The Tyree Institute provides outreach programming on adolescent development, educational practices, and learning differences. We offer programs in the areas of professional development, parent workshops, and student seminars.
DIAGNOSING AND SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA & OTHER READING CHALLENGES A PRACTICAL APPROACH
- Understand the interaction between learning, attention, anxiety, and executive function
- Identify the problems that learning challenges cause for students, their parents, and teachers
- Learn how these challenges impact academic performance, behavior, and social relationships
- Identify strategies for educational remediation and accommodation, psychological and medical management
- Discuss these interferences in the context of the developmental web
ANXIETY & STRESS
COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP, presented by Ethan Sawyer, “The College Essay Guy”
RISKY TEEN BEHAVIOR: HOW TO HELP GUIDE YOUR CHILDREN, presented by Kate Mahoney
LEAVING THE FAMILIAR: TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE
SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR TEENAGERS: WHERE DOES THEIR TIME GO?
WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU’LL BE: AN ANTIDOTE TO THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MANIA, presented by Frank Bruni
TIMELY ADVICE: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL TIME MANAGEMENT, presented by Alyse R. Seigel, MEd
ADVOCACY: BUILDING TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND SCHOOLS, presented by Jane Herron, MEd
WHAT THE DATA SHOW: HOW TO SUCCEED WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN HIGH SCHOOL, presented by Pamela Adelman, PhD, and Casey Crnich, PhD
UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION, presented by Nancy Mather, PhD
UNWRAPPING THE GIFTS: A STRENGTH-BASED APPROACH TO LEARNING, presented by Edward Hallowell, PhD
USING BRAIN SCIENCE TO TREAT ADHD ACROSS THE LIFESPAN, presented by Edward Hallowell, PhD
UNDERSTANDING WOODCOCK-JOHNSON IV, presented by Nancy Mather, PhD
INAUGURAL KEYNOTE SPEECH by Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin
The Tyree Institute is named in memory of Jim Tyree, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mesirow Financial. A humanitarian who focused a great many of his volunteer efforts on children and education, Mr. Tyree’s name on the Institute honors his commitment to innovative approaches to learning and a dedication to youth, community, professional development, and shared-knowledge systems. An inaugural beneficiary of the James Tyree Foundation, Wolcott School is proud to be associated with such an outstanding Chicagoan.