Final Friday Community Connect Series
AIM Academy's Final Friday Community Connect Series provides AIM parents an opportunity to join faculty and administrators for a monthly conversation on a variety of educational and developmental topics. These sessions are designed for all parents, regardless of age of student and will be attended by division heads when feasible.
Each Community Connect Event will take place at AIM, usually in the Board Room, from 8:15 - 9:30 am
- October 26 - Smart, But Scattered
- November 30- Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Kids
- Jan. 31 - Support Summer Learning for Students with LD
- February 22 - Taking Your LD to College
- April 26 - Assistive Technology
- May 31 - Developing Global Citizens Across Grade Levels
Smart But Scattered - Executive Function skills to help your child at home
Presented by: Occupational Therapists Melissa Hoerdemann and Catherine Melchiore
AIM Occupational Therapists discussed how to best support the development of children's executive functioning skills. Learn how EF skills are built into learning at AIM and tips to use at home.
Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Kids - Eat, sleep and be merry
Presented By: Assistant Head of School Grace Ashton and Head of Lower School Gen Marvin
Dr. Grace Ashton, and division heads Gen Marvin, Dr. Ed Gallagher and Alli Williams moderated a thoughtful discussion of two articles from the Child Mind Institute on sleep and how to help kids learn to fail with parents sharing things that work for their families and children.
Read the two articles here:
Support Summer Learning for Children with Learning Differences - Tips and Suggestions to Keep Kids Engaged
Facilitated By: AIM Institute Director of Partnership and Engagement Deborah Lynam
Discuss the importance of summer learning and the many different opportunities one can take to plan enriching activities, focused work, camp options and more to keep students engaged in the summer and stave off the summer slide.
Taking Your LD to College- Access and Success after AIM
Facilitated By: Director of College Counseling Mike Dunn and College Counselor Amanda Tingle-Oline
Come chat with AIM’s dynamic College Counseling team about the some of the most significant speed bumps graduates have run into pursuing their postsecondary education. Mike & Amanda will share their tips for how to help build skills to ensure these speed bumps don’t become roadblocks.
Assistive Technology - Useful Tech for Students
Facilitated By: Director of Technology Evan Jackson and Academic Technology Specialist Jim Flemming
Learn about the many tech tools available for AIM students to help assist them with their learning as well as information about new tech on the horizon.
Developing Global Citizens Across Grade Levels
Facilitated By: Center for Global Leadership Director Amy Holt Cline and Division Level Faculty Representatives
Want to hear about how AIM is helping develop global thinkers and citizens? Join us for a panel of sharing from faculty across three divisions and learn how they integrate global discussions into their ongoing instructional units.