Landmark College Learning Institute
at Flint Hill School
August 13 – 16, 2013
2013 Learning Institute at Flint Hill School near Washington, DC
This 4-day summer institute offers full-day workshops on:
- Teaching Reading Comprehension with Common Core in Mind
- Teaching Writing with Common Core in Mind
- Managing the Impact of Executive Function Difficulty
- Introduction to Learning Disabilities
Sessions provide in-depth review of the latest research and theory, as well as opportunities to practice implementing workshop concepts.
Secondary (grades 6-12) teachers & parents, college & university professors, principals, school heads, administrators, educational consultants, curriculum coordinators and staff developers, learning specialists, special educators, disability support staff, tutors and advisors.
Workshops August 13 - 16, 2013
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. each day
Workshops: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Flint Hill School
West Campus 3320 Jermantown Road
Oakton, Virginia 22124
Cost and Registration
$150 for each workshop.
- Mulitple Course Discount: $15 off each workshop when you register for two or more workshops.*
- Group Discount: $15 off each workshop when you register with one or more colleagues.*
- Flint Hill School faculty should register via the online registration, but will not be asked to submit payment. Flint Hill School has made prior arrangements for your attendance.
*Only one discount per workshop applies. Registrants cannot combine group and multiple workshop discounts.
Morning coffee and lunch are included in the workshop fee. Although participants are on their own for dinner, many choose to dine together to continue discussions.
The Comfort Inn University Center, in Fairfax, VA is offering a special rate of $99/night for those attending the Landmark College Learning Institute at Flint Hill. The Inn is 2 miles from West Campus, and includes a hot breakfast and wireless internet. To book at this rate, please make your reservations over the phone 703.591.5900 by July 30, 2013 and ask for the Landmark College/Flint Hill rate. After July 30, rooms may be booked at this rate on an "as available" basis.
Improving Comprehension with the Common Core in Mind - Tuesday, August 13
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS)* raise the bar for analytical and critical reading of literary and informational texts, posing special challenges for students who are already struggling with literacy skills. This workshop will review the latest research on how to support students to become independent and proficient readers. Participants will receive examples of effective strategies that promote reading comprehension in core content areas, within a framework for effective instructional design. The workshop is designed for general education instructors as well as those who work with students with learning differences. Participants should bring current texts and reading assignments on which to build lessons and activities.
Improving Writing with the Common Core in Mind - Wednesday, August 14
Academic writing is one of the most challenging tasks for struggling students, and the Common Core State Standards* impose additional demands for proficient writing. As students progress through high school and beyond, reading and writing assignments increase in length and complexity, placing greater demands on effort, memory, and critical thinking. This course will review latest research in composition theory and model effective instructional strategies that promote academic success for secondary and postsecondary students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.
Managing Impact of Executive Function Difficulty - Thursday, August 15
Why do some bright students with good academic skills appear to “spin their wheels” and fail to achieve their potential? Often it’s a result of difficulty with executive functions, the ability to regulate goal-setting and task completion. This workshop explores the theoretical basis for executive function difficulty at school and home, providing educators and parents with insights for designing effective interventions that promote academic success. Participants will expand their repertory of strategies for meeting the challenges of time and task management, with a focus on practicing a coaching approach to student self-management.
Introduction to Learning Disabilities - Friday, August 16
Successful programs and instruction should be based on a solid understanding of the nature and characteristics of learning disabilities and attention disorders and how these can impact academic skills and behaviors. This interactive session provides an overview of terms, definitions, and characteristics, as well as practical advice for educators.
*Note: Since the goal of the Common Core State Standards is to prepare high school students for success in college and the workforce, this course is appropriate for both secondary and postsecondary educators working with struggling students.
Read about Instructor Linda Hecker, Lead Education Specialist from the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training.
For additional information:
Landmark College Institute
for Research and Training
PO Box 820
1 River Road South
Putney, VT 05346