Gesell Trainings and Conferences

The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning: Why Millions of Learning Disabled Children Are Misdiagnosed

October 19, 2017
7 pm - 8 pm EST

Live Webinar

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Taught by Wendy Rosen – Guest Presenter

Far beyond 20/20, our extraordinary sense of vision involves more than two dozen lesser-known skills that help us navigate our way through life. When one or more of these skills are not functioning optimally, our capabilities are compromised in ways we are often not aware of. When this occurs in a child, their ability to learn and succeed in school is greatly impacted.
Vision-related learning problems affect 1 in 4 school-age children, yet knowledge about these types of vision problems is scant. Consequently, many children are not receiving the correct diagnosis and the help they need in order to succeed.

Many symptoms of vision-related learning problems can mimic those of other common conditions, such as AD/HD and dyslexia. There are, consequently, countless numbers of children who are classified as special education students or are medicated, or both, who may be wrongly diagnosed.

The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning: Why Millions of Learning Disabled Children Are Misdiagnosed puts these little-known yet correctable vision problems in the spotlight, making this life-changing knowledge available to everyone. This groundbreaking webinar will shed light on why so many students are still struggling in school despite remedial help, IEP’s, and medication.




What we Know About the Brain in Early Childhood

November 9, 2017
7 pm - 8 pm EST

Live Webinar

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Taught by Peg Oliveira, Ph.D. – Executive Director

Neither scientists nor educators are ready to prescribe MRI informed practices for improving learning in individual children. However, new research does demand that we take seriously how this new knowledge of the developing brain can better inform and influence practice, and ultimately the development and learning of all children; especially those facing adversity.

This webinar training will review the latest and best research on brain development, and consider how new findings are bringing us back to old school methods.




GDO-R 2.5 - 6 Workshop - Louisville, KY

December 6-8, 2017

Sacred Heart Model School
3107 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206

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Registration begins at 8:15 AM on Day 1
Day 1 - 8:15 AM - 4PM
Day 2 - 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Day 3 - 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Nearest Airport:
Louisville International Airport
600 Terminal Dr.
Louisville, KY 40209

Accomodations:
Louisville Marriott East
1903 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY 40299

Home2 Suites by Hilton
240 South Hancock St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Fairfield Inn and Suites
100 E Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Nearby Restaurants:
Panera Bread, Jimmy John's, Lotsa Pasta,
Variety of restaurants within a few miles

Parking Instructions:
Park in lot in front of Brescia Hall. Enter 1st floor at main entrance to be directed to workshop room located on the 3rd floor.




GDO-R 2.5 - 6 Re-Certification Webinar

January 23 - 24, 2017
6 pm - 9 pm EST each day

Live Webinar

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Individuals previously completing a Gesell Institute GDO-R training are recommended to participate in a re-certification course within 5 years of their last course, in order to enhance their observation and interpretation skills and expand their understanding of child growth and development with our newly updated and revised materials. This online course is available only to those who have completed the 3-Day GDO-R for the 2 ½ to 6-Year-Old Workshop within the last 5 years. 
Expired certificates will not be accepted.

*Both sessions are required as well as 2 additional prep hours of recorded webinar viewing.

Registration Deadline: January 9, 2018




GDO-R 2.5 - 6 Workshop - Glen Mills, PA

January 22-24, 2018

Concord Elementary School
80 Station Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

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Registration begins at 8:15 AM on Day 1
Day 1 - 8:15 AM - 4 PM
Day 2 - 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Day 3 - 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Nearest Airport:
Philadelphia Airport

Accomodations:
Best Western Concordville Hotel

Staybridge Suites Brandywine Village

Wyndham Garden Glen Mills

Nearby Restaurants:
Meghan's - 5 minutes away

Not Your Average Joe's - 7 minutes away

Il Granaio Italian Restaurant - 10 minutes away

LaSpada's - 5 minutes away

*Many restaurants nearby that deliver as well*

Parking Instructions:
Participants can use main school parking lot or visitor's parking lot. Check in at main office to be directed to workshop room.




Self Regulation in Early Childhood — and Why it Matters

January 25, 2018
7 pm - 8 pm EST

Live Webinar

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Taught by Peg Oliveira, Ph.D. – Executive Director

Throughout the day we ask children to do two basic, but not so simple things. We ask them to STOP and we ask them to GO. And for some young children, stopping from a go, and going from a stop, or executive function skills, can be a fundamental challenge. Research tells us that certain areas of the brain are responsible for these complex skills that we now know best predict academic and lifelong success.  

This webinar training will investigate: (1) How executive function skills impact learning; (2) Brain growth as related to executive function; and (3) The positive and negative impacts of experiences and relationships on self-regulation.




What does Ready for Kindergarten Mean?

February 22, 2018
7 pm - 8 pm EST

Live Webinar

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Taught by Erin Akers, M.Ed. – Director of Education and Development

To accompany our BRAND NEW Kindergarten Readiness booklet, this webinar will address Ready Kids, Ready Families, Ready Schools, and Ready Communities. This paradigm reveals different and important key points when making decisions regarding the transition from Preschool to Kindergarten. We will answer common questions parents and schools have about what Kindergarten readiness really means.

*MORE INFORMATION about the publish date of the new booklet will be available on our website, and social media.




GDO-R 2.5 - 6 Workshop - Souderton, PA

July 31, 2018 - August 2, 2018

Souderton Area School District
760 Lower Road
Souderton, PA 18964

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Registration begins at 8:15am on Day 1
Day 1 – 8:15am-4pm
Day 2 – 8:30am-4pm
Day 3 – 8:30am-4pm

Nearest Airport:
Philadelphia Airport

Accommodations:
Holiday Inn
1750 Sumneytown Pike
Kulpsville, PA 19433

Courtyard by Marriott
1737 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446

A web search of hotels and motels around the school will provide many more options

Nearby Restaurants:
Heritage Restaurant – 3 miles

Franconia Square Cafe – 3 miles

Parking Instructions:
Parking lot at the school, available for participants to use.