Educator Training

Are you interested in learning more about how to teach children with learning differences? Educator Training opportunities are for educators who work directly with children (teachers, administrators, youth workers, counselors, youth advocates, practitioners). Our sessions are designed to equip educators with research-proven practices to best assist children with learning differences.

What are learning differences?

What strategies can I use to teach my student who has a learning difference?

How is a learning difference identified in a student?

What steps can I take to identify if my student has a learning difference?

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  • Tuesday, February 8

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Taking Care of our Anxious Brain

    Facilitated by de Paul Head of School Dr. Laurie Bottiger

    Join Dr. Bottiger as we learn practical ways to support our physiological selves in a time of great anxiety.  We will discuss and practice strategies that will positively support our nervous systems and navigate the continuous stimulation in a busy world.  The strategies are effective for all ages and will work at school, home, and the workplace.

    Registration link will be available on Wednesday, January 19

  • Tuesday, March 1

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    10 Ways to Use Uni-fix Cubes in the Classroom

    Facilitated by Kathryn Mehlbauer and Jane Nuckols

    RSVP TODAY HERE

  • Thursday, March 3

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Session #1: Overview of the All Kinds of Minds Program and Practices

    Facilitated by Michele Hemenway Pullen

    We will explore the history and practices of the All Kinds of Minds Learning Profile and the Neurodevelopmental framework. We will examine how this approach benefits ALL students and teachers.

    *This is a three-part series for educators. We recommend registrants attend these sessions in the order presented. However, attendance at all sessions is not mandatory.

    RSVP TODAY HERE

  • Thursday, March 10

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Session #2: Discussion of Neurodevelopmental Constructs

    Facilitated by Michele Hemenway Pullen

    We will dive into the constructs and framework introduced in Session One in greater depth and look at how the process of “attuning” a student works.

    *This is a three-part series for educators. We recommend registrants attend these sessions in the order presented. However, attendance at all sessions is not mandatory.

    RSVP TODAY HERE

  • Thursday, March 17

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Session #3: Exploring All Kinds of Minds

    Facilitated by Michele Hemenway Pullen

    We will identify and discuss accessible online tools in the All Kinds of Minds program available to students, families, and educators to use these tools to build success and satisfaction.

    *This is a three-part series for educators. We recommend registrants attend these sessions in the order presented. However, attendance at all sessions is not mandatory.

    RSVP TODAY HERE

  • Tuesday, April 12

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    TBD

    Facilitated by Kayla Hall

    This session will focus on providing effective and interactive strategies to teaching and supporting elementary school students with learning differences.

    RSVP COMING SOON

  • Tuesday, April 19

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Using Math Manipulatives to Teach Math Concepts

    Facilitated by Sandra Boeschel and Erin Whicker

    Teachers will learn how to concretize math concepts through the use of manipulatives. This session will focus on upper elementary and middle school students.

    RSVP TODAY HERE

  • Tuesday, April 26

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    An Overview of the Structured Literacy Approach

    Facilitated by Laura Noe with Learning Boost

    Educators will learn an overview of the six elements of structured literacy with a specific focus on phonemic awareness and phonics. The session will also discuss the six syllable types. Educators will participate in the session using hands-on activities.

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  • Tuesday, May 10

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    TBD

    Facilitated by Jennifer McGaha and Denise Jett

    The session will focus on providing effective and iteractive strategies to teaching and supporting elementary school students with learning differences.

    RSVP COMING SOON

  • Thurday, May 12

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Utilizing Improvisation in Creative Writing for Students with Learning Differences

    Facilitated by Jesse Barfield

    This program utilizes the inherent creative spark which lies buried in improvisation. Attendees will learn about improvisation and its benefits in relieving creative blocks while engaging in an interactive group and partner improv and writing exercise.

    RSVP TODAY HERE

Learn More About Our Educational Sessions



Session Information

All sessions (in-person and Zoom option) are $50 per person. Scholarships are available. Please contact us for this opportunity.

Sessions are open to the public

Light refreshments provided

In-person and Zoom option available

All sessions will be held at The de Paul School (1925 Duker Ave. Louisville, KY 40205).

For more information, please contact Dr. Tytianna Wells, Founding Executive Director of Kemper Academy for Teaching and Learning at The de Paul School directly at (502) 459-6131 or via email at kemper.academy@depaulschool.org

Kemper Academy for Teaching and Learning is grateful for the generous support from:

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Cralle Foundation

The Gheens Foundation

Fred B. & Opal S. Woosley Foundation

We kindly accept monetary donations, which help fund professional development opportunities (seminars, conferences, workshops) for our esteemed de Paul faculty to participate and lead.