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Glenbard District 87 to host Parent Series event Thursday night

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 3:00 p.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN — Glenbard District 87 will host "The Motivation Breakthrough: Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Teen" Thursday night at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

The workshop will discuss misconceptions about student motivation and present specific strategies parents can use to motivate their children and maintain that enthusiasm throughout the year.

The workshop will be led by Rick Lavoie, who holds three degrees in special education and has served as an adjunct professor or visiting lecturer at several universities, including Syracuse, Harvard and Georgetown. He has appeared on the CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America and the ABC Evening News.

Prior to the event, which begins at 7 p.m., parents can participate in a "Let's Talk" parent discussion group at 6:30.

Both the workshop and parent discussion group are free. No advance registration is required.

The Glenbard Parent Series is sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center and offered in partnership with the Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE).

Lavoie will present an additional workshop for school staff from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. Glenbard parents are welcome to attend this event but must pre-register at

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