Addressing School Issues & Improving Communication with Teachers

When:
October 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2017-10-16T18:00:00-05:00
2017-10-16T19:30:00-05:00
Where:
Cedar Rapids Library
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Megan Schwalm

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Understood is hosting Learning and Attention Issues Expert, Jenn Osen-Foss, on Monday, October 16th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Cedar Rapids Pulic Library in Beems Auditorium B. Osen-Foss will discuss common issues that arise for parents of kids with learning and attention issues at this time of the school year and how to communicate more effectively with school personnel. This event will include ample time for parents to ask questions and discuss issues they are experiencing with our expert. This event is free and open to the public, with a chance to win an IEP Organizational Binder.

Jenn Osen-Foss, M.A.T., is an instructional coach at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin, Iowa. In this role, she uses her broad teaching experience to support teachers in improving student learning using strategies such as differentiated instruction, interventions and co-planning. Previously she was a special education teacher at Clear Creek Amana and a special education and social studies teacher at the Kingsbury Center, the oldest institution dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities and differences in Washington, DC. Osen-Foss has worked with students with a wide variety of disabilities and differences, ranging from learning disabilities to emotional disturbance to autism. She specializes in developing social studies curricula to accommodate a wide range of learning styles, creating behavior management strategies and designing and rolling out new classes.

Selected Articles from Understood/Osen-Foss:

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/download-graphic-organizers-to-help-grade-schoolers-with-writing

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/download-graphic-organizers-to-help-kids-with-math

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/tests-standards/can-my-child-get-accommodations-for-ap-testing

All participants are welcome. If you need special accommodations please contact Megan Schwalm at mschwalm@understood.org.