Community Education Series 2017-18

The Community Education Series engages and educates our community about topics related to the science of learning and learning styles. The series provides practical resources and information that are both grounded in research and accessible to all audiences.  All events take place at The Hill Center from 6:30-8pm unless otherwise noted.


These programs are open to the community and free of charge thanks to the generous support of Morris Commercial of Chapel Hill, NC in honor of Scott Morris '01.


Upcoming Events


Dr. Katie Baker: ”Unpacking Productive Struggle in Math and How to Support It" - January 17, 2018


In this session we will find out more about the mathematics buzzword productive struggleWe will unpack what productive struggle is and what it means for our students.  We will watch it in action with a video of a student and will go over some take-home techniques that encourage perseverance in math.  


Dr. Katie Baker holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in mathematics education and is a member of the faculty at Elon University. Prior to this, Ms. Baker was a Math Lead Teacher for Orange County Schools. She has developed and led professional development around the aspects of math talk, Cognitively-Guided Instruction (CGI), and family involvement in math. Ms. Baker received her B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in Elementary Education and her M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


Click here to RSVP


William Van Cleave: "Strategies for Understanding Text" - February 21, 2018


Throughout schooling, students are required to write about text...but first they have to understand what they're reading! In this hands-on seminar, participants will learn about effective strategies for helping students annotate and understand text.


William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. Recent projects include providing the professional development component of a school improvement grant in Oklahoma City, participation on the RtII Writing Standards Committee for the State of Pennsylvania, and incorporation of a Trainer of Trainers project with Wichita Unified School District using his sentence structure approach. The author of three books, including Writing Matters and Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where to Find It, as well as a number of educational tools and activities, William has served as a classroom teacher, tutor, and administrator in the private school arena at various points in his career. 



Click here to RSVP



Past Events

Dr. Ann Turnbull: "Implications of the Supreme Court’s Endrew Case" - November 28, 2017

Film Screening of "Being You" with Stephanie Whitham - November 7, 2017

Dr. Cheryl Chase: "Anxiety and Learned Helplessness" - October 26, 2017

Lynne Loeser: "Understanding Dyslexia" - October 16, 2017

Jim Wright: "How to help your child develop independence with homework" - September 6, 2017

Mark C. Chandler, M.D.:  ”Advances in Psychopharmacology" - April 6, 2017

Lynn Loeser: ”Demystifying Dyslexia" - March 2, 2017

William Van Cleave: ”Cognitive Overload!  How Working Memory Impacts Writers" - February 21, 2017

Dr. Theresa Maitland: ”Preparing Teens with ADHD/LD for College” – January 18, 2017

Jim Wright: ”Motivating Your Child by Using 'Growth Mindset' Statements” – November 2, 2016

Sarah Powell: ” Effective Ways to Help Your Child with Math” – October 6, 2016

David Flink: “Reframing Learning for a New Generation” – September 29, 2016

Justin Parker: "Summer Planning to Target Fall Rebound" - March 2016

William Van Cleave: "The Brain & Multi-Sensory Teaching" - February 2016

3200 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 919.489.7464
Fax: 919.489.7466
Email: info@hillcenter.org

Connect With Us:


Share This Page:

© 2016 The Hill Center - All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Site Map