Important session options and dedicated speakers make the Midwest Struggling Learner Conference a “must-attend”! You’ll also enjoy fellowship and encouragement.
2017 Schedule: Saturday, August 5
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome & Announcements
8:45 – 9:45 Workshop: The Building Blocks of Thinking (Carol Carpenter}
9:45 – 10:00 Break/Exhibitor Booths Open
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Growing Intelligence through Mediated Learning (Carol Carpenter)
11:00 – 11:15 Break/Exhibitor Booths Open
11:15 – 12:15 Workshop: Learn Real Life Skills While Earning Money (Carol Topp)
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 Workshop: Starting a Micro Business (Carol Topp)
2:00 – 2:15 Break/Exhibitor Booths Open
2:15 – 3:15 Workshop: Cognitive Enrichment, Mindset Matters, and Q & A (Carol Carpenter)
3:15 – 3:30 Break/Exhibitor Booths Open
3:30 – 4:30 Workshop: How You (or Your Child) Can Become a Published Author (Carol Topp)
Don’t forget to look at the schedule for the Study Skills Classes on Friday, August 4, 2017.
Learn Real Life Skills While Earning Money: Starting a Micro Business
Learn important life skills needed for every day in adult life and earn money at the same time. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has encouraged hundreds of teenagers to start a micro business and has seen them learn a lot about real life skills such as writing and speaking skills, money management, and time management. She’ll offer tips to get you started on launching a viable micro business. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together.
Micro Business for Teenagers: Starting a Micro Business
A micro business can be started quickly and easily. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has counseled many teenagers starting a business and will discuss business plans, ideas and how to get started. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together!
How You (or Your Child) Can Become a Published Author
It is easier than ever to become a publisher author. If you have something to say, write it down and tell the world. Author, Carol Topp will show you how to do it quickly and inexpensively. As the author of Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, and other titles, Carol will explain the process to become a published author.
The Building Blocks of Thinking
Neuroscience has confirmed Dr. Reuven Feuerstein’s original belief that intelligence is not fixed and that anyone’s brain can change and grow, regardless of his or her cognitive starting point. This first session will explore what this means for parents/teachers and learners and explain the cognitive skills and strategies that make up our thinking processes. This foundational understanding of the building blocks of thinking is crucial to being able to intentionally teach to build those skills in learners. Presented by Carol Carpenter.
Growing Intelligence Through Mediated Learning
Why do some learners thrive while others struggle? How is intelligence created? What is mediated learning, and what difference does it make? This session will focus on the answers to those questions and on practical ways to facilitate the development of the foundational cognitive skills and strategies necessary for success in learning and life. Presented by Carol Carpenter.
Cognitive Enrichment, Mindset Matters, and Q & A
This final session will highlight systematically developing cognitive skills and strategies, explain the difference a mindset can make, and allow time for Q & A. Presented by Carol Carpenter.