Adult Enrichment Classes

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    10/23 

    6:15 pm – 7 pm
    Allergies, Asthma and Safety Management with Dr. Joshi

    Dr. Joshi is a Jacksonville native and partner to a very successful and respected medical practice. He has been honored by Jax 4 Kids as “Best Allergist” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. He was also recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the city’s “Top Doctors” in 2014 and 2015.

    He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Northeast Florida Medicine, is a Past-President of the Duval County Medical Society, and a Past-President of the Florida Allergy Asthma Immunology Society. He truly enjoys treating patients with allergic disorders and believes that education of these disease processes can bring better care to the public. Join Collage Day School for an engaging opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Joshi and ask him questions.

    Please send RSVP’s to Melissa Gibbons
    gibbons@collagedayschool.org

     

    11/6

    6:15 pm – 7 pm
    Giftedness: Nurturing Strengths and Talents in Gifted Youth with Rebecca Penna, Ph.D., NCSP

    This workshop is the first in a two-part series. What does it mean to be gifted? How can we tell if a child is gifted? What can we do to nurture a child’s natural talents, and how do we help a child reach his or her potential? This workshop will explore these questions and related issues, including educational practices, learning styles, and how to harness personal strengths.

    RSVP with Karen Carmichael

    carmichael@collagedayschool.org

    904.900.1439

    About Dr. Penna:

    Dr. Penna received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in school psychology from Temple University. Dr. Penna completed her internship in clinical child psychology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she also completed specialty post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Penna provides a full range of assessment services, including neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and developmental assessments. Dr. Penna is also a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) and provides educational consultation services. Additionally, Dr. Penna has professional interests in family systems, early intervention, and maternal and infant mental health. She believes that helping families from the very beginning can have a lasting positive impact for both parent and child. 

     

    11/13

    6:15 pm – 7 pm
    Giftedness: Understanding the Unique Needs of the Gifted Learner with Rebecca Penna, Ph.D., NCSP

    This workshop is the second in a two-part series. Gifted students have significant intellectual strengths and the capacity for high achievement. Despite (and sometimes because of) their exceptionalities, these children sometimes struggle in other aspects of their lives, such as their social and emotional functioning. Gifted students may have a harder time finding a peer group with whom they can connect, and they may be at increased risk for issues such as anxiety and depression. This workshop will explore the unique challenges faced by gifted students and provide strategies for supports that parents and educators can use. This workshop will also discuss “Twice-Exceptional Students” as well as methods for addressing both aspects of exceptionality.

    RSVP with Karen Carmichael

    carmichael@collagedayschool.org

    About Dr. Penna:

    Dr. Penna received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in school psychology from Temple University. Dr. Penna completed her internship in clinical child psychology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she also completed specialty post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Penna provides a full range of assessment services, including neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and developmental assessments. Dr. Penna is also a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) and provides educational consultation services. Additionally, Dr. Penna has professional interests in family systems, early intervention, and maternal and infant mental health. She believes that helping families from the very beginning can have a lasting positive impact for both parent and child.