August 23rd & August 24th, 2012- The YMCA Academy Summer Institute
This unique PD opportunity for teachers blends two days of important teaching and learning with daily “unconference sessions,” that allow unstructured work time and brainstorming sessions in smaller groups on a range of topics selected by the participants. For details, or to register, visit institute.ymcaacademy.org.
October 13th, 2012 - TEDx III- “Machines and Minds”
The YMCA Academy’s third TEDx event will examine the relationship between the concepts “machine” and “mind” as they affect our ideas about the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities, differentiated instruction, and assistive technologies. For details, or to register, visit tedxymcaacademy.com.
Past Events 2012:
May 24th, 2012 – Guest Speaker Series: Education about the ADD Brain & Strategies for supporting teens with ADD.
May 12th, 2012 – TEDx II – The Heart and Soul of Learning Disabilities.
The YMCA Academy’s second TEDx event.
May 9th, 2012 - ParentEd 2.0 series - INTERNET SAFETY – What you and your children need to know – and what you can do about it!”
April 10th, 2012 – Learning Disabilities Drop In
March 28, 2012 – Series of free Professional Development workshops for Guidance Counselors and Special Education Teachers. A live online session on supporting learning disabilities in the classroom.
March 26, 2012 - ParentEd 2.0 series - Parental Engagement: Solutions-Focused Parent-Teacher Interviews
Feb 27th, 2012 – ParentEd 2.0 series - The Individual Education Plan (I.E.P)
Feb 27th, 2012 – Mindfulness Without Borders information workshop for parents
Feb 25th, 2012 - Series of free Professional Development workshops for Guidance Counselors and Special Education Teachers. Important Issues Special Education; supporting LDs in the classroom
Feb 9th, 2012 – Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) workshop by Academy faculty for Ministry of tourism Sport & Culture
Jan 31st, 2012 – Learning Disabilities Drop In
Past Events 2011:
October 12th, 2011 – TEDx I – “The Art and Science of Learning Disabilities.
The YMCA Academy’s first TEDx event.
Past Events 2008-2010:
May 12th, 2010 – “Education about the ADHD Brain and Strategies for Supporting ADHD Teens“ - ANN CLARKSON
December 6th, 2010 - “The Adolescent Brain” - KIM CHARTERIS (YMCA of Greater Toronto)
March 24, 2010 – “How the New Social Networking World Impacts the LD Learner” - PETER SKILLEN (Manager of Learning at the YMCA Academy) and THE LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION (Toronto district)
February 10, 2010- “Aspergers in the Teen Years- this too shall pass” - MARGOT NELLS (co-director of Aspergers et al.)
December 9, 2010 “Parenting Teens with ADHD” - JUDITH WIENER Ph.D. (Professor in the Dept of Human Development and Applied Psychology)
February 4, 2009 – “Youth with ADHD” – PETER CHABAN (Head of the School Liaison Project in the Community Health Systems Resource Group at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
December 3, 2008- “Metacognition”- PETER SKILLEN (Manager and Teacher YMCA Academy)
October 7, 2008 - “The Philosophy of Risk Reduction”- JIM MILLIGAN (Head of school YMCA Academy)
January 15th, 2008- “The Adolescent Brain” - KIM CHARTERIS (YMCA of Greater Toronto)