[ a different approach MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.]


5th Annual Summer Institute
June 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Julie Washington
Professor and Program Director
in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Georgia State University

Tools of engagement: Strategies to reconnect the “unmotivated” learner

Registration is open for the 5th annual summer institute at The Howard School: Tools of engagement: Strategies to reconnect the “unmotivated” learner. We are thrilled to have Dr. Julie Washington, Professor and Program Director in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University, as our keynote speaker. After the keynote, the workshop will offer multiple breakout sessions clustered by elementary, middle, and high school topics. Participants are encouraged to bring lesson plans with them that were not as engaging as hoped. The institute will culminate with an opportunity for participants to work together and with our Howard School faculty/staff to incorporate strategies from the workshop to rejuvenate these lessons with a different approach. Lunch is included in the registration fee of $225 ($200 if registered by May 1). Click on this link for more information about this year's summer institute. Click on the button below to register.

About The Howard Institute

The mission of The Howard Institute is to share knowledge in a collaborative manner that melds research and practice. Through our summer offerings, consulting and customized classes, The Howard Institute shares best practices with the greater Atlanta education community, which impacts students throughout the area. To date, more than 25 area schools have participated in our school consultations and/or summer offerings, and have given very positive feedback!

Our interactive workshops are designed for all teachers interested in responding to current research in neuroscience, executive functions, assistive technology, mathematics and language acquisition. Participants work collaboratively with their fellow participants to interpret and apply the content to their own lessons and units, and leave with materials they can use immediately in their classes.

For more information about scheduling a Howard Institute workshop or consultation at your school, please contact Dr. Scott Hamilton at (404) 377-7436 ext. 242, or

Howard Institute Mission

The Howard Institute is a professional learning outreach of The Howard School, providing programs for the educational community with the mission of sharing knowledge, developing collaborative relationships, and bringing current research and pedagogy into the broader community.

Click on the picture below to check out some of the latest fascinating research on the brain and learning!

Schools who have participated in Howard Institute programs

Athens Academy
Atlanta Speech School
The Children's School
Christ the King School
Cliff Valley School
The Covenant School (TN)
Cumberland Academy
Decatur High School
The Galloway School
Greenfield Hebrew Academy
High Meadows School
Holy Innocents' School
Holy Spirit Prep School
The Lovett School
Mount Vernon Presb. School
Museum School of Avondale
Notre Dame Academy
The Paideia School
Peachtree Presb. Preschool
Sage School
St. Francis Day School
St. John the Evangelist School
Swift School
The Walker School
Wesleyan School

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