’t give up, I still try my best, and I won’t let my learning differences get in the way of my projects, my dreams, or my success.Back to top...
...to everyone who contributed to our Annual Fund 2009:
|Al & Susan Adams|
Deann Wright & Luke Evnin
Golob Family Foundation
John & Robyn Roberts
Laura Shine Revlock
Mary Ellen Wilson
Mary Kay Leveroni
Mona Lessing Harroch
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UCSF: Now enrolling CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS, ages 10-16 with Dyslexia or Dyslexia plus ADHDThe UCSF Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems (HALP) program is testing a medication to treat Dyslexia (reading disability) or ADHD plus dyslexia. Your child may be eligible for an evaluation of these problems at no cost to you, and eligible to participate in a treatment research study.
HYPERACTIVITY, ATTENTION, AND LEARNING PROBLEMS (HALP) CLINIC
THE CHILDREN’S CENTER AT LANGLEY PORTER, UCSF