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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Memory’s Role in Learning Mathematics

Memory’s Role in Learning Mathematics

RAVI SHAH

At this presentation for parents and teachers, Mr. Shah will discuss the neurological reasoning behind a student’s difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic and will introduce tested strategies to improve teaching and learning in secondary level mathematics courses.

03/02/2018
9-10:30am

Behind the Curtain:

Behind the Curtain:

Data, Details, and Decisions of College Admissions

The Tyree Institute presents a panel discussion with distinguished professionals from three selective admissions universities – DePaul University, University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison – to explore:

  • who gets in through the selective admissions process, and why
  • what’s new in admission data and trends
  • strategies and tips for applying to college

03/20/2018
7-8:30pm

High-Risk Behavior: Insights into the Teenage Brain

High-Risk Behavior: Insights into the Teenage Brain

ADRIANA GALVAN

During adolescence, the brain is primed to explore the world, seek out new friendships and romantic partners, and pursue independence from caregivers. 

Exactly how and why does this happen?

Dr. Galván will share her research on the adolescent brain and describe the neurodevelopmental changes that, when coupled with raging hormones, produce the emotional, passionate, and inspiring individuals who characterize the teenage years. She will also discuss how her research has informed public policy in the domains of teenage driving, teenage sleep, and juvenile justice.

04/25/2018
7pm

NORTHWESTERN MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

NORTHWESTERN MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

2018 Annual Conference on Social Emotional Learning

04/27/2018
8:30am-3pm

PREVIOUS EVENTS

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.