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.
Memory’s Role in Learning Mathematics
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.
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
High-Risk Behavior: Insights into the Teenage Brain
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.
NORTHWESTERN MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
2018 Annual Conference on Social Emotional Learning
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.