Speaker Series a success
Dear Editor:On Thursday night, Sept. 30, the Aspen Youth Center (AYC) held its seventh annual Speaker Series, which was made possible by all our wonderful sponsors.Martha Kaufeldt and Jane Nelsen spoke to the teachers from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (a three-hour accredited workshop) – then to parents that night on what the latest brain research is telling us about how children learn most effectively, why they display certain behaviors and how we can parent/teach effectively during those changes.The Aspen School District, the Aspen Community School, Alpine Christian Academy, Aspen Country Day and a few of the Basalt School District teachers participated. We have received a lot of positive feedback both from teachers and parents on the new information and ideas they will incorporate in their classrooms and homes from these presentations. We at the Aspen Youth Center want to thank the district Superintendent Diana Sirko, the Aspen School Board and Jim Gilchrist (Alpine Christian Academy principal) for authorizing an early school dismissal so that the teachers could fully benefit from the speakers. We also want to thank Aspen Country Day School and Wildwood School for finding substitutes so that many of their teachers could also benefit from these presenters. This seminar was fully paid for by the AYC and was made possible by all our generous donors. Thank you to all of you who came, were involved and made this event one that will ultimately benefit our children in so many ways. May we all continue to be dedicated to being great teachers, parents and community!Allison DailyJeanne DoremusAspen
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