The StudyPro Workshops

The StudyPro offers Continuing Education Credits as part of our Executive Function Training for teachers, school administration, and other professionals. We also offer a study skills REBOOT course for 6th- 12th grade students who have previously taken our study skills courses. All workshops can be customized for schools and large groups.

Upcoming Workshops and Trainings

Parenting Group with Rachel Bailey – For Parents of Students

“The Power of Meditation for Less Stress (at School and Home!)”

Sat. April 13th | 1:30pm – 3PM | FREE

A Family Workshop Featuring:

  • Dr. Bill Stixrud, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Author and Founder  of The Stixrud Group
  • Dr. Jamie Grant, Director, Stress-Free Schools

The drive to get good grades, get into a great college and ramp up our resumes, makes teenagers the most stressed group of people in America(1). Meditation has been proven to help by reducing stress and anxiety, improving attention and memory, and even promoting self-regulation and empathy.  

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Why it matters to meditate
  • How meditation fits into overall wellness
  • Common objections about meditation (and how to overcome them)
  • How Transcendental Meditation, a specific type of meditation, can be particularly helpful

Attendees will also learn several breathing techniques that can be used both to reduce stress in the moment and to help improve sleep.

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FREE COLLEGE TRANSITION WORKSHOP:

“How to ROCK COLLEGE (ARE YOU READY?)”

APRIL 27, 2019 11: AM – 12:30PM

College is different than high school. In college, students, independent of parental involvement, will have to wake themselves up on time, make and manage their own appointments, balance social and academic requirements and seek out help when needed.

As with any transition, the students who are best prepared, know what lies ahead and plan for how they will manage the change. During our free workshop, seniors will learn:

  • How ready am I for college? (via a college readiness survey)
  • What are the differences between high school and college?
  • What are the hard decisions I am going to have to make and how will I make them?
  • How will I deal with the stress?

Going to college is a huge transition for anyone, but taking the time to prepare will decrease stress and help students feel more confident in their freshman year success.

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GROWTH MINDSET WORKSHOPS:

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR 4TH & 5TH GRADERS
All workshops are held from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Sat, Mar. 2nd – Growth Mindset for Math
Sat, April 6th — Pushing Through Frustration
Sat. May 18th – Growth Mindset for Writing

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The StudyPro is offering three free workshops for 4th and 5th Graders to help students understand and begin to develop a growth mindset. All workshops are free, but limited to 25 students.

Using Growth Mindset Strategies for Writing! – January 26th & May 18th from 1:30 – 3pm
No matter how much we want to maintain a Growth Mindset, writing can be tough!  Whether it’s getting started, knowing what to write about, figuring out where to take a story, or being open to editing our own work, writing can put anyone on the brink of giving up. During this Growth Strategies workshop, we will explore different types of writing, practice ideas to get started when you are stuck and learn how to look at editing in a more positive light.

REGISTRATION:
Please note that all Workshops are free, however limited to 30 students. Each student must be registered separately.
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Growth Mindset: Getting our Minds Set for Math! – March 2nd from 1:30 – 3pm

How many times have we heard “I’m just no good at math!”?  The truth is that “being good” at math means honoring the process vs. pushing fast to get to the answer.  However, many students struggle with the 4 best practices that are goals for all mathematicians.  Good mathematicians learn to:

  • persevere through problem solving
  • check answers using different methods
  • plan how to solve a problem vs. jumping into a solution
  • justify answers and communicate with others

During this workshop, we will focus on how to use a growth mindset to shift our goal from “get it done fast” to “honor the process” as well as teach tools and strategies that students can use to work through challenging problems and reduce anxiety when they get stuck.

REGISTRATION:
Please note that all Workshops are free, however limited to 30 students. Each student must be registered separately.
Growth Mindset for Math: REGISTER

Growth Mindset to Push Through Frustration – April 6th from 1:30 – 3pm
In this workshop, we will (re)learn what a Growth Mindset is, and why it matters, especially focusing on what we can do when we get frustrated.  We will look at when we get “stuck”, how we react, and what words and approaches we can use to help “push through” that frustration. We will also introduce some new strategies for chunking work and reading, and will provide each student structures to ensure that there is adequate time to get homework done.

REGISTRATION:
Please note that all Workshops are free, however limited to 30 students. Each student must be registered separately.
Growth Mindset to Push Through Frustration: REGISTER

To Learn More about Growth Mindset or Our FULL Study Skills Course for 4th & 5th Graders, Click HERE

STUDY SKILLS REBOOT WORKSHOP:
FOR ALL GRADUATES OF OUR ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS COURSES

Three Dates Offered:
Nov 10th (1PM – 3PM) | Feb 2nd (1pm – 3pm) | April 27th (10am – Noon)

The StudyPro is offering a 2-hour workshop for any 6th – 12th Grader who is a graduate of our Essential Study Skills course and may need a refresher on any of the core strategies.

During this two-hour review, students will revisit the core structures and strategies around:

  • Organizing materials
  • Identifying your whitespace
  • Developing your plan
  • Starting work when it’s assigned
  • Chunking work
  • Note-taking
  • Active-studying
  • Accurate error analysis

If you have fallen back into any old habits, forgotten any of your core study skills, or just need a bit of a reboot, this is a great workshop for you. Each session covers the same material. Please select only one.

COST: $150
REGISTRATION: Study Skills Reboot
To Learn More About Our FULL Study Skills Course for 6th – 12th Graders, Click HERE

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION TRAINING:
HELPING PROFESSIONALS IMPROVE STUDY SKILLS FOR ALL STUDENTS

The StudyPro is offering four full-day sessions for professionals to that will help them better recognize, support and improve executive function challenges.

COURSE OFFERED (MCLEAN): Nov 9, Jan 18, Mar 8, Apr 5
COURSE OFFERED (FUSION, LOUDOUN): FEB 22
Participants will earn 5 continuing education credits
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Cost: $199

Too often the term ‘Executive Function’ (EF) is known but not truly understood. As a result, students who may procrastinate, turn in work late, or perform at a level that doesn’t meet their intellectual potential are often misinterpreted as lazy, unmotivated or having poor attitudes or behavior.

When school administrators, teachers and counselors truly understand the impact of Executive Functions, when and how they develop in students and how to recognize an EF challenge vs. a behavioral problem, the dynamic between students and schools can change dramatically. By learning how strategies and study skills can support underdeveloped capabilities until they have fully matured, teachers can support dramatically improved student performance can improve dramatically. With simple, evidence-based strategies, teachers can provide the necessary scaffolding for students whose own study skills and strategies haven’t developed yet.

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Past Workshops

Lunch and Learn Series

‘No More Nagging: Fostering Internal Motivation’

February 16th | 11:45am – 1:15pm | FREE

If you are tired of threatening to take electronics away and frustrated with your inability to “change” your child, please join our guest speaker, Rachel Bailey, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, who will provide both insight and key strategies on what we can do to ease conflicts and instill a sense of motivation in our children.

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Lunch and Learn Series

‘Are you too reactive with your child?’

January 19th | 11:45am – 1:15pm | FREE

Do conflicts with homework or behavior set you off? Do you wish you could be more supportive vs. emotional? We want confident and successful children, but sometimes our own fears and triggers turn in to criticism or conflict.