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All workshop times are listed in the central time zone (CST) unless otherwise noted.

In the event of inclement weather, PACER Center may cancel workshops. If you are registered for a workshop, we will contact you about cancellations. Also, please check this site the day of the workshop for a possible cancellation due to weather problems.

Select workshops may include:

Live:Web Streaming available

Workshops with this notice means that this workshop offers an off-site attendance option: a video-streaming service will broadcast the workshop live over the Internet so people who can’t attend the workshop in person can view the presentation live on their computer or tablet. The link to the Livestream channel is in the workshop confirmation you receive after you register. All events are free. You do not need a Livestream account to view our live and recorded events. You can sign up for a free account if you would like to receive notifications when we go live or when we post new events.

Links to the handouts will be posted on the event page. Certificates of attendance are available for attending the live event stream and can be accessed by completing a workshop evaluation after the event.

July 2017

August 2017

  • Tech for Teens Club : Open Lab

    Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017 — 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Students are invited to practice their coding and robot building skills from any of the previously attended workshops. Work with instructors to practice coding games, websites, Finch Robots, or build another EZ-robot from scratch. Snacks will be provided.
  • Back to School Series : ABC’s of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) – A guide for Minnesota parents to the IEP

    Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Parents will gain understanding of how to use the IEP to benefit their child, incluidng developing the IEP to meet their child’s needs. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s most current IEP.
  • How parents can effectively communicate with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team

    Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Parents will learn to advocate for their child in the special education process, and receive tips and tools to help them become more effective communicators as a member of their child’s IEP team.

  • Live Stream Event available

    Managing time for teens & young adults

    Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 — 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Timeliness, scheduling, and efficiency are important skills for high school, college and the work place. This workshop will explore tools and strategies to help teens and young adults juggle their responsibilities.
  • Back to School Series : Hot Tips on the Individualized Education Program (IEP): Is your child’s IEP individualized and appropriate?

    Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Participants will learn how to use the information on their child’s special education evaluation report to determine how well the individualized Education Program (IEP) addresses the child’s unique needs. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s most recent school special education evaluation report and current IEP.
  • Special Event : Parent Leadership Summit on Children’s Mental Health

    Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 — 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    PACER’s Children’s Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project will hold a Parent Leadership Summit on Children’s Mental Health on Aug. 25. Participants will meet and network with other Minnesota parent leaders throughout the day, gain helpful information about Minnesota’s children’s mental health systems, learn strategies for working more effectively as a parent leader in your local area, on policy committees, or when speaking to policymakers, hear from members of PACER’s Youth Advisory Board on Mental Health, develop an individualized parent leader plan with assistance from PACER advocates, and receive useful materials and resources. Because space is limited, interested parents must apply. Application deadline is Monday, August 7th, 2017. To apply, click the “register for this workshop” link below. For additional information about this unique opportunity, email [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Live Stream Event available

    Back to School Series : Becoming an active partner in your child’s IEP

    Date: Monday, August 28, 2017 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    This workshop for parents of children ages three to five will provide an overview of the early childhood special education process, including evaluation procedures, writing goals, family rights, and how to take an active lead in the IEP process.

September 2017


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