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 

TEACHERS AS WINDOWS TO THE WORLD: The Impact of International Teacher Education Programs on Student Learning

In this presentation, Claire Walter and Amy Elliott will discuss curricular approaches to utilizing a global model of teaching in the high school classroom that stems from international teacher professional development experiences.

03/06/2020
9-10am

An Insider's Guide to Success in College

Acclaimed Author and Educator
Dr. Perry LaRoque
College is more than just classes! To truly be successful in college, students must evaluate and prepare for all aspects of the college experience.
In this interactive presentation for students and parents/guardians, we will discuss valuable information, practical strategies, and tips for college success and a rewarding experience.
  • Understanding the college system
  • Evaluating your strengths and challenges
  • Knowing the resources on campus
  • Planning for success

03/10/2020
7:00-8:15pm

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

At this conference, we will share best practices in SEL classroom integration and explore related methodologies of SEL development, such as:
mindfulness
cultural competency
DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion)
restorative justice
trauma informed practice
Join us and connect with a community of educators inspired by and committed to SEL integration in subject-area classrooms and schools. This conference will focus on grades 6-12, however educators from all grade levels are welcome.
Workshop registration will be available by early February
Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and
8 Professional Development hours (Illinois State Board of Education)

04/24/2020
8am-4pm

$200

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Educators: Renew, Refresh, Recharge

NEW SELCON2020 SATURDAY WORKSHOP!

Space is limited to first 25 registrations
7 Professional Development hours (Illinois State Board of Education)
Wolcott School Arts & Athletics Center
1950 W Hubbard Street, Chicago

04/25/2020
8am-3pm

$150

PREVIOUS EVENTS

ANXIETY & STRESS presented by Dr. Tom Golebiewski

RISK & RESILIENCY, HELPING TEENAGERS NAVIGATE THE CHALLENGES THAT PUT THEM AT RISK presented by Alec Ross

DIAGNOSING AND SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA & OTHER READING CHALLENGES  presented by Dr. Eric Tridas

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.