OPEN WORKSHOPS

   

The TranZed Institute hosts regular professional development experiences for teachers, parents and child-serving professionals — anyone who works with or spends time with young people. These experiences are open to everyone and registration can be completed online by using the links below or by telephone (410-444-5415). Payments can be processed directly online with a credit card and check payments can be mailed to our office for processing.

Below is a list of the open workshops that are currently on the calendar and open to the public. All workshops are offered at the TranZed Alliance Conference Center in Baltimore, MD.

Questions? Call the TranZed office at 410-444-5415.

  

"WOW! I just experienced the best workshop ever! I learned so much and left empowered and invigorated!"

— Workshop Participant             

April 17, 2019

Right From the Start: Building Great Brains From Birth to Age 5
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Ellen Abramson, MA

There is no better time to invest in building really extraordinary brains than in the first few years of life. Neuroscience is overflowing with fresh insights and valuable information on nurturing and educating young brains. This research-based topic exposes many myths and offers scientifically-backed support for practices that lead to robust, resilient young brains. Learn how to build the foundation for a healthy, happy brain and discover how to help brains struggling to achieve a positive developmental start. Also discussed are the 5 key skills for emotional and cognitive health.

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person

CEUS
This workshop awards 6 Category I Social Work CEUs 

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April 30, 2019

Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind 
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Gloria Sherman, M.Ed., LPC

Ever think the adolescent mind was impossible to understand? Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer exciting insights into how the brains of our teens really work and the special “brain-based” challenges facing adolescents as they mature. This workshop reveals why teens are especially vulnerable to drug use, high-risk peer influences and depression as well as the proactive measures adults can take to minimize a teen’s exposure to these dangers. This seminar also addresses the often mystifying role of hormones on adolescent development and focuses on the key roles that stress and sleep have on teen learning processes. In addition, the workshop offers strategies compatible with the many strengths and opportunities available during this miraculous developmental period, including helping teens to develop positive character traits. If you’ve ever thought that the adolescent mind could not be understood, this workshop will arm you with the latest insights and information on knowing and empowering the teenage brain. 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person

CEUS
This workshop awards 6 Category I Social Work CEUs 

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May 9, 2019

Trouble Letting Go: Addiction in the Adolescent Brain 
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD

In this workshop participants will learn why adolescents are more sensitive and more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol, nicotine, and drugs than adults are. This workshop will examine why this vulnerability exists and will provide concrete methods for both prevention and intervention. In addition, the process of addiction in the brain is examined with implications for changing addictive behaviors in adolescents. 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person

CEUS
This workshop awards 6 Category I Social Work CEUs 

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May 16, 2019

The New IQ?: Understanding and Teaching Executive Function Skills In and Out of the Classroom
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Shauna King, Ed.S.

Teaching young minds to think—clearly and efficiently—is a universal goal of parents and teachers alike. Thinking skills such as planning, goal setting, organizing, prioritizing, self-monitoring, accessing working memory, inhibitory (impulse) control and sustaining focused attention are critical to academic, vocational and relationship success at every age. Most important, the development of these skills allows youth to mature into independent, healthy and functional adults.

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person

CEUS
This workshop awards 6 Category I Social Work CEUs  

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May 21, 2019

Mother Goose on the Loose
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

Learn how to use the Mother Goose on the Loose method to combine language, books, illustrations, music, movement and creative interaction to help children build early literacy and executive function skills. Experience techniques for creating an optimal learning environment based on songs and rhymes that can be used in any setting or adapted to strengthen parent-child bonding.

COST

Individual: $179.00 per person 

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June 5, 2019

Beyond Poverty: Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD

Poverty has a synergistic and pervasive negative impact on children’s brains. Given the many developmental windows occurring in childhood, poverty often wreaks havoc on the brain’s ability to grow and function optimally. In this workshop, participants will learn the specific impact of poverty on the developing brain, the outcomes of that damage in the classroom and the community, and the interventions that can be used to overcome poverty’s effects. Specific, research-based strategies for combating the negative impact of poverty on learning will be introduced for infants, pre-school and school-aged children. 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person

CEUS
This workshop awards 6 Category I Social Work CEUs 

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June 14, 2019

Play Your Way to Literacy
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

Experience play in the context of Every Child Ready to Read and Mind in the Making; examine ways to ignite imagination and build skills by adding play into storytimes; discuss research supporting the importance of play, and create developmental tips to use in family programming to foster positive play between parents and children.

COST
Individual: $179.00 per person 

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June 18, 2019

Mind Management: Neuroscience, Self-Care and Life Success 
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 
Presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD

The purpose of this workshop is to share with attendees practical, research-supported techniques for keeping in top mental condition — even under the stresses and challenges of career, family and personal life. Drawn from the latest neuroscience, this session will show attendees how to keep their minds in the best possible shape emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Participants will learn how to develop a high level of mental fitness and extraordinary psychological health. In addition, participants will be shown how to accelerate their learning, deepen their relationships and effectively resolve stress. 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person

CEUS
This workshop awards 6 Category I Social Work CEUs 

[Click here to register] 

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