GPS- The Good, the Bad and the Confusing: Today's Teen Social Media Landscape
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

GPS- The Good, the Bad and the Confusing: Today's Teen Social Media Landscape

Digital and social media create many opportunities and challenges for children and adolescents. The same is true for parents and caregivers who are tasked with guiding them through adolescence in a mediated world; a world most of us never experienced until adulthood. We cannot pretend that digital technology does not impact teens, but in what ways and to what effects? Why are they always on their phones? And exactly what is going on with Fortnite?

Dr. Walsh’s talk will outline the landscape of tween/teen digital media use and provide insights for caregivers trying to navigate this world with them. Particular emphasis will be placed on what draws them to the digital space and how to engage in positive and productive conversations about their technology consumption. Using examples from her research, she will discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain confusing in their mediated experiences.

Dr. Jill Wash is a researcher and lecturer at Boston University, and an advocate for our children. She studies their world, learns from their perspective, and translates that on a global scale to help close the generational gap. So that parents and educators are able to make informed decisions around the digital, social and emotional health of our kids.

Dr Walsh obtained a PhD in Sociology from Boston University, and earlier earned a Masters in Public Policy from Brown University and a B.A. from Harvard University.

Her recent work examines the way that social media, and the need to document the self online, has altered the paths to adolescent development.

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GPS- The Brain Science and Problem Solving Strategies to Handle High Stakes Testing
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

GPS- The Brain Science and Problem Solving Strategies to Handle High Stakes Testing

High-stakes testing has become the norm in schools. Between mandated tests to pass particular classes and entrance tests for college, much about students future is determined by their ability to succeed with tests. In this important talk psychologist Dr Art Markman will explore motivational issues that affect performance on tests including test anxiety, and stereotype threat. Additionally Dr. Markman will examine some of the core aspects of effective problem solving which students can develop to improve their performance on tests. The aim is to develop strategies that work not only for high-stakes tests, but for effective thinking in general.

Art Markman, PhD is the Anabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. He has written over 150 papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, motivation and executive education. Dr Markman brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today and Fast Company as well as his radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head. He is the author of many books including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Brain Briefs. Dr Markman will address members of the Glenbard teaching staff during the day as part of D87 Fest.

The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public

Continuing professional development units are available.

 

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GPS-High Society/Straight Facts: Community Conversation on Teen Drug Abuse
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

GPS-High Society/Straight Facts: Community Conversation on Teen Drug Abuse

Distinguished Panel: Robert Berlin, Matt Quinn, Tim Ryan and Dr. Aaron Weiner

High Society/Straight Facts: Community Conversation on Teen Drug Abuse and What to Do About It

Substance abuse is a major public health crisis that effects everyone and the teen years pose some of the most difficult challenges. Teens may feel angry, anxious, or moody and test personal boundaries like trying potentially harmful substances due to a need to relieve stress, peer pressure, curiosity, trying to emulate adult behavior, because it feels good, or because it is easy to obtain. It is difficult to know which teens will merely try alcohol ,marijuana, tobacco and other drugs and which teens may potentially develop a dependency. Help lower the chances of putting your teen in potentially harmful situations by getting educated. We have gathered a distinguished panel who will provide accurate information to break through the awareness and communication gap. How parents respond can make all the difference in having a healthy or destructive relationship. Be a part of this important community conversation when we welcome:

Attorney General DuPage County Robert Berlin (right) serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the second largest county in Illinois. Mr. Berlin has earned numerous awards and accolades throughout his career including the Illinois State Crime Commission’s State’s Attorney of the Year Award.

Matt Quinn Rosecrance Treament Center. Matthew Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) providing community relations for Rosecrance. Recently Mr. Quinn addressed a GPS audience with a program on concerns about vaping /e-cigarette use by youth in our community.

Tim Ryan, a former addict, is known as “The Hope Dealer” for his gift of inspiring change in the hearts of others suffering with addictions, and speaks to the real solutions in the current opioid epidemic. Mr. Ryan works tirelessly to bring lasting change to every group touched by addiction

Dr Aaron Weiner, Director of Addictions Linden Oaks at Edward-Elmhurst Health, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a postdoctoral fellowship in Addiction Psychology. Dr. Weiner supports evidence-based care in treating chemical dependency and behavioral addictions, and the integration pf behavioral health services into medical settings. Dr. Weiner regularly addresses community groups on the signs, symptoms and solutions for various addiction issues.

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GPS Spanish- Dr. Ferney Ramirez: Criando niños y adolescentes resilientes y seguros
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

GPS Spanish- Dr. Ferney Ramirez: Criando niños y adolescentes resilientes y seguros

B-PAC / GPS en español –  Taller para padres y alumnos: Criando niños y adolescentes resilientes y seguros.  Jueves 21 de marzo, 6 p.m. Glenbard North

Todos los padres quieren criar niños exitosos, felices, trabajadores y seguros.  Los psicólogos coinciden en que la inteligencia emocional tiene mucha más influencia en el éxito de toda
la vida de un niño que su coeficiente de inteligencia La inteligencia emocional ayuda a fomentar la felicidad, la determinación y la autoestima.  Es la capacidad de manejar las emociones para llegar a ser consciente de sí mismo, formar relaciones más sanas, superar los desafíos y aliviar el estrés. Únase a nosotros cuando el psicólogo popular  Dr. Ferney Ramirez compartirá estrategias para que los padres y sus alumnos formenten las habilidades que son un componente esencial del aprendizaje

B-PAC/GPS in Spanish – Student and Parent Workshop: Raising Resilient and Confident Children and Teens

Every parent wants to raise children who are successful, happy, hard working, and confident.  Psychologists agree that emotional intelligence has much more influence on a child’s lifelong success than their IQ Emotional intelligence helps foster happiness, grit and self-esteem. It is the ability to manage emotions to become self-aware, form healthier relationships, overcome challenges and relieve stress. Join us when popular psychologist Dr Ferney Ramirez will share strategies for parents and their students to foster the skills that are an essential component of every teen’s learning and lead to a more fulfilling life.

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GPS Early Childhood- Joyful Children: Peaceful Families
Mar
13
9:30 AM09:30

GPS Early Childhood- Joyful Children: Peaceful Families

Glenbard Parent Series will present a day with Katie Hurley author of “The Happy Kid Handbook: Joyful Teens in Stressful Times “and “No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls” on Wednesday, March 13 with three presentations by Katie Hurley.

Joyful Children: Peaceful Families/Early Childhood Event (children 3-10)

9:30am Marquardt District 15 Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights IL
For this presentation Hurley will address her remarks to parents and caregivers of our youngest children, 3-10 years of age
Katie Hurley LCSW, is a therapist, speaker, and author of several well regarded books. She maintains a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in anxiety disorders and learning differences and runs a girl empowerment program called, Girls Can

The event is free and open to the public

Continuing professional development units are available.

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GPS- Jessica Minahan: Stop Shouting and Start Understanding Children Who Challenge Us
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

GPS- Jessica Minahan: Stop Shouting and Start Understanding Children Who Challenge Us

nternationally celebrated author and speaker, Jessica Minahan will discuss approaches to understanding and intervening in patterns of problem behavior. Through the use of humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, enhancing executive functioning and strengthening self- monitoring skills. Here is a systematic approach for enhancing coping skills, deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors, and a real-world approach that matches teens with proven strategies on the path to success.

Jessica Minaha is a licensed and board-certified  behavior analyst (BCBA), author, special educator, and consultant to schools internationally. She has worked with students who struggle with mental health issues and students who have emotional and behavioral disabilities, anxiety disorders, or high-functioning Autism.. She is the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors

CPDUs are available at these free events and no registration is required.

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GPS Spanish- Saraliz Jimenez Prioritizing for Your Child's Success
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

GPS Spanish- Saraliz Jimenez Prioritizing for Your Child's Success

Programas B-PAC / GPS en español :  Priorizar para el éxito de su hijo
Saraliz Jiménez, 21 de febrero, 6 p.m. Glenbard North

A pesar del reciente crecimiento dramático en la población latina en los Estados Unidos,
todavía existen desafíos para su inscripción y finalización en la universidad.
La falta de finanzas, las dificultades de transición entre el hogar y la escuela y las
responsabilidades familiares son algunas de las razones.

Todos los padres quieren que sus hijos crezcan y sean exitosos y bien educados.
Puede ser difícil para los padres saber cómo priorizar sus valores para que los jóvenes puedan
lograr esa importante meta. Únase a Saraliz Jiménez, Gerente del Centro Latino de Extensión en College of DuPage.
Aprenda cómo enfocar sus metas y valores para que su estudiante pueda
disfrute de empleos mejor pagados y mejor calificados, y felicidad y estabilidad en general.

B-PAC/GPS Programs in Spanish; Prioritizing for Your Child’s Success
Saraliz Jimenez ON Thursday, Feb 21 6pm Glenbard North

Despite the recent dramatic growth in the Latino population in the United States challenges to their college enrollment and completion still exist. A lack of finances, home-to-school transition difficulties, and family responsibilities are among the reasons.

All parents want their children to grow up to be successful and well educated. It can be difficult for parents to know how to prioritize their values so young people can accomplish that important goal. Join Saraliz Jimenez, Manager of the Latino Outreach Center at the College of DuPage.and learn how to focus your goals and values so that your student can enjoy better paying and higher skilled jobs, and overall happiness and stability.

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GPS- Manny Scott: Even On Your Worst Day You Can Be Someone's Best Hope
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

GPS- Manny Scott: Even On Your Worst Day You Can Be Someone's Best Hope

All parents want to help their child succeed in school and in life. But how can adults effectively balance the demands of their own lives with the challenges of raising well-adjusted children? Manny Scott joins us to provide proven practices and principles that engage, equip, and empower parents everywhere to wake up connect with their teen.

Manny Scott touches hearts, informs minds, and empowers parents everywhere to do four things that will absolutely position parents to successfully reach their kids. Sharing insights based on his doctoral research and life experiences, Mr. Scott will provide real-world tools that parents can use to encourage every member of the family to thrive.

The founder of Ink International, an education-consulting firm that has empowered nearly two million people to improve the quality of not only their own lives, but also the lives of those around them — Mr. Scott has helped hundreds of organizations raise student achievement and leader effectiveness and he has helped prevent thousands of dropouts and suicides as one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers. An original Freedom Writer as told in the hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny shares how he went from a a high school dropout to a Ph.D. student, husband, father, and public servant. This presentation reminds adults that even on their worst days, they can be someone’s best hope.

The event is free and open to the public

Continuing professional development units are available.

At the conclusion of  Scott’s remarks please join your neighbors for a COMMUNITY CONVERSATION in the school auditorium. This event is open to the public.

This event is part of Glenbard’s Live Life Well Week. Manny Scott  will address all Glenbard students during the day.

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GPS Early Childhood- Good News About Bad Behavior & Why Don't Kids Do What You Want
Feb
12
9:30 AM09:30

GPS Early Childhood- Good News About Bad Behavior & Why Don't Kids Do What You Want

Today’s young children and teens seem to be less disciplined that ever. Spanking is out, yelling can be harmful and timeouts/ grounding may not improve behavior. Drawing on her personal experience, and the latest research on play, technology, and failure, Katherine Reynolds will share a new model of discipline for a generation of children who are out of control.

Here Reynolds outlines a theory which centers on listening and building a child’s skills to address the root causes of misbehavior.

Join us and learn how we can help teens develop their inner motivation to behave well, encourage their independence, and support good mental health. Parents will learn to respond to their kids’ misbehavior instead of reacting to it so that they get the results they want -children who are self-disciplined, confident, and better equipped to handle life’s challenges.

The Good News About Bad Behavior /Early Childhood Event 9:30 a.m. Marquardt District 15 administration center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights.

For this presentation Reynolds will address her remarks to parents and caregivers of our youngest children, 3-10 years of age.

Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist, author and speaker based in the Washington D.C. area. Her just released book, “The Good News About Bad Behavior”, explains why modern kids are so undisciplined and tells the stories of innovators who are rebuilding lost self-control, resolving family conflict and changing the trajectory of young lives.

These events are free and open to the public

Continuing professional development units are available.

Reynolds will provide the following two presentations:

The Good News About Bad Behavior
(for parents of children ages 3 to 7)
Tuesday, February 12 at 9:30 am
District #15 Marquardt Administration Center
1860 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights IL

Why Don’t Kids Do What Your Want?
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Glenbard West High School
670 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn IL

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GPS- Dr. Jason Washburn: Beyond the Blues: Understanding Youth Depression
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

GPS- Dr. Jason Washburn: Beyond the Blues: Understanding Youth Depression

Teenage depression is more common than people may realize. It’s more than feeling sad, and it isn’t just a bad mood. It can alter every aspect of an adolescent’s life.This presentation will focus on how parents and professionals can help identify and respond to teenage depression. Attendees will learn how teen depression is different from the normal ups and downs of adolescence as we separate warning signs of real concern from the erratic behavior so typical of the teen years. Learn how adults can intervene as well as the treatment options for teens when depression is identified.

Dr. Jason J. Washburn is a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified specialist in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Washburn earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from DePaul University and completed a clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. In addition to being the Director of Evidence- Based Practice at the Amita Behavioral Medicine Institute he is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Director of Education and Clinical Training for Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University.

The event is free and open to the public

Continuing professional development units are available.

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GPS- Rachel Simmons: Enough as They Are: Helping Teens Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

GPS- Rachel Simmons: Enough as They Are: Helping Teens Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success

  • College of DuPAge, McAninch Arts Center (map)
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Today’s teens may seem more successful yet they’ve also never struggled more with anxiety, stress and depression. Rachel Simmons translates the toxic messages about achievement that teens have internalized, and teaches parents the tools to help young people practice self-compassion, redefine success, pursue purpose, and—most importantly—let them know they are enough as they are.

Rachel Simmons has been researching young woman for two decades and is the author of Enough As She Is and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. Here Simmons will share the strategies to help girls and boys overcome brutal self-criticism, an acute fear of failure and feelings that they will never be smart enough, successful enough, attractive enough, thin enough, popular enough, or sexy enough. Join us and learn practical parenting advice—including teaching teens how to manage overthinking, resist the constant urge to compare themselves to peers, take healthy risks, navigate negative elements of social media, prioritize self-care, and seek support when needed to not just survive but thrive.

The public is invited to this free event which will take place at 7p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

This presentation will be repeated at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Marquardt School District 15 administration center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Rd. in Glendale Heights.

Continuing professional development units are available

 

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GPS- Jodi Norgarrd: Persistence, Passion, Grit: Finding Your Unique Talent
Jan
15
12:00 PM12:00

GPS- Jodi Norgarrd: Persistence, Passion, Grit: Finding Your Unique Talent

Jodi Bondi Norgaard is the founder of “Dream Big Toy Company” and the creator of the award-winning “Go! Go! Sports Girls” line. She is regularly featured on national media to discuss the need to close the gaps in our workforce by providing children with diverse role models and eliminating the stereotypes that hold them back. In 2016, Jodi was invited by The White House to participate in a conference on breaking down gender stereotypes in media and toys.

In this presentation Ms. Norgaard shares her entrepreneurial journey – in which she has achieved great success while challenging the status quo. Join us as Ms. Norgaard discusses her journey to launch a socially responsible product. Learn about the hard battles she fought, and how her persistence, determination, passion, and resilience – qualities all parents can nurture in their children — ultimately leading to a very successful and satisfying outcome, and changed an entire industry.

CPDU’s are available

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GPS Spanish- Dr. Ferny Ramirez: Recursos, habilidades y estrategias para lograr y reunión de vacaciones/Resources to Achieve & Holiday Gathering
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

GPS Spanish- Dr. Ferny Ramirez: Recursos, habilidades y estrategias para lograr y reunión de vacaciones/Resources to Achieve & Holiday Gathering

Esta presentación proporcionará información para que los padres las empoderen, a medida que aprenden sobre los recursos disponibles para los estudiantes de secundaria.  Además, se compartirán las habilidades académicas y las estrategias para los estudiantes, junto con las técnicas que los padres pueden utilizar para alentar a los niños a sobresalir en la escuela y el aprendizaje permanente.

Dr. Ramirez es un licenciado en psicologia que posee una experiencia amplia trabajando con familias, niños, y adolescentes

No te pierdas esta reunión de vacaciones de la comunidad y todos son bienvenidos.  6 p.m. 13 de diciembre Glenbard North

This presentation will provide information for parents to empower them, as they learn about resources available for high school students. Also, academic skills and strategies for students will be shared, along with techniques parents may use to encourage children to excel in school and lifelong learning.

Dr. Ramirez is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with families, children, and adolescents

Don’t miss this community Holiday gathering and all are welcome.

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GPS- Todd Fink: Generation Worry: Managing Stress Through Mindfulness
Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

GPS- Todd Fink: Generation Worry: Managing Stress Through Mindfulness

Stressors from the social web, and society are clearly on the rise for teens, and adults. Todd Fink CADC,behavioral health associate for Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is here with techniques to cultivate contemplative concentration to bring greater peace of mind . What we focus on, think about, and repeatedly do can literally change the structure of our brain, and mindfulness is a way to self-direct our own brain development. Mindfulness involves paying attention in the present moment without judgment. It is about awareness as opposed to thinking. This evidenced-based and therapeutic practice has many benefits for our physical and emotional well-being, with an abundance of new research showing that people can reduce stress despite outer circumstances. Attendees will learn about the basics of the mindful brain and have the opportunity to experience simple, effective techniques for mind-body wellness. Three mindful qualities will be discussed: 1) intention 2) non-judgment and 3) acceptance. These qualities can be utilized to connect more deeply with the present moment, ourselves and each other in order to enhance self-awareness, empathy, and inner calm.

Fink is a certified mindfulness teacher and addiction counselor, as well as the co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed music group The Giving Tree Band, and creator of the “Kind Mind” podcast. His music, lectures and scientific articles on health and harmony have inspired millions of people around the world. He has served as a consultant and mentor for thousands of individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies, universities, governments, and non-profits. As a counselor at Linden Oaks, writer, speaker and life-long student of meditation, Fink works fervently to help people, organizations and communities enjoy the benefits of balance and create the conditions for inner and outer harmony to bridge cultures and point the way to a brighter future.

The event is free and open to the public

Continuing professional development units are available.

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GPS, GPS FUSE & GPS Spanish- Dr. Raquel Wilson and Distinguished Panel
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

GPS, GPS FUSE & GPS Spanish- Dr. Raquel Wilson and Distinguished Panel

The Equity Student Achievement Committee (ESAC), Families of African American Students United for Excellence (FUSE), and the Glenbard Parent Series will present Find Your Future at College Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at the District 15 Marquardt Administration Center.

High school is a crucial time for students to grow intellectually and personally and to prepare for college and career. This presentation will assist both students and their parents in this important journey. Specialists in the field will discuss what you can expect from each stage of the college admissions process. Panelists will discuss the role of grades, test scores, work experience, and financial aid and talk about the significance of an upward trajectory. Dr. Raquel Wilson, Equity Coordinator, joins a panel of stimulating educational leaders and students who will empower all students to succeed.

A light dinner will be served.

Babysitting will be provided, as well as translation for Spanish speaking families. All family members are invited!

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GPS- Dr. Peter Hall: Self-Care to Foster Resilience in Yourself and Others
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

GPS- Dr. Peter Hall: Self-Care to Foster Resilience in Yourself and Others

We all know the importance of taking care of ourselves, yet many of us struggle to do so.

Come talk and learn with Pete Hall, former school principal and co-author of the educational best-seller “Fostering Resilient Learners,” and explore ways to support yourself, your children and their success at school.

Participants will learn how stress impacts the brain, effective communication strategies, and how to get the brain “learning-ready” — supporting learning both in and out of school.

Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your student flourish.

Hall is an award winning administrator who consults internationally for school leaders, teachers, parents, professional athletes, stand-up comedians, firefighters, and business executives, He passionately advocates for education that address the whole child.and trauma sensitive learning environments.

This free events is open to the public.

Continuing Professional development units are available.

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GPS Spanish- Dr. Lourdes Ferrer: En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

GPS Spanish- Dr. Lourdes Ferrer: En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos

El involucramiento de los padres en la educación de sus hijos es el primer indicador del triunfo académico de los estudiantes. Fortaleciendo a los padres para juegan un papel importante en la vida de los hijos es la llave al triunfo académico. La Dra. Ferrer, reconocida nacionalmente como experta en asuntos académicos e involucramiento de los padres, los enseñará a los padres las competencias que deben demonstrar para – sentarse en la silla del conductor en cuanto a la educación de los hijos se refiere. Los padres aprenden estrategias para asegurarse que sus hijos estén bien preparados para sacar, libre de deudas, carreras postsecundarias que estén en demanda y pague bien. Los padres además aprenden como cómo apoyar el potencial de los hijos, interpretar las pruebas estandarizadas y estrategias para crear en el hogar un ambiente que conduzca al triunfo académico.

La Dra. Ferrer es autora de varios libros incluyendo, Hispanic Parental Involvement: Ten Competencies Schools Must Teach Hispanic Parents. Ella es además la autora del libro, Siéntese en la Silla del Conductor: Las Diez Competencias Para Conducir a Sus Hijos al Triunfo Académico y co-autora de Voices: African American and Hispanic Students’ Perceptions Regarding the Academic Achievement Gap.

Estos seminarios se llevarán a cabo den la biblioteca de Glenbard North, localizada en la 990 Kuhn Road. en la ciudad de Carol Stream. Se proveerá gratis refrigerios y cuidado de niños.

"The Driver’s Seat” Parent Empowerment Program” provides Spanish-speaking parents with the motivationknowledge and skills they need to successfully navigate the culture of American education. Dr Ferrer is a gifted Hispanic parental involvement specialist able to inspire participants to become self advocates and role models, prepared to assume leadership roles in the community. Through this academy, parents will learn the resources formacademic success, how to increase students’ college readiness and gain information on the skills necessary for today’s careers. Here are the character traits and the protective factors that will guide families to healthy children who thrive.

Ferrer is the author of the books “Hispanic Parental Involvement,” “Siéntese en la Silla del Conductor: Las DiezCompetencias Para Conducir a Sus Hijos al Triunfo Académico” (“The TenCompetencies to Drive Your Children to Academic Success”), and co-authored“Voices: African American and Hispanic Students’ Perceptions Regarding the AcademicAchievement Gap.”

Ferrer is an award-winning Hispanic academic achievement and parental involvement specialist who has developed numerous programs designed to increase all students’ academic achievement.

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