Continuing Education Parenting Class Offers Glimpse Into How Kids Learn

Seminar Showcases Learning Differences in Childhood Development

A local mother is sharing her knowledge and first-hand experience during a two-hour parenting class offered through Lone Star College-Montgomery’s continuing education department. On Thursday, October 3, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery, instructor Gayle Fisher will offer an inside look into how kids learn.
 
The topics covered will include growth and learning, motor function, strengths and intelligences, interventions and therapies, support systems, and more. Anyone with developing kids, especially those recently diagnosed with learning differences or special needs, are encouraged to come.
 
“Attending her sessions is a must for parents who need guidance and gentle nudging as they navigate raising a child whose needs require more attention and time,” said Robin Rettie, who attended Fisher’s parenting class this spring. “Fisher’s ability to share her wealth of knowledge captivates the attention of parents who learn valuable information that can be life changing, especially when raising a child with special needs.”
 
Fisher, who holds a master’s degree in education, has two children on both sides of the learning spectrum—a daughter who is gifted and a son with special needs.
 
“I’ve been blessed with the resources and time to work with therapists, doctors, advisory councils, and school systems, so this class is as much medically-based as it is theory-based,” said Fisher, who is from The Woodlands. “It’s all about empowering families to help their children’s strengths come out. There are a lot of things you can do at home to help learning.”
 
For more information about the class or to register, contact Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator for continuing education at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7446, or Donna.SmithBurns@LoneStar.edu.
 
Additionally, Lone Star College System is hosting the 7th Annual Institute on Learning Differences November 21-22, 2013, at the Lone Star Community Building and Conference Center, located at 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.
 
The conference, Expanding Horizons: Making the Connection, will feature speakers Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler, affiliate professor for the College of Education at the University of Washington; Dr. Guadalupe Quintanilla, associate professor of Hispanic and classical languages at the University of Houston; and Dr. Manju Banerjee, vice president and director of Landmark College Institute for Research and Training at Landmark College.
 
Registration for the Expanding Horizons conference continues until November 15. For more information or to register, visit www.LoneStar.edu/horizon-conference.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.