PACER offers nearly 100 helpful, free workshops a year. We cover all regions of Minnesota and provide many of our Workshops via Live Streaming Online. Learn more at PACER.org/workshops.
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Lunch and Learn : Incorporating Movement to Support Focus in Young Learners

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This workshop will explore tools like supportive seating and structured movement breaks to help young students incorporate movement throughout the day with the goal of increasing focus.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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What's So Special about Turning Three?

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Before their child’s third birthday, families on IFSPs will learn how to actively participate in the transition from Early Intervention Services to Preschool Special Education services or other community-based services. Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event, and registrants will receive a webinar access link via email.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Lighting the Way to Family Resilience : Shining a Light on Family Resilience

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
A virtual session for professionals working directly with families and children (preschool to 5th grade) to support resilience through a strength-based, social-emotional lens. With the goal of building hope in families, this session will offer a foundation of tools and strategies, steeped in research, to share with families.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Ways to Help Your Teen Stay Organized

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Do you know a teen who struggles with keeping track of their schoolwork, managing their time, and staying on-task? These are called executive functioning skills. Learn about technologies that can help middle and secondary students (grades 7 – 12) develop these skills. This virtual workshop is brought to you by MN Statewide Family Engagement Center and PACER's Simon Technology Center.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Tech for Girls Club : Mad Scientist: Chemistry Experiments

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us to conduct experiments using common household items! In this workshop, girls will learn about the scientific method and make hypotheses about what happens when you mix certain items together. Girls will also make a rainbow using milk and create their own slime! Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Lighting the Way to Family Resilience : Lighting the Way Through the Dark

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
This session, for parents of younger children, will support and strengthen feelings of confidence and competence within the family. Families will be offered tools to create a hopeful lens to see and support their children.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for another Livestream Tech for Teens! Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android). Then create your own stories and bring your characters to life! Requirements: 1 mobile device with camera (iOS or Android), Stop Motion Studio app installed, your choice of movable figures or objects such as LEGO brand toys.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Educating your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This workshop focuses on the challenges students with mental health needs may experience with distance learning, including hybrid models, and offers strategies for using the IEP to provide support and instruction.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Lunch and Learn : Apps to Develop Social-Emotional Skills in Young Children

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
We will be sharing iPad apps that parents and professionals can use to support social-emotional learning for young children.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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How Parents Can Effectively Communicate with the IEP Team

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Are you effective when advocating for your child at IEP team meetings? Are you able to ask clarifying questions or speak up if you disagree with what the school is proposing? This interactive workshop will help parents build more effective communication skills with their child’s IEP team.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Lighting the Way to Family Resilience : Carrying the Light in the Darkest Season

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Family support professionals are at the heart of providing hope and support for families. This session for professionals will recognize the work they have done to support families, the ones they work with and the ones they come home to, in a historic time of transformation, anxiety, and hardship. What happens when the load gets too heavy and the light in us begins to fade? Join us for validation, recognition, and support from colleagues doing the work to support children and families.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In this virtual Tech for Girls workshop, participants will use Scratch to code their own ping pong game. Girls will learn how to code sounds, movement and point scoring to their game. No coding experience required. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Housing: Starting the Journey : How do we start? (Step 1)

Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Help your son or daughter get started with their vision for community living, housing, and services. An overview of housing and service options will be provided. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this Housing: Starting the Journey series (Monday 2/22, Monday 3/8 , Monday 3/22).
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Transition to Kindergarten: A Big Step for You and Your Child

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kindergarten is a big step for any child. Parents of young children with disabilities will understand how to plan for this transition and develop strategies to help their child be successful.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Google Chrome for Students : Part 1: Tools to Support Reading

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This session will explore Google tools that make text more accessible with visual supports and text-to-speech. This workshop will be helpful for students in middle school through college
Location: Online Web Streaming
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Working Toward Positive Educational Outcomes: Mental Health and Special Education

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This workshop will provide parents and others with information to help prepare for a positive IEP team approach to supporting a child’s mental health needs in school and during distance learning.
Location: Online Web Streaming
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