Educator Workshops

Where we Train. Empower. Teach. 


Are you interested in learning more about how to teach children with learning differences? Educator Workshop opportunities are for educators who work directly with children (teachers, administrators, youth workers, counselors, youth advocates, practitioners). Our workshops 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?

Register for a Workshop

  • January 23rd

    February 21st

    March 13th 

    5-6:15 pm

    Science of Learning Mini Course

    This new course is designed for educators and will be held at the de Paul School on January 23rd, February 21st, and March 13th from 5-6:15 pm.

    The course includes the following for $200, with a 10% discount for groups of five or more:

    • Three classes
    • Two classroom observations
    • Two follow-up discussions and a box of manipulatives.

    January 23rd — Part 1: What is the “science of learning,” and how can I use it to teach more effectively? Presented by Phil Howell, Associate Head of The de Paul School.

    This workshop will present key findings from research on how the brain learns and the teaching practices that lead to long-term retention of knowledge and skills. Without this research, students and teachers tend to use common study strategies and teaching techniques that we think work but don’t. We will look at the science of learning from two angles: what independent study strategies should we teach students to use, and what teaching techniques keep students’ minds engaged and primed for learning?

    February 21st — Part 2: How do I implement the “science of reading” in my classroom? Evidence-informed practices that you can use. Presented by Liz McPhearson, Elementary Dean at The de Paul School, Brandi Radaker, Team 2 teacher at The de Paul School, and Denise Jett, Team 6 teacher at The de Paul School

    More and more teachers are becoming aware of the science of reading, but there is much hunger for practical teaching techniques. In this workshop, we will model explicit examples of how to implement evidence-informed reading strategies into reading instruction. This will include moving beyond basic phonics to teaching students to decode and spell polysyllabic words.

    March 13th — Part 3: Want to improve your mathematics instruction? Evidence-informed practices that you can implement into your mathematics instruction. Presented by Liz McPhearson, Elementary Dean at The de Paul School, and Sandra Boeschel, Team 7/8 teacher at The de Paul School.

    Many students with learning differences struggle in math … some due to underdeveloped number concepts, but others due to difficulties with written organization, working memory, fact retrieval, or language skills. This session will give practical approaches to overcoming these various obstacles and accurately evaluating a student’s true math abilities.

    Register today here!

Kemper Academy for Teaching and Learning offers in-person and virtual workshops which focus on best practices for students with specific learning differences in grades K-8. Workshops are complimentary for de Paul families; $25 for the public (GLEC will cover cost for JCPS ECE teachers, JCPS families with students with disabilities & KSB teachers and families).

Workshops are open to the public.

Light refreshments are provided.

All events are hybrid and will held at
The de Paul School
(1925 Duker Ave., Louisville, KY 40205).
A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

Contact Us

To learn more about Kemper Academy for Teaching and Learning at The de Paul School, please contact us at 502-459-6131 or via email

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Donations to Kemper Academy help cover financial expenses for de Paul and Kemper Academy faculty to attend ongoing
Professional Development training in the form of presentations, seminars, and conferences. 

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

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Cralle Foundation

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Fred B. & Opal S. Woosley Foundation