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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

2018-2019 Dates and Topics

October 26 - Smart, But Scattered

Smart But Scattered - Executive Function skills to help your child at home

Presented by: Occupational Therapists Melissa Hoerdemann and Catherine Melchiore

Presentation and Handouts

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.

November 30- Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Kids

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:

Good Sleep Habits

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail 

Jan. 31 - Support Summer Learning for Students with LD

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.

February 22 - Taking Your LD to College

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.

April 26 - Assistive Technology

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.

May 31 - Developing Global Citizens Across Grade Levels

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.

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