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

OCTOBER 6, 2017

Tyree Institute First Friday Event

Promoting Students’ Success in Computer Science: Findings from our National Science Foundation Study   

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OCTOBER 11, 2017

Renee Engeln

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Woman  

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OCTOBER 30, 2017

Peg Dawson

Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Functioning Skills to Promote School Success*

*This workshop is at capacity. To be placed on a waitlist, please contact Varisa @ vletburapa@wolcottschool.org

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 BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA, movie screening and discussion


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 Center 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.