LC and JWU-Miami offer Parent Workshop, February 8
Johnson & Wales University North Miami, in conjunction with Landmark College, is set to host a one-day workshop for parents who want to help their students prepare for college success. The event will take place at the Johnson & Wales North Miami campus Wildcat Center Ballroom on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The workshop is designed to help families of students with executive function (EF) challenges, such as organization, time management, planning, prioritizing, focus, and self-regulation of emotion. By the end of the day, families will have tools to better communicate with their students about academic and social struggles, as well as their successes.
Leading the workshop will be Christie Herbert, MAT, MFA, a professor at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Johnson & Wales University recently formed a partnership with the liberal arts college, which was the first institution of higher learning exclusively for students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism. Herbert has taught numerous workshops and courses to parents and educators about learning differences, executive function, Universal Design, and best practices in teaching students who are neurodivergent.
Kevin Mayne, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Landmark College, is quick to point out that a student does not need to have been diagnosed with a learning difference in order for parents to participate. “More and more parents are realizing they could use some guidance on getting their student ready to live on his or her own,” says Mayne. “This workshop will help with the transition from the home to the dorms, where mom and dad aren’t there to remind students about appointments or make sure their homework assignments are done.”
“As one of the top, most diverse campus environments in the nation, it is our duty and responsibility to understand and provide all the necessary support to our students and families,” said Johnson & Wales University North Miami Campus President Larry A. Rice.
Participants will take part in morning and afternoon sessions, where Herbert will help them gain a better understanding of areas their student may need to strengthen, including self-regulation, motivation, academic skills, and social-emotional influences. Lunch will be provided in between the two sessions, offering a chance for families to network and share their experiences.
About Johnson & Wales, North Miami
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.