Upcoming Speakers

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Jacy Good

Thu, Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hang Up and Drive: The Jacy Good Story

The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present Jacy Good and Steve Johnson at a program entitled Hang Up and Drive on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7p.m. at Glenbard North, 990...
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Frank Palmasani

Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Conquering the Challenges of College Costs

Frank Palmasani, author of "Right College, Right Price" and creator of the financial fit online program, will highlight 30 steps you can take to save thousands of dollars in college costs and pay...
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Ercila Jones

Ercilia Jonas

Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cómo Pagar los Estudios Universitarios/Paying for College

Amplíe su conocimiento sobre el proceso de ayuda financiera y las diferentes opciones que existen para ayudar a pagar los estudios universitarios. Aclare dudas que tenga en cuanto a la importante...
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Kevin A. Sabet, PhD

Thu, Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Myths of Marijuana

Whether you support, oppose or are undecided about the legalization of recreational marijuana, Dr. Kevin Sabet will address the common myths of marijuana, the costs of legalization and lessons...
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Dr. M. Joann Wright

Tue, Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dousing the Flame: Extinguishing Challenging Behaviors and Anxiety

It may seem that parents and adolescents don't have it easy in the teen years. Yet this may be an ideal time for behavioral interventions that help teach defiant or anxious kids to learn new patterns...
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Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

Mon, Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Intelligence and Creativity Re-examined: The Many Paths to Greatness

Pre-meeting Columbus Day Dinner at 6:30pm and a special Columbus Day Parent Event at 7p.m. on Monday, Oct 9 at Glenbard South High School. Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist who...
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Effie Rouse and Jeff Feucht

Sat, Oct 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The College Admission Test: Tips to Prepare for the New SAT and FAFSA Completion Assistance

Three special events on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Glenbard East: Jeff Feucht The New SAT College Admission Test: What You Need to Know will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon with Effi Rouse,...
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Ercila Jones

Ercilia Jonas

Sat, Oct 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

El Proceso de Admisión para la Universidad/The College Admission Process

Como padres, podemos apoyar de mejor manera a nuestros estudiantes si estamos familiarizados con el proceso de admisión para la universidad que ellos deben seguir. Cuándo se debe aplicar, cuáles...
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Pam Goble

Dr. Pam Goble and Ryan Goble, M.Ed

Mon, Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Ways to Enhance Learning (through Media and Technology): Study Tips and FASFA Completion Assistance


Ryan Goble Most students need help navigating today’s media-rich world. To be literate now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media—including both...
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Liz Repking, Linda Lewaniak and Teen Panel

Wed, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Straight from the Source: Teens Talk Social Media Now

Parenting our children in the digital age can be a tremendous challenge. But what challenges do our children feel they face as they grow up in this tech obsessed world. How do they stay connected and...
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Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Fri, Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos/Parents in the Driver’s Seat Academy

La serie de seminarios para padres de las Escuelas Glenbard (GPS), Fomentando Familias Saludables, presentara “En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos",...
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Jessica Lahey, JD

Tue, Nov 14 - Wed, Nov 15

The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids

What's the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and durably, and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or...
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Brenda Nelson

Dr. Brenda Nelson

Thu, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning: An Approach for Sailing the Rough Seas of Asolescence

Mindfulness, along with emotional intelligence, resilience, and social-emotional learning, are big buzz terms in today's world--and for good reason. Adolescents are in an especially opportune period...
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Jessica Minahan, M.Ed.

Wed, Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Children Who Challenge Us: Effective Behavior Management at Home

Internationally celebrated author and speaker, Jessica Minahan will discuss approaches to understanding and intervening in patterns of problem behavior. Through the use of humorous stories, and...
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Dr Raquel Wilson with a Distinguished Panel

Thu, Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Find Your Future at College Night

The Minority Student Achievement Committee (MSAC), Families of African American Students United for Excellence (FUSE), and the Glenbard Parent Series will present~Find Your Future at College Night at...
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Jodi Norgaard, Founder of Dream Big Toy Company

Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Empowering Girls and Boys to Develop their Unique Talents

Research shows that children’s interests, ambitions, and skills can be shaped early on by the media they consume and the toys with which they play, potentially influencing everything from the...
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Mariana Proske

Mariana Proske, MA

Thu, Jan 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Del Uso al Abuso- Lo Que Los Padres Necesitan Saber/From Use to Abuse: What Parents Need to Know About Drug Trends in our Community

La Serie de Platicas para Padres de Glenbard en Español presenta: Del Uso al Abuso- Lo Que Los Padres Necesitan Saber con Mariana Proske, Ed. S., N.C.S.P. Las familias se esfuerzan por encontrar...
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Dr. Shimi Kang

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

A day with Dr. Shimi Kang, MD

GPS will host two presentations with Shimi Kang MD on Wed. January 31, 2018. The Myth of Normal: Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Addiction will begin at noon at the Marquardt...
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Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos/In the Driver’s Seat: A Hispanic Parent Leadership Academy in Spanish

La serie de seminarios para padres de las Escuelas Glenbard (GPS), Fomentando Familias Saludables, presentara “En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos", facilitada...
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Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Sat, Feb 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Grooming for Excellence Academy and SAT Math Review for Students (English)


Dr. Lourdes Ferrer will present a free SAT math review session to Glenbard students in English from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Ferrer is an award-winning Hispanic academic...
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Mark A. Reinecke, PhD

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons for Managing Stress and Worry

Positive, parenting takes patience, energy and optimism but if parents are over stressed and not taking care of their own physical and mental health it is difficult to care for others. First...
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Chris Herren

Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Unguarded: My Message to Parents

In this personal and brutally honest presentation, gifted athlete Chris Herren will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety . He will share his struggles as he addresses the...
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Ruja Benjamin

Dr. Ruha Benjamin

Thu, Mar 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Science for Good: Innovation, Inequality and Imagination in the 21st Century

From medicine to finance to education, science and technology seek to address a variety of human problems by producing data and tools to help us understand ourselves and our world. "But without...
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9:30am, Noon & 7pm

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

A Day with Laura Kastner

Getting to Calm: Cool-headed strategies for raising independent 3- to 7- year olds, 9:30 – Marquardt Administration Center After the baby years, parenting can really get complicated. Discipline...
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Ray McElroy

Sat, Mar 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Secrets to High School Victory and Leadership Recognition Ceremony

Ray McElroy, a former Chicago Bear and Glenbard East parent, is the featured speaker for this inspirational and informative program. McElroy has managed to capture the hearts and minds of teens and...
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Christine VanDeVelde and Robin Mamlet

Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From Application to Acceptance Step by Step – The College Admission Process


Journalist Christine VanDeVelde and Robin Mamlet, former Stanford University Director of Admission will present Calming the Nerves - How to Survive the College Application Process: From Application...
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Ferney Rameriz

Dr. Ferney Ramirez

Sat, Apr 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ten Keys to School Success

What kind of parenting style is most conducive to learning and success in life? Popular psychologist Dr Ferney Ramirez will share the parenting strategies that will assist students to develop...
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Dr. Eugenia Cheng

Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Logically Speaking: Math, Music and the Mind

"Mathematics is easy and fun to understand", says Dr Eugenia Cheng. Mathematician, baker, professional pianist, and author Cheng is on a mission to rid the world of math phobia and make math...
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Dr. Lisa Damour, Noon and 7pm

Tue, May 1, 2018

Untangled: The Seven Stages to Adulthood

New York Times best selling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your teens erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and...
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