Family Learning Day

Please join us on March 30th, 2019 for an amazing day of learning, fun and friendship. We realize that every student’s educational path is unique and special, and our program addresses many issues that may arise.

This year’s focus for Family Learning Day offers workshops to help create a successful, fulfilling future for your child. This year we will be joined by a team of educational experts who will share valuable information designed to help families and caregivers navigate the twists and turns of their child's education.
Karen Putz will be our Keynote Speaker. Karen is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and “Passion Mentor”. She has written numerous books and helped individuals find their “true passion”. Karen will moderate a group of students as they explore their dreams, hopes and challenges on their own pathway to a successful future.
Please review the workshops offered and complete the registration below with your selections. Age appropriate activities are planned for the entire day. We look forward to seeing you and your family on March 30th.

This is a FREE event.

Download Printable Agenda For The Day Here



AGENDA

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Visit Vendors - GCEC Lobby
Continental Breakfast – GCEC Dining Room


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address –Pathways to Success

GCEC Dining Room Presenter

Karen Putz, Author



Workshop 1

Homework Snack Behavior Problems? Uh, oh! PBIS at Home

GCEC Yellow Common Area
Presenters: Cheyenne Rhodes, MS, BC-HSP, Clinical Services Case Manager & Karen V. Wilson, MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Services Director


Workshop 2

Thinking Maps: Plotting a Course for Critical Thinking GCEC Orange Common Area

Presenter: Christa Bolen, BS. Ed, MS, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Workshop 3

What is the American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach? What does it mean? How can we incorporate this approach at home?

GCEC Rooms 202/203
Presenter: Sharon Halscheid, BS, Teacher of the Deaf, MA, S Ed. and Rehabilitation-Sign Language Studies

Workshop 4

Protecting your Child from Internet Dangers on Social Media

GCEC Activity Room 132
Presenters: Meghan Geary-Strenk, LCSW, Melissa Nelly, MA, NCC & Karen Chekas, M.S., LPC


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop 1

Limitless Language: Maximizing Your Child’s Language Potential

GCEC Yellow Common Area
Presenters: Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP & Lisa Bywater MS, CCC-SLP


Workshop 2

Pathway to Advocacy – How to be the Best Advocate for your Child

GCEC Orange Common Area
Presenter: Heidi Clemmey, MSW, LCSW


Workshop 3

Transition through the Grades

GCEC Rooms 201/202

Presenter: Desiree Duda, MA, Transition Specialist


Workshop 4

Guardianship & Estate Planning: What you need to know when planning for the future needs of your Child - PLAN of Connecticut

GCEC Room -213
Presenter: Suzanne S. Neville, Cohn Birnbaum & Shea P.C

LUNCH 12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Overview of ASD Strategic Planning

GCEC Dining Room Presenter: Jeffrey Bravin, ASD Executive Director


1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Student Panel Discussion – Pathways to Success Explored

GCEC Activity Room 132/Dining Room
Presenter: Karen Putz, Author

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Workshop 1

Homework Snack Behavior Problems? Uh, oh! PBIS at Home

GCEC Yellow Common Area
Presenters: Cheyenne Rhodes, MS, BC-HSP, Clinical Services Case Manager & Karen V. Wilson, MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Services Director


Workshop 2

Thinking Maps: Plotting a Course for Critical Thinking GCEC Orange Common Area

Presenter: Christa Bolen, BS. Ed, MS, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Workshop 3

What is the American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach? What does it mean? How can we incorporate this approach at home?

GCEC Rooms 202/203
Presenter: Sharon Halscheid, BS, Teacher of the Deaf, MA, S Ed. and Rehabilitation-Sign Language Studies

Workshop 4

Protecting your Child from Internet Dangers on Social Media

GCEC Activity Room 132
Presenters: Meghan Geary-Strenk, LCSW, Melissa Nelly, MA, NCC & Karen Chekas, M.S., LPC


3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Workshop 1

Limitless Language: Maximizing Your Child’s Language Potential

GCEC Yellow Common Area
Presenters: Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP & Lisa Bywater MS, CCC-SLP


Workshop 2

Pathway to Advocacy – How to be the Best Advocate for your Child

GCEC Orange Common Area
Presenter: Heidi Clemmey, MSW, LCSW


Workshop 3

Transition through the Grades

GCEC Rooms 201/202

Presenter: Desiree Duda, MA, Transition Specialist


Workshop 4

Guardianship & Estate Planning: What you need to know when planning for the future needs of your Child - PLAN of Connecticut

GCEC Room -213
Presenter: Suzanne S. Neville, Cohn Birnbaum & Shea P.C

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Parent Reception

GCEC Dining Room


Register Online Today For This FREE Event!

Download Printable Registration Form Here

If you have any questions about Family Learning Day, please email Lori Sandora Coughlin