The May Center for Learning

Community Seminars

Seminars are free and open to the public. All seminars begin at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted and are held at May Center’s Galisteo Campus: 2019 Galisteo, Building B. Call: 505 983 7407 for more information.

community seminars

Seminars are free and open to the public. All seminars begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted and are held at May Center’s Galisteo Campus: 2019 Galisteo, Building B. Call: 505 983 7407 for more information.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LEARN DIFFERENTLY?

What is a learning difference and how does it present for children in the home and at school? This overview of learning differences explains the cognitive differences in children who learn differently, identifies characteristics of learning differences, and discussing best practices that work for children with learning differences. Presented by Amy Miller, Executive Director.


 

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4: BOOK CLUB

A Discussion of David Flink’s Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Students with Learning Differences.

David Flink is the Co-Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Eye to Eye, a non-profit mentoring movement for students with learning disabilities and ADHD.  David was diagnosed at a young age with ADHD and dyslexia. Although his parents and teachers frequently reassured him that college was in the cards, he would have found that message more actionable, and useful, if it had come from a peer, a person with a learning difference (LD). With that in mind, David co-founded Eye to Eye in 1998 while a student at Brown University. Eye to Eye, with over 50 chapters in over 20 states nationwide, is the only national mentoring movement that empowers young people with LD by giving them a mentor who shares that experience. 

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15: EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION: THE WHYS AND HOWS OF EDUCATIONAL DIAGNOSTICS

What is an educational evaluation and why should my child undergo an evaluation? This presentation will engage experts in the field in a dialogue about the reasons for evaluation, how the evaluation process works, and what a good evaluation will provide for a family and educators. 

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Tuesday, March 5: Community Movie Night - The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

This film provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity share their insights gleaned from their decades long research into this perplexing disability.  Directed by James Redford, the film paints a picture of hope by proving that dyslexia is a neurological difference and not a character flaw. 

*Please bring a potluck to share.